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Company Information:

Company Name: SensorMetriX
City: San Diego
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (858) 625-4458

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,177,654.00 11
SBIR Phase II $5,423,506.00 7
STTR Phase I $469,914.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,984,457.00 3

Award List:

Ruggedized Solar Charging System for Remote Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $729,873.00
Abstract:
Unattended ground munitions, sensors, and communications systems delivered by air, missile, or rocket face formidable challenges. High deceleration impact during delivery places severe demands on the mechanical strength, while long term continuous operation in a wide variety of environments requires… More

Ruggedized Solar Charging System for Remote Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $119,933.00
Abstract:
Unattended ground munitions, sensors, and communications systems delivered by air, missile, or rocket face formidable challenges. High deceleration impact during delivery places severe demands on the mechanical strength, while long term continuous operation in a wide variety of environments… More

Rugged, Low-Cost, Nondielectric Missile Radome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $79,871.00
Abstract:
A new class of radome structures utilizing novel EM materials is proposed. Based on recently developed artificially structured metamaterials which exhibit novel effective medium properties, structures which perform electromagnetic gain/phase error correction are proposed to be incorporated into… More

STTR Phase I: Integrated Self Monitoring Sensor Networks within Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: U of Cal San Diego
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, PI
Award Amount: $99,996.00
RI Contact: Siavouche Nemat-Nasser
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I research project proposes to develop a new class of self-sensing composites. Self-sensing, self-monitoring composites will be engineered materials with embedded networks of miniaturized transducing and sensing elements, judiciously integrated within… More

Metamaterial Based Missile Radome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $999,915.00
Abstract:
A new type of radome structure utilizing novel EM materials is proposed. Based on recently developed artificially structured metamaterials which exhibit novel effective medium properties, structures which perform electromagnetic gain/phase error correction are proposed to be incorporated into the… More

Electromagnetic Metamaterial Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
Recent developments in the area of composite EM materials have shown promise as materials providing both desired mechanical and electromagnetic functionality. To further explore this promise, it is proposed to extend these developments to include: 1) embedded signal control functionality, 2)… More

Reversibly Cross-linked Polymers for Self-Healing Joints and Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: MAE, CEAM - UC, SAN DIEGO
Principal Investigator: Thomas Plaisted, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,981.00
RI Contact: Siavouche Nemat-Nas
Abstract:
SensorMetrix proposes to develop innovative self-healing polymers for integration into fibrous composites and adhesive joints. These polymers heal damage in the form of cracks (macro- through nanoscale) at the molecular level through a novel reversible covalent bond. Polymer composites are… More

Structural Electromagnetic Metamaterials for Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating advanced large area tunable structual metamaterials for space applications. Metamaterials offer unique EM possibilities. It has been shown that these may be combined is a structural material. This project seeks to add tunable properties… More

Development of Acoustic Metamaterials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to develop acoustic metamaterials for potential Navy applications. Potential fabrication methods and design methodologies will be investigated. Various acoustic metamaterial concepts and simulation techniques will be explored.

Healable CFRP Composites Based on Reversibly Cross-linked Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: DUKE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $739,471.00
RI Contact: Sharon Lloyd
Abstract:
SensorMetrix proposes to develop innovative self-healing polymers for integration into fibrous composites and adhesive joints. These polymers heal damage in the form of cracks (macro- through nanoscale) at the molecular level through a novel reversible covalent bond. Polymer composites are notorious… More

Large Area IR Metamaterial Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Boston College
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $69,976.00
RI Contact: Susan M. Hoban
Abstract:
We are proposing to develop and characterize a new class of metamaterial films with electromagnetic responses that can be systematically manipulated in the infrared region to enable tailored reflectivity and emissivity. Because the approach is based on metamaterials, this technique can readily be… More

Dynamic Metamaterial Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Duke University
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $99,962.00
RI Contact: Judith B. Dillon
Abstract:
It is proposed to develop and demonstrate dynamically tunable metamaterials using electrical biasing methods. Recent developments have shown the great promise of passive metamaterials; this project will build and demonstrate the first large area, dynamically tunable metamaterial structure, and will… More

Performance of EM and Acoustic Metamaterial Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $79,937.00
Abstract:
SensorMetrix will analyze electromagnetic and acoustic cloaking methods as implemented by metamaterial concepts. Possible counter methods to defeat cloaks will be identified and evaluated. Further it is proposed to assess the potential applications of a acoustic- and electromagnetic metamaterials in… More

