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Agency:    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Bureau:    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Account:    Science, aeronautics, and exploration (80-0114)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Assistant Administrator
Contact Information:    http://WWW.NASA.GOV   
Institute for Scientific Research, Inc. for development and construction of research facilities

1 recipient will receive $15,770,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: NASA is acquiring Unpiloted Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), such as a General Atomics Predator-B, and surrogate UAVs to support research, development, and flight demonstration of technologies in support of the Earth Science Capability Demonstrations Subproject, part of the High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Project under the Vehicle System Program. The currently envisioned initial project for the Predator-B testbed will support the development of many of the highest pay-off capabilities for high altitude, long endurance (HALE) science missions, namely: autonomous mission management, intelligent system health monitoring, and sophisticated contingency management. Under this contract, the contractor (ISR) will develop, test, and deliver the Airborne Research Test System (ARTS) III hardware systems and software executive, which will be integrated into NASA's Predator-B testbed, with the potential for installation into future UAVs or surrogate UAVs.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Institute for Scientific Research, Inc $15,770 Non-Profit
320 Adams Street
Suite 201
Fairmont, WV
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: P.L. 108-447
Location: Conference Report (108-792) pg, 1604
Method: FY 2005 Conference Report - Statement of Managers
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Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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