Main Beam Jamming Nulling in Phased Array Radars

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-01-C-4066
Agency Tracking Number: N011-0914
Amount: $69,857.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
DUNS: 611466855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ching-Fang Lin
 (805) 582-0582
Business Contact
 Janet Oliver
Title: VP of Finance
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Research Institution
Inertial navigation sensors and system technologies are essential for modern torpedo guidance and control. The objective of this Phase I project is to design a low cost miniaturized inertial navigation system (INS) for torpedo guidance and control usingthe AGNC-developed coremicroTM IMU. This miniaturized INS is an integration of AGNC's achievements in MEMS sensors and inertial navigation system development. The application of the MEMS inertial sensors makes it possible to build a small, light,low-power, and inexpensive INS. This miniaturized INS meets the torpedo requirements by its small size, light weight, low power, and reduced cost in design and production. It can be used in torpedoes and other vehicles for guidance, attitude determinationand control. In Phase I, first, the hardware and software design of a miniaturized INS is proposed and investigated. The system design of the INS makes use of AGNC's rich experience in inertial navigation system (INS) development. Then, based onAGNC-developed technology, MEMS sensors for the miniaturized INS are designed, fabricated and integrated into the system hardware design. Next, an AGNC-developed MEMS testing and calibration system is used for design evaluation. Finally, an accuracyevaluation of the INS is performed by the way of a hardware-in-the-loop simulation.In addition to the application for torpedoes, because of its small size, low cost, and light weight, the miniaturized INS based on MEMS sensors has wide applications innavigation, control, and guidance. Examples of application areas include: miniature underwater vehicles, airborne, land vehicle navigators, micro UAVs, balloon-borne, and spaceborne vehicles, microrovers, micro tracking mechanisms, and space robots.

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