Low Cost, High Performance Inertial Rate Sensors - Airborne

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$93,969.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-05-C-7150
Award Id:
74772
Agency Tracking Number:
044-1171
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1300 Britt SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
081475873
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin
Chief Engineer, Sensors and Systems
(505) 767-1224
laughlin@aptec.com
Business Contact:
Jeffrey Stein
Director Finance, Contracts & Admin
(505) 767-1231
stein@aptec.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
For Airborne Inertial Rate Sensors, Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to introduce a unique and enabling gyroscope technology based upon the principles of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) that meet all requirements for ABL operation, including flight environment, extreme slew and in precision track. The Enhanced MHD Effect Rate Gyro (EMERG) has the highest potential of outperforming existing gyro technologies at a significantly lower cost to produce. MHD Sensors can provide extremely accurate inertial pointing knowledge and platform stability for long-range line of sight stabilization, as well as offering long term performance stability, high ruggedness and reliability, and low radiation susceptability. EMERG will exhibit virtually all of the desirable features of ATA's passive MHD rate sensors such as low linear acceleration sensitivity, low cross axis angular sensitivity (cross coupling), ultra-low noise, and relatively low cost. Another key feature is that the EMERG will be able to measure high angular rates and accelerations over large bandwidths.

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