CAGE 23242 - BROWN UNIVERSITY IN PROVIDENCE IN
USA

BROWN UNIVERSITY IN PROVIDENCE IN

STATE OF RI AND PROVIDENCE

PLANTATIONS

DBA BROWN UNIVERSITY

CAGE Code: 23242
DUNS: 001785542
1 PROSPECT ST
PROVIDENCE RI 02912-9079
UNITED STATES

Telephone: 401-863-2777
Fax: 401-863-7292

BROWN UNIVERSITY IN PROVIDENCE IN, STATE OF RI AND PROVIDENCE, PLANTATIONS, DBA BROWN UNIVERSITY is an Active Commercial Supplier with the Cage Code 23242 and is tracked by Dun & Bradstreet under DUNS Number 001785542.

Additional Data For CAGE 23242

SIC Code 1:8221
Status:A
Type:F
Size:E
Primary Business:N
Type of Business:N
Woman Owned:N
CAO:N62879
ADP CNT CT:N62879

USA Government Contracting Activity for 23242

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF TREATMENTS FOR NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER
AN42: R&D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032007T     HHSA290201500002I  
Thursday, December 7, 2017
$128,690.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE VISCOSITY OF THE LUNAR MANTLE IS CRITICAL FOR UNDERSTANDING THE THERMAL AND CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF THE MOON. HIGH-TI LUNAR BASALTS HAVE UP TO 16.5 WT% TIO2, SUGGESTING THEY ORIGINATE FROM AN ILMENITE-RICH MANTLE SOURCE. HOWEVER, THE VISCOSITIES OF ILMENITE-BEARING MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS RELEVANT TO THE LUNAR MANTLE HAVE NOT BEEN MEASURED IN THE LABORATORY. RECENT EXPERIMENTAL WORK SHOWS THAT ILMENITE (FETIO3) IS NEARLY FOUR ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE WEAKER THAN DRY OLIVINE AT MANTLE CONDITIONS. RHEOLOGICAL MIXING MODELS PREDICT THAT A LUNAR MANTLE WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF ILMENITE COULD BE DRAMATICALLY WEAKER THAN AN ILMENITE-FREE MANTLE. TO CONSTRAIN THE VISCOSITY OF AN ILMENITE-BEARING LUNAR MANTLE, NEW EXPERIMENTS ARE NEEDED TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF SMALL AMOUNTS OF ILMENITE ON TWO-PHASE AGGREGATE RHEOLOGY, AND TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF USING AGGREGATE RHEOLOGY MODELS TO PREDICT EFFECTIVE VISCOSITIES RELEVANT FOR THE MOON USING END-MEMBER FLOW LAWS. WE PROPOSE TO MEASURE THE EFFECTIVE VISCOSITY OF ILMENITE-OLIVINE AGGREGATES IN GRIGGS ROCK DEFORMATION EXPERIMENTS AT BROWN UNIVERSITY, AND TEXTURALLY CHARACTERIZE THE EXPERIMENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN. WE WILL ALSO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF FE/MG RATIO ON ILMENITE RHEOLOGY, WHICH IS REQUIRED TO EVALUATE MECHANICAL DATA FROM THE TWO-PHASE EXPERIMENTS USING AGGREGATE RHEOLOGY MODELS. OUR LABORATORY APPROACH CAPITALIZES ON OUR EARLIER WORK, AND TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE TECHNICAL STRENGTHS OF THE TWO INSTITUTIONS. THE PROPOSED STUDY IS TIMELY IN LIGHT OF RECENT LUNAR MISSIONS AND GROUND BASED STUDIES THAT HAVE GENERATED A LARGE AMOUNT OF GEOPHYSICAL OBSERVATIONS AND THAT HAVE STIMULATED A NEW WAVE OF STUDIES OF THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE MOON AND THE LONG-TERM EVOLUTION OF THE LUNAR MANTLE AND LUNAR CORE.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC18K0249  
Thursday, November 2, 2017
$64,901.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THIS PROPOSAL SEEKS TO FURTHER ASSESS CARBONATE FORMATION MECHANISMS FOR CARBONATE-BEARING REGIONS SHOWN IN FIGURE 1 BY IDENTIFYING AND MAPPING THE EXTENT OF SPECIFIC CARBONATE MINERAL ASSEMBLAGE PHASES USING HAPKE RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODELING OF CRISM SPECTRA. KEY QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED INCLUDE: 1) IS THE FE/MG PHYLLOSILICATE SPECTRAL COMPONENT IDENTIFIED IN NILI FOSSAE BEST MODELED BY FE/MG SMECTITE, TALC OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH PHASES? 2) IS SERPENTINE A ROBUSTLY MODELED COMPONENT IN ANY OF THE CARBONATE-BEARING REGIONS, AND HOW DOES ITS PRESENCE/ABSENCE IMPACT ASTROBIOLOGICAL POTENTIAL FOR EACH REGION? 3) ARE CARBONATE-BEARING SPECTRA BEST MODELED BY MIXTURES OF CARBONATE PHASES/SOLID SOLUTIONS OR SINGLE CARBONATE PHASES AND WHAT DO THE CARBONATE COMPOSITION(S) INDICATE ABOUT AQUEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOCHEMICAL VARIABILITY? 4) CAN METAMORPHIC GRADIENTS BE INFERRED FROM SPATIAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF MINERAL ASSEMBLAGES (PARTICULARLY PHYLLOSILICATES)? 5) HOW DO MINERAL ASSEMBLAGES COMPARE AMONG DIFFERENT REGIONS AND ARE VARIOUS MINERAL ASSEMBLAGES/CARBONATE GEOCHEMISTRIES MORE CONSISTENT WITH SPECIFIC FORMATION HYPOTHESES, GIVEN REGIONAL GEOLOGIC CONTEXT? WE ANTICIPATE DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN SERPENTINE AND OLIVINE CARBONATIZATION AND FURTHER ADDRESSING HYDROTHERMAL VS NEAR SURFACE FORMATION.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AJ46G  
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (LRO) SPACECRAFT HAS ONBOARD THE LUNAR ORBITER LASER ALTIMETER (LOLA), A CRITICAL EXPERIMENT THAT IS PROVIDING A GLOBAL LUNAR GEODETIC NETWORK AND ALTIMETRY, ROUGHNESS AND REFLECTIVITY MEASUREMENTS THAT ARE REVOLUTIONIZING THESE FIELDS AND ENHANCING THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE LUNAR SURFACE IN A MANNER THAT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR ENSURING SAFE AND SCIENTIFICALLY PRODUCTIVE LUNAR AND PLANETARY HUMAN AND ROBOTIC EXPLORATION. ACQUISITION, VERIFICATION, VALIDATION, DELIVERY OF DATA TO NASA ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS AND THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY, AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE USEFULNESS OF THESE DATA IN LOLA VALIDATION PROJECTS IS ESSENTIAL TO THE CURRENT AND FUTURE SUCCESS OF NASA. HERE WE OUTLINE A SERIES OF TASKS AND VALIDATION PROJECTS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO COMPLEMENT OTHER ACTIVITIES OF THE LUNAR ORBITER LASER ALTIMETER (LOLA) TEAM, AND TO FULFILL THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION AS A LUNAR ORBITER LASER ALTIMETER (LOLA) EXPERIMENT CO-INVESTIGATOR. WE OUTLINE THE THEMES AND TOPICS FOR LOLA DATA ACQUISITION, DOCUMENTATION AND VALIDATION AND DESCRIBE A SET OF EXPECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND DELIVERABLES IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO PREVIOUS PARTICIPATION IN THIS AND SIMILAR EXPERIMENTS (E.G., SMITH ET AL., 1998, 1999, 2001, 2010; KRESLAVSKY AND HEAD, 1999, 2000; ZUBER ET AL, 1998, 2000). A VALIDATION PROJECT IS DEFINED AS A SPECIFIC TASK THAT DEMONSTRATES TO THE ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY THE USEFULNESS AND CAPABILITIES OF THE DATA AS APPLIED TO A PARTICULAR FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM (E.G., PAST AND PRESENT LANDING SITE CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR APPLICATION TO THE MOON, ASTEROIDS, MARS; TOPOGRAPHIC CHARACTERIZATION OF LANDFORMS, SUCH AS CRATERS, TO ASSIST IN THE DESIGN OF FUTURE ALTIMETERS AND RELATED INSTRUMENTATION; SLOPE AND ROUGHNESS CHARACTERIZATION FOR FUTURE LUNAR AND PLANETARY RESOURCE UTILIZATION; MECHANISMS FOR THE DOCUMENTATION AND DETECTION OF VOLATILES IN PERMANENTLY SHADOWED AREAS) (E.G., FASSETT ET AL., 2011A,B,2012A,B; BAKER ET AL., 2011A,B, 2012; HEAD ET AL., 2010; HURWITZ ET AL., 2012, 2013;JOZWIAK ET AL., 2012; KADISH ET AL, 2011; VAUGHAN ET AL., 2013, KRESLAVSKY ET AL., 2012,2013; ZUBER ET AL., 2012). VALIDATION PROJECT DELIVERABLES TAKE THE FORM OF 1) PAPERS PUBLISHED IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE, AND 2) DATA PLACED IN THE PLANETARY DATA SYSTEM AND ON INTERNET ARCHIVES (E.G., HTTP://WWW.PLANETARY.BROWN.EDU/HTML_PAGES/DATA.HTM). BELOW WE OUTLINE THESE SPECIFIC TASKS, DESCRIBE A SERIES OF VALIDATION PROJECTS AND PRESENT A WORK PLAN FOR THEIR TIMELY EXECUTION.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AO77G  
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE CENTER V - TRANSPARENCY OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
AN42: R&D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032005T     HHSA290201500002I  
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE CENTER V - TRANSPARENCY OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
AN42: R&D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032004T     HHSA290201500002I  
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF EPC V TOPIC REFINEMENT TOPIC: TYMPANOSTOMY TUBES
AN42: R&D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032002T     HHSA290201500002I  
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
AN42: R&D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032003T     HHSA290201500002I  
Friday, October 20, 2017
($1.00)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE COMPOSITION AND ORIGIN OF LUNAR VOLATILES HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT UNSOLVED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE FORMATION OF THE MOON. OUR COSMOCHEMISTRY NNX07AI95G GRANT PRODUCED A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LUNAR VOLATILES WITH THE DISCOVERY OF INDIGENOUS LUNAR WATER. THE QUESTION NOW IS NOT IF THERE IS WATER IN THE MOON'S INTERIOR, BUT HOW MUCH IS THERE? WHAT IS ITS DISTRIBUTION IN THE LUNAR INTERIOR? WHAT IS ITS ORIGIN? WHAT IS ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE WATER IN THE LUNAR SURFACE? THIS PROPOSAL, WHICH IS A FOLLOW UP OF OUR NNX07AI95G GRANT WILL ADDRESS THESE QUESTIONS NOT ONLY FOR WATER, BUT ALSO FOR THE OTHER VOLATILE ELEMENTS. WE PROPOSE TO MEASURE C, H, F, S, CL, MAJOR AND TRACE ELEMENTS CONTENTS AS WELL AS D/H RATIOS ON THE SAME BEADS DEFINING ALL 25 TYPES OF LUNAR VOLCANIC GLASSES AND, WHEN PRESENT, THEIR MELT INCLUSIONS. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO ADDRESS THE DEGASSING HISTORY AND THE INITIAL VOLATILE CONTENTS AND D OF THE DIFFERENT LUNAR VOLCANIC GLASSES AND THEIR SOURCES. THE STUDY OF VOLATILES IN THE LUNAR VOLCANIC GLASSES AND THEIR MELT INCLUSIONS PROVIDES THE MOST DIRECT INFORMATION ON THE VOLATILE CONTENTS OF THE MOST PRIMITIVE ERUPTED BASALTS ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX12AH62G  
Monday, October 2, 2017
$34,105.50
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24117J2204     VA24115D0097  
Monday, October 2, 2017
$21,440.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24117J2196     VA24115D0097  
Thursday, September 28, 2017
$187,388.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
SPECTROSCOPY OF ILMENITE-RICH BASALTS: NEW CONSTRAINTS FOR REMOTE COMPOSITIONAL ANALYSES OF THE TERRESTRIAL PLANETS THE MAJOR SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVE OF OUR PROPOSED WORK IS TO ENABLE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF OPAQUE MINERAL ABUNDANCE ON PLANETARY SURFACES, WHICH IS POORLY CONSTRAINED WITH PRESENT APPROACHES. OUR INVESTIGATION WILL ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM THROUGH AN INVESTIGATION OF EVALUATING ILMENITE ABUNDANCE IN LUNAR BASALTS, WHICH WILL REPRESENT A SUBSTANTIAL ADVANCE OVER PRESENT CAPABILITIES WHICH RELY ON BULK CHEMICAL ASSESSMENTS I.E., TIO2 ABUNDANCE AND CANNOT DISTINGUISH THE MINERAL PHASE IN WHICH TIO2 RESIDES. IMPROVEMENTS IN CONSTRAINING ILMENITE ABUNDANCE WILL LEAD DIRECTLY TO IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ABILITY TO CONSTRAIN THE ABUNDANCES OF OTHER OPAQUE MINERALS COMMONLY FOUND IN MORE TRANSPARENT HOSTS, A COMMON OCCURRENCE ACROSS THE SOLAR SYSTEM SUCH AS ON MERCURY AND ASTEROIDS AND FOR WHICH ACCURATE ASSESSMENTS ARE VERY DIFFICULT WITH THE CURRENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE. THESE OVERALL OBJECTIVES ENCOMPASS SEVERAL SPECIFIC GOALS: CHARACTERIZE EFFECTS OF SAMPLE TEXTURE LARGELY IN BASALTS ON SPECTRAL REFLECTANCE PROPERTIES OF ILMENITE AND OPAQUE MATERIALS MIXED WITH MORE TRANSPARENT MATERIALS IN GENERAL. EVALUATE SPECTRAL MIXING SYSTEMATICS OF ILMENITE WITH COMMON MINERAL ENDMEMBERS. EVALUATE CAPABILITIES OF NONLINEAR MIXING/RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODELS FOR QUANTIFYING ILMENITE ABUNDANCE IN MIXTURES ROCKS, AND IDENTIFY AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT, WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF OPAQUE MATERIALS MIXED WITH MORE TRANSPARENT HOSTS.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AR68G  
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
$136,843.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HQ: W4LD USA HECSA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF - FINAL FUNDING FOR BROWN UNIVERSITY ER-201502
AH91: R&D- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: OTHER (BASIC RESEARCH)

  W912HQ15C0055  
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
$160,500.00
9700: Department of Defense
W911QY: W6QK ACC-APG NATICK

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF BROWN BAA FOR R&D INTO OPTOELECTRIC CARBON ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES FOR ENHANCED SOLDIER SUSTAINABILITY
AD21: R&D- DEFENSE OTHER: SERVICES (BASIC RESEARCH)

  W911QY17C0106     W911QY15R0016  
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
GOALS&OBJECTIVES: THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS WORK ARE TO ENHANCE THE SCIENTIFIC RETURN OF THE DAWN MISSION AT VESTA BY CREATING AND EVALUATING GLOBAL MODAL MINERALOGY MAPS OF VESTA. THE EXPECTED PRODUCTS WILL BE QUANTITATIVE MINERAL MAPS OF THE SURFACE OF VESTA AND AN IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF HOW MINERALOGICAL CHANGES ON THE SURFACE RELATE TO HED METEORITE COMPOSITIONS. INITIAL STUDIES OF DAWN VISIBLE INFRARED SPECTROMETER (VIR) DATA HAVE FOCUSED ON QUALITATIVE COMPARISONS OF SPECTRAL FEATURES TO THOSE OBSERVED IN LAB DATA OF HOWARDITE, EUCRITE, AND DIOGENITE (HED) METEORITES, RESULTING IN ESTIMATES OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF THESE METEORITE COMPONENTS ON VESTA S SURFACE. HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANTLY MORE INFORMATION CAN BE GAINED IF QUANTITATIVE MINERAL ABUNDANCES CAN BE DERIVED FROM SUCH DATA, ESPECIALLY AT A GLOBAL SCALE. MODAL MINERALOGY AND KNOWLEDGE OF VARIATIONS IN PYROXENE CHEMISTRY, FOR INSTANCE, CAN BE USEFUL FOR ASSESSING VARIATIONS IN EUCRITE AND DIOGENITE COMPONENT ABUNDANCES WITHIN REGIONS WHOSE SPECTRA ARE HOWARDITE-LIKE . IN ADDITION, DETAILED MIXING MODELS THAT YIELD ACCURATE MODAL MINERALOGY CAN HELP TO IDENTIFY AREAS THAT MAY INDICATE LOWER CRUSTAL OR MANTLE COMPOSITIONS, REVEALING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT LITHOLOGIC VARIATIONS WITH DEPTH. THE MAJOR GOAL OF THIS WORK WILL BE TO PRODUCE GLOBAL MAPS OF MINERAL ABUNDANCES DERIVED FROM HAPKE AND SHKURATOV MODELS AS APPLIED TO VIR DATA AND TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF OBSERVED VARIATIONS IN MINERALOGY IN THE CONTEXT OF HED COMPOSITIONS AND PETROLOGIC EVOLUTION MODELS FOR VESTA. METHODS: THESE GOALS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY APPLYING RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODELS (RTMS) TO DAWN VIR DATA. A PILOT STUDY HAS BEEN CONDUCTED TO VALIDATE OUR METHODS AND DEMONSTRATE OUR ABILITY TO WORK WITH VIR DATA. TO FURTHER TEST THE VALIDITY OF HAPKE AND SHKURATOV RTMS FOR HED AND DAWN SPECTRA, WE WILL FIRST CARRY OUT ADDITIONAL LAB MEASUREMENTS OF HOWARDITE SAMPLES TO EXPAND UPON OUR EXISTING TEST DATASET THAT RELIED UPON DIOGENITE AND EUCRITE SAMPLES. THOUGH A MINOR COMPONENT, THIS INITIAL LAB WORK WILL PROVIDE A MUCH-NEEDED FOUNDATION FOR QUANTIFYING THE UNCERTAINTIES ASSOCIATED WITH APPLYING RTMS TO VIR SPECTRA, AN IMPORTANT STEP GIVEN THAT BRECCIAS LIKELY DOMINATE VESTA S SURFACE. SAMPLES WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY VIS-NIR REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY AND MODAL MINERALOGY WILL BE ESTIMATED FROM XRD DATA USING RIETVELD REFINEMENT. THE BULK OF THE WORK WILL INVOLVE ANALYSIS OF DAWN DATA AND APPLICATION OF THE HAPKE AND SHKURATOV RTMS TO VIR SPECTRA USING INVERSE THEORY. ISIS SOFTWARE WILL BE USED TO PROCESS THE VIR DATA, MAP PROJECT IMAGES, AND MOSAIC INDIVIDUAL IMAGE CUBES. MATLAB SCRIPTS WILL BE USED TO APPLY OUR RTM CODES TO THE VIR DATA, RESULTING IN MODAL MINERALOGY MAPS (E.G., MAPS OF OLIVINE, PYROXENE, PLAGIOCLASE ABUNDANCE, ETC.). THE RESULTING MAPS AND SPECTRA WILL THEN BE COMPARED TO HED SPECTRA AND COMPOSITIONS TO ASSESS DIFFERENT PETROLOGIC MODELS. DAWN FRAMING CAMERA DATA WILL BE EXAMINED FOR AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (E.G., HIGH OLIVINE AND/OR HIGH PYROXENE CONCENTRATIONS) TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE LOCAL GEOLOGIC CONTEXT OF THESE REGIONS. RELEVANCE: THIS WORK IS RELEVANT TO THE DDAP CALL IN THAT IT WILL ENHANCE THE SCIENTIFIC RETURN OF THE DAWN AT VESTA MISSION THROUGH THE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF EXISTING DAWN VIR DATA TO PRODUCE QUANTITATIVE MINERAL MAPS OF VESTA S SURFACE. THESE MINERAL MAPS WILL BE COMPARED AGAINST SPECTRAL AND MINERALOGICAL COMPOSITIONS OF HED METEORITES TO TEST VARIOUS MODELS ABOUT THE PETROLOGIC EVOLUTION OF VESTA, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE ABUNDANCE OF EUCRITE AND DIOGENITE COMPONENTS IN REGIONS THAT ARE SPECTRALLY AKIN TO HOWARDITES. THE MAPS RESULTING FROM THIS WORK WILL BE ARCHIVED IN THE PDS FOR USE BY THE BROADER COMMUNITY.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17K0214  
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
($22,076.37)
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N910: NIH NCI

