NASA SBIR 2019-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 19-2- A3.04-2970
 Non-Traditional Airspace Operations
 Chip-Based ADS-B for High Density, Low Altitude UAV Operations
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc.
P.O. Box 3426
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 979-1113

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tom Sherwood
PO Box 3426
Lawrence, KS 66046 - 0426
(785) 979-1113

BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Suman Saripalli
PO Box 3426
Lawrence, KS 66046 - 0426
(785) 979-1116

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 5
End: 7
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

KalScott proposes to complete the development of a chip-based ADS-B for high-density, low-altitude UAV operations in the national airspace. This effort will consist of designing and fabricating a multi-band transceiver chip that can provide ADS-B functionality. In addition, the chip will also have the ability to port vehicle data into other formats for dissemination over multiple bands to enable integration into multi-vehicle missions. In Phase II, the components of this chip will be developed and tested individually, and then integrated into a final design as a single chip. This will be tested in the lab, on the ground in a moving vehicle, and finally in flight on KalScott's small UAV.  

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

The ADS-B chip can be integrated into several NASA UTM projects underway, aimed at the safe integration of UAVs into the national airspace. Discussions with the NASA COTR have identified insertion points for this technology. An interesting feature is the ability of this chip to serve as a bridge between ADS-B and other emerging IoT messaging protocols. This would enable exchange of information between aerial vehicles, ground vehicles, fixed nodes, etc. to support multi-node robotic/automated operations.  

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

The ADS-B chip is aimed at the manufacturers and operators of civilian UAVs, specially small UAVs operated in dense urban environments. It can also be adapted for larger UAVs to enable ADS-B In/Out for longer range operations.

Duration: 24

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