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Company Information:

Company Name:
Trex Enterprises Corporation
Address:
10455 Pacific Center Court
San Diego, CA 92121-
EIN:
330913574
DUNS:
841440832
Number of Employees:
108
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:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,436,122.00 54
SBIR Phase II $22,325,097.00 26
STTR Phase I $169,979.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,326,081.00 2

Award List:

Wavefront Sensing for High Scintillation Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$94,387.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belen'kii, Sr. Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
Strong scintillation in long horizontal path laser beam projection systems, such as ABL, corrupts the phase difference measurements made with a Hartmann sensor by causing non-uniform illumination of the sub-apertures, hence, non-uniform noise effectsacross the wave front sensor. Strong… More

Tracking Through Laser-Induced Clutter for Air to Ground Directed Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belen'kii, Sr. Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
"Dramatic improvements in laser power and beam control technology combined with agility and speed with which directed energy can be retargeted and delivered through the atmosphere to the target makes laser-based weapon highly desirable for several keymission tasks in tactical battlefield… More

Multi-Channel Electronic Scanning Module for an Ultrahigh Frequency (UHF) Circular Array

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,858.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Clifford T. Tanaka, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
"This project addresses the need for improved control electronicsto support the Navy's UHF Electronically Scanned Array (UESA)project. UESA will offer full electronic scanning capability inan airborne radar system, a feature which is crucial to targetacquisition and tracking, and hence the defense… More

Multi-Channel Electronic Scanning Module for an Ultrahigh Frequency (UHF) Circular Array

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,670.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Clifford T. Tanaka, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
The objective of this project is the development of a control module capable of providing the excitation for the Navy's UHF electronically scanned array radar currently under development. This radar will enable enhanced beam agility and scan rates overpresent radar systems. The Navy has identified… More

Daytime Electronic Stellar Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,741.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belen'kii, Sr. Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
"The Global Positioning System (GPS) is the best navigation system for worldwide, day-and-night position determination. However, GPS depends on man-made components such as satellites and transmitters. Therefore, it is vulnerable to hostile attack andjamming. The Automated Celestial Navigation… More

Multi-Channel Electronic Scanning Module for an Ultrahigh Frequency (UHF) Circular Array

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Clifford T. Tanaka, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
"This project addresses the need for improved control electronicsto support the Navy's UHF Electronically Scanned Array (UESA)project. UESA will offer full electronic scanning capability inan airborne radar system, a feature which is crucial to targetacquisition and tracking, and hence the defense… More

Tracking Through Laser-Induced Clutter for Air to Ground Directed Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$723,504.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Senior Supervisory Scient
Abstract:
The agility and speed with which directed energy can be retargeted and delivered to the target makes a laser weapon highly desirable in tactical battlefield environments. A directed energy system can effectively damage and possibly destroy relatively softtargets on the ground. In order to… More

Beam Control for Extended Range

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,952.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Sr. Supervisor Scientist
Abstract:
Intercepting of fast targets early in their flight at very long range by using laser weapon is important for national missile defense. A direct attack of such targets from the Airborne Laser (ABL) platform places stressing requirements on the adaptiveoptics system. An engagement of these targets… More

Daytime Electronic Stellar Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,911.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Sr. Supervisor Scientist
Abstract:
The Phase II program will develop and test in the field the hardware prototype of the Automated Celestial Navigation System (ACNS), which provides a secondary means independent of GPS for navigation of ships and aircrafts. In this program we will design and build a single-aperture sensor mounted on… More

Beam Control for Extended Range

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Sr. Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
An interception of fast targets early in their flight at a long range is important for national missile defense. The Airborne Laser (ABL) system is designed to shoot down theater ballistic missiles in their boost phase using a high-energy laser (HEL). A direct attack of fast targets at long ranges… More

Chemical Vapor Composite Materials for Thermal Protection Systems in Aggressive Reentry Space Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,944.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Colby A. Foss, Jr., Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
A study of the application of the Chemical Vapor Composites (CVC) process to thermal protection system (TPS) fabrication is proposed. CVC offers the benefits of conventional chemical vapor deposition (CVD) in terms of high material purity and related high temperature performance, but without the… More

CVC SiC Mirrors Designed for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,592.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
William F. Fischer, III, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
This program targets paths that will improve the manufacturing process and further reduce Trex's fabrication costs and delivery schedule for the provision of high performance chemical vapor composite (CVC) SiC optical mirrors to any DoD program, with special emphasis in the area of high energy laser… More

