Advanced Component Technology

The Building Blocks of New Earth Science Instruments

Program Manager – Amber Emory

The Advanced Component Technologies Program funds new component- and subsystem-level technologies to reduce the risk, cost, size, mass, and development time of missions and infrastructure.

The program leverages technology investments by collaborating with national and international agencies, and with U.S. private industry. It helps mature components so that they can be integrated into other NASA-funded technology projects, including those funded by the Instrument Incubator Program. Some components are directly infused into mission designs by flight projects. Other components “graduate” to other programs for further development.

Although current investments are primarily geared toward developing components for instruments, the program also develops new ways to perform measurements and process data to expand research and application capabilities.


ACT uses the NASA Research Announcement as its investment vehicle. Links to the full solicitations and awards are listed below.

ACT Solicitations

SolicitationLink To SolicitationLink To Award
ACT ROSES 2022Solicitation (link)Awarded Projects
ACT ROSES 2020Solicitation (link)Awarded Projects
ACT ROSES 2017Solicitation (link)Awarded Projects
ACT ROSES 2013Solicitation (link)Awarded Projects
ACT ROSES 2010Solicitation (90 K PDF)Awarded Projects
ACT ROSES 2008Solicitation (100 K PDF)Awarded Projects
ACT ROSES 2005Solicitation (168 K PDF)Awarded Projects
ACT NRA 2002Solicitation (176 K PDF)Awarded Projects
ATI NRA 1999Solicitation (160 K PDF)Awarded Projects