NASA Contest: Design the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Modular Power System Graphic

  • Status: Open
  • Prize: $300
  • Entries Received: 347

Contest Brief

The Goal of this challenge is to create a graphic to represent NASA’s power distribution system, Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Modular Power System, or AMPS. The graphic should convey the two major themes of power distribution, and modularity/interchangeability that allows different circuit boards to be placed together, like building blocks, to create the whole system. AMPS is the power distribution system of the future, which will be beneficial to future missions to the moon, and Mars. Some terms to consider that may help with the design include: Modular Power Systems, Modular Power Standards, and Enables Sharing of Spares. The graphic will be used in multiple ways internally at NASA, but will have limited external/public use.

Background:

The Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Modular Power System (AMPS) project seeks to transform future space power system architectures with a modular approach, standardizing the power system at the electronics module level, and validating the modular approach through ground-based demonstrations. The anticipated benefits of modular power systems include promoting power system commonality across spacecraft power systems, reducing the overall power system development costs, and improving the logistics and sparing strategy. The AMPS approach is extensible to the Lunar and Mars Architectures, thus further increasing its benefit.
The AMPS approach is to build a set of common electronics modules (i.e. circuit boards or cards), which are defined by the Modular Power Standards. When integrated with a common chassis and a backplane, the common electronics modules can be configured into a set of Modular Electronics Units (MEU’s). The Modular Electronic Units are then integrated together to create an overall modular power system architecture.

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Submission Criteria and Deliverables:

• Having multiple versions of the graphic is desired within a single submission. For the submission, all graphics are required to include the acronym, “AMPS”. It is desired to have a version of the graphic with only the acronym, and another version of the graphic with both the acronym and the text, “AES Modular Power System.”
• Graphic 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.
• You must show your graphic on a white and black background. You must also identify your colors.
• 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.
• Preview Image Requirements: Please create your graphic preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi. Show your graphic on BOTH a black and white background.
• Stock Imagery Requirements: Stock imagery is not allowed in this contest. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you.

Judging Criteria:

• Requirements: Does your submission meet the requirements as stated within the challenge?
• Quality: Does your submission look fresh, professional, and clean?
• Concept: Does your submission represent what the project stands for? (ie. Depiction combines the power distribution and modularity/interchangeability)

Please note that NASA employees/contractors are not eligible for competing in this contest.

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Public Clarification Board

  • taijuldesh100
    taijuldesh100
    • 1 day ago

    please check my entry

    • 1 day ago
  • lwillams203
    lwillams203
    • 1 day ago

    Hello give me some work

    • 1 day ago
  • gavinwh
    gavinwh
    • 2 days ago

    Why don't NASA integrate the 120/28V converter into the common backplane as separate plugs? The 120V modules will only connect with the 120V plug and the 28V modules with the 28V plug (by design). That way a bulky converter and cables aren't necessary, no need of additional backplane unit, and the connectivity between 120V and 28V modules gets simpler. You can also do that with the controller and input selector.

    • 2 days ago
  • taijuldesh100
    taijuldesh100
    • 3 days ago

    Please check my entry

    • 3 days ago
  • sajibmahmud8747
    sajibmahmud8747
    • 4 days ago

    Sir,i was a part of your contest win a few days ago.i submitted some designs for your present contest,please let me know if there is any change,Thank you so much for return work with you.#305,#306,#307,#308,#309,#310,#311,#312

    • 4 days ago
  • sajibmahmud8747
    sajibmahmud8747
    • 4 days ago

    Sir,i was a part of your contest win a few days ago.

    • 4 days ago
  • MehdiGraph
    MehdiGraph
    • 4 days ago

    Please check my entries #296 / #295

    • 4 days ago
  • EnigmaStudioZA
    EnigmaStudioZA
    • 4 days ago

    Entry #302 - Thanks in advance for this opportunity, and I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions for improvement. Regards, Wade.

    • 4 days ago
  • nasimoniakter
    nasimoniakter
    • 1 week ago

    please check #250 #249 thank you.

    • 1 week ago
  • Rakibul0696
    Rakibul0696
    • 1 week ago

    logo name please

    • 1 week ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Please read the project description

      • 1 week ago
    2. alamdesign
      alamdesign
      • 1 week ago

      lol

      • 1 week ago
  • alamdesign
    alamdesign
    • 1 week ago

    please check my design
    i hope like my design

    • 1 week ago
  • IliusSagar
    IliusSagar
    • 1 week ago

    Hi brothers ! is NASA gives 3D relative contest?

    • 1 week ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Hi, thanks for your interest in our contest. Can you please rephrase your question for us?

      • 1 week ago
  • luisvenincasa
    luisvenincasa
    • 1 week ago

    #214 and #213 Thanks

    • 1 week ago
  • luisvenincasa
    luisvenincasa
    • 1 week ago

    #213

    • 1 week ago
  • johnnydepp0069
    johnnydepp0069
    • 1 week ago

    Please check #178 #180 entry

    • 1 week ago
  • westinitbd
    westinitbd
    • 1 week ago

    please check my entry #169 new concept new idea

    • 1 week ago
  • Edmarc
    Edmarc
    • 1 week ago

    Graphic can mean a lot of things unfortunately, would you be kind enough to be more specific ?

    • 1 week ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Good question. What we are looking for is a graphic that represents us, AMPS, modularity, and power distribution. Similar to a logo, however as this logo will be used almost exclusively internally, the graphic does not have to be as simple as most company logos are. We would like the focus of this graphic to be on its representation, rather than on its simplicity. So in short, it is essentially like a graphic, with more stuff going on in it.

      • 1 week ago
  • Alinawannawork
    Alinawannawork
    • 1 week ago

    i made some updates please check #147 )

    • 1 week ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    Additionally, it seems as though some designers are having an issue with the modularity aspect of the design, so I'd like to clear that up as well. Modularity is when there are a certain number of components of something that all go by one standard that allows them all to be interchanged and customized. Almost like how a part made of Legos is modular, and a part made out of 1 solid piece of plastic is not modular.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. phillipkeane
      phillipkeane
      • 2 weeks ago

      so, you want an infographic / systems block diagram hybrid of AMPS?

      • 2 weeks ago
    2. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      No, not really. We are looking for a new graphic to be represented by. We would just like it to represent us properly, so we would like it to include some element of modularity, and some element of power or power distribution.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    I would Like to Clarify something about the graphic. It seems that in many submissions, the graphic is just for advanced exploration systems. However, that is not what the graphic needs to be. The graphic should say AMPS, which stands for AES (Advanced Exploration Systems) Modular Power System. This is supposed to be a graphic for AMPS, not AES.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • edwinboada444
    edwinboada444
    • 2 weeks ago

    What would your favorite colors be, sir?

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Thanks for your comment, We do not necessarily have "favorite" colors here, as long as you are limited to four colors plus black and white, the colors work well together, and there are no gradients.

      • 2 weeks ago

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