Design Analysis and Research Corporation (DARcorporation) and the University of Michigan MDO Lab received a NASA STTR contract to develop an Open Source Distributed Electric Propulsion Optimization (DEP-MDAO) Tool.  NASA selected 409 technology proposals from 312 small businesses.  DARcorporation was the only Kansas company to be selected.  The tool integrates aircraft sizing, propulsion system sizing and distribution, wing design and propeller design.