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Company Information:

Company Name: Physical Optics Corporation
City: Torrance
State: CA
Zip+4: 90501-
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.poc.com
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $20,116,915.68 175
SBIR Phase II $61,323,064.00 76

Award List:

Grid-Based Real-Time Enterprise Intelligence System for Logistics Data Mining and Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang, Director, Sensor Computin – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,935.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Armys need for an enterprise data mining expert system with real-time decision support to fleet managers, operators, and commanders, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel Grid Real-time Enterprise Intelligence Service (GREIS) incorporating grid-based data… More

Web-based Intelligent Extraction of Symbology based on Contextual Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang
Award Amount: $99,978.68
Abstract:
To address the DHS need for intelligent symbology technologies, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop new Web-based Intelligent Symbology Extraction based on Context (WISEC) incorporating intelligent text stream processing (ITSP), an entity-attribute-value (EVA) model,… More

Nanoionic Thermoelectric Regeneration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Mr. – 310-320-3088
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
The DOEs Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking to support development of advanced thermoelectric (TE) technologies for waste heat recovery in buildings, industry, and vehicle applications to generate electricity efficiently and cost-competitively because these typically… More

Situational Awareness Enhancing Adaptive Lightweight HMD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason Holmstedt, Director, Display and Visualization – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
To address the SOCOM need for an integrated system for enhancing the situational awareness of combat swimmers, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Situational-Awareness Enhancing Adaptive Lightweight Head-Mounted Display (SEAL-HMD). This proposed system is based on conformal… More

Spores Viability Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
There is an urgent need for a rapid biological detection system that demonstrates the efficacy of decontamination products for inactivating Bacillus anthracis spores on environmental surfaces. To address the U.S. Army/CBD need for such a fieldable, rapid, NIST-certified, quantitative bio-indicator… More

Cell-based Cartilage Tissue Matrix for Repair of Focal Defects in the CMF Cartilages

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anya Asanbaeva, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
Head and neck surgeons are often challenged by the paucity of autografts to reconstruct large CMF defects; a grafting technology for replacing and regenerating lost tissue is needed. To address this OSD need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to

Serious Medical Online/Offline Game Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shean McMahon, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,976.00
Abstract:
To address the OSD need for web-based, Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)-compliant, photorealistic, virtual medical training tools in a serious medical game, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Serious Medical Online/

Synthetic Human Medical Trainer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ninad Patnekar, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Office of Secretary of Defense"s need for a synthetic tissue trainer, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a Synthetic Human Medical (SY-MAN) Trainer to limit live animal use. The SY-MAN trainer is based on a combination of multi

Enhanced Immersion Virtual Support System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Oleg Galkin, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,990.00
Abstract:
To address the OSD-DHP need to enhance the user experience in the virtual environment for rehabilitating and supporting wounded veterans, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Enhanced Immersion Virtual Support (EIViS) system. The proposed EIViS system is based on novel… More

Self-Sensing/-Active Acoustic Suppression Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Keehoon Kim, Director, Electroacoustics Tech. – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
To address the OSD need for quiet APUs, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Self-sensing/-active Acoustic Suppression Array (SASA) for auxiliary power units (APUs). This proposed SASA is based on a set of self-powered sensors and autonomously responding actuators on a skin array… More

Axial Magnetic Transmission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alireza Shapoury, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
To address the OSD"s need to design, develop a prototype, and evaluate a quiet, maintenance-free, high torque density magnetic gearbox, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to analyze different magnetic gear topologies with respect to OSD"s need and develop a new viable solution, the… More

Broadband Coherent Terahertz Spectrum Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Victor Grubsky, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a coherent terahertz (THz) spectrum analyzer, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Coherent Broadband Terahertz Spectrum Analyzer (CONTRAST) system. Based on the detection of the intensity and frequency of an external THz source,… More

Advanced Region of Interest Foveation Catastrophe-based Morphing Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bock, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for advanced compression algorithms for exploitation of space imagery, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Advanced Region of Interest (ROI) Foveation Catastrophe-based Compression (ARIFCaC) software suite. It is based on new ROI… More

Chaotic Pulse-Frequency Coding and Communciation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Milovanov, Senior System Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for algorithm development that will enable remote chaotic communications with Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) and ad hoc networking between spacecrafts, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Chaotic-Pulse-Frequency Coding and… More

Satellite Severe Space Weather Easily-Integrable Advanced Protection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Matthews, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for satellite protection in severe space weather, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Satellite Severe Space Weather Easily-Integrable Advanced Protection (SWEAP) system. This proposed system is based on a new design that uses in-house… More

Omnidirectional Proximity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ihor Berezhnyy, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force"s need for an All-Sky Electro-Optical Proximity Sensor for Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Omnidirectional Proximity Sensor (OPS). This proposed device is based on a new design that uses in-house… More

Optical Velocity Sensors for Navigation of Small Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Technology Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
To address the Air Force need for improved navigation of small munitions in GPS-denied environments, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Optical Velocity Sensor (OVS) system. The proposed compact, low-cost sensors will use a self-mixing interferometric technique and light… More

Pull and Stick Nutplate Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chi Wey, Systems Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
To address the Air Force"s need for a nutplate installation process that requires no preparation of the nutplate before installation, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Pull and Stick Nutplate (PASN) process based on implementing an innovative micro-channel passive… More

Hybrid Electrical Machining of Polymer Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
To address the Air Force need for an electrical discharge machining (EDM) hole-drilling process in military aircraft structures, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Hybrid Electrical Machining of Polymer Composites (HEM-POC) technology. This proposed technology is based on… More

Morphable Payload Support Enabled Through Interface Standardization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shean McMahon, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
To address the Air Force need for standardized payload interface technologies, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Morphable Payload Support Enabled Through Interface Standardization (MENTIS) system. This proposed technology is based on a dual-step interface transcoding… More

Quasi-Optically Scanned Conformal Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alireza Shapoury, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
To address the Air Force need for conformal passive and active antennas for an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Quasi-Optically Scanned Conformal Antenna (QOSCA), based on a quasi-optical beamforming, non-planar, reconfigurable antenna… More

Wireless Event Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Allen Hollister, Senior Electronics Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $97,650.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force"s need for a time-synchronized, event control system to replace its current rocket-sled control system. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Wireless Event Controller (WIRELESSEC). The system is based on a high-speed, precise, and… More

Innovative Optical Monitoring System for Performance Assessment of Cutting Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dmitry Starodubov, Director, Photonics – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,988.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for in-process monitoring of machine tool wear, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an Innovative optical Monitoring system for Performance Assessment of Cutting Tools (IMPACT). This proposed system is based on a new design that uses… More

Rapid Advanced Non-Contact Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward Patton, Vice President and General Manager – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,973.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force (and Northrop Grumman Aerospace System) need for a rapid, advanced noncontact measurement system that automatically makes critical measurements of as-machined features of F-35 skin panels in the existing Droop+Rein Precision Milling Machine (PMM) at Northrop,… More

Flexible Arm Non-Contact Interferometric Coordinate Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Technology Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a more accurate and fast technology for key characteristics measurements in the advanced aircraft assembly process, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Flexible Arm Non-Contact Interferometric Coordinates Measurement System (FANCI… More

Interpolated Liquid Shim Application System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chris Ulmer, Group Leader, Engineering – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,987.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a method to apply exactly controlled amounts of highly viscous liquid shim material within established manufacturing process specifications of the advanced aircraft assembly process, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Interpolated… More

Pneumatic Height-Adjustable Skiving Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Miller, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for an advanced power skiver tool, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an innovative Pneumatic, Height-Adjustable Skiving Tool (PHAST). The proposed device is based on combining proven material removal methodologies in practice today,… More

Ferrofluidic Thermal Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Oleg Galkin, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,973.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a thermal switching device to provide temperature control of DoD system components for improved thermal management, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Ferrofluidic Thermal Switch (FTS). The proposed device is based on the novel… More

Wireless Intelligent Battery Monitoring and Maintenance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Gans, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
The address the Navy"s need for autonomous maintenance and health monitoring of rechargeable batteries, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Wireless Intelligent Battery Monitoring and Maintenance (WIBAMM) system. The proposed system is based on a dense sensor network… More

Advanced Liquid Cooling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Esterkin, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,972.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Navy"s need for innovative thermoelectric cooling augmentation for the E 2D liquid cooling system, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a solid-state Advanced Liquid Cooling System augmentation module based on TEC and an extended surface liquid heat sink.… More

Liquid-Nitrogen-Infused Stripping Apparatus

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Principal Mechanical Engi – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,996.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for nonchemical chrome-stripping technologies, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Liquid-Nitrogen-Infused Stripping Apparatus (LISA). This proposed apparatus is based on application of a highly pressurized liquid nitrogen jet combined with the… More

Phase-Shifting Interferometric Strained-Stress Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shilpa Pradhan, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a nondestructive inspection tool to measure strained stresses in metallic components, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new nondestructive Phase-Shifting Interferometric Strained-Stress Analyzer (PISSA) system based on absolute optical phase… More

Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang-Bin Chua, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s antisubmarine warfare (ASW) need for a solution that can prevent/mitigate twin-lined array (TL-29A) damage from fishing net entanglement, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance (FiNEA) system. FiNEA is based on an… More

