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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10RA58P
Agency Tracking Number: 095913
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.09
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2822 Mary Street, Falls Church, VA, 22042-7716
DUNS: 829872840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Hatfield
 Principal Investigator
 (571) 435-4588
 daniel@vanillaaircraft.com
Business Contact
 Jeremy Novara
Title: Business Official
Phone: (703) 849-9070
Email: jeremy@vanillaaircraft.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Currently, wide area coverage with manned aircraft, or existing UAS, 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. This Phase I SBIR will, through design, analysis and test activities, determine the feasibility and system impact of making a low altitude ultra-long endurance UAS compliant with varying levels of minimum temperature requirements.

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