A MEMS-based ultra-stable, sensitive accelerometer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,957.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-11-C-1015
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-192-1004
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-192
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald
Senior Scientist
(781) 935-1200
agreenwald@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Amanda Contardo
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
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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