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Company Information:

Company Name: Schafer Corporation
City: Chelmsford
State: MA
Zip+4: 01824-0419
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (978) 256-2070

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,631,225.00 47
SBIR Phase II $14,956,715.00 19
STTR Phase I $199,962.00 2

Award List:

PULSED SHORT WAVELENGTHS LASER EFFECTS SIMULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $47,415.00

PULSED SHORT WAVELENGTHS LASER EFFECTS SIMULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $687,446.00
Abstract:
Investigate potential of a novel concept to generate specific wavelength regions of high intensity radiation and/or planar blast waves to produce, on close-by (target) structures and/or materials, the thermal and/or shock loadings delivered by single pulse or repetitive pulse lasers. the concept, if… More

ANTI-REFLECTIVE WINDOW COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey B. Shellan
Award Amount: $64,000.00

ANTI-REFLECTIVE WINDOW COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey B. Shellan
Award Amount: $215,770.00
Abstract:
The objective of this task is to design specialized ar coatings for use in state-of-the-art multi-element optical systems. computer programs using the latest synthesis techniques will be used and merit functions tailored to optimize the system performance for the specific mission considered. in… More

USE OF PULSED ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION IS PROPOSED AS A MEANS TTO DETOXIFY EQUIPMENT USED IN THE PREPARATION OF TOXIC CH CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,601.00
Abstract:
Use of pulsed ultraviolet radiation is proposed as a means tto detoxify equipment used in the preparation of toxic ch chemical compounds. the radiation will serve to both v vaporize material adhering to the surface as well as to bring about photolytic destruction. this combination of effeffect is… More

SURFACE DISCHARGE AS AN INCOHERENT PUMP SOURCE FOR SOLID STATE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Raymond B Schaefer
Award Amount: $58,796.00

THIS PROPOSAL IS TO EXPERIMENTALLY INVESTIGATE THE SURFCE DISCHARGE TO PREIONIZED PULSED CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond b schaefer
Award Amount: $54,144.00
Abstract:
This proposal is to experimentally investigate the surfce discharge to preionized pulsed carbon dioxide lasers. in this approach dielectric electrodes are employed for the main discharge, and a surface discharge along the surface of a dielectric electrode preionizes the gas volume prior to the… More

WAVEGUIDE CO(2) LASERS HAVE FOUND MANY TACTICAL DOD APPLICATIONS RECENTLY.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Douglas youmans
Award Amount: $58,760.00
Abstract:
Waveguide co(2) lasers have found many tactical dod applications recently. the output power of a single waveguide co(2) laser is limited to about 40 w c.w. due to gain saturation and wavefront aberrations. in the same size package an array of waveguides could be excited potentially producing an m x… More

SURFACE DISCHARGE AS AN INCOHERENT PUMP SOURCE FOR SOLID STATE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Raymond B Schaefer
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The program proposed herein is to experimentally investigate the surface discharges as an incoherent radiation source to pump solid state lasers. although the flashlamps currently being used are a well developed technology, the surface discharge has several potential advantages. one that would be… More

DESIGN OF AN ADVANCED OPTICAL PHASED ARRAY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey b shellan
Award Amount: $64,869.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this program will be to design an advanced optical phased array surveillance system, based on demonstrated optical technology, capable of satisfying a rayleigh two point resolution criterion of 0.25 meter at a distance of 5,000 km for visible light illumination (approx \ 0.5… More

KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS COUNTERMEASURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raymond f walsh iv
Award Amount: $64,862.00
Abstract:
This study will develop strategies and concepts for ballistic missile maneuvering which will increase the probability of survival when attacked by a kinetic energy weapon (kew). analysis will determine how to minimize booster maneuver requirements while maximizing kew maneuver requirements. the… More

TUNABLE SOLID STATE LASER SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert grasso
Award Amount: $64,590.00
Abstract:
The program proposed herein is to experimentally investigate and characterize visible laser emission from the solid-state laser material ti(3+):al(2)o(3) using a surface discharge as the primary excitation source. recently, a visible fluorescence region was found to exist extending from 480 to 690… More

Energy Film: A Safe Portable Source of Hydrogen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Monsler
Award Amount: $99,861.00

