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Company Information:

Company Name:
Irvine Sensors Corporation
Address:
3001 Red Hill Avenue, B3-108
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-4526
Phone:
(714) 444-8760
URL:
EIN:
461702016
DUNS:
078716100
Number of Employees:
34
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $8,138,194.00 104
SBIR Phase II $39,567,310.00 54
STTR Phase I $439,617.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,246,138.00 2

Award List:

MULTISPECTRAL INFRARED DETECTION FOR ASTRONOMY AND ATMOSPHERIC STUDIES IN AN ESTABLISHED METHOD OF DISCRIMINATING SCENE DETAIL.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
S.a. clark , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
Multispectral infrared detection for astronomy and atmospheric studies in an established method of discriminating scene detail. unfortunately, the conventional technique of using a single type of detector array with mechanically switched spectral filters does not yield optimum sensitivity nor close… More

ON-FOCAL PLANE ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERSION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Martin Spanish
Abstract:
N/a

LIGHTWEIGHT EXO-ATMOSPHERIC PROJECTILE SEEKERS USING A SCANNED IMAGE AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL FOCAL PLANE TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Martin Spanish
Abstract:
N/a

ON-FOCAL PLANE ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERSION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$662,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Martin Spanish
Abstract:
In advanced infrared focal plane arrays (ir fpas), as the number of detectors on the array increase and the complexity of target detectionbecomes greater, there is an astronomical increase in signal processing necessary to resolve and discriminate targets satisfactorily. pre-processing on the focal… More

LIGHTWEIGHT EXO-ATMOSPHERIC PROJECTILE SEEKERS USING A SCANNED IMAGE AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL FOCAL PLANE TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$628,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Martin Spanish
Abstract:
The design of an exo-atmospheric projectile seeker requires the capability to detect and track targets against the background, particularly, the earth background rapidly moving behind the target and producing a false signal masking the slowly moving target. current sensor technology has not been… More

APPLICATION OF HYMOSS SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUITRY TO MINIATURE CRYOSTATICALLY-COOLED DEWARS (MCCD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$52,335.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David e ludwig
Abstract:
Irvine sensors corporation (isc) has developed several one-half inch integrated circuits (ic's) for 128-channel ir detector array readouts at cryogenic temperatures including pre-amplifiers, filters, and a multiplexer. from the much smaller (15-30 element) arrays associated with the miniature… More

PASSIVE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE SEEKER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$53,266.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David e ludwig
Abstract:
Irvine sensors proposes the demonstration of a hymoss module with dynamic stare as a missile seeker approach capable of extracting, acquiring and tracking targets in the presence of highly structured and dynamic backgrounds. it is applicable to many missions, but in particular to the next generation… More

STACKED HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTING ELECTRONIC FOR IR FOCAL PLANE SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$52,776.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
David e ludwig
Abstract:
Irvine sensors corporation (isc), supported by trw, proposed to utilize the electronics real estate afforded by the isc hymoss focal module and the trw superconducing josephson-junction (j2) technology to develop a new and powerful ir on-focal plane signal processing cabability. isc has developed… More

ON-FOCAL PLANE SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR ATMOSPHERIC MEASURMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
N/a

STACKED SUPERCONDUCTING ELECTRONICS FOR INFRARED FOCAL PLANE SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,024.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
N/a

HYMOSS SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR PUSHBROOM SPECTRAL IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Martin Spanish
Abstract:
N/a

HYMOSS SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR PUSHBROOM SPECTRAL IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$496,151.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Martin Spanish
Abstract:
Pushbroom spectral imaging systems are frequently capable of generating much more data than can be transmitted to the ground. furthermore, the extensive ground calibration required is often an impediment to the full utilization of the data. these problems may be solved by application of hymoss focal… More

ON-FOCAL PLANE SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR ATMOSPHERIC MEASURMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$498,819.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
Irvine sensors corporation (isc) has successfully completed a phase i sbir program which demonstrated that the "z" or focal plane technology provides the electronics real estate required to implement on-focal plane signal processing and data reduction circuitry for a variety of atmospheric… More

AUTONOMOUS TARGET SELECTION FOR ASAT/DSAT INTERCEPTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$57,157.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald J Indin
Abstract:
A number of lightweight interceptor technologies have been developed in sdio kew program and by darpa under the strategic computer initiative program. of these technologies, 3-d fpa electronics and 3-d computers are pivotal. these packaging technologies are now being implemented by irvine sensors… More

HIGH-SPEED HIGH-DENSITY VIDEO DATA MEMORY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,093.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
Irvine sensors corporation (isc) proposes to apply its 3-d packaging technique in developing a solid state, high-speed, high-density memory system. this solid state memory system will be capable of storing data from the most advanced imagers and fit well within the 200 cubic inch volume requirement.… More

APPLICATION OF 3-D FPA MODULES WITH DYNAMIC STARE TO AERIAL ELECTRO-OPTICAL SENSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$62,383.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
Irvine sensors corporation (isc) proposes to examine two major eo avionics systems problems which are addressed by three-dimensional (3-d) fpas with dynamic stare: 1) the extremely powerful, structured,and dynamic background clutter which makes target detection nearly impossible; and 2) the large… More

APPLICATION OF HYMOSS SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUITRY TO SENSOR FUZED SUBMUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,444.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH PERFORMANCE STARING THREAT WARNING RECEIVER WITH OPTICAL FILTERING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$56,895.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
N/a

STACKED SUPERCONDUCTING ELECTRONICS FOR INFRARED FOCAL PLANE SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$645,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
The feasibility is being investigated of developing an infrared (ir) on-focal plane signal processing capability by combining electronic real estate afforded by a proprietary 128 channel integrated circuit focal plane mosaic array assembly module and the superconducting josephson-junction… More

APPLICATION OF HYMOSS SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUITRY TO SENSOR FUZED SUBMUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,300.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
Irvine sensors corporation (isc) proposes to develop an innovative integrated circuit (ic) which will provide a higher performance passive guidance system for a variety of missiles and projectiles, such as skeet and sensor fuzed submunitions. current systems of this type utilize only a few infrared… More

