Reconfigurable and Portable Ultracold Matter Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0238
Agency Tracking Number: N091-079-0019
Amount: $99,782.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-079
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
ColdQuanta
5470 Conestoga Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 800608643
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeramy Hughes
 Senior Scientist
 (303) 440-1284
 jeramy.hughes@coldquanta.com
Business Contact
 Rainer Kunz
Title: Senior Scientist
Phone: (303) 440-1284
Email: rainer.kunz@coldquanta.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Ultracold atoms have shown incredible potential in precision time keeping as well as numerous sensing applications such as high sensitivity magnetometry, precision low-drift inertial navigation, and precision gravitational sensing. Most of the pioneering work related to demonstrating the use of ultracold atoms for these applications has been done on full-sized experimental units that currently occupy entire university or government research laboratories. For years the promise of ultracold for application has been met by technical obstacles, namely the difficulty of producing ultracold matter. ColdQuanta’s commercially available miniature atom chip cell has already begun to address this issue by simplifying the rout to forming ultracold matter. For this SBIR we propose a complete and compact system for attaining ultracold matter in the form of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) that is based on ColdQuanta’s chip cell technology. Our vision is that this development work will lead to further the accessibility and development of ultracold atom technology and applications.

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