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Next Generation Gimbal (NGG)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86377
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-008-0777
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM 87123-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Next Generation Gimbal (NGG)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7041
Award Amount: $999,980.00
 

Abstract:

A-Tech Corporation, d.b.a. Applied Technology Associates (ATA), is innovating the design and mechanizations of space gimbals and their electronics and pointing controls. This new paradigm for a gimbal design is denoted the Next Generation Gimbal (NGG) and yields a gimbal system that is lighter, uses less power, and exhibits better performance. The technology innovations that will be exploited in creating the NGG include: an on-gimbal IRU for precise and accurate pointing control and stabilization; an operating configuration that provides a drive system that does not impose reactions on the spacecraft bus; innovative mode logic and control algorithms to optimize overall mass, power, function, and performance; advanced gimbal subsystem control electronics hosted on flexible, small, low-power FPGA processors with characteristics suitable for space environments (including radiation environments); and material selections that are compatible with optical payload gimbal applications. A combination of these new gimbal design approaches, advanced technologies, and new control and operating philosophies offer great promise and allows ATA to reach the goals of SBIR Topic MDA07-008.

Principal Investigator:

Henry Sebesta
Principal Investigator
5057671202
henry.r.sebesta@aptec.com

Business Contact:

Cathy McGinnis
Contracts Manager
5057671214
mcginnis@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