Automated Sense and Avoid for Due Regard

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-12-C-0087
Agency Tracking Number: N101-032-2156
Amount: $790,505.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-032
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
501 Colorado Ave., Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA, -
DUNS: 876279865
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Diebner
 Chief Technologist
 (619) 630-4887
Business Contact
 Carlos Herrera
Title: Director of Product Devel
Phone: (213) 915-4887
Research Institution
An integrated autonomous sense and avoid system providing full omnidirectional situational awareness, real-time, CNS-ATM compliant avoidance maneuvers and advanced ground control/visualization. The on-board piece of the system is based on a lightweight compact Passive/Active Omnidirectional Infrared Detection module combined with an ADS-B transceiver. Using these together, the system builds a complete map of both ADS-B compliant and non-compliant/unresponsive objects (manned and unmanned) in the 3D airspace surrounding the small UAV. This information is used to effectively generate evasive maneuvers compliant to the airspace rules. The ground pice of the system provides real time situational awareness of the operator's own UAV as well as surrounding vehicles and obstacles by providing intuitive visualizations and decision aids, accurately mapping a complete airspace picture.

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