SPACE SENSOR COMMON MODULE ELECTRONICS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,990.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig , Director Technology
Abstract:
Electro-optical focal plane arrays (fpa) including their associated read-out electronics are usually unique to the type of instrument in which they reside. the choice of wavelength, detector material, spatial and temporal sample rates, and scene characteristics significantly influence read-out… More

SHIPBORNE AND AIRBORNE TARGET EXTRACTION SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$56,347.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
In the phase i program isc will design the readout electronics necessary to perform signal processing functions on the focal plane applicable for irst missions. the signal processing functions include: preamplification, spatial filtering, analog to digital conversion, gain and offset control, and… More

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLID STATE MULTI-PORT MEMORY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig , Director Of Technology
Abstract:
N/a

INITIAL DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE TOURS SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$61,669.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John C Carson
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH PERFORMANCE STARING THREAT WARNING RECEIVER WITH OPTICAL FILTERING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$630,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E Ludwig
Abstract:
Irvine sensors corporation (isc) proposes to demonstrate the data rate reduction and clutter suppression capabilities in threat warning (tw) applications which can be achieved utilizing massively-parallel preprocessing techniques implemented efficiently utilizing isc's three-dimensional (3-d)… More

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLID STATE MULTI-PORT MEMORY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$489,913.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig , Director Of Technology
Abstract:
Irvine sensors corporation (isc) proposes to apply its 3-d packaging technique to develop a solid state, multi-port, high-speed, high-density memory system for spaceborne applications utilizing multiple data recording instruments. this solid state memory system will be configured to be as generic as… More

FAULT-TOLERANT WAFER SCALE INTEGRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,395.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John C Carson , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This program replaces the conventional passive interconnect substrate used in multi-chip modules with an active silicon substrate. this application uses the active substrate (asic) to implement a fault tolerant memory system. the substrate provides edac, automatic seu scrubbing, memory mapping and… More

SPACE FLIGHT SUPERCOMPUTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,756.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
John C Carson
Abstract:
The phase i effort will design a three-dimensional packaged flight supercomputer. the supercomputer will be based on a parallel processing architecture with a programmable topology that will allow optimum performance with a wide range of programs. the firm will complete this preliminary design in… More

INITIAL DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE TOURS SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$790,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John C Carson
Abstract:
N/a

SPACECRAFT ON-BOARD INFORMATION EXTRACTION COMPUTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,852.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

SPACECRAFT ON-BOARD INFORMATION EXTRACTION COMPUTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$489,595.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The phase i effort will design a three-dimensional packaged,parallel processing module. this preliminary design will adhere to specific spacecraft application guidelines obtained from the sponsor, and result in a demonstration recommendation for the processing unit during phase ii. thephase i… More

DESIGN OF GEOSTATIONERY OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR USE AS IMAGER OR INFRARED SOUNDER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,662.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jack L. Arnold , Technical Director, Systems
Abstract:
N/a

Multi-Spectral Smart Retina

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,659.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John C. Carson
Abstract:
N/a

MULTI-MODE N-MODULAR REDUNDANT (FAULT TOLERANT) COMPUTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$782,857.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Raphael R. Some
Abstract:
Irvine sensors corporation (isc) proposes a new design for a radiation hardened reconfigurable fault tolerant computer suitable for next generation bm/c3i systems. the computer will comprise 4 identical microprocessors, i/o and memory, and will be capable of implementing multiple fault tolerant… More

Multi-Spectral Smart Retina

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$593,190.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John C. Carson
Abstract:
Multi-Spectral Smart Retina (MSSR) is a 512x512 array of mercury cadmium telluride detectors backside illuminated through an active silicon substrate. The substrate contains switching circuits to multiplex groups of sixteen detectors onto a common read-out pad. The substrate has deposited on it a… More

Megacube: Very Large Highly Interconnected FPA Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,467.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Angel Pepe
Abstract:
This proposal identifies the ultra-dense micro connector (umc) bonding face. the umc is plug-in-socket with a fuzz button base that creates a resealable, self-aligning, interconnector needed to build stacks of computer chips into the megacube. the megacube is the next step beyond hybrid mosaic on… More

HIGHLY PARALLEL ARRAYED ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER (HI-PAA/D)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,990.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Chris Saunders
Abstract:
Isc is developing a novel approach of achieving high performance analog-to-digital conversion through the use of very efficient low-speed adcs (analog-t0-digital converters) operating in parallel. on chip circuitry can accommodate tunable prefiltering to band limit the signal to be digitized.… More

RAPID PROTOTYPING MODULE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,871.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Rafi Some
Abstract:
Complex digital systems are prototyped using large arrays of pwb/rack mounted field programmable gate arrays (fpgas), a lengthy and costly task. a 3-d ic stack containing 32 to 128 fpgas on a active substrate would occupy approximately one cubic centimeter and provide all the logic, interconnect,… More

DESIGN OF GEOSTATIONERY OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR USE AS IMAGER OR INFRARED SOUNDER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$495,207.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jack L. Arnold , Technical Director, Systems
Abstract:
N/a

Low-Noise, Signal-Processing Integrated Circuit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,544.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Chris H. Saunders
Abstract:
N/a

High Density Inter-chip Optical Interconnect

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig
Abstract:
N/a

High Density Inter-chip Optical Interconnect

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$998,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig
Abstract:
The individual chip input/output bottlenexk has become a primary limitation on computing capability. the proposed innovation overcomes this bottleneck by optically coupling all of the nodes on one chip in parallel with all the nodes on the chips with which it communicates. the key ingrdient is… More

HIPAA/D Converters for Biomedical Data Acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,944.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
David Ludwid
Abstract:
We will achieve a high performance analog to digital conversion through the use of very efficientlow speed ADCs (analog to digital converters) which operate in parallel. Pre-amplification orde-multiplexing make this device ideal for low level multi-channel signal acquisition from grid arraysensors… More

