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Company Information:

Company Name:
Optron Systems, Inc.
Address:
235 Bear Hill Rd Ste 200
Waltham, MA 02451-1060
Phone:
(781) 275-3100
URL:
EIN:
042758877
DUNS:
101184950
Number of Employees:
2
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
Yes
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,551,582.00 52
SBIR Phase II $9,121,265.00 17

Award List:

AN X-RAY-SENSITIVE REAL-TIME SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR IS PROPOSED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM FOR MEDICAL IMAGING APPLICATIONS (A) IN WHICH TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE, (B) THAT EMPLOY LOW X-RAY ENERGIES (E.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
C. warde , PRESIDENT
Abstract:
An x-ray-sensitive real-time spatial light modulator is proposed as a replacement for photographic film for medical imaging applications (a) in which time is of the essence, (b) that employ low x-ray energies (e.g. oncology) and (c) for the diagnosis of tissue movement (e.g. action of the joints) in… More

LITHOGRAPHIC PATTERON GENERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Robert f dillon
Abstract:
The development of a low cost laser beam writer that could generate lithographic patterns at high speed would be of significant benefit in the development of high-quality, high efficiency, binary optical components and subsystems. it is proposed to investigate a new concapt for a high efficiency… More

HIGH RESOLUTION HIGH SPEED BISTABLE OPTICAL DEVICE FOR OPTICAL COMPUTING APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,935.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Robert F. Dillon
Abstract:
N/a

HYBRID SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR FOR JOINT PROCESSING OF RADAR AND OPTICAL IMAGES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,937.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Robert F. Dillon
Abstract:
N/a

HYBRID SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR FOR JOINT PROCESSING OF RADAR AND OPTICAL IMAGES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$320,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Robert F. Dillon
Abstract:
The problem of discriminating between targets and decoys in a sdi or bmd scenario will most likely require the use of imaging systems operating at two or more vastly different wavelengths (e.g. microwave and optical). real-time optical processors that could, for example, employ image understanding… More

HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGING DETECTORS FOR ASTRONOMICAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Astronomical applications such as faint-object imaging, faint-object spectroscopy including speckle spectroscopy, stellar speckle interferometry, speckle image reconstruction and phase-compensated imaging would benefit significantly from the development of improved imaging instrumentation. it is the… More

INTENSIFIED BISTABLE OPTICAL DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,882.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Robert F Dillon
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH RESOLUTION HIGH SPEED BISTABLE OPTICAL DEVICE FOR OPTICAL COMPUTING APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Robert F. Dillon
Abstract:
Optical computers are recognized as potentially useful elements in the quest to meet the intense battle management computational requirements of the sdi program. currently, optical computers are greatly limited in performance because no existing nonlinear light modulation device simultaneously… More

INTENSIFIED BISTABLE OPTICAL DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$800,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Robert F Dillon
Abstract:
Optical computers are recognized as potentially useful elements in thequest to meet the intense battle management computational requirementsof strategic defense. currently, optical computers are greatly limited in performance because no existing nonlinear light modulation device simultaneously… More

A COMPACT, REAL-TIME ADAPTIVE OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR ASTRONOMICAL IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert f dillon
Abstract:
Ground-based astronomical imaging is limited by the poor seeing conditions that result from atmospheric turbulence in the viewing path. multiple-mirror and segmented-mirror telescopes require active optical wavefront control to obtain the maximal resolving power available from their synthetic… More

SCANNING ELECTRON-BEAM READOUT ANODE FOR HIGH-SPEED OPTICAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,766.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr ira farber
Abstract:
The objective of this phase i program is to investigate the feasibility of developing a new class of imaging detectors that differ significantly from those currently available in that the new device employs a novel high resolution multi-anode feedthrough plate (ftp) with approximately 4000… More

ELECTRON-BEAM-ADDRESSED TERNARY-STATE LIQUID CRYSTAL SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Todd Tsakiris
Abstract:
An electrically addressed spatial light modulator is proposed that is capable of implementing recently proposed ternary phased-amplitude filters for optical correlator systems. based on an e-beam addressed liquid crystal fabry-perot cell, the e-tlcm (electrically addressed ternary liquid crystal… More

