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Name: SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
Address: 15 Ward Street
Somerville, MA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (617) 547-1122

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $9,607,352.00 142
SBIR Phase II $51,845,543.00 81
STTR Phase I $567,467.00 7
STTR Phase II $2,494,931.00 4

Award List:

ELECTRON BEAM PLASMA POTENTIAL DIAGNOSTIC FOR TANDEM MIRRORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert E. Klinkowstei , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,000.00

ELECTRON BEAM PLASMA POTENTIAL DIAGNOSTIC FOR TANDEM MIRRORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert E. Klinkowstei , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $484,255.00
Abstract:
The tandem mirror approach to confining a thermonuclear fusion plasma utilizes electrostatic potential barriers to "plug" plasma ion and electron losses out the ends of a long central solenoid. the proposed research would lead to the development of plasma diagnostic for measuring the axial and… More

A NOVEL ACCELERATOR FOR RADIOISOTOPE PRODUCTION FOR PET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ruth E Shefer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

NEW DISCHARGE PUMPING METHOD FOR CO2 LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jonah Jacob
Award Amount: $49,773.00

NEW DISCHARGE PUMPING METHOD FOR CO2 LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jonah Jacob
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
A new pulsed laser discharge concept is proposed to meet military and civilian requirements for efficient operation of compact, high energy co(2) lasers. this discharge concept promises pulse lengths of up to 100 microseconds duration, scalability to multi-kilojoule single pulsed energy, high… More

COMPACT ACCELERATOR DESIGN BASED ON A CYCLIC INDUCTION ACCELERATOR WITH BRANCHED MAGNETICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $49,931.00

A NOVEL OPTICAL CONCEPT FOR RAPID SCANNING TWO-DIMENSIONAL THOMSON SCATTERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Reich Watterson
Award Amount: $49,527.00

EXPANDING FLOW PLASMA SOURCE FOR HIGH BRIGHTNESS NEGATIVE DEUTERON BEAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert E Klinkowstein
Award Amount: $49,964.00

A NOVEL ACCELERATOR FOR RADIOISOTOPE PRODUCTION FOR PET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ruth E Shefer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $446,000.00
Abstract:
A novel accelerator is proposed to provide low-energy deuteron beams for the production of short-lived radio- isotopes for positron emission tomography. this acceleratorwill be capable of producing the clinically required activities of 15o in solid targets and will be significantlyless costly and… More

A NOVEL OPTICAL CONCEPT FOR RAPID SCANNING TWO-DIMENSIONAL THOMSON SCATTERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Reich Watterson
Award Amount: $495,000.00
Abstract:
Knowledge of the electron temperature and density throughout the cross-section of a plasma fusion device is needed for detailed understanding of its performance. present thomson scattering techniques, which employ a fixed optical arrangement, are capable of providing simultaneous measurements of the… More

COMPACT ACCELERATOR DESIGN BASED ON A CYCLIC INDUCTION ACCELERATOR WITH BRANCHED MAGNETICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Current designs for high current (10-100ka) accelerators are based on linear operating gradients of at best 1-2 mev/meter. in ferri-(ferro)magnetic induction accelerators, these low gradients are imposed by the properties of the material which comprises the core. with air core radial line induction… More

IMPROVED RELATIVISTIC KLYSTRON DESIGNS FOR COMPACT HIGH GRADIENT PURE MMODE ACCELERATOR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel birx
Award Amount: $49,929.00
Abstract:
Thr recently developed pure mode of charged particle beam weapon (cpbw) propagation will require developments in high current, high gradient rf accelerators if deployment on mobile platforms is to be feasible. it appears that relativistic klystrons are likely to be the most favorable candidate for… More

COMPACT LIGHTWEIGHT CO2 LASERS FOR STRATEGIC DEFENSE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Jonah Jacob
Award Amount: $49,951.00

LASER PULSE FORMATTING TO REDUCE THERMAL BLOOMING BY AEROSOL VAPORIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Vladimir Krapchev
Award Amount: $49,958.00

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALL SOLID STATE 5 KHZ PULSE GENERATOR FOR DRIVING LARGE BORE COPPER-VAPOR LASER AMPLIFIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A SUBMILLIMETER-WAVE ALPHA PARTICLE THOMSON SCATTERING DIAGNOSTIC FOR THE COMPACT INGNITION TOKAMAK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Ruth E Shefer
Award Amount: $50,000.00

EXPANDING FLOW PLASMA SOURCE FOR HIGH BRIGHTNESS NEGATIVE DEUTERON BEAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert E Klinkowstein
Award Amount: $493,000.00
Abstract:
The transport of an intense beam of particles from a source to a distant target requires a high quality beam with a brightness greater than currently available. a high density negative ion beam source for producing high brightness neutral particle beams is being investigatedthat utilizes a high… More

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALL SOLID STATE 5 KHZ PULSE GENERATOR FOR DRIVING LARGE BORE COPPER-VAPOR LASER AMPLIFIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $496,081.00
Abstract:
A new, all solid state, pulse generator is under developmentto meet the requirement in the atomic vapor laser isotope separation (avlis) process for an efficient, reliable, pulsed power source to pump large bore copper-vapor laser amplifiers. this silicon-controlled rectifier (scr) commutated,… More

A SUBMILLIMETER-WAVE ALPHA PARTICLE THOMSON SCATTERING DIAGNOSTIC FOR THE COMPACT INGNITION TOKAMAK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Ruth E Shefer
Award Amount: $483,923.00
Abstract:
A submillimeter-wave collective thomson scattering system isbeing developed in this project as a diagnostic system for the alpha particle distribution function in the compact ignition tokamak (cit). calculations of the cyclotron emission and absorption coefficients in the plasma, and considerations… More

SEALED TUBE METAL VAPOR LASER TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Baniel Birx
Award Amount: $49,994.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to develop sealed tube metal vapor laser technology for marine corp applications. new all niobiumsapphire-alumina sealed tubes are proposed which will be compatible with operating temperatures of 1500 deg c with temperature recycling and with a >3000 hour life. sealed… More

MICROWAVE POWER MULTIPLICATION USING A SWITCHED HIGH Q RESONANT CAVITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel L Birx
Award Amount: $49,949.00
Abstract:
An rf pulse compression technique is proposed as a means of efficiently achieving very high peak power pulses from lower power, longer duration pulses. electromagnetic energy from a low power source (e.g. klystron) is stored over a relatively long period (microsec) in a high q resonant cavity. this… More

A LOW COST INDUCTION LINAC FOR HIGH POWER ELECTRON CYCLOTRONHEATING MILLIMETER WAVE SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Robert E Klinkowstein , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $47,637.00
Abstract:
Among the various auxiliary heating methods for tokamak plasmas, electron cyclotron heating (ech) offers many advantages and currently is favored as the primary heating technique for future tokamak devices (compact ignition tokamak and international thermonuclear experimental reactor). the ultimate… More

INDUCTION LINAC DRIVEN FREE ELECTRON LASER WITH FERRITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $49,949.00

KA DUAL ENERGY X-RAY SOURCE FOR CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,956.00

A NARROW LINE, HIGH AVERAGE POWER CO2 LASER FOR PUMPING FAR-INFRARED LASER MEDIA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Reich Watterson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,646.00

ACCELERATOR PRODUCTION OF EPITHERMAL NEUTRONS FOR BNCT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,899.00

COMPACT LIGHTWEIGHT CO2 LASERS FOR STRATEGIC DEFENSE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Jonah Jacob
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
During the past decade, substantial investments have been made in the development of gas discharge pumped co2 lasers for military and civilian applications. compact, lightweight co2 lasers currently are being developed for airborne and space-based radar applications directed toward target ranging,… More

