NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-2 A3.02-9153
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Autonomy of the National Airspace System (NAS)
PROPOSAL TITLE: Verification & Validation of Complex Autonomy Concepts Using the Cloud

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Crown Consulting, Inc.
1400 Key Boulevard, Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209 - 1577
(703) 650-0663

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Paul Cobb
3451 Oak Knoll Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94062 - 3117
(650) 533-8727

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Robert J. Ramseth
1400 Key Boulevard, Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209 - 1577
(703) 650-0663 Extension :3010

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Autonomy of the National Airspace System (NAS) is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Crown Consulting, Inc., proposes a new method of verification and validation for autonomous operations by using cloud computing resources for massively parallel execution of National Airspace System (NAS) simulations. This method increases by an order of magnitude the number of Monte Carlo simulation runs that can be executed in a given time, enabling assessments of safety and performance across thousands of scenarios. Uses of this innovation include verification and validation of concepts for autonomous UAS operations, validation of advanced NAS concepts, and development of SMART NAS. Phase II will develop and demonstrate the concept by creating a sUAS SMART NAS Testbed simulation running thousands of cases simultaneously, along with automated system performance and safety assessment. Applications to NASA needs include analysis of concepts for UAS operations, prognostic safety assessment, NAS performance assessment, exploring applications of autonomy, and real-time evaluation of traffic flow strategies.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA commercial applications include licensing results for the following uses:
* Developing UTM and other concepts for UAS operations
* Prognostic safety assessments and concepts and NAS performance assessments
* Amplifying the capabilities of existing simulation models.
* Exploring applications of autonomy.
* Real-time evaluation of traffic flow management strategies

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential non-NASA uses of this innovation include:
* Concept evaluation by FAA and system developers
* Validation and FAA certification of new concepts for prognostic safety assessment
* Development of a system-wide prognostic safety assurance system
* Evaluating tradeoffs and alternative designs of automated or autonomic systems
* Exploring applications of autonomy, including safety issues

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
Data Modeling (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Data Processing
Development Environments
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Simulation & Modeling
Software Tools (Analysis, Design)
Verification/Validation Tools

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