A SMALL, RUGGED, ANGULAR VELOCITY SENSOR HAS BEEN DEVELOPED RECENTLY BASED ON THE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC (MHD) PHENOMENON.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3680
Amount: $48,475.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 9154, Albuquerque, NM, 87119
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DARREN LAUGHLIN
 (505) 247-8371
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A SMALL, RUGGED, ANGULAR VELOCITY SENSOR HAS BEEN DEVELOPED RECENTLY BASED ON THE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC (MHD) PHENOMENON. THE SENSOR IS APPROXIMATELY ON CUBIC INCH IN VOLUME AND HAS AN RMS NOISE LEVEL OF 10 -4 MILLIRADIANS IN THE 2 TO 2000 HZ. REGION. THE PROPOSED WORK WILL UTILIZE THIS RECENT TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP SENSORS TO MEASURE THE ANGULAR MOTION OF CANNON MUZZLES. EXISTING COMPUTER PROGRAMS CONTAINING A DETAILED MODEL OF MHD SENSORS WILL BE USED DURING THE DESIGN PROCESS. THE SENSOR UTILIZES COMMON MATERIALS AND STANDARD MACHINE SHOP TECHNIQUES. THE OBJECTIVE IS A THREE-AXIS INERTIAL ANGULAR RATE SENSOR HVING A NOISE LEVEL LESS THN 10 -2 MILLIRADIANS OVER A BRANDWIDTH OF 25 KILOHERTZ. THE APPLICATIONS OF THIS DEVICE ARE BOTH AS A DIAGNOSTIC SENSOR DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF CANNON SYSTEM AND AS A CONTROL SENSOR FOR STABILIZING AND AIMING CANNONS.

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