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Company Information:

Company Name: NANOPTICS, INC.
City: Gainesville
State: FL
Zip+4: 32609-3307
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (352) 378-6620

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,518,334.00 21
SBIR Phase II $5,550,308.00 9
STTR Phase I $150,000.00 1

Award List:

DEVELOPMENT OF A LUMINESCENT SOLAR CONCENTRATOR FOR ENERGY CONVERSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Julie Harmon , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
In the last three years, radiation resistant plastic scintillation detectors have been developed to operate in the high radiation environment of the new colliding beam machines such as the superconducting super collider (ssc) in the u.s. and large electron positron (lep) collider in europe. these… More

RADIATION HARD PLASTIC SCINTILLATING OPTICAL FIBER SPINNABLETHERMOPLASTIC POLYORGANOSILOXANES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Julie P Harmon , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Radiation hard plastic scintillator fibers are needed for use in detectors of high energy particles at the superconducting super collider (ssc). a class of polymers, polyorganosiloxanes, can withstand radiation doses up to 18 m rad with little optical damage. other optical polymersdiscolor under… More

PROTON MICROPROBE FOR TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN TISSUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

PROTON MICROPROBE FOR TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN TISSUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Recent proton microprobe studies on trace elements in several human disorders have shown the superiority of the proton as compared to the electron microprobe. this has been dramatically demonstrated in studies of aluminum in alzheimer's disease. the reason for the proton beam's superiority is the… More

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW RADIATION RESISTANT LARGE STOKES SHIFTED INTRAMOLECULAR PROTON TRANSFER FLUORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW RADIATION RESISTANT LARGE STOKES SHIFTED INTRAMOLECULAR PROTON TRANSFER FLUORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
We have recently shown that siloxane plastics are excellent candidates as a base for a radiation hard scintillation detector at the ssc. it is envisaged that scintillating plastic will be required in the form of fibers about 1mm diameter for calorimetry and about 200 microns for tracing trajectory… More

LARGE-FORMAT REAL-TIME X-RAY IMAGERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: W Choi
Award Amount: $35,000.00

LARGE-FORMAT REAL-TIME X-RAY IMAGERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: W Choi
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a novel technology for a real-time x-ray imager. the proposed technology can be adapted to specific medical or industrial applications which may have different requiredcharacteristics. the spatial resolution can be in the rangeof 5 to 20 line pairs per mm. a single unit has an active… More

RADIATION RESISTANT SCINTILLATING PLASTIC FIBERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Won Y. Choi
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The large detectors at the super collider (ssc) will requirescintillating and wavelength shifting plastic optical fibers. because of the 100 to 1000 higher intensity at the ssc, the ambient radiation levels are much greater than previously encountered at atom smashers. existing fibers based on… More

HIGH EFFICIENCY FIBER OPTIC IMAGE GUIDES FOR ENDOSCOPES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Richardson
Award Amount: $50,000.00

High-Resolution Spect

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Won Y. Choi
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The specific aim of this Phase I study is to study the feasibility of a new low cost technology for high resolution, high sensitivity, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT). The principal objective of this new technology is to achieve about a factor of six higher spatial resolution… More

A HIGH RESOLUTION SCINTILATOR-BASED NEUTRON DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Won Y Choi
Award Amount: $75,000.00

HIGH EFFICIENCY FIBER OPTIC IMAGE GUIDES FOR ENDOSCOPES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan Richardson
Award Amount: $648,000.00
Abstract:
Medical endoscopes require fiber optic image guides with increased flexibility and enhanced light gathering power. existing image guides use glass optical fibers which are intrinsically brittle and are limited in numerical aperture. we will use image guides made from polymer optical fibers with… More

A HIGH RESOLUTION SCINTILATOR-BASED NEUTRON DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Won Y Choi
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
A novel technology for a scintillator-based neutron converter plate which will have high thermal neutron detection efficiency ( 90%) and inherently high spatial resolution is planned. the neutron converter plate will be made using scintillating plastic micro-fibers with enriched lithium ((6)li)… More

