# Aftershock: NASA Shock Propagation Prediction Challenge

• Status: Pending
• Præmier: \$20000
• Modtagne indlæg: 10

## Konkurrence Instruktioner

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE FULL CHALLENGE BRIEF THAT CONTAINS ALL THE CHALLENGE AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

CHALLENGE BRIEF (Last updated April 28, 2022): https://app.box.com/s/zzwpotazffkbfldb8sv3ejvpx2c3f6lo
FAQ: https://app.box.com/s/p2wxgkaxtsyajt6pblz8yb9mf0d7mhs5
WEBINAR RECORDING: https://youtu.be/4l3bA_SaKDo

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AFTERSHOCK: NASA SHOCK PROPAGATION PREDICTION CHALLENGE
Do you have expertise in physics, mechanical engineering, and/or data science? If so, this challenge is for you! The Aftershock: NASA Shock Propagation Prediction Challenge looks for novel shock propagation prediction models that improve NASA’s ability to predict shock loads through spacecraft. If you’re up to the challenge, you could win a share of the \$50,000 purse.
To participate in this challenge, you must submit:
2. A white paper detailing:
a. The model/methodology
b. The speed of the model and the hardware used to run the model
c. The extensibility and versatility of the model

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW
Engineers at NASA are working to make revolutionary improvements to aviation, expand understanding of Earth’s atmosphere, and develop technology for space exploration.Different components on the spacecraft and its payload, such as the onboard electronics, are impacted by these events and may be damaged by different frequencies of the shock spectrum. For example, electronics are more susceptible to high frequencies and structural components may be more susceptible to lower frequencies. Because of the potential damage due to the shock propagating through the spacecraft, it is important to model the propagation as closely as possible to reduce the risk of a component failure.

Unfortunately, this is a difficult problem given the variety of materials onboard a spacecraft and the complicated propagation paths. NASA created standards in the early days of spaceflight based on extensive testing across structures. While these old models are better than nothing, mathematical methods and high-performance computing tools are well-suited to provide better models for shock propagation. The Aftershock Challenge provides you the opportunity to show NASA what you’ve got by showing how well you can model shock propagation through a satellite structure.

PRIZES
Total Purse: US \$50,000
Top prizes will only be awarded to solutions that meet or exceed the minimum prediction requirement. Up to 3 prizes will be awarded to the top solvers that achieve the requirements of the challenge for a total of \$50,000. The best solution will be awarded \$20,000, second place will be awarded \$15,000, and third place will be awarded \$7,500.

Up to three additional prizes will be awarded for novel approaches to the problem or solutions that have potential to advance the science of shock prediction. First place will be awarded \$2,500, second place will be awarded \$2,000, and third place will be awarded \$1,500. Submissions that win top awards are not eligible for these prizes.
Businesses who enter to get their solutions tested against the data set but are unable to provide NASA with a license to use (See IP), are eligible to be awarded one of three \$500 Business Recognition Awards.

All competitors that meet minimum prediction criteria will receive a certificate of participation from NASA.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Registration will be open from the launch of the challenge until the submission deadline of May 1, 2022, 5:00 PM ET.
To Register for the Challenge, Teams must:
2. Complete and submit the Registration Form

Registration Forms will be reviewed for eligibility; ineligible teams will be notified and teams that meet the Challenge eligibility requirements, as listed in the Rules, may continue in the competition. Eligible teams will be provided with the sample project data from NASA to use for the solution.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A team or individual may submit more than one submission to the challenge. However, each submission must be a substantially different approach. For example, if the submissions address different topic areas, use different algorithms or methods, or use different data sources, they can be submitted separately. However, if two submissions from the same team are deemed to be too similar, only the most recent submission will be considered for judging.

All submissions must be written in English and cannot be handwritten.

