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Company Information:

Name: Photon Systems
Address: 1512 Industrial Park St.
Covina, CA 91722-3417
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (626) 967-6431

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,082,558.00 12
SBIR Phase II $4,319,762.00 7
STTR Phase I $199,995.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,496,410.00 2

Award List:

Non-Destructive In Situ Detection of Nucleic and Amino Acids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $67,760.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $588,000.00

Capillary Electrophoresis System with Deep UV Native Fluorescence Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William 1. Hug, President
Award Amount: $63,000.00
Abstract:
An instrument is proposed which provides a triage of methods for locating, isolating and characterizing a single of small number of microorganisms, down to the femtomole level, within a complex inorganic or organic matrix. The instrument comprises three methodologies: deep ultraviolet, in situ,… More

Laser Induced Native Fluorescence Instrument for Rapid Bioload Validation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William 1. Hug, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Present planetary protection policy specifies maximum biological contamination on spacecraft, dependent on mission type. Present technologies do not have the sensitivity to measure biological contamination after heat sterilization for Class IVB biologic spacecraft. Measurements taken prior to heat… More

Deep Ultraviolet Laser Diode for UV-Resonance Enhanced Raman Identification of Biological Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug, President
Award Amount: $98,616.00
Abstract:
"This proposal addresses the need for deep UV semiconductor lasers for use in UV resonance enhanced Raman spectroscopic identification of biological agents. The proposed approach avoids the problems of p-doping and ohmic contacts by using subminiaturedirect electron injection excitation of an… More

Deep Ultraviolet Laser Diode for UV-Resonance Enhanced Raman Identification of Biological Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: William Hug, President
Award Amount: $916,554.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for deep UV semiconductor lasers for use in UV resonance enhanced Raman spectroscopic identification of biological agents. The proposed approach avoids the problems of p-doping and ohmic contacts by using subminiature direct electron injection excitation of an… More

A Low Cost UV Raman Insturment Measuring Nitrate and Nitrite for Impoved Operation and Control of Nitrification/Denitrification Treatment Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a unique, on-line, in situ autonomous monitoring and process control system that will improve the reliability and performance of wastewater treatment systems that are designed to remove nitrogen through simultaneous nitrification and denitrification (SNdN). A key component… More

SUGV-Integrated Non-Contact Deep UV Biochemical Agent Surface Detector (UVBASD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug
Award Amount: $99,995.00
RI Contact: Arthur L. Lane
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for miniature, low power, reagentless, robot-mounted, instruments for real-time detection and classification of trace concentrations of biological and chemical agents on surfaces. Deep UV laser induced native fluorescence (UVLINF) is the most sensitive technique for… More

SUGV-Integrated Non-Contact Deep UV Biochemical Agent Surface Detector (UVBASD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug, President
Award Amount: $746,564.00
RI Contact: Arthur L. Lane
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for miniature, low power, reagentless, robot-mounted, instruments for real-time detection and classification of trace concentrations of biological and chemical agents on surfaces. Deep UV laser induced native fluorescence (UVLINF) is the most sensitive technique for… More

Deep UV Raman/Fluorescence (DUV-RF) Stand-Off Sensor for Lunar Science

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Hug, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
This proposal enables development a miniature, low power consumption, fused deep UV Raman and native fluorescence (DUV-RF) stand-off sensor. The proposed fused instrument has the ability to measure the spatial distribution of chemical species containing C, N, H, O, S, Cl, and/or water, ice, and… More

Miniature real-time and accumulated deep UV dosimeter for naphthalene exposure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug, Chairman and CEO
Award Amount: $423,576.00
Abstract:
Naphthalene has been identified as a serious health hazard for personnel working with JP8 and other fuels containing naphthalene. We propose to further develop an optical method for near-real-time and accumulated naphthalene dose measurement that was succ

Deep UV Semiconductor Sourcess for Advanced Planetary Science Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Hug, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for miniature deep UV light sources that operate at very low ambient temperatures without heating or temperature regulation for use in advanced in situ planetary science instruments involved in the reagent-less detection and identification of trace amounts of… More

