USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Inertial Measurement Unit with Distributed Packaging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92061
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-196-0012
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 08-196
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SA Photonics
130A Knowles Dr. Los Gatos, CA 95032-
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Inertial Measurement Unit with Distributed Packaging
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W91260-10-C-0003
Award Amount: $729,994.00
 

Abstract:

Missile systems requiring lock-on after launch capability require Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) that exhibit low drift to support navigation functions and high output data rates to support target tracking. Missile warheads impose size constraints and environmental performance requirements on the IMU, which are incompatible with certain gyroscope technologies. The IMUf?Ts gyro is a primary driver of its size, therefore development of very small, low drift, high update rate gyros are crucial to support next generation missile systems. To address this need, SA Photonics is pleased to propose the Phase II development of its D-100 distributed architecture navigation grade / jitter-control IMU. The distributed FOG divides the traditional IMU into 2 separate modules, partitioning the inertial sensors into a revolutionary small f?osensor headf?? that can be located in the often-confined forward areas of a missile. The second module containing the control, processing and interface electronics, can be located in less confined spaces aft of the warhead.

Principal Investigator:

James Coward
President
4159770553
j.coward@saphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Andrea Singewald
CFO
9709213401
a.singewald@saphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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