CAGE 1DPE1 - WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
USA

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY

DBA OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND SPONSORED

PROGRAMS

CAGE Code: 1DPE1
DUNS: 053078127
1845 FAIRMOUNT ST
WICHITA KS 67260-9700
UNITED STATES

Telephone: 3169785234
Fax: 3169783750


WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY, DBA OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND SPONSORED, PROGRAMS is an Active Commercial Supplier with the Cage Code 1DPE1 and is tracked by Dun & Bradstreet under DUNS Number 053078127.

Additional Data For CAGE 1DPE1

Status:A
Type:F
Size:E
Primary Business:N
Type of Business:N
Woman Owned:N
CAO:S1701A
ADP CNT CT:HQ0339

USA Government Contracting Activity for 1DPE1

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
$750,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
NASA REQUIRES NEXT-GENERATION SPACECRAFT TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING EFFICIENT AND COMPACT THERMAL AND WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, TO EXTEND HUMAN PRESENCE IN SPACE. NASA HAS EMPLOYED LIQUID-VAPOR, PHASE-CHANGE-BASED THERMAL AND WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, BUT LIMITED PERFORMANCE PER SURFACE AREA (I.E., LOW HEAT FLUX) REQUIRES BULKY SYSTEMS AND ADDITIONAL CONTROL SYSTEMS. THIS RESULTS IN COMPLEX AND EXPENSIVE SPACECRAFT, CUBESAT, SPACESUIT, AND HABITAT DESIGNS. IMPROVING EVAPORATOR AND CONDENSER PERFORMANCE USING CAPILLARY FORCES WOULD CREATE LIGHTWEIGHT THERMAL AND WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS THAT WOULD FUNCTION IN SPACE. SIMILAR SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING CHALLENGES OCCUR IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS ON EARTH, INCLUDING EFFICIENT ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION, WATER BOILERS, WATER DESALINATION, SMART BUILDINGS, ELECTRONICS PACKING, AND FOOD PRODUCTION. TO SOLVE THESE COMPELLING RESEARCH PROBLEMS AND ADDRESS SOCIETAL NEEDS, RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE WILL BE ESTABLISHED BY FIVE ASSISTANT PROFESSORS WITH JOINT EXPERTISE AT THREE KANSAS (KS) RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES [WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (WSU), KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (KSU), AND UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (KU)], ALONG PARTNERS AT TWO NASA CENTERS [JET PROPULSION LAB (JPL), GLENN RESEARCH CENTER (GRC)], TWO KS INDUSTRIES (WIRECO, AND CARGILL, INC.), AND EDUCATION CENTERS (COSMOSPHERE, A NASA SCIENCE MUSEUM IN KS, AND OUTREACH CENTERS AT WSU/KSU/ KU). THIS NEW RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE IN KS WILL STIMULATE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND EMPOWER A FUTURE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS (STEM) WORKFORCE TO SOLVE RESEARCH CHALLENGES FOR NASA OVER THE NEXT 30 YEARS.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC18M0030  
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
($302,941.00)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
A. CENTRAL OBJECTIVES: THIS PROPOSAL IS FOCUSED ON AN INNOVATIVE BIO-MONITORING SENSOR THAT MAY SERVE AS A SIMPLE YET SOPHISTICATED METHOD FOR MONITORING MULTIPLE MISSION CRITICAL PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS SUCH AS BLOOD-FLOW, INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE, BODY TEMPERATURE, BLOOD GAS CONCENTRATION, AND FITNESS OF THE EVA SUIT IN A NOVEL FASHION. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A BIO-MONITORING SENSOR WHICH IS PASSIVE (DOES NOT REQUIRE BATTERIES), ROBUST AND LIGHTWEIGHT (DOES NOT HAVE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS), AND ABLE TO WIRELESSLY MONITOR MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS RELATED TO ASTRONAUT HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE. WE WILL EVALUATE OUR CENTRAL HYPOTHESIS THAT BIOLOGICAL ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES CAN BE LEVERAGED TO DETECT PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS USING A NOVEL MICRO-COIL SENSOR - APPLIED LIKE A SMALL ADHESIVE BANDAGE OR WOVEN INTO GARMENTS. GUIDED BY PROMISING PRELIMINARY DATA, WE WILL ATTAIN THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS APPLICATION BY PURSUING THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC AIMS: AIM #1: DEVELOP AND ACHIEVE THE NECESSARY SENSOR IMPEDANCE, CAPACITANCE, INDUCTANCE, AND SAMPLING RATE TO MEASURE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS ON HUMAN TISSUE. AIM #2: INVESTIGATE THE SENSOR CAPABILITY TO MEASURE MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS SUCH AS INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE, BLOOD FLOW, TEMPERATURE, AND BLOOD GAS CO2. AIM #3: DETERMINE IF PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS CAN BE IDENTIFIED WHEN SUBJECTS ARE WEARING A LIQUID COOLING VENTILATION GARMENT (LCVG) AND IF THE SENSOR CAN BE USED TO MEASURE HOW WELL THE EMU SUIT FITS TO GAUGE PERFORMANCE. BROADER IMPACTS OF THIS PROPOSAL INCLUDE: 1) DISSEMINATION OF THIS WORK BY OFFERING AN EXHIBIT AND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS AT THE KANSAS COSMOSPHERE AND SPACE MUSEUM, 2) A PARTNERSHIP WITH PROJECT LEAD THE WAY TO PROVIDE A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERREPRESENTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, 3) NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDUSTRY AND NASA PERSONNEL. B. METHODS: A NOVEL BIO-MONITORING SENSOR WILL BE DESIGNED THAT LEVERAGES THE ARCHITECTURE OF A PAPER THIN PLANAR SPIRAL MICRO-COIL. THE SENSOR WILL BE COMPRISED OF A SINGLE BASELINE COMPONENT WHICH IS A THIN CONDUCTIVE TRACE OF COPPER SHAPED AS A PLANAR SPIRAL, WHICH DOES NOT HAVE ANY ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS/BATTERIES. WHEN IMPINGED UPON BY AN INCIDENT RF WAVE, THE MICRO-COIL DEVELOPS ELECTRICAL CURRENT FLOWS IN THE TRACE AND MAGNETIC FIELD-LINES FORMULATED AROUND THE SENSOR. FLUCTUATIONS IN THE MAGNETIC FIELD LINES WILL BE CORRELATED WITH CHANGES TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS. THE SENSOR DESIGN FACTORS WILL BE OPTIMIZED FOLLOWING A PROCESS KNOWN AS IMPEDANCE MATCHING TO ACHIEVE THE OPTIMAL RESONANT FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON HUMAN TISSUE. THE CAPABILITY OF THE SENSOR TO DETECT MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE WILL BE INVESTIGATED BY CONFIGURING AN ARRAY OF MICRO-COILS EACH TUNED TO DETECT A SPECIFIC PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER. SUBSEQUENTLY, WE WILL EVALUATE THE SENSOR SIGNAL TO DETECT PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS WHILE IN THE PRESENCE OF WATER FLOWING THROUGH AN LCVG, AND DETERMINE THE RESONANT FREQUENCY, FREQUENCY BANDWIDTH, AMPLITUDE, AND PHASE OF THE SENSOR. FINALLY, WE WILL EVALUATE THE SENSOR'S ABILITY TO MEASURE PROXIMITY TO HUMAN TISSUE WITH THE PURPOSE OF MEASURING HOW WELL THE EMU SUIT FITS ON A SUBJECT TO EVALUATE PERFORMANCE. C. SIGNIFICANCE/NASA INTERESTS: THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES NASA RESEARCH INTERESTS IN WEARABLE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS TO ADDRESS THE GAPS AND RISKS THAT ARE CRITICAL TO CREW HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE DURING LONG DURATION SPACE MISSIONS. SPECIFICALLY, OUR RESEARCH FITS WELL WITH THE DIRECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL SPACE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE TO DEVELOP SMART MEDICAL SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY. THE CAPABILITY TO MEASURE MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN A SINGLE SENSOR IS HIGHLY APPEALING BECAUSE AUXILIARY RESOURCES ARE AT A PREMIUM IN A SPACE STATION OR IN AN EMU SUIT. THIS RESEARCH MAY PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR A NOVEL STRATEGY FOR MONITORING MISSION CRITICAL CREW HEALTH PARAMETERS IN POINT-OF-CARE FASHION.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AQ99A  
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
$302,941.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
A. CENTRAL OBJECTIVES: THIS PROPOSAL IS FOCUSED ON AN INNOVATIVE BIO-MONITORING SENSOR THAT MAY SERVE AS A SIMPLE YET SOPHISTICATED METHOD FOR MONITORING MULTIPLE MISSION CRITICAL PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS SUCH AS BLOOD-FLOW, INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE, BODY TEMPERATURE, BLOOD GAS CONCENTRATION, AND FITNESS OF THE EVA SUIT IN A NOVEL FASHION. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A BIO-MONITORING SENSOR WHICH IS PASSIVE (DOES NOT REQUIRE BATTERIES), ROBUST AND LIGHTWEIGHT (DOES NOT HAVE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS), AND ABLE TO WIRELESSLY MONITOR MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS RELATED TO ASTRONAUT HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE. WE WILL EVALUATE OUR CENTRAL HYPOTHESIS THAT BIOLOGICAL ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES CAN BE LEVERAGED TO DETECT PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS USING A NOVEL MICRO-COIL SENSOR - APPLIED LIKE A SMALL ADHESIVE BANDAGE OR WOVEN INTO GARMENTS. GUIDED BY PROMISING PRELIMINARY DATA, WE WILL ATTAIN THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS APPLICATION BY PURSUING THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC AIMS: AIM #1: DEVELOP AND ACHIEVE THE NECESSARY SENSOR IMPEDANCE, CAPACITANCE, INDUCTANCE, AND SAMPLING RATE TO MEASURE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS ON HUMAN TISSUE. AIM #2: INVESTIGATE THE SENSOR CAPABILITY TO MEASURE MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS SUCH AS INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE, BLOOD FLOW, TEMPERATURE, AND BLOOD GAS CO2. AIM #3: DETERMINE IF PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS CAN BE IDENTIFIED WHEN SUBJECTS ARE WEARING A LIQUID COOLING VENTILATION GARMENT (LCVG) AND IF THE SENSOR CAN BE USED TO MEASURE HOW WELL THE EMU SUIT FITS TO GAUGE PERFORMANCE. BROADER IMPACTS OF THIS PROPOSAL INCLUDE: 1) DISSEMINATION OF THIS WORK BY OFFERING AN EXHIBIT AND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS AT THE KANSAS COSMOSPHERE AND SPACE MUSEUM, 2) A PARTNERSHIP WITH PROJECT LEAD THE WAY TO PROVIDE A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERREPRESENTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, 3) NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDUSTRY AND NASA PERSONNEL. B. METHODS: A NOVEL BIO-MONITORING SENSOR WILL BE DESIGNED THAT LEVERAGES THE ARCHITECTURE OF A PAPER THIN PLANAR SPIRAL MICRO-COIL. THE SENSOR WILL BE COMPRISED OF A SINGLE BASELINE COMPONENT WHICH IS A THIN CONDUCTIVE TRACE OF COPPER SHAPED AS A PLANAR SPIRAL, WHICH DOES NOT HAVE ANY ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS/BATTERIES. WHEN IMPINGED UPON BY AN INCIDENT RF WAVE, THE MICRO-COIL DEVELOPS ELECTRICAL CURRENT FLOWS IN THE TRACE AND MAGNETIC FIELD-LINES FORMULATED AROUND THE SENSOR. FLUCTUATIONS IN THE MAGNETIC FIELD LINES WILL BE CORRELATED WITH CHANGES TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS. THE SENSOR DESIGN FACTORS WILL BE OPTIMIZED FOLLOWING A PROCESS KNOWN AS IMPEDANCE MATCHING TO ACHIEVE THE OPTIMAL RESONANT FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON HUMAN TISSUE. THE CAPABILITY OF THE SENSOR TO DETECT MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE WILL BE INVESTIGATED BY CONFIGURING AN ARRAY OF MICRO-COILS EACH TUNED TO DETECT A SPECIFIC PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER. SUBSEQUENTLY, WE WILL EVALUATE THE SENSOR SIGNAL TO DETECT PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS WHILE IN THE PRESENCE OF WATER FLOWING THROUGH AN LCVG, AND DETERMINE THE RESONANT FREQUENCY, FREQUENCY BANDWIDTH, AMPLITUDE, AND PHASE OF THE SENSOR. FINALLY, WE WILL EVALUATE THE SENSOR'S ABILITY TO MEASURE PROXIMITY TO HUMAN TISSUE WITH THE PURPOSE OF MEASURING HOW WELL THE EMU SUIT FITS ON A SUBJECT TO EVALUATE PERFORMANCE. C. SIGNIFICANCE/NASA INTERESTS: THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES NASA RESEARCH INTERESTS IN WEARABLE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS TO ADDRESS THE GAPS AND RISKS THAT ARE CRITICAL TO CREW HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE DURING LONG DURATION SPACE MISSIONS. SPECIFICALLY, OUR RESEARCH FITS WELL WITH THE DIRECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL SPACE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE TO DEVELOP SMART MEDICAL SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY. THE CAPABILITY TO MEASURE MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN A SINGLE SENSOR IS HIGHLY APPEALING BECAUSE AUXILIARY RESOURCES ARE AT A PREMIUM IN A SPACE STATION OR IN AN EMU SUIT. THIS RESEARCH MAY PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR A NOVEL STRATEGY FOR MONITORING MISSION CRITICAL CREW HEALTH PARAMETERS IN POINT-OF-CARE FASHION.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AQ99A  
Monday, September 25, 2017
$40,351.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGFTESTING WITH THE NIAR,
AF12: R&D- EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  80NSSC17P1824     80NSSC17Q0390  
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
$5,980.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF
H218: EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS TESTING- SPACE VEHICLES

