The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program recently awarded 25 grants for the development of visionary new technologies. Here we’re going to take a closer look at two Phase I awards focused on advanced remote sensing and orbital debris.
Rotary Motion Extended Array Synthesis (R-MXAS)
On-Orbit, Collision-Free Mapping of Small Orbital Debris
University of Maryland, College Park
Each award is worth up to $125,000 for a nine-month study. Descriptions of the awards are below.