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Novel Navigation Sensor Suite for 155 mm Artillery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: HQ003419P0035
Agency Tracking Number: O181-001-0017
Amount: $149,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD181-001
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-23
Small Business Information
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44103
United States
DUNS: 557510336
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Jankowski
 Director of Aerospace Systems
 (216) 649-0399
Business Contact
 Frederick Lisy
Phone: (216) 649-0362
Research Institution

An affordable suite of sensors will be strategically packaged to produce a reliable, highly accurate and robust IMU capable of surviving the launch and flight environment of a 155mm projectile. This proposed Enhanced Precision IMU (EP-IMU) will be sufficiently small (less than 1.5 cu in), light weight and low power for integration into a 155mm projectile and will provide accurate data measurements of angular motion/rotation and linear accelerations needed to characterize the projectiles orientation/state. To meet this goal, the proposed EP-IMU will utilize an array of IMUs that when passed through a proprietary statistical sensor fusion and calibration methods will provide tactical grade data outputs. The proposed EP-IMU array of sensors will offer spatial and temporal improvements in data while also offering robustness and redundancy especially after gun-launch. This Phase I effort will evaluated the feasibility of the proposed hardware and firmware to meet the specific performance requirements of a 155mm projectile. Through scaled experimentation, key critical areas will be evaluated that will allow the proposed EP-IMU to rapidly mature component technologies for demonstration in Phase II. This effort will leverage the “know how” and expertise gained during the development of complementary high-g survivable electronics for other gun launched projectiles.

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