National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Small Business Innovation Research & Technology Transfer 2008 Program Solicitations

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NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) expands the boundaries of aeronautical knowledge for the benefit of the Nation and the broad aeronautics community, which includes the Agency's partners in academia, industry, and other government agencies. ARMD is conducting high-quality, cutting-edge research that will lead to revolutionary concepts, technologies, and capabilities that enable radical change to both the airspace system and the aircraft that fly within it, facilitating a safer, more environmentally friendly, and more efficient air transportation system. At the same time, we are ensuring that aeronautics research and critical core competencies continue to play a vital role in support of NASA’s goals for both manned and robotic space exploration.

ARMD conducts cutting-edge research that produces concepts, tools, and technologies that enable the design of vehicles that fly safely through any atmosphere at any speed. In addition, ARMD is directly addressing fundamental research challenges that must be overcome in order to implement the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). This research will yield revolutionary concepts, capabilities, and technologies that will enable significant increases in the capacity, efficiency and flexibility of the National Air Space. In conjunction with expanding air traffic management capabilities, research is being conducted to help address substantial noise, emissions, efficiency, performance, and safety challenges that are required to ensure vehicles can support the NextGen vision.

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) supports the Agency's goal (Goal 3) of developing a balanced overall program of science, exploration, and aeronautics, consistent with the redirection of the human spaceflight program to focus on exploration. The ARMD research plans directly support the National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy and accompanying Executive Order signed by the President on December 20, 2006.

TOPIC A1 Aviation Safety
A1.01 Mitigation of Aircraft Aging and Durability-related Hazards
A1.02 Sensing and Diagnostic Capability for Aircraft Aging and Damage
A1.03 Prediction of Aging Effects
A1.04 Aviation External Hazard Sensor Technologies
A1.05 Crew Systems Technologies for Improved Aviation Safety
A1.06 Technologies for Improved Design and Analysis of Flight Deck Automation
A1.07 On-Board Flight Envelope Estimation for Unimpaired and Impaired Aircraft
A1.08 Engine Lifing and Prognosis for In-Flight Emergencies
A1.09 Robust Flare Planning and Guidance for Unimpaired and Impaired Aircraft
A1.10 Detection of In-Flight Aircraft Anomalies
A1.11 Integrated Diagnosis and Prognosis of Aircraft Anomalies
A1.12 Mitigation of Aircraft Structural Damage

TOPIC A2 Fundamental Aeronautics
A2.01 Materials and Structures for Future Aircraft
A2.02 Combustion for Aerospace Vehicles
A2.03 Aero-Acoustics
A2.04 Aeroelasticity
A2.05 Aerodynamics
A2.06 Aerothermodynamics
A2.07 Flight and Propulsion Control and Dynamics
A2.08 Aircraft Systems Analysis, Design and Optimization
A2.09 Rotorcraft
A2.10 Propulsion Systems

TOPIC A3 Airspace Systems
A3.01 NextGen Airspace
A3.02 NextGen Airportal

TOPIC A4 Aeronautics Test Technologies
A4.01 Ground Test Techniques and Measurement Technology
A4.02 Flight Test Techniques and Measurement Technology

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