Open Innovation Hub for Expanding Humanosphere and the Domain of Human Activity through Solar System Frontier Development
September 18, 2018
JAXA has selected 22 projects for TansaX's fourth Request for Proposal
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), together with outside experts and technical specialists, has selected 22 projects for it's fourth Request for Proposal.
The total number of proposals received was 57.
Each project will start as soon as the contract between JAXA and the proponents is concluded.
Solution Creating Research
1.Development of distributed cooperative system
Multiple Robot System with Stochastic Exploration Area NavigationKazuto KAMIYAMA(TAKENAKA CORPORATION) and Yasuharu KUNII (Chuo University)
Development of a Material Supply System in Manufacturing Factory with Distributed Cooperative Swarm RobotsRinto NAKAHARA (JOHNAN CORPORATION) with project members from Kyoto University
Development of Automated Guided Vehicle using Collective Movement Control Method For Swarm RobotsHiraku SAKAI(Koganei Corporation) with project members from Tokyo Denki University
2.Research for industrial utilization of fluid type smart actuators (artificial muscles)
Development of Peristaltic Mixingpump for Slurry by using Artificial Muscle ActuatorTaro NAKAMURA(Solaris inc.) with project members from Chuo university and Bridgestone Corporation
3.Automatic transportation and assembling technologies of structure
Research on labor saving by automating forestry machine system (Operation on the lunar surface of forestry machine system)Shigeo KITAHARA (KUMAGAI GUMI CO.,LTD.) with project members from SUMITOMO FORESTRY CO.,LTD., KYC Machine Industry Co.,Ltd.,KATO WORKS CO.,LTD. and IHI Corporation
4.Research and development for high-performance radar systems for advanced information and telecommunication
Development of High Performance Marine RadarKazuhiko KAIGA (Koden Electronics Co., Ltd.)
5.Research on innovative fuel cells
Development of a scalable regenerative fuel cell system as a completely isolated power supplyKiyoshi HIROKAWA (Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.) with project members from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,Ltd. and Japan Agency for Marine-earth Science and Technology
Research and development on scalable fuel cell rotary production technologies and dedicated materialsTakuya HASEGAWA with project members from MITSUI & CO., LTD.
Ideas Incubating Research
6.Research and development on inflatable structures
Conceptual system design of a deployable inflatable structureShigeru AOKI (Shimizu Corporation) with project members from Taiyo Kogyo Corporation
and Setsunan University
Research on extremely thin and extremely lightweight inflatable structure by utilizing polyimide filmsDaisuke YAMAGUCHI(Saitama University)
7.Intelligent construction machine
The Control method study using AI, IoT technology to realize autonomous motion of excavating machine (Road Header)Hiromichi TAKANO (Mitsui Miike Machinery Co., Ltd)
8.Acquisition of lunar subsurface information
Visualization of subsurface distribution of electrical property based on ultra wide-band measurement of electromagnetic waveTada-nori GOTO (Kyoto University) with project members from Nagoya University and Kawasaki Geological Engineering Co. Ltd.
9.Effective utilization of unused resources
Functional Materials Producution from Irreducible Oxides by Hydrogen Reducition SystemTakayuki WATANABE(Kyushu University) with project members from H4 Co., Ltd.
and Nakanishi Metal Works Co., Ltd.
10. Additive manufacturing (AM) technology
①Study on manufacturing the pavement material using lunar regolith
Akiyoshi HANYU(NICHIREKI CO.,Ltd)
②Study on constructing the road on lunar surface which rover can run
11. Water-saving plant cultivation system using dry fog in future lunar farming
Development of indoor dry fog cultivation system with enhanced water use efficiencyYosuke HIROSAKA(H. IKEUCHI & CO., Ltd.)
12.Compact protein production system without cereal crops
Development of a small scale and efficient protein production platform utilizing edible microalga, SpirulinaTakanori HOSHINO (Chitose Laboratory Corp.) with project members from Tavelmout Corp., and IHI Aerospace Co., Ltd.
13.Power generation technology using heat capacity of lunar regolith
14.Research and development of reliable and small cryocooler technology
Development of reliable and compact Stirling coolerJun KOMADA (TWINBIRD CORPORATION)
15.Research on wavelength conversion materials for solar cells
16.Research and development for space wireless sensor and energy harvester
Research of Super-compact Harness-free Sensor Systems for Wireless Health Monitoring to Equipment in a Space CraftKenjiro NISHIKAWA(Kagoshima University) with project members from Toyo Tech Industory Inc.,NEC Corporation and Beacon Technologies Inc.
Basic research on thermal harvester using Seebeck element.Kazuyuki MURATA (Actronics Co.,Ltd.) with project members from Sensor Controls Co.,Ltd.,Moriya Cutlery Laboratory, Ltd.,Shimane Institute for Industrial Technology and Tokushima University
TansaX Challenging Research
17.TansaX challenging research
Development of “EnvironScent” which contributes to mitigating psychological pressure and stress in a confined spaceAkiko KODAMA (SHISEIDO CO.,Ltd.)
Sustainable food/protein production by symbiotic recycling culture system combining algae and animal cellsTatsuya SHIMIZU(Tokyo Women's Medical University) with project members from Integriculture Inc.
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