April 22, 2021
On March 25, 2021, NASA announced intent to award Aeris the Phase 1 SBIR contract to develop a “Microscale Weather Based Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management Optimization System”. The 2021 SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) program centers on NASA’s priority mission needs. “This opportunity allows us to apply our aviation meteorology expertise and machine learning techniques to the upcoming challenge of managing heavy UAV traffic within urban areas”, said Dr. Andrew Annunzio.
“The NASA SBIR program provides full intellectual property rights to the awardee”, said Managing Director Dr. Paul Bieringer. “This is an important stepping stone towards building a robust commercial solution.”