Advanced Recirculation Tumble Dryer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Navy shipboard laundry dryers are major sources of shipboard fires because lint can ignite in the exhaust ductwork. Existing ductless tumble dryers are low capacity and energy-inefficient. To address the Navy"s need for an energy-efficient, fire-safe, and ductless tumbler dryer, Physical Optics… More

Shape-shifting Array for Military Underwater Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Martin Lopez, Sr. Electrical Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for very compact high-powered underwater sonar transducer array for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Counter-Torpedo Detection, Classification, and Localization (CTDCL) systems for the naval fleet, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new… More

SDR Colocated Agile Bandpass

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bock, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for an improved, high-performance passband filter, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Colocated Agile Bandpass (SCAB) filter. This proposed device is based on a hybrid filter design utilizing MEMS voltage-tunable… More

High-Efficiency High-Capacity Rechargeable Energy Storage Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Roman Ostroumov, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy JPEO JTRS need for a high-performance power energy device suitable for Military Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Novel Li-ion Battery with Microstructured Silicon Anode (NOLIMITS). This innovation will yield high-energy… More

Aircraft-based Prognostic, Robust, Intelligent Management of Electricity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Kunc, Software Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,987.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter development goals for intelligent, fault-tolerant, and robust aircraft power management, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Aircraft-based Prognostic, Robust, Intelligent Management of Electricity (AIR-PRIME) system. This… More

Real-Time Holographic Optical Correlator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sergei Orlov, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,982.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for an optical correlator to filter sensor data streams searching for and automatically recognizing, classifying, and identifying multiple battlefield targets, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Real-Time Holographic Optical Correlator (RHOC).… More

High-Definition High-Dynamic-Range Color Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fang Zhang, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a new high-resolution, high-dynamic-range color camera to characterize intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR)-quality imagery data by submarine imaging systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new High-Definition,… More

Hybrid Universal Laser Eye Protection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fang Zhang, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,975.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for frequency-agile laser eye protection technology, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Hybrid Universal Laser Eye Protection (HULEP) system based on multilayer stacks of nanostructure semiconductor thin film (NSTF) and cholesteric liquid… More

Swing Electro-Acoustic Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for compact low-noise electrodes to be used with air-deployed electric-field sensor platforms, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Swing Electro-Acoustic Sensor (SEAS). This proposed technology is based on a new system design that utilizes… More

Underwater NDE/NDT System for Ship Aluminum Hulls Below the Waterline

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Volodymyr Romanov, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,993.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for innovative and alternative approaches for nondestructive evaluation and testing (NDE/NDT) for crack detection and hull thickness measurement below the waterline for aluminum ships, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new fully functional mobile… More

Self-Contained Heat Exchanging Thermoelectric Energy Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bock, Director, Intelligent Wir – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for high-efficiency thermoelectric power generators, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Self-Contained Heat Exchanging Thermoelectric Energy Source (SCHETES). This proposed device is based on electrically conductive silicon-nanostructures… More

Network Protection Mechanism and System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Milovanov, Senior Systems Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $66,391.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Navy"s need for a sensor-based network defense architecture, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new NETwork PROtection mechanism and system (PRONET). PRONET will implement intelligent, collaborative sensors/defender modules that detect, geolocate, and… More

Universal Bio-Sample Preparation Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army"s need for a technology platform for automated, universal sample preparation for biosensor systems using small volumes of samples from complex matrices, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a universal bio-sample preparation (UniBioPrep) technology,… More

Compact High Intensity Illumination Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Min-Yi Shih, VP&GM Electro-Optics Systems – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for compact, high-intensity, low-cost, and freestanding lighting sources for high-speed photography applications, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Compact High Intensity Illumination Source (CHIIS). This proposed system is based on the novel… More

Smart Energy-Absorbing Light Body Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Pedram Boghrat, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
To address the Armys need for a smart body armor active protection system, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop new active Smart Energy-Absorbing Light Body Armor (SEALBA). This proposed body armor is based on a new impact sensor system that utilizes components developed in house… More

Stacked Ultraviolet Visible and Infrared Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for multi-threat passive detection technology for aircraft survivability equipment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Stacked Ultraviolet Visible and Infrared Sensor (SUVIS) for multi-spectral imaging based on multi-band spectral image… More

High-Resolution Standoff Face Capture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nathanael Kim, Director, Electroacoustics Tech. – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,987.00
Abstract:
To address the Army need for remote biometrics capture, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new High-Resolution Standoff Face Capture (HISFAC) system for noncooperative moving subjects. It is based on our innovative ultrasuperpixel array and instantaneous zoom with wide… More

Rearward Emitting Tracer Ammunition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang-Bin Chua, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for small caliber tracer ammunition that is dim and visible only by the shooter and friendly forces, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop the novel Rearward Emitting Tracer Ammunition (RETA), based on an innovative design that integrates mature… More

Piezoelectric Coagulation Profiler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Oleg Galkin, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
To address the Army need for a disposable cartridge and associated handheld analyzer of coagulation properties of blood samples, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Piezoelectric Coagulation Profiler (PCP). The proposed device is based on integration of a piezoelectric… More

Lightweight Inter-Nanosatellite Communications System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Technology Vice-President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for novel nanosatellite laser communication systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Lightweight Inter-Nanosatellite Communications (LINC) system. This system is based on unique integration of a new optical tracking scheme, with a compact… More

All-Digital Radar Analog-to-Digital Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eddie Ng, Senior Electrical Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for development of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) of signals of several gigahertz bandwidths for improved radar range and Doppler performance, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new All-Digital Radar Analog-to-Digital (ADRAD) Converter. This… More

Snap-Assisted Stackable Hardened Applique Fastener System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Principal Mechanical Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,958.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army need for innovative methods of attaching applique armor packages to Combat Vehicle Structures, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Snap-Assisted Stackable Hardened Applique fastener system (SASHA). This proposed attachment system is based on… More

Planar Aperture-Tiled 3D Occlusion-Capable Optical See-Through HMD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President Technology – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
To address the Army need for a three-dimensional (3D) optical see-through head-mounted display (HMD) with improved opaqueness and contrast resolution for realistic augmented-reality training applications, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new innovative Planar Aperture-Tiled… More

Optical Wave Guide Integrated Weather Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Ihor Berezhnyy, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $1,827,811.00
Abstract:
To address the SOCOM need for a micro weather station with the accuracy of current larger fielded systems but small enough to fly on a micro unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or to be handheld for field and tactical use, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is developing the Optical Wave Guide Integrated… More

Multifunctional Antisense Therapeutics Nanocarrier and Inhalation Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,988.00
Abstract:
To address the CBD need for improved formulations to enhance the ease of use and bioavailability of antisense therapeutics, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance development of a Multifunctional Antisense Therapeutics Nanocarrier and Inhalation Device (MATEN). This proposed system is… More

3D Microfluidic Platform for in vitro Hematopoietic Stem Cell (HSC) Culture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anya Asanbaeva, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,969.00
Abstract:
Poor drug candidates are often identified late in the drug development process (e.g., in the preclinical and clinical phases) and contribute significantly to the high cost and low yield of drug discovery. As a result, new tools are needed to accelerate the assessment of drug candidate toxicity… More

Miniature Residual Life Indicator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Mikaelian, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) need for a residual life indicator (RLI) capable of determining the degradation in physical adsorption and reactive capacity arising from battlefield contaminants and exposure to the elements, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue… More

Transmit-Receive Extremely Low Frequency to Very Low Frequency Directional Antenna System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Matthews, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance and complete the development in Phase II of the new Transmit-Receive Extremely Low Frequency to Very Low Frequency Directional Antenna (TREDA) technology. TREDA addresses the DARPA need for a small, directional, high gain antenna to operate in… More

Low Coherence Interferometric Scanning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Technology Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $4,597,307.00
Abstract:
To address the Air Force need for a new technique for automation of aircraft skin attachment and assembly and Outer Mold Line (OML) control, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposed and successfully demonstrated in Phase I a new metrology system for precise thickness measurements of composite… More

Thermoshearographic Methodology for Strain Mapping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Naumov, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $736,252.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In response to the Air Force need for a methodology to accurately map strain distributions in hot composite structures, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to complete the development of a new ThermoShearographic methodology for Strain Mapping (TSSM), based on dynamic monitoring of… More

Chemical Agent Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chung-Yen Chao, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $746,247.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The worldwide warfare threat from nuclear biological and chemical (NBC) weapons is real and growing. The Air Force is seeking a non-intrusive NBC agent detection and alert technology for use with DoD individual protective masks and garments. To address this Air Force need, Physical Optics… More

Efficient Fiber Optic Examination and Cleaning Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Principal Mechanical Engi – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for automated fiber optic (FO) interconnect cleaning and inspection, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposed, developed, and demonstrated the proof-of-concept Efficient Fiber Optic Examination and Cleaning Tool (EFFECT) handheld prototype during Phase I. … More

Low-Loss ZBLAN Glass and Fiber Fabrication in Low Gravity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dmitry Starodubov, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $758,217.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Real-time spectral signature recording and identification of satellites is an essential need of the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) system. The Air Force is seeking a low-loss ZBLAN fiber (ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF composition) with wide spectral band optical… More

