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NIAC 2020 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III Selections

8 Apr 2020, 14:27 UTC
NIAC 2020 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III Selections
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The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program has made the following awards for 2020.


Saptarshi BandyopadhyayLunar Crater Radio Telescope (LCRT) on the Far-Side of the MoonNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA

John ChristianStarNAV: An Architecture for Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation by the Relativistic Perturbation of StarlightRensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY

Artur DavoyanExtreme Metamaterial Solar Sails for Breakthrough Space ExplorationUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA

Caroline GenzaleFueling a Human Mission to MarsGeorgia Tech Research Corporation Atlanta, GA

Davide GuzzettiFlat Fabrication of Progressively Self-Assembling Space SystemsAuburn UniversityAuburn, AL

Benjamin HockmanGravity Poppers: Hopping Probes for the Interior Mapping of Small Solar System BodiesNASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadena, CA

Steven HowePulsed Plasma Rocket: Shielded, Fast Transits for Humans to MarsHowe Industries LLCTempe, AZ

Troy HoweHigh Irradiance Peltier Operated Tungsten Exo-Reflector (HI-POWER)Howe Industries LLC Tempe, AZ

Gerald JacksonDeceleration of Interstellar Spacecraft Utilizing AntimatterHbar Technologies, LLC West Chicago, IL

Matthew KuhnsInstant Landing Pads for Artemis Lunar MissionsMasten Space Systems Inc.Mojave, CA

Richard LinaresDynamic Orbital Slingshot for Rendezvous with Interstellar ObjectsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA

Philip MetzgerAqua Factorem: Ultra Low-Energy Lunar Water ExtractionUniversity of Central Florida Orlando, FL

Robert MosesAdvanced Aerocapture System for Enabling Faster-Larger Planetary Science & Human Exploration MissionsNASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA


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