NASA said March 24 it had contracted with Huntsville, Ala.-based ERC Inc. for space technology research and development activities at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract runs at least one year and as long as four and has a maximum potential value of $45 million, NASA said.

ERC Inc. will support Ames’ Office of the Director of Exploration Technology on projects that include prototype hypervelocity vehicles, nanotechnology, materials science, sensors and devices.