Affordable GPS-independent Precision Munitions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,292.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-11-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-056-0358
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-056
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Crossfield Technology LLC
9390 Research Blvd, Suite I200, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135494073
Principal Investigator:
Dennis Ferguson
RF/MIcrowave Engineer
(512) 795-0220
dennis.ferguson@crossfieldtech.com
Business Contact:
Gary McMillian
Member of LLC
(512) 795-0220
gary.mcmillian@crossfieldtech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Crossfield, together with Omnitek Partners, will investigate and develop GPS Independent Precision Munition guidance architecture that has comparable accuracy to GPS and is inherently hard to jamming and interference. The baseline architecture will employ a novel orientation sensor that provides both orientation and can provide position location. The sensor will operate in the 60 GHz oxygen absorption frequency band, which offers significant advantages in terms of robustness to jamming and interference as well as providing covertness (low probability of intercept or LPI). Crossfield and Omnitek propose a six month effort with Option. The Phase I program will include investigation into precision guidance and control concepts using the orientation sensor as a baseline. In addition, the current off-the-shelf orientation sensors will be integrated with off the shelf inertial sensor and used to validate control and sensing concepts under real hardware constraints that cannot be easily simulated without the use of tools or test beds ordinarily beyond the scope of an SBIR program. In this way, the overall risk to the Army of a Phase II program are significantly mitigated.

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