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Company Information:

Company Name: NOVA Scientific, Inc.
City: Sturbridge
State: MA
Zip+4: 01566-1251
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (508) 347-7679

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,800,458.00 21
SBIR Phase II $7,164,381.00 9
STTR Phase I $450,000.00 4
STTR Phase II $2,257,928.00 3

Award List:

INTELLIGENT CONTROLLER FOR NEUROSCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Peter H Hartline
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Low-cost workstations and increasingly powerful pcs now make it feasible for a computer to record experimental data and make high-level analyses of the results for many classes of neuroscience experiments. the computer should further be able to determine autonomously when statistically valid results… More

Intelligent Controller for Clinical Science Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Peter H. Hartline
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
We will perform proof-of-concept research on a Real-Time Expert System that will entail several parts: 1) capture data from the computer that presently controls a clinical laboratory's testing or research ; 2) perform sophisticated analyses of incoming results; 3) make routine test or experiment… More

Microchannel Plate X-Ray Collimator For Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: W. Feller
Award Amount: $97,357.00

Improved Detection of Large Biomolecules in TOF-MS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: W Feller
Award Amount: $81,000.00

Microchannel Plate X-Ray Collimator For Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: W. Feller
Award Amount: $364,383.00
Abstract:
A compact X-ray lens which could accurately collimate X-rays from a point source to a quasi-parallel beam would have a significant impact in proximity lithography. Microchannel plates (MCPs), very lightweight and relatively inexpensive lead glass wafers containing millions of well-aligned and… More

High Dynamic Range Microchannel Plate Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Feller
Award Amount: $64,967.00

Miniaturized Detector To Measure Space Plasmas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Feller , V.p. Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,985.00

Improved Detection of Large Biomolecules in TOF-MS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: W Feller
Award Amount: $452,216.00
Abstract:
One of the most desired improvements in the study of high mass biopolymers in time-of-flightmass spectrometry is increased detector sensitivity and efficiency. The innovations we propose willsubstantially improve microchannel plates (MCPs) as detectors of high mass biomolecular ions. This willbe… More

High Throughput E-Beam Lithography System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul L. White
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
NOVA Scientific, Inc. proposes to develop an electron-beam lithography system capable of high throughput patterning of full-sized semiconductor wafers with minimum feature size to 0.1 um and below. NOVA's key design element is the use of a novel and robust electron source based upon field emission… More

Microchannel Plate Imaging Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Feller
Award Amount: $74,971.00
Abstract:
One highly desired improvement for neutron sensing is an imaging neutron detector with high two-dimensional spatial resolution and a large detector area. At present, achievable real-time neutron imaging detector resolution is only about 1 mm. The innovation proposed is to adapt for neutron imaging… More

HIGH RESOLUTION X RAY IMAGING FACEPLATE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: White, paul l
Award Amount: $99,883.00
Abstract:
NOVA Scientific proposes a fundamentally new approach to X-ray scintillator imaging through a customized, segmented scintillator coupled to a fiber optic faceplate. Computer modeling predicts a significant improvement in modulation transfer function (MTF) over that of currently available… More

High Throughput E-Beam Lithography System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul L. White
Award Amount: $2,382,173.00
Abstract:
NOVA Scientific, Inc. proposes to develop an electron-beam lithography system capable of high throughput patterning of full-sized semiconductor wafers with minimum feature size to 0.1 um and below. NOVA's key design element is the use of a novel and robust electron source based upon field emission… More

Microchannel Plate Imaging Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Feller
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
One highly desired improvement for neutron sensing is an imaging neutron detector with high two-dimensional spatial resolution and a large detector area. At present, achievable real-time neutron imaging detector resolution is only about 1 mm. The innovation proposed is to adapt for neutron imaging… More

HIGH RESOLUTION NEUTRON IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,994.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: R. G. Downing, Sr. Neutron Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

High Resolution Hybrid MCP Detector for Thermal Neutrons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Feller, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
65015 A hybrid microchannel plate imaging detector for thermal neutrons, capable of both high detection efficiency and exceptional resolution, would provide a significant technology advance for neutron physics. This project will develop an electron avalanche detector using boron-based glass, where… More

A New Approach to Silicon Avalanche Detector Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: R. Gregory Downing, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
65066 This project will develop a low energy neutron detector based upon capture and conversion with a boron-enriched microfiber electron multiplier. The detector will be suitable for large and shaped formats and will achieve high detection efficiency, low gamma response, and good resolution. … More

Fast-Response, Two-Dimensional Detector for Epithermal Neutron Detection with Adjustable Shape

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: R. Gregory Downing, Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60524 Existing neutron detector technology for neutron scattering instrumentation, used in materials research, is both expensive and limits the potential of U.S. researchers. To effectively utilize neutron scattering instrumentation, highly efficient, high-count rate detectors are needed… More

Fast-Response, Two-Dimensional Detector for Epithermal Neutron Detection with Adjustable Shape

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: R. Gregory Downing, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
60524 Existing neutron detector technology for neutron scattering instrumentation, used in materials research, is both expensive and limits the potential of U.S. researchers. To effectively utilize neutron scattering instrumentation, highly efficient, high-count rate detectors are needed… More

