Adaptive, High-Resolution Accelerometer for Extreme Dynamic Range

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,975.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8651-07-C-0145
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-145-2115
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TAO OF SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, INC.
144 Research Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
840701445
Principal Investigator:
Arun Mangalam
Project Manager
(757) 220-5040
arun@taosystem.com
Business Contact:
Siva Mangalam
President/CEO
(757) 220-5040
siva@taosystem.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Tao Systems proposes to develop an adaptive accelerometer for obtaining high-resolution measurements for an extreme dynamic range. Specifically, the accelerometer will provide 60dB resolution from 0.001 g to 100,000 g through through the integration of tailored MEMS accelerometer devices in an Active Sensor Circuit (ASC) configuration. The effort will require optimization of each accelerometer device for survivability and reliable operation during and after shock, ASC fabrication for the devices, and intelligent signal processing algorithms implemented on COTS hardware. The approach integrates state-of-the-art dynamic resistance measurement technology with advanced, customizable MEMS fabrication techniques. In the Phase II effort, we shall design, fabricate and demonstrate a single-axis shock-survivable MEMS accelerometer devices with an ASC-based system that will maintain a high output resolution over a dynamic range through intelligent signal processing of the device array.

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