LOW COST GUIDANCE SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20122
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8801 Encino Avenue, Northridge, CA, 91325
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Mahendra Singh
 (805) 257-4172
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Development of an Inertia Measuring Unit (IMD) to be packaged in a strapdown Inertial Navigation System (INS) is proposed. The IMU design is based upon the silicon accelerometers developed by Waddan Systems. A pair of these devices, mounted on inclined webs in a hollow cylindrical rotor with their input axes pointing in the diametrically opposite directions at an angle, can be employed to determine the linear acceleration component along their common input axis by taking the average of their outputs. The same pair can also be employed to extract the angular rate component lying in a plane perpendicular to their common input axis by taking the difference in their outputs; which are affected equally but in opposite directions by the coriolis acceleration caused by the angular rate component. The development of an IMU design based upon this concept is the objective of the Phase I effort.

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