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Company Information:

Company Name:
SSG, Inc.
Address:
65 Jonspin Road
Wilmington, MA 01887-0102
Phone:
(978) 694-9991
URL:
N/A
EIN:
42625796
DUNS:
97435200
Number of Employees:
225
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
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Has Patents?:
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Number of Patents:
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Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,029,932.00 68
SBIR Phase II $19,049,797.00 28

Award List:

OPTICAL SIGNATURE SIMULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,615.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

OPTICAL SIGNATURE SIMULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$344,323.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The proposed device uses a programmed mosaic of heater elements to develop infrared signatures. dynamic scenes and moving targets can be simulated. the device uses technologies which are derivatives of advanced focal plane array technologies. resistive material is deposited on thin boards,… More

CRYOGENIC RADIATION MONITORING MICROSCOPE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Harold a graham
Abstract:
The proposed device is an infrared cryogenic microscope for measuring the radiometric output of selectively heated pixels of ir scene generators. the microscope covers the wavelength region from 1 to 125 microns can resolve 0.0001" increments on the mosaic surface. the microscope has sufficient… More

INFRARED INTERFEROMETER WITH NO MOVING PARTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Wallace K Wong
Abstract:
N/a

DIAGNOSTIC CONTAMINATION MEASUREMENTS FOR SPACE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dexter Wang
Abstract:
The problem addressed is to validate the relevant spaceborne diagnostic hardware by measuring and quantifying contaminants and their impacts on the optical/straylight rejection performance of a cryogenic high straylight rejection telescope. phase i will address the contaminationproblem on the ground… More

INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS FOR IMPROVED SPACE OBJECT SURVEILLANCE AND CLASSIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Wallace K Wong
Abstract:
Ssg, inc. proposes to investigate the issues associated with straylight rejection for a space-based, on-axis, re-imaging telescope for space object surveillance. the investigation will include (1) review of the mission and platform requirements to validate the visible sensor system requirements and… More

MULTI-SPECTRAL HIGH RESOLUTION REMOTE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Harold A Graham
Abstract:
N/a

INFRARED INTERFEROMETER WITH NO MOVING PARTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,703.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Wallace K Wong
Abstract:
The proposed novel infrared spectrometer with no moving parts uses wavefront division and then wavefront superposition to generate a spatially extended interferogram which can be completely detected simultaneously using a linear array of detectors. this interferogram can be detected and transformed… More

MULTI-SPECTRAL HIGH RESOLUTION REMOTE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$459,167.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Harold A Graham
Abstract:
This phase i sbir program provides the conceptual design, system requirement study, cost trade study, and optics feasibility demonstration for a multi-spectral high resolution, real time display and low cost remote sensor. the proposed sensor uses production components for low cost. the optics… More

SIC LIGHTWEIGHT TELESCOPE AN EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$55,186.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael I Anapol
Abstract:
Sic is emerging as a serious alternative to beryllium for spaceborne, lightweight telescope applications due to the inherent material properties and recent fabrication and replication processing advances.sic offers the stiffness and weight advantages of beryllium and thermal properties comparable to… More

LIGHT WEIGHT, SILICON CARBIDE, MULTICOLOR TELESCOPES FOR SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,274.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael I Anapol , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

SILICON CARBIDE - A LOW-COST, ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT REPLACEMENT FOR LARGE-APERTURE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,900.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

LIGHT WEIGHT, SILICON CARBIDE, MULTICOLOR TELESCOPES FOR SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,626.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael I Anapol , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Silicon carbide can replace toxic beryllium as a mirror. light weight optical subsystems are so important to satellite-based sensor concepts that numerous operational system baselines identify a high-cost, single-supplier, toxic, moderately stable optical/structural materials: beryllium. silicon… More

SILICON CARBIDE - A LOW-COST, ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT REPLACEMENT FOR LARGE-APERTURE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,372.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Silicon carbide (sic) is emerging as a serious alternative for lightweight, spaceborne telescope applications as a result of commercially available, reaction-bonded fabrication techniques and replication-processing advances. sic offers significant advantages: it has the lightweight features of… More

Low Cost Line of Sight Position/Stabilization Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$46,384.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther, Phd
Abstract:
Optical surveillance systems need real-time inertial line of sight (LOS) positioning and stabilization control to track the absolute position of targets within view. LOS position can be controlled in real time with an inertially stabilized pseudostar optical reference at the sensor's entrance… More

