Light Weight Electronic Pointing Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0061
Agency Tracking Number: A052-199-3799
Amount: $119,844.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: A05-199
Solitcitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
KVH INDUSTRIES, INC.
50 Enterprise Center, Middletown, RI, 02842
Duns: 019499354
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Rossi
 Principal Engineer
 (401) 847-3327
 jrossi@kvh.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Conway
Title: VP Business Development
Phone: (401) 845-8112
Email: dconway@kvh.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In the proposed Phase I effort, KVH Industries will develop an Electronic Pointing Device (EPD) by implementing Northfinding software in its TG6000 Inertial Measurement Unit(IMU) product that is substantially smaller than the existing solution. Specifically, KVH will build three modified coils into a standard TG6000 system, modify the existing gyro digital filter to reduce noise, implement Northfinding software for the TG6000 IMU system, measure accuracy vs. measurement time for the baseline north finding software, and investigate new methods of shock and vibration hardening of the TG6000 without the existing shock isolator. The end result of this SBIR will be an EPD design that can be readily transitioned into a commercial product during Phase II.

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