The Atom Interferometry (AI) Technology for Gravity Wave Measurements demonstrates new matter wave Interferometric sensor technology for precise detection and measurement of primordial gravity waves and space geodesy.
Develop an Atom Interferometry-based gravity wave detector (vs Optical Interferometry). Characterize a high power laser. Use Goddard Space Flight Center Mission Design Lab to study a single flyer with boom and developed cost estimate. Also funded a study at Stanford on Large Momentum Beam Splitters applications for Detection of Gravity Waves using Atom Interferometry.
The Atom Interferometry Technology will enable detection of Gravity Waves using Atom Interferometry sensors. Applicable for a gravity gradient mission, gravity wave missions, and sun normal mode measurements. It allows for extremely hard to do measurements of phase of Gravity Wave for astrophysics and gravity gradient for Geodesy. It greatly reduces mission cost by allowing single, smaller spacecraft for same science.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, Maryland|