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Integrated Solid-State Optical IMU

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC20C0266
Agency Tracking Number: 205573
Amount: $124,937.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S3
Solicitation Number: SBIR_20_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-01
Small Business Information
8 Indian Lane
Sharon, MA 02067-1255
United States
DUNS: 080179606
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ram Yahalom
 (781) 806-5625
 ram1@infibertec.com
Business Contact
 Ram Yahalom
Phone: (781) 806-5625
Email: ram1@infibertec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

We propose a radical new approach for to the design and fabrication of an integrated solid state IMU based on Interferometric Solid State waveguide Optical Gyroscope (iSOG). nbsp;The gyro combines all the optical elements on one wafer. Such a gyro enables the development of 5 inch cube IMU with near tactical grade performance, higher reliability, high level of robustness and lower cost.nbsp; Modeling predicts that the iSOG will have more than an order-of-magnitude improvement in bias stability over temperature (for the same volume) when compared to the highest performance commercially available MEMs gyroscope in the same volume. The iSOG is also inherently radiation hardened, vibration hardened and is the ideal technology for future CubeSat and SmallSat applications at NASA.

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