IAI Awarded NASA Contract to Develop a Trajectory Generator to Support Modeling and Simulation of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Concepts

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Jan. 2, 2020 — Intelligent Automation Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a trajectory generator to support modeling and simulation of UAM aircraft.

In this contract, IAI will develop a fast-time, 4D trajectory estimation tool for UAM flights. The trajectory generator will build upon IAI’s accredited trajectory generation tools — the Kinematic Trajectory Generator (KTG) and the small, unmanned aircraft system trajectory generator (sUTG). This effort will enhance these frameworks to simulate fully-electric, gasoline-powered, and gas-electric hybrid concepts.

“IAI is proud to have been selected by NASA to support its research related to formulation of procedures and policies to ensure the safety of air traffic in urban areas,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI is a leader in the research and development of modeling and simulation tools for the evaluation of new concepts in air traffic management and airspace operations for NASA and the FAA. IAI will leverage its extensive experience in physics-based modeling to develop the UAM trajectory generator.

About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.