Wide Area GPS/MEMS IMU/Data Link System for Trajectory Determination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F08635-01-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number: 011XP-1514
Amount: $99,464.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
AMERICAN GNC CORP.
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
 President
 (805) 582-0582
 cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact
 Janet Oliver
Title: VP of Finance
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: joliver@americangnc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative Wide Area GPS/MEMS IMU/Data Link System to provide highly accurate Time-Space-Position Information (TSPI) and attitude information for the measurement of the trajectoryparameters of munitions. GPS (Global Positioning System) chipset technologies result in a quarter-size GPS receiver. MEMS (MicroElectronicMechanicalSystem) technologies make it possible to fabricate the monolithic integration of a MEMS inertial sensor withdriving, signal pickoff, and signal processing electronics. An integrated GPS chipset/MEMS IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) /Data Link microsystem provides a high performance/efficiency approach to improve dramatically performance and measurement range of aconventional tracking radar for munition tracking and scoring. This proposed solution combines the GPS chipset, MEMS IMU, advanced GPS/IMU nonlinear Kalman filtering/smoothing algorithms with a data link. In this Phase I project, the feasibility, as wellas functions, specifications, hardware architecture, algorithms and software of the proposed system will be investigated, simulated, and compared.This project will lead to an important commercial product, GPS/MEMS IMU/Data Link System, which has a widevariety of commercial applications including general aviation, spacecraft, satellites, robotics, intelligent transportation systems, etc.

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