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  1. ATLAS LTCS Vertically Challenged System Lessons Learned

    Abstract: Re-planning of LTCS TVAC testing and supporting RTA (Receiver Telescope Assembly) Test Plan and Procedure document preparation. The Laser Thermal Control System (LTCS) is designed to...
  2. Quantification of Inflight Physical Changes: Anthropometry and Neutral Body Posture (Body Measures)

    Abstract: The goal of this study is to gather preliminary data to better understand the magnitude and variability of microgravity changes on the body. To do this, we aim to gather and document...
  3. NASA Giovanni: A Tool for Visualizing, Analyzing, and Inter-comparing Soil Moisture Data

    Abstract: There are many existing satellite soil moisture algorithms and their derived data products, but there is no simple way for a user to inter-compare the products or analyze them together with...
  4. Size and Shape of the Distant Magnetotail

    Abstract: We employ a global magnetohydrodynamic model to study the effects of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) strength and direction upon the cross-section of the magnetotail at lunar...
  5. On Formulations of Discontinuous Galerkin and Related Methods for Conservation Laws

    Abstract: A formulation for the discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method that leads to solutions using the differential form of the equation (as opposed to the standard integral form) is presented. The...
  6. Calibration of the NASA Glenn Research Center 16 in. Mass-Flow Plug

    Abstract: The results of an experimental calibration of the NASA Glenn Research Center 16 in. Mass-Flow Plug (MFP) are presented and compared to a previously obtained calibration of a 15 in....
  7. Hurricane Karl's Structure and Some Thoughts for 2014 Strategy

    Abstract: Karl has interesting data, but far below the standards we should be able to achieve in HS3. We need to fly AV-1 over hurricanes in 2014. Most of the cold cloud shield in the inner core of...
  8. Hurricane Imaging Radiometer Wind Speed and Rain Rate Retrievals during the 2010 GRIP Flight Experiment

    Abstract: Microwave remote sensing observations of hurricanes, from NOAA and USAF hurricane surveillance aircraft, provide vital data for hurricane research and operations, for forecasting the...
  9. The Meteoroid Fluence at Mars Due to Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring): Two Models

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  10. Identification of Vehicle Health Assurance Related Trends

    Abstract: Trend analysis in aviation as related to vehicle health management (VHM) was performed by reviewing the most current statistical and prognostics data available from the National...
  11. NASA and Unmanned Vehicles

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  12. Outstanding Science with a Great Observatory the Chandra X-Ray Observatory

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  13. The Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer (AMPR) - Initial Results from the Integrated Precipitation Hydrology Experiment (IPHEx)

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  14. Computational Study of the CC3 Impeller and Vaneless Diffuser Experiment

    Abstract: Centrifugal compressors are compatible with the low exit corrected flows found in the high pressure compressor of turboshaft engines and may play an increasing role in turbofan engines as...
  15. Aerodynamic Characterization of a Thin, High-Performance Airfoil for Use in Ground Fluids Testing

    Abstract: The FAA has worked with Transport Canada and others to develop allowance times for aircraft operating in ice-pellet precipitation. Wind-tunnel testing has been carried out to better...
  16. Analysis and Results from a Flush Airdata Sensing (FADS) System in Close Proximity to Firing Rocket Nozzles

    Abstract: This presentation presents information regarding the nose-cap flush airdata sensing (FADS) system on Orion's Pad Abort 1 (PA-1) vehicle. The purpose of the nose-cap FADS system was to test...
  17. An Evaluation of Operational Airspace Sectorization Integrated System (OASIS) Advisory Tool

    Abstract: In January 2013, a human-in-the-loop evaluation of the Operational Airspace Sectorization Integrated System (OASIS) was conducted in the Airspace Operations Laboratory of the Human Systems...
  18. Design and Evolution of a Modular Tensegrity Robot Platform

    Abstract: NASA Ames Research Center is developing a compliant modular tensegrity robotic platform for planetary exploration. In this paper we present the design and evolution of the platform's main...
  19. Physics-based Entry, Descent and Landing Risk Model

    Abstract: A physics-based risk model was developed to assess the risk associated with thermal protection system failures during the entry, descent and landing phase of a manned spacecraft mission. In...
  20. Characterizing Cold Giant Planets in Reflected Light: Lessons from 50 Years of Outer Solar System Exploration and Observation

    Abstract: A space based coronagraph, whether as part of the WFIRST/AFTA mission or on a dedicated space telescope such as Exo-C or -S, will be able to obtain photometry and spectra of multiple gas...
  21. Swept-Wing Ice Accretion Characterization and Aerodynamics

    Abstract: NASA, FAA, ONERA, the University of Illinois and Boeing have embarked on a significant, collaborative research effort to address the technical challenges associated with icing on...
  22. Aerodynamic Classification of Swept-Wing Ice Accretion

    Abstract: The continued design, certification and safe operation of swept-wing airplanes in icing conditions rely on the advancement of computational and experimental simulation methods for higher...
  23. Comparison of Model Calculations of Biological Damage from Exposure to Heavy Ions with Measurements

    Abstract: The space environment consists of a varying field of radiation particles including high-energy ions, with spacecraft shielding material providing the major protection to astronauts from...
  24. International Space Station External Contamination Environment for Space Science Utilization

    Abstract: The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest and most complex on-orbit platform for space science utilization in low Earth orbit. Multiple sites for external payloads, with exposure...
  25. Mars Sample Return and Flight Test of a Small Bimodal Nuclear Rocket and ISRU Plant

    Abstract: A combined Nuclear Thermal Rocket (NTR) flight test and Mars Sample Return mission (MSR) is explored as a means of "jump-starting" NTR development. Development of a small-scale engine with...
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