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Company Information:

Company Name:
Nova Photonics
Address:
1 Oak Place
Princeton, NJ 08540-4701
Phone:
(609) 258-5631
URL:
EIN:
223726465
DUNS:
3204513
Number of Employees:
6
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,217,574.00 13
SBIR Phase II $4,736,335.00 7
STTR Phase I $324,721.00 2
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,900.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Frad M. Levinton, President
Abstract:
N/a

Development of MegaHertz Laser-Induced Fluorescence for Visualization of Turbulence

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Fred M. Levinton, President
Abstract:
60174 Turbulence is a key factor in the performance of fusion experimental devices, but is poorly understood. The visualization of turbulent processes is an important tool in understanding the phenomenon. In this project, a high repetition rate MegaHertz tunable Alexandrite laser will be… More

Development of MegaHertz Laser-Induced Fluorescence for Visualization of Turbulence

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$400,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Fred M. Levinton, President
Abstract:
60174 Turbulence is a key factor in the performance of fusion experimental devices, but is poorly understood. The visualization of turbulent processes is an important tool in understanding the phenomenon. In this project, a high repetition rate MegaHertz tunable Alexandrite laser will be… More

Coherent Magnetic Field Fluctuation Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,969.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72164S03-I Plasma instabilities are a key factor limiting the performance of fusion devices, and the identification and understanding of these instabilities will be required before fusion can be an economically attractive energy source. To help in the identification and characterization of the… More

Rapidly Tunable, High Throughput Spectral Filter for Plasma Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,900.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75843-Improving the sensitivity and time resolution of spectroscopic plasma diagnostics is required to further understanding and progress in the development of fusion energy as an economically attractive energy source. Higher throughput spectroscopic diagnostics not only will benefit present… More

Plasma Source for a Diagnostic Neutral Beam

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
RI Contact:
Nancy Saxer
Abstract:
Large neutral beams for heating plasmas have played an important role in plasma diagnostics, advancing our understanding of plasma physics in the development of fusion energy. A compact diagnostic neutral beam source for small-to-medium-scale experiments is needed to provide the same advanced level… More

Wide Field Tunable Optical Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,091.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Fred M. Levinton, President
Abstract:
Nova Photonics, Inc. proposes to design and develop a narrow bandwidth spectral filter, with a large aperture, based on a wide field Lyot type birefringent filter. The filter would have a field of view of over +/- 45 degrees in water with a 1 inch diameter aperture. The spectral resolution… More

Wide Field Tunable Optical Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Fred M. Levinton, President
Abstract:
Nova Photonics, Inc. proposes to design, fabricate, and characterize a large aperture, narrow bandwidth spectral filter. Following successful development, the prototype filter will be delivered to the Navy for an undersea demonstration. The filter will have a wide field-of-view and a spectral… More

An In-Situ Calibration System For The Motional Stark Effect Diagnostic On ITER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,967.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
One of the responsibilities of the United States for the international ITER fusion project is to provide a motional Stark effect system for measuring the internal magnetic field profile. The measurement system will be necessary for plasma control and will enable the study of stability and transport.… More

Rapidly Tunable Optical Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Electronically tunable optical ¿lters can provide valuable information in many applications, including medical sciences, remote sensing, and environmental monitoring. Current optical-¿lter technology, such as liquid crystal, is limited in switching speed to tens of milliseconds. However, for… More

Optical Filter for Submarine Laser Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Fred Levinton, President
Abstract:
Nova Photonics proposes to design an optical filter that will be tailored specifically to the submarine-laser communication application. The filter will be tunable/reconfigurable to operate at a set of chosen wavelengths within the 450 nm to 550 nm range. It will feature a field-of-view and bandpass… More

An In-Situ Calibration System For The Motional Stark Effect Diagnostic On ITER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,993.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The standard technique for measuring internal magnetic fields in fusion plasma experiments, the motional Stark effect diagnostic, relies on the analysis of visible light emit­ted from hydrogen beams in the plasma. However, in a fusion-relevant device with a large neutron ¿ux, a labyrinth of… More

Rapidly Tunable Optical Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,993.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Electronically tunable optical ¿lters can provide valuable information in many applications, including medical sciences, remote sensing, and environmental monitoring. Current optical-¿lter technology, such as liquid crystal, is limited in switching speed to tens of milliseconds. However, for… More

Optical Filter for Submarine Laser Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$986,759.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Fred Levinton, President
Abstract:
Nova Photonics proposes to design, fabricate, and characterize an optical filter that will be tailored to submarine-laser communication. The filter will be tunable/reconfigurable to operate at a set of chosen wavelengths within the 450 nm to 550 nm range. It will feature a wide field-of-view and… More

A Water Hydraulic System for Shutter Actuation on ITER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The potential for magnetically con

Measurement of the Radial Electric Field in the Plasma Edge of the Lithium Tokamak Experiment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,957.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Fred Levinton, Dr. – 609-258-5631
Abstract:
The potential for magnetically confined fusion research to provide a clean, safe and abun- dant source of energy drives the proposed work. The experiment we aim to support and enhance, the Lithium Tokamak eXperiment (LTX) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, has a unique configuration designed to… More

Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Cylinder, Associate Engineer – (609) 258-5643
Abstract:
This proposed study intends to find ways to improve the mechanical efficiency of robotic and remotely piloted flapping winged vehicles through the incorporation of elastic components. This will allow the manufacture of such vehicles with greatly enhanced flight duration and agility. Work will… More

High-Temperature Turbine Clearance Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,900.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ethan Schartman, Scientist – (609) 279-9269
Abstract:
Minimization of blade tip clearance in the high pressure turbine and high pressure compressor is very important for turbine efficiency, reduction of emissions, and lower rotor inlet temperature which extends the service life of the engine. This can result in increased payload, extension of mission… More

Tunable Stiffness Thorax/Mechanism for Flapping Wing MAV

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Cylinder, Engineering Associate – (609) 258-5643
Abstract:
This proposed study intends to develop a model and prototype of a flapping winged vehicle through the incorporation of elastic components. This will allow the manufacture of such vehicles with greatly enhanced flight duration and agility. Work will include the design, prototyping, and testing of… More

High-Temperature Turbine Clearance Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,610.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ethan Schartman, Scientist – (609) 243-3167
Abstract:
Minimization of blade tip clearance in the high pressure turbine and high pressure compressor is very important for turbine efficiency, reduction of emissions, and lower rotor inlet temperature which extends the service life of the engine. This can result in increased payload, extension of mission… More

Reliable Laser Ignition System for Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ethan Schartman, Scientist – (609) 279-9269
Abstract:
Spark igniter system failures are a leading cause of gas turbine engine removal from aircraft. To insure relight in the event of engine shutdown at altitude, a high-voltage, high-energy spark is required. The igniter is eroded by each discharge, limiting its lifetime under normal operating… More

STTR Phase I: Rayleigh Relaxation Centrifuge for Aluminum Purification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$224,833.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
RI Contact:
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to apply knowledge developed from a laboratory astrophysics experiment to the challenge of purification of aluminum. Aluminum more readily oxidizes than any metallic impurities such as iron, which makes purifying aluminum cost… More