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Company Information:

Name: WaveBand Corporation
Address: 17152 Armstrong Ave
Irvine, CA 92614-0571
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (949) 253-4019

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,896,234.00 55
SBIR Phase II $11,912,032.00 20
STTR Phase I $199,984.00 3
STTR Phase II $1,249,924.00 2

Award List:

Diffractive Element Millimeter Wave/Infrared Beam Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $98,995.00

Diffractive Element Millimeter Wave/Infrared Beam Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $373,158.00
Abstract:
In order to overcome fabrication problems associated with large size millimeter wave/infrared (MMW/IR) beamcombiner, WaveBand Corporation proposes to design and develop a diffractive optical element (DOE) on a plastic substrate. This DOE fabricated out of material with very low MMW absorption will… More

Low-Cost, High Speed, High-Resolution Passive MMW Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $99,187.00
Abstract:
With the recent progress in the development of millimeter wave (MMW) receivers, especially those based on low-cost microwave/MMW integrated circuits, MMW imaging sensors have become a reality. Once fully developed, they will offer a major advantage over infrared and visible range imagers in that… More

Combined Sensor Fire Detection Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $99,845.00
Abstract:
Lack of reliable tire warning systems in ammunition and petroleum storage areas results each year in the loss of millions of dollars in materials; it also endangers lives. Typical optical fire detection sensors do not work veil under frequently encountered adverse atmospheric conditions and in… More

Fracticide Preventing Friend Identification Tag Based on Photonic Band Structure Coding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
A desirable Identification Friend/Foe (IFF) system should contain no actively emitting responders, so that friendly forces can remain undetected by the enemy. A programmable, replaceable and easily mountable friend identification tag (FIT) that works with existing target search and surveillance… More

A Radar System Utilzing New Light-Controlled Microwave Steerable Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $69,860.00
Abstract:
Contemporary radar system requirements place high priority on minimizing the antenna weight, size and cost. Electronically steerable antennas hold high promise in achieving flexible scanning and beamforming. Unfortunately, so far, the amount of microwave electronics and waveguide connections that… More

Electronically Controlled MMW Scanning Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
A quasi-optical phased array architecture is widely regarded as the most promising candidate for electronically scanning antennas. The key components of phased arrays are tunable phase-shifters or true time delay elements. One antenna may contain dozens to thousands of these elements which are very… More

Analysis of Remote Fire Detection Using Microwave/Millimeter Wave

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $49,957.00
Abstract:
Lack of reliable fire warning and detection systems for urban/wildland interface, large area industrial facilities and transportation systems results each year in a loss of millions of dollars worth of property; it also endangers lives. Typical optical fire detection sensors do not work well under… More

Passive MMW Sensor for Railroad Intrusion Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,936.00

SBIR Phase I: Millimeter Wave Imaging System Using Evanescent Wave Coupling Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $74,980.00

Electronically Controlled MMW Scanning Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
A quasi-optical phased array architecture is widely regarded as the most promising candidate for electronically scanning antennas. The key components of phased arrays are tunable phase-shifters or true time delay elements. One antenna may contain dozens to thousands of these elements which are very… More

Biologically Motivated Multi-Resolution Feature Sensor for ATR and Advanced Object Recognition Purposes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Barnabas Takacs
Award Amount: $99,937.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes to develop a design and implement a distributed, retina-like biological vision model that performs multi-resolution feature extraction at the sensor level, and outputs transformation coefficients for further processing. The approach incorporates our present… More

Fabrication of Millimeter Wave Integrated Circuits Using Photonic Band Gap Confinement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lev. Sadovnik
Award Amount: $64,335.00
Abstract:
This project is aimed at the design and eventual fabrication (in Phase II) of microwave and millimeter-wave components utilizing Photonic Band Gap Structures. Current trends in device miniaturization and integration, especially in the development of microwave monolithic integrated circuits, calls… More

Human Vision Model for Advanced Autonomous Seekers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Barnabas Takacs
Award Amount: $99,263.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes to develop a novel, biological vision model that improves autonomous seeker performance by performing multi-resolution feature extraction at the sensor level, and integrating these extracted features into a consistent representation of the combat scene using a parallel… More

Passive MMW Imaging Sensor Based on a New Scanning Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $99,360.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation (WaveBand) proposes to develop a new passive MMW imaging (PMMWI) System that will be distinguished by low cost, high-speed 2-D scanning, and wide-band operation. The key element of the proposed system is a novel scanning antenna based on an already experimentally tested… More