CVC SiC to Replace Beryllium Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,483.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
William F. Fischer, III, Sr. Staff Scientist
Abstract:
CVC SiC is the best candidate material to replace beryllium; it has the highest thermal stability and is second only to beryllium in specific stiffness for all known optical materials. We propose within this program to reduce the cost and delivery times associated with beryllium mirror systems, as… More

CVC SiC: The Low Cost Pathway to High Performance, Lightweight Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
William F. Fischer, III, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
The emergence of numerous DoD programs that involve optical tracking, surveillance, and directed energy technologies has created a critical need for high performance, lightweight, economical mirrors. This program will address an approach to deliver such optics in the 0.5m class using the CVC SiC… More

Chemical Vapor Composite (CVC) Materials for Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,906.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Colby A. Foss, Jr., Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
A study of the application of the CVC process to DACS thruster nozzle fabrication is proposed. CVC offers the benefits of conventional chemical vapor deposition (CVD) in terms of high material purity and related high temperature performance, but does so without the high residual stress associated… More

High Volume, Low-Cost Production Process for High-grade Silicon Carbide Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,990.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William F. Fischer III, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Optical Science Center
RI Contact:
Richard Powell
Abstract:
The following proposal summarizes the process by which Trex Enterprises will utilize our patented CVC (Chemical Vapor Composite) SiC process towards the fabrication of near net shape lightweight SiC mirrors with high optical performance for both the surface figure and surface roughness of the… More

Rapid Target Designator for Simultaneous Laser Designation of Multiple Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,919.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Paul Fairchild, Program Manager
Abstract:
Small surface craft filled with high explosives and operated by terrorist groups represent a significant threat to docked and slow-moving naval ships. This proposal addresses a concept for a Rapid Target Designator (RTD) which is a single optical tracking/designating system that can effectively… More

PAMELA: Propagation Analysis and Modeling Experiments for Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Senior Supervisory Scient
Abstract:
Laser communication has enormous potential to provide a secure, jam-resistant, low detection probability and high-bandwidth means to support multimedia, imagery, video, mapping and other command and control functions in battlefield environments. We propose to develop a complete numerical model for… More

Chemical Vapor Composite Materials for Thermal Protection Systems in Aggressive Reentry Space Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Colby A. Foss, Jr., Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
The continued study of the application of the Chemical Vapor Composites (CVC) process to thermal protection system (TPS) fabrication is proposed. The Phase I study demonstrated successful net-shape CVC Silicon Carbide (SiC) deposition of scaled nose and wing leading edge TPS structures. Phase I… More

Large Aperture CVC SiC Mirrors for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$733,116.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
William F. Fischer, III, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
This program targets paths that will improve the manufacturing process of high performance chemical vapor composite (CVC) SiC optical mirrors for insertion into any DoD program, with special emphasis on HEL applications. Trex's patented CVC fabrication process is a rapid, robust, scalable method… More

CVC SiC: The Low Cost Pathway to High Performance, Lightweight Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,426.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
William F. Fischer, III, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
This program targets manufacturing improvements for the production of high performance SiC optical mirrors using Trex's patented chemical vapor composite (CVC) process. The end result will be a rapid, robust, and scalable method for making stiff, lightweight SiC optics suitable for insertion into… More

High Volume, Low-Cost Production Process for High-grade Silicon Carbide Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,344.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William Fischer, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Optical Science Center, University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Richard Powell
Abstract:
The following proposal summarizes the process by which Trex will utilize out patented CVC (Chemical Vapor Composite) SiC process to fabricate near net shape lightweight SiC mirrors with high as-deposited optical surface quality. In the first task of this program, Trex will continue our development… More

Optimized Surface Quality of Chemical Vapor Composite Silicon Carbide Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,944.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
William F. Fischer, III, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
With the increasing need for high performance optical mirrors, Trex will look to further optimize the as-deposited surface properties of CVC SiC. Improvement in the as-deposited surface figure or finish offers significant potential to reduce the fabrication cost and delivery time. Optimization of… More

Analysis of Novel, Low Stress Chemical Vapor Composite Silicon Carbide for Optical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,798.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Clifford T. Tanaka, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
The proposed program will seek to assess the viability of silicon carbide deposited via Trex's chemical vapor composite (CVC) method for use in ballistic missile defense optics. The Phase I program will conduct thorough material analysis on CVC SiC coupons to characterize the key thermal and… More

