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Sensitive Magnetometer based on FM NMOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70389
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-002-0048
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco St. Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Sensitive Magnetometer based on FM NMOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0255
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I STTR project will demonstrate that frequency-modulated magneto-optical rotation (FM-NMOR) can provide high sensitivity for an airborne magnetometer. FM-NMOR uses a diode laser to produce a coherent, aligned population of atoms. Polarimetry is used to measure the rotation rate of the atomic alignment, which is proportional to magnetic field. Both magnetometer and gradiometer designs will be evaluated for their capability to detect target magnetic signatures from a distance of 9000 ft.

Principal Investigator:

David C. Hovde
Principal Research Scientist
5132721323
dchovde@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Alan C. Stanton
President
5059841322
astanton@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SOUTHWEST SCIENCES, INC.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505

EIN/Tax ID: 850340320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of California, Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office, 336 Sproul Hall, Mail Code 594
Berkeley, CA 94720
Contact: Pat Sullivan
Contact Phone: (510) 642-8120
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university