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF KNOWLEDGE SYNTESIS AND ITEGRATION FOR PRECISION PREDICTION MODELS FOR CANCER TREATMENT MANAGEMENT
R499: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: OTHER

  HHSN261201200390P     NCI120148TG  
Monday, September 11, 2017
$0.00
9700: Department of Defense
N66001: SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF INCORPORATE A REVISED STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW)
AD92: R&D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  N6600117C4013  
Monday, August 28, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE SPECTRAL RADIANCE OBSERVED BY THE MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (MRO) COMPACT RECONNAISSANCE IMAGING SPECTROMETER FOR MARS (CRISM) IS A FUNCTION OF THE WAVELENGTH DEPENDENT SOURCE (SOLAR) ILLUMINATION, ATMOSPHERIC RADIATIVE TRANSFER, AND SURFACE BIDIRECTIONAL REFLECTANCE. THEREFORE, ATMOSPHERIC CORRECTION OF VISIBLE/NEAR INFRARED CRISM SPECTRA IS A PREREQUISITE FOR INTERPRETATION OF SURFACE SPECTRAL PROPERTIES. THE FIDELITY OF THE ATMOSPHERIC CORRECTION IMPACTS THE ROBUSTNESS OF SPECTRAL INTERPRETATIONS AND IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSES. THE GOAL OF THE PROPOSED WORK IS TO GENERATE DISCRETE ORDINATE RADIATIVE TRANSFER (DISORT)-BASED ATMOSPHERICALLY AND PHOTOMETRICALLY CORRECTED HIGH RESOLUTION CRISM TARGETED IMAGES AND MAKE THEM ACCESSIBLE TO THE BROADER MARS SCIENCE COMMUNITY. OBJECTIVE 1: GENERATE HIGH-FIDELITY RADIATIVE TRANSFER-BASED ATMOSPHERICALLY AND PHOTOMETRICALLY CORRECTED CRISM IMAGE CUBES USING DISCRETE ORDINATE RADIATIVE TRANSFER (DISORT) MODEL RESULTS. OBJECTIVE 2: PRODUCE A PLANETARY DATA SYSTEM (PDS) ARCHIVE CONTAINING ATMOSPHERICALLY AND PHOTOMETRICALLY CORRECTED CRISM LAMBERT ALBEDO SPECTRAL IMAGE CUBES FOR USE BY THE BROADER MARS SCIENCE COMMUNITY.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AJ61G  
Friday, August 25, 2017
$45,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
NOACHIAN-AGED FLUVIAL FEATURES ON THE SURFACE OF MARS, SUCH AS THE VALLEY NETWORKS AND OPEN- AND CLOSED-BASIN LAKES, ARE EVIDENCE OF STABLE LIQUID WATER ON THE SURFACE AND HAVE LED SCIENTISTS TO BELIEVE THAT THE PLANET WAS ONCE WARM, WITH MEAN ANNUAL TEMPERATURES (MATS) HIGH ENOUGH TO PERMIT RAINFALL AND PRODUCE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH LIFE COULD FORM. HOWEVER, CLIMATE MODELS HAVE BEEN INCAPABLE OF REPRODUCING THESE CONDITIONS AS THEY HAVE NOT FOUND A PLAUSIBLE COMBINATION OF GREENHOUSE GASES TO BRING MATS CONSISTENTLY ABOVE THE MELTING POINT OF WATER. CONSEQUENTIALLY, WE ARE LEFT WITH TWO END-MEMBER CLIMATE SCENARIOS: (1) WARM AND WET , CHARACTERIZED BY MAT ABOVE THE MELTING POINT OF WATER AND RAINFALL TO PERMIT FLUVIAL ACTIVITY AND (2) COLD AND ICY , CHARACTERIZED BY MAT FAR BELOW THE MELTING POINT OF WATER. IN THE LATTER CLIMATE SCENARIO, THE ATMOSPHERE AND SURFACE THERMALLY COUPLE, INDUCING AN ALTITUDE-DEPENDENT TEMPERATURE EFFECT AND CAUSING SNOW TO DEPOSIT IN THE HIGHLANDS. INTERESTINGLY, THE VALLEY NETWORKS AND LAKES ARE OBSERVED AT DISTAL PORTIONS OF THE ICE SHEET IN COLD AND ICY CONDITIONS, WHERE RUNOFF AND PONDING IS EXPECTED FOLLOWING MELTING OF THE ICE SHEET. THREE END-MEMBER MECHANISMS FOR PRODUCING TRANSIENT HEATING IN A COLD AND ICY CLIMATE, PERMITTING TRANSIENT MELTING OF THE ICE SHEET AND SUBSEQUENT RUNOFF, INCLUDE IMPACT CRATERING, VOLCANISM, AND GREENHOUSE WARMING (E.G. H2 THROUGH SERPENTINIZATION). THE GOAL OF THIS WORK IS TO EXPLORE ALL THREE OF THESE MECHANISMS WITH THE LABORATORIE DE METEOROLOGIE GLOBAL CLIMATE MODEL (LMD GCM). WE WILL INTRODUCE ALL THREE MECHANISMS INTO THE GCM AND TEST THE APPLICABILITY OF THESE MECHANISMS FOR PRODUCING SUFFICIENT FLUVIAL AND LACUSTRINE ACTIVITY TO FORM THE VALLEY NETWORKS AND LAKES. SPECIFICALLY, WE WILL FOCUS ON THE VOLUME, DISTRIBUTION, AND RUNOFF RATES OF (1) MELTWATER PRODUCED FROM TRANSIENT MELTING OF THE ICE SHEET AND (2) RAINFALL FOR MECHANISMS THAT RAISE TEMPERATURES SUFFICIENTLY TO INTRODUCE TRANSIENT RAINFALLS. ADDITIONALLY, WE TEST ALL THREE MECHANISMS FOR A WIDE PARAMETER SPACE TO ENCOMPASS POSSIBLE EARLY MARS VALUES, THUS BETTER CONSTRAINING THE ROLE OF THESE MECHANISMS: 600-1000 MBAR CO2 ATMOSPHERE, 25-55 OBLIQUITY, AND 0-0.1 ECCENTRICITY. WE PREDICT THAT ONE OR MORE OF THE MECHANISMS PROPOSED HERE MAY INCREASE TEMPERATURES ABOVE THE MELTING POINT OF WATER SUFFICIENTLY TO PRODUCE MELTING, AND TO PRODUCE MELT DURATIONS AND FLUXES OR RAINFALL AND RUNOFF RATES COMPARABLE TO THOSE NECESSARY TO FORM THE FLUVIAL/LACUSTRINE FEATURES. ADDITIONALLY, ALL THREE OF THE ANALYZED MECHANISMS ARE MAJOR DRIVING FORCES FOR THE EARLY MARS CLIMATE AND IT IS CRITICAL TO EXPLORE THE REGIONAL AND GLOBAL EFFECTS OF THESE MECHANISMS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE EARLY MARS CLIMATE. THROUGH THIS WORK, WE WILL CONTRIBUTE TO UNDERSTANDING WHETHER THE FLUVIAL AND LACUSTRINE SURFACE FEATURES CAN BE FORMED IN A COLD AND ICY CLIMATE OR IF, CONVERSELY, A WARM AND WET CLIMATE MIGHT BE MORE LIKELY. BY CONTRIBUTING TO CONSTRAINING THE EARLY MARTIAN CLIMATE, WE HELP TO DETERMINE IF THE CLIMATE WAS SUITABLE FOR THE BEGINNINGS OF MARTIAN LIFE, A CRITICAL QUESTION FOR MARS SCIENCE. THIS WORK REFLECTS THE GOALS OF NASA AND THE PLANETARY SCIENCE SMD DIVISION AS IT CONTRIBUTES TO UNDERSTANDING THE ORIGIN, EVOLUTION, AND PROPERTIES OF THE ATMOSPHERE OF MARS WHICH PROVIDES IMPLICATIONS FOR THE POTENTIAL OF LIFE FORMING ON EARLY MARS AS WE CHARACTERIZE THE ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE SCENARIO. IN TURN, THIS RESEARCH WILL ALSO HELP IN CHARACTERIZING OTHER PLANETARY SYSTEMS AND THEIR EVOLUTION THROUGH TIME.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17K0487  
Friday, August 25, 2017
$45,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
THE NUMBER OF EXOPLANET DETECTIONS EACH YEAR IS GROWING AT AN EXPONENTIAL RATE YET WE STILL KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THEIR ATMOSPHERIC PROPERTIES. NO PREDICTIVE ATMOSPHERIC MODEL HAS BEEN PUBLISHED THAT IDENTIFIES WHICH DYNAMICAL MECHANISMS DETERMINE THE ATMOSPHERIC HEAT REDISTRIBUTION EFFICIENCY ON TIDALLY LOCKED EXOPLANETS. CONTRIBUTING TO OUR LACK OF UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN AN INSTRUMENT PURPOSE-BUILT FOR EXOPLANET ATMOSPHERIC CHARACTERIZATION. AS A RESULT, RESEARCHERS HAVE HAD TO RELY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL TECHNIQUES IN DATA REDUCTION TO ACHIEVE HIGH PRECISION MEASUREMENTS. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CORRECTING FOR THE INTRAPIXEL SENSITIVITY EFFECT IN THE SPITZER SPACE TELESCOPE'S WARM MISSION DATA HAVE ALLOWED OBSERVERS TO MAKE MEASUREMENTS WITH IMPROVED PRECISION. RECENT AND UPCOMING PROGRAMS BY THE SPITZER IRAC CAMERA SEEK TO MAKE USE OF THESE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS TO PUSH FORWARD INTO LONGER BASELINE HIGH PRECISION OBSERVATIONS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT TO BE PROBLEMATIC. I PROPOSE TO ANALYZE MULTIPLE SPITZER ECLIPSE AND PHASE CURVE OBSERVATIONS OF HD 209458B AND OTHER TARGETS IN BOTH THE 3.6 AND 4.5 UM BANDPASSES. I HAVE CONSTRUCTED A DATA REDUCTION PIPELINE THAT IMPLEMENTS SEVERAL OF THE MOST RECENT AND PROMISING METHODS OF INTRAPIXEL SENSITIVITY CORRECTION. THE APPLICATION OF SEVERAL RECENT OBSERVATIONAL METHODS, SUCH AS ECLIPSE MAPPING, WILL ALLOW ME TO PRODUCE 3-D THERMAL DISTRIBUTION MAPS FOR TARGETS WITH BOTH PHASE CURVE AND ECLIPSE OBSERVATIONS AT MULTIPLE WAVELENGTHS. I WILL LEVERAGE THESE RESULTS AGAINST OBSERVATIONS USING OTHER OBSERVATORIES SUCH AS THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO THE PLANETARY ENERGY BUDGET AS WELL AS RADIATIVE, ADVECTIVE, AND CHEMICAL TIMESCALES OF HOT JUPITER ATMOSPHERES. OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THESE PROPERTIES AND THE ROBUSTNESS OF GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS IS LIMITED BY THE SMALL SAMPLE SIZE OF PUBLISHED DATA. ULTIMATELY, THIS PROJECT WILL MAKE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO AN AREA WITH VERY FEW PUBLISHED OBSERVATIONS AND WILL PROVIDE CRITICALLY NEEDED INSIGHTS INTO THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES WHICH GOVERN ENERGY REDISTRIBUTION AND CLOUD FORMATION IN HOT JUPITER ATMOSPHERES.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17K0484  
Friday, August 25, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE NORTHEAST PLANETARY DATA CENTER (NEPDC) IS ONE OF 17 (9 U.S. AND 8 INTERNATIONAL) MEMBERS OF THE SYSTEM OF REGIONAL PLANETARY IMAGE FACILITIES, EACH PROVIDING A REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR PLANETARY IMAGE DATA. THE NEPDC IS HOUSED WITH THE PLANETARY GEOLOGY GROUP AT THE INSTITUTION BUT IS A SEPARATE, OPEN-ACCESS FACILITY TO BE USED BY UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STUDENTS, VISITING RESEARCHERS, EDUCATORS, AND THE PUBLIC. NOT ONLY DOES IT HOUSE A LARGE COLLECTION OF IMAGE MATERIALS WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION, IT IS ALSO ACTS AS REPOSITORY FOR HISTORICAL AND USEABLE MATERIALS FROM RETIRED INVESTIGATORS. THE NEPDC IS A RESOURCE FOR CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES FROM K12 THROUGH GRADUATE SCHOOL. AS NEW MISSION DATA HAS BECOME OVERWHELMING IN SCOPE AND VOLUME, THE RPIF SYSTEM NOW SUPPORTS ACCESS TO NEW DATA SETS THROUGH WORKSHOPS FOR (AND ASSISTANCE TO) USER TOOLS. THE NEPDC ALSO ASSISTS EDUCATION PROVIDERS AND MUSEUMS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PUBLIC-ORIENTED EXHIBITS THAT REACH 10S OF THOUSANDS OF VISITORS EACH YEAR. THE DATA CENTER ACTS AS A LIAISON FOR CONNECTING PGGP RESEARCHERS WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES. THIS PROPOSAL SEEKS SUPPORT TO (A) BROADEN OUR CURRENT CAPABILITIES TO ASSIST IN DIGITAL PROCESSING FOR STUDENTS; (B) ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH NEW AND INNOVATIVE EXHIBITS; (C) BROADEN AWARENESS OF PGGP ACTIVITIES THROUGH WEB-BASED ANNOUNCEMENTS OF CURRENT EVENTS; (D) ENHANCE REGIONAL AWARENESS OF PGGP AND MISSION RESULTS; (E) SUPPORT ACTIVITIES AND HIGHER EDUCATION NEEDS THROUGH INFORMATION OR DATA THAT
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX12AQ03G  
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
$155,268.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
SCIENCE OBJECTIVES: RECENT MODELING OF THE FORMATION OF ORIENTALE BY THE PI (JOHNSON ET AL., 2015) INDICATES THAT THE SPACING AND LOCATION OF BASIN RINGS DEPEND ON THE STATE OF THE LUNAR LITHOSPHERE. THE HIGH-RESOLUTION LUNAR GRAVITY FIELD PROVIDED BY THE GRAVITY RECOVERY AND INTERIOR LABORATORY (GRAIL) MISSION AND LUNAR TOPOGRAPHY FROM THE LUNAR ORBITER LASER ALTIMETER (LOLA) INSTRUMENT OFFER AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO INVESTIGATE LUNAR BASIN RINGS TO GAIN VALUABLE INSIGHT INTO THE STRUCTURE OF THE LUNAR LITHOSPHERE. WE PROPOSE TO MODEL THE OBSERVED GRAVITATIONAL AND TOPOGRAPHIC SIGNATURES OF LUNAR BASIN RINGS TO INVESTIGATE THE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE LUNAR LITHOSPHERE. IN TASK 1, WE WILL USE GRAIL GRAVITY DATA AND LOLA TOPOGRAPHY DATA IN ORDER TO CONSTRAIN THE SUBSURFACE STRUCTURE OF PEAK RING AND MULTI-RING BASINS. MODELS OF THE CRUSTAL STRUCTURE OF THE BASINS WILL BE USED TO QUANTIFY THE DIP AND DISPLACEMENT ACROSS INDIVIDUAL FAULTS. COMPARISONS BETWEEN BASINS AND ASYMMETRIES WITHIN INDIVIDUAL BASINS WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE SENSITIVITY OF THE RING FAULT CHARACTERISTICS TO TARGET PROPERTIES SUCH AS CRUSTAL THICKNESS AND HEAT FLOW. IN TASK 2, WE WILL STUDY THE STRUCTURE OF THE RINGS THAT CHARACTERIZE MULTI-RING BASINS BY FORWARD MODELING THEIR GRAVITATIONAL SIGNATURES. THIS TASK WILL INCLUDE MODELING THE FORMATION OF MULTI-RING BASINS TO DETERMINE HOW THE GRAVITY SIGNATURES, LOCATIONS, SPACING, AND OFFSETS OF BASIN RINGS DEPEND ON THE THICKNESS OF THE LUNAR LITHOSPHERE, IMPACTOR SIZE, AND PRE-IMPACT CRUSTAL THICKNESS. IN TASK 3, WE WILL COMPARE OUR FORWARD MODELS FROM TASK 2 TO THE OBSERVED GRAVITY SIGNATURES, CRUSTAL STRUCTURE DERIVED IN TASK 1, LOCATIONS, SPACING, AND OFFSETS OF THE RINGS OF OLD AND YOUNG BASINS. IN ALL TASKS, WE WILL FOCUS ON KEY BASINS CHOSEN TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF DISTINCTIVE IMPACT CONDITIONS. THE FIRST FOCUS OF THE WORK WILL BE ON THE ORIENTALE BASIN. ADDITIONAL ANALYSES WILL FOCUS ON THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TARGET PROPERTIES BY COMPARING BASINS THAT DIFFER PRIMARILY IN A SINGLE KEY PARAMETER. THE EFFECT OF HEAT FLOW WILL BE INVESTIGATED LOOKING AT TWO SIMILARLY SIZED BASINS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE OF THE PKT (E.G., IMBRIUM AND ORIENTALE), OR TWO SIMILARLY SIZED BASINS FORMED IN THE PRE-NECTARIAN AND NECTARIAN/IMBRIAN (E.G., SMITHII AND ORIENTALE). THE EFFECT OF CRUSTAL THICKNESS WILL BE INVESTIGATED BY COMPARING TWO SIMILARLY SIZED BASINS IN THE THICK CRUST OF THE FARSIDE HIGHLAND AND THE THIN CRUST OF THE SOUTH POLE-AITKEN BASIN (E.G., HERTZSPRUNG AND APOLLO). THE EFFECT OF IMPACT ENERGY AND THE PEAK-RING TO MULTI-RING BASIN TRANSITION WILL BE INVESTIGATED BY FOCUSING ON BASINS OF DIFFERENT SIZE (E.G., KOROLEV, HERTZSPRUNG, AND ORIENTALE).
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17K0341  
Monday, August 21, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF EPC V STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING THE LIVES OF WOMEN AGE 40 AND ABOVE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS
AN42: R&D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032006T     HHSA290201500002I  
Monday, August 21, 2017
$114,730.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
GOALS&OBJECTIVES: THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS WORK ARE TO ENHANCE THE SCIENTIFIC RETURN OF THE DAWN MISSION AT VESTA BY CREATING AND EVALUATING GLOBAL MODAL MINERALOGY MAPS OF VESTA. THE EXPECTED PRODUCTS WILL BE QUANTITATIVE MINERAL MAPS OF THE SURFACE OF VESTA AND AN IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF HOW MINERALOGICAL CHANGES ON THE SURFACE RELATE TO HED METEORITE COMPOSITIONS. INITIAL STUDIES OF DAWN VISIBLE INFRARED SPECTROMETER (VIR) DATA HAVE FOCUSED ON QUALITATIVE COMPARISONS OF SPECTRAL FEATURES TO THOSE OBSERVED IN LAB DATA OF HOWARDITE, EUCRITE, AND DIOGENITE (HED) METEORITES, RESULTING IN ESTIMATES OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF THESE METEORITE COMPONENTS ON VESTA S SURFACE. HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANTLY MORE INFORMATION CAN BE GAINED IF QUANTITATIVE MINERAL ABUNDANCES CAN BE DERIVED FROM SUCH DATA, ESPECIALLY AT A GLOBAL SCALE. MODAL MINERALOGY AND KNOWLEDGE OF VARIATIONS IN PYROXENE CHEMISTRY, FOR INSTANCE, CAN BE USEFUL FOR ASSESSING VARIATIONS IN EUCRITE AND DIOGENITE COMPONENT ABUNDANCES WITHIN REGIONS WHOSE SPECTRA ARE HOWARDITE-LIKE . IN ADDITION, DETAILED MIXING MODELS THAT YIELD ACCURATE MODAL MINERALOGY CAN HELP TO IDENTIFY AREAS THAT MAY INDICATE LOWER CRUSTAL OR MANTLE COMPOSITIONS, REVEALING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT LITHOLOGIC VARIATIONS WITH DEPTH. THE MAJOR GOAL OF THIS WORK WILL BE TO PRODUCE GLOBAL MAPS OF MINERAL ABUNDANCES DERIVED FROM HAPKE AND SHKURATOV MODELS AS APPLIED TO VIR DATA AND TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF OBSERVED VARIATIONS IN MINERALOGY IN THE CONTEXT OF HED COMPOSITIONS AND PETROLOGIC EVOLUTION MODELS FOR VESTA. METHODS: THESE GOALS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY APPLYING RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODELS (RTMS) TO DAWN VIR DATA. A PILOT STUDY HAS BEEN CONDUCTED TO VALIDATE OUR METHODS AND DEMONSTRATE OUR ABILITY TO WORK WITH VIR DATA. TO FURTHER TEST THE VALIDITY OF HAPKE AND SHKURATOV RTMS FOR HED AND DAWN SPECTRA, WE WILL FIRST CARRY OUT ADDITIONAL LAB MEASUREMENTS OF HOWARDITE SAMPLES TO EXPAND UPON OUR EXISTING TEST DATASET THAT RELIED UPON DIOGENITE AND EUCRITE SAMPLES. THOUGH A MINOR COMPONENT, THIS INITIAL LAB WORK WILL PROVIDE A MUCH-NEEDED FOUNDATION FOR QUANTIFYING THE UNCERTAINTIES ASSOCIATED WITH APPLYING RTMS TO VIR SPECTRA, AN IMPORTANT STEP GIVEN THAT BRECCIAS LIKELY DOMINATE VESTA S SURFACE. SAMPLES WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY VIS-NIR REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY AND MODAL MINERALOGY WILL BE ESTIMATED FROM XRD DATA USING RIETVELD REFINEMENT. THE BULK OF THE WORK WILL INVOLVE ANALYSIS OF DAWN DATA AND APPLICATION OF THE HAPKE AND SHKURATOV RTMS TO VIR SPECTRA USING INVERSE THEORY. ISIS SOFTWARE WILL BE USED TO PROCESS THE VIR DATA, MAP PROJECT IMAGES, AND MOSAIC INDIVIDUAL IMAGE CUBES. MATLAB SCRIPTS WILL BE USED TO APPLY OUR RTM CODES TO THE VIR DATA, RESULTING IN MODAL MINERALOGY MAPS (E.G., MAPS OF OLIVINE, PYROXENE, PLAGIOCLASE ABUNDANCE, ETC.). THE RESULTING MAPS AND SPECTRA WILL THEN BE COMPARED TO HED SPECTRA AND COMPOSITIONS TO ASSESS DIFFERENT PETROLOGIC MODELS. DAWN FRAMING CAMERA DATA WILL BE EXAMINED FOR AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (E.G., HIGH OLIVINE AND/OR HIGH PYROXENE CONCENTRATIONS) TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE LOCAL GEOLOGIC CONTEXT OF THESE REGIONS. RELEVANCE: THIS WORK IS RELEVANT TO THE DDAP CALL IN THAT IT WILL ENHANCE THE SCIENTIFIC RETURN OF THE DAWN AT VESTA MISSION THROUGH THE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF EXISTING DAWN VIR DATA TO PRODUCE QUANTITATIVE MINERAL MAPS OF VESTA S SURFACE. THESE MINERAL MAPS WILL BE COMPARED AGAINST SPECTRAL AND MINERALOGICAL COMPOSITIONS OF HED METEORITES TO TEST VARIOUS MODELS ABOUT THE PETROLOGIC EVOLUTION OF VESTA, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE ABUNDANCE OF EUCRITE AND DIOGENITE COMPONENTS IN REGIONS THAT ARE SPECTRALLY AKIN TO HOWARDITES. THE MAPS RESULTING FROM THIS WORK WILL BE ARCHIVED IN THE PDS FOR USE BY THE BROADER COMMUNITY.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  80NSSC17K0214  
Thursday, August 17, 2017
$55,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
THE POLES OF MERCURY AND THE MOON ARE EXCELLENT CANDIDATES FOR THE SEARCH FOR WATER ICE. SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS REMAIN REGARDING THE DISTRIBUTION, SOURCE, AND AGE OF VOLATILES. WE PROPOSE TO CHARACTERIZE THE MERCURIAN AND LUNAR POLAR DEPOSITS, SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSING (1) AREAL EXTENT, (2) DEPOSITION DYNAMICS, AND (3) AGES OF VOLATILES USING NEW, HIGHEST-RESOLUTION DATA FROM THE MERCURY SURFACE, SPACE ENVIRONMENT, GEOCHEMISTRY, AND RANGING (MESSENGER) AND LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (LRO) SPACECRAFTS. WE WILL (1) EXAMINE IMAGES, TOPOGRAPHY, AND REFLECTANCE DATA TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF POLAR DEPOSITS AND DETERMINE IF ALL COLD TRAPS ARE OCCUPIED ON EACH BODY. WE WILL (2) USE IMAGERY AND TOPOGRAPHY TO ANALYZE POSSIBLE SOURCES AND THE DYNAMICS OF NEAR-SURFACE VOLATILES. FINALLY, WE WILL (3) USE IMAGERY TO INVESTIGATE STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONSHIPS AND DATE HOST CRATERS AND POLAR DEPOSITS. RESOLVING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE POLAR DEPOSITS ON MERCURY AND THE MOON HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE SOURCE AND EVOLUTION OF VOLATILES THROUGHOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM. FURTHERMORE, ICES ARE VALUABLE RESOURCES AND ACCESSIBILITY TO ICE DEPOSITS WILL REVOLUTIONIZE SPACE EXPLORATION, FURTHERING HUMAN AUTONOMY AND DECREASING LIFTOFF CARGO. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES STRATEGIC KNOWLEDGE GAPS REGARDING POLAR DEPOSITS ON AIRLESS BODIES, A CRITICAL STEP FORWARD FOR FUTURE HUMAN EXPLORATION OF SPACE.
AR21: R&D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AT19H  
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
$22,275.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF MRI SCANS FOR RESEARCH
Q999: MEDICAL- OTHER

  VA24117J1837     VA24114D0060  
Thursday, August 10, 2017
$124,051.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
ATTENUATION AND FLOW/RELAXATION IN ICE-I AND ITS EFFECT ON THERMOMECHANICAL EVOLUTION OF THE ICY SATELLITES THE ENERGY BUDGET OF THE ICY SATELLITES DEPENDS TO FIRST ORDER ON THE CONVERSION OF TIDAL ENERGY INTO HEAT, WHICH IS EFFECTED BY THE THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY OF MATERIALS KNOWN AS ANELASTICITY OR ATTENUATION. THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF PLUMES ERUPTING FROM EUROPA S SOUTH POLE REVEALS NOT ONLY THAT THE MOON IS MORE GEOLOGICALLY ACTIVE THAN EXPECTED, BUT THAT THE THEORETICAL MODELS IMPLYING THE MOON S QUIESCENCE ARE INACCURATE -AN INACCURACY PREDICATED SPECIFICALLY ON A LACK OF EXTRAPOLATIVE MODELS OF VISCOELASTICITY (CREEP AND ATTENUATION, COMBINED) IN POLYCRYSTALLINE ICE-I. PRESENT RHEOLOGICAL EXTRAPOLATIONS FOR ATTENUATION ARE PREDICATED ON A MODEL SPECIFICALLY DIFFUSIONAL CREEP GIVING RISE TO A SIMPLE MAXWELL VISCOSITY, WHICH LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED AS CLEARLY INAPPROPRIATE. SOUND, DEFENSIBLE EXTRAPOLATIONS CAN ONLY BE DONE FROM EXPERIMENTS PROBING THE SAME PHYSICAL MECHANISMS OPERATIVE WITHIN AN ICY SATELLITE. WE PROPOSE A UNIQUE EXPERIMENTAL/THEORETICAL STUDY SPECIFICALLY TO ADDRESS THIS NEED. ENGINEERED ICE- I SPECIMENS OF CONTROLLED GRAIN SIZE AND IMPURITY CONTENT WILL BE SUBJECTED TO SIMULTANEOUS LOADING FOR STEADY-STATE CREEP (CONSTANT MEAN DIFFERENTIAL STRESS, ~0.5MPA) AND ATTENUATION (SINUSOID ABOUT THE MEAN STRESS, ~ 0.05MPA AND 1E-4<(HZ)<1) AT 200<T(K)<255). THESE ARE CONDITIONS CONSISTENT WITH PLANETARY ICE PHYSICS AS PRESENTLY UNDERSTOOD, WITH A RHEOLOGY WHEREBY LATTICE DISLOCATIONS AND DIFFUSION-AFFECTED GRAIN BOUNDARY SLIDING BOTH CONTRIBUTE TO EFFECTIVE VISCOSITY AND ATTENUATION. DEFORMED SPECIMENS WILL BE EVALUATED MICROSTRUCTURALLY VIA DIFFERENTIAL INTERFERENCE CONTRAST (NOMARSKI) OPTICAL MICROSCOPY. THEORETICALLY, THERE ARE TWO THRUSTS: (1) APPLICATION OF EQUATION-OF-STATE RHEOLOGY THEORY TO ATTENUATION AND (2) PARAMETERIZATION OF A VISCOELASTIC RHEOLOGY, CONSISTENT WITH THAT DISCERNED IN THESE EXPERIMENTS, THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO MODELS OF ENERGY BUDGET AND DEFORMATION ON ICY SATELLITES. IMPURITY CONTENT WILL EMPHASIZE SALTS (SULFATE AND AMMONIUM, PRIMARILY), PARTICULARLY INCLUDING SECOND PHASES OF SALT HYDRATES. THE EXPERIMENTS ADDITIONALLY ALLOW CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSIENT CREEP RESPONSES TO SIGNIFICANT STAINS (I.E.,>0.01), I.E., THOSE THAT AFFECT MICROSTRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE RESISTANCE TO FLOW; THESE DATA CAN BE USED TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICS OF SURFACE RELAXATION ON THE SATELLITES. STATEMENT OF THE PERCEIVED SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROPOSED WORK TO THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SOLICITATION AND TO NASA INTERESTS AND PROGRAMS IN GENERAL: THE MISSION TO EUROPA WILL BE ABLE TO MONITOR THE SATELLITE'S GEOID, BUT HOW IS THAT TURNED IN TO AN ENERGY BUDGET? PRESENT COMPREHENSION OF MECHANICAL RESPONSE OF ICE IS RAPIDLY CHANGING, AND THE PROPOSED EXPERIMENTS AND ANALYSES WILL BE CRUCIAL TO THE APPROPRIATE INTERPRETATION OF MISSION DATA. MORE GENERALLY, THE PROPOSED WORK IS DISTINCTLY RELEVANT TO THE NASA SOLAR SYSTEMS WORKINGS PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY IN THAT THE CALL SEEKS TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES THAT AFFECT THE SURFACES, INTERIORS, OF PLANETARY BODIES, AND PARTICULARLY LABORATORY AND THEORETICAL STUDIES GEARED TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING INTERNAL STRUCTURE, CHEMISTRY AND DYNAMICS OF SOLAR-SYSTEM BODIES.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AQ14G  
Thursday, August 10, 2017
$17,978.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24117J1783     VA24115D0097  
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
$185,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
PRIMARY DIFFERENTIATION OF MERCURY'S INTERIOR MODELS OF PLANET ACCRETION INDICATE THAT TERRESTRIAL PLANETS GENERALLY STARTED IN A MOLTEN STATE, WITH AN FE-METAL CORE AND SILICATE MANTLE. THE SILICATE 'MAGMA OCEANS' SOLIDIFY AS THE PLANETS COOL, LEAVING CHEMICALLY DIFFERENTIATED, HETEROGENEOUS INTERIORS. SUBSEQUENT TO MAGMA OCEAN SOLIDIFICATION, THE INTERIORS OF SMALL ROCKY BODIES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM, LIKE THE MOON, APPEAR NOT TO HAVE UNDERGONE EXTENSIVE CONVECTIVE MIXING. BECAUSE OF THIS, THEIR INITIAL CHEMICAL STRATIFICATION STRONGLY GOVERNS THEIR SUBSEQUENT EVOLUTION. THERE IS GROWING EVIDENCE FROM THE MESSENGER MISSION THAT MERCURY'S INTERIOR IS HETEROGENEOUS, AND POSSIBLY LAYERED, SUGGESTING IT IS A REMNANT OF ITS INITIAL SOLIDIFICATION FROM A MAGMA OCEAN (MMO). THE GOAL OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO CONSTRAIN HOW THIS SOLIDIFICATION TOOK PLACE, AND TO COMPARE IT TO MODELS FOR ITS CURRENT COMPOSITIONAL HETEROGENEITY. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE STUDY WILL USE HIGH PRESSURE EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE THE CRYSTALLIZATION SEQUENCE OF A MODEL MMO COMPOSITION UNDER THE HIGHLY REDUCING CONDITIONS AND HIGH S CONTENTS, THOUGHT TO BE RELEVANT TO MERCURY. THIS PART OF THE STUDY WILL DETERMINE WHAT PHASES WILL CRYSTALLIZE FROM THE MAGMA OCEAN AND WHAT THEIR COMPOSITIONS ARE. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO DETERMINE THE FINAL COMPOSITIONAL LAYERING WITHIN THE SOLIDIFIED MMO BECAUSE 1) THE CRYSTALS WILL, IN GENERAL, NOT BE THE SAME DENSITY AS THE MAGMA AND WILL SINK OR FLOAT, AND 2) THE MMO WILL BE CONVECTING, WHICH WILL TEND TO RESIST CRYSTAL SEGREGATION. THUS, THE SECOND PHASE OF THE STUDY WILL USE THE PHASE EQUILIBRIA DATA TO CONSTRUCT A NUMERICAL MODEL OF CRYSTAL SEGREGATION IN A CONVECTING MAGMA OCEAN. THE RESULT WILL BE A CHEMICALLY AND PHYSICALLY CONSISTENT ESTIMATE OF THE CHEMICAL STRATIFICATION OF MERCURY'S MANTLE JUST AFTER MMO SOLIDIFICATION. THIS STRATIFICATION IS A FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTY OF THE PLANET AND GOVERNED ITS SUBSEQUENT CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL EVOLUTION. TWO ASPECTS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST ARE: 1) TO WHAT DEGREE DO SULFIDE LAYERS DEVELOP DURING SOLIDIFICATION AND 2) TO WHAT DEGREE DO THESE SULFIDE LAYERS CONCENTRATE THE HEAT PRODUCING ELEMENTS U, TH AND K. HIGH-PRESSURE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE BROWN UNIVERSITY HIGH-PRESSURE LABORATORY USING A RANGE OF GAS AND SOLID PRESSURE MEDIA DEVICES. PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE AND OXYGEN FUGACITY WILL BE VARIED TO COVER THE RANGE OF CONDITIONS THOUGHT TO EXIST WITHIN MERCURY. BOTH EQUILIBRIA AND FRACTIONAL CRYSTALLIZATION EXPERIMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED. TRACE ELEMENTS WILL BE ADDED TO THE EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE THE PARTITIONING OF HEAT PRODUCING ELEMENTS (U, K AND TH) BETWEEN PHASES. EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS WILL BE ANALYZED AT BROWN BY ELECTRON MICROPROBE FOR MAJOR AND MINOR ELEMENTS, AND BY LASER-ABLATION INDUCTIVELY-COUPLED MASS SPECTROMETRY FOR TRACE ELEMENTS. THE NUMERICAL MODELS WILL BE BASED ON PREVIOUS MODELS DEVELOPED AT BROWN UNIVERSITY FOR LUNAR MAGMA OCEAN CRYSTALLIZATION, BUT WILL INCLUDE NEW THEORETICAL WORK ON THE PHYSICS OF CRYSTAL SEGREGATION. IN EACH TIME STEP OF THE MODEL, THE PHASE EQUILIBRIA WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE WHAT PHASES CRYSTALLIZE AND THEIR COMPOSITIONS. THE DENSITIES OF ALL PHASES WILL BE CALCULATED AND USED IN THE CONVECTION AND SEGREGATION CALCULATIONS. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES KEY PARTS OF THE 'EMERGING WORLDS' SOLICITATION AS IT WILL DIRECTLY CONSTRAIN "THE EARLY HISTORY OF BODIES" AND THEIR "GLOBAL DIFFERENTIATION - PROCESSES THAT RESULT IN THE SEPARATION OF BODIES INTO COMPOSITIONALLY DISTINCT LAYERS".
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AH63G  
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
$40,000.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF METHODS AND DISSEMINATION: COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE VALIDITY, CONSISTENCY, AND UTILITY OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
AN42: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032001T     HHSA290201500002I  
Monday, July 31, 2017
$110,897.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
OBJECTIVES: THE DISTRIBUTION OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS (REE) BETWEEN MAJOR ROCK-FORMING MINERALS DEPENDS ON TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE AND MINERAL COMPOSITION. THE PRIMARY GOALS OF THIS PROPOSED STUDY ARE TWOFOLD: (1) TO USE TEMPERATURE- AND COMPOSITION DEPENDENT MINERAL-MELT AND MINERAL-MINERAL REE PARTITION COEFFICIENTS TO INFER MAGMATIC AND SUBSOLIDUS PROCESSES EXPERIENCED BY MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS FROM THE MOON (LUNAR FERROAN ANORTHOSITES AND MG-SUITE ROCKS), MARS, AND HED METEORITES, AND (2) TO EXPLORE THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR THE AGE AND THE THERMAL AND MAGMATIC EVOLUTION OF PARENT BODIES. GIVEN THE UBIQUITOUS PRESENCE OF PLAGIOCLASE AND PYROXENE IN CUMULATE ROCKS FROM THE MOON, MARS, AND HED METEORITES, WE PLAN TO DEVELOP A REE-INPLAGIOCLASECLINOPYROXENE THERMOMETER AND A REE-IN-PLAGIOCLASE-ORTHOPYROXENE THERMOMETER FOR MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS IN THIS PROPOSED STUDY. A REE-IN-TWO PYROXENE THERMOMETER WAS RECENTLY DEVELOPED IN PI S LAB FOR MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS. PART OF THIS PROPOSED STUDY WILL FOCUS ON ITS FURTHER CALIBRATION IN FE-RICH SYSTEMS AND ITS PLANETARY APPLICATION. DUE TO THEIR SLOW DIFFUSION RATES, TRIVALENT REE HAVE HIGHER CLOSURE TEMPERATURES THAN DIVALENT CA, MG, AND FE IN PYROXENE AND PLAGIOCLASE. THE DIFFERENCES IN TEMPERATURES BETWEEN THE REE-BASED THERMOMETERS AND THE DIVALENT CATION-BASED THERMOMETERS WILL BE USED TO INFER COOLING RATES OF THE CUMULATE ROCKS. THE LATTER CAN SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE THERMAL HISTORY OF THE PARENT BODIES. RELEVANCY: MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS ARE UBIQUITOUS IN INNER SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES. ABUNDANCES AND DISTRIBUTIONS OF REE IN THESE MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS PROVIDE IMPORTANT CLUES TO UNDERSTANDING THE CHEMICAL AND THERMAL EVOLUTION OF PLANETARY INTERIORS THROUGH TIME. THIS PROPOSED STUDY IS DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO THE SCOPES OF SOLAR SYSTEM WORKINGS BY PRODUCING NEW MINERAL-MELT REE PARTITIONING DATA AND DEVELOPING THREE NEW THERMOMETERS FOR PLANETARY MATERIALS, BY EXAMINING THE MEASURED SM-ND AGES OF LUNAR HIGHLANDS SAMPLES, THE BY ANALYZING PLANETARY MATERIALS, AND BY PROVIDING NEW METHODS FOR ASSESSING THE THERMAL AND CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF PLANETARY MANTLE AND LITHOSPHERE. METHODOLOGY: LABORATORY CRYSTAL GROWTH EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE SYSTEM PLAGIOCLASE-PYROXENE-BASALT OVER A RANGE OF TEMPERATURES (1050~1400 C), PRESSURES (0~2 GPA), AND (EVOLVED) MELT COMPOSITIONS. MAJOR AND TRACE ELEMENT ABUNDANCES IN QUENCHED RUN PRODUCTS WILL BE ANALYZED USING AN ELECTRON MICROPROBE AND A LASER ABLATION INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY (LA-ICP-MS) AT BROWN UNIVERSITY. TOGETHER WITH PUBLISHED HIGH QUALITY PLAGIOCLASE-MELT AND PYROXENE-MELT TRACE ELEMENT PARTITIONING DATA, WE WILL DEVELOP INTERNALLY CONSISTENT LATTICE STRAIN MODELS FOR REE PARTITIONING IN THE AFOREMENTIONED MINERAL-MELT SYSTEMS USING A NONLINEAR LEAST SQUARES REGRESSION METHOD. WITH LABORATORY CALIBRATED TEMPERATURE- AND COMPOSITION-DEPENDENT MINERAL-MINERAL REE PARTITIONING MODELS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO CALCULATE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS USING MEASURED PLAGIOCLASEPYROXENE REE PARTITION COEFFICIENTS. WE WILL ASSESS EFFECTS OF DISEQUILIBRIUM CRYSTALLIZATION, DIFFUSION AND SUBSOLIDUS RE-EQUILIBRATION ON REE ABUNDANCES IN COEXISTING PLAGIOCLASE AND PYROXENES IN THE CUMULATE SAMPLES THROUGH NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS AND EXAMINE THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MEASURED SM-ND AGES AND INFERRED PARENTAL MELT COMPOSITIONS. AS PART OF PLANETARY APPLICATIONS, WE PLAN TO MEASURE REE AND OTHER ELEMENT ABUNDANCES IN COEXISTING PLAGIOCLASE AND PYROXENES IN SELECTED LUNAR SAMPLES, MARTIAN AND HED METEORITES, AS WELL AS MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC CUMULATES FROM THE BUSHVELD LAYERED INTRUSION USING THE LA-ICP-MS AND ELECTRON MICROPROBE. TERRESTRIAL LAYERED INTRUSION STUDY WILL HELP US TO FURTHER TEST AND BETTER UNDERSTAND THE REE-BASED THERMOMETERS AND TO AID OUR PLANETARY INTERPRETATION.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AR96G  
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
$86,906.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
ENHANCING THE RELAB SPECTRAL DATABASE FOR THE MODERN ERA OF PLANETARY SCIENCES THE REFLECTANCE EXPERIMENT LABORATORY (RELAB) FACILITY HOUSED AND OPERATED AT BROWN UNIVERSITY HAS AMASSED A SIGNIFICANT LIBRARY OF VISIBLE-NEAR INFRARED-INFRARED (VIS-NIR-IR) REFLECTANCE SPECTRA OVER THE LAST ~30 YEARS. THE CURRENT RELAB SPECTRAL DATABASE CONTAINS ~24,000 SPECTRAL FILES CORRESPONDING TO ~12,000 UNIQUE SAMPLES, INCLUDING A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF LUNAR AND METEORITE SAMPLES. THE LATTER ARE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT GIVEN PAST, RECENT AND UPCOMING MISSIONS THAT UTILIZE VIS-NIR-IR WAVELENGTHS (E.G., MARS MGS, ODYSSEY, MARS EXPRESS, MRO, CHANDRAYAAN-1, DAWN, MESSENGER, OSIRIS-REX, HAYABUSA-2 ETC.). ALL DATA COLLECTED AT RELAB HAVE BEEN PUBLICLY AVAILABLE OVER THIS TIME PERIOD AND AVAILABLE TO THE WORLD. HOWEVER, THE NEEDS OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY TO EASILY SEARCH AND ACCESS THIS LARGE DATABASE HAVE GROWN TREMENDOUSLY DURING THE DIGITAL AGE AND IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE DATABASE TO EVOLVE IN ORDER TO MEET THOSE NEEDS. HERE WE PROPOSE SEVERAL IMPORTANT STEPS TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE AND IMPROVE THE USABILITY AND SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF THE VAST RELAB SPECTRAL LIBRARY. THE WORK PLAN CAN BE DIVIDED INTO THREE MAJOR TASKS: TASK 1: RESTRUCTURE EXISTING SPECTRAL DATABASE/CATALOG, CORRECT INCONSISTENCIES, AND INCORPORATE INTO A RELATIONAL DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO PREPARE FOR INTEGRATION WITH AN ONLINE SEARCH TOOL. WHEN POSSIBLE, MISSING SAMPLE INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED TO THE DATABASE AS WELL AS AUXILIARY SAMPLE INFORMATION (CHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY, PHOTOS, ETC.). TASK 2: FORMAT ALL EXISTING SPECTRAL FILES TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH PDS4 STANDARDS AND, AFTER PEER REVIEW, DELIVER ALL EXISTING SPECTRAL DATA TO THE PDS GEOSCIENCES NODE (AT WASHINGTON UNIV. IN ST. LOUIS) FOR FORMAL ARCHIVING THROUGH NASA. OUR GOAL IS TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM IN WHICH ALL FUTURE SPECTRAL DATA ARE MADE PDS-COMPLIANT AS THEY ARE COLLECTED, ENSURING SIMPLE AND STREAMLINED DELIVERY TO THE PDS IN FUTURE YEARS AS THE DATABASE GROWS. TASK 3: CREATE A USER-FRIENDLY ONLINE TOOL FOR SEARCHING THE RELAB DATABASE, EXAMINING SPECTRAL PLOTS, AND DOWNLOADING DATA AS DESIRED. AUXILIARY INFORMATION (E.G., CHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY, PHOTOS, JOURNAL REFERENCES) WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN AVAILABLE. THE TOOL WILL ALSO INCLUDE AN ONLINE METHOD FOR SUBMITTING SAMPLE MEASUREMENT REQUESTS AND SAMPLE INFORMATION TO RELAB. THIS TOOL WITH BE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE PDS GEOSCIENCES NODE AND WILL BE MIRRORED AT BROWN UNIVERSITY. THE EXPECTED RESULT OF THIS PROJECT IS A SIGNIFICANT AND NECESSARY INCREASE IN THE ACCESSIBILITY, USABILITY, AND VISIBILITY OF THE NASA RELAB SPECTRAL DATABASE. THIS WORK IS RELEVANT TO THE PDART CALL IN THAT IT FOCUSES ON ARCHIVING OF SPECTRAL DATA AND CREATING A TOOL FOR SEARCHING AND USING THOSE DATA. ALL EXISTING SPECTRA AND AUXILIARY DATA WILL BE ARCHIVED IN THE PDS (FOLLOWING REVIEW) AT THE END OF THE AWARD PERIOD. WE WILL ALSO DEVELOP A WEB-BASED TOOL HOSTED THROUGH THE PDS AND MIRRORED AT BROWN THAT WILL ALLOW USERS EASY SEARCH AND DOWNLOAD CAPABILITIES. THESE ACTIVITIES ARE OUTSIDE THE CURRENT SCOPE OF FUNDING FOR THE RELAB FACILITY AND THE PDS GEOSCIENCES NODE, AND THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO ESTABLISHED FUNDS TO SUPPORT SUCH WORK BEYOND RESPONDING TO THIS PDART CALL.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AG49G  
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
($16.29)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE FOCUS OF THE WORK PROPOSED HERE IS TO IDENTIFY AND CHARACTERIZE THE COMPOSITION OF THE LUNAR CRUST IN A MANNER THAT ALLOWS LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMPOSITIONAL PROPERTIES DETECTED AT HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION TO CONSTRAIN PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS OF EARLY CRUSTAL EVOLUTION. THE COMPOSITION OF THE DEEP LUNAR CRUST IS EVALUATED THROUGH ANALYSIS OF THE MINERALOGY OF MATERIALS EXPOSED BY BASINS AND LARGE SUPERIMPOSED CRATERS. LOCAL COMPOSITIONAL VARIATIONS ARE EXAMINED IN DETAIL TO IDENTIFY THE PHASES THAT OCCUR TOGETHER DURING CRUSTAL FORMATION. LATERAL VARIATIONS ARE EXAMINED TO EVALUATE HETEROGENEITY OF CRUSTAL PROCESSES. VERTICAL COMPOSITIONAL STRATIGRAPHY OF THE EARLY CRUST IS ASSESSED FROM SYSTEMATIC PATTERNS OBSERVED OVER LARGE REGIONS AND/OR GLOBALLY. BASINS INCLUDED IN THE FIRST PHASE INCLUDE ORIENTALE, MOSCOVIENSE, AND SOUTH POLE-AITKEN, THESE WILL LATER BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE SEVERAL OTHERS SUCH AS SCHR DINGER, CRISIUM, APOLLO, AND SMYTHII. THESE ARE ALL BASINS THAT APPEAR TO HAVE EXCAVATED DEEPLY INTO THE LUNAR CRUST BASED ON EXISTING GEOPHYSICAL DATA. PRIMARY COMPOSITIONAL ANALYSES WILL BE BASED ON M3 GLOBAL DATA BECAUSE IT PROVIDES COMPOSITIONAL INFORMATION AT THE HIGHEST SPATIAL RESOLUTION (~140 M/PIXEL). THESE WILL BE INTEGRATED WITH DATA FROM LUNAR PROSPECTOR, KAGUYA, AND LRO. DATA ANALYSIS ACTIVITIES BUILD ON SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH M3 DATA. REFLECTANCE DATA WILL BE PREPARED FROM M3 INDIVIDUAL DATA SWATHS AND RELEVANT MOSAICS WILL BE GENERATED. ANALYSIS TOOLS EMPHASIZE QUANTITATIVE IDENTIFICATION OF DIAGNOSTIC MINERAL ABSORPTIONS AND WILL INCLUDE ASSESSMENT OF SUCH PROPERTIES AS INTEGRATED BAND DEPTH FOR 1 AND 2 M FERROUS ABSORPTIONS, BAND CENTER, BAND WIDTH, NEAR-INFRARED CONTINUUM SLOPE, BAND STRENGTH (RELATIVE TO CONTINUUM) FOR SPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC WAVELENGTHS. WHERE THE DATA ARE OF SUFFICIENT QUALITY, MORE ADVANCED TOOLS (E.G., MGM) WILL ALSO BE USED TO EVALUATE COMPOSITION. KEY ASPECTS OF THESE ANALYSES INCLUDE: IDENTIFYING THE MINERALS PRESENT, IDENTIFYING THE SPATIAL SCALE OF SPECIFIC LITHOLOGIES AND MAPPING THEIR EXTENT, CHARACTERIZING THE COMPOSITION OF KEY MINERALS (E.G. MG#), IDENTIFYING LITHOLOGIES THAT OCCUR TOGETHER OR NEARBY, ASSESS THE REGIONAL OCCURRENCE AND RELATION TO THE ASSOCIATED IMPACT EVENT (BASIN), COMPARE REGIONAL AND GLOBAL COMPOSITIONAL RESULTS. THESE ANALYSES WILL PROVIDE DIRECT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPOSITION OF THE LOWER CRUST. THIS WILL SUBSTANTIALLY CONSTRAIN THE COMPOSITIONAL STRATIGRAPHY OF THE LUNAR CRUST AND MODELS OF EARLY CRUSTAL EVOLUTION.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX12AI96G  
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N940: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NICHD

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF BROWN UNIVERSITY HHSN275201500003I HHSN27500002
AN12: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSN27500002     HHSN275201500003I     NIHNIAAADTRR201504  
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
$1,255,963.00
9700: Department of Defense
N66001: SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF INC. FUNDING
AD92: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  N6600117C4013  
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
$126,802.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH ARE TO EXPERIMENTALLY DETERMINE THE ABUNDANCE, ROLE AND GAS-MELT PARTITIONING BEHAVIOR OF VARIOUS VOLATILE SPECIES IN LUNAR MAGMAS. THIS OBJECTIVE IS FUNDAMENTAL TO UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION OF THE LUNAR SURFACE AND THE LUNAR CRUST, A MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THE NASA SSW PROGRAM FOR THE MOON. COMPLETED WORK HAS INDICATED THAT C IS DISSOLVED AS CO (125 PPM AT 200 MPA; C ACTIVITY =1) AND SMALL AMOUNTS OF CH4 IN LUNAR PICRITIC GLASSES THAT CONTAIN ~1000 PPM DISSOLVED WATER. WE NOW PROPOSE THE FOLLOWING TASKS. (1) EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE HOW OTHER ANIONS (S, CL, F) AND VOLATILE CATIONS PARTITION INTO THE EARLY CO-RICH GAS VS. A LATE H2O-RICH GAS FORMED DURING LUNAR PICRITIC GLASS ERUPTIONS. THIS DATA IS ESSENTIAL WHEN ATTEMPTING TO MAKE VOLATILE ABUNDANCE ESTIMATES FOR PICRITIC MELTS PRODUCED AT DEPTH IN THE MOON USING ANALYSES FROM PARTIALLY DEGASSING SAMPLES. (2) EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE CO SOLUBILITY IN LUNAR LOW- AND HIGH-TI MARE BASALT COMPOSITIONS AT LUNAR FO2S AND LUNAR CRUSTAL PRESSURES TO EVALUATE THE ROLE OF VOLATILES IN EXPLAINING THE COMPOSITION AND ERUPTION STYLE OF MARE BASALTS VS. THE PICRITIC GLASS MAGMAS USING NEW MELT INCLUSION DATA AS A GUIDE. IN TASK (3), WE PROPOSE TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF DISSOLVED H2O ON THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF SILICA-ENRICHED MAGMAS SUCH AS THOSE PROPOSED FOR THE VISCOUS LUNAR LAVA DOMES (RED SPOTS). THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE DONE ON KREEP-RICH LUNAR MAGMA COMPOSITIONS SUCH AS A15 KREEP BASALT AND QMD (QUARTZ MONZODIORITE) TO DETERMINE EVOLVED LUNAR MAGMA COMPOSITIONS THAT CAN BE PRODUCED BY CRYSTAL-LIQUID FRACTIONATION AS A FUNCTION OF P AND XH2O, AND THE RANGE OF LUNAR CRUSTAL DEPTHS WHERE SILICATE LIQUID IMMISCIBILITY IS ENCOUNTERED. THE PARTITIONING OF ELEMENTS BETWEEN IMMISCIBLE SILICATE LIQUIDS WILL BE DETERMINED FOR THESE VARIOUS EVOLVED COMPOSITIONS, AS WILL CHARACTERISTIC IR AND RAMAN SPECTRA FOR VARIABLY CRYSTALLIZED SAMPLES FOR COMPARISON WITH REMOTELY SENSED DATA, AND DATA FOR NATURAL SAMPLES.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AO83G  
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
$5,694.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

B: PURCHASE ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF USE OF SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT/TECHS FOR RESEARCH
AN11: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (BASIC RESEARCH)

  VA24117P1475  
Thursday, June 15, 2017
$3,500.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24117J1454     VA24115D0097  
Thursday, June 15, 2017
$3,500.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24117J1453     VA24115D0097  
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
$25,000.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF MRI SCANS FOR RESEARCH
Q999: MEDICAL- OTHER

  VA24117J1431     VA24114D0060  
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
$0.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
WE PROPOSE AN INVESTIGATION TO THE MARS DATA ANALYSIS PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE QUESTION "HOW DID THE NATURE OF AQUEOUS ALTERATION OF ROCKS ON MARS CHANGE ACROSS THE NOACHIAN-HESPERIAN BOUNDARY?" THE TRANSITION BETWEEN THE NOACHIAN AND HESPERIAN EPOCHS ON MARS IS MARKED BY MORPHOLOGIC AND MINERALOGIC EVIDENCE FOR A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN PLANETARY-SCALE PROCESSES. MINERALOGIC DATA SUGGEST A TRANSITION FROM PHYLLOSILICATE FORMATION AND CIRCUM-NEUTRAL PH AQUEOUS PROCESSES TO A MORE ACIDIC, WATER-LIMITED SULFATEFORMING ERA KEY TO DISCERNING THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF OBSERVED ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSITIONS ON EARLY MARS IS THE CHARACTERIZATION OF CONTINUOUS STRATIGRAPHIC SECTIONS WITH ROCK UNITS THAT SPAN THIS CRITICAL TIME INTERVAL. IT HAS BEEN HYPOTHESIZED THAT THE REGION WEST OF THE ISIDIS BASIN AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTHERN NILI FOSSAE AND NORTHEASTERN SYRTIS MAJOR (ALSO REFERRED TO AS NE SYRTIS) CONTAINS ROCK UNITS OF DIVERSE AQUEOUS MINERALOGY THAT TRAVERSE THE NOACHIAN-HESPERIAN AND THE ROCK UNITS ARE IN THEIR ORIGINAL STRATIGRAPHIC CONTEXT. THE STRATIGRAPHY AT NE SYRTIS SPANS THE EARLY NOACHIAN TO EARLY HESPERIAN, PRESERVING A TIME-ORDERED RECORD OF BASIN-FORMING IMPACT, EMPLACEMENT OF OLIVINE-RICH ROCK, FLUVIAL ACTIVITY, AQUEOUS ALTERATION, PLAINS VOLCANISM, AND OUTFLOW CHANNELS. THE MINERALOGY OF ALTERATION MINERALS RECORDS A CHANGE IN WATER CHEMISTRY FROM NEUTRAL TO ALKALINE PH CONDITIONS PROMOTING CLAY AND CARBONATE FORMATION TO HIGHLY ACIDIC CONDITIONS PROMOTING FORMATION OF THE MINERAL JAROSITE IN FLUIDIZED FRACTURES WITHIN LAYERED SULFATEBEARING DEPOSITS. THESE WELL-PRESERVED STRATA PRESENT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TESTING KEY HYPOTHESES REGARDING GEOLOGIC PROCESSES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE ON EARLY MARS. DESPITE THE BROAD INTEREST IN THE NE SYRTIS AND NILI FOSSAE REGION THERE ARE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS LEFT UNRESOLVED. WHAT IS THE NATURE OF PHYLLOSILICATE DIVERSITY ACROSS THE REGION FROM THE NORTHERN HIGHLANDS TO THE PLANS NEAR JEZERO CRATER? HOW DOES PHYLLOSILCIATE DIVERSITY VARY WITH CONTEXT (BASEMENT UNITS VS HIGHER STRATIGRAPHIC LEVELS)? WHAT IS THE DIVERSITY OF CARBONATE MINERALOGY ACROSS THE REGION AND WHAT OTHER MINERALS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE DEPOSITS? DOES CARBONATE SPECTRAL PROPERTIES VARY WITH GEOLOGIC SETTING (E.G. HIGHLAND REGIONS VS LOWER ELEVATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH OUTFLOW SYSTEMS)? WHAT IS THE NATURE OF THE SULFATEBEARING DEPOSITS (EHLMANN AND MUSTARD, 2012) AND HOW EXTENSIVE ARE THEY? DO THEY REPRESENT FUNDAMENTAL ALTERATION OF VOLCANIC ROCKS, UPWELLING OF SUBSURFACE BRINES (E.G. ANDREWS-HANNA ET AL) OR ANOTHER PROCESS? AMONG THIS RANGE OF COMPELLING QUESTIONS WE PROPOSE TO FOCUS ON THREE KEY THRUSTS. WHAT IS THE DETAILED NATURE OF PHYLLOSILICATE DIVERSITY WITHIN THE FUNDAMENTAL UNITS IN NE SYRTIS? HOW DOES THE CHARACTER OF CARBONATE MINERALOGY VARY ACROSS THE REGION? AND WHAT IS THE MINERALOGY AND GEOLOGIC SETTING OF SULFATEBEARING DEPOSITS? THESE THREE THRUSTS STRADDLE THE PROPOSED NOACHIAN-HESPERIAN TRANSITION IN MINERALOGY AND GEOLOGY AND PREVIOUS WORK HAS SHOWN THAT THESE QUESTIONS CAN BE ADDRESSED BY MAPPING THE STRATIGRAPHY AND MINERALOGY.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AK72G  
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
$97,838.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HQ: W4LD USA HECSA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF - BROWN UNIVERSITY ER-201502
AH91: R&amp;D- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: OTHER (BASIC RESEARCH)

  W912HQ15C0055  
Thursday, May 25, 2017
$569,995.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS: WE PROPOSE TO OFFER AT LEAST 14 COMPETED AWARDS IN FYI5 WITH EMPHASIS ON UNDERGRADUATES INCLUDING:3 FULL-YEAR FELLOWSHIPS (1 YEAR), 1 SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS, 9 SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS, AND 1 TARGETED SCHOLARSHIP TARGETING LEAST 40% WOMEN AND 10% UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITIES. OUR TARGETED SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS A COMPETITION TO STUDENTS AT TOUGALOO COLLEGE (MS) FOR MCNTORED RESEARCH AT BROWN. OUR GOAL IS TO ENGAGE, INSPIRE, AND MOTIVATE GRADUATE/UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE PROCESS OF RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY. WE CONTRIBUTE TO CO-STEM BY OFFERING HANDS-ON RESEARCH AND ON-CAMPUS RESEARCH FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS. WE CONTRIBUTE TO NASA'S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2.4 BY ENGAGING F&S'S IN RESEARCH AND CONTRIBUTE TO NAS.A EDUCATION'S LINES OF BUSINESS (GOALS 1 THROUGH 4) AND F&S AWARDS. HIGHER EDUCATION: WE PROPOSE TO INCREASE STUDENTS IN STEM FIELDS BY SUPPORTING 4 POSTSECONDARY CURRICULA (FN'15), 3 HAVING DIRECT COLLABORATION WITH NASA CENTERS. OTHER PROGRAMS CAPITALIZE ON STUDENT INITIATIVES, INCLUDING THE N.\S.A ROVER CHALLENGE, CUBESAT DEVELOPMENT, AND HANDS-ON STUDENT EXPERIENCES. WE ADDRESS 2 PRIMARY CO-STEM GOALS (STEM EXPERIENCES AND SERVING HISTORICALLY UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS IN STEM FIELDS): NASA'S STRATEGIC PLAN AND RELEVANCE (OBJECTIVE 2.4) TO INCREASE NAS.A'S PIPELINE BY ENGAGING STUDENTS IN NASA'S MISSION AND UNIQUE ASSETS: AND NASA EDUCATION'S LINES OF BUSINESS (GOALS 1 THROUGH 4). RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE: OUR GOAL IS TO ENCOURAGE RESEARCH THAT CAN BE INTEGRATED INTO TRAINING STUDENTS AND DEVELOP NEW DIRECTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES RELEVANT TO NASA'S GOALS AND MISSIONS. BECAUSE CONSORTIUM NEEDS (AND AVAILABLE FUNDS), HOWEVER, WE WILL OFFER LIMITED RESEARCH SEED FUNDS IN FY15. OUR SEED GRANTS ADVANCE THE NATION'S STE.M WORKFORCE PIPELINE BY ENGAGING FACULTY IN NASA'S MISSION (NASA STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2.4) AND ADDRESSING NASA EDUCATION'S LINES OF BUSINESS BY GOALS 1, 2. AND 4 BY ENHANCING COMPETITIVENESS TO PERFORM STEM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INCREASING THE STEM, AND DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN INFRASTRUCTURE. FINALLY, OUR SEED GRANTS SERVE TO ENABLE NEW NASA-RELATED RESEARCH DIRECTIONS BY EARLY-CAREER FACULTY, THEREBY ADDRESSING ONE OF NASA'S EDUCATION PRIORITIES. PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS: THE GOAL OF OUR PROGRAM IS TO: (1) INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE EDUCATORS TO INCORPORATE AEROSPACE THEMES INTO THEIR CLASSROOMS: (2) ENGAGE UNDERGRADUATES/GRADUATE STUDENTS IN FORMAL AND INFORMAL EDUCATION; AND (3) ENGAGE GRADUATE STUDENTS BY COMMUNICATING THEIR NASA-RELATED RESULTS. IN FY15, OUR .AFFILIATE (MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, PROVIDENCE) WILL OFFER OVER 18 NASATHEMED WORKSHOPS REACHING ALMOST 300 EDUCATORS ACROSS OUR STATE. SOME PROGRAMS ARE TIED TO NAS.A-RELATED EXHIBITS DEVELOPED FOR THEIR "SPACE ROOM." OUR PROGRAM CONTRIBUTES TO COSTEM GOALS BY (A) IMPROVING STEM INSTRUCTION THROUGH SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT: (B) INCREASING/SUSTAINING YOUTH IN STEM: AND (C) BETTER SERV ING UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS. IT ALSO CONTRIBUTES TO NASA'S STRATEGIC PLAN AND RELEVANCE TO EDUCATION THROUGH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH A CITY MUSEUM AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS. AND WE MEET NASA LOB INSTITUTIONAL GOALS 1.4.&5 AS WELL AS ENGAGEMENT GOALS. INFORMAL EDUCATION: OUR GOAL IS TO INSPIRE, ENGAGE, PROMOTE, AND EDUCATE THE PUBLIC IN N.\SA'S MISSION THROUGH INFORMAL EDUCATION AT MUSEUMS, OBSERVATORIES, AND OTHER STEM RESOURCES. IN FY15. WE WILL DEVELOP A NEW N.ASA-THEMED EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND OFFER OPEN HOUSES THAT WILL REACH ABOUT 45.000 PEOPLE. OUR PROGRAM CONTRIBUTES TO COSTEM GOALS BY (A) INCREASING AND SUSTAINING YOUTH AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN STEM: AND BETTER SERVING HISTORICALLY UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS. WE CONTRIBUTE TO NAS.A STRATEGIC PLAN AND RELEVANCE TO EDUCATION BY OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH MUSEUMS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THEREBY ACHIEVING MORE WITH LESS. AND OUR EFFORTS DIRECTLY
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AI06H  
Thursday, May 18, 2017
$124,999.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THIS EPSCOR-RID FOR RHODE ISLAND PROPOSES TO SUPPORT RESEARCH SEED GRANTS THROUGH TWO SEPARATE EFFORTS. THE FLRST IS A SPECIFLC RESEARCH EFFORT FOR AN INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF REMOTELY SENSED SEISMOMETRY FOR PLANETARY APPLICATIONS, ENTITLED "REMOTE SENSING OF SUB-SURFACE STRUCTURE OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL BODIES USING LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETRY MEASUREMENTS OF RAYLEIGH WAVES" FROM THE UNIVERSITY RHODE ISLAND. THE SECOND EFFORT ^VILL BE A COMPETITION HELD EACH YEAR FOR RESEARCH SEED GRANTS FOR THE REMAINING AVAILABLE FUNDS. ALL AWARDS WILL BE DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO ONE OR MORE NASA MISSIONS AND OBJECTIVES, CONSISTENT WITH PRIORITIES IN ONE OR MORE NASA MISSION DIRECTORATE PRIORITIES.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AK52A  
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
$1,000,000.00
9700: Department of Defense
N66001: SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF INCREMENTAL FUNDING
AD92: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  N6600117C4013  
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
$12,000.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF VETERINARY SERVICES
R416: SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: VETERINARY/ANIMAL CARE

  VA24116C0014  
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
$55,965.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
CARBONACEOUS CHONDRITES (CCS) ARE ONE OF THE MOST PRIMITIVE MATERIALS WHICH WERE FORMED IN THE EARLY SOLAR SYSTEM AND DID NOT EXPERIENCE ANY DIFFERENTIATION OTHER THAN SOME DEGREES OF THERMAL METAMORPHISM. KNOWLEDGE OF THE HELIOCENTRIC DISTANCE AND SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS OF CC PARENT BODIES WILL GREATLY CONTRIBUTE TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRIMORDIAL DISTRIBUTION AND LATER MOVEMENT OF RAW MATERIALS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM. FOR IDENTIFYING SUCH CC PARENT BODIES, VISIBLE AND INFRARED (VIR) REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY EXTENDING TO ABOUT 4 MICRON IN WAVELENGTH IS ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL TECHNIQUES. HOWEVER, NOT MUCH IS KNOWN ABOUT THE EFFECT OF PARTICLE SIZE, VIEWING GEOMETRY, AND SPACE WEATHERING (SW) ON THE VIR SPECTRA OF CCS. IN THIS PROPOSED RESEARCH, BIDIRECTIONAL VIR REFLECTANCE SPECTRA OF CHIPS, FINE (<125 MICRON) AND COARSE (125-500 MICRON) POWDERS, AND FINE POWDER PELLETS OF ABOUT 7 REPRESENTATIVE CCS (TAGISH LAKE, CI, CM, CV, CO, CK, AND DEHYDRATED CI/CM) WILL BE OBTAINED UNDER UP TO 4 DIFFERENT PHASE ANGLES OF 15, 30, 45, AND 60 DEGREES. THE CHIP AND PELLET SAMPLES WILL ALSO BE IRRADIATED WITH PULSE LASER TO SIMULATE SW, AND THEIR VIR SPECTRAL CHANGES WILL BE STUDIED. BIDIRECTIONAL REFLECTANCE SPECTRA OVER THE 3-MICRON HYDRATION BAND RANGE WILL BE OBTAINED BY MEASURING EACH SAMPLE AFTER HEATING IT AT 200 C IN VACUUM TO REMOVE THE EFFECT OF ADSORBED WATER AND EXTRAPOLATING THE SPECTRAL CHANGE. IN ADDITION X-RAY DIFFRACTION MEASUREMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON THE PELLET SAMPLES BEFORE AND AFTER PULSE-LASER IRRADIATION TO SEE ANY CHANGES IN THE MINERAL ASSEMBLAGE. THE OBTAINED VIR SPECTRA WILL BE ANALYZED TO DERIVE A SET OF SPECTRAL PARAMETERS AS INDICES FOR PARTICLE SIZE AND SW DEGREE AND THEIR PHASE ANGLE DEPENDENCE. THE DATA WILL ALSO BE COMPARED WITH ASTEROID SPECTRA TAKEN BY AKARI TO DEMONSTRATE IDENTIFYING THEIR METEORITE COUNTERPARTS AND POSSIBLY DETECT ADSORBED WATER. IN THIS MANNER, THIS STUDY WILL CREATE A VALUABLE DATABASE AND A SET OF KEY SPECTRAL PARAMETERS FOR IDENTIFYING CC PARENT BODIES THROUGH GROUND-BASED TELESCOPIC OBSERVATIONS OR SPACECRAFT MISSIONS. OUR WORK IS RELEVANT TO THIS PROGRAM IN THAT IT WILL ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF PRIMITIVE MATERIALS AND VOLATILES IN THE FORMATION AND EARLY EVOLUTION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM, CONSISTENT WITH THE GOALS OF THE EMERGING WORLDS PROGRAM AND NASA S PARTICULAR INTEREST IN RESEARCH PROJECTS THAT CLOSELY SUPPORT ITS MISSION OF EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM, SUCH AS OSIRIS-REX.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX17AK46G  
Monday, May 8, 2017
$24,367.20
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24117J1211     VA24115D0097  
Friday, May 5, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N94B: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIAAA

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF BROWN UNIVERSITY HHSN275201500003I HHSN27500001
AN12: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSN27500002     HHSN275201500003I     NIHNIAAADTRR201504  
Friday, May 5, 2017
($110.09)
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24116J1336     VA24115D0097  
Monday, May 1, 2017
($0.32)
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24116J2204     VA24115D0097  
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
$16,000.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24117J1059     VA24115D0097  
Friday, April 21, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N94B: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIAAA

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF BROWN UNIVERSITY HHSN275201500003I HHSN27500001
AN12: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSN27500002     HHSN275201500003I     NIHNIAAADTRR201504  
Monday, April 17, 2017
$1,989,236.00
9700: Department of Defense
N66001: SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF - RESEARCH IAW THE SOW, "CORTICAL INTERNET FOR THERAPIES OF SENSORY DEFICITS"
AD92: R&amp;D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  N6600117C4013  
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
$255,000.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE IN ADULT WOMEN
AN42: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032010T     HHSA290201500002I  
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
$297,519.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HQ: W4LD USA HECSA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF--INCREMENTAL FUNDING MODIFICATION--BROWN UNIVERSITY (RC-2508)
AH91: R&amp;D- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: OTHER (BASIC RESEARCH)

  W912HQ15C0011  
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
$163,796.00
9700: Department of Defense
W912HQ: W4LD USA HECSA

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF--ADDITIONAL WORK--BROWN UNIVERSITY (RC-2508)
AH91: R&amp;D- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: OTHER (BASIC RESEARCH)

  W912HQ15C0011  
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
$16,830.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF MRI SCANS FOR RESEARCH
Q999: MEDICAL- OTHER

  VA24117J0945     VA24114D0060  
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
$806,498.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80ARC0: NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
FPDS BASE DESCRIPTION, MULTIPLE YEAR AWARD AND INCREMENTAL FUNDING FOR YEARS ONE TO FIVE. THIS PROPOSAL IS ENTITLED, "EVOLUTION AND ENVIRONMENT OF EXPLORATION DESTINATIONS: SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SYNERGISM." THIS IS AWARDED IN RESPONSE TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE (CAN) NO. NNH13ZDA006C, SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION RESEARCH VIRTUAL INSTITUTE (SSERVI), CYCLE TWO. THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IS DR. CARLE M. PIETERS WITH BROWN UNIVERSITY (BROWN). PROJECT SUMMARY: OUR SSERVI TEAM IS HOSTED BY BROWN UNIVERSITY AND MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WITH KEY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CO-I'S AT FOUR ADDITIONAL INSTITUTIONS. OUR TEAM'S FOCUS IS ONE THE SSERVI ENVIRONMENT, EVOLUTION, EXPLORATION DESTINATIONS (SEEED). WE HAVE FOUR RESEARCH THEMES: 1) THERMAL/CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF ROCKY BODIES (SURFACE AND INTERIOR), 2) ORIGIN AND EVALUATION OF VOLATILES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM, 3) REGOLITH OF AIRLESS BODIES (INCLUDING SPACE WEATHERING), AND 4) SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SYNERGISM.
AR11: R&amp;D- SPACE: AERONAUTICS/SPACE TECHNOLOGY (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNA14AB01A     NNH13ZDA006C  
Friday, March 10, 2017
($15,019.88)
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24115J1786     VA24115D0097  
Thursday, March 9, 2017
($1,947.94)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
THE FOUR LARGEST PLANETS IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM ARE ORBITED BY MOONS WITH INCREDIBLE GEOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, MANY OF WHICH ARE COVERED IN ICE THAT HAS BEEN INTENSELY DEFORMED BY TIDAL AND TECTONIC FORCES. A COMMON SURFACE FEATURE ON MANY OF THESE SATELLITES IS RIDGE AND TROUGH TERRAIN, REGIONS CHARACTERIZED BY SETS OF EXTENSIONAL, SUB-PARALLEL FAULTS. THE ORIGIN OF RIDGE AND TROUGH TERRAIN IS CONTROVERSIAL, AND MANY DIFFERENT FORMATION MECHANISMS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED. ONE HYPOTHESIS IS THAT RIDGE AND TROUGH TERRAIN MAY FORM AS A RESULT OF RESURFACING DRIVEN BY CONVECTION IN THE SATELLITES ICE SHELLS. ONLY RECENTLY HAVE ADVANCES IN NUMERICAL COMPUTATION, ALONG WITH ESTIMATES OF THE HEAT FLOWS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FORMATION OF THESE TERRAINS, MADE IT POSSIBLE TO TEST THE VIABILITY OF THIS MECHANISM. CONVECTION IS THE PRIMARY DRIVER OF PLATE TECTONICS ON EARTH AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHETHER THE SAME PHYSICAL MECHANISM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GEOLOGY WE OBSERVE ON SO MANY ICY SATELLITES. WE PROPOSE TO TEST THE HYPOTHESIS THAT CONVECTION-DRIVEN RESURFACING CAN FORM RIDGE AND TROUGH TERRAIN ON ICY BODIES. WE WILL FOCUS OUR STUDY ON GROOVED TERRAIN ON GANYMEDE AND CORONAE ON MIRANDA, TWO END-MEMBER EXAMPLES OF RIDGE AND TROUGH TERRAIN; ON GANYMEDE, CONVECTION-DRIVEN RESURFACING WOULD OCCUR IN THE OUTER 5% OF ITS RADIUS, WHEREAS ON MIRANDA THIS WOULD OCCUR IN THE OUTER 50% OF ITS RADIUS. WE WILL SIMULATE SOLID-STATE CONVECTION USING CITCOM AND CITCOMS FOR A RANGE OF ICE SHELL THICKNESSES AND SURFACE VISCOSITIES TO DETERMINE WHETHER CONVECTION CAN CREATE THE INFERRED HEAT FLUXES, STRAIN RATES AND SURFACE DEFORMATION PATTERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE RIDGE AND TROUGH TERRAIN ON GANYMEDE AND MIRANDA.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AN99H  
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
$1,176,592.39
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75D301: CDC OFFICE OF ACQUISITION SERVICES

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS SHEPHERD 2016 IDIQ DOMAIN -EXERCISE OPTION
AZ12: R&amp;D- OTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSD2002016917730001     HHSD200201691773I     2016N17729  
Friday, February 24, 2017
$10,890.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF MRI SCANS FOR RESEARCH
Q999: MEDICAL- OTHER

  VA24117J0790     VA24114D0060  
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
($6,586.79)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
RECENT INVESTIGATIONS, USING BOTH ORBITAL AND ROVER DATA, HAVE RESULTED IN THE EVOLUTION OF OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE AQUEOUS HISTORY OF MARS. AT THE GLOBAL SCALE, OMEGA VISIBLE AND NEAR INFRARED SPECTRAL MAPPING REVEALED THAT PHYLLOSILICATES ARE MOST COMMONLY OBSERVED IN THE OLDEST, NOACHIAN-AGED ROCKS, AND THAT HYDRATED SULFATES ARE GENERALLY DETECTED IN RELATIVELY YOUNGER HESPERIAN-AGED UNITS. AS PHYLLOSILICATES TYPICALLY FORM UNDER CIRCUMNEUTRAL GEOCHEMICAL CONDITIONS AT HIGH WATER TO ROCK RATIOS, THEY ARE MINERALOGIC INDICATORS FOR WETTER CONDITIONS. HYDROLOGIC MODELING SUGGESTS THAT THE MARTIAN HYDROLOGIC CYCLE WAS DOMINATED BY GROUND WATER INTERACTIONS BY THE LATE HESPERIAN, WHICH RESULTED IN THE CEMENTATION OF PREDOMINATELY AEOLIAN-DERIVED EVAPORITIC DEPOSITS THAT FORMED AT LOW WATER TO ROCK RATIOS. WHILE THE GLOBAL PROSPECTIVE OF MARTIAN AQUEOUS HISTORY IS ONE OF EVOLUTION FROM RELATIVELY WETTER CONDITIONS IN THE NOACHIAN TO A HYPER ARID ENVIRONMENT BY THE END OF THE HESPERIAN, THE NATURE OF THE TRANSITION BETWEEN THESE TWO REGIMES IS NOT WELL UNDERSTOOD. REGIONAL AND LOCAL STUDIES OF DEPOSITS THAT FORMED DURING THE NOACHIAN/HESPERIAN TRANSITION USING THE HIGHEST RESOLUTION DATA ARE REVEALING EVIDENCE FOR COMPLEX DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS THAT EXHIBIT A VARIETY OF GEOMORPHIC FEATURES AND ALTERATION MINERALS INDICATIVE OF MULTIPLE GEOCHEMICAL REGIMES. THE PROPOSED WORK SEEKS TO ADVANCE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF AQUEOUS-DRIVEN SEDIMENTARY AND ALTERATION PROCESSES THAT OPERATED ON MARS AT THE REGIONAL AND LOCAL SCALES BY PERFORMING DETAILED STRATIGRAPHIC MAPPING AND MINERALOGIC ANALYSES OF WELL EXPOSED SEDIMENTARY DEPOSITS IN EASTERN SINUS MERIDIANI USING MRO HIRISE (25 CM/PIXEL), CTX (5 M/PIXEL), AND CRISM (20 M/PIXEL) DATA IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER ORBITAL DATASETS. THE TARGET OF THE PROPOSED INVESTIGATION, ETCHED TERRAIN DEPOSITS, OCCUR STRATIGRAPHICALLY ABOVE HEAVILY CRATERED NOACHIAN HIGHLANDS AND STRATIGRAPHICALLY BELOW THE LATE NOACHIAN/EARLY HESPERIAN SULFATE- AND HEMATITE- BEARING UNIT EXPLORED BY THE MER OPPORTUNITY ROVER AND ARE THEREFORE IDEALLY SUITED FOR THE STUDY OF PROCESSES THAT OPERATED DURING THE NOACHIAN/HESPERIAN TRANSITION. WE PROPOSE TO (1) DETERMINE THE REGIONAL STRATIGRAPHY IN EASTERN SINUS MERIDIANI (0E TO 8E, -2N TO 4N), (2) DETERMINE THE CORRELATION BETWEEN STRATIGRAPHY AND ALTERATION MINERALOGY TO INFER REGIONAL DEPOSITIONAL AND/OR ALTERATION PROCESSES, (3) PERFORM DETAILED STRATIGRAPHIC AND SPECTRAL MAPPING USING THE HIGHEST SPATIAL RESOLUTION DATA TO FURTHER CHARACTERIZE AQUEOUS PROCESSES FOR AT LEAST FOUR SUBREGIONS, AND (4) INTEGRATE THE REGIONAL AND LOCAL STUDIES TO CHARACTERIZE NOACHIAN/HESPERIAN AQUEOUS-DRIVEN SEDIMENTARY AND ALTERATION PROCESSES THATOPERATED IN EASTERN SINUS MERIDIANI, MARS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX11AI68G  
Friday, February 3, 2017
$14,850.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF MRI SCANS FOR RESEARCH
Q999: MEDICAL- OTHER

  VA24117J0710     VA24114D0060  
Thursday, February 2, 2017
($2.05)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, VISIBLE-NEAR INFRARED (VIS-NIR) IMAGING SPECTROMETERS HAVE ACQUIRED IMPORTANT REFLECTANCE DATA REGARDING THE SURFACE COMPOSITION OF THE MOON. RECENTLY, THE MOON MINERALOGY MAPPER (M3) INSTRUMENT ON THE CHANDRAYAAN-1 SPACECRAFT IMAGED NEARLY THE ENTIRE LUNAR SURFACE PRIOR TO THE PREMATURE ENDING OF THE MISSION. REFLECTANCE SPECTRA ACQUIRED BY M3 OVER THE 0.45 3 M WAVELENGTH RANGE HAVE BEEN INTERPRETED TO INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF SPECTRAL FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH HYDRATION IN THE FORM OF OH, H2O, OR BOTH (PIETERS ET AL., 2009; MCCORD ET AL., 2011; CHEEK ET AL., 2011). THESE `HYDRATION FEATURES WERE ALSO OBSERVED IN SPECTRA ACQUIRED BY THE CASSINI VISUAL AND INFRARED MAPPING SPECTROMETER (VIMS) (CLARK, 2009) AND THE NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROMETER ON THE DEEP IMPACT/EPOXI MISSION (SUNSHINE ET AL., 2009), CONFIRMING THEIR PRESENCE IN LUNAR REFLECTANCE SPECTRA. HOWEVER, THE EXACT CAUSE OF THE FEATURES (OH AND/OR H2O), THE SPECIFIC ORIGIN(S) OF LUNAR SURFACE HYDRATION (SOLAR WIND), AND POSSIBLE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CHANGES IN LUNAR SURFACE HYDRATION ARE MORE AMBIGUOUS. THE WORK DESCRIBED BELOW SEEKS TO ADVANCE OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE ASPECTS OF `WATER ON THE MOON BY COMBINING DATA ANALYSIS, THEORY, AND LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS OF ADSORBED WATER RELEVANT TO LUNAR SURFACE HYDRATION. THE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE IMPROVED QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATES OF THE SPATIAL AND POSSIBLY TEMPORAL CHANGES IN SURFACE HYDRATION ON THE MOON.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX12AK75G  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
$25,000.00
3300: Smithsonian Institution
333302: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
IGF::OT::IGF
U099: EDUCATION/TRAINING- OTHER

  F17CC10212  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75D301: CDC - PITTSBURG

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS SHEPHERD 2016 IDIQ DOMAIN -3 WITHIN SCOPE CHANGE
AZ12: R&amp;D- OTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSD2002016917730001     HHSD200201691773I     2016N17729  
Thursday, January 26, 2017
($1,184.96)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS HAS REVEALED THE CRATERING FLOW FIELD DUE IMPACTS INTO PARTICULATE TARGETS INTO VERY EARLY TIME USING 3D PARTICLE TRACKING VELOCIMETRY. THIS APPROACH HAS BEEN APPLIED TO VERTICAL AND OBLIQUE IMPACTS AND IS PROVIDING CRITICAL NEW DATA FOR NOT ONLY BENCHMARKING HYDROCODES BUT ALSO UNDERSTANDING MICRO-SCALE PROCESSES. THIS NEW PROPOSAL SEEKS TO BUILD ON THESE RESULTS. OUR GOAL IS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND PROCESSES CONTROLLING THE TRANSITION FROM TRAJECTORY-CONTROLLED TO RADIAL EXCAVATION FOR PARTICULATE TARGETS THROUGH LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS AND MATCHING COMPUTER MODELS. THREE MAJOR TASKS ARE PROPOSED. EACH TASK WILL INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF HYPERVELOCITY EXPERIMENTS AT THE NASA AMES VERTICAL GUN RANGE AND MATCHING HYDROCODE MODELS. A CRATER FLOW FIELDS IN PARTICULATE TARGETS. THIS TASK WILL COUPLE NEWLY DERIVED EJECTA VELOCITY DISTRIBUTIONS WITH EJECTED MASS FOR OBLIQUE IMPACTS AND ASSESS THE EVOLUTION OF EARLY TIME SHOCK COUPLING WITHIN PARTICULATE TARGETS IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. THIS TASK WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH EXISTING DATA AND NEW EXPERIMENTS AT THE AVGR THAT WILL INCLUDE NEAR-RIM EJECTA DECAY IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS FROM OBLIQUE IMPACTS. B EFFECT OF PROJECTILE FAILURE ON CRATER ASYMMETRIES. THE FATE OF THE PROJECTILE INFLUENCES THE EARLIEST STAGES OF CRATER EXCAVATION. THIS TASK ADDRESSES THE MODES OF FAILURE WITHIN THE PROJECTILE AND CONSEQUENCES IN PMMA AND BASALT TARGETS BOTH PLANAR AND OBLIQUE. IT WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY USING HIGH-SPEED CAMERAS AT THE AVGR, PROJECTILE TARGET SECTIONING, AND MATCHING MODELS USING CTH. OUR STUDIES WILL INCLUDE APPLICATION TO EXPRESSIONS AT PLANETARY SCALES. C EFFECT OF IMPACT ANGLE ON SHOCK COUPLING UNDER ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE. IMPACTS UNDER AN ATMOSPHERE PROVIDE ANOTHER STRATEGY TO ASSESS EARLY TIME PROCESSES. THIS TASK WILL USE THE HIGH SPEED CAMERAS AND PENCIL GAUGES TO MEASURE THE SHOCK ARRIVAL TIMES AND INTENSITIES IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS FOR VOLATILE RICH EG DRY ICE AND DOLOMITE AND VOLATILE POOR EG SILICA SAND TARGETS. THE GOAL IS TO UNDERSTAND THE FRACTION OF ENERGY COUPLED TO AN ATMOSPHERE. THESE EXPERIMENTS ALSO WILL BE COMPARED WITH HYDROCODE MODELS. D CONDITIONS AND CONSEQUENCES OF OBLIQUE IMPACTS. THIS LAST TASK WILL USE HIGH-SPEED SPECTROMETERS AND A TUNABLE LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE TO ASSESS HOT AND COOL VAPOR, RESPECTIVELY, CREATED BY IMPACTS AT DIFFERENT ANGLES AND UNDER DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS. SOME OF THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CONCURRENT WITH THE OTHER TASKS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AB75G  
Thursday, January 12, 2017
$316,716.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATA REPOSITORY TESTING AND MAINTENANCE
AN42: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032003T     HHSA290201200012I  
Thursday, December 29, 2016
($3,896.07)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
IN RESPONSE TO ROA-2011, APPENDIX A-2, SUBSONIC FIXED WING (SFW1), SECTION 2.2: NUMERICAL METHODS FOR TURBULENT FLOW COMPUTATIONS, WE PROPOSE TO PERFORM RESEARCH ON HIGH ORDER DISCONTINUOUS GALERKIN (DG) AND WEIGHTED ESSENTIALLY NON-OSCILLATORY (WENO) ALGORITHMS FOR COMPRESSIBLE TURBULENCE SIMULATIONS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF EFFICIENT AND HIGHLY ACCURATE SOLVERS BOTH FOR DIRECT NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS AND FOR SIMULATIONS WITH TURBULENCE MODELS FOR COMPRESSIBLE FLOWS. WE WILL EMPHASIZE RESEARCH ON A FEW CRUCIAL ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROBUST DG AND WENO SCHEMES FOR COMPRESSIBLE TURBULENCE SIMULATIONS, INCLUDING THE DESIGN OF COMPACT WENO SCHEMES WITH SMALL DISPERSION AND DISSIPATION ERRORS, A TECHNIQUE TO MAINTAIN POSITIVITY OF DENSITY AND PRESSURE WITHOUT AFFECTING HIGH ORDER ACCURACY FOR BOTH HIGH ORDER WENO AND DG SCHEMES, THE DESIGN OF EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE HIGH ORDER WENO LIMITERS FOR DG SCHEMES TO STABLY RESOLVE STRONG DISCONTINUITIES WITHOUT LOSING ACCURACY, AND AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF STIFF SOURCE TERMS TO OBTAIN CORRECT SHOCK LOCATIONS ON COARSE MESHES FOR HIGH ORDER WENO AND DG SCHEMES. AT THE LATER STAGE, COLLABORATIONS WITH NASA SCIENTISTS ARE ENVISIONED TO DEVELOP AND TEST CODES USING THE NEW TECHNIQUES AND PERFORM SIMULATION ON BENCHMARK PROBLEMS IN COMPRESSIBLE TURBULENCE TO VERIFY THE ADVANTAGE OF THESE NEW TECHNIQUES. THE ENVISIONED BENCHMARK PROBLEMS INCLUDE HOMOGENEOUS TURBULENCE, BOUNDARY EFFECTS, AND SHOCK INTERACTION WITH VORTICES. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE WENO AND DG ALGORITHMS WITH FEATURES RESULTING FROM THIS RESEARCH WILL BE MORE ROBUST, MORE ACCURATE AND MORE EFFICIENT IN COMPRESSIBLE FLOW SIMULATIONS THAN THE CURRENT WENO AND DG ALGORITHMS, WHICH ARE ALREADY AMONG THE POPULAR CHOICES OF SIMULATION ALGORITHMS FOR COMPRESSIBLE TURBULENCE.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX12AJ62A  
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
($8,302.21)
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
INTRUSIVE MAGMATISM ON THE MOON AND MERCURY: COMPARISONS OF MAGMA DEGASSING PROCESSES, STYLES OF INTRUSION, AND INSIGHTS ON OBSERVED SURFACE MORPHOLOGIES MODELING OF THE MOON S EVOLUTION SUGGESTS APPROXIMATELY 90% OFTHE MOON S MAGMATIC PROCESSES WERE INTRUSIVE. USING NEWLY AVAILABLE GRAVITY, TOPOGRAPHY, AND IMAGERY DATA WE PLAN TO INVESTIGATE THE SURFACE MANIFESTATION OF SOME OF THIS INTRUSIVE MAGMATISM, AS FOUND BENEATH LUNAR FLOOR FRACTURED CRATERS. WE WILL INVESTIGATE THE INTRUSION DYNAMICS, REGIONAL CRUSTAL STRUCTURE, AND MAGMA VOLATILE CONTENT THAT LED TO THESE PARTICULAR SURFACE MORPHOLOGIES. THESE PARAMETERS WILL THEN BE COMPARED AND CONTRASTED TO THE INTRUSIVE ENVIRONMENT OF MERCURY. OUR EMPHASIS WILL FOCUS ON EXPLAINING THE OVERALL LACK OF SURFACE MORPHOLOGIES CONSISTENT WITH SHALLOW INTRUSIVE MAGMATISM, AND EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF AN INTRUSIVE MAGMATIC FORMATION MECHANISM FOR MERCURY S MYSTERIOUS SURFACE PITS. THIS COMPARATIVE PLANETOLOGICAL APPROACH WILL ALLOW US TO GREATLY INCREASE OUR KNOWLEDGE OF SHALLOW INTRUSIVE MAGMATISM ON BOTH THE MOON AND MERCURY.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX13AR86H  
Monday, November 14, 2016
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75D301: CDC OFFICE OF ACQUISITION SERVICES

B: IDC
IGF::OT::IGF FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS SHEPHERD 2016 IDIQ DOMAIN -1&3 CLAUSE CHANGE
AZ12: R&amp;D- OTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSD200201691773I     2016N17729  
Friday, November 4, 2016
($19,218.64)
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF EPC IV TO1
AN42: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032001T     HHSA290201200012I  
Friday, November 4, 2016
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N981: NIH NITAA DITA-DVI OF INFO TECH ACQ

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
TAS::75 0887::TAS
C118: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES

  00260200204D260021003  
Saturday, October 1, 2016
$25,796.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24116J2204     VA24115D0097  
Friday, September 23, 2016
$499,467.79
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75D301: CDC - PITTSBURG

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS SHEPHERD 2016 IDIQ DOMAIN -3
AZ12: R&amp;D- OTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSD2002016917730001     HHSD200201691773I     2016N17729  
Friday, September 23, 2016
$493,847.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N94B: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIAAA

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF BROWN UNIVERSITY HHSN275201500003I HHSN27500001
AN12: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSN27500002     HHSN275201500003I     NIHNIAAADTRR201504  
Thursday, September 22, 2016
$6,708.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N94B: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIAAA

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF BROWN UNIVERSITY HHSN275201500003I HHSN27500001
AN12: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSN27500001     HHSN275201500003I     NIHNIAAADTRR201504  
Friday, September 16, 2016
$749,997.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

F: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
TESTING NEW METHODS TO ASSESS THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND FLORAL/FAUNAL RESPONSES TO IMPACTS ON EARTH THE LOESS/LOESSOID SEQUENCES OF BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE OF ARGENTINA SPAN THE LAST 10-12 MYRS. THE SEQUENCES CONTAIN AN UNPRECEDENTED METEORITE IMPACT RECORD AS WELL AS ABUNDANT FOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES. THE POTENTIAL FOR THESE SEQUENCES TO ARCHIVE GEOLOGIC, BIOLOGIC AND CLIMATOLOGIC CHANGES IN A TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT IS IMMENSE. IN ADDITION, UNDERSTANDING THESE CHANGES IN THE CONTEXT OF METEORITE IMPACT EVENTS AND THEIR LOCAL AND/OR REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF IMPACT PROCESSES AND THEIR EFFECT ON OUR SURROUNDINGS. PRIOR AND ON GOING WORK (FUNDED THROUGH AN NASA EPSCOR-RID AWARD) HAS HELPED TO DEVELOP ENVIRONMENTAL MAGNETIC AND ORGANIC GEOCHEMICAL PROXIES THAT CAN BE USED TO CHARACTERIZE THESE LOESS SEQUENCES. THE STUDY PROPOSED HERE, HOWEVER, WILL USE THESE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROXIES TO TEST THEIR USE TO CHARACTERIZE THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER ONE SPECIFIC IMPACT DURING THE MID-PLIOCENE IN ARGENTINA (3.3MA) NEAR MAR DEL PLATA. THIS EVENT OCCURRED NEARLY COINCIDENT WITH A MAJOR FAUNAL TURNOVER WHEN 37% OF ALL GENERA AND 53% OF ALL ENDEMIC SPECIES BECAME EXTINCT. THIS PERIOD OF TIME IS OF GREAT INTEREST BECAUSE IT WAS DURING THE MID-PLIOCENE WARM PERIOD OPTIMUM (PERIOD OF GLOBAL WARMTH ~2.9-3.3 MA OFTEN USED AS AN ANALOG FOR FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE. HENCE THIS PROPOSED EFFORT WILL ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: (A) CAN THE MULTI-PROXY (ORGANIC GEOCHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MAGNETIC) METHODS DEVELOPED AND USED SUCCESSFULLY IN MORE RECENT SEDIMENTS PROVIDE EQUIVALENT RESULTS FROM OLDER LOESS/LOESSOID SEDIMENTS IN ARGENTINA? (B) WHAT ARE THE PALEOENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES FOR THE MAR DEL PLATA METEORITE IMPACT RECORDED IN THE LOESS/LOESSOID SEQUENCE AT CHAPADMALAL? (C) AND WAS THE MID-PLIOCENE FAUNAL TURNOVER IMPACT-RELATED OR CLIMATE-RELATED? SPECIFICALLY, WE PROPOSE TO ACQUIRE TWO SHALLOW DRILL/CORES (40M) ACROSS THIS PERIOD IN A KNOW SECTION OF ARGENTINA NEAR MAR DEL PLATA AS WELL AS RECOVER MORE LIMITED SAMPLING ACROSS THE IMPACT HORIZON IN SELECTED OUTCROPS. THIS PERIOD OF TIME IS ALSO OF GREAT INTEREST BECAUSE IT WAS DURING THE MID-PLIOCENE WARM PERIOD OPTIMUM (PERIOD OF GLOBAL WARMTH ~2.9-3.3 MA OFTEN USED AS AN ANALOG FOR FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE. OUR STUDY WILL PROVIDE A CASE STUDY OF HOW ONE IMPACT EVENT CAN AFFECT THE LOCAL AND/OR REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND THE ASPECTS OF LIFE AND ECOLOGY IN THOSE ENVIRONMENTS. IF SUCCESSFUL, THEN THESE RESULTS CAN BE APPLIED TO OTHER IMPORTANT TRANSITIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. THIS EFFORT DIRECTLY ADDRESSES EPSCOR OBJECTIVES BY CONTINUING AND STRENGTHENING THE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH BETWEEN JURISDICTION UNIVERSITIES (UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND AND BROWN UNIVERSITY), DEMONSTRATING THE USE OF A NEW TRACER OF THE BIOLOGIC RESPONSE TO AN IMPACT, PROVIDING THE OPPORTUNITY TO INVOLVE GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN AN INTERNATIONAL, MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROGRAM, AND CREATING AND ENHANCING OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES (E.G., NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, NASA EXOBIOLOGY).
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AR01A  
Thursday, September 15, 2016
$55,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
THE POLES OF MERCURY AND THE MOON ARE EXCELLENT CANDIDATES FOR THE SEARCH FOR WATER ICE. SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS REMAIN REGARDING THE DISTRIBUTION, SOURCE, AND AGE OF VOLATILES. WE PROPOSE TO CHARACTERIZE THE MERCURIAN AND LUNAR POLAR DEPOSITS, SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSING (1) AREAL EXTENT, (2) DEPOSITION DYNAMICS, AND (3) AGES OF VOLATILES USING NEW, HIGHEST-RESOLUTION DATA FROM THE MERCURY SURFACE, SPACE ENVIRONMENT, GEOCHEMISTRY, AND RANGING (MESSENGER) AND LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (LRO) SPACECRAFTS. WE WILL (1) EXAMINE IMAGES, TOPOGRAPHY, AND REFLECTANCE DATA TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF POLAR DEPOSITS AND DETERMINE IF ALL COLD TRAPS ARE OCCUPIED ON EACH BODY. WE WILL (2) USE IMAGERY AND TOPOGRAPHY TO ANALYZE POSSIBLE SOURCES AND THE DYNAMICS OF NEAR-SURFACE VOLATILES. FINALLY, WE WILL (3) USE IMAGERY TO INVESTIGATE STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONSHIPS AND DATE HOST CRATERS AND POLAR DEPOSITS. RESOLVING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE POLAR DEPOSITS ON MERCURY AND THE MOON HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE SOURCE AND EVOLUTION OF VOLATILES THROUGHOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM. FURTHERMORE, ICES ARE VALUABLE RESOURCES AND ACCESSIBILITY TO ICE DEPOSITS WILL REVOLUTIONIZE SPACE EXPLORATION, FURTHERING HUMAN AUTONOMY AND DECREASING LIFTOFF CARGO. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES STRATEGIC KNOWLEDGE GAPS REGARDING POLAR DEPOSITS ON AIRLESS BODIES, A CRITICAL STEP FORWARD FOR FUTURE HUMAN EXPLORATION OF SPACE.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AT19H  
Thursday, September 15, 2016
$405,590.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE AIM OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO TEST THE HYPOTHESIS THAT A SYSTEM CAN INCREASE SPEED AND ACCURACY AT INFERRING HUMAN INTENTIONS AND INCREASE THE NUMBER OF ROBOTS A SINGLE ASTRONAUT CAN SUPERVISE BY INFERRING A PERSON'S MENTAL STATE FROM THEIR LANGUAGE UTTERANCES, ACTIVELY ASKING QUESTIONS WHEN IT IS CONFUSED, DRIVEN BY A FORMAL MODEL OF HRI THAT LEARNS A HIERARCHICAL REPRESENTATION FOR PLANNING UNDER UNCERTAINTY, CALLED THE HUMAN-ROBOT COLLABORATIVE POMDP. THIS INFERENCE WILL ENABLE A PERSON TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE COMPLEX REQUIREMENTS AND TASKS CONSTRAINTS TO THE PERSON AT VERY ABSTRACT LEVELS (E.G., ``INSPECT THE ISS'') AND AT VERY SPECIFIC LEVELS (E.G., ``MOVE LEFT SIX INCHES,'') AS WELL AS ASKING TARGETED QUESTIONS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ABSTRACTION (E.G., ``DO YOU MEAN THE PHILIPS SCREWDRIVER OR THE FLAT HEAD?''). THE END GOAL OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO ACHIEVE SEAMLESS HUMAN-ROBOT COOPERATION ON COMPLEX TASKS, APPROACHING THE EASE AND ACCURACY OF HUMAN-HUMAN COLLABORATION. HUMANS COMMUNICATING WITH OTHER HUMANS USING LANGUAGE TO EXPRESS VERY ABSTRACT GOALS AS WELL AS VERY LOW-LEVEL CONCRETE COMMANDS. THIS USE OF LANGUAGE ENABLES HIGH LEVELS OF AUTONOMY BUT ALSO SUPPORTS FLEXIBLE AND FLUID CORRECTIONS AND REPLANNING. ROBOTS THAT CAN USE FLUID LANGUAGE AT MULTIPLE LEVELS OF ABSTRACTION CAN FLEXIBLY RESPOND TO A PERSON'S REQUESTS. THE ULTIMATE IMPACT IS A WORLD WHERE ROBOTS ACTIVELY INTERPRET A PERSON'S INSTRUCTIONS, ASKING QUESTIONS WHEN THEY ARE CONFUSED, AND ASKING FOR HELP WHEN THEY ENCOUNTER A PROBLEM. THIS PROPOSAL WILL ASSESS PERFORMANCE USING TWO TASKS: NATURAL LANGUAGE CONTROL OF AN AR DRONE UAV (AS A MODEL FOR ASTROBEE) AND NATURAL LANGUAGE-BASED COLLABORATIVE ASSEMBLY USING BAXTER (AS A MODEL FOR ROBONAUT). THESE TASKS WILL ASSESS THE ABILITY OF THE FRAMEWORK TO FACILITATE IMPROVED HUMAN-ROBOT COLLABORATION USING LANGUAGE-BASED INTERFACES AND DECISION-THEORETIC PLANNING.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AR61G  
Thursday, September 15, 2016
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75D301: CDC - PITTSBURG

B: IDC
IGF::OT::IGF FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS SHEPHERD 2016 IDIQ DOMAIN -1
AZ12: R&amp;D- OTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSD200201691773I     2016N17729  
Monday, September 12, 2016
$107,729.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
OBJECTIVES: THE DISTRIBUTION OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS (REE) BETWEEN MAJOR ROCK-FORMING MINERALS DEPENDS ON TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE AND MINERAL COMPOSITION. THE PRIMARY GOALS OF THIS PROPOSED STUDY ARE TWOFOLD: (1) TO USE TEMPERATURE- AND COMPOSITION DEPENDENT MINERAL-MELT AND MINERAL-MINERAL REE PARTITION COEFFICIENTS TO INFER MAGMATIC AND SUBSOLIDUS PROCESSES EXPERIENCED BY MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS FROM THE MOON (LUNAR FERROAN ANORTHOSITES AND MG-SUITE ROCKS), MARS, AND HED METEORITES, AND (2) TO EXPLORE THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR THE AGE AND THE THERMAL AND MAGMATIC EVOLUTION OF PARENT BODIES. GIVEN THE UBIQUITOUS PRESENCE OF PLAGIOCLASE AND PYROXENE IN CUMULATE ROCKS FROM THE MOON, MARS, AND HED METEORITES, WE PLAN TO DEVELOP A REE-INPLAGIOCLASECLINOPYROXENE THERMOMETER AND A REE-IN-PLAGIOCLASE-ORTHOPYROXENE THERMOMETER FOR MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS IN THIS PROPOSED STUDY. A REE-IN-TWO PYROXENE THERMOMETER WAS RECENTLY DEVELOPED IN PI S LAB FOR MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS. PART OF THIS PROPOSED STUDY WILL FOCUS ON ITS FURTHER CALIBRATION IN FE-RICH SYSTEMS AND ITS PLANETARY APPLICATION. DUE TO THEIR SLOW DIFFUSION RATES, TRIVALENT REE HAVE HIGHER CLOSURE TEMPERATURES THAN DIVALENT CA, MG, AND FE IN PYROXENE AND PLAGIOCLASE. THE DIFFERENCES IN TEMPERATURES BETWEEN THE REE-BASED THERMOMETERS AND THE DIVALENT CATION-BASED THERMOMETERS WILL BE USED TO INFER COOLING RATES OF THE CUMULATE ROCKS. THE LATTER CAN SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE THERMAL HISTORY OF THE PARENT BODIES. RELEVANCY: MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS ARE UBIQUITOUS IN INNER SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES. ABUNDANCES AND DISTRIBUTIONS OF REE IN THESE MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS PROVIDE IMPORTANT CLUES TO UNDERSTANDING THE CHEMICAL AND THERMAL EVOLUTION OF PLANETARY INTERIORS THROUGH TIME. THIS PROPOSED STUDY IS DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO THE SCOPES OF SOLAR SYSTEM WORKINGS BY PRODUCING NEW MINERAL-MELT REE PARTITIONING DATA AND DEVELOPING THREE NEW THERMOMETERS FOR PLANETARY MATERIALS, BY EXAMINING THE MEASURED SM-ND AGES OF LUNAR HIGHLANDS SAMPLES, THE BY ANALYZING PLANETARY MATERIALS, AND BY PROVIDING NEW METHODS FOR ASSESSING THE THERMAL AND CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF PLANETARY MANTLE AND LITHOSPHERE. METHODOLOGY: LABORATORY CRYSTAL GROWTH EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE SYSTEM PLAGIOCLASE-PYROXENE-BASALT OVER A RANGE OF TEMPERATURES (1050~1400 C), PRESSURES (0~2 GPA), AND (EVOLVED) MELT COMPOSITIONS. MAJOR AND TRACE ELEMENT ABUNDANCES IN QUENCHED RUN PRODUCTS WILL BE ANALYZED USING AN ELECTRON MICROPROBE AND A LASER ABLATION INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY (LA-ICP-MS) AT BROWN UNIVERSITY. TOGETHER WITH PUBLISHED HIGH QUALITY PLAGIOCLASE-MELT AND PYROXENE-MELT TRACE ELEMENT PARTITIONING DATA, WE WILL DEVELOP INTERNALLY CONSISTENT LATTICE STRAIN MODELS FOR REE PARTITIONING IN THE AFOREMENTIONED MINERAL-MELT SYSTEMS USING A NONLINEAR LEAST SQUARES REGRESSION METHOD. WITH LABORATORY CALIBRATED TEMPERATURE- AND COMPOSITION-DEPENDENT MINERAL-MINERAL REE PARTITIONING MODELS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO CALCULATE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS USING MEASURED PLAGIOCLASEPYROXENE REE PARTITION COEFFICIENTS. WE WILL ASSESS EFFECTS OF DISEQUILIBRIUM CRYSTALLIZATION, DIFFUSION AND SUBSOLIDUS RE-EQUILIBRATION ON REE ABUNDANCES IN COEXISTING PLAGIOCLASE AND PYROXENES IN THE CUMULATE SAMPLES THROUGH NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS AND EXAMINE THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MEASURED SM-ND AGES AND INFERRED PARENTAL MELT COMPOSITIONS. AS PART OF PLANETARY APPLICATIONS, WE PLAN TO MEASURE REE AND OTHER ELEMENT ABUNDANCES IN COEXISTING PLAGIOCLASE AND PYROXENES IN SELECTED LUNAR SAMPLES, MARTIAN AND HED METEORITES, AS WELL AS MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC CUMULATES FROM THE BUSHVELD LAYERED INTRUSION USING THE LA-ICP-MS AND ELECTRON MICROPROBE. TERRESTRIAL LAYERED INTRUSION STUDY WILL HELP US TO FURTHER TEST AND BETTER UNDERSTAND THE REE-BASED THERMOMETERS AND TO AID OUR PLANETARY INTERPRETATION.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AR96G  
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
$270,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS: WE PROPOSE TO OFFER AT LEAST 14 COMPETED AWARDS IN FYI5 WITH EMPHASIS ON UNDERGRADUATES INCLUDING:3 FULL-YEAR FELLOWSHIPS (1 YEAR), 1 SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS, 9 SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS, AND 1 TARGETED SCHOLARSHIP TARGETING LEAST 40% WOMEN AND 10% UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITIES. OUR TARGETED SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS A COMPETITION TO STUDENTS AT TOUGALOO COLLEGE (MS) FOR MCNTORED RESEARCH AT BROWN. OUR GOAL IS TO ENGAGE, INSPIRE, AND MOTIVATE GRADUATE/UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE PROCESS OF RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY. WE CONTRIBUTE TO CO-STEM BY OFFERING HANDS-ON RESEARCH AND ON-CAMPUS RESEARCH FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS. WE CONTRIBUTE TO NASA'S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2.4 BY ENGAGING F&S'S IN RESEARCH AND CONTRIBUTE TO NAS.A EDUCATION'S LINES OF BUSINESS (GOALS 1 THROUGH 4) AND F&S AWARDS. HIGHER EDUCATION: WE PROPOSE TO INCREASE STUDENTS IN STEM FIELDS BY SUPPORTING 4 POSTSECONDARY CURRICULA (FN'15), 3 HAVING DIRECT COLLABORATION WITH NASA CENTERS. OTHER PROGRAMS CAPITALIZE ON STUDENT INITIATIVES, INCLUDING THE N.\S.A ROVER CHALLENGE, CUBESAT DEVELOPMENT, AND HANDS-ON STUDENT EXPERIENCES. WE ADDRESS 2 PRIMARY CO-STEM GOALS (STEM EXPERIENCES AND SERVING HISTORICALLY UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS IN STEM FIELDS): NASA'S STRATEGIC PLAN AND RELEVANCE (OBJECTIVE 2.4) TO INCREASE NAS.A'S PIPELINE BY ENGAGING STUDENTS IN NASA'S MISSION AND UNIQUE ASSETS: AND NASA EDUCATION'S LINES OF BUSINESS (GOALS 1 THROUGH 4). RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE: OUR GOAL IS TO ENCOURAGE RESEARCH THAT CAN BE INTEGRATED INTO TRAINING STUDENTS AND DEVELOP NEW DIRECTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES RELEVANT TO NASA'S GOALS AND MISSIONS. BECAUSE CONSORTIUM NEEDS (AND AVAILABLE FUNDS), HOWEVER, WE WILL OFFER LIMITED RESEARCH SEED FUNDS IN FY15. OUR SEED GRANTS ADVANCE THE NATION'S STE.M WORKFORCE PIPELINE BY ENGAGING FACULTY IN NASA'S MISSION (NASA STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2.4) AND ADDRESSING NASA EDUCATION'S LINES OF BUSINESS BY GOALS 1, 2. AND 4 BY ENHANCING COMPETITIVENESS TO PERFORM STEM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INCREASING THE STEM, AND DEVELOPING CAPACITY IN INFRASTRUCTURE. FINALLY, OUR SEED GRANTS SERVE TO ENABLE NEW NASA-RELATED RESEARCH DIRECTIONS BY EARLY-CAREER FACULTY, THEREBY ADDRESSING ONE OF NASA'S EDUCATION PRIORITIES. PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS: THE GOAL OF OUR PROGRAM IS TO: (1) INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE EDUCATORS TO INCORPORATE AEROSPACE THEMES INTO THEIR CLASSROOMS: (2) ENGAGE UNDERGRADUATES/GRADUATE STUDENTS IN FORMAL AND INFORMAL EDUCATION; AND (3) ENGAGE GRADUATE STUDENTS BY COMMUNICATING THEIR NASA-RELATED RESULTS. IN FY15, OUR .AFFILIATE (MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, PROVIDENCE) WILL OFFER OVER 18 NASATHEMED WORKSHOPS REACHING ALMOST 300 EDUCATORS ACROSS OUR STATE. SOME PROGRAMS ARE TIED TO NAS.A-RELATED EXHIBITS DEVELOPED FOR THEIR "SPACE ROOM." OUR PROGRAM CONTRIBUTES TO COSTEM GOALS BY (A) IMPROVING STEM INSTRUCTION THROUGH SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT: (B) INCREASING/SUSTAINING YOUTH IN STEM: AND (C) BETTER SERV ING UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS. IT ALSO CONTRIBUTES TO NASA'S STRATEGIC PLAN AND RELEVANCE TO EDUCATION THROUGH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH A CITY MUSEUM AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS. AND WE MEET NASA LOB INSTITUTIONAL GOALS 1.4.&5 AS WELL AS ENGAGEMENT GOALS. INFORMAL EDUCATION: OUR GOAL IS TO INSPIRE, ENGAGE, PROMOTE, AND EDUCATE THE PUBLIC IN N.\SA'S MISSION THROUGH INFORMAL EDUCATION AT MUSEUMS, OBSERVATORIES, AND OTHER STEM RESOURCES. IN FY15. WE WILL DEVELOP A NEW N.ASA-THEMED EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND OFFER OPEN HOUSES THAT WILL REACH ABOUT 45.000 PEOPLE. OUR PROGRAM CONTRIBUTES TO COSTEM GOALS BY (A) INCREASING AND SUSTAINING YOUTH AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN STEM: AND BETTER SERVING HISTORICALLY UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS. WE CONTRIBUTE TO NAS.A STRATEGIC PLAN AND RELEVANCE TO EDUCATION BY OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH MUSEUMS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THEREBY ACHIEVING MORE WITH LESS. AND OUR EFFORTS DIRECTLY
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AI06H  
Monday, August 29, 2016
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
AN42: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032003T     HHSA290201500002I  
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
$100,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80ARC0: NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
FPDS BASE DESCRIPTION, MULTIPLE YEAR AWARD AND INCREMENTAL FUNDING FOR YEARS ONE TO FIVE. THIS PROPOSAL IS ENTITLED, "EVOLUTION AND ENVIRONMENT OF EXPLORATION DESTINATIONS: SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SYNERGISM." THIS IS AWARDED IN RESPONSE TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE (CAN) NO. NNH13ZDA006C, SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION RESEARCH VIRTUAL INSTITUTE (SSERVI), CYCLE TWO. THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IS DR. CARLE M. PIETERS WITH BROWN UNIVERSITY (BROWN). PROJECT SUMMARY: OUR SSERVI TEAM IS HOSTED BY BROWN UNIVERSITY AND MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WITH KEY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CO-I'S AT FOUR ADDITIONAL INSTITUTIONS. OUR TEAM'S FOCUS IS ONE THE SSERVI ENVIRONMENT, EVOLUTION, EXPLORATION DESTINATIONS (SEEED). WE HAVE FOUR RESEARCH THEMES: 1) THERMAL/CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF ROCKY BODIES (SURFACE AND INTERIOR), 2) ORIGIN AND EVALUATION OF VOLATILES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM, 3) REGOLITH OF AIRLESS BODIES (INCLUDING SPACE WEATHERING), AND 4) SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SYNERGISM.
AR11: R&amp;D- SPACE: AERONAUTICS/SPACE TECHNOLOGY (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNA14AB01A     NNH13ZDA006C  
Thursday, August 18, 2016
$30,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

T: TRAINING GRANT
IMPACT-GENERATED GLASSES ARE LIKELY ABUNDANT ON THE SURFACE OF MARS, BUT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN RECOGNIZED IN REMOTELY-SENSED MINERALOGICAL SURVEYS BECAUSE THESE SURVEYS LACKED LABORATORY SPECTRA OF BASALTIC AND ULTRAMAFIC GLASSES AVAILABLE FOR USE IN THEIR ENDMEMBER LIBRARIES. THESE IMPACT GLASSES ARE SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE RECENT WORK HAS DEMONSTRATED THEIR ABILITY TO ENCAPSULATE COMPLEX ORGANIC MATTER, PRESERVING IT FOR BILLIONS OF YEARS ON THE MARTIAN SURFACE. THUS IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THIS MATERIAL AT BOTH ROVER AND ORBITAL SCALES. WE PROPOSE TO SYNTHESIZE MARTIAN-COMPOSITION BASALTIC AND ULTRAMAFIC QUENCHED GLASSES, INVESTIGATE THEIR SPECTRAL PROPERTIES AT VISIBLE AND INFRARED WAVELENGTHS, AND INTEGRATE THESE DATA WITH EXISTING SPACECRAFT SPECTRA OF THE MARTIAN SURFACE. THE KEY OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROJECT ARE TO: (1) CREATE QUENCHED GLASSES OF SYNTHESIZED BASALTIC AND ULTRAMAFIC POWDERS WITH COMPOSITIONS CONSISTENT WITH QUANTITATIVE ELEMENTAL MEASUREMENTS OF MARTIAN METEORITES AND ROVER OBSERVATIONS, UNDER CONDITIONS THAT APPROXIMATE NEAR-SURFACE CONDITIONS ON MARS RELEVANT TO THE IMPACT MELTING PROCESS, (2) CHARACTERIZE THESE QUENCHED 'IMPACT' GLASSES WITH VISIBLE TO MID-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY TO DETERMINE THEIR SPECTRAL PROPERTIES AND DETECTION LIMITS, AND (3) USE THIS SPECTRAL LIBRARY OF MARS-COMPOSITION GLASSES TO EVALUATE ORBITAL SPACECRAFT SPECTRA OF SUSPECTED GLASSY IMPACT MELTS PROXIMAL TO IMPACT CRATERS ON THE SURFACE. TO ACHIEVE THESE OBJECTIVES WE WILL CREATE A SUITE OF SYNTHETIC POWDERS BASED ON ACTUAL MARTIAN COMPOSITIONS. THESE POWDERS WILL BE MELTED AND INSTANTLY DROP QUENCHED IN A VERTICAL FURNACE, CAREFULLY CONTROLLING FOR OXYGEN FUGACITY. ALL SYNTHESIZED GLASSES WILL BE MEASURED WITH REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY AT VISIBLE NEAR-INFRARED WAVELENGTHS, AND THERMAL EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY IN THE MID INFRARED. WITH THESE MEASUREMENTS WE WILL QUANTITATIVELY DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF COMPOSITION AND OXYGEN FUGACITY ON THE SPECTRAL PROPERTIES OF THE GLASSES. THESE MEASUREMENTS WILL ALLOW DIRECT COMPARISON WITH ORBITAL INSTRUMENTS INCLUDING THE NASA COMPACT IMAGING SPECTROMETER FOR MARS (CRISM) AND THE NASA THERMAL EMISSION SPECTROMETER (TES), PROVIDING AN INVALUABLE LIBRARY OF LABORATORY SPECTRA FOR FUTURE STUDIES. THE ABILITY OF QUENCHED IMPACT MELTS TO CONCENTRATE AND PRESERVE BIOSIGNATURES IS RELEVANT TO MANY NASA OBJECTIVES CENTERED ON THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF LIFE ON OTHER PLANETARY BODIES, SO IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CRITERIA ARE ESTABLISHED TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY THESE MATERIALS WITH SPECTROMETERS ON ROVERS AND ORBITERS. EVALUATING PROCESSES AND ENVIRONMENTS THAT CAN PRESERVE BIOSIGNATURES ON THE SURFACE IS HIGHLIGHTED AS A CRITICAL NEED BY MEPAG REPORTS AND THE NASA MARS 2020 ROVER SCIENCE DEFINITION REPORT. THE PERCEIVED IMPACT OF THE PROPOSED WORK IS NOT LIMITED TO MARS, AS IMPACT-GENERATED GLASSES ARE LIKELY COMMON ON ALL ROCKY SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES, INCLUDING THE MOON. OUR RESULTS WILL ALLOW FOR PROPER CHARACTERIZATION OF THESE MATERIALS, OFFERING INSIGHT INTO THE EARLY BOMBARDMENT OF THE TERRESTRIAL PLANETS.
U009: EDUCATION/TRAINING- GENERAL

  NNX14AO59H  
Thursday, August 18, 2016
$107,816.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
ATTENUATION AND FLOW/RELAXATION IN ICE-I AND ITS EFFECT ON THERMOMECHANICAL EVOLUTION OF THE ICY SATELLITES THE ENERGY BUDGET OF THE ICY SATELLITES DEPENDS TO FIRST ORDER ON THE CONVERSION OF TIDAL ENERGY INTO HEAT, WHICH IS EFFECTED BY THE THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY OF MATERIALS KNOWN AS ANELASTICITY OR ATTENUATION. THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF PLUMES ERUPTING FROM EUROPA S SOUTH POLE REVEALS NOT ONLY THAT THE MOON IS MORE GEOLOGICALLY ACTIVE THAN EXPECTED, BUT THAT THE THEORETICAL MODELS IMPLYING THE MOON S QUIESCENCE ARE INACCURATE -AN INACCURACY PREDICATED SPECIFICALLY ON A LACK OF EXTRAPOLATIVE MODELS OF VISCOELASTICITY (CREEP AND ATTENUATION, COMBINED) IN POLYCRYSTALLINE ICE-I. PRESENT RHEOLOGICAL EXTRAPOLATIONS FOR ATTENUATION ARE PREDICATED ON A MODEL SPECIFICALLY DIFFUSIONAL CREEP GIVING RISE TO A SIMPLE MAXWELL VISCOSITY, WHICH LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED AS CLEARLY INAPPROPRIATE. SOUND, DEFENSIBLE EXTRAPOLATIONS CAN ONLY BE DONE FROM EXPERIMENTS PROBING THE SAME PHYSICAL MECHANISMS OPERATIVE WITHIN AN ICY SATELLITE. WE PROPOSE A UNIQUE EXPERIMENTAL/THEORETICAL STUDY SPECIFICALLY TO ADDRESS THIS NEED. ENGINEERED ICE- I SPECIMENS OF CONTROLLED GRAIN SIZE AND IMPURITY CONTENT WILL BE SUBJECTED TO SIMULTANEOUS LOADING FOR STEADY-STATE CREEP (CONSTANT MEAN DIFFERENTIAL STRESS, ~0.5MPA) AND ATTENUATION (SINUSOID ABOUT THE MEAN STRESS, ~ 0.05MPA AND 1E-4<(HZ)<1) AT 200<T(K)<255). THESE ARE CONDITIONS CONSISTENT WITH PLANETARY ICE PHYSICS AS PRESENTLY UNDERSTOOD, WITH A RHEOLOGY WHEREBY LATTICE DISLOCATIONS AND DIFFUSION-AFFECTED GRAIN BOUNDARY SLIDING BOTH CONTRIBUTE TO EFFECTIVE VISCOSITY AND ATTENUATION. DEFORMED SPECIMENS WILL BE EVALUATED MICROSTRUCTURALLY VIA DIFFERENTIAL INTERFERENCE CONTRAST (NOMARSKI) OPTICAL MICROSCOPY. THEORETICALLY, THERE ARE TWO THRUSTS: (1) APPLICATION OF EQUATION-OF-STATE RHEOLOGY THEORY TO ATTENUATION AND (2) PARAMETERIZATION OF A VISCOELASTIC RHEOLOGY, CONSISTENT WITH THAT DISCERNED IN THESE EXPERIMENTS, THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO MODELS OF ENERGY BUDGET AND DEFORMATION ON ICY SATELLITES. IMPURITY CONTENT WILL EMPHASIZE SALTS (SULFATE AND AMMONIUM, PRIMARILY), PARTICULARLY INCLUDING SECOND PHASES OF SALT HYDRATES. THE EXPERIMENTS ADDITIONALLY ALLOW CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSIENT CREEP RESPONSES TO SIGNIFICANT STAINS (I.E.,>0.01), I.E., THOSE THAT AFFECT MICROSTRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE RESISTANCE TO FLOW; THESE DATA CAN BE USED TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICS OF SURFACE RELAXATION ON THE SATELLITES. STATEMENT OF THE PERCEIVED SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROPOSED WORK TO THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SOLICITATION AND TO NASA INTERESTS AND PROGRAMS IN GENERAL: THE MISSION TO EUROPA WILL BE ABLE TO MONITOR THE SATELLITE'S GEOID, BUT HOW IS THAT TURNED IN TO AN ENERGY BUDGET? PRESENT COMPREHENSION OF MECHANICAL RESPONSE OF ICE IS RAPIDLY CHANGING, AND THE PROPOSED EXPERIMENTS AND ANALYSES WILL BE CRUCIAL TO THE APPROPRIATE INTERPRETATION OF MISSION DATA. MORE GENERALLY, THE PROPOSED WORK IS DISTINCTLY RELEVANT TO THE NASA SOLAR SYSTEMS WORKINGS PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY IN THAT THE CALL SEEKS TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES THAT AFFECT THE SURFACES, INTERIORS, OF PLANETARY BODIES, AND PARTICULARLY LABORATORY AND THEORETICAL STUDIES GEARED TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING INTERNAL STRUCTURE, CHEMISTRY AND DYNAMICS OF SOLAR-SYSTEM BODIES.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AQ14G  
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
$119,392.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH ARE TO EXPERIMENTALLY DETERMINE THE ABUNDANCE, ROLE AND GAS-MELT PARTITIONING BEHAVIOR OF VARIOUS VOLATILE SPECIES IN LUNAR MAGMAS. THIS OBJECTIVE IS FUNDAMENTAL TO UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION OF THE LUNAR SURFACE AND THE LUNAR CRUST, A MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THE NASA SSW PROGRAM FOR THE MOON. COMPLETED WORK HAS INDICATED THAT C IS DISSOLVED AS CO (125 PPM AT 200 MPA; C ACTIVITY =1) AND SMALL AMOUNTS OF CH4 IN LUNAR PICRITIC GLASSES THAT CONTAIN ~1000 PPM DISSOLVED WATER. WE NOW PROPOSE THE FOLLOWING TASKS. (1) EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE HOW OTHER ANIONS (S, CL, F) AND VOLATILE CATIONS PARTITION INTO THE EARLY CO-RICH GAS VS. A LATE H2O-RICH GAS FORMED DURING LUNAR PICRITIC GLASS ERUPTIONS. THIS DATA IS ESSENTIAL WHEN ATTEMPTING TO MAKE VOLATILE ABUNDANCE ESTIMATES FOR PICRITIC MELTS PRODUCED AT DEPTH IN THE MOON USING ANALYSES FROM PARTIALLY DEGASSING SAMPLES. (2) EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE CO SOLUBILITY IN LUNAR LOW- AND HIGH-TI MARE BASALT COMPOSITIONS AT LUNAR FO2S AND LUNAR CRUSTAL PRESSURES TO EVALUATE THE ROLE OF VOLATILES IN EXPLAINING THE COMPOSITION AND ERUPTION STYLE OF MARE BASALTS VS. THE PICRITIC GLASS MAGMAS USING NEW MELT INCLUSION DATA AS A GUIDE. IN TASK (3), WE PROPOSE TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF DISSOLVED H2O ON THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF SILICA-ENRICHED MAGMAS SUCH AS THOSE PROPOSED FOR THE VISCOUS LUNAR LAVA DOMES (RED SPOTS). THESE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE DONE ON KREEP-RICH LUNAR MAGMA COMPOSITIONS SUCH AS A15 KREEP BASALT AND QMD (QUARTZ MONZODIORITE) TO DETERMINE EVOLVED LUNAR MAGMA COMPOSITIONS THAT CAN BE PRODUCED BY CRYSTAL-LIQUID FRACTIONATION AS A FUNCTION OF P AND XH2O, AND THE RANGE OF LUNAR CRUSTAL DEPTHS WHERE SILICATE LIQUID IMMISCIBILITY IS ENCOUNTERED. THE PARTITIONING OF ELEMENTS BETWEEN IMMISCIBLE SILICATE LIQUIDS WILL BE DETERMINED FOR THESE VARIOUS EVOLVED COMPOSITIONS, AS WILL CHARACTERISTIC IR AND RAMAN SPECTRA FOR VARIABLY CRYSTALLIZED SAMPLES FOR COMPARISON WITH REMOTELY SENSED DATA, AND DATA FOR NATURAL SAMPLES.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX16AO83G  
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
$70,663.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE SPECTRAL RADIANCE OBSERVED BY THE MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (MRO) COMPACT RECONNAISSANCE IMAGING SPECTROMETER FOR MARS (CRISM) IS A FUNCTION OF THE WAVELENGTH DEPENDENT SOURCE (SOLAR) ILLUMINATION, ATMOSPHERIC RADIATIVE TRANSFER, AND SURFACE BIDIRECTIONAL REFLECTANCE. THEREFORE, ATMOSPHERIC CORRECTION OF VISIBLE/NEAR INFRARED CRISM SPECTRA IS A PREREQUISITE FOR INTERPRETATION OF SURFACE SPECTRAL PROPERTIES. THE FIDELITY OF THE ATMOSPHERIC CORRECTION IMPACTS THE ROBUSTNESS OF SPECTRAL INTERPRETATIONS AND IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSES. THE GOAL OF THE PROPOSED WORK IS TO GENERATE DISCRETE ORDINATE RADIATIVE TRANSFER (DISORT)-BASED ATMOSPHERICALLY AND PHOTOMETRICALLY CORRECTED HIGH RESOLUTION CRISM TARGETED IMAGES AND MAKE THEM ACCESSIBLE TO THE BROADER MARS SCIENCE COMMUNITY. OBJECTIVE 1: GENERATE HIGH-FIDELITY RADIATIVE TRANSFER-BASED ATMOSPHERICALLY AND PHOTOMETRICALLY CORRECTED CRISM IMAGE CUBES USING DISCRETE ORDINATE RADIATIVE TRANSFER (DISORT) MODEL RESULTS. OBJECTIVE 2: PRODUCE A PLANETARY DATA SYSTEM (PDS) ARCHIVE CONTAINING ATMOSPHERICALLY AND PHOTOMETRICALLY CORRECTED CRISM LAMBERT ALBEDO SPECTRAL IMAGE CUBES FOR USE BY THE BROADER MARS SCIENCE COMMUNITY.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX15AJ61G  
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
$36,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE NASA AMES VERTICAL GUN RANGE AVGR IS A NATIONAL FACILITY THAT SUPPORTS RESEARCHERS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PROPOSED TO THE PLANETARY GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS PROGRAM. IT IS LOCATED ON THE CAMPUS OF NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER AND MANAGED LOCALLY BY THE THERMOPHYSICS FACILITIES BRANCH. THE AVGR WAS CONSTRUCTED DURING THE APOLLO ERA BUT OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS HAS SUPPORTED BASIC RESEARCH AS NEW INSTRUMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES HAVE EMERGED. THIS PROPOSAL REQUESTS CORE FUNDING TO SUPPORT ITS CONTINUED OPERATION. WHILE ITS CORE FUNDING IS THROUGH PGGP, IT ALSO IS AVAILABLE VIA DIRECT CHARGING FOR NASA MISSION CONCEPTS AND DEVELOPMENT, AS WELL AS PAY AS YOU GO ACCESS FROM OTHER NASA RESEARCH PROGRAMS MFRP. THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR ACTS AS THE SCIENCE COORDINATOR AND IS THE LIAISON BETWEEN PGGP SCIENCE USERS AND NASA. THE CO INVESTIGATOR IS THE BRANCH CHIEF FROM THE THERMOPHYSICS FACILITIES AT NASA AMES. THE PROPOSAL REQUESTS NOMINAL SUPPORT THE PI, WHOSE ROLE IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT THE AVGR, ASSIST USERS CURRENT AND FUTURE AS APPROPRIATE. THIS FORMAL ARRANGEMENT ALSO SUPPORTS THE FORMATION OF AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WHICH WILL PROVIDE ADVICE ON FUTURE NEEDS, NEW USERS, AND FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX12AP67G  
Monday, August 8, 2016
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N940: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NICHD

B: IDC
IGF::OT::IGF HUMAN LABORATORY PARADIGMS
AN12: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSN275201500003I     NIHNIAAADTRR201504  
Thursday, August 4, 2016
$47,178.00
3600: Department of Veterans Affairs
36C241: 241-NETWORK CONTRACT OFC 01(00241)

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF PERSONNEL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
B550: SPECIAL STUDIES/ANALYSIS- ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATIVE/PERSONNEL

  VA24116J1770     VA24115D0097  
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
$60,000.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF METHODS AND DISSEMINATION: COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE VALIDITY, CONSISTENCY, AND UTILITY OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
AN42: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032001T     HHSA290201500002I  
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
$125,000.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80NSSC: NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
THE LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER (LRO) SPACECRAFT HAS ONBOARD THE LUNAR ORBITER LASER ALTIMETER (LOLA), A CRITICAL EXPERIMENT THAT IS PROVIDING A GLOBAL LUNAR GEODETIC NETWORK AND ALTIMETRY, ROUGHNESS AND REFLECTIVITY MEASUREMENTS THAT ARE REVOLUTIONIZING THESE FIELDS AND ENHANCING THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE LUNAR SURFACE IN A MANNER THAT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR ENSURING SAFE AND SCIENTIFICALLY PRODUCTIVE LUNAR AND PLANETARY HUMAN AND ROBOTIC EXPLORATION. ACQUISITION, VERIFICATION, VALIDATION, DELIVERY OF DATA TO NASA ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS AND THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY, AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE USEFULNESS OF THESE DATA IN LOLA VALIDATION PROJECTS IS ESSENTIAL TO THE CURRENT AND FUTURE SUCCESS OF NASA. HERE WE OUTLINE A SERIES OF TASKS AND VALIDATION PROJECTS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO COMPLEMENT OTHER ACTIVITIES OF THE LUNAR ORBITER LASER ALTIMETER (LOLA) TEAM, AND TO FULFILL THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION AS A LUNAR ORBITER LASER ALTIMETER (LOLA) EXPERIMENT CO-INVESTIGATOR. WE OUTLINE THE THEMES AND TOPICS FOR LOLA DATA ACQUISITION, DOCUMENTATION AND VALIDATION AND DESCRIBE A SET OF EXPECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND DELIVERABLES IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO PREVIOUS PARTICIPATION IN THIS AND SIMILAR EXPERIMENTS (E.G., SMITH ET AL., 1998, 1999, 2001, 2010; KRESLAVSKY AND HEAD, 1999, 2000; ZUBER ET AL, 1998, 2000). A VALIDATION PROJECT IS DEFINED AS A SPECIFIC TASK THAT DEMONSTRATES TO THE ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY THE USEFULNESS AND CAPABILITIES OF THE DATA AS APPLIED TO A PARTICULAR FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM (E.G., PAST AND PRESENT LANDING SITE CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR APPLICATION TO THE MOON, ASTEROIDS, MARS; TOPOGRAPHIC CHARACTERIZATION OF LANDFORMS, SUCH AS CRATERS, TO ASSIST IN THE DESIGN OF FUTURE ALTIMETERS AND RELATED INSTRUMENTATION; SLOPE AND ROUGHNESS CHARACTERIZATION FOR FUTURE LUNAR AND PLANETARY RESOURCE UTILIZATION; MECHANISMS FOR THE DOCUMENTATION AND DETECTION OF VOLATILES IN PERMANENTLY SHADOWED AREAS) (E.G., FASSETT ET AL., 2011A,B,2012A,B; BAKER ET AL., 2011A,B, 2012; HEAD ET AL., 2010; HURWITZ ET AL., 2012, 2013;JOZWIAK ET AL., 2012; KADISH ET AL, 2011; VAUGHAN ET AL., 2013, KRESLAVSKY ET AL., 2012,2013; ZUBER ET AL., 2012). VALIDATION PROJECT DELIVERABLES TAKE THE FORM OF 1) PAPERS PUBLISHED IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE, AND 2) DATA PLACED IN THE PLANETARY DATA SYSTEM AND ON INTERNET ARCHIVES (E.G., HTTP://WWW.PLANETARY.BROWN.EDU/HTML_PAGES/DATA.HTM). BELOW WE OUTLINE THESE SPECIFIC TASKS, DESCRIBE A SERIES OF VALIDATION PROJECTS AND PRESENT A WORK PLAN FOR THEIR TIMELY EXECUTION.
AR21: R&amp;D- SPACE: SCIENCE/APPLICATIONS (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNX13AO77G  
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
$0.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N940: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NICHD

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
FINAL_CLOSE_PROCESS -
AN12: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSN267200700032C  
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
($1,543.27)
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75N94A: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIDDK

D: DEFINITIVE CONTRACT
FINAL_CLOSE_PROCESS -FINAL_CLOSE_PROCESS -
AN12: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSN267200700032C  
Friday, July 29, 2016
$324,638.00
8000: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
80ARC0: NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

G: GRANT FOR RESEARCH
FPDS BASE DESCRIPTION, MULTIPLE YEAR AWARD AND INCREMENTAL FUNDING FOR YEARS ONE TO FIVE. THIS PROPOSAL IS ENTITLED, "EVOLUTION AND ENVIRONMENT OF EXPLORATION DESTINATIONS: SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SYNERGISM." THIS IS AWARDED IN RESPONSE TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE (CAN) NO. NNH13ZDA006C, SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION RESEARCH VIRTUAL INSTITUTE (SSERVI), CYCLE TWO. THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IS DR. CARLE M. PIETERS WITH BROWN UNIVERSITY (BROWN). PROJECT SUMMARY: OUR SSERVI TEAM IS HOSTED BY BROWN UNIVERSITY AND MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WITH KEY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CO-I'S AT FOUR ADDITIONAL INSTITUTIONS. OUR TEAM'S FOCUS IS ONE THE SSERVI ENVIRONMENT, EVOLUTION, EXPLORATION DESTINATIONS (SEEED). WE HAVE FOUR RESEARCH THEMES: 1) THERMAL/CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF ROCKY BODIES (SURFACE AND INTERIOR), 2) ORIGIN AND EVALUATION OF VOLATILES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM, 3) REGOLITH OF AIRLESS BODIES (INCLUDING SPACE WEATHERING), AND 4) SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SYNERGISM.
AR11: R&amp;D- SPACE: AERONAUTICS/SPACE TECHNOLOGY (BASIC RESEARCH)

  NNA14AB01A     NNH13ZDA006C  
Thursday, July 28, 2016
$355,000.00
7500: Department of Health and Human Services
75Q801: AHRQ/HEALTHCARE RESEARCH QUALITY

C: DELIVERY ORDER
IGF::OT::IGF SHORT AND LONG TERM OUTCOMES AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY IN THE MEDICARE POPULATION
AN42: R&amp;D- MEDICAL: HEALTH SERVICES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

  HHSA29032009T     HHSA290201500002I