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An Uninhabited Aerial System Safety Analysis Model (USAM)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
125479
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: An Uninhabited Aerial System Safety Analysis Model (USAM)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CL19P
Award Amount: $121,654.00
 

Abstract:

The National Airspace System (NAS) in the United States will become a complex array of commercial and general aviation aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, reusable launch vehicles, rotorcraft, airports, air traffic control, weather services, and maintenance operations, among others. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) projects that by 2025 air traffic will increase by more than 50 percent with 1.1 billion passengers a year and more than 85,000 flights every 24 hours contributing to further delays and congestion in the sky. This increased system complexity necessitates the application of systematic safety risk analysis methods to understand and eliminate where possible, reduce, and/or mitigate risk factors. The product of this effort is the development of an Uninhabited Aerial System (UAS) safety analysis model, which hereafter is called USAM. The USAM effort proposed herein is an extension of current efforts underway by the UAS community, and it extends these efforts by incorporating UAS scenarios and encounter geometries to populate existing safety analysis models, thereby producing credible future UAS safety metrics

Principal Investigator:

Vivek Kumar
Research Scientist
3012944761
vkumar@i-a-i.com

Business Contact:

Mark James
Business Official
3012945221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-2737

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No