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Company Information:

Company Name:
Agiltron Corporation
Address:
15 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA
Phone:
N/A
URL:
EIN:
43539587
DUNS:
4841644
Number of Employees:
83
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $14,327,651.80 151
SBIR Phase II $38,000,135.05 53
STTR Phase I $3,749,098.00 40
STTR Phase II $10,249,202.00 14

Award List:

Low loss, polarization insensitive, high speed fiber optic switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
High performance fiberoptic switches are in great demand for use in optical communication networks and modern defense systems. Current fiberoptic switches do not simultaneously meet the requirements of high speed, low loss, high extinction ratio, and highreliability. Based on the successful… More

Novel Fiber Optic Field Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the fabrication of a novel fiber optic field sensor, having significant performance and cost advantages over the competing technologies. Fiber optic based sensors offer attractive features of immunity to electromagneticinterference, excellent electrical isolation, compatible… More

Network Application of Piezo-Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
High performance fiberoptic switches are in critical demand for use in the ever-growing communication networks and modern defense systems. Fiberoptic switch is the key component to enable much simplified and higher performance Active Optical Networks,where optical signals/channels are dynamically… More

High speed low loss optical switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,789.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
"This program addresses the development of a solid-state optical switching technology. Current fiberoptic switches do not simultaneously meet the requirements of high speed, low loss, high extinction ratio, and high reliability. Sub-microsecond andmultiple-port fiber switches of low loss and low… More

Network Application of Piezo-Crystal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
"High performance fiberoptic switches are in great demand for use in the information super-highway and modern defense systems. Current fiberoptic switches do not simultaneously meet the requirements of high speed, low loss, high extinction ratio, and highreliability. Based on a successful phase I… More

Network Application of Piezo-Crystal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,512.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
"High performance fiberoptic switches are in great demand for use in the information super-highway and modern defense systems. Current fiberoptic switches do not simultaneously meet the requirements of high speed, low loss, high extinction ratio, and highreliability. Based on a successful phase I… More

Low Cost Lead Salt Mid-IR Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lei Zhang, Director of R&D
Abstract:
"Agiltron proposes a revolutionary approach to Mid-IR imager intrinsically having advantages in sensitivity, energy efficiency, reliability, and cost as compared with the competitive approaches. The innovation is based on pixel-level integration ofmicro-machined PbSe-Au interferometer that directly… More

Self-latching solid-state fiber optic cross-connect switch array

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,614.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
"High performance fiberoptic switches are in great demand for use in both modern commercial and defense communication networks and next-generation military sensing systems. Current fiberoptic switches lack reliability and operation speed. Carrie-classreliable switch matrix has not been realized… More

Molecular Design of Particle Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,874.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Lei Zhang, Director of R&D
Research Institution:
University of New Orleans
RI Contact:
Charles J. O'Connor
Abstract:
"Nanoparticles are attracting increasing attention because of their unique properties. Applications based on particles down to nanometer size range are growing rapidly. The ability to coat high performance layers on nanoparticles would offer unsurpassedfunctionality and further broaden the range of… More

Continuous Wave Terahertz Source Photonic Band Engineering

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,730.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Lei Zhang, Director of R&D
Research Institution:
Tufts University
RI Contact:
Theodore M. Liszczak
Abstract:
"The terahertz (THz) wave region is an underutilized electromagnetic spectrum in which generation is difficult. The existing THz sources are generated either by large and expensive free electron laser or by pulsed optical radiations. There is an increasedneed for continuous THz wave source of high… More

Microchip Laser Beam Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,891.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
"This program addresses the development of a solid-state optical switching technology. Current optical switches do not simultaneously meet the requirements of high speed, low loss, high extinction ratio, low power consumption, high damage threshold, andhigh reliability. Sub-microsecond and… More

Novel Beam Steering for Infrared Countermeasure

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
"The traditional way of steering light is using turnable mirrors, prisms or other optical components by mechanical actuators. These are usually large, heavy and consume relatively high powers. Moreover, the rate/speed at which light can be modulated is slowcompared with today's demand on switching… More

Novel Biomimetic MEMS Based Infrared Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,929.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Research Institution:
IOWA STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Thane Peterson
Abstract:
This program addresses a new approach to IR imager that closely mimics biological organisms sense principals, having advantages in sensitivity, energy efficiency, reliability, and cost as compared with the competitive approaches. The innovation is based onincorporation of sensitive polymer-molecular… More

Optical IR/UV Background Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,875.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes a new concept for room temperature infrared imaging, which has the extraordinary potential of meeting the stringent requirement for monitoring the image projectors under intense EMI interference. This real-time monitoring system can beused to maintain the calibration of… More

Phase Gradient Fine Steering Mirrors for Free Space Optical Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,933.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
Lasercomm offers attractive benefits of energy efficient, small size and weight, as well as resistant to detection and jam. However, lasercomm requires high accuracy pointing systems due to the much narrower beam divergence compared to conventional RFtechnology. Although mechanical beam steering… More

Photonic Phased Array Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,987.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The present invention provides an inexpensive and low loss fiberoptic manifold for lightweight, high-efficiency, electronically steerable, phased-array antennas. Our approach is sate-of-the-art in design and closely coupled with proven volume fiber optic component manufacturing techniques, holding a… More

Novel Photonic Infrared Scene Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
This proposal addresses an unconventional photonic approach to the next generation IR scene generator. The revolutionary IR scene generator design intrinsically has advantages in speed, compactness, light intensity, temperature range, spatial resolution,background noise, reliability, and cost as… More

Microchip Laser Beam Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
This program addresses the development of a cutting edge optical switching technology for microchip laser. Leveraged on our industry leading solid-state optical switch commercialization expertise, AGILTRON Inc. is developing and perfecting a uniqueoptoceramic 1x4 switch. This program is focused on… More

Microchip Laser Beam Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$449,944.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
This program addresses the development of a cutting edge optical switching technology for microchip laser. Leveraged on our industry leading solid-state optical switch commercialization expertise, AGILTRON Inc. is developing and perfecting a uniqueoptoceramic 1x4 switch. This program is focused on… More

Novel Phased Array Antenna Technology for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,600.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
This program addresses a revolutionary low cost manufacturing technology of digitally switchable fiberoptic true time delay manifold for high performance phased array antenna. By using an improved electro-optic material system, the proposed integrateddevice will provide sub-microsecond high… More

Novel Biomimetic MEMS Based Infrared Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Research Institution:
Iowa State University
RI Contact:
Thane Peterson
Abstract:
This program addresses a new approach to IR imager that closely mimics biological organisms sense principals, having advantages in sensitivity, energy efficiency, reliability, and cost as compared with the competitive approaches. The innovation is based on incorporation of sensitive… More

Optical IR/UV Background Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,499.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes a new uncooled infrared imaging concept that meets the stringent requirements for background fire protection monitoring under intense EMI at the large Air Force Flight Test Center anechoic facility. The approach is fully compatible with silicon IC processing and utilizes a novel… More

Photonic Phased Array Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The present invention provides an ultra-reliable and low loss fiberoptic manifold for lightweight, high-efficiency, photonic phased-array antennas. Our approach is sate-of-the-art in design and closely coupled with proven volume fiber optic component manufacturing techniques, holding a promise of… More

Novel Photonic Infrared Scene Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
This proposal addresses an unconventional photonic approach for the next generation of IR scene generator that provides all-aspect, realistic IR threat simulation for infrared controlled and guided missile weapons systems and trackers. The new IR scene generator design provides intrinsic advantages… More

High Reliability Mechanical Fiber Optic Splice

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,935.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
The proposed approach provides a high performance mechanical optical fiber splice of single piece construction. Leveraging on advanced glass and polymer material processing technologies, the new splice design offers advantageous attributes of compactness for use with minimum space intrusion,… More

Long Wavelength Acousto-optic Tunable Filters for Multispectral Imaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
Utilizing recently available exceptional mercurous chloride (Hg2Cl2) acousto-optic material having the largest known optical filter figure of merit, we propose to develop a state-of-the-art high speed and wide-bandwidth long-wavelength acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF). The proposed device has… More

Low-Loss Miniature Optical Time Delay Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
Leveraging on our industry leading switchable photonic delay commercial product offerings, Agiltron proposes to develop the next-generation 8-bit delay line that meets the challenging requirements of lower insertion loss and higher switching speed. The next-level performance improvement will be… More

Enhancing Charge Injection and Device Integrity in Organic LEDs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,915.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75905-Solid state lighting based on organic light emitting diodes (OLED) offers significant gains in power efficiency, color quality, and lifetime, with less cost and environmental impact than traditional incandescent and fluorescent lights. However, currently available OLED devices do not meet the… More

Novel Infrared Imaging Fiber Optic Bundles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,931.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
Currently available IR fibers are inadequate for fiberoptic IR imager applications due to their narrow transmission range, unacceptably large optical loss, and high cost. These deleterious features have also hampered their acceptance for applications in chemical sensing, thermometry, and laser… More

High Speed Low Loss Optical Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,908.00
Agency / Branch:
DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
High performance fiberoptic switch is an enable technology for new generation optical telecommunication and fully secured quantum communication/cryptography applications. Current fiberoptic switches do not simultaneously meet the requirements of high speed, low loss, high extinction ratio, and high… More

Multi-Band / Multi-Threat Warning System with a Single Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Research Institution:
University of Oklahoma
RI Contact:
Dan G. Davis
Abstract:
Agiltron and University of Oklahoma jointly propose a revolutionary multi-band/multi-threat warning system having intrinsic advantages in sensitivity, speed, energy efficiency, reliability, and cost as compared with the competitive approaches. The device integrates three-band detection and… More

Bio-Inspired IR Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
The proposal addresses a new class of IR detector that mimics the snake's thermal sensing ability. The design is based on the extensive research derived findings on biological IR sensing systems and leverages recent material process progress in multi-layered nano-scale membrane preparation. The… More

Photonic Broad Band IR Scene Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,944.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
This proposal addresses a novel photonic approach to the high performance IR scene generator. The revolutionary design has intrinsic advantages of broadband, high apparent temperature, compactness, high spatial resolution, low background temperature and noise, high reliability, and low cost, as… More