High Speed Target Acquisition and Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,564.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Victor Hasson, Program Manager
Abstract:
This SBIR addresses the need to provide a two-man portable sensor suitable for the detection, acquisition and 3-D tracking of a variety of munitions at short to intermediate stand-off ranges of several kilometers. While some radar systems have the ability to track multiple fast moving targets, they… More

Optical Methods for Turbulence Profile Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Sr. Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
Accurate estimates of the profile of atmospheric turbulence strength along the path is required to improve the performance of adaptive optics systems designed to compensate the degradation effects of turbulence on directed energy systems, in astronomy, and in laser communication systems. We propose… More

CVC SiC to Replace Beryllium Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,386.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kyle Webb, Principle Opto-Mechanical
Abstract:
The Department of Defense has a stated goal to replace Beryllium (Be) in optical applications with a closely matched material that has neither the adverse safety, health, and environmental consequences of Be nor the security of supply issues that current users are facing. Trex has developed an… More

Wideband Transmitter for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,702.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ky-Hien Do, Senior RF/MMW Engineer
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises is pleased to submit this proposal to demonstrate the feasibility of an ultra-wideband, high-power transmitter for airborne tactical counter-measure systems. Current counter-measure systems consist of many transmitters, with each responsible for only a narrow section of the total… More

Integrated IR and Millimeter-Wave Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,903.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Miyashiro, RF/MMW Manager
Abstract:
This proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a hybrid terrain and obstacle sensor consisting of a near-infrared (NIR) LIDAR and millimeter-wave (MMW) imaging RADAR. The proposed solution is meant to solve the current capability gap to provide manned and unmanned rotary wing vehicles reliable… More

L-Band Solid-State High Power Amplifier for Airborne Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,798.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ky-Hien Do, RF/MMW Engineer
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises is pleased to submit this proposal to demonstrate the feasibility of a wideband, 1kW solid-state power amplifier for the E2C/D communication system, in the L-band frequency range. The E2C/D communication system currently utilizes a JTIDS vacuum tube based high power amplifier that… More

CVC Silicon Carbide Optical Mounting Structure for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,723.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Clifford Tanaka, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Trex's chemical vapor composite (CVC) silicon carbide has great potential in space optical systems due to its high specific stiffness, thermal stability, polishability, and low internal stress. This program will develop a CVC SiC mirror mounting structure, which will enable an all CVC SiC telescope… More

Chemical Vapor Composites Silicon Carbide for Radiation Hard Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,724.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Colby A. Foss, Jr., Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
A program to develop chemical vapor composite silicon carbide (CVC SiC) mirrors with reflective coatings capable of maintaining high optical performance after exposure to high flux x-ray radiation is proposed. For the Phase I effort, Trex Enterprises' Advanced Materials Group will work with… More

High-Efficiency Extremely High-Frequency (EHF) Power Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,627.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Senior RF/MMW Engineer
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises is pleased to submit this proposal to demonstrate the feasibility of a high-efficiency extremely high-frequency (EHF) power amplifier. On a battle field, reliable and timely transferring of information between and among reconnaissance assets is very critical to mission success. … More

Turbulence Inner Scale Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,667.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belen'kii, Senior Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
Atmospheric turbulence degrades performance of imaging and laser propagation systems. To validate the theoretical predictions, simulation results are often compared to field data. For accurate comparison the power spectral density of the refractive index field along the propagation path including… More

Volume, Near Net Shape Manufacturing of Chemical Vapor Composite Divert & Attitude Control Systems (DACS) Nozzles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,806.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Clifford T. Tanaka, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Divert & Attitude Control System nozzles will be fabricated using Trex's chemical vapor composite (CVC) silicon carbide material. Because the CVC process results in high purity SiC, the excellent high temperature performance expected of the material is maintained. For example, some high… More

Wideband Transmitter for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,363.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ky-Hien Do, Senior RF/MMW Engineer
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises is pleased to submit this Phase II proposal to construct the prototype of a wideband, high-power solid-state amplifier deployable in airborne tactical counter-measure transmitters. Current counter-measure systems consist of many transmitters, with each responsible for only a narrow… More

Chemical Vapor Composites Silicon Carbide for Radiation Hard Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$998,514.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Riki Maeda, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Trex proposes to continue development of a radiation hard optical coating for CVC silicon carbide through refinement of the Phase I coating designs and through validation testing. Design optimization for high reflectivity/low emissivity in the IR region will be achieved through establishment of… More

Hi-Def Low Light Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,875.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Paul Johnson, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
Trex's Photodiode on Active Pixel (POAP) image sensor technology provides high light collection efficiency (QE x Fill Factor) without the need for microlenses on a CMOS image sensor. This technology is particularly amenable to the fabrication of high sensitivity sensors that are capable of… More

Solid State Night Vision Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,823.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Peter Martin, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises Corporation (Trex) proposes to develop a broadband (400nm V 1600 nm) CMOS-based focal plane array (FPA) that provides video imaging capability in daylight conditions, and also in moonlight and moonless night conditions. The FPA will incorporate the Trex Photoconductor on Active… More

Single Mode/Multi Mode and High Power Fiber-Optic Rotary Connection Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,771.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward P. Davis, Senior Supervisory Engineer
Abstract:
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints allow optical signals carried by fiber optic cables to traverse a rotating interface (for example between the rotating and stationary parts of a piece of equipment). Fiber optics are used in many different applications, and are rapidly replacing traditional copper wiring… More

High Mach, High Altitude Navigational Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Sr. Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
Future weapon systems will operate for long durations at high altitudes and Mach number speeds. There exists a strong possibility that such air vehicles will not be able to rely on GPS during the entire flight path. For GPS denied navigation of high altitude air vehicles, a low-cost, high-precision… More

Chemical Vapor Composite (CVCT) SiC for HAN Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,783.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Clifford T. Tanaka, Senior Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
Trex will develop rocket motor components suitable for liquid HAN monopropellant propulsion systems utilizing its patented CVC SiCT process. CVC SiC enables production of high quality SiC capable of handling extreme temperatures up to 3700oF, well within the requirement for the HAN propellant. … More

Ocean Energy Extraction for Sensor Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Davis, Sr. Supervisory Scientist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF HAWAII AT MANOA
RI Contact:
R. C. Ertekin
Abstract:
Remote ocean instrumentation often relies on floating buoys with sensors to acquire time series measurements such as ambient noise, acoustic tracking or communications, consuming 100 - 200 Watts of power. The operating lifetime of small remote buoys is limited by batteries (often to 12 - 24 hrs),… More

A Deterministic Approach to the Demonstration of Dimensionally Stable and Survivable VIS/IR CVC-SiC Mirrors for the Space Tracking and Surveillance Sy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bill Goodman, Sr. Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
MDA, Air Force, and Raytheon are interested in dimensionally stable and survivable SiC substrates and coatings for the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Track Sensor Telescope. STSS requirements include: operation in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), surviving a nuclear event, optical performance… More

Absolute Attitude and Heading Reference Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,756.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Sr. Supervisory Scientist
Abstract:
The Army's One Tactical Engagement Simulation (OneTESS) program is adopting a sensor based approach to obtain weapon's aim point. Current absolute attitude and heading reference system uses magnetometers to obtain heading information. However, the magnetometers are highly sensitive to a variety of… More

Hi-Def Low Light Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Paul Johnson, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
We have developed an innovative approach to high fill factor CMOS image sensors in which the photosensitivity is contained in a layer deposited on the surface of a Read-out IC (ROIC). This approach has been shown to provide high fill factor and low light imaging, as well as to hold promise for… More

Dynamic Foveal Vision Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,896.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Chief Scientist, Optical
Abstract:
Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) currently lag behind both sensors and information systems in their limited ability to provide the warfighter information. Current sensors at greater than mega-pixle levels are common, and display systems typically operate in excess of several megapixels. Microdisplays,… More

Minimally Machined HoneySiC Mirrors for Low Areal Cost and Density

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Bill Goodman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
One of the major problems perceived for Trex Enterprises chemical vapor composite silicon carbide mirrors is the cost of machining, lightweighting and polishing the mirrors. Trex proposes to demonstrate a new ceramic matrix composite honeycomb panel silicon carbide that nearly eliminates the… More