TWIN-BEAM CONFORMABLE BEAM-STEERING OPTICALLY CONTROLLED ARRAY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dr Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $99,619.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation has developed a new approach to steering an antenna by means of a plasma grating positioned in a planar semiconductor waveguide. The new approach exhibits the beamforming flexibility usually attributed to phased array antennas but is much more cost effective and thus has high… More

Millimeter Wave Imaging System Using Evanescent Wave Coupling Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $392,424.00

Helicopter Obstacle Visualization Radar System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $69,937.00

Solid-State MMW Source Based on a Mode-Locked Laser Diode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $64,671.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $399,714.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $69,868.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Danny Eliyahu, Member, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $98,992.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Danny Eliyahu
Award Amount: $64,979.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Danny Eliyahu
Award Amount: $99,986.00

Low Timing-Jitter Semiconductor Mode-locked Laser as Fast Sampler in Analog to Digital Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Danny Eliyahu, Member, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The ever-growing demand for higher computing bandwidth in both military and civilian applications has pushed signal speed into the tens of GHz frequency range, thus requiring fast optical digitizers. WaveBand Corporation proposes to develop a new lowtiming-jitter monolithic semiconductor… More

Low Timing-Jitter Semiconductor Mode-locked Laser as Fast Sampler in Analog to Digital Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Danny Eliyahu, Member, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The ever-growing demand for higher computing bandwidth in both military and civilian applications has pushed signal speed into the tens of GHz frequency range, thus requiring fast optical digitizers. WaveBand Corporation proposes to develop a new lowtiming-jitter monolithic semiconductor… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Snyder
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Snyder
Award Amount: $499,867.00

Sensor Integrated Synthetic Vision System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, Sr. V.P, CTO
Award Amount: $69,899.00
Abstract:
An essential component of the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) airplane cockpit instrumentation is a set of flight displays that provide the pilot with situational awareness not yet available with today's traditional instruments.Our innovative approach to combining an active Millimeter… More

Aircraft Landing and Obstacle Avoidance for General Aviation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
To improve pilot situational awareness and aid the pilot in decision making in all weather landing conditions, WaveBand proposes to develop an innovative aircraft landing and obstacle avoidance (ALOA) system for the general aviation market. With a target price of 5,000 dollars, the system design… More

Aircraft Landing and Obstacle Avoidance for General Aviation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $597,001.00
Abstract:
To improve pilot situational awareness and aid the pilot in decision making in all weather landing conditions, WaveBand proposes to develop an innovative aircraft landing and obstacle avoidance (ALOA) system for the general aviation market. With a target price of 5,000 dollars, the system design… More

An Intelligent tutoring System Approach to Adaptive Instructional Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes to develop a new type of reduced size flexible or rigid antennas that can be mounted on the web gear or the vest of a tactical user. The requirements of both omni-directional and directional antennas as well as of multibandoperation will be satisfied within a fractal… More

Direct Detection Polarimetric Radiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $69,957.00
Abstract:
The major problem in microwave radiometry is weakness of the signal. This causes a low signal to noise ratio. To attain the required temperature sensitivity it is necessary to integrate the signal for a long time. It has been shown that for icingcondition detection the required integration time can… More

A Photo-Real interactive virtual teacher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Barnabas Takacs
Award Amount: $74,929.00

Sensor Integrated Synthetic Vision System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, Sr. V.P, CTO
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
An essential component of the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) airplane cockpit instrumentation is a set of flight displays that provide the pilot with situational awareness not yet available with today's traditional instruments.Our innovative approach to combining an active Millimeter… More

Sensor Integrated Synthetic Vision System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, Sr. V.P, CTO
Award Amount: $599,933.00
Abstract:
An essential component of the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) airplane cockpit instrumentation is a set of flight displays that provide the pilot with situational awareness not yet available with today's traditional instruments.Our innovative approach to combining an active Millimeter… More

Multi-Channel MMW Interferometry for Plasma Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
70689 Interferometric measurements of plasma density distribution, needed for fusion energy research, require enhanced productivity. To address this need, this project will develop a new millimeter-wave interferometer with electronically switched multiple channels. Phase I will design and… More

Perimeter Security Monitoring Using a Novel 360 degree Scanning Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, VP & CTO
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
To overcome deficiencies inherent in perimeter security systems (PSS) that depend solely on FLIR and/or Low-Light TV, WaveBand Corporation, with the support from Ingalls Shipyard, proposes to develop and demonstrate a millimeter wave (MMW) perimetermonitoring sensor. A low-cost, truly affordable… More

