Enhanced, All-Weather Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Sense and Avoid (SAA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-3729
Agency Tracking Number: F071-257-0826
Amount: $99,316.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-257
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
1130 Ten Rod Road, Suite E102, North Kingstown, RI, 02852
DUNS: 112073119
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Cooperman
 Senior Principle Engineer
 (401) 667-7254
Business Contact
 Neal Fine
Title: Senior VP Technology
Phone: (401) 667-7254
Email: nfine@flysafetech.com
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I proposal requests $99739 for Flight Safety Technologies, Inc. to investigate the feasibility and all-weather capability of a novel radar concept as an active, non-cooperative SAA sensor for UAVs. The concept radar, which we call Unicorn, is a narrow-band pulsed radar operating around a center frequency of 5.145 GHz in the aviation C-band, which has been approved for this developmental use by the FAA and FCC. In this proposed Phase I effort, we will perform concept and preliminary design trade-off studies to support application of the Unicorn architecture to the Global Hawk UAV as an all-weather sensor, while using existing field test data to validate the modeling and simulation tools used in the design effort.

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