SPATIAL/IR SPECTRAL SENSOR FOR MICROGRAVITY COMBUSTION EXPERIMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,877.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Wallace K. Wong
Abstract:
N/a

LOW COST, MULTI-MISSION REMOTE SENSING FOR CLIMATIC CHANGE AND TACTICAL SURVEILLANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,050.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Anapol
Abstract:
N/a

Visible Lightweight SiC Telescope for Low Cost Dual Mission

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

SPATIAL/IR SPECTRAL SENSOR FOR MICROGRAVITY COMBUSTION EXPERIMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Wallace K. Wong
Abstract:
The proposed research addresses the design and development of an instrument for the non-perturbing measurement of source gases, combustion products and heat flow in combustion experiments in a microgravity environment. the proposed innovation is an imaging spectrometer using all reflective optics,… More

LOW COST, MULTI-MISSION REMOTE SENSING FOR CLIMATIC CHANGE AND TACTICAL SURVEILLANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Anapol
Abstract:
LIMITED FUNDING DRIVE FUTURE SPACEBORNE REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS TO AN AFFORDABLE SOLUTION WHICH COMPRISES MULTI MISSIONS, FLEXIBLE AND SIMPLE DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND LOW COST LAUNCH TO SPACE. CANDIDATE MISSIONS INCLUDE TACTICAL AND SPACE OBJECT SURVEILLANCE, PHOTO RECONNAISSANCE… More

Imaging Radiometer for the Characterization of Boundary Layer Phenomena

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Wallace K. Wong
Abstract:
N/a

High-Rejection, Ultra-Lightweight Telescopes for Deep-Space Optical Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,543.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Peter Hadfield
Abstract:
N/a

Ultra-Lightweight, Silicon-Carbide Mirrors for Cryogenic Infrared and Sub-Millimeter Reflectors and Grazing Incidence Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Anapol
Abstract:
N/a

Visible Lightweight SiC Telescope for Low Cost Dual Mission

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$394,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

High-Rejection, Ultra-Lightweight Telescopes for Deep-Space Optical Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,424.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Peter Hadfield
Abstract:
N/a

Silicon-Carbide, Pointing and Stabilization Mirror Assembly for Geostationary-Earth-Orbit Mission

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,641.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael I. Anapol
Abstract:
N/a

Silicon-Carbide, Pointing and Stabilization Mirror Assembly for Geostationary-Earth-Orbit Mission

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,600.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael I. Anapol
Abstract:
High spatial resolution imagery from geo-stationary orbit places uncompromising demands on spacecraft stabilization and optical system thermal stability. GEO requires + 8.80 pointing FOR, 1.25 urad IFOV (10's of urad accuracy) and < 1 urad (rms) jitter at ~ 10 Hz rate. Prior solutions have combined… More

Ultra-Lightweight Silicon Carbide Telescope and Advanced Pointer for Combined Multi-Spectral Imager and Active LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,557.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Anapol
Abstract:
N/a

Advanced Silicon Carbide and Beryllium/Aluminum Alloy Integrally Cooled X-ray Synchrotron Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,992.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Michael I. Anapol
Abstract:
N/a

Ultra-Lightweight Silicon Carbide Telescope and Advanced Pointer for Combined Multi-Spectral Imager and Active LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,937,434.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Anapol
Abstract:
Next-generation aircraft and space-based sensors will significantly benefit from a combined aperture multi-spectral passive (visible to LWIR) and active LADAR capability for enhanced target acquisition, ranging, tracking, and discrimination performance; and lower size, weight, power, and cost. … More

Thermally Stable, High Damping SiC Weave Optical Bench and Structure for TRP DUAL System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Schwalm
Abstract:
The extension of the proposed DUAL LIDAR system from laboratory to aircraft environment will be critically dependent on the performance of the optical bench/structure. This optical bench must support all components (telescope, scanner, lasers, resonator, beam steering optics, and detector) while… More

Advanced Silicon Carbide and Beryllium/Aluminum Alloy Integrally Cooled X-ray Synchrotron Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,291.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Michael I. Anapol
Abstract:
N/a

