NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 Z8.05-9148
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Small Spacecraft Avionics and Control
PROPOSAL TITLE: Integrated Waveguide Optical Gyroscope

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Gener8, Inc.
500 Mercury Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 4018
(650) 940-9898

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. William Kenneth Bischel
bbischel@gener8.net
500 Mercury Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 4018
(650) 940-9898 Extension :127

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. William Kenneth Bischel
bbischel@gener8.net
500 Mercury Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 4018
(650) 940-9898 Extension :127

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Small Spacecraft Avionics and Control is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
We propose a radical new approach for to the design and fabrication of an integrated Waveguide Optical Gyroscope (iWOG) that enables the development of very small IMU with near tactical grade performance, higher reliability, high level of robustness and lower cost. Modeling predicts that the iWOG will have up to two orders-of-magnitude improvement in bias stability over temperature (for the same volume) when compared to the highest performance commercially available MEMs gyroscope. The iWOG is also inherently radiation hardened and is the ideal technology for future cubesat applications at NASA.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This proposal will develop the key enabling component in a low cost, high precision inertial navigation system that would have 10 x better performance over MEMs navigation systems. Low cost, higher precision and low weight/power (SWaP) inertial sensors are necessary components for future NASA applications that include cubesat, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Sounding Rockets.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
A commercial market exists today for a new gyroscope technology that has a 10x improvement in bias stability over temperature and vibration when compared to best available MEMs gyroscope. This market is rotation sensors for self-drive automobiles. The proposed iWOG technology will result in the smallest volume optical gyroscope on the market today. It will also enable new DoD applications including airborne PODs, Line of Sight stabilization, weapon designation, individual soldier navigation, turret stabilization, and UAVs navigation.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Avionics (see also Control and Monitoring)
Inertial
Inertial (see also Sensors)
Navigation & Guidance
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Relative Navigation (Interception, Docking, Formation Flying; see also Control & Monitoring; Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)
Waveguides/Optical Fiber (see also Optics)

Form Generated on 04-19-17 12:59