Reusable MEMS IMU/GPS/EO/RF/Laser Realtime Componentized Testbed for Future Combat System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,861.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-04-C-1003
Award Id:
57957
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-1346
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
611466855
Principal Investigator:
Ching-Fang Lin
President
(805) 582-0582
cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact:
Sandee Baker
Director of Contract Admi
(805) 582-0582
sbaker@americangnc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase II project is aimed at developing a novel MEMS IMU/DGPS/EO/RF/Laser sensor system to increase the autonomy and dexterity of the Future Combat System. This effort is a continuation of AGNC's effort in the application of microelectromechanicalsystems (MEMS) technology and vision processing to the smart crane system and development of an integrated high performance robotic control system. In Phase II, MEMS IMU/DGPS navigation system with an EO sensor package will be employed to accuratelyprovide both inertial and target-relative guidance signals. This enables automated tele-operation maneuvers such as cargo pickup/handling operations, and real-time motion planning/control with collision avoidance. A decision aids approach will be exploredand incorporated into the cargo handling system. A MEMS IMU/GPS/EO/RF/Laser real time testbed utilizing the AGNC GPS/IMU Realtime Simulator for decision aids and smart crane is employed. Palm navigators are used to track smart crane, pallets and soldiersfor the smart crane materiel handling. Optimal GPS attitude determination enhances the reliability and accuracy of MEMS AHRS/INS/DGPS Integration.The commercial products generated from the Phase II results are applicable to materiel handling and robotic applications. Great commercial potential exists in civilian and military areas, including environment protection, hazardous material handling,robotics, defense manufacturing, and command and control.

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