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Company Information:

Company Name:
Luxel Corporation
Address:
515 Tucker Avenue
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-8040
Phone:
(360) 378-4137
URL:
N/A
EIN:
911404974
DUNS:
67760363
Number of Employees:
17
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
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,335,758.00 20
SBIR Phase II $5,971,859.00 10

Award List:

An Ultrathin Foil Neutral Density Filter Set for the Infrared

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Lefever-Button , Systems Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

An Ultrathin Foil Neutral Density Filter Set for the Infrared

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$200,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Lefever-Button , Systems Engineer
Abstract:
A solution to the need for OD 3 to OD 10 neutral density filters in the infrared (2 to 25 um) with flat wavelength dependence is suggested using submicron thickness polymer films as substrates for multi-layer or co-deposited metallic alloy coatings. Initial studies used Lexan and although they… More

Soft X-Ray Filters Designed For Transmission Between 40 And 170a

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,835.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Craig W. Andrus , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
N/a

Polyimide X-ray Filter Substrates Optimized for Strength at Cryogenic Temperatures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,660.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,991.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

High throughput thin foil filters with enhanced durability for the x-ray and EUV regions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,671.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Craig W. Andrus, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,548.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Lefever-Button, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Craig W. Andrus, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$593,569.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Craig W. Andrus, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

Composites of Fiber-Reinforced Ultra Thin Films for X-ray Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,984.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Heidi 1. Lopez, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
Metalized polyimide films have become a standard for soft x-ray filters due to polyimide¿s strength and thermal stability. Utilization of polyimide support has led to increasingly larger and thinner filters, and throughput on missions such as the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been increased… More

Novel Ceria-Based Materials for Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,817.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
David A. Grove, Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
65884 In the operation of compact plasma Wakefield accelerators, a filter is required to separate the laser beam from the electronic beam, and to provide electron beam diagnostics. Currently available technology does not permit the construction of suitably flat, ultrathin filters. This project… More

Superinsulation for Ductwork

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,894.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Heidi deLopez, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
65253 It is desirable to mass produce low cost targets for Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) by a fully automated process. This project will adapt and improve techniques currently in development for producing targets for the National Ignition Facility for this application. In particular, an… More

Vapor-Deposited Polyimide for Freestanding Multilayer X-ray Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Lefever-Button, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Freestanding metallized polyimide films have become a standard for soft x-ray filters. The strength and thermal stability of polyimide has been used to advantage in producing increasingly larger and thinner filters. To continue this trend and to improve the durability and throughput of filters for… More

Vapor-Deposited Polyimide for Freestanding Multilayer X-ray Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,605.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Lefever-Button, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
Freestanding metallized polyimide films have become a standard for soft x-ray filters. The strength and thermal stability of polyimide has been used to advantage in producing increasingly larger and thinner filters. To continue this trend and to improve the durability and throughput of filters for… More

Ultra-Thin Optical Diagnostic Filters for Plasma Wakefield Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65884 In plasma wakefield acceleration, electron and laser beams emerge together from the plasma. A filter is required to separate the two beams and to provide electron beam diagnostics. The filter must be thin enough, so as not to impede the electron beam, and highly reflective, in… More

Repetitive Replacement of Target Assemblies for Pulsed-Power Driven Inertial Fusion Energy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,913.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70318 A major challenge to demonstrating the feasibility of pulsed-power-driven Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) is the repetitive replacement of the target assembly. The target assembly consists of a spherical capsule, filled with cryogenic deuterium-titrium, and surrounded by a cylinder of… More

Ultra-Thin Optical Diagnostic Filters for Plasma Wakefield Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$680,068.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65884 In plasma wakefield acceleration, electron and laser beams emerge together from the plasma. A filter is required to separate the two beams and to provide electron beam diagnostics. The filter must be thin enough, so as not to impede the electron beam, and highly reflective, in… More