Bimodal Standoff Biometric Collection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nathanael Kim, Director, Electroacoustic – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $412,181.00
Abstract:
Responding to Army needs, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a new Bimodal Standoff Biometric Collection (BISBIC) system for multimodal biometric capture. It is based on our innovative nonoptical zoom with wide-field-of-view (FOV) and ultrasuperpixel technologies, providing 0.1 mm… More

Rickettsiae Detection Dipstick

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $779,988.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army need for a hand-held, field-usable assay capable of diagnosing rickettsial disease in sick soldiers to aid early treatment with the appropriate antibiotic, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to complete the development of a new Rickettsiae Detection Dipstick (RDD).… More

Portable Electric Capacitive Desalination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alex Kolessov, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $385,256.00
Abstract:
To address the Armys need for a man-portable desalinator to support the Individual Soldier On-The-Move Hydration System, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a Portable Electric Capacitive Desalination (PECAD) system. PECAD is based on the innovative implementation of capacitive… More

Combined Multi-Biometric Service System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Milovanov, Sr. Systems Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $729,990.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development in Phase II of the new Combined Multi-Biometric Service (CMBIOS) technology. CMBIOS addresses the U.S. Army need for a secure Identity Management of Biometric Data (IMBD) across the Global Information Grid (GIG) using a… More

Miniature Robust Hybrid Connector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kang-Bin Chua, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $599,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy's need for a miniaturized hybrid fiber optic/copper circular connector for use in the Buoyant Cable Antenna system, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed, in Phase I, a new Miniature Robust Hybrid Connector (MiRHyC) that provides 4 electrical contacts for 2 sets of… More

Augmented Reality Gaze-Under-control Super-resolution Head Mounted Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Naumov, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $599,995.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Marine Corps need for a dynamic foveal vision display that increases situational awareness of dismounted Marines, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to complete the development of a new Augmented Reality Gaze-Under-control Super-resolution Head-Mounted Display… More

Self-Mixing Laser Anemometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sivanesan Ponniah, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a system to measure three-component airflow velocities in the vicinity of full-scale helicopters, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed and demonstrated an innovative Self-Mixing Laser Anemometer (SMILA) prototype. This proposed system is based on the… More

Holographic Volume Multiplex 3D Visualization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Technology Vice-President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for an innovative volumetric visualization technology using a real-time 3D display within a laptop environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance development of a new Holographic Volume Multiplexing 3D (HOLOVOX-3D) volumetric visualization system,… More

In-Stream Total Residual Oxidant Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang-Bin Chua, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $374,983.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy's need for a near-real-time in-stream (NRTIS) total residual oxidant (TRO) detector, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance development of the In-Stream Total Residual Oxidant Detector (ISTROD) proven feasible in Phase I. ISTROD's innovative design… More

Wave Energy Transducer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Pedram Boghrat, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $599,986.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for an energy transducer capable of powering an"A"size AN/SSQ-101 Air-Deployable Active Receiver (ADAR) sensor, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a new Wave Energy Transducer (WET). It harvests the kinetic energy present in the undulating ocean… More

Rotorcraft Airspeed Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sivanesan Ponniah, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $373,393.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a new Rotorcraft Airspeed Measurement (RAM) system. This RAM system is based on self-mixing interference in a semiconductor laser diode. During Phase I, POC proved feasibility of the RAM system with a new velocity… More

Backend Error-Correction Algorithm Unit for Superconducting ADCs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Shean McMahon, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $743,455.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes, in Phase II, to mature the first-of-its-kind Backend Error Correction Algorithms Unit for Superconducting ADCs (BECAUS), developed and proven feasible in Phase I. To date, POC has demonstrated a 2.5-bit improvement in the effective dynamic range of a… More

Self-Orienting Low-Drag UHF Nanosatellite Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Esterkin, Director, Strategic Techn – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $1,137,482.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes, in Phase II, to mature the first-of-its-kind Self-Orienting Low-Drag UHF Nanosatellite Antenna (SOLUNA), developed and proven feasible in Phase I. The SOLUNA design provides over 9 dBi right-hand circularly polarized (RHCP) gain in the Mobile User… More

Miniature Encrypted Random Addressing Holographic Memory Cube Data Storage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ranjit Pradhan, Vice President and GM – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $729,981.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development in Phase II of the new highly secure and scalable Miniature Encrypted Random Addressing Holographic Memory Cube (HMC) Data Storage (MERAH) technology. Phase I work conclusively demonstrated MERAH feasibility through design,… More

Fiber Optic Detonation Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Juan Hodelin, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $702,531.00
Abstract:
Addressing the Army need for an innovative sensor to accurately measure the detonation properties of explosives and propellants, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed in Phase I a new Fiber Optic Detonation Sensor (FIODS) system. Based on a novel combination of fiber optic sensors for… More

In-Line Electro-Sieve Oil Debris Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Naumov, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $359,172.00
Abstract:
To address the Army need for nonmetallic/metallic oil debris-monitoring sensors for use on rotorcraft transmissions and turboshaft engines, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to complete the development of a new in line Electro-Sieve Oil Debris Analyzer (ESODA). ESODA is based on an… More

Ear Canal Optical Coherence Tomography System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser – 310-320-3088
Award Amount: $1,400,025.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) supports research and development of innovative technologies for improving the quality and use of hearing aid devices. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes the development of a new… More

Carbon Sensor Network System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sergey Sandomirsky, Mr. – 310-320-3088
Award Amount: $149,979.00
Abstract:
The monitoring of carbon will enhance understanding of the role of CO2 in the global carbon cycle, the sensitivity of climate to atmospheric CO2, and future potential for sequestration of carbon in terrestrial systems. This requires a system that can detect and quantify annual net carbon changes… More

Geothermal Alternative Thermoelectric Electricity Regeneration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Mr. – 310-320-3088
Award Amount: $149,989.00
Abstract:
The DOEs Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking to support the development of innovative technologies (not conventional Rankine or binary cycle devices) to efficiently generate electricity from geothermal heat and fluid resources with lower capital, operating, and… More

Universal Bio-Sample Preparation Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army"s need for a technology platform for automated, universal sample preparation for biosensor systems using small volumes of samples from complex matrices, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a universal bio-sample

Thermal-Exchange Dermal Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,989.00
Abstract:
To address the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps (BSC), and the Special Operations Command (SOC) need for an improved personal cooling system (PCS), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Thermal-Exchange Dermal Interface (TEDI)… More

Ocular Topography Mapping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Mikaelian, Director, Emerging Technologies – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,963.00
Abstract:
Prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) is a pioneering treatment developed by the Boston Foundation for Sight to restore vision, support healing, reduce symptoms, and improve quality of life for patients suffering with complex corneal disease. Fitting the PROSE requires… More

Compton Scattering Three-dimensional Imaging System for in situ Nondestructive Inspection of Large Honeycomb Sandwich Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Volodymyr Romanov, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a reliable method to inspect large honeycomb sandwich structures on aircraft, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new automatic, three-dimensional (3D) Compton Scattering Imaging System for in situ NDI of Large Honeycomb Sandwich… More

Portable Laser Removal System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sivanesan Ponniah, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,984.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a portable laser removal tool, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Portable Laser Removal (POLAR) system. This proposed system is based on continuously attenuated pulsed laser ablation and real-time ablative process monitoring by… More

Sense and Avoid Insect Eye/Neuromorphic Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Technology Vice-President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Sense and Avoid Insect Eye/Neuromorphic (SAVIEN) sensor system to address the Air Force"s need for an insect vision-based sensor system that will enable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to perform real-time reporting of other… More

Radiation-Hardened Adaptive Modular Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Gans, Director, Systems Engineering – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for versatile satellite power electronics, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a new Radiation-Hardened Adaptive Modular Power (RHAMP) system. RHAMP is based on an array of sensor power monitors (SPMs) coupled with space-qualified lithium ion… More

Closely Spaced Low Observable Sensor Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Berta Sandberg, Senior Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for detecting and tracking closely spaced objects from a geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) orbit using infrared sensors, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Closely Spaced Low Observable Sensor Exploitation (CLOSE) algorithmic system,… More

Agile Field-of-View Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Naumov, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $148,236.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for an omnidirectional imaging sensor with a reconfigurable architecture for space surveillance, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Agile Field-of-View (AFOV) sensor. The AFOV sensor uses the principle of mimicking the vertebrate eye,… More

Autonomous Lost on Earth Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anup Katake, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a miniature high-altitude precision navigation alternative, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Autonomous Lost on Earth Navigation (ALOEN) sensor system. This proposed system is based on a new design that utilizes an amalgam of… More

Machine Intelligent Nonstationary Clutter Excision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alireza Shapoury, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,969.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need to mitigate wind turbine clutter interference for existing terminal air traffic control (ATC) radar systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Machine Intelligent Nonstationary Clutter Excision (MINCE) system. It is based on adaptive… More

Solar/Lunar Exclusion Projection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fang Zhang, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $124,970.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a reduced-path-length solar/lunar exclusion sensor test capability that quantitatively characterizes off-axis rejection (OAR) of bright light sources for validation and calibration of sensors in a cryo-vacuum environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC)… More

