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Company Information:

Name: Crystal Research, Inc.
Address: 48501 Warm Springs Boulevard, Suite 103
Fremont, CA 94539-7750
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (510) 444-0833

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,339,536.00 15
SBIR Phase II $4,449,763.00 6

Award List:

A High-Speed Polarization-Independent Wavelength Tunable Narrow-Band Filter Based on Novel Photonic Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
"Photonic polymers with artificially engineered nano-structures, promise to control photons in the way that cannot be realized by conventional electro-optic materials. In this Phase I program, Crystal Research, Inc. proposes an innovative high-speed polarization-independent wavelength tunable… More

Integrated Electro-optic Switched True-Time-Delay Modules for Wideband Phased Array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $66,980.00
Abstract:
"It has been realized that the lack of enabling technology of beam forming and steering devices significantly slow down the process in implementing wideband phased array antenna systems.Crystal Research, Inc. proposes an integrated electro-optic switched true-time-delay module for wideband phased… More

Micro Wavelength-Division-Multiplexers (¿WDM) Based on Holographically Formed Photonic Bandgap Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
"Photonic bandgap crystals exhibit unique property of strong dispersion that is particularly useful for producing ultra small wavelength separation devices with much improved performance at reduced cost. These artificially micro structured materialscontain periodically modulated dielectric constant… More

A Monolithic Integrated On-Chip Optical Interconnect Bus Based on Electrically Switchable Bragg Gratings in Polymer Waveguides

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $98,757.00
Abstract:
"Crystal Research, Inc. proposes a monolithic integrated optoelectronic chip module concept to optically interconnect chip-level VLSI circuits. Realizing the fact that integration of photonics devices on-chip avoids many of bottlenecks associated withcurrent system architectures, we propose to… More

A Monolithic Integrated On-Chip Optical Interconnect Bus Based on Electrically Switchable Bragg Gratings in Polymer Waveguides

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,880.00
Abstract:
Realizing the fact that integration of photonics devices on-chip avoids many of bottlenecks associated with current system architectures while adding new functionalities, Crystal Research, Inc. proposes to develop an on-chip optical waveguide interconnectbus for dynamically-reconfigurable data… More

A Miniaturized High Power Solid-State Laser System Using a Novel Laser Crystal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Xiao Wang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Solid-state lasers present the most promising approach to achieve high power laser beams with high efficiency, high reliability, and great beam quality, which would be critical for many defense applications including airborne and space borne ladars,lidasr, and weapon guidance systems. In this Phase… More

A Miniaturized High Power Solid-State Laser System Using a Novel Laser Crystal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Xiao Y. Wang, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
Solid-state lasers present the most promising approach to achieve high power laser beams with high efficiency, high reliability, and great beam quality, which would be critical for many defense applications including airborne and space borne ladars, lidars, and weapon guidance systems. In this… More

Integrated High-Speed Digital Optical True-Time-Delay Modules for Synthetic Aperture Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,977.00
Abstract:
Crystal Research, Inc. proposes an integrated high-speed digital optical true-time-delay module for advanced synthetic aperture radars. The unique feature of this proposed approach is that both the true-time-delay waveguide circuit and high-speed electro-optic switching elements are made by using a… More

A High-Speed Electro-Optic Phase Compensator for Aero-Optic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, President
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Airborne lasers undergo extreme disturbances due to shock waves, turbulent shear layers, and regions of separated flow, caused by the aircraft motion. The net effect of rapidly-varying wavefront turbulence produces degraded beam quality and decreased laser energy-on-target. Unfortunately,… More

A High-Speed Electro-Optic Phase Compensator for Aero-Optic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,988.00
Abstract:
Airborne lasers undergo extreme disturbances due to shock waves, turbulent shear layers, and regions of separated flow, caused by the aircraft motion. The net effect of rapidly-varying wavefront turbulence produces degraded beam quality and decreased laser energy-on-target. Unfortunately,… More

A remote active T/R module using electro-optic true-time-delay line for X-band radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, President
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
X-band Radar (XBR) is the primary fire control sensor, providing surveillance, acquisition, tracking, discrimination, fire control support and kill assessment for NMD systems. Crystal Research, Inc. (CRI) proposes a remote active T/R module using electro-optic true-time-delay line for X-band… More

A Miniaturized Adaptive Optic Device for Optical Telecommunications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
To advance the state-of-the-art uplink laser communication technology, new adaptive optic beam compensation techniques are needed for removing various time-varying atmospheric disturbances on an uplink laser beam. The net effect of atmospheric wavefront turbulence produces degraded laser beam… More

A remote active T/R module using electro-optic true-time-delay line for X-band radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $999,998.00
Abstract:
Crystal Research, Inc. (CRI) proposes to develop a first-time all-photonic scheme for wide-band beam steering of X-band Radar (XBR). The innovation is a remote active T/R module using electro-optic true-time-delay line, which will significantly improve beam steering performance of fast response… More

A Fiber Raman Spectrometer for Field Detecting Geological Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
High throughput, fast detection and characterization of geological materials have become important challenge for future lunar robotic rover exploration and planetary missions. To allow for sample characterization on the moon and Mars, rover missions need to decide what samples to acquire for further… More

A Multi-band Photonic Phased Array Antenna for High-Date Rate Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
Multi-band phased array antenna (PAA) can reduce the number of antennas on shipboard platforms while offering significantly improved performance. In order to steer wideband beams, photonic beamforming techniques must be invoked so that efficient elemental vector summation in the receiving mode or… More

An Infrared Fiber-Optic Raman Sensor for Field Detecting of Organic Biomarkers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
High throughput, fast detection and characterization of inorganic and organic biomarkers have become important challenge for future lunar robotic rover exploration and planetary missions. To allow for rapid sample characterization on the Moon and Mars, the in situ non-destructive Raman detection… More

A Fast Scanning Photonic Multi-Beam Receive Array for BMD Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, President
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
Crystal Research, Inc. (CRI) and Lockheed Martin Corp. (LM) propose to develop an x-band photonic multi-beam receive array based on a high-speed one-variable fiber-optic true-time-delay beamformer, capable of simultaneously receiving more than 10 independent RF beams with wide scanning angle of ?}60… More

An Infrared Fiber-Optic Raman Sensor for Field Detecting of Organic Biomarkers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,979.00
Abstract:
The search for organics on Mars remains a key objective for future missions. However current instruments for detailed organic analysis require complex sample handling and can process only a limited number of samples. To allow for rapid sample characterization, the in situ non-destructive Raman… More

A Multi-Band Photonic Phased Array Antenna for High-Data Rate Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,931.00
Abstract:
Multi-band phased array antenna (PAA) can reduce the number of antennas on shipboard platforms while offering significantly improved performance. In order to steer wideband beams, photonic beamforming techniques must be invoked so that efficient elemental vector summation in the receiving mode or… More

A Resonance-Enhanced Raman Sensor Using a Novel Solid State UV Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Suning Tang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
High throughput, fast detection and characterization of organic and inorganic materials have become important challenge for future planetary robotic rover exploration and planetary missions. Crystal Research, Inc. (CRI) proposes to develop a compact resonance-enhanced Raman spectral sensor that can… More

A Compact Sensor with Multiple In-Situ Sensing Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Pengfei Wu, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $124,976.00
Abstract:
Planetary rocks, soils, liquids and atmospheric gases are ideal targets for scientists to study the possibility of life existence and the habitability, nature and evolution of planetary systems. Currently, NASA uses different sensing technologies to analyze planetary samples. The use of multiple… More