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Company Information:

Company Name:
Applied Technology Associates
Address:
1300 Britt SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3353
Phone:
(505) 299-6801
URL:
EIN:
850236241
DUNS:
81475873
Number of Employees:
280
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,568,669.00 47
SBIR Phase II $15,648,170.00 21
STTR Phase II $999,926.00 1

Award List:

THE CRAY-1S HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO PRODUCE TRANSFERABLE FILES FOR THE VAX 11/782 AT AFWL.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,553.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michale r james
Abstract:
The cray-1s has not been able to produce transferable files for the vax 11/782 at afwl. files generated in nastran on the cray are required for post-processing with patran on the vax. new and innovative techniques for file transfer will be investigated. a user friendly procedure will be created… More

A SMALL, RUGGED, ANGULAR VELOCITY SENSOR HAS BEEN DEVELOPED RECENTLY BASED ON THE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC (MHD) PHENOMENON.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,475.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Darren laughlin
Abstract:
A small, rugged, angular velocity sensor has been developed recently based on the magnetohydrodynamic (mhd) phenomenon. the sensor is approximately on cubic inch in volume and has an rms noise level of 10 -4 milliradians in the 2 to 2000 hz. region. the proposed work will utilize this recent… More

PHASED ARRAY IMAGING IN PARTIALLY COHERENT LIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr A Erteza
Abstract:
N/a

DEVELOPMENT OF ANGULAR ACCELEROMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,897.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

TARGET PREDICTION ALGORITHMS AND IMPLEMENTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,898.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
J Bauschlicher
Abstract:
N/a

PHASED ARRAY IMAGING IN PARTIALLY COHERENT LIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$160,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr A Erteza
Abstract:
The combined requirements for high spatial resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio have led many recent tracking systems analysts to consideractive trackers implemented with phased array optics. the phased array overcomes the technology limits on aperture size while the laser sources provide a… More

DEVELOPMENT OF ANGULAR ACCELEROMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,000.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A research effort completed recently for the air force identified new technologies for angular motion measurement. two concepts were found which appear to offer potential for an excellent combination of small size, wide dynamic range, wide bandwidth and ease of fabrication and utilization. one… More

LOW COST POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Henry r sebesta
Abstract:
Optical communication links have several advantages for ship-to-ship applications. key features which make optical communication attractive include high data bandwidth and ease of protection from interception. the performance requirements for pointing and tracking systems for optical communication… More

PRECISION OPTICAL TRACKING FOR SHORT RANGE ENGAGEMENT (POTSHOTE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Timothy j schneeberger
Abstract:
The intent of this work is to develop an advanced estimation algorithm for maneuvering target state estimation and prediction. the algorithm will be used for fire control in the local area defense role. the target state estimator uses two dimensional infra-red electro-optical imagery and radar data… More

MHD ANGULAR SPIN SENSOR (MASS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Darren r laughlin
Abstract:
Ata has developed several angular sensors based on the magnetohydrodynamic (mhd) principle and currently holds a patent on the basic design. the navy requires a projectile spin sensor which can measure the peak angular velocity and indirectly, the projectile muzzle velocity. this information can… More

DAMPER - DIGITAL ACTIVE MATERIALS-PROCESSING PLATFORM EFFORT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
John A Gniadny , Sr Controls Engr
Abstract:
N/a

TARGET PREDICTION ALGORITHMS AND IMPLEMENTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$528,074.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
J Bauschlicher
Abstract:
The intent of this work is to develop an advanced estimated algorithm for maneuvering target state estimation and prediction for fire control and to develop a design of a vhsic systolic array for implementation of the algorithm. the design of the algorithm will consider maneuvering targets including… More

DAMPER - DIGITAL ACTIVE MATERIALS-PROCESSING PLATFORM EFFORT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$498,284.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
John A Gniadny , Sr Controls Engr
Abstract:
The digital active materials-processing platform effort be- ing proposed here seeks to develop an actively stabilizd platform upon which micro-g materials processing experimentscan be performed in space. with the suc- cessful completion of the two-step phase i workplan applied technology associates… More

PHASED ARRAY TELESCOPE IMAGE PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$53,902.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Ahmed Erteza
Abstract:
An analytic model of a wide field, phased array imaging system will be developed. the model is based on a measurement system capable of error measurement directly with respect to the final image plane. the beams from individual subapertures will be compacted and conformally mapped to a demagnified… More

LOW COST ANGULAR RATE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$54,907.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

LOW COST ANGULAR RATE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$280,764.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied technology associates, inc., (ata) designed, fabricated, and performed an initial test of a device which represents a new concept for an inertial, angular rate sensor. the sensor utilizes a mercury proof mass whose angular rate is determined from the voltage generated as the mercury moves… More

ACTIVE NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL FOR AUXILIARY POWER UNITS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,270.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Henry Sesbesta
Abstract:
This project addresses systems to reduce noise and vibrations emanating from auxiliaiy power units (apus) which are being initegrated into army vehicles and shelters. excessive noise and vibrations are harmful to and hinder the effectiveness of operators and occupants. in military equipment, it is… More

Adaptive Optics Control Systems Analyzer (AOCSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Henry R. Sebesta
Abstract:
This project addresses the development of software technologies to collect, analyze, and display test data from adaptive optics control systems. Innovative technologies are devised which allow efficient processing of data from multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) systems involving deformable… More

HIGH ENERGY LASER WAVEFRONT ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$54,653.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Pierson
Abstract:
There is a need for a reliable High Energy Laser Wavefront Analyzer (HELWA) to be used for beam quality testing at the Army's High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility (HELSTF). Accurate HEL wavefront measurements are critical to HEL device performance evaluation. Current devices are inflexible and… More

ACQUISITION, CONTROL, AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM (ACTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$57,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kelly Asher
Abstract:
N/a

ACQUISITION, CONTROL, AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM (ACTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$640,602.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kelly Asher
Abstract:
The Balloon Electronics Control System (BECS) currently used by the Phillips Laboratory is based on custom electronics. Although the BECS performs the necessary balloon control functions reliably, it is not easily reconfigured when system requirements change. These modifications can affect both the… More

Small Inertial Attitude Reference System for Small High-Performance Aircraft Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,756.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
HR Sebesta
Abstract:
N/a

TERRESTRIAL AND EXTRATERRESTRIAL BALLOONS AND AEROBOTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,784.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Henry R. Sebesta, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Platforms for scientific instruments increasingly require attitude knowledge and optical instrument pointing at sub-arcsecond accuracy. No low-cost commercial system exists to provide this level of accuracy for guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) and precision instrument pointing. ATA proposes… More

Active Laser Tracker for KKV

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,728.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Demos Kyrazis, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
"Ballistic missile defense requires the ability to find, track and intercept a threat missile before it can reach its target. The kinetic kill vehicle (KKV) is a fundamental means to intercept and destroy the threat. To be successful, the KKV must be ableto acquire and track the target… More

Magnetohydrodynamic Stable Reference (MSTAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Henry R. Sebesta, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Platforms for scientific instruments increasingly require attitude knowledge and optical instrument pointing at sub-arcsecond accuracy. No low-cost commercial system exists to provide this level of accuracy for guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) and precision instrument pointing. ATA proposes… More

Magnetohydrodynamic Stable Reference (MSTAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,905.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Henry R. Sebesta, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Platforms for scientific instruments increasingly require attitude knowledge and optical instrument pointing at sub-arcsecond accuracy. No low-cost commercial system exists to provide this level of accuracy for guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) and precision instrument pointing. ATA proposes… More

Next Generation Inertial Reference Unit (NG-IRU)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Henry Sebesta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
"The Air Force is pursuing aircraft and satellite-based high power laser systems to engage and destroy missiles at long ranges (hundreds to thousands of kilometers). A precision inertial reference unit (IRU) is critical to successful operation of longrange, high power laser systems for missile… More

Next Generation Inertial Reference Unit (NG-IRU)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,762.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Henry Sebesta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Air Force is pursuing aircraft and satellite-based high power laser systems to engage and destroy missiles at long ranges (hundreds to thousands of kilometers). A precision inertial reference unit (IRU) is critical to successful operation of longrange, high power laser systems for missile… More

Enhanced MHD Effect Rate Gyro (EMERG)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,676.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
There is a demand for enhanced performance gyros used in advanced inertial reference units (aIRUs) required in Space Based Laser systems and space based surveillance systems. The current high performance gyros are marginal in meeting the SBL aIRUperformance requirements and are very expensive. … More

