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Gun Hardened High-Performance Miniature Angular Acceleration Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81399
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-036-1341
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MET TECH, INC.
150 Theodore Conrad Drive Jersey City, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Gun Hardened High-Performance Miniature Angular Acceleration Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-08-C-0492
Award Amount: $729,671.00
 

Abstract:

Accurate targeting of ordnance is of vital importance for current and future battlefield requirements. A particular need exists for guidance devices applicable to gun-fired munitions. Currently available angular acceleration sensors do not fulfill the accuracy, size, weight, sensitivity, or especially the shock resistance requirements for gun-fired payloads. MET Tech, Inc (www.mettechnology.com) has recently developed novel angular acceleration sensors that promise to fulfill all the requirements for guidance of such munitions: high accuracy, small size and weight, low power consumption, and high sensitivity; and, because they have no proof mass or moving parts, MET Tech sensors are able to withstand extremely high forces such as those experienced during gun firing, without any degradation of operability. In this SBIR program, MET Tech is developing novel high-performance miniature acceleration sensors having low drift, high dynamic range, and resistance to shock associated with gun firing, in a compact, economical package. In Phase I, MET Tech demonstrated the feasibility of the component-level design concept for the program angular accelerometer. In Phase II we propose to design, fabricate and test a complete system-level angular accelerometer for use in a gun-fired environment. Sensor properties will be optimized for Army requirements, with emphasis on the key parameters of settling time, shock tolerance, and sensitivity. Design documents and drawings will be developed sufficient to support the design, manufacture, test and evaluation of the first production model of the developed sensor, which will be produced and inserted in programs in Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Catherine Rice
VP Technology
2014355100
rice@mettechnology.com

Business Contact:

Jacob Bindler
Chief Operating Officer
2014346000
bindler@mettechnology.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MET TECH, INC.
285 West Side Avenue Suite 199 Jersey City, NJ 07305

EIN/Tax ID: 010828935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No