LASER PULSE FORMATTING TO REDUCE THERMAL BLOOMING BY AEROSOL VAPORIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Vladimir Krapchev
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The propagation of a ground based laser beam to a relay mirror in space requires compensation for the deleterious effects of atmosphericturbulence and thermal blooming to achieve near diffraction limited performance. the effects of pulse formatting on the uplink propagation of high power laser beams… More

INDUCTION LINAC DRIVEN FREE ELECTRON LASER WITH FERRITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Properties of ferrite materials play a key role in the design of both accelerator cells and drivers for induction linac driven free electron lasers (ilfels). time-dependent hysteresis losses, combined with thermal conductivity, curie point, and geometry of the ferrite core place limitations on both… More

KA DUAL ENERGY X-RAY SOURCE FOR CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $458,833.00
Abstract:
A characteristic-line x-ray source is proposed for dual-energy subtraction imaging of human coronary arteries. the source is based on the production of the k alpha lines in a rotating metal compound target bombarded by a high-energy electron beam. the electron beam is produced in an inexpensive,… More

A NARROW LINE, HIGH AVERAGE POWER CO2 LASER FOR PUMPING FAR-INFRARED LASER MEDIA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Reich Watterson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $490,375.00
Abstract:
High average power and high peak power far-infrared (fir) pulses may be generated by optically pumping a suitable gas (e.g., ammonia) with high power, spectrally narrow pulses produced by a carbon dioxide (co2) laser device. the fir pulses may be amplified by a free-electron laser amplifier to a… More

COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT EXPANDING BEAM CO2 LASER AMPLIFIERS FOR SPACEDBASED APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jonah Jacob , President
Award Amount: $49,848.00
Abstract:
The expanding beam laser (ebl) concept is a revolutionary method for fabricating efficient, lightweight, compact co2 lasers for spacebased laser radar applications. the main advantage of this concept is that it enables the construction of laser power amplifiers having stage gains that are factors of… More

MULTI-BEAM LASER INTERFEROMETER FOR PLASMA DENSITY MEASUREMENTS IN A PLASMA EROSION OPENING SWITCH (PEOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen F Fulghum
Award Amount: $49,980.00

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF LOW NOISE HIGH SPEED HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY TRANSISTORS (HEMT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Jonah Jacob
Award Amount: $49,936.00

DEVELOPMENT OF INJECTION TECHNOLOGY FOR A HIGH REPETITION RATE POSITRON SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $45,401.00

XENON-FLUORIDE LASERS FOR RADAR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Jonah Jacob
Award Amount: $49,911.00

ACCELERATOR PRODUCTION OF EPITHERMAL NEUTRONS FOR BNCT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $448,010.00
Abstract:
A new epithermal neutron source will be used in boron neutron capture therapy (bnct). the use of epithermal instead of thermal neutrons for bnct is advantageous due to the greater pentration depth of epithermal neutrons in tissue, which spares skin during tumor irradiation. epithermal neutrons are… More

DEVELOPMENT OF INJECTION TECHNOLOGY FOR A HIGH REPETITION RATE POSITRON SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,893.00
Abstract:
The next generation of colliders, both linear and circular, will require powerful, dedicated sources of positrons in order to attain luminosities consistent with high energy physics goals. such sources rely on high energy electron beams incident on a high z target to producepositrons, and yields are… More

EFFICIENT, COMPACT, KILOWATT-CLASS ND:YAG LASERS WITH SUBNANOSECOND PULSE DURATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mr Reich Watterson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,762.00
Abstract:
The objective of this sbir program is to develop a new compact nd:yag slab laser amplifier architecture which increases laser efficiency and the extractable energy from a single laser slab by a factor of 1.6. in addition, implementation of chirped pulse amplification techniques in a nanosecond pulse… More

INNOVATIVE HEAD DESIGNS FOR COMPACT, FLASHLAMP-PUMPED DYE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Fulghum , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,876.00
Abstract:
This sbir proposes two innovatives laser head designs, based on waveguide anmd zig-zag optical cavities, for army flashlamp-pumped dye laser systems. these designs will significantly reduce the deliterious effects of refractive index changes due to dye solvent heating. analyses indicate that 50%… More

HIGHER EFFICIENCY X-RAY LOAD DESIGNS FOR Z-PINCH IMPLOSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Mahadevan Krishnan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,624.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to design a set of novel load geometrics for high current z-pinches. these geometrics could lead to significent improvements in the flash x-ray capabilities of existing of existing nuclear weapons effects simulators, for both soft x-rays (1-5 kev) and warm x-rays (5-15kev). most… More

ELECTRODLESS FLASHLAMPS FOR PUMPING SOLID STATE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jonah Jacob , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,912.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed effort is to develop advanced flashlamp technology which can be used to 1) increase theoverall efficiency of solid-state lasers by a factor of 5 to 10 over that achievable with conventional xenon flashlamps, 2) extend flashlamp life to 10 shots; and 3) reduce the cost… More

EXPANDING BEAM LASER AMPLIFIER AS A COST EFFECTIVE ARCHITECTURE FOR ASAT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Jonah Jacob , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,967.00
Abstract:
The expanding beam laser (ebl) amplifier concept is presented as a method for efficient scaling of various lasers to the high average power levels required for asat applications. the ebl amplifier concept increases the stage gain which can be efficiently obtained from a power amplifier by factos of… More

AN ALL-SOLID-STATE FLASHLAMP DRIVER FOR INCREASED DYE LASER EFFICIENCY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,890.00
Abstract:
The objective of this phase i sbir program is to develop new, all-solid-state flashlamp driver technology which increases the efficiency (to 2%) and lifetime (to 109 shots) of flashlamp-pumped dye lasers. this new driver technology will deliver tailored drive pulses to the flashlamp load which… More

NEW TARGET TECHNOLOGY FOR PET RADIONUCLIDE PRODUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hughey, Barbara J , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,950.00

A NEW HIGH YIELD CRYOGENIC TARGET FOR FLUORINE-18 PRODUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Barbara J Hughey , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,982.00

EFFICIENT, RELIABLE ARF LASER DRIVERS FOR 193 NM PROJECTION LITHOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,354.00

ELECTRODELESS POTASSIUM FLASHLAMPS FOR PUMPING ND:YAG LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Jonah Jacob , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,930.00

COHERENT LASER REMOTE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Allen Flusberg , Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,980.00

IN-VIVO RESONANT-GAMMA DETECTION/IMAGING OF N AND CA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Flusberg, Allen M , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,951.00

DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIR/WATER COOLED ALL-SOLID-STATE PULSED GENERATOR FOR DRIVING COPPER VAPOR LASER AMPLIFIERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel Birx , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,973.00

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF LOW NOISE HIGH SPEED HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY TRANSISTORS (HEMT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Jonah Jacob
Award Amount: $499,979.00

DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIR/WATER COOLED ALL-SOLID-STATE PULSED GENERATOR FOR DRIVING COPPER VAPOR LASER AMPLIFIERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel Birx , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,967.00
Abstract:
All-solid-state pulse generators are being investigated to meet the atomic vapor laser isotope separation (avlis) requirement for efficient, reliable, pulsed power sources to pump copper vapor laser amplifiers. these thyristor commutated nonlinear magnetic pulse compressors differ from current… More

MULTI-BEAM LASER INTERFEROMETER FOR PLASMA DENSITY MEASUREMENTS IN A PLASMA EROSION OPENING SWITCH (PEOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen F Fulghum
Award Amount: $438,697.00
Abstract:
Science research laboratory proposes to design, construct and test an ultra-sensitive laser interferometer to measure the plasma density inside a plasma erosion opening switch during its conduction and opening phases. a similar interferometer has already been proven by srl for ultra-sensitive gas… More

