Network Centric Transponders for Airspace Integration of UAVs

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$69,973.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NND05AA48C
Agency Tracking Number:
041147
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A3.01
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KALSCOTT ENGINEERING, INC.
3226 SW Timberlake Ln., Topeka, KS, 66614-4515
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
108339966
Principal Investigator
 Tom Sherwood
 Principal Investigator
 (785) 979-1113
 tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Business Contact
 Tom Sherwood
Title: President
Phone: (785) 979-1113
Email: tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The need for a small, lightweight, remotely-operable transponder for UAVs is identified. This would allow integration of UAVs into the national airspace while providing an equivalent level of safety during operations as manned aircraft. A network-centric, integrated transponder and altitude encoder is proposed to meet this need. Phase I includes device design and bench top testing of system components. Phase II includes design refinement, prototype fabrication, and comprehensive flight testing of the device in KalScott's UAV.

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