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Autonomous UAV Collision Avoidance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0449
Agency Tracking Number: N074-025-0312
Amount: $69,882.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-T025
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-07-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-05-17
Small Business Information
6300 Gateway Dr.
Cypress, CA 90630
United States
DUNS: 614108918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Duane Cline
 Principal Investigator
 (714) 224-4410
 dcline@sara.com
Business Contact
 Parviz Parhami
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (714) 224-4410
Email: pparhami@sara.com
Research Institution
 NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV.
 Phil Copeland
 
Physical Science Laboratory P.O. Box 30002
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8002
United States

 (505) 646-9122
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

Various approaches have been proposed for UAVs to detect and avoid collision with other aircraft. This approach detects the low-frequency sound of approaching aircraft to detect and to determine bearings and range. Despite the difficulties of removing self-noise, the use of acoustics provides adequate range capability for collision avoidance and provides full spherical coverage. The system determines whether an aircraft is on a collision trajectory, and can operate with multiple aircraft. The sensor system is totally self-contained in an extremely light-weight, low-power, solid-state, passive, low-cost, compact sensor system. The sensor system can therefore be effectively integrated into smaller UAVs.

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