Avionics for Scaled Remotely Operated Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10RA21C
Agency Tracking Number: 074091
Amount: $599,948.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A1.09
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
46591 Expedition Drive, Suite 300, Lexington Park, MD, 20653-5125
DUNS: 619354488
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ian Gallimore
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 880-3341
 Tom.Sanders@goCTSi.com
Business Contact
 Tom Sanders
Title: Managing Director
Phone: (301) 880-3341
Email: Tom.Sanders@goCTSi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The use of UAS's in the military and the commercial field has grown tremendously over the last few years and is set to explode over next several. An open-architecture avionics system that utilizes standard communication interfaces and allows for rapid reconfiguration would be an attractive addition to the UAS market. CTSi is proposing development of such a product in phase II that provides a full Avionics Suite. This would include an avionics platform, a closed loop test environment and development tool kit and provide a turnkey solution for NASA AirSTAR program. The system will include: 1) powerful programmability, ease of integration of new sensors and actuators, and ease of expansion to new platforms and applications 2) interfaces for sensor inputs in Analog, PWM and serial stream formats 3) A high performance data link for data telemetry and control 4) reliable ground based safety piloting and augmented safety pilot control modes 5) Operations in an EMI sensitive environment 6) An autopilot fail-safe mode with basic aircraft recovery and Return-To-Base (RTB) capability and custom control law integration 7) support for a variety of GPS/INS and other aircraft sensors

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