Crash Hardened Airborne Overhead High-Speed Video System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Kunc, Software Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $146,591.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for airborne high-speed video (AHSV) capability in an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Crash-Hardened Airborne Overhead High-Speed (CHAOS) video system. This system is based on a POC-proprietary… More

UV IR Image Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward DeHoog, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,940.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a spatial and spectral beam combiner that integrates separate collimated ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) sources into a single co-aligned image identical to the size and shape of both input image with spectral characteristics of both, Physical Optics… More

Adaptive Layers Protection for LVC M&S Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sonny Hoang, Sr. Software Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,962.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for innovative tools to counter network attacks in a live, virtual, and constructive modeling and simulation (LVC M & S) environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Adaptive Layer Protection (ALP) system, consisting of… More

Dynamically Optimized Persistent Emulation of Legacy Systems Through Globally Adaptive Networks of Generic Resources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shean McMahon, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Space Surveillance Network need for software separation in hardware resources to support legacy system upgrades, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new DOPPELGANGER (Dynamically OPtimized Persistent Emulation of Legacy systems… More

Conformal-Coherent Aperture Planar Lens Array Optical Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Technology Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,956.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a conformal coherent optical sensor, Physical Optics Corporation (POC), proposes to develop a new Conformal-Coherent Aperture Planar Lens Array (CAPLAR) optical sensor. The proposed CAPLAR sensor system is based on a unique combination of a conformal… More

Miniature Infrared Turbine Engine Detection Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Iouri Kompaniets, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,981.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a miniature infrared camera that is capable of providing image-based quantitative measurements of gas turbine engines at high-temperature (HT) and high-pressure (HP), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Miniature Infrared Turbine… More

Terahertz Thermal Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sergey Sandomirsky, Director, Remote Sensing – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $147,188.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for real-time measurement of aircraft tire tread crown temperature to generate temperature profiles (tread surface to inner liner) of an aircraft"radial"tire under dynamic loading conditions, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a… More

Body Heat-Based Range-Extended All-Weather Covert Human Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ninad Patnekar, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need to detect and classify human intrusion, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a Body Heat-Based Range-Extended All-Weather Covert Human (BREACH) Detector. The system"s novel design combines thermopile-based sensing with novel signal extraction and cross… More

Zoom Clip-On Thermal Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward DeHoog, Senior Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for a cost-effective method of optically performing sensor fusion of thermal and night vision imagery, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Variable Magnification Optical Fused Clip-On Thermal Imager (ZoomCOTI). The system is based on novel uses… More

Intelligent Stand-off Psycho-Physiological Indicator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ninad Patnekar, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for human deception detection, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an Intelligent Stand-off Psycho-Physiological Indicator (I-SPY) system. The I-SPY multi-sensor system synergistically integrates the sensing of human physiological characteristics… More

Selective Ammunition Feed System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Garcia, Mechanical Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Armys need for a compact, lightweight, high-rate, selective ammunition feed system for machine guns and auto cannons, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Selective Ammunition Feed System (SAFS). SAFS combines the use of robust ammunition identification using… More

Microfluidics-Based Organic Compounds Analysis Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chung-Yen Chao, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,886.00
Abstract:
Detecting chlorinated organic compounds in contaminated ground water is an ongoing concern due to their known toxic and carcinogenic effects. To address the Army"s need for a field-portable test to detect and quantify chlorinated organic compounds in water samples, Physical Optics Corporation… More

Multilayered and Arrayed Fiber Optic Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Naibing Ma, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,753.00
Abstract:
To address the Armys need for a multifunctional integrated drive system sensor to monitor rotorcraft drive system health, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Multilayered and Arrayed Fiber Optic Sensor Suite (MAFOSS) system. It is based on integration of multiple types of… More

Stellar Imaging in Infrared for Azimuth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anup Katake, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,983.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a celestial azimuth sensor, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new system for Stellar Imaging in the infra-Red for AZimuth (SIRAZ). This proposed system is based on a new design that utilizes mature components developed in-house and COTS… More

Wireless Cumulative Moisture Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang-Bin Chua, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,987.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a cumulative moisture sensor for ceramic fabrics, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Wireless Cumulative Moisture Sensor (WiCMoS). This proposed low-cost WiCMoS device is based on a moisture responsive sensing layer coupled with a… More

Articulating Thermal Sensing Manikin System for Burn Injury Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hans-Peter Brecht, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,975.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a manikin that can provide comprehensive testing of thermal protection clothing in a flame-filled environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new ARticulated THErmal SEnsing MAnikin (ARTHESEMA), based on a new design that uses… More

Rapidly Deployable Vertical-Axis Hydraulic Turbine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Pedram Boghrat, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,961.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a person-portable microhydropower system to provide power in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, as well as forward operating bases, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new RApidly Deployable Vertical-Axis… More

Portable Non-Contact Non-Invasive Underwater Compton Imaging Tomography System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Volodymyr Romanov, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,946.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a technology for in situ imaging and displaying internal components (firing train components, anti-removal and anti-tamper devices, methods of attachments if applicable, and air voids) of underwater explosive threats such as limpet mines or underwater improvised… More

Spontaneous Text-independent Audio Clustering Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Degrood, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,996.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a system that can autonomously cluster a large database of audio files by speaker, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Spontaneous Text-independent Audio Clustering Software (STACS) system. This proposed technology is based on a unique… More

Ranged Eye-Safe Laser-Induced Flashbang Enabling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dmitry Starodubov, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,956.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for laser-induced plasma detonation (LIPD), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Ranged Eye-Safe Laser-Induced Flashbang Enabling System (RESLIFE) with minimized risk of permanent damage or fatalities. This proposed system is based on a combination of… More

Tactical Olfactory Grenade

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hans-Peter Brecht, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,986.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a nonlethal malodorant weapon that can be dispersed from a 40-mm delivered munition, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Tactical Olfactory Grenade (TOG). This proposed TOG device is based on a DoD-developed malodorant that only stimulates… More

HMMWV Variable Mobility System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sergey Sandomirsky, Director, Remote Sensing – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
To address the USMC need for a variable cone index (VCI) for the armored HMMWV platform, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new HMMWV Variable Mobility (VAM) system. It is based on automatic control of the pressure of each wheel on the soil surface in response to a… More

Scalable Tactical Terrestrial Broadband Adaptive Intelligent Storage Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shean McMahon, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,986.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF-C2 need for distributed mass data storage technologies on wireless networks, POC proposes to develop a new SCAlable Tactical TERrestrial BRoadband Adaptive Intelligent Storage Network (SCATTERBRAIN) technology. The proposed SCATTERBRAIN technology is based on… More

In-Situ Failure Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shilpa Pradhan, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,959.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for a method to determine the cause of cracks in aircraft structures, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new In-Situ Failure Analyzer (INFLA) based on phase-shifting shearography with advanced image-recognition algorithms. The innovation in using… More

Boundary Scan for Enhanced Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Littlefield, Director, Electronics Sys – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,973.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for enhanced weapons replaceable assembly (WRA) diagnostics at the Organizational maintenance level, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new hardware/software system, Boundary Scan Enhanced Diagnostics (BSED). This proposed ruggedized system will… More

High-Speed Digital Radio with Frequency Modulation Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Allen Hollister, Sr. Electronics Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a high-speed, high-fidelity, reprogrammable kernel for use in digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new High-Speed Digital Radio with Frequency Modulation Capability (DIGIRAD). DIGIRAD provides the… More

Physics-based Jamming Effect Simulation and Synchronization for Distributed Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,943.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a consistent physics-based approach to replicate the effects of radio frequency (RF) jammers and radar emitters across the Information Operations Range (IOR), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Jamming Effect Simulation and Synchronization… More

Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic-3D Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Technology Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,988.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for an innovative collimated controller display for a rotary-wing flight simulator, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic 3D display (VCASH-3D) system. The proposed system is based on a novel… More

Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplifier at Eye-Safer Wavelengths

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Oleg Korovyanko, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,993.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for a high-pulse-energy amplifier at eye-safe wavelengths, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an Eye-Safe Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplifier (ES-OPCPA). It is based on an Er-doped fiber oscillator used as a seed, periodically poled crystal, in the… More

Advanced Physics-based Multitouch Gesture Operation System for 3D Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christian Suh, Software Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for multitouch pressure-sensitive hand movement operations to manipulate 3D objects in motions with up to six degrees of freedom, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Advanced Multitouch Gesture Operations (AMTGO) system for 3D modeling and simulation… More

Millstone-Augmented Shipboard Elemental Reducer System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a shipboard cardboard preprocessor, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop the new Millstone-Augmented SHipboard Elemental Reducer (MASHER) system. MASHER continuously reduces cardboard waste to its basic constituents (paper, plastic, etc.),… More

Submarine-to-UAV Network Communication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ranjit Pradhan, Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,964.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for network communications between a submarine and a very small UAV, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Submarine-to-UAV Network Communication System (SUNET). This system combines a mobile ad hoc network architecture with our in-house secure chaotic… More

