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To ensure fairness, once a valid application has been submitted for assessment, a minimum of five reviewers will grade each submission. Those reviewers will offer both scores and comments against each of four distinct traits. Each trait will be scored on a 0-5 point scale, in increments of 0.1. Those scores will combine to produce a total normalized score. Examples of possible scores for a trait are… 1.4, 3.7, etc.
The most straightforward way to ensure that everyone is treated by the same set of standards would be to have the same reviewers score every application; unfortunately, due to the number of applications that we may receive, that is not possible.
Since the same reviewers will not score every application, the question of fairness needs to be explained carefully. One reviewer scoring an application may take a more critical view, giving any assigned team a range of scores only between 1.0 and 2.0, as an example; meanwhile, another reviewer may be more generous and want to score every submission between 4.0 and 5.0.
For illustrative purposes, let’s look at the scores from two hypothetical reviewers:
The first reviewer is far more generous, as a scorer, than the second reviewer, who gives much lower scores. If your application was rated by the first reviewer, it would earn a much higher total score than if it was assigned to the second reviewer.
We have a way to address this issue. We ensure that no matter which reviewers are assigned to your team, each application will be treated fairly. To do this, we utilize a mathematical technique relying on two measures of distribution, the mean and the standard deviation.
The mean takes all the scores assigned by a reviewer, adds them up, and divides them by the number of scores assigned, giving an average score.
Formally, we denote the mean like this:
The standard deviation measures the “spread” of a reviewer’s scores. As an example, imagine that two reviewers both give the same mean (average) score, but one gives many zeros and fives, while the other gives more ones and fours. It wouldn't be fair, if we didn’t consider this difference.
Formally, we denote the standard deviation like this:
To ensure that the judging process is fair, we rescale all the scores to match the judging population. In order to do this, we measure the mean and the standard deviation of all scores across all judges. Then, we change the mean score and the standard deviation of each judge to match.
We rescale the standard deviation like this:
Then, we rescale mean like this:
Basically, we are finding the difference between both distributions for a single reviewer and those for all of the reviewers combined, then adjusting each score so that no one is treated unfairly according to which reviewers they are assigned.
If we apply this rescaling process to the same two reviewers in the example above, we can see the outcome of the final resolved and normalized scores. They appear more similar, because they are now aligned with typical distributions across the total population of reviewers.
We are pleased to answer any questions you have about how we seek to ensure a level playing field for every team. Please REGISTER today and join our discussion forums, where you can ask questions or seek clarification.
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If a team of individuals and/or entities is selected as a Finalist, one payment of $50,000 will be made to the person who registered the team and submitted the application. That person is responsible for ensuring the award funds are appropriately distributed to each member of the team.
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7.7 Once a rank order of Entries has been calculated, the top three Competitors will be named as Finalists. Finalists will be asked to attend a one-week demonstration period, currently scheduled for the week of October 2, 2018, where they will present and test their prototype. Finalists may be asked to prepare additional materials in advance or upon the date of the event or shortly thereafter. You will be required to respond to any invitations to attend any events as promptly and as clearly as possible. If a Finalist is unable to attend the demonstration, then they may forfeit their award, and the next Competitor in the rank order of Entries may be named a Finalist in their place.
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Help us discover new solutions for aerosol sensor technologies.
The NASA Earth & Space Air Prize, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is focused on identifying solutions that can catalyze the development of easy to maintain, small, and affordable aerosol sensor technology that has the potential to be useful in spaceflight as well as on Earth anywhere outdoors in a community where pedestrians may be exposed to airborne particle matter.
NASA has identified particulate monitoring as a gap in its technology roadmap to enable future long-term missions. Current technology does not provide the level of sensitivity, the longevity, or the ability to operate in a reduced-gravity environment. In working with the Foundation, NASA has the opportunity to close this gap. The added bonus of the outcome of this technology demonstration competition is the potential benefit to human health on Earth as well.
Particulate monitoring is a gap in NASA’s technology roadmap to enable future long-term missions. Using this collaboration with RWJF, we have an incredible opportunity to close this gap.
Paul Mudgett, Ph.D.
