Low Cost, High Performance Inertial Rate Sensors - Airborne
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
For Airborne Inertial Rate Sensors, Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to introduce a unique and enabling gyroscope technology based upon the principles of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) that meet all requirements for ABL operation, including flight environment, extreme slew and in precision track. The Enhanced MHD Effect Rate Gyro (EMERG) has the highest potential of outperforming existing gyro technologies at a significantly lower cost to produce. MHD Sensors can provide extremely accurate inertial pointing knowledge and platform stability for long-range line of sight stabilization, as well as offering long term performance stability, high ruggedness and reliability, and low radiation susceptability. EMERG will exhibit virtually all of the desirable features of ATA's passive MHD rate sensors such as low linear acceleration sensitivity, low cross axis angular sensitivity (cross coupling), ultra-low noise, and relatively low cost. Another key feature is that the EMERG will be able to measure high angular rates and accelerations over large bandwidths.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Chief Engineer, Sensors and Systems
Director Finance, Contracts & Admin
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY ASSOC.
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM 87123
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