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Atomic Triaxial Magnetometer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0104
Agency Tracking Number: N19A-006-0104
Amount: $599,918.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N19A-T006
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-10-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-23
Small Business Information
300 Deer Creek Drive
Plainsboro, NJ 08536-1111
United States
DUNS: 794039441
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Kornack
 (609) 759-0859
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Foley
Phone: (609) 759-0859
Research Institution
 Princeton University
 Michael Romalis
Physics Department, Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544-0708
United States

 (609) 258-5586
 Nonprofit College or University

This project supports the development of a new class of high performance vector magnetometers with sensitivity, drift, and accuracy  better all other types of vector sensor. The sensor is based on the fundamental properties of the rubidium atom, which is probed using a light field to make the magnetic field measurements. The sensor simultaneously supplies both total field and vector field measurements at a bandwidth of 100 Hz. The sensor is also significantly smaller and more compact than a competing type of vector sensor, the fluxgate magnetometer.  The project has three periods, and at the end of each period a vector magnetometer will be developed with progressively higher performance. At the end of the first year, a compact sensor using a microfabricated physics package will be built. At the end of the second year, a larger, higher performance sensor will be built. Finally, at the end of the third year, we will target all the performance metrics in the solicitation, far exceeding the state of the art vector magnetometer performance.

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