  NNX17ED41P  
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
($729.14)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
THIS PROJECT INTENDS TO DEVELOP NOVEL SOLID-STATE ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS THAT CAN MEET NASAS SPECIFICATIONS FOR SPACE EXPLORATION INCLUDING RELIABLE OPERATION IN A WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE, HIGH ENERGY/POWER DENSITY, LIGHT WEIGHT, AND LONG CYCLE LIFE. THROUGH INTEGRATION OF COMPLEMENTARY EXPERTISE IN NOVEL MATERIALS, NANOSTRUCTURES, AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, THIS INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM, CONSISTING OF PROFESSOR JUN LI (PI, CHEMISTRY, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY), PROFESSOR JUDY WU (CO-PI, PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS) AND PROFESSOR RON HUI (CO-PI, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS), WILL EXPLORE UNIQUE 3D NANOSTRUCTURED SOLID-STATE SUPERCAPACITORS (SCS), LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES (LIBS), AND THE HYBRID SYSTEMS THAT INTEGRATE PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SOURCE WITH SCS AND LIBS FOR ENERGY STORAGE THROUGH SMART POWER MANAGEMENT CIRCUITRY. THE REQUESTED NASA EPSCOR SUPPORT WILL ENABLE THE TEAM TO DEVELOP A TRULY TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH IN KANSAS. THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF KANSAS RESEARCHERS IN THE CRITICAL AREA OF ENERGY STORAGE, WHICH WILL NOT ONLY PROVIDE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPACE-COMPATIBLE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR NASAS MISSIONS, BUT ALSO HAVE A BROAD IMPACT ON MANY OTHER MILITARY AND CIVILIAN APPLICATIONS INCLUDING ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND PORTABLEELECTRONICS. THE PROPOSED WORK AIMS NOT ONLY AT PROTOTYPE DEMONSTRATION OF THESE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS, BUT ALSO AT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOR COMMERCIALIZATION. THE COLLABORATION WITH NASA (DR. MEYYA MEYYAPPAN, CHIEF SCIENTIST FOR EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY, NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER) AND INDUSTRY (DR. ARDEN P. JOHNSON, R&D MANAGER/FELLOW SCIENTIST, ELECTROCHEM SOLUTIONS INC.) WILL ESTABLISH STRONG PARTNERSHIP TO PUSH THE PROPOSED RESEARCH FURTHER TOWARD ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES. THIS PROJECT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A TRULY INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF NEXT-GENERATIONSCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS WITH CUTTINGEDGE RESEARCH OF RENEWABLE ENERGY USING NANOTECHNOLOGY AS A UNIQUE TOOL. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT ARE THREE FOLDED AND THE APPROACHES PROPOSED INVOLVE TRULY INNOVATIVE METHODS TO ADDRESS THE CRITICAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED TO EACH OBJECTIVE: OBJECTIVE 1 WILL FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHLY STABLE WIDE-TEMPERATURE SCS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS. TO IMPROVE THE SPECIFIC CAPACITANCE, A SOLIDSTATE DOUBLE-LAYER SUPERCAPACITORS (SSDLSS) WILL BE FABRICATED BY SUCCESSIVELY DEPOSITING ULTRATHIN SOLID DIELECTRIC AND METAL SHELLS ON VERTICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBER ARRAYS TO FORM 3D NANOSTRUCTURED CARBON-INSULATOR-METAL STACKS. A NEW MECHANISM BASED ON FERROELECTRIC SUPERLATTICE LAYERS WILL ALSO BE EXPLORED IN PARALLEL TO PROVIDE ANOTHER INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLID-STATE SCS. OBJECTIVE 2 WILL DEVELOP A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLID-STATE NANOSTRUCTURED LIB FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE AND HIGH-POWER APPLICATIONS. TWO VERTICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBER ARRAYS COAXIALLY COATED WITH ACTIVE ANODE AND CATHODE MATERIALS AND POLYMER INSULATORS ARE PRESSED AGAINST EACH OTHER TO FORM AN INTERDIGITATED NANOARRAY LIB. THE SHORT ION TRANSPORTATION PATH WILL REDUCE THE TEMPERATURE EFFECTS AND IMPROVE THE POWER/ENERGY DENSITY AT LOW TEMPERATURES. OBJECTIVE 3 WILL ADDRESS ISSUES IN DEVICE OPTIMIZATION AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION. COMPUTER MODELING/SIMULATION WILL BE EMPLOYED TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE AND IDENTIFY CRITICAL FACTORS IN MATERIALS PROCESSING AND SC AND LIB DESIGN. SC AND LIB DEVICES WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO A HYBRID POWER STORAGE/SUPPLY SYSTEM TO PROVIDE BALANCED POWER NEEDS AND INTERFACED WITH APHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM. A PROGRAMMABLE TEST- BED WILL BE ASSEMBLED TO EXTRACT FUNDAMENTAL DEVICE PARAMETERS. ADAPTIVE ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY WILL BE DESIGNED BASED ON MODELING/SIMULATION FOR POWER MANAGEMENT CONSIDERING CHARGING, LOADING AND TEMPERATURE CHARACTERISTICS AND WILL BE TESTED WITH THE DEVELOPED LIBS AND SCS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AD42A  
Friday, July 14, 2017
$31,861.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGFTESTING OF CARBON-EPOXY COMPOSITE MATERIAL SYSTEM SPECIMENS
AZ11: R&D- OTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17P0368     80NSSC17Q0033  
Thursday, June 29, 2017
$10,572.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGFLAMINA AND LAMINATE TESTING
AJ12: R&D- GENERAL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY: PHYSICAL SCIENCES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  80NSSC17P0132  
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
THE KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM (KSGK]!) IS PROUD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL SPACE GRANT COLLEGE&FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. THE CONSORTIUM CONDUCTS A WIDE RANGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING,&MATHEMATICS (STEM) ACTIVITIES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO IMPROVING THE WORKFORCE, EDUCATION SYSTEM, PARTNERSHIPS, AND PUBLIC INSPIRATION FOR NASA AND KANSAS. ATTRACTING, RETAINING, AND DEVELOPING PROMISING STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FACULTY TO STEM DISCIPLINES IS FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR EFFORTS. INCLUSIVENESS AND BROAD ENGAGEMENT IS ALSO CRITICAL. INDEED, NOTABLE ATTENTION IS ALSO EXPENDED TO ENGAGE AND INVOLVE WOMEN, UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. THE KSGC VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS, RESPECTIVELY, ARE: - KANSAS WILL BE KNOWN AS A LEADER IN FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGMEERMG EDUCATION; PREPARING INDIVIDUALS FOR STEM-BASED CAREERS IN FIELDS INCLUDING AEROSPACE, THE BIOSCIENCES, ENERGY, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS. - THE KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM WILL BE A CATALYST FOR KANSAS TO LEAD IN STEM-BASED EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INDUSTRY, AND POLICY. TO FULFILL OUR VISION AND MISSION, THE KANSAS CONSORTIUM AND AFFILIATE MEMBERS ENGAGE IN A UNIQUE MIX OF PROJECTS THAT IMPACT STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY FACULTY, EDUCATORS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN A POSITIVE, LASTING, AND SYNERGISTIC MANNER. MATERIAL IN THIS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES DETAUS OF PROPOSED KSGC ACTIVITIES. INCLUDED IS INFORMATION ON CONSORTIUM AND AFFILIATE-LEVEL PROJECTS, THE RELATED (SMART) GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, THE CONSORTIUM MANAGEMENT PLAN, AND RELATED BUDGETS. THE PROPOSED START DATE FOR THE NEW GRANT WORK (COINCIDING WITH THE END OF THE CURRENT GRANT) IS JANUARY 18, 2016.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AJ97H  
Monday, June 12, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF
H135: QUALITY CONTROL- SERVICE AND TRADE EQUIPMENT

  NNX17EE75P  
Monday, June 12, 2017
$17,640.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY MECHANICAL TESTS FOR COMPOSITE COUPONS
H135: QUALITY CONTROL- SERVICE AND TRADE EQUIPMENT

  NNX17EE75P  
Monday, May 8, 2017
($55,038.94)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM THE KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM (KSGC) IS PROUD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL SPACE GRANT COLLEGE&FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. WE ARE FOCUSED ON CONDUCTING ACTIVITIES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING,&MATHEMATICS (STEM) WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. ATTRACTING AND RETAINING STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FACULTY TO STEM DISCIPLINES IS FUNDAMENTAL IN OUR WORK. FURTHERMORE, NOTABLE EFFORT IS EXPENDED TO ATTRACT AND INVOLVE WOMEN, UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. EXPANDING STEM EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP LINKS AND AWARENESS OF NASA PROGRAMS IS ALSO HIGHLY DESIRED. THE KSGC VISION STATEMENT IS: KANSAS WILL BE KNOWN AS A LEADER IN FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION; PREPARING INDIVIDUALS FOR STEM BASED CAREERS IN FIELDS INCLUDING AEROSPACE, THE BIOSCIENCES, ENERGY, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS. THE KSGC MISSION STATEMENT IS: THE KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM WILL BE A CATALYST FOR KANSAS TO LEAD IN STEM-BASED EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INDUSTRY, AND POLICY. MATERIAL IN THIS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES PROPOSED KSGC ACTIVITIES. INCLUDED ARE DETAILS ON PROGRAM SPECIFIC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, ACTIVITIES, MANAGEMENT, BUDGETS, AND CONSORTIUM IMPROVEMENTS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX11AE14H  
Thursday, May 4, 2017
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
KNEP FOCUSES ITS PROGRAM AND PROJECT ELEMENTS ON NASA'S INTERESTS. FROM THE KANSAS PERSPECTIVE, AS OUTLINED M PREVIOUS SECTIONS, THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC "NASA STRATEGIC PLAN 2014" GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ARE SIGNITICANT: STRATEGIC GOAL 1 - EXPAND THE FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE, CAPABILITY, AND OPPORTUNITY IN SPACED OBJECTIVE 1.2: CONDUCT RESEARCH ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) TO ENABLE FUTURE SPACE EXPLORATION, FACILITATE A COMMERCIAL SPACE ECONOMY, AND ADVANCE THE FUNDAMENTAL BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUMANITY. OBJECTIVE 1.4: UNDERSTAND THE SUN AND ITS INTERACTIONS WITH EARTH AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM, INCLUDING SPACE WEATHER STRATEGIC GOAL 2 - "ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF EARTH AND DEVELOP TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE ON OUR HOME PLANET. OBJECTIVE 2.1: "ENABLE A REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATION FOR SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE U.S. AND GLOBAL AVIATION BY ADVANCING AERONAUTICS RESEARCH. OBJECTIVE 2.2: "ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE OF EARTH AS A SYSTEM TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, AND TO IMPROVE LIFE ON OUR PLANET? OBJECTIVE 2.3: "OPTIMIZE AGENCY TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS, FOSTER OPEN INNOVATION, AND FACILITATE TECHNOLOGY INFUSION, ENSURING THE GREATEST NATIONAL BENEFIT. OBJECTIVE 2.4: "ADVANCE THE NATION'S STEM EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE PIPELINE BY WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH OTHER AGENCIES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FACULTY IN INJISJI'S MISSIONS AND UNIQUE ASSETS. UNDERLINED PORTIONS OF NASA'S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES ARE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO KANSAS. SPECIFIC STATE INTERESTS INTERSECT STRONGLY WITH NASA'S IN THE SCIENCE AND AERONAUTICS RELATED AREAS. KANSAS HAS NOTABLE EXPERTISE IN AVIATION, ADVANCED MATERIALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY, ENERGY, AND EARTH SCIENCES. LOGICALLY, IT'S WITHIN THESE COMMON AREAS KANSAS IS POSITIONED TO DO WELL. KNEP IS EAGER TO GROW AND DIVERSIFY RELATED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE TO ASSIST NASA AND KANSAS IN MEETING ITS GOALS.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AK36A  
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
($138.18)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
THIS PROJECT INTENDS TO DEVELOP NOVEL SOLID-STATE ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS THAT CAN MEET NASAS SPECIFICATIONS FOR SPACE EXPLORATION INCLUDING RELIABLE OPERATION IN A WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE, HIGH ENERGY/POWER DENSITY, LIGHT WEIGHT, AND LONG CYCLE LIFE. THROUGH INTEGRATION OF COMPLEMENTARY EXPERTISE IN NOVEL MATERIALS, NANOSTRUCTURES, AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, THIS INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM, CONSISTING OF PROFESSOR JUN LI (PI, CHEMISTRY, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY), PROFESSOR JUDY WU (CO-PI, PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS) AND PROFESSOR RON HUI (CO-PI, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS), WILL EXPLORE UNIQUE 3D NANOSTRUCTURED SOLID-STATE SUPERCAPACITORS (SCS), LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES (LIBS), AND THE HYBRID SYSTEMS THAT INTEGRATE PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SOURCE WITH SCS AND LIBS FOR ENERGY STORAGE THROUGH SMART POWER MANAGEMENT CIRCUITRY. THE REQUESTED NASA EPSCOR SUPPORT WILL ENABLE THE TEAM TO DEVELOP A TRULY TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH IN KANSAS. THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF KANSAS RESEARCHERS IN THE CRITICAL AREA OF ENERGY STORAGE, WHICH WILL NOT ONLY PROVIDE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPACE-COMPATIBLE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR NASAS MISSIONS, BUT ALSO HAVE A BROAD IMPACT ON MANY OTHER MILITARY AND CIVILIAN APPLICATIONS INCLUDING ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND PORTABLEELECTRONICS. THE PROPOSED WORK AIMS NOT ONLY AT PROTOTYPE DEMONSTRATION OF THESE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS, BUT ALSO AT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOR COMMERCIALIZATION. THE COLLABORATION WITH NASA (DR. MEYYA MEYYAPPAN, CHIEF SCIENTIST FOR EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY, NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER) AND INDUSTRY (DR. ARDEN P. JOHNSON, R&D MANAGER/FELLOW SCIENTIST, ELECTROCHEM SOLUTIONS INC.) WILL ESTABLISH STRONG PARTNERSHIP TO PUSH THE PROPOSED RESEARCH FURTHER TOWARD ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES. THIS PROJECT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A TRULY INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF NEXT-GENERATIONSCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS WITH CUTTINGEDGE RESEARCH OF RENEWABLE ENERGY USING NANOTECHNOLOGY AS A UNIQUE TOOL. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT ARE THREE FOLDED AND THE APPROACHES PROPOSED INVOLVE TRULY INNOVATIVE METHODS TO ADDRESS THE CRITICAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED TO EACH OBJECTIVE: OBJECTIVE 1 WILL FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHLY STABLE WIDE-TEMPERATURE SCS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS. TO IMPROVE THE SPECIFIC CAPACITANCE, A SOLIDSTATE DOUBLE-LAYER SUPERCAPACITORS (SSDLSS) WILL BE FABRICATED BY SUCCESSIVELY DEPOSITING ULTRATHIN SOLID DIELECTRIC AND METAL SHELLS ON VERTICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBER ARRAYS TO FORM 3D NANOSTRUCTURED CARBON-INSULATOR-METAL STACKS. A NEW MECHANISM BASED ON FERROELECTRIC SUPERLATTICE LAYERS WILL ALSO BE EXPLORED IN PARALLEL TO PROVIDE ANOTHER INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLID-STATE SCS. OBJECTIVE 2 WILL DEVELOP A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLID-STATE NANOSTRUCTURED LIB FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE AND HIGH-POWER APPLICATIONS. TWO VERTICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBER ARRAYS COAXIALLY COATED WITH ACTIVE ANODE AND CATHODE MATERIALS AND POLYMER INSULATORS ARE PRESSED AGAINST EACH OTHER TO FORM AN INTERDIGITATED NANOARRAY LIB. THE SHORT ION TRANSPORTATION PATH WILL REDUCE THE TEMPERATURE EFFECTS AND IMPROVE THE POWER/ENERGY DENSITY AT LOW TEMPERATURES. OBJECTIVE 3 WILL ADDRESS ISSUES IN DEVICE OPTIMIZATION AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION. COMPUTER MODELING/SIMULATION WILL BE EMPLOYED TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE AND IDENTIFY CRITICAL FACTORS IN MATERIALS PROCESSING AND SC AND LIB DESIGN. SC AND LIB DEVICES WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO A HYBRID POWER STORAGE/SUPPLY SYSTEM TO PROVIDE BALANCED POWER NEEDS AND INTERFACED WITH APHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM. A PROGRAMMABLE TEST- BED WILL BE ASSEMBLED TO EXTRACT FUNDAMENTAL DEVICE PARAMETERS. ADAPTIVE ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY WILL BE DESIGNED BASED ON MODELING/SIMULATION FOR POWER MANAGEMENT CONSIDERING CHARGING, LOADING AND TEMPERATURE CHARACTERISTICS AND WILL BE TESTED WITH THE DEVELOPED LIBS AND SCS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AD42A  
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
$72,361.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF THIS PURCHASE ORDER IS FOR MECHANICAL TESTS STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOR MATERIAL EQUIVALENCY.
H218: EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS TESTING- SPACE VEHICLES

