Radar Sense And Avoid (SAA) Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0398
Agency Tracking Number: N081-019-0574
Amount: $1,499,770.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
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
DUNS: 611827812
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sidney Theis
 President
 (214) 213-5579
 sidtheis@rdrtec.com
Business Contact
 Sidney Theis
Title: President
Phone: (214) 213-5579
Email: 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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