COHERENT LASER REMOTE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Allen Flusberg , Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $252,796.00
Abstract:
Large structures require periodic routine inspection to detect mechanical flaws before they lead to significant damage and dangerous conditions. conventional inspections are time consuming, expensive, and labor intensive. inexpensive, remote inspection of large structures would thus be economically… More

ELECTRODELESS POTASSIUM FLASHLAMPS FOR PUMPING ND:YAG LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Jonah Jacob , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This sbir program will develop a revolutionary low cost electrodeless flashlamp technology that can efficiently couple radiation to the pump bands of nd:yag lasers. this new flashlamp technology will increase the overall efficiency of nd:yag lasers by a factor of 5 to 10 over the achievable with the… More

A NEW HIGH YIELD CRYOGENIC TARGET FOR FLUORINE-18 PRODUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Barbara J Hughey , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,980.00
Abstract:
This project's objective is to develop a high yield, high reliability cryogenic ice target for the production of the most widely used positron emission tomography (pet) radioisotope, (18)f(fluorine-18). current cyclotron-based pet systems use small volume (18)o(oxygen-18) enriched liquid water… More

IN-VIVO RESONANT-GAMMA DETECTION/IMAGING OF N AND CA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Flusberg, Allen M , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,820.00
Abstract:
Resonant gamma absorption will be used for in-vivo detection and imaging of body nitrogen and calcium. two major applications are nutritional assessment of critically ill patients and osteoporosis screening. required radiation doses for whole- body measurements are 3-4 orders of magnitude lower than… More

NEW TARGET TECHNOLOGY FOR PET RADIONUCLIDE PRODUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hughey, Barbara J , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $435,519.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to develop new ion beam target chamber technologies that will increase reliability while maintaining high yield capability for the production of positron emission tomography (pet) radioisotopes (o-15, n-13, c-11, f-18) obtained with the new lower cost, lower energy… More

EFFICIENT, RELIABLE ARF LASER DRIVERS FOR 193 NM PROJECTION LITHOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $249,724.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to develop new arf laser technology for use in 193 nm projection lithographic systems. these lithographic systems will enable cost-effective fabrication of military application specific integrated circuits with feature sizes at or below 0.25fm. in the proposed… More

IMPROVED CO2 LASERS FOR REMOTE ATMOSPHERIC SENSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Manning , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,981.00
Abstract:
Coherent co2 doppler lidar is a powerful emerging technologyfor remote sensing of atmospheric wind fields whose effectiveness and potential have been recently demonstrated by several groups. studies of wind fields under various conditions (including severe windstorms) have resulted in unique data… More

COST-EFFECTIVE BULK STERILIZATION OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS WITH NEW LINEAR INDUCTION ACCELERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Zing Chen , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,949.00
Abstract:
Science research laboratory (srl) is developing new, compact linear induction accelerator (lia) technology which offers many advantages for bulk sterilization of medical products. these accelerators are reliable and significantlyless expensive than electrostatic or rf accelerators. in addition, srl… More

A NOVEL SEEDED PELLET TECHNIQUE TO MEASURE THE CURRENT DENSITY PROFILE NEAR AND WITHIN THE Q=1 SURFACE IN TOKAMAKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The performance characteristics of modern tokamak discharges can be dominated by the sawtooth mode, whose behavior is intimately tied to the detailed current density profile in the vicinity of the q=1 flux surface. the further study and unraveling of the detailed plasma physics involved in this… More

Self-Seeded Raman Shifter for Single-Band Operation of a XeF Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Phd
Award Amount: $47,910.00
Abstract:
Xenon fluoride is the best excimer laser for atmospheric propagation, since its wavelength is the least absorbed in the atmosphere. To date, all efficient xenon fluoride lasers have their energy divided between 2 bands, 351 and 353 micrometer. One can increase the laser efficiency by heating the XeF… More

SURFACE STRENGTHENING OF ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS WITH HIGH ENERGY ELECTRON BEAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman
Award Amount: $49,957.00
Abstract:
THE USE OF HIGH ENERGY (E~ 1-5 MeV) ELECTRON BEAMS (HEEB) AT HIGH AVERAGE POWER (P~200 kW - 1MW) ALLOWS THE INTRODUCTION OF DEEP-LAYER COMPRESSIVE STRESSES (Q~100,000 PSI) INTO THE SURFACE OF ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS. SURFACE STRESS LEVELS OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT… More

A HIGH AVERAGE POWER, HIGH PEAK POWER SUBMILLIMETER LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Fulghum
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ELECTRON BEAM PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman
Award Amount: $49,944.00

High Repetition Rate Electrodeless Thruster

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Xing Chen, Phd
Award Amount: $49,359.00

INSTRUMENT SUITE TO MEASURE SPACE & TIME RESOLVED XUV & X-RAYS FROM X-PINCHES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mahadevan Krishnan
Award Amount: $48,500.00

LASER ABSORPTOMETER FOR DETECTION OF TRACE SPECIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Allen Flusberg , Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,718.00

HIGHLY ACCURATE ADAPTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR DAMAGE MODELING & LIFE PREDICTION OF AEROSPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Fulghum
Award Amount: $48,929.00

DETECTION OF EXPLOSIVES VAPOR AT THE PPT LEVEL WITH A LASER INTERFEROMETRIC CALORIMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen F Fulghum , Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,787.00

AN ULTRA-COMPACT N-13 AMMONIA GENERATOR FOR PET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Rita E Shefer
Award Amount: $49,990.00

LASER ABSORPTOMETER FOR DETECTION OF TRACE SPECIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Allen Flusberg , Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $299,986.00
Abstract:
With the increase in atmospheric pollution and a new, growing public awareness of resulting environmental damage, there is a need for new technology to measure the concentration of trace species in the atmosphere. extractive methods, in which a sealed sample of air is analyzed in a laboratory, are… More

A HIGH AVERAGE POWER, HIGH PEAK POWER SUBMILLIMETER LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Fulghum
Award Amount: $499,989.00
Abstract:
A high average power( 1w), short-pulse (100 ns), narrow-frequency, far-infrared (fir) laser device to be pumped by a high average power carbon dioxide (co2) laser system is being developed. calculations of power required by a submillimeter-wave alpha particle thomson scattering diagnostic system for… More

INSTRUMENT SUITE TO MEASURE SPACE & TIME RESOLVED XUV & X-RAYS FROM X-PINCHES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mahadevan Krishnan
Award Amount: $639,568.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to design, build and test a novel suite of xuv and x-ray measuring instruments for radiation from x-pinches. this suite will offer space and time resolution and cover emissions over the entire course of the implosion, from xuv (100-500 ev) to sft x-rays (1-10kev). the suite consists… More

High Repetition Rate Electrodeless Thruster

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Xing Chen, Phd
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
Potential advantages of pulsed electrodeless inductive thrusters over other types of electric thrusters include an ultra-low erosion rate, long lifetime, and capability of operating over a wide range of power levels. Performance of present inductive thrusters is hindered by the lack of reliable,… More

DETECTION OF EXPLOSIVES VAPOR AT THE PPT LEVEL WITH A LASER INTERFEROMETRIC CALORIMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen F Fulghum , Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $272,682.00
Abstract:
Science research laboratory (srl) has demonstrated, under funding from sdio, an ultrasensitive technique for the real-time measurement of absorption due to trace gases in the atmosphere. the srl technique, caller laser interferometric calorimetry (lic) is similar in principle to laser opto-acoustic… More

LOW-DOSE, ACCURTAE SCREENING INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE BODY NITROGEN AND CALCIUM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $49,946.00
Abstract:
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP A COMPACT, ACCELERATOR-BASED FACILITY THAT ACCURATELY MEASURES THE FRACTION OF NITROGEN AND CALCIUM IN THE BODY. THE PROPOSED FACILITY WILL DETERMINE BODY CONTENT OF THESE ELEMENTS FROM RESONANTGAMMA ABSORPTION (RGA) MEASUREMENTS THAT ARE ELEMENT… More

Space and Time Resolved Measurements of Current and Electron Density Profiles Around High Current Z-Pinches

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Niansheng Qi
Award Amount: $74,986.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to use a sensitive laser probe beam to measure, via beam refraction and faraday rotation, the plasma densities and magnetic fields (hence current profiles) around high current z-pinches. during phase i, a simple version of the proposed laser metrology tool, using many components… More

Bichromatic Optical Imaging Through Biological Tissue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Allen M. Flusberg
Award Amount: $49,994.00
Abstract:
Bichromatic optical imaging is proposed for in-vivo detection and imaging through biological tissue. A major application is clinical optical mammographic screening for breast cancer. Unlike conventional x-ray mammography, the optical imaging technique utilizes visible or near-infrared radiation.… More

PULSED ABSORPTION DIFFRACTOMETER FOR DETECTING TRACE SPECIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $49,929.00
Abstract:
With the increase in atmospheric pollution and a new, growing public awareness of resulting environmental damage, there is a need for new technology to measure the concentration of trace species in the atmosphere. extractive methods, in which a sealed sample of air is analyzed in a laboratory, are… More

A NOVEL LONG-LIVED TARGET FOR ACCELERATOR PRODUCTION OF 14 MEV NEUTRONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Barbara J Hughey
Award Amount: $49,983.00
Abstract:
Diagnositc technique using neutron beams have a broad spectrum of applications in advanced manufacturing, explosives and contraband detection, medicine, and industry. accelerator-based neutron gnerators are preferred for many of these applications, particularly those requiring field operation.… More

Automated, Remote Production and Delivery of 15/O Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ruth E. Shefer
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
Positron emission tomography (PET) with oxygen-15-labeled radiopharmaceuticals is becoming increasingly important in the study of mental illness. The synthesis and delivery of 15O-labeled compounds poses a unique challenged due to the extremely short half-life of this isotope and the requirement for… More

PFNA EXPLOSIVES DETECTIO NWITH A COMPACT D-T NEUTRON GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Dr Barbara J Hughey , Sr Reseach Scientist
Award Amount: $74,995.00
Abstract:
New faa requirements for the detection of explosives challenge all the explosive detection systems currently available. it has been recoginzed that the identification of the elemental constituents of explosives is the key to their detection at the desirable false alarm rate. pulsed fast neturon… More

A PASSIVE OPTICAL MONITOR FOR TOKAMAK PLASMA INHOMOGENEITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Fulghum
Award Amount: $74,945.00

Electromagnetic Shock Line Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $49,956.00

ULTRASENSITIVE INTERFEROMETRIC DETECTION OF LAUNCH VEHICLE POLLUTANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $73,068.00

PULSED ABSORPTION DIFFRACTOMETER FOR DETECTING TRACE SPECIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,929.00

HIGHLY ACCURATE ADAPTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR DAMAGE MODELING & LIFE PREDICTION OF AEROSPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Fulghum
Award Amount: $499,988.00

A HIGH REPETITION-RATE, HIGH POWER, ALL-SOLID-STATE PULSED DRIVER FOR ELECTRODELESS INDUCTIVE THRUSTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Xing Chen
Award Amount: $74,940.00

LOW COST ELECTRON BEAM HYDROCARBON EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Xing Chen
Award Amount: $49,977.00

Advanced Scramjet Combustor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Fulghum
Award Amount: $49,911.00

ELECTRON BEAM PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman
Award Amount: $244,552.00
Abstract:
The use of high energy (e ~ 1-5 mev) electron beams (heeb) at high average power (p ~ 200 kill - i mw) allows the cost effective processing and fabrication of unique graded composition materials which are not economically viable using conventional fabrication methods. examples of such materials are… More

AN ULTRA-COMPACT N-13 AMMONIA GENERATOR FOR PET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Rita E Shefer
Award Amount: $599,608.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop a dedicated, accelerator-based (13)n-ammonia delivery system for positron emission tomography (pet). (13)n-ammonia pet scans can accurately measure myocardial blood flow and have been shown to be valuable tools in diagnosing coronary artery disease.… More

A PASSIVE OPTICAL MONITOR FOR TOKAMAK PLASMA INHOMOGENEITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Fulghum
Award Amount: $599,968.00
Abstract:
A novel, inexpensive, and passive optical diagnostic for measurement of the scale size and flow velocity of tokamak plasma injomogeneities has been developed. the diagnostic is based on an equal-path, lateral shearing interferometer and can be anlayzed, in principle, as a form of doppler… More

A HIGH REPETITION-RATE, HIGH POWER, ALL-SOLID-STATE PULSED DRIVER FOR ELECTRODELESS INDUCTIVE THRUSTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Xing Chen
Award Amount: $599,937.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is the development of high power, long life, high impulse thrusters for nuclear electric propulsion. the pulsed electrodeless inductive thruster has several advantages including an ultralow erosion rate, long thruster life, and high power capability. the performance of… More

Novel, Non-Intrusive, Localized Gas-Flow Diagnostic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen F. Fulghum
Award Amount: $66,250.00
Abstract:
This SBIR program will develop a novel optical diagnostic formeasuring velocity and turbulence in flowing gases. It isnon-intrusive, spatially localized in three dimensions, does notdepend on scattering from particulates or gas molecules and canbe a

GUIDE-STAR LASER SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $64,893.00
Abstract:
Recently declassified military research has validated the applicability of artificial guide stars to atmospheric compensation for astronomical observations. of the two alternative guide-star techniques that have been demonstrated, the more promising is the laser-induced generation of an artificial… More

PRODUCTION OF CARBON-11-LABELED COMPOUNDS FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY WITH A LOW ENERGY ACCELERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Ruth E Shefer
Award Amount: $74,981.00
Abstract:
A new generation of economical, compact low energy accelerators have recently become available for the production of radioistotopes for positron emission tomography (pet). this project addresses the need for a carbon-11 ((11)c) production target and radiochemical synthesis system for use with these… More

SULFUR RECOVERY FROM HYDROGEN SULFIDE-PRONE NATURAL GAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Henry Eppich
Award Amount: $74,943.00
Abstract:
Natural gas contaminated with hydrogen sulfide (h2s) is an environmental hazard, corrosive to natural gas distribution systems; it prohibits direct use of 19 trillion cubic feet of known natural gas reserves and 80 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered reserves. current technologies for h2s removal… More

HIGH-TEMPERATURE MATERIAL FABRICATION USING HIGH ENERGY ELECTRON BEAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman
Award Amount: $64,829.00
Abstract:
The use of high energy (1-5 mev), high power (250 kw-1 mw) electron beams allows the low cost fabrication of unique high temperature materials which are not economically manufactured using conventional fabrication methods. materials which can be fabricated using this process include nickel-based… More

ADVANCED LOW-STRESS BRAZING OF PLASMA-FACING FUSION COMPONENTS WITH HIGH ENERGY ELECTRON BEAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel L Goodman
Award Amount: $73,994.00
Abstract:
The use of high energy (e ~ 2 to 19 mev) electron beams (heeb) at high average power (p ~ 50 kw to 1 mw) allows compression annealed pyrolytic graphite (capg) and carbon-carbon (cc) composite components to be joined to metallic substrates without the high residual stresses that accompany… More

Reliable Low Cost Induction Accelerator System for Treatment of Hazardous Wastewater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Moran
Award Amount: $99,960.00
Abstract:
There is currently an active interest in the development of improved methods to decontaminate and disinfect wastewater. Direct electron beam irradiation is attractive since radical formation and attack on contaminants is energy efficient and relatively nonselective. Efficient decontamination has… More

Pulsed Imaging Through Biological Tissue by Nonlinear Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
Nolinear optical imaging is proposed for in-vivo detection and imaging through biological tissue. A major application is clinical optical mammographic screening for breast cancer. Unlike conventional x-ray mammography, the proposed optical imaging technique utilizes visible radiation. Since this… More

REMOVAL OF HYDROGEN SULFIDE FROM NATURAL GAS BY ELECTRON BEAM IRRADIATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Henry Eppich
Award Amount: $74,972.00

ULTRASENSITIVE IN-SITU DETECTION OF TOXIC FLUE EMISSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $74,940.00

Advanced Low-Cost Composite Curing with High Energy Electron Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman
Award Amount: $99,962.00

Joining Carbon-Carbon Composites and High-Temperature Materials with High-Energy Electron Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman
Award Amount: $69,925.00

Electromagnetic Shock Line Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
ELECTROMAGNETIC SHOCK LINE IGBT SUBNANOSECOND PULSES SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY WILL DEVELOP A NEW INPUT CHARGING TECHNIQUE BY COMBINING INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTORS (IGBTs) AND BRANCHED MAGNETICS TECHNOLOGY WHICH WILL ALLOW OPERATION AT PULSE REPETITION RATES IN EXCESS OF 100,000 pps. IN… More

ULTRASENSITIVE INTERFEROMETRIC DETECTION OF LAUNCH VEHICLE POLLUTANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $739,995.00
Abstract:
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments list nearly two hundred toxic materials that must be regulated. Among these are hydrazines, compounds that are used as rocket fuels. Air Force compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations will dictate the investigation and careful monitoring of… More

Joining Carbon-Carbon Composites and High-Temperature Materials with High-Energy Electron Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman
Award Amount: $599,826.00
Abstract:
The use of high energy (E ~ 1-5 MeV) electron beams (HEEB) at high average power (P ~ 50 kW - 1 MW) allows carbon-carbon (CC) composite components to be joined together and bonded to high-temperature metallic materials. HEEB joining utilizes deep-penetration volumetric heating to melt a thin, high-Z… More

ULTRASENSITIVE IN-SITU DETECTION OF TOXIC FLUE EMISSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
The 1990 clean air act amendments list nearly two hundred toxic materials that must be regulated. among these are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (pahs), carcinogens that are associated with incomplete combustion and fine particulates. there is therefore a need for new technology to measure very… More

REMOVAL OF HYDROGEN SULFIDE FROM NATURAL GAS BY ELECTRON BEAM IRRADIATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Henry Eppich
Award Amount: $749,994.00
Abstract:
Natural gas represents 20% of the primary energy resources of the united states and accounts for almost half the energy consumed for residential heating. 22% of the natural gas reserves in this nation are not usable because they contain more than 4 ppm of hydrogen sulfide (h2s). this corresponds… More

Advanced Low-Cost Composite Curing with High Energy Electron Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman
Award Amount: $749,725.00
Abstract:
Curing of glass or carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites using high energy electron beams (HEEB) offers impressive advantages for the fabrication of structural components in commercial and military vehicles. HEEB curing greatly reduces the time to cross-link the polymer matrix, while… More

High Energy Electron Beam Curable Resins and Composite Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,141.00
Abstract:
Curing of fiber-reinforced polymer composites using high energy electron beams (HEEB) offers impressive advantages for the fabrication of thick-section composite materials for vehicle structures and ballistic armor protection. HEEB curing greatly reduces the time to cross-link the polymer matrix,… More

A Calorimeter for the Nondestructive Assay of Tritium-Contaminated Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jonathan M. Richardso , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,988.00

Development of All-Solid-State Drivers for Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $74,956.00

High-Repetition-Rate, Gas-Fueled Pulsed Plasma Thruster For On-Orbit Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Xing Chen , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,953.00

High Intensity Nitrogen Beam Source for Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Xing Chen
Award Amount: $64,975.00

High-Frequency Shearing Interferometer Emission Velocemeter (SIEVE) for High-Temperature Gas Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Peter Rostler
Award Amount: $64,977.00

All-Solid-State Pulsed Drivers for Powering Plasma-Discharge-Based IR Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $66,686.00

Application of Induction Accelerators for Electron Beam Radiolysis of Contaminated Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: James Moran
Award Amount: $64,920.00

High Resolution Seismic Modeling and Analysis of Fractured Reservoirs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen Theophanis
Award Amount: $74,998.00

All-Solid-State Pulsed Drivers for Powering Plasma-Discharge-Based IR Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $499,924.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this effort is to develop all-solid-state pulsed driver technology to efficiency power plasma discharge sources used in IR countermeasures. The driver technology to be developed is based on high pulse rate Insulated Gate, Bipolar Transistors coupled with nonlinear magnetic… More

A Calorimeter for the Nondestructive Assay of Tritium-Contaminated Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jonathan M. Richardso , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $199,972.00
Abstract:
Tritium is handled routinely at laboratories in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe. There are several applications for nondestructive assay of solid tritium-contaminated samples including environmental clean-up, routine assay of tritium handling equipment, assay of fuel elements used by… More

Advanced Ultraviolet and Electron Beam Curable Systems for Aircraft Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman
Award Amount: $98,931.00
Abstract:
Radiation curing using Ultraviolet (UV) Light and Electron Beams (EB) offer advantages for a variety of aircraft structural and non-structural applications. Radiation curing of fiber-reinforced polymer composites, paints, adhesives and sealants can offer processing and cost advantages over… More

A Compact Neutron Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Evan R. Pugh
Award Amount: $74,971.00
Abstract:
40870 November 13, 1996 Science Research Laboratory, Inc. Several verification technologies for nuclear nonproliferation treaties use techniques that are based upon Prompt Neutron Activation (PNA) and neutron inelastic scattering. However, the use of… More

All-Solid-State Drivers for High Power Excimer Lasers Used in Projection Gas Immersion Laser Doping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $98,962.00

123I RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,945.00

High-Repetition-Rate, Gas-Fueled Pulsed Plasma Thruster For On-Orbit Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Xing Chen , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $594,266.00

High Resolution Seismic Modeling and Analysis of Fractured Reservoirs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen Theophanis
Award Amount: $749,979.00

Advanced Low-Stress Bonding of Thermally Stable Polycrystalline Diamond Cutters to Tungsten Carbide Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. H. Tracy Hall Jr. , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $74,929.00

SBIR Phase I: A High Pressure Polarized 3He Neutron Spin Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Richardson
Award Amount: $74,992.00

LOW COST ELECTRON BEAM HYDROCARBON EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Xing Chen
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Toxic emissions from municipal and industrial waste incinerators represent a significant environmental hazard in the united states. these emissions contain toxic polyaromatic hydrocarbon compounds such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans. concentrations of these hydrocarbons must… More

All-Solid-State Drivers for High Power Excimer Lasers Used in Projection Gas Immersion Laser Doping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $374,902.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR program is to develp all-solid-state pulsed modulators to drive the high power excimer (XeCl or XeF) lasers required to commercialize the Projcetion Gas Immersion Laser Doping (P-GILD) process. P-GILD uses a pulsed, 200-watt-class excimer laser as an illumination source… More

Advanced Low-Stress Bonding of Thermally Stable Polycrystalline Diamond Cutters to Tungsten Carbide Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. H. Tracy Hall Jr. , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,968.00
Abstract:
40144 Science Research Laboratory This project will develop a thermally stable polycrystalline diamond cutter than can withstand the higher impact forces and higher cutting temperatures encountered in drilling harder formations with shear bits. A high energy electron beam (HEEB) will be used… More

Compact and Lightweight Contactors For Natural Gas Purification Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Henry Eppich , Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $74,949.00
Abstract:
102 Compact and Lightweight Contactors For Natural Gas Purification Operations--Science Research Laboratory, Inc., 15 Ward Street, Somerville, MA 02143-4228; (617) 547-1122 Dr. Henry Eppich, Principal Investigator Dr. Jonah Jacob, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82514 Amount: … More

A New Optical Traffic Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,986.00

FUNCTIONAL MRI OF THE LUNGS USING HYPERPOLARIZED 3HE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richardson, jonathan m
Award Amount: $99,981.00

SBIR Phase I: A New Course of Experiments Based on an Inexpensive, Nanometer Resolution Interferometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Shrenik Deliwala
Award Amount: $74,938.00

High-Frequency Shearing Interferometer Emission Velocemeter (SIEVE) for High-Temperature Gas Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Peter Rostler
Award Amount: $282,152.00

Application of Induction Accelerators for Electron Beam Radiolysis of Contaminated Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: James Moran
Award Amount: $299,115.00

New Rapid Multipoint Optical Flow Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter Rostler
Award Amount: $99,807.00
Abstract:
This SBIR program will develop a novel optical diagnostic for mapping as flows in a spatially localized, nonperturbing way. The new technique has high-frequency response and fine-scale resolution, and can be absolutely calibrated. The flow is illuminated with two or more laser beams that intersect… More

HIGH-EFFICIENCY, GAS-FUELED PULSED PLASMA THRUSTER WITH ALL-SOLID-STATE DRIVE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,932.00

SBIR Phase I: Coherent Optical Nonlinear Microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $99,939.00

ADVANCED MATERIALS PROCESSING USING ELECTRON BEAM CURING OF ADHESIVES AND COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,969.00

PURGING PROGENITOR CELL PREPARATIONS BY ELECTRIC FIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Eppich, Henry M
Award Amount: $99,992.00

FUNCTIONAL MRI OF THE LUNGS USING HYPERPOLARIZED 3HE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richardson, jonathan m
Award Amount: $749,894.00

An Inexpensive, Nanometer Resolution Interferometer for Education and Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Shrenik Deliwala
Award Amount: $387,215.00

SBIR Phase I: A New Volumetric Data Storage Method

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $99,908.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,930.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $399,961.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $399,914.00

HIGH PULSE RATE EUV RADIATION SOURCE FOR SUB-0.1-MICRON-DESIGN-RULE LITHOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel birx
Award Amount: $64,916.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,933.00

Determining the Microstructure of Porous Media Using Hyperpolarized 3He Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Richardson
Award Amount: $99,948.00

Advanced Two-Color Interferometer for Turbulence Correction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $99,952.00

STTR Phase I: A Nanolithography System for Low Cost Nanostructures Research and Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,876.00
RI Contact: N/A

MICROGRAVITY ENHANCED BIOLOGICAL CELL SELECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Henry Eppich, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $69,946.00

Optimized Electron Beam Curable Aerospace Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Catherine Byrne, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $69,971.00

A High-Pressure 3 He Neutron Spin Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,891.00
Abstract:
Not Available The objective of this proposal is to develop newly discovered highly nonlinear Photosensitive Liquid Crystalline (PLC) materials that a) possess photosensitivity comparable to that of photoconductive semiconductors used in LC spatial light modulators, and b) allow extremely strong… More

HIGH PULSE RATE EUV RADIATION SOURCE FOR SUB-0.1-MICRON-DESIGN-RULE LITHOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Birx
Award Amount: $1,497,271.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: TULANE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Daniel Goodman, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENT
Award Amount: $99,942.00
RI Contact: Kathleen M. Kozar

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Henry Eppich, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Henry Eppich, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $599,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Shrenik Deliwala
Award Amount: $99,921.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jonathan M. Richardson
Award Amount: $129,914.00
Abstract:
Not Available Current surface roughness instruments can cost from $60k to $100k and above and, for the most part, are not only rather large and bulky, but some require special provisions even in a laboratory setting. The focus of this program will be to develop an ins

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Catherine Byrne, SR. RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $64,923.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Rodney Petr
Award Amount: $99,969.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Richardson, Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Richardson, Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,942.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of California
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph Mangano, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,924.00
RI Contact: N/A

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Catherine Byrne, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Catherine Byrne, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $599,939.00

Advanced Accelerator Design to Enhance Boron-Neutron-Capture Therapy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Rodney Petr, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Recent clinical trials have cast doubt on the efficacy of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) for brain tumor treatment when low energy, reactor-generated neutron beams are used. It has been predicted that higher energy, accelerator-produced neutron beams would have an epithermal neutron spectrum… More

Light Deflection Wind Mapper

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,963.00
Abstract:
A new optical sensor to map wind speeds with millimeter resolution will be detailed and demonstrated. The instrument works by detecting the deflection of light by gas density fluctuations. The measurement can be either spatially averaged over the propagation path of the beam or spatially localized… More

PURGING PROGENITOR CELL BY PULSED ELECTRIC FIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Abie Craiu
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): High dose chemotherapy is now a commonly used approach for treatment of hematologic and other cancers, but causes severe myelosuppression requiring progenitor cell infusions. Purging cancer cells from infusions, while maintaining progenitor… More

PURGING PROGENITOR CELL BY PULSED ELECTRIC FIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Abie Craiu
Award Amount: $439,764.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): High dose chemotherapy is now a commonly used approach for treatment of hematologic and other cancers, but causes severe myelosuppression requiring progenitor cell infusions. Purging cancer cells from infusions, while maintaining progenitor… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Anderson
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Anderson
Award Amount: $497,208.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop an optical instrument that measures velocity distribution in a flame species by species---and on multiple scale sizes---with an accuracy of 1%. This novel velocimeter is nonintrusive and passive, relying completely on light… More

METHOD FOR INACTIVATION OF BACTERIA IN PLATELET PRODUCTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jonathan M. Richardson
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project is focused on developing a new method for inactivating bacteria in human blood platelet products. thereby improving safety and extending product shelf life. Currently, standard practice in the U.S. is to discard unused platelets after five days to reduce the risk of… More

A New Optical Storage System with Terabit-Per-Second Readout

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Peter Rostler
Award Amount: $99,869.00
Abstract:
70108 There is an ever-increasing need for storage of larger quantities of data and for more rapid readout. This project will develop a new volumetric data storage method with far greater capacity and much faster readout than any other now existing or in development. The bits, stored as… More

An IR Imaging and Spectral Diagnostic System for Alcator C-Mod

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Peter Rostler
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
70572 In the Alcator C-Mod fusion experiment, increased plasma heating and current drive will heat the diverter plates, creating the possibility of damage. It is therefore important to monitor those structures, as well as the surrounding parts of the walls that cannot be seen directly… More

Dual-Band Visible/Long-Wavelength Infrared Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENT
Award Amount: $69,391.00
Abstract:
"Science Research Laboratory (SRL) proposes to develop an affordable, dual-band visible long-wavelength infrared (VLIR) imager. This revolutionary, new instrument can be switched instantaneously between conventional visible imaging and long-wavelength (7-12microns) infrared(IR) imaging that is… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Nonintrusive Species Specific Velocimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop a passive, nonintrusive species-specific velocimeter (SSV) that simultaneously measures spatially resolved velocities of multiple species in a flame, sorting the information by species and spatial scale size. The SSV will be… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Nonintrusive Species Specific Velocimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg
Award Amount: $499,158.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop a passive, nonintrusive species-specific velocimeter (SSV) that simultaneously measures spatially resolved velocities of multiple species in a flame, sorting the information by species and spatial scale size. The SSV will be… More

Drivers for Low Cost, Ultra-Compact, Epithermal Neutron Sources for BNCT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rodney Petr
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
70089 Recent clinical trials have cast doubt on the efficacy of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) using low energy, reactor generated neutron beams. It has been predicted that a higher energy neutron beam would be much more effective in treating brain tumors via BNCT. Therefore, this… More

Hydraulic Seal Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Catherine Byrne, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
"Improved hydraulic seals are required by the US Navy to prevent primary and collateral damage to aircraft systems equal to $200,000,000 per year. When the currently used nitrile rubber hydraulic seals loose elasticity and leak, aircraft components dry up,seize and can catch fire. When the leak goes… More

LEUKOREDUCTION OF PLATELETS BY PULSED ELECTRIC FIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Abie Craiu
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal addresses the utility of pulsed electric field (PEF) technology for leukoreduction of platelet products. Leukocytes in platelet products can cause several complications in recipients of platelet transfusions, including alloiommunization, febrile… More

A New Optical Storage System with Terabit-Per-Second Readout

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Peter Rostler
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70108S02-II There is an ever-increasing need for storage of larger quantities of data and for more rapid readout. Both government and private users have archives holding terabytes of data, primarily on tape, which require large storage space, have limited lifetime, and cannot be accessed quickly.… More

Drivers for Low Cost, Ultra-Compact, Epithermal Neutron Sources for BNCT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rodney Petr
Award Amount: $749,820.00
Abstract:
70089S02-II Recent predictions have indicated that a higher energy neutron beam would be much more effective in treating brain tumors via Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). Therefore, this project will design, develop, integrate, and test advanced, compact neutron sources with neutron energy… More

A New Optical Storage System with Terabit-Per-Second Readout

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Peter Rostler
Award Amount: $749,892.00
Abstract:
70108S02-II There is an ever-increasing need for storage of larger quantities of data and for more rapid readout. Both government and private users have archives holding terabytes of data, primarily on tape, which require large storage space, have limited lifetime, and cannot be accessed quickly.… More

SBIR Phase I: High Efficiency, Water-Vapor-Fueled Plasma Propulsion Thruster for Low-Power Satellite Attitude Control and Station-Keeping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Rodney Petr
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a compact, efficient, all-solid-state Gas-Fed Pulsed Plasma Thruster (GF-PPT) that can perform critical orbit phase changes or plane (inclination) changes for near- and intermediate earth orbit satellites. The… More

Long-Lifetime, Low-Scatter Neutron Polarization Target

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jonathan M. Richardson
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
73026S03-I Polarized neutron scattering is an important technology for characterizing magnetic and other materials. In particular, polarized helium three (P-3He) is a novel technology for creating polarized beams and, perhaps more importantly, for the analysis of polarization in highly divergent… More

Drivers for Low Cost, Ultra-Compact, Epithermal Neutron Sources for BNCT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rodney Petr
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70089S02-II Recent predictions have indicated that a higher energy neutron beam would be much more effective in treating brain tumors via Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). Therefore, this project will design, develop, integrate, and test advanced, compact neutron sources with neutron energy… More

Anti-Terrorism - Detection, Indications, and Warnings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENT
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
There is a clear need for improved instrumentation to detect airborne bioaerosols remotely. Natural airborne bioaerosols are common sources of disease, and many seasonal pollens cause allergic reactions. Of greatest concern, however, is the malevalentdissemination of airborne bioagents. The… More

Plasma-Based Oxygen Generator for Undersea Vehicle Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: PRINCETON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Alexander N. Bykanov, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $69,974.00
RI Contact: Lynn Failla
Abstract:
We propose to develop and test an oxygen generator for undersea vehicle fuel. The proposed oxygen generator is based on the decomposition of lithium perchlorate or sodium chlorate in an RF barrier plasma torch discharge. The parameters of this dischargeare evaluated and found to be the most suitable… More

SBIR Phase I: Lithium Based Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Radiation Source for Next Generation Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alexander Bykanov
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will build and test a lithium cell that will be integrated with an all-solid-state modulator to produce an efficient, 13.5 nm, EUV source, for next generation, sub-70 nm, lithography. To date, a reliable, long-lived, lithium-based discharge… More

NON-AUTOCLAVE MATERIALS FOR LARGE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Catherine Byrne, SR. RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $699,934.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR program is to develop the technology to fabricate large, lightweight composite structures for reusable launch vehicle applications. Such launch vehicles will deploy defense assets in space. Critical Defense assets include space components of the National Missile Defense… More

HIGH-SPEED DUAL ENERGY DIGITAL SUBTRACTION ANGIOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Allen M. Flusberg
Award Amount: $860,929.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There are over 2000 catheterization laboratories in the U.S. performing over 1 million coronary catheterizations and an equivalent number of non-coronary catheterization procedures per year. Science Research Laboratory (SRL) proposes to develop an improved… More

DUAL-ENERGY CONTRAST-ENHANCED DIGITAL SUBSTRACTION M

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Allen M. Flusberg
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Early detection of breast cancer is critical to patient outcome. The specific aim of this program is to demonstrate dual-energy contrast-enhanced digital subtraction mammography (DE-CEDSM) using a proprietary quasi-monochromatic x-ray source (QMS) technology… More

Ultra-Compact Solid-State Driver Technology for Improving the Performance & Lifetime of Laser Diode/Diode Arrays Operating at High Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Rodney Petr, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENT
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will develop novel solid-state drivers with integrated fault-mode protection for driving laser diode arrays at very high power with improved reliability and long life. Current filamentation in laser diodes is a primary failure mechanism at the elevated power levels required… More

Infrared Imager Based on a Novel Thermal-to-Visible Transducer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,935.00
Abstract:
Science Research Laboratory (SRL) proposes to develop a novel uncooled thermal-to-visible transducer (TVT) that will revolutionize long-wavelength-infrared (LWIR) imaging. This new instrument is characterized by (1) lower power consumption and heating than existing IR bolometers; (2) immunity to… More

Ultra-Compact Solid-State Driver Technology for Improving the Performance & Lifetime of Laser Diode/Diode Arrays Operating at High Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Rodney Petr, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENT
Award Amount: $1,042,750.00
Abstract:
The four major objectives of this Phase II SBIR are: (1) To develop SRL's revolutionary pulse power technology and demonstrate that it will improve the performance and lifetime of laser diodes and laser diode arrays by a factor-of-100; (2) Demonstrate that it can is compact and is capable of being… More

INTELLIGENT DRIVERS USING OPTICAL SENSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: PENNSTATE
Principal Investigator: Michael Booth, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $98,959.00
RI Contact: Kevin White
Abstract:
Science Research Laboratory (SRL) and the Penn State Electro-Optics Center (PSU) propose to develop intelligent laser diode driver technology, incorporating optical diagnostics, that extends the operating lifetime of laser diode arrays by an order of magnitude. Random perturbations of temperature or… More

Shipboard Atmospheric Propagation Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,891.00
Abstract:
Directing a high-power laser (HPL) beam through the atmosphere onto a distant target is limited by atmospheric absorption of the laser light, which causes thermal blooming and wavefront distortions that are difficult to correct. In the near-IR there are three atmospheric windows, in which… More

Ultra Compact Drivers for Improving the Performance and Lifetime of Efficient Laser Diode Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Rodney Petr, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,891.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR, Science Research Laboratory, Inc. (SRL) will develop revolutionary, ultra-compact, intelligent drivers for improving the performance and lifetime of efficient Laser Diode Arrays (LDAs). The goal is to develop supplies with specific power densities of 12 kW/liter, which is a… More

Fault-Protected Laser Diode Drivers for Improving the Performance and Lifetime of Multiple-Millisecond, Long-Pulse LDAs for NASA LIDAR Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Rod Petr, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,971.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project will develop and deliver revolutionary driver technology with intelligent fault protection for driving long-pulse (> 2msec), quasi-CW laser diode arrays (LDAs) at high power with improved performance and lifetime. A critical issue with operating LDAs for long discharge pulses is… More

High Performance Uncooled Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,864.00
Abstract:
Science Research Laboratory (SRL) proposes to develop a novel uncooled thermal-to-visible transducer (TVT) that will revolutionize long-wavelength-infrared (LWIR) imaging. This new instrument is characterized by (1) lower power consumption and heating than existing IR bolometers; (2) immunity to… More