  NNX17ED41P  
Thursday, September 8, 2016
($37,408.36)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (RID) PROPOSAL 2012 GIVEN KANSAS LIMITED POPULATION AND RESOURCES, IT IS A CHALLENGE TO BOTH ESTABLISH AND SUSTAIN RESEARCH CAPACITY SUPPORTING NASA AND STATE NEEDS. THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCOR) PROGRAM EXISTS TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. THE KANSAS NASA EPSCOR PROGRAM (KNEP) INCLUDES PARTICIPANTS FROM STATE UNIVERSITIES, GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY. OVER THE YEARS, KNEP SUCCESSFULLY CREATED LASTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, STUDENTS. VIA EPSCOR FUNDING, RESEARCHERS ESTABLISH EXPERTISE AND CAPABILITIES IN AREAS IMPORTANT TO BOTH NASA AND KANSAS. FURTHERMORE, STRONG PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH NASA AND INDUSTRY ARE FORMED, YIELDING IMMEDIATE AND LASTING BENEFITS FOR ALL INVOLVED. KNEP WORKS HARD TO DEFINE AND NURTURE ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP SELF-SUSTAINING, NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE, AEROSPACE AND RELATED RESEARCH CAPABILITIES.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AB11A  
Thursday, September 1, 2016
$9,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
2015 AERONAUTICS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AW93H  
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
$750,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
A. CENTRAL OBJECTIVES: THIS PROPOSAL IS FOCUSED ON AN INNOVATIVE BIO-MONITORING SENSOR THAT MAY SERVE AS A SIMPLE YET SOPHISTICATED METHOD FOR MONITORING MULTIPLE MISSION CRITICAL PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS SUCH AS BLOOD-FLOW, INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE, BODY TEMPERATURE, BLOOD GAS CONCENTRATION, AND FITNESS OF THE EVA SUIT IN A NOVEL FASHION. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A BIO-MONITORING SENSOR WHICH IS PASSIVE (DOES NOT REQUIRE BATTERIES), ROBUST AND LIGHTWEIGHT (DOES NOT HAVE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS), AND ABLE TO WIRELESSLY MONITOR MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS RELATED TO ASTRONAUT HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE. WE WILL EVALUATE OUR CENTRAL HYPOTHESIS THAT BIOLOGICAL ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES CAN BE LEVERAGED TO DETECT PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS USING A NOVEL MICRO-COIL SENSOR - APPLIED LIKE A SMALL ADHESIVE BANDAGE OR WOVEN INTO GARMENTS. GUIDED BY PROMISING PRELIMINARY DATA, WE WILL ATTAIN THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS APPLICATION BY PURSUING THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC AIMS: AIM #1: DEVELOP AND ACHIEVE THE NECESSARY SENSOR IMPEDANCE, CAPACITANCE, INDUCTANCE, AND SAMPLING RATE TO MEASURE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS ON HUMAN TISSUE. AIM #2: INVESTIGATE THE SENSOR CAPABILITY TO MEASURE MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS SUCH AS INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE, BLOOD FLOW, TEMPERATURE, AND BLOOD GAS CO2. AIM #3: DETERMINE IF PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS CAN BE IDENTIFIED WHEN SUBJECTS ARE WEARING A LIQUID COOLING VENTILATION GARMENT (LCVG) AND IF THE SENSOR CAN BE USED TO MEASURE HOW WELL THE EMU SUIT FITS TO GAUGE PERFORMANCE. BROADER IMPACTS OF THIS PROPOSAL INCLUDE: 1) DISSEMINATION OF THIS WORK BY OFFERING AN EXHIBIT AND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS AT THE KANSAS COSMOSPHERE AND SPACE MUSEUM, 2) A PARTNERSHIP WITH PROJECT LEAD THE WAY TO PROVIDE A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERREPRESENTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, 3) NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDUSTRY AND NASA PERSONNEL. B. METHODS: A NOVEL BIO-MONITORING SENSOR WILL BE DESIGNED THAT LEVERAGES THE ARCHITECTURE OF A PAPER THIN PLANAR SPIRAL MICRO-COIL. THE SENSOR WILL BE COMPRISED OF A SINGLE BASELINE COMPONENT WHICH IS A THIN CONDUCTIVE TRACE OF COPPER SHAPED AS A PLANAR SPIRAL, WHICH DOES NOT HAVE ANY ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS/BATTERIES. WHEN IMPINGED UPON BY AN INCIDENT RF WAVE, THE MICRO-COIL DEVELOPS ELECTRICAL CURRENT FLOWS IN THE TRACE AND MAGNETIC FIELD-LINES FORMULATED AROUND THE SENSOR. FLUCTUATIONS IN THE MAGNETIC FIELD LINES WILL BE CORRELATED WITH CHANGES TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS. THE SENSOR DESIGN FACTORS WILL BE OPTIMIZED FOLLOWING A PROCESS KNOWN AS IMPEDANCE MATCHING TO ACHIEVE THE OPTIMAL RESONANT FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON HUMAN TISSUE. THE CAPABILITY OF THE SENSOR TO DETECT MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE WILL BE INVESTIGATED BY CONFIGURING AN ARRAY OF MICRO-COILS EACH TUNED TO DETECT A SPECIFIC PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER. SUBSEQUENTLY, WE WILL EVALUATE THE SENSOR SIGNAL TO DETECT PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS WHILE IN THE PRESENCE OF WATER FLOWING THROUGH AN LCVG, AND DETERMINE THE RESONANT FREQUENCY, FREQUENCY BANDWIDTH, AMPLITUDE, AND PHASE OF THE SENSOR. FINALLY, WE WILL EVALUATE THE SENSOR'S ABILITY TO MEASURE PROXIMITY TO HUMAN TISSUE WITH THE PURPOSE OF MEASURING HOW WELL THE EMU SUIT FITS ON A SUBJECT TO EVALUATE PERFORMANCE. C. SIGNIFICANCE/NASA INTERESTS: THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES NASA RESEARCH INTERESTS IN WEARABLE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS TO ADDRESS THE GAPS AND RISKS THAT ARE CRITICAL TO CREW HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE DURING LONG DURATION SPACE MISSIONS. SPECIFICALLY, OUR RESEARCH FITS WELL WITH THE DIRECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL SPACE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE TO DEVELOP SMART MEDICAL SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY. THE CAPABILITY TO MEASURE MULTIPLE PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN A SINGLE SENSOR IS HIGHLY APPEALING BECAUSE AUXILIARY RESOURCES ARE AT A PREMIUM IN A SPACE STATION OR IN AN EMU SUIT. THIS RESEARCH MAY PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR A NOVEL STRATEGY FOR MONITORING MISSION CRITICAL CREW HEALTH PARAMETERS IN POINT-OF-CARE FASHION.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AQ99A  
Sunday, August 28, 2016
$23,843.00
9700: Department of Defense
N68936: NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF AST-9 COUPON TESTING
H235: EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS TESTING- SERVICE AND TRADE EQUIPMENT

  N6893616P0734  
Monday, June 20, 2016
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
KNEP FOCUSES ITS PROGRAM AND PROJECT ELEMENTS ON NASA'S INTERESTS. FROM THE KANSAS PERSPECTIVE, AS OUTLINED M PREVIOUS SECTIONS, THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC "NASA STRATEGIC PLAN 2014" GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ARE SIGNITICANT: STRATEGIC GOAL 1 - EXPAND THE FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE, CAPABILITY, AND OPPORTUNITY IN SPACED OBJECTIVE 1.2: CONDUCT RESEARCH ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) TO ENABLE FUTURE SPACE EXPLORATION, FACILITATE A COMMERCIAL SPACE ECONOMY, AND ADVANCE THE FUNDAMENTAL BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUMANITY. OBJECTIVE 1.4: UNDERSTAND THE SUN AND ITS INTERACTIONS WITH EARTH AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM, INCLUDING SPACE WEATHER STRATEGIC GOAL 2 - "ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF EARTH AND DEVELOP TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE ON OUR HOME PLANET. OBJECTIVE 2.1: "ENABLE A REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATION FOR SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE U.S. AND GLOBAL AVIATION BY ADVANCING AERONAUTICS RESEARCH. OBJECTIVE 2.2: "ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE OF EARTH AS A SYSTEM TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, AND TO IMPROVE LIFE ON OUR PLANET? OBJECTIVE 2.3: "OPTIMIZE AGENCY TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS, FOSTER OPEN INNOVATION, AND FACILITATE TECHNOLOGY INFUSION, ENSURING THE GREATEST NATIONAL BENEFIT. OBJECTIVE 2.4: "ADVANCE THE NATION'S STEM EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE PIPELINE BY WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH OTHER AGENCIES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FACULTY IN INJISJI'S MISSIONS AND UNIQUE ASSETS. UNDERLINED PORTIONS OF NASA'S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES ARE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO KANSAS. SPECIFIC STATE INTERESTS INTERSECT STRONGLY WITH NASA'S IN THE SCIENCE AND AERONAUTICS RELATED AREAS. KANSAS HAS NOTABLE EXPERTISE IN AVIATION, ADVANCED MATERIALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY, ENERGY, AND EARTH SCIENCES. LOGICALLY, IT'S WITHIN THESE COMMON AREAS KANSAS IS POSITIONED TO DO WELL. KNEP IS EAGER TO GROW AND DIVERSIFY RELATED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE TO ASSIST NASA AND KANSAS IN MEETING ITS GOALS.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AK36A  
Thursday, April 21, 2016
$56,710.00
9700: Department of Defense
N00421: NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIR DIV

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::CL::IGF WIND TUNNEL TESTING
AJ42: R&D- GENERAL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY: ENGINEERING (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  N0042116P0354     N0042116T0232  
Thursday, April 14, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80GRC0: NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF MOD 2 - DE-OBLIGATE FUNDS NOT LONGER REQUIRED. TESTING COUPONS - TENSION UNTABBED, COMPRESSIVE UNTABBED , ENF TESTING.
H166: QUALITY CONTROL- INSTRUMENTS AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

