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Company Information:

Name: ColdQuanta
Address: 1600 Range Street
Suite 103
Boulder, CO 80301-5327
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (303) 440-1284

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $604,654.00 6
SBIR Phase II $2,591,314.00 3
STTR Phase I $379,189.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,249,853.00 2

Award List:

The Dual MOT Atom Chip Miniature Vacuum Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF COLORADO
Principal Investigator: Dana Z. Anderson, Professor
Award Amount: $99,610.00
RI Contact: Randall Draper
Abstract:
This work studies key issues facing the practical utilization and commercialization of a miniature atom chip vacuum system. The system consists of a two-dimensional magneto-optic trap (MOT) forming a cold atom beam that is recaptured by a 6-beam MOT in an ultrahigh vacuum region of the system. A… More

Platform for Ultracold Atom Inertial Sensor Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado
Principal Investigator: Dana Z. Anderson, Professor
Award Amount: $499,974.00
RI Contact: Randall Draper
Abstract:
This work proposes to develop two critical subsystems and a rotation platform designed to enable ultracold atom inertial sensing research and development, with emphasis on rotation sensing (gyroscopes) for navigation, geolocation, mapping, and similar tasks. The two subsystems presented here, the… More

SBIR Phase I: Atom Chips for Cold & Ultracold Matter Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeramy Hughes, DSc
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR project is for the development of an ""atom chip"" technology that advances state-of-the art miniature ultracold atom systems. Ultracold matter is an emerging arena of science and technology involving macroscopic quantum states of matter achieved using laser cooling and other… More

Reconfigurable and Portable Ultracold Matter Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeramy Hughes, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,940.00
Abstract:
Ultracold atoms have shown incredible potential in precision time keeping as well as numerous sensing applications such as high sensitivity magnetometry, precision low-drift inertial navigation, and precision gravitational sensing. Most of the pioneering work related to demonstrating the use of… More

Miniature Portable Ultra-Cold Atom Source without Active Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Hughes, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $79,896.00
Abstract:
Research centers on the development of a purely passively pumped miniature ultrahigh vacuum system capable of producing Bose-Einstein condensates and related forms of ultracold matter. The approach is based on a double-MOT system incorporating an atom chip. Key issues concern the management of the… More

Reconfigurable and Portable Ultracold Matter Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: K. Hughes, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $1,357,406.00
Abstract:
Ultracold atoms have shown great potential in precision time keeping as well as in numerous sensing applications such as high sensitivity magnetometry, precision low-drift inertial navigation, and precision gravitational sensing. Most of the pioneering work related to the use of ultracold atoms for… More

Hybrid Optical and Magnetic Ultracold Atom Chip System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado
Principal Investigator: Daniel Farkas, Senior Scientist – (303) 440-1284
Award Amount: $99,978.00
RI Contact: Randall Draper
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This work proposes the design of a complete, compact, hybrid atom chip system for producing ultracold atoms, allowing subsequent control and manipulation of ultracold atoms using both optical and magnetic fields. Its emphasis is on optical lattice potentials and also complex potentials… More

Hybrid Optical and Magnetic Ultracold Atom Chip System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado
Principal Investigator: Evan Salim, Scientist – (303) 440-1284
Award Amount: $749,879.00
RI Contact: Dana Z. Anderson
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This research focuses on the development of a system for producing and imaging ultracold atoms in optical lattice potentials. Utilizing hybrid magnetic and optical atom chip technology, the system will provide a simple and robust means to perform experiments with optical lattice… More

High-Flux Ultracold-Atom Chip Interferometers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Farkas, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,940.00
Abstract:
ColdQuanta's ultimate objective is to produce a compact, turnkey, ultracold-atom system specifically designed for performing interferometry with Bose-Einstein condensates. To produce ultracold-atom-based devices (e.g. inertial sensors, magnetometers, clocks, etc.) that can compete with existing… More

SBIR Phase II: Atom Chips for Cold&Ultracold Matter Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Farkas
Award Amount: $483,931.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to develop the next generation of atom chips for producing and manipulating ultracold atomic gases (temperatures<1µK). While atom chips developed in Phase I provided only magnetic control, these new hybrid atom chips will be… More

Reconfigurable Optical Traps for use with Compact Sources of Ultracold Atoms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Farkas, Senior Scientist – (303) 440-1284
Award Amount: $79,945.00
Abstract:
ColdQuanta"s objective is to produce a complete, turnkey, ultracold-atom system that provides reconfigurable optical control for trapping and manipulating ultracold atoms. We specifically target a compact, flexible apparatus for developing practical systems of DoD interest, such as inertial… More

Miniature Portable Ultra-Cold Atom Source without Active Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Steven Hughes, Senior Engineer – (303) 440-1284
Award Amount: $749,977.00
Abstract:
This research focuses on the development of a miniature ultrahigh vacuum system for cold-atom-based magnetometry. Comprised of a modular cold-atom source, and high quality optical cell in a double-MOT system, the approach primarily utilizes passive pumping technologies to facilitate sensitive… More

Compact robust testbed for cold-atom clock and sensor applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Colorado - Boulder
Principal Investigator: Steven Hughes, Lead Engineer – (303) 440-1284
Award Amount: $79,982.00
RI Contact: Jun Ye
Abstract:
As strontium and other alkaline-earth metals become increasingly attractive for ultracold-atom applications, there is a growing need to develop compact, robust systems for cooling, trapping, and studying these elements. In this proposal, ColdQuanta will team with Dr. Jun Ye at JILA and the… More

Portable Microwave Cold Atomic Clock

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Hughes, Lead Engineer – (303) 440-1284
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
ColdQuanta proposes to develop a MOT-based laser-cooled microwave atom clock prototype having a stability of at least 1E-12 for a 1 s integration time that can serve as a primary atomic frequency. Phase I focuses on the key challenges facing the developm