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Company Information:

Company Name:
ColdQuanta
Address:
1600 Range Street
Suite 103
Boulder, CO 80301-5327
Phone:
(303) 440-1284
URL:
EIN:
208401414
DUNS:
800608643
Number of Employees:
95
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
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Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
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Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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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
Award Amount:
$99,610.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dana Z. Anderson, Professor
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF COLORADO
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
Award Amount:
$499,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dana Z. Anderson, Professor
Research Institution:
University of Colorado
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
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$69,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jeramy Hughes, Senior Scientist
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
Award Amount:
$79,896.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Hughes, Senior Scientist
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
Award Amount:
$1,357,406.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
K. Hughes, Senior Scientist
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
Award Amount:
$99,978.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Farkas, Senior Scientist – (303) 440-1284
Research Institution:
University of Colorado
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
Award Amount:
$749,879.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Evan Salim, Scientist – (303) 440-1284
Research Institution:
University of Colorado
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
Award Amount:
$124,940.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Farkas, Principal Investigator
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
Award Amount:
$483,931.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$79,945.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Farkas, Senior Scientist – (303) 440-1284
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
Award Amount:
$749,977.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steven Hughes, Senior Engineer – (303) 440-1284
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
Award Amount:
$79,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Hughes, Lead Engineer – (303) 440-1284
Research Institution:
University of Colorado - Boulder
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
Award Amount:
$99,933.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Steven Hughes, Lead Engineer – (303) 440-1284
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