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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,962.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS1-02006
Agency Tracking Number:
013829
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
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ching-Fang Lin, PhD
President
(805) 582-0582
cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact:
Roy Medlin
VP of Finance
(805) 582-0582
rmedlin@americangnc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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