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Company Information:

Company Name: BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (520) 721-0500

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $977,193.00 12
SBIR Phase II $3,794,738.00 6

Award List:

3-AXIS ALL-ROTARY-MOTION NUMERICALLY-CONTROLLED OPTICAL GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Parks
Award Amount: $49,738.00
Abstract:
The development of a low cost, 3-axis, numerically-controlled, optical generator suitable for use in grinding glass or ceramic parts, as well as for maching metals to optical tolerances is described. this innovative design uses rotary bearings on all three axes because of thehigh accuracy and low… More

SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF STRAY LIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Steve C Johnston , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,501.00
Abstract:
During the phase i development we will investigate and study approaches for the evaluation of the stray light characteristics of a rotating free gyro type ir seeker in the frequency domain. since this is a fundamentally new area of stray light analysis, we will begin by developing insights into the… More

Multibeam Optical Communications Transmitter/Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Fink, Manager, Electro-Optical
Award Amount: $99,508.00
Abstract:
Future high bandwidth satellite communications will utilize free-space lasers, which provide high bandwidth, low probability of intercept and jam resistant communication between satellites and ground assets. A current network uses a satellite with aseparate transmitter and receiver for each… More

Image Intensified Lightweight Lens Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Mark Fink, Optical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,963.00
Abstract:
In recent engagements, the military has employed unconventional methods to gain a tactical advantage. One of these methods is increased night patrols and night combat operations using night vision goggles. Even though the capabilities of these devices have increased, they are still large and… More

Shipboard Lighting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Fink, Director of Engineering S
Award Amount: $69,815.00
Abstract:
Future military action may be more covert, which will involve more stealth technology integrated into military hardware. New navy ships are in design with a low profile and sloped sides in order to reflect radar away from hostile receivers. Other ship components will also need to be upgraded. … More

Improved Optics for Overhead Flood Lights

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Fink, Director of Engineering S
Award Amount: $69,686.00
Abstract:
Future military action may be more covert, which will involve more stealth technology integrated into military hardware. Reducing the radar cross section is part of this stealth technology. Several new navy ships are in design to have a low profile and sloped side in order to reflect hostile radar… More

Warm Shield Sensor Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Pagano, Managing Technical Director
Award Amount: $99,443.00
Abstract:
Many Ballistic Missile Defense sensors use infrared wavelengths to detect the heat generated by target missiles. These sensors must capture infrared emission from a missile, image that missile onto a detector with the requisite resolution, and control the amount of unwanted light or stray light… More

Optical Software to Calculate Terrestrial Planet Finder Contrast Including Polarization Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gary L. Peterson
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
BRO will provide commercially available optics software that dependably calculates image plane irradiance to the precision required by TPF missions. Calculations will be compared to those predicted in the published literature. BRO will use the Gaussian Beam Decomposition Algorithm (GBDA), which… More

Stray Light Test Station for Ballistic Missile Defense Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Peterson, Optical Engineer
Award Amount: $749,777.00
Abstract:
Controlling stray light in ballistic missile defense (BMD) sensors is essential to target detection, discrimination and acquisition. The most effective way to control stray light is to move or block the offending stray light source, in the hostile environment of missile defense this is not an… More

Transmitted Wavefront Metrology on Large Domes and Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Dubin, Optical Engineer
Award Amount: $729,989.00
Abstract:
The economical fabrication of hemispherical missile domes is a key driver for the Joint Common Missile program. An essential, and unsolved, part of the fabrication process is the fast and accurate measurement of the transmitted-wavefront error of the hemispherical dome over its full aperture. In… More

Requirements Definition and Preliminary Design for a Stray Light Test Station

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Peterson, Technical Director
Award Amount: $99,844.00
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) seeks innovations that "ease the effort required to perform integration and testing." One specific MDA interest is "metrology technologies for the rejection of stray light." Controlling stray light in ballistic missile defense (BMD) sensors is essential to target… More

Transmitted Wavefront Metrology on Large Domes and Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Dubin, Optical Engineer
Award Amount: $119,908.00
Abstract:
There is a need for economical fabrication of hemispherical missile domes. An essential, and unsolved, part of the fabrication process is the fast and accurate measurement of the transmitted-wavefront error of the dome over its full aperture. In the proposal we describe in detail two different… More

Metrology for Ogive Infrared Dome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Dubin, Optical Engineer
Award Amount: $69,867.00
Abstract:
Breault Research Organization, Inc. (BRO) proposes in Phase I to advance the design of transmitted wavefront test equipment that can be used to characterize deep concave shapes including ogives. The approach is based, in part, on interferometric concepts that have been used for decades, but it… More

Metrology for Ogive Infrared Dome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Dubin, Sr. Optical Engineer
Award Amount: $599,976.00
Abstract:
The economical fabrication of ogive missile domes is a key driver for the development of future missile systems. An essential, and unsolved, part of the fabrication process is the fast and accurate measurement of the transmitted-wavefront error of the ogive dome over its full aperture. In the… More

Stray Light Test Station for Ballistic Missile Defense Sensors - IR Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Peterson, Sr. Technical Director
Award Amount: $665,000.00
Abstract:
Controlling stray light in ballistic missile defense (BMD) sensors is essential to target detection, discrimination and acquisition. The most effective way to control stray light is to move or block the offending stray light source. In the hostile environment of missile defense this is not an… More

Shipboard Lighting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Fink, Director Eng. Services Op
Award Amount: $299,999.00
Abstract:
In 2004, Breault Research Organization (BRO) was awarded and successfully completed the "Ship Board Lighting System" Phase 1 SBIR. The goal of this project was to develop a new solid-state deck floodlight that met the Navy's irradiance and uniformity requirements. In addition, the new deck… More

Heat Resistant Visual Landing Aid (VLA) Lighting Fixtures for Ship Flight Decks and Expeditionary Air Field (EAF) Matting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Fink, Director Engineering Serv
Award Amount: $79,944.00
Abstract:
Visual Landing Aids are required for visual acuity to safely guide aircraft during night and/or low visibility aircraft operations, for general lighting and navigation. The current generation of VLAs was designed to withstand loads associated with existing aircraft. Future aircraft are expected to… More

Heat Resistant Visual Landing Aid (VLA) Lighting Fixtures for Ship Flight Decks and Expeditionary Air Field (EAF) Matting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Fink, Director Engineering Serv – (520) 721-0500
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
Visual Landing Aids on air capable ships and aircraft carrier flight decks are required for night and/or low visibility aircraft operations for general lighting, navigation, flight deck, and special purposes. Future aircraft are expected to have hotter exhaust that could threaten the integrity of… More