ADVANCED, WIDE FIELD-OF-REGARD, POINTING/STABILIZATION MIRROR WITH ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT, AFOCAL TELESCOPE FOR SPACE-BASED INTERFEROMETRY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,913.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther , Chief Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH-PRECISION, LOW COST, SMART BEARING CONCEPT FOR ADVANCED CONTROL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,589.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther , Chief Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

Ultra-Lightweight, Thermally Stable, Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composite Silicon Carbide (CFRC SiC) Antenna for Application to Space-Based EHF Com.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,011.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud
Abstract:
N/a

CFRC SILICON CARBIDE MONOLITHIC SENSORCRAFT FOR NEXT GENERATION MICROSPACECRAFT APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,908.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Curcio , Director Of Adv. Tech.
Abstract:
N/a

SILICON CARBIDE, LARGE APERTURE, PHASE ARRAY MIRROR TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,968.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud , Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

Common Modularized EO Sensor using Advanced Telescope and Pointing Concepts and Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,759.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Anapol
Abstract:
N/a

Ultra-Lightweight, Thermally Stable, Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composite Silicon Carbide (CFRC SiC) Antenna for Application to Space-Based EHF Com.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$737,888.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud
Abstract:
New technologies are required for the next generation of EHF communication systems. As the volume of information between space platforms and the earth increases innovative technologies will be required which will allow efficient communication. SSG proposes an innovative CRFC form of SiC as a… More

Common Modularized EO Sensor using Advanced Telescope and Pointing Concepts and Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,928.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Anapol
Abstract:
Next-generation Naval EO sensors for aircraft, UAV & Aerostat applications require improved LOS track accuracy/stability at longer detection ranges, in very compact, lightweight payloads operating under harsh thermal & vibration environments & at significantly lower overall cost. These divergent… More

Ultralightweight, Continuous Fiber Reinforced Ceramic (CFRC) Silicon Carbide Composite Mirror for Space

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$96,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Joseph L. Robichaud
Abstract:
The next generation of visible quality, space-based sensors are being driven to provide wider area coverage and improved resolution. This push requires larger aperture systems (2.5-6m) operating at higher altitudes (GEO or LEO). To be viable, these goals must be obtained with payloads… More

Ultra-Lightweight Continuous Fiber Reinforced Ceramic (Cfrc) Silicon Carbide Mirror Substrates For Large Aperture, Spac

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,885.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud , DIR R&D TECHNOLOGY DEV
Abstract:
N/a

SILICON CARBIDE, LARGE APERTURE, PHASE ARRAY MIRROR TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$582,484.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud , Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH-PRECISION, LOW COST, SMART BEARING CONCEPT FOR ADVANCED CONTROL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$586,313.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther , Chief Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY RADIOLOGY REVIEW STATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Zeffiro, thomas a
Abstract:
N/a

CFRC SILICON CARBIDE MONOLITHIC SENSORCRAFT FOR NEXT GENERATION MICROSPACECRAFT APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$583,094.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael E. Curcio , Director Of Adv. Tech.
Abstract:
N/a

Low Cost, High Purity Sic For High Extreme Ultraviolet (Euv) Reflectivity Mirror Substates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,856.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud , DIR R&D PROGRAMS
Abstract:
N/a

Micro Attitude Star Tracking (MAST) Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther
Abstract:
Conventional attitude sensing consists of a two step approach where a low bandwidth star sensor provides inertial attitude updates to a high bandwidth gyro. This approach has 4 major drawbacks: (expense, mass, power and limited bandwidth). SSG is proposing a revolutionary approach to attitude… More

Fabrication and Polishing of Uncoated Silicon Carbide Aspheric Optical Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,928.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Ultralightweight Silicon Carbide Space-Based Hyperspectral Sensor for Coastal Research

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,894.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Ultralightweight, Compact, Thermally Stable, SiC, Snap-Together Microwave Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,887.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Sputtering Silicon Coatings for Large Aperture (2 meter) Silicon Carbide Optical Segments

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

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$593,813.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Ultralightweight, Low Expansion, Feber Reinforced SiC Composite Lithography Stage

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud
Abstract:
Not Available Recent advances in the cold cathodes, e.g. diamond thin films, have opened several new areas where the power hungry thermionic filaments can be replaced by these efficient cathodes. One such example is the x-ray sources widely used for imaging and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael I. Anapol, Vice President
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,941.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steve Daigneault, Staff Physical Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark W. Schwalm, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,925.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael I. Anapol, Vice President
Abstract:
N/a

