NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-1- A3.02-3403
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Increasing Autonomy in the National Airspace Systems (NAS) (not vehicles)
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Small UAS Demand Estimation
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 190
Rockville , MD 20855-2814
(301) 294-5221

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Sricharan Ayyalasomayajula
sricharan.fn@i-a-i.com
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 190 Rockville, MD 20855 - 2814
(301) 294-5246

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mark James
mjames@i-a-i.com
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 190 Rockville, MD 20855 - 2814
(301) 294-5221
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 3
Technical Abstract

Under the UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program NASA plans to investigate procedures that can make sUAS operations for all stakeholders. Safety and operations studies under UTM will require accurate trajectories for sUAS. Currently, only a few sUAS flights are being operated under permission from the FAA. Consequently, there is a lack of large datasets of sUAS flights and trajectories available to conduct high fidelity simulations and analyses, which provide import insights into various aspects of UAS operations: regulations, safety and security enabling technologies, business models, risk analyses, and so on. To this end, we propose to develop technology that will generate credible future demand for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) missions. The technology will consist of three parts: 1) a socioeconomic demand modeling system that translates inchoate mission profile information into overall demand for sUAS, 2) translation of 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, and 3) a data warehouse system that will store the flight data sets and allow analysts to retrieve them to support custom sUAS studies

Potential NASA Applications

The proposed demand datasets have a wide variety of application for NASA

Potential Non-NASA Applications

We envision our data to be used by private research organizations; by UAS manufacturers as a basis of their own business cases for building sUAS. We also expect the insurance industry to be a customer for this product. Insurance companies are expected to pay close attention to the risk to life and property that goes along with sUAS flights and tailor their prices


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