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Maneuver Prediction and Avoidance Logic For Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Encounters with Non-Cooperative Air Traffic

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-15-C-0116
Agency Tracking Number: N13A-003-0188
Amount: $749,885.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N13A-T003
Solicitation Number: 2013.0
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-02-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-08-02
Small Business Information
3737 Atwell St. Suite 202
Dallas, TX 75209
United States
DUNS: 611827812
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Sidney Theis
 (214) 353-8755
Business Contact
 Sidney Theis
Title: Technical Point of Contact
Phone: (214) 353-8755
Research Institution
 MIT Lincoln Laboratory
 Dr. Rodney Cole
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108
United States

 (781) 981-5018
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Air-Borne Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) cooperative sensors like TCAS and ADS-B are non-developmental off-the-shelf items and as such their employment should be optimized to maximize their effect on levels of safety. The radar subsystem is a new construct whose role and employment has not been previously defined. In addition, the cost of the radar development and production costs are high and dependent on its assigned role and the associated performance requirements. As such a complete assessment of the Size Weight and Power (SWaP) and costs must be included in the establishment of safety requirements. Currently, the Navy is formulating the traceability between Air-Borne Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) radar subsystem and system requirements for UAS platforms including Triton and Fire Scout. This STTR builds on and is coordinated with that effort but focuses on a specific radar ABSAA subsystem, the Common Radar Automatic Collision Avoidance System (C-RACAS) in order to support its development schedule. C-RACAS is targeted for both the Fire Scout and Triton platforms.

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