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Streamlining Certification for UAM using DDS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-0198
Agency Tracking Number: FX20D-TCSO1-0190
Amount: $149,862.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AFX20D-TCSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.D
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-12-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-31
Small Business Information
232 East Java Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1111
United States
DUNS: 797735883
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Pazandak
 (408) 990-7471
Business Contact
 Edelee Mallillin
Phone: (408) 990-7476
Research Institution
 University of Cincinnati
 Kelly Cohen
735 Rhodes Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070
United States

 (513) 556-3523
 Nonprofit College or University

As today’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) systems grow in capabilities and utilization with a focus on commercial deployment, they face challenges in achieving safety certification and proving security while enabling the rapid insertion (CI/CD) of new capabilities into deployed systems and operations.  This situation is exacerbated by the inclusion of AI/ML code, which cannot be certified using DO178C. Meeting these UAM operational demands requires the following capabilities: The ability to develop, acquire, integrate and deploy unique UAM capabilities from a diverse pool of autonomous assets that support both required industry standards and regulatory demands. Streamlining safety certification of systems containing deterministic and non-deterministic (AI/ML) code for operation in both civilian airspace and urban canyons. The inclusion of DevSecOps to ensure system-wide control and security at all levels of UAM operations.   We are proposing to develop a solution that will streamline software design, development & certification for UAM, including certification support for AI (non-deterministic) code

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