An Uninhabited Aerial System Safety Analysis Model (USAM)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$121,654.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CL19P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
125479
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MD, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Vivek Kumar
Research Scientist
(301) 294-4761
vkumar@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
Business Official
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The National Airspace System (NAS) in the United States will become a complex array of commercial and general aviation aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, reusable launch vehicles, rotorcraft, airports, air traffic control, weather services, and maintenance operations, among others. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) projects that by 2025 air traffic will increase by more than 50 percent with 1.1 billion passengers a year and more than 85,000 flights every 24 hours contributing to further delays and congestion in the sky. This increased system complexity necessitates the application of systematic safety risk analysis methods to understand and eliminate where possible, reduce, and/or mitigate risk factors. The product of this effort is the development of an Uninhabited Aerial System (UAS) safety analysis model, which hereafter is called USAM. The USAM effort proposed herein is an extension of current efforts underway by the UAS community, and it extends these efforts by incorporating UAS scenarios and encounter geometries to populate existing safety analysis models, thereby producing credible future UAS safety metrics

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