Integration Concepts for Space IR Sensing Component Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$167,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Director of R & D
Abstract:
SSG proposes the development of a dual-octave, hyperspectral sensor, comprising a dual-band focal plane array and an innovative instrument concept for dual-band dispersive optics. The instrument concept proposed combines an innovative Grating ImagingSpectrometer (GIS) instrument concept with… More

Architecture and Encoder Solutions for Common Passive/Active Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark Schwalm, Senior Program Manager
Abstract:
Future airborne electro-optic systems must add active LADAR to conventional IR sensors for reconnaissance and targeting an addition that can be technically challenging and cost-prohibitive. To address these issues, SSG proposes a novel

Architecture and Encoder Solutions for Common Passive/Active Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,595.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark Schwalm, Senior Program Manager
Abstract:
Future airborne electro-optic systems must add active LADAR to conventional IR sensors for reconnaissance and targeting an addition that can be technically challenging and cost-prohibitive. To address these issues, SSG proposes a novel

Integration Concepts for Space IR Sensing Component Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,629.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Senior Manager of R & D
Abstract:
"Compact, space-based hyperspectral imaging systems promise a significant increase in capability for next generation surveillance applications. The data cube containing high-resolution spatial and spectral information enables applications in generalsurveillance, tracking and identifying objects of… More

SiC Optical Telescope for Next Generation Midcourse Interceptors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Director of Research and
Abstract:
"Advanced seeker systems for endo- and exo-atmospheric applications will utilize infrared and visible signature of ballistic threats in addition to LADAR ranging and imaging information for improved identification, discrimination and tracking. This futurecapability requires diffraction limited near… More

Rapid SiC Primary Mirror Fabrication Techniuqe Suitable for Reusable Launch Vehicle Application

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,914.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph L. Robichaud, Director of New Product D
Abstract:
"Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLVs) and small low-cost launch platforms are a critical technology for future space based remote sensing applications. These platforms have been proposed for scenarios requiring rapid deployment of multiple space-based remotesensing systems. Development of these launch… More

Fracture-tough Reaction Bonded SiC Composites for Monolithic SiC Optical Instrum

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,509.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
SSGPO proposes the development of a fracture tough reaction bonded silicon carbide (RB SiC) composite for lightweight space-based optical instruments. The combination of visible quality SiC optics and a fracture tough SiC structure will result in athermal operation for demanding environments. The… More

Fracture-tough Reaction Bonded SiC Composites for Monolithic SiC Optical Instrum

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,836.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
SSGPO proposes the development of a fracture tough reaction bonded silicon carbide (RB SiC) composite for lightweight space-based optical instruments. The combination of visible quality SiC optics and a fracture tough SiC structure will result in athermal operation for demanding environments. The… More

High Thermal - Stability Reaction Bonded SiC CMCs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,960.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Fracture tough forms of Silicon Carbide (SiC) have applications ranging from athermal optical instrumentation where high specific stiffness and thermal stability are required to maintain alignment of lightweighted optical instrumentation in space to gas turbine engines where fiber reinforced SiC… More

Space Based Optical Sensor Calibration Approaches

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Eric C. Kintner, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Fourth Generation onboard calibration sources will need to demonstrate increased quantifiable performance based on close attention to the characteristics of the variables they are intended to monitor in flight sensor systems. Closer synergism will,therefore, be required between sensor design to… More

High Performance Optical Coatings for Advanced Seeker Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kris Kosakowski, Program Manager
Abstract:
Future advanced seeker systems for endo- and exo-atmospheric applications will utilize not only the passive and invisible infrared signature of ballistic threats but also LADAR based ranging imaging and discrimination information for improvedidentification, discrimination, and tracking. The present… More

Lightweight, Segmented, Deployable Silicon Carbide Optical System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud, Director of New Product D
Abstract:
SSGPO proposes a segmented, deployable mirror concept that utilizes lightweight, monolithic Silicon Carbide (SiC) mirror segments which can be phased together (tip, tilt, and piston control) to provide a large primary mirror surface. A number of concernshave kept the NGST program from adopting this… More

Fast Steering Mirror Technologies for Active Exo-Atmospheric Seekers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Developing architectures for EKV active seekers call for a number beam steering devices to perform a variety of functions and to be constrained within tight packaging constraints of the EKV vehicle. SSG proposes the incremental development of its FastSteering Mirror (FSM) technologies to address… More

