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Reconfigurable and Portable Ultracold Matter Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92574
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-079-0019
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ColdQuanta
1600 Range Street Suite 103 Boulder, CO 80301-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Reconfigurable and Portable Ultracold Matter Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0238
Award Amount: $69,940.00
 

Abstract:

Ultracold atoms have shown incredible potential in precision time keeping as well as numerous sensing applications such as high sensitivity magnetometry, precision low-drift inertial navigation, and precision gravitational sensing. Most of the pioneering work related to demonstrating the use of ultracold atoms for these applications has been done on full-sized experimental units that currently occupy entire university or government research laboratories. For years the promise of ultracold for application has been met by technical obstacles, namely the difficulty of producing ultracold matter. ColdQuanta's commercially available miniature atom chip cell has already begun to address this issue by simplifying the rout to forming ultracold matter. For this SBIR we propose a complete and compact system for attaining ultracold matter in the form of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) that is based on ColdQuanta's chip cell technology. Our vision is that this development work will lead to further the accessibility and development of ultracold atom technology and applications.

Principal Investigator:

Jeramy Hughes
Senior Scientist
3034401284
jeramy.hughes@coldquanta.com

Business Contact:

Rainer Kunz
Senior Scientist
3034401284
rainer.kunz@coldquanta.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COLDQUANTA
5470 Conestoga Court Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 208401414
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No