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Small Arms Stabilization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-17-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0342
Amount: $913,663.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-199
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-26
Small Business Information
P.O Box 10520
Jackson, WY 83002
United States
DUNS: 128363145
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Angle
 Electrical Engineer
 (617) 599-0066
Business Contact
 Bob Viola
Phone: (307) 734-0211
Research Institution

Special Operations Forces (SOF) Operators must be able to shoot with prone accuracy when shooting off-hand and on the move. One way to accomplish this is to use inertial position sensors to control actuators which stabilize the weapon in ways in which the user is unable. Gyro stabilization has been in use for more than seventy years. Early applications included inertial navigation and lead compensation for anti-aircraft guns. More modern applications include ship and tank-mounted weapons, as well as systems that hold weapons which are usually man-operated. One aspect common to all of these systems is an absolute position command. A user selects a target or a direction, and then the system holds the weapon in the proper orientation. This effort seeks to merely correct for the shaking of the weapon that is not controllable by the user. In this manner, a compact, self-contained unit may be constructed in a form factor that is useful on a tactical rifle.

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