Nanostructure-Enhanced Bulk Thermoelectric Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
The use of thermoelectric devices as alternative energy sources has been investigated with limited success. Manufacturing costs and limited power generation efficiency have prevented the economical, large-scale production and use of the thermoelectric devices as a viable alternative energy source.… More

SBIR Phase I: Fabrication of Single-Crystal-Like PMNPT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,957.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses a low cost technology for the mass production of high performance piezoelectric single crystals. The approach will potentially lead to a new generation of engineered piezocrystals exhibiting attributes of low cost, high quality… More

Continuous Wave Terahertz Source Photonic Band Engineering

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,901.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Lei Zhang, Director of R&D
Research Institution:
Tufts University
RI Contact:
Theodore M. Liszczak
Abstract:
The terahertz wave region of the electromagnetic spectrum offers exciting and unique attributes for security imaging and secure broadband communications. However, THz signal generation is difficult and current applications are rare. Existing THz sources utilize large and expensive lasers operating… More

High Power Laser-Host Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,919.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
The present invention is a low cost method of mass-producing large size, ultra-fine grain Nd:YAG laser ceramics. Agiltron's approach will potentially lead to a new generation of engineered polycrystalline laser materials exhibiting new performance and cost attributes that are not previously… More

Low-Loss Miniature Optical Time Delay Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,910.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao, President
Abstract:
Leveraging our industry leading photonic delay commercial product offerings, Agiltron proposes to develop next-generation 8-bit time delay modules that meet the challenging requirements of lower insertion loss, higher switching speed, low weight, and low cost. Next-level performance will be… More

High Reliability Mechanical Fiber Optic Splice

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,784.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
The proposed approach provides a high performance mechanical optical fiber splice of single piece construction. Leveraging on advanced glass and polymer material processing technologies, the new splice design offers advantageous attributes of compactness for use with minimum space intrusion,… More

Enhancing Charge Injection and Device Integrity in Organic LEDs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,942.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75905S Solid state lighting based on organic light emitting diodes (OLED) offers significant gains in power efficiency, color quality, and lifetime, with less cost and environmental impact than traditional incandescent and fluorescent lights. However, currently available OLED devices do not meet… More

Novel Infrared Imaging Fiber Optic Bundles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
This program addresses the development of a new fiber bundle technology for infrared imaging in the spectral range of 1-12 microns. Currently there is no single fiber system that covers this broad wavelength range. Agiltron proposed technology relies on the excellent IR properties of heavy halides… More

Waveband-Switchable Low Cost IR Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
Based on our recent progress in a proprietary optical MEMS IR camera technology, Agiltron Inc. proposes to develop a revolutionary approach to produce an uncooled IR imager whose operation band is switchable between broadband coverage of the combined MWIR and LWIR spectrum and only the MWIR region. … More

High Performance and Low Cost Sniper Riflescope Detection Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
Dual Source Enemy Identification and Negation Lidar (DSEINL) is a preferred method with wide field of view and high detection rate to find and identify enemy combatants and sniper rifles by receiving the co-reflected or retro-reflected light from the sighting riflescope or the enemy combatant¿¿s… More

New Generation Hybrid Carbon/Ceramic Nanocomposites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Research Institution:
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIV.
RI Contact:
Susan Webster
Abstract:
Based on in-depth experience with advanced optical ceramics, nano-particle coating, nanoceramic sintering and superplasticity deformation, in this program, AGILTRON Inc. and Florida International University, and University of California at Davis propose to develop next generation airframe and engine… More

A New Generation of Polymer Fiber Optic Image Inverter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,902.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
In this program, leveraging our extensive experience in micro-precision fiber optic products and nano-composite engineering, Agiltron Incorporated proposes to realize high refractive index polymer fibers and associated polymer optic inverters, potentially meeting all the required level of… More

Photonic T/R Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
Leveraging on Agiltron's recent breakthrough in manufacturing low cost fiber optic digital delay lines and the drastic improvement in cost and performance of commercial optical transceivers, we propose to develop a practical fiber optic variable time delay based T/R integration module for microwave… More

Lighteight and Low Cost Infrared Optics for Manportable Fire Control and Missile System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,936.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes a new class of significantly lightweight long wave infrared (LWIR) lens system for Army manportable fire control and missile systems. Our unique afocal design uses only three thin lenses with aspherical and Fresnel surfaces, holding the promise of providing unsurpassed optical… More

An Integratable Ultra-Compact Optical Sensor System for Situation Awareness and Aircraft Self-Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,920.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Don McDaniel, Director of Government Business
Abstract:
The proposal addresses a new class of large field of view panoramic two color + RF sensor system that is based on a revolutionary concept in sensing optics, potentially providing all weather, all aspect, multi spectral threat warning system. The new design is a practical solution to incorporate… More

Visible Wavelength Negative Index Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,921.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Don McDaniel, Director of Government Business
Research Institution:
NORTHEASTERN UNIV.
RI Contact:
Anthony N. Pirri
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron's recent breakthrough in photonic nano-manufacturing technology and research on photonic crystals together with Northeastern University's know-how in the research of negative index material, we propose to design and fabricate a negative index photonic crystal material and… More

Nano-Enabled Sampling for SERS-Based Trace Explosive Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
We propose a new Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering sampling chip and cell design of permeable/porous polymer matrix embedded with multi-layered gold nano-particles. The approach leverages the leading-edge micro-optical component development and manufacture at Agiltron and extensive experience in… More

Low Loss Optic Fiber Sparse Tapped Delay Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Research Institution:
TUFTS UNIV.
RI Contact:
Theodore M. Liszczak
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron's recent breakthrough in low loss/low cost solid-sate fiberoptic digital delay lines and variable splitter, we propose to develop a new type of affordable reconfigurable sparse delay line module. The proposed approach overcomes the deficiencies in limited delay time and… More

Novel Broadband Tunable Microwave Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,916.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron's recent breakthrough in manufacturing low cost fiber optic digital delay lines and variable optical attenuators as well as the drastic improvement in cost and performance of commercial optical transceivers, we propose to develop a practical fiber optic switchable… More

Multi-Channel High-Speed Phase/Amplitude Manipulation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,914.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
Agiltron, Inc proposes a fully integrated approach for free-space laser communication transceiver components offering multi-channel beam combination and separation with fast phase-shift and amplitude-variation capabilities. The innovation is independent electro-optic manipulation of the orthogonally… More

Independently Controlled Broadband IR Source Array

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,922.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
Based a proprietary micro-mechanical optical attenuator that directly integrated on fiber tip, we propose an unconventional broadband independently controlled IR source array for the next generation IR scene generator. The device design is very simple and overcomes the major shortcomings of the… More

High Transparent Metal Oxide / Polyimide Antistatic Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,984.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
NASA requires clear antistatic coatings that can withstand exposure to the rigors of the space environment. Agiltron proposes a coating consisting of inorganic conducting particles and space environment resistant polymer that shares the best features of inorganics and organics currently available.… More

High Performance and Low Cost Sniper Riflescope Detection Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Director of Technology
Abstract:
Based on our recent progress in a proprietary Dual Source Enemy Identification and Negation Lidar (DSEINL) technology and successful Phase I feasibility demonstration, Agiltron Inc. proposes to develop a revolutionary approach to DSEINL for providing wide field of view and high detection rate to… More

New Generation Hybrid Carbon/Ceramic Nanocomposites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Research Institution:
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIV.
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
Based on in-depth experience with advanced optical ceramics, nano-particle coating, nanoceramic sintering and superplasticity deformation, in this program, Agiltron, Inc. and Florida International University propose to develop next generation airframe and engine materials made of CNT/alumina… More

An Integrated Ultra-Compact Optical Sensor System for Situational Awareness and Aircraft Self-Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,322.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
The proposal addresses a new class of large field of view two color MWIR uncooled sensing module with an RF sensor system that is based on a revolutionary concept in sensing optics, potentially providing all weather, all aspect, multi spectral threat warning system. The new design is a practical… More

Visible Wavelength Negative Index Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Research Institution:
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLO
RI Contact:
Patrick W. Fitzgerald
Abstract:
Recent development in negative index materials has triggered great interest in imaging through a flat lens, and perhaps even ¡superlensing¡": exceeding the classical diffraction limit by capturing both evanescent and propagating wave components. Though d

Nano-Enabled Sampling for SERS-Based Trace Explosive Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technoloy
Abstract:
In Phase I, Agiltron has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering sampling chip and cell design utilizing a permeable/porous polymer matrix embedded with multi-layered gold nano-particles. The approach leverages the leading-edge micro-optical… More

A New Generation of Polymer Fiber Optic Image Inverter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,254.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, VP of Technology
Abstract:
In Phase I, Agiltron has successfully demonstrated the proof-of-principle of an innovative design and fabrication process for plastic fiber optical image inverter with significant reduction in weight, thickness, and cost. This new category of image inverter also also offers high performance,… More

A Novel low-noise, fast-tuning, wideband Tuner based on Tunable Opto-Electronic Oscillator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, Chief Scientist/President
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron's recent breakthrough in manufacturing low cost fiber optic digital delay lines and variable optical attenuators as well as the drastic improvement in cost and performance of commercial optical components, and the leadership of M/A-COM in the ELINT tuner, we propose to develop a… More

Control of Dislocations for Improved IR Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
RI Contact:
Richard Scammell
Abstract:
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Polymer-ceramic Nanocomposites for High Power Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,929.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
RI Contact:
Carol Welt,
Abstract:
We propose to develop new polymer-ceramic nanoparticle composites for high power capacitors. The new approach combines the leading-edge nanomaterials development and manufacturing at Agiltron will transfer the high dielectric constant fillers to our new nanodielctrics with extremely improved… More

Solid-State Phase-Lockable 1-2THz Local-Oscillator Based on Intra-Cavity Frequency Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,988.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal provides a breakthrough solution to realize a compact THz local-oscillator, which is phase-lockable and can tune 1-2 THz with flat output power in excess of 100 mW. The innovation is based on high efficiency intra-cavity difference frequency generation. A dual cavity optical parametric… More

Next Generation High Sensitivity, Broad Band Electrical Field Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,900.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron industrial leading development and production of high speed fiber optical modulators and switches, we propose to realize a new class of high performance electro-optic field sensor. The approach is closely coupled with recent progress in electro-optic material and device… More

