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Company Information:

Company Name: Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corporation
City: West Chicago
State: IL
Zip+4: 60185-2687
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (630) 293-7118

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,301,846.00 31
SBIR Phase II $7,087,445.00 14

Award List:

RADAR TRAFFIC MONITOR FOR INTERSECTION TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Peter P. Toulios
Award Amount: $30,000.00

RADAR TRAFFIC MONITOR FOR INTERSECTION TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Peter P. Toulios
Award Amount: $264,480.00
Abstract:
Roadway intersection traffic management systems accomplish command and control using vehicle sensors with computers which have sophisticated programs (softwear). computer technology has progressed more rapidly in recent years than sensor technology. wire loops which are laid in the pavement are… More

INSULAR WAVEGUIDE-BASED INTEGRABLE WIDEBAND MIXER FOR MILLIMETER WAVE RADAR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter P. Toulios
Award Amount: $48,000.00

INSULAR WAVEGUIDE INTEGRATED MILLIMETER FRONT END FOR FM-CW TYPE RADAR SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter P. Toulios
Award Amount: $50,000.00

SEEKER TRANSCEIVERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr peter p toulios
Award Amount: $49,784.00
Abstract:
Millimeter-wave systems are rapidly emerging with numerous applications, including guidance for self-contained munition. viability of many millimeter-wave systems relies heavily upon achieving the lower cost and small size afforded by circuit integration techniques. dieelectric-based waveguides,… More

COMPARATOR FOR MILLIMETER WAVE TERMINAL GUIDANCE SEEKER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr peter p toulios
Award Amount: $49,330.00
Abstract:
A need exists for low cost, highly reliable front end hardware for millimeter wavelength missile homing (target seeker) systems. dieelectric waveguide planar integrated circuits for this purpose were first proposed in the early 1970's by the founders of epsilon lambda. the more sophisticated… More

INSULAR GUIDE INTEGRATED PULSE TRANSCEIVER FOR MILLIMETER WAVE TERMINAL GUIDANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter P Toulios
Award Amount: $49,951.00

INSULAR WAVEGUIDE-BASED INTEGRABLE WIDEBAND MIXER FOR MILLIMETER WAVE RADAR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter P. Toulios
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Millimeter-wave systems are rapidly emerging with numerous applications, including various radar systems and guidance for self-contained munitions. viability of many millimeter-wave systems relies heavily upon achieving the lower cost and small size afforded by circuit integration techniques.… More

INSULAR GUIDE INTEGRATED PULSE TRANSCEIVER FOR MILLIMETER WAVE TERMINAL GUIDANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter P Toulios
Award Amount: $499,000.00
Abstract:
The effectiveness of non-nuclear munitions and armaments is enhanced if terminal guidance is provided. illumination of the target from a self-contained transmitter provides the greatest mission flexibility. the use of millimeter wavelength terminal guidance target seekers is now under favorable… More

MILLIMETER WAVE SEEKER APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter toulios
Award Amount: $49,981.00
Abstract:
The guidance of small munitions and missiles using seeker front ends at millimeter wave lengths has gaines increasing development attention. millimeter seekers have advantages in terms of ground clutter rejection and other battle field conditions (smoke and dust). the major problem plagueing these… More

COUNTS OF PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC TO JUSTIFY SIGNALS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER FACILITIES IN OUTSIDE ENVIRONMENT ARE DONE MANUALLY.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,837.00
Abstract:
Counts of pedestrian traffic to justify signals, sidewalks and other facilities in outside environment are done manually. cost of taking this data would be reduced if a reliable, automatic pedestrian detection device were availa-ble. the device must be relatively inexpensive, durable, portable and… More

INSULAR WAVEGUIDE INTEGRATED MILLIMETER FRONT END FOR FM-CW TYPE RADAR SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter P. Toulios
Award Amount: $497,355.00
Abstract:
Various radar and target seeker systems are being developed to operate at millimeter systems. low cost, highly reliable front end hardware is required for these munitions. dielectric insular waveguide planar integrated circuits for this purpose were described initially by epsilon lambda personnel in… More

ACCELERATION HARDENED 84 GHZ TRANSMITTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter P Toulios
Award Amount: $49,918.00

MICROSTRIP PHASED ARRAY MILLIMETER WAVE RADAR ANTENNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Wood
Award Amount: $49,587.00

