EMCORE Corporation has been awarded an initial contract for multiple SDI170 MEMS Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) for precision-guided munitions by a major international weapons systems manufacturer.
For this application, EMCORE’s SDI170 will be incorporated into a guidance kit that enhances the accuracy of general-purpose munitions, converting them into smart weapon systems to increase their ability to strike both static and mobile targets with high precision.
The SDI170 tactical grade MEMS IMU is designed as a form, fit, and function compatible replacement for a competitor’s legacy IMU, but with superior overall performance, versatility, and a significantly higher Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) rating over ruggedized environments.
Following analysis of the performance of the SDI170 units during the qualification phase, EMCORE expects to be awarded higher volume contracts with this key customer within the next 6-12 months.
“We are extremely pleased to be awarded this contract to supply our high-performance SDI170 IMU for this precision-guided munitions system,” said David Wojciechowski, EMCORE’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Aerospace & Defense products. ”We anticipate successful qualification and look forward to supporting this key customer’s future program development needs.”