Radar Sense And Avoid (SAA) Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$1,499,770.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0398
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-019-0574
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-019
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
RDRTec Inc.
3737 Atwell St., Suite 202, Dallas, TX, 75209
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
611827812
Principal Investigator:
Sidney Theis
President
(214) 213-5579
sidtheis@rdrtec.com
Business Contact:
Sidney Theis
President
(214) 213-5579
sidtheis@rdrtec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To allow for routine operation in the NAS, Navy UAS platforms will be required to have an FAA certified Air-Based Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) system. This will compliment the Ground-Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA) system which together form a layered surveillance strategy for UAS collision avoidance. The inner most layer is the Air-to-Air Radar Subsystem (AARSS)which is the key sensor in the ABSAA system as it directly addresses the very difficult problem of non-cooperative collision threats. Radar is the sensor of choice due to its all weather capabilities as well as its ability to directly measure range, range-rate and angle using pulsed-Doppler techniques. This investigation is focused on developing a capable and cost-effectible SAA AARSS on the Fire Scout on the way to FAA certification.

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