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Company Information:

Company Name: Wavefront Research, Inc.
City: Bethlehem
State: PA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (610) 694-9778

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,456,550.00 16
SBIR Phase II $8,820,213.00 12

Award List:

Switched-Grating Devices for Phased Array Radar Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone
Award Amount: $59,941.00

Switched-Grating Devices for Phased Array Radar Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone
Award Amount: $721,030.00
Abstract:
Novel true-time-delay optical beamforming networks for phased array antennas are devised using nonlinear high efficiency grating technology for free space switches. The switchable gratings are formed using nonlinear volume phase diffraction grating composites. The resulting optical time delay… More

High Performance Free-Space Photonic Switching Systems for RF Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone
Award Amount: $99,612.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to develop high efficiency optical switching systems based on free space switchable gratings. The use of switched gratings as an enabling technology to arbitrarily steer RF modulated optical carriers from 1 to any of N channels or alternatively from among N input to N… More

High Density Optical Interconnection Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone
Award Amount: $99,404.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to develop optical interconnection technology for high performance image processing. Conventional intra-computer electrical communication, for example between multi-chip modules (MCMs), is a limiting problem in future image processors. The pin count needed between high… More

High Performance Free-Space Photonic Switching Systems for RF Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone
Award Amount: $747,930.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to develop high efficiency optical switching systems based on free space switchable gratings. The use of switched gratings as an enabling technology to arbitrarily steer RF modulated optical carriers from 1 to any of N channels or alternatively from among N input to N… More

High Density Optical Interconnection Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone
Award Amount: $374,590.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to develop optical interconnection technology for high performance image processing. Conventional intra-computer electrical communication, for example between multi-chip modules (MCMs), is a limiting problem in future image processors. The pin count needed between high… More

NOVEL HIGH RESOLUTION, WIDE ANGLE, LOW LOSS OPTICAL FIELD FLATTENERS FOR IR HYPERSPECTRAL SENSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas W Stone
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to establish the feasibility and advantages of a new class of wide angle optical field flatteners which exhibit superior resolution and insertion loss when compared with other fiber-based approaches and, unlike the classical Piazzi-Smyth field flatteners, have a nearly… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas W Stone
Award Amount: $748,054.00

Nano-Engineere Liquid Crystal Composite Materials for High Performance Electrooptic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Karlik
Award Amount: $99,536.00

HIGH PERFORMANCE ALIGNMENT TOLERANT OPTICAL FEED-THRU TECHNOLOGY FOR DEWARS AND OPTOELECTRONICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone, Scientist
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
"A novel optical FEED-THRU technology is developed in this Phase I SBIR effort. This advanced FEED-THRU technology replaces conventional wires and their issues including thermal conductivity, radiation and electromagnetic susceptibility, and connectorreliability with a dense, wireless, non… More

DENSE LOW-EMI FIBER-OPTIC CONNECTOR TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTING SECOND GENERATION FLY-BY-LIGHT AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone, President
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase-I effort is to establish the feasibility, performance, and advantages of novel ultra-dense and alignment tolerant optical fiber connector, breakout, and fanout technologies. Advantages of these technologies include extremecompactness and density, low mass, alignment tolerant… More

ALIGNMENT TOLERANT DENSE BOARD-TO-BOARD OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS FOR SIMD PROCESSOR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone, President
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase-I effort is to establish the feasibility, performance, and advantages of a novel alignment tolerant dense board-to-board optical interconnect for application to SIMD architectures. Advantages of this technology include: the abilityto extend a high performance SIMD processors… More

HIGH PERFORMANCE ALIGNMENT TOLERANT OPTICAL FEED-THRU TECHNOLOGY FOR DEWARS AND OPTOELECTRONICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone, Scientist
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
This Phase-II SBIR effort demonstrates the performance of a novel Advanced Optical FEED-THRU (AOFT) technology that can be used for strategic and tactical sensor Dewars and other FEED-THRU applications. This advanced FEED-THRU technology replaces conventional wires and their issues including… More

DENSE LOW-EMI FIBER-OPTIC CONNECTOR TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTING SECOND GENERATION FLY-BY-LIGHT AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone
Award Amount: $749,974.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase-II effort is to build, and to demonstrate the performance and advantages of, novel ultra-dense and alignment tolerant optical fiber connector, breakout, and circuit board interface technologies. Advantages of these technologies include extreme compactness and density, low… More

ALIGNMENT TOLERANT DENSE BOARD-TO-BOARD OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS FOR SIMD PROCESSOR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone, Scientist
Award Amount: $450,000.00
Abstract:
The two goals of this Phase-II SBIR effort are (1) to prove the capabilities and importance of the Optical Data Pipe technology through demonstration of a high performance, ultra-compact, and practical board-to-board multichannel optical interconnect; and (2) to demonstrate that the Optical Data… More

COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT, LWIR / SWIR DUAL-BAND HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas A. Mitchell, Optical Design Engineer
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I effort is to investigate, develop, and characterize a new class of compact, lightweight, low-power LWIR / SWIR dual-band hyperspectral imaging sensors enabled by an innovative design form and dispersing element technology that are suitable for use on uninhabited aerial… More

COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT, VIS-NIR-SWIR AND LWIR HYPERSPECTRAL SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas A. Mitchell, Optical Design Engineer
Award Amount: $749,766.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of this Phase II effort is to design, fabricate, and evaluate a new family of ultra-compact, lightweight, VIS-NIR-SWIR hyperspectral imaging sensors enabled by an innovative design form and dispersing element technology that are suitable for use on uninhabited aerial vehicles… More

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPACT LIGHTWEIGHT LWIR HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas A. Mitchell, Optical Design Engineer
Award Amount: $119,846.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I effort is to investigate, develop, and characterize a new class of high performance, compact, lightweight, LWIR hyperspectral imaging sensors enabled by an innovative design form and dispersing element technology that are suitable for use on uninhabited aerial vehicles… More

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPACT LIGHTWEIGHT LWIR HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas A. Mitchell, Optical Design Engineer
Award Amount: $729,997.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of this Phase II effort is to design, fabricate, and evaluate a compact, lightweight, demonstration LWIR hyperspectral imaging sensors enabled by an innovative design form and dispersing element technology that is suitable for use on uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs). An alignment… More

UNCOOLED COMPACT LWIR DUAL-FUNCTION TEMPORAL / HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER FOR THREAT DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas A. Mitchell, Optical Design Engineer
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I effort is to investigate, develop, and characterize a new class of high performance, compact, lightweight, uncooled LWIR hyperspectral imaging sensors enabled by an innovative design form and dispersing element technology. These sensors provide the ability to toggle between… More

Smaller, Lighter, Cheaper: An F/0.9 Compact Un-Cooled MWIR + LWIR Dual-Band Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas A. Mitchell, Optical Design Engineer
Award Amount: $69,566.00
Abstract:
The primary goals of this Phase I effort are to investigate, develop, and characterize a series of compact, lightweight, MWIR + LWIR dual-band imaging sensors enabled by an optically fast innovative design form and to develop an opto-mechanical waveband selection system to allow the user the… More

NOVEL PACKAGING AND INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES FOR GREATLY ENHANCED FOOTPRINT, THERMAL, AND RADIATION PERFORMANCE IN MDA APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone, Scientist
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase-I SBIR effort is to establish the feasibility, performance, and advantages of a combination of novel technologies that provide a practical high reliability and high performance solution to challenges encountered in increasing the capabilities of interceptor processors as well… More

UNCOOLED LWIR DUAL-FUNCTION TEMPORAL / HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas A. Mitchell, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $848,955.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II effort is to design, fabricate, and characterize a new class of high performance, compact, lightweight, uncooled LWIR hyperspectral imaging sensors enabled by an innovative design form and dispersing element technology. These sensors provide the ability to toggle between… More

NOVEL COMPACT HIGH ACCURACY NON-MAGNETIC AZIMUTH SENSOR THAT IS INSENSITIVE TO LOCAL ENVIRONMENT, INTERFERENCE, AND JAMMING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Stone, President
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase-I SBIR effort is to establish the feasibility, performance, and advantages of advanced azimuth sensors that are non-magnetic, compact, low power, light weight, rugged, insensitive to magnetic interference and electronic jamming, are not dependent on GPS signals, are readily… More

Ultra-Compact Snapshot Multi-Spectral Sensor For Real-Time Target Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Mitchell, Sr. Optical Design Engineer
Award Amount: $98,960.00
Abstract:
Technical Abstract The primary goals of this Phase I effort are to investigate, develop, and characterize a class of ultra-compact snapshot hyper/multi-spectral imaging sensors enabled by an optically fast innovative design form and a specialized filter technology that are suitable for use in… More

EXTREME ENVIRONMENT OPITCAL INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOIGES FOR INTRA-BOX AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone, Optical Scientist
Award Amount: $99,899.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase-I SBIR effort is to establish the feasibility, performance, and advantages of novel module-to-module, card-to-card, card-to-box, and related optical interconnect devices for extreme environment aerospace applications. These technologies support both single mode and multi mode… More

EXTREME ENVIRONMENT OPITCAL INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOIGES FOR INTRA-BOX AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Stone, Optical Scientist – (610) 694-9778
Award Amount: $749,933.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase-II SBIR effort is to refine, optimize, and demonstrate novel module-to-module, card-to-card, card-to-box, and related optical distribution technologies for extreme environment aerospace applications. These technologies support both single mode and multi mode fibers and… More

NOVEL COMPACT HIGH ACCURACY NON-MAGNETIC AZIMUTH SENSOR THAT IS INSENSITIVE TO LOCAL ENVIRONMENT, INTERFERENCE, AND JAMMING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Stone, President – (610) 694-9778
Award Amount: $1,199,993.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase-II SBIR effort is to build and demonstrate the performance and advantages of advanced azimuth sensors that are non-magnetic, compact, low power, light weight, rugged, insensitive to magnetic interference and electronic jamming, are not dependent on GPS signals, are readily… More