Concept study and preliminary design of a cold atom interferometer for space gravity gradiometry

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Authors

  • A. Trimeche
  • B. Battelier
  • D. Becker
  • A. Bertoldi
  • P. Bouyer
  • C. Braxmaier
  • E. Charron
  • R. Corgier
  • M. Cornelius
  • K. Douch
  • N. Gaaloul
  • S. Herrmann
  • J. Müller
  • E. Rasel
  • C. Schubert
  • H. Wu
  • F. Pereira Dos Santos

External Research Organisations

  • Universite de Bordeaux
  • University of Bremen
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Universite Paris-Sud
  • Observatoire de Paris (OBSPARIS)
  • Sorbonne Université
  • PSL Research University
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Original languageEnglish
Article number215004
JournalClassical and quantum gravity
Volume36
Issue number21
Early online date10 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Abstract

We study a space-based gravity gradiometer based on cold atom interferometry and its potential for the Earth's gravitational field mapping. The instrument architecture has been proposed in Carraz et al (2014 Microgravity Sci. Technol. 26 139) and enables high-sensitivity measurements of gravity gradients by using atom interferometers in a differential accelerometer configuration. We present the design of the instrument including its subsystems and analyze the mission scenario, for which we derive the expected instrument performances, the requirements on the sensor and its key subsystems, and the expected impact on the recovery of the Earth gravity field.

Keywords

    atom interferometry, geodesy, gradiometer, gravimetry, inertial sensors

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Concept study and preliminary design of a cold atom interferometer for space gravity gradiometry. / Trimeche, A.; Battelier, B.; Becker, D. et al.
In: Classical and quantum gravity, Vol. 36, No. 21, 215004, 11.2019.

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Trimeche, A, Battelier, B, Becker, D, Bertoldi, A, Bouyer, P, Braxmaier, C, Charron, E, Corgier, R, Cornelius, M, Douch, K, Gaaloul, N, Herrmann, S, Müller, J, Rasel, E, Schubert, C, Wu, H & Pereira Dos Santos, F 2019, 'Concept study and preliminary design of a cold atom interferometer for space gravity gradiometry', Classical and quantum gravity, vol. 36, no. 21, 215004. https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1903.09828, https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6382/ab4548
Trimeche, A., Battelier, B., Becker, D., Bertoldi, A., Bouyer, P., Braxmaier, C., Charron, E., Corgier, R., Cornelius, M., Douch, K., Gaaloul, N., Herrmann, S., Müller, J., Rasel, E., Schubert, C., Wu, H., & Pereira Dos Santos, F. (2019). Concept study and preliminary design of a cold atom interferometer for space gravity gradiometry. Classical and quantum gravity, 36(21), Article 215004. https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1903.09828, https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6382/ab4548
Trimeche A, Battelier B, Becker D, Bertoldi A, Bouyer P, Braxmaier C et al. Concept study and preliminary design of a cold atom interferometer for space gravity gradiometry. Classical and quantum gravity. 2019 Nov;36(21):215004. Epub 2019 Oct 10. doi: 10.48550/arXiv.1903.09828, 10.1088/1361-6382/ab4548
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