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Company Information:

Company Name:
Q-DOT, INC.
Address:
1069 Elkton Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone:
(719) 590-1112
URL:
N/A
EIN:
362930703
DUNS:
131669293
Number of Employees:
56
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:
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Has Patents?:
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Number of Patents:
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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 $4,931,460.00 69
SBIR Phase II $17,865,627.00 28

Award List:

DC - 20GHZ Q-DOT RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1035, PART 1 --TECHNICAL PROPOSAL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,339.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Unique charge-coupled devices may be able to record phenomena with information spanning dc - 20ghz. data to be recorded is sampled at rates up to 100 gs/s and stored temporarily in the ccd. it is then shifted at slow rates into a conventional a/d and digital memory. preliminary research suggests… More

GALLIUM ARSENIDE MEMORY APPLICATION STUDY Q-DOT RESEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Peter C. T. Roberts
Abstract:
N/a

ASSESSMENT OF 10(14) GATE-HZ/CM(2) CHARGE-MODE LOGIC FOR SUPERCOMPUTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Peter C.t. Roberts , Director Adv. S.s. Tech
Abstract:
N/a

FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSING OF VISUAL INFORMATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Peter C.t. Roberts , Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

SYSTEMS INVESTIGATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James h lauffenburger
Abstract:
A spread-spectrum automatic direction finding system will be capable of selectively providing directional information in a tactical enviroment. only authorized receivers (those with the correct pn code) will be able to utilize the transmitted information. conventional adf systems are incompatible… More

GALLIUM ARSENIDE MEMORY APPLICATION STUDY Q-DOT RESEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Peter C. T. Roberts
Abstract:
To successfully employ the intrinsically short access time (i.e., less than 1ns) of gaas digital memory chips, unique signal processing architectures will be required which may influence conventional function partitioning among integrated circuits. to determine the optimal architecture of both… More

ASSESSMENT OF 10(14) GATE-HZ/CM(2) CHARGE-MODE LOGIC FOR SUPERCOMPUTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$488,533.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Peter C.t. Roberts , Director Adv. S.s. Tech
Abstract:
Charge-mode digital logic appears to have great potential as a building block for future supercomputers. its extremely high computational density, estimated at 2 x 10(14) gate-hz/cm(2), is achievable at 2 minimum features using conventional, optical lithography. by contrast, dod's vhsic ii program… More

LOW POWER A/D CONVERTER FOR SPACE SYSTEMS APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Peter C T Roberts
Abstract:
N/a

LOW POWER A/D CONVERTER FOR SPACE SYSTEMS APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Peter C T Roberts
Abstract:
Afstc seeks analog to digital (a/d) converters which can operate in close vicinity to cooled focal plane imagers at speed comparable to their normal readout speed for future space systems applications. q-dot, inc., proposes a novel 12-bit, 1 microsecond, 10 mw a/d converter chip which can operate at… More

FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSING OF VISUAL INFORMATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$483,486.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Peter C.t. Roberts , Investigator
Abstract:
Limitations to the effectiveness of present pattern recognition systems when applied to robot or computer vision systems exist because of present tv camera hardware. this project involves an innovative solid-state smart sensor development which will finally permit real time pattern recognition at… More

HIGH-SPEED HIGH REPETITION RATE DIGITIZER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

A FULL-BANDWIDTH DIRECT PULSE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas e linnenbrink
Abstract:
A unique, direct pulse-to-digital converter will be designed and demonstrated. in general, signal conditioning for turbine flow meters and tachometers commonly employ signal conversions to obtain a data format suitable for digital recording. the pulse output of the transducer is first converted to… More

APPLICATION OF ADAPTIVE NEURAL NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Margaret s mortz
Abstract:
The purpose of this phase i program is to identify specific tactical avionics applications which could benefit from the special information-processing capabilities of adaptive neural networks. for specific tactical applications, a trade-off analysis of specific neural network architectures will be… More

