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GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM ATTITUDE CONTROL

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15599
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15599
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM ATTITUDE CONTROL
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,990.00
 

Abstract:

A PROTOTYPE GUIDANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEM SENSOR FOR DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS IS PROPOSED. THIS GUIDANCE SUBSYSTEM SENSOR WILL USE THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) SATELLITE CONSTELLATION FOR BOTH POSITION AND ATTITUDE DETERMINATION OF THE DEW. THIS GPS ATTITUDE DETERMINATION SYSTEM CAN BE CAN BE APPLIED FOR POINTING AND ATTITUDE CONTROL OF MANY TYPES OF DEWS, INCLUDING GROUND, AIR, AND SPACE BASED WEAPONS. AN ADROIT CONCEIVED INNOVATIVE ALGORITHM CALLED THE ERROR CORRECTING ATTITUDE SOLUTION (ECAS) IS PROPOSED TO CALCULATE THE ATTITUDE SOLUTION. THE ECAS SHOULD GREATLY ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE AND APPLICABILITY OF THE GPS AND ADS. THE ECAS WILL ALLOW FOR CORRECTION OF THE TWO LARGEST ERROR SOURCES: UNMATCHED ANTENNA PHASE DIFFERENCE ERROR AND ELECTRICAL PATH LENGTH BIAS AND VARIATION. THESE CORRECTIONS CAN GREATLY INCREASE THE ACCURACY OF THE ADS, WHILE ALSO INCREASING THE MOUNTING ENVIRONMENT TOLERANCE OF THE ANTENNA SYSTEM. THIS SHOULD MAKE THE ECAS ADS AN IDEAL GUIDANCE SENSOR FOR DEWS. PHASE II OF THIS PROJECT WILL BE TO IMPLEMENT THE ECAS IN AN OPERATIONAL ADS.

Principal Investigator:

Richard D Jurgens
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Adroit Systems Inc
809 North Royal Street Alexandria, VA 22314

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