NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 18-1- A3.02-1235
 Increasing Autonomy in the National Airspace Systems (NAS) (not vehicles)
 Virtual Marketplace for Urban Air Mobility
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 (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Jimmy Krozel
2360 Southwest Chelmsford Avenue Portland, OR 97201 - 2265
(503) 242-1761

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Michelle Camarda
2360 Southwest Chelmsford Avenue Portland, OR 97201 - 2265
(503) 242-1761
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 2
Technical Abstract

We build a software system that executes a virtual marketplace for urban air mobility (UAM).  The virtual marketplace will serve the traveling public with an on-demand system that connects multi-modal modes of transportation in a competitive marketplace environment utilizing forward auctions and reverse auctions to provide cost effective transportation of people and goods.  The virtual marketplace will shape the UAM demand datasets (location of all takeoff points in the urban environment), and in the long term, will force competitive market forces to make UAM a viable cost competitive system of transportation.

Potential NASA Applications

The research software and algorithms produced in this effort can be applied to cost benefits studies to show the viability of the UAM concept of operations.  The software can be adapted by NASA to investigate UAM at different urban environments for different cities in the United States.  The software can also be used in Human in the Loop (HITL) experiments at NASA.

Potential Non-NASA Applications

Uber Elevate, Google, and other corporations interested at setting up Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicles that fly UAM missions in urban environments will potentially use our software to assist in the management of those VTOL flights.  These companies will first be interested in our software tied to simulations to determine cost effective strategies for UAM.

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