Long-Word Wide (32 Bit) Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Decaro
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors proposes to develop a 3D silicon long-word (32 bit) wide memory component, suitable for direct replacement of existing 2D byte wide memory product. 3D silicon technology has been historically applied towards achieving a one to two generation advancement in memory devices for a very… More

Low-Noise, Signal-Processing Integrated Circuit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$488,038.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Chris H. Saunders
Abstract:
N/a

MULTI-MODE N-MODULAR REDUNDANT (FAULT TOLERANT) COMPUTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$57,232.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Raphael R. Some
Abstract:
N/a

3D Silicon MIMD/SIMD Massively Parallel Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,892.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Decaro
Abstract:
N/a

Readout Electronics for Three-Dimensional Semsors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,521.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jack L. Arnold
Abstract:
N/a

Readout Electronics for Three-Dimensional Semsors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,351.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jack L. Arnold
Abstract:
The innovation is a compact focal plane assembly consisting of a 3D stack of readout electronics (ROE) and a very high resolution image sensor (see Figure 1). Its innovativeness is in the application of stacked memory performance attributes (extremely dense electronics and short, massively parallel,… More

Polylithic Opto-Electronic Integrated Circuit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,180.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David M. Reinker
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors proposes Self-Aligning Polylithic Opto-Electronic Integrated Circuit (SAPOEIC), a low cost technique that can be used to mount and interconnect both optical and electronic devices of any material on a common substrate of any material without specific designs and elaborate assembly… More

Image Resolution Enhancement Using Microscan and Scene-based Pixel Steering (IR EMSPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,878.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Skow
Abstract:
N/a

Compliant Plug And Socket Interconnector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,587.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dave Reinker , Sr. Process Engneer
Abstract:
N/a

A Semi-Parallel Array Of Sigma-Delta Converters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,858.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Decaro , Director, Adv. Technology Prod
Abstract:
N/a

3D Silicon MIMD/SIMD Massively Parallel Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,671.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Decaro
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors proposes to use its 3D silicon chip stacking technology to provide the increase in packaging density required to support second-generation massively parallel computers. Using the third dimension to stack processor devices, promises to reduce substrate cost in direct relation to the… More

High Accuracey Miniature Inertial Navigation system (hiMINS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,388.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu
Abstract:
N/a

Covert Compact Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,552.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig
Abstract:
N/a

Compliant Plug And Socket Interconnector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$596,364.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dave Reinker , Sr. Process Engneer
Abstract:
N/a

Covert Compact Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,927.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Decaro
Abstract:
N/a

Image Resolution Enhancement Using Microscan and Scene-based Pixel Steering (IR EMSPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$737,370.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Skow
Abstract:
The innovation is a real-time algorithm and processor that will increase the nominal resolution of an imaging array. IR EMSPS will use a standard 2D infrared imaging array and readout, increase its effective pixel count by 16X, and increase the spatial sampling frequency of the array by 16X. … More

Covert Compact Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,897.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Decaro
Abstract:
A compact (less than one-tenth cubic inch) covert camera with digital data capture is proposed to satisfy military, DEA, and FBI surveillance requirements. The product, which will be developed during Phase II, integrates an imaging active pixel sensor with ultra low power analog and digital signal… More

Covert Compact Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,897.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation proposed to develop a technique to assemble a memory equal to 20 Gbits in an area of less than 0.5 cubic inch. This memory would provide storage for up to 2.5 seconds of video for a 1000 x 1000 pixel camera sampling at 1000 Hz. This is to be accomplished by a three… More

High Accuracey Miniature Inertial Navigation system (hiMINS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,750.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is a highly accurate azimuth sensor package that will be small, light, rugged, simple to operate, and offer accuracy better than 0.5 degrees. The HI-MINS is a six-axis inertial measurement unit that provides linear acceleration and angular velocity information. Through time… More

3D-Air Combat EO System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Shostak
Abstract:
ISC proposes an innovative IR sensor that will be affordable, all aspect, defensive and offensive sensor system with a 3D architecture using modular components. This sensor system combines Threat Warning (TW), Infrared Search Track (IRST), Countermeasure Cueing and Situational Awareness into one… More

Flexible Integrated Circuits for Conformal Multi-Modular Packaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Volcan Ozguz
Abstract:
A novel packaging technique to allow integrated circuits to conform to the external shapes is proposed. Circuits are thinned to a level where silicon can be bend without breaking and bonded to a flexible backing material. The resulting package will have enhanced high frequency characteristics due… More

3D Hyperspectral Sensor & Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,125.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig
Abstract:
Hyperspectral remote sensing with area array sensors can generate data cubes consisting of two spaatial axes and one spectral axis. Over a short collection period these data cubes can constitute a tremendous data reduction bottle neck for time critical missions. The proposed 3D Hyperspectral… More

Embedded Optical Links (EOL) for 3D Communication in Stacked Multi-Chip Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,567.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Volcan Ozguz
Abstract:
A novel optoelectronic packaging technique to accommodate optical interconnections in 3D stacks of electronic multi-chip modules is proposed. Optoelectmnic I/0 components such as vertical cavity surface emitting laser or light emitting diodes and receivers will be embedded side by side with silicon… More

Silicon Brain Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Chris Saunders
Abstract:
The technology now exists to bring human level recognition capabilities to military defense problems, at higher data rates and in environments unsustainable by humans. The proposed innovation synthesizes work at Irvine Sensors, Cal Tech, JPL, MIT, Boston University, UCSD and USC to provide a silicon… More

A Micro Tactical Grade INS using MEMS Technology and a Multiple Sensors Adaptive Filler (MSAF)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,726.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Chris Saunders
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation proposes the development of a Multiple Sensors Adaptive Filter (MSAF) to provide a Tactical Grade INS using MEMS Technology in a smaller (two cubic inch) package, at lower power and lower cost than other approaches. The MSAF is a custom IC that will perform complex… More

Bendable Integrated Circuits For Conformal Multi-Modular Packaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Volkhan H. Ozguz , MANAGER
Abstract:
N/a

FLEXIBLE, ULTRATHIN CIRCUIT TO ANALYZE SLEEP DISORDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,572.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Ozguz, volkan
Abstract:
N/a