Composites of Fiber-Reinforced Ultra Thin Films for X-ray Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Heidi Lopez, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
Metalized polyimide films have become a standard for soft x-ray filters due to polyimide¿s strength and thermal stability. Utilization of polyimide support has led to increasingly larger and thinner filters, and throughput on missions such as the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been increased… More

Composites of Fiber-Reinforced Ultra Thin Films for X-ray Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,756.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Heidi Lopez, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
Metalized polyimide films have become a standard for soft x-ray filters due to polyimide¿s strength and thermal stability. Utilization of polyimide support has led to increasingly larger and thinner filters, and throughput on missions such as the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been increased… More

Low-Cost Fabrication of Inertial Fusion Energy Capsule Supports

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,766.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72259S03-I The proposed target for heavy-ion-driven inertial fusion energy (IFE) consists of a spherical capsule suspended in the middle of a cylindrical hohlraum. The capsule must be accurately located (¿ microns) by two ultra-thin membranes which must have high strength, high radiation… More

Extreme Ultraviolet Interference Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,512.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The proposed innovation combines advances in EUV multilayer coating technology with Luxel?s long established manufacturing techniques to produce thin foil EUV and X-ray transmission filters. Currently, EUV filter passbands are limited to those that can be created from combinations of the natural… More

Formed Membrane Target Components for Inertial Confinement Fusion and Inertial Fusion Energy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,701.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72259-The future of inertial fusion energy depends upon the successful demonstration of ignition and gain. Ignition and other inertial confinement fusion experiments require thin, shaped membranes for target components. In most target concepts, the spherical fuel capsule is suspended in the middle… More

Gridless TEM Sample Supports

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,399.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase I SBIR project is to demonstrate fully the feasibility of nano-thin, high strength, polyimide membrane as a significantly improved sample support for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). TEM samples are currently supported on metal… More

Superconducting Thin-Film Interconnects for Cryogenic Photon Detector Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,943.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Advanced imaging spectrometers for x-ray astronomy will require significant improvements in the high density interconnects between the detector arrays and the first stage electronics. These detectors operate at 50 to 100 mK, while the first stage is held between 1.3-1.5 K. Interconnects are needed… More

Gridless TEM Sample Supports

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,244.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase II project is to fully develop and characterize the performance of nano-thin polyimide membrane sample supports for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and to design, test, and implement batch- to mass-production techniques in order… More

Superconducting Thin-Film Interconnects for Cryogenic Photon Detector Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,950.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David A. Grove, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Next generation astrophysical observatories need improvements in readout electronics and associated high density interconnects. In particular, advanced imaging spectrometers for x-ray astronomy will require significant improvements in the high density interconnects between the detector arrays and… More

Blocking Filters with Enhanced Throughput for X-Ray Microcalorimetry

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,896.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Mark G. Hagen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
X-ray microcalorimeters have developed to provide unprecedented energy resolution and signal sensitivity. To take maximum advantage of the microcalorimeter's performance, a new and improved blocking filter stack is needed to further enhance low level sensitivity and mission throughput. The… More

Blocking Filters with Enhanced Throughput for X-Ray Microcalorimetry

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,975.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Betcher, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA will fly x-ray microcalorimeters on several mission payloads scheduled within the next 5 years: New and improved IR/Visible blocking filters are urgently needed to realize the full potential and throughput of these missions. The innovation proposed, high transmission polyimide support mesh,… More

Wet Sample Holder for Synchrotron-Based X-ray Microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Researchers using beam lines at the Nation¿s synchrotron light sources require specimen holders that can control the sample environment, in order to investigate materials in their natural state and under controlled experimental conditions. Many materials are best studied in a wet or hydrated… More

High Throughput Soft X-Ray Filters with Enhanced IR-Rejection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,926.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Grove, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
To fully realize the advances NASA has made in x-ray microcalorimeter detectors, x-ray filters with enhanced out-of-band performance are needed. Blocking filters are essential components in these cryogenic detectors to minimize thermal load while admitting the soft x-rays of interest. Theoretically,… More