A MULTIPLE-OUTPUT SI/GAAS HYBRID IMAGING DEVICE FOR VERY HIGH FRAME-RATE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,927.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Mark Wadsworth
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH-SPEED HIGH REPETITION RATE DIGITIZER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$250,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
An innovative technique is proposed to acquire and digitize 200 samples of data to 8-bit accuracy at lns inter vals every 67 ms. a unique charge- coupled device (ccd) s samples the data and temporarily stores 200 samples at 1 gs/s. at slower rate, this same ccd converts the 200 samplesof… More

MULTIPLE-ACCESS COMMUNICATION HYBRID SIMULATION (1142)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David E Reed Ph D
Abstract:
An innovative technique is proposed to simulate the performance of multiple-access communication systems. a unique combination of monte carlo simulation and statisticalbounding techniques are used to increase the efficiency of multiple-access models. use of known statistics in the simulation model… More

IMAGING DETECTOR/PROCESSOR FOR OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David W Gardner
Abstract:
The reaster-scan output of image data from present ccd imagers reduces the efficiency of optical signal processing systems. here detector/processor architectures are studied to reduce the effect of the bottleneck at the detector output. innovative techniques are proposed to generate area array… More

LOW-PROBABILITY-OF-INTERCEPT FREQUENCY-HOP WAVEFORM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,907.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr David E Reed
Abstract:
N/a

A MULTIPLE-OUTPUT SI/GAAS HYBRID IMAGING DEVICE FOR VERY HIGH FRAME-RATE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$450,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Mark Wadsworth
Abstract:
Conventional high-speed imgage-recording systems are typically based on stroboscopic and/or high-speed film methodologies. these approaches suffer from the use of film as a recording medium, reducing system flexibility and eliminating real-time evaluation of image data. furthermore, conventional… More

HIGH-INSTANTANEOUS-DATA-RATE, BURST-SIGNAL RECEIVER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,954.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David E. Reed , Senior Engineer
Abstract:
An innovative technique will be investigated to acquire and digitize a packet of high-data-rate burst information. in this concept, a charge-coupled device (ccd) samples the received signal and detects the unique synchronization word.upon unique-word detection, the timing of the data burst is… More

HIGH-SPEED GATED DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,959.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Stephen D Gaalema
Abstract:
N/a

LOW-POWER FLOATING-POINT ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Stephen D Gaalema
Abstract:
N/a

LOW-PROBABILITY-OF-INTERCEPT FREQUENCY-HOP WAVEFORM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$505,405.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr David E Reed
Abstract:
An innovative technique is proposed to generate a frequency-hop communication signal which is difficult to intercept. the implementation proposed will allow switching transients and, therefore, the side-lobe energy, to be minimized. this will significantly reduce the probability of intercept.

HIGH-SPEED GATED DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$545,782.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Stephen D Gaalema
Abstract:
Q-dot proposes a novel, high-speed laser ranging detector for use underwater. a solid-state, segmented detector is used in place of a pmt. since the detector can handle huge (e.g., 1,000 to 1,000,000 times full scale) overloads and recover to full sensitivity as quickly as a few nanoseconds, it will… More

A RADIATION-HARDENED, LOW-COST, HIGH-FIDELITY, FIRST-LEVEL PROCESSOR FOR LARGE ARRAYS FO DETECTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,992.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
David W Gardner , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In phase i of this project a low cost, radiation-hardened, high performance first-level processor is being developed for large (e.g., 10(6)) arrays of detectors such as those used in both colliding-beam and fixed-target high energy physics experiments. the use of a unique device fabricationprocess… More

BURST COMMUNICATIONS LPI/JR SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E Reed , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Q-dot proposes the development of burst communcation (burstcomm) low probability of intercept/jamming resistant (lpi/jr) signals for low-rate data/voice line-of-sight communications between multiple aircraft. performacne measures will be developed and used to optimize the lpi/jr burstcomm system.… More

ADVANCED ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER DESIGN STUDIES FOR WIDEDYNAMIC RANGE, GIGASAMPLE CONVERSION RATE, MONOLITHIC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,386.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Q-dot proposes a very high-speed (10 - 20 gs/s) medium-resolution (6-bit) analog-to-digital converter (adc) using an advanced heterojunction bipolar transistor (hbt) process. innovative circuit design, combined with a very fast hbt process, will be used to design a practical wide bandwidth… More