Embedded Optical Links for Communication Between the Layers of Stacked Multi-Chip Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,615.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Volcan Ozguz
Abstract:
A novel optoelectronic packaging technique to accommodate optical interconnections in 3D stacks of electronic multi-chip modules is proposed. Optoelectmnic I/0 components such as vertical cavity surface emitting laser or light emitting diodes and receivers will be embedded side by side with silicon… More

3D Hyperspectral Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$738,665.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig
Abstract:
Hyperspectral remote sensing with area array sensors can generate data cubes consisting of two spaatial axes and one spectral axis. Over a short collection period these data cubes can constitute a tremendous data reduction bottle neck for time critical missions. The proposed 3D Hyperspectral… More

Silicon Brain Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Chris Saunders
Abstract:
The technology now exists to bring human level recognition capabilities to military defense problems, at higher data rates and in environments unsustainable by humans. The proposed innovation synthesizes work at Irvine Sensors, Cal Tech, JPL, MIT, Boston University, UCSD and USC to provide a silicon… More

Hyperpixel Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$67,642.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig
Abstract:
Technology is still a long way from packaging an electromagnetic sensor as efficiently as the eye of the mammal. This is especially true in the mechanics of focus, iris control, and pointing. However the eye is a good model for the features which should be emulated in a next generation sensor. … More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$990,008.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David M Reinker
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Ozguz volkan
Abstract:
N/a

Day/Night Miniature Sighting System for Handheld Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,691.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Charles Kaufman
Abstract:
N/a

Day/Night Miniature Sighting System for Handheld Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,708.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Charles S. Kaufman
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,348.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Charles S. Kaufman
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,822.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Manager, Technology R&D
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,896.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Suresh Subramanian, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

Stacked High-capacity High-Speed Serial 10K Superconductor Memory Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,999,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Mgr., Technology R&D
Abstract:
This proposal is to combine the proven high density 3D packing technology with the ultra high performance of low temperature superconductor memory technology. The maturity level of the memory is approaching 16 Kbits per square centimeter. The memory is akey enabler for superconductor electronics… More

Stacked Adaptive Computing Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,569.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Manager, Technology R&D
Abstract:
ISC proposes to develop an adapative computing module using stacked commercially available, programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), processors and memories to provide a universal hardware commonality which will ease system design and delay obsolescence. Itwill also alleviate the need for ASIC processors… More

Micro Air Vehicle and Weapon Sight Infrared (IR) Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,608.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Charles Kaufman, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) will develop a modular miniaturized uncooled thermal imaging system. The system's camera head will be based on a miniaturized microbolometer sensor head currently under development at ISC. This camera head can then eitherbe integrate with a miniaturized wireless data… More

Stacked Adaptive Computing Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,777.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Manager, Technology R&D
Abstract:
"ISC proposes to develop an adaptive computing module by stacking commercially available, programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), processors and memories to provide a universal hardware commonality which will ease system design and delay obsolescence. It willalso alleviate the need for ASIC processors… More

Micro Air Vehicle and Weapon Sight Infrared (IR) Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,089.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Charles Kaufman, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
"Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) will develop a low cost, modular miniaturized uncooled thermal imaging system. This will include a miniaturized 320x240-microbolometer camera integrated with a short-range data link. ISC will validate this conceptdevelopment with a series of demonstrations of… More

Miniature UV Ladar for High Resolution Acquisition, Tracking, Discriminatiion and Aimpoint Determination (MUVL)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Suresh Subramanian, Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
"A scanning laser-staring receiver approach to the miniature interceptor problem combines previously-developed MDA technologies for high resolution ultra-violet focal plane arrays and Silicon Brain tracking and discrimination with laser imaging to provide acomplete miniature kill vehicle seeker… More

Integrated Data Compression and Security Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,544.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
"Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to develop a reconfigurable processing hardware platform designed to process and improve various video compression algorithms that will meet the Theater Missile Defense need. Video information is transmitted andreceived into the hardware platform that can… More

An Improved, Manufacturable Position Sensor for Cryogenic Cooler's Moving Parts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Manager, Technology R&D
Abstract:
"An optically encoded position sensor simplifies manufacturing and reduces cost relative to LVDT technology. Encoders use several readily available COTS or easily manufactured components, are easy to install and align in a cryocooler, and are compact,lightweight, and highly reliable. These… More

Stacked NbN Superconducting Digital Signal Processors for FPAs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,804.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Manager, Technology R&D
Abstract:
"Irvine Sensors Corporation in collaboration with TRW, proposes to develop a short stack consisting of 3-4 layers of digital signal processing superconducting electronic chips to perform on-board data processing and data compression for low temperature (10K) advanced focal plane arrays (FPA).… More

Ultra-thin-Layer Heterogeneous Stack Manufacturing Process

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,878.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Manager, Technology R&D
Abstract:
"Ballistic missile defense system components require cutting edge designs and technologies that are sometimes costly and time consuming to produce. Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to develop a low-cost, reliable process for manufacturing denselypackaged ?systems in a stack? that… More

Self-Reconfigurable Advanced Packet Processor Module for Intrusion Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,817.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Manager, Technology R&D
Abstract:
"ISC proposes to develop a self-reconfigurable packet processor module for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). This module will allow intrusion detection algorithms to operate at line data rates up to OC-192 by accessing the appropriate detection algorithmfrom the built-in memory via a wide bus. … More

Innovative Technology Development for Lasar Radar (LADAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,027.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Ludwig, Director 3D Neural Net
Abstract:
"ISC plans to utilize its packaging expertise to design a miniature LADAR receiver system for 1Km active imaging applications. The receiver will contain custom designed readout electronics in a stacked silicon module configuration. The custom ICs willcontain signal processing electronics to… More

Miniaturized Fused Reflected/Emitted Light Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,849.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Charles S. Kaufman, Sr. Systems Engineer
Abstract:
"Irvine-Sensors Corporation (ISC) has developed a variety of technologies and advanced sensor systems that now make it practical to develop an advanced small, light weight Miniaturized Fused Reflected/Emitted Camera system. This multi-spectral camerasystem is based on fusing of digitized reflected… More

