Micro Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)

Period of Performance: 04/11/2016 - 04/16/2018


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Dr, Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


The Micro Identification Friend or Foe Transponder (MIFFT) proposed by IAI will be capable of receiving the interrogations as required (Mode 1, 2, 3/A, C, S, 4, 5 Level 2 Broadcast), providing the related replies, and managing the Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) In (TIS-B and FIS-B messages) and ADS-B Out messages complying at a minimum with the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mark XII System (AIMS) 03-1000B and Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) DO-260B, within a volume of 3.5 in3. The proposed Phase II effort will carry forward the trade study, prototype results and concept design generated in Phase I, to develop a fully functional MIFFT prototype that can be compliance tested and integrated with Group-2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) like the RQ-21A.