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Low Cost, High Performance Inertial Rate Sensors - Airborne

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74772
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-1171
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Low Cost, High Performance Inertial Rate Sensors - Airborne
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7150
Award Amount: $93,969.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Darren Laughlin
Chief Engineer, Sensors and Systems
5057671224
laughlin@aptec.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Stein
Director Finance, Contracts & Admin
5057671231
stein@aptec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY ASSOC.
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM 87123

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