NASA SBIR 2020-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
20-2- A2.02-4776
Phase 1 Contract #:
Subtopic Title:
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Technologies
Proposal Title:
Small UAS Collision Avoidance System

Small Business Concern

Mosaic ATM, Inc.
540 Fort Evans Road Northeast, Suite 300, Leesburg, VA 20176
(800) 405-8576                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Tim Bagnall
540 Fort Evans Road NE, Suite 300, VA 20176 - 3379
(571) 423-9429                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Chris Brinton
540 Fort Evans Road, Suite 300, VA 20176 - 4098
(703) 980-3961                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
Begin: 3
End: 6
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

Risks posed by sUAS to manned aircraft continue to increase as sUAS operations expand. To improve UAS-NAS aviation safety, Mosaic ATM proposes three UAS technology innovations: 

1) An sUAS Collision Avoidance System (sUCAS)

2) A prototype Remote ID beacon, and 

3) A prototype Remote ID receiver

The first proposed innovation, the sUAS Collision Avoidance System (sUCAS), will be an enhancement to existing collision avoidance systems, specifically for mitigating collision risk with sUAS. sUCAS will take advantage of the position data broadcast by sUAS to present timely and situational awareness and maneuver guidance to augment a pilot’s see-and-avoid capability. The ultimate vision for sUCAS is to exist as an application on a pilot’s electronic flight bag (EFB). 

The second proposed innovation, a Remote ID beacon, will be a small, low-mass, portable, long range, self-powered module that can be mounted to an sUAS to broadcast Remote ID messages in accordance with the recently passed FAA rule. An integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) chip will provide interpolated position information of the sUAS. 

The third proposed innovation, a Remote ID receiver, like the beacon, will be a small, low-mass, portable, self-powered module that can be mounted to the interior windshield of the manned aircraft cockpit. The purpose of the receiver is to extend the effective range of the Remote ID beacon and integrate with sUCAS in the GA cockpit.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Applications within NASA include projects falling under the Airspace Operation and Safety program, especially those oriented towards future aviation systems like UTM, AAM, and ATM-X which have goals to safely accommodate emergent air vehicles.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Non-government markets for sUCAS and the Remote ID receiver include GA aircraft operators who fly in lower altitudes.

Non-government markets for the Remote ID beacon include sUAS operators who will comply with the FAA Remote ID rule, which requires them to equip aircraft with a Remote ID beacon module by Q4 2023.

A second market is sUAS manufacturers who may license the Remote ID beacon technology.

Duration:     24

Form Generated on 05/13/2021 14:40:12