Energy Film: A Safe Portable Source of Hydrogen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Monsler
Award Amount: $733,141.00
Abstract:
Great strides have been made recently in making small PEM fuel cells to power personal electronics for the foot soldier, such as wireless transmitters and laptop computers. These advances are compromised by today's sources of hydrogen, which are bulky, heavy, and inconvenient. WJSA proposes to… More

An Integrated Planning Tool for Selection and Evaluation of Space Technologies for Development and Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rettig P. Benedict, Jr.
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
A continuing challenge for research and development organizations, both government and commercial, is the process for choosing technologies for development, demonstration, and marketing. The challenges are to select the most promising technology within a specific specialty area, to select between… More

Low Cost, MEMs-based Adaptive Optics System Solutions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert K. Tyson
Award Amount: $67,932.00
Abstract:
Performance of current laser designators and rangefinders as well as antimissile IR countermeasure systems are degraded by boundary layer aero-optics and propagation path turbulence. Past approaches for compensating these error sources have focu W.J. Schafer Associates in conjunction with SY… More

Mixed Media-based Information Software for Space Systems Technology Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kimberly Ford-moller
Award Amount: $89,945.00
Abstract:
The specific technical problem addressed is the development and implementation of a flexible, user-friendly, platform-independent digital communication capability that will lower the cost of space systems by providing real-time voice, video, graphics and "white-board" connectivity for: rapid… More

Development & Demonstration of Novel Concepts for Precision Deployable Optical Structures (PDOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Dyer
Award Amount: $79,974.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses Novel Concepts for Precision Deployable Optical Structures (PDOS). The proposed development and demonstration effort would provide an innovative solution to a problem which is becoming more and more important to organizations which must provide space based optical systems… More

Low Cost Test Methodology for High Temperature Materials using Military R&D Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Goodman
Award Amount: $124,633.00
Abstract:
The problem facing many U. S. high temperature material vendors is the high cost and long span times required for testing with "conventional" techniques. The higher the heat flux required for the test, the more expensive the test, and the more elaborate the facility required. The cost and schedule… More

Initiated event models of stochastic point processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $540,330.00

Development & Demonstration of Novel Concepts for Precision Deployable Optical Structures (PDOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Dyer
Award Amount: $749,617.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses Novel Concepts for Precision Deployable Optical Structures (PDOS). The proposed development and demonstration effort would provide an innovative solution to a problem which is becoming more and more important to organizations which must provide space based optical systems… More

Low-cost Micromachined Adaptive Optics Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert K. Tyson
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
The vides a path for bringing an innovative new technology to enhance tactical electro-optical systems such as laser designators, ladar, and infrared countermeasures. Schafer Corporation recently completed analyses for the Naval Air… More

Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser for Environmental Remediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marc R. Hallada
Award Amount: $98,721.00
Abstract:
The development plan described in this proposal is for a modular, transportable COIL device, adapted for long run times, and employing a fiber-optic beam delivery system. Fiber-optic delivery will allow for remote manual and robotic cutting or welding of thick metal objects, with various… More

Optimizing the Design of an Integrally Formed Optical Bench, Constructed of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,995.00

SOFTWARE FOR THE DETECTION OF NEURAL ENSEMBLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Manuccia, Thomas J
Award Amount: $99,994.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Robert K Tyson
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $2,345,794.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Manuccia
Award Amount: $99,995.00

High Power 1.6mum Solid-State Laser Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John McMahon, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $64,994.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense interest in lasers at wavelengths with dependable and good atmospheric propagation in all significant littoral regions favors the 1.62 mm spectral region. However, there have been no previously identified attractive candidates forelectrically-excited diode pumped laser… More

SYSTEM FOR THE DETECTION OF NEURAL ENSEMBLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Manuccia
Award Amount: $0.00

SYSTEM FOR THE DETECTION OF NEURAL ENSEMBLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Manuccia
Award Amount: $389,117.00

High Structural Efficiency, Silicon Lightweight Mirrors (SLMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,534.00
Abstract:
"Schafer proposes to further develop Silicon Lightweight Mirrors (SLMs) technology, an all silicon foam-core composite mirror material that is extremely stiff, highly polishable and low cost. High structural efficiency primary mirrors are required for theAir Force Deployable Optical Telescope System… More

