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Company Information:

Company Name: Neocera , LLC
City: Beltsville
State: MD
Zip+4: 20705
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (301) 210-1010

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,190,826.00 29
SBIR Phase II $5,329,820.00 11
STTR Phase I $449,575.00 4

Award List:

TECHNIQUES FOR THE PULSED ENERGY DEPOSITION OF PARTICLE-FREE, ULTRA-SMOOTH HIGH CRITICAL TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTING THIN FILMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Roger Edwards , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,869.00
Abstract:
Applications of the new high temperature superconductors in electronic components require the development of well-controlled techniques for fabricating thin films of thematerials. considerable success has been obtained with pulsed excimer laser deposition. this method has demonstrated excellent… More

MICROWAVE-COMPATIBLE, HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTING FILMS ON SAPPHIRE SUBSTRATES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger Edwards , President
Award Amount: $49,863.00

MICROWAVE-COMPATIBLE, HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTING FILMS ON SAPPHIRE SUBSTRATES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger Edwards , President
Award Amount: $496,563.00
Abstract:
Among the potential applicaitons of the new high-temperatureceramic superconductors are microwave devices for communications applications. fabrication of such devices will require will-controlled techniques for preparing thin films of the materials on substrates having low microwave losses such as… More

SUPERCONDUCTING NON-RECIPROCAL DEVICES FOR MICROWAVE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Erwin Belohoubek , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,957.00

SUPERCONDUCTING NON-RECIPROCAL DEVICES FOR MICROWAVE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Erwin Belohoubek , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $488,891.00
Abstract:
High temperature superconducting microwave passive components promise to shrink by one to two orders of magnitude, while lowering their losses. superconducting filter structures, delay lines and high-q resonators already have been demonstrated from lthrough k-band at temperatures up to 80k. real… More

A HIGH-SENSITIVE CCD READOUT TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Roger Edwards
Award Amount: $49,995.00

A HIGH-SENSITIVE CCD READOUT TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Roger Edwards
Award Amount: $499,094.00

Superconducting Microwave Lumped Element Using Low- Dielectric Layer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven M. Green
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconductive (HTS) components have advanced to the point where they have started to offer significant advantages, especially for future air or space borne communication systems. So far, most of the microwave HTS demonstration components have been in the form of hybrid distributed… More

High-Epsilon Coatings on Gallium-Arsenide for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Erwin Belohoubek
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Monolithic circuits have steadily advanced over the past decade making it possible now to fabricate high performance miniature subsystems in the microwave and millimeter wave range. The major drawback of these circuits to date is the lack of high-Q components. High dielectric-constant, low-loss… More

HIGH TC SUPERCONDUCTING THIN FILMS FOR TRANSFER STANDARD RADIOMETERS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: K S Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
High temperature superconducting (htsc) films have a large potential as detectors of electromagnetic radiation. to be useful for transfer standard radiometers, it is necessary that the htsc film quality should be very high, both from the view points of structure and superconducting properties. a… More

Magnetic Microscope for the Inspection of Multichip Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Green
Award Amount: $99,733.00
Abstract:
This is a proposal to develop and market a verification and inspection tool for MCM substrates. By reducing the risk of mounting good die on to defective MCM substrates, a significant reduction in cost and improvement in the yield and reliability of populated MCMs can be realized. A tool which… More

Superconducting Switchable Circulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Erwin Belohoubek
Award Amount: $69,996.00

Superconducting Switchable Circulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Erwin Belohoubek
Award Amount: $599,996.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconductive (HTS) components have advanced to the point where they start to offer substantial benefits for future communication systems and phased array antenna technology. We propose here to build on our recently successful demonstration of a superconducting circulator and… More

Application of High Temperature Superconducting Materials to Compsoite Structures in Thin Film Interconnected Electronic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: K.s. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
In future military and commercial communication infrastructures, there is a growing need to handle high density packaging problems, dispersion, losses and multireflections, associated with signal lines carrying short pulses. High temperature superconducting (HTS) thin film technology has reached a… More

Tunable High Temperature Superconducting Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: K.s. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $79,997.00

Radar Cross Section Reduction using High Temperature Superconductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: K.s. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Radar Cross Section Reduction using High Temperature Superconductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: K.s. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) electrically small antennas have high radiation efficiency and directivity that is clearly superior to conventional metal antenna systems. These small antennas have correspondingly small radar cross sections (RCS) that can all but be eliminated on demand by… More

Tunable High Temperature Superconducting Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: K.s. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $746,498.00
Abstract:
There is a significant market for tunable filters with potentially large defense and commercial applications. The role of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials for the fabrication of high performance microwave devices is getting increased recognition. The realization of tunable high… More

Magnetic Oxide Films on Silicon Substrates for Sensor Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: K.s. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
There is a significant market for magnetoresistive sensors as read heads for ultra high density magentic information storage, with potentially large defense and commercial applications. The recently discovered colossal magentoresistance (CMR) effects in (La, Ca) Mn O3 abd related manganite oxide… More

SBIR PHASE I: Nonlinear Optical Films on GaAs for Integrated Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: K. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $74,985.00

SWITCHABLE NOTCH FILTER TECHNOLOGY WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS AND SILICON ON SAPPHIRE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: K.s. Harshavardhan , Group Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: High Temperature Superconducting Materials Development for High Power RF and Microwave Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: K. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $74,960.00

Double-sided High Temperature Superconducting Films for Microwave Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Lee A. Knauss
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project has the primary objective of coating two sides of a substrate with High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) thin films and patterning them into microwave devices. Double sided HTS films offer reduced volume, less weight and higher performance… More

