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Risk modeling for unmanned aircraft in US national airspace

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97504
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-205-1870
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-205
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerovel Corporation
83 Oak Ridge Rd White Salmon, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Risk modeling for unmanned aircraft in US national airspace
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-10-P-9005
Award Amount: $99,675.00
 

Abstract:

One of the obstacles to use of unmanned aircraft in the United States is lack of quantitative understanding of the associated risk of damage or injury. We propose to develop and promote practical algorithms for estimating risk of midair collision or surface impact. We further propose complementary work on path planning to minimise risk while accomplishing mission objectives, and on simulation to demonstrate our methodology. Phase I would develop an initial implementation, with web-based tools made available for public use. Refinement and more extensive validation would follow in Phase II. BENEFIT: Tools developed under this proposal have the potential significantly to streamline applications to the FAA for authorization of UAV operations, and so to enable new applications. Commercial possibilities include ship-based imaging reconnaissance, geomagnetic survey, weather reconnaissance, and atmospheric research.

Principal Investigator:

Tad McGeer
President
5414904103
tad@aerovelco.com

Business Contact:

Tad McGeer
President
5414904102
tad@aerovelco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerovel Corporation
83 Oak Ridge Rd White Salmon, WA 98672

EIN/Tax ID: 205985142
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No