Acquisition Tracking and Pointing Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7108
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1859
Amount: $999,790.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-005
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt St SE, Albuquerque, NM, -
DUNS: 081475873
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rick Walter
 Technical Fellow
 (505) 767-1235
 rick.walter@aptec.com
Business Contact
 Tom Edmondson
Title: Director, Contracts
Phone: (505) 767-1214
Email: tom.edmondson@aptec.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ATA proposes to develop, test and deliver an Optical Inertial Reference Unit (OIRU) called the MSTAR Inertial Reference Unit with DRGs (MIRU-D). The MIRU-D will incorporate four ATA ARS-14s and four Boeing MEMS DRGs on the inertially stable side of the MIRU-D. The efforts in Phase II will lay the groundwork for a unit that is both technically superior and ready for flight qualification and manufacturing, with many of the proposed components having flight heritage. The MIRU-D prototype EDU design is flexible and scalable. ATA sees potential for reducing the size of the MIRU-D mechanism to make it viable for smaller airborne platforms such as UAVs, helicopters, and tactical fighter aircraft. ATA currently produces a smaller angular rate sensor (ARS-15) that could be incorporated in the current design for significant cost savings, lower SWaP, with just a slight degradation in performance. ATA is also developing a new state-of-the-art angular rate sensor (ARS-16) that has performance better than the current ARS-14 with a size similar to the ARS-15. The ARS-16 along with the quartz DRG under development at Boeing would result in an inertial sensor suite of significant smaller size with equivalent or better performance.

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