Highly Integrated Control Systems For Smart Munitions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F08630-01-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: 011MN-1909
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 859244204
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raman Mehra/Ravi Prasanth
 President/Research Engine
 (781) 933-5355
Business Contact
 Raman Mehra
Title: President
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Email: rkm@ssci.com
Research Institution
Integrated GPS/INS navigation system is a key component of many guided weapons currently under development. Future weapons systems will integrate heterogeneous components such as actuators and sensors with functionalities such as monitoring, diagnostics,and control to a greater extent. The project's long-term objectives are to identify new challenges arising in this integration and to develop analytical and computational tools to meet them. Phase I demonstrates the design of a fault-tolerant integratedGPS/IMU/Passive EO navigation system for terminal guidance and automatic target recognition. Performance of this hybrid system will be verified in the presence of sensor failures and jamming. Phase I work also develops computational techniques to verifyhybrid systems. This work can be seen as laying the foundation for a complete investigation of integration issues and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations in Phase II. Scientific Systems Company, Inc will be supported by Boeing Phantom Works and DraperLaboratory in all phases of the project.Sensor fusion, fault tolerance, V&V and software certification become pertinent whenever coordination among physical and information processing components are required to achieve reliability and performance inuncertain and dynamic environments. Therefore, the analytical and computational tools we are proposing to develop have direct applications in many areas - MEMS, formation flying, automotive control systems, rendezvous and docking operations in space,telerobotics - to name a few.

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