TA13 Ground and Launch Systems Processing

13.1 Technologies to Optimize the Operational Life-Cycle

13.1.1    Storage, Distribution, and Conservation of Fluids

13.1.2    Automated Alignment, Coupling, and Assembly Systems

13.1.3    Autonomous Command and Control for Ground and Integrated Vehicle/Ground Systems

13.2 Environmental and Green Technologies

13.2.1    Corrosion Prevention, Detection, and Mitigation

13.2.2    Environmental Remediation and Site Restoration

13.2.3    Preservation of Natural Ecosystems

13.2.4    Alternate Energy Prototypes

13.3 Technologies to Increase Reliability and Mission Availability

13.3.1    Advanced Launch Technologies

13.3.2    Environment-Hardened Materials and Structures

13.3.3    Inspection, Anomaly Detection, and Identification

13.3.4    Fault Isolation and Diagnostics

13.3.5    Prognostics Technologies

13.3.6    Repair, Mitigation, and Recovery Technologies

13.3.7    Communications, Networking, Timing, and Telemetry

13.4 Technologies to Improve Mission Safety/Mission Risk

13.4.1    Range Tracking, Surveillance, and Flight Safety Technologies

13.4.2    Landing and Recovery Systems and Components

13.4.3    Weather Prediction and Mitigation

13.4.4    Robotics/TeleRobotics

13.4.5    Safety Systems

TA14 Thermal Management Systems

14.1 Cryogenic Systems

14.1.1    Passive Thermal Control

14.1.2    Active Thermal Control

14.1.3    Systems Integration

14.2 Thermal Control Systems

14.2.1    Heat Acquisition

14.2.2    Heat Transfer

14.2.3    Heat Rejection and Energy Storage

14.3 Thermal Protection Systems

14.3.1    Ascent/Entry TPS

14.3.2    Plume Shielding (Convective and Radiative)

14.3.3    Sensor Systems and Measurement Technologies

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