The proposal will develop the key enabling component in a low cost, high precision inertial navigation system (< 0.10 � accuracy, resolution). Low cost, higher precision and low weight/power (SWaP) inertial sensors are necessary components for future NASA applications, including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Sounding Rocket and many other Autonomous missions as key technologies that have in NASA technology roadmap.
The Navigational and high-end tactical IMU market is an expanding market with a push for improved performance. This expansion will be driven by cost and size reduction. The proposed IOG technology will be the smallest volume IMU on the market today. It will enable new commercial and DoD applications including airborne PODs, Line of Sight stabilization, weapon designation, Interceptor technology, individual soldier navigation, battlefield management, turret stabilization, missiles, UAV, AHARS and more.