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Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) for Improving the Performance of Small…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
63188
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-3268
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: 2004
Title: Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) for Improving the Performance of Small Robotic Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0679
Award Amount: $728,903.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I, KVH Industries designed and prototyped a micro-machined all-fiber optic phase modulator and subsequently measured the modulator performance in a Sagnac interferometer gyroscope to prove feasibility of the approach. The micro-machined D fiber phase modulator is an enabling device to allow a robust and low cost effective rotation sensor for a diverse range of rotation rate sensor applications. In Phase II, KVH Industries proposes to carry out design and manufacturing process studies to optimize the performance of the micro-machined all-fiber phase modulator, and to integrate the new phase modulator into a fiber optic gyro (FOG). The end result of this investigation and subsequent implementations should be a rotation rate sensor design suitable for small robotic platforms, including Army unmanned ground vehicles, with a bias stability goal of less than 0.1¿ to 1¿ per hour and a cost goal of $1,000 or less per gyro axis.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Monte
Principal Photonics Engin
7084443817
tmonte@kvh.com

Business Contact:

Daniel Comway
VP Military Business Deve
4018458112
dconway@kvh.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KVH INDUSTRIES, INC.
50 Enterprise Center Middletown, RI 02842

EIN/Tax ID: 050420589
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No