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SPHERICAL COVERAGE DUAL MODE SENSOR FOR UAS SEPARATION ASSURANCE

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
125591
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corporation
396 Fenton Lane, Suite 601 West Chicago, IL 60185-2687
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: SPHERICAL COVERAGE DUAL MODE SENSOR FOR UAS SEPARATION ASSURANCE
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CA17P
Award Amount: $124,782.00
 

Abstract:

Proposed is a dual-mode sensor for use aboard unmanned aircraft for safe operation in the NAS that:1. Incorporates high resolution Millimeter Wave radar with high resolution Electro-Optical sensor.2. Achieves complete real time, full time spherical coverage around the UAS platform by employing two hemispherical dual mode sensors, one directed forward and one directed to the rear.[which exceeds the detection range and field-of-regard (FOR) for all nearby air platforms in FAA Regulation 7610.4 and other requirements from DOD/FAA documents].3. Utilizes multiple coherent transceivers.4. Meets SWaP and cost requirements for most UASs, including price (less than $3000 in quantity), size (less than 1 cubic feet), weight (less than 2 lb) and power (less than 10W).5. Leverages as needed the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), which will be implemented by the FAA in the NAS.6. Considers aircraft that operate without ADS-B.7. Performs multiple functions; including autonomous detection, tracking, predicting of future track and specification of collision avoiding maneuvers.8. Is self-contained, with sensor capability combined with on-board computing and flight control system, yet can be operated with sense and avoid interoperability.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Knox
Principal Investigator
6302937118
bobk@epsilonlambda.com

Business Contact:

Robert Knox
Business Official
6302937118
bobk@epsilonlambda.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corporation
396 Fenton Lane, Suite 601 West Chicago, IL 60185-2687

EIN/Tax ID: 362799281
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No