Topic 2: Intelligent Flight Systems & Trusted Autonomy: (POC: “Mike” Fremaux –

Research in areas of advanced air mobility, increasingly automated and autonomous systems, robotics, and “smart cities” to enable current and future NASA missions and maintain U.S. aerospace preeminence.  Development and validation of new architectures, technologies, and operations for increasingly complex and increasingly autonomous aerospace systems is accomplished by:

  • Enabling robust control, vehicle performance, and mission management under nominal and off-nominal conditions
  • Ensuring robust and flexible human-machine integration and teaming
  • Advancing technologies for vehicle and system-autonomy, robotics, and flight vehicle environment awareness
  • Developing new methods and tools for the verification, validation, and safety assurance of complex and autonomous systems
  • Developing, maintaining, and utilizing experimental ground and flight test facilities and labs