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Accelerometer for Space Applications Based on Light-Pulse Atom Interferometry

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115522
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.10
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Accelerometer for Space Applications Based on Light-Pulse Atom Interferometry
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CG02C
Award Amount: $699,728.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to build a compact, high-precision single-axis accelerometer based on atom interferometry that is applicable to operation in space environments. Based on our successful Phase I design, the proposed accelerometer emphasizes reliable operation and exceptional acceleration sensitivity. It incorporates several innovative features that make it appropriate for a variety of space-based and terrestrial applications.Phase II will result in a completed sensor build, including a sensor head, laser system and electronic control system.Space-based inertial sensors based on atom interferometry are a compelling technology for both technological and scientific applications because of the exceptionally high performance that can be enabled by long interrogation times with cold atoms in a microgravity environment.

Principal Investigator:

Adam Black
Principal Investigator
4087359500
ablack@aosense.com

Business Contact:

Brenton Young
President
4087359500
byoung@aosense.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AOSense, Inc.
767 North Mary Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085-2909

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