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Company Information:

Company Name: Photon-X, Inc
City: Huntsville
State: AL
Zip+4: 35806-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (256) 704-3416

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,238,556.00 15
SBIR Phase II $5,748,157.47 9

Award List:

Optical Based Imaging for Protein Crystal Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Blair A. Barbour, President
Award Amount: $69,900.00
Abstract:
Photon-X has developed a patented imaging process which could potentially reduce the burden on X-ray crystallography and potential provide a tool to monitor in real-time the growth of each crystal to provide maximum efficiency and to grow more perfect crystals effortlessly. The Photon-X imaging… More

Passive Optical Bar Code Tagging, Tracking and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, President
Award Amount: $99,884.00
Abstract:
Photon-X team offers an innovative technique to passively or actively tag militarytroops, military vehicles, military assets and or undercover clandestine operationalcodes, which are undetectable by the human eye or conventional sensors. Photon-Xhas developed a patent pending sensor technology… More

Passive Optical Bar Code Tagging, Tracking and Identification - Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Building on a successful Phase 1, phase II is designed to provide a working prototype of the tag interrogator and the passive liquid tags to USSOCOM. The Phase II effort focuses on operationalizing the technologies and techniques developed during Phase I.The ability to passively tag, monitor… More

Passive Optical Bar Code Tagging, Tracking and Identification - Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, President
Award Amount: $259,900.00
Abstract:
Building on a successful Phase 1, phase II is designed to provide a working prototype of the tag interrogator and the passive liquid tags to USSOCOM. The Phase II effort focuses on operationalizing the technologies and techniques developed during Phase I.The ability to passively tag, monitor… More

Intelligent Video System for Condition Based Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, President
Award Amount: $69,836.00
Abstract:
"The U.S. Navy has aggressively pursued the implementation of Smart Ship technology initiatives to achieve Total Ownership Cost (TOC) savings primarily through reduced manpower requirements. These reductions are enabled by innovative adaptation ofCommercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technologies,… More

Non-Contact, 3-D Measurement for Aircraft Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Zari, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
In an Air Logistics Center (ALC) environment, where modification and maintenance of fighter (and other) aircraft is performed, there exists an urgent need for the efficient and accurate verification of work performed. This is of utmost importance whenwork is performed on the airfoil or control… More

Precision Targeting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Zari, Priniple Investigator
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
In air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, target detection and identification can be extremely difficult, especially at extended ranges. There is a need for a precision targeting system which can operate in a high-altitude environment and detect/ID/locatethese deep-hide targets. Photon-X proposes… More

Intelligent Video System for Naval Applications, Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Photon-X intelligent video technology can be used to support many Navy missions, such as, processing of automated gage movement and structural conditions, tracking and identification of military personnel, automatic and networked record of personnelmovements on board ship, tracking and… More

Intelligent Video System for Naval Applications, Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, President
Award Amount: $599,960.00
Abstract:
The Photon-X intelligent video technology can be used to support many Navy missions, such as, processing of automated gage movement and structural conditions, tracking and identification of military personnel, automatic and networked record of personnelmovements on board ship, tracking and… More

Non-Contact, 3-D Measurement for Aircraft Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour
Award Amount: $749,107.00
Abstract:
In an Air Logistics Center (ALC) environment, where modification and maintenance of fighter (and other) aircraft is performed, there exists an urgent need for the efficient and accurate verification of work performed. This is of utmost importance when work is performed on the airfoil or control… More

Precision Targeting System Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Blair A. Barbour
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, target detection and identification can be extremely difficult, especially at extended ranges. There is a need for a precision targeting system which can operate in a high-altitude environment and detect/ID/locate these deep-hide targets. Photon-X, teamed… More

3D Measurement for Aircraft Maintenance and Part Remanufacture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, President
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Those responsible for maintaining the operational status of the aircraft of the United States Air Force face many increasingly difficult challenges in completing their mission. With an ever aging, and yet, ever more valuable inventory of older aircraft, the maintenance depots assigned their upkeep… More

3D Measurement for Aircraft Maintenance and Part Remanufacture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Blair A. Barbour, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,946.00
Abstract:
Those responsible for maintaining the operational status of the aircraft of the United States Air Force face many difficult challenges in completing their mission. With an ever aging, and yet, ever more valuable inventory of older aircraft, the maintenance depots assigned their upkeep and readiness… More

