Jun 10 2017

DAMOP 2017

AOSense was pleased to participate in the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics (DAMOP) meeting from June 5-9, 2017 in Sacramento. We exhibited our ECDLs, Integrated Laser Controllers (ILCs), ILC-Servos, miniature ion pump, atom sources, and miniature optical isolators.

We presented a poster, “Development of an Atom Interferometer Gravity Gradiometer for Earth Sciences,” detailing our work funded by and in collaboration with NASA.

AOSense Physicist Akash Rakholia (center) presenting a poster at DAMOP 2017

AOSense Physicist Akash Rakholia (center)

AOSense President Brent Young discussed Industry Careers in AMO Physics as a panelist. Please see our Careers page for any openings.

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/damop-2017/

Apr 28 2015

Defense Secretary Carter’s Stanford Speech

The Washington Post covered Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s speech at Stanford University, in which he mentioned AOSense’s work on navigation sensors.

At the Pentagon, Carter looks to a bygone era as a way to the future

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/carter-stanford-speech/

Oct 01 2014

DARPA looks beyond GPS for positioning, navigating, and timing

Physics Today presents an overview of several DARPA programs that aim to improve positioning, navigation, and timing – including AOSense’s work on cold atom inertial sensors and optical clocks.

DARPA looks beyond GPS for positioning, navigating, and timing

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/darpa-looks-beyond-gps-for-positioning-navigating-and-timing/

May 21 2014

Defense One: Four DARPA projects that could be bigger than the internet

Defense One cites Chip-Scale Combinatorial Atomic Navigation (C-SCAN) and Quantum Assisted Sensing and Readout (QuASAR) DARPA programs, two major AOSense projects, as key DARPA efforts to improve upon GPS with atomic sensors.

Four DARPA projects that could be bigger than the internet

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/defense-one-four-darpa-projects-bigger-internet/

Nov 06 2013

NASA: Atom optics come of age

AOSense was featured in an article by NASA Goddard Office of the Chief Technologist:

Atom optics come of age

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/nasa-oct/

Sep 19 2013

LLNL: Gravity signature of nuclear material

AOSense is collaborating with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on development of sensors and algorithms for detecting the gravity signature of nuclear material for vehicle border crossings, as highlighted in the following Lawrence Livermore Science & Technology Review article:

Gravity Detector Applies Outside-the-Box Thinking to Show What’s Inside the Box

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/gravity-signature-nuclear-material/

Jul 24 2013

DARPA seeks to eliminate GPS dependence

GPS World has an article about our DARPA C-SCAN effort to make compact, high performance inertial measurement units suitable for widespread deployment on highly dynamic platforms.

DARPA seeks to eliminate GPS dependence/

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/news-darpa-c-scan-gps-world/

Apr 12 2013


AOSense has been awarded a contract under the DARPA C-SCAN program. For more information, see the article in Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine here:

AOSense to develop navigation chip that combines solid-state and atomic inertial sensors

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/news-darpa-c-scan-award/

Oct 18 2012

NASA pursues atom optics to detect the imperceptible

NASA Goddard has awarded AOSense a Phase II SBIR contract under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program to develop next-generation atom-optics technologies that may be suitable for gravity wave detection.

See the following article for more information:

NASA Pursues Atom Optics to Detect the Imperceptible

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/nasa-pursues-atom-optics/

May 03 2012


AOSense, Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded an $11,968,047 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Work is for the Precision Inertial Navigation Systems (PINS) effort of the High Dynamic Range Atom Sensors (HiDRA) Program. This action exercises the option for phase two. The HiDRA Program builds on the PINS II results, extending sensor operation to demanding real-world platforms. HiDRA culminates in laboratory, ground and flight testing of high dynamic range atom optics inertial measurement units. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif. Work is expected to be completed by April 24, 2014. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity (HR0011-09-C-0116).

DARPA awarded AOSense a Phase II contract for HiDRA

Permanent link to this article: http://aosense.com/darpa-hidra2-award/