Biomedical Research and Environment
In addition to the potential for the development of breakthrough technology, this competition represents breakthrough efforts for NASA and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who worked together to jointly fund execution of this competition. The commingling of private and public funds is permitted under the America COMPETES Act, but few Federal agencies have exercised the option. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided funding to support prize administration and the Phase 1 prize purse; NASA is funding the grand prize.
In the landscape of competitions, the NASA Earth & Space Air Prize is committed especially to a high standard of openness, fairness, and transparency. Our goal is to provide value for everyone who participates.
Please read all of the application requirements before completing each section. All applications must be submitted in English. Portions of your application, including the Proposal Title, Technical Abstract, and Video, may be published on this website; the remainder of your application will only be viewed by prize administrators and judges.
Be sure to review your application as the judges will see it, and confirm your changes have been saved. When you have completed all of the requirements, a message will be displayed on the screen. At that point, you can submit your final application. Once you have submitted the application, you will no longer be able to make changes.
Please read all of the application requirements before completing each section. All applications must be submitted in English. Portions of your application, including the Proposal Title, Technical Abstract, and Video, may be published on this website; the remainder of your application will only be viewed by prize administrators and judges. In order to submit a competitive application, be sure to follow the Design Guidelines. Judges will consider how well your application follows the Design Guidelines when scoring your application.
You must submit your application no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 5:00 PM Central.
Please provide a title for your proposal. This title may be displayed on the competition website post-submission so please be descriptive.
Provide a brief summary description of the aerosol sensor technology you are proposing to either adapt or create. Your Technical Abstract should be contained in a single paragraph. Focus on delivering a compelling overview so that the Evaluation Panel members assigned to score your application will want to read more. Therefore, the paragraph should not require any other context to explain clearly your proposed technology. This is your opportunity to make a strong first impression, so make every word count.
Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) are a type of measurement system used to assess the maturity level of a particular technology. Provide the estimated technology readiness level for the technology behind your proposal. We anticipate that most of the proposals submitted will be at TRL 1, TRL 2, or TRL 3.
Describe why you selected the Technology Readiness Level in the previous section. Provide supporting statements that back-up your selection.
The following information is required to capture a basic understanding of the leadership, structure, vision, and capabilities of the people working on this project. Individuals, teams of individuals, and organizations may apply. While government agencies cannot register or apply, individuals affiliated with government agencies can be recognized as part of a team so long as no governmental resources are used to develop the submission.
In order to be eligible for an award, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and provide proof of that status. The following documents can be used to establish your status.
Acceptable Documents for U.S. Citizenship
Acceptable Documents for Lawful Permanent Resident Status
Upload a copy of one of these documents to verify that you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
In order to be eligible for an award, you must provide proof that your primary place of business is within the United States. The following documents can be used to establish your primary place of business.
Acceptable Documents for Individuals
Property Tax Receipt
Posted Mail with name of applicant
Voter Registration Card
College Enrollment Papers
Acceptable Documents for Organizations
Articles of Incorporation, Charter, or similar documentation
Upload a copy of one of these documents to verify that your organization’s primary place of business is within the United States.
In order to participate in this Competition, you must demonstrate that you have at least $250K liability insurance coverage. You may upload a certificate or other evidence of your insurance coverage.
If you are part of a team that consists of individuals or a member of an organization that is submitting a proposal, each team member must fulfill a specific purpose in developing your proposed solution. Let us know how your team is structured by including a document that identifies each member, affiliation, and role in project. You may include an organizational chart. If you are an individual who is submitting a proposal, please upload a letter that indicates that the Team Organization is not applicable to you.
Here’s your opportunity to provide the details of your proposed technology to the NASA Earth & Space Air Prize. Be sure to emphasize how your proposed solution aligns with the four traits that will be used to assess each valid application (see Trait Scoring Rubric).
Each solution must demonstrate a clear understanding of the problem currently holding back progress on aerosol sensing technology and how your approach unlocks the solution. To achieve a deeper understanding of your idea, convince those reviewing your application that you understand the greater context of earth and space in which your technology may be used.
