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Company Information:

Company Name: Maxion Technologies, Inc.
City: Andover
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (301) 405-6447

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,251,512.00 16
SBIR Phase II $3,206,352.00 5
STTR Phase I $379,812.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,349,994.00 2

Award List:

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Rui Q. Yang, Acting President
Award Amount: $64,700.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Rui Yang
Award Amount: $99,260.00

Mid-Infrared Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Cascade Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Rui Yang, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
In this program, we propose to develop vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs)based on cascaded type-II InAs/Ga(In)Sb/AlSb quantum wells, which will operate in the3-7 microns mid-IR wavelength region in quasi-CW mode with output power exceeding1 mW. The type-II interband cascade VCSELs… More

Distributed Feedback Interband Cascade Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Rui Yang, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $63,920.00
Abstract:
In this program, we propose to develop single-mode distributed feedback (DFB)interband cascade lasers based on type-II InAs/Ga(In)Sb/AlSb quantum wells. Thesesemiconductor diode lasers will emit in the 3-5 micron mid-IR wavelength region andoperate in quasi-CW mode. The DFB interband cascade lasers… More

Development of Intra-Cavity-Injection Mid-IR Interband Cascade Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John D. Bruno
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70109 Monitoring the development and proliferation of nuclear materials and weapons is an important national objective. Several gases are emitted during the processing of nuclear materials, and their presence at trace levels at a given location essentially establishes that nuclear… More

Thermal Modeling, Design, and Testing of Epi-Side-Up-Mounted Interband Cascade Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John D. Bruno, Vice President and CTO
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
"In this Phase I program, we will assess the feasibility and merits of a new method/design for fabricating epi-side-up-mounted type-II interband cascade (IC) lasers. These mid-IR IC lasers, based on cascaded type-II InAs/Ga(In)Sb/AlSb quantum wells, haverecently demonstrated pulsed operation at… More

High Performance Epi-Side-Up-Mounted Interband Cascade Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Bruno, Vice President and CTO
Award Amount: $396,385.00
Abstract:
Maxion proposes to further develop epi-side-up-mounted interband cascade (IC) lasers emitting in the mid-infrared (IR) wavelength spectral region between 3 and 5 microns. Following up on a successful Phase I effort, Maxion will design, develop,and testimproved IC laser active regions that promise to… More

Mid-Infrared Interband Cascade and Quantum Cascade Lasers for Chemcial Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John D. Bruno
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
70109S02-II Monitoring the development and proliferation of nuclear materials and weapons is an important national objective. Several gases are emitted during the processing of nuclear materials, and their presence at trace levels essentially establishes that nuclear materials are being… More

Mid-Infrared Interband Cascade and Quantum Cascade Lasers for Chemcial Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John D. Bruno
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70109S02-II Monitoring the development and proliferation of nuclear materials and weapons is an important national objective. Several gases are emitted during the processing of nuclear materials, and their presence at trace levels essentially establishes that nuclear materials are being… More

High Performance Quantum Cascade Lasers for Free Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John D. Bruno, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I effort, Maxion will assess the feasibility of developing a high-operating-temperature, high average power, quantum cascade laser emitting in the 9-10 micron wavelength region for application in free space communications. The effort willfocus on laser design and fabrication… More

Epi-Side-Down-Mounted Interband Cascade Laser with Improved Top Cladding Layer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John D. Bruno, Vice President and CTO
Award Amount: $69,775.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I program, we will assess semiconductor diode laser technology to determine which semiconductor lasers are the best candidates for meeting infrared countermeasure (IRCM) requirements in each of the three IRCM wavelength bands. A central focusof the effort will be to test the… More

High Performance Interband Cascade Lasers for Infrared Countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Bruno, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
The overall technical goal of this Phase II project is to develop single, broad area, interband cascade (IC) semiconductor diode lasers emitting in infrared countermeasure (IRCM) Bands II and IV (near 3.8 and 4.3 microns, respectively) that individuallydemonstrate sufficient power and brightness for… More

Quantum-Cascade-Laser-Based Systems for LWIR Military Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard P. Leavitt, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop new quantum cascade-laser (QCL) based systems useful for military platform and perimeter protection, free space communications, infrared countermeasures, and chemical sensing applications. New QCL structures will be designed and optimized, and a careful thermal analysis will… More

Interband Cascade Infrared Light Emitting Diodes for IR Scene Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK
Principal Investigator: John D. Bruno, President & CTO
Award Amount: $99,969.00
RI Contact: Gregory Belenky
Abstract:
Maxion Technologies, in collaboration with a research team at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, proposes to adapt its interband cascade (IC) laser technology to create IR light-emitting-diode (LED) arrays that emit in the 3-5-micron spectral region and can meet necessary array… More

