MICRO-MINIATURE ROLL RATE SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$249,920.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2361
Agency Tracking Number:
2361
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Geo-centers Inc. (Currently GEO-CENTERS, INC.)
320 Needham St, Newton Upp Falls, MA, 02164
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Edward D Petrow
(201) 724-3331
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
WITH THE CURRENT TREND TOWARDS STRAPDOWN GUIDANCE APPROACHES AS ALTERNATIVES TO INERTIAL PLATFORMS GAINING MOMENTUM, THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPATIBLE ROLL RATE SENSORS IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT. THE INNOVATIVE DESIGN PROPOSED WILL UTILIZE THE UNIQUE ADVANTAGES AND CAPABILITIES OF FIBER OPTIC SENSORS FOR THIS APPLICATION. FIBER OPTIC SENSORS ARE RAPIDLY BECOMING POPULAR ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL MEASUREMENT APPROACHES DUE TO THEIR INHERENT SOLID-STATE DESIGN, LOW COST, LOW POWER REQUIREMENTS, SMALL PHYSICAL SIZE AND SIGNIFICANT OPERATIONAL BANDWIDTH. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DESIGN OF FIBER SENSORS WHICH UTILIZE STRESS-INDUCED BIREFRINGENCE HAVE SUGGESTED AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR USE AS A MINIATURIZED ROLL RATE SENSOR. THIS DESIGN APPROACH FEATURES HIGH SENSITIVITY, MINIMUM PHYSICALSIZE, LOW POWER REQUIREMENTS AND IMMUNITY TO ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, SUCH AS TEMPERATURE AND RADIATION.

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