INFRARED-SENSITIVE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ira Farber , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
For low-light-level infrared image and signal processing there is an urgent need for a high resolution, high-sensitivity infrared-sensitive spatial light modulator (irslm) that can be read out at visible wavelengths. the existing commercially available spatial light modulators such as the… More

E-BEAM LIQUID CRYSTAL INFRARED TARGET SIMULATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ira Farber
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new, low-cost, high-performance infrared target simulation system based on an electron-beam-addressed fabryperot liquid crystal light modulator. this new device directly modulates an infrared readout source, and so no auxiliary optical device required. the proposed modulator… More

RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL PROCESSOR INCORPORATING MASSIVE HOLOGRAPHIC FAN-IN/FAN-OUT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,820.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tony Nicoli
Abstract:
Optical signal processors have been limited in computation throughput by a lack of practical devices to implement the interconnection (fan-in and fan-out) of massive pixel arrays. optron proposes a reconfigurable optical processor incorporating massive holographic fan-in/fan-out devices (hffds) to… More

ERASABLE REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL STORAGE ELEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$57,759.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Bounds
Abstract:
Conventional holographic recording media do not provide real-time write or erase capabilities. spatial-light modulators can be written and erased in real time, but cannot provide the high resolution required for holographic storage (> 1000 lines/mm). we propose a magneto-optic holographic recorder… More

ELECTRON-BEAM ADDRESSED FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ira Farber
Abstract:
This proposal presents a development program for a low-cost, electrically-addressed ferroelectric liquid crystal light modulator called the electron-beam ferroelectric liquid crystal spatial light modulator (e-flcm) and explores its performance limitations. the device incorporates a high resolution… More

OPTICAL WAVEFRONT COMPUTER FOR STABILIZING LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ira Farber
Abstract:
N/a

OPTICAL WAVEFRONT COMPUTER FOR STABILIZING LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ira Farber
Abstract:
This study investigates an unconventional optical subsystems, the optical wavefront computer (owc). the owc, when used in conjunction with an imprecisely figured large-aperture optical element such as a telescope mirror, can measure and compensate the optical aberrations introduced by utilizing a… More

LOW-COST HIGH-CURRENT IMAGING ELECTRON MULTIPLIER DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,782.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ira Farber , V.p./sen. Resrch. Scientist
Abstract:
Conventional microchannel plates (mcps) are too noisy for extremely low photon-counting detector applications and their low output current densities limit the framing speeds of mcp-based signal processing devices such as the microchannel spatial light modulator. photomultiplier tubes, however, have… More

LOW-VOLTAGE THIN-FILM ELECTROLUMINESCENT PHOSPHOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,836.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony Nicoli , Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
High-resolution, full-color, thin-film electroluminescent flat-panel displays for critical spacecraft applications will require higher pixel densities than can be supported byconventional thin-film electroluminescent (tfel) phosphor technology. this is due to the high operating voltages required by… More

AN ELECTRO-OPTIC MODULATOR FOR REMOTE LASER BEAM WAVEFRONT CORRECTION AND MICRO-POSITIONING IN SPACE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,935.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Camille F. Fuleihan , Director Materials Research
Abstract:
The use of laser systems for space-based communication applications is expected to be widely implemented in future spacecraft. this proposal addresses the critical technological issues of pointing, correcting and focusing a laser beam for satellite optical communication under a dynamic operating… More

PORTABLE SCANNING WIDEBAND IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Frank L Leard
Abstract:
The objective of this research program is to develop a portable, rapid-scanning wideband imaging spectroradiometer (swis) to address the need for a real-time instrument that can simultaneously obtain both imaging and spectral data in the 1 to 12 um wavelength range. optron's technique uses passive… More

INVESTIGATION OF VACUUM MICROELECTRONIC FIELD EMITTER ARRAY TECHNOLOGY FOR OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,335.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Horsky
Abstract:
Optical signal processing is commonly identified as one of the major technologies that must be exploited in the development of super high bandwidth processors. the need for increased processing power in small and robust packages is especially acute for the next generation of asat weapons systems,… More

