NASA SBIR 2012 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 12-1 A2.01-9782
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration into the National Airspace System Research
PROPOSAL TITLE: Weather Information Services supporting Civilian UAS Operations

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
The Innovation Laboratory, Inc.
2360 Southwest Chelmsford Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 - 2265
(503) 242-1761

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Jimmy Krozel
Jimmy.Krozel@gmail.com
2360 SW Chelmsford Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 - 2265
(503) 242-1761

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Michelle Camarda
Michelle.Camarda@gmail.com
2360 Southwest Chelmsford Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 - 2265
(503) 242-1761

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration into the National Airspace System Research is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
We build a system that supports the weather information needs of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) planning to fly in the National Airspace System (NAS). This weather information service will supply information to UAS Ground Control Stations (GCSs) from the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) 4D Weather Data Cube, the Single Authoritative Source (SAS) for aviation weather information, and associated modules which will determine the impacts that weather will have on the UAS. A centralized distribution system, based on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), provides weather and constraint information to airlines and pilots (including UAS operators) - the design follows JPDO guidelines. In NextGen, the design goal is for all aircraft flying in the NAS (including UASs) to have a consistent set of weather constraints.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1. Integrated Systems Research Program (ISRP) Concept Exploration - demonstrate feasibility of a SOA solution, based on centralized ATCSCC point of access for information

2. Airspace Systems Program (ASP) - ASP needs to demonstrate how UASs can be integrated with traditional air traffic, and how traffic flow management can address UAS challenges

3. Aviation Safety Program (AvSP) - AvSP must address UAS safety concerns, and having all aircraft (civilian and UAS) in synch with weather constraints is a requirement.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
DoD, local law enforcement, commercial, and other parties are very much interested in UAS systems flying in the NAS. Our weather information services will be desired by all these users to have year round safe operations in all weather conditions in the NAS.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Air Transportation & Safety
Autonomous Control (see also Control & Monitoring)
Condition Monitoring (see also Sensors)
Data Fusion
Teleoperation


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