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A Compact, Low-Cost, Isotropic Atomic Magnetometer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98640
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-134-1031
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-134
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Twinleaf
848 Alexander Road Princeton, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: A Compact, Low-Cost, Isotropic Atomic Magnetometer
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0572
Award Amount: $79,888.00
 

Abstract:

Modern atomic magnetometer technology is poised to deliver total magnetic field measurements in a sensor that is dramatically less expensive, smaller, and lower-power relative to currently-available sensor systems. Using a combination of technologies that have emerged recently, we propose to develop a scalar atomic magnetometer with sensitivity of 1 pT/Hz^1/2 featuring suppressed heading error and no dead zone that can meet a cost objective of $2,000 in quantities of 500. Existing magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) is performed by sensors in the unique tail section of the P-3 aircraft. With the retirement of the P-3 and the transition to the new P-8 platform, anti-submarine warfare stands to lose onboard MAD which has traditionally provided an important verification of target location. The low cost of the proposed sensor uniquely enables planners to consider new usage scenarios including UAVs where magnetometers may be lost or destroyed after completing a mission.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Kornack
Chief Scientist
6097590859
kornack@twinleaf.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth Foley
President
6097590859
foley@twinleaf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Twinleaf
501 Forrestal Road #304 Princeton, NJ 08540

EIN/Tax ID: 208594650
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No