Portable Cold Atom Frequency Standard for Field Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D14PC00136
Agency Tracking Number: D141-004-0055
Amount: $99,806.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: SB141-004
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
767 N Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085-2909
DUNS: 162344035
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martin Boyd
 Principal Physicist
 (408) 735-9500
 mboyd@aosense.com
Business Contact
 Robert Lutwak
Title: program manager
Phone: (703) 526-2863
Email: 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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