IAI Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract to Develop a Plug-And-Play Technology for Distributed Modular Propulsion Engine Controls Design for UAVs

ROCKVILLE, Md.—March 03, 2020Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to develop a plug-and-play (PnP) technology for distributed modular propulsion engine controls design for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

In this contract, IAI will develop a solution to provide architectures that enable propulsion systems to be upgraded or changed with minimal cost and effort. IAI will also design modular and self-adapting architectures to link new and legacy UAV propulsion systems. The IAI team will initially focus on the software and simulation aspect of PnP technology development.

 “IAI is proud to have been selected by the Air Force to support its research into modular propulsion systems for UAVs,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI has extensive experience in design analysis, optimization, flight dynamics, and control techniques for complex systems. In developing this technology, IAI will leverage its extensive experience in unmanned vehicles, high performance computing (HPC), and multi-disciplinary optimization to develop a plug-and-play technology for distributed modular propulsion engine controls design.


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.

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