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Company Information:

Company Name: RL Associates
City: Yardley
State: PA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (610) 499-7530

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $572,076.00 9
SBIR Phase II $5,395,928.00 8

Award List:

Excited State-Atomic Optical Filters at 532 nm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Billmers
Award Amount: $64,125.00
Abstract:
RL Associated proposes to develop two types of extremely narrow linewidth optical filters at 532 mm which could greatly enhance all light detection and ranging systems which use doubles Nd: YAG as their transmitter. These systems include; airborne remote sensing of ocean water temperature and… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available This SBIR project seeks to build on the success of Ultimode Systems' data-mining tool ACPro, automatic clustering/segmentation software. ACPro generates well-defined, interpretable, probabilistic models of data for segmentation purposes. This project woul

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers
Award Amount: $596,394.00

Development of a High-Efficiency Ultra-Narrowband Volume Holographic Optical Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers, Vice-President
Award Amount: $69,819.00
Abstract:
RL Associates plans to study the feasability in phase I and build in phase II an optical filter based upon volume holographic diffraction gratings permanently written in thick photopolymeric materials. We hope to demonstrate in this study that this typeof filter is feasible to build and will be… More

Development of a High-Efficiency Ultra-Narrowband Volume Holographic Optical Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers, Vice-President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this project is to design, build, and test a prototype optical filter with the following characterisitcs; Operating Wavelength - 530.286 nm and 630.25nm, Filter Linewidth - 0.05 nm at 530 nm and 0.016 nm at 630 nm, TuningSensitivity - 2.96 degrees / nm, Tuning Range > 2 nm,… More

Development of a High-Efficiency Ultra-Narrowband Volume Holographic Optical Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers, Vice-President
Award Amount: $448,908.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this project is to design, build, and test a prototype optical filter with the following characterisitcs; Operating Wavelength - 530.286 nm and 630.25nm, Filter Linewidth - 0.05 nm at 530 nm and 0.016 nm at 630 nm, TuningSensitivity - 2.96 degrees / nm, Tuning Range > 2 nm,… More

Wide Field of View Narrowband Holographic Grating Array for Improved Spectral Filtering in High Altitude Antisubmarine Warfare Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mary Ludwig, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $79,704.00
Abstract:
RL Associates Inc. proposes to conduct a feasibility study leading to the development of a narrowband, wide field of view, volume holographic filter for high altitude Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems used in antisubmarine warfare (ASW). We propose a filter element composed of many… More

Volume Holographic Gratings for Improved Beam Splitting in Multi-Spectral Passive Anti-Submarine Warfare System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers, Chief Techonology Officer
Award Amount: $79,503.00
Abstract:
RL Associates, Inc. proposes to conduct a feasibility study leading to the development of a volume holographic 12-channel beam splitter for use in the Navy's multi-spectral electro-optic passive antisubmarine warfare (ASW) system (EPAS). By optimizing beam splitting using a single volume… More

Portable Remote Infrared Raman (PREMIR) System for Early Detection of Peroxide Based IED`s

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Richard I. Billmers, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $99,418.00
Abstract:
RL Associates Inc. proposes to conduct research leading to the development of a remote Raman system for the standoff detection of peroxide-based IED`s. While there have been several Raman systems funded by the Gov`t previously for this pupose, the RL Associates Portable Remote Eyesafe Raman… More

Near Infrared LIDAR for Hazard Sensing and Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mary L. Ludwig, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,648.00
Abstract:
RL Associates, Inc. proposes to conduct research leading to the development of a shortwave infrared (SWIR) range-gated LIDAR system for use in detecting external obscurants and hazards. Working in conjunction with a database of optical properties for known obscurants, the system will be capable of… More

Volume Holographic Gratings for Improved Beam Splitting in Multi-Spectral Passive Anti-Submarine Warfare System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers, Vice President/CTO
Award Amount: $751,123.00
Abstract:
RL Associates, Inc. proposes to design, construct, and test a 12-channel multi-spectral beamsplitter using volume holographic optical elements for use in the Navy's electro-optic passive antisubmarine warfare system (EPAS). EPAS currently uses 12 spectral filters, one per visible channel, each… More

Wide Field of View Narrowband Holographic Grating Array for Improved Spectral Filtering in High Altitude Antisubmarine Warfare Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mary Ludwig, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $749,791.00
Abstract:
RL Associates, Inc. proposes to design, construct, and test a narrowband, wide field of view, volume holographic optical element (VHOE) array for use as a filter in high altitude antisubmarine warfare (ASW) Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems. High altitude LIDAR systems are currently… More

NIR LIDAR for Hazard Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,981.00
Abstract:
We have investigated the feasibility of employing a hazard detection and mitigation system based upon a polarization discriminating range-gated Lidar system. This dual use system will be capable of both imaging targets in low visibility scenarios, such as smoke, fog, haze, light rain, and low light… More

Broadband Infrared Detector Array for Combined Laser Designator / Range Finder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers, Vice President / CTO
Award Amount: $79,859.00
Abstract:
RL Associates, Inc. proposes to study the feasibility of implementing a single high broadband sensitivity, uncooled infrared detector array as a replacement for several of the sensors currently incorporated into the Joint Multi-Mission Electro-optic System (JMMES). Feasibility will be demonstrated… More

Development of a Narrowband, Wide Field of View Lidar Receiver Suitable for Day/Night Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mary Ludwig, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $749,829.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II program we propose to develop a narrowband blue laser system, transition a narrowband, wide field of view holographic filter to the blue spectrum, package the filter with a custom receiver, and validate these components both in the lab and in the Navy"s ASW Lidar system. The blue… More

Imaging Laser Designator/Range Finder Using High Resolution Range-Gated Near Infrared Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers, VP/CTO
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
A coalition of multiple agencies within the DOD has identified a need for reliable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) techniques capable of monitoring a wide variety of high interest situations and targets. The Joint Multi-Mission Electro-optic System (JMMES), which integrates many… More

Development of an Electro-Optic/Infrared Multi-Spectral Imager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Billmers, VP/CTO – (215) 579-2300
Award Amount: $749,911.00
Abstract:
Multiple agencies within the DOD have identified the need for reliable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) techniques capable of monitoring a wide variety of high interest situations and targets. Multi-Spectral Imagers (MSIs), one type of optical system which addresses this need,… More