NASA System Architecture Registration Contest.

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $10
  • Entries Received: 3267
  • Winner: dirak696

Contest Brief

***IMPORTANT- YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE CONTEST ON [url removed, login to view] BY SUBMITTING AN IMAGE AND ALSO THE SURVEY TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BE SELECTED.

To complete the survey - ***LINK TO SURVEY - [url removed, login to view]

To complete the contest - Please upload an image of your favorite space image.

Overview of the NASA System Architecture Task The generating of system architecture for a product or system is a widely understood and used process to describe all the elements that make up the complete product or system. Even though this is a widely used process system design can often be looked at from different perspectives with multiple ways to decompose or breakdown any given system. We are asking for your help in exploring the multiple ways to approach creating a decomposed architecture of a complex system. Help us by providing system architecture options for a robotic attachment mechanism (robotic arm) attached to a free flying robot that will fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

A draft of the full description of the task required is provided, on the [url removed, login to view] site, for your reference so you can understand what will be required if your registration is selected.

Registration is open to all Freelancer members from but only 30 people will be selected to complete the task. See below for more information about the Task.

Task-based Effort
• We will be providing a Systems Description document to complete the effort. This should be all you need to complete the task. A draft is being provided.
•After the registration phase ends, those that are selected to complete the task will be provided the final systems description document.

Task Payment
•A $10 payment will be provided to each individual that is selected from the Registration Survey.
•Another $100 in payment will be provided to each individual selected from the registration phase that completes all deliverables of the task.

Deliverables
•A graphical depiction of the decomposed structure with any interdependencies noted. Examples are provided.
•A written description demonstrating completeness of the decomposition – Please note any flow down of requirements from one element to another.
•A written description of the decision process on why the decomposed structure was chosen.
•A written description for each decomposed element of the system stating the knowledge and skills required to design and build that element with a mapping to the Freelancer skill category(s) that it could be posted under ([url removed, login to view]).
•A completed Final Survey.

Contributing to Research on Freelancer
•Participating in this effort involves participating in a research project. Upon completing the registration form you agree to allow the investigator to use the data collected from your participation in this study.
•If you choose to participate, you will be required to complete two surveys: the registration survey and a final survey along with your deliverables to get paid for the task.
• You may discontinue your participation at any time, but will not get paid unless you complete all the deliverables (including the surveys).

Data management & privacy
•The data collected, including survey responses, analysis of submissions, and communications on the Freelancer for the task, will be used for research purposes.
•Only the immediate project team at Freelancer and researchers at NASA will see your individual data consistent with Freelancer Terms and Privacy Policies. Data will only be shared with Research Organizations in an anonymous form in which individuals cannot be identified.

You will need to complete the contest on [url removed, login to view] and also the survey to be eligible to be selected.

To complete the survey - ***LINK TO SURVEY - [url removed, login to view]

To complete the contest - Please upload an image of your favorite space image.

**More info- [url removed, login to view]

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Employer Feedback

“Congratulations on being one of the 30 people selected to proceed to the next step of our project. We thank you for the interest in this study and our robotic arm architecture task. ~ NASA CoECI”

Profile image nasacoeci, United States.

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Public Clarification Board

  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    We want to thank everyone for the great level of response to this contest. We will be selecting the 30 people to move into the next round in the next couple days. It is taking us a bit long with such a huge response. Thank you all again.

    • 1 year ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      @ektfreelancer nasacoeci is NASA's Center of Excellence for Collaboration (CoECI) and is an organization within CoECI. Yes, we are trying to best understand how crowdsourcing can provide a useful role in NASA's mission. We've tried to be pretty straight forward with that information from the start of our original pilot project using Freelancer. Hope this helps clarify. Thanks!

      • 1 year ago
    2. PetruArta
      PetruArta
      • 1 year ago

      With pleasure . Please let me know me next time you have such contests. Thank you . artistplasticromania@gmail.com
      https://www.facebook.com/dumitrascu.petru.3/media_set?set=a.1815004016085.2104054.1269618999&type=3

      • 1 year ago
  • shagunc96
    shagunc96
    • 1 year ago

    When will we receive the $10? (:P)

    • 1 year ago
    1. miguel1900
      miguel1900
      • 1 year ago

      That was an actual fact of the contest?

