Opportunities and Current Activities in Nanomanufacturing in Support of NASA Mission Needs

M.A. Meador
NASA Glenn Research Center, US

Keywords: Nanomanufacturing, NASA

Summary:

Nanotechnology has the potential for significant and pervasive impact on future NASA missions by enabling the development of ultralightweight multifunctional materials, high sensitivity/selectivity, low power sensors, radiation hard electronics and high efficiency energy generation and storage systems. The development of advanced manufacturing methods to reliably produce nanomaterials and nanotechnology based devices over a wide range of length scales and integrate them into macro-scale systems is critical to the successful application of nanotechnology in future NASA missions. This presentation will provide an overview of NASA needs in nanomanufacturing and discuss current research in this area.