Mar 20, 2020

Amendment 63: E.5 Applied Information Systems Research Step-2 Proposal Due Date Delay

This amendment delays the Step-2 proposal due date for E.5 Applied Information Systems Research.

The Applied Information Systems Research (AISR) program that seeks innovative ideas for applying advanced information and related technologies to increase life cycle effectiveness and efficiency of SMD programs. This solicitation is for an instance called Autonomous Robotics Research for Ocean Worlds (ARROW) to develop autonomy software systems to significantly increase the robustness and productivity of future Ocean Worlds lander missions. Specifically, ARROW would seek functional and system-level autonomous capabilities for future Ocean Worlds lander missions that:

a) increase the productivity of surface science operations;

b) reduce the frequency of ground control contact and uplink/downlink command cycles necessary for surface science operations; and

c) enable autonomous adaptation to spacecraft faults, degradations, failures or other unexpected conditions.

This amendment delays the Step-2 proposal due date for this 2019 program element to April 17, 2020. This program uses a two-step proposal submission process; only proposers that had previously submitted a compliant Step-1 proposal may submit a Step-2 on April 17, 2020.

On or about March 18, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2019" (NNH19ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at

The point of contact concerning this program is Carolyn Mercer who may be reached at