Advanced Interceptor Avionics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7339
Agency Tracking Number: B093-006-0097
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-006
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
SA Photonics
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
DUNS: 119301831
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Coward
 (415) 977-0553
Business Contact
 Andrea Singewald
Title: CFO
Phone: (970) 921-3401
Research Institution
As more countries hostile to the U.S. gain access to and develop ballistic missile technology, the threat of attack against U.S. territory or its allies steadily increases. The continued advancement of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) interceptors to support longer range missions on more flexible and agile vehicles is crucial to counter this threat. These advanced interceptors require substantially smaller navigation systems with a high degree of subsystem integration. In response to this needed technology, SA Photonics has developed a concept design for CIMS – An ultra-compact inertial measurement unit for advanced seeker line of site stabilization. CIMS is a 3-axis Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) with a 3-axis accelerometer built using a high level of sub-system integration. Key technologies developed by SA Photonics reduce the form factor of this navigational grade IMU, without comprising performance. CIMS versatile architecture will provide systems integrators the best opportunity to position inertial sensors at the optimal location in advanced interceptors, in spaces 8X smaller than traditional navigation grade IMU’s deployed today.

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