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Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast Verification and Validation

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Metron Aviation, Inc.
45300 Catalina Court, Suite 101 Dulles, VA 20166-2335
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast Verification and Validation
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC05CA47C
Award Amount: $69,692.00


Automatic Dependent Surveillance ? Broadcast (ADS-B) is an emerging Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) technology that will vastly expand the state of the art in CNS in the National Airspace System (NAS). However, ADS-B is not currently secure and foolproof, and is currently vulnerable to abnormalities and deliberate contamination (spoofing). To address these problems, Metron Aviation, Inc. designs and develops an innovative software system that Verifies and Validates (V&V) the integrity of an ADS-B signal in real-time, independent of a secondary truth source of surveillance data. The system uses a suite of Kalman filters for short time horizon trajectory predictions, bearing signal tracking, a novel intent inference algorithm for reasoning about ADS-B intent data, and confidence assessment measures. The proposed technology addresses NASA's quest for technologies to harden aircraft CNS systems against abnormality and deliberate attack.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Jimmy Krozel

Business Contact:

Seth Blackwell
Director of Contracts
Small Business Information at Submission:

Metron Aviation, Inc.
131 Elden Street, Suite 200 Herndon, VA 20170

EIN/Tax ID: 311775336
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No