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Low Cost OPAM for sea mine detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00253-17-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: N17A-013-0168
Amount: $224,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N17A-T013
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-11
Small Business Information
2011 Cherry Street
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
DUNS: 965475895
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeramy Hughes
 Principal Scientist
 (303) 325-7733
Business Contact
 Narayan Bhatta
Phone: (303) 325-7733
Research Institution
 University of Colorado Boulder
 Svenja Knappe
3100 Marine Street 572 UCB
Boulder, NJ 80309
United States

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 Nonprofit college or university

Optically pumped magnetometers provide very high performance but they cost tens of thousands of dollars, and they are large and power hungry. Recently we successfully developed and commercialized laser pumped magnetometers with size, weight and power consumption that is an order of magnitude below current state-of-the-art without sacrificing performance. In this project, the focus will be on producing another step change by developing a device that also costs less by over an order of magnitude. The successful execution of this project will enable DoD to utilize sensitive magnetic anomaly detection technologies even on low cost and disposable platforms.

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