In the Laboratory of Space Systems and Optomechanics (LASSO) at Texas A&M University, we focus on designing and developing inertial sensors with application in distinct fields such as gravitational-wave astronomy and space geodesy.
Our group research is centered in:
- Novel optomechanical inertial sensing technologies.
- Optical precision measurements.
- System characterization and signal processing.
LASSO members are also part of international collaborations such as the Laser Interferometer Space Antena – LISA Consortium and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory – LIGO Scientific Collaboration, where we contribute to the characterization and development of ground and space-based observatories.
The accelerometer is comprised mainly of two parts:
1. Opto-mechanical resonator
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- Our accelerometers are ideal for space applications due to
- Compatible materials and simple robust geometry
- Cost-effective, smaller and light weight
- Redundancy: dual test mass approach
- There are many applications for inertial sensing, particularly, low frequency inertial sensing.
- Geodesy, Gravimetry, Seismometry, quantum and fundamental physics.
- We are also implementing them in Inertial navigation system.
- Some other applications are in mineral exploration, oil & gas but certainly, underwater navigation and detection of underground structures. They give you a gravitational signal that you can measure with the instruments sensitive enough at low frequencies.
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