AEROBALLISTIC DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM (ADACS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E Linnenbrink , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

RTD/HBT ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,350.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Donald Herman
Abstract:
Innovative circuit design and advanced processing is proposed to create a 25 - 50 gs/s, 6- to 8-bit analog-to-digital converter (a/d). the design combines the rapid quantum switching (< 1 ps) and multiple-state operation of resonant tunnel diodes (rtd's) with the isolation, high speed (130 ghz ft),… More

HIGH-SPEED DIGITAL MODULATION (Q-DOT RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1275)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,385.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert L. Wixted
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes the development of a high-speed digital modulator for use in digital radio frequency memories (DRFM's) for simulating radar target signatures. The modulation can be realized with charge-mode digital/analog multipliers, operating in a pipeline structure. This technique affords very… More

SIGE DELTA-SIGMA DECIMATION FILTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,510.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Donald Herman
Abstract:
N/a

A 180 DEGREE FIELD-OF-VIEW FOVEAL AND PERIPHERAL CAMERA

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$33,872.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gardner
Abstract:
N/a

A LOW-POWER, HIGH-SPEED, MULTIPLE-CHANNEL TRANSIENT RECORDER (Q-DOT RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1288)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E. Linnenbrink
Abstract:
N/a

HBT DELTA-SIGMA ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER (Q-DOT RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1291)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr.
Abstract:
N/a

A HIGH-SENSITIVE CCD READOUT TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,720.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert L. Wixted , Staff Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

AEROBALLISTIC DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM (ADACS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E Linnenbrink , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Q-dot proposes to develop a comprehensive aeroballistic data acquisition system (adacs) to replace spin boxes or yaw cards on the ballistic test range. the fully automatic adacs will eliminate labor-intensive and time-consuming steps between shots while improving accuracy over current methods. in… More

A HIGH-SENSITIVE CCD READOUT TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$492,960.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert L. Wixted , Staff Engineer
Abstract:
The low noise performance of ccd imagers and signal processing devices is presently limited by the performance of the associated charge sensing amplifiers. typical amplifiers will show noise levels of 100 - 200 electrons/packet and gains of 1 - 5 muv/electron. the transverse floating-gate fet… More

HBT DELTA-SIGMA ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER (Q-DOT RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1291)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$621,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr.
Abstract:
There are numerous applications for a high-resolution (16-bit) and in military and commercial communications, phased-array radar# and electronic warfare syatems. g-dot proposes a high-resolution (16- to 18-bit) ' 100 ms/s bht delta-sigma a^d converter. a multibit architecture reduces the… More

A LOW-POWER, HIGH-SPEED, MULTIPLE-CHANNEL TRANSIENT RECORDER (Q-DOT RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1288)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,029.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E. Linnenbrink
Abstract:
Q-dot proposes to develop a low-cost, high-performance transient recorder for use in high-energy physics experiments. heretofore, the recording of somplete, amplitude vs. time histories from detectors has been desirable but prohibitively expensive and limited in versatility. single-channel per chip,… More

A 180 DEGREE FIELD-OF-VIEW FOVEAL AND PERIPHERAL CAMERA

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$197,665.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gardner
Abstract:
Wide field-of-view (fov) cameras to date have been plagued by distortion which limits their use in telerobotic operations. one reason for this distortion has been the need to project a hemispherical image onto a flat plane. q-dot proposes a unique imaging system which utilizes a hemispherical focal… More

Charge-Coupled Device and CMOS High-Efficiency, Low-Voltage Regulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$47,979.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr.
Abstract:
N/a

High-efficiency CCD-based Regulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,663.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Donald Herman
Abstract:
N/a

Ultra-Low-Power, Charge-Mode Digital Processors (Q_DOT Research Proposal 1349)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$66,685.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E. Linnenbrink
Abstract:
N/a

Ultra-Low-Power, Charge-Mode Digital Processors (Q_DOT Research Proposal 1349)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$375,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E. Linnenbrink
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop ultra-low-power charge-mode digital processors for use in advanced packaging technologies. Initial estimates project a reduction factor of 10 to 30 in power dissipation when state-of-the-art CMOS is replaced with advanced, charge-mode logic. For example, a 32-bit serial… More

