Radhard Fiber-less Interferometric Optical Gyroscope

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7831
Agency Tracking Number: B112-006-0303
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA11-006
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
535 Del Rey Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, -
DUNS: 125200837
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Bischel
 General Manager Photonics Products
 (650) 520-7226
 bbischel@gener8.net
Business Contact
 Zoe Osborne
Title: CFO
Phone: (650) 940-9898
Email: zosborne@gener8.net
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
We propose a radical new approach for to the design, fabrication, and testing of a fiber-less Interferometric Optical Gyroscope (IOG) that is designed for Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing applications. A prototype will be fabricated that is then irradiated with 200 kev Gama radiation. Pre and post irradiation performance testing will give confidence that the environmental and radiation exposure requirements will be met in Phase II. We estimate that an order-of-magnitude better cost/size to performance ratio of IOG sensors and their corresponding assemblies can be achieved when compared to the conventional IFOG implementation.

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