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AN INTEGRATED MICRO-GYROSCOPE

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16939
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16939
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: AN INTEGRATED MICRO-GYROSCOPE
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,960.00
 

Abstract:

MICRO-ELECTRONIC FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES HAVE RECENTLY BEENAPPLIED TO PRODUCE SUCH NOVEL MICRO-MECHANICAL DEVICES AS MOTORS, SENSORS, AND ACTUATORS. THEIR SMALL SIZE AND THEIR EASY INTEGRATION WITH MICRO-ELECTRONICS INVITE INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, BUT, THUS FAR, FEW USEFUL APPLICATION CONCEPTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED. ONE DEVICE WITH WIDESPREAD APPLICATIONWOULD BE AN ELECTRICALLY SUSPENDED MICRO-GYROSCOPE. THE MOTOR, SENSOR, SUSPENSION, CONTROL, AND INTERFACE ELECTRONICS COULD BE PACKAGED ON A SINGLE CHIP. THE DEVICESCOULD BE PRODUCED IN LARGE QUANTITIES AT A LOW COST WITH WIDESPREAD USE IN INTEGRATED NAVIGATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR END EFFECTORS, VEHICLES, OR PROJECTILES. A MICRO-GYROSCOPE MIGHT ALSO ALLOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY SMALL AUTONOMOUS AIRPLANES, GROUND VEHICLES, OR SATELLITES FOR TERRESTRIAL, PLANETARY, OR SPACE EXPLORATION. THE FIRST PHASE OF THIS PROJECT WILL INVOLVE DEVELOPMENT OF MICRO-MACHINE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS TOOLS, THEIR USE TO INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE GYROSCOPE CONFIGURATIONS, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BASELINE DESIGN FOR THE MECHANICS, SENSORS, ACTUATORS, AND ELECTRONICS. A PHASE II EFFORT WILLINCLUDE DETAILED DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND TESTING OF A PROTOTYPE MICRO-GYROSCOPE. MICRO-ELECTRONIC FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES HAVE RECENTLY BEENAPPLIED TO PRODUCE SUCH NOVEL MICRO-MECHANICAL DEVICES AS MOTORS, SENSORS, AND ACTUATORS. THEIR SMALL SIZE AND THEIR EASY INTEGRATION WITH MICRO-ELECTRONICS INVITE INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, BUT, THUS FAR, FEW USEFUL APPLICATION CONCEPTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED. ONE DEVICE WITH WIDESPREAD APPLICATIONWOULD BE AN ELECTRICALLY SUSPENDED MICRO-GYROSCOPE. THE MOTOR, SENSOR, SUSPENSION, CONTROL, AND INTERFACE ELECTRONICS COULD BE PACKAGED ON A SINGLE CHIP. THE DEVICESCOULD BE PRODUCED IN LARGE QUANTITIES AT A LOW COST WITH WIDESPREAD USE IN INTEGRATED NAVIGATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR END EFFECTORS, VEHICLES, OR PROJECTILES. A MICRO-GYROSCOPE MIGHT ALSO ALLOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY SMALL AUTONOMOUS AIRPLANES, GROUND VEHICLES, OR SATELLITES FOR TERRESTRIAL, PLANETARY, OR SPACE EXPLORATION. THE FIRST PHASE OF THIS PROJECT WILL INVOLVE DEVELOPMENT OF MICRO-MACHINE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS TOOLS, THEIR USE TO INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE GYROSCOPE CONFIGURATIONS, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BASELINE DESIGN FOR THE MECHANICS, SENSORS, ACTUATORS, AND ELECTRONICS. A PHASE II EFFORT WILLINCLUDE DETAILED DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND TESTING OF A PROTOTYPE MICRO-GYROSCOPE.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Satcon Technology Corp.
12 Emily St Cambridge, MA 02139

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