Microchannel Plate Hard X-Ray Imaging Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Feller
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72793S03-I Hard X-ray (10 to 250 keV) imaging detection, used in nuclear physics experiments, requires very high (~20 micron) spatial and timing (~1 ns) resolution in a large format (several hundred cm2), very low background noise, high dynamic range, radiation hardness, and compatibility with… More

Large Area Neutron Counter Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Feller, Vice-President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
NOVA Scientific will demonstrate a large-area/low-cost neutron detection system having high detector quantum efficiency and high signal-to noise ratio. The approach utilizes an embedded neutron absorber in a solid state detector, utilizing known processingtechnology. The system detects fissionable… More

Spatial Mapping Neutron Detector for Advanced Neutron Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: R. Gregory Downing, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
75533-Newer and more sensitive tools are needed to enhance neutron diffraction residual stress programs through better detector resolution, better neutron detection efficiency, and longer useful time of service. Such improved detectors would support and improve materials research in metal forming,… More

Large Area Neutron Counter Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: W. B. Feller, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
NOVA Scientific will demonstrate a large-area/low-cost neutron detection system having high neutron sensitivity with very high signal-to noise ratio. The approach utilizes an embedded neutron absorber in a solid state detector based upon known Microchannel Plate (MCP) processing technology. The… More

High-Resolution, Two-Dimensional Neutron Imaging Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Nova Scientific proposes a high-resolution neutron imaging detector having a specialized neutron-sensitive electron amplified detection stage integrated with a cross-strip electronic readout capable of centroid averaging. This detector system will have direct application to two-dimensional imaging… More

High-Resolution, Two-Dimensional Neutron Imaging Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: W. Feller
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
NOVA Scientific proposes a high-resolution neutron imaging detector having a specialized neutron-sensitive electron amplified detection stage integrated with a cross-strip electronic readout capable of centroid averaging. Phase 1 efforts demonstrated spatial resolutions of 15 µm with high… More

High Detection Efficiency, Solid State MicroFiber Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: W. b B. Feller, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The movement of nuclear materials requires improved detection capabilities for identification and location. More efficient neutron detectors are needed to detect fast neutrons, while also discriminating a neutron event from that of a gamma event. This project will develop a simplified solid-state… More

Efficient Thermal Neutron Position Sensitive Detector Neutron and Electron Beam Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of California - Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Anton Tremsin, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Patricia Gates
Abstract:
This project will develop a novel type of thermal neutron counting detector, which will be optimized for the imaging of thermal neutrons with high detection efficiency (greater than 50 percent), spatial resolution (approximately 55 microns), and time resolution (approximately 1 millisecond) for each… More

Combined Solid-State Neutron Gamma High Efficiency Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Paul L. White, President
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
NOVA proposes development of a novel combined solid-state neutron and gamma detector achieved by integrating 10B/Gd loaded neutron-sensitive microchannel plates with high performance scintillators and readout to provide both neutron and gamma detection within a single unit. NOVA will team with St.… More

Compact and Efficient Cold and Thermal Neutron Collimators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Principal Investigator: W. Feller, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Patricia A. Gates
Abstract:
New neutron radiographic imaging facilities at the Spallation Neutron Source will require detectors with better position resolution and rate capability than available with existing technologies. This project will develop a novel type of compact thermal neutron collimator for these detectors. These… More

Combined Solid-State Neutron Gamma High Efficiency Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Feller
Award Amount: $492,248.00
Abstract:
NOVA Scientific proposes Phase II development of a solid-state, high-efficiency neutron detection alternative to 3He gas tubes employing neutron-sensitive microchannel plates (MCPs) containing 10B and/or Gd. This program supports the DNDO development of technologies designed to detect and interdict… More

Very Large Area Microchannel Plate Neutron Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: W. B. Feller, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
NOVA Scientific, Inc., teamed with the Electronics Group of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, proposes to construct very large area Microchannel Plate neutron detectors. The applications of these much larger format detectors will serve an exceptionally broad range of government agencies from neutron… More

Very Large Area Microchannel Plate Neutron Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: W. Feller, Dr. – 508-347-7679
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
NOVA Scientific, Inc., teamed with the Detector Group of the ORNL Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, proposes to construct very large area Microchannel Plate neutron detectors. Larger format (20 cm square) tileable detectors will serve an exceptionally broad range… More

Next Generation Neutron Diffraction Detector for Neuroscience

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: W. B. Feller – 508-347-7679
Award Amount: $152,301.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): NOVA Scientific proposes to adapt a powerful new type of neutron diffraction instrumentation for biological applications, a neutron counting and imaging detector called the MCP/Medipix detector. The detector offers muchhigher spatial and timing resolution, as… More

Advanced Energy-Resolving Imaging Detectors for Applications at Pulsed Neutron Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Principal Investigator: W. Bruce Feller, Mr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
A number of unique non-destructive testing techniques and fundamental research studies are enabled by the modern bright pulsed neutron sources. In addition to all the methods previously developed at continuous neutron sources the pulsed structure of neutron beam enables a number of novel… More

Very Large Area MicroChannel Plate Neutron Detectors for Neutron Scattering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: W. Feller, Mr.
Award Amount: $923,362.00
Abstract:
The project is developing a new sensor technology that can measure carbon dioxide levels with precision that matches or exceeds the state-of-the-art performance, but will reduce the price dramatically, and will for the first time enable instruments deployed in remote locations to operate unattended… More