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NASA Awards Contract for Aerospace Systems Research, Technology Development


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Under its Basic and Applied Aerospace technology (BAART) multiple-awards contract, NASA has awarded contracts to 11 companies to support research and technology development for aerospace systems at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract, which begins Nov. 1, allows NASA to spend as much as $400 million during five years cumulatively on all 11 contracts.

By technical tracks of work, the awardees are:

Advanced Materials and Structural Systems, Aerodynamics, Aerothermodynamics, and Acoustics
Alliant Techsystems Operations, LLC of Elkton, Maryland
Analytical Services & Materials, Inc. of Hampton, Virginia
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation of Manassas, Virginia
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems of Redondo Beach, California
The Boeing Company of Hazelwood, Missouri

Systems Analysis and Concepts
ViGYAN, Inc. of Hampton, Virginia

Entry, Descent, and Landing
Alliant Techsystems Operations, LLC
Analytical Services & Materials, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
The Boeing Company

Measurement Systems and Autonomous Technologies
Alliant Techsystems Operations, LLC
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems
The Boeing Company
ViGYAN, Inc.

Flight-Critical and Intelligent Flight Systems
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
Engility Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia
Honeywell International, Inc. of Golden Valley, Minnesota
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems
Rockwell Collins, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Saab Sensis Corporation of East Syracuse, New York
The Boeing Company

The scope of work under the BAART contract includes support for basic and applied research, technology concepts, analysis, development and integration; systems concepts, analysis development and integration; and technology demonstrations.
The research scope ranges in maturity from fundamental tool and technology development through integrated technology demonstrations, potentially to include flight demonstrations and vehicle concepts and performance conditions within the speed regimes of subsonic through hypersonic atmospheric flight.

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