Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Recovery Act: Research Opportunities in Aeronautics – 2009

By SpaceRef Editor
July 21, 2009
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General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH09ZEA001N-1
Posted Date: Jul 21, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 21, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: Yes
FedGrants Posted Date: Jul 21, 2009
Application Due Date Explanation: Proposal due dates are scheduled starting on or about May 27, 2009, and continue through April 30, 2010. Detailed requirements for Proposal Due Dates will be identified in the NRA Tables and Appendices that address individual Thrust Areas.
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Grant Specific Information
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
CFDA Number: 43.AAA
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: not available
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 – Unrestricted
Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

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


On March 26, 2009, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters released a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for foundational research in support of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), entitled “Research Opportunities in Aeronautics” (ROA) 2009.

The purpose of this synopsis is to establish the announcement of aeronautics program elements (described as Appendices to the NRA) that are to be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In addition, this synopsis announces a Pre-solicitation workshop (discussed below).

All parties are advised that the electronic posting system used to post NAIS and FBO announcements requires that a slight change be made to the ROA NRA Solicitation Number in order to add ARRA funded projects and topic areas. The ARRA ROA NRA Solicitation Number is NNH09ZEA001N-1. All Appendices soliciting proposals that will be ARRA funded will be identified using the number NNH09ZEA001N-1. The Solicitation Number for the original (non-ARRA Funded) ROA NRA remains as NNH09ZEA001N. The synopsis announcing the original ROA NRA Solicitation NNH09ZEA001N and announcements for its non-ARRA funded projects and topic areas will continue to be publicized on the following URL:

The full text of the 2009 ROA NRA solicitation NNH09ZEA001N, including any ARRA funded projects and topic areas (as they become available) can be obtained by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to “Open Solicitations.” Any additional ARRA specific requirements (e.g., additional contract, grant or cooperative agreement terms and conditions, and ARRA reporting requirements) will be stated in the Appendices for the ARRA funded projects and topics Areas.

The Research Opportunity in Aeronautics (ROA) NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits fundamental research proposals for the four programs within ARMD: the Airspace Systems Program, the Aviation Safety Program, the Fundamental Aeronautics Program and the Aeronautics Test Program. The Airspace Systems Program will directly address the Air Traffic Management (ATM) research needs of the Next Generation Air Transportation Systems (NextGen) initiative as defined by the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO). The Aviation Safety Program will take a proactive approach to safety challenges with new and current vehicles operating in the Nation’s current and future air transportation system. The Fundamental Aeronautics Program will pursue long-term, cutting edge research in all flight regimes to produce data, knowledge, and design tools that will be applicable across a broad range of air vehicles that fly through any atmosphere at any speed. The Aeronautics Test Program (ATP) is focused on ensuring a healthy suite of facilities and platforms to meet the nations testing needs including the development of new test instrumentation and test technologies. The structure of the ROA NRA will require that proposals be submitted to the most relevant aeronautics program elements, which will be described in Appendices to the NRA. Specific Proposal submission deadline dates, any particular evaluation criteria, and submission points of contact will also be identified in the NRA Appendices.

As stated above, this synopsis also announces a Pre-Solicitation Workshop on “Subsonic Fixed Wing N+2 advanced Low NOx Combustor Technologies”. The workshop will support an anticipated amendment to the Recovery Act portion of the ROA NRA for 2009 that will be used to add this new topic area. The workshop will be held on August 7, 2009 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm at the Ohio Aerospace Institute at 22800 Cedar Point Road in Cleveland, Ohio. Details on the workshop (including registration information) are available at: . It is estimated that the amendment to the ROA NRA to address this new advanced combustor technologies related topic area will be posted on or about August 14, 2009. (Note: Parties are advised that for this particular new topic area, a 50/50 cost share between NASA and the awardee is desired, and compliance to the ARRA reporting requirements is expected).

Interested parties are again reminded that all NRA proposals must be submitted electronically via NASA’s proposal data system, NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) ( ). Until further notice, proposers will be unable to submit proposals intended for NASA through

The electronic proposals must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. With the exception of government organizations and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry and nonprofit organizations. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must be registered with NSPIRES, and such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. Each electronic proposal system places requirements on the registration of principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co-investigators). Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the electronic proposal system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information.

As ARRA Funded topic areas are released further information about specific program elements will be available. The individual Program Officers and assigned Contracting Officers will be listed in the Summary of Key Information for each program element. Questions concerning general NRA policies and procedures may be directed to Tony Strazisar, Senior Technical Advisor, NASA Headquarters, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, email:

This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 35.016 and NFS 1835.016.

Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Point of Contact

Name: Tony Strazisar
Title: Senior Technical Advisor
Phone: 216-433-5881
Fax: 216-433-3501

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