Miniaturized Smart Self-calibration Electronic Pointing Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,978.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-06-C-0225
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-199-3877
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-199
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
611466855
Principal Investigator:
Ching-Fang Lin
President
(805) 582-0582
cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact:
Corinne Hanna
Director of Contract
(805) 582-0582
channa@americangnc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
During Phase I AGNC has investigated and proved the feasibility of an innovative configuration of Miniaturized Smart Self-calibration Electronic Pointing Device (EPD) for mortar applications. This innovative EPD configuration uses gyros and accelerometers in a new EPD implementation that produces a small and light device with lower cost and adequate accuracy for the small dismounted mortar applications. In Phase II, based on the efforts and progress of Phase I, we will build a prototype of the innovative EPD and test it in a laboratory testbed. The system will be evaluated as the mortars azimuth/heading and elevation measurement device. Calibration allows the targeted gyro and accelerometer performance to be governed by the in-run stability. At first, the system uses the processor of AGNC¡¦s existing product as a computation platform and at the end of the Phase II a miniature embedded system will be used for the EPD and a PDA will be used as the user interface device for display and network communication.

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