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Company Information:

Name: AURORA ASSOC.
Address: 3350 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
URL: N/A
Phone: (408) 748-2960

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,527,633.00 24
SBIR Phase II $4,333,336.00 8

Award List:

ACOUSTO-OPTIC TUNABLE FILTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: I. C. Chang , Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $47,245.00
Abstract:
Improved performance of acousto-optic tunable filters (aotf), which are promising for space-borne optical sensor and instrument applications, is the goal of this project. the full capability of the aotf is limited by critical deficiencies of the current technology. the phase i effort for overcoming… More

WIDEBAND ACOUSTO-OPTIC SPECTRA ANALYZER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: I. C. Chang , Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $49,280.00
Abstract:
The inherent widebandwidth and parallel signal processing characteristics of the acousto-optic spectra analyzer (aosa) make it well suited to the if spectrometer application for space astronomy studies. a wideband aosa is proposed in response to the requirements given in subtopic 08.16 of the… More

INSTANTANEOUS FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT (IFM) CORRELATOR USING OPTICAL APPROACH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr I C Chang
Award Amount: $49,000.00

INSTANTANEOUS FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT (IFM) CORRELATOR USING OPTICAL APPROACH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr I C Chang
Award Amount: $488,971.00
Abstract:
The ifm is almost an ideal receiver for the interception of radar threats except that it cannot process multiple simultaneous signals. a recently proposed approach using correlator array shows good potential of resolving this major deficiency. this proposed effort is to investigate, access and… More

NARROWBAND TUNABLE SPECTRAL FILTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,994.00
Abstract:
A narrow-band spectral filter is a critical element in high-resolution lidars for atomsperic studies. accouto-optic tunable filters (aotf) offer the advantages of large optical throughput, rapid tuning over wide spectralrange, and inherent modulation capability, and are thereforewell suited to the… More

ELECTRONICALLY TUNED IMAGING SPECTROMETER WITH VARIABLE RESOLUTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,960.00
Abstract:
This high-performance, rapid-scanning imaging spectrometer uses an acousto-optic tunable filter (aotf) as the wavelength tuning device. a risk-reduction effort will be conducted during phase i. the tasks include developing innovative approaches to vary the spectral bandpass of the aotf and carrying… More

SURVEILLANCE AND EARLY DETECTION FRO ANTI-SATELLITE (ASAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Ic Change , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,819.00

COMPENSATION TECHNIQUES FOR AMPLITUDE MODULATED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr I C Chang , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,793.00

MULTIPLEXING FOR FIBER-OPTIC SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Ic Chang , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,793.00

MULTIPLEXING FOR FIBER-OPTIC SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Ic Chang , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $506,671.00
Abstract:
Fiber optic sensors have been developed for a variety of industry monitoring and control applications. fully realization of the potential capability of the fiber optic intensity sensors, however, require innovative approaches to practical implementing methods to multiplexing the intesity sensors… More

COMPENSATION TECHNIQUES FOR AMPLITUDE MODULATED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr I C Chang , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
A major deficiency of amplitude modulated (am) fiber optic sensors is the limited accuracy due to the environmentally induced loss variations of the fiber-optic transmission link. the dual wavelength technique has shown to be inadequate since the loss variations are wavelength dependent. the… More

SURVEILLANCE AND EARLY DETECTION FRO ANTI-SATELLITE (ASAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Ic Change , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $493,970.00

Non-Cooperative Combat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. I.c. Chang
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
There exists a need for an effective Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) as part of the target acquisition function in air and ground systems. The most important constraints applied to the real time IFF system include low probability of intercept, fail-safe, safe-guarded, and almost… More

Optical Microwave Based Technology for IFF of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. I.c. Chang
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The program objective is to developand demonstrate a low cost, low probability of intercept (LPI) sensor technology for IFF of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Conventional approach using active microwave radars suffer from low angular resolution, high clutter, problem of electronic jamming and… More

