TechConnect Innovation Program

Improved Ground Collision Avoidance

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, CA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

NASA Armstrong has developed an improved ground collision avoidance technology for aircraft. Using algorithms developed for fighter aircraft, this mobile/handheld platform that can be used on general aircraft. The system offers high fidelity terrain mapping, enhanced vehicle performance modeling, multidirectional avoidance techniques, and user-friendly warning systems.

Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The payoff from implementing the system, designed to operate with minimal modifications on a variety of aircraft, including military jets, UAVs, and general aviation aircraft, could be billions of dollars and hundreds of lives and aircraft saved. Furthermore, the technology has the potential to be applied beyond aviation.

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