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About AOSense

AOSense, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative atom optic devices for precision navigation, gravity measurement, and time-keeping. Our capabilities include gyroscopes, accelerometers, inertial measurement units (IMUs), gravimeters, gravity gradiometers, and atomic frequency standards. Atom optic devices use frequency-stable lasers to manipulate atoms freely falling in a vacuum cell, resulting in unparalleled accuracy and stability that greatly surpasses the performance of conventional designs.

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AOSense currently has 55 employees, spanning a wide range of disciplines including physics, optics, mechanical engineering, electronics, software, and packaging. We have one of the largest atomic physics teams in the world under one roof, including 25 Ph.D.s trained under seven physics Nobel laureates.


The AOSense staff has broad expertise developing and fielding advanced sensors for precision navigation and timing. Lab-based experiments by AOSense physicists have demonstrated unprecedented precision and accuracy for measurements of rotation, acceleration, time and frequency, and gravity and gravity gradients. Our navigation engineers have developed the algorithms that guide the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the Boeing 787, SSBN nuclear-powered submarines, and civilian GPS signals.

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