Technologies for Fine Steering Mirror Systems in Free Space Optical Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Future Free-Space Optical Communication / Lasercomm architectures have identified beam steering devices as critical path technology. Conventional Fine Steering Mirror mechanisms are a lower risk, near term solution. Typical performance requirementsinclude: up to an 8 cm aperture, ,b1,a FOR,

Mobile Multi-spectral Beam Steering Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
A method of scene projection is required to test turret-mounted sensors without the need for direct hardware interface with the sensor under test (SUT). SSG proposes the application of multiple high resolution gimbal systems to project a target scene froma MIRSP or IRSS source to the SUT via one or… More

Silicon Carbide Steering Mirrors for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Senior Manager of R & D
Abstract:
SSGPO proposes the demonstration of a cost effective process for producing SiC optics for high thermal load mirror applications. SiC optics provide the combination of high specific stiffness for highly lightweighted mirrors and high thermal stability fordimensional stability and thermal management… More

High Quality, Low-Scatter SiC Optics Suitable for Space-based UV & EUV Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,844.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
SSG Precision Optronics proposes the development of a novel optical manufacturing process that will allow the production of state-of-the-art Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics. The work proposed combines three different manufacturing technologies, a slip cast SiC mirror forming process and low temperature… More

Advanced SiC Based Strapdown Active/Passive Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Webber, Program Manager
Abstract:
Next-generation strategic missile seekers (Advanced THAAD,EKV,MKV,Boost Phase KEW) need to provide significantly improved target acquisition, detection, discrimination and hit-to-kill guidance capability against advanced threats. Current seekers primarilyuse IR imaging. Next-generation THAAD… More

Computer Controlled Optical Surfacing of Bare Beryllium Aspheric Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,967.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Tinsley Laboratories, a subsidiary of SSG Inc., has developed a deterministic Computer Controlled Optical Surfacing (CCOS) process. Over the last 25 years, this process has demonstrated the capability to produce state-of-the-art aspheric optics, including extensive work with bare Beryllium aspheric… More

SiC Optical Telescope for Next Generation Midcourse Interceptors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$740,922.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Chris Ullathorne, Program Director
Abstract:
Advanced seeker systems for endo- and exo-atmospheric applications will utilize infrared signature of ballistic threats in addition to ranging information, visible and Near IR spectral bands for improved identification and tracking. This future capability requires diffraction limited visible… More

Space Based Optical Sensor Calibration Approaches

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,742.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The internal calibration source conceptually designed during Phase 1 will be fabricated and tested in this Phase 2 program. The proposed source offers significant advantages over existing approaches using in-flight blackbodies, including weight, power, and the ability to generate multiple… More

Technologies for Fine Steering Mirror Systems in Free Space Optical Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,614,785.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
SSGPO is proposing to demonstrate in Phase II the key enabling SiC and fabrication technologies for a high performance, low cost, Pointing Mirror and Gimbal System for Free Space Optical Communications Systems. The proposed Pointing Mirror and Gimbal System, PMGS, approach leverages and expands on… More

Silicon Carbide Steering Mirrors for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,831.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Manager, R & D
Abstract:
SSG Precision Optronics proposes the development of a SiC mirror substrate for application and evaluation in a FSM system within the Airborne Laser program. The proposed work continues the Phase 1 SBIR effort which examined preliminary design trades based upon performance advantages of bulk SiC,… More

Innovative Aspheric Surface Generation of Silicon Carbide Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,834.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud, Chief Smurf
Abstract:
The superior material properties of Silicon Carbide (SiC) have made it an attractive optical material candidate for a number Air Force and Missile Defense Agency applications. Missions like Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV), Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), and Airborne Laser (ABL) all require… More

Development of novel high bandwidth beam steering mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Airborne HEL applications require very stable optical line of sight jitter control. Recent requirements specify a broad range of control bandwidths from 100's hertz to a few kilohertz with corresponding LOS correction of a few milli-radians to 10's of micro-radians. These requirements are beyond… More

Lightweight Modular Precision Gimbal Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,843.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Beam steering and LOS correction elements for future airborne threat detection and counter-weapon applications require performance capabilities that exceed those available from commercial gimbals. Architectures seek lightweight, modular, precision gimbal systems that can handle the inherent… More

