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Company Information:

Company Name: Zomega Terahertz Corporation
City: Troy
State: NY
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (518) 833-0577

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $369,949.00 4
SBIR Phase II $2,814,834.00 4
STTR Phase I $200,000.00 2

Award List:

Orthogonal Spectroscopic Technologies for the Detection of Hazardous Substances

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Jianming Dai
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Xi-Cheng Zhang
Abstract:
Reliable, high-sensitivity detection and identification of hazardous substances at stand-off distances is beyond the reach current commercial solutions, such as laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. To improve the possibility of detection and lower false alarm rates, spectroscopic techniques… More

Compact Intense THz Unit for Eye-safe Standoff Explosive Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jianming Dai, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,949.00
Abstract:
We will develop a compact THz system with standoff spectroscopic detection capability, using an intense 1-μm Yb fiber laser with a tilted optical pulse wave-front to excite a nonlinear optical crystal (such as, LiNbO3) as the THz emitter, and a balanced electric-optic (EO) crystal incorporated… More

SBIR Phase I: Compact THz-ABCD Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yuguang Zhao, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project proposes to develop a Compact TeraHertz (THz) Air-Breakdown-Coherent Detection (ABCD) Spectrometer. Specifically, this research will construct and integrate this THz spectrometer based on recent experimental and theoretical research on… More

Intense and Broadband THz Source Using Laser-Induced Gas Plasma

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Jianming Dai, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Xi-Cheng Zhang
Abstract:
A compact, broadband terahertz source using optical parametric processes in laser-induced gas plasma is capable to produce >10 mW average terahertz power with a spectral range from 0.1 THz to over 10 THz. This technique has already demonstrated strong field strength (>100 kV/cm), and generated THz… More

SBIR Phase II: Compact THz-ABCD Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Brian J. Schulkin, DSc
Award Amount: $590,000.00
Abstract:
This NSF Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes to develop a compact THz-ABCD (air-biased coherent- detection). spectrometer based on a new technique for generating and measuring ultra-broadband THz waves utilizing a laser induced plasma in ambient air and selected gases. A… More

Compact Intense THz Unit for Eye-safe Standoff Explosive Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Norman Laman, Physicist
Award Amount: $729,953.00
Abstract:
We will develop a compact THz system with standoff spectroscopic detection capability, using an intense 1-μm Yb fiber laser and LiNB03 waveguide structure as the THz emitter, and a balanced electric-optic (EO) crystal incorporated with a quartz lens as the detector. The proposed unit will have… More

Miniaturized Terahertz Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yuguang Zhao, Senior Engineer – (518) 833-0577
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and build a miniaturized pulsed terahertz (THz) spectrometer weighing less than 3.5 lbs, capable of real-time stand-off detection and identification of explosives and related compounds. The bandwidth of the THz system spans from 0.1 THz to 4 THz, and full waveform acquisition… More

Standoff Sensing for Low Volatility Chemicals Using Terahertz Radiation-Enhanced-Emission-of-Fluorescence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Tongue, CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: A prototype unit capable of detecting trace amounts of low-volatility chemicals from distances of 25+ meters. DESCRIPTION: The ability to detect trace chemicals from safe distances is critical. When those chemicals are low-volatility (as they are for many explosives), the difficulty of… More

THz Spectrum Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Tongue, CEO – (518) 833-0577
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to demonstrate a THz spectrum analyzer using a innovative, high speed involute delay stage in a Michelson interferometer configuration coupled to a Glow Discharge Detector (GDD). Compared to traditional linear stages, the involute stage offers a superior linear response, 1,000… More

THz Spectrum Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Norman Laman, Physicist – (518) 833-0577
Award Amount: $744,881.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The emergence of a diverse selection of new high-power terahertz sources has highlighted the critical need for a calibrated, independent, broadband terahertz spectrum analyzer. Present spectrum analyzers work at either microwave frequencies or in the far infrared, and only source specific… More