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ARMADAS Project Successfully Completes Technical Assessment Periodic Review
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ARMADAS Project Successfully Completes Technical Assessment Periodic Review

The Automated Reconfigurable Mission Adaptive Digital Assembly Systems (ARMADAS) project team successfully completed their Technical Assessment Periodic Review (TAPR) with the Game Changing Development (GCD) program and NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) leadership. Preliminary feedback from the review included commendations from the panel, with the formal assessment forthcoming.

BACKGROUND: To meet the needs of future deep space exploration, NASA is interested in large-scale hardware systems in the Agency’s thrust areas of solar power, communications, habitats, and science interests. Scalable in-space assembly of physical systems is critical to mass-less exploration and in-space reliance goals. ARMADAS is developing and demonstrating autonomous assembly of “programmable digital materials” and structures. This will produce automation technologies with potential for meeting long-duration and deep space infrastructure needs, including achieving in-space reliance with construction and maintenance of long-duration spaceport and habitat-scale systems.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Game Changing Development (GCD) program, Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)

TEAM: Kenny C Cheung, Olivia Formoso, Christine Gregg (Applied Manufacturing Division, Code RM), Benjamin Jenett (MIT, Code TI Pathways Intern), In Won Park, Sean Swei, and Greenfield Trinh

POINT OF CONTACT: Kenneth Cheung, kenny@nasa.gov

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