CAGE 015X1 - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
USA

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

CAGE Code: 015X1
DUNS: 059007500
220 HULLIHEN HALL
NEWARK DE 19716-0099
UNITED STATES

Telephone: 302-831-4978
Fax: 302-831-2828

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Active Commercial Supplier with the Cage Code 015X1 and is tracked by Dun & Bradstreet under DUNS Number 059007500.

Additional Data For CAGE 015X1

SIC Code 1:8221
Status:A
Type:F
Size:E
Primary Business:N
Type of Business:N
Woman Owned:N
CAO:N66020
ADP CNT CT:N66020

USA Government Contracting Activity for 015X1

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
($30,934.57)
7000: Department of Homeland Security
140D70: IBC ACQ SERVICE DIVISION (00070)

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF THE PURPOSE OF THIS MODIFICATION IS TO DEOBLIGATE EXCESS FUNDS FROM CLIN 00010 IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,934.57
AZ17: R&D- OTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (COMMERCIALIZED)

  IND15PC00187     HSHQDC-14-R-B0017  
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
$8,115.00
1200: Department of Agriculture
128KAP: USDA ARS PA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
PREPARATION OF A CDNA LIBRARY AND SEQUENCING RNA FOR PGPRU
AA32: R&D- AGRICULTURE: PRODUCTION (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  128KAP18P0007     128KAP18Q0003  
Monday, November 20, 2017
$10,922.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N95D: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
DELAWARE UNIV:1107642 [18-000644]
B529: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- SCIENTIFIC DATA

  HHSN311201800033P  
Thursday, November 16, 2017
$164,177.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE GOAL OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO: IMPROVE A NATIONAL CARBON MONITORING FRAMEWORK TO SYNTHETIZE FOREST INVENTORY AND REMOTE SENSING INFORMATION, WHILE INCREASING SPATIAL RESOLUTION AND KNOWLEDGE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF REDD+ ACROSS MEXICO. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: 1) HARMONIZE AVAILABLE DATA TO INCREASE INTEROPERABILITY AND SYNTHESIS EFFORTS; 2) BUILD MULTI-SCALE RESOLUTION PRODUCTS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL (1KM TO 30 M); 3) DEVELOP HIGH-RESOLUTION ESTIMATES (15 AND 1 M) AT INTENSIVE MONITORING SITES; AND 4) COLLABORATE WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO IMPROVE A NATIONAL CARBON MONITORING FRAMEWORK WHERE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT/POLICY DECISIONS.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC18K0173  
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
($401.26)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
U.S. WIND POWER CAPACITY FROM INSTALLED TURBINES DOUBLED BETWEEN 2008 AND 2011 AND CONTINUED GROWTH IS LIKELY DUE TO TAX INCENTIVES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. WIND TURBINES OFTEN SHARE LAND WITH IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE AND EACH HAS BEEN SHOWN TO IMPACT LAND-ATMOSPHERE INTERACTIONS. ALTHOUGH STEPS HAVE BEEN MADE TOWARDS DETERMINING THE INDIVIDUAL IMPACTS OF IRRIGATION AND WIND TURBINES ON REGIONAL METEOROLOGY, FEW STUDIES HAVE ADDRESSED THE IMPACT OF WIND FARMS ON THE SURFACE ENERGY BALANCE IN IRRIGATED AREAS. THE COMBINED INFLUENCE OF THESE TWO ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES ON EVAPOTRANSPIRATION (ET) COULD POTENTIALLY IMPACT CROP YIELD AND EXACERBATE BOTH WET AND DRY EXTREMES (E.G. DROUGHT). THEREFORE, THE QUANTIFICATION OF THESE IMPACTS WILL ASSIST FARMERS AND PROVIDE DIRECT SOCIETAL BENEFITS. THE MAIN HYPOTHESIS OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS THAT IRRIGATION CO-LOCATED WITH WIND FARMS CAN IMPACT LOCAL AND REGIONAL WEATHER THROUGH SURFACE FLUX MODIFICATIONS (DUE TO IRRIGATION) AND A TRANSPORTATION MECHANISM (WIND TURBINE WAKES). THIS HYPOTHESIS WILL BE TESTED WITH FOUR ENSEMBLE SETS OF HIGH-RESOLUTION SEASONAL SIMULATIONS USING NASA GODDARD'S LAND INFORMATION SYSTEM (LIS) AND THE NASA-UNIFIED WEATHER RESEARCH AND FORECASTING (NU-WRF) MESOSCALE MODEL. THE RESULTS WILL BE ASSESSED WITH OBSERVATIONS AND LOCAL LAND-ATMOSPHERE COUPLING (LOCO) DIAGNOSTICS, WHICH OFFER THE ABILITY TO COMPARE THE DIURNAL EVOLUTION OF THE SIMULATED BOUNDARY LAYER TO THAT OBSERVED, AND TO DETERMINE THE PHYSICAL PROCESSES THAT LINK THE SURFACE PERTURBATIONS FROM IRRIGATION AND TURBINES TO THE SEASONAL IMPACTS. THIS WORK WILL AID IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CUTTING-EDGE NASA MODELING SYSTEMS AND THE RESULTS, IN TERMS OF THE QUANTIFICATION OF TURBINE IMPACTS IN IRRIGATED AREAS, CAN BE USED TO DETERMINE CROP YIELD IMPACTS AND RECOMMEND SITING LOCATIONS OF TURBINES. THUS, THIS WORK WILL BENEFIT FARMERS AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, THEREBY DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTING TO NASA'S MISSION TO DRIVE ADVANCES IN SCIENCE TO ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE, ECONOMIC VITALITY, AND STEWARDSHIP OF THE EARTH.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AM71H  
Thursday, October 5, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
SEVERAL CHALLENGING PROBLEMS OF GREAT CURRENT INTEREST IN HELIOSPHERIC PHYSICS AND LWS SCIENCE RELATE TO MAGNETIC FIELD LINE CONNECTIVITY AND SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE (SEP) TRANSPORT. RAPID TRANSPORT OF SEPS IN LATITUDE (E.G., SEEN BY ULYSSES) AND IN LONGITUDE (SEEN BY STEREO) CHALLENGE BOTH THEORY AND PREDICTION. A SECOND (AND WE ARGUE, RELATED) PROBLEM IS THE BROADENING OF BOUNDARIES BETWEEN FAST AND SLOW SOLAR WIND DUE TO STOCHASTIC INTERCHANGE OF CONNECTIVITY, ALLOWING ENERGETIC PARTICLES AND PLASMA OF DIFFERENT COMPOSITION TO TRANSPORT AND MIX ACROSS BOUNDARIES. BOTH CASES WILL BE BETTER UNDERSTOOD BY IMPROVED QUANTITATIVE DESCRIPTION OF INTERCONNECTION AND EXCHANGE OF MAGNETIC FLUX BETWEEN NEARBY TOPOLOGICAL FAMILIES (FLUX TUBES) DUE TO TOPOLOGICAL EFFECTS IN FIELD LINE TRANSPORT IN SPACE (SERIPIENLERT ET AL., APJ 711, 980, 2010), AND EXCHANGE OF FIELD LINE CONNECTIVITY IN TIME (RAPPAZZO ET AL., APJ 758, L14, 2012). THESE PROCESSES CAN HAVE SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCES CONSIDERING THE COMPLEX MAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT INFERRED FROM OBSERVATIONS. WE PROPOSE SEVERAL TASKS TO FURTHER DEVELOP THESE IDEAS, WITH THE GOAL OF INCORPORATING THESE ANOMALOUS TRANSPORT EFFECTS WITH FOCUSED SEP TRANSPORT MODELS. WE AIM TO THEREBY EXPLAIN EXISTING PUZZLES IN LONGITUDINAL TRANSPORT, AND TO PROVIDE BETTER QUANTITATIVE DESCRIPTION OF DROPOUTS. WE WILL DETERMINE THE VARIABILITY OF THE MEASURED SEP FLUX DEPENDING ON THE OBSERVER S LOCATION WITH RESPECT TO THE TURBULENCE TOPOLOGY (E.G., RUFFOLO ET AL., APJ 779, 74, 2013). IT IS INTENDED THAT IMPROVEMENTS IN PREDICTION OF SEP FLUXES WILL EMERGE AS BOTH INTERMEDIATE AND FINAL PRODUCTS.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AB88G  
Thursday, October 5, 2017
($461.40)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
EARTH'S HISTORY IS INEXTRICABLY LINKED TO THE REDOX STATES OF IRON AND THE FORMATION OF O2 . BOTH HAVE REACTED OVER TIME, AS EVIDENCED BY BANDED IRON FORMATIONS. ISOTOPE AND TRACE ELEMENT METHODS HAVE RECENTLY ALLOWED US TO BETTER CONSTRAIN O2 CONCENTRATIONS THROUGH TIME, YET OUR ABILITY TO DETECT THE ORGANISMS THAT SHAPED AND RESPONDED TO REDOX CHANGES REMAINS RELATIVELY CRUDE. MICROBES MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO FE(III) PRECIPITATION ON THE EARLY EARTH THROUGH: OXYGENIC PHOTOSYNTHESIS, COUPLED TO ABIOTIC FE(II) OXIDATION; AEROBIC MICROBIAL FE(II) OXIDATION; AND ANOXYGENIC PHOTOSYNTHESIS, WITH FE(II) AS AN ELECTRON DONOR. AEROBIC FE OXIDATION HAS RECEIVED LESS ATTENTION, BECAUSE IT IS ASSUMED THAT THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT O2 EARLY ON. HOWEVER, THIS THEORY DESERVES GREATER CONSIDERATION GIVEN INCREASING EVIDENCE THAT OXYGENIC PROCESSES DEVELOPED EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT, AND BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT MICROAEROPHILIC FE-OXIDIZING BACTERIA (FEOB) CAN GROW AND PRECIPITATE FE RAPIDLY AT EXTREMELY LOW [O2] (9 M CONFIRMED BY DRUSCHEL ET AL, 2008). PROMISING CANDIDATES FOR AEROBIC FEOB BIOSIGNATURES ARE THEIR DISTINCTIVE EXTRACELLULAR FE-MINERALIZED FILAMENTS (E.G. STALKS AND SHEATHS). SIMILAR MORPHOLOGIES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED IN THE ROCK RECORD, THOUGH IT IS CURRENTLY DIFFICULT TO SAY WITH CERTAINTY THAT OLDER FILAMENTS REPRESENT FEOB FOSSILS. TO HELP CONSTRAIN REDOX HISTORY, WE MUST IMPROVE OUR ABILITY TO IDENTIFY AND READ THESE MARKERS. TOWARDS THIS GOAL, WE HAVE DESIGNED AN INTEGRATED STUDY TO: 1. ESTABLISH THAT FE FILAMENTS ARE ROBUST BIOSIGNATURES BY ESTABLISHING BIOGENICITY CRITERIA BASED ON LIVING FEOB (IN CULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT). 2. DOCUMENT MICROAEROPHILIC FEOB GROWTH AND FE OXIDATION KINETICS AT A RANGE OF PH AND [O2], AND DETERMINE THE LOWEST [O2] THAT CORRESPONDS TO SIGNIFICANT OXIDATION RATES. 3. DEMONSTRATE THAT FEOB BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES ARE RECORDED IN FILAMENT TEXTURES, AND THUS CAN PROVIDE CLUES ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL (NAMELY O2) CONDITIONS AT THE TIME OF GROWTH AND DEPOSITION. 4. BASED ON NEWLY-ESTABLISHED CRITERIA, DETERMINE THE OLDEST PROBABLE FEOB FILAMENTS IN THE ROCK RECORD, TO FURTHER DELINEATE THE POSSIBILITY THAT FEOB HAVE PARTICIPATED IN SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN EARTH S HISTORY. WE WILL COMBINE FIELD SAMPLING AND MEASUREMENTS AT THREE SITES IN ME AND DE WITH CULTURE-BASED EXPERIMENTS ON FILAMENT-FORMING FEOB SIDEROXYDANS R-1, LEPTOTHRIX OCHRACEA, MARIPROFUNDUS FERROOXYDANS, AND STRAINS ISOLATED AS PART OF THIS STUDY. WE WILL DETERMINE FE OXIDATION KINETICS AND REACTION ORDER OF FRESHLY SAMPLED MAT AND ISOLATES/ENRICHMENTS USING SOLID STATE AU/HG VOLTAMMETRIC ELECTRODES, AND HG DROP ELECTRODES (AS NEEDED TO DETECT [O2] DOWN TO 150 NM). WE WILL QUANTIFY THE RESPONSE OF FILAMENT FORMATION AND MORPHOLOGY TO ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS [E.G. PH, O2 AND FE(II)] USING MICROSLIDE CULTURES WITH VOLTAMMETRIC ELECTRODES. IN THIS WAY, WE WILL LINK FEOB PHYSIOLOGY/BEHAVIOR TO MINERALIZATION PATTERNS, AND THUS PROVIDE A BASIS FOR EVALUATING BIOGENICITY AND INTERPRETING MORPHOLOGIC DETAILS. WE WILL TEST THE RESULTING BIOGENICITY CRITERIA ON PUTATIVE FE MICROFOSSILS IN SAMPLES DONATED BY COLLABORATORS. WE WILL ALSO INVESTIGATE ORGANIC C OF MODERN AND ANCIENT FILAMENTS, AS ANOTHER LINE OF EVIDENCE. THIS WORK WILL BE COMPLEMENTED BY FEOB STRAIN CHARACTERIZATION, TO ESTABLISH THE GROWTH LIMITS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS RELEVANT TO INTERPRETATION OF PALEOENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. OUR TEAM WILL CONSIST OF CLARA CHAN, AN EARLY CAREER FACULTY MEMBER AT THE UNIV. OF DELAWARE (UD), DAVID EMERSON, A SENIOR SCIENTIST AT THE BIGELOW LAB. FOR OCEAN SCIENCES, AND GEORGE LUTHER, FACULTY MEMBER AT UD. ALSO, WE WILL TRAIN AND SUPERVISE A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AND TWO GRADUATE STUDENTS. WE WILL COORDINATE OUR EFFORTS WITH EMERSON'S NASA EPSCOR-FUNDED PROJECT ON FEOB GENOMICS WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF LINKING FEOB GENETIC EVOLUTION WITH MICROFOSSILS IN THE GEOLOGIC RECORD.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX12AG20G  
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PROPOSES TO COLLABORATE WITH PETER GORHAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ON AN ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS NEUTRINO AND COSMIC RAY STUDY CARRIED OUT BY THE ANITA PROJECT. THIS PROJECT SEEKS A FOURTH FLIGHT OF THE ANTARCTIC IMPULSIVE TRANSIENT ANTENNA SUBORBITAL LONG-DURATION BALLOON (LDB) PAYLOAD, WITH A GOAL OF FURTHER EXTENDING ANITA'S UNIQUE SENSITIVITY TO COSMIC SOURCES OF ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY PARTICLES. ANITA REMAINS THE MOST SENSITIVE NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY IN THE WORLD AT 1-100 EEV ENERGIES (1 EEV = 1E9 GEV = 1000 PEV). ANITA-3'S PLANNED 2013 FLIGHT WAS DELAYED DUE TO THE DIFFICULT BUDGET CLIMATE OF 2013 (AND LATER THE CANCELLATION OF THE LDB SEASON AS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN). ANITA-3 HAS IMPLEMENTED A MAJOR REDESIGN OF THE TRIGGER AND DIGITIZER SYSTEM, AND WILL IMPROVE OVER THE PRIOR FLIGHTS BY UP TO A FACTOR OF 5. FIRST EVIDENCE FOR PEV COSMIC NEUTRINOS HAS NOW BEEN FOUND BY THE ICECUBE OBSERVATORY, AND THE SCIENTIFIC IMPORTANCE OF PROBING ANY POTENTIAL SPECTRAL TAIL OF THESE NEUTRINOS IS HIGH. ANITA IS THE ONLY CURRENT INSTRUMENT THAT CAN ACHIEVE ADEQUATE SENSITIVITY TO CONSTRAIN THE UHE NEUTRINO SPECTRUM, AND THE ANITA-4 FLIGHT WE PROPOSE WILL EXTEND THIS SENSITIVITY BY AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE IN COMBINATION WITH ANITA-3, AS WE ARE STILL IN THE REGIME OF LINEARLY INCREASING SENSITIVITY WITH TIME. ANITA-4 WILL BE AN AUGMENTED REFLIGHT OF THE ANITA-3 INSTRUMENT, WITH ADDITIONAL TIME AND FOCUS ON OPTIMIZING FIRMWARE AND SOFTWARE ALGORITHMS THAT WILL FIRST BE DEPLOYED ON THE ANITA-3 FLIGHT LATER THIS YEAR. THE COMBINATION OF ANITA-3 AND ANITA-4 WILL PRESENT STILL THE MOST COMPELLING INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL EEV NEUTRINO FLUXES TO DATE, COMPLEMENTING THE LOWER-ENERGY ICECUBE MEASUREMENTS.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AC22G  
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
$50,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY THE USE OF EXTERNAL FIELDS TO CONTROL THE MICROSTRUCTURE OF COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS IS A POWERFUL MEANS FOR TAILORING THE MECHANICAL, OPTICAL, AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIALS. MAGNETIC AND ELECTRIC FIELDS ARE ESPECIALLY USEFUL DIRECTING AGENTS FOR COLLOIDAL AND NANOPARTICLE SELF-ASSEMBLY. EFFECTIVELY HARNESSING DIRECTED SELF-ASSEMBLY WILL TRANSFORM MATERIALS MANUFACTURING TO ENABLE FAST, CONTINUOUS, AND LOW-COST PROCESSING. NUMEROUS EARTH AND SPACE-BASED TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE IMPACTED, INCLUDING ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE, THERMAL, MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AND SEPARATIONS FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING, ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION AND CLEAN WATER. INSPACE-3 IS A RECENTLY COMPLETED EXPERIMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSEMBLY OF ELLIPSOIDAL COLLOIDS IN TOGGLED FIELDS. ANISOTROPY ALSO INTRODUCES NEW COMPLICATIONS AS THE KINETIC PATHWAY TO SELF-ASSEMBLY IS HINDERED BY THE FORMATION OF DISORDERED GLASSY OR JAMMED STATES. THUS, WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT PARTICLE SHAPE WILL ALTER THE AGGREGATION KINETICS, MICROSTRUCTURES, AND MICROSCOPIC MECHANICS OF FIELD-RESPONSIVE COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS. BASED ON THE PUBLICATIONS, MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED, AND MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION, WE HAVE PROVIDED A STRONG FUNCTIONAL BASIS FOR THE USE OF TOGGLED FIELDS IN DIRECTING THE SELF-ASSEMBLY OF NEW FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THE PROPOSED WORK ARE TO ANALYZE AND REPORT THE RESULTS OF FLIGHT EXPERIMENTS PERFORMED DURING ISS EXPEDITIONS 32, 33, 34, AND 35. DURING THE PROPOSED FUNDING PERIOD, THE RESULTS OF THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE ANALYZED, INTERPRETED, AND PUBLISHED IN THE ARCHIVAL LITERATURE.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AD21G  
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N950: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIDA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF DELAWARE UNIVERSITY: 1107642
R499: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: OTHER