MEMBRANE LIGHT VALVE-BASED MULTI-SPECTRAL IR TARGET SIMULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$61,721.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Horsky
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new infrared target simulation system based on an electron-beam-addresed membrane light valve. this new device directly interfaces with a computer and is expected to offer simulated scenes with large dynamic range ratio, high contrast, high resolution, large numbers of static… More

OPTICALLY-ADDRESSED MEMBRANE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR FOR AN ADAPTIVE OPTICS SYSTEM IN LASER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$61,095.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Craig Schiller
Abstract:
The use of laser systems for optical communication is expected to be widely implemented in the future. this proposal addressed the critical technological issues of wavefront correcting a laser beam for satellite optical communication under a dynamic operating environment and stringent mission… More

OPTICAL ANALOG TO DIGITAL COMPUTING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,662.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Daniel O/mara
Abstract:
Optical methods for analog to digital conversion offer promise for higher speed and higher resolution than that attainable by electronic means. parallel sampling converters, although conceptually simple and elegant, have shown little progress beyond the 1-2 ghz, 2-4 bit level achieved early in the… More

HIGH DEFINITION DEFORMABLE MEMBRANE PROJECTION DISPLAY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,870.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Frank Leard
Abstract:
N/a

MEMBRANE LIGHT VALVE-BASED MULTI-SPECTRAL INFRARED TARGET SIMULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$61,721.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Horsky
Abstract:
N/a

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PACKAGING AND INTERCONNECTION TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$61,731.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Krikor Bezjian
Abstract:
N/a

THIN FILM OPTICAL FREQUENCY CONVERTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,992.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Camille Fuleihan , Director Of Materials Research
Abstract:
Infrared and ultraviolet image detection and processing requirements have created an urgent need for high resolutionand high gain frequency conversion mechanisms to shift wavelengths to the visible regime. solid state imaging systems and optical processors for the visible regime have approached the… More

HIGH DEFINITION MEMBRANE PROJECTION DISPLAY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,021.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Horsky , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH-DEFINITION MEMBRANE PROJECTION DISPLAY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,490.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Horsky , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH DEFINITION DEFORMABLE MEMBRANE PROJECTION DISPLAY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,980.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Frank Leard
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new high-definition projection display that due to its intrinsic low-cost and repairabilitywill have a multitude of applications in the private and government sectors. this display makes use of a high-density multi-conductor charge transfer plate developedby optron systems… More

HIGH DEFINITION MEMBRANE PROJECTION DISPLAY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$581,274.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Horsky , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The mpd system makes use of optron's proprietary high-density multi-conductor charge transfer plate which enables an electron-gun-deposited charge distribution to electrostatically deform a highly reflective metallized membrane that is stretched over wells etched into the charge transfer plate. high… More

CTP-Based Electrically-Addressed VLSI Liquid Crystal SLM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Todd Tsakiris
Abstract:
Phase I will develop a very high-contrast VLSI-addressed liquid crystal spatial light modulator for opto-electronic computing that uses a charge transfer plate to transfer modulation voltages from the VLSI circuit, while providing an optically flat substrate for liquid crystal fabrication. The Phase… More

High Resolution VLSI-FLC Smart Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,956.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
James Hubbard
Abstract:
N/a

DYNAMIC SCENE PROJECTOR FOR THE UV-THROUGH-LWIR SPECTRAL BANDS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,954.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Thomas N. Horsky
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH-DEFINITION MEMBRANE PROJECTION DISPLAY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$250,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Horsky , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this phase i proposal is the development of a new, low-cost, high-reliabillty, high-definition color projection display system that will be ideal for applications in flight simulators, c3i and cockpits. this three-color (red, green, blue) membrane projection display (mpd) system… More

Dynamic Focusing Mirror Array For Writing/reading 3-D Memories

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,310.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James E. Hubbard, Jr.
Abstract:
THIS PHASE I PROPOSAL IS CONCERNED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VERSATILE WRITE/READ INTERCONNECTION DEVICE FOR BIT AND HOLOGRAPHIC ENCODED MEMORIES. THE PROPOSED DEVICE CONSISTS OF AN ARRAY OF MIRRORS WHOSE FOCAL LENGTHS CAN BE INDIVIDUALLY CONTROLLED BY A VLSI CHIP CONSISTING OF A 2-D ARRAY OF… More

