D.2 Transformational Tools and Technologies (TTT)


Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"


Joseph H. Morrison, Associate Project Manager 

Deadline Details: 

NOIs are due April 16, 2018 and Proposals are due May 14, 2018

Amendment 2 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics – 2018 (ROA-2018) NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES site. Research proposals are sought in seven subtopic areas for Appendix D.2 in support of Transformational Tools and Technologies (TTT). The Transformational Tools and Technologies (TTT) Project advances state-of-the-art computational and experimental tools and technologies that are vital to aviation applications in the six strategic thrusts. The project develops new computer-based tools, computational fluid dynamics models, and associated scientific knowledge that will provide first-of-a-kind capabilities to analyze, understand, and predict aviation concept performance. These revolutionary tools will be applied to accelerate NASA’s research and the community’s design and introduction of advanced concepts. The Project also explores technologies that are broadly critical to advancing ARMD strategic outcomes. Such technologies include the understanding of new types of strong and lightweight materials, innovative controls techniques, and experimental methods. TTT also develops improved Multi-Disciplinary Design, Analysis, & Optimization (MDAO) and systems analysis tools to enable multi-disciplinary integration. All of these technologies will support and enable concept development and benefits assessment across multiple ARMD programs and disciplines.


Expected annual program budget for new awards: Between $1.1M and $1.4M will be invested annually in these NRAs over the next 3 years. 

Number of new awards pending adequate proposals of merit: Up to 7 awards 

Maximum duration of awards: Up to 3 years