Videos: Presentations at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) symposium

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program held its annual NIAC Symposium this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. Videos of the presentations are now available on Livestream. (See also postings for previous NIAC symposiums.)

Here is a sampling of the sessions:

  • Joshua Rovey, University of Missouri, Rolla, Experimental Demonstration and System Analysis for Plasmonic Force Propulsion;
  • Philip Lubin, University of California, Santa Barbara, Directed Energy for Interstellar Study;
  • David Kirtley, MSNW, LLC, Magnetoshell Aerocapture for Manned Missions and Planetary Deep Space Orbiters

  • Michael VanWoerkom, Exoterra Resource, LLC , NIMPH: Nano Icy Moons Propellant Harvester;
  • Stephanie Thomas, Princeton Satellite Systems, Inc., Fusion-Enabled Pluto Orbiter and Lander;
  • Jonathan Sauder, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments (AREE);
  • Lynn Rothschild, NASA Ames Research Center, Urban biomining meets printable electronics: end-to-end destination biological recycling and reprinting

More about Stephanie Thomas’s presentation at NIAC Pluto mission talk now available online – Princeton Satellite Systems.

  • Robert Youngquist, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cryogenic Selective Surfaces;
  • Melville Ulmer, Northwestern University, Further Development of Aperture: A Precise Extremely Large Reflective Telescope Using Re-configurable Elements;
  • Robert Skelton, Texas A&M University, Tensegrity Approaches to In-Space Construction of a 1g Growable Habitat

  • Bruce Wiegmann, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System “HERTS”;
  • Adrian Stoica, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Trans-Formers for Lunar Extreme Environments: Ensuring Long-Term Operations in Regions of Darkness and Low Temperatures;
  • Michael Paul, Pennsylvania State University, SCEPS in Space – Non-Radioisotope Power Systems for Sunless Solar System Exploration Missions