  HHSN271201700069C     HHSNIHNIDASSSANOI17437  
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
($50,000.00)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY THE USE OF EXTERNAL FIELDS TO CONTROL THE MICROSTRUCTURE OF COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS IS A POWERFUL MEANS FOR TAILORING THE MECHANICAL, OPTICAL, AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIALS. MAGNETIC AND ELECTRIC FIELDS ARE ESPECIALLY USEFUL DIRECTING AGENTS FOR COLLOIDAL AND NANOPARTICLE SELF-ASSEMBLY. EFFECTIVELY HARNESSING DIRECTED SELF-ASSEMBLY WILL TRANSFORM MATERIALS MANUFACTURING TO ENABLE FAST, CONTINUOUS, AND LOW-COST PROCESSING. NUMEROUS EARTH AND SPACE-BASED TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE IMPACTED, INCLUDING ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE, THERMAL, MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AND SEPARATIONS FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING, ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION AND CLEAN WATER. INSPACE-3 IS A RECENTLY COMPLETED EXPERIMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSEMBLY OF ELLIPSOIDAL COLLOIDS IN TOGGLED FIELDS. ANISOTROPY ALSO INTRODUCES NEW COMPLICATIONS AS THE KINETIC PATHWAY TO SELF-ASSEMBLY IS HINDERED BY THE FORMATION OF DISORDERED GLASSY OR JAMMED STATES. THUS, WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT PARTICLE SHAPE WILL ALTER THE AGGREGATION KINETICS, MICROSTRUCTURES, AND MICROSCOPIC MECHANICS OF FIELD-RESPONSIVE COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS. BASED ON THE PUBLICATIONS, MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED, AND MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION, WE HAVE PROVIDED A STRONG FUNCTIONAL BASIS FOR THE USE OF TOGGLED FIELDS IN DIRECTING THE SELF-ASSEMBLY OF NEW FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THE PROPOSED WORK ARE TO ANALYZE AND REPORT THE RESULTS OF FLIGHT EXPERIMENTS PERFORMED DURING ISS EXPEDITIONS 32, 33, 34, AND 35. DURING THE PROPOSED FUNDING PERIOD, THE RESULTS OF THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE ANALYZED, INTERPRETED, AND PUBLISHED IN THE ARCHIVAL LITERATURE.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AD21G  
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY THE USE OF EXTERNAL FIELDS TO CONTROL THE MICROSTRUCTURE OF COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS IS A POWERFUL MEANS FOR TAILORING THE MECHANICAL, OPTICAL, AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIALS. MAGNETIC AND ELECTRIC FIELDS ARE ESPECIALLY USEFUL DIRECTING AGENTS FOR COLLOIDAL AND NANOPARTICLE SELF-ASSEMBLY. EFFECTIVELY HARNESSING DIRECTED SELF-ASSEMBLY WILL TRANSFORM MATERIALS MANUFACTURING TO ENABLE FAST, CONTINUOUS, AND LOW-COST PROCESSING. NUMEROUS EARTH AND SPACE-BASED TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE IMPACTED, INCLUDING ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE, THERMAL, MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AND SEPARATIONS FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING, ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION AND CLEAN WATER. INSPACE-3 IS A RECENTLY COMPLETED EXPERIMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSEMBLY OF ELLIPSOIDAL COLLOIDS IN TOGGLED FIELDS. ANISOTROPY ALSO INTRODUCES NEW COMPLICATIONS AS THE KINETIC PATHWAY TO SELF-ASSEMBLY IS HINDERED BY THE FORMATION OF DISORDERED GLASSY OR JAMMED STATES. THUS, WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT PARTICLE SHAPE WILL ALTER THE AGGREGATION KINETICS, MICROSTRUCTURES, AND MICROSCOPIC MECHANICS OF FIELD-RESPONSIVE COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS. BASED ON THE PUBLICATIONS, MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED, AND MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION, WE HAVE PROVIDED A STRONG FUNCTIONAL BASIS FOR THE USE OF TOGGLED FIELDS IN DIRECTING THE SELF-ASSEMBLY OF NEW FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THE PROPOSED WORK ARE TO ANALYZE AND REPORT THE RESULTS OF FLIGHT EXPERIMENTS PERFORMED DURING ISS EXPEDITIONS 32, 33, 34, AND 35. DURING THE PROPOSED FUNDING PERIOD, THE RESULTS OF THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE ANALYZED, INTERPRETED, AND PUBLISHED IN THE ARCHIVAL LITERATURE.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AD21G  
Friday, September 22, 2017
$398,957.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
OBJECTIVES SUMMARY: WE PROPOSE THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF HYBRID INTEGRATED SILICON PHOTONIC CIRCUITS FOR HIGH-SPEED FREE-SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATION AND SPACE SENSING TECHNOLOGIES. BASED ON THE SCALABLE SILICON NANOPHOTONIC PLATFORM, THREE DIMENSIONAL NANOPHOTONIC DEVICES CONFIGURATIONS WILL BE DESIGNED AND INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR CONVERTING THE SPECIALIZED PROPERTIES OF HYBRID INTEGRATED MATERIALS TO DESIRED ENGINEERING PURPOSES. METHODOLOGY SUMMARY: CMOS MANUFACTURING OFFERS WAFER SCALE FABRICATION OF SILICON WITH SUB-10NM FEATURES AND ATOMIC-SCALE SURFACE ROUGHNESS. AS INDIVIDUAL DEVICE SPEED/SENSITIVITY IS LIMITED BY THE INTRINSIC PROPERTIES OF SILICON, COMPLEX DESIGNS INVOLVING CASCADED MULTI-LEVEL CIRCUITS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO FURTHER IMPROVE THE BANDWIDTH AND OTHER PERFORMANCE METRICS. TO REDUCE CIRCUIT COMPLEXITY, HYBRID MATERIALS WITH HIGH NONLINEAR COEFFICIENTS ARE PROPOSED FOR DIRECT INTEGRATION ONTO SILICON NANOPHOTONIC PLATFORM. WE BELIEVE THAT HYBRID INTEGRATION CAN FUNDAMENTALLY IMPROVE EFFICIENCY, DEVICE SPEED, IN ADDITION TO INTRODUCING OTHER DESIRED FUNCTIONALITIES ONTO THE SILICON PLATFORM, SUCH AS IONIZATION RADIATION DETECTION. THE RADIATION-INDUCED ELECTRONIC/PHOTONIC PERTURBATIONS IN THE ACTIVE MEDIUM CAN BE CAPTURED BY THE ELECTRONIC JUNCTIONS IN SILICON LAYER, TO MAINTAIN THE PRISTINE QUALITY OF THE ACTIVE LAYER. ADDITIONALLY, DEVICE SENSITIVITY CAN BE INCREASED THROUGH RESONANCE ENHANCEMENT DESIGNS IN THE SILICON LAYER THROUGH VARIOUS LIGHT-TRAPPING SCHEMES. RELEVANCE SUMMARY: THE MINIATURIZED PHOTONIC INSTRUMENTS FOR SENSING AND COMMUNICATION COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE SIZES, WEIGHT, AND POWER COMPARED TO EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES, AND DIRECTLY RELATES TO SEVERAL TECHNOLOGY AREAS (TA) ON NASA S TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP, INCLUDING TA 5.1 OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION AND TA 8.3 IN-SITU INSTRUMENTS AND SENSORS. THE ON-CHIP PHOTONIC TRANSCEIVER IS POTENTIAL TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE LASER COMMUNICATIONS RELAY DEMONSTRATION MISSION AT GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, WITH LAUNCH READINESS YEAR OF 2019. THE SENSOR DEVELOPMENT IS INSPIRED BY THE INSTRUMENTS ON CURRENT MISSIONS OF MAGNETOSPHERIC MULTISCALE MISSION AND REUVEN RAMATY HIGH ENERGY SOLAR SPECTROSCOPIC IMAGER. THE PROPOSED X-RAY, UV AND IR DETECTOR ARRAYS COULD BE USED FOR TWO MAJOR STRATEGIC SURVEYOR MISSIONS WITH ESTIMATED LAUNCH DATE IN 2035, AS DESCRIBED IN NASA S TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP. WORK SUMMARY: WE PROPOSE IN THIS THREE-YEAR EFFORT TO DEVELOP NEW SCALABLE HYBRID INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES THAT INCORPORATE NONLINEAR CRYSTAL MATERIALS WITH STANDARD CMOS SILICON PROCESSING TO REALIZE NOVEL DEVICES AND INSTRUMENTS. WE WILL APPLY THESE NEW METHODS TOWARDS THE DETECTION/IMAGING OF IONIZATION RADIATION AND OTHER CHARGED PARTICLES FOR SPACE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS, AND HIGH-SPEED OPTICAL COMMUNICATION. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ARE (1) TO DESIGN NEW DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS THAT COMBINE CMOS FOUNDRY FABRICATED ADVANCED SUBSTRATES AND THIN FILM MATERIALS WITH DESIRED FUNCTIONALITIES; (2) TO ENGINEER THE DIRECT CONTACT INTERFACE BETWEEN HYBRID INTEGRATED MATERIALS AND SILICON TOP SURFACES PROCESSED IN A CMOS FOUNDRY. WE WILL ALSO DEVELOP A HIGH-PERFORMANCE INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY FOR EFFICIENT INTERLAYER COUPLING; (3) TO EVALUATE AND OPTIMIZE DEVICE BANDWIDTH, SENSITIVITY AND RELIABILITY FOR HIGH DATA RATE COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS AND RADIATION SENSING APPLICATIONS; (4) TO COMPILE THE OPTIMIZED DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS INTO A PHOTONIC DESIGN KIT (PDK) THAT COULD BE USED BY NASA SCIENTISTS AS PART OF A LIBRARY SPECIALIZED FOR SPACE INSTRUMENTATIONS.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17K0526  
Thursday, September 21, 2017
$207,883.00
9700: Department of Defense
W81XWH: W4PZ USA MED RSCH ACQUIS ACT

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS SUPPORT SERVICES
AN12: R&D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  W81XWH17C0249  
Monday, September 18, 2017
$144,530.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N950: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIDA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF DELAWARE UNIVERSITY: 1107642
R499: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: OTHER

  HHSN271201700069C     HHSNIHNIDASSSANOI17437  
Sunday, September 17, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IS A UNIVERSAL PLASMA PROCESS THAT CONVERTS STORED MAGNETIC ENERGY INTO KINETIC ENERGY (I.E., PLASMA JETTING) AND PLASMA HEATING. WHILE PLASMA JETTING IS THEORETICALLY WELL UNDERSTOOD AND HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY OBSERVATIONS, PLASMA HEATING BY RECONNECTION IS STILL POORLY UNDERSTOOD BOTH OBSERVATIONALLY AND THEORETICALLY. WE PROPOSE TO USE A COMBINATION OF PARTICLE-IN-CELL SIMULATIONS AND IN-SITU SPACECRAFT OBSERVATIONS TO SYSTEMATICALLY STUDY ION HEATING IN BOTH SYMMETRIC AND ASYMMETRIC RECONNECTION. SPECIFICALLY, WE FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING KEY QUESTIONS: (1) WHAT PLASMA PARAMETER REGIMES OR BOUNDARY CONDITIONS DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE AND THE DEGREE OF ION BULK HEATING IN RECONNECTION EXHAUSTS? (2)WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ION BULK HEATING AND HOW DO THEY CHANGE WITH INFLOW BOUNDARY CONDITIONS? OBSERVATIONALLY, WE WILL PERFORM A STATISTICAL SURVEY OF MAGNETOPAUSE, MAGNETOSHEATH, DISTANT MAGNETOTAIL, AND SOLAR WIND RECONNECTION EXHAUSTS OBSERVED BY THE THEMIS, ARTEMIS, AND WIND SPACECRAFT TO INVESTIGATE THE DEGREE OF ION BULK HEATING AND ION HEATING CHARACTERISTICS AS A FUNCTION OF BOUNDARY CONDITIONS SUCH AS THE INFLOW PLASMA BETA, THE ALFVEN SPEED, AND THE RECONNECTING FIELD AND GUIDE FIELD MAGNITUDES. THESE OBSERVATIONS WILL INCLUDE BOTH SYMMETRIC AND ASYMMETRIC RECONNECTION, AS WELL AS ANTIPARALLEL AND COMPONENT RECONNECTION. CONCURRENTLY WE WILL PERFORM A SERIES OF PARTICLE-IN-CELL SIMULATIONS BY SYSTEMATICALLY VARYING THE INFLOW BOUNDARY CONDITIONS. THE INITIAL SIMULATION RUNS WILL USE PARAMETERS THAT ARE IN THE SAME RANGE AS THE OBSERVATIONS. THESE CASE STUDIES WILL BENCHMARK THE SIMULATIONS AGAINST OBSERVATIONS, BUT SUBSEQUENT SIMULATIONS WILL BE EXTENDED TO MUCH LARGER RANGES OF PARAMETER VALUES IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE SYSTEMATIC VARIATION OF ION HEATING OVER A WIDE RANGE OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONS. OUR PROPOSED INVESTIGATION OF ION HEATING DURING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE THROUGHOUT THE HELIOSPHERE. IT IS A FUNDAMENTAL PROCESS THAT OCCURS IN ALMOST ALL PLASMAS. THIS STUDY IS THEREFORE RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING HIGH LEVEL SCIENCE GOALS OF THE MOST RECENT HELIOPHYSICS DECADAL SURVEY: GOAL 2) DETERMINE THE DYNAMICS AND COUPLING OF THE EARTH'S MAGNETOSPHERE, IONOSPHERE, AND ATMOSPHERE AND THEIR RESPONSE TO SOLAR AND TERRESTRIAL INPUTS; GOAL 3) DETERMINE THE INTERACTION OF THE SUN WITH THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM; GOAL 4) DISCOVER AND CHARACTERIZE FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES THAT OCCUR BOTH WITHIN THE HELIOSPHERE AND THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE. THE STUDY OF PLASMA HEATING DURING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IS ALSO DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO THE MAGNETOSPHERIC MULTISCALE MISSION (MMS) AND THE SOLAR PROBE PLUS MISSION (SPP). ALTHOUGH THIS STUDY IS MOST DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO THE SCIENCE AREA 6) SOLAR WIND&MAGNETOSPHERE COUPLING / DAYSIDE OUTER MAGNETOSPHERE, IT ALSO APPLICABLE TO SCIENCE AREAS 4) INNER HELIOSPHERE AND 8) MAGNETOSPHERE&IONOSPHERE COUPLING / MAGNETOTAIL.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AW58G  
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
$688,163.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE PROPOSE TO EXPLORE THE SOURCE OF THE NEGATIVE SPECTRAL INDEX OF LOW ENERGY COSMIC RAY ELECTRONS (20-100MEV). TO ACCOMPLISH THIS OBJECTIVE WE WILL ATTACK THE PROBLEM FROM TWO FRONTS. FIRST, WE PROPOSE TO MEASURE ELECTRONS IN THE ENERGY RANGE OF 20MEV TO 300MEV WITH A NEW INSTRUMENT, WHICH WE NAME AESOP-LITE, ON A HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON>140KFT. THIS DATA WILL PROVIDE A CLEAN, CALIBRATED REFERENCE AT 1AU TO BE COMPARED WITH VOYAGER ELECTRON OBSERVATIONS FROM INTERSTELLAR SPACE. VOYAGER I AND II ARE CURRENTLY RETURNING ELECTRON SPECTRA ROUGHLY WITHIN THIS ENERGY RANGE (<160MEV). SECOND, WE PLAN TO SIMULTANEOUSLY MEASURE THE POSITRON FRACTION IN THE ELECTRON FLUX WITHIN THIS LOW ENERGY REGIME USING THE SAME INSTRUMENT. POSITRON ABUNDANCES IN THIS ENERGY RANGE SHOULD BE HIGHLY DIAGNOSTIC OF THE PARTICLE ORIGIN. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THESE ELECTRON ENERGIES ARE NOT OBSERVABLE BY THE AMS AND PAMELA INSTRUMENTS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AL32G  
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
$727,691.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
ALTHOUGH TECHNOLOGY FOR IN SITU MEASUREMENT OF GEOMAGNETIC FIELD OR PLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELD HAS BEEN WELL DEVELOPED AND WIDELY USED IN NASA MISSIONS, TECHNOLOGY FOR REMOTE FIELD MEASUREMENT HAS NOT BEEN REALIZED SO FAR. THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DESCRIBED IN THIS PROPOSAL FOCUSES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW LASER BASED REMOTE MAGNETOMETER (LRM) WHICH WILL ENABLE REMOTE MEASUREMENT OF EARTH S MAGNETIC FIELD AT MESOSPHERIC ALTITUDE (>90 KM ABOVE THE EARTH S SURFACE) WITH HIGH SENSITIVITY. THE PROPOSED TECHNOLOGY CAN BE SCALED TO DEVELOP AN OPTIMAL, LOW-COST GLOBAL MAGNETIC SENSOR ARRAY FOR LARGE-AREA MAPPING OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD. WE PROPOSE TO DESIGN THE LRM PROTOTYPE BY INTEGRATING VARIOUS COMPONENTS SUCH AS LASER SOURCE, MODULATOR, PHOTON DETECTOR, OPTICS AND ELECTRONICS ONTO A SINGLE PLATFORM. TO REALIZE A COMPACT DESIGN OF THE LRM PROTOTYPE, WE PLAN TO EXPLORE A NEW RAMAN FIBER LASER (RFL) TECHNOLOGY. WE WILL ALSO DEVELOP A RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE, COMPACT AMPLIFIED-DFB LASER SOURCE TO OVERCOME ANY UNANTICIPATED POLARIZATION OR LINEWIDTH RELATED PROBLEM WITH RFL TECHNOLOGY. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IN THIS EFFORT WILL BE TO ENGINEER THE LRM PROTOTYPE TO DEMONSTRATE HIGH SENSITIVITY (~10-20 NT/VHZ) IN REMOTE MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT BY LEVERAGING ADVANTAGES OF ITS COMPONENTS. WE WILL CONDUCT LAB EXPERIMENTS WITH LRM TO MEASURE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN THE RETURN SIGNAL FROM A SODIUM VAPOR CELL. THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE DESIGNED TO ANALYZE THE PERFORMANCE OF LRM UNDER SIMULATED MESOSPHERIC CONDITIONS. WE WILL CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS WITH BUFFER GAS FILLED SODIUM CELL TO MEASURE VARIOUS CHARACTERISTICS OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE AS FUNCTIONS OF SODIUM DENSITY (OR CELL TEMPERATURE), LASER POLARIZATION, LASER POWER, AND MAGNETIC FIELD INTENSITY AND ORIENTATION. THIS WILL HELP US IN DETERMINING OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR ACHIEVING HIGHEST SENSITIVITY FOR LRM, AND ESTABLISHING SCALING RULES FOR SENSITIVITY ENHANCEMENT. WE WILL DEVELOP A THEORETICAL MODEL FOR LRM USING A COMPREHENSIVE ATOMIC DENSITY-MATRIX BASED CALCULATION. RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THIS MODEL WILL BE COMPARED TO VALIDATE WITH OUR EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS. WE WILL CARRY OUT FIELD-TEST AND TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS OF LRM BY LAUNCHING THE LASER BEAM INTO MESOSPHERE FROM THE NASA GSFC OPTICAL SITE. EFFECTS OF VELOCITY-DIFFUSION AND SPIN RELAXATION OF MESOSPHERIC SODIUM ATOMS ON MAGNETIC RESONANCE WILL BE THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED. WE WILL COLLECT SCIENCE DATA USING LRM TO INFER STRENGTH AND VARIATION OF THE GEOMAGNETIC FIELD IN THE MESOSPHERE. OUR PRIMARY GOAL IN THIS STUDY WILL BE TO DEMONSTRATE REMOTE MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT WITH LRM, AND ASSESS ITS TECHNOLOGY-READINESS LEVEL (TRL) FOR POTENTIAL FUTURE MISSION DEVELOPMENT. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL CREATE A UNIQUE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT CAPABILITY FOR REMOTE MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT WHICH IS OF SIGNIFICANT RELEVANCE TO NASA SCIENCE MISSION DIRECTORATE (SMD) AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY MISSION DIRECTORATE (STMD). DSU SCIENCE TEAM OF THIS PROJECT WILL COLLABORATE WITH THREE PROMINENT NASA GSFC SCIENTISTS WHO ARE EXPERTS INVOLVED IN MANY TECHNOLOGY MISSIONS AT NASA. THE SC-I WILL BE ABLE TO EXPAND HER TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH IN REMOTE SENSING, THEREBY ENHANCING THE STATE S RESEARCH CAPACITY IN NASA RELATED TECHNOLOGY AREAS. THE SC-I WILL CREATE A HOST OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR PREVALENTLY UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY AND WOMEN STUDENTS AT DSU. STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT WILL ACQUIRE SPECIAL SKILLS IN MAGNETOMETER DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND TESTING EXPERIMENTS. THE STUDENTS WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH, AND INTERACT WITH NASA SCIENTISTS VIA MEETINGS, DISCUSSIONS, AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT NASA GSFC. THE SC-I WILL ALSO CONDUCT OUTREACH ACTIVITIES IN LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN DELAWARE ENCOURAGING THEM FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN NASA RELATED RESEARCH AND STEM EDUCATION.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17M0026  
Thursday, August 31, 2017
$90,073.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
FREE SPACE OPTICAL (FSO) COMMUNICATION HOLDS SIGNIFICANT PROMISE FOR USE IN SPACE DUE TO ITS LARGE BANDWIDTH, HIGH DATA RATE, EASY DEPLOYABILITY, LOW POWER, AND LOW MASS. AN OPTICAL CARRIER IN THE VISIBLE BAND COULD BE USED TO ESTABLISH GROUND-TO-SATELLITE OR SATELLITETO- SATELLITE LINKS. SILICON OFFERS HIGH YIELD, HIGH DENSITY, AND LOW OPTICAL LOSS, AND COMPATIBILITY WITH CMOS ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS. THE SPEED OF THE PHOTONIC CIRCUITS WOULD BE FURTHER ENHANCED BY SINGLE ATOMIC LAYER OF GRAPHENE, WHICH COULD INCREASE OPTICAL ABSORPTION AND IMPROVE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY (COMPARED TO MONOLITHIC SILICON STRUCTURES). SILICON PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUITS HAVE ALREADY BEEN IMPLEMENTED FOR 100 GBPS OF TELECOMMUNICATION BANDWIDTH, AND THE ADDITION OF GRAPHENE MAY ALLOW TERAHERTZ BANDWIDTHS. THROUGH AN ESTABLISHED COLLABORATION WITH BELL LABS NOKIA, WE HOPE TO FURTHER DEVELOP GRAPHENE-BASED INTEGRATED SILICON NANOPHOTONIC CIRCUITS FOR USE IN SPACE APPLICATIONS. SOLID STATE PHOTONIC/ELECTRONIC DEVICES PERFORM STABLY IN VACUUM. NEVERTHELESS, THE PERFORMANCE OF SUCH DEVICES IN MICROGRAVITY AND WITH THE EXTREME RADIATION EXPOSURE OF SPACE HAS NOT YET BEEN EVALUATED. THEREFORE, WE PROPOSE A PROJECT TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL USE OF ADVANCED INTEGRATED GRAPHENE-SILICON PHOTONIC CIRCUITS AS PART OF A SPACE-BASED FSO SYSTEM. THE MINIATURIZED ON-CHIP PHOTONIC CIRCUITS CAN BE ASSEMBLED INTO A 1U CUBESAT FOR RADIATION TEST ON MATERIALS ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION EXPERIMENT (MISSE). THIS WILL ALLOW US TO ESTABLISH HOW MUCH RADIATION SHIELDING THEY REQUIRE AND HOW THE NANOSCALE DESIGN OF THE CIRCUITS CAN BE ADJUSTED TO BETTER FUNCTION IN A HIGH-RADIATION ENVIRONMENT. THIS PROJECT RELATES DIRECTLY TO MULTIPLE AREAS LAID OUT IN THE NASA TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP: IN PARTICULAR, TA 5.1 ("OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION") AND TA 12 ("MATERIALS, STRUCTURES, MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND MANUFACTURING"). ADDITIONALLY, THIS PROJECT COMPLEMENTS ONGOING PROJECTS AT NASA SUCH AS THE OPTICAL PAYLOAD FOR LASERCOMM SCIENCE (OPALS) AND THE LASER COMMUNICATIONS RELAY DEMONSTRATION (LCRD).
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17M0035  
Thursday, August 31, 2017
$21,918.30
9700: Department of Defense
N00189: NAVSUP FLT LOG CTR NORFOLK