Advanced Fiber Optic Connectors for Condition Based Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive production experience on glass ferrules and micro-optic components, AGILTRON proposes to realize a new class of fiber optic connectors with built-in stress relief and special fiber optic components of miniature beam splitters and 90 degree reflectors, targeted for… More

High Transparent Metal Oxide / Polyimide Antistatic Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,923.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Through this Phase I program, Agiltron has successfully produced an innovative transparent conductive nanocomposite paint that holds the promise of meeting space application requirements. The paint can be easily applied to many surfaces and forms a clear conductive coating at temperatures as low… More

RELIABLE PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION WITH LOW FALSE ALARM RATE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,918.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, Chief Materials Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
We propose a new trace explosive collection and detection technique comprising Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) sampling chip and cell design of permeable/porous polymer matrix embedded with multi-layered gold nano-particles. The approach leverages the leading-edge micro-optical component… More

High Quantum Efficiency Fast Detectors for the Readout of Scintillators for Gamma Ray Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President/Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to demonstrate a breakthrough detector for readout of scintillators for gamma ray detection that overcomes the quantum efficiency and high voltage limits of current PMTs and APDs. It holds the promise to improve the current scintillator detector resolution by at least 30 percent… More

Molding Technology for Low-Cost Infrared (IR) Chalcogenide Glass Optical Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President
Abstract:
Based on our extensive experience in infrared glass and lens molding, Agiltron proposes to develop an advanced molded IR lens technology that will drastically improve the way the infrared sensor optics are produced for DoD applications. The proposed manufacturing technology produces IR optics with… More

Low Power and Low-Cost Electronic Virtual Thermal Mapping Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,646.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to realize a new design of Thermal Mapping Device (TMD) capable of identifying fire ignition source in large and small areas, meets all the requirement that are unattainable with present technologies. Based on our demonstrated fabrication capability of a new category of… More

Monolithic SiGe SWIR Imaging Cameras

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,908.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Sr. Scientist
Abstract:
In this project, Agiltron and RTI International propose to demonstrate low-cost, low-power, man-portable megapixel SiGe SWIR imaging cameras as a vehicle to replace more costly InGaAs imaging cameras. In Phase I, superlattices of Ge quantum dots or strained SiGe layers will be investigated for their… More

High-Performance Dual-Band MWIR/LWIR Uncooled Imager for ABL IRST Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Sr.Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes a high-performance dual-band imager for the IRST sensors used in the ABL Wide Area Surveillance System (WASS). To meet the needs of the MDA, the proposed imager will feature simultaneous dual-band MWIR/LWIR operation for increased discrimination capability; megapixel resolution for… More

Compact and Highly Sensitive MEMS Enhanced Fiber Gas Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,915.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Vincent Lee, Sr.Scientist
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive production experience on MEMS technology and fiber optic components, AGILTRON proposes to realize a new class of gas spectrometer with built-in MEMS enhanced mid-IR tunable laser and gas filled hollow fiber as gas cell, targeted for TIC and CWA detection. Our proposed… More

Very Wide Bandwidth Photonic Adaptive Digital Beamformer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Director of Govt.Business
Abstract:
An innovative concept for a scalable Adaptive Digital Beamformer that can be applied to the full range of MDA radars is proposed. The concept is photonics based and will support transmit/receive applications over the .1 to 20 ghz band. The design provides a digitally controlled True Time Delay… More

Precision and Stable Fiber Optical Gyroscope Made of Air-Core Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to systematic study the un-stable mechanisms, leading to the establishment of space qualification procedure for fiber optic gyros (FOGs). The approach leverages our industry experiences in satellite FOG component and sensor system fabrication. This program will lead to development… More

Moderate Power Mid-Infrared and Infrared Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President/Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to develop a mid-IR fiber laser having inherently attractive features of high efficiency, high power, good beam quality, single-piece robust construction without the need for optical alignment, large surface to volume ratio for efficient thermal management, lightweight, and compact… More

Nanocomposite thin films for capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Sr.Scientist
Abstract:
We propose to develop new ceramic nanoparticle filled polymer composites for high power capacitors. The new approach combines the leading-edge nanomaterials development and manufacturing at Agiltron, and the plastic engineering technology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. We will transfer… More

Variable Color Ratio Window for IR Simulator Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President/Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron, Inc proposes a dynamic color ratio window of IR simulator source array for the open-air test and evaluation of missile warning and directional infrared counter measurements. The proposed device is innovative to utilize the variable IR absorption of window approach, achieving the desired… More

Electromagnetic MEMS Mirror array for all optical switching

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,919.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President/Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive R&D and production experience in optical MEMS switches, AGILTRON proposes to realize a new MEMS mirror array based fiberoptic array switch capable of breakthrough performances for all-optical MEMS switches under harsh operation environment. The design overcomes current… More

MEMS vibro-mechanical energy scavenging device for powering wireless sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President/Chief Scientist
Abstract:
AGILTRON proposes to realize a new MEMS energy scavenger capable of powering in-situ micro sensors and their wireless modules under harsh operational environments. The design overcomes current shortcomings and achieves sufficient power output, reliability, miniature size, and low cost. The approach… More

Solid-state Broadly-tunable Milliwatt CW THz Source on Intra-cavity Frequency Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This proposal provides a breakthrough solution to realize a compact broadly-tunable THz local-oscillator, whose tuning range covers 0.8-1.2 THz with flat output power in excess of 200 uW. The innovation is based on high efficiency intra-cavity difference frequency generation. A dual cavity laser is… More

Nano-Enabled Low-Cost High-Performance UV Anti-Reflection Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,918.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
King X. Wang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this program, Agiltron and the groups of Professors Rubner and Cohen at MIT propose a novel nano-porous coating for next generation NASA UV anti-reflection (AR) applications. The collaborative research leverages recent breakthroughs in nano-porous self-assembled low reflective index multilayer… More

Next Generation High Sensitivity, Broad Band Electrical Field Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,649.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This program addresses the development of non-intrusive, broad band, high sensitivity microwave electrical field sensors. Non-intrusive high frequency electrical field probes of high sensitivity have both military applications in fields of high power microwave weapon (HPM) development, and wide… More

5V, High Gain, High Sensitivity Photomultiplier Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,952.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
University of California - San Diego
RI Contact:
Lo
Abstract:
This project will demonstrate a breakthrough detector for the readout of scintillators used for gamma ray detection in Nuclear Physics experiments. The new detector: (1) will overcome the quantum efficiency and high voltage limits of current photomultipliers (PMTs) and Avalanche Photodiodes… More

Control of Dislocations for Improved IR Sensors Using Epitaxial Necking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Principal Scientist
Research Institution:
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
RI Contact:
Anne Zotto Shumway
Abstract:
It is well established that in order to produce large-format LWIR HgCdTe FPAs for third-generation IR systems, Si substrates must be used. In the DoD Militarily Critical Technologies List (December 2005), HgCdTe/Si is listed as a critical material and achieving an etch pit density (EPD) < 1x106 cm-2… More

Advanced Sample Collection System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,909.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Curl, Sr. Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to design, construct, and demonstrate a highly efficient trace particulate and vapor sample collection system. Used in conjunction with any of the commercial trace explosive detection technologies, this will create a viable real-time non-contact screening technology… More

Polymer-ceramic Nanocomposites for High Power Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,907.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President/Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
RI Contact:
Carol Welt
Abstract:
Agiltron is developing a new family of polymer-ceramic nanoparticle composite dielectric materials for high power capacitors such as required in directed energy pulsed systems. In Phase I we showed that embedding large dielectric constant fillers into nanodielctrics results in a composite with… More

Optoelectronic Analog-Digital Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
RI Contact:
Carol Welt
Abstract:
We propose a novel poly-phase sampling scheme for an optoelectronic analog-to-digital converter (ADC) module which entails parallel sampling of different phases of an input RF signal to realize a 12-bit 10.24GSPS RF signal AD conversion. A unique feature of this approach is that electrical-in to… More

Research Scientist

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jimmy Wang, Sr. Engineer
Research Institution:
IOWA STATE UNIV..
RI Contact:
Joanne Altieri
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to develop an infrared fiber having inherently attractive features of high wavelength conversion efficiency, wide wavelength-conversion bandwidth, and agile wavelength routing all in IR regions (2 V 12 fYm). The design is closely coupled with our unique expertise in low loss IR… More

RELIABLE PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION WITH LOW FALSE ALARM RATE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,941.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, VP of Material Technologies – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
We propose to supply an improved version of our recently demonstrated trace explosive detection technology. This technology is comprised of a surface-enhanced Raman scattering, SERS sampling chip, a highly efficient air collection design, and a low cost Raman signal detection technique for trace… More

Megapixel Uncooled Photomechanical LWIR Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Sr.Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron has developed a breakthrough modular IR imaging technology that employs a photomechanical effect, in which an array of micro-machined sensor pixels converts IR radiation into visible light signals that can be optically detected by commercial off-the-shelf CMOS or CCD visible-light imagers.… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel MEMS Based Low Cost Thermal Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project proposes a breakthrough Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) device that holds the promise of overcoming the drawbacks and limitations in present IR sensors. Based on a novel micro-photomechanical sensor design, the proposed… More

Wide Bandwidth Photonics Based Beamformer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,956.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Laser Technologist
Abstract:
An innovative concept for a scalable beamformer that can be applied to the full range of Air Force radars is proposed. The concept is photonics based and currently supports transmit/receive applications over the 0.1 to 20 GHz band. The design provides a digitally controlled True Time Delay… More

Low-Power Direct-View Flexible Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Domash, Director of Photonic Technology
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to develop a new non-glass flexible display with a compact folded size (

Nano-Enabled Broadband Infrared Anti-Reflection Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Domash, Director of Photonic Technology
Abstract:
In this program, Agiltron and the group of Professor D. W. Wang at Boston College propose a novel nano-porous coating for next generation MDA IR anti-reflection (AR) coatings for detectors and optics. The collaborative research leverages recent progress in nano-material development at Boston… More

SiGe Digital Imaging Sensors for Night Vision Goggles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,907.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Director of Sensor Technologies
Abstract:
In this project, Agiltron and RTI International propose a SiGe digital imaging sensor to replace the image intensifier tube in night vision goggles. The SiGe digitial imaging sensor will satisfy all modern warfighter requirements, including reductions in size, weight, power consumption, and cost;… More

