2014 Seedling Seminar

The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) presented a 6-day virtual technical seminar on February 19–21 and February 25–27, 2014 to showcase innovative concepts developed by NASA researchers, primarily featuring work from the 2012 Seedling Phase II and 2013 Seedling Phase I funds. If you'd like to download a pdf copy of the agenda, click here.

NARI awards the ARMD Seedling Fund grants to make deliberate investments in early-stage and potentially revolutionary aviation concepts and technologies that are aligned with NASA's mission. These grants go to civil servant-led teams at NASA Research Centers. This seminar was an opportunity for members of the NASA aeronautics community to view the results of this research and see how these innovative concepts might complement and benefit their work and projects across the agency. The results were presented in 33 talks: 30 minutes for each presentation and 10 minutes for discussion and questions. Each session featured a special guest NASA leader as Keynote Speaker and Moderator.

The seminar was free and open to all. Watch the archive and download the slides below.

Materials Session
Presenter Affiliation Title Phase Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
Jim Heidmann

NASA Glenn Research Center

Session Welcome and Keynote View Download PDF
Carlos I. Calle NASA Kennedy Space Center Graphene Based Ultra-Light Batteries for Aircraft I Materials View

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John W. Connell NASA Langley Research Center Novel Bonding Methodologies Toward the Attainment of Primary Bonded Aircraft Structure II Materials, Structures View Download PDF
Steve Wilkinson (for Emilie J. Siochi) NASA Langley Research Center Design and Evaluation of Enhanced Dielectric-Barrier-Discharge Actuators II Materials View Download PDF
Edward H. Glaessgen NASA Langley Research Center Deformation and Damage in Structurally Graded Nano-Crystalline Aluminum Alloys II Materials, Safety View Download PDF
Jon Goldsby NASA Glenn Research Center High Temperature Magnetic Material with Temperature Capability Greater Than 500 C I Materials View Download PDF
Glen S. Bigelow NASA Glenn Research Center Single Crystal High-Temperature Shape Memory Alloys II Materials View Download PDF
Sai V. Raj NASA Glenn Research Center Development of Engineered Ceramic Matrix Composites II Materials View Download PDF
Janet Hurst NASA Glenn Research Center Aligned Boron Nitride Nanotube Forests for Thermal Management I Materials View Download PDF
Robert Okojie NASA Glenn Research Center Concept Demonstration of Dopant Selective Reactive Etching in Silicon Carbide I Propulsion View Download PDF
Mary Ann Meador NASA Glenn Research Center Design and Development of Aerogel-Based Antennas for Aerospace Applications II Materials View Download PDF
Aerodynamics and Control
Presenter Affiliation Title Phase Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
Starr Ginn NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View N/A
Michael Logan NASA Langley Research Center Compound Wing Long Endurance V/TOL I Aero/Structure Integration View Download PDF
Frank H. Gern NASA Langley Research Center Artificial Intelligence Based Control Power Optimization on Tailless Aircraft I Guidance & Control View Download PDF
Jay M. Brandon NASA Langley Research Center Real-Time Onboard Global Nonlinear Aerodynamic Modeling from Flight Data II Aerodynamics View Download PDF
Martin J. Brenner NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Controller Performance Evaluation of Fly-by-Feel Technology II Aerodynamics View Download PDF
Martin J. Brenner NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Physics-Based Stability and Control Derivative Measurement I Aerodynamics View Download PDF
Bruce Cogan NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Flight validation of cruise efficient, low noise, extreme short takeoff and landing (CESTOL) and circulation control (CC) for drag reduction enabling technologies I Aerodynamics View Download PDF
Aircraft Design
Presenter Affiliation Title Phase Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
Fay Collier NASA Langley Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View Download PDF
Doug Wells NASA Langley Research Center Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Aircraft I Propulsion Airframe Integration View Download PDF
Kevin W. Reynolds NASA Ames Research Center Wing Shaping Concepts Using Distributed Propulsion Control For Achieving Optimal Spanwise L/D To Reduce Fuel Burn I Aerodynamics View Download PDF
Larry A. Young NASA Ames Research Center Combined Electric Aircraft and Airspace Management Design for Metro-Regional Public Transportation II Air Traffic Management View

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Air Traffic
Presenter Affiliation Title Phase Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
Barry Sullivan NASA Ames Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View Download PDF
Michelle Eshow (for Bimal L. Aponso) NASA Ames Research Center Transforming the NextGen Test Environment: Integrating Fused ADS-B Surveillance Data I Air Traffic Management View Download PDF
David E. Smith NASA Ames Research Center Intelligent UAS Sense-and-Avoid utilizing Global Constraints I Guidance & Control View

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Todd Lauderdale NASA Ames Research Center Using Historical Data to Automatically Identify Air-Traffic Controller Behavior I Air Traffic Management View Download PDF
Nikunj Oza NASA Ames Research Center Reducing the Environmental Impact of Aviation: A Data Mining Approach to Instantaneous Estimation of Fuel Consumption II Data Mining, Air Traffic Management View Download PDF
Measurement Technology and Testing
Presenter Affiliation Title Phase Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
Michael Mastaler NASA Langley Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View Download PDF
Eric Madaras NASA Langley Research Center Investigation of the Magneto-Acoustic Villari Effect for Measuring the Internal Stress in Composites I Testing View Download PDF
Jacob D. Hochhalter NASA Langley Research Center Coupling Damage-sensing Particles and Computational Micromechanics to enable the Digital Twin concept I Structures, Materials View Download PDF
Eric Burke NASA Langley Research Center Scintillating Quantum Dots for Imaging X-rays (SQDIX) for Aircraft Inspection I Measurement Technology View Coming soon!
Jeffrey I. Eldridge NASA Glenn Research Center Luminescence-Based Temperature Mapping at Turbine Engine Temperatures Using Breakthrough Cr-Doped GdAlO3 II Measurement Technology View Download PDF
William Clifton Horne, Nathan Burnside (Co-PI) NASA Ames Research Center Innovative, Low-cost Phased Microphone Array Design for Moderate-Scale Aeroacoustics tests I Aeroacoustics View Download PDF
Susan Frost NASA Ames Research Center Bio-mimetic Optical Sensor for Real-time Measurement of Aircraft Wing Deflection I Measurement Technology View Download PDF
Paul M. Danehy NASA Langley Research Center Fluorescence–Doped Particles for Simultaneous Temperature and Velocity Imaging II Measurement Technology View Download PDF
Propulsion
Presenter Affiliation Title Phase Discipline Recorded Presentation Slides
Rubén Del Rosario NASA Glenn Research Center Session Welcome and Keynote View Download PDF
John 'Dave' Saunders NASA Glenn Research Center Liquefied Bleed I Propulsion View Download PDF
Vikram Shyam NASA Glenn Research Center Holistic concepts for Aeropropulsion I Propulsion View

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Vikram Shyam NASA Glenn Research Center Real-Time Closed-Loop Modulated Turbine Cooling I Propulsion View

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