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF RESEARCH AND REMOTE SENSING
U099: EDUCATION/TRAINING- OTHER

  N0018917P1207  
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
$147,866.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HZ: W2R2 USA ENGR R AND D CTR

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF SHIP WAKE MODELING U430520
B541: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- DEFENSE

  W912HZ17P0129     W912HZ17Q7258  
Monday, August 28, 2017
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE NASA/EPSCOR/RID PROGRAM IN DE ARE AS FOLLOWS: (I) TO ESTABLISH LINKS BETWEEN NASA/EPSCOR AND THE EXISTING EPSCOR INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE STATE; (II) TO OFFER SEED GRANTS TO PREVIOUSLY UNFUNDED RESEARCHERS IN DELAWARE BY MEANS OF A FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION AMONG THE INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATE WHERE RESEARCH IN THE STEM AREAS IS BEING CONDUCTED; (III) TO AIM FOR AS MUCH DIVERSITY AMONG THE AWARDEES AS POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY BY ENSURING THAT RESEARCHERS AT DELAWARE'S HBCU (HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE/ UNIVERSITY: DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY) ARE REPRESENTED PROPORTIONATELY IN THE COMPETITION; (IV) TO HAVE NASA/EPSCOR AWARDEES PRESENT RESULTS OF THEIR WORK AT THE ANNUAL STATE-WIDE EPSCOR MEETING. OF THESE, WE REGARDED (II) AS OUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVE. THE RH)PROGRAM AIMS TO TARGET JUNIOR RESEARCHERS WHO, AT AN EARLY STAGE IN THEIR CAREER, ARE STILL ON THE LEARNING CURVE IN PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS. PARTICULAR INTEREST IS TO BE PAID TO SUPPORTING RESEARCHERS WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN RESPONDING TO RFPS (REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS), WHICH ARE NATIONWIDE IN SCOPE. HOWEVER, AS WELL AS THESE EARLY-CAREER RESEARCHERS, WE ALSO WISH TO TARGET FACULTY MEMBERS AND/OR RESEARCHERS WHO HAVE DECIDED TO CHANGE DIRECTION IN THEIR RESEARCH, OR ARE INVOLVED IN ARRANGING FOR NEW COLLABORATORS, AND ARE NOW STRIVING TO COMPETE IN RFPS FROM AGENCIES OR PROGRAMS WHICH ARE DISTINCT FROM THOSE THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY AWARDED FUNDING TO THE RESEARCHER.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AK34A  
Saturday, August 26, 2017
$35,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE GAMMA-RAY AND RADIO PULSAR PSR J2032+4127 HAS RECENTLY BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE COMPACT OBJECT IN A BE-STAR BINARY SYSTEM. THE ORBIT IS HIGHLY ECCENTRIC, WITH A PERIOD OF 45-50 YEARS. PERIASTRON IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR WITHIN SWIFT CYCLE 13, AROUND NOVEMBER 2017. PSR J2032+4127 IS ALSO COINCIDENT WITH TEV~J2032+4130, THE FIRST UNIDENTIFIED TEV GAMMA-RAY SOURCE. WE PROPOSE TO REPLICATE OUR WORK WITH THE MOST SIMILAR SYSTEM KNOWN, HESS~J0632+057, BY REGULARLY MONITORING THE SOURCE IN BOTH X-RAYS AND TEV GAMMARAYS WITH SWIFT AND VERITAS. A MEASUREMENT OF CORRELATED FLUX CHANGES OVER THE PERIASTRON APPROACH WOULD FIRMLY ESTABLISH THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THESE SOURCES, SOLVING THE LONGSTANDING MYSTERY OF THE NATURE OF TEV~2032+4130, AND ADDING ANOTHER EXAMPLE TO THE HANDFUL OF KNOWN TEV BINARY SYSTEMS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17K0314  
Friday, August 25, 2017
$201,787.00
9700: Department of Defense
W91CRB: W6QK ACC-APG

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE TEST METHOD OPTION YR 1 EXERCISE
8470: ARMOR, PERSONAL

  W91CRB16C0040     W91CRB16R0005  
Monday, August 21, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
ULTRACOOL DWARFS: CLOUDS, FLARES, AND EXOPLANETS WE PROPOSE TO OBSERVE NEARBY ULTRACOOL DWARFS USING THE KEPLER K2 MISSION TO CHARACTERIZE THEIR CLOUD/WEATHER PROPERTIES, MEASURE THEIR FLARE RATES, AND DETECT THEIR PLANETARY COMPANIONS. LIKE GAS GIANT PLANETS, VERY-LOW-MASS STARS AND BROWN DWARFS FORM CONDENSATE CLOUDS IN THEIR ATMOSPHERES. K2 CAN UNIQUE CHARACTERIZE VARIABILITY DUE TO THESE CLOUDS, BOTH ROTATION MODULATION ON A TIMESCALE OF HOURS AND WEATHER EVOLUTION OF THE CLOUDS ON TIMESCALES FROM DAYS TO MONTHS. MAGNETIC ACTIVITY CHANGES DRAMATICALLY AT THE STELLAR/SUBSTELLAR HYDROGEN-BURNING LIMITS, BUT SOME ULTRACOOL DWARFS ARE KNOWN TO FLARE. WE WILL MEASURE THE WHITE LIGHT FLARE RATE IN WELL-DEFINED STATISTICAL SAMPLES AS A FUNCTION OF EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURE, ROTATION RATE, AND AGE. FLARES ARE TIED TO MAGNETIC RECONNECTION RATES AND THE ENERGY BUDGET. WE ALSO AIM TO DETECT TRANSITING EXOPLANETS BY CONTINUING TO MONITOR EACH AVAILABLE ULTRACOOL DWARF IN K2 CAMPAIGNS; BROWN DWARFS, GAS GIANTS, AND EVEN LARGE ROCKY PLANETS ARE DETECTABLE. THE K2 CAMPAIGNS 4 AND 5 TARGETS INCLUDE NEARBY FIELD LATE-M AND L DWARFS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AV64G  
Saturday, August 19, 2017
$100,313.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
OUR ARCHAEAL COUSINS: EVOLUTION AND FUNCTION OF EUKARYOTIC HOMOLOGS IN SEDIMENTARY ARCHAEA JENNIFER F. BIDDLE AND ROSA LE N-ZAYAS SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SUMMARY EXPLORING THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF LIFE IS A THEME OF THE NASA EXOBIOLOGY PROGRAM, AND RECENT CLUES TO THE ANCESTRY OF EUKARYOTES HAVE SURFACED FROM GENOMIC INVESTIGATIONS INTO SEDIMENTARY ARCHAEAL COMMUNITIES. GENOMES OF LOKIARCHAEOTA AND THORARCHAEOTA, ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL DEEP BRANCHING ARCHAEAL RELATIVES, SHARE GENOMIC SIGNATURES WITH EUKARYOTES AND ARE PHYLOGENETICALLY IMPLICATED AS THE NEAREST NEIGHBORS OF THE BRANCH OF LIFE WHICH EVOLVED INTO MULTICELLULAR ORGANISMS. A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND GROUNDTRUTHING OF THIS VIEW OF THE TREE OF LIFE IS NEEDED, INCLUDING PROOF BEYOND GENOMES. CURRENTLY, THE LOKIARCHAEOTA AND THORARCHAEOTA ARE KNOWN ONLY FROM METAGENOMIC DATASETS. THESE DEEPLY BRANCHING ARCHAEAL GENOMES HOUSE EUKARYOTIC SIGNATURES, SUCH AS GTG/RAG FAMILY GTPASES, ACTIN HOMOLOGS AND SYNTHESIS OF ETHER-LINKED AND FATTY ACID ESTER LINKED MEMBRANES WITH BACTERIAL/EUKARYOTIC G3P STEREOCHEMISTRY. THESE FEATURES ARE SUGGESTED, BY FUNCTIONAL AND PHYLOGENETIC INFERENCE, TO LINK THE ARCHAEAL BRANCH OF LIFE TO THE EUKARYOTIC ONE. ADDITIONAL GENOMES OF THESE ARCHAEA WILL BETTER ELUCIDATE SHARED PATHWAYS WITH THE EUKARYOTES, PROVIDING CLEARER PHYLOGENETIC INTERPRETATIONS TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GROUPS. WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT ADDITIONAL GENOMIC ANALYSIS WILL HELP TO DETERMINE THE DIRECTIONALITY OF TRANSFER OF THESE GENES, INCLUDING GENES SHARED WITH THE BACTERIAL DOMAIN, AND ALSO FURTHER CONSTRAIN THE AMOUNT OF GENETIC OVERLAP BETWEEN DOMAINS. WE CURRENTLY HAVE DEEPLY BRANCHING ARCHAEAL GENOMES FROM THESE GROUPS, RECOVERED FROM THE MARINE SEDIMENTARY DEEP BIOSPHERE, AND WITH EXISTING DATA WILL HARVEST EUKARYOTIC AND BACTERIAL HOMOLOGS FOR IN-DEPTH PHYLOGENETIC STUDY. ADDITIONALLY, WE WILL DEVELOP MICROCOSMS FROM ANAEROBIC MARINE SEDIMENTS AND DETECT THE EXPRESSION OF THESE EUKARYOTIC HOMOLOGS WITHIN THESE ARCHAEAL RELATIVES USING METAGENOMICS AND METATRANSCRIPTOMICS. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL WILL BE TO VISUALIZE EXPRESSED HOMOLOGS WITHIN ARCHAEAL CELLS, USING FLUORESCENT IN-SITU HYBRIDIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR BOTH RIBOSOMAL SIGNATURES AND MRNA OF EUKARYOTIC HOMOLOGS. OUR RESEARCH WILL PROVIDE CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE THAT THESE ARCHAEAL COUSINS DO EXPRESS EUKARYOTIC HOMOLOGS, AND OUR METHODOLOGY WILL ALLOW FOR INTERPRETATION INTO THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN CELL CYCLES. USING MULTIPLE DATASETS, WE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO ASSESS THE DIVERSITY OF EUKYAROTIC HOMOLOG SIGNATURES AND BETTER DEVELOP OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE BIODIVERSITY AND PHYLOGENETIC EXTENT OF HOMOLOG EVOLUTION IN ARCHAEA AND EUKARYOTES. THIS PROJECT WILL LEAD TO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE EVOLUTION OF COMPLEX LIFE BY EXAMINING OUR SINGLE CELLED COUSINS, THE DEEPLY BRANCHING ARCHAEA. MANAGEMENT SUMMARY SAMPLES WILL BE COLLECTED AND DATA WILL BE GENERATED, WITH ALL INFORMATION STORED IN APPROPRIATE DATA REPOSITORIES SUCH AS DRYAD AND NCBI. PI BIDDLE WILL OVERSEE THE PROJECT AND PARTICIPATE IN DATA GENERATION, ANALYSIS AND PUBLICATION. POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE LE N- ZAYAS WILL GENERATE, ANALYZE AND PUBLISH DATA.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17K0300  
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
$85,500.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THIS PROPOSAL IS TO CONTINUE SUPPORT FOR THE SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE MAGNETOSPHERE MULTISCALE (MMS) MISSION AS IMPLEMENTED BY THE SMART TEAM UNDER DR. JIM BURCH AT SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE. THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS LED BY PROF. W H. MATTHAEUS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, CO-I ON THE SMART TEAM AND A MEMBER OF THE MMS THEORY AND MODELING TEAM, DIRECTED BY DR. MICHAEL HESSE AT GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER. IN THE PREVIOUS GRANT PERIOD WE HAVE MADE MAJOR STRIDES TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING HOW RECONNECTION OPERATES IN A DYNAMIC, TURBULENT ENVIRONMENT, HAVING CARRIED OUT RELEVANT STUDIES IN THE CONTEXT OF MHD, HALL MHD, HYBRID KINETIC PIC, AND FULL ELECTROMAGNETIC PIC PLASMA MODELS. SEVERAL PHYSICAL CONCLUSIONS CAN BE DRAWN BASED ON EMERGING FEATURES THAT ARE COMMON IN THESE CASES. WE REVIEW THESE AND SUMMARIZE OUR WORK BY LISTING RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS SUPPORTED BY THE PROJECT. THE FIELD HAS ARRIVED AT THE STAGE IN WHICH INFLUENCES SUCH AS MULTIPLE X-POINTS, SECONDARY ISLAND AND FLUX TUBES, NONSTEADY BEHAVIOR AND CASCADE OF FLUCTUATIONS ARE ALL BEING RECOGNIZED AS HAVING SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON RECONNECTION RATES, HEATING AND PARTICLE ACCELERATION. IT IS EXTREMELY INTERESTING THAT THESE PHYSICAL EFFECTS OCCUR IN ALL MODELS, FROM THE PUREST SINGLE FLUID MHD ALL THE WAY TO THE ELECTRON SCALE FEATURES IN A FULL ELECTROMAGNETIC COLLISIONLESS PLASMA MODEL. THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME FOR OUR THEORETICAL INTERESTS, AND EVEN MORE SO BECAUSE MMS LAUNCH IS APPROACHING. IT SEEMS CERTAIN THAT THE STATE OF THE ART CAPABILITIES OF THE SMART SUITE OF INSTRUMENT WILL BE ABLE TO MEASURE WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE MODELS, AND WILL ALSO PROPEL US TOWARDS EVEN MORE INTERESTING PHYSICAL CONCLUSIONS. THEREFORE WE PROPOSE HERE A FIVE YEAR CONTINUATION OF THE PROJECT, IN WHICH LAUNCH WILL OCCUR DURING THE SECOND YEAR. WE PROPOSE TO CONTINUE INVESTIGATIONS OF RECONNECTION AND PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN A TURBULENT LOW COLLSIONALITY PLASMA. MAKING USE OF IMPORTANT COLLABORATIONS WE HAVE ESTABLISHED, WE NOW HAVE ACCESS TO SEVERAL START OF THE ART PLASMA KINETIC PIC CODES, EULERIAN VLASOV CODES, AND HYBRID KINETIC PIC CODES, AS WELL AS A SUITE OF HIGH RESOLUTION, EXTREMELY ACCURATE SPECTRAL CODES FOR FLUID (MHD, HALL MHD AND REDUCED MHD) THAT SPAN THE RANGE OF DIMENSIONALITY FROM 3D, WEAKLY 3D, AND 2.5 D TO 2D. REYNOLDS NUMBERS UP TO 50,000 ARE POSSIBLE, AND THIS WILL INCREASE. A RECENT EMPHASIS THAT WILL CONTINUE IS ON EXTRACTION FROM SIMULATIONS STATISTICAL QUANTITIES THAT CHARACTERIZE RECONNECTION AND HEATING RATES IN A WAY THAT CAN BE READILY COMPARED WITH OBSERVATION. SOME OF THESE METHODS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TESTED IN SOLAR WIND DATA. WE WILL CONTINUE TO EXPLORE AND REFINE THE EMERGING CONCLUSION THAT COHERENT STRUCTURES AND INTERMITTENCY ARE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE IN UNDERSTANDING DISSIPATION, PARTICLE ACCELERATION, HEATING AND RECONNECTION. AN EMPHASIS IS ON IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF RECONNECTION AND RECONNECTION-LIKE ACTIVITY IN COMPLEX PLASMA DYNAMICS, INCLUDING TURBULENCE, HALL EFFECT, AND KINETIC EFFECTS EXTENDING TO ELECTRON SCALES. THESE STUDIES WILL PROCEED ANALYTICALLY AND NUMERICALLY, USING HIGHLY ACCURATE SPECTRAL METHOD CODES, GAINING ANALYTICAL INSIGHTS THROUGH MODELING AS THEY BECOME POSSIBLE. THE RESEARCH CARRIED OUT UNDER THIS PROPOSAL CLOSELY RELATES TO THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORK OF THE SMART TEAM PRIOR TO LAUNCH AS WELL AS POST LAUNCH RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS IN PURSUIT OF THE THEORETICAL AND OBSERVATIONAL GOALS OF THE MMS MISSION.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX14AC39G  
Thursday, August 3, 2017
($0.52)
1400: Department of the Interior
140G01: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE - NASA ROSES
B517: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- GEOLOGICAL

  ING14PC00064  
Monday, July 24, 2017
$100,000.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HQ: W4LD USA HECSA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF INCREMENTAL FUNDING MOD - PROJECT ER-2617
AH91: R&amp;D- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: OTHER (BASIC RESEARCH)

  W912HQ16C0020  
Friday, July 14, 2017
$6,000.00
9700: Department of Defense
N00014: OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::CT::IGF R&D
AD91: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (BASIC RESEARCH)