Transparent Conformal Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Member, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $69,928.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation (WaveBand) proposes to develop an entirely new type of antenna: optically transparent fractal antenna that will be operating in the 0.5 GHz to 2 GHz frequency band, transparent to light, therefore ideal for window mounting, easy tomanufacture, therefore low in cost. The key to… More

Subtopic BMDO/02-214B: GaN-based Spin Transistor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
WaveBand proposes to demonstrate a GaN-based spin transistor that will operate at room temperature. This breakthrough will be made possible by forming a built-in strong electric field perpendicular to the two-dimensional (2D) channel containingspin-polarized carriers, taking advantage of the… More

Extracting the Emotional and Attentive State of Students Using a Real-Time Visual Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Barnabas Takacs, Member, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $98,991.00
Abstract:
"Waveband Corporation proposes to develop a low-cost camera-based active vision system combined with an MPEG-4 compatible facial tracking solution to extract and analyze a student's basic emotional state within the framework of established psychologicalprinciples.The system, called EmoCam (Emotion… More

Compact Optimized Multimode Simulator Utilizing a Novel Electronically Steerable Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, VP and CTO
Award Amount: $69,908.00
Abstract:
WaveBand's solution for RF target glint signature generation as it applies to a compact range multi-mode hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulator is based on the following three innovations: a phase/amplitude controlled electronically steerable module (ESM);wide angular view adjustable MMW optics; and… More

MMW Pyroelectric Sensor Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, V.P., Research and Development
Award Amount: $599,974.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes a novel focal plane array sensor for millimeter wave (MMW) imaging. The major innovation is the monolithic integration of printed fractal-like antennas, pyroelectric capacitors, and MEMS switches in a single wafer. Pyroelectric sensors have low sensitivity in the MMW… More

Novel Method of Subsurface Water Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes a novel method for subsurface water detection, appropriate for planetary exploration. It makes use of millimeter-wave/microwave radar. However, in contrast to the current ground penetrating radar approach that relies on the detection of ice (permafrost), or… More

GaN-based Submillimeter Wave Quantum Emitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Member, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $99,986.00
RI Contact: Dimitris Pavlidis
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes to develop a new source of electromagnetic waves in the terahertz spectral range. The source is based on an electrically driven III-Nitride semiconductor superlattice designed to deliver high-power and high-frequency currentoscillations. The fabrication technology… More

MMW Pyroelectric Sensor Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, V.P., Research and Development
Award Amount: $69,967.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes a novel focal plane array sensor for millimeter wave (MMW) imaging. The major innovation is the monolithic integration of printed fractal-like antennas, pyroelectric capacitors, and MEMS switches in a single wafer. Pyroelectric sensors have low sensitivity in the MMW… More

Direct Detection Polarimetric Radiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, V.P. and Chief Technical
Award Amount: $729,919.00
Abstract:
Problem or opportunity: The presence of supercooled liquid in clouds creates hazard conditions for aircraft as it may cause icing, possibly leading to fatal accidents. Early detection of such conditions is an important safety problem yet to be solved.The most advanced detection techniques are… More

Extracting the Emotional and Attentive State of Students Using a Real-Time Visual Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Barnabas Takacs, Member, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
WaveBand will develop an advanced facial expression analysis solution implemented as a real-time system to successfully measure a student's emotional state with the use of low-cost web cameras. The system uses that information to modulate the reactions ofan intelligent tutoring system. The proposed… More

Compact Optimized Multimode Simulator Utilizing a Novel Electronically Steerable Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, President & CEO
Award Amount: $729,951.00
Abstract:
WaveBand's solution for RF target glint signature generation as it applies to a compact range multi-mode hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulator is based on the following three innovations:- phase/amplitude controlled electronically steerable module (ESM)- wide angular view adjustable MMW optics-… More

Multi-Channel MMW Interferometry for Plasma Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70689S02-II Interferometric measurements of plasma density distribution, needed in fusion energy research, require an improvement in productivity. To address this need, this project will develop a new millimeter-wave interferometer with electronically switched multiple channels. Phase I… More

Multi-Channel MMW Interferometry for Plasma Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
70689S02-II Interferometric measurements of plasma density distribution, needed in fusion energy research, require an improvement in productivity. To address this need, this project will develop a new millimeter-wave interferometer with electronically switched multiple channels. Phase I… More

