Cold Weather Technology Development for Low Altitude Ultra-Long Endurance Applications
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Vanilla Aircraft, LLC
VA, Falls Church, VA, 22042-7716
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
AbstractCurrently, wide area coverage with manned aircraft, or existing unmanned air systems, 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. Building on the successful results of the Phase 1 SBIR work, this Phase 2 SBIR will test low temperature long-endurance unmanned aircraft engine and systems technologies in a relevant environment through flight test of a prototype unmanned air system and associated work.
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