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Company Name: Wavefront
City: BASKING RIDGE
State: NJ
Zip+4: 07920-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $889,907.00 8
SBIR Phase II $1,244,057.00 2
STTR Phase I $354,909.00 3

Award List:

Micro-Plasma Turbulence Velocimetry (uPTV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Western Carolina University
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $79,919.00
RI Contact: Weiguo Yang
Abstract:
Non-invasive methods are required to measure the turbulence in supersonic jet plumes in 3-D with high temporal and spatial resolutions. The turbulent supersonic jet plume changes rapidly both in space and time, and hence any viable approach must acquire the entire 3-D velocity field at even faster… More

Hyper-Spectral Night-Vision Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $79,955.00
Abstract:
Military common laser range finders (CLRF) currently use a direct viewing binocular augmented with AN/PVS night vision eye pieces with infrared cutoff at about 900 nm, incapable of detecting either the eye-safe laser range finder beam or the laser designator beam. The CLRF needs an all-light-level… More

Long-Range Synthetic Aperture Lidar for 2-D Spatial Resolution Higher than Optical Diffraction Limit and 3-D Mapping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $79,986.00
Abstract:
Ground resolution is a critical parameter of an airborne surveillance system, whether it is a ground radar or an optical camera. The synthetic aperture (SA) method has proven extremely successful in Radio Frequency (RF) radars to achieve spatial resolution significantly higher than that of the… More

Short-Wave-Infrared (SWIR) Night Glow Photon-Counting Integrated Circuit (PCIC) Focal Plane Array (FPA) Detectors and Night Vision Cameras

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
Almost all intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and all small agile munitions need high-sensitivity night vision imagers for situational awareness and for target identification, tracking and discrimination. The requirements of situational awareness, responsiveness and… More

In-Line Sandwich of Silicon-based Photon-Counting Night Vision Sensor, Amplifier and Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Currently fielded night vision goggles intensify images in an integrated components train comprising a photo cathode, a multi-channel plate for amplification, and a phosphor screen. A purely semiconductor-based night vision device with higher performance, longer lifetime and lower cost is… More

High Temperature InAsSb Short-Wave-Infrared (SWIR) to Mid-Wave-Infrared (MWIR) Photon-Counting-Integrated-Circuit (PCIC) Miniature Lipstick Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $149,994.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Infrared thermography has been increasingly used for the measurement of surface temperature and convective heat transfer characteristics of combustion engines. The infrared thermometry technique is particularly advantageous for resolving spatial and temporal surface temperature… More

High-Speed Small Firearm Muzzle Flash Acoustic and Optical Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
An ever-changing battlefield poses a growing threat of small arm hostile fire for our ground troops, ground vehicles and low-flying airborne platforms. High performance and low cost hostile fire indicator (HFI) solutions are needed to protect both stationary posts and moving military platforms.… More

Photon Counting Solar-Blind Ultraviolet (UV) Communication System for Safe, Secure, Non-Line-Of-Sight Free-Space Data Links

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Battlefield medicine has been a critical component of any successful military campaign since ancient times. A safe, secure, wireless, high data rate communication link is highly desirable for tactical battlefield casualty management. One promising solution is the free-space optical non-line-of-sight… More

Gimbal-Free Wavelength-Division-Multiplexing Free Space Optical Communication (WDMFSO) for Ocean Surface Transceivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $79,991.00
Abstract:
Lasercom, namely, free-space optical (FSO) communication, has many advantages over the traditional RF communication channels widely used in military communications. Some notable advantages of lasercom are no need for licensing for frequency allocation, immunity to radio frequency interference, and… More

Space-based Passive Night Vision Vibrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Utah State University / SDL
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $149,996.00
RI Contact: Chad Fish
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Remote sensing of surface vibration is an important modality of measures and signals intelligence (MASINT) with a wide range of military applications including target discrimination, clutter rejection, analysis of engine signatures, and seismic detection of buried threats. Other… More

In-Line Sandwich of Silicon-based Photon-Counting Night Vision Sensor, Amplifier and Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $744,066.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Currently fielded night vision goggles intensify images in an integrated components train comprising a photo cathode, a multi-channel plate for amplification, and a phosphor screen. A purely semiconductor-based night vision device with higher performance, longer lifetime and lower cost is… More

Conjugate Etalon Spectral Imager (CESI)&Scanning Etalon Methane Mapper (SEMM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Space Dynamics Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Alan B. Marchant, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,994.00
RI Contact: Alan Marchant
Abstract:
The Conjugate Etalon Spectral Imaging (CESI) concept enables the development of miniature instruments with high spectral resolution, suitable for LEO missions aboard CubeSat or nanosat buses, including constellation missions providing global coverage and characterization of dynamic phenomena. Small… More

Hyper-Spectral Night-Vision Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jie Yao, CTO – (609) 558-4806
Award Amount: $499,991.00
Abstract:
Military common laser range finders (CLRF) currently use a direct viewing binocular augmented with AN/PVS night vision eye pieces with infrared cutoff at about 900 nm, incapable of detecting either the eye-safe laser range finder beam or the laser designator beam. The CLRF needs an all-light-level… More