Robust Electric Aerial Instrument Platform for Volcanic Environments

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CD33P
Agency Tracking Number:
105377
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vanilla Aircraft, LLC
VA, Falls Church, VA, 22042-7716
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829872840
Principal Investigator:
Neil Boertlein
Principal Investigator
(703) 849-9070
neil@vanillaaircraft.com
Business Contact:
Jeremy Novara
Business Official
(703) 849-9070
jeremy@vanillaaircraft.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The innovation proposed for research, and evaluation, and maturation is that of a new class of small Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) with increased payload capability, which may be well suited for use as an aerial payload platform in harsh, remote environments. In specific, the innovation proposed is the use of a hybrid structure in an electric man-portable UAS for scientific use. The fabrication techniques to be investigated in Phase 1 will also lead to a unique and repeatable lean airframe manufacturing process.

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