Lead investigator Ron Small, principal system engineer at Alion Science and Technology Corp., analyzes data for an NSBRI project to develop a system that will help astronaut pilots in real-time to overcome the effects of spatial disorientation.


NSBRI fosters a spirit of collaboration within and between its science, technology and education program areas. In turn, the Institute strongly supports the advancement of scientific and educational endeavors through collaborations with other organizations.

These collaborations with academic organizations, industry, government and international partners create a win-win situation for the participants and strengthen the activities of all involved, often resulting in a stronger end product.