See-Through Enabled Efficient Adaptively-Focused Lightweight Low-Cost Head-Worn Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jason Holmstedt, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,962.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy PMTRASYS need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop the new See-Through Enabled Efficient Adaptively Focused Lightweight Low-Cost Head-Worn Display (SEEALL-HWD) based on free-form imaging optics coupled to a waveguide with a broadband see-through decoupling… More

Morphable Payload Support Enabled Through Interface Standardization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shean McMahon, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $743,081.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Morphable Payload Support Enabled Through Interface Standardization (MENTIS) technology proven feasible in Phase I. MENTIS provides a standard payload interface (SPI) between a small unmanned aerial systems… More

Pull and Stick Nutplate Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Parfenov, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,913.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In response to the Air Force need for a nutplate installation process that requires no preparation of the nutplate before installation, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a new Pull and Stick Nutplate Process (PASN) based on an innovative micro-fluid mixing of two-part… More

Chaotic-Pulse-Frequency Coding and Communication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Milovanov, Senior Systems Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,790.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes, in Phase II, to mature and implement the first-of-its-kind Chaotic-Pulse-Frequency Coding and Communication (CPCOM) system developed and proven feasible in Phase I. CPCOM addresses the Air Force need for algorithm development that will enable… More

Stabilized Laser Rangefinder Built into a Binocular

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Naumov, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $349,972.00
Abstract:
The Army needs a miniature laser rangefinder built into M-25 binoculars, which have active stabilization. To meet this need, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to build and test a Stabilized Laser rangefinder built into a Binocular (SLABIN), with tilt compensation by a feedback loop. In Phase I we… More

Rearward Emitting Tracer Ammunition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kang-Bin Chua, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $729,995.00
Abstract:
To address the Armys need for small-caliber tracer ammunitions that is dim and visible only to the shooter and friendly forces, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the novel Rearward Emitting Tracer Ammunition (RETA) proven feasible in Phase I. RETAs innovative… More

Electric and Magnetic Photonic Sensor System for Small UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Matthews, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $729,992.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development in Phase II of the new Electric and Magnetic Photonic Sensor (EMPHOS) system technology. In Phase I POC has conclusively demonstrated the feasibility of EMPHOS for enabling autonomous UAV navigation in the presence of power lines.… More

Performance Optimized Solar Energy Generation Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Xiaowei Xia, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $779,953.00
Abstract:
To address the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) need for a primary power technology that gathers power from the high-altitude platform environment, such as photovoltaics, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Performance-Optimized Solar Energy… More

Miniature Multiple Aperture Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Edward DeHoog, Senior Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $729,996.00
Abstract:
To address the Armys need for a small-form-factor camera that can provide a high-resolution image over a wide field of view (WFOV), resulting in higher detection and classification of UXO, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Miniature Multiple Aperture Camera… More

Grid-Based Real-Time Enterprise Intelligence System for Logistics Data Mining and Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang, Director, Sensor Computin – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $717,222.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Armys need for an enterprise data mining expert system with real-time decision support to fleet managers, operators, and commanders, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) successfully designed, developed, tested, and demonstrated in Phase I a novel Grid-based Real-time Enterprise… More

Cryogenic Liquid Operational Seal Enhanced Rotary Union

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $299,991.00
Abstract:
In Phase I Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed and demonstrated the feasibility of a Cryogenic Liquid Operational Seal Enhanced Rotary (CLOSER) union system to address the Navy"s need for a robust coolant gas rotary union design. The CLOSER union system has been designed to provide… More

Hybrid Self-Control and Power-Harvesting Tile

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Martin Lopez, Senior Electrical Enginee – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $495,194.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy's need for technologies that damp/absorb vibration effects in an aircraft carrier deck environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance development of the Hybrid Self-Control and Power-Harvesting Tile (HYSPOT) proven feasible in Phase I. HYSPOT's… More

Automatic Real-Time, Reconfigurable Interface Generalization Hardware Multiprotocol Data Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Shean McMahon, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,936.00
Abstract:
To address the NAVAIR need for advanced avionics data recorders, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed a new Automatic Real-Time, Reconfigurable interface Generalization Hardware (ARRGH) multiprotocol data recorder. The Phase I ARRGH design is based on innovative integration of hybrid… More

Alternating Injected Charge Electrospray

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alex Kolessov, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $593,358.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for electrostatics-based technologies for a protective coating application to complex ship structural surfaces, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue developing a new Alternating Injected Charge Electrospray (ALICE) technology. The prototype device… More

Portable Non-Contact Non-Invasive Underwater Compton Imaging Tomography System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Volodymyr Romanov, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $492,744.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for technology for in situ imaging and displaying of internal components (firing train components, anti-removal and anti-tamper devices, methods of attachment, and air voids) of underwater explosive threats such as limpet mines or underwater improvised explosive… More

High Power Tunable Agile Notch Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bock, Director, Intelligent Wir – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $741,026.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for agile notch filtering systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is developing a new High-Power Tunable Agile Notch (HIPTAN) filter, based on a resonating RF structure. The innovation in the resonating RF structure provides a very large tunable range, enables the device… More

Universal Bio-Sample Preparation Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $726,668.00
Abstract:
Due to increasing recognition of sample preparation as the biggest challenge for biodefense and biomedical detection applications, CBD is seeking a platform technology for automated, universal sample preparation for biosensor systems using small volumes of samples in complex matrices. To address… More

Enhanced Immersion Virtual Support System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Oleg Galkin, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $999,976.00
Abstract:
Addressing the OSD-DHP need to enhance the user experience in the virtual environment for rehabilitation and support of wounded veterans, in Phase II Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue advancing the development of the new Enhanced Immersion Virtual Support (EIViS) system proven… More

Axial Magnetic Transmission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alireza Shapoury, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,952.00
Abstract:
To address the OSD"s need for a quiet, maintenance-free, high torque density magnetic gearbox, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Axial Magnetic TRANsmission (AMTRAN) shown feasible in Phase I. The new magnetic gearbox design, AMTRAN is based on… More

Topical Soft Tissue Treatment Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anya Asanbaeva, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Development of readily forward-deployable therapeutic measures to enhance wound healing could promote earlier restoration to health and return to duty. To address the Army need for a topical wound treatment with recombinant heat shock proteins (rHSPs) that can be applied to wounds to promote wound… More

Methodology for Mitigation of Intermodulation Spurious Signals Produced in Electromagnetic Environment Generation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Matthews, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,939.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need to greatly reduce the occurrence or magnitude of intermodulation products in electromagnetic environment (EME) generation systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new methodology for Mitigation of Intermodulation Spurious Signals Produced in… More

Nano-Therapeutics for Secondary Lymphedema

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army need for a curative treatment for secondary lymphedema that will restore the function of the lymphatic vessel system by stimulating lymphangiogenesis, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Nano-Therapeutics for Secondary Lymphedema (NATSEL). The NATSEL will… More

Method, Retiply, for Producing Human Reticulocytes in Large Numbers for Sustainment of Continuous Culture of P. vivax

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anya Asanbaeva, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,973.00
Abstract:
Plasmodium vivax malaria is an important factor of morbidity in many regions of Asia and Latin America. Culturing P. vivax has been difficult because of stringent requirements for reticulocytes as target cells. To address the Army"s need for a method of producing large numbers of reticulocytes… More

Broad-Range Energy Collection and Harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,957.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for a lightweight, rugged, durable, high-efficiency battery charger and storage unit (BCSU), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Broad-Range Energy Collection and Harvesting (BRECH) technology. This proposed device is based on a new design that… More

Multilayer Thermally Induced Curl Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alex Kolessov, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,965.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for a lightweight, versatile thermal insulation material, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Multilayer Thermally-Induced Curl (MULTIC) fiber. This proposed technology is based on a new approach to manufacturing thermally responsive,… More

Micromechanically Stabilized Surveillance Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Oleg Galkin, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $365,251.00
Abstract:
Addressing the Army need for an inertially stabilized smart camera to provide critical image stabilization for ground or airborne platforms, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the new Micromechanically Stabilized Surveillance Platform (MSSP) system proven… More

Lightweight Inter-Nanosatellite Communications System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Technology Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $1,049,970.00
Abstract:
To address the Army's need for nanosatellite laser communication systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a Lightweight Inter-Nanosatellite Communications (LINC) system. This system is based on unique integration of a new optical tracking scheme, with a common optical telescope… More

IGF::OT::IGF OTHER FUNCTIONS TOPIC 301, PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION PHASE I ENTITLED NANOPARTICLE ENHANCED MAGNETO-ACOUTIS TOMOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gary Mikaelian – 310-320-3088
Award Amount: $170,816.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to address the NCI need by developing and, for the first time, demonstrating relaxation-time-selective magneto-acoustic detection of functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles. Functionalized magnetic nanoparticles will be developed for specific aggregation at the… More

Automated Non-Destructive Foam Sense and Control Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Samuel Nieva, Mechanical Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,900.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a defoaming system, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Automated Non-Destructive Foam Sense and Control Unit (DEFOAM) based on a novel low- and high-power ultrasonic detection and mitigation technique. The novelty of POC"s DEFOAM… More

Biodegradable Amorphous Metal-Oxide Printable Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gary Mikaelian, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
To address the DARPA need to develop a set of biodegradable materials and industry-compatible fabrication processes for demonstrating fully biodegradable, biomedical sensor/actuator systems with electronic performance comparable to silicon on insulator (SOI)-based systems, Physical Optics… More

