Our intent is to provide space-faring platforms with affordable, light weight, compact, modular hardware/software systems to gather and share sensor data.
Configured as a system of systems, our products protect data in the event of failure so it can be recovered for root cause analysis.
Immortal Data presents our patented Distributed Black Box™ technology which collects, stores and safeguards data - even up to the last seconds of a catastrophic event.
- IDI is poised to supply technological solutions for future government regulation of the new space industry.
- The Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) awarded grant funding.
- New Mexico Institute of Technology chose Immortal Data’s data acquisition system to test a new Structural Health monitoring sensor. Our first space faring payload has been delivered.
- The NASA Spaceflight Opportunities Office is working with the FAA/AST to fund our payload and others as related to their future needs.
Current black box technology made for aircraft is not going to work in the new space industry. Flight recorders (AKA Black Boxes) on aircraft are heavy and often untraceable in hostile environments.
Practices to determine the cause of disasters currently rely on telemetry, debris mapping, and backward simulation to reconstruct the event and determine the cause and responsibility. There was no telemetry at the time of the space shuttle Columbia disaster, answers were tough to find, came late and at a high cost.
Data transmissions from a space vehicle to the ground during the last few seconds are either unclear or insufficient.
Orbital assets damaged or destroyed by debris have no records of the event, so neither cause nor liability can be ascertained.
Our solution to existing problems of legacy black-box technology features three major innovations:
- Reconfigurable, light weight, compact, distributed black-box modules that provide inter-module communications in the form factor of a smartphone.
- Paradigm breaking data acquisition and storage capability that supports any sensor; sharing, preserving and protecting data such as cockpit voice, vehicle mechanics, skin materials, engine health and more.
- A GPS sensor that will gather position information after a catastrophic incident providing investigators information to determine cause and liability.
Our Product Line
ShipsDAQ - Data Acquisition Module
Our Data Acquisition Module or microDaq uses COTS parts with our proprietary software to collect, store and distribute data. This product serves customers operating in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
- Small & light-weight
- Low powered
- Well-tested & reliable hardware
Sharing data from our ShipsDAQ, ShipsLog makes raw data streams available to other modules for display, downloading, storage or analysis.
Our Vendor Agnostic Interface™ features a driver plug-in that allows us to access data acquisition hardware whether from our own ShipsDAQ or from other vendors. Because of this feature we can, for example, interface with NMEA-2000 protocol-based devices such as GPS units and inertial sensors, which are much utilized in aviation.
ShipsStore accumulates and stores sensor data in real time. With multiple sensors and data acquisition modules reporting to multiple ShipsStore units, data reconstruction is possible if only a single ShipsStore unit is recovered intact after a catastrophic event.
If your platform encompasses 500 sensors and 100 ShipsStore units and most ShipsStore units are rendered inoperable after a catastrophic event, the recovery of one ShipsStore unit may allow the reconstruction of data from all sensors.
With a large number of approved claims, our patent for ShipsStore strategically positions us within the market.
Distributed Black Box™
When configured as a system of systems, our modules create redundant collections of sensor data that contain up-to-the-second information from across the sensor array.
Data can be shared and analyzed during normal operations or reconstructed after a major incident.
Immortal Data provides consulting services for the new space marketplace.
- As a valued partner of Dubois and King, we are responsible for the Spaceport section of the redesign and expansion of the Las Cruces Airport.
- We provided consulting services to EXOS Aerospace on an Automated Multi-User Launch Checklist.
- Other consulting engagements included expert advisory support to Northrop Grumman and Standard Technology.
The proliferation and expansion of entrepreneurial launch and satellite companies create a need for affordable data acquisition systems and Black Box Solutions. Legacy suppliers are not prepared to meet this need.
Immortal Data’s business model supplies a solution for “Black-Box” needs of the new space industry. Our product line is designed to support insurance companies ...government regulators...accident investigators and others who need to understand “what happened.”
Immortal Data's intention is to bring to market a solution to answer: “What happened?”
Our targets are those companies that are venturing into space. Companies like United Launch Alliance, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic, to name a few, will need to comply with the growing regulatory environment. Immortal Data’s product line supports their ability to comply with emerging regulations.
