Radhard Fiber-less Interferometric Optical Gyroscope

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,993.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7831
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-006-0303
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-006
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Gener8, Inc
535 Del Rey Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125200837
Principal Investigator:
William Bischel
General Manager Photonics Products
(650) 520-7226
bbischel@gener8.net
Business Contact:
Zoe Osborne
CFO
(650) 940-9898
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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