Sensitive Magnetometer based on FM NMOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0255
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-002-0048
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-T002
Small Business Information
SOUTHWEST SCIENCES, INC.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
153579891
Principal Investigator
 David Christian Hovde
 Principal Research Scientist
 (513) 272-1323
 dchovde@swsciences.com
Business Contact
 Alan Stanton
Title: President
Phone: (505) 984-1322
Email: astanton@swsciences.com
Research Institution
 University of California, Berkeley
 Pat Sullivan
 Sponsored Projects Office, 336 Sproul Hall, Mail Code 594
Berkeley, CA, 94720
 (510) 642-8120
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Phase I STTR project will demonstrate that frequency-modulated magneto-optical rotation (FM-NMOR) can provide high sensitivity for an airborne magnetometer. FM-NMOR uses a diode laser to produce a coherent, aligned population of atoms. Polarimetry is used to measure the rotation rate of the atomic alignment, which is proportional to magnetic field. Both magnetometer and gradiometer designs will be evaluated for their capability to detect target magnetic signatures from a distance of 9000 ft.

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