Innovative Manufacturing Process Improvements

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0162
Agency Tracking Number: 053-0431
Amount: $699,833.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA05-019
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
1806 OakForest Drive West, CLearwater, FL, 33759
DUNS: 806886532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Sjoquist
 Engineering Director
 (727) 543-3951
Business Contact
 Edgard Spencer
Title: Vice President
Phone: (727) 560-3167
Research Institution
The objective of the proposed effort is to provide highly integrated MEMS based IMU using a planar IMU device and a combination of novel analog control and readout mechanizations along with an adaptive digital control compensation system in an FPGA. The resulting micro IMU and associated Integrated Avionics Assembly will have the gyro and accelerometer performance and the size, weight, and power to allow an extremely small kill vehicle. The proposed Integrated Avionics Assembly has a fully capable IMU and Kill Vehicle GN&C with embedded PowerPC processor for full KV flight control and navigation. The IMU consists of fundamentally only two sections or parts. First the planar MEMS IMU sensor packages all 3 axis sensors on one monolithic substrate in order to allow packaging without separately mounted devices for each axis. The control loop and compensation section which consists front end pick off, drive and filtering with an FPGA for digital control, compensation and readout. The resulting micro IMU will be useful in many applications that require an IMU and all vehicle flight control functions to be of approximately the size of a hockey puck.

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