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Geomagnetic Reference Sensor System (GRSS) for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87436
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-009-0998
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: 2008
Title: Geomagnetic Reference Sensor System (GRSS) for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0178
Award Amount: $79,890.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I proposal describes the development of a conceptual design for the Geomagnetic Reference Sensor System (GRSS). Polatomic and USSI have joined their respective magnetic sensor and buoy building expertise and experience to develop an affordable sea deployable geomagnetic reference buoy to reduce the geomagnetic noise on airborne MAD systems. The sensor is a miniature high-sensitivity scalar laser magnetometer derived from the ONR sponsored Miniature Broadband Laser Magnetometer (MBLM) Phase II Program. It is designed to sell for less than $3000.00 in volume production. The MBLM offers a state-of-the-art capability for measuring scalar geomagnetic fields with sensitivity better than 1.0 pT/?aHz from 0.01 Hz to 30 Hz. The MBLM design is based on four innovations: 1) Optically-driven Spin Precession (OSP) locked-oscillator He4 mode for the observation of the magnetic signals, 2) miniature helium-4 cells, 3) fiber-coupled laser pump source for optically pumping helium isotopes, and 4) miniature omni-directional sensor having full sensitivity on all headings. In Phase I, the anticipated noise sources for the geomagnetic buoy will be characterized and ancillary sensors and suspension systems will be added to the buoy to allow mitigation of motion and ocean wave noise.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas D. McGregor
Principal Investigator
9726900099
doug_mcgregor@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