High-Frequency Low-Temperature Regenerative Heat Exchangers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,818.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Even with multi-layer insulation blankets, cryogenic thermal switches, thermal distribution systems (such as cryogenic heat pipes), and advanced thermal/structural isolation systems, the mission capability of a fully-passive, stored cryogen system is compromised by the lack of an active cooler to… More

High-Frequency Low-Temperature Regenerative Heat Exchangers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,844.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Kirkconnell, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Even with multi-layer insulation blankets, cryogenic thermal switches, thermal distribution systems (such as cryogenic heat pipes), and advanced thermal/structural isolation systems, the mission capability of a fully-passive, stored cryogen system is compromised by the lack of an active cooler to… More

Superconducting Electronics With CMOS Embedded Memory (02-214D)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,785.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
University of California, Berkeley
RI Contact:
Patricia Gates
Abstract:
"Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC), in collaboration with University of California, Berkeley, is proposing to quasi-monolithically combine CMOS circuits with superconducting electronics. Superconducting electronics, especially rapid-single-flux-quantum(RSFQ) logic, hold promise for 50 to 100 Gb/s… More

Readout Integrated Circuits (ROIC) Development for High Performance, Uncooled Imaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,736.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Ludwig, Director 3D Neural Net
Abstract:
"ISC proposes to utilize its 3D Stacking technology to reduce the volume of a LADAR receiver system. THe use of stacking technology allows the additional real estate associated with each unit cell to be increased by 3-4 orders of magnitude overconventional designs. This feature opens up the… More

Low Volume, Low Power, Real Time Image Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,690.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Suresh Subramanian, Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
"Irvine Sensors Corporation's (ISC) massively parallel Three-Dimensional Analog Neural Network processor (3DANN) brings near human-level data processing capabilities for applications in open-ended problems like pattern recognition, clutter discrimination,and target tracking and identification. The… More

Innovative Technology Development for Laser Radar (LADAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,866.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Ludwig, Director 3D Neural Net
Abstract:
ISC plans to utilize its packaging expertise to design a miniature LADAR receiver for 1Km active imaging applications. The receiver will contain designed readout electronics ina stacked silicon module configuration. The custome ICs will contain signalprocessing electronics to determine the time of… More

Readout Integrated Circuits (ROIC) Development for High Performance, Uncooled Imaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$779,492.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Ludwig, Director 3DANN Systems
Abstract:
The proposed gated imager ROIC offers a simple path to a robust, simple and very dense imaging sensor. It is based on solid state InGaAs detectors and state-of-the-art device fabrication technology. The enhanced unit cell electronics, combined with thefuture growth to the advanced on-focal plane… More

Thin Film on Stack (TFS) FPA

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,853.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James Yamaguchi, Manager Process Engineeri
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase I SBIR effort is to develop and demonstrate novel Thin film on Stack (TFS) FPA detector concepts that will enable economically feasible acquisition of smaller, lighter, more powerful imaging/processing components for theballistic missile defense system. Irvine Sensors… More

Active Optical Remote Sensing System for Ground Contamination Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Ludwig, Director 3DANN Products
Abstract:
This effort is to develop/demonstrate an active optical contamination technique for airborne platform. ISC concept is an active system that transmits spectral energy to the target area, and uses the spectral return to identify ground contaminants. Thedetection mechanism to be considered is DISC.ISC… More

Self-Aligning Flip-Chipped Wavelength Division Multiplexer Polylithic Opto-Electronic Integrated Circuit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Reinker, Manager, Technology R&D
Abstract:
ISC has demonstrated the feasibility of passive alignment between bump bondedsemiconductors laser chips to polyamide wave guides in a Phase I SBIR program with enoughaccuracy to effect efficient single mode coupling. While this appeared to be an enablingtechnology for telecomm routers and switches,… More

Advanced EO sensor for multi-mission USN/USMC UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Ludwig, Director - 3DANN Products
Research Institution:
FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST
RI Contact:
Paul Bissett
Abstract:
The objective of the STTR program is to develop and evaluate a prototype ISR sensor package for use on organic UAVs that employs advanced VNIR sensor technology for littoral-zone warfare mission products; detection and characterization of low-contrasttargets; and provides accurate geo-location of… More

Self-Aligning Flip-Chipped Wavelength Division Multiplexer Polylithic Opto-Electronic Integrated Circuit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,808.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Reinker, Manager, Technology R&D
Abstract:
ISC has demonstrated the feasibility of passive alignment between bump bondedsemiconductors laser chips to polyamide wave guides in a Phase I SBIR program with enoughaccuracy to effect efficient single mode coupling. While this appeared to be an enablingtechnology for telecomm routers and switches,… More

Dual Mode Active/Passive LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,814.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Suresh Subramanian, Sr. Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to design and fabricate a dual mode ROIC that simultaneously performs the function of an active time of flight (TOF) LADAR as well as a passive NIR imager thereby eliminating the need for having multiple sensors,alignment issues, and external data fusion. A… More

Novel Sensor Technology for Booster Typing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,833.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David Ludwig, Director 3DANN Products
Abstract:
The objective of the SBIR effort is to develop sensor technology that facilitates precise typing of threat boosters as early as possible in the flight timeline. With the increased emphasis on engaging threat missiles early in the flight timeline, earlydetermination of the threat characteristics… More

Miniature Inertia Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bonnie Gess, Program Manager
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes an approach for using 3-D stacking to combine MEMS inertial sensors, with readout and processing chips to fabricate a Micro Inertial Measurement Unit (MIMU). 3-D high density electronics packaging is impervious toshock and vibration than traditional 2-D… More

Development of Wireless Electronic Information Carrier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,817.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Sr. Staff Scientist
Abstract:
The objective of the Office Of The Secretary Of Defense OSD-DH09 SBIR effort is to develop a secure, encrypted, wirelessly enabled, high capacity electronic information carrier. Trauma care provisioning either in the battlefield or in residentialneighborhoods is a time critical process. Multiple… More

