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Company Name: Spectron Development Laborator
City: Costa Mesa
State: CA
Zip+4: 92626
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,141,857.00 24
SBIR Phase II $3,339,833.00 8

Award List:

GENERATION OF PROGRAMMABLY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $52,975.00
Abstract:
The concept proposed is and electro-optic technique that would make it possible to spatially modulate a high power pulsed laser beam to thermoelastically induce focused ultrasound in a test material. being a purely electro-opticdevice, the modulator, and therefore the depth at which the acoustic… More

BY FURIER ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,953.00
Abstract:
Holography is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools for dynamic three dimensional particle fields in existence; however, its utility has been extremely restricted because data reduction is extremely tedious. during recent years, developments in fourier transform techniques have provided a… More

IMPROVEMENTS RESULTING FROM A COMBINATION OF TWO ADVANCED NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (NDE) TECHNIQUES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: T.j. davis , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Improvements resulting from a combination of two advanced nondestructive evaluation (nde) techniques. thses are: 1) acoustic holographic imaging, and 2) digital signal processing using adaptive learning networks (aln's). each these techniques show dramatic improvements in flaw assesment over that… More

SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. cecil f. hess , SENIOR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $35,000.00
Abstract:
The study of particulate formation and dynamics of motion in industrial multicomponent systems has been hindered by lack of experimental data. two in-situ optical techniques are proposed here for on-line characterization of the size distribution, velocity and the number density of entrained… More

GAUGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: James l. doty ph.d. , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $35,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed research is an investigation of a technique for making noncontract point measurements on diffusely scattering object targets at interferometric accuracies. the concept being considered is a fringe counting optical interferometer that observes the nonspecular component of diffusely… More

EFFECTIVE ATOMIZATION OF LIQUID AND SLURRY FUELS UNDER VARIABLE LOAD CONDITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dariush modarress , SENIOR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $46,000.00
Abstract:
It is proposed that a multi-element fuel nozzle for atomization of liquid and slurry fuels be designed. the important features of the proposed nozzle are: (1)effective atomization of the fuel by generation of monodisperse droplet through each element: (2) direct control over the drop size through an… More

NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION TECHNIQUES FOR MULTI-LAYER AND FOAM INSULATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dennis R. Krause
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DUAL THERMOPLASTIC HOLOGRAPHY RECORDING SYSTEM FOR FLOW DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Trolinger
Award Amount: $50,000.00

NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION TECHNIQUES FOR MULTI-LAYER AND FOAM INSULATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dennis R. Krause
Award Amount: $388,837.00
Abstract:
To certify installed multi-layer or foam insulation for future use, a nondestructive inspection technique is needed which is capable of detecting and measuring physical conditions or abnormalities which are within the insulation and cannot be obtained by visual inspection. physical conditions of… More

DUAL THERMOPLASTIC HOLOGRAPHY RECORDING SYSTEM FOR FLOW DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Trolinger
Award Amount: $248,496.00
Abstract:
A technique for developing and extending the use of thermoplastic recording devices for on-line flow visualization is addressed. by combining two thermoplastic devices in such a way that independent holograms can be recorded, unique reconstruction features occur providing many benefits. this is… More

MAPPING SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF FLUID FLOWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. b.p. hildebrand , SENIOR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $48,000.00
Abstract:
The velocity of sound in a fluid is influenced by temperature, density, and fluid velocity. the recently developed technique of ultrasonic tomography can provide a two-dimensional measurement of the ultrasonic vector velocity distribution in a plane defined by a ring of transducers enclosing the… More

THIS IS A PROJECT TO DEVELOP A PULSED LASER WHICH IS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR APPLICATION IN A HOLOCAMERA FOR USE IN WIND TUNNEL TESTING.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James d. trolinger , INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,982.00
Abstract:
This is a project to develop a pulsed laser which is specially adapted for application in a holocamera for use in wind tunnel testing. the absence of such a laser has severely restricted use of laser holography and photography in this application. specializing the laser component will provide… More

OPTICAL TECHNIQUE: THE IMPACT OF HEAVY RAIN ON AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cecil F. Hess , Investigator
Award Amount: $49,924.00

PARTICLE SIZER FOR LASER VELOCIMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Cecil F. Hess
Award Amount: $48,217.00

FAST RESPONSE MULTI-COLOR PYROMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dennis R. Krause
Award Amount: $48,450.00

PARTICLE SIZING LASER VELOCIMETER FOR ROCKET PLUME DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. James D. Trolinger
Award Amount: $48,450.00

A PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP A PULSED LASER HOLOCAMERA FOR REENTRY AND IMPACT TEST DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. James Trolinger
Award Amount: $48,450.00

A PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP A PULSED LASER HOLOCAMERA FOR REENTRY AND IMPACT TEST DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. James Trolinger
Award Amount: $530,000.00
Abstract:
The impact of atmospheric particles on a nosetip material during reentry results in the generation of debris particles which are ejected from the crater formed. these debris particles have the potential for significantly eroding any downstream protruding surfaces such as a flare. cosequently, the… More

