Astrobiology (general)

ROSES-11 Amendment 3: Final text for C.16 Planetary Instrument Definition and Development (PIDD)

By Keith Cowing
April 28, 2011

Final text for Appendix C.16: Planetary Instrument Definition and Development (PIDD) and notice of co-review with proposals to Appendix C.19 Astrobiology Science and Technology for Instrument Development (ASTID).

The Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program (PIDDP) supports the advancement of spacecraft-based instrument technology that shows promise for use in scientific investigations on future planetary missions. The goal of the program is not to develop flight-qualified hardware, but rather to define and develop scientific instruments or components of such instruments to the point where the instruments may be proposed in response to future announcements of flight opportunity without additional extensive technology development. Results of PIDDP have contributed to the development of flight hardware flown on, or selected for, many of NASA’s planetary missions. The proposed instrument technology must address specific scientific objectives of likely future science missions.

This amendment presents the revised text for PIDDP, Appendix C.16 of ROSES-2011. This text replaces in its entirety the draft text released with ROSES-11. Please note that proposals submitted to Appendix C.19 Astrobiology Science and Technology for Instrument Development and Appendix C.16, PIDD, will be reviewed together and thus, if identical proposals are submitted to both programs, only one will be reviewed. The due date for PIDD Notices of Intent remains unchanged at July 15, 2011, but the due date for proposals has been changed to August 26, 2011.

On or about April 28, 2011, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2011” (NNH11ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at (select “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then “NNH11ZDA001N”). You can now track amendments, clarifications and corrections to ROSES and subscribe to an RSS feed at:

Questions concerning PIDD proposals may be addressed to:
Janice Buckner, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-0183;
[email protected].

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