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A Compact, Low-Cost Atomic Magnetometer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-134-1031
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-134
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Twinleaf
848 Alexander Road Princeton, NJ 08540-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A Compact, Low-Cost Atomic Magnetometer
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-12-C-0034
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 design for easy assembly. With its small size, low cost and low power consumption, this system is ideally suited for use on small, disposable UAVs launched through a standard sonobuoy tube. Disposable UAVs may be deployed from a larger high altitude platform and allowed to fly closer to the ocean, providing the maximum possible magnetic signal from underwater targets.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Kornack
Chief Scientist
(609) 759-0859
kornack@twinleaf.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth Foley
President
(609) 759-0859
foley@twinleaf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Twinleaf
848 Alexander Road Princeton, NJ -

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