Describe the technology that you plan to prototype. How does it meet the goals of NASA to miniaturize real-time aerosol instruments suitable for low gravity? How does it meet the need for small portable sensors in smart-city networks so that residents can be informed on the health of their environment? Focus on how your technology will meet the Design Guidelines that NASA has identified. If you plan to build on an existing product or technology, describe the baseline and specific changes you intend to make. If you are creating a new technology, provide an explanation for that decision and a summary of the principles of operation.
Build on the overview of your technology, and offer a complementary description of how your technology is suitable for use in both the confines of a space habitat, such as the International Space Station, as well as here on Earth. How might a community use your technology to monitor air quality? What kinds of organizations or user groups specifically might have a need for this technology? How will it be compatible with existing smart city networks, such as the Array of Things? Explain your understanding of the necessary operations or tactics critical to overcoming any local implementation challenges.
Describe the aerosol data that your technology will provide. List the sampling frequency, the amount of computer power and memory, as well as the standard data output it will use. Specify exactly what will be measured and the applicable ranges of particle size and concentration. State whether the data will be transmitted wirelessly.
Indicate the overall analytical capability of your technology. Describe the ways that your instrument can go out of calibration. Report your calibration methodology, its accuracy, and the calibration interval. How will your technology perform in zero gravity? How will it respond to or screen out large particle debris, such as astronaut clothing lint, cookie crumbs, or large pollen? Substantiate claims with brief supporting data.
A product can meet all of the technical requirements, but still be challenging to use. Upload a drawing of the user interface and display screen that your technology will have. The user interface should be human-friendly and intuitive and show the data readout of the instrument.
How else have you accounted for human factors engineering? Describe any specific ergonomic features as well as ease of use.
Describe the physical properties of your technology. Conditions in a space habitat vary considerably from those on Earth. Include its SWaP (Size, Weight and Power). What is the power source? Is it weather and grime resistant? Can it tolerate some abuse in terms of shock and vibration? How noisy is it? It is in your interest to disclose any weaknesses of the technology. You will have opportunities to explain how those challenges are addressed later.
Propose a plan for testing your technology during space flight. Describe at high level an experimental design for a short spaceflight demonstration of your aerosol sensor concept. There is no wrong answer, be creative. You do not have to be an expert! Be sure to include the following items in your description:
Propose a plan for testing your technology in an Earth community within the United States. For example, how would you test your device in a community sensor array? How would you test your sensor’s capacity to help community leaders gain insight about air particulate impacts on residents’ health? Describe at high level an experimental design for a community demonstration of your aerosol sensor concept. There is no wrong answer, be creative. You do not have to be an expert! Be sure to include the following items in your description:
Explain who owns the intellectual property of your proposed technology. If you are building on existing or off-the-shelf technology, detail the permissions you have to use that technology. If you are part of a team, indicate which team members own the intellectual property.
Describe the commercial viability and manufacturability of your proposed technology. What is the projected production cost per unit, with rationale, for a quantity of 10 units and a quantity of 100 units?
If your team is named a Finalist, you will have six months to build your prototype. In chronological order, identify the milestones for those six months. If you have existing technology that you are augmenting, describe the initial state as well as milestones.
Describe the milestones and timeline needed to build your prototype if your team is named a Finalist.
Please offer a general overview for how you would use the award if you are named as a Finalist. This Budget Narrative should complement your project plan.
You are required to submit a video presentation that captures your own pitch for why your solution should be funded. You will upload a short digital film using YouTube. Set the Privacy Settings on your video to Public or Unlisted; do not set them to Private. Your video may be extracted from your submissions and made available to the public. Please appeal to a broad audience. Video submissions should follow these guidelines:
Video submissions that do not follow these guidelines may be removed from the application. Here are some logistical and technical suggestions:
Here are general suggestions for delivering a high-quality video pitch:
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1.24 "User" means any person who has registered a user account on this Website. The term "User" includes all Competitors.
1.25 "User Account" means Your online account with RAMPIT which enables You to use this Website and includes (but is not limited to) Your username, password, rating score and feedback.
