Compact robust testbed for cold-atom clock and sensor applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-15-C-0124
Agency Tracking Number: N13A-018-0046
Amount: $744,272.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N13A-T018
Solicitation Number: 2013.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-04-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-07-16
Small Business Information
3030 Sterling Cir, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 800608643
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Farkas
 (303) 440-1284
 daniel.farkas@coldquanta.com
Business Contact
 Rainer Kunz
Title: Technical Point of Contact
Phone: (303) 440-1284
Email: rainer.kunz@coldquanta.com
Research Institution
 University of Colorado - Boulder
 Jun Ye
 440 UCB
Boulder, CO, 80309
 (303) 492-8517
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Our goal in this Phase II effort is to construct and test a compact, robust testbed for generating laser-cooled strontium atoms on a mobile platform. The focus of the Phase I effort was designing and fabricating an ovenized strontium source that also serves as a 2D+ MOT cell. In Phase II, we will integrate the strontium source into an all-glass-and-silicon vacuum system maintained by a miniature ion pump. This effort will reduce SWaP and significantly reduce the amount of metal, including ferrous materials, in the system. The vacuum cell will be integrated into a turnkey with modular components that allow for easy interchangeability of functions such as timekeeping, sensing, and navigation.

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