NASA Phase II SBIR: Independent Authentication of ADS-B And Transponder Equipped Aircraft Location
Phase II commercializes the phase I results demonstrating that existing, “trusted” ATC technology, in
combination with a tiny, low cost, state-of-the-art micro-avionic, validates GPS-based ADS-B (Automatic
Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) position reports as reliable and accurate for safe navigation and
collision avoidance in the NAS (National Airspace System). With minor rule changes, this approach results
in safe, fully autonomous V2V (vehicle to vehicle) operation at very high traffic densities within the
current Air Traffic Control System (including some UAS) and provides direct paths to accommodate
exponential growth of UAS in the future.
Navy Phase II.5 SBIR: Identification of Friend or Foe
R Cubed Engineering is developing a 2087/ZPX Transponder with IFF Capabilities and a KIV-79 Cryptographic Computer.
The IFF will be less than 4 oz., under 4 cubic inches in volume, and can be used for mode Mode 5, as well as Mode 3 A, 3C, ES, S and UAT. Pak power is 500 watts, with a diversity and battery option in a
double size package. Included is internal GPS so that the device can operate stand alone, or interfaced with a
platform. The size is also suitable for use on personnel.
Army Phase III SBIR: IFF Flight Testing and Data Capture on a Shadow RQ-7 UAS with Trusted Time Loader
R Cubed Engineering is designing and developing a Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder system, with capability for Modes 1, 2,
3/A, C, 5, S, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), with a small form factor to meet the
space, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements for Group 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). R Cubed plans to
interface this transponder directly with the Shadow RQ-7 Aircraft. Using the self-developed R Cubed Emulation of ADS-B Data
Capture System (READS), R Cubed is able to perform realtime logging of ADS-B data, comparing outbound ADS-B messages
against what is received on neighboring aircraft.
Army Phase I SBIR: Micro IFF Transponder
R Cubed Engineering will conduct a research program to provide the Army with multiple low cost Micro IFF options in Phase I.
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