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LOW COST MINIATURE G-HARDENED QUARTZ INERTIAL NAVIGATION SENSOR Ins

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
20304
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20304
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pcb Piezotronics Inc.
3425 Walden Ave Depew, NY 14043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: LOW COST MINIATURE G-HARDENED QUARTZ INERTIAL NAVIGATION SENSOR Ins
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Combining the stability of quartz and the process micromachining, it may be possible to develop cost effective inertial navigation sensors (INS). Linear position can be determined from passive or active vibrating beam type accelerometers while rotation can be determined from resonating tuning fork type gyros. Technical problems relating to noise sources, instabilities and feasibility are to be investigated. Unique mechanical configurations, crystal orientations and micro-electronic designs will be conceived, modeled and tested when possible. The feasibility of this technology for the INS will be assessed in Phase I and a recommendation provided for research and development in Phase II. Based on a large commercial potential in automobile navigation, aerospace navigation and six degree-of-freedom sensing of structural vibration; it is possible that the INS may be produced through micromachining batch processing methods at a significant cost saving to current manufacturing methods.

Principal Investigator:

Richard W Lally
7166840001

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Pcb Piezotronics, Inc.
3425 Walden Avenue Depew, NY 14043

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