Self-Reconfigurable Advanced Packet Processor Module for Intrusion Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,414.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to develop a self-reconfigurable module as a fundamental part of a total Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). Department of Defense (DoD) "anti-tamper techniques" are incorporated to protect U.S. technologies used within the module. Our solution permits the… More

Miniaturized Fused Reflected/Emitted Light Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,776.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Harwood, General Manager, 3D Syste
Abstract:
The Miniaturized Fused Reflected/Emitted Light (MFREL) Camera program will develop the capability to digitally fuse thermal imaging Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) uncooled technology with digital Near Infrared (NIR) imaging technology or digital Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) technology and provide a… More

Ultra-thin-Layer Heterogeneous Stack Manufacturing Process

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,903.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Stewart Clark, Manager - Electronic Engi
Abstract:
Ballistic missile defense system components require cutting edge designs and technologies that are sometimes costly and time consuming to produce. Therefore innovative approaches that will allow economically feasible acquisition of new process technologies for components of the ballistic missile… More

Advanced EO sensor for multi-mission USN/USMC UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$496,262.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Suresh Subramanian, Sr. Engineer
Research Institution:
Technology Dev. & Res. Institute
RI Contact:
Sally Fernandez
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase II program is to design, build and test a prototype ISR Sensor Package through proof-of-concept demonstrations, to support littoral-zone warfare mission products; detection and characterization of low-contrast targets; and provide accurate geo-location of the products. … More

Seamless Sensor Network Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,939.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Research Institution:
University of Southern California
RI Contact:
Viktor K. Prasanna
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation together with the University of Southern California propose to develop a novel noncoherent seamless sensor network called "SCOUT" (Figure 1) that involves space-time coding technique, capable of transmitting multiple radio frequencies. SCOUT reconfigures itself upon… More

Development of Wireless Electronic Information Carrier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$553,006.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to develop a "Wireless Personal Information Carrier" (WPIC) prototype with USB connectivity that meets the same form factor of existing military issue "Dog Tags" while maintaining the necessary security to support military medical requirements and doctor… More

Uncooled Infrared (IR) Camera with High Resolution Zoom

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,811.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Bert Hornback, Director - Vision Systems
Abstract:
ISC has successfully developed algorithms that utilize micro scan techniques for a variety of applications. The first of these required a large computing system to convert real-time FLIR imagery for stabilization in an air platform. The technology was further developed to do non-real-time… More

Uncooled Infrared (IR) Camera with High Resolution Zoom

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,533.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Cram, Manager, IR Systems Engin
Abstract:
This work is to develop and demonstrate the ability to increase the x-y resolution of infrared still and video images in real time and to improve contrast, signal to noise ratio and reduce image platform jitter. The objective of this program is perform these tasks in real time on a 60 frame/second… More

Electromagnetic Pulse Protection For Distributed, Shipboard Transducer-bus Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,916.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Clint Kopper, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
The program objective is to develop and evaluate a distributed shipboard transducer-bus network that is immune to high levels of EMP (electromagnetic pulse). The task involve designing a network that is compatible with open architecture standards such as the IEEE 1451, and existing commercial and… More

Cargo Active Tracking Systems (CATS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,779.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Sr.Staff Scientist
Abstract:
The objective of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA04.1-005) effort is to develop and prototype a ¿Tag System¿ for maritime shipping containers. The tracking information and status of a shipping container¿s tag system is performed on a global level in a variety of… More

Novel Sensor Technology for Booster Typing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,576.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
William Mundkowsky, Program Manager
Abstract:
The objective of the "Novel Sensor for Booster Early Detection and Typing" effort is to develop the technology and a prototype EDT Sensor that facilitates detection and typing of threat boosters as early as possible, i.e., potentially below clouds, in the flight timeline. The ISC team's proposal… More

Active Optical Remote Sensing System for Ground Contamination Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,557.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Suresh Subramanian, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
The DARPA Phase II proposal addresses the development of an active optical sensing system, materials database so as to develop an instrument for non-contact detection of surface contamination. The ISC team is developing a technique that has the potential for real-time detection and… More

Image Intensifier Compatible Thermal Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Rekha Doshi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of the program is to develop three innovative concepts for easily adding a thermal capability to a presently fielded image intensified system. The three concepts will be modeled, and studied, in terms of cost, weight, power, range performance, human factors and compatibility with existing… More

Trust Enabling Stacking Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to develop a stacked-chip solution to allow the creation of fully trustable integrated circuits starting from non-trusted components. Our approach combines a "trust-enabler" stacked module, designed and fabricated in a "trusted foundry" that monitors every… More

Computer Network Defense Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,947.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Research Institution:
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Paul D. Franzon
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) together with North Carolina State University propose to develop a novel methodology using advance hardware stacking techniques to detect, mitigate, and track insider threats. Information gathered using this new methodology allows for tracking of insider threats… More

Computer Network Operations (CNO) for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,888.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
The United States has the greatest vulnerability to a cyber attack than any other nation in the world. Detecting cyber threats at wired-speed is required to stop the execution of such cyber attacks and prevent spreading of the attack onto internal networks once the network security has been… More

Seamless Sensor Network Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,876.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
RI Contact:
Viktor K. Prasanna
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) together with the University of Southern California (USC) propose to build a prototype sensor environment (Figure 1) using multiple SCOUT modules. A SCOUT Module is a very compact miniature hardware platform consisting of a reconfigurable processing support for… More

Image Intensifier Compatible Thermal Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$718,634.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Medhat Azzazy, Sr. Systems Engineer
Abstract:
The primary objective of the overall project is to develop a system that incorporates our extremely lightweight, low power, small size thermal imaging camera into legacy NVG's without having to modify the NVG. A secondary objective is to maintain the performance of our thermal imaging camera, which… More

Low Profile Ultra Thin Anti Tamper Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
Protection of Critical Technologies (CT) requires Anti-Tamper (AT) techniques to protect, detect and react to reverse engineering attacks. The objective of this program is to develop a multi-mode, low profile tamper detection sensor capable of detecting a wide range of tamper events while remaining… More