MICROSTRIP PHASED ARRAY MILLIMETER WAVE RADAR ANTENNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Wood
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of the project is to design and produce a low cost planar array operating at 94 ghz which would use a combination of z-cut quartz microstrip for the radiating elements and low loss insular guide lines for the feed network. the initial phase i work will concentrate on the analysis of… More

AIRCRAFT V-BAND WIRELESS COMMAND/RESPONSE DATA LINK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenneth wood
Award Amount: $56,262.00
Abstract:
A concept for a wireless v-band command/response data link is described which would have major impact on communications in aircraft and support electronic subsystems (including missiles and submunitions). the wireless link can be used to replace hard-wired cables or data bus (to save weight and… More

HIGH SECURITY V-BAND WIRELESS COMMAND/RESPONSE DATA LINK FOR MISSILES AND SUBMUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Wood
Award Amount: $56,262.00

ACCELERATION HARDENED 84 GHZ TRANSMITTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter P Toulios
Award Amount: $678,772.00
Abstract:
The project will develop and test a hardened gunn voltage controlled oscillator (vco) capable of survival to a level of at least 50,000 g with a goal of 100,000 g. such an oscillator has potential applications to projectiles or missiles which experience very high shock during firing (launch). the… More

HIGH SECURITY V-BAND WIRELESS COMMAND/RESPONSE DATA LINK FOR MISSILES AND SUBMUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Wood
Award Amount: $497,593.00
Abstract:
A concept for a wireless v-band command/response data link is described which would have major impact on communications in aircraft and support electronics subsystems (including missiles and submunitions). the wireless link can be used to replace hard-wire cables or data bus (to save weight and… More

INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOR REDUCING COSTS OF GUIDED MUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert M Knox
Award Amount: $64,277.00

INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOR REDUCING COSTS OF GUIDED MUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert M Knox
Award Amount: $499,780.00
Abstract:
An innovative approach to reducing the total life cycle cost of ownership of guided munitions is proposed. focus of the approach is on the manufacturing technology applied to a millimeter wave target seeker front end (transmitter, receiver and antenna). cost reduction in large scale manufacturing is… More

COVERT V-BAND COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA TO IMPROVE OPERATIONAL CONTROL OF WIDE AREA MINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Wood
Award Amount: $74,186.00

SURVIVABLE ADAPTIVE TACTICAL MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert M Knox , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $83,415.00

ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED, RECONFIGURABLE MMW RADAR ANTENNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Peter T Toulios , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $82,602.00

ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED, RECONFIGURABLE MMW RADAR ANTENNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Peter T Toulios , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $491,684.00
Abstract:
Weapons delivery systems for armaments require modernization to reflect the "smart skins" packaging concept which is under development for aircraft. armaments are generally smaller and radar sensors and seekers will operate at shorter wavelengths, often in millimeter wavelengths. the development of… More

RF Components for Satellite Communications Systems--Active Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox
Award Amount: $49,917.00

SURVIVABLE ADAPTIVE TACTICAL MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert M Knox , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
U.s. army cecom has identified the need to develop and demonstrate improved transport technologies for multimedia c3 communication systems. benefits to be obtained include enhanced security and anti-jam survivability, high data flow efficiency and greater use of wireless to replace hard cabled… More

RF Components for Satellite Communications Systems--Active Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox
Award Amount: $480,595.00

Secondary Sensor for High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox
Award Amount: $69,673.00
Abstract:
Experience during the Gulf War demonstrated the need for a secondary sensor for the HARM anti-radar missile. Benefits of adding an appropriate secondary sensor include: mission completion after defense countermesures, increased probability of kill and reduced probability of fratricide. A HARM… More

Multifunction Phased Arrays - New Low Cost Scanner for Radar or Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Li
Award Amount: $98,290.00
Abstract:
Large planar arrays which consist of several hundred to several thousand antennas provide narrow, high gain pencil beams. Electronic beam steering for terminal guidance radar can be achiev ed using frequency scanning, beam switching, time delay or phase delay. Electronics steering allows beam… More

Multifunction Phased Arrays - New Low Cost Scanner for Radar or Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Li
Award Amount: $729,900.00
Abstract:
Large planar arrays which consist of several hundred to several thousand antennas provide narrow, high gain pencil beams. Electronic beam steering for terminal guidance radar can be achiev ed using frequency scanning, beam switching, time delay or phase delay. Electronics steering allows beam… More

Shipboard V-Band Wireless Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,898.00
Abstract:
The US Navy in topic N05-042, has identified the need to develop and demonstrate a shipboard, V-band wireless local area network (V-WLAN) with high data capacity and favorable propagation characteristics to avoid detection. Proposed is a WLAN network operating at 60 GHz that is light-weight,… More

