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Company Information:

Name: Nutronics, Inc.
Address: 4665 Nautilus Ct. S. STE 500
Boulder, CO
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (720) 524-7933

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $827,006.00 8
SBIR Phase II $5,255,486.00 6
STTR Phase I $149,999.00 1

Award List:

Integrated Laser Beam Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,698.00
Abstract:
As High Energy Laser (HEL) systems move closer to integration in operational systems, the importance of developing compact and rugged beam control system technology continues to increase. The conventional approach for integration of fine steering, beam clean-up and turbulence pre-compensation… More

Beacon Modulation Tomography for Compensation in Deep Turbulence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, Vice President
Award Amount: $98,964.00
Abstract:
The applicability of adaptive optical systems remains limited today by the inability to solve the problem of compensation for the effects of turbulence in the near-deep (Rytov numbers from 0.4 to 1.0) and deep (Rytov numbers greater than 1.0) turbulence regimes with an extended, non-cooperative… More

Beacon Modulation Tomography for Compensation in Deep Turbulence Phase 2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, Vice President – (720) 524-7933
Award Amount: $1,410,261.00
Abstract:
The applicability of adaptive optical systems remains limited today by the inability to solve the problem of compensation for the effects of turbulence in the deep turbulence regimes with an extended, non-cooperative target. Beacon anisoplanatism and scintillation combine to severely limit the… More

Integrated Laser Beam Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, Vice President
Award Amount: $746,300.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As High Energy Laser (HEL) systems move toward integration in operational systems, the importance of developing compact and rugged beam control system technology increases. The conventional approach for integration of beam clean-up and turbulence pre-compensation subsystems uses a… More

Image-based Turbulence Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,882.00
Abstract:
A growing number of applications involving laser propagation through turbulence are gaining momentum and acceptance in a broader community. The performance of these systems is typically governed by the statistics of turbulence. It is often the case that a system that is effective in median… More

Micro Adaptive-optics Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,857.00
Abstract:
As the number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the U. S. inventory increases, and the number and capability of sensors installed on UAVs increases there is a growing need for high bandwidth communication to provide real time data streams to in theatre and CONUS command centers. Optical… More

Conformal High Energy Laser Weapon System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, President
Award Amount: $99,216.00
Abstract:
The cumbersome beam director and turret associated with conventional high energy laser (HEL) weapon systems pose a significant barrier to integration of HEL technology on aircraft. Development of a viable conformal HEL system architecture based on phased array lasers would provide a critical… More

Micro Adaptive-optics Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, President
Award Amount: $749,929.00
Abstract:
Free space optical communication (FSOC) links from a UAV to satellite offer an exciting opportunity to provide ultra high data rate bi-directional links (10-40 Gbps) exfiltration of data from in-theatre surveillance assets. For example, the Global Hawk platform could serve as a remote relay… More

Modular Integrated Adaptive Optics System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, President – (303) 530-2002
Award Amount: $99,519.00
Abstract:
Military-class Adaptive Optical (AO) system technology remains highly specialized and typically must be tailored to the application of interest. This leads to high cost systems and a slow development cycle. Nutronics, Inc. proposes to develop a design for a Modular Integrated Adaptive Optics… More

Conformal Laser Weapon System Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, President – (303) 530-2002
Award Amount: $749,966.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The cumbersome beam director and turret associated with conventional high energy laser (HEL) weapon systems pose a significant barrier to integration of HEL technology on aircraft. Development of a viable conformal HEL system architecture based on phased array lasers would provide a… More

Deep Turbulence Compensation: Adaptive Tactical Laser System (ATLAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Barchers, President – (303) 530-2002
Award Amount: $79,948.00
Abstract:
Nutronics, Inc. proposes a solution to the problem of compensation in the Deep Turbulence regime and the related paradox that plagues the Directed Energy community: For nearly all military applications with noncooperative targets, if the turbulence is so severe that AO is needed, then the current… More

Modular Integrated Adaptive Optics System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, President – (303) 530-2002
Award Amount: $749,073.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Military-class Adaptive Optical (AO) system technology remains highly specialized and typically must be tailored to the application of interest. Nutronics, Inc. proposes to address the challenges posed by next generation military-class AO applications by developing and delivering a state… More

Adaptive Tactical Laser System Field Demonstration of Wavefront Measurement and Compensation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, President – (303) 530-2002
Award Amount: $849,957.00
Abstract:
Directed Energy (DE) systems offer the promise of dramatic improvements in capability for self defense and area defense systems along with an enhanced precision strike and engagement capability. Unfortunately, turbulence causes the beam to break up at the target, significantly limiting the range of… More

Intra-Subaperture Adaptive Optical (ISAO) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California, LA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, President – (303) 530-2002
Award Amount: $149,999.00
RI Contact: Jeanne D. Pass
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current and projected limitations on the maximum power from a high power single mode fiber laser amplifier impose architectural limitations on a high power phased array laser weapon system. Prior studies strongly indicate that when faced with this limitation the optimal approach is (to… More

Conformal Laser Weapon System Beam Director Development (CLAWS-BDD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey D. Barchers, President – (303) 530-2002
Award Amount: $149,922.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Nutronics, Inc. proposes to develop a detailed conceptual design for a general purpose, rugged, compact and lightweight beam director design for high energy laser phased array weapon systems. Our expertise in target based phase measurement approaches provides us with a unique insight… More