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Company Information:

Company Name:
Picometrix LLC
Address:
2925 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-
Phone:
(734) 864-5605
URL:
EIN:
371508208
DUNS:
788133387
Number of Employees:
135
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
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
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,133,365.00 23
SBIR Phase II $13,238,363.89 13
STTR Phase I $720,000.00 8
STTR Phase II $2,700,000.00 4

Award List:

Solid-State Optical Temporal Analyzer with Picosecond Resolution and Picowatt Sensitivity

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Steven Williamson
Abstract:
Picotronix Inc. will integrate the world's fastest photodetector with an equally fast optoelectronic sampling gate to develop the "Solid State Optical Temporal Analyzer with Picosecond Resolution and Picowatt Sensitivity." The combination of 1-ps response, 1-pW/Hz sensitivity, and 100 dB dynamic… More

1-picosecond InGaAs Photodetector For Operation At 1300-1600 Nm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,400.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Steven L. Williamson
Abstract:
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A 1-PICOSECOND MONOLITHICALLY INTEGRATABLE PHOTODETECTOR WITH 0.2 A/W RESPONSIVITY FOR ULTIMATE USE AT 1600 NM. THE DETECTOR WILL RELY ON THE INTRISIC CARRIER LIFETIME OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR FOR ITS SPEED AND ON SUBMICROMETER-SPACED INTERDIGITATED FINGER… More

One-Picosecond, High-Impedance, Absolute-Voltage Probe and/or Pulser with One-Microwatt Sensitivity

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steven Williamson
Abstract:
N/a

5-Picosecond Photoconductive Sampling Oscilloscope

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Williamson
Abstract:
We are proposing a fundamental leap forwards in both technique and performance of measurement techniques for characterizing ultrahigh-speed electronic signals. We will design and build a laser-based oscilloscope for characterizing electrical signals in the picosecond time regime. The oscilloscope… More

65-GHz Bandwidth 900-1600 nm Photodetector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Williamson
Abstract:
N/a

One-Picosecond, High-Impedance, Absolute-Voltage Probe and/or Pulser with One-Microwatt Sensitivity

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steven Williamson
Abstract:
N/a

65-GHz Bandwidth 900-1600 nm Photodetector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$679,121.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Williamson
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I is to develop a novel 65-GHz bandwidth photodetector with high sensitivity between 900-1600 nm. This detector will have a response time of 5 ps, making it the fastest near-IR photodetector available. It will have a responsivity of 0.2 A/W and dark current < 50 nA, with… More

Dev of a Terahertz Spectroscopy System for Combustion Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steven L. Williamson
Abstract:
We propose to design, develop, and build the critical transmitter and receiver modules for a new class of spectroscopic systems that will operate in the 0.1-10 THz regime (3-333cm*-1 wavenumbers). This has traditionally been a very difficult spectral regime to access due to the lack of good sources… More

Development of a Picosecond Time Resolution Scanning Force Microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Steven Williamson
Abstract:
We propose to fabricate and characterize a new, freely-positionable voltage probe that has 2-ps temporal resolution and 200-nm spatial resolution. This probe will retrofit into a conventional scanning force microscope (SFM) environment. It will operate in imaging mode with the same functionality… More

Dev of a Terahertz Spectroscopy System for Combustion Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steven L. Williamson
Abstract:
We propose to design, develop, and build the critical transmitter and receiver modules for a new class of spectroscopic systems that will operate in the 0.1-10 THz regime (3-333cm*-1 wavenumbers). This has traditionally been a very difficult spectral regime to access due to the lack of good sources… More

Development of a Picosecond Time Resolution Scanning Force Microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$375,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Steven Williamson
Abstract:
We propose to fabricate and characterize a new, freely-positionable voltage probe that has 2-ps temporal resolution and 200-nm spatial resolution. This probe will retrofit into a conventional scanning force microscope (SFM) environment. It will operate in imaging mode with the same functionality… More

Terahertz (THz) - Frequency Differential-Absorption Spectrometer for Remote Biological Agent Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
New Jersey Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Donald Sebastian
Abstract:
We propose to develop a continuous wave terahertz imaging spectrometer tunable from 0.2 to 3 THz in order to remotely detect, monitor and identify chemical and biological agents such as the aerosol simulant Bacillus subtillus. The fully realized systemwill consist of a high brightness THz source… More