Advanced Multi-Purpose NIR/MWIR Dual-Band Coatings and Mirrors for HEL Beam Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bill Goodman, Director, Optical Programs
Abstract:
MDA and other DoD components are interested in Advanced Multi-Purpose NIR/MWIR Dual-Band Coatings and Mirrors for HEL Beam Control Systems for future Airborne Laser and MDA High Power Laser weapons and sensors, whether airborne or spaceborne. The proposed technology is relevant to all beam control… More

Absolute Attitude and Heading Reference Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,710.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Group Manager, Remote Sen
Abstract:
The OneTESS program is the U.S. Army next generation system for conducting live training exercises of simulated force-on-force/target engagements. The existing weapon orientation system for the OneTESS program uses magnetometers to obtain the weapon heading information. Unfortunately, the… More

A Deterministic Approach to the Demonstration of Dimensionally Stable and Survivable VIS/IR CVC-SiC Mirrors for the Space Tracking and Surveillance Sy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$984,118.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bill Goodman, Director, Optical Program
Abstract:
MDA, Air Force, and Raytheon require dimensionally stable and survivable SiC substrates and coatings for the Space and Precision Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS/PTSS) Track Sensor Telescope(s). System requirements include: operation in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), surviving a nuclear event,… More

Dimensionally Stable and Survivable Silicon Carbide Telescope for Next Generation STSS System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,920.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bill Goodman, Director, Optical Programs
Abstract:
MDA, Raytheon and other DoD components are interested in Dimensionally Stable and Survivable Silicon Carbide Telescopes for the next generation of Space Tracking and Space Surveillance System (STSS). The requirements for the proposed athermal telescope are: operation in the Proton Belt (LEO, up to… More

Magnetic Gears for Utility Actuation Gearbox Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,838.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Davis, Group Leader
Abstract:
Modern rotary wing naval aircraft posses numerous winching and reeling systems to handle cargo, rescue operations, and sensors such as ASW devices. These systems require maintenance & lubrication, and may break down or degrade with age due to mechanical gear tooth wear - This can have severe impacts… More

A Wave-powered Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) for Submarine Deployment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,955.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Deanelle Symonds, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Emergency position indicating radio beacons currently have very short opeveration lifetimes (48hrs) due to the limited onboard battery power. The ability to harvest ocean energy could greatly enhance the operational lifetime of EPIRB, and hence increase the probability of rapid search, rescue and… More

Ocean Energy Extraction for Sensor Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,737.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Davis, Group Leader – (808) 442-7030
Research Institution:
University of Hawaii at Manoa
RI Contact:
R. C. Ertekin
Abstract:
Remote ocean instrumentation often relies on floating buoys with sensors to acquire time series measurements such as ambient noise, acoustic tracking or communications. The operating lifetime of small remote buoys is limited by batteries (often to 12 - 24 hrs), and recharging is so inconvenient or… More

A Deterministic Approach to the Demonstration of Dimensionally Stable and Survivable VIS/IR CVC-SiC Mirrors for the Space Tracking and Surveillance Sy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$3,202,216.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bill Goodman, Director, Optical Program – (858) 437-3899
Abstract:
MDA, Air Force, and Raytheon require dimensionally stable and survivable SiC substrates and coatings for the Space and Precision Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS/PTSS) Track Sensor Telescope(s). System requirements include: operation in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), surviving a nuclear event,… More

Minimally Machined HoneySiC Mirrors for Low Areal Cost and Density

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,934.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Bill Goodman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A problem perceived for Trex Enterprises chemical vapor composite silicon carbide CVC SiC<SUP>TM</SUP> mirrors is the cost associated with machining and lightweighting the mirrors. Indeed these processes are labor, schedule, risk and cost drivers for our exceptional, high performance… More

Silicon Carbide Corrugated Mirrors for Space Telescopes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,990.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Clifford T. Tanaka, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises Corporation (Trex) proposes technology development to manufacture monolithic, lightweight silicon carbide corrugated mirrors (SCCM) suitable for NASA space telescopes. The manufacturing process for SCCM integrates Trex's patented CVC SiC process technology with ITT's… More

Low Maintenance Low Cost Magnetically Actuated Valves

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,982.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Edward Davis, Program Manager – (808) 442-7030
Abstract:
Modern warships contain thousands of valves for purposes as diverse as freshwater distribution, wastewater, firefighting, cooling water, ballast control, bilge, fuel, hydraulics and more. These valves entail significant maintenance burdens requiring crew members'time, spare parts, and removing… More