Piezoceramic Fin Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Thies, Progam Manager
Award Amount: $69,949.00
Abstract:
"BMDO has a need for advanced propulsion and aerodynamic control technologies and systems that significantly reduce overall vehicle mass to permit substantial diverts and agile maneuvering in order to enhance the performance of missile interceptors. Acontrol system is proposed that utilizes durable… More

Human Engineered Intelligent Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Steinberg, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
"As computer workstations continue to increase in the ability to display more information, the necessity for an intuitive Command and Control (C2) display becomes paramount. Interaction efficiency is critical to avoid operator fatigue and minimize operatorerror rates that could cost lives. In… More

Small Launch Vehicle Concept

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward Nielsen, Space Tech. Group Lead
Award Amount: $196,737.00
Abstract:
"Miniaturization technology has enabled small satellites in the 100 to 1,000-lb weight range. The ability to produce these satellites has outpaced the ability of military and commercial sector to cheaply launch them into space. Current spacelift isexpensive; e.g., it costs roughly $15M to launch a… More

Silicon Lighweight Mirrors (SLMs) for UV and Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Program Manager
Award Amount: $599,227.00
Abstract:
Subtopic 01-S1.06 requires mirrors with a diameter of 0.5-2.4 meters, areal density

Silicon Lighweight Mirrors (SLMs) for UV and Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Program Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Subtopic 01-S1.06 requires mirrors with a diameter of 0.5-2.4 meters, areal density

Super-capacitor Energy Storage System for Compact High Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Mead, Sr. Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Ocellus Technologies has developed an integrated approach for the application of double-layer capacitors. Starting with the application's power and energy specifications and using its novel conformal electrode design, Ocellus will develop a completeintegrated energy storage systems optimized for… More

TECHNOLOGY FOR ULTRA-DENSE MICROELECTRODE ARRAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Manuccia
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new type of microelectrode array applicable to both basic and applied neuroscience. Researchers, clinicians and bioengineers need to have finer spatial resolution and access to larger numbers… More

High Structural Efficiency Silicon Lightweight Mirrors (SLMS) for Optical/RF Communications Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Program Manager
Award Amount: $736,218.00
Abstract:
The Air Force Electro-Optical Combat Identification Technology Branch (AFRL/SNJM) has interest in developing multi-function EO/IR components such as Laser Radar Communications Antennas. A lightweight antenna for operation in the Ku-band, Ka-band and the1.55 micron laser wavelength would provide a… More

Human Engineered Intelligent Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Steinberg, Program Manager
Award Amount: $749,919.00
Abstract:
As computer workstations continue to increase in the ability to display more information, the necessity for an intuitive Command and Control (C2) display becomes paramount. Interaction efficiency is critical to avoid operator fatigue and minimize operatorerror rates that could cost lives. In… More

Affordable and Responsive Booster Technology for Small Launch Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward Nielsen, Space Technology Lead
Award Amount: $2,276,237.00
Abstract:
Miniaturization technology has enabled small satellites in the 100 to 1,000-lb weight range. The ability to produce these satellites has outpaced the ability of military and commercial sector to cheaply launch them into space. Current spacelift isexpensive; e.g., it costs roughly $15M to launch a… More

Lightweight Athermal Silicon Innovative Telescope for Airborne Laser Relay Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,929.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is interested in lightweight, high-stiffness optical telescopes, capable of operating with geometric stability under varying thermal conditions (-55 to 50oC). NASA MSFC recently vacuum-cryogenic qualified Schafer's SLMS Athermal Technologyto a temperature of 27 K and demonstrated… More

High Structural Efficiency, Silicon Lightweight Mirrors (SLMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Program Manager
Award Amount: $736,218.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, AFRL/VSSV has interest in developing lightweight, athermal, infrared space telescopes. Athermal telescopes have utility for use in Multi-Access Laser Space Terminals for Transformational Communications operating at GEO, and for the SpaceBased Infrared System (SBIRS) Low surveillance… More

High Structural Efficiency, Silicon Lightweight Mirrors (SLMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Program Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, AFRL/VSSV has interest in developing lightweight, athermal, infrared space telescopes. Athermal telescopes have utility for use in Multi-Access Laser Space Terminals for Transformational Communications operating at GEO, and for the SpaceBased Infrared System (SBIRS) Low surveillance… More

