Passive Multispectral Sensor Architecture for Radar-EOIR Sensor Fusion for Low SWAP UAS Sense and Avoid

W.C. Barott, E. Coyle, T. Dabrowski, C. Hockley, and R.S. Stansbury

Abstract: This paper proposes an approach for implementing sense-and-avoid on small unmanned aircraft. The system uses two complimentary passive instruments. First, a passive radar is used to sense a volume around the protected aircraft and identify potential conflicts. Second, an EO/IR system focuses on the targets generated by the passive radar and is used to confirm and classify threat aircraft. Proof-of-concept experiments are described along with optimization approaches for minimizing the total size, weight, and power requirements of the final system.
Published in: Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2014
May 5 - 8, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Monterey, CA
Pages: 1188 - 1196
Cite this article: Barott, W.C., Coyle, E., Dabrowski, T., Hockley, C., Stansbury, R.S., "Passive Multispectral Sensor Architecture for Radar-EOIR Sensor Fusion for Low SWAP UAS Sense and Avoid," Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2014, Monterey, CA, May 2014, pp. 1188-1196.
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