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Robust Electric Aerial Instrument Platform for Volcanic Environments

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105377
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Robust Electric Aerial Instrument Platform for Volcanic Environments
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CD33P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation proposed for research, and evaluation, and maturation is that of a new class of small Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) with increased payload capability, which may be well suited for use as an aerial payload platform in harsh, remote environments. In specific, the innovation proposed is the use of a hybrid structure in an electric man-portable UAS for scientific use. The fabrication techniques to be investigated in Phase 1 will also lead to a unique and repeatable lean airframe manufacturing process.

Principal Investigator:

Neil T. Boertlein
Principal Investigator
7038499070
neil@vanillaaircraft.com

Business Contact:

Jeremy Novara
Business Official
7038499070
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