High-Accuracy Relative Position Sensor (HARPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,715.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Bishop, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to introduce a high-accuracy, inexpensive, relative position sensor (HARPS), based on shearing of EU magnetic core pieces. This new technology provides potential significant benefits for achieving a lightweight,high-precision inertial reference unit… More

Lightweight, High-Precision Inertial Reference Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Henry Sebesta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to introduce a small, inexpensive, dual-function inertial angle measurement and control device based upon magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) technology. This new technology provides potential significant benefits forachieving a lightweight, high-precision… More

Electro Magnetic Probability of Effect (EMPE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,911.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Pierson, Project Manager
Abstract:
The Navy is required to demonstrate the immunity of its ordnance and electronic systems to electromagnetic threats. Simple pass/fail testing is no longer adequate for demonstrating compliance in a field environment increasingly characterized by high power transmission. The Electro-Magnetic… More

Auto-Correcting Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,901.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Henry Sebesta, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
DoD space surveillance and weapons systems require highly accurate inertial knowledge in absolute location and angular orientation. Current technologies providing these functions are not integrated into a single, light-weight, low-cost, power-efficient instrument. Applied Technology Associates… More

Low Cost, High Performance Inertial Rate Sensors - Airborne

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$93,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin, Chief Engineer, Sensors and Systems
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… More

Steering mirrors - Higher bandwidth

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,688.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Felix Morgan, Engineering Fellow
Abstract:
As the Airborne Laser (ABL) comes closer to putting a high energy laser (HEL) on a boosting missile target, it has become obvious that a high bandwidth fast steering mirror (FSM) needs to be developed. This FSM must be capable of controlling large, 12-inch mirrors while handling the HEL power… More

Low Cost, High Performance Inertial Rate Sensors - Airborne

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin, Chief Engineer - Sensors
Abstract:
ATA proposes development of an Advanced Rate Gyro (ARG) that blends two of ATA's developmental designs to fulfill MDA's airborne gyroscope requirements. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) requires such high performance gyros for Advanced Inertial Reference Units (aIRUs) for Airborne Laser DE systems and… More

Optical Jitter Control for Laser Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,381.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dan Eckelkamp-Baker, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
DoD is actively pursuing transformational communication technologies that need space, airborne, and ground nodes (transmitter/receiver sets) to acquire and stabilize laser communication links. A small, low-cost, but accurate optical inertial reference unit is an enabling technology for these… More

Wide-Bandwidth, Ultra-Accurate, Composite Inertial Reference Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,668.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop a new inertial sensor by combining two sensing phenomena in a single device. ATA has patented an advanced inertial sensing technology based on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). Numerous researchers have patented and developed… More

Third Generation Fast Steering Mirror

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,390.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Martin Smith, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Third Generation Fast Steering Mirror (3GFSM) is based on a scalable design and uses high performance, high bandwidth electromagnetic (HBE) actuators. Mirror apertures are scalable from one inch to five inches and can be round or elliptical. The HBE actuators are more efficient than voice… More

Auto-Correcting Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,248.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Bruder, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Department of Defense space surveillance and weapons systems require highly accurate inertial knowledge in absolute location and orientation. Current technologies providing these functions are not integrated into a single, light-weight, low-cost, power-efficient, and drift-free instrument. Applied… More

High Bandwidth Fast Steering Mirror

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Felix Morgan, Engineering Fellow
Abstract:
As the Airborne Laser (ABL) comes closer to directing a high energy laser (HEL) at a boosting missile target, it is essential that higher bandwidth fast steering mirrors (FSMs) need to be developed. These FSMs must be capable of controlling large 12-inch mirrors while handling the HEL power levels.… More

Miniature North Seeking Module (MNSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop a miniature North seeking module (MNSM) based on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) inertial angular rate sensing devices. The MNSM measures the Earth's rotation vector to determine azimuth and is independent of GPS, celestial body sight angle, and the… More

Compact Inertial Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Henry R. Sebesta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop a compact inertial measurement system (CIMS) by combining two inertial rate sensing devices. One rate sensor uses magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) for high frequency motion measurement and is denoted the Angular Rate Sensor (ARS). The second sensor… More

Low Cost, Radiation Hardened, Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,921.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Bruder, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) requires the development of a miniaturized, lightweight, radiation hardened, inertial measurement unit (IMU) to provide high accuracy inertial knowledge in both absolute location/velocity and angular orientation. Proposed MDA systems, such as the Space Tracking and… More

