WindShape Awarded NASA Contract to Propel Advanced Aerial Autonomous Technologies Forward

NEWS RELEASE – April 12, 2024, TULSA, Oklahoma

Awarded on September 29, 2023, under contract number 80TECH23PA015, WindShape Inc. has been selected by NASA to supply a cutting-edge Wind Fan Array laboratory device. This pivotal collaboration marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of enhanced research capabilities for aerial robots.

The Wind Fan Array called the “Windshaper” is ingeniously designed for indoor large aerial motion testing, enabling an unprecedented examination of the impacts of time, speed and spatially-varying winds on aerial autonomous systems. This state-of-the-art equipment will serve as a cornerstone in understanding and improving the resilience and performance of these technologies against the unpredictable nature of wind.

WindShape Inc. is at the forefront of innovation, offering comprehensive product and testing solutions. These services cater to a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including Unmanned Aircraft systems manufacturers, operators, research institutions, and regulatory bodies. “This collaboration with NASA is not just a testament to WindShape’s pioneering technology and expertise, but also a pivotal step forward in our commitment to enhancing the safety, reliability, and performance of aerial autonomous platforms,” said Guillaume Catry, CEO and co-founder of WindShape. “Our Wind Fan Array laboratory device is set to revolutionize the way aerial robots are tested, offering insights that were previously unattainable. We are excited to be at the edge of this transformative journey, driving the future of aerial autonomy.”.