Low-Cost, High-Performance Inertial Rate Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-1047
Agency Tracking Number: F061-213-0436
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-213
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
2363 Calle Del Mundo, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
DUNS: 877452664
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Behzad Moslehi
 (408) 565-9004
Business Contact
 Behzad Moslehi
Title: CEO/CTO
Phone: (408) 565-9004
Email: bm@ifos.com
Research Institution
Defense systems such as the Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) High and Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) require extremely high-resolution Line of Sight (LOS) stabilization and extremely accurate inertial pointing knowledge. Key to mission objectives are ultra high performance inertial rate sensors to provide absolute inertial LOS knowledge and low-frequency sensor information to support control system LOS stabilization for the pointing and tracking system. Intelligent IFOS with a team having many years of pioneering experience in Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes (FOGs) proposes FOG development to meet space, particularly SBIRS High and SSTS, specifications. To meet the stringent SSTS requirements on minimal scale factor error and angular random walk as well as achieve the required angular rate and angular acceleration capabilities, IFOS will exploit innovative techniques including new components, coil production methods, and control techniques. Phase I will focus on design and the production of a proof-of-concept FOG. In Phase II, IFOS will work with Lockheed Martin on design optimization for SBIRS High / SSTS and design and fabricate four engineering prototype FOGs.

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