  N0001417P7027     N0001417SB001  
Friday, June 30, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WE PROPOSE TO EVALUATE THE STABILITY AND EFFICACY OF ADVANCED EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) SUIT LAY-UPS CONTAINING ADVANCED NANOCOMPOSITE TEXTILES AND SELF-HEALING MATERIALS (BEING DEVELOPED UNDER A NASA EPSCOR AWARD) IN THE EXTREME THERMAL, VACUUM, ATOMIC OXYGEN AND RADIATION ENVIRONMENT OF LOW-EARTH ORBIT (LEO). THE PROPOSED MATERIAL TESTING IN THE MATERIALS ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION EXPERIMENT (MISSE) IS AIMED AT ADVANCING THE TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL) OF MMOD-RESISTANT AND SELF-HEALING MATERIALS THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AND TESTED ON EARTH. PROOF-OF-CONCEPT AND PROTOTYPE TESTING (TRL 3 TO 4) HAS BEEN PERFORMED ON MMODRESISTANT STF-TEXTILES IN THE FULL EVA SUIT LAY-UPS USING HYPERVELOCITY TESTING AT NASA MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER AND MOST CURRENTLY, AT WHITE SANDS TEST FACILITY WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE NASA JOHNSON SPACE FLIGHT CENTERS HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT TECHNOLOGY (HVIT) GROUP (LEAD DR. ERIC CHRISTIANSEN).
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX14AK99A  
Friday, June 30, 2017
$192,100.00
6900: Department of Transportation
693JJ6: FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMIN(00053)

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF THIS MODIFICATION FUNDS AND AUTHORIZES PHASE 2 OF THIS CONTRACT IN THE AMOUNT OF $192,100.00. THE TOTAL OBLIGATION IS INCREASED BY $192,100.00 FROM $97,742.00 TO $289,842.00. ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS REMAIN UNCHANGED.
AD21: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: SERVICES (BASIC RESEARCH)

  DTFR5316C00021     FR16RPD31000000025  
Thursday, June 29, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
ULTRACOOL DWARFS: CLOUDS, FLARES, AND EXOPLANETS WE PROPOSE TO OBSERVE NEARBY ULTRACOOL DWARFS USING THE KEPLER K2 MISSION TO CHARACTERIZE THEIR CLOUD/WEATHER PROPERTIES, MEASURE THEIR FLARE RATES, AND DETECT THEIR PLANETARY COMPANIONS. LIKE GAS GIANT PLANETS, VERY-LOW-MASS STARS AND BROWN DWARFS FORM CONDENSATE CLOUDS IN THEIR ATMOSPHERES. K2 CAN UNIQUELY CHARACTERIZE VARIABILITY DUE TO THESE CLOUDS, BOTH ROTATION MODULATION ON A TIMESCALE OF HOURS AND WEATHER EVOLUTION OF THE CLOUDS ON TIMESCALES FROM DAYS TO MONTHS. MAGNETIC ACTIVITY CHANGES DRAMATICALLY AT THE STELLAR/SUBSTELLAR HYDROGEN-BURNING LIMITS, BUT SOME ULTRACOOL DWARFS ARE KNOWN TO FLARE. WE WILL MEASURE THE WHITE LIGHT FLARE RATE IN WELL-DEFINED STATISTICAL SAMPLES AS A FUNCTION OF EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURE, ROTATION RATE, AND AGE. FLARES ARE TIED TO MAGNETIC RECONNECTION RATES AND THE ENERGY BUDGET. WE ALSO AIM TO DETECT TRANSITING EXOPLANETS BY CONTINUING TO MONITOR EACH AVAILABLE ULTRACOOL DWARF IN K2 CAMPAIGNS; BROWN DWARFS, GAS GIANTS, AND EVEN LARGE ROCKY PLANETS ARE DETECTABLE. THE CAMPAIGNS 8 AND 10 TARGETS INCLUDE NEARBY FIELD LATE-M AND L DWARFS, AND ONE T2 DWARF.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AJ22G  
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
$201,586.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HQ: W4LD USA HECSA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF PROJECT MR-2730 "UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE CHARACTERIZATION AND DETECTION IN MUDDY ESTUARINE ENVIRONMENTS"
AH91: R&amp;D- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: OTHER (BASIC RESEARCH)

  W912HQ17C0044  
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
$50,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY THE USE OF EXTERNAL FIELDS TO CONTROL THE MICROSTRUCTURE OF COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS IS A POWERFUL MEANS FOR TAILORING THE MECHANICAL, OPTICAL, AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIALS. MAGNETIC AND ELECTRIC FIELDS ARE ESPECIALLY USEFUL DIRECTING AGENTS FOR COLLOIDAL AND NANOPARTICLE SELF-ASSEMBLY. EFFECTIVELY HARNESSING DIRECTED SELF-ASSEMBLY WILL TRANSFORM MATERIALS MANUFACTURING TO ENABLE FAST, CONTINUOUS, AND LOW-COST PROCESSING. NUMEROUS EARTH AND SPACE-BASED TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE IMPACTED, INCLUDING ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE, THERMAL, MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AND SEPARATIONS FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING, ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION AND CLEAN WATER. INSPACE-3 IS A RECENTLY COMPLETED EXPERIMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSEMBLY OF ELLIPSOIDAL COLLOIDS IN TOGGLED FIELDS. ANISOTROPY ALSO INTRODUCES NEW COMPLICATIONS AS THE KINETIC PATHWAY TO SELF-ASSEMBLY IS HINDERED BY THE FORMATION OF DISORDERED GLASSY OR JAMMED STATES. THUS, WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT PARTICLE SHAPE WILL ALTER THE AGGREGATION KINETICS, MICROSTRUCTURES, AND MICROSCOPIC MECHANICS OF FIELD-RESPONSIVE COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS. BASED ON THE PUBLICATIONS, MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED, AND MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION, WE HAVE PROVIDED A STRONG FUNCTIONAL BASIS FOR THE USE OF TOGGLED FIELDS IN DIRECTING THE SELF-ASSEMBLY OF NEW FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THE PROPOSED WORK ARE TO ANALYZE AND REPORT THE RESULTS OF FLIGHT EXPERIMENTS PERFORMED DURING ISS EXPEDITIONS 32, 33, 34, AND 35. DURING THE PROPOSED FUNDING PERIOD, THE RESULTS OF THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE ANALYZED, INTERPRETED, AND PUBLISHED IN THE ARCHIVAL LITERATURE.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AD21G  
Thursday, June 8, 2017
$141,000.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HQ: W4LD USA HECSA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE MR 2503
AH91: R&amp;D- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: OTHER (BASIC RESEARCH)

  W912HQ15C0007  
Friday, May 26, 2017
$12,500.00
9700: Department of Defense
N00421: NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIR DIV

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF AIRCRAFT TAIL LANDING GEAR TESTING
H216: EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS TESTING- AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES

  N0042117P0450  
Friday, May 5, 2017
$0.00
9700: Department of Defense
W91CRB: W6QK ACC-APG

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE TEST METHOD MOD TO CHANGE DELIVERY DATES
8470: ARMOR, PERSONAL

  W91CRB16C0040     W91CRB16R0005  
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
$570,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE DELAWARE SPACE GRANT COLLEGE (DESGC) PROGRAM ARE AS FOLLOWS: REASON FOR DESGC'S EXISTENCE: TO SERVE THE STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE IN ACCORD WITH N.ASA'S MISSION AS OUTLINED IN THE STRATEGIC GOALS AND IN THE LINES OF BUSINESS (LOB) WHICH HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED BY NASA'S OFFICE OF EDUCATION. DESGC VISION NO. 1: INCREASE THE STEM CAPACITY OF INSTITUTIONS IN DE SO THAT FACULTY MEMBERS WILL PROVIDE, THROUGH INSTRUCTION, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, AND RESEARCH, THE RESOURCES NEEDED BY STUDENTS TO ADVANCE TOWARDS CAREERS IN AREAS OF INTEREST TO NASA. DESGC VISION NO. 2: PROVIDE FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS SO AS TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE IN IHE STATE OF DELAWARE TO UNDERTAKE UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN THE STEM AREAS, AND PROVIDE NASA WITH ACCESS TO A TECHNICALLY LITERATE AEROSPACE WORKFORCE AMONG DE STUDENTS. DESGC VISION NO. 3: RAISE AWARENESS AMONG DE STUDENTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNSHIPS AT NASA CENTERS, AND PROVIDE FUNDING FOR SEVERAL SUCH INTERNSHIPS EACH SUMMER. DESGC VISION NO. 4: ENHANCE S I'EM AWARENESS AMONG UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES IN THC SLATE, ESPECIALLY ON IHE CAMPUSES OF DELAWARE'S .MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS (DELAWARE STATE I NIVERSITY. WESLEY COLLEGE. DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE). DESGC VISION NO. 5: PROVIDE DESGC FUNDS TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATORS AL ALL LEVELS: PRE-SERVICE. IN-SERVICE, AND INFORMAL. DESGC GOALS ARE: (I) DEVELOP A NET^VORK OF EDUCATIONAL UNITS W ITH INTERESTS AND CAPABILITIES IN STEM SUBJECTS LINKED W ITH N.ASA AND OTHER NATIONAL AEROSPACE RESOURCES: (II) STIMULATE, SUPPORT AND COORDINATE INTERDISCIPLINARY, INTER-UNIVERSITY, AND UNIVERSITY/INDUSTRY RESEARCH, JOB TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: (III) WORK WITH EDUCATORS, INDUSTRY, AND GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE STRONG STEM EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS: AND (IV) PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF PRE-COLLEGE EDUCATORS. THE PRESENT DOCUMENT PRESENTS A PROPOSAL FOR ACTIVITIES THAT THE DESGC PROGRAM PLANS TO UNDERTAKE BETWEEN FVI5 AND FVI7 FUNDING YEAR, WITH MORE DETAILED EMPHASIS ON ACTIVITIES IN FY 15. AS A RESULT OF DELAYS W HICH AROSE FROM DESGC'S PROBATIONARY STATUS IN 2004-2005. THE FV15 FUNDING YEAR FOR DESGC BEGINS JULY 12, 2015. THE DELAWARE SPACE GRANT COLLEGE (DESGC) PROGRAM BEGAN IN 1991 AND WAS EXPANDED TO A MULTI-MEMBER CONSORTIUM IN 1992. INCLUDING SEVERAL AFTILIATES IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE SUCCESS INDICATED OBJECTIVELY THAT IHE DESGC AFIILIATES WERE COLLABORATING WELL TOGETHER TO ADVANCE NASA'S SPACE GRANT GOALS IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AI19H  
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE PROPOSE A GRAND CHALLENGE RESEARCH PROBLEM IN HELIOPHYSICS, RELATING TO CORONAL HEATING, ACCELERATION OF THE SOLAR WIND, AND THE OBSERVED DYNAMICS OF THE SOLAR WIND. WE STUDY CROSS-SCALE DYNAMICAL EFFECTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON LARGE SCALE ENERGY TRANSPORT. CROSS-SCALE COUPLINGS OCCUR AT THREE LEVELS: (I) LARGE SCALES TYPICALLY APPROXIMATED AS MHD; (II) THE "TURBULENCE SCALE," ALSO MHD, WHERE A CASCADE OF FLUCTUATIONS LINKS LARGE SCALES TO SMALL SCALES, ALSO REGULATING TRANSPORT OF ENERGETIC PARTICLES; AND (III) THE KINETIC PLASMA PHYSICS SCALES. SIMPLISTICALLY, ENERGY FLOWS AS (I) TO (II)TO (III), WHEREIN LARGE SCALE GRADIENTS DRIVE TURBULENCE, LEADING TO KINETIC HEATING. WE VIEW THIS AS AN INTERCONNECTED COMPLEX SYSTEM, IN WHICH COUPLINGS SUCH AS (I) TO (II) TO (III) TO (I) CAN OCCUR, BUT WE ALSO ANTICIPATE ALL FEEDBACK CHANNELS. TO PROCEED WE STUDY THREE RELATED PROBLEMS OF INCREASING COMPLEXITY: (A) A 1D MODEL FOR HEATING AND SOLAR WIND ACCELERATION IN CORONAL HOLES; (B) TRANSPORT MODELS FOR FLUCTUATIONS/TURBULENCE IN 3D; AND (C) 3D MODELS FOR THE DYNAMICS OF SOLAR WIND AND CORONA. EACH MODEL WILL BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE MHD, TURBULENCE AND KINETIC SCALES. SINCE STEP (I), THE LARGE SCALE MODEL, CANNOT RESOLVE ALL DYNAMICALLY IMPORTANT SCALES, THE REGION (II) TURBULENCE SCALES ARE MODELED AS SUB-GRID DYNAMICS USING TURBULENCE MODELING METHODS. WE DESIGNATE AS "GAP-I" THE GAP THAT BETWEEN REGIONS (I) AND (II) . WE EMPLOY REYNOLDS AVERAGING (NOW OPERATIONAL), AS WELL AS LARGE EDDY SIMULATION - SUBGRID METHODS (CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT), AND HYBRID METHODS (UNDER DEVELOPMENT). THIS WILL PROVIDE A DYNAMICAL LINK DOWN TO KINETIC SCALES WHERE AN ANALOGOUS, BUT LESS STUDIED GAP EXISTS, DESIGNATED AS GAP-II, THE LINK BETWEEN SMALL MHD SCALES DRIVEN BY CASCADE, AND KINETIC PHYSICS. AT THESE SCALES DRIVEN ANISOTROPIES AND DISSIPATION OCCUR. WE WILL SYSTEMATICALLY ADDRESS GAP-II USING TWO APPROACHES FIRST, A PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH BASED ON CONTINUING STUDY OF LARGE KINETIC SIMULATIONS AND LARGE MHD SIMULATIONS, IN WHICH WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS IN UNDERSTANDING HOW MHD DRIVES THE KINETIC PHYSICS. SECOND, WE WILL PURSUE A MULTISCALE FILTERING APPROACH TO ANALYZE THE VLASOV-MAXWELL SYSTEM WITH THE SPECIFIC GOAL OF EXTRACTING THE STRUCTURE OF THE COUPLINGS THAT ACT AS DRIVERS. (THIS STANDS IN ANALOGY TO DEVELOPMENT OF LES MHD METHODS). THE COMPLETED SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE CONTINUITY OF FLUXES OF ENERGY AND OTHER KEY QUANTITIES ACROSS THE GAPS SEPARATING THE MODELS. THE SCIENCE OUTCOME WILL BE UNIFIED DYNAMIC MODELS FOR TURBULENCE TRANSPORT, SOLAR WIND ACCELERATION IN CORONAL HOLES, AND GLOBAL CORONAL AND SOLAR WIND DYNAMICS, EACH OF WHICH WILL OPERATE ACROSS DECADES OF SCALE. MAKING THE CROSS-SCALE FEEDBACK CHAIN WORK IS A GRAND CHALLENGE GOAL, LEADING TO NUMEROUS OBSERVATIONALLY TESTABLE CONSEQUENCES OVER A WIDE RANGE OF SCALES. THESE WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT EVERY STEP, ALONG WITH TESTING OF MODELS AGAINST MHD AND PIC SIMULATIONS. THE MAIN SCIENCE GOALS WILL BE TO UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF LARGE SCALES (FLOW SPEED, DENSITY, MAGNETIC FIELD, TEMPERATURE), THE TURBULENCE PROPERTIES (FLUCTUATION AMPLITUDES, ANISOTROPIES, CASCADE RATES, CORRELATION SCALES), AND KINETIC PROPERTIES (E.G., ANISOTROPIES, PARTITIONING OF ENERGY INTO PROTONS, ELECTRONS, MINOR IONS) AT OBSERVED POSITIONS IN THE HELIOSPHERE. THAT IS, WE AIM TO UNDERSTAND THE CORONA AND SOLAR WIND AS UNIFIED NONLINEAR SYSTEMS COUPLED AT ALL SCALES. THIS RESEARCH ADDRESSES NASA STRATEGIC GOAL 2.2, "UNDERSTAND THE SUN AND ITS INTERACTIONS WITH THE EARTH AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM" AS WELL AS NUMEROUS QUESTIONS EMPHASIZED IN THE HELIOSPHERIC ROADMAP. IT IS PARTICULARLY RELEVANT TO SOLAR PROBE, SOLAR ORBITER, AND THE GOALS OF SPACE WEATHER RESEARCH. THE TEAM INCLUDES THEORETICIANS, MHD AND KINETIC COMPUTATIONAL SPECIALISTS, TURBULENCE MODELING EXPERTISE AND OBSERVATIONAL SUPPORT FOR COMPARISONS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX14AI63G  
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
$569,134.00
1300: Department of Commerce
1305M2: DEPT OF COMMERCE NOAA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF - INTEGRATED SEA SCALLOP RESEARCH SURVEY FOR NORTHEAST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER
F020: NATURAL RESOURCES/CONSERVATION- FISHERIES RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

  DOCEA133F16SE0633     EA133F-16-RQ-0249  
Thursday, March 30, 2017
($17,220.00)
1300: Department of Commerce
1305M2: DEPT OF COMMERCE NOAA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF - INTEGRATED SEA SCALLOP RESEARCH SURVEY FOR NORTHEAST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER
F020: NATURAL RESOURCES/CONSERVATION- FISHERIES RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

  DOCEA133F16SE0633     EA133F-16-RQ-0249  
Thursday, March 30, 2017
$150,000.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HQ: W4LD USA HECSA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF INCREMENTAL FUNDING MOD - PROJECT ER-2617
AH91: R&amp;D- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: OTHER (BASIC RESEARCH)

  W912HQ16C0020  
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N950: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIDA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
NIA NUTRITIONIST CONSULTING UDELWARE IGF::CL::IGF
R499: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: OTHER

  HHSN271201700010C     HHSNIHNISASSSACSS17132  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
$0.00
9700: Department of Defense
N00173: NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF ENGINEERING SERVICES PR# 73-0044-17
AD24: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: SERVICES (ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT)

