Novel Precision Fiber Optic Gyroscope

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-08-C-7842
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-052-0552
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA07-052
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi
Senior Scientist
(650) 965-7772
m.yairi@lgrinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony O'Keefe
C.E.O.
(650) 965-7772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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