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Compact, Long-Lifetime Atom Source for Space (CLASS)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC18P2049
Agency Tracking Number: 184983
Amount: $124,893.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_18_P1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-15
Small Business Information
3733 Randolph Ave
Oakland, CA 94602-1231
United States
DUNS: 081056573
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Cashen
 Chief Engineer
 (310) 614-9385
Business Contact
 Jamil Abo-Shaeer
Phone: (510) 520-1579
Research Institution

The goal of CLASS is to develop a compact, low power, long-lifetime cold atom source for inertial sensors and clocks. CLASS will be designed to produce high cold atom fluxes over a temperature range suitable for commercial- and space-grade atomic devices. Projected loading rates are sufficient to support state-of-the-art atomic sensor performance.In Phase I, Vector Atomic will design the full CLASS vacuum package, which consists of an atomic source, MOT cooling optics, and electrical and optical feedthroughs. The CLASS design will be validated and de-risked by building and testing the prototype atomic source. 

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