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Company Information:

Company Name: Sun Innovations, Inc.
City: Fremont
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (510) 651-1329

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,313,696.00 13
SBIR Phase II $3,559,284.00 6

Award List:

SBIR Phase II: Novel Nanosized Magnets for Highly Sensitive Multiplexing Bio-Molecular Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ted Sun, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop and validate highly sensitive contrasting agents in-vivo, for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnosis, based on a series of novel nano-sized ferromagnets. Prior Phase I work used combinatorial chemistry to… More

Novel Display Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: J-q Liu, CTO
Award Amount: $69,738.00
Abstract:
We strive to develop a low weight, bright, high resolution, and practical 3D display technology that will generate true volumetric images utilizing a crossed-beam laser volume addressing technique. Rather than using the existing 3D display media - a solidblock of upconversion fluoride glass doped… More

Advanced Volumetric Display System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: J. Q. Liu, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
We live in a 3-D world and naturally interact with 3D objects, yet we are still relying on a 2D display to visualize 3-D electronic data at information age. Although the volumetric display by crossbeam upconversion fluorescence is superior in principle compared to competing technologies, it is… More

Visible/UV Image Projector for Sensor Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: J. Q. Liu, CTO, executive VP
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
LS Technologies proposes to develop a high performance broadband image projector for ¿hardware-in-the-loop¿" scene generator using a specially designed and fabricated MEMS micro-mirror array, which has many intrinsic advantages over other potential image projector technologies. Using an innovative… More

Discovery of Dense Ce Activated Scintillators for SPECT and PET by High Throughput Screening Method

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ted Sun, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
76302-The primary detector in SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) instruments, used for medical imaging, requires scintillators with improved detection efficiency, high stopping power, energy resolution, low cost, and fast speed of response. … More

Advanced X-ray Digital Dental Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jianqiang Liu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate an advanced digital X-ray diagnostic system for Dental imaging. Compare to current digital Dental X-ray imaging system (DDIS), the proposed technology will significantly improve image resolution with high magnification, enhance… More

SBIR Phase II: Novel Nanosized Magnets for Highly Sensitive Multiplexing Bio-Molecular Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ted Sun, Dr
Award Amount: $497,185.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop and validate highly sensitive contrasting agents in-vivo, for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnosis, based on a series of novel nano-sized ferromagnets. Prior Phase I work used combinatorial chemistry to… More

SBIR Phase I: Advanced MicroDisplay Engine for Full Windshield Transparent Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jian-Qiang Liu, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project will develop an ultra-fast, compact (2 cm x 2 cm x 2 cm) and random-addressable laser scanner for automotive windshield display system. The company has recently built, for the first time, a prototype of automobile full-windshield display… More

SBIR Phase I: Combinatorial Nano-Synthesis and Informatics for Rapid Discovery of Advanced Scintillators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ted Sun, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop and validate a set of novel combinatorial nano-synthesis and informatics tools, which can lead to the rapid search and discovery of efficient and fast scintillators for next generation detectors with increased energy and temporal… More

Combinatorial Search of Advanced Scintillators for Medical Imaging Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ted X. Sun
Award Amount: $143,990.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Scintillators are the "eyes" of many modern medical imaging diagnosis systems, whose performance, to a large extent, is determined by the choice of scintillators. The recent demands for faster (e.g. from PET, which requires nanoseconds of fluorescent decay time)… More

Combinatorial Search for Advanced Semiconductor Scintillators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ted Sun, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Current particle and radiation detectors, used in nuclear physics experiments, require scintillators with improved detection efficiency or sensitivity, high stopping power, superior energy resolution, fast speed of response, and low cost. Unfortunately, no existing commercial scintillator has all… More

Novel Materials that Enhance Efficiency and Radiation Resistance of Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Xiao-Dong Sun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
Solar cell is the key device in generating electrical power for spacecrafts. It is an on-going challenge in maximizing electrical power available to spacecraft while reducing overall stowage volume and mass of solar array. While the "record" solar cells approach the theoretical limit after several… More

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Nano-Phosphors for Novel Electronic Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: ted sun, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will develop phosphorescent nano-materials for full windshield display (FWD). The PI has developed single color FWD technology, which has been demonstrated to the automotive industry. New, advanced nano-phosphors will be developed to overcome many of the current problems… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Projection Display System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: ted sun, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR research project will develop and demonstrate an innovative technology to turn a transparent glass or plastic panel into a full color, high contrast electronic information display, without affecting the optical transparency of the panel. Novel quantum dots based materials will be developed… More

SBIR Phase II: Novel Projection Display System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: ted sun, PhD
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a novel ""fluorescent emissive projection"" (FEP) display system, which will turn a glass window or windshield into a full color, high contrast electronic display panel, without blocking the view through the glass. The team… More

SBIR Phase II: Advanced Nano-Phosphors for Novel Electronic Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: ted sun, PhD
Award Amount: $491,501.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to develop a fully functional color ""transparent display screen"" prototype, based on a set of outdoor stable nano-phosphors with very high fluorescent quantum efficiency and well-controlled nano-particle sizes. With these advanced… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Nano-Crystal Materials That Enhance Solar Cell Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: hao wang, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research project is to develop and apply a novel nano-crystalline functional material to existing commercial solar cells or modules, to significantly enhance their energy conversion efficiency, without incurring much cost or disruption to existing solar cell production… More

Novel Materials that Enhance Efficiency and Radiation Resistance of Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: ted sun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,957.00
Abstract:
Spacecrafts rely on arrays of solar cells to generate electrical power. It is an on-going challenge to maximize electrical power available to spacecraft while reducing overall stowage volume and mass of solar array, which requires developing more efficient solar cells with higher specific power… More

High Throughput Screening for Advanced Scintillation Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ted Sun
Award Amount: $740,641.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this SBIR project is to rapidly discover advanced scintillators for applications in many medical imaging detectors, using an efficient combinatorial screening process. In Phase I, we have developed and demonstrated the feasibility on a set of… More