NASA has launched a world-wide challenge to seek concepts and technologies to contribute to a breakthrough airspace design and concept of operations that will allow the air vehicles of 2035 to safely and efficiently participate in dense and diverse traffic.
The estimates are that, twenty years from now, 10 million manned and unmanned vehicles may traverse the U.S. airspace every day. The Ab Initio (clean slate) Design element of the NASA Safe Autonomous Operations Systems (SASO) Project is asking innovators to cast aside the restraints of current transportation models and develop concepts and technologies for a clean-slate, revolutionary model for the airspace of the future.
The top three submissions will receive a cash award from the overall prize pool of $15,000, in addition to tremendous exposure and support for their design concept.
You may visit the Sky For All challenge page to find out more and to register as an innovator. Entry to compete is free. Last date for submission is February 26, 2016.