Miniature, Low Cost GPS/IMU Munitions Tracker (GIMT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F04611-02-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: 021XP-1791
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
11000 Cedar Avenue, Suite 130, Cleveland, OH, 44106
DUNS: 557510625
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Rapp
 Director of Engineering
 (216) 619-5903
 erapp@CleveMed.com
Business Contact
 Robert Schmidt
Title: President
Phone: (216) 619-5925
Email: rschmidt@CleveMed.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The GPS/IMU Munitions Tracker (GIMT) is a miniature, low cost device that provides time, space, and position information (TSPI) for weapons released from aircraft. It can be repackaged either in a convenient cubic shape for internal mounting, or with alow profile for an aerodynamic shape for external mounting. It can mounted on the outside of a bomb, missile, airplane, or other vehicle with an electrocleavable adhesive that can easily be removed. This allows testing on inventory equipment withoutexpensive test fixturing. It provides TSPI to a radio for telemetering information to commanders for their use.Use on weapons is important for early battle damage assessment. The device can be used to track soldiers for operational decisions, and for medical emergency location of wounded soldiers.It has a GPS receiver and an IMU for rapid updates on position and orientation. The device can be used for TSPI for military use on weapons and on soldiers. It has many biomedical uses for testing and rehabilitation. It can also be used for sports analysis on humans and race animals. Due to its low cost design, it can also be usedfor games."

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