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Company Information:

Company Name: Pranalytica, Inc.
City: Santa Monica
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (310) 458-4493

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $611,248.00 6
SBIR Phase II $1,045,874.00 2
STTR Phase I $199,375.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,104,730.00 2

Award List:

Breath Ammonia Measurements for Dialysis Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: C. K. Patel
Award Amount: $108,933.00
Abstract:
We propose that breath ammonia is a surrogate measure of nitrogenous waste loading in the blood of patients suffering from End Stage Renal Disease. We present preliminary infrared spectroscopic data of human breath from a limited study of n=7 patients undergoing kidney dialysis. Breath ammonia… More

Laser-Based Sensors for Monitoring Livestock Ammonia Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: C. Kumar N. Patel, President and CEO
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Agricultural sources account for approximately 70% of the total ammonia emissions worldwide, with livestock contributing the largest portion due to volatilization of animal waste nitrogen into gaseous ammonia. These large ammonia air emissions greatly impact the environment… More

Laser-Based Sensors for Monitoring Livestock Ammonia Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: C. Kumar N. Patel
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
The total global anthropogenic ammonia air emissions are estimated to be 43 million tons per year, with animal agriculture responsible for more than any other source and comprising approximately 50% of the total. The majority of ammonia emissions come from livestock operations, especially… More

High Performance Quantum Cascade Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Harvard University
Principal Investigator: C. Kumar N. Patel, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,561.00
RI Contact: Federico Capasso
Abstract:
Currently there is wide disparity in QCL performance at different wavelengths. The new generation of QCLs recently demonstrated at wavelengths around 4.5 to 4.8 μm exceeds the performance of legacy devices at other wavelengths by a wide margin. Much of this progress was made under DARPA's… More

Beam Combining For High Power Quantum Cascade Laser Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: C. Patel, President & CEO
Award Amount: $98,305.00
Abstract:
High-power quantum cascade laser (QCL) arrays emitting in the mid and long-wave infrared atmospheric windows (3 to 5 μm and 8 to 12 μm, respectively) with nearly diffraction-limited beam quality will be of immediate use to several military applications, including infrared countermeasures… More

Coherent Beam Combining of Mid-IR Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of California
Principal Investigator: C. Kumar N. Patel, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,814.00
RI Contact: Robert Hicks
Abstract:
Military applications, such as IRCM (Infrared Countermeasures) and stand-off sensing, require highly efficient optical sources with power outputs for room temperature continuous wave operation of several to a hundred watts in the 3-5 micron and 8-12 micron spectral bands. While quantum cascade… More

Bridging the 3 to 4 μm Spectral Gap: High Performance Antimonide-based Quantum Cascade Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: C. K. Patel, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,867.00
Abstract:
Our team is proposing to bridge the currently existing spectral gap in laser availability between 3 and 4 μm by developing novel, high performance Sb-based Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL). Pranalytica, Inc., based in Santa Monica, CA (prime contractor), is a world-leading commercial supplier of… More

Beam combining for high power quantum cascade laser arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: C. Patel, President & CEO
Award Amount: $749,874.00
Abstract:
High-power, multi-watt quantum cascade laser (QCL) arrays emitting in the mid and long-wave infrared atmospheric windows (3 to 5 μm and 8 to 12 μm, respectively) with nearly diffraction-limited beam quality will be of immediate use to several military applications, including directional… More

High Performance Quantum Cascade Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: C. K. N. Patel, President&CEO – (310) 458-0808
Award Amount: $744,252.00
RI Contact: Ben Williams
Abstract:
Currently there is wide variation in QCL performance at different wavelengths. Performance of new generation of QCLs recently demonstrated at wavelengths near 4.6 & #956;m exceeds the performance of legacy QCLs at other wavelengths by a wide margin. Much of the progress at 4.6 & #956;m was… More

Low-Cost, Robust, Monolithic Semiconductor Mid-Infrared Laser With Very Wide Tunability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kumar N., President&CEO – (310) 458-0808
Award Amount: $79,740.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new type of a high performance, broadly, rapidly and electronically tunable monolithic, robust and low cost MWIR laser source. Our solution involves novel approaches to gain medium and the tuning mechanism. For gain medium, we will use a new quantum cascade laser (QCL) design… More

Coherent Beam Combining of Mid-IR Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: C. K. N. Patel, President&CEO – (310) 458-0808
Award Amount: $360,478.00
RI Contact: Robert Hicks
Abstract:
Many military applications require efficient optical sources producing several to hundred watts in continuous-wave (CW) or quasi-continuous-wave (QCW) operation at room temperature (RT) in the MWIR (3-5 micron) and LWIR (8-12 micron) regions. While QCLs have become the sources of choice in these… More

Mid-wave Infrared (MWIR) Illuminator for Ground and Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Targeting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Arkadiy Lyakh, Director, QCL Development&Mfg – (310) 260-2361
Award Amount: $149,403.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of an ultra-compact and highly reliable quantum cascade laser (QCL) two-color module with operating range from 100m to over 3km for weapon-mounted applications and up to 10km for small unmanned aircraft systems. Operational characteristics of QCLs in the module will be… More