Programmable, High-Resolution, High-Speed Digital Video Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,954.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert K. Kansy
Abstract:
Low-resolution, solid-state imaging systems exist which are capable of relatively high frame rates (e.g., 500 f/s (f/s)). Other solid- state detectors are capable of reasonably high spatial resolutions; however, these systems are typically limited to less than one f/s capture rate. To date, no… More

A Large, High Speed Photodetector for Acoustooptic Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,600.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert J. Kansy, Ph.d.
Abstract:
Special acoustooptic (AO) signal processors require single photodectector elements having large dimensions, very short response times, and large dynamic range. Conventional AO detector arrays cannot provide the bandwidth needed in this application. Q-DOT proposes to investigate the application of… More

Dynamic AOA Simulator for Intercept Radars (Q-DOT Research Proposal 1390)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,351.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E. Linnenbrink
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a dynamic angle-or-arrival (AOA) simulator to stimulate intercept radars. Modern airborne radars with electronically steered arrays are capable of passively locating and tracking other aircraft with high accuracy. The proposed simulator will generate and position… More

Advanced InP-Based DDS System (Q-DOT Research Proposal 39-1385)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,374.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr.
Abstract:
N/a

SIGE DELTA-SIGMA DECIMATION FILTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$363,385.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Donald Herman
Abstract:
Present silicon ic's are reaching fundamental limits on gain, speed, and power density. heterojunction devices promise ten-fold performance improvements but large-scale ic's are required to assess these emerging technologies. sige heterostructures offer substantial performance increases while… More

High-efficiency CCD-based Regulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$361,202.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Donald Herman
Abstract:
Q-Dot, Inc. proposes an innovative "no-drop" regulator (NDR) for low-voltage micro-power sensor systems. Based upon charge-coupled devices (CCD's), it provides high efficiency with less noise and at a low cost. Designed for battery or solar-cell systems, it has zero-volt input-to-output differential… More

A Programmable Microwave Fiber-Optic Delay Line Network (Q-DOT Research Proposal 39-1422)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,952.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas K. Bohley
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes an innovative wideband microwave programmable delay line network. The proposed approach offers an unprecedented combination of bandwidth, 16 GHz, resolution, delays to 655.34 Us in steps of 20 ns, delay stability, 1 ns over temperature, and amplitude stability, +-1.5 dB. Most of the… More

Advanced InP-Based DDS System (Q-DOT Research Proposal 39-1385)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,955.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr.
Abstract:
An advanced wideband (>2GHz), fast-switching (

A Low-Power, Low-Cost, High-Performance Beamformer for Medical Ultrasound Scanners

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,946.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Linnenbrink
Abstract:
Ultrasonic imaging is the preferred method for noninvasive tissue examination and real-time blood flow analysis. Foreign items (e.g., radiolucent shrapnel) embedded in the body can also be imaged. While this would greatly aide combat field medics and civilian emergency medical technicians,… More

Telerobotic Vision for Uninhabited Tactical Aircraft (UTA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,521.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Bohley
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a custom, charge-coupled device imager to work in conjunction with an innovative lens already designed and built by Q-DOT. The imager will exploit the characteristics of a variable focal lens to provide both a detailed, narrow field-of-view image seamlessly combined with a… More

MONOLITHIC, LOW-COST TRANSIENT RECORDER WITH AUTOMATIC GAIN RANGING (AGR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E. Linnenbrink
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop an innovative, monolithic recorder for acquiring pressure v. Time history of the event. The signal range of 1mV to 1 V p-p is spanned with automatic gain ranging (AGR) which provide one of eight base-2 gains to optimize the 9-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The AGR… More

Breach Capacitor ESD Event Detector (Q-DOT Research Proposal 39-1487)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,875.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Hoskins, Ph.d.
Abstract:
This proposal presents an electrostatic discharge (ESD) detector which can be integrated on a semiconductor chip. A circuit terminal overvoltage condition is sensed with a passive, nonvolatile write-once memory which can be read out after the ESD event has occurred. The approach provides… More

