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Weapon Orientation Sensor for Simulated Tactical Engagement Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W900KK-11-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: A111-055-0610
Amount: $99,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-055
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-05-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI -
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Haanpaa
 Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Jacobus
Title: President
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

Weapon orientation systems work in a Line-of-Site (LOS) manner using a Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES). The Army is seeking a non-LOS solution for long range weapon orientation. High end Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) provide the required accuracy for this functionality but, are unsuitable because of their size, power draw, and cost. The Army is requesting a low cost IMU that is capable of determining absolute heading with no calibration procedures. Additionally, it must be able to mount to a soldier"s weapon and be ultra low power. Cybernet Systems Corporation is proposing a solution to non-LOS weapon orientation problem using a self calibrating sensor that is based on our current Inertial Measurement and Magnetometer Module (I3M). It will collect accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer data in pitch, roll, and yaw and will use known constant inertial movements to continuously keep the device calibrated.

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