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.
The selected projects are listed under "Solution Creating Research","Ideas Incubating Research" or "TansaX Challenging Research"
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,Bridgestone Corporation and Hosei University
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. and KATO WORKS CO.,LTD.
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 supply(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,Ltd.) with project members from 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) with project members from Seidensha Electronic Co., Ltd.
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 (Hyogo Prefectural Univeristy) with project members from Nagoya University,Kawasaki Geological Engineering Co. Ltd.and Kyoto University
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 Nano-Sience Laboratory Corporetion
10. Additive manufacturing (AM) technology
Research and Development on Pavement Construction and Repair Using AM TechnologyAkiyoshi HANYU(NICHIREKI CO.,Ltd) with project members from Osaka Prefecture University
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.) with project members from Osaka Prefecture University
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.,IHI Aerospace Co., Ltd. and Fujimori Kogyo 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) with project members from Kokushikan University and Meisei University
15.Research on wavelength conversion materials for solar cells
Development of Wavelength Conversion Material for Photovoltaic CellKei TOYOTA(Panasonic Corporation)
16Research 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., 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.,and Moriya Cutlery Laboratory, Ltd.,
TansaX Challenging Research
17.TansaX challenging research
Development of "the scent linked to the environment (Kankyo kou)" that reduce psychological stress in daily lifeAkiko 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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