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Communications-On-The-Move (COTM) Antenna Pointing and Stabilization System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
92780
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-050-1504
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-050
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Ross-Hime Designs, Inc.
1313 5th Street South East Minneapolis, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Communications-On-The-Move (COTM) Antenna Pointing and Stabilization System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-10-C-0229
Award Amount: $899,913.00
 

Abstract:

Ross-Hime Designs, Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota and BAE Systems Wayne, New Jersey are pleased to respond to the DOD''s request for development of a robust, high performance Comunications-On-the-Move (COTM) system. The Ross-Hime Designs/ BAE team will deliver an operable, servo controlled pedestal with control electronics, user controllable from a Host computer. They will be developing and characterizing a stable closed-loop servo, capable of processing platform GPS/INS attitude and location data, and target geodetic location, to both point and stabilize the antenna payload"s line-of-sight. The development effort will culminate in measurement of gimbal mechanism static accuracy as a function of azimuth and elevation angle, and measurement of servo dynamic tracking accuracy when driving the system with actual pre-recorded GPS/INS attitude data measured on the Churchville B Proving Ground course.Ross-Hime Designs proposes the development of the Omni-Wrist IV antenna gimbal which mounts on the roof of any vehicle. This revolutionary pedestal eliminates cable wrap and has full 180 degrees horizon-to-horizon singularity-free range of motion. State-of-the-art software and controls will be further developed by BAE Systems and implemented in a full-up tested system. BENEFIT: Commercial applications and anticipated benefits include antenna/sensor pointing on a wide-range of mobile platforms including recreational vehicles and ships. Robotic application includes machine tools, spray-finishing robots and welding robots.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Rosheim
President
(651) 699-5610
mrosheim@visi.com

Business Contact:

Mark Rosheim
President
(651) 699-5610
mrosheim@visi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ross-Hime Designs, Inc.
1313 5th Street South East Minneapolis, MN -

EIN/Tax ID: 411592408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No