1.26 "Website" means any web pages contained within this domain and any sub-domains and all underlying software and infrastructure which permits the holding of Competitions. Where the context permits, ‘Website’ or 'website' includes the Services provided on the Website.
1.27 "Winner" means, in relation to any Competition posted on this Website, those Competitor whose Entries are selected by the Competition Sponsor as a winner of the $100,000 Award. Competitors may disqualify their Entries from this selection by expressly informing the Competition Sponsor of their decision within 48 hours after the close of the competition.
1.28 "You" means the person, team, or organization team using the Website, including a User, or an Entity duly organized and validly existing under state or federal law in the United States of America or the host country of origin that is represented on the Website by a User that is a person at least 18 years of age who is the duly authorized representative of such Entity.
1.29 "Your" means the possessive of the person, team, or organization using the Website, including a User.
2.1 Use of this Website is subject to this Agreement. You agree to be bound by this Agreement and any subsequent amendments to this Agreement, as set forth below.
2.2 RAMPIT reserves the right to amend or modify this Agreement at any time, provided that if such modifications materially limit Your rights and/or expand Your obligations hereunder, RAMPIT will notify You electronically, such as by email or through the Website. Such material modifications will take effect on the earlier of the date You indicate Your assent (by clicking "Accept" or otherwise). No modification of the Agreement will apply to any dispute between You and RAMPIT that arose prior to the effective date of the modification. If at any time You disagree with the Agreement or any modifications thereof, You may terminate this Agreement and shall cease using this Website. Your continued use of the Website after the revised Agreement becomes effective (such as following notice as set forth above) indicates that You have read, understood, and agreed to the revised Agreement. Any new or different terms supplied by You are specifically rejected by RAMPIT unless RAMPIT agrees to them in a signed writing specifically including those new or different terms.
2.3 Particular Competitions may be subject to additional terms and conditions ("Competition Terms and Conditions"). Competition Terms and Conditions will apply in addition to this Agreement and will not limit this Agreement in any way unless RAMPIT notifies the parties to a Competition that this Agreement is amended by the Competition Terms and Conditions. If RAMPIT does not provide such notification to the parties, this Agreement will prevail in the event of any inconsistency between it and the Competition Terms and Conditions.
2.4 RAMPIT may alter this Website from time to time by adding or removing features. This Agreement will not be affected by any alterations to this Website.
2.5 Users may use this Website, including but not limited to those in the capacity of a Competitor. This Agreement will apply to Your use of the Website in that capacity, but Users may also include Competition Administrators or representatives of the Competition Sponsor, and any conditions placed on them as Users are identified in the Terms.
3.1 In order to participate in any Competition, You must register as a User. Participation on this Website is free.
3.2 Participation is available only to individuals, teams, and Entities that are able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If You do not accept this Agreement, You will not be permitted to participate in any Competition or otherwise access or use the Website in any way.
3.3 By entering, You represent that you are not:
3.4 When registering as a User, You warrant to RAMPIT that:
3.5 No individual or represented Entity may register more than once (for example, by using a different username/email).
3.6 Acceptance of registration is at the sole discretion of RAMPIT. If RAMPIT believes that any registration has been made in contravention of clauses 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 or 3.5 above (or otherwise in breach of this Agreement), it may refuse to accept the registration.
3.7 You are responsible for all use of this Website made using Your User Account (and/or username/email or password), whether or not You are aware of that use or could reasonably have been aware of that use. You agree to notify RAMPIT immediately if You become aware of any unauthorized use of Your User Account.
3.8 Your User Account is personal to You and may not be sold, assigned or transferred to a third party. If You attempt to sell, assign or transfer Your User Account to a third party, RAMPIT may suspend or terminate Your participation at its sole discretion.
3.9 RAMPIT may communicate with You through the username/email that You provide at registration. You agree to notify RAMPIT within a reasonable time if there are any changes to Your details. If You fail to notify RAMPIT of any changes to Your details, You agree to waive any objection, claim, defense or recourse You might have had as a consequence of RAMPIT failing to communicate with You. If You change Your email address and fail to notify RAMPIT of the change, RAMPIT will be deemed to have communicated with You on the date on which it communicated with the email address most recently provided by You.