Quantum-Cascade-Laser-Based Systems for LWIR Military Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard P. Leavitt, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $729,975.00
Abstract:
Maxion Technologies will extend the work accomplished during our Phase I effort to develop high-performance quantum-cascade (QC) lasers in the mid-IR spectral region for Army and other DoD and DHS infrared countermeasure (IRCM) applications. The objectives are to: (1) develop and demonstrate a… More

Interband Cascade Infrared Light Emitting Diodes for IR Scene Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK
Principal Investigator: John D. Bruno, President & CTO
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Gregory Belenky
Abstract:
Maxion Technologies, in collaboration with a research team at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, will adapt its interband cascade (IC) laser technology to create IR light-emitting-diode (LED) arrays of size 128 x 128 that emit in the 3-5-micron spectral region and meet necessary array… More

Tunable, Narrow Line Width Mid-Infrared Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Maryland
Principal Investigator: John D. Bruno, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,954.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Maxion Technologies, Inc. (Maxion) and Professor Mario Dagenais and his group at the University of Maryland (UMD) jointly propose to develop a compact, efficient, single mode, narrow linewidth tunable laser source in the 3.2ýýtoýý3.6 micron wavelength region. This effort, if successful, will… More

A Quantum Cascade Laser-Based CO Sensor for Fire Warning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bradshaw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
Maxion Technologies and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) propose to jointly develop a compact, rugged, highly reliable, and autonomous sensor for in-situ monitoring of CO in spacecraft crew areas for fire warning. Our innovation is to combine a custom fabricated Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) with PSI's… More

Tunable, Narrow Line Width Mid-Infrared Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Maryland
Principal Investigator: John Bruno, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,994.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to advance the technology of interband cascade (IC) lasers and their facet coatings and to design, build, and deliver to NASA a tunable, narrow linewidth mid-infrared laser source operating in the 3.2

High Performance Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with Advanced Quantum Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard P. Leavitt, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
The goal of this SBIR effort is to develop an alternative technology for a new generation of high-performance type-II superlattice (SL) detectors that are suitable for MDA applications in the spectral region from 7 to 11 um and beyond and that out-perform detectors that are based on existing… More

Quantum Cascade Laser Beacon for IFF Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John L. Bradshaw, VP Product Development
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I SBIR effort is to demonstrate high wall-plug efficiency (WPE) MWIR and LWIR Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) to enable a small, lightweight, and inexpensive battery-powered multi-spectral laser beacon for field use in identification, friend-or-foe determination, Joint… More

Semiconductor Laser-Based Multi-Spectral IR Source Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Bradshaw, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Maxion Technologies, Inc. proposes to demonstrate a NIR to LWIR simulator test set made up of all-semiconductor diode lasers. The NIR semiconductor diode laser will be a commercial off-the-self laser emitting in the 1.5-2.0 micron range. Two MWIR lasers and two LWIR lasers will be Maxion Quantum… More

A Quantum Cascade Laser-Based CO Sensor for Fire Warning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John L. Bradshaw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,994.00
Abstract:
Maxion Technologies, Inc. (Maxion) proposes to develop and field test a Carbon Monoxide (CO)-sensor prototype for post fire cleanup and CO detection. The sensor will have the dynamic range required to detect and monitor CO from approximately 1 to 500 ppmv with a resolution to 1 ppmv. Maxion will… More

High-Power, Room-Temperature Interband Cascade Laser Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: SUNY Stony Brook
Principal Investigator: Richard P. Leavitt, Principal Research Scientist – (301) 405-8426
Award Amount: $99,904.00
RI Contact: Susan Gasparo
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Maxion Technologies, Inc, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook propose to develop a fundamental understanding of the principles of operation of interband cascade (IC) lasers and to use that understanding to overcome present-day limitations of IC lasers and thereby design… More

Monolithic Beam-Combined Mid-Infrared Laser Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County
Principal Investigator: John Bruno, Area Mgr&Principal Res. – (301) 405-6447
Award Amount: $79,985.00
RI Contact: Jocelyn Chasis
Abstract:
Maxion will develop a monolithic, beam combined array of phase-locked, buried heterostructure (BH) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). The laser array will be designed to emit a low divergence optical beam in a direction normal to the array surface at a wavelength centered at 4.6 microns. The monolithic… More

Characterization and Reduction of Elcetrically Active Defects in Type II SLS Detector Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Frederick J. Towner, Principal Scientist/Engineer – (301) 349-0331
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
Maxion Technologies proposes to adopt and further develop a metrology system tailored to understanding the nature of electrically active trap states in type-II SLS IR detector materials, and demonstrate the utility of the technique as a tool for MBE material optimization. Capacitance transient… More

Mid-IR Tunable Quantum Cascade Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Lascola, Principal Research Scient – (301) 405-0471
Award Amount: $79,989.00
Abstract:
Maxion Technologies proposes to develop a robust, high power, monolithic widely tunable Quantum Cascade Laser (QC) laser. We plan to implement a multi-section QC laser to create a monolithically tunable device, similar to those demonstrated in the near IR for telecommunications. This laser will be… More