Our mission

At SBQuantum we aim to “Reveal the Invisible”, be that underground, underwater or concealed by the environment.

Our team is using magnetic intelligence to build a precise, localised magnetic model of the earth that will allow us to better understand and navigate through our environment.

To do so, we are introducing a novel quantum magnetometer that unlocks greater specificity in its measurement of magnetic resonance lines. This powers a custom dashboard that allows our clients to inspect, explore and navigate based on information that is currently hidden fluctuations of the Earth’s magnetic field.

Building an integrated solution

Complex magnetic readings are distilled into simple visualizations for our clients. To do this, we are building an integrated product offering that first detects, then understands changes in magnetic resonance lines before visualising the output in a customizable platform. As a result, we are building out four core competencies that enable SBQuantum to be an end-to-end partner for our clients.

Building an integrated solution

We want to build simple visualisations of magnetic data for our clients. To do this, we are building an integrated product offering that first detects, then understands changes in magnetic resonance lines before visualising the output in a customizable platform. As a result, we are building out four core competencies that enable SBQuantum to be an end-to-end partner for our clients.

Sensors

The sensors form the heart of our solution – they are a cutting-edge quantum magnetometer. Exploiting the quantum properties in nitrogen vacancy diamonds, we have engineered the various components into a compact form. This sensor enables us to perform vector analysis with a high degree of sensitivity while simultaneously remaining durable, highly power efficient and removing the need for careful orientation.

Algorithms

Our proprietary algorithms allow us to capitalise on the vectorial data and maximise the information we can gather on metallic or magnetic objects. Not only can we observe an object’s presence, we can also determine its size, orientation, material and distance from our sensor.

Dashboard 

We don’t want the understanding of magnetic data to require a PhD! Our dashboard brings the different components of our solution together in a simple, user friendly interface that can be customised to our clients’ objectives.

Autonomous platform

An advantage of our compact nature sensors is that they fit easily onto autonomous platforms. This could be drones, rovers or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), whichever will give us access to the relevant environment so that we can operate with greater efficiency.

The Science

So, what are nitrogen vacancy diamonds? NV centres occur when the carbon lattice of a diamond is interrupted by a nitrogen atom and an adjacent void. This can occur naturally, but more often is specially engineered. The introduction of the nitrogen atom frees a single pair of electrons from the diamond’s chemical structure which allows SBQuantum to drive magnetic information from their spin.

Exciting this electron pair with a green laser, we can understand the nature of their spin as they interact with Earth’s magnetic field to output red light. The nature of this red light allows us to map magnetic resonance lines in that location. Not only does this technique allow us to see greater localised nuance in these lines, but by mapping this data on a three-dimensional plot, we use tensor gradiometry to understand the orientation of the sensor.

Next, we add our proprietary algorithms to discriminate environmental noise. We want to focus on the relevant features, not a car driving past down the road!