High Performance Angular Rate Sensors for Compact Inertial Guidance without GPS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$143,969.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-14-M-0147
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F141-133-2204
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF141-133
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
767 N Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
162344035
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Cashen
Principle Physicist
(408) 735-9500
mcashen@aosense.com
Business Contact:
Michael Geltz
Controller
(408) 735-9500
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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