TechConnect Innovation Program

Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B)

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, CA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

NASA Armstrong’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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 322

Website: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/ipp/centers/dfrc/technology/Fiber-Optic-Sensing-Suite.html

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