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Compact Accelerometer for Inertial Navigation, Gravimetry and Gradiometry Based…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-192-1249
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-192
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94085-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Compact Accelerometer for Inertial Navigation, Gravimetry and Gradiometry Based on Light Pulse Atom Interferometry
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00178-11-C-1017
Award Amount: $69,710.00
 

Abstract:

AOSense, Inc. proposes to design a compact proof-of-concept accelerometer based on light-pulse atom interferometry for use in inertial navigation, gravimetry and gravity gradiometry. Inertial sensing by atom interferometry promises exceptional sensitivity, stability and absolute calibration. We will conduct trade studies of sensor performance versus sensor size, complexity and power, and evaluate the design via error modeling and simulations of sensor performance. Simulations will include intrinsic sensor errors and sensitivity to environmental variations. Anticipated acceleration sensitivity is<1 ng/sqrt(Hz), bias instability<10 ng, and scale factor instability<0.001 ppm.

Principal Investigator:

Adam Black
Senior Physicist
(408) 735-9500
ablack@aosense.com

Business Contact:

Brenton Young
President
(408) 735-9500
byoung@aosense.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave Sunnyvale, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 200839632
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No