Regulations are already evolving. The FAA/AST, Space Force, Air Force and others are currently discussing the challenges of regulating space operations and encouraging emergent solutions. One example is an Automatic Dependent Surveillance System (ADS-B) for space to merge space traffic seamlessly with commercial aviation.
Our patented Distributed Black Box™ is designed to be upgraded to support ever-evolving regulatory requirements. By providing safely stored flight and sensor data, insurance companies...government regulators...accident investigators truly will understand “what happened.”
Immortal Data has entered this marketplace at a unique moment in history, marked by the expansion of commercial space and the associated regulatory environment.
With the number of companies pursuing tourism, satellite deployments, space manufacturing and construction rapidly increasing, the need for affordable data acquisitions and Black Box Solutions is on the rise. Legacy suppliers are not prepared to meet this need.
The expanding regulatory environment is trending towards requiring companies to collect and retain data from space operations. Immortal Data is positioned to shape future regulations and fulfill the technological need.
Immortal Data holds the patent for Distributed Black Box™ technology and that patent has been established through multiple claims. Our competition can offer only traditional black boxes that collect limited data, and are expensive, heavy, and hard to recover.
We have established ourselves in those which are technically easiest to support. As our infrastructure matures, we plan to expand into the more challenging markets. We are pursuing interconnected markets such as aviation, maritime, and land transportation.
The Way Forward
The Immortal Data roadmap to success is achievable by building upon short, near and long term objectives. Our team aims to achieve these objectives over the coming months and years.
Short Term Objectives
- July, 2021: Conduct a PR campaign to build brand awareness. Currently underway.
- August 2021: Complete bench test of prototype system.
- October 2021: Post an invitation to invest in IDI on Netcapital.
Near Term Objectives
- Early 2022: Launch of prototype system into 100 km vertical trip to test technology in actual working conditions, in partnership with New Mexico Institute of Technology.
- 2022: Conditional to successful capital raise, expand organization as product development and evolution requires.
- 2022: Continue product testing to ensure the ability of systems to function in the extremes of space.
- Late 2022: Finalize plans for the second launch of our products. Discussions in progress for orbital flight.
Long Term Objectives
- 2023: Focus product development on increasing utilization of sensor data stream, continuous improvement of black box technology, and low-cost black box re-entry technology.
- 2023: Execute strategic sales & marketing plan to increase the customer base.
- Space-for-All at HobbySpace | Geared Up for Launch – Immortal Data & NM Tech
- Authority Magazine: “The Future Is Now: Dale Amon of Immortal Data On How Their Technological Innovation Will Shake Up The Tech Scene”
- KRWG: “Immortal Data: Aiming for the Stars but Grounded in Las Cruces”
- Entrepreneur Magazine: “Under the radar, Dale Amon is doing big things in aerospace”
- Los Angeles Times: "Immortal Data CEO Quoted in LA Times"
Immortal Data brings a strong experienced team that understands technology as it relates to the new space industry and the implementation of our patent in that industry.
Consisting of senior executives, accomplished engineers and other bright minds, our team is ready and capable of taking on these difficult challenges.
Senior Engineer at XCOR Aerospace responsible for the Lynx Spaceplane data systems, with a BSEE and graduate work at Carnegie-Mellon University with Nobel Laureate Dr. Herbert Simon.
Brings 35 years line management and consulting experience with a variety of firms, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, in multiple functions, He has an B. Tech in EE from the Indian Institute of Technology with an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Business development expert, responsible for securing strategic opportunities as large as $2.5B. She holds an Active Top-Secret clearance and an Entry on Duty (EOD) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Co-founder and Chief Laser Scientist at Taunton Technology Inc., where he invented novel laser detectors. He holds a PhD in Physics from Pennsylvania State University.
Currently a consultant on commercial space flight and applications. He is Space Fellow of the Economic Policy Centre, London. He co-founded two private launch ventures, Starstruck, Inc., and American Rocket Company (AMROC), which between them revived the hybrid rocket propulsion technology now used in Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo and Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser. He has served on a number of government advisory bodies dealing with commercial space policy and regulation in the USA and the United Kingdom between 1984 and 2013.
A Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, he has held senior positions in both corporate and government agencies. He earned his MA in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University. He has held multiple security clearances including Top Secret SCI.
An experienced corporate attorney and entrepreneur with a portfolio of commercial space and technology companies, he received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.
She has 40 years of experience with The Boeing Company on the Space Shuttle and Commercial Crew programs. She holds a BS and an MS in Aeronautics & Astronautics from the University of Washington.
Use of Proceeds
If the offering's maximum amount of $5,000,000 is raised:
|Use||Value||% of Proceeds|
|Management and engineering salaries||$3,157,675||63.2%|
|Sales and Business Development||$150,000||3.0%|
|Office Equipment Including Software & Implementation||$91,650||1.8%|
|R&D and Production Equipment||$64,177||1.3%|
|IP/Patent Costs and Fees||$75,600||1.5%|
|Utilities||$2,016||less than 0.1%|
|Books and Subscriptions||$6,552||0.1%|
|Materials and Supplies||$4,356||less than 0.1%|
This is an offering of Class B Netcapital Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in Immortal Data Incorporated. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by April 28, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Immortal Data may issue additional securities to raise up to $5,000,000, the offering’s maximum.
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- Oct 6, 2023I have been too busy to report for awhile. It...
I have been too busy to report for awhile. It has been quite a summer. We are now preparing for our 4th test out at Dugway Proving Ground where we are working with the FAA / AST Methalox research program. They provide us with an explosive environment where we can destroy our test balls and learn more about how to accomplish survivability in the worst possible environments we expect to face in real life. On the next test we are running two of our orange balls (black boxes). One is in a location where we expect ‘educational destruction’ in a shockwave; the other will be in a more realistic position relative to their test article.
The destructive testing has been informative and has led to a number of very interesting innovations. I cannot give details about our customer’s tests, but I can say they are not little bangs. They are about to get much bigger.
We were on the winning team for a study on the repurposing of Loring AFB in Maine with New Space being part of that usage.
- Oct 6, 2023On the sad news side, we lost a long time...
On the sad news side, we lost a long time friend and colleague in August, Doug Weathers, who died unexpectedly and far too young. We all miss his constant good humor. Closing that hole in our team and our personal lives has been difficult but we have managed.
- Sep 1, 2023
- Apr 29, 2023Primary offering finalized, sellingsharesSold $4 for a total of $70,460shares at
- Apr 24, 20236. I will be presenting at the NSMMS/CRASTE...
- I will be presenting at the NSMMS/CRASTE conference again this June, hopefully with early results of the first of the FAA/AST tests. Much of our distributed engineering team will be present at the ISDC event in Frisco Texas at the end of May. We will have a booth there to show off what we are doing and network. Please feel free to come by and talk with us.
We are surviving in a poor economic climate and doing so by generating cash flow sufficient to move forwards towards our goals at a pace commensurate with those self generated resources. We are building the future of our company the old fashioned way and we thank those of you who have helped us.
- Apr 24, 20235. With the existing FAA/AST contract we have a...
- With the existing FAA/AST contract we have a cash flow of around $10k/month established into Q3; a second test series after the one we are currently working on is due to be funded and will run another 6 months but the start date has not been established. We have several other test projects we are pursuing, as well as identifying BAA’s, SBIR’s and STTR’s that are relevant to our product line. We have a formal MOU with Rogue Space Systems to be our ‘in space recovery’ team using their robotic in-space servicing platform. There is much else we are pursuing and we expect at least some of them will fall into place.
- Apr 24, 20233. Additionally, we are just finishing up work...
Additionally, we are just finishing up work on the new KLRU airport Master Plan as the consultants on Space operations. We teamed up with Dubois & King who carried out the aviation side of the plan. We are actively pursuing business in the Spaceport sector as one of our team is top expert in this area. We have one strategic planning effort underway with Las Cruces on the space business sector and are about to begin a proposal for another space port plan.
At present we are working out of an office and lab with an initial area of roughly 500sq ft on the airside of the Las Cruces airport. We have three more offices available for expansion space as needed. Currently there are two people working in the facility and 1 remotely, with about 10 other team members who work remotely as needed. The expertise levels include very senior aerospace people and a number of junior people.