Enhanced Star Tracker (EST)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Ratliff, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop an Enhanced Star Tracker (EST). This radiation hardened miniature star tracker will meet the key goals for accuracy in a compact package by combining the best of proven star tracker designs with the critical component and packaging advances… More

High-Bandwidth Hybrid Sensor (HYSENS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$596,979.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Darren K. Laughlin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
ATA has demonstrated the primary innovation of combining a precision MEMS gyro (BAE SiRRS01) with a high bandwidth angular rate sensor, ATA's ARS-14 resulting in a low-noise, high bandwidth hybrid sensor, or HYSENS in a Phase I SBIR. The primary emphasis in Phase I development was the… More

Optical Jitter Control for Laser Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,114.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dan Eckelkamp-Baker, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to design, implement, and test a prototype Laser Communications Optical Motion Mitigation (LCOMM) system to provide two critical control capabilities to laser communications systems: seamless switching between acquisitions and tracking modes, and handling… More

Next Generation Gimbal (NGG)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Henry R. Sebesta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes innovations in the design and mechanizations of space gimbals and their electrical and pointing controls. This new paradigm for a gimbal design is denoted the Next Generation Gimbal (NGG) and yields a gimbal system that is lighter, uses less power, and… More

Disk Resonator Gyroscope (DRG) Electronics Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Darren R. Laughlin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Proposed Missile Defense Agency (MDA) systems, such as the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS), require high precision gyroscopes for high-resolution Line of Sight (LOS) stabilization and pointing control for the acquisition, pointing and tracking (APT) systems. To achieve these mission… More

Low Cost, Radiation Hardened, Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$970,044.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Bruder, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Proposed Department of Defense (DoD) space surveillance and weapons systems, such as the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS), require highly accurate inertial knowledge in absolute location and angular orientation in order to cooperatively track objects at significant distances. Current… More

Next Generation Gimbal (NGG)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Henry Sebesta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A-Tech Corporation, d.b.a. Applied Technology Associates (ATA), is innovating the design and mechanizations of space gimbals and their electronics and pointing controls. This new paradigm for a gimbal design is denoted the Next Generation Gimbal (NGG) and yields a gimbal system that is lighter, uses… More

DRG/ARS Single-Axis Sensor (DASS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,826.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Proposed Missile Defense Agency (MDA) systems, such as the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS), require high precision gyroscopes for high-resolution Line of Sight (LOS) stabilization, inertial attitude knowledge (IAK), and other high accuracy, space-based acquisition, pointing and… More

MHD Earth Referenced Azimuth Detector (MERAD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Henry Sebesta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop a miniature, rapid, non-magnetic azimuth sensor by exploiting innovative magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) inertial angular rate sensing technology. The proposed solution centers upon use of a spinning MHD sensor that outputs a modulated version of… More

Space Qualified, Fast Steering Mirror (SQ_FSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Felix Morgan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Many fast steering mirrors (FSM) have been developed over the years, but there has never been one specifically designed for long-term operation in a high radiation, cryogenic space environment. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), to support the continuing development of the Space Tracking and… More

Embedded Miniature Motion Imagery Transmitter (EMMIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,834.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Wasson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates proposes to develop an Embedded Miniature Motion Imagery Transmitter (EMMIT) based on the latest FPGA platform technology to capture, compress, and transmit multi-resolution, multi-bit-depth, and multi-rate motion imagery in a rugged, low size, weight, and power (SWaP)… More

Thin Fast Steering Mirror (TFSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,439.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Felix Morgan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Navy is developing LADAR sensors for responsive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance use where ranges to targets exceed 10km. If such a LADAR sensor is to image a target area by scanning one or several laser beams at such long ranges, high-pointing-accuracy or knowledge, over a wide… More

Miniature North Seeking Module (MNSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,148,271.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Drren Laughlin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) will develop a Miniature North Seeking Module (MNSM) for Critical Army Applications based on our Magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) Angular Rate Sensor technology to determine North (azimuth) by measuring the Earth's spin vector. The MNSM exploits the small size and… More

Space Qualified, Fast Steering Mirror (SQ_FSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Felix Morgan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Many steering mirrors have been developed over the years, but never has one been explicitly designed for high dose radiation environments or long-term space operations. As a result, deployed spaced based optical systems for line-of-sight stabilization or beam control have not benefited from the… More

