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Versatile Iodine Platform Enabled Reference (VIPER)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0116
Agency Tracking Number: N181-037-1178
Amount: $1,509,940.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-037
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-12-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-12-14
Small Business Information
3733 Randolph Ave
Oakland, CA 94602
United States
DUNS: 081056573
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Martin Boyd
 Chief Engineer
 (303) 818-0220
Business Contact
 Jamil Abo-Shaeer
Phone: (510) 520-1579
Research Institution

Vector Atomic will design a highly integrated molecular iodine clock for deployment on UAV and other Navy-relevant platforms. The VIPER clock will use a simplified vapor cell optical clock architecture that leverages ultra-low-cost, robust laser components developed for consumer electronics. Importantly, the VIPER architecture is scalable from compact devices to high-end performance to meet target applications from secure communications and GPS acquisition to multi-static radar and long-dwell time ISR. To meet performance goals in a form-factor compatible with integration into MQ-8C Fire Scout, the Phase I VIPER design will opt for a low-risk design that avoids costly integration.

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