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Miniature Broadband Laser Magnetometer for ASW Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75444
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-025-0286
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Miniature Broadband Laser Magnetometer for ASW Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0286
Award Amount: $69,795.00
 

Abstract:

This STTR Phase I proposal describes development of a conceptual design for the Miniature Broadband Laser Magnetometer, an advanced high-sensitivity scalar laser magnetometer for next-generation undersea ASW Gradiometer Arrays. The MBLM offers the advanced capability of measuring scalar static and ELF magnetic fields with a sensitivity better than 1.0 pT/¿Hz from 0.001 Hz to 50 Hz. The MBLM design is based on five innovations. The first is a hybrid sensor concept combining low-power nuclear free precession (NFP) for milliHertz signals with an OSP locked-oscillator He4 mode for observation of ELF signals. The second innovation is development of long-relaxation time dual helium isotope cells combining isotopes 3 and 4 in a single cell in collaboration with the University of Texas-Dallas. The third innovation is a fiber coupled laser pump source for pumping both isotopes. The fourth innovation is an omni-directional sense coil for the NFP mode. The fifth innovation is a low-power amplifier/processor chip for the NFP mode. The MBLM offers major advantages for ASW undersea arrays requiring detection and tracking in a gradiometer mode for reduction of geomagnetic noise in the detection band. The feasibility of fabricating a breadboard MBLM in Phase II will be established under this Phase I Project.

Principal Investigator:

Robert E. Slocum
Principal Investigator
9726900099
bob_slocum@polatomic.com

Business Contact:

Robert E. Slocum
Chairman
9726900099
bob_slocum@polatomic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Polatomic, Inc.
1810 N. Glenville Dr., Suite 116 Richardson, TX 75081

EIN/Tax ID: 751839721
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
P. O. Box 830688, EC33
Richardson, TX 75083
Contact: Robert L. Lovitt
Contact Phone: (972) 883-2314
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university