Inertially Stabilized Smart Camera (ISSC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,847.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Bill Walker, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop an inertially stabilized smart camera (ISSC) which provides an innovative inertial-sensor-based / digital-image-stabilization hybrid solution to the problems posed by long standoff, narrow field of view imaging. This solution makes use of… More

Acquisition Tracking and Pointing Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,365.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Johnathan Jones, Program Manager – (505) 767-1200
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes the development of the stable platform for a new Optical Inertial Reference Unit (OIRU) titled the Space Qualified MSTAR Inertial Reference Unit (MIRU-SQ). The components and functions of an OIRU can be easily split between the stable platform and… More

Space Photonics Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,841.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Johnathan Jones, Program Manager – (505) 767-1200
Abstract:
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes the development of the electronics subsystem for a new Optical Inertial Reference Unit (OIRU) titled the Space Qualified MSTAR Inertial Reference Unit (MIRU-SQ). The components and functions of an OIRU can be easily split between the stable platform and… More

Tactical Optical Inertial Reference Unit (OIRU)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Glen Smith, Program Manager – (505) 767-1200
Abstract:
The Air Force is exploring and developing several aircraft mounted high energy laser (HEL) systems for precision strike and self- defense missions such as the Air Force"s new HEL demonstration program, Electric Laser on a Large Aircraft (ELLA). All HEL systems require accurate pointing and… More

Embedded Miniature Motion Imagery Transmitter (EMMIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,766.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ann Shubert, Program Manager – (505) 767-1200
Abstract:
Under the support of an Army sponsored Phase I SBIR effort, Applied Technology Associates (ATA) has designed an Embedded Miniature Motion Imagery Transmitter (EMMIT) based on the latest FPGA technology. The purpose of this effort was to address the need for remotely captured motion imagery in a… More

ATA Tactical Inertial Reference Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,449,765.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Sal Quintana, Principal Investigator – (505) 767-1261
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: All High Energy Laser (HEL) systems require accurate pointing and precise stabilization of the laser beam to be effective. HEL systems hosted on aircraft pose an additional challenge to beam stabilization efforts due to the harsh linear and angular vibration environments inherent in such… More

Acquisition Tracking and Pointing Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,790.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Rick Walter, Technical Fellow – (505) 767-1235
Abstract:
ATA proposes to develop, test and deliver an Optical Inertial Reference Unit (OIRU) called the MSTAR Inertial Reference Unit with DRGs (MIRU-D). The MIRU-D will incorporate four ATA ARS-14s and four Boeing MEMS DRGs on the inertially stable side of the MIRU-D. The efforts in Phase II will lay the… More

Magnetic Sphere Gyro (MSG)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin, ATA Chief Inventor – (505) 767-1224
Abstract:
High performance angular rate sensors (gyros) with low SWaP, wide operating temperature range, and low cost are required to improve tactical IMUs to strategic grade for long-range weapons guidance without GPS. ATA is proposing the Magnetic Sphere Gyro (MSG), a non-MEMS 2-DOF rate gyro based on a… More

Massive Optomechanical Navigation Accelerometer (MONA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Darren Laughlin, ATA Chief Inventor – (505) 767-1224
Abstract:
High performance linear accelerometers with low SWaP, wide operating temperature range, and low cost are required to improve tactical IMUs to strategic grade for long-range weapons guidance without GPS. The ATA/Sandia Team is proposing the Massive Optomechanical Navigation Accelerometer (MONA), a… More

Advanced Radiation Hardened ADC (ARH-ADC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,878.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David McIntire, Principal Investigator – (505) 767-1251
Abstract:
Pipelined radiation hardened analog-to-digital converters (ADC) typically provide 12-14 bit resolution conversion at>20 MSPS and have inherent multi-clock cycle latency. These converters use multiple sub-ranging stages and error correction circuitry and the high parts count results in large… More

Nano-Optomechanical Massive MEMS Accelerometer (NOMMA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Matt Eichenfield, Harry S. Truman Fellow – (505) 844-8862
Research Institution:
Sandia National Laboratory (SNL)
RI Contact:
Matt Eichenfield
Abstract:
The primary objective of the Nano-Optomechanical Massive MEMS Accelerometer (NOMMA) project is to develop a chip-integrated optomechanical Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) accelerometer with 100 ng/Hz1/2 sensitivity and 10 kHz bandwidth using high