Super-capacitor Energy Storage System for Compact High Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Mead, Senior Electrical Enginee
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Navy has many systems that require compact, high-power, short-duration sources of electricity. A problem emerges in these systems that the design for maximum power requirement results in over-sizing of average mission energy requirements. The Phase Ieffort for this project examined the… More

Super-capacitor Energy Storage System for Compact High Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Mead, Senior Electrical Enginee
Award Amount: $450,017.00
Abstract:
The Navy has many systems that require compact, high-power, short-duration sources of electricity. A problem emerges in these systems that the design for maximum power requirement results in over-sizing of average mission energy requirements. The Phase Ieffort for this project examined the… More

Advanced Tactical Laser Adaptive Simulator-Visualization, Operations, Training, Engineering, and Rehearsal Toolkit (ATLAS - VOTER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Dunning I. 5th, Program Manager
Award Amount: $94,998.00
Abstract:
The ATLAS-VOTER Toolkit is physics based with detailed aircraft models, environmental effects, operator, instructor, and analyst work stations, High Energy Laser (HEL) modeling, and graphic user interfaces. Because of the maturity of its componentsoftware modules, this SBIR effort could deliver a… More

High Pressure Oxygen REGEN and Film Cooling for LOX/Hydrocarbon Reusable Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Raymond Walsh, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
To meet IHPRPT goals for LOX/HC booster engines, improvements must be made in performance, thrust/weight, life, reliability, and cost. To date, operational LOX/hydrocarbon engines have used the fuel as the thrust chamber assembly (TCA) regenerativecoolant, and have used fuel film cooling (FFC) as… More

Advanced Designs for Main and Oxidizer Rich Pre-Burner Injectors Utilizing Mixing Biasing for Reusable LOX/Hydrocarbon Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Tedi Ohanian, Program Manager
Award Amount: $91,735.00
Abstract:
To meet IHPRPT goals for LOX/HC booster engines, improvements must be made in performance, thrust/weight, life, reliability, and cost. To date, operational LOX/hydrocarbon engines have used the fuel as the thrust chamber assembly (TCA) regenerativecoolant, and have used fuel film cooling (FFC) as… More

Advanced Optical System Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University Alabama Huntsville
Principal Investigator: Bruce Peters, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,969.00
RI Contact: David B. Pollock
Abstract:
Detection of missiles during the boost phase requires a sensor located on a high altitude forward deployed platform or on a spacecraft. Unlike a spacecraft, a forward deployed high altitude airship (HAA) or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is relatively mobile and can be quickly deployed to areas of… More

Innovative Manufacturing Process Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William A. Goodman, Lightweight Optical Syste
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
MDA and Air Force are interested in advanced infrared optical windows for high-energy laser (HEL) systems. Laser windows always absorb some of the incident and transmitted energy. A non-uniform intensity beam profile causes non-uniform thermal gradients in the window, producing optical distortions… More

Rapid Fabrication of Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William A. Goodman, Lightweight Optical Syste
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
MDA and the Air Force are interested in low cost, rapidly fabricated, stiff, lightweight mirror technologies for meter-class optics. Schafer and teammate SRS Technologies propose to directly produce large diameter replicated mirrors using liquid phase processing to generate a 0 CTE glass foam… More

Lightweight Optics for High Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William A. Goodman, Lightweight Optical Systems Lead
Award Amount: $99,956.00
Abstract:
The corrected system wavefront error (WFE) for tactical airborne and relay mirror systems can be minimized using low figure error/surface finish, low print-through, SLMST technology with high-reflectivity VLA coatings. The performance requirements of corrective mirrors in the system (DMs, FSMs)… More

Advanced Tactical Laser Adaptive Simulator-Visualization, Operations, Training, Engineering, and Rehearsal Toolkit (ATLAS - VOTER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Dunn Idle
Award Amount: $749,826.00
Abstract:
The ATLAS-VOTER Toolkit is physics based with detailed aircraft models, environmental effects, operator, instructor, and analyst work stations, High Energy Laser (HEL) modeling, and graphic user interfaces. Because of the maturity of its component softwar

