Sealed complete Vacuum Equipment (SeaCoVE)

Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the Naval Air Warfare Center to develop a Sealed Complete Vacuum Equipment (SeaCoVE) as a supporting technology for portable atom-based sensors (clocks or inertial systems) based on measurements of a vapor of laser-cooled atoms.

The single volume ultra-high vacuum (UHV) system of the SeaCoVE provides the lowest size, weight and power vacuum solution, and will passively maintain favorable conditions for atom trapping over five years to enable sensor operation in custom optical geometries compatible with atomic clock, accelerometer or gyroscope configurations.

PSI’s package enables a new class of portable atom interferometers or atomic clocks used in applications such as gravitational field mapping, mineral exploration, inertial navigation in GPS denied environments, and gravitational tomographic imaging.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Chris Gittins
Group Leader, Marine Technologies
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003