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DIRECTED ENERGY SYSTEM POINTING THROUGH GEOSYNCRONOUS POSITIONING SATELLITE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
5409
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5409
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adroit Systems, Inc.
411 108th Avenue NE Suite 1080 Bellevue, WA 98004 0555
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DIRECTED ENERGY SYSTEM POINTING THROUGH GEOSYNCRONOUS POSITIONING SATELLITE INTERFEROMETRY
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $622,000.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT STUDIES CONCENTRATE ON GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) AS A SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE DETERMINATION TOOL. TWO GPS ANTENNAS RECEIVING THE SAME SIGNAL CAN COMPARE THEIR RELATIVE PHASES TO DETERMINE THE ANGLE BETWEEN THE TWO ANTENNAS AND THE GPS SATELLITE. BY COMPUTING THE ANGLE TO THREE OR MORE SATELLITES, THE COMPLETE INERTIAL ORIENTATION MAY BE DETERMINED. APPLYING ADVANCES IN GPS INTERFEROMETRY TO PRECISION POINTING OF DIRECTED ENERGY SYSTEMS LOCATED IN SPACECRAFT IS BEING INVESTIGATED. BY MEASURING THE ORIENTATION OF THE LASER ITSELF, MANY ERROR SOURCES SUCH AS GYROS, STAR TRACKERS, HORIZON SENSORS, GIMBAL PICK-OFFS, DEPLOYMENT MISALIGNMENT, AND STRUCTURAL BENDING MAY BE ELIMINATED OR REDUCED. THE RESULTING IMPROVEMENT IN POINTING ACCURACY DIRECTLY IMPROVES THE CHANCES OF HITTING AND DESTROYING THE TARGET, AND THUS IMPROVES THE UTILITY OF SPACE-BASED BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS. THE STUDY INCLUDES CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, ERROR BUDGETING, AND TRADE-OFF ANALYSIS.

Principal Investigator:

David Oberg
7036842900

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Adroit Systems Inc.
809 N Royal St Alexandria, VA 22314

EIN/Tax ID: 541249257
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No