About us

AOSense® is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative atom optic devices for precision navigation, gravity measurement, and timekeeping. Our capabilities include gyroscopes, accelerometers, inertial measurement units (IMUs), gravimeters, gravity gradiometers, and atomic frequency standards. Atom optic devices use frequency-stable lasers to manipulate atoms freely falling in a vacuum cell, resulting in unparalleled accuracy and stability that greatly surpasses the performance of conventional designs.

AOSense, Inc. was formed in 2004 by Brenton Young and Mark Kasevich to spin-off innovative research developed at Stanford University, joined by Jim Spilker as Chairman. In 2006, AOSense was awarded its first prime contract from DARPA to design, build, and test a gravity gradiometer and single axis accelerometer/gyroscope. Since then, AOSense has successfully designed and built state-of-the-art cold atom technology for numerous government sponsored programs funded by DARPA, Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, NSF, DTRA, and the intelligence community.

AOSense is located in Sunnyvale, CA, and is an employee-owned company. Its main website can be found at aosense.com.