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Aeronautics Systems Analysis Branch – Activities


The Parallel Electric-Gas Architecture with Synergistic Utilization Scheme (PEGASUS) concept is a novel hybrid electric aircraft.

On-Demand Mobility

The On-Demand Mobility (ODM) Team is researching the capability for immediate and flexible air transportation.

X-57 Maxwell

The X-57 Maxwell is an experimental airplane paving the future of small-scale all-electric aeronautics.

UAM Reference Vehicles

The NASA UAM reference vehicles have been chosen to demonstrate specific vehicle attributes representative of those proposed across the UAM community and avoid looking like any single industry solution.

Regional Air Mobility

Regional Air Mobility (RAM) can bring the convenience, speed, and safety of air travel to all Americans, regardless of their proximity to a travel hub or urban center.


The STARC-ABL concept bridges the gap between current jet fuel-powered aircraft and future all-electric vehicles.


FUELEAP is an integrated power system designed to make electric propulsion feasible for small aircraft.


The ATTRACTOR study mission is to work toward both human trust in autonomous systems and creating autonomous systems worthy of trust through explainable AI (XAI).


As the centerpiece of NASA’s Quesst mission, the X-59 is set to become the world’s first quiet supersonic research aircraft.


Safe2Ditch is a ground-breaking emergency software designed to autonomously fly a UAV to the ground.


The HEATheR will study new ways to increase the efficiency of heat converters while also simplifying the technology.


The AQUIFER study works on reducing the noise impact of aircraft on communities while combining them with water based, iron infused batteries.


Coming Soon

Risk Assessment for UAS

To meet the challenge of UAS operations, NASA developed a pre-flight risk assessment service within NASA’s development UAS Traffic Management system.