Microfluidic Pneumatic Autoinjector Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,835.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. CBD need for novel autoinjector technology that provides the warfighter with a compact, field-ready, cost-effective platform for long-term storage of any given CBT antidote that does not present a significant logistical burden, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to… More

Mobile Person Authentication Security System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Milovanov, Senior Systems Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $74,051.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for a flexible approach that provides DoD users with a secure and efficient mobile interface for DoD business systems, to maximize mobile technology use while maintaining information security, data protection, and integrity, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to… More

Omni-Directional Blast Dosimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Leonid Bukshpun, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,963.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a blast dosimeter, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new wearable omni-directional blast dosimeter (OMNIBLAS) for accurate blast pressure monitoring. The miniature badge-like dosimeter (~2 in. x 1 in. x 0.5 in., 6 oz) consists of a miniature… More

Superabsorbent Polymer Cloth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Pedram Boghrat, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a field drying system for clothing and boots that uses no power, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Superabsorbent Polymer Cloth (SAPCLOTH). This proposed device is based on a new design that utilizes POC-developed and tested components… More

Comprehensive Hull Inspection and Damage Assessment System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexander Naumov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for damage assessment of vehicle hulls attacked by improvised explosive devices, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Comprehensive Hull Inspection and Damage Assessment (CHIDA) system. It comprises infrared (IR) three-dimensional (3D) vision and… More

Modular Dynamic Tuner for Improved VLF Antenna Transmit Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Matthews, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,943.00
Abstract:
Addressing the Navy"s need to provide a means for high-power very-low-frequency (VLF) transmitting systems to broadcast more efficiently and effectively, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Modular Dynamic Tuner for Improved VLF Antenna Transmit Efficiency (MODULATE).… More

Signal Excitation and Processing Algorithm for Target Primitives Enhancement and Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alireza Shapoury, Team Leader, Advanced Systems – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,906.00
Abstract:
To address the MDA"s need to develop various novel signal waveform characteristics and processing algorithms to deduce sensor-invariant target attributes of a tracked object, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Signal Excitation and processing Algorithm for Target… More

Omnidirection Pulsed Three-Dimension Imaging Coherent Aperture Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shilpa Pradhan, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,908.00
Abstract:
To address the MDA need for techniques to perform warhead characterization, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Omnidirection Pulsed Three-dimension Imaging Coherent Aperture Sensor (OPTICAS) system based on a multi-aperture coherent 3D imaging system omnidirection view. The… More

Man-Portable Multifrequency Microwave Inspection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Juan Hodelin, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,769.00
Abstract:
To address the MDA"s need for a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) system for nonconductive composite multilayer stacks, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new man-portable multifrequency microwave inspection (M3I) system based on the use of POC"s near-field microwave… More

Real-time Atmospheric Vapor Image Compensation for Infrared Scenes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang, Director, Sensor Computing – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,825.00
Abstract:
To address the Missile Defense Agency"s (MDA"s) need for real-time correction of water vapor effects in infrared scenes, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop new Atmospheric Vapor Image Compensation (AVIC) software. It is based on a fast 3D sparse matrix solver… More

Optical Marking and Identification of Electronic Components with Phase-Encoded Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sergey Sandomirsky, Director, Remote Sensing – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,906.00
Abstract:
To address the MDA need for marking/coating technology to guarantee authenticity of critical electronic components, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new technology for Optical Marking and IDentification of Electronic Components (OMIDEC) with phase-encoded structures. This… More

Multi-Configurable Trap

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang-Bin Chua, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,603.00
Abstract:
To meet the DHP"s need for a freestanding, lightweight, compact, portable trap to collect a broad spectrum of flying disease vectors, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Multi Configurable Trap (McTrap), based on a combination of trap features that have proven effective in… More

Nano-Therapeutics for Peripheral Neuropathy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,927.00
Abstract:
To address the DHP need for a controlled, target-specific delivery system for topical treatment of peripheral neuropathy (PN), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop Nano Therapeutics for Peripheral Neuropathy (NATPEN). The NATPEN will include a nanocarrier (NC) loaded with specific… More

Vertebrate Cell Preservation Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,926.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army need for new methods and/or materials to allow long-term storage of vertebrate cells under ambient conditions for use in portable cell-based toxicity sensors, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Vertebrate Cell Storage (VerCeS) technology based on a novel… More

Malodorous Non-Lethal Grenade

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Technology Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
To address the Army need for a non-lethal warhead for use on miniature organic precision munitions, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Malodorous Non-Lethal Grenade (MNLG) optimized for use on miniature munitions. This proposed grenade is based on a new design that utilizes… More

Terehertz-Infrared Microsphere Bolometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Wilkinson, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for an ultra-sensitive, room-temperature, long-wavelength radiation detector, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Terahertz-Infrared Microsphere Bolometer (TIMBol). This proposed device is based on thermally induced wavelength shifts of… More

Retro-transmitting Omni-Bidirectional On-the-move Laser-Illuminated Non-line-of-sight Optical Communication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Technology Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for an optical communication system that is suitable for the teleoperation of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Retro-transmitting Omni-Bidirectional On-the-move Non-line-of-sight Optical Communication… More

Broad-Range Energy Collection and Harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $999,809.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for a lightweight battery charger and storage unit (BCSU), capable of continuous conversion of radiative environmental energy into usable direct current (DC), to recharge Soldiers"batteries, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed the Broad-Range Energy… More

Innovative Optical Monitoring System for Performance Assessment of Cutting Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Wilkinson, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,963.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a system to monitor the state of wear of cutting tools in high performance fighter jet production, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed the Innovative Monitoring System for Performance Assessment of Cutting Tools (IMPACT) that has demonstrated the… More

Interpolated Liquid Shim Application System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chris Ulmer, Principal Electrical Engi – (310) 310-3088
Award Amount: $749,926.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a liquid shim application system for automated advanced fighter assembly, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed the Interpolated Liquid Shim Application System (ILSAS), which has demonstrated the ability to apply highly precise amounts of liquid… More

Pneumatic Height-Adjustable Skiving Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Miller, Director, Engineering – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,967.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for an advanced power skiver tool capable of reliably skiving gap-fill material to precise heights with repeatable accuracy, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the innovative Pneumatic Height-Adjustable Skiving Tool… More

Solar/Lunar Exclusion Projection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fang Zhang, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,927.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Addressing the Air Force need for a reduced-path-length solar/lunar exclusion sensor test capability that quantitatively characterizes off-axis rejection of bright light sources for validation and calibration of sensors in a cryo-vacuum environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC)… More

Missile Accelerated Aging Assessment and Reliability Prediction Methodology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sergey Sandomirsky, Director, Remote Sensing – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
To address the MDA need for methodologies for long-term missile aging assessment and reliability prediction for polymer materials and electronic parts, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Missile Accelerated Aging Assessment and Reliability Prediction (MA^3REP), based on… More

Ultra-miniature Inertial Measurement Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shelly Mechery, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,931.00
Abstract:
To address the Missile Defense Agency"s need to accurately measure inertial movement in a stressing flight environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Miniature Inertial Measurement Sensor (MIMS). This proposed sensor is based on a solid-state accelerometer design… More

Insect-Inspired Non-Imaging Gesture Human Tracking Array Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ofir Garcia, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,980.00
Abstract:
To address the OSD need for a minimally intrusive technology that supports aircraft carrier operator gesture recognition, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Non-Imaging Gesture Human Tracking Array Optics (NIGHT-AO). This proposed device is based on a novel, low size weight… More

High-Performance Arbitrated Logic Processing Topology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shean McMahon, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $147,272.00
Abstract:
To address the SOCOM need for field-operable computing"bricks", Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop High-performance Arbitrated LOgic processing Topology (HARLOT) device. HARLOT is a computing brick housed in a man-portable, ruggedized package designed for field use and… More

Memristor-based Brain-like Morphware Processing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Esterkin, Director, Integrated Electronics – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,917.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for a high-performance, low power bio-inspired parallel processor, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new highly reconfigurable Memristor-based Brain-like Morphware Processing (BRAINWARE) technology for implementation in upcoming military… More

Airborne Enhanced Rear Obstacle Avoidance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ninad Patnekar, (310) 320-3088 – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
To address the Armys need for a low-cost rearward sense-and-avoid system, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop an Airborne Enhanced Rear Obstacle Avoidance System (AERO). The AERO system is based on a novel integration of two orthogonal obstacle sense-and-avoid techniques specifically for… More

Self-contained Wireless Electrical Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Naibing Ma, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To address the Armys need for health monitoring of rotorcraft generator control units (GCUs) and main power relays, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Self-contained Wireless Electrical Health Monitoring (SWEM) system based on a new design fusing POCs proprietary and… More

Ambient Energy Conversion System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alex Naumov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
To address the Armys need for a self-replenishing power technology for protective eyewear with active lenses, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Ambient Energy Conversion (AEC) system, which is based on integration of three energy harvesting sources: a photovoltaic… More

