"As unmanned aircraft are taking on these complex and hazardous conditions in low-altitudes, it is essential to have the technology onboard that will identify the contingency, adapt to the situation, and make the necessary modifications for a safe and successful mission," says Sanjiv Singh, CEO of Near Earth Autonomy.
The SBIR will build on Near Earth's prior NASA-supported research centered on the perception and planning for small UAS, including Near Earth recent award to develop Safe50, that enables safe and robust UA flight, particularly during the first and last 50 feet of the take-off and landing phases. Near Earth Autonomy will exhibit these developments at the UTM Convention 2016 at Booth 119. Near Earth will provide a demonstration of the safe UAS flight without GPS during the UTM Convention reception taking place on November 9th a 5:00 PM at The Oncenter, Hall A.
About Near Earth Autonomy:
Near Earth Autonomy is creating a future where unmanned aircraft are commonplace and safe. Our technology enables unmanned aircraft ranging in scale from sub-meter to full scale autonomously inspect, map, survey, and transport. We work on applications in infrastructure, maintenance, agriculture, mining, emergency response, and cargo delivery. Near Earth is a privately held, spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University. For more information, visit our website.
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