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Company Information:

Company Name: Blue Line Engineering Co.
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (719) 447-1373

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $506,249.00 7
SBIR Phase II $2,169,808.00 3

Award List:

Position Sensor for Segmented Adaptive Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gregory H. Ames
Award Amount: $60,087.00
Abstract:
There is a serious need for new types of position sensors for use with adaptive optics systems which employ segmented mirrors. In particular, sensors which enable the system to control and maintain the phase matching of the mirrored surfaces of adjacent segments to accuracies of a few nanometers are… More

Active Segmented Mirror

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory H. Ames , President
Award Amount: $69,984.00

Active Segmented Mirror

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory H. Ames , President
Award Amount: $594,553.00

Superconducting Non-Contact Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory H. Ames , SENIOR ENGINEER
Award Amount: $69,595.00

Fully Active Scale Telescope (FAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,806.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $593,111.00

Levitated Segmented Mirror Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory H. Ames, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,918.00

AI Based Self-Correcting, Self-Reporting Edge Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Greg Ames, President/CEO
Award Amount: $69,762.00
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR project will establish the feasibility of a new class of super-enhanced edge sensors for segmented mirror telescopes. These sensors may be used to deploiy, align, and phase match the primary mirror segments of space based instruments such as NGST. They will be suitable for… More

High Resolution Signal Processing Module for Precision Position Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory H. Ames, President&CEO – (719) 447-1373
Award Amount: $97,097.00
Abstract:
A new generation of position sensors is proposed that will enable dramatic improvements in the performance of fast steering mirrors for both space and airborne platforms. Sensors with resolution of 1 part in 38,000,000 or better and 16 bit accuracy are feasible. This represents a factor of 5 to 10… More

High Resolution Signal Processing Module for Precision Position Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Greg Ames, Technical Lead – (719) 447-1373
Award Amount: $982,144.00
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR will create a new generation of position sensors with unprecedented performance in terms of dynamic range, accuracy, data rates and latency. Dramatic improvements in the performance of optical beam control systems for high precision pointing, tracking and lead-ahead targeting will… More