Wireless and Passive Noise Measurement and Earplug Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ninad Patnekar, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a miniature wireless earplug-integrated sensor, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Wireless and Passive Noise Measurement and Earplug Evaluation Sensor (WIPAS) system This system is based on an innovative surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based… More

Underwater Tracking System for Accurate Horizontal Directional Drilling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Matthews, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,994.00
Abstract:
Addressing the Navy"s need to develop an accurate underwater tracking tool for Horizontal Directional Drilling systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Underwater Tracking System (UNTRAS), based on implementation of tunable ELF transmitters. The system comprises two… More

High-Power Solid-State Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eddy Milanes, RF Engineering Manager – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for a high peak- and average-power solid-state amplifier to replace existing Klystron tube amplifiers in surface Navy radar, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new amplifier by Spatially Combining in a Radial configuration many Amplifier Modules (SCRAM).… More

Covert Exemplar Low Power Maritime Activity Target Discriminator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Technology Vice President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for a compact off-board passive target discriminator using networked sonobuoys, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Covert Exemplar Low Power Maritime Activity Target-Discriminator (CELPMAT) system based on the innovative data fusion of multi-modal… More

Rapid Advanced Non-Contact Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward Patton, Vice President and Genera – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $3,999,861.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: At the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) El Segundo composites manufacturing facility, large pallets containing as many as a dozen skin tools with skin panels that need to be machined are loaded into a large enclosed environmentally controlled precision milling machine (PMM).… More

Autonomous Lost on Earth Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang, Director, Sensor Computin – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,718.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Autonomous Lost on Earth Navigation (ALOEN) technology proven feasible in Phase I. ALOEN is a stand-alone, compact (12 in. x 10 in. x 8 in.), low-weight (6.4 lb), and power-conserving (17 W) system that is… More

Methodology for Mitigation of Intermodulation Spurious Signals Produced in Electromagnetic Environment Generation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Matthews, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $499,950.00
Abstract:
In response to the Army need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to mature, in Phase II, the new methodology for Mitigation of Intermodulation Spurious Signals Produced in Electromagnetic Environment Generation Systems (MISSPEL) developed and proven feasible in Phase I. Up to 30 dB in-band… More

Multi-Layer Aberration-Compensated Guided Image Conformal Head Mounted Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason Holmstedt, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a wide FOV, lightweight, waveguided helmet-mounted display, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new see-through Multi-Layer Aberration-Compensated Guided Image Conformal Head Mounted Display (MAGIC-HMD) system based on advanced… More

Multi-Aperture Coherent Interferometric Telescopic Array Infrared Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Technology Vice-President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a space-based, low-weight, low-volume MWIR and SWIR, interferometric IR sensor, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Multi-Aperture Coherent Interferometric Telescopic Array Infrared (MACInTIR) sensor. The proposed MACInTIR sensor… More

Separable Near-Isothermal Refreshable Interface for Electronics Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,231.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the AFRL"s need for a low-thermal resistance thermal/mechanical interface for electronics modules inserted into a card carrier, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Separable near-Isothermal Refreshable Interface (SIRI) for electronics modules. The… More

Seeker For Small Agile Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alexander Naumov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,854.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a wide-field-of-view seeker combining multiwaveband infrared imaging and semiactive laser (SAL) guidance in a gimbal-free concept, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new ultrawide-field-of-view Seeker for Small Agile Munitions… More

Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang-Bin Chua, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $385,400.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance System (FiNEAS) that was developed and proven feasible in Phase I. This self-powered system employs a sonar to locate fishing nets at distances>310 ft and hydrodynamic structure with… More

Physics-based Jamming Effect Simulation and Synchronization for Distributed Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,799.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for a consistent physics-based approach to replicate the effects of radio frequency (RF) jammers and radar emitters across the Information Operations Range (IOR), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is developing a new Jamming Effect Simulation and Synchronization… More

See-Through Enabled Efficient Adaptively-Focused Lightweight Low-Cost Head-Worn Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason Holmstedt, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $497,930.00
Abstract:
To address the Office of Naval Research (ONR) need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue advancing, in Phase II, the new See-Through Enabled Efficient Adaptively Focused Lightweight Low-Cost Head-Worn Display (SEEALL-HWD) system. Successfully developed and proven feasible in Phase… More

Handheld Size-Resolved Particulate Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sivanesan Ponniah, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,982.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a low-cost real-time particulate-loading sensor technology, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Handheld Size-Resolved Particulate Monitor (HASPAM). This proposed technology is based on size separation of visible emissions… More

Sense-and-Avoid Postern Insect Eye/Neuromorphic Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ofir Garcia-Salazar, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Addressing the Air Force"s need for a rear-looking sense-and-avoid (SAA) system enabling remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to perform real-time reporting of mid-air-collision (MAC) threats, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new SAA Postern Insect Eye/Neuromorphic… More

Sensor-Fused Multispectral Adaptive Low-Power Low-Weight Enhanced Resolution Helmet-Mounted Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason Holmstedt, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a multispectral imaging system, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new clip-on Sensor-Fused Multispectral Adaptive Low-Power Low-Weight Enhanced Resolution Helmet-Mounted Display (SMALLER-HMD) system. This proposed system is based on… More

Electronically Scanned LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shilpa Pradhan, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force"s need for non-mechanically steered 3D imaging LADAR, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Electronically Scanned LADAR (ESLADAR), based on a novel integrated nonmechanical high-speed ferroelectric liquid-crystal (FLC) spatial light… More

Intelligent Sensor for Closed-Loop Anesthesia Delivery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ninad Patnekar, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,908.00
Abstract:
To address the Army Medical Research and Material Command"s need for closed-loop anesthesia system Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Intelligent Sensor for Closed Loop Anesthesia Delivery (iSCAD) system based on a novel optical spectroscopy technique and a multisensor… More

Pelvic Model with multi-Sensory Data Acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hans-Peter Brecht, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,916.00
Abstract:
To address the DHP need for a biometric model to address dismounted complex blast injury of the pelvis, abdomen, and genitals, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Pelvic Model with multi-Sensory Data Acquisition (ELVIS). This proposed model is based on the combined… More

Preprocessing Method for Enhanced Aiming and Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alireza Shapoury, Group Leader, Advanced Systems – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
To address the MDA need to improve the performance of bulk filtering against nonthreatening flying objects, POC proposes to develop a new Preprocessing Method for Enhanced Aiming and Discrimination (PreMFEAD). This proposed technology is based on signal conditioning and statistical processing. The… More

Compton Scattering Three-dimensional Imaging System for in situ Nondestructive Inspection of Large Honeycomb Sandwich Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Volodymyr Romanov, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $740,701.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a reliable method to inspect large aircraft honeycomb sandwich structures, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is continuing the development of a new automatic, three-dimensional (3D) Compton scattering IMaging system for in situ nondestructive inspection… More

Topical Soft Tissue Treatment Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anya Asanbaeva, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $999,856.00
Abstract:
Development of readily forward-deployable therapeutic measures to enhance wound healing and skin graft survival could promote earlier restoration to health and return to duty. To address the Army"s need for a topical wound treatment with recombinant heat shock proteins (rHSPs) that can be… More

SDR Colocated Agile Bandpass

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Pedro Salazar, Director, RF Engineering – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $714,934.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for improved, high-performance passband filters, Physical Optics Corporation (POC), in Phase I, developed new software-defined radio (SDR) Colocated Agile Bandpass/Bandstop (SCAB) Filters. These filters are based on lumped and distributed hybrid structures and… More

In-Situ Failure Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shilpa Pradhan, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,546.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for an innovative failure analysis method, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of a novel In-Situ Failure Analyzer (INFLA) system proven feasible in Phase I. The INFLA system is based on the innovative integration of a compact, ruggedized… More

Boundary Scan for Enhanced Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Buell, Encryption Software Engin – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,959.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for enhanced weapons replaceable assembly (WRA) diagnostics at the Organizational maintenance level, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue to develop a novel hardware/software system, Boundary Scan Enhanced Diagnostics (BSED). This proposed ruggedized… More

Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic-3D Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Technology Vice-President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $348,194.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy"s need for innovative visual displays to provide variable collimation and improved 3D depth perception for rotary wing flight simulators, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of a new Variable Collimation Autostereo Synthetic Holographic-3D… More

Communicator for Electrical Grid Axillary Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alireza Shapoury, Group Leader, Advanced Systems – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,907.00
Abstract:
To address the OSD"s need for a militarized power line communication system, POC proposes to develop a new Communicator for Electrical Grid Axillary Services (CEGAS). CEGAS is based on a set of innovative modifications to the available power line communication systems that will enable the OSD… More

Control of Scar Contracture After Burn Injury Topical Formulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anya Asanbaeva, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,920.00
Abstract:
The overall incidence of burns in current military operations has nearly doubled during the past few years and this type of injury remains a common component of armed conflicts. To address the need for prevention of scar contracture following burns, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to… More

Inverse Neural-Network-Based Automated Antenna CAD Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Shahzad Khalid, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,944.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy's need for an antenna design tool that will rapidly produce CAD models of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) aircraft antennas, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Inverse Neural-Network-based Automated Antenna CAD Tool (INNCAD). The innovation in… More