FAST RESPONSE MULTI-COLOR PYROMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dennis R. Krause
Award Amount: $530,000.00
Abstract:
The measurement of the surface temperature of materials and systems during simulated reentry condition testing in hypervelocity range and track test facilities is necessary for the development of these materials and systems. temperature measuring instru mentation is not currently available to… More

PARTICLE SIZING LASER VELOCIMETER FOR ROCKET PLUME DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. James D. Trolinger
Award Amount: $510,000.00
Abstract:
A particle sizing technique that operates in conjunction with laser velocimetry is proposed. the technique uses a non-intrusive single particle counter based on a pulse height analyzer. particle size is measured from the pulse height and velocity from doppler frequency. the technique has been used… More

PARTICLE SIZER FOR LASER VELOCIMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Cecil F. Hess
Award Amount: $179,000.00
Abstract:
A particle sizing technique that operates in conjunction with laser velocimetry is proposed. the technique uses a non-intrusive single particle counter based on a pulse height analyzer. it is expected that a size range of 0.1 um to 10 um will be attainable. lower size limits would require ensemble… More

THE PRESENCE OF SOLID PARTICULATES ENTRAINED IN THE AIR CAN BE DETECTED BY MEASURING THEIR SCATTERED LIGHT AND THE OV OVERALL LIGHT EXTINCTION.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,665.00
Abstract:
The presence of solid particulates entrained in the air can be detected by measuring their scattered light and the ov overall light extinction. very sensitive extinction m measurements can be performed with transmissometry. am amongthe most promising and simple transmissometers are the ma maximum… More

A TRANSPIRATION COOLED NOSETIP (TCNT) CONTAINS A LARGE NUMBER OF SMALL PORTS DISTRIBUTED OVER ITS SURFACE THROUGH WHICH A COOLANT FLUID IS EJECTED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dennis r krause
Award Amount: $50,947.00
Abstract:
A transpiration cooled nosetip (tcnt) contains a large number of small ports distributed over its surface through which a coolant fluid is ejected. the overall objective of the proposed study is to develop a flow measurement system which will provide detailed data on the distribution of this flow… More

TACTICAL VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr c f hess
Award Amount: $56,038.00
Abstract:
The presence of solid particulates entained in the air entering the engine of military vehicles can be detected by measuring their scattered light and the overall light extinction. very sensitive extinction measurements can be performed with transmissometry. among the most promising and simple… More

COUNTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $29,993.00
Abstract:
Significant gaps exist in the ability of current optical p particle counters to provide the information necessary to properly characterize the nature of the atmospheric particle concentrations. in particular, since spherical testparticles of known size distributions are used for ca calibration,… More

VELOCIMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr dariush modarress , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,988.00
Abstract:
The need to develop improved signal processors to enhance the s/n of multicomponent lda systems is crucial to fundamental studies concerning helicopter and other aerodynamic bodies. although there has been a rapid development of lda techniques in the past decade, little hasbeen done to improve the… More

PRODUCED BY TRIBOELECTRIC FORCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr funming li
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
High voltages can be developed on materials subject to triboelectric forces. consequently, the capability of measuring the potential of hazardous sparks when charged surfaces come in contact with each other is needed. a measurement approach based on an optical fiber sensor technique which will… More

A NEW LASER MATERIAL, TERMED GSGG HAS UNIQUE PROPERTIES WHICH COULD PROVE EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL IN SPACEBORNE LIDAR APPLICATION.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr james d trolinger , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,951.00
Abstract:
A new laser material, termed gsgg has unique properties which could prove extremely beneficial in spaceborne lidar application. efficiencies significantly higher than conventional solid state materials provide the potential of reduced weight, size and power requirement for the same energy output as… More

MEASUREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr dariush modarress , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,896.00
Abstract:
The probing of boundary layers, wakes, and separated flows with physical probes almost always leads to questionable results because of the interference with the flow. application of nonintrusive optical probes to make such measurements has led to important new insights in aerodyanmic flows. recent… More

LIGHT SCATTERING TECHNIQUE TO MEASURE THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF PARTICLES IN LASER VELOCIMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr C F Hess
Award Amount: $55,978.00

LIGHT SCATTERING TECHNIQUE TO MEASURE THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF PARTICLES IN LASER VELOCIMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr C F Hess
Award Amount: $488,000.00
Abstract:
A particle sizing technique that operates in conjunction with laser velocimetry (lv) is proposed. the technique uses a nonintrusive single particle counter based on the ratio of the intensity of the scattered light at two different angles. it is expected that the required size range of 0.3… More

OPTICAL TECHNIQUE: THE IMPACT OF HEAVY RAIN ON AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cecil F. Hess , Investigator
Award Amount: $465,500.00
Abstract:
The study of the effect of heavy rain on aircraft general performance requires knowledge of the size, velocity, and concentration of the rain drops affecting the aircraft. the program will develop and demonstrate a technique that will be used to obtain such data. the technique bases the measurement… More