ColdQuanta Receives $1M from NASA to Advance Commercializing Quantum Systems
ColdQuanta to Accelerate Commercial Deployment of Quantum Atomic Systems
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+ ColdQuanta announced it has been awarded $1M from NASA’s Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP). The program will enable ColdQuanta to develop significantly smaller cold atom systems with a high level of ruggedness. This award expands on the success of ColdQuanta’s Quantum Core technology which was developed with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and is currently operating aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The company expects continued advancement of its technology to lead to compact systems of unprecedented capability, including quantum-based timekeeping, navigation, and radio-frequency field sensing, as well as quantum communications, computing, and simulation.
+ The company’s Quantum Core technology uses ultra-cold atoms cooled to a temperature of nearly absolute zero using lasers to manipulate and control the atoms with extreme precision. Based on its Quantum Core technology, ColdQuanta manufactures components, instruments, and turnkey systems that address a broad spectrum of applications ranging from timekeeping and navigation to quantum computing, and from radio-frequency (RF) receivers to quantum communications systems.
+ The CCRPP program reflects NASA’s interest in driving quantum technologies towards a higher level of maturity and commercial viability. The award, matched with internal ColdQuanta research and development funding, will optimize several manufacturing processes and result in a highly compact cold atom system suitable for portable quantum atomic devices. Ultimately the size reduction and subsystem improvements will result in delivery of a self-contained cold-atom instrument (currently 400 liters) of approximately 40 liters. The system is targeted to enable deployable atomic clocks, cold-atom-based sensors, and inertial measurement units suitable for platforms ranging from ground vehicles to satellites.
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