Package and Personnel Inspection Systems for Installation and Aviation Security

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, R & D Manager - Terahertz
Abstract:
We propose to develop the design for a terahertz imaging and spectroscopy inspection system prototype for the detection of concealed threats in packages and personnel. Terahertz imaging has the potential to reveal concealed explosives; metallic andnon-metallic weapons (such as ceramic, plastic or… More

Terahertz Interferometric Imaging Systems (TIIS) for Detection of Weapons and Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Manager of Terahertz R&D
Abstract:
We propose to develop a continuous wave terahertz interferometric imaging spectrometer tunable from 0.2 to 3 THz in order to remotely detect, monitor and identify concealed explosives such as C4 and RDX as well as metal weapons. The fully realized systemwill consist of a high brightness THz source… More

Terahertz Interferometric Imaging Systems (THS) for Detection of Weapons and Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Manager of Terzhertz R&D
Abstract:
We propose to develop a continuous wave terahertz interferometric imaging spectrometer tunable from 0.2 to 3 THz in order to remotely detect concealed explosives and other weapons. The fully realized system will consist of a high brightness THz sourceilluminating the region of interest and detected… More

Automatic, Non-Intrusive Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Threat Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Manager of Terahertz R&D
Abstract:
We propose to develop the design for a terahertz imaging and spectroscopy test bed system for the non -intrusive detection of chemical, biological, and radiological threats. Terahertz imaging has the potential to reveal concealed explosives, flammables,biological agents, chemical weapons, metallic… More

Multiple Remote Transmitter-Receiver Terahertz Spectroscopy System for Combustion Monitoring & High Speed Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
We propose to develop and construct a terahertz imaging and spectroscopy system capable of utilizing up to eight pairs of remote fiber coupled transmitters and receivers with simultaneous data acquisition. This system will enable the construction and testing of a linear array capable of high speed… More

Terahertz (THz) - Frequency Differential-Absorption Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Manager of Terahertz R&D
Research Institution:
NJIT
RI Contact:
John Federici
Abstract:
We propose to develop a frequency domain terahertz dual beam spectrometry system tunable from 0.2 to 3 THz with resolution 25M) field detection systems and interferometric imagers to be configured from this technology in phase III.

Three Dimensional Volumetric Terahertz Scanning for Aerospace Non Destructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
William Marsh Rice University
RI Contact:
Hiedi Thornton
Abstract:
In this Phase I STTR project, we propose to develop the critical innovations necessary for a high speed three dimesnional terahertz (THz) tomographic imaging system for aerospace non destructive evaluation (NDE) applcations. NASA and the Aerospace industry are beginning to utilize THz reflection… More

Stand-Off Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy Detection of Concealed Weapons and Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
David A. Zimdars, Manager of Terahertz R and D
Abstract:
We propose to develop the design for a stand-off active terahertz imaging and spectroscopy system prototype for the detection of concealed threats at ranges up to 50 meters. Terahertz imaging has the potential to reveal concealed explosives; metallic and non-metallic weapons (such as ceramic,… More

STTR Phase I: High Speed Terahertz Tomographic Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
William Marsh Rice Univ
RI Contact:
Daniel Mittleman
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project proposes to develop the technological and theoretical foundation of a high-speed terahertz (THz) tomographic non-destructive evaluation (NDE) imaging system. It is proposed to construct and evaluate a multiple THz transmitter and… More

Three Dimensional Volumetric Terahertz Scanning for Aerospace Non Destructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Rice University
RI Contact:
Heidi Thornton
Abstract:
NASA and the aerospace industry are beginning to utilize terahertz (THz) reflection imaging (for example, examining the space shuttle external tank sprayed on foam insulation for voids and disbonds). THz non destructive evaluation (NDE) imaging is widely applicable to composite resin, ceramic,… More

Time Domain Terahertz Non-Destructive Evaluation of Aero Turbines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Terahertz Manager
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
RI Contact:
Suzanne M. Hermes
Abstract:
We propose to prove the feasibility of using time domain terahertz (THz) non destructive evaluation (NDE) to inspect turbine blade thermal barrier coatings (TBC). High speed, non contact THz inspection will be useful both during the manufacturing process, during maintaince, and during recoating. … More

