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On-Demand Cost Situational Awareness for Urban Air Mobility

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC19C0319
Agency Tracking Number: 192878
Amount: $124,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A3
Solicitation Number: SBIR_19_P1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-18
Small Business Information
2360 Southwest Chelmsford Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-2265
United States
DUNS: 802036496
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jimmy Krozel
 (503) 242-1761
Business Contact
 Michelle Camarda
Phone: (503) 242-1761
Research Institution

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) will only be realized if the amount of people and vendors participating grows at a sufficient rate that allows for UAM to be profitable and beneficial to the passengers, airside service providers (ASPs), vertiport operators, and other stakeholders.nbsp; With the economy of scale, larger fleet sizes will bring down prices, and lower prices will encourage a greater number of passengers from a larger economic background to participate.nbsp; To this end and given that UAM is based on on-demand services where there is not a known schedule to establish a cost basis,nbsp;we anticipate that the costs associated with a daily operation of an ASP in UAM will be highly dependent on cost feedback, subject to the very dynamic state of the UAM system.nbsp; Our innovation provides an on-demand cost estimate of the cost of point-to-point ASP services given the current state of the UAM system.nbsp; With effective cost feedback, ASPs and Vertiport operators can optimize their costs, make intelligent routing decisions, and accelerate the growth of UAM.

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