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An Autonomous UAS Detect, Sense, and Avoid System (AU-DSA)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87620
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-079-1477
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 08-079
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerotonomy, Incorporated
591 Thornton Rd, Suite A LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 30122 1546
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: An Autonomous UAS Detect, Sense, and Avoid System (AU-DSA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-C-0157
Award Amount: $438,068.00
 

Abstract:

The proposing team will continue the development and testing of the Autonomous UAS Detect, Sense, and Avoid (AU-DSA) system for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Key capabilities of the AU-DSA that set it apart from other autonomous collision avoidance systems include: 1) Autonomously complying with federally mandated operating procedures, 2) Operating as efficiently in multiple-aircraft scenarios as in two-aircraft scenarios, 3) Executing maneuvers that result in minimum disturbance to the overall airspace, and 4) Generating autonomous yet highly deterministic aircraft behaviors. In addition, the AU-DSA design incorporates a compact, flexible, state-of-the-art avionics system and an intuitive interface for communications with operators, ATC, and other pilots, in order to provide the complete range of functionalities needed for a UAS to operate safely and autonomously in the NAS. The main goal of this work is to develop and demonstrate the systems necessary to equip small UAVs with a collision avoidance system capable of autonomously complying with federally mandated regulations. While the Phase I focused on the design and initial implementation and testing of the AU-DSA system, the Phase II focuses on issues that must be addressed prior to AU-DSA certification.

Principal Investigator:

James Neidhoefer
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
6783981135
jneidhoefer@aerotonomy.com

Business Contact:

Hilary Beeston
OFFICER
6783981135
hbeeston@aerotonomy.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerotonomy, Incorporated
591 Thornton Rd, Suite A Lithia Springs, GA, GA 30122

EIN/Tax ID: 270110166
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No