3.10 You warrant that any Content provided or posted by You (through registration or otherwise):
3.11 If RAMPIT believes that any Content contravenes Clause 3.10 (or any other provision of this Agreement), it may remove that Content and/or take any other steps as it deems necessary to protect itself or third parties against any Loss. To the maximum extent permitted by law, RAMPIT will not be liable for any Loss to any person arising from the removal of Content under this Section.
4.1 Subject to Clause 4.2, You may terminate Your participation at any time and without cause by notifying RAMPIT through this Website.
4.2 If You terminate Your participation, this Agreement and any other applicable terms and conditions will continue to apply to any Postings made by You prior to giving the notice described in Clause 4.1 above.
4.3 RAMPIT may, in its absolute discretion, terminate or suspend Your participation at any time and without notice if it believes that:
4.4 If RAMPIT terminates Your participation, RAMPIT may in its absolute discretion withdraw any Postings submitted or made by You. If RAMPIT terminates Your participation, RAMPIT may, at its sole discretion, immediately withdraw Your Entries, which will have no force and effect from the date on which Your participation was terminated.
4.5 Subject to Clause 4.4, if RAMPIT suspends Your participation, any entries or other Postings submitted or made by You may be suspended for the period in which Your participation is suspended.
4.6 If Your participation is terminated, either by You or by RAMPIT:
5.1 You must not use the Website to facilitate or participate in any illegal activity or engage in any activity which RAMPIT, in its absolute discretion, considers inappropriate. RAMPIT reserves the right to terminate or restrict Your access to this Website immediately and indefinitely if it suspects that You are engaging in any such behavior or are in breach of any terms of this Agreement. You agree that You will only use Your User Account and this Website for the purposes of using the Services and for no other purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, in using Your User Account and accessing the Website, You agree not to:
6.1 If You are registered as a Competitor, You agree and acknowledge that:
6.2 The Competition Sponsor reserves the right to conduct an administrative review of any Entry or any Competitor in order to screen for completeness and other Entry Content requirements (as described in the Competition Terms and Conditions) before distributing approved Entries to Judges.
6.3 Competitors permit RAMPIT, the Competition Sponsor, and/or any entity designated by the Competition Sponsor, to publish any Entry, Entry Content, or Content (specifically, the Proposal Title, Technical Abstract, and Video) on this website; the remainder of any Entry, Entry Content, or Content will also be viewed by the Competition Sponsor, RAMPIT, and Judges, as necessary.
6.4 By participating in the Earth & Space Air Prize, You hereby irrevocably grant to the Competition Sponsor a non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable, worldwide, license and right to use the Entry to the extent necessary to administer the Earth & Space Air Prize, and to publicly perform and publicly display portions of the Entry (specifically, the Proposal Title, Technical Abstract, and Video), including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Earth & Space Air Prize. If you are selected as a Finalist or Winner of the Earth & Space Air Prize, as a condition to accepting their respective Awards, hereby grant the Competition Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, sub-licensable, worldwide, license and right to post on the Competition Sponsor’s website and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s website portions of your Entry, specifically, the Proposal Title, Technical Abstract, and Video (via web link, iframe, or other presentation modality).
7.1 RAMPIT is not involved in any way in the formation of any contract between the Competitor and the Competition Sponsor. RAMPIT at no time acts as an agent for any Competitor.
7.2 RAMPIT will not be liable to You in any respect if a Competition Sponsor or Competitor fails to perform its obligations under this Agreement or the Competition.
7.3 The Competition Sponsor will at all times be responsible for the bestowal of any Award(s) in accordance with the Agreement and the Competition Terms and Conditions. RAMPIT will have no liability whatsoever in respect to the failure of a Competition Sponsor to bestow any Award(s), and You acknowledge and agree that You will not take action of any kind against RAMPIT in respect to any claim for any Award(s) that You may or may not have or wish to make.
8.1 Finalists and Winner agree that any Award is conditional upon receipt by the Competition Sponsor of any Entry Content used or consulted by that Finalist or Winner in generating the winning Entry and that any Award will not be bestowed until this condition has been satisfied.