SWITCHABLE NOTCH FILTER TECHNOLOGY WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS AND SILICON ON SAPPHIRE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: K.s. Harshavardhan , Group Manager
Award Amount: $599,989.00

Bandwidth Stabilized, Magnetically Tunable Superconducting Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: K. S. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Successful development of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) tunable devices such as multipole band pass filters and demonstration of their high-Q performance will lead to significant enhancements in several military and commercial communications systems The primary objective of the present SBIR… More

High Temperature Superconducting Materials Development for High Power RF and Microwave Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: K. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $299,986.00

Improvement of Spatial Resolution in Scanning Microwave Microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Hans Christen
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Electrically Tunable Microwave Materials Based on Novel Superlattices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hans-Martin Christen, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $69,991.00

HTS SQUID Determination of Corrosion Rates in Aluminum Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Maryland
Principal Investigator: Lee Knauss
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A

HTS Transmission Lines on Flexible Substrates for Digital Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: K Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Situational Awareness can mean the difference between success and failure in a conflict. It can also be the difference between life and death for a casualty in that conflict. The ViaSat MediWatch system is a medical data fusion watchboard designed to allow the user the greatest access… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Hans Christen
Award Amount: $0.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Hans Christen
Award Amount: $396,537.00

HTS Transmission Lines on Flexible Substrates for Digital Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: K. S. Harshavardhan
Award Amount: $445,887.00

Pulsed Electron-beam Technology for High Temperature Superconducting Coated- Conductors ; Subtopic:Superconductivity Materials (BMDO/02-214C)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: K. S. Harshavardhan, Director, PLD/Thin Films
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"A high-performance technology platform to prepare coated conductors based on high-temperature superconductors (HTS) currently exists. Large scale commercialization of this technology is delayed due to the non-availability of a viable,cost effective HTSprocessing method that could provide a… More

A Multi-Technique Platform for Non-Invasive PCB Performance Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lee Knauss, Director, Magma Project
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
A highly sensitive magnetic microscope with submicron resolution will be used to identify and assess difference between good, defective, and failing printed circuit boards (PCB)in order to develop a non-invasive technique for automatically detecting defects in PCBs. Three sensor types, SQUID, GMR,… More

SBIR Phase I: Scanning Magnetic Microscope Using a Tapered Magnetoresistive Probe for Nanoscale Current Imaging of Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Solomon I. Woods, Mr
Award Amount: $99,680.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project is aimed at recasting magneto-resistive sensors in a high aspect ratio probe geometry to achieve nanoscale imaging of weak buried currents in a large range of packaged microelectronic devices. The manufacture of integrated circuits has… More

Development of Multilayer High-Temperature Superconducting Films with High-Power Handling Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Solomon H. Kolagani, Director, Thin Films
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Frank D. Schimmoller
Abstract:
The primary objective of this STTR is to develop thick, high-temperature superconducting (HTS) multi-layer heterostructures for high-power handling microwave devices and with reduced nonlinearities. Building on the resources of Neocera's materials research on HTS heterostructures and MIT Lincoln… More

SBIR Phase I: Improvements in Reliability of Semiconductor Products Using Magnetic Current Imaging for Fault Isolation of Open Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Antonio Orozco, Dr
Award Amount: $99,067.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will extend the capabilities of magnetic current imaging to detect open failures in semiconductor packages with an accuracy of 30 microns. The largest, most difficult problem encountered in packages is electrical opens due to increasing… More

STTR Phase I: Scanning Magnetic Microscope using a Ferromagnetic Flux-Guide Coupled to a SQUID for Nanoscale Current Imaging of Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of MD College Park
Principal Investigator: Antonio B. Orozco, Dr
Award Amount: $149,583.00
RI Contact: Frederick C. Wellstood
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop a hybrid scanning-SQUID microscope coupled to a magnetic flux-guide to achieve nanoscale imaging of weak buried currents in a large range of packaged microelectronic devices. The manufacture of integrated circuits has become… More

Superconducting Current Leads for Cryogenic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Solomon Kolagani, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,909.00
Abstract:
Space flight cryocoolers will be able to handle limited heat loads at their expected operating temperatures and the current leads may be the dominant contributor to the heat load. In the present SBIR, we propose an innovative approach that could significantly reduce heat loads introduced by current… More

Development of Epitaxial GaN Films for RF Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeonggoo Kim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,890.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this SBIR is to develop epitaxial GaN films with threading dislocation density less than 10^6 cm^-2. We propose an innovative approach combining two Pulsed Energy technologies: plasma-energy-controlled Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) to deposit high quality epitaxial GaN… More

SBIR Phase I: Fault Isolation of Open Circuits in Semiconductor Products using Magnetic Current Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Antonio Orozco, PhD
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will extend the capabilities of magnetic current imaging to detect open failures in semiconductor packages with an accuracy of 30 microns to facilitate the integration of semiconductor components and devices into systems. The largest,… More

Development of Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices, Based on Novel Metal-Oxide Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Solomon Kolagani, Director, Thin Films
Award Amount: $99,993.00
RI Contact: Cynthia Niznik
Abstract:
The recent discovery of a high-mobility two-dimensional electron gas at the interface between a polar oxide (LaAlO3) and a non-polar oxide (SrTiO3) has fueled significant interest in oxide-based electronics. The interface between these materials has been shown to be switchable between a metallic and… More

SBIR Phase II: Fault Isolation of Open Circuits in Semiconductor Products using Magnetic Current Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Antonio Orozco, PhD
Award Amount: $456,379.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will enable detection of open circuit failures in semiconductor packages and integrated circuits with an accuracy of 10 microns by extending capabilities of magnetic current imaging. This has been one of the most difficult… More