NASA iTech seeks to identify emerging technologies that can improve energy storage density. We are interested in hearing about any technology that improves energy storage, energy availability/reliability and energy generation.
Below are examples of a few of NASA’s critical technologies that have the potential to improve future space power systems but proposed solutions are NOT limited to these examples:
This challenge focus area seeks to complement and support NASA’s current investments in radiation detection technologies by leveraging external resources to identify and develop precision radiation detectors. This challenge topic also includes a call for research results and pharmaceutical agents which support the control or mitigation of space radiation health risks.
Spacecraft power systems must provide sufficient power for radio frequency communications. Power-efficient technologies that reduce the power required for radio frequency communication can help benefit other spacecraft systems and the overall missions design. Efficiency improvements for traveling wave tube amplifiers and solid-state power amplifiers will help reduce power demand. Data compression, coding, and modulation are other ways this enhancing technology can help achieve requirements for lower power demand.
Are you working on new approaches that will revolutionize human health and healthcare? Examples include, but are not limited to, lab analysis technologies, flexible ultrasound technologies, in-situ production capabilities for medicine or food, and technologies that can extend the life of medicine and/or food, hit us with your best shot!
You have something–you know you do–something so cool something so revolutionary that we didn't even know to ask for it, "but NASA has got to know!” If that’s your response, and your innovation doesn't fit in another Cycle category, this one is for you!