Robust Metamaterials for Electromagnetically Versatile Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $1,069,201.00
Abstract:
We proposed to develop unique metamaterial structures with engineered EM properties in a mechanically tough physical form suitable for deployment in hostile environments of aerospace applications. BENEFIT: Metamaterials with complex engineered responses offer unique game-changing methods of… More

Large Area IR Metamaterial Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Boston College
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $494,996.00
RI Contact: Susan M. Hoban
Abstract:
We are proposing to develop a process for large area fabrication of metamaterial films with electromagnetic responses that can be manipulated in the infrared region to enable tailored reflectivity and emissivity. Because the approach is based on metamaterials, this technique can readily be scaled to… More

Variable Coverage Wide Field of View Anti-jam Metamaterial Antenna System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative metamaterial-based system to provide advanced beamforming capabilities to communications and other types of antenna systems. In particular, this project will seek to develop a metamaterial-based system specifically for spaced-based… More

Directionally-Tailored Infrared Emission and/or Transmission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Duke University
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Phillip Grosshans
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: It is proposed to develop an innovative structured class of devices with directive emission and transmission that utilize metamaterial concepts. The proposed structures will be thin films with electromagnetic responses that can be systematically manipulated in the infrared region to… More

Multifunctional Electromagnetic Metamaterial Chaff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $79,943.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to incorporate electromagnetic metamaterial designs into a new class of EM chaff designed for operation across the 2 - 18 GHz region. Metamaterials can be tailored to produce unique EM responses, including as near perfect absorbers, for use as EM countermeasures. EM metamaterials can… More

Development of Acoustic Metamaterial Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $750,813.00
Abstract:
SensorMetrix proposes to develop and demonstrate acoustic cloaking. Further, SensorMetrix will analyze the performance, determine methods to use as countermeasures. These efforts will be both analytic and experimental.

High Speed Direct View Infrared Displays for Panoramic Scene Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: SensorMetrix is proposing to utilize previously developed metamaerial films with controlled emissivity to build a direct view IR panoramic dome display system. Metamaterial films are demonstrated near black body emissivity. The proposed approach will enable a polychromatic IR display… More

EM-enabled structural composites for radome applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $148,095.00
Abstract:
This proposal effort seeks to develop electromagnetic enabled structural material composites. The need for such materials is found in such applications as the E2 rotodome. These structural composites can play a crucial role RF performance. The proposal seeks to address these issues by employing… More

Large-scale Electromagnetic Metamaterials for Shipboard Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $149,974.00
Abstract:
SensorMetrix will develop large-scale metamaterial-based composite structures for integrated topside platforms. The conformal materials, operating in the RF/microwave frequency range, will enhance signal transmission capabilities in the integrated topside's electromagnetic environment.… More

Directionally-Tailored Infrared Emission and/or Transmission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Duke University
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $749,990.00
RI Contact: Placeholder
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: It is proposed to demonstrate a surface fabricated using thin film metamaterial designs that can exhibit rapidly varying angular as well as spectral emissivity profiles. The technology enables specification of desired angular pattern at design time, and can be fabricated in large area… More

High Speed Direct View Infrared Displays for Panoramic Scene Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President of SensorMetrix – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $373,725.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The team will develop a direct view infrared display utilizing an active thin film metamaterial emitter technology. Utilizing standalone thin films that are released from the substrate locally, an active device area with ultra-low thermal mass is obtained enabling high frames in excess… More

Electromagnetic Metastructures for E-2 Hawkeye Rotodome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The presence of structural ribs within the E2 Hawkeye cause unwanted aberrations in the antennae patterns. It is proposed to incorporate electromagnetic metastructures tailored to reduce these effects. The metastructures are lightweight solutions compatible with the electromagnetic and physical… More

Multifunctional Electromagnetic Metamaterial Chaff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Starr, President – (858) 625-4458
Award Amount: $749,979.00
Abstract:
Metamaterial-based electromagnetic chaff offers new possibilities for air dispersed chaff functioning in microwave bands. During this program, the team will refine designs for several novel types of EM metamaterial chaff, fabricate, and conduct air dispersed measurements of their properties to… More