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Paper 12093-5

Embedded cold atom accelerometer for atmospheric drag measurement

6 April 2022 • 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM EDT

Abstract

We are developing a compact cold atom accelerometer based on atom interferometry for atmospheric density missions, to be launched in mid to late 2020s. Teledyne e2v is producing a space suitable accelerometer physics package that can be embedded in small satellites such as a 16U cubesat or a SkimSat. It will address some of the engineering challenges associated with the launch and the required low SWAP and will be integrated into a breadboard system capable of acceleration measurement in order to test interferometry schemes suitable for measurements in micro-gravity.

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Teledyne e2v (United Kingdom)
Isabelle Riou (PhD) leads the gravity and space quantum projects at Teledyne e2v, UK. Dr Riou received her PhD from the University of Bordeaux (France) in Quantum Physics. She has then joined Teledyne e2v in England where she has been involved in the development of ground-based gravity sensors and of cold atom accelerometers for Earth observation.
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Teledyne e2v (United Kingdom)
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Teledyne e2v (United Kingdom)
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Stephen Maddox
Teledyne e2v (United Kingdom)
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Teledyne e2v (United Kingdom)