NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- A1.06-5176
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Vertical Lift Technology and Urban Air Mobility
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Urban Air Mobility Passenger Ride Quality
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
510 Earl Boulevard
Miamisburg, OH 45342
(937) 320-1877

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Mr. Mitchell Bauer
E-mail:
bauermd@crgrp.com
Address:
510 Earl Boulevard Miamisburg, OH 45342 - 6411
Phone:
(937) 320-1877

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Carri Miller
E-mail:
millercm@crgrp.com
Address:
510 Earl Boulevard Miamisburg, OH 45342 - 6411
Phone:
(937) 320-1877
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 3
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

The urban air mobility (UAM) concept seeks to rapidly transport people around urban areas using aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL). This emerging market has the potential to reduce commute times and reduce congestion by utilizing three-dimensional airspace rather than solely surface streets or rail systems. Most of the aircraft configurations identified for UAM operations use multiple rotors, use electric propulsion, and are more similar in flight to helicopters than fixed-wing aircraft. A number of challenges with UAM vehicles and operations must be addressed before this concept reaches wide public acceptance; a major one being the passenger experience. Passengers must feel that UAM aircraft are as safe and as comfortable as other modes of transportation in order to reach wide public use. Major passenger acceptance concerns include perceived safety, vehicle motion noise and vibration, availability and access, passenger well-being, and environmental impact. Solutions that address these concerns would provide benefit to UAM concepts and increase the rate of passenger acceptance. CRG proposes to evaluate several technologies for improving the passenger experience in urban air mobility operations.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Efficient electric propulsion aircraft
  • Noise reduction
  • Improved passenger ride quality
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Urban air mobility
  • Passenger transportation
  • Aeromedical transportation
Duration: 6

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