Novel Precision Fiber Optic Gyroscope

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7842
Agency Tracking Number: B073-052-0552
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-052
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
DUNS: 928805761
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Micah Yairi
 Senior Scientist
 (650) 965-7772
Business Contact
 Anthony O'Keefe
Title: C.E.O.
Phone: (650) 965-7772
Research Institution
Gyroscopes are found in nearly every airplane, many cars, robots, missiles, and more. The reason for such broad, wide-spread use is simple: gyroscopes are excellent tools for determining rotation, and can be quite sensitive. Fiber-optic gyroscopes, though light weight and robust, have not been able to match the performance of ring-laser gyroscopes. To provide a solution, Los Gatos Research has developed a novel approach to gyroscope design that is based on fiber optics and lasers, but avoids many of the disadvantages of standard fiber-optic gyroscopes, providing dramatically increased-sensitivity.

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