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ADVANCED HELIUM NAGNETOMETERS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2822
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2822
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polatomic, Inc.
1810 N. Glenville Dr. Suite 116 Richardson, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ADVANCED HELIUM NAGNETOMETERS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $205,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL OF PHASE I IS DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVANCED OPTICALLY PUMPED HELIUM MAGNETOMETER CONCEPT. THIS INSTRUMENT WILL MEASURE MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE 1 TO 10-8 GAUSS RANGE WITH ORDER OF MAGNITUDE IMPROVEMENTS IN SENSITIVITY AND ABSOLUTE ACCURACY OVER EXISTING MAGNETOMETERS. OPTICALLY PUMPED HELIUM ISOTOPES CAN BE OPTICALLY PUMPED AND USED AS MAGNETOMETERS IN THE FOLLOWING THREE MODES: (1) VECTOR MODE (PARAMETER RESONANCE), (2) SCALAR MODE (MAGNETIC RESONANCE),AND (3) FREE PRECESSION MODE. SINGLE LINE PUMPING TO ACHIEVE IMPROVED SENSITIVITY AND ACCURACY WILL BE THEORETICALLY INVESTIGATED FOR EACH MODE. LASER DIODE SOURCES WILL BE SOUGHT AND, IF CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, EVALUATED FOR OPTICAL PUMPING AT 1.083 MICRON. AMAGNETOMETER CONCEPT WILL BE DEVELOPED WHICH IDENTIFIES THE OPTIMUM COMBINATION OF MODES AND PUMPING SOURCE FOR SPACE AND GEOPHYSICAL APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Robert E Slocum
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Polatomic Inc.
307 Arborcrest Richardson, TX 75080

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