High Performance Angular Rate Sensors for Compact Inertial Guidance without GPS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-14-M-0147
Agency Tracking Number: F141-133-2204
Amount: $143,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: AF141-133
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
767 N Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085-
DUNS: 162344035
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Cashen
 Principle Physicist
 (408) 735-9500
 mcashen@aosense.com
Business Contact
 Michael Geltz
Title: Controller
Phone: (408) 735-9500
Email: mgeltz@aosense.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Atom interferometer inertial sensors can provide game changing performance improvements in inertial accuracy for tactical inertially-guided weapons without the need for GPS aiding. This technology is the most viable option for manufacture of IMUs of strategic-grade accuracy in a tactical weapon-sized inertial package within a 5-year time frame. We propose to develop an atomic thermal beam gyroscope-accelerometer that will meet the goal of fielding inertially guided weapons without the need for GPS that will be available for field testing in the 3 5 year time frame. The proposed sensor will deliver better than navigation grade performance and will fit within a volume smaller than 50 cubic inches including lasers and drive electronics.

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