ASRC Aerospace Selected for Research and Development Project Supporting NASA Kennedy Space Center's Human and Robotic Technology.
GREENBELT, Md. -- ASRC Aerospace Corporation ASRC Aerospace Corporation is a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC). ASRC Aerospace is a highly diversified enterprise formed in November 1997. Headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, ASRC Aerospace supports 15 major contracts providing a base of 700+ personnel. , an Alaska Native Corporation headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, with its primary business office in Greenbelt, Maryland, will provide primary technical Research & Development support to NASA on a new project entitled "Next Generation Wiring Materials". This four-year project was recently selected for funding by NASA's Human and Robotic Technology (H&RT) 2004 Extramural Call for Proposals. The roles of principal investigator and project management reside with ASRC Aerospace at Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral) U.S.
launch site for manned space missions. [U.S. Hist.: WB, So:562]
See : Astronautics in Cape Canaveral, Florida This article is about the city of Cape Canaveral, Florida. For the site neighboring the Kennedy Space Center, see Cape Canaveral.
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,829 at the 2000 census. . Other team members involved in the proposal include NASA Kennedy Space Center, NASA Ames Research Center NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) is a NASA facility located at Moffett Federal Airfield, which covers 43 acres at the borders of the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale in California. This research center is most commonly called NASA Ames. , NASA Johnson Space Center, the Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects and licenses them, and regulates civilian and military air traffic through its air traffic control , and the United States Air Force United States Air Force (USAF)
Major component of the U.S. military organization, with primary responsibility for air warfare, air defense, and military space research. It also provides air services in coordination with the other military branches. U.S. Research Laboratory.
"ASRC Aerospace holds the University-Affiliated Spaceport Technology Development Contract (USTDC), NASA's largest research and technology contract at Kennedy Space Center. We at ASRC are proud to be one of the small businesses selected to perform basic research on a part of NASA's Exploration Program. Interestingly, this wiring materials research could have broad applications over the nations space and aeronautical businesses." said Jim Madewell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. for ASRC Aerospace Corporation.
Towards meeting project goals, the team plans to research and develop advanced, high-performance wiring insulation and the next generation of conductor materials that are light in weight, small, tough and durable, and have the thermal and radiation tolerances needed for safe and reliable space exploration systems and habitats. Modular and self-configuring wiring systems will also be explored as part of the effort.
The Next Generation Wiring Materials will support the development of space vehicles, robots, and habitats that are reusable, modular, as safe as is reasonably achievable, and reconfigurable. The project will examine and provide solutions to the deficiencies found in existing wiring technologies and meet H&RT sustainability objectives by being affordable, flexible, safe/reliable, and effective.