Invited Talk: Strapdown Quantum Inertial Measurement Unit
B. Battelier, Q. d’Armagnac de Castanet, and P. BouyerLP2N, Laboratoire Photonique, Numérique et Nanosciences,Université Bordeaux–IOGS–CNRS:UMR 5298, 1 rue Francois Mitterrand, 33400 Talence, France S. Templier, P. Cheiney, B. Gouraud, V. Jarlaud, V. Menoret, B. Desruelle, H. Porte, and F. NapolitanoiXblue, 34 rue de la Croix de Fer, 78105 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France B. BarrettDepartment of Physics, University of New Brunswick,8 Bailey Dr., Fredericton NB, E3B 5A3, Canada Since their first demonstration in the early 1990s, atom interferometers have proven to be excellent absolute inertial sensors—having been exploited as ultra-high sensitivity instruments for fundamental tests of physics and as state-of-the-art atomic gravimeters. As a result, they have been proposed as next generation sensors…
Working at Institut d’Optique in Bordeaux (France), Baptiste Battelier oversees experimental activities in microgravity to support the development of atom interferometry for future Space missions. In parallel he leads a joint laboratory with the French industrial iXblue to develop cold atom sensors for inertial navigation and onboard gravimetry.