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2023 Silver Medal Award


The group is recognized for inventing and implementing a new optomechanical sensing platform to develop sensitive, intrinsically accurate, and field-deployable accelerometers. These are the first accelerometers shown to not require external calibration while providing SI traceability, with the lowest uncertainty for vibration sensing. The accelerometers are more compact than competing technologies, providing an important advantage for commercial adoption. These sensors enable important new capabilities for characterizing transportation systems, space exploration, and inertial navigation.


Jason Gorman

Mechanical Engineer
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division

Thomas LeBrun

Supervisory Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division

David Long

Material Measurement Laboratory

Benjamin Reschovsky

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Physics Division