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Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV) Critical Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32494
Amount: $95,603.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1996
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
255 Dedham St.
Canton, MA 02021
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ian Peter Gregory
 (617) 255-7277
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Research Institution

The development of a micro unmanned vehicle requires an extremely small, lightweight navigation system. The combination of a miniature GPS receiver with micro-machined accelerometer/gyros (MGIMU) provides the ideal solution. When integrated with its own processor performing navigation, Kalman filtering and flight control/guidance, a powerful precision aided navigation system is produced. The sever weight and of the airframe. The tight integration of a GPS/inertial system with in-flight alignment and calibration allows the use of small, relatively low performance micro-machine inertial sensors. Phase I of the program is the conceptual design, and Phase II is the development and test of the brassboard hardware.

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