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Acquisition Tracking and Pointing Technologies

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Acquisition Tracking and Pointing Technologies
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7108
Award Amount: $999,790.00


ATA proposes to develop, test and deliver an Optical Inertial Reference Unit (OIRU) called the MSTAR Inertial Reference Unit with DRGs (MIRU-D). The MIRU-D will incorporate four ATA ARS-14s and four Boeing MEMS DRGs on the inertially stable side of the MIRU-D. The efforts in Phase II will lay the groundwork for a unit that is both technically superior and ready for flight qualification and manufacturing, with many of the proposed components having flight heritage. The MIRU-D prototype EDU design is flexible and scalable. ATA sees potential for reducing the size of the MIRU-D mechanism to make it viable for smaller airborne platforms such as UAVs, helicopters, and tactical fighter aircraft. ATA currently produces a smaller angular rate sensor (ARS-15) that could be incorporated in the current design for significant cost savings, lower SWaP, with just a slight degradation in performance. ATA is also developing a new state-of-the-art angular rate sensor (ARS-16) that has performance better than the current ARS-14 with a size similar to the ARS-15. The ARS-16 along with the quartz DRG under development at Boeing would result in an inertial sensor suite of significant smaller size with equivalent or better performance.

Principal Investigator:

Rick Walter
Technical Fellow
(505) 767-1235

Business Contact:

Tom Edmondson
Director, Contracts
(505) 767-1214
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt St SE Albuquerque, NM -

EIN/Tax ID: 850236241
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No