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A Compact, Precision Atomic Spin Gyroscope for Inertial Navigation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
93152
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-219-1099
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Twinleaf
848 Alexander Road Princeton, NJ 08540-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Compact, Precision Atomic Spin Gyroscope for Inertial Navigation
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-09-C-0034
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 atomic spins. This technology offers comparable fundamental performance to atom interferometers and is arguably simpler, more robust, and more compact than atom interferometer sensors published so far. Sensitivity of 0.0005 deg/rtHour and drift of 0.04 deg/hour have already been achieved using a 2.5 cm diameter spherical active volume in the laboratory and the proposed sensor is projected to improve upon those values by at least a factor of 10 in sensitivity and 100 in drift. BENEFIT: This technology is ideal for high precision inertial navigation systems in boats and aircraft demanding high performance, low power and compact size, but not necessarily high bandwidth.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas W. Kornack
Principal Engineer
6093565135
david.rodvold@issinc.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth L. Foley
President
6093565136
jay.jesse@issinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TWINLEAF
59 Snowden Lane Princeton, NJ 08540

EIN/Tax ID: 208594650
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No