NASA Meeting of Experts on Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project


Synopsis - Mar 20, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNL12ERAMOE
Posted Date: Mar 20, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 20, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Mar 29, 2012
Current Response Date: Mar 29, 2012
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 12, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001

Description

The Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project, within the NASA Integrated Systems Research Program is holding a Meeting of Experts on NASA's Plans for System-Level Research for the Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project. The meeting will be held on March 29, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington DC 2005-3901, (202) 737-2200.

The Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project, within the NASA Integrated Systems Research Program, is a 6-year project ending in FY15. ERA is maturing technology focused on simultaneously reducing fuel burned, oxides of nitrogen emissions and community noise profiles of passenger and cargo transport aircraft. Over the next 3 fiscal years, the anticipated research will be conducted to mature technologies from technology readiness level (TRL) of 4 to TRL 5 or 6, with an emphasis on those technologies that can be matured to a higher technology maturation level and those that have demonstrated commercial viability in the 2020 to 2025 timeframe.

The NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is currently developing plans for system-level research efforts for the ERA Project. NASA has developed its plans internally and would like to obtain comments and observations from the external community, based on future technology plans. The purpose of this one-day meeting is for the ERA Project to discuss the following items and to present a strategy for feedback and discussion:

* Mature technologies focused on simultaneously reducing fuel burned, oxides of nitrogen emissions and community noise profiles of passenger and cargo transport aircraft from technology readiness level (TRL) of 4 to TRL 5 or 6, with an emphasis on those that have demonstrated commercial viability in the 2020 to 2025 timeframe;

* Identify 5 technical focus areas and associated technical challenges to be addressed during FY13-FY15 through integrated systems research;

* Determine the potential impact of these technologies on advanced conventional and alternative aircraft designs; and

* Determine the potential impact of these technologies if successfully implemented into the air transportation system.

Additional information on the meeting, including pre-registration, is available at: http://www.nianet.org/ERAmeetingofexperts/index.aspx . This meeting is open to the general public and is available at no charge to the attendees. It has been organized by the National Institute of Aerospace.

Point of Contact

Name: Susan E. McClain
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 757-864-8687
Fax: 757-864-8863
Email: Susan.E.Mcclain@nasa.gov

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