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2021 NIAC Phase I Fellows

Press Release From: NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts
Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sarbajit Banerjee
Regolith Adaptive Modification System (RAMs) to Support Early Extraterrestrial Planetary Landings (and Operations)
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
College Station, TX 77843-0001
2021 Phase I

Sigrid Close
Exploring Uranus through SCATTER: Sustained ChipSat/CubeSat Activity Through Transmitted Electromagnetic Radiation
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4008
2021 Phase I

Amelia Greig
Ablative Arc Mining for In-Situ Resource Utilization
University of Texas, El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968-8900
2021 Phase I

Zachary Manchester
Kilometer-Scale Space Structures from a Single Launch
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3815
2021 Phase I

Patrick McGarey
PEDALS: Passively Expanding Dipole Array for Lunar Sounding
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
2021 Phase I

Quinn Morley
Autonomous Robotic Demonstrator for Deep Drilling (ARD3)
Planet Enterprises
Gig Harbor WA, 98335-1000
2021 Phase I

Christopher Morrison
Extrasolar Object Interceptor and Sample Return Enabled by Compact, Ultra Power Dense Radioisotope Batteries
USNC- Space
Seattle, WA 98199-1258
2021 Phase I

E. Joseph Nemanick
Atomic Planar Power for Lightweight Exploration (APPLE)
The Aerospace Corporation
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1000
2021 Phase I

Steven Oleson
A Titan Sample Return Using In-Situ Propellants
NASA Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, OH 44135-3127
2021 Phase I

Marco Pavone
ReachBot: Small Robot for Large Mobile Manipulation Tasks in Martian Cave Environments
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4008
2021 Phase I

Ronald Polidan
FarView - An In Situ Manufactured Lunar Far Side Radio Observatory
Lunar Resources, Inc.
Houston, TX 77023-4634
2021 Phase I

Ethan Schaler
FLOAT -- Flexible Levitation on a Track
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109-1000
2021 Phase I

Ethan Schaler
SWIM -- Sensing with Independent Micro-swimmers
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109-1000
2021 Phase I

Jane Shevtsov
Making Soil for Space Habitats by Seeding Asteroids with Fungi
Trans Astronautica Corporation
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342-1000
2021 Phase I

Charles Taylor
Light Bender
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA 23681-0001
2021 Phase I

Joshua Vander Hook
Solar System Pony Express
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
2021 Phase I

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