Remote Personnel Incapacitation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes to develop a new class of remote Temporary Incapacitating Systems (TIS) particularly suitable for area denial to unfriendly crowds. The approach is based on a known phenomenon whose physical and physiological principles havebeen experimentally established.The proposed… More

Electronically Controlled Beamformer Based on Reconfigurable Hologram Aperture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, Vice President and CTO
Award Amount: $99,916.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation (WaveBand) is developing a novel approach to electronic beam forming. The new approach radically differs from the existing phased array technology. It promises dramatic cost and weight reduction, while providing: digital beam formingfor steering, tracking, and nulling;… More

Fractal-like Log-periodic Ultra-wideband Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,958.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation (WaveBand) proposes to design and develop for communications applications a new type of ultra-wideband antenna system operating within the frequency range of 20 MHz to 4 GHz. The requirements of both wideband and high-power operationwill be satisfied with two modified… More

Underwater Mine Detection Using Acoustic Gap Filler and Electro-optic Sensor Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Klein, Senior Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,925.00
Abstract:
Feature-based target detection and identification data fusion algorithms have been shown to be effective in classifying land mines and other objects. Several of these algorithms, namely Dempster-Shafer inference, voting logic fusion, and Bayesianinference, may be particularly applicable to the… More

SBIR Phase I: MMW Polarimeter for Ice Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes the development of a universal single-channel polarimetric receiver. A novel polarization measurement technique based on a spinning phase plate makes it possible to measure all four Stokes parameters of the incoming radiation… More

Low Cost Laminated Fractal Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes to develop a new type of reduced-size flexible or rigid antennas that can be used as stand-alones or be mounted on the web gear or the vest of a tactical user. The antenna will cover the whole frequency range of (30-450) MHz,thus removing the need for a separate antenna… More

Multisensor Traffic Monitor Supported by Advanced Processing and Location Logistics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Klein, Senior Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Pitu B. Mirchandani
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation in collaboration with University of Arizona proposes to modify and augment the I-REMBASS sensor suite by adding high resolution compact millimeter-wave (MMW) imaging sensor to enable small target (boats, both rowing and powered, sail,etc.) detection along the river or other… More

Transparent Conformal Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Phase II project is to develop, demonstrate, and deliver a wideband antenna that provides operation ranging from 30 MHz to 6 GHz, while preserving small geometrical size and enabling a window application. Toward this end, the Phase IIproject will develop a set of electromagentic… More

Perimeter Security Monitoring Using a Novel 360 degree Scanning Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, President & CEO
Award Amount: $599,931.00
Abstract:
To overcome deficiencies inherent in perimeter security systems (PSS) that depend solely on FLIR and/or Low-Light TV, WaveBand Corporation, with the support from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (former Litton Ingalls Shipyard), proposes to develop anddemonstrate a millimeter wave (MMW) perimeter… More

Perimeter Security Monitoring Using a Novel 360 degree Scanning Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik, President & CEO
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
To overcome deficiencies inherent in perimeter security systems (PSS) that depend solely on FLIR and/or Low-Light TV, WaveBand Corporation, with the support from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (former Litton Ingalls Shipyard), proposes to develop anddemonstrate a millimeter wave (MMW) perimeter… More

Transparent Conformal Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Phase II project is to develop, demonstrate, and deliver a wideband antenna that provides operation ranging from 30 MHz to 6 GHz, while preserving small geometrical size and enabling a window application. Toward this end, the Phase IIproject will develop a set of electromagentic… More

GaN-based Spin Transistor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $749,960.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate a GaN-based spin-transistor (spin-FET) that will operate 10 times faster and consume 10 times less power when compared to currently available field effect transistors (FETs) by a) forming a built-in strong electric field perpendicular to the… More

GaN-based Submillimeter Wave Quantum Emitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $499,975.00
RI Contact: Dimitris Pavlidis
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation, in cooperation with the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, is developing a new source of electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz spectral range. The source is based on an electrically driven III-Nitride semiconductor superlattice designed to deliver high-power and… More

Electronically Controlled Beamformer Based on Reconfigurable Hologram Aperture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, Vice President & CTO
Award Amount: $599,992.00
Abstract:
Problem or opportunity: Existing Navy phased array antenna radars are enormously costly, waste a large amount of power, and are quite cumbersome. A revolutionary approach to beam-forming recently introduced by WaveBand Corporation will result in dramatic improvement in these features. The new… More