8.2 Finalists and Winners may be required to execute a Purse Payment Form as a condition to receiving an Award. If a Finalist or Winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Award Claim Documents within five days of the Competition Sponsor’s request (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), the Finalist or Winner may be disqualified and an alternate Finalist or Winner may be selected.
8.3 By participating in the Earth & Space Air Prize, in addition to any other rights granted herein or which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between the Competition Sponsor, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and RAMPIT, on the one hand, and You, on the other hand, You, to the extent allowed by applicable law, hereby irrevocably (a) grant to each of the Competition Sponsor, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and RAMPIT the right to use Your name, likeness, image, and biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Earth & Space Air Prize and (b) releases Competition Sponsor and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from any liability with respect thereto.
8.4 No more than the advertised number of awards will be distributed. Awards will be delivered only to an address in the United States.
8.5 Attempts to notify potential Finalists and Winner will be made using the contact information provided on the Finalist’s and Winner’s Entry. The Competition Sponsor and RAMPIT are not responsible for e-mail or other communication problems of any kind. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential Finalist or Winner does not respond within five days of the first notification attempt (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), or if the Award or Award notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential Finalist or Winner, such potential Finalist or Winner will forfeit the Award and an alternate Finalist or Winner may be selected. If any potential Finalist or Winner is found to be ineligible, or has not complied with these Rules or declines the applicable Award for any reason, such potential Finalists or Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Finalist or Winner may be selected.
8.6 The Competition Sponsor acknowledges that RAMPIT does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or utility of any Entry or associated Entry Content from a Winner.
9.1 You will be responsible for any tax, levy, or other charge that may arise under any applicable law from the use of this website, including from receiving any Award(s). You acknowledge that You will not be entitled to demand any additional payment by reason of any Award(s) being subject to any tax, levy, or other charge in any jurisdiction.
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10.2 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL RAMPIT OR COMPETITION SPONSOR OR THE OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS OF EITHER BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OR RELATED TO THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, EVEN IF RAMPIT OR COMPETITION SPONSOR OR THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF EITHER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
10.3 Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, You agree that neither RAMPIT NOR THE COMPETITION SPONSOR are responsible for any Loss arising out of, or in any way connected with:
10.4 For the avoidance of doubt, You acknowledge that RAMPIT is a provider of an interactive computer service and that neither RAMPIT nor COMPETITION SPONSOR is a publisher under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, and therefore not responsible for any of the Users' Postings. If, notwithstanding the provisions of this Clause 11.3, a court of competent jurisdiction holds RAMPIT or COMPETITION SPONSOR liable in respect of any matters arising under or incidental to this Agreement, RAMPIT'S AND COMPETITION SPONSOR’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE) WILL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR USING THIS WEBSITE DURING THE 12 MONTHS PRECEDING YOUR CLAIM, OR, IF NO AMOUNT WAS PAID, SUCH LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO $100.
10.5 You agree that neither RAMPIT nor COMPETITION SPONSOR nor the third party providers of either will be liable or responsible for any failure in, or delay to, the provision of the Services or in RAMPIT nor COMPETITION SPONSOR complying with its obligations under this Agreement where such failure or delay has arisen as a direct or indirect result of:
10.6 In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries is received or the Competition Sponsor is prevented from awarding an Award or continuing with the Earth & Space Air Prize as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including, without limitation, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Competition Sponsor’s control (“Force Majeure”), the Competition Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Earth & Space Air Prize. If the Earth & Space Air Prize is terminated for Force Majeure before expiration of the Earth & Space Air Prize, the Competition Sponsor will (if reasonably possible) select a Finalists from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.
10.7 All obligations of the Competition Sponsor under or pursuant to this Agreement are subject to the availability of funds, and no provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted to require obligation or payment of funds in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act, (31 U.S.C. § 1341).
10.8 You agree that the Competition Sponsor, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and RAMPIT:
11.1 You agree to indemnify and hold each of the Competition Sponsor, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, RAMPIT, and their owners, officers, employees, agents and suppliers, harmless from all claims and Losses (including legal fees) due to or arising out of or in connection with Your Postings, Competition, Competition Information and other Content (as applicable), Your use of this Website, or Your breach of this Agreement.