  NNC14VB44P  
Monday, March 21, 2016
$2,125.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF MECHANICAL PROPERTY TESTS FOR DEMONSTRATION OF EQUIVALENCY. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS REPORT DUE BY 3/28/2016
6645: TIME MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

  NNC15VG81P     NNC15553181Q  
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
($1,204.96)
9700: Department of Defense
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E12     N0018912GZ007  
Friday, February 19, 2016
$0.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
00777: EMPLOYEE EDUCATION SYSTEM

D: BOA
IGF::OT::IGF VERC BOA
R425: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: ENGINEERING/TECHNICAL

  VA77716G0016  
Thursday, December 10, 2015
$3,893.76
9700: Department of Defense
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E12     N0018912GZ007  
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM THE KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM (KSGC) IS PROUD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL SPACE GRANT COLLEGE&FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. WE ARE FOCUSED ON CONDUCTING ACTIVITIES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING,&MATHEMATICS (STEM) WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. ATTRACTING AND RETAINING STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FACULTY TO STEM DISCIPLINES IS FUNDAMENTAL IN OUR WORK. FURTHERMORE, NOTABLE EFFORT IS EXPENDED TO ATTRACT AND INVOLVE WOMEN, UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. EXPANDING STEM EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP LINKS AND AWARENESS OF NASA PROGRAMS IS ALSO HIGHLY DESIRED. THE KSGC VISION STATEMENT IS: KANSAS WILL BE KNOWN AS A LEADER IN FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION; PREPARING INDIVIDUALS FOR STEM BASED CAREERS IN FIELDS INCLUDING AEROSPACE, THE BIOSCIENCES, ENERGY, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS. THE KSGC MISSION STATEMENT IS: THE KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM WILL BE A CATALYST FOR KANSAS TO LEAD IN STEM-BASED EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INDUSTRY, AND POLICY. MATERIAL IN THIS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES PROPOSED KSGC ACTIVITIES. INCLUDED ARE DETAILS ON PROGRAM SPECIFIC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, ACTIVITIES, MANAGEMENT, BUDGETS, AND CONSORTIUM IMPROVEMENTS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX11AE14H  
Thursday, November 19, 2015
($10,379.00)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF MOD 2 - DE-OBLIGATE FUNDS NOT LONGER REQUIRED. TESTING COUPONS - TENSION UNTABBED, COMPRESSIVE UNTABBED , ENF TESTING.
H166: QUALITY CONTROL- INSTRUMENTS AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

  NNC14VB44P  
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
$0.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
00777: EMPLOYEE EDUCATION SYSTEM

D: BOA
IGF::OT::IGF VERC BOA
R425: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: ENGINEERING/TECHNICAL

  VA77716G0016  
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (RID) PROPOSAL 2012 GIVEN KANSAS LIMITED POPULATION AND RESOURCES, IT IS A CHALLENGE TO BOTH ESTABLISH AND SUSTAIN RESEARCH CAPACITY SUPPORTING NASA AND STATE NEEDS. THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCOR) PROGRAM EXISTS TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. THE KANSAS NASA EPSCOR PROGRAM (KNEP) INCLUDES PARTICIPANTS FROM STATE UNIVERSITIES, GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY. OVER THE YEARS, KNEP SUCCESSFULLY CREATED LASTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, STUDENTS. VIA EPSCOR FUNDING, RESEARCHERS ESTABLISH EXPERTISE AND CAPABILITIES IN AREAS IMPORTANT TO BOTH NASA AND KANSAS. FURTHERMORE, STRONG PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH NASA AND INDUSTRY ARE FORMED, YIELDING IMMEDIATE AND LASTING BENEFITS FOR ALL INVOLVED. KNEP WORKS HARD TO DEFINE AND NURTURE ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP SELF-SUSTAINING, NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE, AEROSPACE AND RELATED RESEARCH CAPABILITIES.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AB11A  
Friday, September 25, 2015
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
THIS PROJECT INTENDS TO DEVELOP NOVEL SOLID-STATE ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS THAT CAN MEET NASAS SPECIFICATIONS FOR SPACE EXPLORATION INCLUDING RELIABLE OPERATION IN A WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE, HIGH ENERGY/POWER DENSITY, LIGHT WEIGHT, AND LONG CYCLE LIFE. THROUGH INTEGRATION OF COMPLEMENTARY EXPERTISE IN NOVEL MATERIALS, NANOSTRUCTURES, AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, THIS INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM, CONSISTING OF PROFESSOR JUN LI (PI, CHEMISTRY, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY), PROFESSOR JUDY WU (CO-PI, PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS) AND PROFESSOR RON HUI (CO-PI, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS), WILL EXPLORE UNIQUE 3D NANOSTRUCTURED SOLID-STATE SUPERCAPACITORS (SCS), LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES (LIBS), AND THE HYBRID SYSTEMS THAT INTEGRATE PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SOURCE WITH SCS AND LIBS FOR ENERGY STORAGE THROUGH SMART POWER MANAGEMENT CIRCUITRY. THE REQUESTED NASA EPSCOR SUPPORT WILL ENABLE THE TEAM TO DEVELOP A TRULY TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH IN KANSAS. THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF KANSAS RESEARCHERS IN THE CRITICAL AREA OF ENERGY STORAGE, WHICH WILL NOT ONLY PROVIDE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPACE-COMPATIBLE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR NASAS MISSIONS, BUT ALSO HAVE A BROAD IMPACT ON MANY OTHER MILITARY AND CIVILIAN APPLICATIONS INCLUDING ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND PORTABLEELECTRONICS. THE PROPOSED WORK AIMS NOT ONLY AT PROTOTYPE DEMONSTRATION OF THESE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS, BUT ALSO AT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOR COMMERCIALIZATION. THE COLLABORATION WITH NASA (DR. MEYYA MEYYAPPAN, CHIEF SCIENTIST FOR EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY, NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER) AND INDUSTRY (DR. ARDEN P. JOHNSON, R&D MANAGER/FELLOW SCIENTIST, ELECTROCHEM SOLUTIONS INC.) WILL ESTABLISH STRONG PARTNERSHIP TO PUSH THE PROPOSED RESEARCH FURTHER TOWARD ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES. THIS PROJECT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A TRULY INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF NEXT-GENERATIONSCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS WITH CUTTINGEDGE RESEARCH OF RENEWABLE ENERGY USING NANOTECHNOLOGY AS A UNIQUE TOOL. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT ARE THREE FOLDED AND THE APPROACHES PROPOSED INVOLVE TRULY INNOVATIVE METHODS TO ADDRESS THE CRITICAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED TO EACH OBJECTIVE: OBJECTIVE 1 WILL FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHLY STABLE WIDE-TEMPERATURE SCS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS. TO IMPROVE THE SPECIFIC CAPACITANCE, A SOLIDSTATE DOUBLE-LAYER SUPERCAPACITORS (SSDLSS) WILL BE FABRICATED BY SUCCESSIVELY DEPOSITING ULTRATHIN SOLID DIELECTRIC AND METAL SHELLS ON VERTICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBER ARRAYS TO FORM 3D NANOSTRUCTURED CARBON-INSULATOR-METAL STACKS. A NEW MECHANISM BASED ON FERROELECTRIC SUPERLATTICE LAYERS WILL ALSO BE EXPLORED IN PARALLEL TO PROVIDE ANOTHER INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLID-STATE SCS. OBJECTIVE 2 WILL DEVELOP A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLID-STATE NANOSTRUCTURED LIB FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE AND HIGH-POWER APPLICATIONS. TWO VERTICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBER ARRAYS COAXIALLY COATED WITH ACTIVE ANODE AND CATHODE MATERIALS AND POLYMER INSULATORS ARE PRESSED AGAINST EACH OTHER TO FORM AN INTERDIGITATED NANOARRAY LIB. THE SHORT ION TRANSPORTATION PATH WILL REDUCE THE TEMPERATURE EFFECTS AND IMPROVE THE POWER/ENERGY DENSITY AT LOW TEMPERATURES. OBJECTIVE 3 WILL ADDRESS ISSUES IN DEVICE OPTIMIZATION AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION. COMPUTER MODELING/SIMULATION WILL BE EMPLOYED TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE AND IDENTIFY CRITICAL FACTORS IN MATERIALS PROCESSING AND SC AND LIB DESIGN. SC AND LIB DEVICES WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO A HYBRID POWER STORAGE/SUPPLY SYSTEM TO PROVIDE BALANCED POWER NEEDS AND INTERFACED WITH APHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM. A PROGRAMMABLE TEST- BED WILL BE ASSEMBLED TO EXTRACT FUNDAMENTAL DEVICE PARAMETERS. ADAPTIVE ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY WILL BE DESIGNED BASED ON MODELING/SIMULATION FOR POWER MANAGEMENT CONSIDERING CHARGING, LOADING AND TEMPERATURE CHARACTERISTICS AND WILL BE TESTED WITH THE DEVELOPED LIBS AND SCS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AD42A  
Thursday, September 24, 2015
$4,545.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
2015 AERONAUTICS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AW93H  
Friday, July 24, 2015
$749,998.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF CERTIFIABLE CONTROL LAWS FOR ACTIVE WING SHAPING OFTHE VCCTEF VARIABLE CAMBER CONTINUOUS TRAILING EDGE FLAP AIRCRAFT. THIS AIRCRAFT HAS BEEN CONCEPTUALIZED BY NASA AND IS A HIGH PRIORITY FOR THE NASA ARMD FIXED WING PROJECT. DESIGN OF CONTROL LAWS FOR THIS AIRCRAFT IS STIU VERY MUCH AN OPEN TOPIC SINCE THE USE OF ACTIVE WING SHAPING CONTROL, IN ADDITION TO TRADITIONAL FLIGHT PATH CONTROL, IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE ENHANCED PERFORMANCE IN TERMS OF HIGHER LIFT TO DRAG RATIO THAT THE VCCTEF IS CAPABLE OF GENERATING. THE WING SHAPING CONTROL INCREASES THE COMPLEXITY OF THE FLIGHT CONTROL LAWS AS IT MUST MAKE USE OF ACTIVE SENSING AND FEEDBACK OF WING SHAPE TO CONTINUOUSLY MODULATE THE CAMBER ACROSS MULTIPLE SECTIONS OF THE MNGS SO AS TO ENSURE THAT THE LOCAL ANGLE OF ATTACK DISTRIBUTION OVER THE WING IS OPTIMAL FOR EVERY FLIGHT CONDITION. THE RESEARCH TASKS OUTLINED IN THIS PROPOSAL ARE: DEVELOPMENT OF CERTIFIABLE ADAPTIVE DECENTRALIZED CONTROL LAWS FOR ACTIVE WING SHAPING, OPTIMAL NUMBER AND PLACEMENT OF SENSORS ON THE WING TO MEASURE THE WING SHAPE,DISTRIBUTED SENSING SYSTEM FOR REAL TIME WING SHAPE MONITORING AND FEEDBACK OF THE WING SHAPE TO THE CONTROL LAWS, AND DEVELOPMENT OF A TESTBED MORPHING UAV FOR TESTING THE WING SHAPING CONTROL LAWS IN THE WIND TUNNEL AND IN FLIGHT. MORPHING AND THE USE OF LOW WEIGHT ELASTIC AIRCRAFT IS AN ENABLING TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO LEAD TO REDUCED AIRCRAFT DRAG AND THUS SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN AIRCRAFT FUEL CONSUMPTION. THIS HAS A DIRECT SOCIETAL BENEFIT SINCE IT LEADS TO POTENTIALLY CHEAPER AND MORE AFFORDABLE AIR TRANSPORTATION, AND HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT. IN ADDITION TO THIS, THE BROADER IMPACTS OFTHE PROPOSED RESEARCH INCLUDE: MAKING THE GENERAL AVIATION COMMUNITY AWARE OF THE PERFORMANCE BENEFITS OF MORPHING AIRCRAFT,DISSEMINATING NASA MORPHING AIRCRAFT RESEARCH INTO THE GENERAL AVIATION COMMUNITY, GIVING THE KS AND MO AVIATION INDUSTRY A GLOBAL LEADING ROLE IN USING MORPHING CONTROL TECHNOLOGY ON CIVIL AVIATION AIRCRAFT, AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED WORKFORCE BY EDUCATING KS AND MO STUDENTS IN ADVANCED NONLINEAR ROBUST FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND MORPHING AIRCRAFT.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AN04A  
Monday, July 6, 2015
$3,893.76
9700: Department of Defense
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E11     N0018912GZ007  
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
$60,388.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF MECHANICAL PROPERTY TESTS FOR DEMONSTRATION OF EQUIVALENCY
6645: TIME MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

