The Center for NanoSpace Technologies, Inc. (The Center) is a Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit research foundation chartered to conceive, establish and conduct cutting-edge technology, research, and development. These technologies are then infused into the Aerospace, Education, Energy, Life Sciences, and Shipping/Transportation industries.
The purpose of The Center is to expedite the development of nano and micro science technology applications for government, space, and industrial systems. Government and industry offers an ideal place to exploit new and emerging fields because of its demand for small size, low weight and power usage systems. In addition, The Center addresses the new paradigm for the communications, control, status, coordination, reporting, and accounting of the research and development of fundamentally new science and engineering areas.
The objectives of The Center are to research, develop, implement, and manage a Texas-based, internationally focused, emerging science and technology effort that will improve the probability of success, and introduce a new application driven research and development (R&D) management methodology. This new dynamic and adaptive approach must ensure flexibility, adaptability, and productivity using concurrent engineering techniques and accountability. It must assure a multidisciplinary approach demanded by the current state-of-the-art and practice, and yet it must keep the principal team leaders small and manageable. Its approach must be focused, reasonable, affordable, and ultimately useful to the customer. Additionally, the management approach processes must be adaptive to ensure its utility.
The purposes of the center are exclusively scientific: to provide research, development, and advisory services for other agencies, international organizations, and governments in the national interest. We also provide technical support to programs managed by other agencies, international organizations, and governments when in the national interest.