      • 1 year ago
  • secratnelson
    secratnelson
    • 1 year ago

    @nasacoeci . In order to rationally anticipate success of the arm device and lacking any specifications for the flyer, I created my own autonomous fliers. I developed the configuration for several different models each toward specific criteria, maximum hover time, ability to carry a weightload of the arm extension and three cameras 170 degree pivoting platform able to run video carry the additional wiring and the brain. Programming enabled via the python for robotics and open pilot source codes modified and tested at github. Models are made of carbon, carbon fiber, glass fiber or stainless steel materials.up to 6 motors provide for the propulsion and blank assignable values for easy navigational and protocol assignation for individual tasks.

    • 1 year ago
    1. secratnelson
      secratnelson
      • 1 year ago

      I have been able to (given an earths gravity environment) been able to sustain at hover for 45 minutes with a thrust to weight ratio of 3.3 and a max thrust of 8520 grams that is while supporting twin arm extensions with the extra payload of three cameras one of which sits on a 170 degree pivoting platform one provides hd stills the other two are capable of both photography or video

      • 1 year ago
  • secratnelson
    secratnelson
    • 1 year ago

    @nasacoeci

    • 1 year ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    We wanted to provide a little more background on how we selected the 30 winners. As noted we had two requirements - 1) Complete a survey 2) Complete the contest submission by submitting your favorite space image. Our primary interest was in the survey data. The secondary image submission was required in order to have the contest on freelancer.com and have a path to complete payments for the 30 selected. We were looking for a diversity of backgrounds in the survey data to complete the selection. With that as a goal, we used the data to randomly select the 30 people out of the entire set with a bias towards ensuring we have a diverse set of people. We were looking for a diverse set of 30 people in gender, employment organizational size, and experience. We had a great pool of surveys to choose from. So if you were not selected please do not consider that a negative. With such a large response and the fact we where only selecting 30 people many people were not selected.

    • 1 year ago
    1. HHDMC
      HHDMC
      • 1 year ago

      There is only 24 winners + dirak696 ! How can we understand that please? Thank you in advance.

      • 1 year ago
    2. minhafarook
      minhafarook
      • 1 year ago

      when choosing the winners please select the picture or image which is an original and innovative ,not the pictures or images copied from internet.

      • 1 year ago
  • mrhodes667
    mrhodes667
    • 1 year ago

    The current rounds of spam email make the contest no longer fun. Congratulation to the winner and the other runners up, who were supposed to be all equal winners of 30 entries chosen to proceed to the next stage, but the count shows that it is currently less than this. A week was not enough?

    A simple enough contest, a survey and picture entry. Not having their own original photo (and was not a requirement), most people find an image on the internet and post that.

    What is puzzles me is the judging criteria. Every contest has a judging criteria, and not being original photos, I assume that its the creativity of the thought behind the photo entry by the contestant along with the survey responses? Some photos selected by the contest holder for progression, don't have any logic for the selection when compared to other entries that describes the thought process.

    Why have the requirement for a photo if the survey response is the only key criteria ?

    Anyone else feel the same way ?

    • 1 year ago
    1. HHDMC
      HHDMC
      • 1 year ago

      nasacoeci
      We want to thank everyone for the great level of response to this contest. We will be selecting the 30 people to move into the next round in the next couple days.

      • 1 year ago
    2. minhafarook
      minhafarook
      • 1 year ago

      I totally agree with mrhodes667

      • 1 year ago
  • minhafarook
    minhafarook
    • 1 year ago

    survey monkey was closed before time and it is unfair

    • 1 year ago
  • andreydyachenko
    andreydyachenko
    • 1 year ago

    it's clear

    • 1 year ago
  • emztoie
    emztoie
    • 1 year ago

    Good luck to all!

    • 1 year ago
  • mylove13n
    mylove13n
    • 1 year ago

    #3566

    • 1 year ago
  • minhafarook
    minhafarook
    • 1 year ago

    survey link is closed

    • 1 year ago
  • JuanRivasDesign
    JuanRivasDesign
    • 1 year ago

    #391 :(

    • 1 year ago
  • ThinkingArch
    ThinkingArch
    • 1 year ago

    Am I blind or they have chosen two of the same pictures of two different people as the winners? #1762 and #1584

    • 1 year ago
    1. mrhodes667
      mrhodes667
      • 1 year ago

      Nope, you're definitely correct

      • 1 year ago
  • arianrhod
    arianrhod
    • 1 year ago

    Emergency Evac ! Docking Failed ... can you copy that ?

    • 1 year ago
  • mariuszamfir20
    mariuszamfir20
    • 1 year ago

    Houston, we have a problem with all these mails!

    • 1 year ago
  • andreydyachenko
    andreydyachenko
    • 1 year ago

    sorry that everything is so foolishly ended

    • 1 year ago
  • tsega679944
    tsega679944
    • 1 year ago

    CORRECTION: until now 141 same emails!

