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2012 NIAC Spring Symposium Presentations
Principal Investigator Proposal Title Organization Presentation
Duda, Kevin Variable Vector Countermeasure Suit (V2Suit) for Space Habitation and Exploration The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory PDF (2 MB)
Ferguson, Scott Enabling All-Access Mobility for Planetary Exploration Vehicles via Transformative Reconfiguration North Carolina State University PDF (4 MB)
Gilland, James The Potential for Ambient Plasma Wave Propulsion Ohio Aerospace Institute PDF (1 MB)
Gregory, Daniel Space Debris Elimination (SpaDE) Raytheon BBN Technologies PDF (3.4 MB)
Hogue, Michael Regolith Derived Heat Shield for a Planetary Body Entry and Descent System with In-Situ Fabrication NASA Kennedy Space Center PDF (706 KB)
Hohman, Kurt Atmospheric Breathing Electric Thruster for Planetary Exploration Busek Co. Inc. PDF (648 KB)
Howe, Steven Economical Radioisotope Power Universities Space Research Association PDF (1.2 MB)
Khoshnevis, Behrokh Contour Crafting Simulation Plan for Lunar Settlement Infrastructure Build-Up University of Southern California PDF (121 MB)
Kwiat, Paul Entanglement-assisted Communication System for NASA's Deep-Space Missions: Feasibility Test and Conceptual Design University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign PDF (2.8 MB)
Mankins, John SPS-ALPHA: The First Practical Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large PHased Array Artemis Innovation Management Solutions PDF (17.8 MB)
Miller, David High-temperature Superconductors as Electromagnetic Deployment and Support Structures in Spacecraft Massachusetts Institute of Technology PDF (3.5 MB)
Paul, Michael Non-Radioisotope Power Systems For Sunless Solar System Exploration Missions Pennsylvania State University PDF (3 MB)
Pavone, Marco Spacecraft/Rover Hybrids for the Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory PDF (2 MB)
Ritter, Joe Ultra-Light “Photonic Muscle” Space Structures University of Hawaii PDF (2.9 MB)
Scott, Gregory Low Power Microrobotics Utilizing Biologically Inspired Energy Generation Naval Research Laboratory PDF (2.5 MB)
Short, Kendra Printable Spacecraft NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory PDF (2 MB)
Sibille, Laurent In-Space Propulsion Engine Architecture based on Sublimation of Planetary Resources: from exploration robots to NEO mitigation NASA Kennedy Space Center PDF (6.6 MB)
Silvera, Isaac Metallic Hydrogen: A Game Changing Rocket Propellant Harvard University PDF (1 MB)
Slough, John Nuclear Propulsion through Direct Conversion of Fusion Energy MSNW LLC PDF (3.6 MB)
Staehle, Robert Interplanetary CubeSats: Opening the Solar System to a Broad Community at Lower Cost NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory PDF (15.9 MB)
Strekalov, Dmitry Ghost Imaging of Space Objects NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory PDF (1.7 MB)
Stysley, Paul Laser-Based Optical Trap for Remote Sampling of Interplanetary and Atmospheric Particulate Matter NASA Goddard Space Flight Center PDF (2.4 MB)
Swartzlander, Grover Steering of Solar Sails Using Optical Lift Force Rochester Institute of Technology PDF (17.2 MB)
Tarditi, Alfonso Aneutronic Fusion Spacecraft Architecture University of Houston at Clear Lake PDF (1.9 MB)
Thibeault, Sheila Radiation Shielding Materials Containing Hydrogen, Boron, and Nitrogen: Systematic Computational and Experimental Study NASA Langley Research Center PDF (13.9 MB)
Tripathi, Ram Meeting the Grand Challenge of Protecting Astronaut's Health: Electrostatic Active Space Radiation Shielding for Deep Space Missions NASA Langley Research Center PDF (10.2 MB)
Werka, Robert Proposal for a Concept Assessment of a Fission Fragment Rocket Engine (FFRE) Propelled Spacecraft NASA Marshall Space Flight Center PDF (1.9 MB)
Westover, Shayne Radiation Protection and Architecture Utilizing High Temperature Superconducting Magnets NASA Johnson Space Center PDF (5.5 MB)
Whittaker, William Technologies Enabling Exploration of Skylights, Lava Tubes and Caves Astrobotic Technology Inc. PDF (7.5 MB)
Wie, Bong Optimal Dispersion of Near-Earth Objects Iowa State University PDF (2.4 MB)