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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. Integrated Photonic Quantum Frequency Processor for High-Dimensional Quantum Information Processing

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: AF20AT003

    This program will focus on he development of a compact, robust, affordable, Quantum Frequency Processor (QFP) for High-Dimensional Quantum Information Processing (QIP). This advanced QFP device will help propel the US forward as a world leader in quantum technology.  Core capabilities enabled by distributed quantum information processing include not only quantum key distribution, but also critica ...

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Fiber-laser based Mobile Atom Sensor (FiMAS)

    SBC: Aosense, Inc.            Topic: AF20AT002

      Environmental structures of interest like mountains, tunnels, and deposits of minerals, oil or gas produce distortions in the local gravitational field. Sensing gravity anomalies and comparing them to a gravity map can provide positioning immune to the

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Three-Photon, Compact Rydberg Radio Receiver

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: AF20AT002

    In this program, Freedom Photonics will develop a novel RF sensor based on quantum physics. Freedom Photonics will utilize and further develop its DFB laser platforms in the infrared for use in this RF atomic sensor in both military and commercial applications. The atomic nature of the RF sensor being developed provides benefits over traditional technologies such as reducing CSWAP while improvi ...

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Transportable Rugged Crystalline Silicon Reference (TRuCR)

    SBC: Aosense, Inc.            Topic: AF20AT001

    Crystalline silicon cavities serve as ultralow-phase-noise optical local oscillators for optical atomic frequency standards and can support the realization of optical timescales.  While a JILA/PTB team has built and tested several silicon cavities over th

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Quantum-Entangled Ensemble Network (QuEEN)

    SBC: Aosense, Inc.            Topic: AF20AT004

    Robust quantum entanglement of spatially separated particles or ensembles of particles is an enabling technology for quantum networking, quantum communication, and quantum information processing, where the entanglement becomes a resource for carrying out

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Systems-Driven Component Development for Photon-Superconductor Multi-Node Quantum Networks

    SBC: Rigetti & Co, Inc.            Topic: AF20AT004

    Three leading teams—spanning quantum computing, photonics, and theoretical quantum information science—are joining forces to develop an integrated quantum optics-microwaves testbed. A lab-scale experimental prototype at Harvard will coherently wire a room

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Low-Power Microwave Oscillator (LMO)

    SBC: Aosense, Inc.            Topic: AF20AT001

    High-performance microwave atomic clocks have broad applications, both for military and civilian uses.  A low-phase-noise microwave frequency oscillator/synthesizer is necessary to ensure the high performance of these microwave clocks.  A power-hungry con

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Quantum Entanglement on Drones

    SBC: Qubitekk, Inc.            Topic: AF20AT004

    Quantum technologies are rapidly being developed to one day realize the promise of quantum information: the ability to surpass the limits of classical physics and achieve unprecedented capabilities in computing, sensing, and communication. Although the te

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Innovative Hybrid Atomic-Optical Ultra-Precise Inertial Sensing for Space Applications

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: N182108

    GPS drops and denial have been identified as major strategic threats. Outside of terrestrial or satellite-based GPS references, space is the ultimate GPS-denied environment and requires novel and reliable approaches to precision fault-tolerant navigation.

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. SiN-based heterogeneous PIC platform around 670 nm

    SBC: NEXUS PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: AF20AT002

    Nexus Photonics proposes the development of an atomically referenced visible spectroscopy-grade PIC laser operating at 670 nm which will provide a visible PIC-based oscillator with absolute atomically referenced frequency stability at a part per billion l

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
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