A Sensor for Relative Position and Attitude Determination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0113
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0546
Amount: $97,605.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-039
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
364 Patteson Drive, Box 287, Morgantown, WV, 26505
DUNS: 152361437
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Currie
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 384-6602
Business Contact
 Douglas Rekenthaler
Title: CEO & General Manager
Phone: (304) 363-5004
Email: dougrek@aol.com
Research Institution
Design miniaturized sensor based on Dispersed Fourier Transform Spectrometer ("DFTS") technology to provide 3-space position and attitude determination between host and target satellites. The DFTS has demonstrated a capability to establish orbital accuracies in near-real-time at an accuracy of 0.5 meters in range as well as position against the plane of the sky. Even higher accuracies are anticipated using the DFTS without the encumbrance of the turbulent atmosphere. An active laser illuminator, and CCD camera will complement the Michelson-interferometer, metrology sub-system, and diffraction grating of the DFTS to achieve these positional accuracies.

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