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ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSMISSION THROUGH PLASMA, ADDING GPS TO INERTIAL PLATFORM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
17958
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17958
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
XONTECH, INC.
6862 Hayvenhurst Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91406
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSMISSION THROUGH PLASMA, ADDING GPS TO INERTIAL PLATFORM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $553,245.00
 

Abstract:

COMBINING GPS AND INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS ON FUTURE ADVANCED HYPERSONIC AERODYNAMIC WEAPON SYSTEMS COULD PROVIDE SUPERIOR NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE COMPARED WITH CURRENT INERTIAL PLATFORMS ALONG AND AT A LOWER COST. GPS SOLUTIONS ALONG WOULD BE DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF PLASMA SHEATHING PERIODS STARTING ABOVE 150 KFT AND LASTING UNTIL THE VEHICLE VELOCITY FALLS BELOW 15 KFT/SECOND OR LOWER. THE INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT (IMU) WOULD PROVIDE NAVIGATION SOLUTIONS DURING THIS GPS COAST PHASE. THE ADDITION OF GPS COULD RESULT IN REDUCED PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS ON THE IMU. PLASMA SHEATHING ISSUES ON GPS PERFORMANCE ARE ADDRESSED INCLUDING REDUCTION OF SIGNAL STRENGTH, INCREASED SYSTEM NOISE TEMPERATURE CAUSED BY PLASMA AND ANTENNA WINDOWS, AND ANTENNA COVERAGE CHANGES. PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS AND PLASMA ALLEVIATON ARE EXAMINED FOR FUTURE FLIGHT TESTING OF THE CONCEPT.

Principal Investigator:

Kurt E. Golden
3106493477

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Xontech, Inc.
6151 W. Century Blvd., Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA 90045

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