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NASA 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 Projects


May 14, 2019 – ATAC is proud to announce the win of two NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 projects. In one project, ATAC is developing a near real-time aircraft noise monitoring tool called the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Noise Integration Tool (UNIT) for electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (e-VTOL) aircraft that will be capable of integrating within the real-time NASA ATM-X Testbed environment. This environmental modeling tool is targeted towards helping address some of the key barriers to successful UAM deployments that include community noise impacts and community engagement.

In a second project, ATAC is developing an approach for V&V of Artificial Intelligence-based flight critical software systems by leveraging methods for making the learning in AI algorithms more explainable to human users. ATAC’s research is developing a prototype V&V technology called EXplained Process and Logic of Artificial INtelligence Decisions (EXPLAIND) and applying it to anomalous air traffic safety incident identification.

For more information about these projects – contact Dave Schleicher at 408 736 2822 or