Opportunity NNH09ZEA001N-AAD1

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Opportunity NNH09ZEA001N-AAD1: The Aging Aircraft and Durability (AAD) Project is part of the NASA Aviation Safety Program. The goal of the AAD Project is to perform foundational research in aging science that will ultimately enable system-level integrated methods for the detection, prediction and mitigation/management of aging-related hazards for future civilian and military aircraft. The Project is organized relative to these three theme areas: - Detect - locate and characterize fully damage or degradation of materials and structures - Predict - life and strength predictions accounting for accumulated damage associated with long-term exposure to thermal/mechanical/environmental loads - Mitigate - concepts to prevent, contain, or manage degradation associated with aging B-4 The focus of AAD is on aging and damage processes in new aircraft designs and 'young' aircraft, rather than life extension of legacy vehicles. There is an emphasis on new and emerging material systems/fabrication techniques and the potential hazards associated with aging-related degradation. The scope and technical content for the AAD Project was developed to accomplish two objectives: (1) deliver technology to address specific end-user problems and (2) develop fundamental technology (not isolated to a single application) to enable integrated tools. The first objective was addressed by establishing a set of Challenge Problems (CP) to define representative physical problems to be addressed by the project. Challenge Problems have been defined for eight application problems: - CP-01: Damage Methodology for Metallic Airframe Structures - CP-02: Structural Integrity of Integral Metallic Structure - CP-03: Durability and Structural Integrity of Composite Skin-Stringer Fuselage Structure - CP-04: Durable Bonded Joints - CP-05: Durability of Engine Fan Containment Structure - CP-06: Durability of Engine Superalloy Disks - CP-07: Durability of Engine Hot Section - CP-08: Wiring Degradation and Faults To accomplish the second objective, fundamental technology development not isolated to a single application, AAD has defined a four-level approach to technology development and integration, and will conduct research across each of these levels to address evolving safety challenges. At Level 1, foundational research will be conducted to further the fundamental understanding of the underlying physics and develop an ability to model that physics in: sensing and diagnostic technologies; physics-based modeling; continuumbased models and computational methods; material science (metals, ceramics, composites); and characterization/validation test techniques. At Level 2, the foundational research produces technologies and analytical tools focused on discipline-based solutions to leverage the development of NDE Systems; Structural Integrity tools; Lifing methods; and Mitigation concepts. At Level 3, methods and technologies are developed to balance solutions across disciplines. The Detect capability is enhanced by coupling NDE and structural integrity analysis, the Predict capability is enhanced by applying NDE to improve model input and provide improved remaining life and strength predictions, and the Mitigate capability is enhanced by applying predictive models to develop advanced mitigation concepts. At Level 4, results from Levels 1 through 3 activities are built upon to integrate Detect, Predict, and Mitigate capabilities for system-level performance, and system-level experiments are conducted for validation. A summary of the Project's technical plan is available at: http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/programs_avsp.htm NASA will focus its core competencies and resources on NASA-appropriate research areas at all levels, and with partners, on the levels that are appropriate to each partner. The AAD Project will work with partners from other government agencies, industry, and universities to fills the gaps that NASA research cannot address. This solicitation is intended to fill such gaps at Level 1 and Level 4. The proposed research efforts are an B-5 integral component of the overall project content and have been defined to contribute to specific Challenge Problem and Theme-based technology needs.
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity NNH09ZEA001N-AAD1
Federal Agency Name: NASA Headquarters
Grant Categories: Recovery Act
Type of Opportunity: Other
Funding Opportunity Number: NNH09ZEA001N-AAD1
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement Procurement Contract
CFDA Numbers: 43.004
CFDA Descriptions: Aeronautics, Recovery Act
Current Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2009
Posted Date: Nov 16, 2009
Creation Date: Nov 16, 2009
Archive Date: Jan 22, 2010
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Richard D. Young - AAD Project POC, Tami Croom - AAD NRA Manager, Roberta Keeter - Procurement POC

NASA point of contact concerning this program [Rick.Young@nasa.gov]
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