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Company Information:

Company Name: DIFFRACTION, LTD.
City: Waitsfield
State: VT
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (802) 496-6640

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $908,174.00 11
SBIR Phase II $1,630,440.00 2

Award List:

Wireless High Definition Headset for Virtual Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Parker
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
The ultimate Virtual Environment system must free the user of const raining hardwire connections to the host computer or telepresence sensors. In addition to wirelessness, the headset must be unobtrusive and deliver a high quality image. We propose a research methodology and development… More

NOVEL HIGH DEFINITION DISPLAY FOR EVA USING INTEGRATED OPTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Parker , Director Of Research
Award Amount: $69,996.00

Advanced Column and Accumulator for Low Power Consumption GC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Scott W. Tighe
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
This Phase I research will focus on developing a low power usage chip-based micromachined CC (MMGC) column and sample accumulator. The design of this Innovative miniaturized MMGC will be aimed at reducing the amount of time needed for an analysis. The unique column approach incorporates a stationary… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Parker, Director of Research
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Hybrid Fabrication of Large, Low-Scatter Diffractive Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Parker, Director of Research
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a new approach to the fabrication of large, low scatter diffractive optics using a hybrid of existing ¿off-the-shelf¿ methods. Although several techniques are used to make diffractive optics, no single method is currently capable of the large clear aperture size, wavefront accuracy and… More

Hybrid Fabrication of Large, Low-Scatter Diffractive Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Parker, Director of Research
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
We propose a new approach to the fabrication of large, low scatter diffractive optics using a hybrid of existing ¿off-the-shelf¿ methods. Although several techniques are used to make diffractive optics, no single method is currently capable of the large clear aperture size, wavefront accuracy and… More

SBIR Phase I: Hybrid Fabrication of Very High Efficiency Gratings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Kogut
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to address the need for large highly efficient gratings as essential components of astronomical, spectroscopic, and optical telecommunications equipment. The goal of the proposed research program is to develop a hybrid… More

Multiplex Wide Field Optics (MWFO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bob Kogut, VP Engineering
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
Recent studies have demonstrated that user error can be reduced when using night vision goggle if the user's field of view and resolution is increased. Efforts to provide a wide viewing field with traditional approaches have led to complex and expensive wide angle or multiple lens/tube designs… More

Head-Lock Mount for Advanced Night Vision Goggle (NVG)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Vichi, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Diffraction LTD proposes to develop a novel occipital head-lock system to support advanced night vision goggles (NVG) used by Air Force personnel not wearing typical aviation or combat helmet. Phase I efforts will demonstrate the feasibility of a lightweight, direct head mount that maintains… More

Laser Beacon for Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) and Combat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marc Hammond, Senior Optical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
The proposed multi-spectral IFF beacon will use 40 to 50 % effient high power laser diodes at 863, 1064, and 1550 nm wavelengths. Thermal emitters including diamond-like carbon thin films, photonic crystals, and quantum cascade lasers will be characterized and compared. Finally a model to predict… More

Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Bob Kogut, General Manager / Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $98,367.00
Abstract:
Diffraction LTD will develop a multi-spectral battery powered combat ID beacon. Key emitter technologies will include vacuum encapsulated photonic crystals in the MWIR and LWIR spectral bands. In Phase 1, a complete optical, electrical, and mechanical design of the beacon will be produced. A… More

Variable Magnification Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kogut, General Manager – (802) 496-6640
Award Amount: $99,854.00
Abstract:
Clip-On Thermal Imagers (COTIs) have greatly increased the utility of night vision goggles (NVGs). Fusion of thermal and image intensified imagery has improved the warfighter's ability to quickly detect and then target or record potential targets and threats. Current generation COTIs are… More

Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Kogut, General Manager – (802) 496-6640
Award Amount: $1,030,440.00
Abstract:
For Phase 2, Diffraction proposes to develop a small, lightweight, low profile, battery powered multi-spectral combat ID beacon. The beacon will output enough energy in the mid wave infrared (MWIR) bands to be visible to nearly all US and allied targetin