Ballistic Missile Defense Innovative Anti-Tamper Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer/Manager
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to develop a new innovative anti-tamper (AT) technique that demonstrates the capability to delay, make economically infeasible, the reverse engineering or compromise of critical U.S. BMDS weapon system technologies. This new technique is a "Memory Device… More

Automatic Generation of Robust Network Intrusion Detection Signatures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Research Institution:
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Paul Franzon
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) together with North Carolina State University propose to develop a novel behavioral technique that is capable of detecting network based intrusions, and can then be used to identify signatures for an Intrusion Prevent Engine (IPE). The behavioral technique proposed… More

Computer Network Operations (CNO) for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,283.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to develop and build the "Bit Processor Device (BPD) prototype hardware to demonstrate advancements in CNO initiatives by illustrating very low-latency content addressable memory searches and pattern matches. The functional performance of the BPD… More

Trust Enabling Stacking Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$374,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Volkan Ozguz, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to develop a stacked-chip solution to allow the creation of fully trustable integrated circuits starting from non-trusted components. Our approach combines a "trust-enabler" stacked module, combining the non-trustable component with a reconfigurable… More

Next Generation Architecture for Night Vision Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,952.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jon Stern, Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
In this proposal ISC, working in conjunction with R3Logic proposes to develop a three-dimensional imaging and processing module that overcomes the limitation of I2 tubes for night vision systems. The proposed solution incorporates a sensor, high-performance image processing, a microdisplay and all… More

Micro Combustion Power System (MCPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,929.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Director, Advanced Concepts
Abstract:
Micro Combustion Power System (MCPS) is a new power storage technology potentially capable of delivering eight times higher energy density than Li-ion battery. The MCPS is designed to produce electrical power from heat generated by micro-scale combustion (microcombustion) of liquid hydrocarbon… More

Cooling Systems for Electronics in Confined Spaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Director, Advanced Concepts
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation is proposing to design, build and demonstrate a thermal management solution for electronics in confined spaces. For this purpose, Irvine Sensors Corporation will investigate two proposed technical solutions and will select the one that is best suitable for the application… More

Ballistic Missile Defense Anti-Tamper Volume Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors, together with Teledyne, plan to develop a novel approach to anti-tamper volume protection. Anti-tamper, when used in a layered fashion, is intended to deter reverse engineering, spoofing or other forms of circuit tampering. The idea we propose is to develop a sensor to detect… More

Local Area Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Optical Sensor System for Satellites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James Justice, Dir. Bus. Dev. - Cognitive Tech.
Abstract:
Recent advances in SWIR fiber lasers, very high sensitivity, high bandwidth detector mosaics, high speed readouts to support mosaic detector arrays, and innovative scanning techniques for rapid search of large volumes can be combined to produce a local area space situation awareness sensor suite… More

Next Generation Architecture for Night Vision Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,807.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott Richman, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
ISC, working in conjunction with Intevac and R3Logic proposes to develop a three-dimensional module for a digital night vision imaging system that overcomes the limitations of existing I2 tubes. The proposed solution will incorporate a low-light sensor, image processor, microdisplay, support… More

Ballistic Missile Defense Innovative Anti-Tamper Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$955,691.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) will demonstrate and validate the use of three Anti-Tamper (AT) techniques specifically designed to "Erase" the contents of memory and processor structures developed from the Phase I effort. These AT techniques are: Memory and FPGA Zeroization, data encryption and… More

Micro Combustion Power System (MCPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,729.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Director, Advanced Concep
Abstract:
Micro Combustion Power System (MCPS) is a new power storage technology potentially capable of delivering eight times higher energy density than Li-ion battery. The MCPS is designed to produce electrical power from heat generated by micro-scale combustion (microcombustion) of liquid hydrocarbon… More

Ballistic Missile Defense Anti-Tamper Volume Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$976,722.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Manager, Hardware Securit
Abstract:
An approach to anti-tamper volume protection using the idea we developed in Phase I in using a sensor wrapper to detect physical tamper events for protection of Critical Program Information (CPI). Any attempt to remove the wrapper enclosure will trigger erasure or zeroization of critical memory… More

Frequency Modulated Micro Gyro (FM Gyro)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,922.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Dir. - Advanced Concepts
Abstract:
Micro vibratory gyros (micro gyros) have many advantages that include small size, low power and low cost. The performance of these micro gyros, however, is significantly lower than the more expensive optical gyros, thus preventing use of micro gyros in defense applications. One of the major limiting… More

Production Enhancements for Integrated Anti-Tamper Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,820.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) will work together with Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (LM MS2-Eagan). The objective of this effort is to develop and implement production enhancements for Anti-Tamper (AT) technology for the protection of critical technology against exploitation. MDA… More

Cooling Systems for Electronics in Confined Spaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,902.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Director, Advanced Concep
Abstract:
The increasingly dense design and construction of current and future electronic systems make the problem of removing heat from electronic components and assemblies in confined spaces common to many applications. Irvine Sensors Corporation is proposing to design, build and demonstrate a thermal… More

Microcombustion Power Generator (MPG)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Dir. - Advanced Concepts
Abstract:
The Microcombustion Power Generator (MPG) is a new type of fueled-based power source designed for applications in the Micro Air Vehicles and other small Unmanned Aerial Systems. The MPG combusts liquid hydrocarbon fuels to produce heat and generates electrical power by thermoelectric conversion.… More

Novel Device Processes For Anti-tamper Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,928.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Sr. Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) will work together with a prime supplier of U.S. military weapon systems to develop a new "strain-driven" interconnect approach for Anti-Tamper applications. This approach will integrate with Irvine Sensors patented stacked die process for developing 3-Dimensional… More

Thermo-Electric Superlattice Focal Plane Array (TESFPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Dir. - Advanced Concepts
Abstract:
Thermo-Electric Superlattice Focal Plan Array (TESFPA) is a new uncooled IR sensor for imaging in broad infrared spectrum (from 3 to 14 microns) achieved using nano-engineered superlattice thermoelectric materials. TESFPA is designed to meet DARPA goals for achieving higher sensitivity and faster… More

