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MICRO-MINIATURE ROLL RATE SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
2361
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2361
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GEO-CENTERS, INC.
7 Wells Avenue Newton Centre, MA 02459
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: MICRO-MINIATURE ROLL RATE SENSOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $249,920.00
 

Abstract:

WITH THE CURRENT TREND TOWARDS STRAPDOWN GUIDANCE APPROACHES AS ALTERNATIVES TO INERTIAL PLATFORMS GAINING MOMENTUM, THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPATIBLE ROLL RATE SENSORS IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT. THE INNOVATIVE DESIGN PROPOSED WILL UTILIZE THE UNIQUE ADVANTAGES AND CAPABILITIES OF FIBER OPTIC SENSORS FOR THIS APPLICATION. FIBER OPTIC SENSORS ARE RAPIDLY BECOMING POPULAR ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL MEASUREMENT APPROACHES DUE TO THEIR INHERENT SOLID-STATE DESIGN, LOW COST, LOW POWER REQUIREMENTS, SMALL PHYSICAL SIZE AND SIGNIFICANT OPERATIONAL BANDWIDTH. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DESIGN OF FIBER SENSORS WHICH UTILIZE STRESS-INDUCED BIREFRINGENCE HAVE SUGGESTED AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR USE AS A MINIATURIZED ROLL RATE SENSOR. THIS DESIGN APPROACH FEATURES HIGH SENSITIVITY, MINIMUM PHYSICALSIZE, LOW POWER REQUIREMENTS AND IMMUNITY TO ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, SUCH AS TEMPERATURE AND RADIATION.

Principal Investigator:

Edward D Petrow
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Geo-centers Inc.
320 Needham St Newton Upp Falls, MA 02164

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No