Ultra-Fast Transient Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E. Linnenbrink
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a compact, solid-state, low-cost, ultra-fast transient recorder. The recorder will combine an array of high bandwidth (20GHz), high dynamic range (56 dB) charge-coupled device (CCD)-based samplers on a single chip with monolithic tapped delay line transmission lines. … More

Miniature Direct-Conversion Transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Donald Herman
Abstract:
A flexible miniature digital transceiver based on unique architectures is proposed for direct digital synthesis and data conversion of radio frequency (RF) wireless spectrums without intermediate frequency (IF) stages. The transceiver combines innovative direct-conversion analog-to-digital and… More

INTEGRATED PULSE CHARACTERIZATION MODULE (Q-DOT RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1471)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas K. Bohley , Mgr. Instrumentation Systems
Abstract:
N/a

Micromachined Fiber Optic Sensor Multiplexer (Q-DOT Research Proposal 9528)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas K. Bohley
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to continue development of a low-loss micromachined optical switch using MEMS technology. The switch is suitable for mass fabrication and for construction of a fiber optic sensor multiplexer. The main goal of this phase is to verify the low-loss characteristic of the switch. … More

Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Marc Morin
Abstract:
Q-Dot proposes to develop a wideband digital radar receiver outputting multiple simultaneous channels with 10 MHz bandwidth and 80 dB of spurious free dynamic range each. Q-Dot is teaming with Raytheon Electronics Systems to ensure the successful design of the Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver which meets… More

LADAR Receiver Array

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Robert J. Kansy
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a 1-dimensional receiver array for the unique laser radar (LADAR) system developed at the Army Research Laboratory. The primary elements of this new system include an amplitude modulated solid state laser transmitter and an incoherent optical receiver array. Each receiver… More

Extensible Beamformer for Portable Imaging Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Marshall K. Quick
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a unizue, lower-power, low-cost beamformer for portable imaging sonars. The original two chip set will form 100 beams from 100 input channels. A 0.3 cm2 BiCMOS chip comprises a low noise amplifier (LNA), a time-gain control (TGC), an apodizer and a Delta-Signma modulation… More

INTEGRATED PULSE CHARACTERIZATION MODULE (Q-DOT RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1471)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,175.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas K. Bohley , Mgr. Instrumentation Systems
Abstract:
N/a

Extensible Beamformer with Dynamic Focusing for 1.5D Sonar Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$675,241.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Linnenbrink
Abstract:
Ultrasonic imaging is the preferred method for noninvasive tissue examination and real-time blood flow analysis. Foreign items (e.g., radiolucent shrapnel) embedded in the body can also be imaged. While this would greatly aide combat field medics and civilian emergency medical technicians,… More

A 5 Terabit/Second EO Transceiver (Q-DOT Research Proposal 9551)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,951.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a small, light weight, low-power, multi-channel EO trans-ceiver capable of 10 Gbit/second/channel to support emerging high-speed processors. Currently, the performance of both ground-based and missile-borne processors is constrained by slow data links. As processors… More

RF DELTA-SIGMA DIGITAL BEAMFORMER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Marc A Morin
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop an innovative digital beamformer suitable for satellite payloads for the Air Force. Based on bandpass delta-sigma data conversion technology, wideband radio frequency (RF) signals are sampled at a high intermediate frequency (IF) within a transmit/receive (T/R) module. … More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$744,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Marc Morin
Abstract:
N/a

Low Phase Noise Miniature Oscillator (MINO) for Advanced ADCs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Harrell
Abstract:
N/a

A SiGe Radar Proximity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,368.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Harrell
Abstract:
Not Available The primary objectives of the proposed effort are to further develop a novel, proprietary technology (Alternating Current Anti Fouling ACAF ) which applies a rapidly alternating electric field to layers of conductive and insulating films to minimize or prevent attachment of aquatic… More

Low Phase Noise Miniature Oscillator (MINO) for Advanced ADCs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Harrell
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Chi L. Tai, Research Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,956.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell
Abstract:
N/a

