Low Cost, Low Drift, High Accuracy, Miniature Inertial Navigation System (INS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0287
Agency Tracking Number: N111-007-0429
Amount: $149,831.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-007
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
53 Old Solomons Island Rd Suite H, Annapolis, MD, -
DUNS: 363020202
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martin Tanenhaus
 (410) 703-9939
Business Contact
 Martin Tanenhaus
Title: President
Phone: (410) 703-9939
Email: martint@tanenhausassociates.com
Research Institution
The challenge to develop new innovative devices and methods to create a miniature, low cost, low drift, high accuracy inertial navigation system (INS). This challenge is met using arrays of COTS MEMS inertial devices to fabricate a small light weight rugged IMU/INS with GPS and a embedded dual processor architecture capable of multiple I/O connections. Bench top testing will demonstrate an ultra low drift IMU/INS GPS-independence, especially when in GPS-denied situations. An advanced heading system with a suite of advanced algorithms will be tested externally and compared with candidate Kalman Filter solutions before being integrated with the IMU/INS to demonstrate accurate azimuth and optimum position determination.

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