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Company Information:

Name: STI OPTRONICS
Address: 2755 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (425) 827-0460

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,640,194.00 18
SBIR Phase II $3,801,478.00 5

Award List:

Solid-State Laser Pumped 3-5 Micron Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles H. Fisher
Award Amount: $146,901.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a solid state laser pumped 3-5 micron gas laser for tactical airborne countermeasure applications. This laser will be an alternative to damage prone nonlinear optics for down converting existing diode pumped solid state lasers into the mid-infrared. In Phase I we will examine… More

FLOW-EXCITED UNIFORM-DROPLET AGRICULTURAL SPRAYER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr William J Thayer Iii
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Lack of uniform controlled drop spray size is a major obstacle to the safe and effective application of pesticide sprays. increased environmental and economic constraints make it necessary to develop spray equipment designed to reduce spray drift and to insure maximum deposition on target areas. in… More

Nondestructive Beam Diagnostic Using Diffraction Radiation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wayne D. Kimura , V. P. of Research
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50199-98-I Nondestructive Beam Diagnostic Using Diffraction Radiation--STI Optronics, Inc., 2755 Northup Way, Bellvue, WA 98004-1403; (425) 827-0460 Dr. Wayne D. Kimura, Principal Investigator Dr. Kem E. Robinson, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82673 Amount: $75,000 Advanced… More

Light-Weight, Temperature-Insensitive, High-Precision NMR Magnet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,997.00

Development of Advanced Chemical Oxygen-Iodine Laser (COIL) Mixing Nozzles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Romea
Award Amount: $99,977.00

Development of a Universal Plastic Resin Composition Sensor for Whole Parts and Reground Mixtures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Gottschalk, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
65179 Next generation linear colliders (NLC) will require large quantities of ultra-stable quadrupole focusing magnets along the beamline, with magnetic center shifts less than 1.4 micrometers. Conventional magnets would have difficulty obtaining this stability. Not only are capital and… More

Singlet Oxygen Generator Design For Advanced COIL With Water Vapor Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Thayer, III, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Chemical oxygen iodine lasers are efficient, scalable, and have proven ability in generating weapons class laser power. To support the future high power COIL programs, technology improvements must be realized to more easily meet the operationalrequirements, such as for the ABL EDM phase. In… More

SINGLET OXYGEN GENERATOR WITH WATER VAPOR CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William J. Thayer, III, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
"Chemical oxygen iodine lasers are efficient, scalable, and have a proven ability to generate weapons class laser power. To support the future high power COIL programs, technology improvements must be realized to increase performance, efficiency, andchemical operating range, and thus more easily… More

Permanent Magnet Quadrupoles with Adjustable Field Strength and Centerline Movement Compensation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Gottschalk
Award Amount: $578,785.00
Abstract:
65179 Quadrupole focusing magnets for the Next Linear Collider will require magnetic centerline stability of

Permanent Magnet Quadrupoles with Adjustable Field Strength and Centerline Movement Compensation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Gottschalk
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65179 Quadrupole focusing magnets for the Next Linear Collider will require magnetic centerline stability of

Advanced Gas Jet Nozzle for Laser Wakefield Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William J. Thayer, Dr.
Award Amount: $95,778.00
Abstract:
76053-In laser wakefield acceleration, a plasma formed in a gas jet is used to create very high acceleration gradients to accelerate electrons. Scaling of laser wakefield acceleration to higher net energy gains requires gas jets that not only are centimeters long, but also have sharp edge density… More

Linearized Wigglers for Damping Rings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Gottschalk, Dr.
Award Amount: $56,860.00
Abstract:
75779-Both U.S. and European scientists are evaluating the use of permanent magnet wigglers in the damping rings of linear colliders to reduce vertical emittance. These wigglers pose unique analysis, design, and engineering challenges. The first challenge is to control the nonlinear dynamics… More

