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Company Information:

Company Name: Active Spectrum, Inc.
City: Foster City
State: CA
Zip+4: 94404-1192
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (603) 791-4370

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $729,051.00 8
SBIR Phase II $2,599,894.00 4
STTR Phase I $80,000.00 1

Award List:

Wideband Filter Networks for Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP) Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Christopher White, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $69,083.00
Abstract:
We propose a novel, high performance tunable narrowband bandpass preselect filter that is capable of continuously tuning from 400MHz - 3GHz. The proposed filter offers an order of magnitude reduction in SWAP-C, small size (1/2" x 1/2" x 1/4"), low cost and minimal power consumption. The proposed… More

Automated Oil Reblending System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James White, President
Award Amount: $69,344.00
Abstract:
Precise monitoring and maintenance of engine lubricating oils is essential to extend operating life and minimize engine wear. Oil analysis has long been used by the Navy for preventative maintenance of its fleet. However, the manpower requirements for these maintenance programs place a significant… More

Electron Spin Resonance Microanalyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $94,090.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Electron spin resonance spectrometry is a widely used technique for the detection of free radicals and paramagnetic centers. There are over 23,000 published biomedical research papers citing this technique, particularly the use of spin labeling and measurement… More

Sensor for Monitoring of Particulate Emissions in Diesel Exhaust Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. White, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $69,807.00
Abstract:
Active Spectrum, Inc. proposes a novel, low-cost soot sensor for on-board measurement of soot emissions in diesel exhaust gases. The proposed technology is differentiated from existing method by excellent sensitivity, high specificity to carbon particulates, and robustness to fouling by accumulated… More

Wideband Filter Networks for Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP) Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Christopher White, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $771,407.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of mass producing robust miniaturized, tunable narrowband preselect filters in the 500-2000 MHz bands for fielded JTRS platforms. In the 500 MHz - 2000 MHz frequency bands, we proposed a tunable 2-pole narrowband (30 MHz) preselect… More

SBIR Phase I: Airborne Soot Sensor for Improving Fuel Efficiency and Reducing Pollutants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: James R. White, DPhil
Award Amount: $98,458.00
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will test the feasibility of increasing diesel fuel economy while reducing soot to below EPA emissions standards for diesel exhaust by… More

Tunable Filters for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. White, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $732,405.00
Abstract:
The proposal describes a miniaturized tunable filter technology for wideband tuning in the 500 MHz to 3 GHz bands. The filters use a novel actuator to achieve a combination of wide tuning range and high-Q of the resonant elements. The filter technology can be integrated into a small surface mount… More

In-situ Measurement of Marine Lubricant Degradation by X-band Micro-ESR Spectrometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James White, President
Award Amount: $596,082.00
Abstract:
We propose development and field testing of a high frequency, miniaturized electron spin resonance spectrometer (X-band Micro-ESR) to measure degradation of marine lubricants, gear oils and hydraulic oils in real time. Lubricants and other fluids of interest will flow continuously through the sensor… More

SBIR Phase I: Rapid and In-situ Analysis of Deepwater Oil Plumes by Micro-ESR Spectrometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: James R. White
Award Amount: $149,977.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project involves field analysis of crude oil emulsions using electron spin resonance (ESR/EPR) spectroscopy. The recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is substantially different from previous oil spills in that a large fraction of the oil… More

SBIR Phase II: Airborne Soot Sensor for Improving Fuel Efficiency and Reducing Pollutants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: James R. White
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will result in the development of a miniature airborne soot sensor for automotive diesel engine exhaust sensing applications. Current government regulations mandate that by 2012, all diesel vehicles sold in the United States will be equipped… More

Tunable Bandstop Filters for Suppression of Co-site Interference and Jamming Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Virginia Tech
Principal Investigator: Christopher White, Treasurer – (650) 269-0401
Award Amount: $80,000.00
RI Contact: Jim Hillman
Abstract:
We propose to develop miniaturize, high performance bandstop filters demonstrating low insertion loss in the 1-20 GHz range, broad tuning, and high RF power handling capability for interference mitigation in shipboard radar and communications systems.

Rapid biodosimetry for accurate assessment of individual radiation exposure levels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James White, President – (650) 212-2625
Award Amount: $99,147.00
Abstract:
A novel high-sensitivity biodosimeter technology is proposed that can perform rapid, non-invasive measurement radiation biomarkers in solid human tissues such as fingernails and teeth.

Integrated Oil Condition Monitor and Debris Sensing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James White, President – (650) 212-2625
Award Amount: $79,145.00
Abstract:
Miniature electron spin resonance spectroscopy technology (Micro-ESR) provides a quantitative, real-time measure of oil condition including oxidation, sulfation, water content and additive depletion. In the event corrosion does occur, the sensor can quantitatively measure iron oxides in the oil.… More