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MEMS-Based Sensor System for Gun Tubes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A112-090-0170
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-090
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: MEMS-Based Sensor System for Gun Tubes
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0034
Award Amount: $149,587.00
 

Abstract:

The targeting accuracy of mortar rounds is critically dependent on obtaining accurate gun barrel azimuth and elevation data to feed to the fire control system. Current barrel attitude determination is not sufficiently accurate and requires manual readouts. Creare proposes to build a sensor for the determination of azimuth and elevation using novel MEMS rate gyros and inclinometers. These highly accurate sensing elements will meet or exceed required accuracy of 1 to 3 mils. The sensor will be packaged in a rugged enclosure that will fit directly onto the barrel. We have included additional MEMS sensors to provide high rate data even after a mortar round has been fired and the barrel may have moved. Creare plans to test a benchtop design in Phase I to prove feasibility of our design and deliver complete field-ready prototypes at the end of Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Sorensen
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800
phs@creare.com

Business Contact:

James Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare, Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No