- Apr 24, 20232. Early tests for us will have some similarity...
- Early tests for us will have some similarity to what just happened with Starship; my expectation is the first few tries will end up as ‘Flaming toothpicks’. You learn how to do cheap survivable enclosures by experiment, not by tossing money at it. Our suborbital test via NASA Flight Ops is currently scheduled for this Oct or Nov, a slippage in the NASA schedule of nearly two and a half years. The payload on board is multiple revs behind our current technology, but it will serve well enough to get Real Time Structural Health Monitoring Data from a New Mexico Tech experimental sensor. We are in discussions with several companies for assorted torture testing which could include supersonic impact from high altitude. We are going to destroy stuff, study the pieces, learn and iterate.
- Apr 24, 20231. Our raise is about to go off line for a...
- Our raise is about to go off line for a little while, so I figure a status report is in order. The reason for it going off right now is that we’re too busy to wrangle the paper work at the moment and we’re tied up with preparing deliverables for a set of tests we are working on with the FAA/AST. That’s the folks who handle commercial space in the US government. Due to weather conditions, the test facility has been a sea of mud for several months and deep snow before that. This has delayed the start by about 5 months. We’ve gone slow on the contract because of that. Right now we have the simple test gear for Test 0, a calibration test, ready to go. We’re doing some wire tidy up because we have time. One PCB and the first real prototype enclosure are contracted out and being designed. We are hoping to have those, the final pieces, by the time of Test 1 some time in June. We will then upgrade based on test results for each of the ensuing Test 1 - Test 5. This will run into September.
- Dec 27, 2022Happy Holidays to all our investors and...
Happy Holidays to all our investors and potential investors! We are still hard at work on our product and are moving ahead as rapidly as cash flow permits: with the current economic climate we are being fiscally conservative. Over the last month we’ve assembled and started testing an ‘open air unit’ that will be part of a test late in January, assuming the customer’s government funding does not delay the test, which it has done several times. Nonetheless, it represents a steady cash-flow that allows us to keep pushing. Currently under development are a small battery backup to allow recording data during the critical few post-breakup seconds and an upgrade to our thermocouple amplifier that adds lightness and decreases volume. We should have the prototypes in hand over the next month or so. We are also working on the housing intended to survive an explosive environment. We fully expect to lose the first units in test simply because that’s why you test. Test, fix and iterate until done!
- Dec 14, 2022
- Dec 4, 2022Our launch has been delayed until 'not before...
Our launch has been delayed until ‘not before April’ due to the primary payload not being flight ready. Our team was go, but we and the other FAA/AST payloads were secondaries so we do not get to wag the rocket dog. You can check out @dale_amon on twitter or look for postings I made on Linked in and Facebook for some photos of our team with the Up Aero rocket and at their launch area at Spaceport America.
Unfortunate, but we have another job with ground based very destructive testing of spacecraft associated materials. First test is scheduled for early January. This 1st of 7 tests was originally due in September. I cannot complain as we are being paid for our efforts each month and will be invoicing on this first part of the project support work for the next 6 months (or more) that it is funded. We will focus our energies on that until a new launch date is finalized by NASA for the New Mexico Tech sensor test flight for which we built the payload and are supporting the launch.
- Oct 19, 2022Since the last update, we have begun work on a...
Since the last update, we have begun work on a time and materials contract as a subcontractor to Bangham Engineering and are now billing regularly for equipment and consultancy on a project that will continue the next 6 months. If the funding agency gets its requested budget, there will be an additional 6 months or more of more spectacular tests but we cannot promise the additional series will be funded. All tests will be real world and very ‘kinetic’. The object is to collect interesting data and push the survivability envelope of our gear to the extreme. At this time it looks like the first test of the funded series will occur in mid November, but the actual timing depends on government agencies time lines for access to the test range.
On another front, our UpArrow SL-15 launch date is still holdng on the announced NASA flight schedule of November 30th from Spaceport America.
- Oct 19, 2022Our Spaceports / ground systems side is...
Our Spaceports / ground systems side is bringing in significant ongoing chargeable work on the space side of the KLRU Airport Master Plan.