Integrated Optic Gas Sensors for Real Time Monitoring of Hazardous Chemicals in a Fire/Thermal/Smoke Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Harrell, Mgr,RF & Optical Systems
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a wide bandwidth, highly versatile Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) System capable of supporting multiple radar and communication systems. A common, highly capable DDS System will simplify logistics, training and maintenance,thereby significantly reducing Operation and… More

Delta-Sigma Direct Digital Synthesizer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell, Manager, RF and Optical S
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a monolithic, Delta-Sigma Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) suitable for use in a multi-function phased array antenna systems (e.g., Digital Array Radar (DAR)). Its wide bandwidth (600 MHz) enables the DDS to produce a variety ofsignals including the chirp waveforms for… More

Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD) for Universal Flight Termination System (FTS) (9610)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell, Mgr. RF & Optical Systems
Abstract:
"Abstract: Q-DOT proposes to develop a low-cost standard Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD). The FTRD will fully support RCC 319-99 plus additional range-specific requirements. It will be easy to install and interface to a wide range of munitions.High performance will be attained at low cost… More

Bandpass, Delta-Sigma, Analog-to-Digital Converter (BP Delta-Sigma ADC) for advanced Digital Array Radar (DAR) (9611)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell, Mgr RF & Optical Systems
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a BP delta-sigma ADC in 120 GHz SiGe for use in advanced DAR. IBM's 7HP SiGe BiCMOS process enables the integration of a complete ADC modulator plus support circuitry (e.g., laser diode driver) on a single small, inexpensivesilicon chip. It's small size, low power… More

Multi-Channel, Wideband, 4-40 GHz Tuner for TUAV SIGINT in SiGe (9603)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell, Mgr RF & Optical Systems
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a Multi-channel, wideband, 4-40 GHz tuner for TUAV SIGINT Payload in advanced, 210 GHz SiGe. The TUAV platform demands small size and low power consumption. IBM's 8T SiGe BiCMOS process has been developed around its recentlydemonstrated 210 GHz HBT. The 8T BiCMOS process… More

Universal Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD) for a Universal Flight Termination System (FTS)(9623)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,955.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell, Manager, RF & Optical Sys
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a low-cost, Universal Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD). The FTRD will support both four-tone and extended 20-tone RCC 319-99 requirements, plus additional range-specific requirements. To the extent that it is currentlydefined by the RCC Range Safety Group's Task… More

Wideband ADC (9630)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr., Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a wide bandwidth, monolithic, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) using advanced silicon-germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS technology. State-of-the-art commercially available, wide band ADCs are represented by the MAX108 at 8 bits and 1.5Gs/s with 2.2 GHz signal bandwidth (the fastest… More

V-Band LNA for Satellite Communications(9625)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,951.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Christopher E. Hay, Research Engineer
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a monolithic, V-band, low noise amplifier (LNA) for satellite communications in IBM's advanced SiGe technology. The primary design goals include 1.5 dB maximum noise figure with a small signal gain of 30 plus/minus 0.3 dB over a49 - 52 GHz operating bandwidth. IBM's 8HP… More

Low-Phase-Noise, Phase-Locked Miniature Oscillator (PL MINO) for Advanced ADCs(9664)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a low-noise, phase-locked, miniature oscillator (PL MINO) for use in advanced communications systems. The PL MINO will provide the low-noise, 2.5 GHz clock waveform for next generation ADCs in a 0.33 cm3 (0.02 in3) package. It will be a dramatic advancement over… More

Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) for Ad Hoc Sensor and Munitions Networks (9667)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Harrell, Manager, RF & Optical Sys
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) specifically for ad hoc sensors and munitions network for military application. While considerable effort is currently focused on commercial sensor networks, these commercial products fall substantially short of fulfilling military… More

7 GHz SiGe High-Efficiency Power Amplifier Module (PAM) for Phased Arrays (9662)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Christopher E. Hay, Research Engineer
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a SiGe Power Amplifier RFIC with high efficiency and high linearity for use in the 7 GHz downlink multiple-beam antenna (MBA) on the Transformational Satellite (TSAT). The power amplifier will provide a minimum linear output power of 500 mW at 7 GHz, with an ultimate goal… More

