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Division Researchers to Meet With Sandia National Labs on Potential Teaming to Test New Sensors That Could be Used in UAM
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Division Researchers to Meet With Sandia National Labs on Potential Teaming to Test New Sensors That Could be Used in UAM

Nick Cramer, Kim Shish, and Chris Teubert from the Transformational Tool & Technologies (TTT) project will be meeting with researchers at Sandia National Labs on February 25th to discuss a potential teaming to perform fog perception performance benchmarking. These tests would leverage the Sandia Fog Tunnel to measure the ability of Custom-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) sensors that could be used in Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to "see" obstacles such as power lines or other vehicles. These tests would serve as an important part of gap identification in perception technologies for enabling autonomous UAM.

BACKGROUND: TTT develops state-of-the-art computational and experimental tools and technologies that are vital to the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s (ARMD's) ability to advance the prediction of future aircraft performance in flight, such as first-of-a-kind tools that isolate the complex turbulent airflow around vehicles and within propulsion systems. TTT creates computer-based tools, models, and associated scientific knowledge that can be applied to the entire ARMD portfolio. It also explores technologies that are broadly critical to advancing ARMD strategic outcomes, such as the understanding of new types of strong and lightweight materials, innovative controls techniques, and experimental methods.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program (TACP), Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD)

TEAM: Nick Cramer, George Gorospe, Keerthana Kannan, Thomas Lombaerts, Hemil Modi, Kim Shish, Vahram Stepanyan, and Chris Teubert

POINT OF CONTACT: Chris Teubert, christopher.a.teubert@nasa.gov

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