Inertially Guided Munitions for Tanks and Howitzers

Period of Performance: 01/01/1990 - 12/31/1990

$250K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Brown R G Assoc., Inc.
Po Box 100
Hillpoint, WI 53937
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

The Phase II effort is intended to establish, by experimental testing, high g wide dynamic range accelerometers to allow navigating in the barrel capability pure inertial guidance. Also experimentaly tested will be a new Initial Velocity Determination Subsystem that offers the option to use currently being developed solid state gyros and accelerometers. Feasibility for pure inertial self contained guidance was established in the Phase I program which highlighted the need to verify these sensor capabilities preliminary to a future demonstration program. Anticipated Benefits/Potential Commercial Applications - The ultra low cost and small size inertial sensors will allow introduction of inertial techniques to commercial vehicle navigation and control, automation and industrial controls; and new instrumentation and measurement applications. The market potential for gyro and accelerometer-on-the-chip inertial technology and other new solid state inertial technologies approach 25% of FY90 military inertial equipment market. Exploration of this technology could revitalize U.S. competitive posture.