Software-Defined Delta-Sigma Waveform Generator (DS WG) (9655)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell, Mgr., RF & Optical System
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a Software-Defined Delta-Sigma Waveform Generator (DS-WG) for advanced MDA ballistic missile defense systems. This approach can be used to generate diverse waveforms from UHF to X-band. The proposed effort has the potential to reduce the size, power and cost of waveform… More

Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) for Ad Hoc Sensor and Munitions Networks (9640)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,978.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Harrell, Manager, RF & Optical Sys
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a low-cost, low-power, Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) specifically designed to support ad hoc sensor and miniature networks for FCS and OFW. It supports ad hoc sensor and munitions network protocols. The SNRadio provides the first link in communication paths between the… More

Networked System-on-a-Chip for C4ISR (9643)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Harrell, Manager RF & Optical Syst
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to investigate the feasibility of developing a fully integrated system-on-a-chip for sensor-based C4ISR networks. In Phase I, a prototype Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) will be conceptually designed based upon the commercially off-the-shelf (COTS) ASH 3 Transceiver produced by RF… More

Active Microwave Switch Matrix (9665)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Hoskins, Manager, Device Technolog
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop an Active Microwave Switch Matrix for the Army's hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) missile seeker test system. The 4 x 4 X-band switch matrix routes and combines signals at low levels of approximately 0 dBm, enabling each of the outputs to be rapidly programmed as an arbitrary… More

Active RF Switch Array (9646)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Hoskins,, Mgr., Device Technology
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop an Active RF Switch Array for the Army's hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) missile seeker test system. The switch array is designed to route 10 GHz X-band signals at low levels of approximately 0 dBm. IBM's SiGe heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) technology is used to… More

Ultra-wideband (UWB) Analog Front-End (AFE) /Analog- to-Digital Converter (ADC)(9703)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr., Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes an innovative analog front-end (AFE) and analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for ultra-wideband (UWB) systems. Modern communications and radar signals combine complex modulation with wide bandwidth to reduce power and lower the probability of intercept. Current digital receivers do not… More

RAMDAC for Ladar Scene Generation Simulators (9682)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr., Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop an advanced RAMDAC for HWIL ladar scene generation. Future large-scale ladar scene generation requires advancements in algorithms and components to generate realistic ladar returns. Techniques and components for generating up to several hundred thousand instantaneous fields… More

X-band Receiver Block ADC (9684)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr., Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Advanced wideband, large, multimode distributed phase array radars require significantly improved T/R modules. Q-DOT proposes a staged X-band receiver block (XRB) chip development, beginning with the key analog to digital converter (ADC). Combined with key RF front end cells and integrated as a… More

Ultra-Compact UWB Transient Receiver/Digitizer (9693)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E. Linnenbrink, President and Technical Director
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop an Ultra-Compact (1-2 chip) UWB Transient Receiver/Digitizer to enable the practical military application of UWB for identifying targets behind walls or in foliage. To date, UWB target identification system (TIS) deployment has been severely impeded by the rack-mounted,… More

Dual-Frequency, Active mm-wave (MMW) Electronically Scanned Antenna (ESA) (9696)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,936.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas E. Linnenbrink, President and Technical Director
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a dual frequency (i.e. separate transmit and receive frequencies), wide bandwidth (35 GHz ¿ 10%) MMW ESA capable of rapidly scanning 2.3¿ beams ¿ 60¿. With a gain of 35dB and efficiency of 67%, the ESA will output up to 200W with EIRP of 59.8 dBw and G/T of 11.6… More

High-Fidelity, Delta-Sigma Waveform Generator (9695)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,935.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Harrell, Manager, RF and Optical Systems
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop a High-Fidelity, Delta-Sigma Waveform Generator (DS WG) for high-fidelity specific emitter identification (SEI) signal simulators. This approach can be used to generate precision, pulsed waveforms mimicking unintentional modulation on pulse (UMOP). The UMOP can be any… More

X-band Receiver Block (9698)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$2,205,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Donald L. Herman, Jr., Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Advanced wideband, large, multimode distributed phase array radars require T/R modules which are much smaller and lower in power than present components. Q-DOT proposes a staged X-band receiver block (XRB) development, beginning with the key analog to digital converter (ADC) and supporting circuits… More