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Miniature Atomic vapor-Cells Quantum devices for SensIng and Metrology AppLications

Objective

Sensors provide the interface between the real world and the digital world. Quantum technologies are poised to revolutionize this interface, and with it sensor-driven industries such as navigation and medical imaging. MACQSIMAL combines the expertise of world-leading research groups, RTOs and companies, covering the whole knowledge chain from basic science to industrial deployment, and aims at breakthroughs that will firmly establish European leadership in the quantum sensor industry.

MACQSIMAL will develop quantum-enabled sensors with outstanding sensitivity for five key physical observables: magnetic fields, time, rotation, electro-magnetic radiation and gas concentration. These sensors are chosen for their high impact and their potential to quickly advance to a product: Within MACQSIMAL all these sensors will reach TRLs between 3 and 6 and will outperform other solutions in the respective markets.

The common core technology in these diverse sensors is atomic vapor cells realized as integrated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Atomic vapor cells make coherent quantum processes available to applications: advanced cell-based sensors optimally exploit single-particle coherence, with the potential to harness also multi-particle quantum coherence for still greater sensitivity. Fabricating such atomic vapor cells as MEMS allows for high-volume, high-reliability and low-cost deployment of miniaturized, integrated sensors, critical to wide-spread adoption.

MACQSIMAL will combine state-of-the-art sensor physics with the MEMS atomic vapor cell platform, for highly advanced prototypes and demonstrators. Concurrently, advanced squeezing, entanglement and cavity-QED methods will be applied for the first time in miniaturized sensors, bringing quantum enhancement closer than ever to industrial application. This advanced, multi-target, quantum-enabled sensor platform will mark the start of a dynamic and multi-sector quantum sensor industry in Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-03
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 359 323,75

Participants (13)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 965 605
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACCELOPMENT SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 340 625
Address
Seefeldstrasse 198
8008 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 566 348,75
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 602 561,25
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 418 100
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 288 475
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 708 080
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 565 936,25
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 783 937,50
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 794 115
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 898 481,25
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEGIN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 125 770
Address
Siltasaarenkatu 18-20 A
00530 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OROLIA SWITZERLAND SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 792 585
Address
Vauseyon 29
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)