Lightweight Laser Magnetic Gradiometer (LLMG)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$2,696,259.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-10-C-4171
Agency Tracking Number:
N083-218-0166
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-218
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Polatomic, Inc.
1810 N. Glenville Dr. Suite 116, Richardson, TX, 75081-1954
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
000000000
Principal Investigator:
Robert SLocum
Chairman
(972) 690-0099
bob_slocum@polatomic.com
Business Contact:
Robert SLocum
Chairman
(972) 690-0099
bob_slocum@polatomic.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase II Small Business Research Project will develop a prototype for a Lightweight Laser Magnetic Gradiometer suitable for integration into UUVs such as the Remus 100 and similar platforms. The LLMG is used to characterize buried mines and eliminate sonar clutter in shallow water MCM operations where it is desirable to remove men and other mammals from the water. The LLMG will consist of two laser-pumped omni-directional scalar sensors placed along the platform longitudinal axis in a in a nose module which is a roll-on, roll-off module for the UUV. Polatomic laser magnetometer technology was recently demonstrated in the Laser Scalar Gradiometer at AUV FEST 07 and 08 with outstanding results. The individual sensors will have a sensitivity better than 15pT/root-Hz and can be operated at their demonstrated sensitivity better than 1 pT/root Hz if required (better than 300 fT/root-Hz in AN/ASQ-233 Airborne MAD system). The LLMG will address miniaturization and packaging for neutral buoyancy and robustness for handling as a UUV nose cone module.

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