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Company Information:

Company Name: Nu-Trek
City: San Diego
State: CA
Zip+4: 92127-
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.nu-trek.com
Phone: (858) 487-0620

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,756,659.00 28
SBIR Phase II $6,297,872.00 8
STTR Phase I $199,931.00 2
STTR Phase II $999,915.00 1

Award List:

GaAs and Higher Z PCDs for Flash X-ray Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: John E. Rauch, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,796.00
Abstract:
We will develop, demonstrate, and commercialize detectors, dose rate monitors, ratio monitors, and other diagnostics using GaAs and higher Z PCDs. In order to ensure the reliability and efficacy of the detectors, they will be subjected to a stringent testprotocal that will evaluate them agianst 8… More

GaAs and Higher Z PCDs for Flash X-ray Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: John E. Rauch, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Nu-Trek will design, fabricate, and demonstrate 23 models of GaAs PCDs. Technical characteristics include 50-500 ps response time, 10E6-10E12 rad(Si)/s dose rate capability, and a spectral range of < 1 keV through several MeV. The GaAs PCDs will be used asdose rate monitors, flux monitors, and as… More

GaAs and Higher Z PCDs for Flash X-ray Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: John E. Rauch, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Nu-Trek will design, fabricate, and demonstrate 23 models of GaAs PCDs. Technical characteristics include 50-500 ps response time, 10E6-10E12 rad(Si)/s dose rate capability, and a spectral range of < 1 keV through several MeV. The GaAs PCDs will be used asdose rate monitors, flux monitors, and as… More

Investigation and Reduction of Component Failure Caused by Pulse Power Waveform Fine Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John E. Rauch, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,940.00
Abstract:
Pulse power (LINAC) waveform fine structure can cause premature railspan collapse. This issue is especially relevant to THAAD and TMD, because of planned use of commercial, sub micron and deep sub-micron technologies. LINAC fine structure has beenoccasionally studied but there is no reliable,… More

Fast Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention System FPA ROIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Rauch, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Since modern microelectronics are capable of responding in times comparable to gamma pulse risetimes, it is critical to have circumvention techniques that offer protection in the same time frames. We will couple Nu-Trek's ultra fast GaAs detector technology (< 30 ps response time) with… More

Improving Radiation Tolerance of COTS-Based Systems With Fast Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Rauch, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Since modern microelectronics are capable of responding in times comparable to gamma pulse risetimes, it is critical to have circumvention techniques that offer protection in the same time frames. We will couple Nu-Trek's ultra fast GaAs detector technology (< 30 ps response time) with… More

Ultra Fast Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Rauch, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,979.00
Abstract:
Since modern microelectronics are capable of responding in times comparable to gamma pulse risetimes, it is critical to have circumvention techniques that offer protection against the upsets in the same time frames. In the proposed effort our team, Nu-Trek, Titan/Jaycor, and Space Micro, will couple… More

Fast Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention System FPA ROIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bill Poland, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $749,511.00
Abstract:
End product of SBIR is a fully qualified NED for use in GBI (4/Kill Vehicle and 4/Booster). The NED is 1/15 the volume and has 1/3 the power consumption of leading commercial NED. It will enable DISTRIBUTED, MULTI-LEVEL circumvention and recovery, replacing the current single-level circumvention of… More

Next Generation Soft Bremmstrahlung Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: John Rauch, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
The proposed concept has the potential of meeting in full DTRA's Near Term Simulator Goal for a 20-200 keV, 0.03 cal/cm2, 1,000 cm2, < 20 ns FWHM source. Innovations include (1) Parallel Pulse Forming Network for driving low impedance (< 1 ohm) loads; (2) High voltage (300 kV), high current (40 kA),… More

CODE STEM - Moon, Mars, and Beyond; DLESE-Powered On-Line Classroom

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Miriam Rauch
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
CODE (COrps DEvelopment) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) ? Moon Mars and Beyond; DLESE-Powered On-Line Classroom shares the excitement of President Bush's vision of space exploration with 8th grade students. Program fulfills standards-based 8th grade curriculum and will be… More