11.2 You, by submitting an Entry, agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless each of the Competition Sponsor, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and RAMPIT, and each of their respective directors, trustees, officers, employees, agents, consultants, and successors and assigns, from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from Competitor’s entry or any breach or alleged breach of any of Your representations, warranties, and covenants in this Agreement.
11.3 You agree to obtain any and all insurance policies and coverage required by Your local, state, or federal governments to conduct any and all activities related to or required by Your participation in the Competition. Additionally, Competition Sponsor requires that each Individual, Entity or Team have liability insurance in the amount of $250,000 that covers all participants You are registering and will require proof of such insurance as a requirement to participate in the competition. This liability insurance shall cover (A) a third party for death, bodily injury, or property damage, or loss resulting from an activity carried out in connection with participation in a competition, with the Federal Government named as an additional insured under the registered participant's insurance policy and registered participants agreeing to indemnify the Federal Government against third party claims for damages arising from or related to competition activities; and (B) the Federal Government for damage or loss to Government property resulting from such an activity. Proof of insurance shall be provided to the Competition Sponsor 30 days in advance of the competition. You agree that failure to meet this insurance requirement will result in Your removal from participation in the Competition.
12.1 Neither RAMPIT nor COMPETITION SPONSOR represents or warrants that the content on this Website complies with the laws of any country outside of the United States. If You access this Website from outside the United States, You do so at Your own risk.
13.1 You acknowledge that, as between the parties, RAMPIT is the owner of all Intellectual Property Rights in and to this Website (excluding Postings). You acknowledge that You have no Intellectual Property Rights in or to this Website or to any Postings not made directly by you except for a limited license to use this Website as necessary to participate in a Competition or evaluate the possibility of such participation.
13.2 You acknowledge that all text, graphics, user interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos and artwork, including the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, 'look and feel' and arrangement of such Content, provided by RAMPIT or its licensors on this Website is owned or licensed by or to RAMPIT and is protected by applicable copyright, patent and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. No such Content can be copied, publicly displayed, modified, sold, licensed or distributed in any way by You without RAMPIT's prior written consent. You shall not use the name “NASA” or the “Robert Wood Johnson Foundation” or any variation, adaptation, or abbreviation thereof, or the name of any of NASA’s or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Board members, officers, employees, or agents, or any trademark, Insignia or program identifier-owned by NASA or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in any promotional material or other public announcement or disclosure, nor copied, publicly displayed, modified, sold, licensed or distributed in any way by You without the prior written consent of NASA or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which consent NASA or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation may withhold in its sole discretion.
14.1 From time to time, RAMPIT may provide, or any Content may contain, links to Third Party Sites and resources. You acknowledge that:
14.2 You acknowledge and agree that neither RAMPIT nor Competition Sponsor will be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any Loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with Your use of or reliance on any Content or material available on or through any Third Party Sites or resource.
15.1 In the interest of resolving disputes between You and RAMPIT in the most expedient and cost effective manner, You and RAMPIT agree that any and all disputes arising in connection with this Agreement shall be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. Our agreement to arbitrate disputes includes, but is not limited to all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of this Agreement, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether the claims arise during or after the termination of these Terms. You understand and agree that, by entering into these Terms, You and RAMPIT are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.
15.2 You and RAMPIT or Competition Sponsor each agree that nothing herein shall be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit any rights to (i) bring an individual action in small claims court, (ii) pursue enforcement actions through applicable federal, state, or local agencies where such actions are available, (iii) seek injunctive relief in a court of law, or (iv) to file suit in a court of law to address intellectual property infringement claims.
15.3 Any arbitration between You and RAMPIT will be governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, "AAA Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), as modified by these Terms, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and filing forms are available online at adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.
