Advanced Interceptor Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W91260-09-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: B073-010-0027
Amount: $799,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-010
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
DUNS: 119301831
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Coward
 VP of Product Development
 (408) 348-4426
Business Contact
 Michael Browne
Title: President
Phone: (415) 977-0553
Research Institution
During this Phase I SBIR Program, SA Photonics has demonstrated the ability to develop a low cost, small form factor high performance Fiber Optic Gyro. The key focus of this program was to both reduce the size and the cost of this assembly, while maintaining performance to the level of navigation grade. During this Phase I, SA Photonics developed innovative solutions that would allow the use of a robust low cost light source. The source when coupled with SA Photonics wide bandwidth noise reduction allows for dramatic size reduction of the sensing coils. Bias drift is minimized by adevelopment of unique modulation of the light source. Reliability is also a key issue with FOG light sources. In Phase I, SA Photonics demonstration that source could pass repeated mechanical shock exposures in excess of 10,000g with virtually no degradatoin of the source.

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