NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 A3.02-8235
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Autonomy of the National Airspace Systems (NAS)
PROPOSAL TITLE: Avionic for Low Altitude High Density SUAS - Dynamic Configurable Dual ADS-B with Interrogation

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
R Cubed Engineering, LLC
4103 11th Street Court West, Unit #203
Palmetto, FL 34221 - 5809
(202) 271-9686

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Vincent Michael Contarino Ph.D.
mike@rcubedengineering.com
4103 11th St Court West Unit #203
Palmetto, FL 34221 - 5809
(240) 298-1025

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mrs RaNae Contarino
ranae@rcubedengineering.com
4103 11th St Court West Unit #203
Palmetto, FL 34221 - 5809
(202) 271-9698

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Autonomy of the National Airspace Systems (NAS) is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Avionic for Low Altitude High Density SUAS � Dynamic Configurable Dual ADS-B with Interrogation

Flight Safety in the NAS consists of multiple layers � Flight Planning, routing, Radar coverage, transponder coverage, and Dual band ADS-B are examples. This proposal will focus on optimization of the existing active RF Dual band ADS-B and transponder system for use with anticipated large numbers of SUAS.

SUAS will often be operating in areas and at altitudes that will not be visible to the existing FAA infrastructure. They will also have much higher densities of aircraft than the current infrastructure can handle.

This Proposal will investigate the use of very small software defined transceiver technology (under 1 oz) tri-band avionics that include the ability to receive full UAT including ADS-B, ES ADS-B, and Mode A,C, and S transponder responses that can keep track of all transmitting aircraft. The SUAS will also transmit low power UAT ADS-B with dynamically configurable time slots allowing very high density of SUAS. Included will also be the use of a low power �all call� interrogator when the operational area is not already interrogated by a local source.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Small High performance low CSWaP (Cost, Size, Weight and Power) Avionic systems suitable for use on SUAS will also be useful for manned aircraft and space platforms. The performance evaluation of the avionic approaches can be applied to any type of flight vehicle or ground station and used to help determine optimum avionic packages for them.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The performance of small CSWaP (Cost, Size, Weight and Power) avionic systems has applications to all air and ground vehicles for commercial and military uses. Full situational awareness with the use of properly configured avionic packages is a universal need for all vehicles, manned and unmanned.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Algorithms/Control Software & Systems (see also Autonomous Systems)
Amplifiers/Repeaters/Translators
Avionics (see also Control and Monitoring)
Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing
Positioning (Attitude Determination, Location X-Y-Z)
Radio
Sensor Nodes & Webs (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport)
Simulation & Modeling
Training Concepts & Architectures
Transmitters/Receivers

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