NASA SBIR 2011 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-1 A5.01-8555
SUBTOPIC TITLE: UAS Integration in the NAS
PROPOSAL TITLE: UAS Demand Generation and Airspace Performance Impact Prediction

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20855 - 2737
(301) 294-5200

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Frederick Wieland
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20855 - 2737
(301) 294-5268

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 2

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
IAI and its academic partner propose to develop technology that will generate credible future demand for UAS vehicles given proposed UAS missions. The technology will consist of three parts. The first part is an activity-based modeling system that translates inchoate mission profile information into overall demand between city pairs and counties for UAS aircraft. The second part translates the overall demand into specific flight data sets, specifying the origin, destination, scheduled departure and arrival times, as well as the type of aircraft flown along the route. The final part consists of a data warehouse system that will store the flight data sets and allow analysts to retrieve them to support custom UAS studies.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This effort will lead to the development of a data warehouse containing potentially thousands of UAS flights. NASA personnel can access this warehouse to develop custom UAS traffic scenarios to drive both fast-time and human-in-the-loop studies. For example, a UAS study in the Southern California area might want to access UAS border control flights in California and Arizona, as well as UAS flights performing aqueduct inspection and other activities.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The technology developed in this project makes it possible for aviation analysts worldwide to quickly develop scenarios for UAS studies. Airport planners, airspace designers, aviation consultants, airlines, and other stakeholders will have access to a valuable repository of credible UAS flight demand.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Air Transportation & Safety
Analytical Methods
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Verification/Validation Tools

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