NASA SBIR 2008 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 08-1 A3.01-8748
SUBTOPIC TITLE: NextGen Airspace
PROPOSAL TITLE: An ADS-B Emergency Respone System for NextGen Airspace Safety

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
1749 Northwood
Troy, MI 48084 - 5524
(248) 362-5110

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Richard Weiss Joe Feord
1749 Northwood
Troy, MI 48084 - 5524
(248) 362-5110

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 3

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
FAA NextGencontrollers can employ the ADS-B datalink to send aircraft flight plans guiding the around traffic conflicts that the on-board system hasn't seen or hasn't resolved quickly by ATC standards. The emergency function that has 2 features; 1, if the on-board system detects an anomaly it will initiate a priority message and datastream to report a potential safety problem to NextGen ATC controllers; 2 in event of rapid airspace congestion issues ATC can use such a priority datalink to re-route the aircraft. This emergency route to the nearest suitable airport will avoid traffic, restricted airspace, weather and terrain.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Phase III goals are to provide a unique safety systems evaluatein for NASA's NextGen Airspace technology development database.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Phase III goals are the development of enormously productive, FAA certifiable, precise, highly automatable, and attractive ADSB-ADS-B-ER. MUNRO will commercial exploit the LWB process with its MISATS industry partners. There is no other market focused product development effort that has the potential to provide such systems for NextGen.

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.

Airport Infrastructure and Safety
On-Board Computing and Data Management
Pilot Support Systems

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