Millimeter Wave Imagery for Maritime Domain Awareness and Force Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Manager of Terahertz Rese
Abstract:
We propose to develop intereferometric imaging algorithms and a hardware architecture for a maritime millimeter-wave (mm-wave) imaging system with processing methods that can be implemented in real-time using hardware acceleration. We propose to extend the interferometric methods developed in the… More

High Speed Non Ionizing Terahertz Measurement System to Replace Nuclear Gages

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Terahertz Manager
Abstract:
We propose to prove the feasibility of a high speed non ionizing time domain terahertz (THz) measurement system to replace nuclear gauges. Nuclear source gauges (such as beta and gamma) are used in industrial process monitoring and control, often to measure thickness or mass in paper, plastics,… More

Terahertz Imaging Detection of Delamination and Water Intrusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Manager of Terahertz Research/Dev
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of using time domain Terahertz (THz) measurements to locate and identify defects such as delaminations and water intrusion in advanced composite materials used in ground based radome panels, shelters and towers. We will investigate the ability of terahertz… More

In-Process Cure Monitoring of Specialty Material Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Mgr of Terahertz Research/Dev
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a fiber optic coupled pulsed time domain terahertz (THz or T-Ray) instrument to measure aircraft specialty coatings during in-process curing. The method employed will be capable of measuring the complex dielectric constant and thickness of the coating… More

Health Management of High Temperature Polymer Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Mgr of Terahertz Research/Dev
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the feasibility of using time domain terahertz (THz or T-Ray) imaging to detect and map aging of high temperature polymer matrix composites (HTPMCs) used in advanced aerospace structural systems. We will experimentally demonstrate the ability of T-Ray measurement and… More

Optically Driven High Power Time Domain Terahertz Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Mgr Terahertz Development
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
RI Contact:
Linda K. Owens
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of an compact optically driven high power time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) source with greater than 1 milliwatt average output at a repetition rate of approximately 50 MHz. This source will be compatible with conventional time domain terahertz spectroscopy… More

High Speed Non Ionizing Terahertz Measurement System to Replace Nuclear Gages

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,991.89
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Manager, Terahertz Development
Abstract:
We propose a Phase II project to develop and prototype a flexible time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) instrument that can be marketed to customers currently utilizing nuclear source gauges. While nuclear gauges are an established technology, their radiological sources present on-going safety, security,… More

Terahertz Imaging Detection of Delamination and Water Intrusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Mgr - Terahertz R&D
Abstract:
We propose to develop, test, and deliver a portable time domain terahertz (TD-THz) radome inspection system. This system will utilize the TD-THz detection methods, which were demonstrated in Phase I to identify water intrusion and delamination in radome panel composite structures. The system will… More

Panel Step/Gap Mismatch Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Manager or Terahertz Development
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a fiber optic coupled time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) instrument to measure the substrate step/gap mismatch dimensions of aircraft panel and doors after exterior coatings have been applied. Our concept instrument will be a hand-held, panel step/gap… More

Time Domain Terahertz Axial Computed Tomography Non Destructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate key elements of feasibility for a high speed automated time domain terahertz computed axial tomography (TD-THz CT) non destructive evaluation (NDE) system which would provide true three dimensional images of aerospace composite structures. Traditional time domain… More

In-Process Cure Monitoring of Specialty Material Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$2,750,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Mgr - Terahertz Developme – (734) 864-5639
Abstract:
We propose to develop and test a prototype TD-THz system and method for the non-contact, rapid, in-process cure monitoring of specialty material coatings. The instrumentation will determine the thickness and cure state both"dry"and"wet"coatings and predict final thickness… More

Optically Driven High Power Time Domain Terahertz Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Terahertz Development Manager
Research Institution:
University of Michigan
RI Contact:
Theodore B. Norris
Abstract:
In phase II we will develop a prototype high power time domain terahertz (TD-THz) pulse source with a 1 milliwatt average output based on our Phase I approach. This source will be compatible with conventional time domain terahertz spectroscopy and imaging instrumentation, but extend the output power… More

