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Low-Cost Six Axis (GPS/INS) Guidance System for Gun Launched Projectiles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
28842
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28842
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ophir Corp
10184 West Belleview Avenue, Suite 200 Littleton, CO 80127-1762
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Low-Cost Six Axis (GPS/INS) Guidance System for Gun Launched Projectiles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,674.00
 

Abstract:

A combination of newly available GPS2 microchip technology and microminiature optically sensed gyroscopes will allow us to configure a small (2"x4"x4", 0.018 cu ft), low cost, self-contained, battery-powered (2.5 Watts), projectile guidance system. The Phase I prototype will continuously output all 6 components of projectile orientation (latitude, longitude, geometric altitude, roll, pitch, and yaw) at a digital 120 Hz rate. From time sequences of these parameters we also compute ground-speed and heading. Because of our existing aircraft test platform, previous experience in military aircraft instrumentation, and use of low-cost off-the-shelf components, we are able to configure and preliminary flight test such a prototype system with 1000 G shock resistance in the Phase I effort. Phase II will consist of refinements, cost-effectiveness studies, MIL-SPEC testing, sensor integration with flight control systems, software development to optimally integrate GPS and inertial reference (gyroscopic) data, enhanced G-load tolerance, quicker GPS acquisition, and repackaging for military projectile and/or cruise missile test evaluations.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Loren D. Nelson
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ophir Corp
10184 West Belleview Ave #200 Littleton, CO 80127

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