Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B)
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, CA, United States
NASA Armstrongâ€™s automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system provides enhanced communications, command-and-control operations, and efficient sense-and-avoid capabilities for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). This innovation solves many of the technical problems related to the safety and operation of UAS in the National Airspace System (NAS) shared with traditional aircraft.
Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Armstrong’s ADS-B innovation directly addresses the problem of safe operation of UAS in the NAS with advanced sense-and-avoid capabilities that greatly improve safety and meet FAA requirements. As a replacement for the traditional radar currently used for FAA surveillance, the system offers UAS significant advantages.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 322
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: This technology was developed by NASA.
Primary Sources of Funding: Other
Looking for: Development / License Partners