Prototype, human-rated, ablative heat shield for Orion (the crew vehicle) and advanced thermal protection system materials

03

Lunar Dust Mitigation:

Technologies for protecting lunar surface systems from the adverse effects of lunar dust

04

Propulsion and Cryogenics Advanced Development:

Non-toxic propulsion systems for Orion and the Lunar Lander

05

Cryogenic Fluid Management:

Technologies for long-term storage of cryogenic propellants

06

Energy Storage:

Advanced lithium-ion batteries and regenerative fuel cells for energy storage

07

Thermal Control Systems:

Heat pumps, evaporators, and radiators for thermal control of Orion and lunar surface systems such as habitats, power systems, and extravehicular activity (EVA) suits

08

High-Performance and Radiation-Hardened Electronics:

Radiation-hardened and reconfigurable, high-performance processors and electronics

09

Integrated Systems Health Management:

Design, development, operation, and life-cycle management of components, subsystems, vehicles, and other operational systems

10

Autonomy for Operations:

Software tools to maximize productivity and minimize workload for mission operations by automating procedures, schedules, and plans

11

Intelligent Software Design:

Software tools to produce reliable software

12

Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology:

Autonomous, precision landing and hazard avoidance systems

13

Automated Rendezvous and Docking Sensor Technology:

Development of sensors and software to rendezvous and dock spacecraft

14

Exploration Life Support:

Technologies for atmospheric management, advanced air and water recovery systems, and waste disposal

15

Advanced Environmental Monitoring and Control:

Technologies for monitoring and controlling spacecraft and habitat environment

16

Fire Prevention, Detection, and Suppression:

Technologies to ensure crew health and safety on exploration missions



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