Status Report

NASA JSC: Augmented Reality for Operations and Training

By SpaceRef Editor
January 13, 2014
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Synopsis – Jan 10, 2014

Statement of Interest Form – Posted on Jan 10, 2014 

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNJ14ZBH019L

    Posted Date: Jan 10, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 10, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Mar 17, 2014

    Current Response Date: Apr 11, 2014

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC) is seeking parties interested in collaborative development and mature technologies required for NASA’s future missions and to enhance life on Earth. JSC is looking to partner on the development of broadly applicable technologies as a means to accelerate technology development and strengthen commercialization of federally-funded research and development.

JSC seeks to advance Augmented Reality (AR)-based operations and training capabilities within these domains. Successful NASA JSC human spaceflight missions depend on execution of well-defined operational plans. Astronaut and ground control teams receive extensive training in the procedures required to carry out those plans and then execute those procedures during the mission. As electronic procedures replace paper checklists and longer duration missions are considered, there is a need for software technology to lead the way.


Specific domain expertise and interest areas include:

* AR technology combined with electronic procedures;

* Electronic procedures and AR authoring tools for training and performance support;

* Just-In-Time Training (JITT);

* Distributed AR team training;

* AR system architecture development for distributed computing paradigms;

* Machine vision for registration;

* Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) localization and logistics management;

* Wearable computing and sensor fusion technology for Automation and Robotics (A&R); and

* A&R interactive control of virtual and real objects with gesture, voice and haptic devices.

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R&D Status:

NASA JSC possesses unique software capabilities for prototyping, design, analysis, testing and integrating electronic procedures and augmented reality technology to assist humans living and working in space.

Intellectual Property (IP):

This Partner relationship may produce new IP that could be jointly owned by NASA and the partner or may become the property of the partner.

This announcement is not to be construed as a Request for Proposal and is not a commitment by the government, nor will the government pay for any information provided. Since this is an Announcement, no evaluation letters or results will be issued to the respondents.

Please submit the attached Statement of Interest Form to Mark Dillard

To view all Co-Development and Partnering Opportunities with the NASA Johnson Space Center please visit our

Point of Contact

    Name: Mark A. Dillard

    Title: Lead Partnership Development Office Integration

    Phone: 281-244-8460

    Fax: 281-483-4146


    Name: Dana Altmon-Cary

    Title: Contracting Officer    Phone: 281-483-8228    Fax: 281-483-4066    Email:


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