LOW COST MINIATURE G-HARDENED QUARTZ INERTIAL NAVIGATION SENSOR Ins

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
20304
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Pcb Piezotronics, Inc.
3425 Walden Avenue, Depew, NY, 14043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Richard W Lally
(716) 684-0001
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Combining the stability of quartz and the process micromachining, it may be possible to develop cost effective inertial navigation sensors (INS). Linear position can be determined from passive or active vibrating beam type accelerometers while rotation can be determined from resonating tuning fork type gyros. Technical problems relating to noise sources, instabilities and feasibility are to be investigated. Unique mechanical configurations, crystal orientations and micro-electronic designs will be conceived, modeled and tested when possible. The feasibility of this technology for the INS will be assessed in Phase I and a recommendation provided for research and development in Phase II. Based on a large commercial potential in automobile navigation, aerospace navigation and six degree-of-freedom sensing of structural vibration; it is possible that the INS may be produced through micromachining batch processing methods at a significant cost saving to current manufacturing methods.

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