Compact, Low-Cost Inertial Rate Sensor for Ascent Phase Interceptors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,994.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7548
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-014-0036
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-014
Small Business Information
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
CA, Santa Clara, CA, 95054-1008
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
877452664
Principal Investigator
 Behzad ,Moslehi
 Principal Investigator
 (408) 565-9004
 bm@ifos.com
Business Contact
 Behzad Moslehi
Title: CEO/CTO
Phone: (408) 565-9004
Email: bm@ifos.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Ascent Phase interceptors require lighter weight, smaller, more robust and lower cost avionics components that can withstand stressing launch conditions and severe radiation environments without compromising their performance. In particular, rate sensors for Inertial Reference Units (IRUs) that can provide high-resolution Line of Sight (LOS) stabilization, more accurate inertial pointing and higher bandwidths needed to support planned early intercept avionics systems. IFOS, with a team having many years of pioneering experience in Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes (FOGs), radiation hardening and mitigation of vibration effects proposes developing an advanced FOG that will ultimately be able to withstand radiation as well as the high shock and vibration that accompany launch, yet be able to deliver tactical grade pointing accuracies at kHz data rates. IFOS will exploit innovative techniques including new fiber components, coil production methods, robust packaging and advanced signal processing techniques that would allow the substantial reductions in weight and volume of interest to MDA. Phase I will focus on design and demonstration of a proof-of-concept FOG with improved bias drift and other desirable performance features that is compatible with robust packaging, leading to a Phase I option where RH and vibration shielding aspects will be further analyzed and detailed.

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