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Airblock Technologies Corporation
Distributed Data Ledger Network for Aeronautics' Supply Chains
Helicopters and Drones Renewable Energy
Avimech DF1 and DF2S are one-seater and two-seater zero-carbon helicopters that are uniquely propelled by a rocket on the end of each rotor blade. Built to military grade, they can be manned or unmanned and are FAA approved. The helicopter’s rotor rockets are fueled by noncombustible hydrogen peroxide, emitting only water vapor and oxygen. Each rocket weighs just 1.8 lbs. and is stealth with performance in extreme weather and low air density. Avimech’s first generation lifts 800 lbs. and flies 2-4 hours with a 145-185 mph. max speed.
Cityzenith’s SmartWorldOS is a 3D Digital Twin platform designed for the people who plan, build, and run cities. Think of SimCity, but for real Cities. Digital Twins are virtual replicas of physical buildings and infrastructure connected to the data in and around them. SmartWorldOS was purpose-built to optimize all phases of the design, development, and operation of cities. SmartWorldOS aggregates more software tools/data than any other platform in the building industry. SmartWorldOS users integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence-based analytics modules to analyze and predict outcomes that range from future vehicular traffic flows to urban core microclimate conditions.
Lithium Fire Guard
Lithium Fire Guard PG-100 + EVAS
Lithium Fire Guard is the only 100% containment technology available to protect aircraft operators by fully containing devices during thermal runaway events. The technology renders harmless the flames, heat, smoke, toxic fumes and flammable vapors produced during such events.
Autonomous Systems for Aviation Ground Handling
Moonware is a San Francisco-based startup developing advanced software and hardware products that solve decades-old inefficiencies in the aviation industry, such as delays, accidents, and fuel costs. Moonware is building a cloud-based AI-powered fleet management and routing software platform for ground handling vehicles, and subsequently developing autonomous and electric ground vehicles aimed at fundamentally reshaping airport operations. This can help save airlines approximately $30B annually. Moonware’s vision is to create the backend operating system of future airports. They are a team of seasoned engineers with 10+ years of industry experience hailing from Google, Uber, Waymo, Tesla, Amazon, Mercedes, Corvette and NASA, among others.
Orbital Traction LP
Compact Advanced Hybrid Power System
As Unmanned Aerial Systems grow in popularity within the military and commercial markets, there is a demand for increased payload, improved life and extended range. The compact, advanced hybrid power system (CAHPS) couples a high-performance generator and an advanced rotary engine using a compact, mechanical adjustable speed drive. The new hybrid system provides a step-change in reliability allowing for independent control of the generator, engine, and propeller speeds across the entire range of power and torque curves and improving system efficiency and optimizing power throughput. The system will be up to 50% smaller with a 20%-40% increase in energy efficiency.
RunSafe Security Inc.
RunSafe Security, Inc. immunizes software from cyber-attack at run-time without software developer friction, reducing the attack surface and increasing mission success of weapon systems, Enterprise IT, and IoT devices. Static scanning and patching are not enough and are always disruptive. RunSafe takes a different approach, using sophisticated automation and mitigation rather than brute force find and fix. RunSafe’s approach means embedded systems are protected against both known and unknown, yet-to-be exploited vulnerabilities. RunSafe’s software is supporting teams in both commercial and DoD environments, including AF PlatformOne and SpaceForce. RunSafe completed a $10M Series A funding in Feb-2020.
Stratodyne uses controllable stratospheric balloons to gather high-frequency imagery datasets for deep learning at a 5-10 cm/pixel resolution. This imagery is used to track, count, and even predict future changes in ground variables such as terrain and vegetation.
Target Arm Inc.
Host Aircraft for Parasite UAV/UCAV
Target Arm has a device, Tular, that enables the launch and recovery of both rotary and fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from any moving vehicle (plane, train, ship, etc.) autonomously, with already demonstrated speeds over 65 mph. Tular is dual-use for both military and commercial applications, as well as cross-domain. Sample use cases include military convoy protection, package delivery trucks, oil and gas line inspections, arsenal aircraft and maritime ship operations.
United Aircraft Technologies Inc.
Sensor Network, AI, and Augmented Reality for Isolating Wiring Faults
United Aircraft Technologies (UAT) and Beacon Works (EmbraerX) provide a solution and tool for the scattered maintenance data and procedures. Electrical systems are great diagnostic and performance tools since it is what gives power to entire platforms. UAT has created a network of sensors embedded into clamps for wiring harnesses that can monitor, assess, diagnose, and collect data of the electrical wiring performance. Using modules and scattered data approach, UAT can use real-time data to train algorithms to predict maintenance before a failure occurs and then display electrical faults through 3D visualization.
As the entrepreneurial aerospace ecosystem continues to evolve, NASA recognizes that public-private partnerships produce greater impact. SBIR Ignite is a new way for small businesses that have a commercially-viable technology idea to use NASA as a stepping stone in their path towards commercial success. With a greater emphasis on commercialization, SBIR Ignite funds U.S. early-stage, high-risk technology development to help make companies and their technologies more attractive to private sector investors, customers, and partners.
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