Precision and Stable Fiber Optical Gyroscope Made of Air-Core Fiber

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-1139
Agency Tracking Number: F071-216-3099
Amount: $99,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-216
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jing Zhao
 CTO
 (781) 935-1200
 jzhao@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Mary Davoli
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: maryanne@agiltron.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Agiltron proposes to systematic study the un-stable mechanisms, leading to the establishment of space qualification procedure for fiber optic gyros (FOGs). The approach leverages our industry experiences in satellite FOG component and sensor system fabrication. This program will lead to development of a certification service for the air-core photonic band-gap fiber components and navigation-grade FOGs with high performance. In addition, we propose to develop a new generation of fiber optic gyro components that has high thermal stability and are fundamentally resistant to space radiations, incorporating new breakthrough in engineered optical designs. Phase I will identify the critical technology challenges, synthesize advanced architectures, perform concept feasibility analysis and define the Phase II approach in collaboration with Honeywell.

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