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October 14, 2016


JAXA has selected 9 projects for TansaX's second Request for Proposal


The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), together with outside experts and technical specialists, has selected 9 projects for it's second Request for Proposal.
The total number of proposals received was 26.

Each project will start as soon as the contract between JAXA and the proponents is concluded.

The selected projects are listed under "Solution Creating Research" or "Ideas Incubating Research"



Solution Creating Research


1. System study of lightweight construction machine


None

2. Development of highly sensitive and accurate gas sensor


Development of compact and robust analyzer for trace moisture in gas samples

Shinichi Honda (SHINYEI TECHNOLOGY Co., LTD.) with project members from NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY


3. Development of energy-efficient water extraction technology


Microwave freeze drying process

Yasunori Tsukahara (Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd.) with project members from Tokyo Institute of Technology


4. Development of highly sensitive range image sensor


Development of multipoint high sensitive photon sensor for simultaneous ranging

Shigeyuki Nakamura (HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.)



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Ideas Incubating Research


5. Study on Basic Performance of Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicle


A study on a compact multi-rotor mechanism with high efficiency*

Hisashi Sugiura (Yanmar Co., Ltd.) with project members from Osaka Prefecture University and Osaka University*


6. Unmanned construction techniques of lunar habitable structure


Preliminary system design for teleoperated building construction

Shigeru Aoki (SHIMIZU CORPORATION)


7. Research on the in-situ resource utilization processes


None


8. Dust mitigation technology


None


9. Development of Lightweight Shock-Absorption Structures against Versatile Impacts


Investigation of designable shock absorption metals with multiscale structure

Takuya Ide (Lotus alloy co., Ltd.) with project members from Lotus Thermal Solution Inc., Osaka University and Doshisha University


Development of ultra-light shock-absorbing material by designing cell morphology of porous aluminum

Makoto Kobashi (Nagoya University)


10. R&D on Vacuum Multi-layer Thermal Insulation for Long-term Storage of Cryogenic Liquefied Gases


Development of Lightweight Thermal Insulation Materials using Carbon Nanotube/ Porous Silica Composite Materials

Tomonaga Ueno (Nagoya University) with project members from LIXIL Corporation and Meijo Nano Carbon Co., Ltd.


Development of high performance and lightweight vacuum thermal insulation for cryogenic region

Koji Yamaguchi (ORBITAL ENGINEERING INC.)



*Last updated:Feburary 21, 2017.

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