  N0017317P0604     N0017317Q0065  
Monday, March 27, 2017
$250,818.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE MULTI-SCALE COUPLING WHICH LEADS TO DISSIPATION IN COLLISIONLESS PLASMA TURBULENCE PLAYS A FUNDAMENTAL ROLE IN THE DYNAMICS OF THE HELIOSPHERE. ALTHOUGH IT IS WELL ACCEPTED THAT A NONLINEAR CASCADE IS OCCURRING IN TURBULENT PLASMAS IN THE HELIOSPHERE LEADING TO SIGNIFICANT HEATING, THE LINK BETWEEN THIS CASCADE AND THE RESULTANT HEATING IS UNCLEAR. FURTHERMORE, INTERMITTENCY AND CURRENT SHEETS (BOTH RECONNECTING AND NON-RECONNECTING) ARE PREVALENT IN HELIOSPHERIC PLASMA, BUT THEIR ROLE IN THE CASCADE AND HEATING IS ONLY BEGINNING TO BE UNDERSTOOD. FOR THIS REASON, THIS PROPOSAL IS FOCUSED ON THE "TRIAD OF INTERACTIONS" THAT RELATE THE CASCADE RATES, THE HEATING RATES, AND THE RECONNECTION RATES IN TURBULENT PLASMA. THE MAIN SCIENCE QUESTION, THEREFORE, OF THIS PROPOSAL IS: WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CASCADE RATES, HEATING RATES, AND RECONNECTION RATES IN TURBULENCE IN THE SOLAR WIND AND THE EARTH'S MAGNETOSHEATH? THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON TWO KEY SUBQUESTIONS: (1) IN TURBULENT PLASMAS, HOW DOES THE CASCADE ESTABLISH CONDITIONS FOR RECONNECTION? AND (2) WHAT FRACTION OF HEATING IN TURBULENCE IS ASSOCIATED WITH RECONNECTION AND HOW DOES THIS VARY WITH PLASMA AND TURBULENCE PROPERTIES? BY "HEATING," WE MEAN IN INCREASE OF THE SECOND MOMENT OF THE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION. THESE TWO SUB-QUESTIONS WILL BE ADDRESSED USING FULLY KINETIC PARTICLE-INCELL SIMULATIONS AND OBSERVATIONS. THESE TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL SIMULATIONS OF DECAYING TURBULENCE WILL INCLUDE THE LOWER END OF THE INERTIAL RANGE WHILE STILL SELF-CONSISTENTLY INCLUDING THE PHYSICS OF BOTH ION AND ELECTRON HEATING. THE SPACECRAFT OBSERVATIONS WILL FOCUS ON TURBULENCE IN THE SOLAR WIND AND THE EARTH'S MAGNETOSHEATH, USING WIND, THEMIS/ARTEMIS, CLUSTER, AND MMS OBSERVATIONS. FIRST, THE PLASMA CONDITIONS CONTROLLING CURRENT SHEET STRUCTURE AND RECONNECTION IN TURBULENCE WILL BE EXAMINED. LIKELY CONDITIONS TO BE STUDIED ARE: CASCADE RATE, TURBULENCE AMPLITUDE, PLASMA BETA AND ALFVEN RATIO. SECOND, THIS UNDERSTANDING OF THE STATISTICS OF RECONNECTION AND CURRENT SHEETS AND THE TURBULENT FACTORS CONTROLLING THEM WILL BE APPLIED TO CURRENT LAMINAR RECONNECTION HEATING KNOWLEDGE TO DETERMINE THE ROLE THAT HEATING ASSOCIATED WITH RECONNECTION IS PLAYING IN TURBULENT HEATING. THIS RESEARCH RELATES BEST TO THE DECADAL SURVEY GOAL 4: "DISCOVER AND CHARACTERIZE FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES THAT OCCUR BOTH WITHIN THE HELIOSPHERE AND THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE." THERE IS STRONG RELEVANCE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH TO PRESENT AND UPCOMING MISSIONS, GIVEN THAT RECONNECTION, TURBULENCE AND HEATING, IN VARIOUS COMBINATIONS, ARE CENTRAL TO THE DRIVING SCIENTIFIC QUESTIONS BEHIND THE MAGNETOSPHERIC MULTISCALE, SOLAR PROBE PLUS AND SOLAR ORBITER MISSIONS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX17AI25G  
Monday, March 27, 2017
$0.00
1300: Department of Commerce
1305M3: DEPT OF COMMERCE NOAA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF - INTEGRATED SEA SCALLOP RESEARCH SURVEY FOR THE NORTHEAST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER
F020: NATURAL RESOURCES/CONSERVATION- FISHERIES RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

  DOCEA133F16SE0633     EA133F-16-RQ-0249  
Monday, March 27, 2017
$0.00
9700: Department of Defense
W56HZV: W4GG HQ US ARMY TACOM

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::CL,CT::IGF
AJ43: R&amp;D- GENERAL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY: ENGINEERING (ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT)

  W56HZV13C0380     W56HZV13R0434  
Monday, March 27, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY THE USE OF EXTERNAL FIELDS TO CONTROL THE MICROSTRUCTURE OF COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS IS A POWERFUL MEANS FOR TAILORING THE MECHANICAL, OPTICAL, AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIALS. MAGNETIC AND ELECTRIC FIELDS ARE ESPECIALLY USEFUL DIRECTING AGENTS FOR COLLOIDAL AND NANOPARTICLE SELF-ASSEMBLY. EFFECTIVELY HARNESSING DIRECTED SELF-ASSEMBLY WILL TRANSFORM MATERIALS MANUFACTURING TO ENABLE FAST, CONTINUOUS, AND LOW-COST PROCESSING. NUMEROUS EARTH AND SPACE-BASED TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE IMPACTED, INCLUDING ENERGY PRODUCTION AND STORAGE, THERMAL, MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AND SEPARATIONS FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING, ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION AND CLEAN WATER. INSPACE-3 IS A RECENTLY COMPLETED EXPERIMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSEMBLY OF ELLIPSOIDAL COLLOIDS IN TOGGLED FIELDS. ANISOTROPY ALSO INTRODUCES NEW COMPLICATIONS AS THE KINETIC PATHWAY TO SELF-ASSEMBLY IS HINDERED BY THE FORMATION OF DISORDERED GLASSY OR JAMMED STATES. THUS, WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT PARTICLE SHAPE WILL ALTER THE AGGREGATION KINETICS, MICROSTRUCTURES, AND MICROSCOPIC MECHANICS OF FIELD-RESPONSIVE COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS. BASED ON THE PUBLICATIONS, MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED, AND MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION, WE HAVE PROVIDED A STRONG FUNCTIONAL BASIS FOR THE USE OF TOGGLED FIELDS IN DIRECTING THE SELF-ASSEMBLY OF NEW FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THE PROPOSED WORK ARE TO ANALYZE AND REPORT THE RESULTS OF FLIGHT EXPERIMENTS PERFORMED DURING ISS EXPEDITIONS 32, 33, 34, AND 35. DURING THE PROPOSED FUNDING PERIOD, THE RESULTS OF THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE ANALYZED, INTERPRETED, AND PUBLISHED IN THE ARCHIVAL LITERATURE.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AD21G  
Friday, March 24, 2017
$220,487.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
PROPOSALS THAT RESPOND TO SECTION 3.1.1 (REMOTE SENSING AS A CATALYST FOR LARGE-SCALE CONSERVATION) SHOULD LINK NATURAL SEASCAPES TO LARGE-SCALE CONSERVATION USING SATELLITE IMAGERY TO ENABLE CONSERVATION PLANNING WITH END-USER ORGANIZATIONS. END USERS SHOULD HAVE ENHANCED TOOLS FOR DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND SEASCAPE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. THE CONSERVATION CHALLENGE THAT THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES IS MANAGING THE INCIDENTAL TAKE OF ATLANTIC STURGEON IN DELAWARE WATERS. THIS CHALLENGE IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE 2012 ESA LISTING OF ATLANTIC STURGEON. THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC) IS WORKING ON A SECTION 10 INCIDENTAL TAKE PERMIT APPLICATION TO COMPLY WITH THE ESA LISTING. THE PERMIT MAY REQUIRE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A COSTLY FISHERY OBSERVER PROGRAM FOR THE STATE. WE BELIEVE THAT NASA REMOTE SENSING OBSERVATIONS WILL PROVIDE A FEASIBLE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM, THEREBY ENHANCING BOTH RECOVERY OF ATLANTIC STURGEON AND COMMERCE. EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGRATE WIDELY ALONG THE EAST COAST, WE ARE FOCUSING ON DELAWARE WATERS FOR THIS PROJECT BECAUSE ATLANTIC STURGEON FROM MANY RIVER SYSTEMS ON THE EASTERN SEABOARD SEASONALLY CONGREGATE IN DELAWARE WATERS, WHERE THEY MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH COMMERCIAL FISHERIES AND OTHER HUMAN ACTIVITIES. THEREFORE, ACTIVITIES IN DELAWARE WATERS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO HAVE PROFOUND IMPACTS OVER A MUCH WIDER SPATIAL SCALE DUE TO THE MIGRATORY NATURE OF ATLANTIC STURGEON. WE WILL DEPLOY A PRODUCT THAT SHOWS THE CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN ATLANTIC STURGEON HABITATS THAT ILLUMINATE THEIR MOVEMENT CORRIDORS IN DELAWARE WATERS, WHERE INCIDENTAL TAKE COULD OCCUR. THE PROPOSED PRODUCT WILL 1) DIRECTLY ASSIST THE COMMERCIAL FISHERY IN AVOIDING COSTLY INTERACTIONS WITH ATLANTIC STURGEON, 2) HELP DNREC COMPLY WITH ITS SECTION 10 PERMIT OF THE ESA, AND 3) REDUCE IMPACTS ON A FEDERALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES, THUS USING NASA EARTH OBSERVATIONS AS A SOLUTION TO THIS CONSERVATION PROBLEM. THE PROPOSED DELIVERABLE WILL BE A DERIVATIVE OF AN EXISTING PRODUCT THAT USES REMOTE SENSING TO PREDICT ATLANTIC STURGEON OCCURRENCE. OVER THE COURSE OF THIS TWO-YEAR PROJECT, WE WILL DELIVER A SATELLITE-DERIVED PRODUCT THAT SHOWS THE LIKELIHOOD OF ENCOUNTERING ATLANTIC STURGEON IN DELAWARE WATERS. DISTRIBUTION OF OUR TOOL WILL BE THROUGH TWO MEANS, 1- ONLINE THROUGH THE NOAA SOUTHWEST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER (SWFSC) USING ECOCAST AND 2- THROUGH DNREC USING THEIR BLACKBOARD CONNECT AUTOMATED TEXTING SERVICE. THESE PRODUCTS WILL ALSO HELP DNREC COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OUTLINED IN SECTION 6 OF THE ESA WHEN ISSUING TIME OF YEAR RESTRICTIONS FOR ACTIVITIES THAT MAY INCIDENTALLY TAKE ATLANTIC STURGEON. THE USE OF DYNAMIC SPATIAL TEMPORAL MANAGEMENT WILL ALLOW DNREC AND ITS STAKEHOLDERS TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS TO MINIMIZE COSTLY INTERACTIONS WITH ATLANTIC STURGEON.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX17AG34G  
Friday, March 17, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT LONG TERM TEMPORAL CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR WILL RESULT IN ANIMAL ADAPTATION VIA EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS THAT ARE PASSED ONTO SUBSEQUENT GENERATIONS. WE FURTHER HYPOTHESIZE THAT THE GRAVITY-INFLUENCED EPIGENETIC PROFLLE CAN BE RESTORED TO THE CONSENSUS WILD-TYPE (I.E., EARTH BORN) UPON INTRODUCTION TO STABLE IX G CONDITIONS. WE PROPOSE TO UTILIZE C. ELEGANS AS A MODEL ORGANISM TO ADDRESS THIS HYPOTHESIS BY PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENTS. 1) DETERMINE C. ELEGANS BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES (I.E., CHANGES IN MIGRATION DYNAMICS, ANIMAL BODY POSTURE, METABOLISM, ETC.) DUE TO TEMPORAL CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR. THE GRAVITY VECTOR WILL BE CONTROLLED BY PLACING THE ANIMALS INSIDE A ROTATING CUBESAT MICROSCOPE DEVELOPED BY OUR GROUP. THE FREQUENCY, DIRECTION AND DURATION OF ROTATION WILL BE VARIED TO ELICIT THE MOST DRAMATIC BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES. HABITUATION TIME WILL BE EVALUATED, AND ALSO CHANGES IN LIFESPAN. 2) IDENTIFY GRAVITY RESPONSIVE GENES BY UTILIZING THE VAST COLLECTION OF FLUORESCENT STRAINS OF C. ELEGANS AVAILABLE TO RESEARCHERS. WE WILL MONITOR GENE EXPRESSION BY FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY,FROM THE EMBRYONIC STAGE THROUGH ADULTHOOD DURING CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR. GENES OF INTEREST INCLUDE THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT, CELL APOPTOSIS AND NEURONAL DEVELOPMENT. 3) PROFLLE THE EPIGENETIC MARKS ON C. ELEGANS EXPOSED TO LONG PERIODS OF CONTINUOUS GRAVITY VECTOR CHANGES THAT RANGE FROM 1/4 OF AN ANIMAL'S LIFESPAN TO THREE GENERATIONS. WE WILL EXAMINE THE EPIGENETIC CONSEQUENCE OF RESTORING CONSTANT IX G CONDITIONS OVER SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS. THE THREE SPECIFIC AIMS CAN BE CONDUCTED WITH THE SAME ANIMAL STRAINS, AND THUS ALLOWS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CORRELATE THE FLNDINGS ACROSS DIFFERENT EXPERIMENTS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AM08G  
Thursday, March 16, 2017
$146,295.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE PROPOSE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SOFTWARE, DUBBED JANUS, FOR THE JOINT ANALYSIS OF IN-SITU THERMAL-ION MEASUREMENTS FROM TWO INSTRUMENTS ON THE WIND SPACECRAFT: FC AND PESA-LO. DESPITE THESE INSTRUMENTS COMPLIMENTARY DESIGNS, THEIR MEASUREMENTS HAVE HERETO ONLY EVER BEEN PROCESSED SEPARATELY. ALSO, WHILE THESE MEASUREMENTS ARE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, EXISTING SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR THEM ARE DIFFICULT-TO-USE, LIMITED, AND (IN THE CASE OF FC) LARGELY UNAVAILABLE.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX17AH88G  
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
$0.00
1200: Department of Agriculture
126395: USDA APHIS MRPBS

B: IDC
IGF::OT::IGF PROCURE VARIOUS ANIMAL LAB TEST AS NECESSARY IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATEMENT OF WORK.
R416: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: VETERINARY/ANIMAL CARE

  AG6395C170022  
Friday, March 3, 2017
$111,736.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
SEVERAL CHALLENGING PROBLEMS OF GREAT CURRENT INTEREST IN HELIOSPHERIC PHYSICS AND LWS SCIENCE RELATE TO MAGNETIC FIELD LINE CONNECTIVITY AND SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE (SEP) TRANSPORT. RAPID TRANSPORT OF SEPS IN LATITUDE (E.G., SEEN BY ULYSSES) AND IN LONGITUDE (SEEN BY STEREO) CHALLENGE BOTH THEORY AND PREDICTION. A SECOND (AND WE ARGUE, RELATED) PROBLEM IS THE BROADENING OF BOUNDARIES BETWEEN FAST AND SLOW SOLAR WIND DUE TO STOCHASTIC INTERCHANGE OF CONNECTIVITY, ALLOWING ENERGETIC PARTICLES AND PLASMA OF DIFFERENT COMPOSITION TO TRANSPORT AND MIX ACROSS BOUNDARIES. BOTH CASES WILL BE BETTER UNDERSTOOD BY IMPROVED QUANTITATIVE DESCRIPTION OF INTERCONNECTION AND EXCHANGE OF MAGNETIC FLUX BETWEEN NEARBY TOPOLOGICAL FAMILIES (FLUX TUBES) DUE TO TOPOLOGICAL EFFECTS IN FIELD LINE TRANSPORT IN SPACE (SERIPIENLERT ET AL., APJ 711, 980, 2010), AND EXCHANGE OF FIELD LINE CONNECTIVITY IN TIME (RAPPAZZO ET AL., APJ 758, L14, 2012). THESE PROCESSES CAN HAVE SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCES CONSIDERING THE COMPLEX MAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT INFERRED FROM OBSERVATIONS. WE PROPOSE SEVERAL TASKS TO FURTHER DEVELOP THESE IDEAS, WITH THE GOAL OF INCORPORATING THESE ANOMALOUS TRANSPORT EFFECTS WITH FOCUSED SEP TRANSPORT MODELS. WE AIM TO THEREBY EXPLAIN EXISTING PUZZLES IN LONGITUDINAL TRANSPORT, AND TO PROVIDE BETTER QUANTITATIVE DESCRIPTION OF DROPOUTS. WE WILL DETERMINE THE VARIABILITY OF THE MEASURED SEP FLUX DEPENDING ON THE OBSERVER S LOCATION WITH RESPECT TO THE TURBULENCE TOPOLOGY (E.G., RUFFOLO ET AL., APJ 779, 74, 2013). IT IS INTENDED THAT IMPROVEMENTS IN PREDICTION OF SEP FLUXES WILL EMERGE AS BOTH INTERMEDIATE AND FINAL PRODUCTS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AB88G  
Friday, February 17, 2017
$134,322.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N950: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIDA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
NIA NUTRITIONIST CONSULTING UDELWARE IGF::CL::IGF
R499: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: OTHER

  HHSN271201700010C     HHSNIHNISASSSACSS17132  
Friday, February 10, 2017
$0.00
1300: Department of Commerce
1333MJ: DEPT OF COMMERCE NOAA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE - CAR 1352.201-72
AJ31: R&amp;D- GENERAL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (BASIC RESEARCH)

  DOCEE133R16SE1543     NRMAC100-16-01205  
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
$0.00
7000: Department of Homeland Security
140D72: IBC ACQ SERVICES DIVISION (00072)

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF DHS R&D "ENSURING ENERGY AND POWER SAFETY IN DATA CENTERS" CHANGE TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER
AZ17: R&amp;D- OTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (COMMERCIALIZED)

  IND15PC00187     HSHQDC-14-R-B0017  
Monday, February 6, 2017
($33,782.06)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) ENERGY HAS POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN A VARIETY OF AREAS, FROM SMALL NICHE TYPE APPLICATIONS SUCH AS HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES, TO MEDIUM RESIDENTIAL TYPE SYSTEMS FOR HOMES OR SMALL BUSINESSES, TO LARGE SCALE UTILITY PLANTS. FURTHERMORE, THIS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCE CAN PROVIDE FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL DEMANDS. GALLIUM ARSENIDE (GAAS) AND SILICON SOLAR CELLS HAVE BEEN THE MOST PROMINENT TYPES FOR POWERING SPACE TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING SATELLITES AND MANY OTHER FORMS OF SPACECRAFT. II-VI THIN-FILM CELLS ARE ANOTHER PROMISING OPTION. THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND EXHIBIT HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCIES, WHICH ALIGN WITH SOME OF THE MAJOR CRITERIA THAT NASA PRIORITIZES IN THE DEVELOPMENT THE NEXT GENERATION OF CELLS. AS A RESULT, FINDINGS FROM THIS INVESTIGATION ARE APPLICABLE TO THAT OF NASA S SPACE TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP FOR SPACE POWER AND ENERGY STORAGE, PARTICULARLY IN THE AREA OF SOLAR POWER GENERATION (TABS 2.2.1.3). THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO ADDRESS IMPROVING THE SPECIFIC POWER OF II-VI THIN-FILM CELLS BY EXPLORING THE ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF THE CONSTITUENT MATERIALS THAT ABSORBS THE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; SPECIFICALLY, IMPROVING THEIR TRANSPORT PROPERTIES. BY ADDRESSING THE ELECTRONIC QUALITY OF ABSORBING MATERIAL, THE PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL CAN CONVERT SOLAR RADIATION INTO ELECTRICITY MORE EFFICIENTLY. BUT, WHAT ABOUT THE DEPOSITION PROCESS IMPACTS THEIR ELECTRONIC QUALITY? WHY ARE THESE PROPERTIES SO INFLUENTIAL IN GOVERNING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CELL? THE PROPOSED PROJECT STRIVES TO ANSWER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS. IT IS A COMPONENT OF A LARGER INVESTIGATION CALLED ELEMENTAL VAPOR TRANSPORT AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURES (EVTAP) UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CHRISTOS S. FEREKIDES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA. THIS INITIATIVE IS EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF STOICHIOMETRIC VARIATIONS ON THE DOPING OF II-VI COMPOUNDS, SUCH AS CADMIUM TELLURIDE (CDTE), ON THE CONVERSION EFFICIENCY OF THE RESPECTIVE THIN-FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL. THE MAIN EXPERIMENTAL TOOL OF THE STUDY IS A VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS, WHICH WILL BE USED TO DEPOSIT II-VI COMPOUND FILMS UNDER VARIOUS GROWTH CONDITIONS, INCLUDING CHANGES TO THE STOICHIOMETRIC RATIO OF THE CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS AND EXTRINSIC DOPANTS. THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMULATION TOOL, INITIALLY USING CHEMCAD ND COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS SOFTWARE PACKAGES, TO MODEL THE DEPOSITION PROCESS AND PREDICT FILM PROPERTIES. THE SEGMENT OF THE TOOL DESIGNED IN CHEMCAD WILL FOCUS ON THE KINETICS OF THE SYNTHESIS REACTION FOR EACH II-VI COMPOUND. THEN, THE PORTION OF THE SIMULATION PRODUCED IN COMSOL WILL VERIFY THE RESULTS OF ITS COUNTERPART AND ALSO GIVE CRITICAL INFORMATION ON THE MASS TRANSFER ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE THIN-FILM LAYERS. THESE INCLUDE PREDICTIONS ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF LAMINAR FLOW WITHIN THE DEPOSITION REGION AS WELL AS THE THICKNESS AND UNIFORMITY OF THE DEPOSITED LAYER. THIS IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATON, INCORPORATING CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CONCEPTS TOWARDS IMPROVING THE TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF THIN-FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS UTILIZING II-VI SEMICONDUCTORS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AL79H  
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
$0.00
9700: Department of Defense
N00014: OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::CT::IGF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING, AND LIFE SCIENCES (EXCEPT BIOTECHNOLOGY)
AD92: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  N0001417P7001     N0001416RBA01  
Monday, January 23, 2017
$35,000.00
9700: Department of Defense
N00173: NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF ENGINEERING SERVICES PR# 73-0044-17
AD24: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: SERVICES (ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT)

  N0017317P0604     N0017317Q0065  
Monday, January 23, 2017
$0.00
9700: Department of Defense
W56HZV: W4GG HQ US ARMY TACOM

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::CL,CT::IGF
AJ43: R&amp;D- GENERAL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY: ENGINEERING (ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT)

  W56HZV13C0380     W56HZV13R0434  
Friday, January 20, 2017
$48,945.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE PROPOSE TO OBTAIN PHASE-RESOLVED MOS/PN OBSERVATIONS OF THE MAGNETIC O STAR NGC 1624-2, WHICH HAS THE STRONGEST MAGNETIC FIELD EVER DETECTED IN A O-STAR, BY AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE. WITH SUCH A STRONG FIELD, NGC 1624-2 IS A UNIQUE LABORATORY FOR THE STUDY OF MAGNETICALLY CONFINED STELLAR WINDS. INDEED, THE ALFVEN RADIUS RA, WHICH DESCRIBES THE RADIAL EXTENT TO WHICH THE MAGNETIC FIELD IS ABLE TO CONFINE THE WIND, IS ESTIMATED TO BE 11 RSTAR, HENCE TRAPPING 95% OF THE INTEGRATED SURFACE MASS FLUX INTO CLOSED LOOPS. THIS IS MUCH GREATER THAN OTHER MAGNETIC O STARS WITH RA OF JUST A FEW STELLAR RADII, THEREBY PROVIDING A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE COMPLEX INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MAGNETIC FIELDS AND MATTER IN A RADIATION DOMINATED ENVIRONMENT.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX17AD92G  
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IS A UNIVERSAL PLASMA PROCESS WHICH CONVERTS STORED MAGNETIC ENERGY INTO KINETIC ENERGY (I.E., PLASMA JETTING) AND PLASMA HEATING. WHILE PLASMA JETTING IS THEORETICALLY WELL ESTABLISHED AND HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY OBSERVATIONS, PLASMA HEATING (ESPECIALLY ELECTRON HEATING) BY RECONNECTION IS STILL POORLY UNDERSTOOD BOTH OBSERVATIONALLY AND THEORETICALLY. ALTHOUGH SUPERTHERMAL ELECTRON HEATING HAS BEEN THE FOCUS OF MANY OBSERVATIONAL AND THEORETICAL STUDIES, FEW STUDIES HAVE FOCUSED ON THERMAL ELECTRON HEATING. PAST OBSERVATIONS HAVE PRODUCED CONFLICTING FINDINGS ON THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF ELECTRON THERMAL HEATING BY RECONNECTION: SOME MAGNETOPAUSE AND MAGNETOSHEATH RECONNECTION EXHAUSTS SHOWED HEATING, WHILE THE FEW REPORTED SOLAR WIND EVENTS SHOWED NONE, SUGGESTING THAT THE DEGREE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRON HEATING DEPEND STRONGLY ON PLASMA PARAMETER REGIMES. HERE WE PROPOSE TO USE A COMBINATION OF PARTICLE-IN-CELL SIMULATIONS AND IN-SITU SPACECRAFT OBSERVATIONS AT THE MAGNETOPAUSE AND IN THE MAGNETOSHEATH TO SYSTEMATICALLY STUDY THERMAL ELECTRON HEATING. SPECIFICALLY, WE FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING KEY QUESTIONS: (1) WHAT PLASMA PARAMETER REGIMES OR BOUNDARY CONDITIONS DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE AND THE DEGREE OF ELECTRON THERMAL HEATING IN RECONNECTION EXHAUSTS? AND (2) WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ELECTRON THERMAL HEATING AND HOW DO THEY CHANGE WITH INFLOW BOUNDARY CONDITIONS. THESE SCIENCE QUESTIONS WILL BE ADDRESSED WITH A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY THEMIS OBSERVATIONS OF RECONNECTION EXHAUSTS IN THE MAGNETOPAUSE AND MAGNETOSHEATH, AS WELL AS A SERIES OF FULLY ELECTROMAGNETIC KINETIC PARTICLE-IN-CELL (PIC) SIMULATIONS COVERING A WIDE RANGE OF INFLOWING PLASMA PARAMETERS. THE SYSTEMATIC NATURE OF THE STUDY SHOULD ULTIMATELY LEAD TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE KEY PHYSICS CONTROLLING ELECTRON THERMAL HEATING, WHICH WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ADVANCE OUR FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING OF THIS PROCESS. OUR PROPOSED INVESTIGATION IS RELEVANT TO THE NASA OBJECTIVE TO "EXPLORE THE SUN-EARTH SYSTEM TO UNDERSTAND THE SUN AND ITS EFFECT ON EARTH, THE SOLAR SYSTEM, AND THE SPACE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS THAT WILL BE EXPERIENCED BY HUMAN EXPLORERS, AND DEMONSTRATE TECHNOLOGIES THAT CAN IMPROVE FUTURE OPERATIONAL EARTH OBSERVATION SYSTEMS." THE STUDY OF THERMAL HEATING DURING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IS ALSO DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO THE MAGNETOSPHERIC MULTISCALE MISSION (MMS) AND THE SOLAR PROBE PLUS MISSION (SPP).
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AD72G  
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE PROPOSE TO OBSERVE NEARBY ULTRACOOL DWARFS USING THE KEPLER K2 MISSION TO CHARACTERIZE THEIR CLOUD/WEATHER PROPERTIES, MEASURE THEIR FLARE RATES, AND DETECT THEIR PLANETARY COMPANIONS. LIKE GAS GIANT PLANETS, VERY-LOW-MASS STARS AND BROWN DWARFS FORM CONDENSATE CLOUDS IN THEIR ATMOSPHERES. K2 CAN UNIQUE CHARACTERIZE VARIABILITY DUE TO THESE CLOUDS, BOTH ROTATION MODULATION ON A TIMESCALE OF HOURS AND WEATHER EVOLUTION OF THE CLOUDS ON TIMESCALES FROM DAYS TO MONTHS. MAGNETIC ACTIVITY CHANGES DRAMATICALLY AT THE STELLAR/SUBSTELLAR HYDROGEN-BURNING LIMITS, BUT SOME ULTRACOOL DWARFS ARE KNOWN TO FLARE. WE WILL MEASURE THE WHITE LIGHT FLARE RATE IN WELL-DEFINED STATISTICAL SAMPLES AS A FUNCTION OF EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURE, ROTATION RATE, AND AGE. FLARES ARE TIED TO MAGNETIC RECONNECTION RATES AND THE ENERGY BUDGET. WE ALSO AIM TO DETECT TRANSITING EXOPLANETS BY CONTINUING TO MONITOR EACH AVAILABLE ULTRACOOL DWARF IN K2 CAMPAIGNS; BROWN DWARFS, GAS GIANTS, AND EVEN LARGE ROCKY PLANETS ARE DETECTABLE. THE K2 TARGETS INCLUDE NEARBY FIELD LATE-M AND L DWARFS. THE PHASE 2 PROPOSAL WILL INCLUDE FEWER THAN 50 LONG-CADENCE TARGETS AND 10 SHORT-CADENCE TARGETS IN THE TWO FIELDS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AE55G  
Friday, December 16, 2016
$0.00
1400: Department of the Interior
140G01: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF UDEL NASA ROSES
B517: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- GEOLOGICAL

  ING14PC00064  
Friday, December 16, 2016
$0.00
1200: Department of Agriculture
126395: USDA APHIS MRPBS

B: IDC
IGF::OT::IGF PROCURE VARIOUS ANIMAL LAB TEST AS NECESSARY IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATEMENT OF WORK.
R416: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: VETERINARY/ANIMAL CARE

  AG6395C170022  
Thursday, December 15, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
U.S. WIND POWER CAPACITY FROM INSTALLED TURBINES DOUBLED BETWEEN 2008 AND 2011 AND CONTINUED GROWTH IS LIKELY DUE TO TAX INCENTIVES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. WIND TURBINES OFTEN SHARE LAND WITH IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE AND EACH HAS BEEN SHOWN TO IMPACT LAND-ATMOSPHERE INTERACTIONS. ALTHOUGH STEPS HAVE BEEN MADE TOWARDS DETERMINING THE INDIVIDUAL IMPACTS OF IRRIGATION AND WIND TURBINES ON REGIONAL METEOROLOGY, FEW STUDIES HAVE ADDRESSED THE IMPACT OF WIND FARMS ON THE SURFACE ENERGY BALANCE IN IRRIGATED AREAS. THE COMBINED INFLUENCE OF THESE TWO ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES ON EVAPOTRANSPIRATION (ET) COULD POTENTIALLY IMPACT CROP YIELD AND EXACERBATE BOTH WET AND DRY EXTREMES (E.G. DROUGHT). THEREFORE, THE QUANTIFICATION OF THESE IMPACTS WILL ASSIST FARMERS AND PROVIDE DIRECT SOCIETAL BENEFITS. THE MAIN HYPOTHESIS OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS THAT IRRIGATION CO-LOCATED WITH WIND FARMS CAN IMPACT LOCAL AND REGIONAL WEATHER THROUGH SURFACE FLUX MODIFICATIONS (DUE TO IRRIGATION) AND A TRANSPORTATION MECHANISM (WIND TURBINE WAKES). THIS HYPOTHESIS WILL BE TESTED WITH FOUR ENSEMBLE SETS OF HIGH-RESOLUTION SEASONAL SIMULATIONS USING NASA GODDARD'S LAND INFORMATION SYSTEM (LIS) AND THE NASA-UNIFIED WEATHER RESEARCH AND FORECASTING (NU-WRF) MESOSCALE MODEL. THE RESULTS WILL BE ASSESSED WITH OBSERVATIONS AND LOCAL LAND-ATMOSPHERE COUPLING (LOCO) DIAGNOSTICS, WHICH OFFER THE ABILITY TO COMPARE THE DIURNAL EVOLUTION OF THE SIMULATED BOUNDARY LAYER TO THAT OBSERVED, AND TO DETERMINE THE PHYSICAL PROCESSES THAT LINK THE SURFACE PERTURBATIONS FROM IRRIGATION AND TURBINES TO THE SEASONAL IMPACTS. THIS WORK WILL AID IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CUTTING-EDGE NASA MODELING SYSTEMS AND THE RESULTS, IN TERMS OF THE QUANTIFICATION OF TURBINE IMPACTS IN IRRIGATED AREAS, CAN BE USED TO DETERMINE CROP YIELD IMPACTS AND RECOMMEND SITING LOCATIONS OF TURBINES. THUS, THIS WORK WILL BENEFIT FARMERS AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, THEREBY DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTING TO NASA'S MISSION TO DRIVE ADVANCES IN SCIENCE TO ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE, ECONOMIC VITALITY, AND STEWARDSHIP OF THE EARTH.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AM71H  
Friday, December 9, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE BASIC APPROACH EMPLOYS PAIRS OF SYNCHRONIZED DATA INTERVALS FROM DIFFERENT SPACECRAFT. FOR A GIVEN INTERVAL, WE TRANSFORM TO THE SOLAR WIND FRAME, AND COMPUTE AN ELEMENTARY ESTIMATE OF A SPACE TIME CORRELATION. THE CORRELATION VALUES ARE COMPUTED USING AVERAGES OVER 1 TO 6 HOURS, A FEW TYPICAL SPACECRAFT FRAME CORRELATION TIMES. THE COMPUTED CORRELATIONS ARE TAGGED WITH PARAMETERS SUCH AS SPACECRAFT, TIME, AVERAGING PERIOD, SPEED, VECTOR SEPARATION, AND BINNED ACCORDING TO SPACE SEPARATION AND TIME SEPARATION. THE DATA ARE ACCUMULATING OVER MANY INTERVALS. STATISTICS BASED ON PARAMETERS SUCH AS SOLAR CYCLE AND SOLAR WIND SPEED ALLOW VARIOUS DETAILED CONDITIONAL STUDIES TO BE CARRIED OUT. SEVERAL SPECIFIC FUNDAMENTAL QUANTITIES WILL BE EXTRACTED FROM THE FINAL SPACE TIME CORRELATIONS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX17AB79G  
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
$49,999.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP, DOCUMENT, AND PUBLICLY RELEASE NEW SOFTWARE, DUBBED JANUS/PESA, FOR BROWSING AND JOINTLY PROCESSING MEASUREMENTS FROM BOTH OF THE WIND/3DP ION ELECTROSTATIC-ANALYZERS (PESA-L AND PESA-H). BY ANALYZING MEASUREMENTS FROM BOTH PESA INSTRUMENTS TOGETHER, JANUS/PESA WILL ALLOW USERS TO SIMULTANEOUSLY STUDY AND CHARACTERIZE BOTH THERMAL AND SUPERTHERMAL IONS IN THE PLASMA. FURTHERMORE, THE JANUS/PESA ANALYSIS ALGORITHMS WILL HAVE NUMEROUS CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS, WHICH WILL ENABLE IT TO PROCESS MEASUREMENTS FROM A WIDE RANGE OF PLASMA CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION TO MAKING JANUS/PESA HIGHLY CONFIGURABLE, WE WILL ALSO ENSURE THAT IT WILL BE EASY TO USE BY DEVELOPING FOR IT A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI). WE WILL ALSO FULLY INTEGRATE ALL DESIGN AND OPERATION DETAILS OF THE PESA INSTRUMENTS (E.G., THEIR RESPONSE FUNCTIONS AND CALIBRATION DATA) INTO JANUS/PESA TO REDUCE THE PREREQUISITE INSTRUMENTATION-KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL BE REQUIRED BY POTENTIAL USERS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX17AC72G  
Thursday, December 1, 2016
$91,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE BASIC APPROACH EMPLOYS PAIRS OF SYNCHRONIZED DATA INTERVALS FROM DIFFERENT SPACECRAFT. FOR A GIVEN INTERVAL, WE TRANSFORM TO THE SOLAR WIND FRAME, AND COMPUTE AN ELEMENTARY ESTIMATE OF A SPACE TIME CORRELATION. THE CORRELATION VALUES ARE COMPUTED USING AVERAGES OVER 1 TO 6 HOURS, A FEW TYPICAL SPACECRAFT FRAME CORRELATION TIMES. THE COMPUTED CORRELATIONS ARE TAGGED WITH PARAMETERS SUCH AS SPACECRAFT, TIME, AVERAGING PERIOD, SPEED, VECTOR SEPARATION, AND BINNED ACCORDING TO SPACE SEPARATION AND TIME SEPARATION. THE DATA ARE ACCUMULATING OVER MANY INTERVALS. STATISTICS BASED ON PARAMETERS SUCH AS SOLAR CYCLE AND SOLAR WIND SPEED ALLOW VARIOUS DETAILED CONDITIONAL STUDIES TO BE CARRIED OUT. SEVERAL SPECIFIC FUNDAMENTAL QUANTITIES WILL BE EXTRACTED FROM THE FINAL SPACE TIME CORRELATIONS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX17AB79G  
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
$85,500.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THIS PROPOSAL IS TO CONTINUE SUPPORT FOR THE SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE MAGNETOSPHERE MULTISCALE (MMS) MISSION AS IMPLEMENTED BY THE SMART TEAM UNDER DR. JIM BURCH AT SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE. THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS LED BY PROF. W H. MATTHAEUS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, CO-I ON THE SMART TEAM AND A MEMBER OF THE MMS THEORY AND MODELING TEAM, DIRECTED BY DR. MICHAEL HESSE AT GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER. IN THE PREVIOUS GRANT PERIOD WE HAVE MADE MAJOR STRIDES TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING HOW RECONNECTION OPERATES IN A DYNAMIC, TURBULENT ENVIRONMENT, HAVING CARRIED OUT RELEVANT STUDIES IN THE CONTEXT OF MHD, HALL MHD, HYBRID KINETIC PIC, AND FULL ELECTROMAGNETIC PIC PLASMA MODELS. SEVERAL PHYSICAL CONCLUSIONS CAN BE DRAWN BASED ON EMERGING FEATURES THAT ARE COMMON IN THESE CASES. WE REVIEW THESE AND SUMMARIZE OUR WORK BY LISTING RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS SUPPORTED BY THE PROJECT. THE FIELD HAS ARRIVED AT THE STAGE IN WHICH INFLUENCES SUCH AS MULTIPLE X-POINTS, SECONDARY ISLAND AND FLUX TUBES, NONSTEADY BEHAVIOR AND CASCADE OF FLUCTUATIONS ARE ALL BEING RECOGNIZED AS HAVING SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON RECONNECTION RATES, HEATING AND PARTICLE ACCELERATION. IT IS EXTREMELY INTERESTING THAT THESE PHYSICAL EFFECTS OCCUR IN ALL MODELS, FROM THE PUREST SINGLE FLUID MHD ALL THE WAY TO THE ELECTRON SCALE FEATURES IN A FULL ELECTROMAGNETIC COLLISIONLESS PLASMA MODEL. THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME FOR OUR THEORETICAL INTERESTS, AND EVEN MORE SO BECAUSE MMS LAUNCH IS APPROACHING. IT SEEMS CERTAIN THAT THE STATE OF THE ART CAPABILITIES OF THE SMART SUITE OF INSTRUMENT WILL BE ABLE TO MEASURE WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE MODELS, AND WILL ALSO PROPEL US TOWARDS EVEN MORE INTERESTING PHYSICAL CONCLUSIONS. THEREFORE WE PROPOSE HERE A FIVE YEAR CONTINUATION OF THE PROJECT, IN WHICH LAUNCH WILL OCCUR DURING THE SECOND YEAR. WE PROPOSE TO CONTINUE INVESTIGATIONS OF RECONNECTION AND PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN A TURBULENT LOW COLLSIONALITY PLASMA. MAKING USE OF IMPORTANT COLLABORATIONS WE HAVE ESTABLISHED, WE NOW HAVE ACCESS TO SEVERAL START OF THE ART PLASMA KINETIC PIC CODES, EULERIAN VLASOV CODES, AND HYBRID KINETIC PIC CODES, AS WELL AS A SUITE OF HIGH RESOLUTION, EXTREMELY ACCURATE SPECTRAL CODES FOR FLUID (MHD, HALL MHD AND REDUCED MHD) THAT SPAN THE RANGE OF DIMENSIONALITY FROM 3D, WEAKLY 3D, AND 2.5 D TO 2D. REYNOLDS NUMBERS UP TO 50,000 ARE POSSIBLE, AND THIS WILL INCREASE. A RECENT EMPHASIS THAT WILL CONTINUE IS ON EXTRACTION FROM SIMULATIONS STATISTICAL QUANTITIES THAT CHARACTERIZE RECONNECTION AND HEATING RATES IN A WAY THAT CAN BE READILY COMPARED WITH OBSERVATION. SOME OF THESE METHODS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TESTED IN SOLAR WIND DATA. WE WILL CONTINUE TO EXPLORE AND REFINE THE EMERGING CONCLUSION THAT COHERENT STRUCTURES AND INTERMITTENCY ARE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE IN UNDERSTANDING DISSIPATION, PARTICLE ACCELERATION, HEATING AND RECONNECTION. AN EMPHASIS IS ON IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF RECONNECTION AND RECONNECTION-LIKE ACTIVITY IN COMPLEX PLASMA DYNAMICS, INCLUDING TURBULENCE, HALL EFFECT, AND KINETIC EFFECTS EXTENDING TO ELECTRON SCALES. THESE STUDIES WILL PROCEED ANALYTICALLY AND NUMERICALLY, USING HIGHLY ACCURATE SPECTRAL METHOD CODES, GAINING ANALYTICAL INSIGHTS THROUGH MODELING AS THEY BECOME POSSIBLE. THE RESEARCH CARRIED OUT UNDER THIS PROPOSAL CLOSELY RELATES TO THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORK OF THE SMART TEAM PRIOR TO LAUNCH AS WELL AS POST LAUNCH RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS IN PURSUIT OF THE THEORETICAL AND OBSERVATIONAL GOALS OF THE MMS MISSION.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX14AC39G  
Friday, November 18, 2016
$53,584.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PROPOSES TO COLLABORATE WITH PETER GORHAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ON AN ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS NEUTRINO AND COSMIC RAY STUDY CARRIED OUT BY THE ANITA PROJECT. THIS PROJECT SEEKS A FOURTH FLIGHT OF THE ANTARCTIC IMPULSIVE TRANSIENT ANTENNA SUBORBITAL LONG-DURATION BALLOON (LDB) PAYLOAD, WITH A GOAL OF FURTHER EXTENDING ANITA'S UNIQUE SENSITIVITY TO COSMIC SOURCES OF ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY PARTICLES. ANITA REMAINS THE MOST SENSITIVE NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY IN THE WORLD AT 1-100 EEV ENERGIES (1 EEV = 1E9 GEV = 1000 PEV). ANITA-3'S PLANNED 2013 FLIGHT WAS DELAYED DUE TO THE DIFFICULT BUDGET CLIMATE OF 2013 (AND LATER THE CANCELLATION OF THE LDB SEASON AS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN). ANITA-3 HAS IMPLEMENTED A MAJOR REDESIGN OF THE TRIGGER AND DIGITIZER SYSTEM, AND WILL IMPROVE OVER THE PRIOR FLIGHTS BY UP TO A FACTOR OF 5. FIRST EVIDENCE FOR PEV COSMIC NEUTRINOS HAS NOW BEEN FOUND BY THE ICECUBE OBSERVATORY, AND THE SCIENTIFIC IMPORTANCE OF PROBING ANY POTENTIAL SPECTRAL TAIL OF THESE NEUTRINOS IS HIGH. ANITA IS THE ONLY CURRENT INSTRUMENT THAT CAN ACHIEVE ADEQUATE SENSITIVITY TO CONSTRAIN THE UHE NEUTRINO SPECTRUM, AND THE ANITA-4 FLIGHT WE PROPOSE WILL EXTEND THIS SENSITIVITY BY AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE IN COMBINATION WITH ANITA-3, AS WE ARE STILL IN THE REGIME OF LINEARLY INCREASING SENSITIVITY WITH TIME. ANITA-4 WILL BE AN AUGMENTED REFLIGHT OF THE ANITA-3 INSTRUMENT, WITH ADDITIONAL TIME AND FOCUS ON OPTIMIZING FIRMWARE AND SOFTWARE ALGORITHMS THAT WILL FIRST BE DEPLOYED ON THE ANITA-3 FLIGHT LATER THIS YEAR. THE COMBINATION OF ANITA-3 AND ANITA-4 WILL PRESENT STILL THE MOST COMPELLING INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL EEV NEUTRINO FLUXES TO DATE, COMPLEMENTING THE LOWER-ENERGY ICECUBE MEASUREMENTS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AC22G  
Thursday, November 17, 2016
$0.00
1300: Department of Commerce
1305M5: DEPT OF COMMERCE NOAA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IN ACCORDANCE WITH FAR 4.804, THIS MODIFICATION IS TO CLOSEOUT CONTRACT AB133F-09-SU-0008. ALL ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETE. THIS CONTRACT IS CLOSED AND SHALL BE PROCESSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FAR 4.805.
5895: MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

