Inertial Labs receives SBIR Phase III contract
Inertial Labs has announced its recent achievement: being awarded an SBIR Phase III contract by the Army Applications Laboratory of Army Futures Command. The SBIR Phase III supports Inertial Labs development, design, and fabrication of the Cannon Artillery Pointing and Sighting System (CAPSS) for potential use on the US Army’s Paladin and the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) vehicles.
The CAPSS mission is to dramatically reduce weight on the target vehicle platforms by providing a digital replacement for the vehicle’s current panoramic telescope (PANTEL). The PANTEL is used by the vehicles as a sighting system for the gun when the fire control system is inoperable. The CAPSS prototype is being designed to replace the PANTEL physically. This state-of-the-art CAPSS system amalgamates a collection of cameras, inertial measurement units (IMUs), advanced electronics, and an intuitive tablet-based user interface. Designed to digitally mirror the PANTEL, the CAPSS system enables soldiers to emulate all PANTEL functions via the tablet, bypassing the need to manage the telescope physically.