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Low SWaP-C RemoteID Device for UAS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22CA058
Agency Tracking Number: 212682
Amount: $799,331.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A3
Solicitation Number: SBIR_21_P2
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-06-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-06-15
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 3426
Lawrence, KS 66046-0426
United States
DUNS: 108339966
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Suman Saripalli
 (785) 979-1116
Business Contact
 Suman Saripalli
Phone: (785) 979-1116
Research Institution

In early 2021, the FAA issued a ruling that all UAVs over 250g weight would now have to report their ID, location, and a few other parameters in real time, in a manner that could be received by users on the ground. KalScott aims to develop and demonstrate RemoteID devices to comply with this rule. In this Phase I SBIR project, KalScott developed and demonstrated a network-based RemoteID device (based on LTE), and a Broadcast RemoteID device (based on Bluetooth) during Phase I. Several ground and flight tests were conducted, where the functionality of the devices was tested, and observations were made to enable us to identify gaps, and to refine the design in Phase II. Both the units showed the ability to broadcast the RemoteID message with the required information fields (ID, timestamp, GPS Lat/Long, Barometric Altitude, and Velocity). System message rates, latency, and range were the key parameters that were observed. The devices were demonstrated in real time operation to NASA and non-NASA personnel. In addition, we began development of a security plan, and a certification plan.nbsp;Based on the results of the Phase I effort, the following are the tasks planned for Phase II: a) Refine and flight test hardware for LTE and BLE-based RemoteID devices, and networked data distribution, b) Develop multi-band chip version, covering LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, c) Develop and implement data and hardware security protocols, d) Develop certification plan and collect data to support certification applications e) Continue working relationships with NASA, FAA and USAFnbsp;including porting data into FAA servers and f) Develop a Manufacturing Plan. Personnel from NASA and FAA have also expressed interest in collaboration. An investor group has committed matching funds for Phase II-E and CCRPP follow-on phases for this project (a letter is included in the Capital Commitments section).nbsp;

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