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RA-1 Multi-mode Collision Avoidance Technology for UAVs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67770
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-225-1058
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Defense Research Associates, Inc.
3915 Germany Lane Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: RA-1 Multi-mode Collision Avoidance Technology for UAVs
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-1642
Award Amount: $99,978.00
 

Abstract:

Existing collision avoidance systems for manned aircraft are based on exchanging data between aircraft equipped with transponders. These have been adopted for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Traffic alert data is conveyed from the onboard equipment to a Ground Control (GCS) Interface computer, which relays it via data link to the GCS for display to the UAV operator. This approach works for cooperative aircraft, but not for non-cooperative traffic. MMCAS will combine a transponder-based system with an optical system, thereby providing a complete, robust collision avoidance solution that addresses both cooperative and non-cooperative traffic.

Principal Investigator:

James M. Utt
Principal Investigator
9374311644
jutt@dramail.com

Business Contact:

Ray Trimmer
Vice President
9374311644
rtrimmer@dramail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH 45431

EIN/Tax ID: 310970718
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No