Highly Adaptive Millimeter Wave Transceiver System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Esterkin, Director, Integrated Electronics – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army's need for high-bandwidth, compact, wireless, millimeter-wave intra-missile datalink, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel, Highly Adaptive Millimeter WavE (HAMWE) transceiver system that can communicate data rates over 2 Gbps in crowded… More

Diver Physiology Sense and Control Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,834.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. DARPA need for a novel and integrated microsystems platform that dynamically senses and controls warfighter physiology to enable extreme military dive operations, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop the new Diver Physiology Sense and Control (DIPSEC) platform… More

High-Density Optical Interconnects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Victor Grubsky, Director, Advanced X-ray Technology – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,884.00
Abstract:
To address the DARPA need to resolve the interconnect performance limitations in next-generation electronics, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Optical Nanoscale Interconnect (ONSET), based on space-efficient optical waveguide on-chip data communications. The innovation in… More

Snap-Assisted Stackable Hardened Applique Fastener System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $499,964.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army need to attach applique armor packages to Combat Vehicle Structures, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to complete the development of a new Snap-Assisted Stackable Hardened Applique (SASHA) fastener system. SASHA is based on POC's proven, patented line of… More

Multilayer Thermally Induced Curl Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alex Kolessov, Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $499,867.00
Abstract:
To address the Army's need for a high-performance, climate-adaptive thermal insulation material, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed a new Multilayer Thermally Induced Curl (MULTIC) fiber. The MULTIC technology offers the Army an"all-in-one"protective garment solution that… More

Multilayered and Arrayed Fiber Optic Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Naibing Ma, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $999,903.00
Abstract:
To address the Army's need for a multifunctional integrated drive system sensor (MIDSS) to monitor rotorcraft drive system health, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue developing the Multilayered and Arrayed Fiber Optic Sensor Suite (MAFOSS) system. Based on successful… More

Ferrofluidic Thermal Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Oleg Galkin, Senior Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Addressing the Air Force need for game-changing heat switch technologies providing thermal management of heat-sensitive payload on spacecraft, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the new Ferrofluidic Thermal Switch (FTS) system successfully proven… More

Sense and Avoid Insect Eye/Neuromorphic Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Technology Vice-President – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Addressing the Air Force need for an insect-inspired system for see-and-avoid applications onboard remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the new See and Avoid Insect Eye/Neuromorphic (SAVIEN) sensor system proven feasible… More

Magnetic Through-the-Earth Miner Transceiver for Emergency Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: .. -. . – 310-320-3088
Award Amount: $999,994.00
Abstract:
PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACT Even as we move into the 21st century, mining accidents are still a regular occurrence, often resulting in the loss of dozens of lives. Many of these fatalities could have been averted had there been a reliable emergency communications system in place to provide life-saving… More

Light-Alarming Personal Noise Dosimeter System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: .. -. .
Award Amount: $140,023.00
Abstract:
PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACT Occupational noise is a widespread risk factor, linking it strongly to critical health hazards, such as hearing loss, psychiatric disorders, increased blood pressure, and harmful biochemical, immune system, and birth-weight effects. Hearing loss results in social isolation,… More

Digital Aircraft Data Storage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Buell, Encryption Software Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,891.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force"s need for an open systems architecture data transfer device, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes an innovative approach that will provide a solution that maintains compatibility with existing Mission Planning Equipment (MPE) and aircraft data… More

Radiation-Hardened Adaptive Modular Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Stephens, Principal Electrical Engi – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for versatile satellite power electronics, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to complete the development of a new Radiation-Hardened Adaptive Modular Power (RHAMP) system based on an array of sensor power monitors (SPMs) coupled with space-qualified… More

Graphene-Based Chemical Agent Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Chung-Yen C. Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,963.00
Abstract:
Worldwide terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) with chemical/biological (CB) warfare agents is growing. To address the CBD"s need for a sensitive, field-deployable sensor platform in sensing networks, UAVs, and stand-alone CB point detection, Physical Optics Corporation (POC)… More

Mobile Security Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alexander Milovanov, Senior Systems Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,954.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for an approach that enables secure integration of mobile applications and commercial mobile devices (MDs) with Air Force Weather (AFW) Web services, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Mobile Security Toolkit (MOST). MOST is based on… More

Secure Iridium Weather Application Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory Peng, Senior Digital Electronics Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,971.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Secure Iridium Weather Application Platform (SIWAP) consisting of 1) a portable hardware device that supports multiple software applications customized to interface with existing fielded equipment used by the Air Force Weather… More

Portable Fastener Installation Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Norell, Mechanical Engineer – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,967.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force"s need for a portable integrated drilling and fastening system, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Portable Fastener Installation Device (PFID). This proposed device is based on a new integrated clamping and drilling tool design that… More

Micro-Optics Multispectral Polarimetric IR Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Shilpa Pradhan, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,933.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for long focal length compact multispectral infrared (IR) imager, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Micro-Optics Multispectral IR Polarimetric Imaging Sensor (MOMIIS). This proposed MOMIIS is based on innovative combination of… More

Three-Dimensional Recession Rate Monitor and Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Fang Zhang, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,990.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a three-dimensional (3D) recession rate monitor system, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new non-intrusive Three-Dimensional Recession Rate Monitor and Imaging System (3D-RAMIS) based on the novel implementation of digital fringe… More

Solar Mesh Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Bell, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
To address the Army need for the development of a robust, flexible, stretchable and hyperelastic, efficient, photovoltaic textile ("solar textile"), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop innovative Solar Mesh (SOMESH) arrays by readily adapting an existing roll-to-roll… More

Paint Additive/Non-Destructive Interrogation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Naumov, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,949.00
Abstract:
To address the Army need to detect the earliest formation of corrosion through paint, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Paint Additive/Non-Destructive Interrogation (PANDI) system. It is based on innovative implementation of nanosized silicon dioxide (NSD) particles as a… More

Multi-Aperture Optical Seeker Compound Array for Semi-Active Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ofir Garcia, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for a biologically inspired, wide field-of-view, primary optic for semi-active laser (SAL) missile seekers, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel Multi-aperture Optical Seeker Compound Array (MOSCA) for SAL spot tracking. This proposed module… More

Wireless Soldier Information Technology Enhanced Head Mounted Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jason Holmstedt, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
To address the Army need for dismounted soldier see-through display, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop the new Wireless Soldier Information Technology Enhanced Head Mounted Display (WiSITE-HMD) based on the use of a unique waveguide configuration and UWB based HD display… More

Pathogenic Agent Diagnostic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yuri Plotkin, Associate Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for a phage-quantum dot (phage-QD) fielded platform for the detection of biodefense-relevant pathogenic bioagents, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Pathogenic AgeNt DiAgnostic (PANDA) system. The PANDA system combines both the unique optical… More

Hybrid Sling Rope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sivanesan P. Ph.D., Group Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $99,917.00
Abstract:
To address the Army need for a reliable, user-friendly technology to non-destructively inspect helicopter sling load slings, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is proposing a new Hybrid Sling Rope (HYSR) technology. The new technology will consist of multiple conductive threads braided into inner and… More

Thermal Hydrogen Extraction on Board

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Principal Scientist,Electrodynamics – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $149,964.00
Abstract:
To address the SOCOM"s need for a system to generate hydrogen from water on site for use in combatant craft diesel engines, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Thermal Hydrogen Extractor on Board (THEB) system. It is based on a new POC-developed technology of hydrogen… More

Naval Energy Advanced Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mohamad Zahzah, Director, Engineering – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,978.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for innovative power management approaches for a shipboard power grid to effectively manage power for advanced high-power loads, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel new Naval Energy Advanced Control (NEAC) system incorporating smart-grid-based… More

Littoral Combat Ship Unmanned Vehicle Sensor Data Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steve Jiang, Sr. Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy need for LCS unmanned vehicle sensor data compression, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new image compression method operating at an improved rate. It is based on image analysis and new data organization strategies following wavelet transformation. The… More

Nano-Therapeutics for Peripheral Neuropathy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $999,905.00
Abstract:
To address the Defense Health Program (DHP) need for a controlled, target-specific delivery system for topical treatment of peripheral neuropathy (PN), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue development of Nano Therapeutics for Peripheral Neuropathy (NATPEN) in Phase II. The NATPEN… More

Vertebrate Cell Storage Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Principal Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $499,919.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army need for new methods and/or materials to allow long-term storage

Airborne Enhanced Rear Obstacle Avoidance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ninad Patnekar, Director – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $499,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Army"s need for a low-cost rearward sense-and-avoid system, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to advance development of the Airborne Enhanced Rear Obstacle Avoidance System (AERO) proven feasible in Phase I. This system is based on a novel integration of two orthogonal… More

Multi-Layer Aberration-Compensated Guided Image Conformal Head-Mounted Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marc SeGall, Research Scientist – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,956.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a curved waveguide visor display, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue advancing, in Phase II, the new Multi-Layer Aberration-Compensated Guided Image Conformal Head-Mounted Display (MAGIC-HMD). Successfully developed and proven feasible… More

Digital Aircraft Data Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Buell, Team Leader – (310) 320-3088
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force"s need for an open systems architecture data transfer device (DTD), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Digital Aircraft Data Storage (DADS) that provides a solution maintaining compatibility with existing mission planning equipment (MPE)… More