Paraelectric Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,859.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James E. Hubbard, Jr.
Abstract:
THERE ARE NO SPATIAL MODULATORS (SLMs) AVAILABLE THAT OFFER HIGH FRAMING RATE (MHz), VARIABLE GRAY SCALE, HIGH CONTRAST, AND LOW-VOLTAGE OPERATION SIMULTANEOUSLY. BASED ON PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, IT APPEARS THAT A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM COULD LIE IN… More

DYNAMIC SCENE PROJECTOR FOR THE UV-THROUGH-LWIR SPECTRAL BANDS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$250,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Thomas N. Horsky
Abstract:
A dynamic scene projection system is proposed which can simulate multi-spectral scenes in the ultraviolet, visible, and near-through long-wave infrared wavelength bands. it is based on alight valve technology which uses crt electrnics to driva a dense array of deformable mirrors. this light valve,… More

High Resolution VLSI-FLC Smart Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$375,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
James Hubbard
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new vlsi-circuit-driven spatial light modulator (slm) based on the electrooptic effect in a poled organic polymer. because of the inherent speed and gray scale capabilities of organic polymer slms, this device is expected to offer performance exceeding that of both… More

Very-high-resolution, Large-field-of-view, Wireless, Color Helmet-mounted Desplay

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Ali Ersen
Abstract:
This proposal describes a novel technique to fabricate small-size high-resolution active matrix displays and to integrate them into wide angle helmet-mounted-displays. Conventional thin-film transistors fabricated with amorphous and polysilicon technologies are not capable of supporting such high… More

Passive Tracking for Countermeasure Effectiveness (CMEM/LOLA: Loss

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$373,211.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ali Ersen , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

Bilayer SLM with Independent Amplitude and Phase Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ali Ersen
Abstract:
The goal of the Phase I program is to establish proof-of-concept for a low-cost spatial light modulator that offers independent amplitude and phase control, and that can be used in a wide variety of defense and commercial systems. The proposed device is based on Optron's proprietary transparent… More

Monolithic On-Chip Wavefront Correction System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,003.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Vernon Shrauger
Abstract:
We propose to explore the feasibility of a novel concept for a low-cost, lightweight, rugged integrated adaptive-optics wavefront corrector system. These features are achieved by integrating a deformable mirror array onto the front surface of a custom VLSI wavefront processor chip and a wavefront… More

Phase-Only Piston Microelectromechanicla Spatial Light Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,083.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Vernon Shrauger
Abstract:
Not Available This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project demonstrates a breakthrough approach to very high-speed, high-resolution A/D conversion which improves the speed by up to six times the state-of-the-art by using a parallel array of individual converters. The significant… More

Feedback Based, High-Speed Smart-Pixel Wavefront Corrector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vernon Shrauger
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Vernon Shrauger
Abstract:
N/a

Optically-Controlled Membrane-Mirror Wavefront Corrector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,948.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ali Ersen
Abstract:
N/a

Phase-Only Piston Microelectromechanicla Spatial Light Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Vernon Shrauger
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,984.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Vernon Shrauger, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,736.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Vern Shrauger
Abstract:
N/a

Nanoceramic Sensors for Fluorine

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Vernon Shrauger, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
Optical signal and image processing applications are being impeded by the lack of adequate spatial light modulators. The goal of this Phase II program is tofabricate, test and deliver a low-cost, high-speed spatial light modulator that offers independent amplitude and phase (A&P) control, which can… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Development of a Hybrid MEMS-Driven Tunable Optical Filter Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I objective of this project is to develop an integrated wafer-scale, high-speed tunable filter technology for high-bit-rate fiber optic networks. Specifically, the feasibility of developing a wafer-scale array of innovative Fabry-Perot tunable filters… More

Large-Area High Dynamic Range Monolithic Membrane Mirror Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Xingtao Wu, Sr. Research Scientiest
Abstract:
Applications in laser communication and high-power laser weapons could benefit significantly from the availability of a high dynamic range, large-area wavefront corrector. Deformable mirrors are often the key and performance-limiting components in suchsystems. High-speed, low-cost, low-weight, and… More

