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Cold Weather Technology Development for Low Altitude Ultra-Long Endurance…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095913
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.09
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Vanilla Aircraft, LLC
2822 Mary Street Falls Church, VA 22042-7716
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Cold Weather Technology Development for Low Altitude Ultra-Long Endurance Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CB03C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

Currently, wide area coverage with manned aircraft, or existing unmanned air systems, requires expensive logistical operations and many flight sorties, which are made especially difficult if operating from remote airfields in inhospitable climates. There is currently a need for a low-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft that can provide the expansive coverage necessary for cryospheric investigations. Extreme cold places unique requirements on aircraft if they are to operate consistently and reliably in these environments. Building on the successful results of the Phase 1 SBIR work, this Phase 2 SBIR will test low temperature long-endurance unmanned aircraft engine and systems technologies in a relevant environment through flight test of a prototype unmanned air system and associated work.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel N. Hatfield
Principal Investigator
7038499070
daniel@vanillaaircraft.com

Business Contact:

Jeremy Novara
Business Official
7037039070
jeremy@vanillaaircraft.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vanilla Aircraft, LLC
2822 Mary Street Falls Church, VA 22042-7716

EIN/Tax ID: 264325287
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No