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September 1, 2017
JAXA has selected 16 projects for TansaX's third Request for Proposal
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), together with outside experts and technical specialists, has selected 16 projects for it's third Request for Proposal.
The total number of proposals received was 27.
Each project will start as soon as the contract between JAXA and the proponents is concluded.
Solution Creating Research
1. Research and Development of Next-generation Actuators (Accerelated theme)
Development of advanced element of MHz band driven DC-DC converter for compactness and light weightNorio Koike (ICIKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.) with project members from SHINSHU University and OSAKA University
2. Lightweight construction machine with remote and automatic control
Development and field verification of remote operation of excavators and lightweight construction system capable of automatically mounting and removing attachmentsYUICHI TAGUCHI (TAGUCHI INDUSTRIAL Co.,LTD)
3. Innovative workload reduction technology for lunar base construction, expansion and maintenance
Construction of a sustainable new housing systemShigeru Akimoto (MISAWA HOMES CO.,LTD.) with project members from Misawa Homes Institute of Research and Development Co., Ltd.
4. Practical Development of Next-Generation Solar Cells
Durability enhancement of high efficiency, low cost, and lightweight perovskite thin film solar cellsTsutomu Miyasaka (Toin University of Yokohama) with project members from Hyogo Prefectural Univeristy, Peccell Technologies, Inc., Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. and Kishu Giken Kogyo, Co. Ltd.
5. Development of the soil characteristics estimation system by earth-auger drilling
Investigation on systematization of estimation method for ground properties based on mechanical data during earthauger drillingMasayuki Ujihara (NITTOC CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.) with project members from Ritsumeikan University
Ideas Incubating Research
6. Research and Development of Environment Exploration System
Monitoring and Exploration System with Ultra-Low Energy Consumption by Using Field EnergyShogo Arai (Tohoku University) with project members from Nihon University
System and technology of Stochastic Exploration Area Navigation with Behavior Control of Multiple Mobile AgentsYasuharu KUNII (Chuo University) with project members from Progress Technologies
7. Study of Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (vSLAM) for Exploration Robot
Research of the high-value added vSLAM technology utilizing ultra-sensitive multi-camera system and deep learning methodKazuyoshi Noguchi (Intelligent Vision & Image Systems) with project members from ViewPLUS Inc.
Robust Visual SLAM for Textureless ScenesKenichi Hayashi (Qoncept, Inc.) with project members from Morpho,Inc.
8. Automatic excavation simulator
Development of Physical Model to Estimate the Ground Strength by using Resistive Forces Acting on the BucketHiroshi TAKAHASHI (Tohoku University) with project members from Shimizu Corporation
9. Research on the in-situ resource utilization processes
10. Development of protein material utilizing for cultivating plants
Development of high-performance material made of engineered protein for use as a fertilizer for plant cultivationJunichi Sugahara (Spiber Inc.)
11. Experimental demonstration of new cultivation method for futuristic farming plant on the moon
Research on a farm system free from pathogens and insects and capable of backing up in emergencyAtsushi Mizutani (Takenaka Corporation) with project members from Kirin Company, Limited, Chiba University and Tokyo University of Science
Development of high-throughput plasma irradiation to seeds for crop yield improvementKazunori Koga (Kyushu University) with project members from Kenix Co. Ltd., Shouei Co.Ltd. and JA Kyosai Resarch Institute
The feasibility study of the cultivation system for high calorie plant in lunar farmNaoki Tanigawa (Chiyoda Corporation)
A study on the plant cultivation system using hydroponics with artificial light for the production of eatable potatoesHiroyuki WATANABE (Tamagawa University) with project members from Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company
12. Development of High-Sensitivity Radiation Detection Devices
Development of High-Sensitivity Radiation Detection device using photoelectric conversion materialTsutomu Miyasaka (Toin University of Yokohama) with project members from Peccell Technologies, Inc.
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