Actively Excited Bio-Taggant Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Domash, Director of Photonic Technology
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive experiences on system design and, AGILTRON proposes to realize a new taggant reader system with low light detection and ambient light insensitive abilities, targeted for taggant emission remote identification, locating, and tracking applications. The proposed taggant… More

WDM Based True Time Delay Array for Advanced RF Beamforming

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
An innovative concept for a scalable true time delay (TTD) array for digital beamforming is proposed. The concept is photonics and fiber optic wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) based and will support transmit/receive applications over the 1 to 20 GHz, extendable up to V bands. The design… More

Cure System Equipment Optimization for Rapid Cure Epoxy Coated Fiberglass

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Curl, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Based on Agiltron's extensive experience of design and fabrication of UV LED cure systems that are currently employed in the fiber optics field, we propose to construct a new cost-effective UV LED-based cure system and epoxy resin for the rapid cure epoxy impregnated fiberglass for galvanic barrier… More

High Performance Fiber Optic Rotary Joint System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Photonic Technologist
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to develop a new class of multi-channel FORJ, which meets the demanding aerospace communication rotary link requirement of ultra-reliability, light weight, compact size, and high performance. Our approach is based on an optical wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) platform which… More

Micro-Structure Enhanced MWIR/LWIR Uncooled Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron has developed and demonstrated fabrication capability for a new category of uncooled photomechanical IR imagers that convert infrared radiation into visible images using a conventional visible-light CMOS camera. This breakthrough thermal image technology potentially offers next generation… More

High-Performance Dual-Band MWIR/LWIR Uncooled Imager for ABL IRST Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$989,155.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Sr.Scientist
Abstract:
Based upon the successful dual-band MWIR/LWIR imaging results demonstrated with our uncooled photomechanical imaging technology in Phase I, Agiltron proposes a high-performance uncooled dual-band imager for the IRST sensors used in the ABL Wide Area Surveillance System (WASS) in Phase II. To meet… More

UTILIZING COMPUTATIONAL IMAGING FOR LASER INTENSITY REDUCTION AT CCD FOCAL PLANES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Lei Zhang, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
In this program, Agiltron Incorporated and Wake Forest University jointly propose to develop an innovative optical limiter using a computational imaging system using pupil-phase engineering, which is a nonlinear optimization approach that seeks to determine the best pupil phase distribution that… More

Printed transparent backplane for displays and spatial light modulators based on organic thin film transistors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jinsong Huang, Sr.Scientist
Research Institution:
STANFORD UNIV.
RI Contact:
Gary Podesta
Abstract:
Recent materials development together with an improving understanding of organic transistors has enabled solution-processed materials that show good performance, with high transparency in the visible range. In this program, leveraging on our extensive experience in organic material development and… More

Multi-differential Optical Trigger Detection Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Photonic Technologist
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes a new multi-differential laser radar (MDLIDAR) optical trigger detection system. The design innovatively implements multiple stages of both optical hardware and image processing firmware filtering to reject background noise and clutter. The incorporated technologies include… More

Improved Solid-State Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
University of California San Diego
RI Contact:
Yuhwa Lo
Abstract:
Improved methods of neutron detection are needed not only for nuclear physics research but also for international control of weapons and neutron based therapies in medical applications. He-3 tube-based neutron detectors and planar solid-state neutron detectors are the two currently available… More

Low Bend Loss and Rugged Graded Index Multimode Fiber for Ribbon Cable Application

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yuanxin Shou, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron and StockerYale team proposes to develop a new class of multimode fiber that is more durable, reliable, and tight-bending to replace the current mil-spec qualified fibers used in aerospace. Our approach is a combination of a proven trench assistant design principle optimization and… More

High Performance Resonator Fiber Optic Gyro Made of Air Core Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes an innovative resonant fiber optic gyro (RFOG) based on air-core optical fiber achieving high performance, compact size, lightweight and low fabrication cost. The proposed gyro uniquely combines the advantages of high finesse of a ring laser gyro (RLG) and the advantages of long… More

Low Cost Imager for Pollutant Gas Leak Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,952.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrrence H. Domash, Director Photonics Technology
Abstract:
Infrared (IR) imaging is the best method for detecting leaks of pollutant gases, but current technology based on cooled IR imagers is far too expensive ($75,000 to $150,000) for everyday field use by those who need it to meet regulatory limits¿electric and petrochemical utilities, manufacturing… More

Advanced nanocomposite scintillator for gamma radiation detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,951.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, VP of Material Technologies
Abstract:
Until now gamma radiation detection has required large single crystals of sensitive materials that are difficult to produce consistently on an industrial scale. In collaboration with a research group at the University of Texas at Arlington, Agiltron proposes to develop a new class of nanocomposite… More

Photonic WDM Digital Beamformer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,910.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS
RI Contact:
Kristi Lemmon
Abstract:
An innovative concept for a scalable Digital Beamformer that can be applied to the full range of Navy radars/RF communication is proposed. The concept is photonics based and will support transmit/receive applications over the 0.1 to 40 GHz, and V bands. The design provides a digitally controlled… More

Shock Resistant MEMS Optical Matrix Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,913.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President/Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Future military satellite fiber optic systems require a matrix optical switch for reconfigurability. But to date, no MEMS based switch has been able to withstand the harsh shock and vibration environment of space. Agiltron, Inc., an experienced manufacturer of aerospace qualified optical switches,… More

SBIR Phase I: Solution Processed p-i-n type Multilayer White Emission OLED with High Power Efficiency and Long Lifetime

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,972.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses a method to achieve low-cost, high performance multiple-layer organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) by solution process. OLED is emerging as a next-generation display and lighting technology, they have a number of intrinsic… More

SBIR Phase I: Ultra-High Flux Carbon Nanotube Water Purification Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,915.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I research project will develop an innovative carbon nanotube water filtration membrane technology that will drastically outperform conventional filtration membranes. This project aims to improve performance by fabricating an ultra-high flux carbon nanotube filtration membrane… More

Waveband-Switchable Low Cost IR Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,913.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President/Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron has developed and demonstrated fabrication capability for a new category of photomechanical IR imagers that convert infrared radiation into visible images using a conventional visible-light CMOS camera. This breakthrough photo-mechanical thermal image technology potentially offers next… More

Advanced Fiber Optic Connectors for Condition Based Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$449,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
During SBIR Phase I program, we successfully developed the passive fiber alignment, fiber tapering and bending techniques incorporated with the corresponding UV glue process for the field fiber connections, fabricated the testing samples of permanent fiber connectors and fiber in-line 900 benders,… More

Low Power and Low-Cost Electronic Virtual Thermal Mapping Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,883.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Sr.Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron will realize low-power, low-cost thermal mapping devices capable of intelligently identifying fire ignition sources in confined spaces. The thermal mapping device will rapidly identify ignition sources with integrated digital signal processing and measure precise fire location, intensity,… More

Nano-Enabled Low-Cost High-Performance UV Anti-Reflection Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,963.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
King Q. Wang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Agiltron together with Prof. Michael Rubner's group at MIT is developing a new family of nanoporous, low refractive index coatings for next generation NASA UV anti-reflection (AR) application on large plastic optics. The initial application is intended for 2.5 m diameter PMMA Fresnel lenses which… More

Lightweight, Low Cost, High Accuracy Atmospheric CO2 sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,910.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Improved measurements of atmospheric CO2 are needed to better characterize processes involving carbon transformations of soil, vegetation, and associated ecosystem components, and exchanges with the atmosphere. However, current state-of-the-art CO2 sensors neither have the accuracy at the low end… More

Micro-Mechanical Tunneling Transducer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,906.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Precisely sensing nuclear detonations is critical to preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Extreme sensitivity on the order of approximately 0.5 ng/sqrt(Hz) is desired, along with robustness and low cost. All three axes of acceleration must be detected. However, current… More

An Integratable Ultra-Compact Optical Sensor System for Situation Awareness and Aircraft Self-Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,499,934.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes an uncooled two-color MWIR imaging system to meet all the critical attributes necessary to satisfy HFI imaging requirements as well as providing a low cost alternative sensor for all USMC and USN fixed and rotary wing aircraft at risk. Agiltron"s solution is based on our… More

Low Cost Imager for Pollutant Gas Leak Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$344,909.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrrence H. Domash, Director Photonics Technology
Abstract:
An inexpensive imaging instrument to quickly locate leaks of methane and other greenhouse and VOC gases would reduce that cost and effort expended by industry to comply with EPA regulations. In Phase I of this SBIR program, a new gas leak visualization camera was demonstrated using Agiltron¿s… More

CMR Oxides Based Microbolometer Focal Plane Array with Reduced 1/f Noise

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,916.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, VP of Material Technologies
Research Institution:
Los Alamos National Security
RI Contact:
Robert C. Dye
Abstract:
We propose to realize a new class of microbolometer FPA technology with significantly reduced 1/f noise by replacing the sensing material (e.g. VOx) with colossal magnetoresistive (CMR) oxides. The program uniquely combines Agiltron's experience in novel IR imager development and leading academic… More

Large Area Metamaterial Films

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
University of Michigan
RI Contact:
Barbara Rice
Abstract:
In this Phase I STTR research program Agiltron will demonstrate that low-cost, micro-contact printing is suitable for the fabrication of large area, thin-film, flexible metamaterials with unique optical properties for wavelengths between 2 and 14 microns. Our research partner, the University of… More

Advanced nanocomposite scintillator for gamma radiation detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,227.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, VP of Material Technologi
Abstract:
Develop economical industrial-scale process for production of bulk gamma radiation detectors based on composite material(s) that have characteristics comparable to large single-crystal detectors. DESCRIPTION: The current generations of moderate- and high-resolution detectors for gamma radiation… More

Aircraft Corrosion Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$33,314.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive R&D and production experience in MEMS based components and sensors, AGILTRON proposes to realize a portable and low-cost equipment based on an innovative highly sensitive magnetometer, for detecting the presence of corrosion without disassembling the aircraft or removing… More

Tunable High Pulsed Energy Blue Fiber Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,935.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yuanxin Shou, Chief Fiber Optical Scientist
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Leslie P. Tolbert
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive production experience in fiber optical components and fiber lasers, AGILTRON proposes to develop a new novel high pulse energy tunable blue laser with doped ZBLAN fiber. Based on enhanced blue upconversion by properly selected co-doped materials, the proposed blue fiber… More

Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,489.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron will develop and produce a low-cost and rugged yet highly accurate Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification System (PMMDIS). The PMMDIS will be based on Agiltrons field-tested, low-cost uncooled photomechanical infrared imaging technology, the only technology to demonstrate high-frame… More

Advanced infrared laser fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,978.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President/Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
Iowa State University of Science &
RI Contact:
Joanne Altieri
Abstract:
This program will demonstrate, for the first time, a commercial prototype high power fiber laser in the 3-5m band, based on Agiltron chalcogenide glass infrared optical fiber technology. High power IR lasers that emit multiwatt output at various infrared wavelengths in the 212m region are a… More

SBIR Phase I: High Performance Supercapacitors Based on Nano-engineered Electrodes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,969.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I research proposal will develop a novel super-capacitor that will have two times the energy density and ten times the power density of the best conventional carbon-based super-capacitors. This will be achieved by fabricating a nano-engineered electrode comprising of core/shell… More

STTR Phase I: Carbon Nanotube Dry Adhesives

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,975.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
William Marsh Rice University
RI Contact:
Robert Vajtai
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop a low cost manufacturing process for a carbon nanotube based (CNT) dry adhesive that emulates the mechanical properties of gecko… More

Fast Switching Array for WDM-Photonic Time Delay

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
Tufts University
RI Contact:
Mark Cronin-Golomb
Abstract:
An innovative concept of a fast switching array for high bit-resolution photonic time delay that can be scalable to the ESA systems of MDA/Navy radars is proposed. The design is based on Electro-Optic (EO) effect incorporated with super miniature fiber collimation array, which is suitable to… More

High-Performance Opto-Electronic Oscillator for Millimeter Wave

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$89,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron¿s recent breakthrough in the broad band and tunable photonic high-Q factor RF filtering technique, we propose to develop a high-spectral-purity, low-phase-noise, spurs-free opto-electronic oscillator (OEO) operating at W-band for the NIST applications. Based on our unique… More

Miniature, rapid, and 3-dimensional OCT scanner for dental imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,982.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Agiltron proposes an innovative dental OCT (optical coherence tomography) miniature probe with a unique and high speed 2D MEMS scanner. This will enable the miniaturization of the two dimensional probe, so that dentist need only hold a probe in a fixed position… More

Automated Fiber Optic Cleaner for Aerospace Connector Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Photonic Technologist
Abstract:
Present fiber connector cleaning methods and systems have a high fail rate with an unacceptable level of uncertainty as to the effectiveness of the application. Fast and effective cleaning of fiber optic connectors remains a challenging task due to the high susceptibility of communication fibers to… More

Underwater Vertical Electric Field Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,914.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Underwater electric field detection in the vertical (Z-component) direction is becoming more important in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) to detect and classify marine vessels in addition to the horizontal (X and Y component) plane. Leveraging on our extensive experience on photonic approaches for… More

Panoramic Helmet-Mounted Display and Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,945.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Domash, Director of Photonic Technology
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive experience on laser projection technology, AGILTRON proposes to realize a new class of see-through type of Head Mounted Display (HMD) with wide field of view and foveal vision ability, targeted for integrating with enhanced vision systems for night and daytime dismounted… More

Wide FOV and Fast Active Optical Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
In this SBIR program, we propose to develop a wide angle and fast optical detection system for measuring the slung load cable angle and angular rate in real time, which is necessary to stabilize the external loads in heavy-lift vertical resupply operations by fleet helicopters or unmanned… More

Integrated Self-powered MEMS-Insect Swarms for biochemical detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Shankar Radhakrishnan, Senior MEMS Engineer
Abstract:
In this program, Agiltron proposes the development of self-powered bio-mechanical swarms for detection and communication of biochemical agents for both civil and defense applications. We propose to integrate a micro electro-mechanical suite of sensors, actuators, power harvesters and electronics by… More

Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Printed Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,933.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, VP Material Technologies
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive experience in carbon nanotube material processes and printing technology, AGILTRON together with a research group from UIUC, propose to realize a new class of integrated circuits printed from single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). This new printed integrated circuit (PIC)… More

Lilliputian Thermal Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,691.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Director of Sensor Technologies
Abstract:
The Agiltron lilliputian thermal camera implements a revolutionary approach to thermal imaging. Based on our company's proven photomechanical IR imaging technology, we separate the IR focal plane array (FPA) from the readout integrated circuitry (ROIC), which allows ubiquitous yet highly-functional… More

Wideband photonics-based beamformer with multiple beams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,911.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Photonic Technologist
Abstract:
The multi-beam beamformer can benefit MDA's radar sensor and communication. In this program, Agiltron proposes a photonics-based, multi-beam, low-loss beamformer. Agiltron's variable fiber optic time delay lines will provide true time delay for the beamformer to form, steer, point and track the RF… More

Monolithic SiGe SWIR Imaging Cameras

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$769,029.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Director Sensor Technolog
Abstract:
Agiltron, in collaboration with RTI International and Black Forest Engineering, will demonstrate in this program a low-SWAP (size, weight, and power), large pixel resolution, sub-10 m pixel pitch SWIR imaging camera that will meet the Army's requirements for imaging performance. The heart of the… More

SUAS-Mountable Multi-Spectral Photomechanical Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron will demonstrate a low-SWAP (size, weight, and power) multi-spectral imager based on our proven photomechanical IR imaging technology where an LWIR scene is transduced into a visible signal and optically readout by a visible CMOS or CCD imager. The multi-spectral photomechanical imager that… More

Coherent 3D LADAR Vibrometer with fiber lens array beam steering

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Photonic Technologist
Abstract:
Building on the experience in coherent detection optical system design, in fiber lens array beam steering, in fiber optics component fabrication and high speed modulation development, in random surface light scattering, and in light propagation properties, AGILTRON proposes to establish a 3D LADAR… More

High Performance Carbon Nanotube Heat Sink

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Carbon nanotubes possess superior thermal conductivity along their axial direction, which is greater than that of diamond. Their nanoscale geometry offers incredibly high surface area for heat exchange with air and their one-dimensional nanostructures provide the possibility of forming extremely… More

Wireless Sensor Nodes with Energy Harvesters for Joint Weapons Systems Diagnostics/Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
In this SBIR program, Agiltron proposes to develop a new class of wireless sensor nodes with integrated energy harvesters, which will be indefinitely self-powered, for use in Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) environments. The proposed effort leverages on industry-wide development in ultra-low power… More

Dynamic Foveal Vision Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,925.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Domash, Director of Photonic Tech
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive experience on laser projection technology, AGILTRON proposes to realize a new class of see-through type of Head Mounted Display (HMD) with wide field of view (WFOV) and dynamic foveal vision ability, targeted for integrating with enhanced vision systems for night and… More

Nanodielectrics for High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Agiltron, in collaboration with the Nanodielectric Group headed by Prof. Lei Zhu and Steven Boggs at the University of Connecticut (UConn), proposes a novel nano-engineering approach to develop a new category of nano-dielectrics for high energy density capacitor applications. The new approach… More

Tunable Dielectrics for Gigahertz, Pulsed Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,933.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, VP/Material Scientist
Abstract:
In this program, Agiltron proposes a novel nano-engineering approach to develop a new category of nonlinear nano-dielectrics for Gigahertz pulsed power applications. The new approach combines the cutting-edge nanomaterials development and manufacture at Agiltron and a recently developed atomic layer… More

SiGe Digital Imaging Sensors for Night Vision Goggles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Director of Sensor Techno
Abstract:
In this project, Agiltron, RTI International, and L-3 Communications Electro-Optical Systems will fabricate SiGe digital imaging sensors based on our SWIR imaging technology that will meet or exceed the performance of Gen 3 image intensifier tubes. The SiGe digital imaging sensor consists of a… More

Portable High Resolution Detector for Rapid Field Arsenic Test in Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$93,228.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
King Wang
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Agiltron propose to develop a Portable High Resolution Detector for Rapid Field Arsenic Test in Drinking Water, based on Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and Nanostructured SERS substrates. In Phase I of the p rogram, we will demonstrate feasibility by… More

Long-Wave Infrared Photonic Band-Gap Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,932.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Realizing a practical optical fiber for the 8-12 micron wavelength range has been a goal of the optical technology community for more than twenty years. Although many special fiber materials and structures have been attempted since the 1980s, none has fully met commercial requirements in terms of… More

Uncooled Photomechanical Terahertz Imagers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
RI Contact:
Linda Concino
Abstract:
Agiltron and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will develop a transformational terahertz (THz) imager based on Agiltron's established optical readout photomechanical imaging technology. The photomechanical imager contains a MEMS-based focal plane array that transduces THz radiation into a… More

LITE Spectrometer for surface bound CBE Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,924.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Spencer, Director of Technology
Research Institution:
University of South Florida
RI Contact:
Diego Vasquez
Abstract:
A stand-off mid-IR based system offers great promise for the detection of chemical, biological or explosive (CBE) agents. Such a system has yet to be realized due mostly to broad spectral features and interfering substances. In this proposal we will demonstrate the feasibility of a system that… More

High Performance Portable Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,931.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
A Neutron detection device is an indispensable tool for power, medical, and defense applications. Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in today's world. Low cost, low power, high performance, rugged and portable neutron detection devices are… More

MEMS Lamellar Based Interferometer for the Detection of Toxic Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Alexander Mazurenko, Senior Optical Engineer
Abstract:
Leveraging on Agiltron's industry leading development of optical MEMS devices and the PI's experience with FTIR spectrometer design, we propose to develop a new class of high performance compact and rugged FTIR spectrometers for LWIR optical range. The design is based on the MEMS lamellar mirror… More

CMR Oxides Based Microbolometer Focal Plane Array with Reduced 1/f Noise

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,903.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, VP Material Technologies
Research Institution:
Los Alamos National Lab
RI Contact:
Robert C. Dye
Abstract:
We propose to realize a new class of microbolometer FPA technology with significantly reduced 1/f noise by replacing the sensing material (e.g. VOx) with colossal magnetoresistive (CMR) oxides. The program uniquely combines Agiltron's experience in novel IR imager development and leading academic… More