15.4 A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other, by certified mail or Federal Express (signature required), or in the event that we do not have a physical address on file for You, by electronic mail ("Notice"). RAMPIT's address for Notice is: RAMPIT, LLC, 805 2nd Avenue South, #3, Nashville, TN 37210 or email@example.com. The COMPETITION SPONSOR’s address is NASA, ATTN: Lynn Buquo, CoECI Manager, Human Health and Performance, Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston TX 77058-3696, with a copy to the Legal Department. The Notice must: (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and, (b) set forth the specific relief sought. We agree to use good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if we do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 calendar days after the Notice is received, You may commence arbitration proceedings.
15.5 Any arbitration hearings will take place at a location to be agreed upon by the parties to the arbitration or, if a location cannot be agreed upon, then it will be agreed upon by the arbitrator(s), provided that if the claim is for $10,000 or less, You may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a non-appearance based telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 calendar days of the arbitrator's ruling on the merits.
15.6 YOU AND RAMPIT AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both You and RAMPIT or agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
15.7 If only Clause 15.6 is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section 15 shall be null and void and, in such case, the parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described in Section 17 shall govern any action arising out of or related to the Agreement.
16.1 If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing RAMPIT's copyright agent (the "Copyright Agent") with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
16.2 RAMPIT's designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is Copyright Agent, RAMPIT, LLC, 805 2nd Avenue South, #3, Nashville, TN 37210, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 16, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
16.3 If you believe that your Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
16.4 If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, RAMPIT may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the Content provider, member or user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at RAMPIT's sole discretion.
17.1 As defined in Clause 1.2, this Agreement is the entire agreement between You and RAMPIT relating to the subject matter herein, and supersedes all previous communications, representations, understandings and agreements, either oral or written, between You and RAMPIT with respect to said subject matter. This Agreement shall not be modified except in a writing signed by both parties, or by a change made as provided in Clause 2.2. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of this Agreement, which is severable from said provision and will remain in full force and effect.
17.2 If You breach any provision of this Agreement and RAMPIT has knowledge (either actual or constructive) of that breach, a failure to pursue legal action or to enforce any remedy against You will not constitute a waiver of its legal rights. Any waiver of rights under this Agreement must be in writing and signed by RAMPIT.
17.3 All matters relating to this Website and this Agreement are governed by and are to be construed according to the laws applicable in the state of Tennessee, United States (without regard to any rules governing choice of law). If one or more of the exceptions from arbitration expressly set forth in Section 16 above apply, You agree unconditionally to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Davidson County, Tennessee, in relation to all matters arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement or this Website.
17.4 RAMPIT may assign its rights and novate or transfer obligations which arise under this Agreement. You must not assign, novate or otherwise transfer Your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of RAMPIT. Any assignment attempted in violation of this Clause 17.4 shall be void.
17.5 The parties agree that no rule of construction applies to the disadvantage of a party because that party was responsible for the preparation of this Agreement or part of it.
17.6 Unless otherwise requested in writing by You, RAMPIT may refer to You and Your corporate identity (if applicable) as part of promoting this Website and RAMPIT in the marketplace.
17.7 RAMPIT accepts content uploaded from Users in good faith and on the basis of warranties provided by Users. It is Your responsibility at all times to investigate and become satisfied as to the accuracy of the information provided by any other party (including all Users) on this Website. RAMPIT at no time makes any representations as to the accuracy of any information provided on this Website.
17.8 You acknowledge and agree that to the extent that this Agreement relates to a Competition, a prospective Competition or any Posting, this Agreement is intended also to be for the benefit of the Competition Sponsor, the Competitors and other Users, who are entitled to enforce the provisions of this Agreement against You.
17.9 All notices, requests, demands, consents, approvals, offers, agreements or other communications given by You to RAMPIT must be emailed to RAMPIT at email@example.com.
17.10 In the interpretation of this Agreement, unless the contrary intention appears:
17.11 This Competition is a skills-based challenge to resolve bona fide requirements and not, for clarity, any game(s) of chance.
Three Finalist teams participated in an on-site demonstration event where each sensor was exposed to different aerosols. Based on the data generated and the alignment of each sensor to the Design Guidelines, NASA and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have named Applied Particle Technology the winner of the Grand Prize of $100,000.
In order to submit a competitive application, we suggest you follow these design guidelines in your application: