WASHINGTON – NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has amended its NASA Research Announcement to solicit additional research proposals. The “Research Opportunities in Aeronautics” announcement solicits research in several new topic areas for the Intelligent Flight Deck Technology Project, Subsonic Rotary Wing Project and the Supersonics Project.

The long-term goal of the Intelligent Flight Deck Technology Project is to advance knowledge by developing tools, methods, principles, guidelines and technologies for revolutionary adaptive flight deck systems that improve safety. This includes developing technologies that mitigate operator-, automation- and environment-induced hazards for future operational concepts.

The challenge of the Subsonic Rotary Wing Project is to develop validated physics-based multidisciplinary design and analysis tools for rotorcraft, integrated with technology development, enabling rotorcraft with advanced capabilities to fly as designed for any mission.

The Supersonics Project is a broad-based effort designed to develop knowledge, capabilities and technologies that support all vehicles that fly in the supersonic speed regime.

NASA plans to announce additional research topics in other project areas in the near future. For updates, check NASA’s Research Opportunities Web site at:


NASA expects that educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and industry engaged in foundational research will be the primary award recipients for this announcement. Specific evaluation criteria, deadlines and points of contact are available in the announcement. For more information about NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, visit: