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Company Information:

Company Name: Schmidt Instruments Inc.
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip+4: 77005
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $952,919.00 19
SBIR Phase II $2,732,403.00 6

Award List:

TOXIN DETECTION BY UV LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Howard K Schmidt
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Real time detection of toxic materials can likely be performed by means of lidar (light detection and ranging) using calibrated ultra-vilot (uv) laser induced fluorescence (lif) signatures. such a system would be useful for stand-off detection of distant threats as well as in local decontamination… More

ULTRAVIOLET LIDAR FOR REMOTE SENSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Howard K Schmidt , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $46,115.00
Abstract:
Real-time detection of atmospheric compounds related to acidrain can probably be performed by means of light detection and ranging (lidar) using calibrated ultraviolet (uv) laser-induced fluorescence (lif) signatures. such a system would be useful for stand-off detection and range profiling of… More

ELECTRON MULTIPLIER ARRAY PARTICLE DETECTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Howard K Schmidt , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The researchers present a new class of electron multiplier arrays (ema) for particle detection, and a method of manufacture for them. these devices are physically similar to available micro channel plates (mcp), but can be made with micron and submicron channels of arbitrary shapes. since output… More

IN SITU CHARACTERIZATION OF DIAMOND SURFACES DURING LOW PRESSURE CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Howard K Schmidt
Award Amount: $50,000.00

TOF-MS LEAK DETECTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Howard K Schmidt Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00

TOF-MS LEAK DETECTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Howard K Schmidt Phd
Award Amount: $499,228.00
Abstract:
W present a novel time-of-flight mass spectrometer (tof-ms) based system for detection of working fluid leaks aboard space craft in flight. expected sensitivity of the proposeddevices is significantly better than that of quadrupole residual gas analyzers (rga's). extremely simple in construction,… More

IN SITU CHARACTERIZATION OF DIAMOND SURFACES DURING LOW PRESSURE CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Howard K Schmidt
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The chemical mechanisms of chemical vapor deposition (cvd) of diamond and other electronic materials are at best poorlyunderstood. during phase i, we shall construct a low pressure chemical vapor deposition (lpcvd) reactor equipped with an ion beam surface probe and demonstrate its utility in… More

XYT DETECTORS FOR INSTRUMENTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,108.00
Abstract:
A novel class of time and position sensitive (xyt) particle detector and supporting electronics is proposed which can afford a practical means of combining imaging and time-of-flight (tof) analyses in a variety of advanced instruments. detector systems for photons, electrons and ions are typically… More

GAS JET DEPOSITION OF OPTICAL THIN FILMS FOR EXTREME ULTRA-VIOLET AND SOFT X-RAY APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Howard K. Schmidt , V.p. & Dir. Of Research
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to test a new technique, gas jet deposition, for depositing silicon carbide films and gold-silicon multilayer films for use as high reflectance mirrors in the extreme uv and x-ray spectral regions. such mirrors are important to nasa's space astronomy missions. gjd exploits supersonic gas… More

VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION TIME INTERVAL UNITS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Howard K. Schmidt , Vice President
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Construction of custom very large scale integration (vlsi) circuits combining analog and digital sections for a pre-amplifier, discriminator, enable gate, and time-to-digital converter (tdc) to form a fully monolithic time interval unit (tiu) is the proposed innovation. this tiu will dramatically… More

DIAMOND ATOMIC LAYER EPITAXY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Howard K Schmidt
Award Amount: $49,835.00

N-TYPE SEMICONDUCTING DIAMOND FOR DEVICE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Howard Schmidt
Award Amount: $49,450.00

DESPOSAL OF CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS AND HALONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald E Patterson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $53,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is focused on developing a technology that will provide for the conversion of cfcs and halons into environmentally benign materials while at the same time, produce new and novel materials with significant market value, namely, diamond films. this program will emphasize the conversion… More

HALOGEN ASSISTED DIAMOND DEPOSITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Donald Patterson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $53,383.00
Abstract:
Over the past two years, we have grown high quality cvd diamond crystallites as confirmed by raman spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy on a variety of substrates including silicon using a low temperature (

VOLTAGE TUNABLE MULTI-SPECTRAL INFRARED SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Keith Jamison , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,883.00
Abstract:
Schmidt instruments proposes to develop a novel tunable photodetector based on a double barrier photon assisted resonant tunneling structure. the device can be fabricated from a number of semiconductor systems depending on the detector characteristics one desires. for example, a detector based on… More

RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY AS AN IN-SITU, REAL TIME TOOL FOR CONTROLOF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR GROWTH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,092.00
Abstract:
Raman spectroscopy is an excellent means for non-contact probing of quality and temperature of many materials (iii-v semiconductors, diamonds, etc.) which are grown in chemical vapor deposition (cvd) reactors. it can measure composition, temperature, strain, degree of crystallinity, and presence of… More

N-TYPE SEMICONDUCTING DIAMOND FOR DEVICE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Howard Schmidt
Award Amount: $491,770.00

DIAMOND ATOMIC LAYER EPITAXY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Howard K Schmidt
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Diamond has extremely high thermal conductivity, a large bandgap, high carrier mobilities and low neutron and ionizing radiation dislocation cross sections. these physical properties make it an ideal material from which to construct electronic devices for high temperature, high frequency and/or high… More

Nanoscale Particles and Structuring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Howard K. Schmidt, Phd
Award Amount: $53,233.00
Abstract:
The physical and chemical properties of ultrasmall particles (in the range of 1 to 10 nm) differ greatly from those of bulk solids. For example, the melting point of 3 nm CdS has been reduced by almost a factor of five from bulk CdS. Bandgaps may be increased along with various activation energies.… More

Diamond Growth Using Liquid Phase Chemistry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Hammond, Phd
Award Amount: $49,293.00
Abstract:
Diamond exhibits physical properties that make it an ideal material from which to construct electronic devices. A major obstacle to the use of diamond as a naturally insulating thermal management material is the lack of a method for growing large area thin films of diamond at low temperature on… More

Diamond Thin Film Growth Using Seeded Supersonic Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Hammond, Phd
Award Amount: $51,553.00

HIGH SENSITIVITY HYDRAZINE/N2O4 DETECTOR SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Howard K. Schmidt, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,974.00

AMORPHOUS DIAMOND PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR EXPOSED SURFACES IN LOW EARTH ORBIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Hammond, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $48,000.00

Diamond Thin Film Growth Using Seeded Supersonic Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Hammond, Phd
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Diamond exhibits physical properties that make it an ideal material from which to construct electronic devices for high temperature, high frequency and/or high radiation applications. A major obstacle to the mass production of diamond electronics is the lack of a method for growing large area single… More

AMORPHOUS DIAMOND PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR EXPOSED SURFACES IN LOW EARTH ORBIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Hammond, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $441,405.00