Dimensionally Stable and Survivable Silicon Carbide Telescope

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,965,876.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bill Goodman, Director of Optical Progr – (858) 437-3899
Abstract:
MDA, Raytheon and other DoD components are interested in Dimensionally Stable and Survivable Silicon Carbide Telescopes for the next generation of Space Tracking and Space Surveillance System (STSS). The requirements for the proposed athermal telescope are: operation in the Proton Belt (LEO, up to… More

Single Mode/Multi Mode and High Power Fiber-Optic Rotary Connection Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$731,242.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Edward Davis, Program Manager – (808) 442-7030
Abstract:
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints allow optical signals carried by fiber optic cables to traverse a rotating interface (for example between the rotating and stationary parts of a piece of equipment). Devices such as slip-rings exist to allow traditional electrical signals to traverse a rotating interface… More

Dynamic Foveal Vision Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,262.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Program Manager – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
Conventional head mounted displays (HMD) have several limitations including limited field of view (FOV) and spatial resolution, as well as impeded see-through vision and large size and weight. This limits their ability to provide information to the warfighter and reduces the warfighter"s… More

A Wave-powered Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) for Submarine Deployment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$734,356.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Dee Symonds, Program Manager – (808) 646-9145
Abstract:
Emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) currently have very short operation lifetimes (=48hrs) due to the limited onboard battery power. The ability to harvest ocean energy could greatly enhance the operational lifetime of EPIRB, and hence increase the probability of rapid search, rescue… More

Biomimicry Based Azimuth Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,458.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Program Manager – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
Weapon azimuth measurements are used to determine the aiming accuracy between the shooter and intended target during training exercises. The current technology, however, has severe limitations due to high cost, high power consumption, and excessive weight. Also it has limited usability because it… More

Advanced Celestial Azimuth Sensing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,904.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Program Manager – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
A celestial compass based on solar & stellar imaging has several principal advantages as compared to a digital magnetic compass. A celestial compass is insensitive to magnetic interference and can operate in urban environments, near vehicles and power lines, while wearing body armor and a… More

Person-Portable Micro-Hydropower System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,991.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Dee Symonds, Program Manager – (808) 646-9145
Abstract:
Limited fuel availability and high fuel transport costs in off-grid regions prohibit the utility and practicality of petroleum-fuel based generators for electricity production. At the same time, flowing water resources are typically available that can be leveraged to implement micro-hydropower… More

Head Worn Display (HWD) Augmented Reality for Military Training Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$78,873.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Program Manager – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
The augmented reality head worn display (HWD) that can superimpose computer generated information on an individual"s view of the real world has the potential to revolutionize military training. Currently, the use of augmented reality technologies in dismounted applications in the form of HMD… More

Magnetic Gears for Utility Actuation Gearbox Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$727,716.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Edward Davis, Program Manager – (808) 463-7407
Abstract:
Modern rotary wing naval aircraft posses numerous winching and reeling systems to handle cargo, rescue operations, and sensors such as ASW devices. These systems require maintenance & lubrication, and may break down or degrade with age due to mechanical gear tooth wear This can have severe… More

High Bandwidth Terahertz Communication Link

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,501.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard Chedester, Program Manager – (413) 247-9440
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises proposes the design and fabrication of a sub-THz heterodyne communications link capable of one-way broadcast of high speed data to multiple receivers within 1 km. The link operates near the 183 GHz water vapor absorption line and has the design goal of>3 Gbps data rates, with a… More

Novel North Orienting Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,633.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Group/Program Manager – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
The US military uses unattended ground sensors (UGS) to provide situational awareness for remote battlefield applications. Currently, many UGS units are equipped with a magnetic compass. A magnetic compass, however, is sensitive to local mineralogy (deposits of magnetite or iron ore) and power… More

Increased 3D Virtual Image Opaqueness and Contrast Resolution in Optical See-Through Head Mounted Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$147,577.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Program Manager – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
Mixed-Augmented Reality (M-AR) provides the Warfighter with a unique and realistic training experience that blends virtual objects into the live training environment. The see-through head mounted display (HMD) is the critical interface into this type of training environment. Current HMDs, however,… More

Heads-Up Display for Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,331.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Program Manager – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
The US military uses unattended ground sensors (UGS) to provide situational awareness for remote battlefield applications. Teleoperation is the most reliable method of operating a UGV. The principal limitations of the current technology are: a) the operator is losing situational awareness while… More