Self Organizing Sensor Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Poland, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,709.00
Abstract:
Using Nuclear Event Detectors (NEDs) and Dosimeters, Nu-Trek, SAIC, and Kinney Consulting will demonstrate, feasibility and benefit, of sensors that self-organize during assembly. Sensors are part of the spacecraft avionics and can be reconfigured as needed. Our Space-ZigBee architecture, combines… More

Improving Radiation Tolerance of COTS-Based Systems With Fast Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bill Poland, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Nu-Trek will develop a prototype monolithic nuclear event detector, "Nu-Det". The key innovation is the Built-In-Test (BIT) capability. The BIT enables: (1) Verification of functionality of the transistors in the transistor bank; and (2) Verification of radiation "trip" threashold. Since the… More

Self Organizing Sensor Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Rauch, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,965.00
Abstract:
Capitalizing on AFRL's Space Plug and Play Avionics (SPA) Initiative, Nu-Trek and SAIC will demonstrate the first SPA-U Self-Organizing dosimeters. The RADFET (small, low power) will measure localized, distributed total dose. The Particle Counting (PIN) Diode Dosimeter (PCDD) will determine the… More

Solid State Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John E. Rauch, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
In order to enhance radiation sensing and detection for nonproliferation applications, the DOE is seeking a neutron detector with 100% rejection of gamma rays ¿ which would greatly reduce false positives, a major issue with neutron detectors presently in use. This project will develop low-cost,… More

High AJ RF ASIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ray Eastwood, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,962.00
Abstract:
Nu-Trek and Raytheon propose to develop a rad-hard-strategic High Anti-Jam (AJ) RF ASIC. Part will be PRF 38585 qualified and sold as OEM product for incorporation in GPS receivers. Presently, ALL High AJ RF Sections are made of DISCRETE components. Also, there are no GPS receivers that are… More

Rad-Hard-Strategic, 14-bit, 150 MSPS ADC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bill Poland, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
We will develop a rad-hard-strategic, 14-bit, 150 MSPS, ADC. Major challenge is maintaining part speed, while hardening it to radiation. The traditional approach to photo-compensation involves adding a "compensating" transistor per "circuit" transistor. This method results in doubling the… More

Ultra Fast X-Ray Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Rauch, Dr
Award Amount: $99,931.00
Abstract:
The Department of Energy seeks to advance its user facilities for ultrafast x-ray science, which deals with physical phenomena that occur in the range of one-trillionth of a second (one picosecond) to less than one-quadrillionth of a second (one femtosecond). Ultrashort lasers are used to produce… More

Multiplexed, Rad Hard ADC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Poland, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,893.00
Abstract:
The proposed part is a rad-hard, 16-input, 14-bit ADC, with aggregate speed of 200 MSPS. The 16 inputs are sampled individually and can be configured as 16 single-ended inputs or 8 differential inputs. The ADC provides 14 data outputs, a data-ready signal, and an over-range indicator. The digital… More

Multi Channel Anti Jam RFASIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Eastwood, Director of GPS Applications
Award Amount: $99,846.00
Abstract:
The proposed part is a 4-Channel, Low Power, High Anti-Jam RF ASIC, which is being designed as an upgrade for the Defense Advanced Global Positioning System Receiver (DAGR) developed by Rockwell Collins, and similar handhelds. It will support 30 dB of broadband jammer cancellation allowing GPS… More

Ultra-Low-Power Radiation-Hard Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Philip Coleman, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,857.00
Abstract:
We propose to build and test prototype circuits that use a novel, programmable, microfabricated continuously variable resistor (CVR) composed of a metal-chalcogenide alloy. Our Phase I research will demonstrate the feasibility of using this unique device in actual circuit applications. The CVR is a… More