For your submission to be eligible for judging, you must:
-Be eligible to compete or be part of a team that is eligible to compete (see eligibility requirements).
-The team captain must register on Freelancer.com.
-Use the Submission Form to create a PDF and upload the PDF to your submission on the Challenge Page (https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Aftershock-NASA-Shock-Propagation-Prediction-Challenge-2045690).
The White Paper information must be submitted using the Challenge Submission Form. The Submission Form will be sent to eligible participants by the Challenge Team after registration.
OUTPUT

You will need to upload your results to this file upload link (https://app.box.com/f/af28f73931e84c3c8515e4d0abe6a58d ) and use the .csv template provided upon registration. Failure to follow the template may result in disqualification.

RULES
NASA and employees of Challenge partners reserve the right to update or modify this challenge at any time. Updated material will be made available to all participants.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- By participating in a Freelancer.com contest, each participant (whether an individual, group of individuals, or entity) must agree to and abide by the following: Freelancer Eligibility Policies, Freelancer User Agreement, and the Freelancer Copyright Infringement Policy. Each participant must complete and comply with the Freelancer KYC process. All team members must meet Freelancer eligibility policies.

- All team members must be at least 18 years old. The team lead must be eligible to receive payment under the laws of the United States; U.S. federal sanctions prohibit participation from certain countries. (see: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx).
NASA and employees of Challenge partners are not eligible to participate. Federal employees acting within the scope of their employment are not eligible to participate. Any individual or entity associated with the development or administration of this challenge is ineligible to compete. Government contractors working on the same or similar projects are ineligible to participate in the Challenge.

- Funds from U.S. or foreign government organizations should not be used to directly fund the development of a solution to this Challenge. Solutions that were previously developed with Government/Federal funds, or where Government/Federal funds, including but not limited to, employee time, materials, and reviews, were utilized to prepare the submission or solutions are prohibited.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- Solutions must originate from either the U.S. or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

- Completed submissions must be uploaded to the Challenge page before the deadline, May 1, 2022, at 5:00 PM ET. No late submissions will be accepted.

- All written submissions must be in PDF format, in English, and machine readable (not handwritten). Data solutions must be in .csv format using the template provided and uploaded to your GitHub repository before the deadline.

PAYMENT

For any prize award, the winner will receive the full amount awarded; any Freelancer seller fee will be refunded to the winner.
If participating as a team, all payments will be made to the Team Leader who is solely responsible for the distribution of funds among team members.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The winners hereby acknowledge and agree to provide unlimited rights to the delivered solutions to the Government in accordance with FAR 52.227-14 Rights in Data--General (May 2014) (https://www.acquisition.gov/far/52.227-14) and as modified by NFS 1852.227-14, Rights in Data--General (April 2015) (https://www.acquisition.gov/nfs/part-1852-solicitation-provisions-and-contract-clauses-0#Section_1852_227_14_T48_60423441165). This means the rights of the Government to use, disclose, reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies to the public, and perform publicly and display publicly, in any manner and for any purpose, and to have or permit others to do so.

If you are competing as a business, and are unable to comply with the IP agreement for all or part of your solution, contact the challenge team at nasa-larc@freelancer.com

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CHALLENGE BRIEF: https://app.box.com/s/zzwpotazffkbfldb8sv3ejvpx2c3f6lo
Please submit questions to the challenge Public Clarification Board or to nasa-larc@freelancer.com.

## Offentlig Præciserings Opslagstavle

• Konkurrenceafholder
• 3 uger siden

Hello everyone!

We added a new question to the FAQ sheet (Q7 under "Challenge Specific Question").

FAQ: https://app.box.com/s/p2wxgkaxtsyajt6pblz8yb9mf0d7mhs5

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• Konkurrenceafholder
• 3 uger siden

Hi everyone, we have removed the requirement to upload your output on GitHub on page 11 of the Challenge Brief. The upload instructions are located on page 9. Please also refer to the Submission Guidelines file on Box for details on the steps you must follow to submit your submission in full.

