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Light Weight Electronic Pointing Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74070
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-199-3799
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: 2007
Title: Light Weight Electronic Pointing Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-07-C-0159
Award Amount: $729,996.00
 

Abstract:

KVH Industries plans to take advantage of the work performed in Phase I, as well as some extensive internally-funded R&D, to create an affordable, accurate, FOG-based Northfinder. The Phase II approach entails designing a true null seeking servo driven system, using a highly accurate single-axis FOG to measure earth's rotation rate, integrated with two accelerometers for pitch and roll measurements. When treated as a target, North can be detected as the FOG is rotated until it ultimately measures 'zero.' The FOG optical circuit will be made from a small-diameter KVH fiber wound on a bobbin using a Quadrupole winding technique. Since the Phase I effort, KVH's small-diameter fiber has been perfected and tested with Quadrupole winding on standard production FOGs. Results of the accelerometer work performed in Phase I show that the pitch and roll accuracies required can be achieved, and an early Northfinding prototype recently built by KVH shows achievable North finding accuracy as well.

Principal Investigator:

Arent K. van Heyningen
Chief Scientist, Prin. In
4018473327
akvh@kvh.com

Business Contact:

Daniel R. Conway
VP Business Development
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