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Company Information:

Company Name:
TIPD, L.L.C.
Address:
1430 N. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ
Phone:
(520) 250-4405
URL:
N/A
EIN:
562549422
DUNS:
601990778
Number of Employees:
8
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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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,187,846.00 11
SBIR Phase II $2,624,973.00 4
STTR Phase I $399,966.00 4
STTR Phase II $2,999,998.00 4

Award List:

ULTRA-LINEAR ELECTRO-OPTIC DIRECTIONAL COUPLER BASED ON HYBRID SOL-GEL/EO POLYIMIDE WAVEGUIDES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Amir Fardad, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The goal of this proposal is to Design, fabricate, and demonstrate a low optical loss polymer directional coupler modulator with a total insertion fiber to fiber optical loss of less than 6 dB, has a high speed of greater than 20 GHz and a drive voltage (Vp) of less than 1 Volt. We will employ… More

ULTRA-LINEAR ELECTRO-OPTIC DIRECTIONAL COUPLER BASED ON HYBRID SOL-GEL/EO POLYIMIDE WAVEGUIDES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$375,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Pavel Polynkin, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
The phase 2 program will be focused on (1) Optimization of the design of the ultra-linear directional coupler, (2) fabrication of hybrid ultralinear directional coupler modulator chip, (3) demonstration of the increase of the elctro-optic coefficient to more than 300 pm/V and reduction of the drive… More

High-speed, low voltage, miniature electro-optic modulators based on hybrid photonic-crystal/polymer/sol-gel technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Pavel Polynkin, Director of Engineering
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF ARIZONA
RI Contact:
Gary Esham
Abstract:
TIPD, LLC and the University of Arizona propose to develop new miniature electro-optic modulators with ultrafast response of 100GHz and low drive voltage of less than 0.1V. In this work, we will leverage our unique expertise and compound capabilities in fabricating silicon-based planar photonic… More

Optical Limiters Without Focal Planes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Arkady Bablumyan, Optical Engineer
Abstract:
The overall goal of the program is to develop an optical limiter without a focusing lens that provides sufficient attenuation to prevent eye damage at incident radiation levels that would otherwise cause retinal injury. High transmission (>15%), high on-state optical density (>4) and rapid response… More

Integrated Waveguide Optical Isolators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,873.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Norwood, Optical Engineer
Abstract:
A waveguide optical isolator is proposed based on ultrahigh Verdet constant s. Prelminary measurements on these materials indicate Verdet constants with magnitudes ranging from that of YIG to that of BIG. Verdet constant measurements and waveguide loss measurements on the magneto-optic polymers… More

High-speed, low voltage, miniature electro-optic modulators based on hybrid photonic-crystal/polymer/sol-gel technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jiafu Wang, Optical Engineer
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Sherry L. Esham
Abstract:
The primary objective of the proposed research program is to realize a miniature, high-speed, low voltage hybrid photonic crystal waveguide modulator based on state-of-the-art electro-optic polymers with electro-optic coefficients on the order of 200pm/V as well as innovative poling, leading edge… More

Updateable 3D Display Using Large Area Photorefractive Polymer Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Arkady Bablumyan, Optical Engineer
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF ARIZONA
RI Contact:
Sherry L. Esham
Abstract:
The overall goal of this proposal is to develop a large area updateable 3D color display using unique photorefractive (PR) polymers with fast writing times (ms), long persistence (hours) and rapid erasure (seconds). As published in a recent Nature paper, the University of Arizona team has… More

Integrated Waveguide Optical Isolators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Arkady Bablumyan, Optical Engineer
Abstract:
The primary objective of this program is to develop a compact, low cost, waveguide optical isolator that can be readily integrated with a large range of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technologies including semiconductors, glass and polymers operating between 830nm and 1500nm wavelengths. The… More

Ultrahigh dielectric strength biotronic capacitors based on sol-gel/DNA-CTMA blends

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Li Li, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
As the power demands of airborne sensor platforms increase there is a growing need for improved capacitor technologies for compact energy storage. While progress has been made on electrolytic supercapacitors as well as nanocomposite composites, an ultrahigh dielectric strength capacitor with high… More

Energy Saving Manufacturing Process for Fuel Nozzles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project will develop an energy saving manufacturing process for fuel nozzles, which will result in materials and fuel economy, reduced fabrication costs, enhanced fuel efficiency, and lower air pollution. The proposed process eliminates the machining of the nozzle bodies and the… More

Updateable 3D Display Using Large Area Photorefractive Polymer Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Arkady Bablumyan, Optical Engineer – (520) 465-5081
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Sherry L. Esham
Abstract:
Command and control battle maps and mission planning can be greatly enhanced by the representation of the battlefield in 3 dimensions. Showing perspective views, depth and occlusions allows for a better understanding of the situation, and assists in avoiding error when interpreting the terrain. Such… More

