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Sealed Complete Vacuum Equipment (SeaCoVE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0095
Agency Tracking Number: N212-133-0162
Amount: $139,904.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N212-133
Solicitation Number: 21.2
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-10-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-04-20
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Justin Brown
 (978) 738-8206
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) will develop Sealed Complete Vacuum Equipment (SeaCoVE) as a supporting technology for portable atom-based sensors (clocks or inertial systems) based on measurements of a vapor of laser-cooled atoms.  The single volume ultra-high vacuum (UHV) system of the SeaCoVE provides the lowest size, weight, and power vacuum solution and will passively maintain favorable conditions for atom trapping over >5 years to enable sensor operation in custom optical geometries compatible with atomic clock, accelerometer, or gyroscope configurations.  In Phase I, a single volume UHV system without active pumping or non-evaporable getters will be demonstrated from commercial off-the-shelf components that traps laser-cooled rubidium atoms.  In Phase II, custom geometry microfabricated vacuum chambers capable of trapping laser-cooled rubidium will be delivered.

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