Increased 3D Virtual Image Opaqueness and Contrast Resolution in Optical See-Through Head Mounted Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$498,644.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Program Manager – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
Mixed-augmented reality displayed via a head-mounted display (HMD) provides a new paradigm for military training. Soldiers may train in real environments but interact with virtual enemy combatants and material that are generated in software. However, a major issue is that virtual objects are often… More

High Bandwidth Terahertz Communication Link

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$968,579.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard Chedester, Program Manager – (413) 247-9440
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises plans to design and build prototypes of a multi-Gigabit data rate THz radios. It will fabricate two prototype units that will be integrated with field binoculars for filed demonstrations to potential customers / users. The sub-THz Gigabit-plus link will be tested at a range… More

Heads-Up Display for Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$971,675.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard Chedester, Program Manager – (413) 247-9440
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises plans to design and build prototypes of a multi-Gigabit data rate THz radios. It will fabricate two prototype units that will be integrated with field binoculars for filed demonstrations to potential customers / users. The sub-THz Gigabit-plus link will be tested at a range… More

Affordable, Ultra-stable CVC SiC UVOIR Telescope for BENI Mission

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$199,303.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Bill Goodman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Working with our System Integrator partner (ITT-Exelis) and Richard Lyon (NASA/GSFC Principal Investigator Compact Achromatic Visible Nulling Coronagraph Technology Maturation) and his telescope expert Lee Feinberg, Trex will perform a preliminary design of a 1-meter aperture, ultrastable, UVOIR… More

Biomimicry Based Azimuth Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$490,259.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Group/Program Manager – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
Current technology for weapon azimuth measurements during training exercises is limited by excessive weight, size, cost, power consumption, limited IMU accuracy and the need for extensive calibration. A miniature lightweight azimuth sensing device is proposed based upon detection of the sky… More

Ground radiometer to characterize V and W band satellite link propagation loss

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,957.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Kolinko, Senior Scientist – (858) 646-5708
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Trex Enterprises proposes a method for monitoring atmospheric loss of Earth-to-satellite signals in the V and W bands using only a passive ground-based sensor. The sensor measures the radiometric sky temperature in sub-bands between 66-86 GHz at a sample of elevation angles. A Monte… More

V/W-band transceiver design for UAV to satellite communication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,626.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Kolinko, Senior Scientist – (858) 646-5708
Abstract:
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Low Maintenance Low Cost Magnetically Actuated Valves

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$349,896.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Edward Davis, Program Manager – (808) 442-7030
Abstract:
Modern warships contain thousands of valves for purposes as diverse as freshwater distribution, wastewater, firefighting, cooling water, ballast control, bilge, fuel, hydraulics and more. These valves entail significant maintenance burdens requiring crew members'time, spare parts, and removing… More

Electro-Optic and Infrared Situational Awareness Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Group Mgr, Remote Sensing – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
Human-computer interaction and the display of infrared imagery and electro-optic-sensor data require an improved interface to enhance the situational awareness of the modern warfighter. Current displays, while providing important data, saddle the warfighter with various handicaps. They reduce… More

Advanced Celestial Azimuth Sensing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,570.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Group Mgr, Remote Sensing – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
The Common Laser Range Finder Integrated Capability (CLRF-IC) system requires a non-magnetic azimuth sensing module. While Trex"s Celestial CompassTM already provides highly accurate, nonmagnetic, nearly instantaneous azimuth solutions within the SWaP required for CLRF-IC and other handheld… More

Aperture Synthesis for Partially Coherent and Passive Illumination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dave G. Sandler, Program Manager – (858) 646-5528
Abstract:
Under Phase 1, Trex Enterprises Corporation of San Diego will develop electro-optic (EO) infrared (IR) sensors using aperture synthesis for partially coherent and passive illumination, providing increased resolution with reduced sensor volume and speckle noise. The aperture synthesis technique… More

Stabilized Mount for OP-GPS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,931.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Belenkii, Chief Scientist, Optical Imaging – (858) 646-5479
Abstract:
Trex Enterprises will develop a disruptive, fundamentally-new, military navigation architecture to provide game-changing advantages for U.S. forces. The proposed system has the ability to operate in a completely RF-jammed environment and operate without access to space assets. It will operate with… More