Integrated Collision Avoidance Enhanced GN&C System for Smart Air Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL05AA96P
Agency Tracking Number: 040803
Amount: $69,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065-1812
DUNS: 611466855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Ching-Fang Lin
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 582-0582
 cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact
 Cecile Huling
Title: Controller
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: cbhuling@americangnc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to develop and demonstrate a low cost, lightweight, miniaturized Integrated Collision Avoidance Enhanced GN&C System for Smart Air Vehicles. The proposed system takes advantage of the latest Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components, American GNC Corporation's products and patents to achieve an integrated, guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) micro system for air vehicles, which is capable of assisting aircraft pilots to avoid approach and collision with ground/water and other near objects in flight. The various data from the IMU, GPS chipset, terrain data base, magnetometer, and object detection sensors are processed to produce collision warning audio/visual messages and collision avoidance guidance commands in a closed-loop system. In this Phase I project, the feasibility, as well as functions, specifications, hardware architecture, algorithms and software of the proposed system will be investigated, simulated, and demonstrated.

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