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Quantum Sensor for Direction Finding and Geolocation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-C-1010
Agency Tracking Number: F17A-028-0160
Amount: $749,892.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF17A-T028
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-28
Small Business Information
175 Clearbrook Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
United States
DUNS: 103734869
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Truitt
 Member of Technical Staff
 (914) 592-1190
Business Contact
 Phil Puma
Phone: (914) 592-1190
Research Institution
 Hypres, Inc.
 Misty Madero Misty Madero
175 Clearbrook Road
United States

 (951) 827-2210
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Innovations in materials and nanoelectronics have made it possible to measure electromagnetic signals with unprecedented precision and near quantum limited sensitivity. Magnetic field sensors such as superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) have been theoretically explored by the Air Force for high frequency direction finding (HFDF) applications. The objective of this project is to facilitate experimental evaluation of such systems by a) building and testing a quantum based EM sensor that exhibits superior detection of RF signals, and b) developing code that processing signals from multiple such sensors to demonstrate proof-of-concept utility in a direction finding task. The outcome of this project will be a complete quantum based EM sensor, including readout electronics and output specifications, that can be used for further experimental evaluation of such systems for advanced direction finding and geolocation algorithms.

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