  NNC15VG81P     NNC15553181Q  
Monday, June 1, 2015
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
KNEP FOCUSES ITS PROGRAM AND PROJECT ELEMENTS ON NASA'S INTERESTS. FROM THE KANSAS PERSPECTIVE, AS OUTLINED M PREVIOUS SECTIONS, THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC "NASA STRATEGIC PLAN 2014" GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ARE SIGNITICANT: STRATEGIC GOAL 1 - EXPAND THE FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE, CAPABILITY, AND OPPORTUNITY IN SPACED OBJECTIVE 1.2: CONDUCT RESEARCH ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) TO ENABLE FUTURE SPACE EXPLORATION, FACILITATE A COMMERCIAL SPACE ECONOMY, AND ADVANCE THE FUNDAMENTAL BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUMANITY. OBJECTIVE 1.4: UNDERSTAND THE SUN AND ITS INTERACTIONS WITH EARTH AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM, INCLUDING SPACE WEATHER STRATEGIC GOAL 2 - "ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF EARTH AND DEVELOP TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE ON OUR HOME PLANET. OBJECTIVE 2.1: "ENABLE A REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATION FOR SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE U.S. AND GLOBAL AVIATION BY ADVANCING AERONAUTICS RESEARCH. OBJECTIVE 2.2: "ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE OF EARTH AS A SYSTEM TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, AND TO IMPROVE LIFE ON OUR PLANET? OBJECTIVE 2.3: "OPTIMIZE AGENCY TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS, FOSTER OPEN INNOVATION, AND FACILITATE TECHNOLOGY INFUSION, ENSURING THE GREATEST NATIONAL BENEFIT. OBJECTIVE 2.4: "ADVANCE THE NATION S STEM EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE PIPELINE BY WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH OTHER AGENCIES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FACULTY IN INJISJI'S MISSIONS AND UNIQUE ASSETS. UNDERLINED PORTIONS OF NASA'S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES ARE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO KANSAS. SPECIFIC STATE INTERESTS INTERSECT STRONGLY WITH NASA'S IN THE SCIENCE AND AERONAUTICS RELATED AREAS. KANSAS HAS NOTABLE EXPERTISE IN AVIATION, ADVANCED MATERIALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY, ENERGY, AND EARTH SCIENCES. LOGICALLY, IT'S WITHIN THESE COMMON AREAS KANSAS IS POSITIONED TO DO WELL. KNEP IS EAGER TO GROW AND DIVERSIFY RELATED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE TO ASSIST NASA AND KANSAS IN MEETING ITS GOALS.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AK36A  
Saturday, May 9, 2015
$430,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
THE KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM (KSGK]!) IS PROUD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL SPACE GRANT COLLEGE&FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. THE CONSORTIUM CONDUCTS A WIDE RANGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING,&MATHEMATICS (STEM) ACTIVITIES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO IMPROVING THE WORKFORCE, EDUCATION SYSTEM, PARTNERSHIPS, AND PUBLIC INSPIRATION FOR NASA AND KANSAS. ATTRACTING, RETAINING, AND DEVELOPING PROMISING STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FACULTY TO STEM DISCIPLINES IS FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR EFFORTS. INCLUSIVENESS AND BROAD ENGAGEMENT IS ALSO CRITICAL. INDEED, NOTABLE ATTENTION IS ALSO EXPENDED TO ENGAGE AND INVOLVE WOMEN, UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. THE KSGC VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS, RESPECTIVELY, ARE: - KANSAS WILL BE KNOWN AS A LEADER IN FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGMEERMG EDUCATION; PREPARING INDIVIDUALS FOR STEM-BASED CAREERS IN FIELDS INCLUDING AEROSPACE, THE BIOSCIENCES, ENERGY, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS. - THE KANSAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM WILL BE A CATALYST FOR KANSAS TO LEAD IN STEM-BASED EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INDUSTRY, AND POLICY. TO FULFILL OUR VISION AND MISSION, THE KANSAS CONSORTIUM AND AFFILIATE MEMBERS ENGAGE IN A UNIQUE MIX OF PROJECTS THAT IMPACT STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY FACULTY, EDUCATORS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN A POSITIVE, LASTING, AND SYNERGISTIC MANNER. MATERIAL IN THIS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES DETAUS OF PROPOSED KSGC ACTIVITIES. INCLUDED IS INFORMATION ON CONSORTIUM AND AFFILIATE-LEVEL PROJECTS, THE RELATED (SMART) GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, THE CONSORTIUM MANAGEMENT PLAN, AND RELATED BUDGETS. THE PROPOSED START DATE FOR THE NEW GRANT WORK (COINCIDING WITH THE END OF THE CURRENT GRANT) IS JANUARY 18, 2016.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AJ97H  
Thursday, May 7, 2015
$4,114.20
9700: Department of Defense
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E10     N0018912GZ007  
Friday, December 12, 2014
$3,744.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E10     N0018912GZ007  
Monday, December 1, 2014
$4,645.00
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF TESTING COUPONS - TENSION UNTABBED, COMPRESSIVE UNTABBED , ENF TESTING.
H166: QUALITY CONTROL- INSTRUMENTS AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

  NNC14VB44P  
Monday, November 3, 2014
$4,600.80
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E09     N0018912GZ007  
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (RID) PROPOSAL 2012 GIVEN KANSAS LIMITED POPULATION AND RESOURCES, IT IS A CHALLENGE TO BOTH ESTABLISH AND SUSTAIN RESEARCH CAPACITY SUPPORTING NASA AND STATE NEEDS. THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCOR) PROGRAM EXISTS TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. THE KANSAS NASA EPSCOR PROGRAM (KNEP) INCLUDES PARTICIPANTS FROM STATE UNIVERSITIES, GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY. OVER THE YEARS, KNEP SUCCESSFULLY CREATED LASTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, STUDENTS. VIA EPSCOR FUNDING, RESEARCHERS ESTABLISH EXPERTISE AND CAPABILITIES IN AREAS IMPORTANT TO BOTH NASA AND KANSAS. FURTHERMORE, STRONG PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH NASA AND INDUSTRY ARE FORMED, YIELDING IMMEDIATE AND LASTING BENEFITS FOR ALL INVOLVED. KNEP WORKS HARD TO DEFINE AND NURTURE ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP SELF-SUSTAINING, NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE, AEROSPACE AND RELATED RESEARCH CAPABILITIES.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AB11A  
Monday, August 11, 2014
($2,734.00)
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF ~~ ASTM D5528/DCB TESTING
AF12: R&D- EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  NNC13VC85P  
Monday, August 4, 2014
$22,175.00
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF TESTING COUPONS - TENSION UNTABBED, COMPRESSIVE UNTABBED , ENF TESTING.
H166: QUALITY CONTROL- INSTRUMENTS AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

  NNC14VB44P  
Thursday, July 24, 2014
$3,744.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E09     N0018912GZ007  
Saturday, July 19, 2014
$10,000.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
FA8601: FA8601 AFLCMC PZIO

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF MANAGE AND EXECUTE A COLLABORATIVE AFIT STUDY PROGRAM DEVELOPING PYROCARBONIZED YARNS. NANO TUBE STUDY.
B504: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL

  FA860114P0208  
Monday, July 7, 2014
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY AEROELASTIC MADDING EFFECTS AND FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF RESILIENT ADAPTIVE FLIGHT CONTROLS ON A GENERAL AVIATION TESTBED: DYNAMIC INVERSE AND ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS THIS RESEARCH IS MOTIVATED BY THE EMERGENCY LANDING OF AN MD-I 1 AT SIOUX CITY, IOWA, WITH THE PILOTS USING PROPULSION-ONLY CONTROL, AFTER THE AIRCRAFT LOST ALL HYDRAULIC POWER AND ALL CONVENTIONAL FLIGHT CONTROLS. THIS INCIDENT SPURRED EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AT NASA AND DOD INTO AUTOMATING THIS PROCEDURE, BY ADDING ONBOARD SOFTWARE THAT WOULD ADAPT TO SUCH UNANTICIPATED FAILURES. SINCE 2001, WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (WSU) AND HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION HAVE BEEN JOINTLY INVESTIGATING THESE RESILIENT AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS. WSU S UNIQUE ROLE HAS BEEN TO INVESTIGATE APPLYING THIS DOD AND NASA TECHNOLOGY TO GENERAL AVIATION. THE INVESTIGATORS HAVE DESIGNED AN OPERATIONAL FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS A GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT TO BE PILOTED SAFELY USING EASY INTUITIVE COMMANDS, ESPECIALLY IN HIGH-WORKLOAD EMERGENCY SITUATIONS CAUSED BY PARTIAL FAILURE OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE INVESTIGATORS OF THIS PROPOSAL HAVE, IN PRIOR WORK, DEMONSTRATED THE USEFULNESS TO GENERAL AVIATION OF ADAPTIVE FLIGHT-CONTROL METHODS DEVELOPED BY CALISE (DYNAMIC INVERSE) AND BY FERRARI AND STENGEL AND BALAKRISHNAN (ADAPTIVE CRITIC) THROUGH THEORETICAL STUDIES, MATLAB, AND PILOTED SIMULATION. YET, CALISE S DYNAMIC INVERSE FLIGHT CONTROL METHODS HAVE ONLY RECENTLY BEEN TESTED IN FLIGHT IN ANY FORM ON ANY AIRCRAFTS NASA-AMES WITH PROMISING SUCCESS ON AN F-15 IN 2006~07 AND A PARTIAL TEST BY WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY IN EARLY 2007. THE NASA-AMES INVESTIGATIONS DISCOVERED OSCILLATORY MODES THAT MIGHT BE CAUSED BY THE CONTROLLER TRYING TO ADAPT TO UNMODELED STRUCTURAL AEROELASTIC MODES OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS HAVE NOT BEEN FLOWN OR TESTED IN REAL-TIME FLIGHT SIMULATION. THIS PROPOSAL SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDS THE GENERAL AVIATION RESEARCH INTO A FULL-FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF CALISE'S METHODS ON THE HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION CJ-144 NASA SATS FLY-BY-WIRE TESTBED, AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE REAL-TIME CAPABILITIES OF BALAKRISHNAN'S ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS. AT THE SPECIFIC REQUEST OF NASA-AMES, THIS PROJECT WILL FURTHER EXPLORE THE EFFECT OF UNMODELED AEROELASTIC MODES ON THE ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER BY INCORPORATING AN AEROELASTIC MODEL IN NASA'S GENERIC TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS AND IN WSU'S MODEL OF THE BONANZA
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX09AP20A  
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
($7,115.75)
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E08     N0018912GZ007  
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
BIOSENSOR NETWORLCS AND TEIECOMMUNICATION SUBSJ'STEMS FOR LONG-DURATION MISSIONS, EVA SUITS, AND ROBOTIC PRECURSOR SCOUT MISSIONS THIS PROJECT TARGETS ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES APPLICABLE TO BOTH HUMAN SPACE-FLIGHT AND ROBOTIC SCOUT MISSIONS. AT ITS CENTER IS A VISION FOR WIRELESS BIO-SENSORS OPERATING WITHIN FUTURE EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) SUITS. BY DESIGNING SENSOR SYSTEMS BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF ASTRONAUTS OPERATING IN LOW-GRAVITY ENVIRONMENTS, WE WILL DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO ADAPT SENSOR SELECTIONS TO VARIED MISSIONS, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY INCREASING THE NUMBER AND QUALITY OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS MONITORED. DEVELOPING A LOW-POWER WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK OPERATING WITHIN AN EVA SUIT REPRESENTS A SECOND MAJOR GOAL. THIS REQUIRES ANALYSIS OF RADIO TRANSMISSIONS WITHIN A SPACE-SUIT ENVIRONMENT, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT RADIO-WAVE ABSORPTION LEVELS IN TISSUE AND REFLECTION FROM THE ALUMINIZED MYLAR PROTECTIVE MATERIAL EMPLOYED IN THE OUTER GARMENT LAYERS. THE GOAL IS TO DETERMINE ACCEPTABLE OPERATING FREQUENCIES AND THE DATA-RATES ACHIEVABLE IN LOW-POWER OPERATION. THE FLNAL MAJOR THRUST OF THE PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP SUITABLE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE SOLUTIONS. WHILE COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF (COTS) RADIO TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS BLUETOOTH AND ZIGBEE EXIST, COTS DEVICES ARE NEITHER IDEAL FOR THIS NETWORK, NOR SUITABLE FOR OPERATION WITHIN SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, LO ADDRESS THE NEED FOR LOW-POWER RADIOS IN SPACE, WE WILL LEVERAGE AND MATURE THE K-STATE/JPL MARS MICRO-TRANSCEIVER. THIS RADIO WILL BE ADAPTED FOR USE IN THE ENVISIONED SENSOR NETWORK APPLICATION AND AT THE SAME TIME, MATURED TO SUPPORT INFUSION INTO A WIDE RANGE OF FUTURE ROBOTIC PRECURSOR SCOUT MISSIONS. BY COORDINATING THESE TASKS UNDER THE CENTRAL VISION OF LONG-DURATION MISSION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, THE PROPOSED PROJECT SEEKS TO PRODUCE BOTH EARLY-STAGE INNOVATIONS AND GAME CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES. AT THE SAME TIME, THE EVA SUIT THEME IS IDEAL FOR CAPTURING THE IMAGINATION OF TODAY(-,S YOUTH. OUTREACH ACTIVITIES BASED ON THE SPACE-SUIT THEME WILL BE DEVELOPED TO INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION OF STUDENTS TO PURSUE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) IN THEIR COLLEGE EDUCATION AND FUTURE CAREERS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX11AM05A  
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
$10,533.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E08     N0018912GZ007  
Monday, March 31, 2014
$6,617.75
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E07     N0018912GZ007  
Monday, December 23, 2013
$3,600.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E07     N0018912GZ007  
Friday, November 22, 2013
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY AEROELASTIC MADDING EFFECTS AND FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF RESILIENT ADAPTIVE FLIGHT CONTROLS ON A GENERAL AVIATION TESTBED: DYNAMIC INVERSE AND ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS THIS RESEARCH IS MOTIVATED BY THE EMERGENCY LANDING OF AN MD-I 1 AT SIOUX CITY, IOWA, WITH THE PILOTS USING PROPULSION-ONLY CONTROL, AFTER THE AIRCRAFT LOST ALL HYDRAULIC POWER AND ALL CONVENTIONAL FLIGHT CONTROLS. THIS INCIDENT SPURRED EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AT NASA AND DOD INTO AUTOMATING THIS PROCEDURE, BY ADDING ONBOARD SOFTWARE THAT WOULD ADAPT TO SUCH UNANTICIPATED FAILURES. SINCE 2001, WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (WSU) AND HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION HAVE BEEN JOINTLY INVESTIGATING THESE RESILIENT AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS. WSU S UNIQUE ROLE HAS BEEN TO INVESTIGATE APPLYING THIS DOD AND NASA TECHNOLOGY TO GENERAL AVIATION. THE INVESTIGATORS HAVE DESIGNED AN OPERATIONAL FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS A GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT TO BE PILOTED SAFELY USING EASY INTUITIVE COMMANDS, ESPECIALLY IN HIGH-WORKLOAD EMERGENCY SITUATIONS CAUSED BY PARTIAL FAILURE OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE INVESTIGATORS OF THIS PROPOSAL HAVE, IN PRIOR WORK, DEMONSTRATED THE USEFULNESS TO GENERAL AVIATION OF ADAPTIVE FLIGHT-CONTROL METHODS DEVELOPED BY CALISE (DYNAMIC INVERSE) AND BY FERRARI AND STENGEL AND BALAKRISHNAN (ADAPTIVE CRITIC) THROUGH THEORETICAL STUDIES, MATLAB, AND PILOTED SIMULATION. YET, CALISE S DYNAMIC INVERSE FLIGHT CONTROL METHODS HAVE ONLY RECENTLY BEEN TESTED IN FLIGHT IN ANY FORM ON ANY AIRCRAFTS NASA-AMES WITH PROMISING SUCCESS ON AN F-15 IN 2006~07 AND A PARTIAL TEST BY WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY IN EARLY 2007. THE NASA-AMES INVESTIGATIONS DISCOVERED OSCILLATORY MODES THAT MIGHT BE CAUSED BY THE CONTROLLER TRYING TO ADAPT TO UNMODELED STRUCTURAL AEROELASTIC MODES OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS HAVE NOT BEEN FLOWN OR TESTED IN REAL-TIME FLIGHT SIMULATION. THIS PROPOSAL SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDS THE GENERAL AVIATION RESEARCH INTO A FULL-FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF CALISE'S METHODS ON THE HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION CJ-144 NASA SATS FLY-BY-WIRE TESTBED, AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE REAL-TIME CAPABILITIES OF BALAKRISHNAN'S ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS. AT THE SPECIFIC REQUEST OF NASA-AMES, THIS PROJECT WILL FURTHER EXPLORE THE EFFECT OF UNMODELED AEROELASTIC MODES ON THE ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER BY INCORPORATING AN AEROELASTIC MODEL IN NASA'S GENERIC TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS AND IN WSU'S MODEL OF THE BONANZA
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX09AP20A  
Friday, November 22, 2013
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
BIOSENSOR NETWORLCS AND TEIECOMMUNICATION SUBSJ'STEMS FOR LONG-DURATION MISSIONS, EVA SUITS, AND ROBOTIC PRECURSOR SCOUT MISSIONS THIS PROJECT TARGETS ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES APPLICABLE TO BOTH HUMAN SPACE-FLIGHT AND ROBOTIC SCOUT MISSIONS. AT ITS CENTER IS A VISION FOR WIRELESS BIO-SENSORS OPERATING WITHIN FUTURE EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) SUITS. BY DESIGNING SENSOR SYSTEMS BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF ASTRONAUTS OPERATING IN LOW-GRAVITY ENVIRONMENTS, WE WILL DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO ADAPT SENSOR SELECTIONS TO VARIED MISSIONS, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY INCREASING THE NUMBER AND QUALITY OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS MONITORED. DEVELOPING A LOW-POWER WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK OPERATING WITHIN AN EVA SUIT REPRESENTS A SECOND MAJOR GOAL. THIS REQUIRES ANALYSIS OF RADIO TRANSMISSIONS WITHIN A SPACE-SUIT ENVIRONMENT, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT RADIO-WAVE ABSORPTION LEVELS IN TISSUE AND REFLECTION FROM THE ALUMINIZED MYLAR PROTECTIVE MATERIAL EMPLOYED IN THE OUTER GARMENT LAYERS. THE GOAL IS TO DETERMINE ACCEPTABLE OPERATING FREQUENCIES AND THE DATA-RATES ACHIEVABLE IN LOW-POWER OPERATION. THE FLNAL MAJOR THRUST OF THE PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP SUITABLE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE SOLUTIONS. WHILE COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF (COTS) RADIO TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS BLUETOOTH AND ZIGBEE EXIST, COTS DEVICES ARE NEITHER IDEAL FOR THIS NETWORK, NOR SUITABLE FOR OPERATION WITHIN SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, LO ADDRESS THE NEED FOR LOW-POWER RADIOS IN SPACE, WE WILL LEVERAGE AND MATURE THE K-STATE/JPL MARS MICRO-TRANSCEIVER. THIS RADIO WILL BE ADAPTED FOR USE IN THE ENVISIONED SENSOR NETWORK APPLICATION AND AT THE SAME TIME, MATURED TO SUPPORT INFUSION INTO A WIDE RANGE OF FUTURE ROBOTIC PRECURSOR SCOUT MISSIONS. BY COORDINATING THESE TASKS UNDER THE CENTRAL VISION OF LONG-DURATION MISSION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, THE PROPOSED PROJECT SEEKS TO PRODUCE BOTH EARLY-STAGE INNOVATIONS AND GAME CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES. AT THE SAME TIME, THE EVA SUIT THEME IS IDEAL FOR CAPTURING THE IMAGINATION OF TODAY(-,S YOUTH. OUTREACH ACTIVITIES BASED ON THE SPACE-SUIT THEME WILL BE DEVELOPED TO INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION OF STUDENTS TO PURSUE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) IN THEIR COLLEGE EDUCATION AND FUTURE CAREERS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX11AM05A  
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
($72,413.19)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDY OF PART DEFORMATION AND TOOL THERMAL MASS IN CURING OF LARGE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES CONTROL OVER FINAL DIMENSIONS OF POLYMER COMPOSITES IS ESSENTIAL TO EFFECTIVELY MANUFACTURE AND ASSEMBLE LARGE STRUCTURES. HOWEVER, DURING CURING OF COMPOSITES, PROCESS-INDUCED RESIDUAL STRESSES CAN CAUSE DISTORTION IN THE COMPOSITE. TO OVERCOME THIS PROBLEM, SHAPE-COMPENSATED TOOLS ARE DESIGNED AND USED TO MANUFACTURE PARTS WITH REQUIRED DIMENSIONS. TO DATE, SUCH TOOL DESIGN IS DONE USING COSTLY TRIAL-AND-ERROR PROCEDURES. TO REDUCE TIME AND COST, THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING METHODOLOGIES TO DESIGN TOOLS BASED ON PREDICTED PART DIMENSIONS OBTAINED FROM A NOVEL COUPLED THERMO-MECHANICAL ANALYSIS DURING CURE. AS SUCH, A FULLY 3D MODEL FOR PART DEFORMATION WILL BE DEVELOPED TO ACCURATELY PREDICT FINAL PART DIMENSIONS. THIS 3D MODEL WILL ALLOW ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX PARTS MANUFACTURED USING AUTOCLAVE OR OUT-OF-AUTOCLAVE PROCESSES AND SUCH ANALYSIS CANNOT BE PERFORMED USING CURRENT MODELS. IN ADDITION, A ROBUST DATABASE CONTAINING MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND PROCESS PARAMETERS WILL BE DEVELOPED AND USED TO FEED THE MODEL. TOOLS FOR COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY THERMAL MASS THAT CHARACTERIZES HOW QUICKLY THEY HEAT UP DURING CURE. PARTS ON SMALL FAST TOOLS WILL CURE FASTER THAN THOSE ON LARGE SLOW TOOLS. THIS CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS IF PARTS ON FAST TOOLS CURE FASTER OR REACH A CERTAIN TEMPERATURE (AT WHICH VACUUM OR PRESSURE HAS TO BE ALTERED) SIGNIFICANTLY AHEAD OF SLOW TOOLS IN THE SAME AUTOCLAVE RUN. IN THIS PROJECT, TOOLS WILL BE ANALYZED AND GROUPED BASED ON THERMAL MASS . THIS WILL ALLOW PLANNING AUTOCLAVE RUNS ACCORDING TO "CURING SPEED" SO THAT (1) AUTOCLAVE USE IS OPTIMIZED BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CYCLES AND (2) HIGH-QUALITY PART YIELD IS INCREASED BY ASSURING THAT PARTS CURED IN THE SAME AUTOCLAVE RUN FOLLOW THE REQUIRED CURE CYCLE. THIS PROJECT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN COLLABORATION WITH NASA GLENN AND NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTERS, LOCKHEED MARTIN, BOEING, SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, HAWKER BEECHCRAFT, CESSNA, AND BOMBARDIER.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX09AO58A  
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
($1,962.00)
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
LARC0: LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF "OTHER FUNCTIONS" SAMPLE TESTING OF THE NEWPORT CARBON PLAIN WEAVE FABRIC
H999: OTHER QC/TEST/INSPECT- MISCELLANEOUS

  NNL13AA29P  
Monday, November 4, 2013
$3,381.50
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E05     N0018912GZ007  
Thursday, October 31, 2013
($4,232.00)
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E05     N0018912GZ007  
Thursday, October 31, 2013
($6,223.68)
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E06     N0018912GZ007  
Monday, October 28, 2013
$10,000.00
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
LARC0: LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: TITLE: COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL ENINGEERING TECHNOLOGY (CSET) COURSE
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  NNL14AA05P  
Monday, September 9, 2013
$11,880.00
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF
AF12: R&D- EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  NNC13VC85P  
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
$13,436.50
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E06     N0018912GZ007  
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (RID) PROPOSAL 2012 GIVEN KANSAS LIMITED POPULATION AND RESOURCES, IT IS A CHALLENGE TO BOTH ESTABLISH AND SUSTAIN RESEARCH CAPACITY SUPPORTING NASA AND STATE NEEDS. THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCOR) PROGRAM EXISTS TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. THE KANSAS NASA EPSCOR PROGRAM (KNEP) INCLUDES PARTICIPANTS FROM STATE UNIVERSITIES, GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY. OVER THE YEARS, KNEP SUCCESSFULLY CREATED LASTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, STUDENTS. VIA EPSCOR FUNDING, RESEARCHERS ESTABLISH EXPERTISE AND CAPABILITIES IN AREAS IMPORTANT TO BOTH NASA AND KANSAS. FURTHERMORE, STRONG PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH NASA AND INDUSTRY ARE FORMED, YIELDING IMMEDIATE AND LASTING BENEFITS FOR ALL INVOLVED. KNEP WORKS HARD TO DEFINE AND NURTURE ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP SELF-SUSTAINING, NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE, AEROSPACE AND RELATED RESEARCH CAPABILITIES.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AB11A  
Friday, August 2, 2013
$3,600.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E05     N0018912GZ007  
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
($11.00)
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF - REPLACE PAGE 3 SOW WITH 3A SOW AND CHANGE DELIVERY DATE FROM 7/29/12 TO 12/31/12 COUPON TESTING OF DEVELOPMENTAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS: TENSILE, COMPRESSION AND FLATWISE TENSILE STRENGTH
H199: QUALITY CONTROL- MISCELLANEOUS

  NNC12VD50P  
Friday, May 17, 2013
$3,381.50
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E05     N0018912GZ007  
Friday, May 17, 2013
$0.00
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
LARC0: LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF "OTHER FUNCTIONS" SAMPLE TESTING OF THE NEWPORT CARBON PLAIN WEAVE FABRIC
H999: OTHER QC/TEST/INSPECT- MISCELLANEOUS

  NNL13AA29P  
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY AEROELASTIC MADDING EFFECTS AND FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF RESILIENT ADAPTIVE FLIGHT CONTROLS ON A GENERAL AVIATION TESTBED: DYNAMIC INVERSE AND ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS THIS RESEARCH IS MOTIVATED BY THE EMERGENCY LANDING OF AN MD-I 1 AT SIOUX CITY, IOWA, WITH THE PILOTS USING PROPULSION-ONLY CONTROL, AFTER THE AIRCRAFT LOST ALL HYDRAULIC POWER AND ALL CONVENTIONAL FLIGHT CONTROLS. THIS INCIDENT SPURRED EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AT NASA AND DOD INTO AUTOMATING THIS PROCEDURE, BY ADDING ONBOARD SOFTWARE THAT WOULD ADAPT TO SUCH UNANTICIPATED FAILURES. SINCE 2001, WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (WSU) AND HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION HAVE BEEN JOINTLY INVESTIGATING THESE RESILIENT AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS. WSU S UNIQUE ROLE HAS BEEN TO INVESTIGATE APPLYING THIS DOD AND NASA TECHNOLOGY TO GENERAL AVIATION. THE INVESTIGATORS HAVE DESIGNED AN OPERATIONAL FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS A GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT TO BE PILOTED SAFELY USING EASY INTUITIVE COMMANDS, ESPECIALLY IN HIGH-WORKLOAD EMERGENCY SITUATIONS CAUSED BY PARTIAL FAILURE OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE INVESTIGATORS OF THIS PROPOSAL HAVE, IN PRIOR WORK, DEMONSTRATED THE USEFULNESS TO GENERAL AVIATION OF ADAPTIVE FLIGHT-CONTROL METHODS DEVELOPED BY CALISE (DYNAMIC INVERSE) AND BY FERRARI AND STENGEL AND BALAKRISHNAN (ADAPTIVE CRITIC) THROUGH THEORETICAL STUDIES, MATLAB, AND PILOTED SIMULATION. YET, CALISE S DYNAMIC INVERSE FLIGHT CONTROL METHODS HAVE ONLY RECENTLY BEEN TESTED IN FLIGHT IN ANY FORM ON ANY AIRCRAFTS NASA-AMES WITH PROMISING SUCCESS ON AN F-15 IN 2006~07 AND A PARTIAL TEST BY WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY IN EARLY 2007. THE NASA-AMES INVESTIGATIONS DISCOVERED OSCILLATORY MODES THAT MIGHT BE CAUSED BY THE CONTROLLER TRYING TO ADAPT TO UNMODELED STRUCTURAL AEROELASTIC MODES OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS HAVE NOT BEEN FLOWN OR TESTED IN REAL-TIME FLIGHT SIMULATION. THIS PROPOSAL SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDS THE GENERAL AVIATION RESEARCH INTO A FULL-FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF CALISE'S METHODS ON THE HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION CJ-144 NASA SATS FLY-BY-WIRE TESTBED, AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE REAL-TIME CAPABILITIES OF BALAKRISHNAN'S ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS. AT THE SPECIFIC REQUEST OF NASA-AMES, THIS PROJECT WILL FURTHER EXPLORE THE EFFECT OF UNMODELED AEROELASTIC MODES ON THE ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER BY INCORPORATING AN AEROELASTIC MODEL IN NASA'S GENERIC TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS AND IN WSU'S MODEL OF THE BONANZA
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX09AP20A  
Friday, May 3, 2013
($8,082.05)
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
IGF::OT::IGF TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E04     N0018912GZ007  
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
$0.00
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
LARC0: LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF "OTHER FUNCTIONS" SAMPLE TESTING OF THE NEWPORT CARBON PLAIN WEAVE FABRIC
H999: OTHER QC/TEST/INSPECT- MISCELLANEOUS

