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A Sensor for Relative Position and Attitude Determination

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
81304
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0546
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radio-Hydro-Physics LLC
Route 4, Box 66 Fairmont, WV 26554-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: A Sensor for Relative Position and Attitude Determination
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0113
Award Amount: $97,605.00
 

Abstract:

Design miniaturized sensor based on Dispersed Fourier Transform Spectrometer ("DFTS") technology to provide 3-space position and attitude determination between host and target satellites. The DFTS has demonstrated a capability to establish orbital accuracies in near-real-time at an accuracy of 0.5 meters in range as well as position against the plane of the sky. Even higher accuracies are anticipated using the DFTS without the encumbrance of the turbulent atmosphere. An active laser illuminator, and CCD camera will complement the Michelson-interferometer, metrology sub-system, and diffraction grating of the DFTS to achieve these positional accuracies.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas G. Currie
Principal Investigator
3013846602
currie@umd.edu

Business Contact:

Douglas A. Rekenthaler
CEO & General Manager
3043635004
dougrek@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIO-HYDRO-PHYSICS LLC
364 Patteson Drive, Box 287 Morgantown, WV 26505

EIN/Tax ID: 550872550
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No