Rad-hard Location and Attitude Module (R-LAM)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CC29P
Agency Tracking Number: 095834
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: S4.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1635 Pumphrey Avenue, Auburn, AL, 36832-4303
DUNS: 844905208
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Dillard
 Principal Investigator
 (334) 826-8008
 bill@archangel.com
Business Contact
 Kitty Greene
Title: Business Official
Phone: (334) 826-8008
Email: kitty@archangel.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
R-LAM (Rad-hard Location and Attitude Module), promises a new generation of both integrated navigation modules and stand-alone navigation subsystems including nav-grade IMU's, atomic-precision clocks and GPS units compliant with the Space Plug and Play Architecture (SPA) initiative. R-LAM leverages two active DARPA MTO programs. In the Navigation-Grade Integrated Micro-Gyroscope (NG-IMG) project, Archangel Systems, Inc. has developed a MEMS IMU called NG-MARS - a spinning mass IMU with navigation-grade performance. In DARPA's Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) program, Symmetricom, Inc has developed a clock that is 50-100X smaller and lower power than any previous atomic clock technology, while exhibiting short-term stability of y(τ) < 1x10-10/1/2 and long-term drift of < 3 x 10-10/month. NASA-Goddard has constructed a rad-hard GPS called Navigator for the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) program. Designed for high elliptical orbits (HEO), Navigator uses NASA's Geon algorithms. Currently Navigator weight and power exceeds R-LAM requirements. NASA-Goddard colleagues will advise the R-LAM team as they transition Navigator hardware. Intrinsix Corp. is an ASIC design house skilled in rad-hard mixed-signal design. They will implement rad-hard support electronics for NG-MARS, CSAC and Navigator. Intrinsix is familiar with NASA's SPA initiatives and will design the R-LAM interface for compliance.

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