Miniaturized Smart Self-calibration Electronic Pointing Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0225
Agency Tracking Number: A052-199-3877
Amount: $729,978.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: A05-199
Solitcitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
Duns: 611466855
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Ching-Fang Lin
 President
 (805) 582-0582
 cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact
 Corinne Hanna
Title: Director of Contract
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: 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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