Inertial Measurement Unit with Distributed Packaging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91260-10-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: A083-196-0012
Amount: $779,979.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-196
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
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
Missile systems requiring lock-on after launch capability require Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) that exhibit low drift to support navigation functions and high output data rates to support target tracking. Missile warheads impose size constraints and environmental performance requirements on the IMU, which are incompatible with certain gyroscope technologies. The IMU’s gyro is a primary driver of its size, therefore development of very small, low drift, high update rate gyros are crucial to support next generation missile systems. To address this need, SA Photonics is pleased to propose the Phase II development of its D-100 distributed architecture navigation grade / jitter-control IMU. The distributed FOG divides the traditional IMU into 2 separate modules, partitioning the inertial sensors into a revolutionary small “sensor head” that can be located in the often-confined forward areas of a missile. The second module containing the control, processing and interface electronics, can be located in less confined spaces aft of the warhead.

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