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Advanced Interceptor Avionics

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-006
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
SA Photonics
130A Knowles Dr. Los Gatos, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Advanced Interceptor Avionics
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7339
Award Amount: $99,996.00


As more countries hostile to the U.S. gain access to and develop ballistic missile technology, the threat of attack against U.S. territory or its allies steadily increases. The continued advancement of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) interceptors to support longer range missions on more flexible and agile vehicles is crucial to counter this threat. These advanced interceptors require substantially smaller navigation systems with a high degree of subsystem integration. In response to this needed technology, SA Photonics has developed a concept design for CIMS - An ultra-compact inertial measurement unit for advanced seeker line of site stabilization. CIMS is a 3-axis Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) with a 3-axis accelerometer built using a high level of sub-system integration. Key technologies developed by SA Photonics reduce the form factor of this navigational grade IMU, without comprising performance. CIMS versatile architecture will provide systems integrators the best opportunity to position inertial sensors at the optimal location in advanced interceptors, in spaces 8X smaller than traditional navigation grade IMU's deployed today.

Principal Investigator:

James Coward

Business Contact:

Andrea Singewald
Small Business Information at Submission:

SA Photonics
650 5th Street Suite 505 San Francisco, CA 94107

EIN/Tax ID: 611427995
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No