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Avionics for Scaled Remotely Operated Vehicles

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2010 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Coherent Technical Services, Inc.
46561 Expedition Drive Suite 100 Lexington Park, MD 20653-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Avionics for Scaled Remotely Operated Vehicles
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10RA21C
Award Amount: $599,948.00


The use of UAS's in the military and the commercial field has grown tremendously over the last few years and is set to explode over next several. An open-architecture avionics system that utilizes standard communication interfaces and allows for rapid reconfiguration would be an attractive addition to the UAS market. CTSi is proposing development of such a product in phase II that provides a full Avionics Suite. This would include an avionics platform, a closed loop test environment and development tool kit and provide a turnkey solution for NASA AirSTAR program. The system will include: 1) powerful programmability, ease of integration of new sensors and actuators, and ease of expansion to new platforms and applications 2) interfaces for sensor inputs in Analog, PWM and serial stream formats 3) A high performance data link for data telemetry and control 4) reliable ground based safety piloting and augmented safety pilot control modes 5) Operations in an EMI sensitive environment 6) An autopilot fail-safe mode with basic aircraft recovery and Return-To-Base (RTB) capability and custom control law integration 7) support for a variety of GPS/INS and other aircraft sensors

Principal Investigator:

Ian Gallimore
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Tom Sanders
Managing Director
Small Business Information at Submission:

Coherent Technical Services, Inc.
46591 Expedition Drive, Suite 300 Lexington Park, MD 20653

EIN/Tax ID: 203557917
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No