Linearized Wigglers for Damping Rings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Gottschalk, Dr.
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
75779S Both U.S. and European scientists are evaluating the use of permanent magnet wigglers to reduce emittance in the damping rings linear colliders. This project will address two problems related to this approach: (1) nonlinear magnetic fields and transverse roll-off can disrupt the beam… More

Advanced Jet Nozzle for Laser Wakefield Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wayne Kimura, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Because of its high acceleration gradient, laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA) holds the promise of producing high energy electrons in a compact geometry. A gas jet is one means for producing the plasma needed for LWFA; however, scaling the gas jet to longer lengths with sharp edge densities has… More

Microbunching Free Electron Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Gottschalk, Mr.
Award Amount: $89,760.00
Abstract:
Advanced electron accelerators that utilize a plasma wave or wakefield to accelerate electrons need the incoming electrons grouped together into microbunches. These microbunches must have a length that is a fraction of the accelerating wavelength and a spacing that equals the period of the… More

Microbunching Free Electron Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Gottschalk, Mr
Award Amount: $550,000.00
Abstract:
Tabletop plasma laser accelerators require bunched electron beams as inputs. An ideal source for this bunched beam would be a free electron laser that operates at terahertz frequencies. The addition of a terahertz waveguide to the free electron laser would permit efficient bunching with low input… More

Supersonic Gas Jet Nozzle for Laser Wakefield Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wayne D. Kimura, Dr.
Award Amount: $76,893.00
Abstract:
Supersonic gas jet nozzles, used to generate the plasma part of a laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA) system, would enable the development of high-gradient advanced electron accelerators. However, the nozzle requires sharp boundaries between the jet stream and the surrounding vacuum. Such sharp… More

Hollow Plasma Channels for Positron Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wayne D. Kimura, Dr.
Award Amount: $75,539.00
Abstract:
Plasma wakefield acceleration (PWFA) is a promising new acceleration technique that can accelerate charged particles to very high energies using plasma waves (wakefields) generated by a relativistic electron bunch. By using a concept called a plasma afterburner, PWFA has the potential of doubling… More

Ultrashort-Pulse CO2 Laser for Remote Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Kimura, Vice President of R & D
Award Amount: $82,629.00
Abstract:
A CO2 laser with subnanosecond pulse duration and high pulse energy will be developed for double-resonance remote sensing lidar applications. An innovative technique for generating the ultrashort laser pulses will be utilized. A detailed conceptual design will be made during Phase I and a… More

Narrowband Terahertz Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wayne D. Kimura
Award Amount: $184,745.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Narrowband Terahertz Imager for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Detection Terahertz (THz) radiation is nonionizing and safe for probing human tissue. Unlike ultrasound, THz light is capable of submillimeter resolution and, unli ke other imaging techniques, THz light is… More

Advanced Capillary Discharge for Laser Wakefield Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wayne Kimura, Dr.
Award Amount: $86,219.00
Abstract:
Laser Wakefield acceleration (LWFA) has demonstrated the ability to accelerate electrons in a plasma with gradients >30 GeV/m where a capillary discharge is used as the plasma source. The capillary discharge has a parabolic plasma density profile that is able to guide the focused laser beam used to… More

Ultrashort-Pulse CO2 Laser for Remote Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wayne Kimura, Vice President of R&D – (425) 827-0460
Award Amount: $1,422,693.00
Abstract:
An innovative prototype tunable CO2 laser system with subnanosecond pulse duration and high peak power will be built and delivered for experiments on double-resonance remote sensing of gaseous chemical agents being conducted at the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering… More

1-Meter Capillary Discharge for Laser Wakefield Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wayne Kimura, Dr. – 425-827-0460
Award Amount: $149,896.00
Abstract:
Laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA) has demonstrated the ability to accelerate electrons in a plasma with gradients & gt;30 GeV/m where a capillary discharge is used as the plasma source. The capillary discharge has a parabolic plasma density profile that is able to guide the focused laser beam… More