A MEMS-based ultra-stable, sensitive accelerometer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,957.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00178-11-C-1015
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-192-1004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-192
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator
 Anton Greenwald
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
 agreenwald@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Agiltron proposes to develop a new type of accelerometer with no moving parts to replace current gravity correction mechanizations in nuclear SSBN submarine weapon systems. We will design the accelerometer to achieve bias stability less than 0.01micro-g, scale factor stability less than 1ppb, and noise floor less than 10-9 g/sqrt(hz). Using MEMS technology, the device will be both compact and low power. Leveraging our experience in MEMS components and production of fiber optical components, fiber interferometer, sensor system fabrication, the proposed accelerometer will provide a unique solution for cost-effectiveness, high stability, and high sensitivity. In the Phase I program, the feasibility of the proposed accelerometer technology will be demonstrated through analysis and critical component fabrication.

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