Miniature real-time and accumulated deep UV dosimeter for naphthalene exposure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug, Chairman and CEO
Award Amount: $69,921.00
Abstract:
Naphthalene has been identified as a serious health hazard for personnel working with JP8 and other fuels containing naphthalene. We proposed to develop a method for real time and accumulated dose measurement of exposure to naphthalene. The proposed method would employ a cell-phone-size naphthalene… More

Near-real-time reagentless handheld submersible CBRNE sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Hug, Chairman & CEO
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate feasibility of a hand-held, fully self-contained, submersible, real-time, reagentless sensor weighing less than 10 lbs submerged and capable of rapid detection and classification/recognition of trace concentrations of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and… More

Improved Sensing Using Simultaneous Deep UV Raman and Fluorescence Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratoroy
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug, Chairman & CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Rohit Bhartia
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need to increase the probability of detection (PD) and reduce the probability of false alarm (PFa) for non-contact, real-time sensors for trace levels of biological and chemical targets using simultaneous detection of Raman and fluorescence emissions. Raman… More

Deep UV Raman/Fluorescence (DUV-RF) Stand-Off Sensor for Lunar Science

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Hug, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,613.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal is to develop a miniature, low power consumption, fused deep UV Raman and native fluorescence (DUV-RF) 1 meter stand-off sensor. The proposed instrument has an enhanced ability to measure the spatial distribution of chemical species containing C/N/H/O/S/Cl, and water, ice, and… More

Deep UV Semiconductor Sources for Advanced Planetary Science Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $592,382.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for miniature, narrow-linewidth, deep UV optical sources that operate at very low ambient temperatures for use in advanced in situ planetary science instruments for non-contact detection and classification of trace amounts of organic, inorganic, and biogenic… More

Hand-held submersible real-time reagentless CBE sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Hug, Chairman & CEO
Award Amount: $499,653.00
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate feasibility of a hand-held, fully self-contained, real-time, reagentless, submersible sensor which is neutrally buoyant when submerged and weighing less than 20 lbs in air, including internal batteries. The sensor integrates into a single unit: 1) a deep UV laser based,… More

Improved Sensing Using Simultaneous Deep UV Raman and Fluorescence Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug, Chairman&CEO – (626) 967-6431
Award Amount: $749,846.00
RI Contact: Rohit Bhartia
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need to increase the probability of detection (PD) and reduce the probability of false alarm (Pfa) for non-contact, real-time sensors for trace levels of biological and chemical targets using simultaneous detection of Raman and fluorescence emissions. Raman… More

Ultra-Compact Optical Spectrometer for Organic Mapping, uCOSOM (microcosm)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Hug, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $123,312.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a coke-can-size, 250 g, 400 mW instrument for mounting on small lander or rover arms: the ultra-Compact Optical Spectrometer for Organic Mapping (?COSOM) instrument. Two core technologies enable the proposed instrument: a narrow linewidth, 235 nm, deep UV (DUV) semiconductor… More

Real-time label-free detection of suspicious powders using non-contact optical methods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug, Chairman&CEO – (626) 967-6431
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In situ assessment of suspicious powders within inorganic matrices, with particular emphasis on powders of biological origin, is currently limited to detection by biochemical methodologies that react with monomers such amino acids, nucleic acids, lipids or macromolecule compounds comprised of these… More

Ultra-Compact Optical Spectrometer for Organic Mapping, uCOSOM (microcosm)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Hug, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,984.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a soda-can-size, 500 g, 400 mW instrument for mounting on small lander or rover arms: the ultra-Compact Optical Spectrometer for Organic Mapping (uCOSOM) instrument. Two core technologies enable the proposed instrument: a narrow linewidth deep UV laser and a new uncooled,… More

SBIR Phase I: Hand-held Reagentless Trace Chemical (TraC) Water Quality Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William F. Hug
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Proposal Number IIP-1315831 This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to develop and demonstrate a low cost, hand-held, reagentless instrument to provide real-time, in-situ, detection of trace chemical contaminants in water for environmental, municipal waste treatment,… More