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Company Information:

Name: Phase Sensitive Innovations
Address: 51 East Main Street
Suite 201
Newark, DE
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $813,223.70 8
SBIR Phase II $1,298,498.00 2

Award List:

Active Terahertz Imager for Covert Navigation Assist

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Martin, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
The global war on terror has dramatically changed the environment in which today's warfighter operates. Many of the locations in theater require moving troops and equipment into areas with unimproved landing zones. Loss of situational awareness in degraded visual environments is one of the largest… More

EW Countermeasures Against Passive MMW Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Schuetz, CTO
Award Amount: $69,943.00
Abstract:
We propose to use the open source rendering program Blender in combination with MATLAB to create a millimeter wave scene simulation program that will be specifically aimed at simulating ships in a nautical environment. We already possess relevant data from experiments performed at both Dahlgren and… More

Phased array three-dimensional beam steering system for millimeter wave sources emitting in the 100-300 GHz region

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher A. Schuetz, CTO – (302) 456-9003
Award Amount: $99,932.00
Abstract:
Herein, we propose a novel approach to achieving a broadband, phased-array transmitter operating at frequencies from 100-300 GHz. Our approach is based on the concept of optically distributing a pair of locked optical tones to an array of antenna coupled photomixers. Lightweight optical fibers… More

EW Countermeasures Against Passive MMW Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Schuetz, CTO – (302) 456-9003
Award Amount: $299,984.00
Abstract:
An emerging class of passive millimeter-wave (pmmW) sensors currently provides an unmitigated threat to the US Navy. While considerable effort has been expended reducing RADAR signatures of the next generation of Naval vessels, these ship designs often present significant signatures to pmmW sensors.… More

Silicon Receiver for Millimeter Wave Distributed Aperture Imager with Optical Upconversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Martin, Chief Operating Officer – (302) 456-9003
Award Amount: $149,722.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort we will design (Phase I) and demonstrate (Phase II) an integrated silicon electronic-photonic upconversion receiver that when used with our photonic backend will allow for a highly sensitive, real-time, and economical millimeter wave (mmW) imaging system. The development of this… More

Silicon Receiver for Millimeter Wave Distributed Aperture Imager with Optical Upconversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Martin, Chief Operating Officer – (302) 456-9003
Award Amount: $998,514.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II SBIR effort we will dramatically reduce the size, weight, and power requirements of a passive millimeter wave imaging system based on optical upconversion. To this end, we will integrate custom silicon-germanium low noise amplifiers that have been designed to efficiently couple… More

Frequency Agile Millimeter Wave (MMW) Signal Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Martin, COO – (302) 456-9003
Award Amount: $79,690.00
Abstract:
PSI will leverage our extensive experience and unique capabilities in MMW photonics to design a compact, lightweight, frequency-agile MMW source combining wide, continuous, rapid tunability with superb phase noise and moderate output power. Such a source will have extensive commercial applications… More

Dynamic Frequency Passive Millimeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Principal Investigator: John Wilson, Senior Engineer – (302) 456-9003
Award Amount: $94,761.70
Abstract:
In the proposed effort, we will leverage this extensive experience and capabilities to realize a frequency agile mmW radiometer that can cover the range of DC-110 GHz and can be scaled to DC-200 GHz under Phase II. Ours is a photonic system that multiplies and up-coverts a low-frequency reference… More

Packaging High Power Photodetectors for 100 MHz to 100 GHz RF Photonic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Dillon, Senior Engineer – (302) 456-9003
Award Amount: $149,691.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this SBIR effort we will develop a packaging process and demonstrate (Phase I) a prototype of high power Photodiode (PD) that has a normal incident, pigtailed fiber input and a coaxial RF output that operates from DC to>60GHz. We will apply and extend (Phase II) the aforementioned… More

Electro-Optically Guided Radar Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Martin, COO – (302) 456-9003
Award Amount: $99,498.00
Abstract:
Millimeter-wave RADAR imaging holds significant promise for many applications from rotorcraft DVE mitigation to standoff security screening. A key challenge of this imaging modality, however, has been the implementation of an effective method for creating an image without relying on either… More