Status Report

NASA Living With a Star Space Environment Testbeds Requirements Workshop

By SpaceRef Editor
December 20, 2006
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Synopsis – Dec 20, 2006

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNH07ZDA001N
Posted Date: Dec 20, 2006
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 20, 2006
Original Response Date: Mar 21, 2007
Current Response Date: Mar 21, 2007
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541710 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Space Science is sponsoring a workshop to seek requirements for investigation providers and partners from all industry, government agencies, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, and universities for its next data mining opportunity in the Space Environment Testbeds (SET) project in the Living With A Star (LWS) Program. The SET investigations of interest will use existing in-space flight data to develop or improve design and/or operations models, guidelines, and databases applicable to accommodation or mitigation of solar-varying space environment effects. Requirements for investigation should (1) better characterize the environment in the presence of a spacecraft or aircraft and/or (2) perform better predictions of hardware’s performance in the space environment. Five focus technology categories have the highest priority: (1) the environment in the presence of the spacecraft; (2) effects on microelectronics technologies; (3) effects on detector and/or sensor technologies; (4) degradation and shielding properties of materials; and (5) spacecraft charging/discharging.

This workshop will take place on March 29 and 30, 2007 at the Marriott Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD. Registration, accommodation information, and agenda can be found under the LWS SET website, . Individuals and/or corporations planning to attend are requested to pre-register by March 21, 2007, by completing the electronic registration form provided under the LWS SET website.

Workshop products are intended to refine the technical requirements for LWS SET investigations. The refined requirements will be used as advice when NASA evaluates proposals submitted to the SET program element described in Appendix B.6 of the NASA Research Announcement NNH07ZDA001N, “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2007,” that is planned for release about February 16, 2007. Specific information describing requirements used in the last LWS SET NRA is posted on the LWS SET web site. In this workshop, we will also discuss opportunities for cost-sharing of SET investigations. Workshop attendees are requested to provide the following information at the workshop: a. A description of the preliminary requirements for an investigation; b. A description of how their suggested investigations can address the preliminary requirements; c. An estimate of the cost and schedule for providing the investigation products; and, d. An identification of approaches for cost-sharing the investigation. A form requesting this information will be located at the LWS SET web site. Questions concerning the workshop should be directed to Chikia S. Barnes at the LWS SET Office, (301) 286-3916 or via e-mail:

Point of Contact

Name: Chikia S. Barnes
Title: LWS SET Office
Phone: (301) 286-3916
Fax: (301) 286-1673

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