Technology  July 11, 2011

Numerica awarded NASA contract

LOVELAND – Numerica Corp. has been awarded a two-year, $600,000 Small
Business Innovation Research Phase II contract by the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop collision prediction
capabilities for Unmanned Aircraft Systems operation in the National
Aerospace System.

Bringing unmanned vehicles into national airspace is beneficial to
missions in the areas of scientific research, national security,
emergency response and disaster relief, according to Numerica. Unmanned
vehicles are underused due to a lack of collision-avoidance technology.

“We are thrilled to support the good work NASA is doing to prevent
collisions in our national airspace,´ said Numerica president Jeff
Poore. “It’s rewarding work that makes a difference.”

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Numerica research scientist Jason Adaska, Ph.D., is leading the
development of sense-and-avoid capability to integrate UAS into the
national airspace.

Numerica is a research and development firm based in Loveland that
employs nearly 50 people in its offices in Colorado and California.

LOVELAND – Numerica Corp. has been awarded a two-year, $600,000 Small
Business Innovation Research Phase II contract by the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop collision prediction
capabilities for Unmanned Aircraft Systems operation in the National
Aerospace System.

Bringing unmanned vehicles into national airspace is beneficial to
missions in the areas of scientific research, national security,
emergency response and disaster relief, according to Numerica. Unmanned
vehicles are underused due to a lack of collision-avoidance technology.

“We are thrilled to support the good work NASA is doing to prevent
collisions in our national airspace,´…

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