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Company Information:

Company Name: Vega Wave Systems
City: West Chicago
State: IL
Zip+4: 60185-4815
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (630) 562-9433

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,649,991.00 15
SBIR Phase II $1,099,834.00 2
STTR Phase I $250,000.00 2
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: Advanced InAlGaAs Oxidation for Photonic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alan Sugg
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop new manufacturing methods to fabricate photonic devices using the native oxide of InAlGaAs. The Phase I objective is to develop water-vapor thermal oxidation of InAlGaAs for the fabrication of photonic devices. A… More

SBIR Phase I: Native-Oxide Defined AlGaAs Heterostructure Bipolar Transistors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alan Sugg
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a native oxide confined heterostructure bipolar transistor. Oxidation of AlGaAs has been successfully applied to a number of photonic and electronic devices since its discovery in 1990. In particular, it is a critical… More

Optically Triggered Power Transistor for Photonic Electrical Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan R. Sugg, President
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Under this program Vega Wave Systems, Inc. will design, fabricate and characterize a gallium- arsenide-based optically-triggered power transistor, which has high potential of achieving high-frequency switching capability, without sacrificing switching efficiency or other critical parameters like… More

Low-Cost, High-Power Transmit/Receive Modules for X-band Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME
Principal Investigator: Alan R. Sugg, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Patrick Fay
Abstract:
In this STTR Phase I project Vega Wave Systems, Inc. will develop and demonstrate III-V native-oxide defined InGaP-GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) for integrated X-band radar transmit/receive modules. The Phase I objective is to leverage prior demonstrations of III-V native oxide… More

Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Power Amplifiers for Long-Range X-band Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Sugg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I project, Vega Wave Systems, Inc. will develop and demonstrate a novel InGaP-GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistor power amplifier for long-range X-band communications. The Phase I objective is to design and fabricate a new type of heterojunction bipolar transistor in order to… More

Low-Cost, High-Power Transmit/Receive Modules for X-band Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: PATRICK FAY
Principal Investigator: Alan R. Sugg, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Patrick Fay
Abstract:
In this STTR Phase II project Vega Wave Systems, Inc. will develop a new type of InGaP-GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistors for integrated X-band radar transmit/receive modules. The Phase II objective is a new device design in order to achieve high device performance suitable for both power… More

SBIR Phase I: Low-Cost Avalanche Photodiodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alan R. Sugg, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will describe the design, fabrication and delivery of a novel, high-yield, low-cost planar InAlAs avalanche photodiode that is suitable for communications applications. The team will design, fabricate and test a 50-um-diameter avalanche… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Design for InP-Based Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Nathaniel C. Crain, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project will address the need for reliable, low cost wireless components and ultra high speed InP integrated circuits. Under this program a novel hetero-junction bipolar transistor will be designed and fabricated that will enable high-yield, low cost… More

SBIR Phase I: Wavelength-Selective Lasers for Photonic Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Allan R. Sugg, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will address the commercial need for novel wavelength-selective laser diodes for 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications. Current state-of-the-art devices are fabricated using an expensive, low-yield, epitaxial regrowth process. The drawbacks… More

SBIR Phase II: Wavelength-Selective Lasers for Photonic Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alan R. Sugg, PhD
Award Amount: $499,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II research project will address the commercial need for novel, wavelength-selective laser diodes for 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications. The distributed feedback lasers currently used in 10 Gigabit Ethernet transceivers are fabricated using an expensive,… More

STTR Phase I: Compact Semiconductor Ring Resonator Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Notre Dame du Lac
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey K. Whisnant, MS
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Michael T. Edwards
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I research project will develop ultra low-loss, curved geometry compound semiconductor optical waveguides. It will investigate the feasibility of realizing compact semiconductor optical waveguide bends and ring resonators for improved… More

High-Efficiency, High-Power Laser Transmitter for Deep-Space Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Moretti, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There is demand for vastly improved deep space satellite communications links. As data rates dramatically increase due to new sensor technologies and the desire to pack even more sensors on spacecraft, it is imperative that new solutions be compact in size, light in weight, be high speed, and… More

High-Efficiency, High-Power Laser Transmitter for Deep-Space Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Moretti, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,836.00
Abstract:
There is demand for vastly improved deep space satellite communications links. As data rates dramatically increase due to new sensor technologies and the desire to pack even more sensors on spacecraft, it is imperative that new solutions be compact in size, light in weight, be high speed, and… More

Compact, Low-Power, High Speed Fiber Optic Interconnects for Particle Physics Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tony Moretti, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Future particle physics experiments at the high energy frontier, such as LHC, SLHC, ILC, CLIC or Multi-TeV Muon Collider, will all require silicon detectors capable of reconstructing charged particle trajectories with high accuracy in the presence of significant high occupancy. These experiments… More

An Optical Bus for Level 1 Trigger Designs in Particle Physics Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tony Moretti, Dr. – 630-562-9433
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Future particle physics experiments at the high energy frontier, such as LHC, HL-LHC, ILC, CLIC or Multi-TeV Muon Collider, will all require silicon detectors capable of reconstructing charged particle trajectories with high accuracy in the presence of significant high occupancy. These experiments… More

Line-Narrowed Diode Pump Sources for DPAL Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Sugg, President – (630) 562-9433
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Laser diode arrays are a major component cost for advanced high-power laser systems such as the Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser, and numerous other military and industrial laser systems. The most critical design feature of diode pump arrays for Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers is the wavelength match of the… More

HIGH-SPEED ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION FOR DATA ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING: Radiation-Hard Optical Modulators for High-Energy Physics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tony Moretti, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Future particle physics experiments at the high energy frontier, such as LHC, HL-LHC, ILC, CLIC or Multi-TeV Muon Collider, will all require silicon detectors capable of reconstructing charged particle trajectories with high accuracy in the presence of significant high occupancy. These experiments… More

Fiber Optic Bi-Directional Amplifying Repeater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tony Moretti, Vice President of Enginee – (630) 562-9433
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The Navy needs an optical repeater based upon the NGCON (MIL-PRF-64266) because the optical power loss budget on military aircraft is demanding. A bi-directional optical amplifying repeater would address the optical loss issue of connecting a fiber optic link in the aircraft network. Challenges… More

Radiation-hard Miniature Parallel Optical Links for Next Generation High-Energy Physics Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tony Moretti, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Future particle physics experiments at the high-energy frontier, such as LHC, HL-LHC, ILC, CLIC or Multi-TeV Muon Collider, will all require silicon detectors capable of reconstructing charged particle trajectories with high accuracy in the presence of significant high occupancy. These experiments… More

Radiation-Hardened Visual Inspection Systems for Nuclear Energy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tony Moretti, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Improvements and advances are needed in the technical area of Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation technologies to enhance economic competitiveness for nuclear power plants and promote a high level of nuclear safety. Currently, visual inspection systems for Nuclear Energy applications in the core,… More