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NIAC 2013 Phase I and Phase II Selections


The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is proud to announce its 2013 awards. NIAC has selected twelve new NIAC Phase I awards and six new Phase II awards. These proposals have been selected based on the potential of their concepts to transform future aerospace missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter and improve current approaches.
Each Phase I study will receive approximately $100,000 for one year, and each Phase II study will receive approximately $500,000 for two years. These studies will advance numerous innovative aerospace concepts, and help NASA achieve future goals.

NASA Press Release (Phase I)
NASA Press Release (Phase II)


Principal Investigator:   Adams, Rob
Proposal Title:   Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion System
Organization:   NASA Marshall Space Flight Center 
City, State, Zip Code:   NASA  Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812
Bradford, John
Torpor Inducing Transfer Habitat For Human Stasis To Mars
SpaceWorks Engineering, A Division of SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc.
Atlanta, GA 30338-6908
Hemmati, Hamid
Two-Dimensional Planetary Surface Landers
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
Jerred, Nathan
Dual-mode Propulsion System Enabling CubeSat Exploration of the Solar System
Universities Space Research Association
Idaho Falls, ID 83401-6290
Longman, Anthony
Growth Adapted Tensegrity Structures – A New Calculus for the Space Economy
Anthony P. Longman
Camarillo, CA 93012-5247
Moore, Mark
Eternal Flight as the Solution for ‘X’
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA 23681-2100
Prettyman, Thomas
Deep Mapping of Small Solar System Bodies with Galactic Cosmic Ray Secondary Particle Showers
Planetary Science Institute
Tucson, AZ 85719-2394
Rothschild, Lynn
Biomaterials out of thin air: in situ, on-demand printing of advanced biocomposites
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
Rovey, Joshua
Plasmonic Force Propulsion Revolutionizes Nano/PicoSatellite Capability
University of Missouri, Rolla
Rolla, MO 65409-6527
Stoica, Adrian
Transformers For Extreme Environments
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
Walker, Christopher
10 meter Sub-Orbital Large Balloon Reflector (LBR)
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721-0009
Yoo, S.J Ben
Low-Mass Planar Photonic Imaging Sensor
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5270


Bae, Young
Propellant-less Spacecraft Formation-Flying and Maneuvering with Photonic Laser Thrusters
Y.K. Bae Corporation
Tustin, CA 92780-7709
Hoyt, Robert
SpiderFab: Architecture for On-Orbit Construction of Kilometer-Scale Apertures
Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
Bothell, WA 98011-8808
Saif, Babak
A Gravitational Wave Detector Based on an Atom Interferometer
Greenbelt, MD 20771-2400
SunSpiral, Vytas
Super Ball Bot – Structures for Planetary Landing and Exploration
Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001
Wettergreen, David
Nomadic Exploration: Following routes of solar sustenance and temperate climate
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3815
Winglee, Robert
Sample Return Systems for Extreme Environments: Phase II
University of Washington, Seattle
Seattle, WA 98195-1310