Compact Chemical Sensor for Measurement of Internal Dose of Environmental Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,920.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Detection of exposure to environmental agents by measurement of internal dose of such agents or their metabolites, chemical or biological, requires rapid assessment and identification of exposure to both known and unkno wn threats. Fast detection and… More

Tunable High Pulsed Energy Blue Fiber Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yuanxin Shou, Sr. Optical Engineer – (781) 935-6500
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Leslie P. Tolbert
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive production experience in fiber optical components and fiber lasers, AGILTRON proposes to realize a new high pulse energy tunable blue laser with doped ZBLAN fiber. Based on enhanced blue upconversion by properly selected co-dopant materials, the proposed blue fiber laser… More

Vanadium Oxide Photonic Crystal Thermochromic Optical Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to use patterned metal-vanadium oxide layers as a fast, high contrast infrared optical switch. The desired effect, based upon extraordinary optical transmission, has been demonstrated for visible light and should have greater contrast in the infrared. The effect of grain size,… More

Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Printed Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,912.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
King Want, VP Material Technology – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Printed integrated circuits (PIC) allow us to take advantage of substrates that otherwise could not be utilized in traditional fabrication techniques. This enables the production of circuits that are transparent, flexible, and conformal, opening a wide range of new applications for large area… More

MEMS Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, President
Abstract:
AGILTRON proposes to realize a new MEMS energy harvester capable of powering in-situ micro sensors and their wireless modules under harsh operational environments. The design overcomes current shortcomings and achieves sufficient power output, reliability, miniature size, and low cost. The approach… More

High Optical Power Fiberoptic Components for 2 m Fiber Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Alex Mazurenko, Sr. Optical Scientist
Abstract:
The proposed innovative in-fiber beam expansion technology and the all inorganic micro-optic fiberoptic device designs intrinsically have advantages in power handling, speed, insertion loss, reliability, and potentially cost as compared with other approaches. Our approaches overcome all the major… More

Non-rotating Wind Energy Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron, Inc. and Engineering & Scientific Innovations, Inc. propose a new non-rotating wind energy generator, based upon our extensive R&D experiences on aerodynamics, electromagnetic generators, and power management. The generator will have a total volume less than 9 cubic meters, total weight… More

Cure System Equipment Optimization for Rapid Cure Epoxy Coated Fiberglass

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,758.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Curl, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Based on Agiltron''s extensive experience in design and fabrication of UV LED cure systems that are currently employed in commercial fiber optics applications, we propose to produce a state-of-the-art UV LED-based cure system for manufacturing impregnated fiberglass galvanic barrier for the new… More

Compact Raman Sensor for Underwater Explosives Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Wayne Weimer, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
We propose to develop a compact, marine-deployable chemical sensor for the underwater detection of explosives using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). SERS is a well known tool for chemical identification, down to the single molecule level of sensitivity that provides some unique advantages… More

Megapixel Uncooled Photomechanical LWIR Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,538.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Director of Sensor Techno
Abstract:
This Phase II technology pursuit is a follow-on research and development effort to USSOCOM's Phase I SBIR Contract No. H92222-07-P-0051. As the result of this follow-on Phase II effort, Agiltron shall provide and demonstrate two (2) very high resolution, low power and low cost imagers that collect… More

Compact and/or MEMS-based gas-sampling sensors for analysis of battery offgassing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to develop an integrated stand-alone multiple gas sensor for small spaces suitable for detection of gases emitted from batteries. The proposed composite gas sensor is based on multiplexed wavelength modulated tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS). Using multiple diode… More

Infrared-Transparent, Millimeter-Wave Bandpass, Missile Dome Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Agiltron will develop an infrared coating and Ka-band pass filter that can be used in missile domes and windows. An electrically conductive doped silicon thin layer is proposed as the shielding layer to replace the current embedded metal grid for shielding out-of-band microwave and radio… More

Autonomic 3-D Fire Targeting System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,924.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In this program, Agiltron will partner with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) to build, test, and deliver to the Navy a 3-D Fire Targeting System that will be the first such system to meet the requirements for exterior shipboard fire detection in next-generation Navy warships, such as the… More

GPS Reference While Submerged

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Knowing the exact submarine position while submerged is critical for the Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) submarine programs to ensure mission success. Based on the fiber sensor technology, AGILTRON proposes to realize a distributed sensor device to determine the relative location of a GPS device to… More

Hull Contamination Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,927.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Carr, Director of Raman Technol
Abstract:
We propose to develop a system to identify hull surface contamination, such as lubricants and amines formed during the coating process, using a measurement technique that can be adapted to a ship construction environment. The method we propose is laser light scattering, specifically standoff Raman… More

Micro Gimbal with Gradient Index Lens Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,944.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Chief Laser Technologist
Abstract:
Building on our experience in fiber lens array beam steering, gradient index optical component design and fabrication, and high quality precise optical system design, AGILTRON proposes to produce an micro gimbal with gradient index lens technology. It includes four key optical modules: (1) precise… More

Ultra-Broadband Fiber Optic Electrical-Field Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,937.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Gin, Chief Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
This program addresses the development of non-intrusive, broad band, high sensitivity microwave electrical field sensors. Non-intrusive high frequency electrical field probes of high sensitivity have both military applications in fields of high power microwave weapon (HPM) development, and wide… More

A New Class of Low Bend Loss Multimode Fiber Ruggedized and Qualified for Avionic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$367,810.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yuanxin Shou, Sr. Optical Engineer
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to produce a new class of multimode fiber that is more durable and bendable yet less cost to replace the current mil-spec qualified fibers used in aerospace. Our approach is a combination of an advanced trench index cladding fiber design that prevents light leaking-out in… More

Micromegas Particle Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Improvements in high energy particle accelerator detectors are needed to realize their potential for new discoveries in basic physics. The micromegas detector could achieve the best performance and lowest cost for the large structures required. Reducing critical dimensions and optimizing material… More

Printed transparent backplane for displays and spatial light modulators based on organic thin film transistors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,922.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jinsong Huang – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Stanford University
RI Contact:
Gary Podesta
Abstract:
Recent materials development together with an improving understanding of organic transistors has enabled solution-processed materials that show good performance, with high transparency in the visible range. In this program, leveraging on our extensive experience in organic material development and… More

CMR Oxides Based Microbolometer Focal Plane Array with Reduced 1/f Noise

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,903.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
King Wang, VP Material Technologies – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Los Alamos National Lab
RI Contact:
Robert C. Dye
Abstract:
We propose to realize a new class of microbolometer FPA technology with significantly reduced 1/f noise by replacing the sensing material (e.g. VOx) with colossal magnetoresistive (CMR) oxides. The program uniquely combines Agiltron"s experience in novel IR imager development and leading… More

Development of handheld and backpack neutron detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,989.57
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A Neutron detection device is an indispensable tool for power, medical, defense, and homeland security applications. Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in today’s world. Low cost, low power, high performance, rugged and portable neutron… More

Optical Instrumentation for MEMS Oscillatory Parallel-Plate Rheometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$89,990.85
Agency / Branch:
DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron’s industrial leading developments for optical measurement of motion in MEMS devices, we propose to use electro-optical sensors for measuring the displacement and gap in the NIST micro-rheometer. No electrical connections are required to the moving parts. All electronics and… More

SBIR Phase II: High Performance Supercapacitors Based on Nano-engineered Electrodes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$487,872.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
1. Intellectual Merit Supercapacitors are indispensable energy storage and conversion devices with wide applications. Agiltron is developing a next generation EDLC supercapacitor that has more than two times the energy density and ten times the power density of the best conventional carbon-based… More

Infant Breath

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,939.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald – 781-935-1200
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this proposed research is to adopt an inexpensive IR camera and image analysis software for non-contact monitoring the breath of a premature infant. Sleep apnea in these patients can lead to significant health problems, even death. Existing… More

A Portable High Resolution Detector for Rapid Field Arsenic Test in Drinking Wate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,140.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
King Wang – 781-935-1200
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The combination of high toxicity and widespread occurrence has created a pressing need for effective monitoring of arsenic in groundwater. Through this program Agiltron will develop a field deployable monitoring tool based on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy… More

Innovative Deterministic Optical Surface Finishing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,933.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Alexander Mazurenko, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Increasing the optical surface finishing precision and reducing surface roughness will greatly benefit astronomy telescope and other optical systems. Conventional optical finishing only delivers about 1/10 lambda surface flatness and is hard to handle arbitrary surface shape. To finish optical… More

RandD-OTHER R and D-B RES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$147,753.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Yueli Chen – 781-935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to develop volumetric optical coherence microscopic imaging technology for the full anterior chamber of the rabbit eye with high depth resolution, high speed, and high sensitivity to quantitatively assess the depth and extent of initial injury (001) in ocular irritant test. Studies… More

High Performance Portable Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$998,483.35
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A Neutron detection device is an indispensable tool for power, medical, and defense applications. Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in today`s world. Low cost, low power, high performance, rugged and portable neutron detection devices are… More

Micromegas Particle Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,924.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Nuclear physics research has a need for position sensitive charge particle and gamma ray tracking devices. The micromegas detector could achieve the best performance and lowest cost for the large structures required. These detectors will be exposed to intense radiation, operate in high magnetic… More

Ultra compact, efficient, and reliable GaN based deep UV laser for Raman spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,924.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jing Ma, Principal Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Leslie P. Tolbert
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron"s industrial leading developments and production of Raman instruments, external cavity laser and nonlinear optical components, we propose to develop a new class of high performance compact deep ultraviolet (UV) laser for Raman spectroscopy. The approach is closely coupled… More

SWIR Image Sensor Based on SiGe Nanomembranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Pierre-Yves Emelie, Semiconductor Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
RI Contact:
Tannaz Fakheri
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: With a cutoff at 1.6 & #956;m, high carrier mobility, and the potential to be integrated with silicon integrated circuits, Ge offers the possibility to achieve large size arrays and small pixel pitch for high sensitivity SWIR imaging near room temperatures. In addition, integrating… More

Ge-Si superlattice nanowires for high efficiency thermoelectric devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,914.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shankar Radhakrishnan, Senior MEMS Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Marquette University of Wisconsin
RI Contact:
Barbara Ploszay
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The widespread use of thermoelectric devices to scavenge waste heat is currently limited due to two major reasons low ZT and the incompatibility of the material or process to form high-density thermojunctions needed for high-efficiency thermoelectric power generators. In this program,… More

Compact, low cost, wide band, high resolution integrated digital spectrometer on a chip

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jing Ma, Principal Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Yale University
RI Contact:
Barbara Siegel
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Leveraging Agiltron industry leading development and production of spectrometer systems and components and wide band sensor arrays, we propose to develop a new class of high performance compact, high resolution, wide band spectrometer-on-a-chip. The approach is closely coupled with recent… More

Metamaterial Films by Roll-to-Roll Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
University of Michigan
RI Contact:
Barbara Rice
Abstract:
In this Phase I STTR research program we will demonstrate low-cost and high throughput roll-to-roll processing to fabricate large area metamaterials. This program leverages recent breakthrough in nano-imprinting technology at University of Michigan, our partner in this program. In Phase I, we will… More

High-Speed Three-Channel Photonic Time Delay Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Office of Sponsored Research (Pre-A
RI Contact:
Carol Welt
Abstract:
An innovative, super-miniature, fast-switching array-based photonic time delay device is being developed for the active electronically scanned-array (AESA) MDA and Navy radars. The design is based on the fast electro-optic effect, the super miniature fiber-lens collimation array, and the existing… More

Ruggedized FTIR Spectrometer Based on Calomel Prisms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Alexander Mazurenko, Sr. Optical Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Leveraging on Agiltron industry leading development of optical systems and the PI experience with FTIR spectrometer design, we propose to develop a new class of compact monolithic Fourier-transform spectrometers for the long-wave (7.5-13 m) infrared optical range. The proposed solution is based on… More

Large depth, ultrahigh resolution, ultrahigh speed PS-OCT for burn assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,975.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jing Ma, Principal Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) is an imaging modality used to assess burn wound by imaging the collagen of the human skin. Agiltron propose an ultrahigh speed, ultrahigh resolution, and deep depth PS-OCT system using novel tunable laser technology. The PS-OCT imager… More

Highly Reliable PM High Power Pump Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,920.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Yuanxin Shou, Chief Fiber Optical Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Based on our commercial high power fiber laser component manufacturing know-how, in this program, we propose to develop several critical improvements in high power combiner fabrication, including glass capillary encapsulation and mode adaptive matching techniques that holds the promise of… More

High Power, Broad Band Photonic Crystal Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,913.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Yuanxin Shou, Chief Fiber Optical Scien – (781) 935-6500
Abstract:
A high power, broad band fiber laser based on sumpercontinuum generation from photonic crystal fiber was proposed. A picosecond fiber Yb doped MOPA is used as pump source; A small core diameter and high air-fill-fraction in the cladding all silica based photonic crystal fiber with zero dispersion… More

A MEMS-based ultra-stable, sensitive accelerometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,957.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to develop a new type of accelerometer with no moving parts to replace current gravity correction mechanizations in nuclear SSBN submarine weapon systems. We will design the accelerometer to achieve bias stability less than 0.01micro-g, scale factor stability less than 1ppb, and… More

Silicon Nanowire Integrated Multispectral Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,932.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron will develop the Silicon Nanowire Integrated Multispectral Sensor, a low-SWAP silicon-based sensor with unprecedented capability for day/night imaging along with extended spectral response deep into the SWIR for laser marker detection. The Silicon Nanowire Sensor contains an array of… More

Low Cost, High Reliability Proximity Switches

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,985.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Curl, Principal Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
We propose to produce a new family of compensated Doppler-effect Ultrasonic proximity switches. Our design will utilize all COTS sub-components to deliver a product with very low cost and high reliability. It incorporates EMI shielding, optoelectronic isolation, and hermetic encapsulation, our… More

Coastal and riverine hydrodynamic energy harvesters with autonomous deployment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,939.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jun Yan, Senior Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron, Inc. and the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center propose hydrodynamic flow energy harvesting systems with autonomous deployment in coastal and riverine environments. The highly-scalable energy harvester, with target rate of 300W per unit, will be self-deployed and anchoring… More

Cost Effective, High Resolution, Long Working Range Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,963.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes an OTDR module possesses the advantages of regular OTDR of low cost, compact and long working range and optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) of no dead zone, high resolution and high dynamic range. The proposed OTDR module is based on OFDR with frequency scanning… More

Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,617.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron, in partnership with the University of CaliforniaSan Diego (UCSD), will develop the Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager, a silicon-based imager with unprecedented capability for low light level imaging. The unique nanoscale architecture of the fully CMOS-compatible silicon… More

Four-Color Imager Based on Si-Ge

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Pierre-Yves Emelie, Semiconductor Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
In this program, Agiltron, Inc. and RTI International propose a four-color sensor based on SiGe alloys. The sensor will provide sequential detection in the UV, visible, near infrared (NIR), and mid-wave infrared (MWIR) bands. The sensor is composed of a stack of photodiodes sensitive to different… More

Efficient mid-range power transfer to multiple devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,838.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jae Ryu, Director in Advanced Technologies – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to fabricate a new type of portable inductively wireless battery charger station to relieve the logistic footprint and operation complexity of the wired power connection for charging battery-operated devices in the battlefield management. The wireless battery charger station will… More

Compact and Shock Resistant Photoconductive Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,975.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Wide bandgap semi-insulating semiconductors with extrinsic levels of carriers have been used to successfully demonstrate the feasibility of high performance photoconductive switches by benefiting high critical field strength and high-saturated electron mobility. However, further developments of… More

Measuring Fuel Quantity in Collapsible Fabric Storage Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Yuanxin Shou, Chief Fiber Optical Scientist – (781) 935-6500
Abstract:
Leveraging on Agiltron"s extensive experience in fiber sensor development, we propose to develop a customized sensing system with the ability to measure fuel quantity in a collapsible tank. Based primarily on mature technologies and commercially available components, the proposed sensor system… More

MEMS Lamellar Based Interferometer for the Detection of Toxic Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,927.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Alex Mazurenko, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Leveraging on Agiltron industry leading development of optical MEMS devices and the PI experience with FTIR spectrometer design, we propose to develop a new class of high performance compact and rugged FTIR spectrometers for the LWIR optical range. The design is based on the MEMS lamellar mirror… More

High Optical Power Fiberoptic Components for 2µm Fiber Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,958.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Alex Mazurenko, Sr. Optical Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
The proposed innovative in-fiber beam expansion technology and the all inorganic micro-optic fiberoptic device designs intrinsically have advantages in power handling, speed, insertion loss, reliability, and potentially cost as compared with other approaches. Our approaches overcomes all the major… More

Wide FOV and Fast Active Optical Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Chief Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
In this SBIR program, we propose to develop a wide angle and fast optical detection system for measuring the slung load cable angle and angular rate in real time, which is necessary to stabilize the external loads in heavy-lift vertical resupply operations by fleet helicopters or unmanned… More

Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$779,870.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Director – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron will develop the Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager, a silicon-based imager with unprecedented capability for low light level imaging. The unique nanoscale architecture of the fully CMOS-compatible silicon nanowire phototransistor enables uncooled operation with low dark current… More

Low Dark Current Portable Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$369,465.70
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A Neutron detection device is an indispensable tool for power, medical, defense, and homeland security applications. The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in today’s world. Low cost, low power, high performance, rugged and portable neutron… More

Uncooled near- and mid-IR spectrometer engine.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,987.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jae Ryu, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Yale University
RI Contact:
Nadira Clarke
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes to develop an extremely compact and high sensitivity uncooled near- and mid-infrared (NMIR) spectrometer engine for planetary compositional analysis and mapping. In this program, we will produce lead salt-based IR detector materials with single crystalline-like oriented thin film… More

Broad photonic-based Tunable High Quality Factor RF Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Yanyan Liu, Senior Optical Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Yale University
RI Contact:
Nadira Clark
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron"s industrial leading developments and production of high speed fiber optical components and modules as well as commercial photonic devices, we propose to develop a new class of high performance tunable RF filters and filter banks for advanced RF systems. The approach is… More

Highly Directional Infrared Emission and Transmission

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Photonic Technologist – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Iowa State University
RI Contact:
Joanne Altieri
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this STTR program, Agiltron and Iowa State University (ISU) jointly propose to develop simple material and structural solutions that enable directionally dependent emission in the infrared regime. The highly directional infrared emission has extremely narrow emission patterns and a… More

Solution Printed OTFT Driven Infrared Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jae Ryu, Director of Advanced Technology – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
RI Contact:
Jeanne Wicks
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Leveraging Agiltron"s organic thin film transistor (OTFT) array design and printing technology and industrial leading developments and productions uncooled mid-infrared (mid-IR) detectors and detector arrays, we propose to develop a new class of high performance printed mid-IR… More

Raman Biosensor for High Throughput Pollen Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Wayne Weimer, Principal Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Boston College
RI Contact:
Jean Kane
Abstract:
We propose to develop a device that is capable of rapidly identifying and classifying pollen from a broad sampling base using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). The proposed Raman device is designed to spectroscopically examine, identify and classify the spatial and temporal origin of… More

Infrared Robotic Imaging System (IRIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Director of Sensor Techno – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
RI Contact:
Tammy Houle
Abstract:
Agiltron, in partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), will build and test the Infrared Robotic Imaging System (IRIS), a stereoscopic vision system to provide 3-D location and mapping capability for the navigation of firefighting robotic systems. IRIS is based on Agiltron"s… More

High Performance Spatial Filter Array Based on Signal Mode Fiber Bundle

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,951.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Peter Liu, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Loveraging on Agiltron's experience in optical fiber components, Agiltron proposed a coherent single-mode fiber (SMF) spatial filter array (SFA) with a gradient index fiber (GIF) lens array pair to meet NASA's application of planet exploration. There are several advantages over the current… More

Compact Chemical Sensor for Measurement of Internal Dose of Environmental Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$986,258.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Wayne Weimer – 781-935-1200
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: We propose to build a portable, field-deployable blood test monitor to immediately identify toxic chemical agent buildup in persons suspected of having been exposed to such agents. The technology we plan to utilize is surface- enhanced Raman scattering to look for the presence of… More

Mode Locked Fiber Ring Laser Based High Power Oscillator System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,927.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Yuanxin Shou, Dr. – 781-935-1200
Abstract:
Realizing a practical mode lock fiber oscillator with both high repetition rate and high pulse energy has been a very challenge work of the ultrafast fiber laser for more than twenty years. Although many mode lock fiber laser structures have been attempted since the 1990 & apos;s, none has fully… More

