High Sensitivity Light-Weight Gyroscope

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,815.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7206
Agency Tracking Number:
B08B-005-0064
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-T005
Solicitation Number:
2008.B
Small Business Information
Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator:
Micah Yairi
Senior Scientist
(650) 965-7772
m.yairi@lgrinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony O'Keefe
President
(650) 965-7772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institution:
Northwestern University
Selim Shahriar
M248, 2145 N. Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL, 60208
(847) 491-5306
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Gyroscopes are found in nearly every airplane, many cars, robots, missiles, and more. The reason for such broad, wide-spread use is simple: gyroscopes are excellent tools for determining rotation, and can be quite sensitive. Improving the sensitivity of optical gyroscopes while also reducing their size and weight has proven to be a significant challenge. To provide a solution, Los Gatos Research has developed a novel approach to gyroscope design that avoids many of the disadvantages of standard fiber-optic and ring-laser gyroscopes, providing dramatically increased-sensitivity.

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