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October 3, 2018
Replacing NARC Rayon: Cellulosic Precursor Carbon Fiber
Is there still a need for cellulosic precursor carbon fiber and where is this need? The inquirer provided a method to domestically produce fibers similar to viscose...
September 24, 2018 | Source: NASA Ames, nasa.gov, 11 Sep 2018
Exploring the Solar System? You May Need to Pack an Umbrella
Gearing up for its first flight test, NASA’s Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology, or ADEPT, is no ordinary umbrella. ADEPT is a foldable device that opens to make a...
September 24, 2018 | Source: Power Technology, power-technology.com, 23 July 2018, Molly Lempriere
Space Race: a Look at NASA’s New Kilopower Fission Reactor
NASA and the US Department of Energy have developed a new nuclear fission reactor design for space applications, the Kilopower. NASA successfully conducted testing and...
April 11, 2018
Tactical Missile Simulations
What simulations exist for tactical missiles that include data such as mass properties, thrust and mass flow profiles, and other aerodynamical data? DSIAC staff reviewed...
March 8, 2018 | Source: Fed Biz Ops (FBO), 7 March 2018
NASA RFI - Low Earth Orbit Flight Test – Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID) Ancillary Gas Generator
The NASA Langley Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center have released a Request for Information (RFI) related to their Low Earth Orbit Flight Test – Inflatable...
Survivability and Vulnerability
February 21, 2018 | Source: NASA Tech Briefs, techbriefs.com, 1 March 2017
NASA Autonomous Aircraft Designed for High-Altitude Extended Flight
The autonomous airplane can be folded in a confined volume, transported, and deployed in terrestrial or extraterrestrial venues. NASA Langley Research Center researchers have...
February 10, 2018 | Source: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, nrl.navy.mil, 27 Mar 2017
NRL Experiments Transition Flawlessly Aboard ISS
The International Space Station (ISS) installed NRL’s Limb-Imaging Ionospheric and Thermospheric Extreme Ultraviolet (UV) Spectrograph (LITES), and Global Positioning System (GPS...
February 8, 2018
Shortages and Risks to the U.S. Energetic Materials Supply Chain
What are the potential risks to the U.S. energetic materials supply chain? DSIAC staff conducted research on the energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a...
January 1, 2018 | Source: American Helicopter Society (AHS), vtol.org, December 2017, Douglas Nelms
US Government Research Targets Helicopter Noise
Nothing proves the value of the helicopter to the civilian populace more than natural disasters, and there is nothing sweeter than the sound of a helicopter swooping in to rescue...
Survivability and Vulnerability
December 18, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov, 11 October 2017, Jennifer Stanfield
First Four Space Launch System Flight Engines Ready To Rumble
The flight preparations for the four engines that will power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) on its first integrated flight with Orion are complete and the engines are assembled...