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Cold Atom Optical System for Space

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78983
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-269-1268
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Cold Atom Optical System for Space
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-06-C-0031
Award Amount: $98,718.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to design a compact, rugged and low-power optical system for use in rubidium Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) systems and to validate critical design features. AOSense previously has designed and fabricated atom-optic (AO) sensor laser systems and control electronics for a variety of terrestrial moving-platform applications. Innovations proposed in this work include: (1) laser sources at 780 nm rubidium transitions instead of 852 nm cesium transitions, (2) a two-fold increase in the frequency-tuning range, (3) a five-fold reduction in volume and (4) mechanical and thermal designs focused toward space-qualification rather than terrestrial moving-base applications. Design validation studies will focus on ensuring that the laser sources, which are foundational to the design, will meet the required performance specifications.

Principal Investigator:

Brenton C. Young
Chief Scientist
6509614800
byoung@aosense.com

Business Contact:

Brenton C. Young
President
6509614800
byoung@aosense.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AOSENSE, INC.
1931 Old Middlefield Way Ste D Mountain View, CA 94043

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