Thermal Power Distribution System (TPDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,677.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Dir. - Advanced Concepts
Abstract:
The DARPA seeks new concepts on reconfigurable thermal networks (RTN) for applications in thermal control of space satellites. The RTN concept described by DARPA could be achieved by employing a thermal switching system with common interfaces, whereby reconfiguring the system for each new satellite… More

Automated Analysis and Classification of Anomalous 3-D Human Shapes and Hostile Actions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vitaliy Khizhnichenko, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
To address the Air Force need for persistent surveillance means to detect terrorist activities both in populated urban environments and remote terrains, Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes to develop a new "3D data based Anomalous Human Shapes and Actions Classification and Analysis Software… More

Image Analysis for Personnel Intent

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Vitaliy Khizhnichenko, VP, Operations
Abstract:
To address the Armyf?Ts need for a real-time intelligent imaging system capable of automatic identifying individualf?Ts suspicious and/or harmful intent from a standoff distance of 45 meters in unconstrained indoor/outdoor settings based on biometric data, Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) proposes… More

Frequency Modulated Micro Gyro (FM Gyro)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,390.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Dir. - Advanced Concepts
Abstract:
Micro vibratory gyros (micro gyros) have many advantages that include small size, low power and low cost. The performance of these micro gyros, however, is significantly lower than the more expensive optical gyros, thus preventing use of micro gyros in defense applications. One of the major limiting… More

FPGA Low Power Design Rules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer/Manager
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) and the University of Southern California (USC) plan to develop a semi-automatic framework for designing energy-efficient applications on FPGA. The framework utilizes the f?odomain-specific modeling techniquef?? to rapidly estimate and optimize the power consumption… More

Novel Device Processes For Anti-tamper Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,803.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Sr. Systems Engineer – (714) 435-8920
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) will work together with a prime supplier of U.S. military weapon systems to integrate the new"strain-driven"interconnect approach for Anti-Tamper applications developed in Phase I. This approach is integrated with Irvine Sensors patented stacked die… More

Frequency Modulated Micro Gyro (FM Gyro)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,028,665.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Dir. - Advanced Concepts – (714) 444-8772
Abstract:
Micro vibratory gyros (micro gyros) have many advantages that include small size, low power and low cost. The performance of these micro gyros, however, is significantly lower than the more expensive optical gyros, thus preventing use of micro gyros in defense applications. One of the major limiting… More

Tamper Resistant UAV/UGV Embedded Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,947.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
John Leon, Systems Engineer/Manager – (714) 435-8920
Abstract:
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) together with a prime contractor plan to develop an innovative anti-tamper technique for protection of processors and memories found in UAV, UGV, and embedded type systems. Our technique utilizes low power principals designed to have limited power consumption with… More

Threat Assessment Sensor Suite (TASS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,946.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Justice, VP, Sensor Systems – (714) 444-8826
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A sensor concept called Enhanced GEMINI is proposed which exploits a passive visible CMOS imaging array, a new concept in very high sensitivity 3D SWIR Lidar arrays coupled with high pulse rate SWIR fiber lasers, and an extension of state-of-the art in Lamellar Micro-Spectrometers. … More

Internal Combustion Battery (ICB)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$66,111.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Gen. Manager, Microsystem – (714) 444-8772
Abstract:
The Internal Combustion Battery (ICB) is a new type of fueled-based power source designed for applications in portable electronics. The ICB combusts liquid hydrocarbon fuels to produce heat and generates electrical power by thermoelectric conversion. An initial estimate of the ICB designed for… More

Advanced Modular Payload for Small Unmanned Air Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,546.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Justice, Vice President, Sensor Systems – (714) 444-8826
Abstract:
Enhancing the mission capabilities of sensors based on small UAS requires both the exploitation of advanced passive and active sensor technologies and the development of a new, modular system architecture paradigm. Characteristics of Irvine Sensors Corporation"s proposed modular sensor concept… More

Optically Fused Thermal Imaging Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$92,383.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Dave Ludwig, Principal Investigator – (714) 444-8730
Abstract:
Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) using image intensifier (I2) technology have been widely deployed for nighttime reconnaissance and mobility operations. I2 devices produce high resolution images with texture and detail. However, they are limited in obstructed conditions (fog, smoke, dust) and in… More

Ground Tracking Orientation Sensor (GTOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,903.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, Principal Investigator – (714) 444-8772
Abstract:
ISC proposes development of a laser-based sensor for applications in measuring position and orientation of soldier weapons systems. The proposed sensor concept is designed to continuously track movement of the weapon in six degree of freedom. A preliminary analysis shows that a miniature sensor… More

Variable Magnification Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,196.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Pete Kenefick, Senior Vice President, Thermal Syst – (714) 444-8919
Abstract:
US Military forces have extensively deployed image intensification devices for night-time and low light operations. The most common of these devices is the Night Vision Goggle (NVG) seen in both monocular and binocular version as fielded in the AN/PVS-7, -14, -15, and -18, along with the AN/PVS-23.… More

Threat Assessment Sensor Suite (TASS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,760.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
s. W. Justice/Dr. Medhat Azzazy, VP - Sensor Systems/Chief – (714) 444-8826
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A sensor concept called Enhanced GEMINI is proposed which exploits a passive visible CMOS imaging array, a new concept in very high sensitivity 3D SWIR Lidar arrays coupled with high pulse rate SWIR fiber lasers, and an extension of state-of-the art in Lamellar Micro-Spectrometers. … More

Real Time Data Processor for Local Area Space Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,685.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E. Ludwig, Chief Scientist, Cognitive Systems – (714) 444-8730
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Threat Assessment Sensor Suite (TASS) under development by Irvine Sensor Corporation under SBIR sponsorship of AFRL provides a robust sensing capability which includes passive and active sensors with search, detection, tracking, and imaging modes. Work under this task will be focused… More

Balance Augmentation&Tracking Sensor (BATS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,846.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ying Hsu, VP Micro Systems – (714) 444-8772
Abstract:
Current rehabilitative treatment of balance disorder requires long and intensive processes. The development of a wearable device for use in clinic as well as at home and during daily routine activities would enable continuous treatment outside of specialized training settings and accelerated relieve… More