    • 1 year ago
  • andreydyachenko
    andreydyachenko
    • 1 year ago

    too much email for this notice please!

    • 1 year ago
  • tsega679944
    tsega679944
    • 1 year ago

    URGENT: Dear CONTEST HOLDER / FREELANCER, please note and resolve that we are receiving more than 20 IDENTICAL messages of the Winning Entry Announcement.

    • 1 year ago
  • tejinder1985
    tejinder1985
    • 1 year ago

    Freelancer Nasa emails attacked by aliens. please stop about 136 email since last 12 hours

    • 1 year ago
  • designingbridge
    designingbridge
    • 1 year ago

    Kindly check #2190 thank you

    • 1 year ago
  • asiqueira700
    asiqueira700
    • 1 year ago

    Please shut down your email server it should be hacked by someone.

    • 1 year ago
  • soware
    soware
    • 1 year ago

    Sorry, but I have some questions about this contest:
    1. NASA specified that would select 30 people for complete the task. Not happened.
    2. For the entry, complete one survey and send a random space image. I like that, but send a random space image can prove robotic skill, 3D engineering design or any idea about the project? (Maybe I have no idea about robotic arm, but was better be tested!)
    3. In text was writed the recommended skills: "Engineering, Industrial Design, Project Management, Robotics, Software Architecture". The winner have another profile. So, the NASA wanted a "concept" of robotic arm? Maybe...
    4. I don't saw a field to upload a project 3D about the robotic arm, but this can be my fail, cause I'm new in Freelancer. Now I'll need to throw away my new robotic arm! I'm kidding!
    Anyway, I wish congratulations to Dirak, because I liked about your projects!
    And for us poor mortals, wait for more opportunity! Opportunity?? Hum! Interesting!

    • 1 year ago
  • asiqueira700
    asiqueira700
    • 1 year ago

    Stop...StopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStopStop

    • 1 year ago
  • cesartimaure
    cesartimaure
    • 1 year ago

    Stop Stop at notifications please!!!

    • 1 year ago
    1. suministrado021
      suministrado021
      • 1 year ago

      they keep coming and coming

      • 1 year ago
  • cesartimaure
    cesartimaure
    • 1 year ago

    too much email for this notice please!

    • 1 year ago
  • suministrado021
    suministrado021
    • 1 year ago

    what happen?

    • 1 year ago
  • vandiermen
    vandiermen
    • 1 year ago

    I don't get it. Weird competition. you ask for "system architecture options for a robotic attachment mechanism (robotic arm) attached to a free flying robot" but "To complete the contest - Please upload an image of your favourite space image." Can you explain your craziness. You ignore entries with actual ideas, and choose winners with only internet copied irrelevant images.

    • 1 year ago
    1. aar0nr
      aar0nr
      • 1 year ago

      they chose a graphic designer to complete this task. It is weird.

      • 1 year ago
    2. suministrado021
      suministrado021
      • 1 year ago

      They choose there own artist.

      • 1 year ago
  • shagunc96
    shagunc96
    • 1 year ago

    Why is mine showing Runners Up? :O

    • 1 year ago
    1. TEDdismile
      TEDdismile
      • 1 year ago

      Congratulations!

      • 1 year ago
    2. suministrado021
      suministrado021
      • 1 year ago

      Congrats!

      • 1 year ago
  • Cears Infotech
    Cears Infotech
    • 1 year ago

    I think NASA's freelancer.com account has been hacked. ;)

    • 1 year ago
  • Abdulhadijatoi
    Abdulhadijatoi
    • 1 year ago

    Please, consider #1043
    I have completed the both tasks...

    Thanks

    • 1 year ago
  • alenaxander
    alenaxander
    • 1 year ago

    Вход #3203 из 3380

    • 1 year ago
  • sargas07
    sargas07
    • 1 year ago

    Man those notification are drive in crazy mailbox :)

    • 1 year ago
  • EmbeddedMat
    EmbeddedMat
    • 1 year ago

    Why do these guys keep sending me emails telling me who the winner is. Once would have been sufficient! I've received over 54 emails now and they're still coming in....

    • 1 year ago
  • dantrag
    dantrag
    • 1 year ago

    Come on, how they are still not banned? It seems that they've sent over 200k mails already. Poor noreply@freelancer.com :)

    • 1 year ago
  • tringuyen400
    tringuyen400
    • 1 year ago

    Stop notification, don't trust any contest from this account anymore.

    • 1 year ago

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