Innovative Inertial Navigation System for Large Caliber Indirect Fire Artillery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$67,897.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAE30-02-C-1063
Award Id:
57940
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-1056
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1341 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ, 07470
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
120479076
Principal Investigator:
Edward Luxford
Project Engineer
(973) 628-7888
eluxford@artechassociates.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Arturi
President
(973) 628-7888
ajarturi@artechassociates.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"The proposed research effort is to complete a (concept) design for a durable, lightweight, compact, MEMS inertial measurement unit (IMU) for use with mortars and lightweight artillery. The systems in use at this time are too heavy and too large, whichmakes them very difficult to adapt to this (extremely high) shock environment (potentially > 15000 G's). The proposed design will not only use this breakthgrough in component technology (i.e. MEMS gyros/accelerometers), but through an innovativeredundancy management approach, will provide unequalled performance with this type of hardware. The proposed system will provide pointing accuracy better than 1 mil-radian in bearing, and better than 0.25 mil-radian in elevation, over the full militaryenvironment, and the full range of requirements for latitude initialization (i.e. <5 minutes up to 65 degrees). The system design will use MEMS gyros that are expected to be in production in less than a year, and therefore this systems approach requiresMEMS gyros with bias stability no better than 1 degree/hour. In order to insure that the concept is sound and that a successful prototype fabrication can be completed in Phase 2, the design concept will be proven through computer simulations in Phase 1.The benefit of the design/development of this system is the increased durability/reliability of the aiming and pointing systems for mortar/light artillery. Another benefit is that through the use o

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