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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,985.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNL05AA96P
Agency Tracking Number:
040803
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065-1812
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
611466855
Principal Investigator:
Ching-Fang Lin
Principal Investigator
(805) 582-0582
cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact:
Cecile Huling
Controller
(805) 582-0582
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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