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2016-05-01_111844Vigilant Aerospace’s recent licensing of NASA’s patented sense-and-avoid technologies for unmanned aircraft was aided by several NASA subcontractors who serve the agency in the capacity of tech-transfer and subject-matter experts. One of these companies, Fuentek, having worked with NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center for several years, was instrumental in completing our licensing agreement and recently published a case study about the tech transfer and licensing process featuring our agreement.

The case study chronicles and analyses NASA’s successful promotion and subsequent licensing of the technology:

“Earlier this spring, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) signed a license allowing Vigilant Aerospace Systems to integrate its patent-pending sense-and-avoid system into the startup company’s FlightHorizon™ avionics platform. This deal is noteworthy not only because it may improve flight safety for all kinds of aircraft, including UAVs/drones, but also because it provides a valuable tech transfer case study.”

Read the full case study here: Balancing Assertiveness and Patience in Tech Transfer: A NASA Case Study  USTPO Patent #9,405,005

About Vigilant Aerospace Systems

Vigilant Aerospace is the leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The company’s product, FlightHorizon, is based on two NASA patents and uses data from multiple sources to display a real-time picture of the air traffic around a UAS and to provide automatic avoidance maneuvers to prevent collisions. The software is designed to meet industry technical standards, to provide automatic safety and to allow UAS to safely fly beyond the sight of the pilot. The software has won multiple industry awards and the company has had contracts and users at NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and with a variety of drone development programs. Visit our website at

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