We have submitted, with prime Dubois and King as the space side of the team for the Spaceport America 10 year master plan. No guarantees, but we have a solid team and a solid proposal. The selection will be made by November 9th unless the Spaceport Authority delays for further deliberation. Our share on the proposal would be ~49% so both work and income would be substantial for a company our size. IDI awaits Nov 9 with baited breath but victory is forward looking and unknowable so you will have to wait with us to see the outcome.
- Oct 17, 2022
- Aug 30, 2022We have moved into a larger space at the Las...
We have moved into a larger space at the Las Cruces Airport finally. This was delayed for quite some time until we could get internet into the new space. Starlink coverage finally got to our grid and solved that problem. We are on the flight line and have dibs on about half the left wing for when we need it. Currently we are occupying an office/boardroom space (lit up) and a large lab/workshop area in the interior.
At the moment we are building the prototype for 5 units that aims to be used in destructive testing of space hardware. Our team will be at the test site to take the data and test our own products at the same time. We hope for a second contract for even more severe tests by the same people to be finalized next year.20220818_200148.jpg
- Aug 30, 2022Another part of our team is spooling up for a...
Another part of our team is spooling up for a rapid turn around RFP on a spaceport master plan that is due in less than a month and will be decided and finalized by mid October. We cannot guarantee we will win it, but we are teamed up with Dubois and King as their space regulatory experts and the synergy between our companies is excellent. They are a top company in the field of airport planning; our team has some top space regulatory experts due to the general nature of our business.
- Jul 29, 2022Busy week. We've come to an agreement for a...
Busy week. We’ve come to an agreement for a Time and Materials job with a Huntsville company we are already working with. We will bill about $100k+ for supporting 6 tests over the next 6-9 months and will be ordering parts shortly.
We are also starting a first work package for a customer in the NASA CubeSat challenge. This is only a few k on this package but there will be more work and if it flies it will be going to 3M miles, which will be a bonus for us over and above our work for them.
- Jul 15, 2022Immortal Data exhibited at the International...
Immortal Data exhibited at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2022 in Arlington, Virginia in late May with 7 members of the team present.20220528_190829.jpg
- Jul 15, 2022The CEO presented a paper on our work at a...
The CEO presented a paper on our work at a defence conference, NSMMS/CRASTE 2022, in June, and were selected to give a summary of their work for the FAA/AST created COE/CST at the Florida Institute of Technology in April. For those not in the field, that is the Federal Aviation Administration Administrator for Space Transportation, Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. They funded the research by New Mexico Tech for which we built the payload and data acquisition equipment. This will culminate in the Up Aero launch noted in another announcement.
- Jul 15, 2022Immortal Data and Rogue Aerospace have signed a...
Immortal Data and Rogue Aerospace have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to develop a capability for recovery of black boxes after catastrophic vehicle failure in deep space. The companies are working together to obtain research funding to enable development of the required technology and have begun developing a ConOps for scenarios based on either insurance claims on the lost vehicle or for defence customer who need to know ‘what happened’.
- Jul 15, 2022After long delays by NASA due to paperwork...
After long delays by NASA due to paperwork issues with their payload, our rideshare has finally been given a hard launch date. We will be flying on Up Aerospace suborbital launcher on November 30th, nearly 15 months behind the original schedule. Our payload has been sitting in storage at the launch provider’s facility since August of last year. We designed and built the payload and its structures to collect data from a New Mexico Tech real time structural health monitoring sensor.
- Jul 15, 2022Work for the Las Cruces Airport Master Plan as...
Work for the Las Cruces Airport Master Plan as a subcontractor to Dubois & King is ongoing. We are the subcontract for areas relating to space and spaceports and three invoices have thus far been paid on completed tasks. Work will be continuing for this customer for at least two years. We have thus delivered on all deadlines and have a high level of customer satisfaction.
- Jul 15, 2022Immortal Data has received a $15K purchase...
Immortal Data has received a $15K purchase order from Bangham Engineering for equipment for the first of a series of destructive tests. We are supplying equipment, consulting and on site support. There are a further 6 tests in this series which will require the same services for tests of increasing difficulty. We are currently negotiating the pricing details for these additional tests.
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