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A MEMS-based ultra-stable, sensitive accelerometer

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: A MEMS-based ultra-stable, sensitive accelerometer
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00178-11-C-1015
Award Amount: $69,957.00


Agiltron proposes to develop a new type of accelerometer with no moving parts to replace current gravity correction mechanizations in nuclear SSBN submarine weapon systems. We will design the accelerometer to achieve bias stability less than 0.01micro-g, scale factor stability less than 1ppb, and noise floor less than 10-9 g/sqrt(hz). Using MEMS technology, the device will be both compact and low power. Leveraging our experience in MEMS components and production of fiber optical components, fiber interferometer, sensor system fabrication, the proposed accelerometer will provide a unique solution for cost-effectiveness, high stability, and high sensitivity. In the Phase I program, the feasibility of the proposed accelerometer technology will be demonstrated through analysis and critical component fabrication.

Principal Investigator:

Anton Greenwald
Senior Scientist
(781) 935-1200

Business Contact:

Amanda Contardo
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No