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Company Information:

Company Name: AOSense, Inc.
City: Sunnyvale
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.aosense.com
Phone: (408) 735-9500

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,302,308.00 11
SBIR Phase II $4,314,957.00 6

Award List:

Cold Atom Optical System for Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brenton C. Young, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $98,718.00
Abstract:
We propose to design a compact, rugged and low-power optical system for use in rubidium Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) systems and to validate critical design features. AOSense previously has designed and fabricated atom-optic (AO) sensor laser systems and control electronics for a variety of… More

Compact Laser System for Cold Rubidium Atoms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brenton C. Young, President
Award Amount: $732,248.00
Abstract:
We will build a versatile, compact, rugged and low-power laser system for use in rubidium Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) experimentation and sensors. Existing commercial laser systems available for driving 780 nm rubidium transitions have very limited numbers of optical frequency outputs. … More

Portable High-Flux Cold Atom Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Matthews, Sr. Physicist
Award Amount: $69,325.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a compact and rugged source of cold atoms for atom-based sensors. Our proposal encompasses the laser system, vacuum cell, and electronics required to achieve micro-Kelvin temperatures for 10^8 atoms with a repetition rate faster than 500 ms. We will run simulations and… More

Compact Gyroscope/Accelerometer for Inertial Navigation Based on Light Pulse Atom Interferometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Todd L. Gustavson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,386.00
Abstract:
We propose to design a compact inertial sensor based on light pulse atom interferometry that has both single-axis rotation and acceleration outputs. In previous work, members of our team have developed several generations of ultra-high performance sensors that successfully demonstrated this… More

Compact Gyroscope/Accelerometer for Inertial Navigation Based on Light Pulse Atom Interferometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Todd L. Gustavson, Director of Sensor Develo – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $924,979.00
Abstract:
We propose to build a compact inertial sensor based on light pulse atom interferometry that has both single-axis rotation and acceleration outputs. In previous work, our staff members have developed several generations of cold atom sensors that achieved ultra-high performance in laboratory and field… More

Compact Accelerometer for Inertial Navigation, Gravimetry and Gradiometry Based on Light Pulse Atom Interferometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adam Black, Senior Physicist – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $69,710.00
Abstract:
AOSense, Inc. proposes to design a compact proof-of-concept accelerometer based on light-pulse atom interferometry for use in inertial navigation, gravimetry and gravity gradiometry. Inertial sensing by atom interferometry promises exceptional sensitivity, stability and absolute calibration. We will… More

Accelerometer for Space Applications Based on Light-Pulse Atom Interferometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Adam Black, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,561.00
Abstract:
We propose to design a compact, high-precision, single-axis accelerometer based on atom interferometry that is applicable to operation in space environments. Our design will emphasize reliable operation and minimization of the acceleration noise floor, bias drifts and scale factor instability. Laser… More

Compact Versatile Laser System for Rb BECs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dong-Ik Lee, Senior Optical Engineer – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $148,653.00
Abstract:
AOSense has successfully designed and fabricated numerous laser systems for applications ranging from a rubidium Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) apparatus to ultracold cesium and rubidium atom trapping. This SBIR topic is well-matched to our experience in designing integrated, rugged laser systems… More

Cold Atom Interferometric Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Matthews, Sr. Physicist – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $149,441.00
Abstract:
AOSense proposes an atom interferometer based inertial measurement unit that is capable of meeting the navigational requirements of surface ships and submarines. Real-world applications require extensive optimization of various interferometer design choices in order to deal with platform dynamics.… More

Reconfigurable Optical Lattices for Ultracold Atoms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Igor Teper, Physicist – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $149,327.00
Abstract:
AOSense has successfully designed and fabricated numerous cold-atom-based sensors, including lasers, vacuum systems, optomechanics and control electronics. This SBIR topic is well-matched to our experience in developing systems for the manipulation of ultracold atoms. We propose to design and… More

Accelerometer for Space Applications Based on Light-Pulse Atom Interferometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Adam Black, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,728.00
Abstract:
We propose to build a compact, high-precision single-axis accelerometer based on atom interferometry that is applicable to operation in space environments. Based on our successful Phase I design, the proposed accelerometer emphasizes reliable operation and exceptional acceleration sensitivity. It… More

Compact Versatile Laser System for Rb BECs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dong-Ik Lee, Sr. optical engineer – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $476,822.00
Abstract:
The compact, versatile laser system that we designed in our Phase I effort will facilitate research into rubidium Bose Einstein Condensates (BECs), with applications including BEC fundamental science experiments, sensors and atomic clocks. Operational features readily accommodate cooling cycles for… More

Reconfigurable Optical Lattices for Ultracold Atoms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Igor Teper, Senior Physicist – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $731,187.00
Abstract:
We propose to construct a prototype to demonstrate a novel optical trap design for ultracold atom experiments that will be reconfigurable between a focused-beam trap, a stationary optical lattice, and/or a moving optical lattice at high bandwidth and with no moving parts. Our prototype will also… More

SBIR Phase I: High-Performance Cold Atom Gravimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Miroslav Shverdin
Award Amount: $149,412.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a detailed design and a comprehensive performance model for a highly sensitive, stable, and accurate field deployable laser-cooled atom interferometric gravimeter. In the laboratory, atom interferometric absolute… More

High Performance Angular Rate Sensors for Compact Inertial Guidance without GPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matthew Cashen, Principle Physicist – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $143,969.00
Abstract:
Atom interferometer inertial sensors can provide game changing performance improvements in inertial accuracy for tactical inertially-guided weapons without the need for GPS aiding. This technology is the most viable option for manufacture of IMUs of strategic-grade accuracy in a tactical… More

Portable Cold Atom Frequency Standard for Field Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Martin Boyd, Principal Physicist – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $99,806.00
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

Atom Interferometric Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Matthews, Principal Physicist – (408) 735-9500
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
We propose to build and test a prototype IMU based on atomic interferometry. This includes the laser source, vacuum system, simplified low-power electronics, and software. Initial testing of noise level, bias drifts, and performance under dynamics will be done on a per-axis basis, transitioning to… More