Cold Atom Interferometric Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-P-4302
Agency Tracking Number: N121-050-1128
Amount: $149,441.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-050
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, -
DUNS: 162344035
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Matthews
 Sr. Physicist
 (408) 735-9500
 mmatthews@aosense.com
Business Contact
 Michael Geltz
Title: Controller
Phone: (408) 735-9500
Email: mgeltz@aosense.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
AOSense proposes an atom interferometer based inertial measurement unit that is capable of meeting the navigational requirements of surface ships and submarines. Real-world applications require extensive optimization of various interferometer design choices in order to deal with platform dynamics. Our sensor design will also take into account practical implementation such as minimal maintenance, reduced cost, and simplified manufacturing. Our custom parts that have become standard in AOSense sensors will be used to speed demonstration and refinement. These include control electronics, a Doppler cooled atom source, laser hardware and numerous opto-mechanical parts.

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