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Photonically-Integrated Rubidium Inertial Measurement Unit for Space (PRIMUS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-21-C-0548
Agency Tracking Number: F182-072-1253
Amount: $749,987.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-072
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-04-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-04-15
Small Business Information
1249 Quarry Lane Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94566-0000
United States
DUNS: 081056573
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Cashen
 Chief Scientist
 (310) 614-9385
Business Contact
 Jamil Abo-Shaeer
Phone: (510) 520-1579
Research Institution

Precise knowledge of position and orientation is essential for modern aerospace and space exploration. Launch vehicles such as Falcon-9 reach their target destination using an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and GPS aiding. Space telescopes use gyroscopes to maintain precise pointing for long intervals, enabling high-resolution images of the Earth. Future missions will require even more precise guidance and navigation to meet mission objectives. The push toward smaller spacecrafts will also necessitate lowering the size, weight, and power, and cost (SWaP-C) of future devices. To address these challenges, Vector Atomic will design the Photonically-Integrated Rubidium Inertial Measurement Unit for Space (PRIMUS).

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