  NNL13AA29P  
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
$672,919.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
THIS PROJECT INTENDS TO DEVELOP NOVEL SOLID-STATE ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS THAT CAN MEET NASA S SPECIFICATIONS FOR SPACE EXPLORATION INCLUDING RELIABLE OPERATION IN A WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE, HIGH ENERGY/POWER DENSITY, LIGHT WEIGHT, AND LONG CYCLE LIFE. THROUGH INTEGRATION OF COMPLEMENTARY EXPERTISE IN NOVEL MATERIALS, NANOSTRUCTURES, AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, THIS INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM, CONSISTING OF PROFESSOR JUN LI (PI, CHEMISTRY, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY), PROFESSOR JUDY WU (CO-PI, PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS) AND PROFESSOR RON HUI (CO-PI, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS), WILL EXPLORE UNIQUE 3D NANOSTRUCTURED SOLID-STATE SUPERCAPACITORS (SCS), LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES (LIBS), AND THE HYBRID SYSTEMS THAT INTEGRATE PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SOURCE WITH SCS AND LIBS FOR ENERGY STORAGE THROUGH SMART POWER MANAGEMENT CIRCUITRY. THE REQUESTED NASA EPSCOR SUPPORT WILL ENABLE THE TEAM TO DEVELOP A TRULY TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH IN KANSAS. THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF KANSAS RESEARCHERS IN THE CRITICAL AREA OF ENERGY STORAGE, WHICH WILL NOT ONLY PROVIDE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPACE-COMPATIBLE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR NASA S MISSIONS, BUT ALSO HAVE A BROAD IMPACT ON MANY OTHER MILITARY AND CIVILIAN APPLICATIONS INCLUDING ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND PORTABLEELECTRONICS. THE PROPOSED WORK AIMS NOT ONLY AT PROTOTYPE DEMONSTRATION OF THESE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS, BUT ALSO AT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOR COMMERCIALIZATION. THE COLLABORATION WITH NASA (DR. MEYYA MEYYAPPAN, CHIEF SCIENTIST FOR EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY, NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER) AND INDUSTRY (DR. ARDEN P. JOHNSON, R&D MANAGER/FELLOW SCIENTIST, ELECTROCHEM SOLUTIONS INC.) WILL ESTABLISH STRONG PARTNERSHIP TO PUSH THE PROPOSED RESEARCH FURTHER TOWARD ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES. THIS PROJECT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A TRULY INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF NEXT-GENERATIONSCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS WITH CUTTINGEDGE RESEARCH OF RENEWABLE ENERGY USING NANOTECHNOLOGY AS A UNIQUE TOOL. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT ARE THREE FOLDED AND THE APPROACHES PROPOSED INVOLVE TRULY INNOVATIVE METHODS TO ADDRESS THE CRITICAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED TO EACH OBJECTIVE: OBJECTIVE 1 WILL FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHLY STABLE WIDE-TEMPERATURE SCS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS. TO IMPROVE THE SPECIFIC CAPACITANCE, A SOLIDSTATE DOUBLE-LAYER SUPERCAPACITORS (SSDLSS) WILL BE FABRICATED BY SUCCESSIVELY DEPOSITING ULTRATHIN SOLID DIELECTRIC AND METAL SHELLS ON VERTICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBER ARRAYS TO FORM 3D NANOSTRUCTURED CARBON-INSULATOR-METAL STACKS. A NEW MECHANISM BASED ON FERROELECTRIC SUPERLATTICE LAYERS WILL ALSO BE EXPLORED IN PARALLEL TO PROVIDE ANOTHER INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLID-STATE SCS. OBJECTIVE 2 WILL DEVELOP A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLID-STATE NANOSTRUCTURED LIB FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE AND HIGH-POWER APPLICATIONS. TWO VERTICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBER ARRAYS COAXIALLY COATED WITH ACTIVE ANODE AND CATHODE MATERIALS AND POLYMER INSULATORS ARE PRESSED AGAINST EACH OTHER TO FORM AN INTERDIGITATED NANOARRAY LIB. THE SHORT ION TRANSPORTATION PATH WILL REDUCE THE TEMPERATURE EFFECTS AND IMPROVE THE POWER/ENERGY DENSITY AT LOW TEMPERATURES. OBJECTIVE 3 WILL ADDRESS ISSUES IN DEVICE OPTIMIZATION AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION. COMPUTER MODELING/SIMULATION WILL BE EMPLOYED TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE AND IDENTIFY CRITICAL FACTORS IN MATERIALS PROCESSING AND SC AND LIB DESIGN. SC AND LIB DEVICES WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO A HYBRID POWER STORAGE/SUPPLY SYSTEM TO PROVIDE BALANCED POWER NEEDS AND INTERFACED WITH APHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM. A PROGRAMMABLE TEST- BED WILL BE ASSEMBLED TO EXTRACT FUNDAMENTAL DEVICE PARAMETERS. ADAPTIVE ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY WILL BE DESIGNED BASED ON MODELING/SIMULATION FOR POWER MANAGEMENT CONSIDERING CHARGING, LOADING AND TEMPERATURE CHARACTERISTICS AND WILL BE TESTED WITH THE DEVELOPED LIBS AND SCS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AD42A  
Thursday, December 27, 2012
$12,422.80
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E04     N0018912GZ007  
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (RID) PROPOSAL 2012 GIVEN KANSAS LIMITED POPULATION AND RESOURCES, IT IS A CHALLENGE TO BOTH ESTABLISH AND SUSTAIN RESEARCH CAPACITY SUPPORTING NASA AND STATE NEEDS. THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCOR) PROGRAM EXISTS TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. THE KANSAS NASA EPSCOR PROGRAM (KNEP) INCLUDES PARTICIPANTS FROM STATE UNIVERSITIES, GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY. OVER THE YEARS, KNEP SUCCESSFULLY CREATED LASTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, STUDENTS. VIA EPSCOR FUNDING, RESEARCHERS ESTABLISH EXPERTISE AND CAPABILITIES IN AREAS IMPORTANT TO BOTH NASA AND KANSAS. FURTHERMORE, STRONG PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH NASA AND INDUSTRY ARE FORMED, YIELDING IMMEDIATE AND LASTING BENEFITS FOR ALL INVOLVED. KNEP WORKS HARD TO DEFINE AND NURTURE ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP SELF-SUSTAINING, NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE, AEROSPACE AND RELATED RESEARCH CAPABILITIES.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AB11A  
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
$5,296.95
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E03     N0018912GZ007  
Thursday, November 8, 2012
$45,758.00
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
LARC0: LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
IGF::OT::IGF "OTHER FUNCTIONS" SAMPLE TESTING OF THE NEWPORT CARBON PLAIN WEAVE FABRIC
H999: OTHER QC/TEST/INSPECT- MISCELLANEOUS

  NNL13AA29P  
Friday, October 26, 2012
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (RID) PROPOSAL 2012 GIVEN KANSAS LIMITED POPULATION AND RESOURCES, IT IS A CHALLENGE TO BOTH ESTABLISH AND SUSTAIN RESEARCH CAPACITY SUPPORTING NASA AND STATE NEEDS. THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCOR) PROGRAM EXISTS TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. THE KANSAS NASA EPSCOR PROGRAM (KNEP) INCLUDES PARTICIPANTS FROM STATE UNIVERSITIES, GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY. OVER THE YEARS, KNEP SUCCESSFULLY CREATED LASTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, STUDENTS. VIA EPSCOR FUNDING, RESEARCHERS ESTABLISH EXPERTISE AND CAPABILITIES IN AREAS IMPORTANT TO BOTH NASA AND KANSAS. FURTHERMORE, STRONG PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH NASA AND INDUSTRY ARE FORMED, YIELDING IMMEDIATE AND LASTING BENEFITS FOR ALL INVOLVED. KNEP WORKS HARD TO DEFINE AND NURTURE ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP SELF-SUSTAINING, NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE, AEROSPACE AND RELATED RESEARCH CAPABILITIES.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AB11A  
Monday, October 1, 2012
($5,296.95)
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E01     N0018912GZ007  
Monday, September 10, 2012
$21,000.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
FA8601: FA8601 AFLCMC PZIO

PO Purchase Order
CARBON NANOTUBES RESEARCH
B504: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL

  FA860112P0408  
Thursday, September 6, 2012
$4,340.75
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E02     N0018912GZ007  
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
$0.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
FA8650: FA8650 USAF AFMC AFRL/RQK

DCA Definitive Contract
MATERIALS FOR LIGHTNING PROTECTION OF COMPOSITE AIRFRAME STRUCTURES
AE35: R&D- ECONOMIC GROWTH: MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT)

  FA865009C5007  
Friday, August 3, 2012
$0.00
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
REPLACE PAGE 3 SOW WITH 3A SOW AND CHANGE DELIVERY DATE FROM 7/29/12 TO 12/31/12 COUPON TESTING OF DEVELOPMENTAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS: TENSILE, COMPRESSION AND FLATWISE TENSILE STRENGTH
H199: QUALITY CONTROL- MISCELLANEOUS

  NNC12VD50P  
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
$6,707.20
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N0622A: NAVY MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL

DO Delivery Order
TUITION AND FEES
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  8E01     N0018912GZ007  
Monday, June 25, 2012
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDY OF PART DEFORMATION AND TOOL THERMAL MASS IN CURING OF LARGE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES CONTROL OVER FINAL DIMENSIONS OF POLYMER COMPOSITES IS ESSENTIAL TO EFFECTIVELY MANUFACTURE AND ASSEMBLE LARGE STRUCTURES. HOWEVER, DURING CURING OF COMPOSITES, PROCESS-INDUCED RESIDUAL STRESSES CAN CAUSE DISTORTION IN THE COMPOSITE. TO OVERCOME THIS PROBLEM, SHAPE-COMPENSATED TOOLS ARE DESIGNED AND USED TO MANUFACTURE PARTS WITH REQUIRED DIMENSIONS. TO DATE, SUCH TOOL DESIGN IS DONE USING COSTLY TRIAL-AND-ERROR PROCEDURES. TO REDUCE TIME AND COST, THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING METHODOLOGIES TO DESIGN TOOLS BASED ON PREDICTED PART DIMENSIONS OBTAINED FROM A NOVEL COUPLED THERMO-MECHANICAL ANALYSIS DURING CURE. AS SUCH, A FULLY 3D MODEL FOR PART DEFORMATION WILL BE DEVELOPED TO ACCURATELY PREDICT FINAL PART DIMENSIONS. THIS 3D MODEL WILL ALLOW ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX PARTS MANUFACTURED USING AUTOCLAVE OR OUT-OF-AUTOCLAVE PROCESSES AND SUCH ANALYSIS CANNOT BE PERFORMED USING CURRENT MODELS. IN ADDITION, A ROBUST DATABASE CONTAINING MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND PROCESS PARAMETERS WILL BE DEVELOPED AND USED TO FEED THE MODEL. TOOLS FOR COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY THERMAL MASS THAT CHARACTERIZES HOW QUICKLY THEY HEAT UP DURING CURE. PARTS ON SMALL FAST TOOLS WILL CURE FASTER THAN THOSE ON LARGE SLOW TOOLS. THIS CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS IF PARTS ON FAST TOOLS CURE FASTER OR REACH A CERTAIN TEMPERATURE (AT WHICH VACUUM OR PRESSURE HAS TO BE ALTERED) SIGNIFICANTLY AHEAD OF SLOW TOOLS IN THE SAME AUTOCLAVE RUN. IN THIS PROJECT, TOOLS WILL BE ANALYZED AND GROUPED BASED ON THERMAL MASS . THIS WILL ALLOW PLANNING AUTOCLAVE RUNS ACCORDING TO "CURING SPEED" SO THAT (1) AUTOCLAVE USE IS OPTIMIZED BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CYCLES AND (2) HIGH-QUALITY PART YIELD IS INCREASED BY ASSURING THAT PARTS CURED IN THE SAME AUTOCLAVE RUN FOLLOW THE REQUIRED CURE CYCLE. THIS PROJECT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN COLLABORATION WITH NASA GLENN AND NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTERS, LOCKHEED MARTIN, BOEING, SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, HAWKER BEECHCRAFT, CESSNA, AND BOMBARDIER.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX09AO58A  
Thursday, June 7, 2012
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY AEROELASTIC MADDING EFFECTS AND FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF RESILIENT ADAPTIVE FLIGHT CONTROLS ON A GENERAL AVIATION TESTBED: DYNAMIC INVERSE AND ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS THIS RESEARCH IS MOTIVATED BY THE EMERGENCY LANDING OF AN MD-I 1 AT SIOUX CITY, IOWA, WITH THE PILOTS USING PROPULSION-ONLY CONTROL, AFTER THE AIRCRAFT LOST ALL HYDRAULIC POWER AND ALL CONVENTIONAL FLIGHT CONTROLS. THIS INCIDENT SPURRED EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AT NASA AND DOD INTO AUTOMATING THIS PROCEDURE, BY ADDING ONBOARD SOFTWARE THAT WOULD ADAPT TO SUCH UNANTICIPATED FAILURES. SINCE 2001, WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (WSU) AND HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION HAVE BEEN JOINTLY INVESTIGATING THESE RESILIENT AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS. WSU S UNIQUE ROLE HAS BEEN TO INVESTIGATE APPLYING THIS DOD AND NASA TECHNOLOGY TO GENERAL AVIATION. THE INVESTIGATORS HAVE DESIGNED AN OPERATIONAL FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS A GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT TO BE PILOTED SAFELY USING EASY INTUITIVE COMMANDS, ESPECIALLY IN HIGH-WORKLOAD EMERGENCY SITUATIONS CAUSED BY PARTIAL FAILURE OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE INVESTIGATORS OF THIS PROPOSAL HAVE, IN PRIOR WORK, DEMONSTRATED THE USEFULNESS TO GENERAL AVIATION OF ADAPTIVE FLIGHT-CONTROL METHODS DEVELOPED BY CALISE (DYNAMIC INVERSE) AND BY FERRARI AND STENGEL AND BALAKRISHNAN (ADAPTIVE CRITIC) THROUGH THEORETICAL STUDIES, MATLAB, AND PILOTED SIMULATION. YET, CALISE S DYNAMIC INVERSE FLIGHT CONTROL METHODS HAVE ONLY RECENTLY BEEN TESTED IN FLIGHT IN ANY FORM ON ANY AIRCRAFTS NASA-AMES WITH PROMISING SUCCESS ON AN F-15 IN 2006~07 AND A PARTIAL TEST BY WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY IN EARLY 2007. THE NASA-AMES INVESTIGATIONS DISCOVERED OSCILLATORY MODES THAT MIGHT BE CAUSED BY THE CONTROLLER TRYING TO ADAPT TO UNMODELED STRUCTURAL AEROELASTIC MODES OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS HAVE NOT BEEN FLOWN OR TESTED IN REAL-TIME FLIGHT SIMULATION. THIS PROPOSAL SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDS THE GENERAL AVIATION RESEARCH INTO A FULL-FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF CALISE'S METHODS ON THE HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION CJ-144 NASA SATS FLY-BY-WIRE TESTBED, AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE REAL-TIME CAPABILITIES OF BALAKRISHNAN'S ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS. AT THE SPECIFIC REQUEST OF NASA-AMES, THIS PROJECT WILL FURTHER EXPLORE THE EFFECT OF UNMODELED AEROELASTIC MODES ON THE ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER BY INCORPORATING AN AEROELASTIC MODEL IN NASA'S GENERIC TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS AND IN WSU'S MODEL OF THE BONANZA
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX09AP20A  
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
$13,440.00
8000: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
GRC00: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

PO Purchase Order
COUPON TESTING OF DEVELOPMENTAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS: TENSILE, COMPRESSION AND FLATWISE TENSILE STRENGTH
H199: QUALITY CONTROL- MISCELLANEOUS

  NNC12VD50P  
Thursday, April 5, 2012
$18,000.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
W9124P: W6QK ACC-RSA

PO Purchase Order
WIND TUNNEL OCCUPANCY 40 HOURS
1550: UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

  W9124P12P0099  
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
$0.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N00189: NAVSUP FLT LOG CTR NORFOLK

BOA Basic Ordering Agreement
STUDENT TUITION
U005: EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

  N0018912GZ007  
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
$750,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
BIOSENSOR NETWORLCS AND TEIECOMMUNICATION SUBSJ'STEMS FOR LONG-DURATION MISSIONS, EVA SUITS, AND ROBOTIC PRECURSOR SCOUT MISSIONS THIS PROJECT TARGETS ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES APPLICABLE TO BOTH HUMAN SPACE-FLIGHT AND ROBOTIC SCOUT MISSIONS. AT ITS CENTER IS A VISION FOR WIRELESS BIO-SENSORS OPERATING WITHIN FUTURE EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) SUITS. BY DESIGNING SENSOR SYSTEMS BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF ASTRONAUTS OPERATING IN LOW-GRAVITY ENVIRONMENTS, WE WILL DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO ADAPT SENSOR SELECTIONS TO VARIED MISSIONS, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY INCREASING THE NUMBER AND QUALITY OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS MONITORED. DEVELOPING A LOW-POWER WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK OPERATING WITHIN AN EVA SUIT REPRESENTS A SECOND MAJOR GOAL. THIS REQUIRES ANALYSIS OF RADIO TRANSMISSIONS WITHIN A SPACE-SUIT ENVIRONMENT, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT RADIO-WAVE ABSORPTION LEVELS IN TISSUE AND REFLECTION FROM THE ALUMINIZED MYLAR PROTECTIVE MATERIAL EMPLOYED IN THE OUTER GARMENT LAYERS. THE GOAL IS TO DETERMINE ACCEPTABLE OPERATING FREQUENCIES AND THE DATA-RATES ACHIEVABLE IN LOW-POWER OPERATION. THE FLNAL MAJOR THRUST OF THE PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP SUITABLE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE SOLUTIONS. WHILE COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF (COTS) RADIO TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS BLUETOOTH AND ZIGBEE EXIST, COTS DEVICES ARE NEITHER IDEAL FOR THIS NETWORK, NOR SUITABLE FOR OPERATION WITHIN SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, LO ADDRESS THE NEED FOR LOW-POWER RADIOS IN SPACE, WE WILL LEVERAGE AND MATURE THE K-STATE/JPL MARS MICRO-TRANSCEIVER. THIS RADIO WILL BE ADAPTED FOR USE IN THE ENVISIONED SENSOR NETWORK APPLICATION AND AT THE SAME TIME, MATURED TO SUPPORT INFUSION INTO A WIDE RANGE OF FUTURE ROBOTIC PRECURSOR SCOUT MISSIONS. BY COORDINATING THESE TASKS UNDER THE CENTRAL VISION OF LONG-DURATION MISSION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, THE PROPOSED PROJECT SEEKS TO PRODUCE BOTH EARLY-STAGE INNOVATIONS AND GAME CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES. AT THE SAME TIME, THE EVA SUIT THEME IS IDEAL FOR CAPTURING THE IMAGINATION OF TODAY(-,S YOUTH. OUTREACH ACTIVITIES BASED ON THE SPACE-SUIT THEME WILL BE DEVELOPED TO INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION OF STUDENTS TO PURSUE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) IN THEIR COLLEGE EDUCATION AND FUTURE CAREERS.
U009: EDUCATION SERVICES

  NNX11AM05A  
Monday, January 24, 2011
($3,500.00)
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
00200: DEPT OF HHS/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

B: PURCHASE ORDER
SERVICES

  HHSD2002005M11292P  
Monday, January 24, 2011
($2,200.00)
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
00200: DEPT OF HHS/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

B: PURCHASE ORDER
SERVICES

  HHSD2002005M12551P  
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
$2,687,000.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
FA8650: FA8650 USAF AFMC AFRL/RQK

DCA Definitive Contract
ELECTROMAGNETIC HARDENING MATERIALS
AE35: R&D-MANUFACTURING TECH-OPSY DEV

  FA865009C5007  
Thursday, February 25, 2010
$0.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
W9124P: W6QK ACC-RSA

PO Purchase Order
WIND TUNNEL RENTAL FOR UAS TESTING AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY.
1550: DRONES

  W9124P10P0049  
Thursday, July 30, 2009
$749,952.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSSC0: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY AEROELASTIC MADDING EFFECTS AND FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF RESILIENT ADAPTIVE FLIGHT CONTROLS ON A GENERAL AVIATION TESTBED: DYNAMIC INVERSE AND ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS THIS RESEARCH IS MOTIVATED BY THE EMERGENCY LANDING OF AN MD-I 1 AT SIOUX CITY, IOWA, WITH THE PILOTS USING PROPULSION-ONLY CONTROL, AFTER THE AIRCRAFT LOST ALL HYDRAULIC POWER AND ALL CONVENTIONAL FLIGHT CONTROLS. THIS INCIDENT SPURRED EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AT NASA AND DOD INTO AUTOMATING THIS PROCEDURE, BY ADDING ONBOARD SOFTWARE THAT WOULD ADAPT TO SUCH UNANTICIPATED FAILURES. SINCE 2001, WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (WSU) AND HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION HAVE BEEN JOINTLY INVESTIGATING THESE RESILIENT AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS. WSUS UNIQUE ROLE HAS BEEN TO INVESTIGATE APPLYING THIS DOD AND NASA TECHNOLOGY TO GENERAL AVIATION. THE INVESTIGATORS HAVE DESIGNED AN OPERATIONAL FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS A GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT TO BE PILOTED SAFELY USING EASY INTUITIVE COMMANDS, ESPECIALLY IN HIGH-WORKLOAD EMERGENCY SITUATIONS CAUSED BY PARTIAL FAILURE OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE INVESTIGATORS OF THIS PROPOSAL HAVE, IN PRIOR WORK, DEMONSTRATED THE USEFULNESS TO GENERAL AVIATION OF ADAPTIVE FLIGHT-CONTROL METHODS DEVELOPED BY CALISE (DYNAMIC INVERSE) AND BY FERRARI AND STENGEL AND BALAKRISHNAN (ADAPTIVE CRITIC) THROUGH THEORETICAL STUDIES, MATLAB, AND PILOTED SIMULATION. YET, CALISE S DYNAMIC INVERSE FLIGHT CONTROL METHODS HAVE ONLY RECENTLY BEEN TESTED IN FLIGHT IN ANY FORM ON ANY AIRCRAFTS NASA-AMES WITH PROMISING SUCCESS ON AN F-15 IN 2006-07 AND A PARTIAL TEST BY WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY IN EARLY 2007. THE NASA-AMES INVESTIGATIONS DISCOVERED OSCILLATORY MODES THAT MIGHT BE CAUSED BY THE CONTROLLER TRYING TO ADAPT TO UNMODELED STRUCTURAL AEROELASTIC MODES OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS HAVE NOT BEEN FLOWN OR TESTED IN REAL-TIME FLIGHT SIMULATION. THIS PROPOSAL SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDS THE GENERAL AVIATION RESEARCH INTO A FULL-FLIGHT TEST DEMONSTRATION OF CALISES METHODS ON THE HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORPORATION CJ-144 NASA SATS FLY-BY-WIRE TESTBED, AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE REAL-TIME CAPABILITIES OF BALAKRISHNANS ADAPTIVE CRITIC METHODS. AT THE SPECIFIC REQUEST OF NASA-AMES, THIS PROJECT WILL FURTHER EXPLORE THE EFFECT OF UNMODELED AEROELASTIC MODES ON THE ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER BY INCORPORATING AN AEROELASTIC MODEL IN NASAS GENERIC TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS AND IN WSU'S MODEL OF THE BONANZA
U009: EDUCATION SERVICES

  NNX09AP20A  
Monday, July 27, 2009
$0.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
FA8650: FA8650 USAF AFMC AFRL/RQK

DCA Definitive Contract
MATERIALS FOR LIGHTNING PROTECTION OF COMPOSITE AIRFRAME STRUCTURES
AE35: R&D-MANUFACTURING TECH-OPSY DEV

  FA865009C5007  
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
$0.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
FA8650: FA8650 USAF AFMC AFRL/RQK

DCA Definitive Contract
MAT'LS FOR LIGHTNING PROTECTION OF COMPOSITE AIRFRAME STRUCT
AE35: R&D-MANUFACTURING TECH-OPSY DEV

  FA865009C5007  
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
$0.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N00167: NSWC CARDEROCK

PO Purchase Order
FRICTION STIR PROCESSING OF NICKEL
R425: ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES

  N0016707M5228  
Thursday, May 21, 2009
$1,000,000.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
FA8650: FA8650 USAF AFMC AFRL/RQK

DCA Definitive Contract
STRENGTH IMPROVEMENTS IN SPINEL CERAMICS
AE35: R&D-MANUFACTURING TECH-OPSY DEV

  FA865009C5007  
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
$0.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N00421: NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIR DIV

DCA Definitive Contract
EXTEND POP 12/31/09
AC17: R&D-AIRCRAFT-COMERCLIZ

  N0042107C0076  
Friday, March 6, 2009
$1,400,000.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
FA8650: FA8650 USAF AFMC AFRL/RQK

DCA Definitive Contract
MATERIALS FOR LIGHTNING PROTECTION OF COMPOSITE AIRFRAME STRUCTURES
AE35: R&D-MANUFACTURING TECH-OPSY DEV

  FA865009C5007  
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
$0.00
9700: DEPT OF DEFENSE
N00421: NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIR DIV

DCA Definitive Contract
R&D
AC17: R&D-AIRCRAFT-COMERCLIZ

  N0042107C0076