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Adaptive, High-Resolution Accelerometer for Extreme Dynamic Range

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79286
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-145-2115
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
1100 Exploration Way Hampton, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Adaptive, High-Resolution Accelerometer for Extreme Dynamic Range
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-06-M-0196
Award Amount: $99,588.00
 

Abstract:

Tao Systems proposes to develop a cost-effective, adaptive accelerometer having 60dB resolution over the dynamic range of acceleration from 0.001 to 100,000 g. We propose to combine an array of signal- and range-optimized MEMS accelerometer devices with a novel active sensor circuit (ASC) topology that has several relevant features: with a single op-amp, it has at least an order-of-magnitude higher sensitivity than a Wheatstone bridge-based circuit, can incorporate several piezoresistive gage pairs, is able to independently monitor the behavior of each piezoresistive element, and is relatively immune to EMI/RFI. In the Phase I effort, we shall design, fabricate and demonstrate a single-axis MEMS accelerometer array with an ASC-based system that will maintain a high output resolution over a dynamic range through intelligent signal processing of the device array.

Principal Investigator:

Arun S. Mangalam
Project Manager
7572205040
arun@taosystem.com

Business Contact:

Siva M. Mangalam
President/CEO
7572205040
siva@taosystem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TAO OF SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, INC.
144 Research Drive Hampton, VA 23666

EIN/Tax ID: 541700330
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No