IMPACT OF USING DISPERSED SENSORS FOR NAVIGATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,959.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
12140
Agency Tracking Number:
12140
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
14545 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA, 91411
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Malcolm Currie
(818) 785-8000
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND HAS REQUESTED AN INVESTIGATION OF THE SHARING OF THE INERTIAL INSTRUMENTS FROM WITHIN MULTIPLE DISPERSED INERTIAL SYSTEMS. THE SHARING OF REDUNDANT HARDWARE TO PROVIDE FAULT TOLERANCE IS COMMON ON FLIGHT CRITICAL AND LIFE THREATENING AVIONICS APPLICATIONS. THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS INVESTIGATION IS TO EXPLORE THE SHARING OF THE INERTIAL INSTRUMENTS FROM WITHIN MULTIPLE DISPERSED INERTIAL SYSTEMS. ABACUS PROGRAMMING CORPORATION IS PROPOSING TO INVESTIGATE THE DEGRADATION OF NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE IN A DISPERSED INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM (BEFORE AND) AFTER FAILURE OF NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS. ABACUS IS PROPOSING A BROAD SYSTEMS ENGINEERING APPROACH TO DIENTIFY THE DRIVING PARAMETERS INVOLVED IN A DISPERSED SENSOR SYSTEM. CONSIDERATION IS MADE NOT ONLY OF THE DISPERSAL OF CONVENTIONAL INS BOXES, BUT THE ABACUS INNOVATIVE APPROACH ALSO INCLUDES THE BROADER QUESTION OF THE ORIENTATION OF DISPERSED/PACKAGED SENSORS TO BALANCE THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS TO MINIMIZE THE PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION. THE TYPES OF DEGRADATION CONSIDERED INCLUDE NAVIGATION ACCURACY AND THE SENSITIVITY TO FAILURE DETECTION/CORRECTION AND FALSE ALARMS. THE INVESTIGATION WILL INCLUDE BOTH PLATFORM AND STRAPDOWN INS CONFIGURATIONS. THERE WILL BE INSTANCES WHERE THERE ARE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLATFORM AND STRAPDOWN CONFIGURATIONS.

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