  DOCAB133F09SU0008  
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT LONG TERM TEMPORAL CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR WILL RESULT IN ANIMAL ADAPTATION VIA EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS THAT ARE PASSED ONTO SUBSEQUENT GENERATIONS. WE FURTHER HYPOTHESIZE THAT THE GRAVITY-INFLUENCED EPIGENETIC PROFLLE CAN BE RESTORED TO THE CONSENSUS WILD-TYPE (I.E., EARTH BORN) UPON INTRODUCTION TO STABLE IX G CONDITIONS. WE PROPOSE TO UTILIZE C. ELEGANS AS A MODEL ORGANISM TO ADDRESS THIS HYPOTHESIS BY PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENTS. 1) DETERMINE C. ELEGANS BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES (I.E., CHANGES IN MIGRATION DYNAMICS, ANIMAL BODY POSTURE, METABOLISM, ETC.) DUE TO TEMPORAL CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR. THE GRAVITY VECTOR WILL BE CONTROLLED BY PLACING THE ANIMALS INSIDE A ROTATING CUBESAT MICROSCOPE DEVELOPED BY OUR GROUP. THE FREQUENCY, DIRECTION AND DURATION OF ROTATION WILL BE VARIED TO ELICIT THE MOST DRAMATIC BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES. HABITUATION TIME WILL BE EVALUATED, AND ALSO CHANGES IN LIFESPAN. 2) IDENTIFY GRAVITY RESPONSIVE GENES BY UTILIZING THE VAST COLLECTION OF FLUORESCENT STRAINS OF C. ELEGANS AVAILABLE TO RESEARCHERS. WE WILL MONITOR GENE EXPRESSION BY FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY,FROM THE EMBRYONIC STAGE THROUGH ADULTHOOD DURING CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR. GENES OF INTEREST INCLUDE THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT, CELL APOPTOSIS AND NEURONAL DEVELOPMENT. 3) PROFLLE THE EPIGENETIC MARKS ON C. ELEGANS EXPOSED TO LONG PERIODS OF CONTINUOUS GRAVITY VECTOR CHANGES THAT RANGE FROM 1/4 OF AN ANIMAL'S LIFESPAN TO THREE GENERATIONS. WE WILL EXAMINE THE EPIGENETIC CONSEQUENCE OF RESTORING CONSTANT IX G CONDITIONS OVER SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS. THE THREE SPECIFIC AIMS CAN BE CONDUCTED WITH THE SAME ANIMAL STRAINS, AND THUS ALLOWS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CORRELATE THE FLNDINGS ACROSS DIFFERENT EXPERIMENTS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AM08G  
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
$0.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HZ: W2R2 USA ENGR R AND D CTR

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF SHIP WAKE MODELING U430520
B541: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- DEFENSE

  W912HZ16P0137     W912HZ16Q8940  
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
$0.00
1300: Department of Commerce
1333ND: DEPT OF COMMERCE NIST

B: PURCHASE ORDER
CLOSEOUT
AJ11: R&amp;D- GENERAL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY: PHYSICAL SCIENCES (BASIC RESEARCH)

  DOCSB134111SE1074  
Monday, October 31, 2016
($350.50)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
GREENLAND IS MELTING AND AS MORE OF ITS ICE AND WATER MOVE INTO THE OCEAN, SEA LEVEL WILL RISE. I HERE PROPOSE TO DEPLOY SENSORS TO MEASURE OCEAN TEMPERATURE AND SALINITY BELOW 200 TO 600 METER THICK ICE OF PETERMANN GLACIER IN NORTH GREENLAND. HOLES WILL BE DRILLED THROUGH THE ICE TO REACH THE OCEAN BELOW WHERE I WILL PLACE 2-5 AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS AT EACH OF 3-5 LOCATIONS. THE HOLES WILL FREEZE OVER QUICKLY, THE INSTRUMENTS WILL NEVER RETURN, BUT A CABLE CONNECTS OCEAN SENSORS TO THE SURFACE AND VIA IRIDIUM SATELLITE TO ANYONE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AL77G  
Monday, October 31, 2016
$0.00
1300: Department of Commerce
1333MJ: DEPT OF COMMERCE NOAA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF UNILATERAL ADMINISTRATIVE MODIFICATION TO EXISTING CONTRACT.
AJ31: R&amp;D- GENERAL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (BASIC RESEARCH)

  DOCEE133R16SE1543     NRMAC100-16-01205  
Friday, October 28, 2016
$53,583.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PROPOSES TO COLLABORATE WITH PETER GORHAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ON AN ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS NEUTRINO AND COSMIC RAY STUDY CARRIED OUT BY THE ANITA PROJECT. THIS PROJECT SEEKS A FOURTH FLIGHT OF THE ANTARCTIC IMPULSIVE TRANSIENT ANTENNA SUBORBITAL LONG-DURATION BALLOON (LDB) PAYLOAD, WITH A GOAL OF FURTHER EXTENDING ANITA'S UNIQUE SENSITIVITY TO COSMIC SOURCES OF ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY PARTICLES. ANITA REMAINS THE MOST SENSITIVE NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY IN THE WORLD AT 1-100 EEV ENERGIES (1 EEV = 1E9 GEV = 1000 PEV). ANITA-3'S PLANNED 2013 FLIGHT WAS DELAYED DUE TO THE DIFFICULT BUDGET CLIMATE OF 2013 (AND LATER THE CANCELLATION OF THE LDB SEASON AS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN). ANITA-3 HAS IMPLEMENTED A MAJOR REDESIGN OF THE TRIGGER AND DIGITIZER SYSTEM, AND WILL IMPROVE OVER THE PRIOR FLIGHTS BY UP TO A FACTOR OF 5. FIRST EVIDENCE FOR PEV COSMIC NEUTRINOS HAS NOW BEEN FOUND BY THE ICECUBE OBSERVATORY, AND THE SCIENTIFIC IMPORTANCE OF PROBING ANY POTENTIAL SPECTRAL TAIL OF THESE NEUTRINOS IS HIGH. ANITA IS THE ONLY CURRENT INSTRUMENT THAT CAN ACHIEVE ADEQUATE SENSITIVITY TO CONSTRAIN THE UHE NEUTRINO SPECTRUM, AND THE ANITA-4 FLIGHT WE PROPOSE WILL EXTEND THIS SENSITIVITY BY AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE IN COMBINATION WITH ANITA-3, AS WE ARE STILL IN THE REGIME OF LINEARLY INCREASING SENSITIVITY WITH TIME. ANITA-4 WILL BE AN AUGMENTED REFLIGHT OF THE ANITA-3 INSTRUMENT, WITH ADDITIONAL TIME AND FOCUS ON OPTIMIZING FIRMWARE AND SOFTWARE ALGORITHMS THAT WILL FIRST BE DEPLOYED ON THE ANITA-3 FLIGHT LATER THIS YEAR. THE COMBINATION OF ANITA-3 AND ANITA-4 WILL PRESENT STILL THE MOST COMPELLING INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL EEV NEUTRINO FLUXES TO DATE, COMPLEMENTING THE LOWER-ENERGY ICECUBE MEASUREMENTS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AC22G  
Friday, October 28, 2016
$0.00
9700: Department of Defense
W91CRB: W6QK ACC-APG

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE TEST METHOD MODIFICATION TO ADD ONR ATLANTA TO ADMINISTRATION.
8470: ARMOR, PERSONAL

  W91CRB16C0040     W91CRB16R0005  
Thursday, October 20, 2016
$43,125.00
9700: Department of Defense
N00014: OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::CT::IGF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING, AND LIFE SCIENCES (EXCEPT BIOTECHNOLOGY)
AD92: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  N0001417P7001     N0001416RBA01  
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80GRC0: NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF OXYGEN RECOVERY FROM CARBON DIOXIDE USING ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE ELECTROLYSIS TECHNOLOGY. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL BE TO DEMONSTRATE IN LABORATORIES TWO ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT UNITS (EDU)THAT PERFORM CRITICAL FUNCTIONS OF THE LOW TEMPERATURE CARBON DIOXIDE ELECTROLYSIS AND THE CATALYTIC CONVERSION CARBON MONOXIDE INTO CARBON AND CARBON DIOXIDE.
AG94: R&amp;D- ENERGY: OTHER (ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT)

  NNC15CA04C  
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE EVOLUTION OF THE CORONAL AND SOLAR WIND PLASMA AND HELIOSPHERIC ENERGETIC PARTICLES INVOLVES A BROAD RANGE OF LENGTH AND TIME SCALES, EXTENDING ACROSS DIVERSE REGIONS OF SPACE AND ACCORDINGLY INVOLVING AT LEAST SEVERAL LEVELS OF PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION FLUID, KINETIC, ELECTROMAGNETIC AND MULTISPECIES. THE GENERAL GOALS OF UNDERSTANDING HELIOSPHERIC PHYSICS AND THE SPECIFIC GOALS OF SPACE WEATHER STUDIES, MUST DEAL AT SOME LEVEL WITH ALL OF THESE MULTI-SCALE, MULTI-REGIONAL AND MULTI-PHYSICS CHALLENGES. A GRAND CHALLENGE OBJECTIVE OF THE LIVING WITH A STAR (LWS) AND SPACE WEATHER IS TO ATTAIN SUN-TO-MUD DYNAMICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF STEADY AND TRANSIENT CONDITIONS. EXISTING EFFORTS HAVE GENERALLY SIMPLIFIED THE MULTI-SCALE AND MULTIPHYSICS ASPECTS IN ORDER TO ATTAIN MULTI-REGIONAL RESULTS. THE PREMISE OF THE PRESENT PROPOSAL IS THAT TO MOVE FORWARD, SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEEDED IN THE MULTISCALE AREA WHERE MODELS NEED TO DEAL WITH THE SCALE SEPARATION PROBLEM INHERENT IN NONSTEADY NONLINEAR FLOWS, WHILE ALSO TAKING IMPORTANT STEPS TOWARDSMORE REALISTIC PHYSICS BY DEVELOPING MULTIFLUID DESCRIPTIONS. THIS PROPOSAL SEEKS TO IMPROVE MODELING OF THE SOLAR WIND, CORONA AND ENERGETIC PARTICLES IN THE INNER HELIOSPHERE, AND TO DEVELOP THREE DELIVERABLES WITHIN A FIVE YEAR PERIOD: (1) THE CENTER PIECE OF THE PROJECT IS A MULTIFLUID SOLAR WIND CODE THAT WILL INCLUDE TURBULENCE MODELING. THIS THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) SOLAR WIND CODE WILL BE BASED ON THE CURRENT USMANOV ET AL. CODE, BUT OPERATING BETWEEN 0.1 AU AND 1 AU, THAT IS OUTSIDE THE ALFV EN CRITICAL POINT TO THE EARTH. THE TURBULENCE MODEL, CURRENTLY OF THE REYNOLDS AVERAGED NAVIER-STOKES (RANS) TYPE, WILL BE EXPANDED AND IMPROVED TO INCLUDE A LARGE EDDY SIMULATION (LES) APPROACH AND SUBGRID-SCALE MODELING. THE MODEL WILL INCLUDE PROTON, ELECTRON AND HELIUM FLUIDS; 2) AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT BOTH FOR COMPLETENESS OF SPACE WEATHER MODELING, AND TO PROVIDE BOUNDARY DATA FOR THE SOLAR WIND CODE, IS A NEW 3D CORONAL CODE IN THE SUB-ALFV ENIC REGION, ALSO INCLUDING MULTIFLUIDS AND A TURBULENCE MODEL SPECIALIZED FOR CORONAL PLASMA CONDITIONS. THIS MODEL IS MORE EXPERIMENTAL IN NATURE AND WILL REQUIRE DEVELOPMENT IN STAGES; 3) THE FINAL COMPONENT, A TRANSPORT CODE FOR ENERGETIC PARTICLES, NOTABLY SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLES, WILL INCLUDE A FOCUSED TRANSPORT MODEL ADAPTED TO THE DYNAMIC SIMULATION DATA FROM MODELS (1) AND (2). THE INTERFACES BETWEEN THESE MODELS WILL BE DESIGNED FOR INTEROPERABILITY INCLUDING INTERFACING WITH MODELS DEVELOPED ELSEWHERE. WE WILL ALSO WORK TOWARD INTEGRATION OF THE TRANSPORT CODE AND INTERPLANETARY CODES WITH GLOBAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC (MHD) MODELS OF THE MAGNETOSPHERE TO ESTIMATE THE EFFECT OF SPACE WEATHER EVENTS ON MAGNETOSPHERIC DYNAMICS. BY BRINGING TOGETHER AN EXPERIENCED TEAM WITH EXPERTISE IN SOLAR WIND, CORONAL, AND MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS, HYDRODYNAMIC AND MHD TURBULENCE MODELING, AND LARGE SCALE TURBULENCE, CORONAL AND SOLAR WIND SIMULATIONS, IN COMBINATION WITH EXPERIENCE IN ANALYSIS OF SPACECRAFT OBSERVATIONS FOR VERIFICATION AND TESTING, WE EXPECT TO MAKE STEADY AND SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN THIS CHALLENGING AREA, LEADING TO USEFUL DELIVERABLES WITHIN BOTH THREE AND FIVE YEAR PERIODS. THIS PROJECT DIRECTLY ADDRESSES GOALS OF LWS AND SPACE WEATHER AND WILL PRODUCE VALUABLE TOOLS, TO BE MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, OF DIRECT VALUE TO THE SOLAR PROBE AND SOLAR ORBITER MISSIONS. SCOPE AND COLLABORATOR LIST IS ADJUSTED TO REFLECT PARTIAL SUPPORT REQUESTED.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AR42G  
Thursday, September 22, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) ENERGY HAS POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN A VARIETY OF AREAS, FROM SMALL NICHE TYPE APPLICATIONS SUCH AS HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES, TO MEDIUM RESIDENTIAL TYPE SYSTEMS FOR HOMES OR SMALL BUSINESSES, TO LARGE SCALE UTILITY PLANTS. FURTHERMORE, THIS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCE CAN PROVIDE FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL DEMANDS. GALLIUM ARSENIDE (GAAS) AND SILICON SOLAR CELLS HAVE BEEN THE MOST PROMINENT TYPES FOR POWERING SPACE TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING SATELLITES AND MANY OTHER FORMS OF SPACECRAFT. II-VI THIN-FILM CELLS ARE ANOTHER PROMISING OPTION. THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND EXHIBIT HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCIES, WHICH ALIGN WITH SOME OF THE MAJOR CRITERIA THAT NASA PRIORITIZES IN THE DEVELOPMENT THE NEXT GENERATION OF CELLS. AS A RESULT, FINDINGS FROM THIS INVESTIGATION ARE APPLICABLE TO THAT OF NASA S SPACE TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP FOR SPACE POWER AND ENERGY STORAGE, PARTICULARLY IN THE AREA OF SOLAR POWER GENERATION (TABS 2.2.1.3). THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO ADDRESS IMPROVING THE SPECIFIC POWER OF II-VI THIN-FILM CELLS BY EXPLORING THE ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF THE CONSTITUENT MATERIALS THAT ABSORBS THE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; SPECIFICALLY, IMPROVING THEIR TRANSPORT PROPERTIES. BY ADDRESSING THE ELECTRONIC QUALITY OF ABSORBING MATERIAL, THE PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL CAN CONVERT SOLAR RADIATION INTO ELECTRICITY MORE EFFICIENTLY. BUT, WHAT ABOUT THE DEPOSITION PROCESS IMPACTS THEIR ELECTRONIC QUALITY? WHY ARE THESE PROPERTIES SO INFLUENTIAL IN GOVERNING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CELL? THE PROPOSED PROJECT STRIVES TO ANSWER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS. IT IS A COMPONENT OF A LARGER INVESTIGATION CALLED ELEMENTAL VAPOR TRANSPORT AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURES (EVTAP) UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CHRISTOS S. FEREKIDES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA. THIS INITIATIVE IS EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF STOICHIOMETRIC VARIATIONS ON THE DOPING OF II-VI COMPOUNDS, SUCH AS CADMIUM TELLURIDE (CDTE), ON THE CONVERSION EFFICIENCY OF THE RESPECTIVE THIN-FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL. THE MAIN EXPERIMENTAL TOOL OF THE STUDY IS A VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS, WHICH WILL BE USED TO DEPOSIT II-VI COMPOUND FILMS UNDER VARIOUS GROWTH CONDITIONS, INCLUDING CHANGES TO THE STOICHIOMETRIC RATIO OF THE CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS AND EXTRINSIC DOPANTS. THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMULATION TOOL, INITIALLY USING CHEMCAD ND COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS SOFTWARE PACKAGES, TO MODEL THE DEPOSITION PROCESS AND PREDICT FILM PROPERTIES. THE SEGMENT OF THE TOOL DESIGNED IN CHEMCAD WILL FOCUS ON THE KINETICS OF THE SYNTHESIS REACTION FOR EACH II-VI COMPOUND. THEN, THE PORTION OF THE SIMULATION PRODUCED IN COMSOL WILL VERIFY THE RESULTS OF ITS COUNTERPART AND ALSO GIVE CRITICAL INFORMATION ON THE MASS TRANSFER ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE THIN-FILM LAYERS. THESE INCLUDE PREDICTIONS ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF LAMINAR FLOW WITHIN THE DEPOSITION REGION AS WELL AS THE THICKNESS AND UNIFORMITY OF THE DEPOSITED LAYER. THIS IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATON, INCORPORATING CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CONCEPTS TOWARDS IMPROVING THE TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF THIN-FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS UTILIZING II-VI SEMICONDUCTORS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AL79H  
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WE PROPOSE TO EVALUATE THE STABILITY AND EFFICACY OF ADVANCED EXTRA-VEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) SUIT LAY-UPS CONTAINING ADVANCED NANOCOMPOSITE TEXTILES AND SELF-HEALING MATERIALS (BEING DEVELOPED UNDER A NASA EPSCOR AWARD) IN THE EXTREME THERMAL, VACUUM, ATOMIC OXYGEN AND RADIATION ENVIRONMENT OF LOW-EARTH ORBIT (LEO). THE PROPOSED MATERIAL TESTING IN THE MATERIALS ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION EXPERIMENT (MISSE) IS AIMED AT ADVANCING THE TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL) OF MMOD-RESISTANT AND SELF-HEALING MATERIALS THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AND TESTED ON EARTH. PROOF-OF-CONCEPT AND PROTOTYPE TESTING (TRL 3 TO 4) HAS BEEN PERFORMED ON MMODRESISTANT STF-TEXTILES IN THE FULL EVA SUIT LAY-UPS USING HYPERVELOCITY TESTING AT NASA MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER AND MOST CURRENTLY, AT WHITE SANDS TEST FACILITY WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE NASA JOHNSON SPACE FLIGHT CENTERS HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT TECHNOLOGY (HVIT) GROUP (LEAD DR. ERIC CHRISTIANSEN).
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX14AK99A  
Thursday, September 15, 2016
$0.00
1400: Department of the Interior
140G01: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF UDEL NASA ROSES
B517: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- GEOLOGICAL