Rover Radar for Surface Navigation, Hazard Detection and Negative Obstacle Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Knox, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,638.00
Abstract:
In Topic X1.03 NASA (JPL) is seeking to extend and implement long distance exploratory surface rover missions to gain knowledge of surface topology and roughness. The benefit is to identify suitable sites for future landings of human or robotic missions and to aid in pinpoint landings. High… More

Real Time Wireless Network for Avionics Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,932.00
Abstract:
The US Navy has identified the need to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies that leverage existing and emerging commercial real-time wireless circuitry by upconversion of frequency to 60 GHz for short range, high security applications. This topic proposes to gain the advantages of… More

SBIR Phase I: Microelectromechanical (MEMS) Phase Shifter for 2-D Electronically Scanned Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox, Mr
Award Amount: $98,928.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a Highly Efficient Low Cost electronically steered phased array antenna. Sought for many years has been a phased array antenna capable of electronic scanning in two planes so that communication and radar antennas could be… More

Real Time Wireless Network for Avionics Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox, Prinicpal Investigator
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
The US Navy in this Topic identified the need to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies that leverage existing and emerging commercial real-time wireless circuitry by upconversion of frequency to 60 GHz (V-band) for short range, high security applications. This topic was originated by the… More

High Resolution MMW Radar for Occupancy Sensing and Speed Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $148,976.00
Abstract:
The Department of Homeland Security has identified the need, in Topic H-SB06.1-010, to develop a sensor, for use with radionuclide screening systems , that will determine the relative lateral position of the conveyance. A second benefit would be that the sensor provide speed measurement of the cargo… More

V-Band Wireless Surface Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Knox, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER in Topic O1.10 has identified the need to provide surface communications networks for human and robotic missions to explore the Moon and Mars. The network nodes will be located at fixed sites, as well as on robotic vehicles and on humans that are moving about on the… More

Autonomous Vehicle Awareness Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox, CEO & Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,571.00
Abstract:
This topic is designed by the Air Force to develop a self contained sensor system that autonomously detects and tracks objects in the vicinity of a host platform and prescribe collision avoidance maneuvers as appropriate. In this proposal the platform will be a space platform, the sensor will be… More

Automated Collection and Transfer of Launch Range Surveillance/Intrusion Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Knox, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,799.00
Abstract:
This topic is designed by NASA lead agency Ames Research Center to address technologies that would enable a safer and more reliable space transportation capability. NASA is seeking innovative technologies including sensors and communication which expedite launch range clearance. Needed is… More

Autonomous Vehicle Awareness Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $748,286.00
Abstract:
The program will report on a novel design approach for a dual mode satellite sensor to be mounted on a Geo-COPS satellite. A mission and sensor trade study will rely heavily on available simulation programs to predict performance outcome. The satellite would be located strategically in Geo-orbit… More

Terminal Guidance for Autonomous Aerial Refueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Knox, President
Award Amount: $69,401.00
Abstract:
This topic is designed by the US Naval Air Systems Command to develop a self contained terminal guidance system (TGS) that autonomously detects and tracks the drogue from an airborne fuel tanker in the vicinity of UAV host platform for purposes of accomplishing Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR). The… More

Omni-directional Adaptive Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Knox, Principal Investigator – (630) 293-7118
Award Amount: $149,835.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This topic is designed by the US Air Force to develop a space based space surveillance sensor to be mounted aboard an orbiting asset for protection. Proposed herein is a Dual Mode Sensor (DMS) system that: (1) Provides spherical WFOV situational awareness and threat object detection at… More

DUAL MODE PERCEPTION SYSTEM for SITUATIONAL AWARENESS and CONTACT DETECTION for UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Knox, President – (630) 293-7118
Award Amount: $79,892.00
Abstract:
The US Navy requires deployment of a 360 degree field-of-view system for unmanned surface vehicles (USV) that provides situational awareness under unfavorable operating conditions. Proposed herein is a Dual Mode Perception System (DMPS) that: (1) Is compliant with Navigation Rule 5, (2) Provides… More

SPHERICAL COVERAGE DUAL MODE SENSOR FOR UAS SEPARATION ASSURANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Knox, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,782.00
Abstract:
Proposed is a dual-mode sensor for use aboard unmanned aircraft for safe operation in the NAS that:1. Incorporates high resolution Millimeter Wave radar with high resolution Electro-Optical sensor.2. Achieves complete real time, full time spherical coverage around the UAS platform by employing two… More