Low cost, Small Size High Performance Navigation System for Micro/Nanosats

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NAS1-02006
Agency Tracking Number: 013829
Amount: $69,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ching-Fang Lin, PhD
 (805) 582-0582
Business Contact
 Roy Medlin
Title: VP of Finance
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: rmedlin@americangnc.com
Research Institution
In this project, American AGNC Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative !?Low Cost, Small Size High Performance Navigation System!? for small aircraft. The innovative navigation system contains an AHRS system, a pressure altitude sensor, an air data sensor and a relative altitude sensor. The AHRS package contains a non-orthogonal configuration MEMS IMU, a miniature GPS receiver and a magnetometer. The innovative optimal non-orthogonal configuration MEMS IMU enhances the reliability of the whole system. The integration of low cost MEMS IMU into a navigation system for a small aircraft demands the development of non-traditional approaches and algorithms. This includes sensor redundancy, fault detection, isolation and reconfiguration. In the Phase I project, the feasibility, as well as functions, specifications, hardware architecture, and software of the proposed system will be defined.

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