Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Parent Company: 
Northrop Grumman
Subsidy Source: 
federal
State in Which Facility Is Located: 
California
Project Description: 

NASA HEADQUARTERS (HQ) HAS CHARTERED AND IS PARTIALLY SPONSORING THE MATURATION OF FOUR (4) LARGE STRATEGIC MISSION CONCEPT STUDIES PRIOR TO THE 2020 ASTROPHYSICS DECADAL SURVEY TO PROVIDE FOUR SCIENTIFICALLY COMPELLING MISSION CONCEPTS WITH EXISTENCE-PROOF POINT-DESIGNS THAT ARE FEASIBLE AND EXECUTABLE WITH RESPECT TO TECHNICAL COST AND RISK CONSIDERATIONS. EACH OF THESE FOUR MISSION CONCEPTS IS COMMUNITY-LED BY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEFINITION TEAMS (STDTS) WHOSE EXPERT MEMBERS WERE APPOINTED BY NASA HQ. THE FOUR LARGE MISSION CONCEPTS BEING STUDIED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER ARE: 1. FAR INFRARED SURVEYOR (FIRS) RECENTLY RENAMED BY THEIR STDT TO THE ORIGINS SPACE TELESCOPE (OST) 2. HABITABLE EXOPLANET IMAGER (HABEX) 3. LARGE ULTRAVIOLET OPTICAL INFRARED (LUVOIR) SURVEYOR 4. X-RAY SURVEYOR (XRS) EACH MISSION CONCEPT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO A NASA CENTER TO BE SUPPORTED BY AN ENGINEERING TEAM TO DEVELOP A POINT DESIGN THAT MEETS THE SCIENCE GOALS DEFINED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE STDT. NASA HQ ASSIGNED THE LUVOIR MISSION CONCEPT TO GSFC.THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE (CAN) IS TO BRING ON PARTNERS THAT WILL WORK AND PERFORM SYSTEM ENGINEERING TRADES PRODUCE WHITEPAPERS SYSTEM ENGINEERING REPORTS ERROR BUDGETS AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION THAT WILL HELP FORMULATE ARCHITECTURE DECISIONS IN DISTINCT AREAS: (1) OPTICAL SYSTEMS: A. STRAYLIGHT ANALYSIS AND BAFFLE DESIGN B. END-TO-END WAVEFRONT ERROR BUDGET DEVELOPMENT C. MIRROR FABRICATION STUDY AND PLANNING (2) OBSERVATORY SYSTEMS AND DEPLOYMENTS A. ACTIVE/PASSIVE DYNAMIC ISOLATION AND POINTING CONTROL SYSTEMS B. BACKPLANE PACKAGING AND DEPLOYMENT DESIGN FOR 5-METER FAIRING LAUNCH VEHICLES C. OBSERVATORY LEVEL THERMAL ARCHITECTURE AND SUNSHIELD DESIGN D. OBSERVATORY INTEGRATION AND TEST PLANNING AND FLOW THE PARTNERS SELECTED THROUGH THIS CAN WILL WORK WITH GSFC (AND THE LUVOIR TEAM) TO PROVIDE USEFUL INFORMATION TO HELP THE LUVOIR STDT AND GSFC MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY IS TO IDENTIFY PARTNERSHIPS THAT WILL MEET THE GOAL OF DEVELOPING SYSTEM ENGINEERING TRADES AND OTHER FACETS OF THE STUDY OUTLINED IN MORE DETAIL IN SECTION 2 OF THIS CAN. THIS GOAL WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY SELECTING PARTNERS WHO WILL COOPERATIVELY SHARE IN THE SYSTEM ENGINEERING TRADES THAT MEET THE LUVOIR MISSION CONCEPT NEEDS AND TO PROVIDE THE MOST VALUE TO NASA AND ALL OF ITS STAKEHOLDERS WITH COMPELLING SCIENCE THAT IS FEASIBLE AND EXECUTABLE WITH RESPECT TO TECHNICAL COST AND RISK CONSIDERATIONS.

Year: 
2018
Major Industry of Parent: 
aerospace and military contracting
Specific Industry of Parent: 
aerospace & military contracting
Subsidy Value: 
$149,000
Program Name: 
NASA Science Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance code: 
43.001
Awarding Agency: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Type of Subsidy: 
federal grant
Source of Data: 
Notes: 

Year is fiscal year.

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