NASA Challenge: Design a Logo for Logistics Reduction Project
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $150
- Entries Received: 127
- Winner: Adrianm2d
The main goal of the LR project is to decrease the dependence on earth resupply for space missions. This is done via direct mass reduction, re-purposing logistics, and conversion of waste into useful by-products (gases, water, solids). We are trying to pack everything for Mars but our suitcase is too full. So we need to be smart about what we take, how we maximize the use of those items, and create new uses for the items once they’ve met their original purpose.
o What do we consider logistics? Crew consumables (food, packaging, clothing, etc), automation of logistics management, waste management
o The LR project is developing 5 technologies:
- Advanced Clothing System (ACS) - to directly reduce the mass and volume of clothing needed to be flown. Antimicrobial treatments are applied to current and lighter weight commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) exercise clothing to investigate if they could be used for longer periods of time. Longer wear clothing will change the break-even point for laundering (vs. clothing disposal) sufficiently to delay development until Mars surface missions are planned.
- RFID-Enabled Autonomous Logistics Management (REALM) - Use radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies and 3D localization and complex event processing to enable automatic inventory tracking as resources move around a vehicle. REALM will reduce crew time in locating stored items in densely packed areas and enable the location of lost items.
- Multipurpose cargo transfer bags (MCTBs) – Reusing the logistics suitcases (MCTBs) for constructing crew quarters, privacy or sound-adsorbing partitions, contingency water storage or waste water processing units, and dense-area RFID enclosures for REALM. Reuse of the MCTB logistics carriers prevents the need to fly separate items for the hardware listed.
- Heat Melt Compactor (HMC) - Conversion of waste and used logistical items to useable products. Waste items are heated and mechanically compacted into stable tiles that can be used for radiation shielding. Additionally, water is recovered for life support processing. For a one-year mission, it is estimated that HMC could recover ~10 cubic meters of habitable volume, produce over 800 kg of radiation shielding tiles, and recover 230-720 kg of water.
- Universal Waste Management System (UWMS) - Reduce mass and volume from the current state-of-the-art toilet systems and promote consumables and hardware sharing between vehicles reducing overall integrated mission logistics.
Submission Criteria and Deliverables:
o The recycle symbol is typically the first thing that comes to mind when you think of logistics reduction. However, we want to move beyond that symbol and stand out on our own. Related themes to consider are: earth independence, pioneering mars, etc
o Logo must be 4 colors or less of your choice and you may include black and white as well. Please stay away from gradients, as they will not be able to be easily reproduced across all media.
o You must show your logo on a white and black background. You must also identify your colors.
o Source File Requirements: All original vector source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape and saved as layered AI or EPS files. Note that PSDs saved as EPS files are not true vector / scalable files and will not be accepted. All non-standard Windows/Apple fonts must be listed in a text file within your Submission Zip file. Include the name of the font and a link to where it can be downloaded/purchased. DO NOT include any font files in your submission or source files.
o Preview Image Requirements: Please create your logo preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi. Show your logo on BOTH a black and white background.
o Stock Imagery Requirements: Stock imagery is not allowed in this contest. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you.
“Adrianm2d did an outstanding job of creating a logo for use with our NASA Logistics Reduction Project Logo. This was a contest and this design was selected from 194 entries.”
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