NARROWBAND OPTICAL FILTER FOR LASER RADAR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. I. C. Chang
Award Amount: $68,754.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is to develop a widefield narrowband optical filter (WNOF) for use in laser radar receivers. The WNOF provides the necessary discrimination against strong solar bandground that limits the daytime performance of the laser radar system. The proposed approach is… More

Soldier Identification (SID)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. I.c. Chang
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop, test and demonstrate the capability to identify individual soldiers through the use of cooperative and/or non-cooperative techniques. The offset will emphasize particularly the identification of friendly forces using cooperative techniques. The process… More

Infrared Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: I.C. Chang
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Infrared Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: I.C. Chang
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) is an electronically tunable optical filter that has a large angular aperture while maintaining high spectral resolution. Combined with the ability of simultaneous polarization measurement, and the advantage of small size and weight, the AOTF is well-suited to… More

High Speed Two-Axis Acousto-Optic Deflector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: I.c. Chang
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
A Scene Generation Test Capability (SGTC) has been developed at the Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) for testing IR Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) using the technique of Direct Write Scene Generation (DWSG). The DWSG concept is based on the use of two-axis acousto-optic deflectors… More

Channelized Direction Finder Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ed Gill
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Advanced Tunable Optical Filter for Fiber Optic Communications Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: I.c. Chang
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter for Wideband Fiber Optic Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: I. C. Chang
Award Amount: $75,000.00

ULTRAVIOLET ACOUSTO-OPTIC TUNABLE FILTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: I.c. Chang , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Channelized Direction Finder Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ed Gill
Award Amount: $597,374.00
Abstract:
Unambiguous threat signal identification has become progressively more difficult due to the proliferation of high duty cycle radar signals and the attendant time overlap of transmission at the target platform. Present systems in the field employing frequency and angle- of-arrival channelization to… More

Advanced Tunable Optical Filter for Fiber Optic Communications Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: I.c. Chang
Award Amount: $746,350.00
Abstract:
Fiber optic communication networks utilizing wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) have been shown to be the most promising for realizing enormous bandwidth (terabit) for information transport and processing. A key device in the wideband WDM netowrk is a wavelength selective crossconnect for… More

ULTRAVIOLET ACOUSTO-OPTIC TUNABLE FILTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: I.c. Chang , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Multiport Wavelength Division Multiplexing Cross-Connect for All-Optic Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: I. C. Chang
Award Amount: $75,000.00

High Speed Acousto-Optic Tuner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. I.C. Chang , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50367-98-I High Speed Acousto-Optic Tuner--Aurora Associates, 3350 Scott Boulevard, Building 20, , Santa Clara, CA 95054-3104; (408) 748-2960 Dr. I.C. Chang, Principal Investigator Dr. Phoebe Chang, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82537 Amount: $75,000 High repetition rate carbon… More

Wideband Fine Frequency Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward T. Gill
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Rapid unambiguous signal analysis of the electromagnetic spectrum by tactical ESM and ECM systems has become progressively more challenging due to the proliferation of high duty cycle radars which produce multiple simultaneous signals at the target platform. Severe problems arise when the… More

Acousto-Optic (AO) Near Infrared Beam Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: I. C. Chang
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Transmission of very wideband signal transport and processing. During Phase I, a reduced scale feasibility model of a one-dimensional (1-D) WAAOD will be fabricated, tested and demonstrated. The performance goals include 50% efficiency, 5¿ input angle, 30MHz bandwidth, and 1000 spots.

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: I. C. Chang, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

High Speed Solid State Mid-Infrared Spectral Tuner for Laser Radar Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: I.c. Chang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
The Army has a need for a compact high-speed solid state hyperspectral tuner for rapildy tuning mid-infrared lasers and optical parametric oscillatorrs operating in the 3-5 micron range. Such electronic tunable source is needed in laser radar and Lidarsystems for various applications such as… More