  ING14PC00064  
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
$154,366.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT LONG TERM TEMPORAL CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR WILL RESULT IN ANIMAL ADAPTATION VIA EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS THAT ARE PASSED ONTO SUBSEQUENT GENERATIONS. WE FURTHER HYPOTHESIZE THAT THE GRAVITY-INFLUENCED EPIGENETIC PROFLLE CAN BE RESTORED TO THE CONSENSUS WILD-TYPE (I.E., EARTH BORN) UPON INTRODUCTION TO STABLE IX G CONDITIONS. WE PROPOSE TO UTILIZE C. ELEGANS AS A MODEL ORGANISM TO ADDRESS THIS HYPOTHESIS BY PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENTS. 1) DETERMINE C. ELEGANS BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES (I.E., CHANGES IN MIGRATION DYNAMICS, ANIMAL BODY POSTURE, METABOLISM, ETC.) DUE TO TEMPORAL CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR. THE GRAVITY VECTOR WILL BE CONTROLLED BY PLACING THE ANIMALS INSIDE A ROTATING CUBESAT MICROSCOPE DEVELOPED BY OUR GROUP. THE FREQUENCY, DIRECTION AND DURATION OF ROTATION WILL BE VARIED TO ELICIT THE MOST DRAMATIC BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES. HABITUATION TIME WILL BE EVALUATED, AND ALSO CHANGES IN LIFESPAN. 2) IDENTIFY GRAVITY RESPONSIVE GENES BY UTILIZING THE VAST COLLECTION OF FLUORESCENT STRAINS OF C. ELEGANS AVAILABLE TO RESEARCHERS. WE WILL MONITOR GENE EXPRESSION BY FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY,FROM THE EMBRYONIC STAGE THROUGH ADULTHOOD DURING CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR. GENES OF INTEREST INCLUDE THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT, CELL APOPTOSIS AND NEURONAL DEVELOPMENT. 3) PROFLLE THE EPIGENETIC MARKS ON C. ELEGANS EXPOSED TO LONG PERIODS OF CONTINUOUS GRAVITY VECTOR CHANGES THAT RANGE FROM 1/4 OF AN ANIMAL'S LIFESPAN TO THREE GENERATIONS. WE WILL EXAMINE THE EPIGENETIC CONSEQUENCE OF RESTORING CONSTANT IX G CONDITIONS OVER SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS. THE THREE SPECIFIC AIMS CAN BE CONDUCTED WITH THE SAME ANIMAL STRAINS, AND THUS ALLOWS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CORRELATE THE FLNDINGS ACROSS DIFFERENT EXPERIMENTS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AM08G  
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
$144,953.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HZ: W2R2 USA ENGR R AND D CTR

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF SHIP WAKE MODELING U430520
B541: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- DEFENSE

  W912HZ16P0137     W912HZ16Q8940  
Friday, September 9, 2016
$25,000.00
1300: Department of Commerce
1333MJ: DEPT OF COMMERCE NOAA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF AIRMON RESEARCH STATION LOCATED AT UNIV OF DE - SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCE AND POLICY.
AJ31: R&amp;D- GENERAL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (BASIC RESEARCH)

  DOCEE133R16SE1543     NRMAC100-16-01205  
Friday, September 9, 2016
$97,742.00
6900: Department of Transportation
693JJ6: FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMIN(00053)

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS ACTIVITY IS TO DEVELOP STATISTICAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INSPECTION PARAMETERS FROM THE DIFFERENT INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES BEING DEVELOPED BY FRA AND IMPLEMENTED ON T-18 THAT WILL ALLOW FOR IDENTIFICATION OF TRACK LOCATIONS WITH POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TRACK GEOMETRY DEFECTS.
AD21: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: SERVICES (BASIC RESEARCH)

  DTFR5316C00021     FR16RPD31000000025  
Friday, September 2, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE HYPOTHESIZE THAT LONG TERM TEMPORAL CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR WILL RESULT IN ANIMAL ADAPTATION VIA EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS THAT ARE PASSED ONTO SUBSEQUENT GENERATIONS. WE FURTHER HYPOTHESIZE THAT THE GRAVITY-INFLUENCED EPIGENETIC PROFLLE CAN BE RESTORED TO THE CONSENSUS WILD-TYPE (I.E., EARTH BORN) UPON INTRODUCTION TO STABLE IX G CONDITIONS. WE PROPOSE TO UTILIZE C. ELEGANS AS A MODEL ORGANISM TO ADDRESS THIS HYPOTHESIS BY PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENTS. 1) DETERMINE C. ELEGANS BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES (I.E., CHANGES IN MIGRATION DYNAMICS, ANIMAL BODY POSTURE, METABOLISM, ETC.) DUE TO TEMPORAL CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR. THE GRAVITY VECTOR WILL BE CONTROLLED BY PLACING THE ANIMALS INSIDE A ROTATING CUBESAT MICROSCOPE DEVELOPED BY OUR GROUP. THE FREQUENCY, DIRECTION AND DURATION OF ROTATION WILL BE VARIED TO ELICIT THE MOST DRAMATIC BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES. HABITUATION TIME WILL BE EVALUATED, AND ALSO CHANGES IN LIFESPAN. 2) IDENTIFY GRAVITY RESPONSIVE GENES BY UTILIZING THE VAST COLLECTION OF FLUORESCENT STRAINS OF C. ELEGANS AVAILABLE TO RESEARCHERS. WE WILL MONITOR GENE EXPRESSION BY FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY,FROM THE EMBRYONIC STAGE THROUGH ADULTHOOD DURING CHANGES IN THE GRAVITY VECTOR. GENES OF INTEREST INCLUDE THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT, CELL APOPTOSIS AND NEURONAL DEVELOPMENT. 3) PROFLLE THE EPIGENETIC MARKS ON C. ELEGANS EXPOSED TO LONG PERIODS OF CONTINUOUS GRAVITY VECTOR CHANGES THAT RANGE FROM 1/4 OF AN ANIMAL'S LIFESPAN TO THREE GENERATIONS. WE WILL EXAMINE THE EPIGENETIC CONSEQUENCE OF RESTORING CONSTANT IX G CONDITIONS OVER SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS. THE THREE SPECIFIC AIMS CAN BE CONDUCTED WITH THE SAME ANIMAL STRAINS, AND THUS ALLOWS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CORRELATE THE FLNDINGS ACROSS DIFFERENT EXPERIMENTS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AM08G  
Friday, August 26, 2016
$282,500.04
9700: Department of Defense
W81XWH: W4PZ USA MED RSCH ACQUIS ACT

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF
R499: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: OTHER

  W81XWH16P0178  
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE NASA/EPSCOR/RID PROGRAM IN DE ARE AS FOLLOWS: (I) TO ESTABLISH LINKS BETWEEN NASA/EPSCOR AND THE EXISTING EPSCOR INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE STATE; (II) TO OFFER SEED GRANTS TO PREVIOUSLY UNFUNDED RESEARCHERS IN DELAWARE BY MEANS OF A FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION AMONG THE INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATE WHERE RESEARCH IN THE STEM AREAS IS BEING CONDUCTED; (III) TO AIM FOR AS MUCH DIVERSITY AMONG THE AWARDEES AS POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY BY ENSURING THAT RESEARCHERS AT DELAWARE'S HBCU (HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE/ UNIVERSITY: DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY) ARE REPRESENTED PROPORTIONATELY IN THE COMPETITION; (IV) TO HAVE NASA/EPSCOR AWARDEES PRESENT RESULTS OF THEIR WORK AT THE ANNUAL STATE-WIDE EPSCOR MEETING. OF THESE, WE REGARDED (II) AS OUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVE. THE RH)PROGRAM AIMS TO TARGET JUNIOR RESEARCHERS WHO, AT AN EARLY STAGE IN THEIR CAREER, ARE STILL ON THE LEARNING CURVE IN PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS. PARTICULAR INTEREST IS TO BE PAID TO SUPPORTING RESEARCHERS WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN RESPONDING TO RFPS (REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS), WHICH ARE NATIONWIDE IN SCOPE. HOWEVER, AS WELL AS THESE EARLY-CAREER RESEARCHERS, WE ALSO WISH TO TARGET FACULTY MEMBERS AND/OR RESEARCHERS WHO HAVE DECIDED TO CHANGE DIRECTION IN THEIR RESEARCH, OR ARE INVOLVED IN ARRANGING FOR NEW COLLABORATORS, AND ARE NOW STRIVING TO COMPETE IN RFPS FROM AGENCIES OR PROGRAMS WHICH ARE DISTINCT FROM THOSE THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY AWARDED FUNDING TO THE RESEARCHER.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AK34A  
Monday, August 22, 2016
$139,500.00
1300: Department of Commerce
1305M2: DEPT OF COMMERCE NOAA

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF THE PURPOSE OF THIS ACQUISITION IS TO PROVIDE VESSEL CHARTER SERVICES FOR THE NOAA OFFICE OF OCEAN EXPLORATION AND RESEARCH LOCATED IN SILVER SPRING, MD.
R425: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: ENGINEERING/TECHNICAL

  DOCWC133R16SE1275     NRMA0006-16-01188  
Monday, August 15, 2016
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IS A UNIVERSAL PLASMA PROCESS THAT CONVERTS STORED MAGNETIC ENERGY INTO KINETIC ENERGY (I.E., PLASMA JETTING) AND PLASMA HEATING. WHILE PLASMA JETTING IS THEORETICALLY WELL UNDERSTOOD AND HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY OBSERVATIONS, PLASMA HEATING BY RECONNECTION IS STILL POORLY UNDERSTOOD BOTH OBSERVATIONALLY AND THEORETICALLY. WE PROPOSE TO USE A COMBINATION OF PARTICLE-IN-CELL SIMULATIONS AND IN-SITU SPACECRAFT OBSERVATIONS TO SYSTEMATICALLY STUDY ION HEATING IN BOTH SYMMETRIC AND ASYMMETRIC RECONNECTION. SPECIFICALLY, WE FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING KEY QUESTIONS: (1) WHAT PLASMA PARAMETER REGIMES OR BOUNDARY CONDITIONS DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE AND THE DEGREE OF ION BULK HEATING IN RECONNECTION EXHAUSTS? (2)WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ION BULK HEATING AND HOW DO THEY CHANGE WITH INFLOW BOUNDARY CONDITIONS? OBSERVATIONALLY, WE WILL PERFORM A STATISTICAL SURVEY OF MAGNETOPAUSE, MAGNETOSHEATH, DISTANT MAGNETOTAIL, AND SOLAR WIND RECONNECTION EXHAUSTS OBSERVED BY THE THEMIS, ARTEMIS, AND WIND SPACECRAFT TO INVESTIGATE THE DEGREE OF ION BULK HEATING AND ION HEATING CHARACTERISTICS AS A FUNCTION OF BOUNDARY CONDITIONS SUCH AS THE INFLOW PLASMA BETA, THE ALFVEN SPEED, AND THE RECONNECTING FIELD AND GUIDE FIELD MAGNITUDES. THESE OBSERVATIONS WILL INCLUDE BOTH SYMMETRIC AND ASYMMETRIC RECONNECTION, AS WELL AS ANTIPARALLEL AND COMPONENT RECONNECTION. CONCURRENTLY WE WILL PERFORM A SERIES OF PARTICLE-IN-CELL SIMULATIONS BY SYSTEMATICALLY VARYING THE INFLOW BOUNDARY CONDITIONS. THE INITIAL SIMULATION RUNS WILL USE PARAMETERS THAT ARE IN THE SAME RANGE AS THE OBSERVATIONS. THESE CASE STUDIES WILL BENCHMARK THE SIMULATIONS AGAINST OBSERVATIONS, BUT SUBSEQUENT SIMULATIONS WILL BE EXTENDED TO MUCH LARGER RANGES OF PARAMETER VALUES IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE SYSTEMATIC VARIATION OF ION HEATING OVER A WIDE RANGE OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONS. OUR PROPOSED INVESTIGATION OF ION HEATING DURING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE THROUGHOUT THE HELIOSPHERE. IT IS A FUNDAMENTAL PROCESS THAT OCCURS IN ALMOST ALL PLASMAS. THIS STUDY IS THEREFORE RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING HIGH LEVEL SCIENCE GOALS OF THE MOST RECENT HELIOPHYSICS DECADAL SURVEY: GOAL 2) DETERMINE THE DYNAMICS AND COUPLING OF THE EARTH'S MAGNETOSPHERE, IONOSPHERE, AND ATMOSPHERE AND THEIR RESPONSE TO SOLAR AND TERRESTRIAL INPUTS; GOAL 3) DETERMINE THE INTERACTION OF THE SUN WITH THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM; GOAL 4) DISCOVER AND CHARACTERIZE FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES THAT OCCUR BOTH WITHIN THE HELIOSPHERE AND THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE. THE STUDY OF PLASMA HEATING DURING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IS ALSO DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO THE MAGNETOSPHERIC MULTISCALE MISSION (MMS) AND THE SOLAR PROBE PLUS MISSION (SPP). ALTHOUGH THIS STUDY IS MOST DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO THE SCIENCE AREA 6) SOLAR WIND&MAGNETOSPHERE COUPLING / DAYSIDE OUTER MAGNETOSPHERE, IT ALSO APPLICABLE TO SCIENCE AREAS 4) INNER HELIOSPHERE AND 8) MAGNETOSPHERE&IONOSPHERE COUPLING / MAGNETOTAIL.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AW58G  
Thursday, August 11, 2016
$0.00
1400: Department of the Interior
140G01: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF UDEL NASA ROSES
B517: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- GEOLOGICAL

  ING14PC00064  
Monday, August 8, 2016
$0.00
1400: Department of the Interior
140G01: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF UDEL NASA ROSES
B517: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- GEOLOGICAL

  ING14PC00064  
Friday, August 5, 2016
$270,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE DELAWARE SPACE GRANT COLLEGE (DESGC) PROGRAM ARE AS FOLLOWS: REASON FOR DESGC'S EXISTENCE: TO SERVE THE STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE IN ACCORD WITH N.ASA'S MISSION AS OUTLINED IN THE STRATEGIC GOALS AND IN THE LINES OF BUSINESS (LOB) WHICH HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED BY NASA'S OFFICE OF EDUCATION. DESGC VISION NO. 1: INCREASE THE STEM CAPACITY OF INSTITUTIONS IN DE SO THAT FACULTY MEMBERS WILL PROVIDE, THROUGH INSTRUCTION, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, AND RESEARCH, THE RESOURCES NEEDED BY STUDENTS TO ADVANCE TOWARDS CAREERS IN AREAS OF INTEREST TO NASA. DESGC VISION NO. 2: PROVIDE FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS SO AS TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE IN IHE STATE OF DELAWARE TO UNDERTAKE UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN THE STEM AREAS, AND PROVIDE NASA WITH ACCESS TO A TECHNICALLY LITERATE AEROSPACE WORKFORCE AMONG DE STUDENTS. DESGC VISION NO. 3: RAISE AWARENESS AMONG DE STUDENTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNSHIPS AT NASA CENTERS, AND PROVIDE FUNDING FOR SEVERAL SUCH INTERNSHIPS EACH SUMMER. DESGC VISION NO. 4: ENHANCE S I'EM AWARENESS AMONG UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES IN THC SLATE, ESPECIALLY ON IHE CAMPUSES OF DELAWARE'S .MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS (DELAWARE STATE I NIVERSITY. WESLEY COLLEGE. DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE). DESGC VISION NO. 5: PROVIDE DESGC FUNDS TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATORS AL ALL LEVELS: PRE-SERVICE. IN-SERVICE, AND INFORMAL. DESGC GOALS ARE: (I) DEVELOP A NET^VORK OF EDUCATIONAL UNITS W ITH INTERESTS AND CAPABILITIES IN STEM SUBJECTS LINKED W ITH N.ASA AND OTHER NATIONAL AEROSPACE RESOURCES: (II) STIMULATE, SUPPORT AND COORDINATE INTERDISCIPLINARY, INTER-UNIVERSITY, AND UNIVERSITY/INDUSTRY RESEARCH, JOB TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: (III) WORK WITH EDUCATORS, INDUSTRY, AND GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE STRONG STEM EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS: AND (IV) PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF PRE-COLLEGE EDUCATORS. THE PRESENT DOCUMENT PRESENTS A PROPOSAL FOR ACTIVITIES THAT THE DESGC PROGRAM PLANS TO UNDERTAKE BETWEEN FVI5 AND FVI7 FUNDING YEAR, WITH MORE DETAILED EMPHASIS ON ACTIVITIES IN FY 15. AS A RESULT OF DELAYS W HICH AROSE FROM DESGC'S PROBATIONARY STATUS IN 2004-2005. THE FV15 FUNDING YEAR FOR DESGC BEGINS JULY 12, 2015. THE DELAWARE SPACE GRANT COLLEGE (DESGC) PROGRAM BEGAN IN 1991 AND WAS EXPANDED TO A MULTI-MEMBER CONSORTIUM IN 1992. INCLUDING SEVERAL AFTILIATES IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE SUCCESS INDICATED OBJECTIVELY THAT IHE DESGC AFIILIATES WERE COLLABORATING WELL TOGETHER TO ADVANCE NASA'S SPACE GRANT GOALS IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AI19H  
Friday, July 15, 2016
$0.00
9700: Department of Defense
W91CRB: W6QK ACC-APG

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE TEST METHOD MODIFICATION TO COST STRUCTURE ON CLINS AND CLAUSES
8470: ARMOR, PERSONAL

  W91CRB16C0040     W91CRB16R0005  
Thursday, July 14, 2016
($2,165.28)
1400: Department of the Interior
140F09: US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

B: PURCHASE ORDER
CLOSE-OUT IGF::OT::IGF
B516: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ANIMAL/FISHERIES

  INF13PX02172