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High Performance Angular Rate Sensors for Compact Inertial Guidance without GPS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F141-133-2204
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF141-133
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: High Performance Angular Rate Sensors for Compact Inertial Guidance without GPS
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8651-14-M-0147
Award Amount: $143,969.00
 

Abstract:

Atom interferometer inertial sensors can provide game changing performance improvements in inertial accuracy for tactical inertially-guided weapons without the need for GPS aiding. This technology is the most viable option for manufacture of IMUs of strategic-grade accuracy in a tactical weapon-sized inertial package within a 5-year time frame. We propose to develop an atomic thermal beam gyroscope-accelerometer that will meet the goal of fielding inertially guided weapons without the need for GPS that will be available for field testing in the 3 5 year time frame. The proposed sensor will deliver better than navigation grade performance and will fit within a volume smaller than 50 cubic inches including lasers and drive electronics.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Cashen
Principle Physicist
(408) 735-9500
mcashen@aosense.com

Business Contact:

Michael Geltz
Controller
(408) 735-9500
mgeltz@aosense.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave Sunnyvale, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 200839632
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No