Monolithic Deformable Membrane Mirror for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Xingtao Wu, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
To address the high-speed, low-cost, low-weight, and compact requirements of space- and air-borne high-energy-laser adaptive optical systems, this Phase I program will design test and fabricate a monolithic, high-resolution, deformable, thin-filmMEMS-actuator-driven phase-only spatial light… More

Monolithic Deformable Membrane Mirror for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,920.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
To address the high-speed, low-cost, low-weight, and compact requirements of space- and air-borne high-energy-laser adaptive optical systems, this Phase II program will design, test and fabricate a monolithic, high-energy, membrane-based deformable multi-layer-dielectric mirror using a rigid-plate… More

Dual Wavefront Sensor Adaptive Optics System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,954.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jeremy Hui, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
Recent developments in MEMS-based deformable mirrors offer improved performance for adaptive optics (AO) systems. However, because of current limitations in wavefront sensing and processing, these performance gains have been largely unexploited. To address this need, we propose building an AO… More

Multi-spectral MEMS projector for testing imaging seekers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jeremy Hui, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
The goal is to explore and develop physical modifications to Optron's MEMS-on-VLSI membrane-mirror spatial light modulator technology to demonstrate feasibility of a novel, portable, flickerless multi-spectral (UV, visible, and infrared) projector system for testing imaging seekers. The proposed… More

Multi-spectral MEMS projector for testing imaging seekers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,019.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jeremy Hui, Sr. Reseach Scientist
Abstract:
The goal is to develop a dual-waveband (visible and mid-wave infrared) flickerless scene projector based on membrane-mirror-on-VLSI spatial light modulator technology. Two modulators are combined in a novel zero-order block spatial filtering system to achieve true simultaneous dual-band scene… More

COMPACT, LOW-COST, ADAPTIVE-OPTICAL RETINAL PHOTOTHERAPY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project will explore the feasibility of development of a compact, low-cost adaptive-optical ophthalmoscope system for high-resolution retinal imaging and high-precision photodynamic therapy/laser surgery of the… More

Continuous No-print-through Bipolar Phase-Sheet Wavefront Corrector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,944.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Travis Simpkins, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
The goal of this SBIR Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility of a low-cost, large-bipolar-stroke, high-resolution, VLSI-chip-driven, continuous phase-sheet deformable mirror (with no support-posts) for adaptive-optics wavefront correction for below-the-weather unmanned aerial vehicle… More

Low-Temperature Multi-Spectral Membrane-Mirror Projector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Travis Simpkins, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
The Phase I goal is to explore novel membrane materials and develop a design for a multi-waveband (visible-RGB and mid-wave infrared) flickerless scene projector that can operate at temperatures ranging from -35C to +50C. The anticipated design will most likely be based on membrane-mirror-on-VLSI… More

Dual-band Infrared Projector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,947.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Travis Simpkins, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
The goal is to develop a dual-waveband (long-wave and mid-wave infrared) flickerless scene projector based on membrane-mirror-on-VLSI spatial light modulator technology. Two very high resolution modulators are combined in a novel zero-order pass spatial filtering system to achieve true simultaneous… More

Low-Temperature Multi-Spectral Membrane-Mirror Projector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Travis Simpkins, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
The Phase II goal of the Low-temperature multi-spectral MEMS projector project is to demonstrate a working prototype of a 4-channel (MWIR and visible RGB) flickerless scene projector operating between -35C and 50C. This multi-spectral projector is based the VLSI-membrane-mirror light modulator… More

Large Format Membrane Mirror Light Modulator for Infrared Scene Projection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Michael Whitson, Sr. Research Engineer – (781) 890-3600
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will initiate the development of a large-format mid-wave infrared (MWIR) scene projector based on the Company's existing membrane-mirror spatial light modulator technology. The scene projector is based on a VLSI membrane-mirror light modulator (VLSI-MMLM) that uses a… More

Large-Format Membrane Mirror Light Modulator for Infrared Scene Projection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,988.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Michael Whitson, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 890-3600
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This Phase II SBIR effort will focus on the design and fabrication of a wide-format mid-wave infrared scene projector (with 1000x500 pixels, each 40 um on a side) based on VLSI-Membrane-Mirror-Light-Modulator (VLSI-MMLM) technology. They key technologies that will be developed in this… More