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Highly Integrated Control Systems For Smart Munitions

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2001 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Highly Integrated Control Systems For Smart Munitions
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F08630-01-C-0032
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Integrated GPS/INS navigation system is a key component of many guided weapons currently under development. Future weapons systems will integrate heterogeneous components such as actuators and sensors with functionalities such as monitoring, diagnostics,and control to a greater extent. The project's long-term objectives are to identify new challenges arising in this integration and to develop analytical and computational tools to meet them. Phase I demonstrates the design of a fault-tolerant integratedGPS/IMU/Passive EO navigation system for terminal guidance and automatic target recognition. Performance of this hybrid system will be verified in the presence of sensor failures and jamming. Phase I work also develops computational techniques to verifyhybrid systems. This work can be seen as laying the foundation for a complete investigation of integration issues and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations in Phase II. Scientific Systems Company, Inc will be supported by Boeing Phantom Works and DraperLaboratory in all phases of the project.Sensor fusion, fault tolerance, V&V and software certification become pertinent whenever coordination among physical and information processing components are required to achieve reliability and performance inuncertain and dynamic environments. Therefore, the analytical and computational tools we are proposing to develop have direct applications in many areas - MEMS, formation flying, automotive control systems, rendezvous and docking operations in space,telerobotics - to name a few.

Principal Investigator:

Raman Mehra/Ravi Prasanth
President/Research Engine

Business Contact:

Raman Mehra
Small Business Information at Submission:

500 West Cummings Park, Suite 3000 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043053085
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No