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2007 ESMD Space Grant Faculty Project. FACULTY PROJECT OVERVIEW. Faculty Fellows assigned to the 5 paired NASA Centers were: Dr. Jose Granda , California State University, Sacramento, CA (ARC & KSC) Dr. Elmer Grubbs , University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (JSC & SSC)

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    1. 2007 ESMD Space Grant Faculty Project

    2. FACULTY PROJECT OVERVIEW Faculty Fellows assigned to the 5 paired NASA Centers were: Dr. Jose Granda, California State University, Sacramento, CA (ARC & KSC) Dr. Elmer Grubbs, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (JSC & SSC) Dr. Akihiko Kumugai, California State University, Sacramento, CA (GRC & MSFC) Dr. Prabhakar Misra, Howard University, Washington DC (LaRC & GSFC) Dr. Nadipuram Prasad, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (JPL & DFRC) Project Implementation Dr. Lesley Garner, ESMD SG Faculty Project Manager, Kennedy Space Center

    3. To gather Senior Design project ideas and internship opportunities: Relative to Space Exploration In support of the ESMD Space Grant Student Project 2.To support NASA’s Educational Framework Outcome 1: Contribute to the development of the STEM workforce OBJECTIVES

    4. ESMD ProjectAreas Propulsion Spacecraft Guidance, navigation, and control; Thermal; Electrical; Avionics; Power systems; High-speed reentry; Interoperability/Commonality; Advanced spacecraft materials; Crew/Vehicle health monitoring; Life-support systems; Command/Communication software; Modeling and simulation Methods that utilize materials found on the Moon and Mars; On-orbit propellant storage; Methods for soft-landing Lunar & Planetary Surface Systems Ground Operations Precision landing software; In-situ resource utilization; Navigation systems; Extended surface operations; Robotics; Environmental sensors and analysis; Radiation protection; Life-support systems; Electrical power and efficient power management systems Pre-launch; Launch; Mission operations; Command, control, and communications; Landing and recovery operations


    6. Major Projects at DFRC

    7. Comparison of Center Opportunities • 2006-2007 academic year there were a total of 125 Center internship opportunities. • 2007 the faculty had identified 253 Center internship opportunities for the 2007-2008 academic year. This represents a 95% increase.

    8. Comparison of Center Opportunities • 2006-2007 academic year there were a total of 39 Center Senior Design opportunities. • 2007 the faculty had identified 123 Senior Design opportunities for the 2007-2008, representing a 115% increase.

    9. Senior Design Projects A practical design experience for Space exploration ESMD Senior Design Projects: Allow students the practical design experience of developing technologies and systems for Space exploration under the advice, guidance, and mentorship of university faculty, and NASA engineers and scientists The projects are aligned with a clear vision for exploration and serve to stretch one’s imagination for developing revolutionary technologies needed to explore our Solar system and beyond

    10. SPACE-- A 5-step process for Faculty to address ESMD Senior Design Projects Faculty contacts local Space Grant first to determine: a) SG participation in the ESMD SG Student Project b) Availability of funds Selecting design projects If SG funded for Sen. Design, faculty need to: a) Select project from list, or propose one that is aligned with the ESMD areas (Spacecraft, Propulsion, Lunar & Planetary Surface Systems, and Ground Operations). Faculty submit their project proposal ideas to their local Space Grant who forwards them with faculty name, email, and phone numbers to Ms. Gloria Murphy and/or Ms. Susan Sawyer at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Preparing Proposals for approval Faculty decide on student involvement, timelines, milestones, metrics for student performance evaluation, and advisory oversight that will ensure successful outcomes. Addressing details of design project For projects that are NOT on the NASA list: a) SGs must submit the University’s proposal to Gloria Murphy at KSC. b) KSC management will inform SG of the approval status. c) KSC is responsible for establishing contact between the faculty and the NASA POC. Faculty work with KSC management & NASA POC set teleconferences and/or videoconferences with faculty and the University’s Senior Design team for design reviews, and final evaluation of the project. Students and faculty join PBMA to contribute to the community of practice. Communicating with NASA Under the guidance of faculty: a) Students conduct in-depth design and development b) Frequent technical reviews, submit interim progress reports, set-up demonstrations, oral presentation, final report. Executing and completing the ESMD design project

    11. CONCLUSIONSThe ESMD Space Grant Faculty Project: • Bridges the gap between academia and the Nation’s vision for Space Exploration. Students connect to real- World Space-related work. 2. Exposes students to new and novel approaches to Space exploration that better prepare them for future Space-related careers. • Creates greater awareness of current NASA research to new faculty who have never been previously associated with or exposed to the NASA vision and mission. 4. Motivates incorporation of Space related curriculum into higher education institutions to increase the training and knowledge base of graduating students.

    12. Any Questions? 2007 ESMD Faculty Project Presented By Nadipuram (Ram) Prasad Associate Professor Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering Director, Rio Grande Institute for Soft Computing (RioSoft) & RioRoboLab New Mexico State university Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001 September 14, 2007

    13. 2008 ESMD SG Faculty Project Overview • Ten faculty selected; one placed at each Center • Five weeks at one Center; 10 day break; 4 days at KSC • Goal of 150 applicants; if thousands apply we will ask each • SG to choose their top three • This is a PBMA site. Instructions for applying are in the • document library • Candidates will be selected by review panel • at each Center

    14. ESMD SG Faculty Project 2008 Faculty Opportunities at NASA Centers NASA’s ESMD (Exploration Systems Mission Directorate) has partnered with the National Space Grant Consortia to offer ten university faculty an opportunity to spend a total of 5 weeks at a NASA Center. Here are some of the highlights: • Spend 5 weeks at a NASA Center • ARC, DFRC, GRC, GSFC, JSC, JPL,KSC, LaRC, MSFC, or SSC • Program Dates: June 2 - July 2, 2008 • $7500 stipend plus travel allowance (JPL and ARC stipend $8500 due to locality) • Collect information to help NASA and the Space Grant Consortia identify • future ESMD-related internship opportunities and senior design courses • All selected faculty will travel to KSC July 14-17, 2008 to consolidate agency findings • All Applicants must be US citizens • Deadline for application: January 11, 2008 • To apply go to The community password is • ESMD Faculty. • Click on “join” then Option “A”. All applicants will need to create a unique username and password after the first sign in • For more information on the Project go to