A Compact, Low-Cost Atomic Magnetometer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$741,675.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-12-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-134-1031
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-134
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Twinleaf
848 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
794039441
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Kornack
Chief Scientist
(609) 759-0859
kornack@twinleaf.com
Business Contact:
Elizabeth Foley
President
(609) 759-0859
foley@twinleaf.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract

We propose to build prototype magnetometers with sensitivity in the range 1--10 $\mathrmpT/Hz^1/2$ and unit cost of \$2,000, meeting the need for a low-cost system with performance comparable to existing commercial magnetometer systems. The design uses widely-available and low cost components with a design for easy assembly. With its small size, low cost and low power consumption, this system is ideally suited for use on small, disposable UAVs launched through a standard sonobuoy tube. Disposable UAVs may be deployed from a larger high altitude platform and allowed to fly closer to the ocean, providing the maximum possible magnetic signal from underwater targets.

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