Rad-Hard, High AJ RF ASIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Raymond Eastwood, Director of GPS Applicati
Award Amount: $999,909.00
Abstract:
To meet MDA's GN&C requirements, we are developing a rad-hard GPS receiver based on Raytheon's RAPToR GPS receiver technology. In Phase II and III we will develop a modular, 2-channel rad-hard high anti-jam (AJ) RF ASIC. It will be fabricated in the TI BiCom3X SOI process, which has a high degree of… More

Rad-Hard 17-bit ADCs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Poalnd, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $1,249,972.00
Abstract:
We will develop 3 rad-hard 17-bit (0.2, 25, and 125 MSPS) Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) that share a common architecture. In Phase II we will design and fabricate the 125 MSPS ADC. Design, fabrication, and testing of all three ADCs will be completed in Phase III. The parts will be fabricated… More

Advanced Passive and Active Sensors for Discrimination Seekers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Oregon State University
Principal Investigator: Bernard R. Gregoire, Director of GPS Applications
Award Amount: $99,948.00
RI Contact: Patricia A. Hawk
Abstract:
Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) is developing a next generation, high-performance large-format HgCdTe FPAs for dual-band LWIR detection for the MKV Program. Increasing the format size of dual-band long-wavelength FPAs and tailoring the detector design for specific long-wavelength bands enables… More

Reconfigurable Course-Grain Analog Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Arizona State University
Principal Investigator: Bernard R. Gregoire, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,983.00
RI Contact: Avery Wright
Abstract:
We will develop a rad-hard Application-Specific, Coarse-Grain Field Programmable Analog Array (ASCG-FPAA) by combining high performance analog functions with switches. The analog functions will be ADCs, DACs, analog mux/demux units, instrumentation amplifiers, track and hold circuits, etc. The… More

Coherently Synchronized Distributed Signal Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Rob Gregoire, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $98,894.00
Abstract:
Nu-Trek and Raytheon will develop a Clock Delay Adjust ASIC with a revolutionary digital phase adjust architecture. ASIC will include clock generation at frequencies > 20 GHz; sub-ps synchronization over distances up to 1 m; better than -90 dBc/Hz phase noise at a 100 kHz offset; correction of up to… More

Large Format Space Focal Plane Array Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Rex Baird, Manager, Mixed Signal Design
Award Amount: $99,916.00
Abstract:
Nu-Trek and BAE Systems are teaming to develop a rad-hard readout integrated circuit (ROIC) for use in conjunction with IR, LWIR, and VLWIR detectors. This work is in anticipation to future upgrades to the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) focal plane array (FPA). The proposed work… More

Readout Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology for Strained Layer Superlattice Photodetectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rob Gregoire, Sr. Engineer
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
The proposed program is a collaboration between Nu-Trek and Teledyne Imaging Sensors. In the proposed work we will develop a highly flexible ROIC designed for SLS detectors. The ROIC features include a state-of-the-art capacitive transimpedance amplifier (CTIA), snapshot integration, programmable… More

Ultra Low Power Electronics for Autonomous Micro-Sensor Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wais Ali, Design Engineer
Award Amount: $99,861.00
Abstract:
Micro-sensors are remote detection system composed of one or more sensors, a data converter, a micro-controller equipped with memory, a transceiver for two way wireless communication, and a power source such as a battery. These small self contained micro-sensor systems can be used in a variety of… More

Advanced Passive and Active Sensors for Discrimination Seekers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Arizona State University
Principal Investigator: Rob Gregoire, Senior Engineer – (406) 624-6720
Award Amount: $999,915.00
RI Contact: Bert Vermeir
Abstract:
Nu-Trek is teaming with Arizona State University and Raytheon Vision Systems to develop a ROIC with on-chip data conversion. The ROIC uses Nu-Trek"s ultra low power ADC buffer, ADC core, and LVDS pre-driver. The ROIC is being developed for Raytheon"s Next-Gen, dual-band, IR FPAs. Three… More

