Robust Electric Aerial Instrument Platform for Volcanic Environments

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