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AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION ELECTROMAGNETIC FLUXGATE AIRCRAFT SENSOR SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9870
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9870
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KVH INDUSTRIES, INC.
50 Enterprise Center Middletown, RI 02842 5279
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION ELECTROMAGNETIC FLUXGATE AIRCRAFT SENSOR SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $639,175.00
 

Abstract:

KVH INDUSTRIES PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A TOP LEVEL DESIGN FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC FLUXGATE AIRCRAFT SENSOR, WITH AN AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION CAPABILITY. THE PROPOSED ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSOR WILL CONNECT TO AN INTERFACE BOX COMPATIBLE WITH MIL-STD 1553 REQUIREMENTS.IT WILL FUNCTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY REPLACE THE MAGNETIC SENSORS ON THE U.S. NAVY'S MA-1, S/AHRS, EXISTING AIR FORCE SYSTEMS AND THE PROPOSED C/AHRS. THE MAGNETIC HEADING REFERENCE SYSTEM WILL HAVE A SYSTEM HEADING ACCURACY OF .5 DEGREES. THE SYSTEM WILL BE INHERENTLY DIGITAL IN DESIGN WITH BUILD-IN-TEST CAPABILITY AND A SENSOR CONCEPT WHICH INCORPORATES DUAL SIMULTANEOUS CIRCUITS FOR COMPENSATION; A HELMHOLTZ CAGE FOR HARD IRON FIELD COMPENSATION, AND SOFTWARE TO COMPENSATE FOR SOFT IRON AND OTHER EFFECTS. RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON DETERMINING THE MAGNITUDE AND ORIENTATION OF COMPENSATION VECTORS FOR THE HELMHOLTZ CAGE AND SOFTWARE COMPENSATION CIRCUITS (1) FOR TOTALLY MAGNETIC COMPENSATION REQUIRING ONLY A 360 DEGREE TURN OF THE AIRCRAFT (2) THROUGH COMPARISON WITH THE AIRCRAFT'S PRIMARY INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM. A PRINCIPAL DESIGN OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT WILL BE TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT FOR AN AIRCRAFT TO BE TAKEN TO A SURVEYED COMPASS ROSE TO ACCOMPLISH COMPENSATION.

Principal Investigator:

A H Kits Van Heyningen
4018473327

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kvh Industries Inc.
850 Aquidneck Ave Middletown, RI 02840

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