NASA SBIR 2022-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
22-1- S16.04-2587
Subtopic Title:
Unpiloted Aerial Platforms and Technologies for NASA Science Missions
Proposal Title:
Skydweller for NASA Science Missions

Small Business Concern

Skydweller US Inc
1601 Northwest Expressway, Suite 1600, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 596-4325                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

John Dixon
1601 Northwest Expressway, Suite 1600, OK 73118 -
(425) 435-0923                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Dr. Mark Amendt
1601 Northwest Expressway, Suite 1600, OK 73118 - 1420
(405) 596-4325                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

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Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

The NASA Science Mission Directorate has a critical need for a high-altitude long-endurance platform to support extended duration NASA Earth Science missions studying the environment. Potential solutions include satellites, high altitude balloons, and manned observation aircraft. These solutions all have limitations related to persistence, resolution, flexibility, and control. To overcome these limitations and deliver the robust capability the NASA Science Mission Directorate requires, Skydweller US Inc. proposes development of a solar-powered Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that combines the persistence of a geostationary satellite with the operational flexibility and powerful sensing capabilities of a large surveillance aircraft.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

As a persistent flight platform, the proposed Skydweller high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) would enable a multitude of NASA science, communication, and testing missions.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Interest in HAPS for commercial applications such as telecommunications and governmental applications such as remote sensing and surveillance are receiving increasing interest, and the proposed Skydweller HAPS could meeting this emerging market need.

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