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

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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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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 …

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