Status Report

NASA LaRC Award: Development of Technology Portfolio Assessment and Decision Support

By SpaceRef Editor
April 24, 2012
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Award – Apr 24, 2012

General Information

NAIS Posted Date: Apr 24, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 24, 2012
Noncompetitive Action: No
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Contract Award Date: Apr 20, 2012
Contract Award Number: NNL12AA16C
Solicitation Number: NNH10ZEA001N-ERA2
Contract Award Amount: 489462
Contractor: Metron Aviation, Inc. 45300 Catalina Ct Ste. 101 Dulles, VA 20166-2335
Contractor DUNS Number: 118463475
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 12, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


This notice is provided for information purposes only. NASA LaRC awarded a firm-fixed price contract to Metron Aviation, Inc. for the effort entitled “Development of Technology Portfolio Assessment and Decision Support”. This award results from a competitive selection under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters released NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for foundational research in support of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), entitled “Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2010” under NNH10ZEA001N, Amendment 10, D.2. Systems Analysis for Technologies and Concept Characterization (ERA2), Subtopic 2.2 Integrated Technology Portfolio Assessment and Decision-Making Support Capability.

NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project, as a part of the ARMD Integrated Systems Research Program, has as its principle objective to explore and document the feasibility, benefits and technical risk of vehicle concepts and enabling technologies that will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. Current-generation aircraft already benefit from NASA investments in aeronautical research that have yielded improved fuel efficiencies, lowered noise levels and reductions in harmful emissions. Although substantial progress has been made, much more needs to be done. The nation’s air transportation system is expected to expand significantly within the next two decades, and there is a potential adverse impact from this expansion on the environment. The ERA Project invests in technologies with the potential to neutralize or reduce negative environmental impacts.

This effort will seek to quantitatively address the complex interactions of future demand characteristics, technology insertion into the fleet as modulated by air-carrier aircraft acquisition behavior, vehicle-level NAS-wide environmental impact modeling, and integration of these factors into a decision-support tool for management of the ERA research portfolio that balances potential benefits and risks.

Point of Contact

Name: LaShonda P. Jacobs-Terry
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 757-864-2359
Fax: 757-864-9775

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