Smart Infrared Focal Plane Arrays and Advanced Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Rex Baird, Senior Engineer – (717) 725-4092
Award Amount: $99,870.00
Abstract:
Observing faint objects moving at a distance as well the"man behind the burning tank"requires both a high maximum signal level and a high dynamic range. A simple, yet game changing approach, the distributed analog-to-digital converter (Distributed ADC), provides nearly unlimited upper… More

Radiation Hardening Manufacturing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Rex Baird, Senior Engineer – (717) 725-4092
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
Commercial off the shelf (COTS) parts offer high performance and low cost and are favored in most military applications. Unfortunately, they are usually not rad-hard. One of the more practical approaches to preventing catastrophic failure resulting from the explosion of a nuclear weapon entails… More

Lightweight Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ray Eastwood, Senior Engineer – (310) 750-6345
Award Amount: $99,840.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed work is to develop a single-chip, rad-hard, GPS receiver. Nu-Trek has designed and will leverage a 2-channel rad-hard (HAENS level 2) GPS receiver front-end in the proposed work. The front end will be combined with a Raytheon baseband digital signal processor (DSP) developed… More

Miniature GPS Receiver to Support Operationally Responsive Space Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ray Eastwood, Senior Engineer – (310) 750-6345
Award Amount: $99,916.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed work is to develop a single-chip, rad-hard, GPS receiver. Nu-Trek has designed and will leverage a 2-channel rad-hard (HAENS level 2) GPS receiver front-end in the proposed work. The front end will be combined with a Raytheon baseband digital signal processor (DSP) developed… More

GPS Degraded and/or Denied Precision Navigation for Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ray Eastwood, Senior Engineer – (310) 750-6345
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
To address navigation in environments where GPS signals are degraded or denied, Nu-Trek is proposing to develop a highly-compact, multi-channel, multi-frequency receiver. The receiver will include a high anti jam GPS receiver as well as several other channels [1.1-1.6 GHz (GPS), 420-450MHz (C2), and… More

Dual Speed Read Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Asbrock, Project Manager, READOUTS – (858) 487-2172
Award Amount: $149,895.00
Abstract:
Nu-Trek is proposing a revolutionary two-speed, 30 Hz/960 Hz, digital readout out integrated circuit (DROIC) that simultaneously provides very high resolution images (18-20 bits) at 30 Hz and lower resolution images (10-12 bits) at up to 960 Hz. Power consumption is about 50 mW for a moderate format… More

Joint Processing of Multi-band Signals with Information Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jerry Knight, Technical Expert – (562) 477-1756
Award Amount: $149,849.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Nu-Trek team will develop an"Assured Integrity (AI) GNSS Navigator". The AI GNSS Navigator includes both the algorithms required to effectively interpret the GNSS signals with high degrees of accuracy and information assurance as well as the GNSS receiver that is required to… More

Low Cost Universal Reliability System On-A-Chip for Multi-Channel Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wais Ali, Project Manager, RF Systems – (858) 487-2172
Award Amount: $149,992.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Nu-Trek, in partnership with ASU and Lockheed Martin, will develop a Universal Reliability (URel) System that includes a URel system-on-chip (SOC) and URel software (SW). The URel SOC provides high frequency test signals (1-10 GHz) to the device under test (DUT), receives the signal at… More

GPS Degraded and/or Denied Precision Navigation for Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ray Eastwood, Senior Engineer – (310) 750-6345
Award Amount: $748,515.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address navigation in environments where GPS signals are degraded or denied, Nu-Trek is proposing to develop a highly-compact, multi-channel, multi-frequency Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit for GPS receivers. Nu-Trek will develop an RFIC to cover all GPS bands as well as alternative… More

Joint Processing of Multi-band Signals with Information Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jerry Knight, VP, Engineering, Navigati – (562) 477-1756
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is relied upon as a source of accurate Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) information by both civilians and the military. Ideally, GPS receivers receive navigation signals from the satellites, process the information, and provide correct PNT… More