Portable Visual Anatomic Guidance System for Diagnostic Ultrasound Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Barnabas Takacs, Member, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $119,877.00
Abstract:
Waveband Corporation offers to develop a portable 3D visual anatomical guidance solution to support medical ultrasound devices in order to provide military personnel expert assistance in performing diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound on the battlefield. The proposed solution will be a rugged and… More

Portable Visual Anatomic Guidance System for Image Guided Ultrasound and Visualization Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Barnabas Takacs, Member, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $729,959.00
Abstract:
Waveband Corporation offers to demonstrate a portable 3D visual anatomic guidance system to help medics in the battlefield take high quality ultrasound (US) scans and transmit this information to doctors at a remote location. The product is an advanced real-time visual interface that provides expert… More

Multi Sensor Detect, See, and Avoid (DSA) System for Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Klein, Senior Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation (WaveBand), in collaboration with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), proposes to demonstrate the design of a combined cooperative and non-cooperative sensor suite capable of integrated detection and deconfliction that are sufficient to support UAV operation as required by FAA… More

Multisensor Traffic Monitor Supported by Advanced Processing and Location Logistics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Klein, Senior Program Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Pitu B. Mirchandani
Abstract:
A suite of sensors is required to detect, analyze, track, and report position, speed, and direction of travel of watercraft in interior waterways. WaveBand's millimeter-wave sensors have demonstrated the capability to provide watercraft data whose attributes contain the position, speed, and… More

Compact Hologram Antenna for Kill Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, Vice President & CTO
Award Amount: $99,939.00
Abstract:
A new electronically steerable antenna design is proposed. It features flexible hologram beam forming, an MMIC aperture, and a light weight, low profile, sturdy design, reciprocal operation (transmission and receiving), low power consumption, and cost effective manufacture and operation. In Phase I… More

Wide-band 2-D Electronically Beam-Steering Radiating Aperture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, Vice Presdient & CTO
Award Amount: $69,966.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation (WaveBand) proposes to design and build a compact light-weight 2-D wide-band electronically beamsteering radiating aperture for multi-mission high-power electronic attack. The aperture operating at frequencies below 10 GHz is based on a new approach to electronic beam forming… More

Sensor/System to Counter Mortar, Rocket, and Missile Attack

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Klein, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
The novel feature of the proposed firefinder radar system is an electronically steerable antenna (ERA) that does not require expensive phase shifters. This radar tracker can enhance the search, detect, and track scenario by permitting the search area to be tailored to specific missions, for example,… More

AIN-barrier Field Effect Transistor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $739,353.00
Abstract:
The objective of the project is to fabricate and test a high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) made of a GaN/AlGaN material system. The high Al-content in the barrier is the key point of the project. The project will result in a new AlN/GaN device, with increased cut-off frequency and output… More

A Novel Sensor for Concealed Object Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Klein, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,816.00
Abstract:
Building on previous and ongoing research in concealed object detection (COD), WaveBand Corporation (WaveBand) proposes a novel approach specifically aimed at extended range of detection with a goal of up to 50 meters. Among various sensors tested and proposed to date, those working in the… More

AIN-barrier Field Effect Transistor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
Mobile and space-borne platform applications require high power, compact, light-weight, efficient components. This is particularly true for high-power transistors. Existing technologies do not meet these stringent performance requirements. To solve this problem, WaveBand Corporation proposes to… More

A Novel Steering Antenna for Missile Guidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, Leader, Antenna Developme
Award Amount: $795,898.00
Abstract:
The RF missile seeker offers all-weather target acquisition capability along with instantaneous target velocity measurements. These features would greatly enhance missile targeting ability. A key component of the future RF seeker is a steering antenna which is required to be very light -weight… More

A Novel Steering Antenna for Missile Guidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, Leader, Antenna Developme
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The RF missile seeker offers all-weather target acquisition capability along with instantaneous target velocity measurements. These features would greatly enhance missile targeting ability. A key component of the future RF seeker is a steering antenna which is required to be very light -weight… More

AlInGaN-Based Superlattice Terahertz Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Litvinov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,957.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University proposes to design and fabricate a new sub-millimeter source based on an InAlGaN superlattice (SL). Semiconductor SLs have proven their ability to deliver high-frequency current oscillations caused by specific electron… More

Millimeter Wave Profiling Deployable Dosimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson, Vice President & CTO
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
WaveBand Corporation proposes a Millimeter Wave (MMW) Profiling Deployable Dosimeter (MPDD) for near-real time diagnostics of incident MMW beam power distribution over an area of 3m x 3m in size. Absorption of RF energy in biomedical objects at MMW frequencies is restricted to relatively small… More