Sensitive Magnetometer based on FM NMOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0255
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-002-0048
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SOUTHWEST SCIENCES, INC.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153579891
Principal Investigator:
David Hovde
Principal Research Scientist
(513) 272-1323
dchovde@swsciences.com
Business Contact:
Alan Stanton
President
(505) 984-1322
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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