Portable Cold Atom Frequency Standard for Field Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,806.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
D14PC00136
Agency Tracking Number:
D141-004-0055
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB141-004
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085-2909
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
162344035
Principal Investigator:
Martin Boyd
Principal Physicist
(408) 735-9500
mboyd@aosense.com
Business Contact:
Robert Lutwak
program manager
(703) 526-2863
robert.lutwak@darpa.mil
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose development of a high performance, portable atomic clock using cold atom technology. The clock will have short term stability of better than 10^-12 at one second and of 5x10^-15 at timescales of one day. The size, weight, and power (SWaP) of the clock will be <1 L, <1 kg, and <5 W respectively. The Device SWaP and the operational concept are suited to high performance in field applications, enabling wide-spread deployment.

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