A Sensor for Relative Position and Attitude Determination

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$97,605.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0113
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0546
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
RADIO-HYDRO-PHYSICS LLC
364 Patteson Drive, Box 287, Morgantown, WV, 26505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
152361437
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Currie
Principal Investigator
(301) 384-6602
currie@umd.edu
Business Contact:
Douglas Rekenthaler
CEO & General Manager
(304) 363-5004
dougrek@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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