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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,316.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-3729
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-257-0826
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-257
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
FLIGHT SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1130 Ten Rod Road, Suite E102, North Kingstown, RI, 02852
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112073119
Principal Investigator:
Robert Cooperman
Senior Principle Engineer
(401) 667-7254
nfine@flysafetech.com
Business Contact:
Neal Fine
Senior VP Technology
(401) 667-7254
nfine@flysafetech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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