Fault-Protected Laser Diode Drivers for Improving the Performance and Lifetime of Multiple-Millisecond, Long-Pulse LDAs for NASA LIDAR Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Rodney D. Petr, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,931.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project will develop and deliver to NASA revolutionary laser diode driver technology with intelligent fault protection for driving high power laser diode arrays (LDAs). A key goal of the project is to increase the lifetime of LDAs operating under long-pulse (>2 msec), quasi-CW conditions… More

SBIR Phase I: MEMS-Engineered Thermal-Barrier Bragg Reflectors for Gas-Turbine Engine Blades

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Allen S. Flusberg, PhD
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research project will develop a potentially revolutionary technological innovation that will significantly increase the efficiency, lifetime and reliability of gas-turbine engines. Despite the tremendous improvements in coating technologies to enable huge increases in… More

MEMS/NEMS High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $398,696.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a potentially revolutionary technological innovation that will significantly increase the efficiency, lifetime and reliability of gas-turbine engines. Despite the tremendous improvements in coating technologies to enable huge increases in operational temperatures, continued… More

Shipboard Atmospheric Propagation Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,983.00
Abstract:
Directing a high-power laser (HPL) beam through the atmosphere onto a distant target is limited by atmospheric absorption of the laser light, which causes thermal blooming and wavefront distortions that are difficult to correct. In the near-IR there are three atmospheric windows, in which… More

High-Speed Diagnostic of Temperature and Intensity Variation on Diode-Laser Facets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: BOSTON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, PI
Award Amount: $98,792.00
RI Contact: Joan Kirkendall
Abstract:
In this STTR project, Science Research Laboratory (SRL) and Boston University Photonics Center (BU Photonics) will develop a revolutionary optical technology for detecting localized increases in temperature on time scales ranging from nanoseconds to microseconds. By appropriately responding to… More

INTELLIGENT DRIVERS USING OPTICAL SENSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: PENN STATE
Principal Investigator: Michael Booth, PI
Award Amount: $749,779.00
RI Contact: Kevin White
Abstract:
The development of a practical, easily-implemented device that can extend the lifetimes of existing diode lasers would lead to extended service and lower costs and cost-of-ownership. Such a device extends the lifetimes of diode lasers by shutting off the supply current when formation of a… More

High Performance Uncooled Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $1,488,850.00
Abstract:
Science Research Laboratory (SRL) proposes to develop a novel uncooled thermal-to-visible transducer (TVT) that will revolutionize long-wavelength-infrared (LWIR) imaging. The technology utilizes as a sensor a Fabry-Perot interferometer that is heated by absorbing LWIR radiation, which changes its… More

High-Power VECSELs with Good Beam Quality

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $739,580.00
Abstract:
Science Research Laboratory (SRL) proposes to develop an optically pumped high-efficiency, good-beam-quality vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL) that is scalable to multi-kilowatt power levels. Unlike the more conventional edge-emitting diode lasers, VECSELs are characterized by… More

Microelectromechanical systems/Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS/NEMS) High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $749,830.00
Abstract:
We propose to continue developing a potentially revolutionary technological innovation: advanced coatings that will significantly increase the efficiency, lifetime and reliability of gas-turbine engines. In addition, these coatings can be applied to a range of existing and future military hardware… More

Thermal-Barrier Coatings (TBCs) with Improved Efficiency, Lifetime and Smart Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENT
Award Amount: $749,858.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a revolutionary technological innovation that will significantly increase the efficiency, lifetime and reliability of gas-turbine engines. Despite the tremendous improvements in coating technologies to enable huge increases in operational temperatures, continued advances using… More

Retrofittable Laser Protection for Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
High-energy laser (HEL) weapons systems are still in their infancy, but with the acute need for a reliable, inexpensive missile defense, and the rapid pace at which laser technology is developing, it is anticipated that they will be widespread within ten or twenty years and perhaps sooner. Nowwell… More

Thermal-Barrier Coatings (TBCs) with Improved Efficiency, Lifetime and Smart Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENT – (617) 547-1122
Award Amount: $1,502,595.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a revolutionary technological innovation that will significantly increase the efficiency, lifetime and reliability of gas-turbine engines. Despite the tremendous improvements in coating technologies to enable huge increases in operational temperatures, continued advances using… More

High-Speed Diagnostic of Temperature and Intensity Variation on Diode-Laser Facets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Boston University
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, Principal Investigator – (617) 547-1122
Award Amount: $745,207.00
RI Contact: Joan Kirkendall
Abstract:
In this STTR project, Science Research Laboratory (SRL) and Boston University Photonics Center (BU Photonics) will develop a revolutionary optical technology for detecting localized increases in temperature on time scales ranging from nanoseconds to microseconds. Localized diode heating is a… More

Advanced Low Thermal Resistance, Large Heat Capacity Coolers For Semiconductor Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Henry Eppich, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $1,749,666.00
Abstract:
There is a critical need for revolutionary approaches for thermal management of 21st century semiconductor devices and hardware, such as advanced high performance computers, high-power laser diodes and solar cells for the conversion of sun light to renewable energy. The one limiting factor for all… More

High Power All-Solid-State 4- Micron Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $749,833.00
Abstract:
Science Research Laboratory proposes to develop a pulsed, tunable mid-IR source with average power greater than 55 watts and high pulse repetition frequency (20 kHz). The program is divided into a baseline and two options. In the baseline program we will develop a continuous-wave laser operating at… More

Low Temperature Diffusion Bonding of Semiconductor Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jonah Jacob, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $1,549,769.00
Abstract:
Laser diodes (LD) have many desirable properties, e.g. small size and high electrical-to-optical efficiency. For ease of use, most applications require coupling the LD photons to an optical fiber. Attaching the LD-die to a heat-sink is a key packaging procedure. The heat-sink material is… More

High Power All-Solid-State 4- Micron Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allen Flusberg, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – (617) 547-1122
Award Amount: $2,249,715.00
Abstract:
Science Research Laboratory proposes to develop a pulsed, tunable mid-IR source with average power greater than 55 watts and high pulse repetition frequency (20 kHz). The program is divided into a baseline and two options. In the baseline program we will develop a continuous-wave laser operating at… More

Advanced Low Thermal Resistance, Large Heat Capacity Coolers For Semiconductor Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Henry Eppich, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – (617) 547-1122
Award Amount: $1,374,728.00
Abstract:
There is a critical need for revolutionary approaches for thermal management of 21st century semiconductor devices and hardware, such as advanced high performance computers, high-power laser diodes and solar cells for the conversion of sun light to renewable energy. The one limiting factor for all… More

Low Temperature Diffusion Bonding of Semiconductor Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jonah Jacob, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – (617) 547-1122
Award Amount: $1,149,881.00
Abstract:
Laser diodes (LD) have many desirable properties, e.g. small size and high electrical-to-optical efficiency. For ease of use, most applications require coupling the LD photons to an optical fiber. Attaching the LD-die to a heat-sink is a key packaging procedure. The heat-sink material is… More

Innovative Passivation to Increase the Power at Which Laser Diode Fails

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Walsh, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST – (617) 547-1122
Award Amount: $99,860.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to increase the power of 20% fill-factor laser diode (LD) bars from the present state-of-the-art (SOA) of 60-70 W/bar to 600 W/bar a"DARPA hard"ten-fold increase. This revolutionary and disruptive increase in the power/bar will be accomplished by… More

Maritime Dynamic Atmospheric Characterization for Naval Laser Weapons System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Stephen Fulghum, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – (617) 547-1122
Award Amount: $79,752.00
Abstract:
Science Research Laboratory, Inc. (SRL) will develop a prototype Extinction Imager (EI) suitable for shipboard installation based on the research of Janet Shields (Scripps, UCSD). The Shields EI uses radiance contrast measurements of the sky/ocean interface at the horizon to determine the aerosol… More