Long Life Gimbal/Bearing System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
New and future space gimbal applications are targeting operational lifetimes of 10 - 15 years. Current contact bearing technology is limited by adhesive wear, lubricant depletion and Lewis acid effects from reaching these lifetimes for high duty cycle applications such as space gimbal systems. SSG… More

Rapid Stressed Mirror Polishing of Silicon Carbide Aspheric Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Robichaud, Chief Smurf
Abstract:
Aspheric mirror fabrication requires a series of sophisticated, time consuming manufacturing processes. Programs like Airborne Laser (ABL) which require relatively large aspheric mirrors which are aggressively lightweighted add further complexity to the manufacturing process, in this way, further… More

High Quality, Low-Scatter SiC Optics Suitable for Space-Based UV & EUV Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,579.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
SSG Precision Optronics proposes the development and demonstration of a new optical fabrication process for the production of EUV quality Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics. The process combines three technologies to provide a cost and schedule effective solution for lightweight, thermally stable… More

Computer Controlled Optical Surfacing of Bare Beryllium Aspheric Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,825.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Daniel, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Tinsley Laboratories, a subsidiary of SSG Inc., proposes a Phase 2 SBIR program to increase the efficiency of manufacturing bare Beryllium mirrors using its proprietary deterministic Computer Controlled Optical Surfacing (CCOS) process. Over the last 25 years, this process has demonstrated the… More

SUPERPOLISHED SI COATED SIC OPTICS FOR RAPID MANUFACTURE OF LARGE APERTURE UV AND EUV TELESCOPES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,929.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
SSG/Tinsley proposes an innovative optical manufacturing process that will allow the advancement of state-of-the-art Silicon Carbide (SiC) mirrors for large aperture UV and EUV applications. The manufacturing process combines three critical technologies: a slip cast, Reaction Bonded (RB) SiC, an… More

SiC All Reflective Telescope Supporting Spiral Upgrades for Emerging Kill Vehicle Architectures to Counter Future Ballistic Missile Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Director of R & D
Abstract:
Spiral improvements to seekers used in kinetic kill vehicles such as EKV and KEI include the addition of new electro-optic sensors including: LADAR, dual-wavelength focal planes, and additional spectral bands. Historically full advantage of these capability upgrades cannot be achieved because of… More

Long Life Gimbal/Bearing System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Holger Luther, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
SSG Precision Optronics proposes the development and application of a space-compatible long life contact bearing technology. The bearing development proposed expands on our Phase I work where a number of unconventional bearing materials (SiN balls and TiCN coated bearing races) have been assessed… More

REACTION BONDED SILICON CARBIDE FOR MDA SEEKER TELESCOPE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,490.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Manager of R & D
Abstract:
Material alternatives to beryllium are needed for the next generation of MDA seeker telescope applications. Beryllium has issues with cost and schedule which make it less than ideal for next generation applications like MKV where many hundreds of telescopes may need to be produced. Beryllium has… More

Portable Infrared Monitor for in-field identification of chemical unknowns

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,956.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Manager, R & D
Abstract:
SSG Precision Optronics proposes the development of a compact handheld infrared (IR) hyperspectral instrument for detection of chemical and biological threat agents. The proposed system will combine a number of SSGPO's recent developments in compact grating imaging spectrometers and miniature… More

HIGH PERFORMANCE OPTICAL COATINGS FOR SILICON CARBIDE ADVANCED SEEKER SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,872.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kris Kosakowski, Program Manager
Abstract:
The integration of ranging and imaging LADAR and combined passive IR and visible imaging in future seeker instruments will require two critical changes to the optics: (1) the use of alternative optical materials to enable visible quality optical performance, and (2) high energy, low stress induced,… More

Low-Cost, Silicon Carbide Replication Technique for LWIR Mirror Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,744.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Schwartz, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
SSG proposes an innovative optical manufacturing approach that will enable the low-cost fabrication of lightweighted, Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) Silicon Carbide (SiC) mirror substrates. The approach proposed is a modification of SSG's slip casting forming process which has been demonstrated to… More

Advanced Holographic Phase Nulls Suitable for EUV Quality Optical Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,858.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Daniel, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A number of future space sciences missions require optical surfaces that are accurate to nanometer and sub-nanometer levels. These applications include large aperture systems such as the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) chronograph, where mid-spatial frequency surface error content is restricted to… More