Cold Atom Interferometric Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,441.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-12-P-4302
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-050-1128
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-050
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
767 N Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
162344035
Principal Investigator:
MichaelMatthews
Sr. Physicist
(408) 735-9500
mmatthews@aosense.com
Business Contact:
MichaelGeltz
Controller
(408) 735-9500
mgeltz@aosense.com
Research Institute:
Stub




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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