IAI Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract to Develop Autonomous Collision-Avoidance System for Unmanned Aircraft

ROCKVILLE, Md.—April 28, 2021—Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to develop a system for efficient collision avoidance between small unmanned aircraft.

In this contract, IAI will develop a perception system that can estimate an obstacle’s 3D position, size, and type with high accuracy and utilize this data to prevent unmanned aircraft collisions. This work is aligned with the U.S. Air Force initiative to explore innovative technology solutions with clear commercial potential in both defense and commercial markets.

“IAI understands the challenges of collision avoidance for unmanned aircraft, and is proud to support the U.S. Air Force’s efforts in this area,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI uses data fusion, sophisticated analysis techniques, and visualizations to help users understand complex environments and systems. IAI’s immersive interfaces help users better understand available information to improve situational awareness and make more informed decisions. IAI’s researchers can model and predict the behavior of a wide range of systems including transportation networks, aeronautical components, radio networks, and radar systems.

About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors.

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