3D Visualization System for Tracking and Identification of Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,396.00
Abstract:
Photon-X has developed a proprietary EO spatial phase technology that can passively collect 3-D images in real-time using a single camera-based system. This technique provides the capability to sense and understand objects and features within a range of distances from low atmospheric altitudes to… More

Multi-Phenomenology Sensing and Sensor Control in Unmanned Intelligence Vehicle (UIV) for ATR and Tracking of Dismounts and Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Blair A. Barbour, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
Photon-X has developed a novel spatial phase technology that can passively and automatically extract 3-D feature information from a targeted scene in real-time using a single aperture visible or IR camera system. Photon-X will demonstrate the additional benefit derived from this system when combined… More

Portable 3D Corrosion Detector for inspecting Aircraft Structures with Complex Geometries.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,974.00
Abstract:
Photon-X is pleased to propose the next generation of corrosion detection devices to assist the Navy achieve its goal of reducing the impact of corrosion of aircraft maintenance cost. Our technology is an innovative integration of Spatial Phase Imaging (SPI) applied to both high-resolution video… More

Volumetric Sensing for ATR and Tracking of Dismounts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Blair A. Barbour, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,965.00
Abstract:
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is seeking the capability to identify dismounts/individuals and track dismounts and groups in an around areas and facilities of interest. Photon-X is proposing a 3D imaging system that works at a variable range of distances in real time and provides… More

Dynamic Non-contact 3D Measurement System for Rollover Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Blair A. Barbour, President – (256) 704-3416
Award Amount: $99,947.00
Abstract:
Photon-X is proposing to develop an innovative dynamic 3D roof imaging system to monitor vehicle roof deformation during vehicle rollover testing. The 3D imaging system will capture real-time dynamic motion of the roof and vehicle occupants for playback analysis or modeling to enhance overall… More

Dynamic Non-contact 3D Measurement System for Rollover Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Blair A. Barbour, President
Award Amount: $439,901.00
Abstract:
Photon-X is proposing to develop a 3D roof imaging system to monitor vehicle roof deformation during vehicle rollover testing.  The system will provide photographic resolution imagery with the ability to track the dot pattern on the vehicle roof.  The Photon-X spatial phase 3D imaging… More

TETMAN: Three-dimensional Exploitation Techniques for Moving And Non-rigid targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,931.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is seeking a means of using multiple types of sensors (EO, IR, RF) on multiple platforms to perform layered sensing of a large region. The sensors will combine their outputs - including feature extraction/data representation - through a shared GIS system. The multi-sensor,… More

TETMAN: Three-dimensional Exploitation Techniques for Moving And Non-rigid targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, Principal Investigator – (256) 704-3416
Award Amount: $749,807.00
Abstract:
Humans may visibly reveal their disposition or intent through body actions. Recognizing these body activities often is key to determining human intent. Human activities involve 3D bodies in a 3D environment, current imaging technologies try to recognize body activities from their 2D projections. … More

Layered Sensing Bio-Signatures for Dismount Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Blair A. Barbour, PPrinciple Investigator – (256) 704-3416
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
The company proposes to offer a sensor-software solution to advance the Air Force goal of robust, long-term identity, tracking and behavior awareness by using patented Spatial Phase Imaging (SPI) technology. With the capabilities of this technology, it will be possible to simultaneously obtain… More

Dynamic Non-Contact 3D Measurement System for Rollover Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Blair A. Barbour, President – (256) 704-3416
Award Amount: $699,571.47
Abstract:
During Phases I and II, Photon-X successfully demonstrated the feasibility of applying its patented Spatial Phase Imaging technology to the problem of non-contact 3D imaging during a rollover test and delivered a viable prototype system. During Phase IIB, Photon-X will continue to refine the system… More

Angle of Incidence (AOI) Measurement Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Blair Barbour, President – (256) 704-3416
Award Amount: $149,813.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force seeks to advance the state-of-the-art in angle-of-incidence (AOI) sensing. A key motivation is that the lethality of certain weapon systems used against certain targets is often strongly influenced by AOI at a favorable aim point. Weapon systems that can most benefit… More