Coherent Fiber Optic Bundles in Infrared

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gerald Frost
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating novel infrared coherent fiber optic bundles. The application is for a passive missile warning receiver (MWR) system in a space based ballistic missile defense platform. The MWR system will use focal plane arrays to sense the plume… More

A Novel Continuous Production Method for Rugged GRIN Plastic Optical Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Walker
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a continuous process of producing rugged, low moisture content, high bandwidth, gradient index plastic optical fiber. This type of fiber is expected to have great utility in high speed local area networks. Existing Japanese production methods… More

A New Manufacturing Technology for Next Generation, Ultra Resolution Fiber Optic Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jacob Tymianski
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a revolutionary new manufacturing technique for ultra high resolution fiber optic elements. They exceed the spatial resolution of all existing fiber optic elements. These elements include fiber optic tapers, fiber optic face plates, fiber optic 180_… More

ENHANCED RESOLUTION, FLEXIBLE ANGIOSCOPE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Tymianski, jacob r
Award Amount: $99,511.00

NOVEL SCREEN/FILM COMBINATION FOR MAMMOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jing, zhenxue
Award Amount: $99,510.00

A Novel Continuous Production Method for Rugged GRIN Plastic Optical Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Walker
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a continuous process of producing rugged, low moisture content, high bandwidth, gradient index plastic optical fiber. This type of fiber is expected to have great utility in high speed local area networks. Existing Japanese production methods… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jing zhenxue
Award Amount: $579,169.00

NOVEL MASS PRODUCTION METHOD FOR OPTICAL BIOSENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jacob R. Tymianski
Award Amount: $99,510.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Won Y. Choi
Award Amount: $90,925.00
Abstract:
Not Available A need exists for small devices that can measure various aerodynamic pressures associated with airfoils in flight. The device should be useful in wind tunnel testing as well as flight testing. In addition, the device should have the following characteris

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bong S. Lee
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bong S. Lee
Award Amount: $476,409.00

NOVEL MASS PRODUCTION METHOD FOR OPTICAL BIO-SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James K. Walker
Award Amount: $1,296,730.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to develop a very low cost, in vitro, arterial blood gas (ABG) sensor and associated handheld readout system. ABG measurements are the most frequently ordered tests in intensive care units. The results of Phase I demonstrated excellent accuracy and reproducibility… More

NOVEL MASS PRODUCTION METHOD FOR OPTICAL BIO-SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James K. Walker
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to develop a very low cost, in vitro, arterial blood gas (ABG) sensor and associated handheld readout system. ABG measurements are the most frequently ordered tests in intensive care units. The results of Phase I demonstrated excellent accuracy and reproducibility… More

Manufacturing Technology Plastic Optical Fiber Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James K. Walker
Award Amount: $180,408.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Within the context of the NIH "Manufacturing Initiative" it is proposed to develop a revolutionary new manufacturing technology for image transmitting, low cost, coherent bundles of plastic optical fibers. These bundles will contain more than 100,000 fibers and… More

STTR Phase I: Development and Manufacture of Multi-Functional Materials and Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Young Noh, DEng
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Roslyn S. Heath
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase 1 project will research and develop continuous micro stereo lithography as an enabling manufacturing platform of biocompatible, multifunctional material… More

Inexpensive, disposable radiation detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: James K. Walker, President
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
We seek proposals to develop, design and build inexpensive radiation detectors capable of crude gamma spectroscopy. Ideally these detectors will be simple and inexpensive enough to be deployed in large numbers and essentially disposable. DESCRIPTION: In DTRA's efforts to prevent the spread… More

Manufacture of Plastic Fiber Optic Microarray Plates for Gene Sequencing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Young Noh
Award Amount: $149,500.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovative Research Phase 1 project will research and develop an enabling manufacturing platform based on lithographic production of plastic fiber microarray plates. These plates will have important advantages over existing glass-fiber… More