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Atomic Triaxial Magnetometer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0641
Agency Tracking Number: N19A-006-0273
Amount: $144,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N19A-T006
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-21
Small Business Information
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11
Santa Fe, NM 87505
United States
DUNS: 153579891
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David C Hovde David C Hovde
 Principal Research Scientist
 (513) 272-1323
Business Contact
 Alan C. Stanton
Phone: (505) 984-1322
Research Institution
 The Regents of the University of California
 Susan B Gardner Susan B Gardner
c/o Sponsored Projects Office 1608 Fourth Street, Suite 220, University of California
Berkeley, CA 94710
United States

 (510) 461-1132
 Nonprofit College or University

Improved magnetic anomaly detection can counter threats from quieter submarines and mines. This Phase I STTR project will address this goal using improved atomic magnetometry methods based on pumping alignment coherence in rubidium vapor. A means of changing the polarization of the pump light will ensure that atomic coherence can be pumped in any orientation of the magnetic field. Multiple probe beams will ensure that atomic precession can be measured in any orientation of the field. The signals from the multiple probe beams will be combined to determine vector information about the field, while the precession frequency will determine the total (scalar) field, as in conventional atomic magnetometers. The Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility and optimize the data processing algorithms. The Phase I Option will prepare for outdoor testing to be conducted in Phase II.

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