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Opto-Mechanical Modeling of Low Cost, High Precision, Micro Components for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74287
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801-4875
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Opto-Mechanical Modeling of Low Cost, High Precision, Micro Components for Fiber Optic Gyroscopes
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0021
Award Amount: $98,043.00
 

Abstract:

Polaris Sensor Technologies proposes to combine an innovative crossover-free Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG) sensor coil winding configuration, which is based on low cost single mode fiber and retains built-in thermal symmetry, with an opto-mechanical model of this novel device to enhance FOG capability. The cost and thermal sensitivity associated with current FOG sensor coils will be minimized through a high fidelity model which, in turn, will permit prediction and optimization of the performance of both the coil and the entire FOG sensor. The model will be based on the Mueller calculus, a well known framework capable of simulating the polarization resolved propagation of light through optical components such as those employed in a depolarized FOG. Coils with differing winding configurations will be designed, fabricated, and functionally tested. The test results will be correlated to the model predictions and both the model and the device designs will be iteratively improved. The enhancements afforded by this approach are expected to include higher FOG sensitivity at a reduced cost.

Principal Investigator:

Art Lompado
Sr Scientist
2565620087
art@polarissensor.com

Business Contact:

David Chenault
President
2565620087
david@polarissensor.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
200 Westside Square, Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801

EIN/Tax ID: 431998920
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No