Time Domain Terahertz Axial Computed Tomography Non Destructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this Phase 2 project, we propose to develop, construct, and deliver to NASA a computed axial tomography time-domain terahertz (CT TD-THz) non destructive evaluation (NDE) system which will provide true three dimensional images of aerospace polymer, ceramic, and composite structures. Traditional… More

Advanced THz Materials for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Manager of Terahertz Development
Abstract:
In this Phase I project, we will demonstrate the improvement of the time-domain-terahertz (TD-THz) transmitter output power of low temperature grown indium gallium arsenide (LT-InGaAs) based epitaxial layer structures excited by the 1060 nm lasers, such as that employed in the T-RayTM 4000 TD-THz… More

Handheld Multisensor Wand for the Detection of Threat or Illicit Objects on Persons

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR work, we propose to test the feasibility of enhancing a hand-held wand time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) based sensor with an additional suite of low cost sensor technologies to create a multi-sensor fusion based approach. The feasibility of TDTHz signature based anomaly detection… More

Time-Domain Terahertz Reflection Holograhic Tomography Nondestructive Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
The Regents of the University of Michigan
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate key elements of feasibility for a single-sided time-domain terahertz reflection holographic tomographic imaging (TD-THz RHT) nondestructive evaluation (NDE) system which will provide high quality three dimensional images of the interior of complex aerospace composite… More

Panel Step/Gap Mismatch Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$3,000,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Terahertz Development Man
Abstract:
In phase II we will develop a prototype TD-THz step/gap mismatch measurement system. This system will be able to measure the sub-surface ground-plane step and gap dimensions on the seams of panels on the F-35 aircraft. In phase I, we demonstrated the ability of the TD-THz method to measure the… More

One-Sided 3D Imaging of Non-Uniformities in Non-Metallic Space Flight Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
The Regents of the University of Michigan
RI Contact:
Elaine Brock
Abstract:
In this Phase II project, we propose to develop, construct, and deliver to NASA a prototype single-sided computed tomography time-domain terahertz (single-sided CT TD-THz) scanner accessory. This accessory will be suitable to be mounted onto a non-destructive evaluation (NDE) imaging gantry for the… More

Miniaturized Time Domain Terahertz Non Destructive Evaluation for In-Orbit Inspection of Inflatable Habitats and Thermal Protection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Picometrix's time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technology could be usedto inspect space flight structures such as inflatable space habitats, thermal protection systems (TUFI-typetiles, SOFI TPS), for voids, disbonds, and damage such as tearing and micron-meteorite… More

Miniaturized Time Domain Terahertz Non Destructive Evaluation for In-Orbit Inspection of Inflatable Habitats and Thermal Protection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$585,361.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Picometrix's time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technology could be used to inspect space flight structures such as inflatable space habitats, thermal protection systems (TUFI-type tiles, SOFI TPS), for voids, disbonds, and damage such as tearing and… More

Terahertz Imaging for Detection of Corrosion and Defects Under Hull Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Mgr Terahertz Development – (734) 864-5639
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR project we propose to demonstrate the key elements of a practical, field-deployable non-contact time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) system for rapid detection of submarine hull defects such as corrosion and gouges hidden beneath acoustic hull coatings, hull coating material defects,… More

Compact, Low-Cost THz Test System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Mgr of THz Development – (734) 864-5639
Research Institution:
NJIT
RI Contact:
Donald H. Sabastian
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this Phase I STTR project, we propose to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a low cost, compact, time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) spectrometer specifically for the characterization of semiconductor materials over a range of temperatures, electric fields, and magnetic fields. In… More

Terahertz Detection of Composite Heat Damage

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Mgr of Terahertz Developm – (734) 864-5639
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR project, we propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a Time-Domain Terahertz (TD-THz or THz) system for rapid determination of the composite heat damage to airframes. The method employed will be capable of inspecting for heat damage underneath paint and coatings to detect… More

Terahertz Imaging for Detection of Corrosion and Defects Under Hull Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$768,890.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Zimdars, Terahertz Development Man – (734) 864-5639
Abstract:
In this Phase II SBIR project we propose to build and test a prototype non-contact time-domain terahertz non-destructive evaluation scanning system to acquire sub-surface images beneath hull coatings. The system will enable the rapid detection of hull defects such as corrosion and gouges hidden… More