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Company Information:

Name: Cyan Systems
Address: 5385 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara, CA, CA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (805) 252-2206

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $842,785.00 7
SBIR Phase II $4,696,103.00 5
STTR Phase I $99,975.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,780.00 1

Award List:

Extremely High Temperature Projector Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,813.00
Abstract:
Cyan Systems has teamed with Nova Sensors and Sandia National Laboratory to develop a novel Multispectral Emitter System capable of projecting effective temperatures greater than 3000K with high spectral and radiometric accuracy. The XTEMPS is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary… More

Automated Foveating Sensor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $97,523.00
Abstract:
The AFOST is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical breakthrough required in the successful development of variable acuity and computationally efficienct sensors. Our strategy is to address the limitations that exist in current Scene Large format sensors, namely reducing the high… More

Extremely High Temperature Projector Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $748,655.00
Abstract:
Cyan Systems has formed a team of experts in Electro-Optics and material science for the novel development of the XTEMPS. Our strategy is to address the limitations that exist in current Scene Projection Technologies, namely low effective temperatures, pixel reliability, poor spectral control,… More

Automated Foveating Sensor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $748,305.00
Abstract:
Current large format sensors are limited in reaching their full potential on compact platforms due to the need to have large image processors and support electronics to process the data coming off the FPA at very high data rates. Seeking to match the brain's computational efficiency, we draw… More

Super Pixel Focal Plane Array Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Research Triangle Inst
Principal Investigator: Jerry Wilson, Chief Physicist
Award Amount: $99,975.00
RI Contact: Bulman
Abstract:
This SuperPixel FPA (SFPA) will achieve a fast track enhancement of existing technology that effectively allows improved detection and discrimination of existing and emerging threats. Cyan is working with Research Triangle Institute, who has recently developed and demonstrated Lead Tin Telluride… More

Multispectral Super-Resolution Sensor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $98,809.00
Abstract:
The Multispectral Super-Resolution Sensor Technology (MSST) FPA is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical break-through required in the successful development of simultaneous sensing in 3-5 bands with improved FPA formats goals of achieving resolutions of greater than 10,000 x… More

Super Pixel Focal Plane Array Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Research Triangle Institute
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Senior Engineer – (805) 453-0582
Award Amount: $749,780.00
RI Contact: Gary Bulman
Abstract:
In SFPA Phase I we developed a common ROIC that does not limit the performance of the emerging FPAs This ROIC uses a low noise input circuit and will facilitate direct comparison of the results obtained between different groups that may be using different SLS material combinations, unit cell designs… More

Wide-Field-of-View Seeker Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Chief Scientist – (805) 453-0582
Award Amount: $99,743.00
Abstract:
Cyan Systems has teamed with Centeye and Nova Sensors to develop a high performance Wide Field of View Seeker Technology (WFST). The WFST is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical breakthrough required in the successful development of gimbal-less obstacle avoidance sensors for… More

Corrugated Quantum Well Infrared ROIC technology (CROIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Chief Scientist – (805) 453-0582
Award Amount: $148,857.00
Abstract:
The Corrugated Quantum Well Infrared ROIC (CROIC) FPA is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical break-through required in the successful development of Broadband C-QWIP sensors with FPA format of greater than 2000 x 2000 pixels. The Corrugated Quantum Well Infrared Rios"s… More

Multimode Super-Resolution Sensor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Chief Scientist – (805) 453-0582
Award Amount: $1,247,863.00
Abstract:
Cyan Systems has designed a new Multimode Superresolution Sensor Technology (MSST). The MSST is a centerpiece of new technology allowing improved resolution over existing sensors, increased range of target ID, improved Noise Equivalent Power (NEP). The MSST is designed to revolutionize the… More

Extremely Large IR Scene Projectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Senior Scientist – (805) 453-0582
Award Amount: $148,641.00
Abstract:
The proposed Extremely Large IR Scene Projector (ELIRSP) approach is based on an array of Photonic Crystal (PhC) emitters as the key component. We have teamed with Sandia Labs and Nova Sensors to develop key components and believe our approach can meet all the requirements listed above to provide an… More

Corrugated Quantum Well Infrared ROIC technology (CROIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Senior Scientist – (805) 453-0582
Award Amount: $994,888.00
Abstract:
Our approach to Corrugated QWIP technolgy has been to design the CROIC that can function with a variety QWIP detectors classes as well as other emerging detector technologies. System goals are to have the ROIC be able to provide both high voltage and low voltage biases to support several different… More

Saturation Suppression Sensor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Caulfield, Senior Scientist – (805) 453-0582
Award Amount: $149,399.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Saturation Suppression Sensor Technology (S3-TECH) FPA is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical break-through required in the successful development of improved detection and mitigation of hot target saturation and image degradation effects in imaging sensors. The… More

Extremely Large IR Scene Projector Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jerry Wilson, Senior Physicist – (805) 252-2206
Award Amount: $956,392.00
Abstract:
The Extremely High Temperature Multispectral Projector (ELIRSP) effort focuses on larger format IRSP"s with narrow band emitters that can be tuned to any wavelength range in the near IR to LWIR by adjusting its surface geometry during fabrication. Our meta-material technology utilizing high… More