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Company Information:

Name: Twinleaf
Address: 848 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08540-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (609) 356-5136

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $588,235.00 6
SBIR Phase II $4,290,198.00 5
STTR Phase I $79,935.00 1

Award List:

Compact Magnetic Detection Set (CMDS) for Air Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) and Land-Based Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Kornack, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $79,950.00
Abstract:
A new scalar magnetometer design enables measurement of magnetic fields with sensitivity down to 10 fT/Hz^(1/2), more than ten times better than existing devices. The Phase I effort will focus on bringing this recently proven technology into the field in a compact, robust, low-power implementation.

Compact Magnetic Detection Set (CMDS) for Air Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) and Land-Based Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Kornack, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,981.00
Abstract:
Twinleaf proposes to build, test and deliver a pair of scalar atomic magnetometers that exceed the performance of existing sensors while also being dramatically smaller and lighter weight. The Twinleaf scalar magnetometer has projected sensitivity better than 100 fT Hz^(-1/2) in a sensor package… More

A Compact, Precision Atomic Spin Gyroscope for Inertial Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Kornack, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,732.00
Abstract:
The atomic spin gyroscope presented in this proposal is based on a new, very sensitive alkali-metal-noble-gas co-magnetometer sensor. Atomic spin is an ideal method for measuring orientation and rotation because vibrations and distortions of the sensor do not fundamentally change the orientation of… More

A Compact, Precision Atomic Spin Gyroscope for Inertial Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Kornack, Chief Scientist – (609) 356-5135
Award Amount: $749,865.00
Abstract:
The atomic co-magnetometer gyroscope uses polarized nuclear spin to provide the highest demonstrated rotation sensitivity in a package significantly smaller than the best commercial fiber optic gyroscopes. The Twinleaf gyroscope moves beyond existing designs by using of neon-21 in place of helium-3,… More

A Compact, Low-Cost, Isotropic Atomic Magnetometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kornack, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $79,888.00
Abstract:
Modern atomic magnetometer technology is poised to deliver total magnetic field measurements in a sensor that is dramatically less expensive, smaller, and lower-power relative to currently-available sensor systems. Using a combination of technologies that have emerged recently, we propose to develop… More

A compact, low-drift atomic spin gyroscope for intertial pointing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Kornack, Chief Scientist – (609) 759-0859
Award Amount: $99,296.00
Abstract:
Co-magneometer atomic spin gyroscopes are rapidly progressing towards very high levels of sensitivity. The proposed work focuses on the engineering necessary to fully utilize the fundamental sensitivity of these sensors. In particular, we propose to develop a new probe beam optical system that… More

A low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle with towed miniature atomic magnetometer array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kornack, Chief Scientist – (609) 759-0859
Award Amount: $149,581.00
Abstract:
We propose a research and development program spanning Phase I and Phase II with three main elements: 1. Development of a towed & onboard miniature atomic magnetometer array for platform noise avoidance and compensation. 2. Development of magnetometer array signal processing algorithms that… More

A Compact, Low-Cost Atomic Magnetometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kornack, Chief Scientist – (609) 759-0859
Award Amount: $741,675.00
Abstract:
We propose to build prototype magnetometers with sensitivity in the range 1--10 $\mathrmpT/Hz^1/2$ and unit cost of \$2,000, meeting the need for a low-cost system with performance comparable to existing commercial magnetometer systems. The design uses widely-available and low cost components with a… More

A Universal, Low-Cost Atomic Magnetometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Princeton University
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kornack, Chief Scientist – (609) 759-0859
Award Amount: $79,935.00
RI Contact: Todd Regn
Abstract:
We propose to develop a universal atomic magnetometer magnetometer capable of operation as either a three-axis vector atomic magnetometer or a scalar (total field) atomic magnetometer. We furthermore operate the magnetometer in a regime that is inherently free of sources of drift in the lasers or… More

A low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle with towed miniature atomic magnetometer array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kornack, Chief Scientist – (609) 759-0859
Award Amount: $749,033.00
Abstract:
The Navy seeks to deploy sensitive atomic magnetometers on small, inexpensive UAVs that deploy from a sonobuoy tube. There are three primary challenges with this approach: First, existing magnetometer systems are too large to fit on a typical tube-launched UAV. Second, sources of magnetic noise such… More

Compact, Fully Integrated Total Field Magnetometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kornack, Chief Scientist – (609) 759-0859
Award Amount: $79,788.00
Abstract:
We will design a low size, weight and power integrated atomic magnetometer system, to be available at low cost in high volume.

Reliable, Compact, Low-Cost Scalar Atomic Magnetometer for Magnetic Anomaly Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Foley, President – (609) 759-0859
Award Amount: $1,299,644.00
Abstract:
Subsequent Phase II Proposal, Extension of Phase II contract N00014-12-C-0034 We propose to continue our existing work to develop reliable magnetometers with sensitivity in the range 1--10 pT/Hz^-1/2 and unit cost of $2,000 ready for commercial use. The design uses widely-available and low cost… More