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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$799,988.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W91260-09-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-010-0027
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SA PHOTONICS
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119301831
Principal Investigator:
James Coward
VP of Product Development
(408) 348-4426
j.coward@saphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Michael Browne
President
(415) 977-0553
m.browne@saphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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