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High Sensitivity Light-Weight Gyroscope

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7206
Agency Tracking Number: B08B-005-0064
Amount: $999,815.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-T005
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-09-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-09-05
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Ave. Suite 3
Mountain View, CA 94041
United States
DUNS: 928805761
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Micah Yairi
 Senior Scientist
 (650) 965-7772
Business Contact
 Anthony O'Keefe
Title: President
Phone: (650) 965-7772
Research Institution
 Northwestern University
 Selim Shahriar
M248, 2145 N. Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

 (847) 491-5306
 Nonprofit College or University

Gyroscopes are found in nearly every airplane, many cars, robots, missiles, and more. The reason for such broad, wide-spread use is simple: gyroscopes are excellent tools for determining rotation, and can be quite sensitive. Improving the sensitivity of optical gyroscopes while also reducing their size and weight has proven to be a significant challenge. To provide a solution, Los Gatos Research has developed a novel approach to gyroscope design that avoids many of the disadvantages of standard fiber-optic and ring-laser gyroscopes, providing dramatically increased-sensitivity.

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