Ultrahigh dielectric strength biotronic capacitors based on sol-gel/DNA-CTMA blends

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,994.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Li Li, Optical Engineer – (520) 370-6909
Abstract:
As the power demands of airborne sensor platforms increase there is a growing need for improved capacitor technologies for compact energy storage. While progress has been made on electrolytic supercapacitors as well as nanocomposite composites, an ultrahigh dielectric strength capacitor with high… More

Deep ultraviolet laser for Raman spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Li Li, Optical Engineer – (520) 622-0804
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Sherry L. Esham
Abstract:
The University of Arizona has demonstrated high-average-power all-solid-state ultraviolet (UV) lasers based on harmonic generation in borate crystals. TIPD is proposing the development of a compact, stable high power UV laser source based on the University"s exsisting CsLiB6O10 laser,… More

Scale up of EO polymers and their utilization in novel nano-imprinted sub-wavelength waveguide-based Modulators and Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Li Li, Optical Engineer – (520) 622-0804
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Sherry L. Esham
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We present a completely novel design for the polymer waveguide portion of the EO modulators, thereby resolving the fundamentally important low-loss coupling issue. This significantly simplified and elegant design will be fabricated by a nanoimprinting process, making use of electro-optic… More

Deep ultraviolet laser for Raman spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Lloyd LaComb, Optical Enginer – (520) 360-8907
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Sherry L. Esham
Abstract:
The Phase II program proposes to commercialize frequency quadrupling technology developed in the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona to build a 244 nm UV frequency quadrupled optically pumped semiconductor laser (FQ-OPSL). The laser will provide a self-contained small footprint… More

Non-Mechanically Moving Solar Directing System for Photovoltaic Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Lloyd LaComb, Optical Engineer – (520) 626-1747
Abstract:
A key focus of the United States government"s energy policy is to develop technologies that will allow the country to reduce Green House Gases by 80% by 2050. In support of this effort, the US Secretary of the Navy has developed a set of energy goals which include producing at least 50% of… More

Electromagnetic-Attack-Resistant EO Polymer/Sol-gel Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Arkady Bablumyan, Optical Engineer – (760) 722-0572
Abstract:
RF photonic links provide an attractive approach to minimizing the impact of an electromagnetic attack on defense and commercial communications infrastructure. A key component in an RF photonic link is an electro-optic (EO) modulator, and current commercially available EO modulators are not able to… More

Compact Laser System for Airborne Detection of Ocean Mines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Valery Temyanko, Optical Engineer – (520) 626-7934
Abstract:
TIPD LLC proposes to develop a compact and efficient multi-spectral laser system with four spectral bands at 532 nm, 685 nm, 700 nm, and 735 nm for airborne detection of ocean mines. The diode pumped solid-state laser system consists of a master oscillator and power amplifier (MOPA) laser, a… More

Holographic Video Display Using Novel Guided-wave Scanning System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Lloyd LaComb, Optical Engineer – (520) 360-8907
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: TIPD, LLC proposes to design and construct a 3D visualization system that would implement a 3D database capable of ingesting, conflating, and aligning a wide range of static and dynamic data. The system will implement a massively parallel computation and display engine capable of… More

Multilayer Nanocomposites for Selective Radiofrequency and Microwave Frequency Shielding and Efficient Band Pass Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Valery Temyanko, Optical Engineer – (520) 622-0804
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The development of robust, ultra-light weight, low-cost electrically tunable nanocomposites with the ability to efficiently absorb the electromagnetic radiation in strategic bands in the RF and microwave region is anticipated to provide valuable armor for electronic devices that suffer… More

Power scaling of blue lasers with high peak-power and repetition rate for detection of underwater objects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lloyd LaComb, Vice President – (520) 626-1747
Abstract:
TIPD LLC proposes to develop a diode-pumped, Q-switched narrow spectral-linewidth (<0.1 nm) blue laser system capable of producing<20 nanosecond pulses with pulse energy>15 mJ at a repetition rate of 1 kHz for the detection of underwater objects. The blue laser is achieved by intracavity… More

Holographic Video Display Using Novel Guided-wave Scanning System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Lloyd J. LaComb, Jr., Vice President – (520) 626-1747
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Today"s analysts need improved 3D visualization tools to assist in critical situations such as deconfliction, line-of-sight analysis, air space and satellite control. Currently available 3D displays cannot provide the level of detail and comfort needed because the displays contain… More

Scale up of EO polymers and their utilization in novel nano-imprinted sub-wavelength waveguide-based Modulators and Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Arkady Bablumyan, Optical Engineer – (760) 722-0572
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Sherry L. Esham
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Phase II technical objectives follow directly from the Phase I effort, where all tasks necessary for RF photonic receiver fabrication were demonstrated. The Phase II effort will pursue two major objectives: 1) further development of SEO100 EO polymer based chips, packaged devices and… More