Network Centric Transponders for Airspace Integration of UAVs

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NND05AA48C
Agency Tracking Number: 041147
Amount: $69,973.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: A3.01
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3226 SW Timberlake Ln., Topeka, KS, 66614-4515
Duns: 108339966
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Sherwood
 Principal Investigator
 (785) 979-1113
Business Contact
 Tom Sherwood
Title: President
Phone: (785) 979-1113
Research Institution
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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