Compact Accelerometer for Inertial Navigation, Gravimetry and Gradiometry Based on Light Pulse Atom Interferometry

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,710.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-11-C-1017
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-192-1249
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-192
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
162344035
Principal Investigator:
Adam Black
Senior Physicist
(408) 735-9500
ablack@aosense.com
Business Contact:
Brenton Young
President
(408) 735-9500
byoung@aosense.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
AOSense, Inc. proposes to design a compact proof-of-concept accelerometer based on light-pulse atom interferometry for use in inertial navigation, gravimetry and gravity gradiometry. Inertial sensing by atom interferometry promises exceptional sensitivity, stability and absolute calibration. We will conduct trade studies of sensor performance versus sensor size, complexity and power, and evaluate the design via error modeling and simulations of sensor performance. Simulations will include intrinsic sensor errors and sensitivity to environmental variations. Anticipated acceleration sensitivity is<1 ng/sqrt(Hz), bias instability<10 ng, and scale factor instability<0.001 ppm.

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