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• ###### visban1
• 3 uger siden

Maybe we have focused too much on the weight. Weightless is the realm we need to achieve to deal with the minor impacts. #increaseprize

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• Konkurrenceafholder
• 3 uger siden

Hello everyone!

We added 2 new questions to the FAQ sheet (Q5 and Q6 under "Challenge Specific Question").

FAQ: https://app.box.com/s/p2wxgkaxtsyajt6pblz8yb9mf0d7mhs5

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1. ###### techiestc
• 3 uger siden

Dear Contest Holder, Can we have more time because more candidates are interested to take part. Hope you will get the winner soon. Thanks

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• ###### Tamazgha
• 1 måned siden

Hello, I am an Algerian geologist. I want to submit a proposal, is Algeria eligible? Is there any detailed information for geologists?

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 1 måned siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

Unfortunately, Algeria is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

The team must still abide by the following:
Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

• 1 måned siden
• ###### mdsakhaeathossa1
• 1 måned siden

Hello sir, I have already registered for this challenge but I have not received the data sets yet. Can you help me in this case?

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 1 måned siden

Hello, your registration has been confirmed. You should have received a notification in a separate email. Thank you!

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• ###### fzahrabrh
• 1 måned siden

hello, how much time it tooks to have a response in email ?

• 1 måned siden
1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 1 måned siden

Hello, your registration has been confirmed. You should have received a notification in a separate email. Thank you!

• 1 måned siden
• ###### enricomenotti
• 1 måned siden

Hello, I have a good knowledge of the wave equation in the context of classical electrodynamics. At the time of my MSc thesis, I partially developed a (maybe) new discretization method. Now it'd be interesting to see whether my idea is applicable here as well. Yet, I never studied mechanical waves in material bodies. May you state a good reference on the theoretical background, just to point me in the right direction?

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 1 måned siden

Hi, please feel free to register for the challenge. Upon confirmation of your registration, you will receive the data sets and you can determine if your ideas are applicable here.

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• ###### VishalShriJ
• 2 måneder siden

Hi there, is Indians eligible for that.

• 2 måneder siden
1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, are you currently living in India or another country? Please feel out the registration form and we can let you know. Thank you!

• 2 måneder siden
• ###### vijaykv555
• 2 måneder siden

is India eligible country to participate ?

• 2 måneder siden
1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

Unfortunately, India is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

The team must still abide by the following:
Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

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• ###### VishalShriJ
• 2 måneder siden

I have readed your design specifications. I have a some questions 1) I am not software developer. So can I participate? 2) I can provide Architectural (innovative) design solution for that but no software codings. Then is it will be okay to you? 3) I do not have testing facilities, I can provide you a detailed concept and ideas of design and drawing. It will need further development from your end. So, is it will be okay to you? Thank you

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• ###### UnvirsalX
• 2 måneder siden

is Egypt eligible country to participate ?

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

Unfortunately, Egypt is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

The team must still abide by the following:
Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

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• ###### houdabelmaati
• 2 måneder siden

Hello dear owner, I would like to know if Morocco is eligible to participate in this contest ?

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge. Yes, Morocco is included as one of the eligible countries. Please review the full eligibility requirements to ensure you meet all of them. Thank you!

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• ###### jahichsj
• 2 måneder siden

Hello dear owner, I would like to know if Slovenia is eligible to participate in this contest ? I have registered two days ago, but not received any confirmation email with the dataset. Thank you!

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hello, a confirmation email has been sent to you. Thank you!

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• ###### alvitrbd
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, hope you're fine! Bangladesh is eligible, right?

• 2 måneder siden
1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge. Yes, you can. Bangladesh is included as one of the eligible countries. Please review the full eligibility requirements to ensure you meet all of them. Thank you!

• 2 måneder siden
• ###### AntonSiswo
• 2 måneder siden

Hi there. Is Indonesian with Indonesia citizenship is eligible? Thank you

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

Unfortunately, Indonesia is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

The team must still abide by the following:
Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

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• ###### dev904536
• 2 måneder siden

Hi dear sir, I hope you are fine.
I am an electrical engineering student from India
I would like to know if an Indian Student is eligible for the contest?

• 2 måneder siden
1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

Unfortunately, India is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

The team must still abide by the following:
Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

• 2 måneder siden
• ###### Bestalex26
• 2 måneder siden

Hello, I would like to know if Nicaragua is eligible for the contest?

• 2 måneder siden
1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge. Yes, you can. Nicaragua is included as one of the eligible countries. Please review the full eligibility requirements to ensure you meet all of them. Thank you!

• 2 måneder siden
• ###### muhamedrizk17
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, I would like to know if morocco is eligible to participate in this contest ?

• 2 måneder siden
1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge. Yes, you can. Morocco is included as one of the eligible countries. Please review the full eligibility requirements to ensure you meet all of them. Thank you!

• 2 måneder siden
• ###### zebashaikh172
• 3 måneder siden

Hi Team,
I have registered yesterday, but not received any confirmation email with the dataset. Is there any time frame that we should be waiting for your response.

Regards,
Zeba Shaikh

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
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2. ###### zebashaikh172
• 2 måneder siden

Hi Team,
Based on my location, it seems that i am not eligible. Is there any team, which met your criteria and I can join them ? I really want to work on this challenge. Please, let me know if there is any work around.

Regards,
Zeba Shaikh

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• Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hello everyone,

The webinar recording and FAQ sheet are now posted under the contest description. Please note that an additional python script file has been added to the data sets under “Test_Data_Crowd” folder.

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• ###### jhowsb
• 2 måneder siden

Hello dear owner, I would like to know if Brazil is eligible to participate in this contest ?

• 2 måneder siden
1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

Unfortunately, Brazil is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

The team must still abide by the following:
Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

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• ###### gauchecolibri
• 3 måneder siden

I followed all the steps and do not get any answer or link to fetch the data. Can you please tell me if I am registered or if I'll need to register again?

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 2 måneder siden

Hello, the data sets have now been emailed to you directly. Thank you for your patience.

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I think the contest holder should provide a testing sample. I need to know the results of the old tests on some parts, so I can test the model that I am going to develop. The contest holder should publish a confirmed tension analysis for a part that has undergone a shock, then we can start modeling the shocking effects, and solve the models, then we can know whether our model is getting close to the results of the physical tests or not. How can we measure the development of our model while there is no reference? A reference can be provided by the contest holder

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 3 måneder siden

Hello, once your registration is confirmed, data sets will be available to you via email. If you are interested in this challenge, please fill out the submission form. Thank you!

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• Konkurrenceafholder
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ANNOUNCEMENT
Join our Webinar on February 16, 2022, 9-10AM PT/12-1PM ET to learn more about what NASA is looking for in a winning entry! The webinar is an opportunity for you to learn:
- The background of the challenge
- What NASA is seeking for in the solutions
- How to participate in the challenge
- Live Q&A with NASA

RSVP HERE: https://freelancer.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FrJ2uUpaRAK9FJPplaKAGw

Reply to this post with your questions and we'll answer them in the Q&A period of the event!

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• ###### mday1924
• 3 måneder siden

Hello, the link to the registration form is showing as "Internal Error". Is there another link we should use?

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1. Konkurrenceafholder
• 3 måneder siden

Please let us know if you encounter further issues.

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• ###### rollsgavani
• 3 måneder siden

We worked for a solution to this real world problem. We are a team form Nigeria however we checked the documentation https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003 to see if we could submit our proposal. Seems unavailable.

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• ###### ayushm3002
• 3 måneder siden

Hello, I am not from a designated country but I have experience with data science, physics and mechanical engineering. If anyone is looking for a team member with these skills. please contact me. I really want to participate but cannot on my own because of where I live.

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