NASA ROSES-17 Amendment 3: Final Text Released for A.48 ACT

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Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017

ROSES-17 Amendment 3: Releases final text for program element A.48 Advanced Component Technology
The Advanced Component Technology (ACT) program seeks proposals for technology development activities leading to new component- and subsystem-level space-based and airborne measurement techniques to be developed in support of the Science Mission Directorate’s Earth Science Division. The ACT program is managed by the NASA’s Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO). ESTO supports the development of a range of advanced technologies to meet future Earth science measurements and activities addressing the full science measurement process, from instruments needed to make observations, to data systems and information products that make those observations useful.
The goals of the ACT program are to research, develop, and demonstrate component- and subsystem-level technology development that:
·         Enable new Earth observation measurements, and
·         Reduce the risk, cost, size, volume, mass, and development time of Earth observing instruments.
The ACT program brings instrument components and subsystems to a maturity level that allows their integration directly into mission designs by NASA flight projects, while others "graduate" into other technology programs for further development, such as the Instrument Incubator Program (IIP; see Program element A.47 of ROSES-2017). For the purpose of this solicitation components are defined as one of the parts that make up an instrument subsystem.  Subsystems are defined as a series of interconnecting components that are part of an overall instrument system. Examples of previously funded ACT awards can be found at
Notices of Intent are requested by April 19, 2017, and proposals are due by June 19, 2017.
On or about March 7, 2017, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2017" (NNH17ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and at:
Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Parminder Ghuman at

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