Actively Cooled Silicon Lightweight Mirrors for Far Infrared and Submillimeter Optical Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William A. Goodman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Schafer proposes to demonstrate 2 different methods for actively cooling our 5-7.5 kg/m2 areal density Silicon Lightweight Mirrors (SLMS?) technology for future NASA far infrared and sub-millimeter missions. In Phase I, direct internal cooling will be demonstrated by directly flowing liquid nitrogen… More

Smooth, Piecewise-Polynomial Terrain Representation Using Nontraditional Metrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of South Carolina, IMI
Principal Investigator: Michael Sherry, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,993.00
RI Contact: Ronald DeVore
Abstract:
Current methods for representing terrain data utilize standard metrics (least squares or maximum deviation) to generate an approximation of terrain surfaces. These methods typically represent the data through a piecewise linear (polygonal) surface which fails to capture the smoothness of the data… More

Innovative Manufacturing Process Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: W. Goodman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,948.00
Abstract:
MDA and Air Force are interested in advanced infrared optical windows for high-energy laser (HEL) systems. Laser windows always absorb some energy of the incident and transmitted beam. A non-uniform intensity beam profile causes non-uniform thermal gradients in the window, producing optical… More

Lightweight Optics for High Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Business Lead, Lightweigh
Award Amount: $749,995.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is interested in high stiffness, lightweight technologies for beam control of tactical airborne and relay mirror high-energy laser systems. The corrected system wavefront error can be minimized using low figure error/surface finish, low print-through, high-stiffness, Silicon… More

Actively Cooled Silicon Lightweight Mirrors for Far Infrared and Submillimeter Optical Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William A. Goodman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $597,895.00
Abstract:
The NASA Space Science Enterprise has 2 themes requiring large, lightweight cryogenic mirrors: Astronomical Search for Origins and Planetary Systems (ASO) and the Beyond Einstein Initiative of the Structure and Evolution of the Universe (SEU). The long wavelength Far Infrared/Submillimeter… More

High-Density Environmentally-Friendly DC Power Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Mead, Program Manager
Award Amount: $67,565.00
Abstract:
The Navy is advancing its underwater surveillance capabilities by developing leave-behind communications and sonar devices. Current power supply designs contain batteries that are very harmful to the environment. Schafer proposes a hybrid power supply that incorporates three major components: a… More

Ballistic Missile Innovative Electro-Optic Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,614.00
Abstract:
Schafer shall produce mirrors (with and without a RadHard coating) and materials test coupons to deliver to the Government, and subsequently to Raytheon (Tucson) for verification and qualification of fundamental structural properties, radiation effects testing, and optical quality and performance… More

Alternative Energy Sources Augmenting and/or Replacing Existing Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Mead, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,333.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is looking at ways to reduce the cost of delivering fuel to field deployed diesel powered generators. Although these units have provided reliable power for many years, the cost of re-supplying diesel fuel to the battlefield can be as much as $400 a gallon, when re-supplied by airlift,… More

Power Manager for Special Operations Portable Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Mead, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is looking for an integrated power management system that can harvest/manage energy from several different energy sources, provide power to the myriad of devices that the soldier must carry, each with varying voltage and current requirements, and provide information back to the soldier… More

Expedited Fabrication of Conformal Window for ABL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
MDA and Air Force are interested in advanced infrared optical windows for high-energy laser systems. The conformal window of ABL uses low OH- content reformed Infrasil 302 (fused quartz). This 2.2 cm thick, 1.71 m diameter, highly curved (ROC=1.31 m) widow is transparent across the visible and IR… More

Minimizing Thermal Distortion in Mirrors for Dual Mode Active-Passive Seeker Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Goodman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command is responsible for the Advanced Discriminating LADAR Technology Program to develop LADAR seeker technology to augment sensors of Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle seekers. The dual mode LADAR has a high power transmit beam that uses the same primary optical… More

Agile Maneuvering Smart Projectiles for Enhanced Lethality Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Peters, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,959.00
Abstract:
The application of conventional artillery in urban battlefield environments is limited because of time critical mobile targets, complex cluttered scenes, and obscured or camouflaged enemy elements mixed within a civilian population. Smart Artillery will increase accuracy against enemy targets,… More