NIAC NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (program); NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NNI National Nanotechnology Initiative
NRC National Research Council
NSF National Science Foundation
NTR nuclear thermal rocket
   
OANM onboard autonomous navigation and maneuvering
OCT Office of the Chief Technologist
OSR Orbital Sounding Rocket
   
PLSS personal life support system
PNT position, navigation, and timing
PV photovoltaic
   
QE quantum efficiency
QFD quality function deployment
   
R&D research and development
RBCC rocket-based combined cycle
RDSP robotic drilling and sampling processing
RF radio frequency
RFID radio frequency identification
RLCAS routine low cost access to space
ROIC readout integrated circuit
RP rocket propellant (hydrocarbon-based)
RPS radioisotope power system(s)
RTG radioisotope thermoelectric generator
   
SDR software defined radio
SEE single event effects
SEP solar electric propulsion
SPE solar particle event
SWAP size, weight, and power
SWNT single wall nanotube
TA technology area
   
TA01 Launch Propulsion Systems Technology Area
TA02 In-Space Propulsion Technologies Technology Area
TA03 Space Power and Energy Storage Technology Area
TA04 Robotics, TeleRobotics, and Autonomous Systems Technology Area
TA05 Communication and Navigation Technology Area
TA06 Human Health, Life Support, and Habitation Systems Technology Area
TA07 Human Exploration Destination Systems Technology Area
TA08 Science Instruments, Observatories, and Sensor Systems Technology Area
TA09 Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems Technology Area
TA10 Nanotechnology Technology Area
TA11 Modeling, Simulation, and Information Technology and Processing Technology Area
TA12 Materials, Structures, Mechanical Systems, and Manufacturing Technology Area


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