An Autonomous UAS Detect, Sense, and Avoid System (AU-DSA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0201
Agency Tracking Number: N081-079-1477
Amount: $99,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-079
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
AEROTONOMY, INC.
591 Thornton Rd, Suite A, Lithia Springs, GA, 30122
DUNS: 170566918
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JAMES NEIDHOEFER
 CEO
 (678) 398-1135
 jneidhoefer@aerotonomy.com
Business Contact
 Chris Gibson
Title: CTO
Phone: (678) 398-1135
Email: cgibson@aerotonomy.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposing team will develop a practical, complete Autonomous UAS Detect, Sense, and Avoid (AU-DSA) system for safe and effective UAS operations within the National Airspace System (NAS) and outside of Special Use Airspace. The AU-DSA will incorporate a compact, flexible, state-of-the-art avionics system, innovative guidance algorithms designed to comply with FAA-mandated operating procedures, and an intuitive interface for communications with operators, ATC, or other pilots in order to provide the complete range of functionalities needed for a UAS to operate safely and autonomously in the NAS.

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