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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB03C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
095913
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.09
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VA, Falls Church, VA, 22042-7716
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829872840
Principal Investigator:
DanielHatfield
Principal Investigator
(703) 849-9070
daniel@vanillaaircraft.com
Business Contact:
JeremyNovara
Business Official
(703) 703-9070
jeremy@vanillaaircraft.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Currently, 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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