SBIR Phase II: High Energy Density Nanodielectrics for Commercial Pulse Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,952.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project focuses on developing a new category of high energy-density nanocomposite dielectric materials for use in high pulse power capacitors. The approach is to bring together nanostructures in a polypropylene matrix to form a novel… More

Nano-particle Loaded Polymer X-Ray Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,979.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron will leverage discoveries at the University of Nebraska to fabricate detectors for CT scanners. The detector uses a new composite material with high atomic number nano-particles to absorb high energy photons creating electron-holes pairs and a semiconducting polymer with high mobility for… More

Silicon-Based, Hardened, Extended Response Photodetector Array (SHERPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,996.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Agiltron will develop the Silicon-Based, Hardened, Extended Response Photodetector Array (SHERPA) for Air Force space-based applications. The SHERPA sensor contains an array of fully-CMOS compatible silicon nanowire phototransistors whose unique nanoscale architecture enables extended… More

A Novel Spatially Self-Controlled Optical Attenuator of High Transparence and High Extinction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,921.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steve Wu, Director of Micro Technology – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Agiltron, a leading commercial electro-optic component manufacturer, proposes to develop a simpler, lower-cost spatial controllable attenuator having all the required performance attributes for suppressing a bright source in the Field of View (FOV) so that the dynamic range of the sensor… More

Compact Laser Based ReEntry Plasma Diagnostics System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,989.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Wayne Weimer, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this program, we will build and test a compact, multifunctional laser based plasma optical analyzer to characterize the interaction between a laser and the plasma sheath that envelopes air vehicles during hypersonic air travel in the Earth"s atmosphere. The analyzer will quantify… More

Fiber Optic E-Field Sensing Gunshot Locator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Guanghai Jin, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
The use of electro-optic (EO) crystals in electric field measurements has gained considerable momentum over recent years. This is due to their compact size, lightweight, all dielectric and fiber optic make-up, large dynamic range, high damage threshold, and large intrinsic bandwidth. Leveraging on… More

High Speed and Low Operating Voltage Laser Q-Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$88,722.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steve Wu, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
A laser Q-Switch with a low drive voltage and low insertion loss is needed. Today"s electro-optic crystal Q-switch requires high voltage, and the saturable absorber passive Q-switch introduces significant losses in the cavity. Agiltron, Inc., an experienced manufacturer of MEMS chips and MEMS… More

A high sensitive MEMS micro-gyroscope

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,893.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Amit Ghosh, Senior MEMS Engineer – (508) 770-2061
Abstract:
Leveraging on our experience in MEMS component and sensor system fabrication, Agiltron proposes to realize a new type of MEMS microgyroscope with a simple scalable mechanism and high precision. The gyroscope will be fabricated in a MEMS structure, with a novel design concept that maximizes the… More

Advanced Long Shelf-Life UV Curable Refractive Index Matching Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,892.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Photonic Technologist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
The Navy is seeking the new index matching materials which can significantly improve the shelf life performance of mechanical splices based on light cured index matching materials. Agiltron proposes to develop advanced fluorinated polyurethane acrylate (F-PUA) based UV curable refractive index… More

High Reliable and Low Loss Fiber Connectors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,960.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham, Photonic Technologist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Leveraging on our extensive production experience on fiber optical connector, AGILTRON proposes to develop a manufacturable fiber optical connector technology with ultra low insertion losses and low reflection that has not been attainable before. Phase I will perform extensive design and modeling.… More

High Power Fiber Laser with High Beam Quality

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,939.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Yuanxin Shou, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Leveraging our extensive production experience in pump combiners and fiber lasers, AGILTRON proposes to fabricate a novel pump combiner which is suitable for a counter-pump scheme. This pump combiner adopts the mode fields between the active fiber used in the amplifier and the passive fiber used for… More

A sensitive survivable MEMS accelerometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,943.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Luzhong Yin, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Leveraging on our experience in MEMS component and sensor system fabrication, Agiltron proposes to realize a new type of MEMS accelerometer that will not only survive the extreme accelerations outlined in the SBIR topic (shock at least 40,000 g in all axes, high electromagnetic fields (E>5,000… More

Non-rotating Wind Energy Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$366,516.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron, Inc. and The Boeing Company propose a novel non-rotating wind energy generator, based upon our extensive R & D experiences on aerodynamics, electromagnetic generators, and power management. The generator will have a total volume less than 9 cubic meters, total weight less than 300kg,… More

Hull Contamination Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,958.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Wayne Weimer, Principal Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
We propose to develop a device to identify hull surface contamination, such as lubricants and amines formed during the coating process, using a measurement technique that can be adapted to a ship construction environment. The method we have demonstrated in our Phase I program is laser light… More

Coastal and riverine hydrodynamic energy harvesters with autonomous deployment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$497,530.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jun Yan, Senior Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
XAgiltron, Inc., The Boeing Company, and Raytheon Company propose novel hydrodynamic flow energy harvesting systems with autonomous deployment in coastal and riverine environments, based upon our extensive R & D experience with fluid dynamics, electromagnetic generators, power management, and… More

Four-Color Imager Based on Si-Ge

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Pierre-Yves Emelie, Semiconductor Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
In this program, Agiltron, Inc. proposes a four-color sensor based on SiGe alloys. The sensor will provide sequential detection in the UV, visible, near infrared (NIR), and mid-wave infrared (MWIR) bands. The sensor is composed of a stack of photodiodes sensitive to different bands of radiation to… More

Compact all-fiber based CARS microscope for biomedical imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$115,633.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Leyun Zhu – 781-935-1200
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Fluorescence imaging is the current major optical method for cell and tissue analysis. It relies on the use of fluorescent molecular probes which are either expressed by genes which have been modified, or are tagged onto molecules of interest. The modification… More

Carbon Monoxide Detector For Aviation Oxygen Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,960.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron Inc. proposes to develop a compact, sensitive, and selective tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) based multi-gas sensor for OBOGS breathing oxygen monitoring. In the proposed research, novel laser diodes that output wavelength tunable from 2000 nm to 3500 nm will be used to… More

Biologically Inspired Plasmonic Integrated Multi-Color Sensors (BI-PIMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jung Yoon, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
President&Fellows of Harvard
RI Contact:
Marrybell Ramos
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this program, Agiltron, Inc. and Harvard University will develop a biologically-inspired integrated sensor that can detect the UV, visible (VIS), near infrared (NIR), and mid-wave infrared (MWIR) bands. This sensor will be integrated with plasmonic filters to provide additional… More

Efficient mid-range power transfer to multiple devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$973,397.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jae Ryu, Director, Advanced Techno – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Agiltron proposes a new type of portable inductively coupling wireless battery charger station to relieve the logistic footprint and operation complexity of the wired power connection for charging battery-operated devices in the battlefield management. The wireless battery charger station will allow… More

Measuring Fuel Quantity in Collapsible Fabric Storage Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,970.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey T. Burnham, Photonic Technologist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Leveraging on Agiltron"s extensive experience in fiber sensor development, we propose to develop a customized sensing system with the ability to measure fuel quantity in a collapsible tank. Based primarily on mature technologies and commercially available components, the proposed sensor system… More

High Performance Spatial Filter Array Based on Single Mode Fiber Bundle

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$699,929.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Yan Yan Liu, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In Phase I project, by leveraging on Agiltron's experience in optical fiber components and our unique fabrication procedure of fiber array, we successfully designed and fabricated the samples of the gradient index fiber (GIF) lens arrays and single mode (SM) fiber arrays for composing a… More

SWIR Image Sensor Based on SiGe Nanomembranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,920.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann, Director of Sensor Technologies – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
University of WisconsinMadison
RI Contact:
Kim Moreland
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Agiltron and the University of WisconsinMadison will develop the first SWIR Image Sensor with a flexible FPA. The sensor is based on the integration of single-crystal Si and Ge nanomembranes, which has the potential to achieve defect-free Ge-based photodiodes for SWIR imaging while… More

Protease chain reactions for molecular analysis of cancer markers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$246,228.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Leyun Zhu – 781-935-1200
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Intraoperative imaging techniques are used by neurosurgeons in the treatment for primary brain tumors such as gliomas to achieve maximal surgical resection of pathological tissue while leaving essential areas intact. Current imaging techniques include magnetic… More

One Micrometer Resolution Structured Scintillator for Hard X-Ray Image Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,974.32
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Next generation three dimensional (3D) X-ray imaging requires novel x-ray scintillating materials with high efficiency and high spatial resolution. Using a conventional homogeneous scintillator plate, there is a compromise between efficiency and spatial resolution. The strong coupling between… More

Fiber based seed laser for ultrafast CO2 laser systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,991.06
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A fiber based high performance 10-micron femtosecond seed laser is an ideal front end of ultrafast CO2 laser systems, which requires a near IR mode-locked fiber laser and a high energy pulsed pump fiber laser synchronized with the mode-locked fiber laser for frequency conversion and power… More

Nanofluidic Sequencing of Polypeptides

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Justin Abell, Senior Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Abstract:
Leveraging Agiltron"s development and production of portable Raman spectrometers, Agiltron will develop a new class of polypeptide sequencers. Our approach capitalizes on recent progress in Raman spectroscopy to push the sensor performance well beyond the current state-of-the-art.

Durable Superhydrophobic Anti-icing Nanocomposite Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,928.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jae Ryu, Directing Scientist – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
Dartmouth College
RI Contact:
Heather A. Arnold
Abstract:
Agiltron will develop robust and affordable anti-icing and ice-phobic surfaces that are also transparent (>%80) in visible spectrum for superstructures of surface ships in Arctic and cold region operation. Leveraging Agiltron"s previous experiences in mechanically durable superhydrophibic… More

Light-Weight, Solar Cells with High Specific Power and Conversion Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,153.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Fei Zhang, Senior Engineer – (781) 935-1200
Research Institution:
National Renewable Energy Lab
RI Contact:
Steven L. Scott
Abstract:
Agiltron in collaboration with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will develop a new class of high-efficiency and lightweight broadband inverted metamorphic multi-junction (IMM) solar cells for the uninterrupted flight missions of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The approach is closely… More