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Company Information:

Name: Altair Center, Llc.
Address: 1 Chartwell Circle
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (508) 845-5349

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,514,965.00 22
SBIR Phase II $5,196,510.00 7
STTR Phase I $398,995.00 4
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Compound Core Active Multimode Fiber for High-efficiency Fi

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Brown University
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlydov
Award Amount: $98,995.00
RI Contact: Alice Tangredi-Hannon
Abstract:
Altair Center proposes to develop a novel and innovative compound-core multimode active flber for high-efficiency fiber laser systems capable to operate in a single-mode regime. The compound multimode core of the fiber is especially designed in such a way to support propagation of a higher order… More

Apparatus and procedures for microgravity synthesis of photonic crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,990.00

Compact High-Efficiency Electron -Beam-Pumped Semiconductor Laser Operating at Room Temperature

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov Dr
Award Amount: $64,994.00

All-Optical Components for Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov Dr
Award Amount: $64,994.00

Portable battery operated laser diode system for minimally-invasive surgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,992.00

Flourescence Chemical Sensor for Chemical Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Not Available Use of fine evaporating water sprays directly injected into the inlet of a gas turbine have been shown to provide significant increases in power production in land-based applications. By providing evaporative cooing inside the compressor, the sprays act an an in-situ intercooler to… More

Compact High-Efficiency Electron -Beam-Pumped Semiconductor Laser Operating at Room Temperature

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov
Award Amount: $746,510.00

All-Optical Components for Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Igor Levitsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alexei Vitukhnovsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Igor Levitsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Porphyrins based luminescence chemical sensors for monitoring of volatile organic compounds and toxic gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Igor Levitsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
Altair Center propses to develop and fabricate a miniature, cost-effective fiber optic fluorescence senor array for detection of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and toxic gases. The main detection principle is based on new sensing approach employing thinfilms of molecular aggregates and the effect… More

Modification of Semiconductors for Monolithic Integration of Optoelectronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Altair Center proposes to develop a revolutionary new technology for room temperature selective modification of semiconductor materials adjusting bandgap, strain, refractive index and quantum-confined properties of the semiconductor structures alreadyafter their growth. The selective processing of… More

Novel Abiotic Devices Based on Doped Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alexei Vitukhnovsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center proposes to develop an innovative light emitting diode (LED) based on

Nunostructured semiconductors for high-efficiency thin film photovoltaic devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Altair Center proposes to develop a revolutionary new technology for simple and low cost fabrication of high-efficiency thin-film photovoltaic cells employing nunostructured semiconductor materials. New technique for modification of the semiconductormaterials is used to create metal nanoclusters in… More

Photovoltaic Cells Based on Nanotubes and Conjugated Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Igor Levitsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center proposes to develop novel photovoltaic (PV) cells based on composite material made from nanotubes and conjugated polymers. The proposed approach offers a number of advantages with respect to known organic/inorganic photovoltaic devices.Interpenetrating network between nanotubes and… More

Fluorescence materials for sensors of heavy metal ions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Igor Levitsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Altair Center proposes to develop a simple and efficient fluorescence optical fiber sensor for monitoring of heavy metal ions (HMI) in storm water, sediments and during various industrial processes. The sensor employs the effect of strong fluorescencequenching/enhancement in the presence of heavy… More

Infrared photon detectors based on conjugated polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Igor Levitsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center proposes to develop an innovative highly sensitive infrared photon detectors operating at room temperature in the 3-12 mm range. This new concept is based on the effect of infrared stimulated fluorescence or photoconductivity in thin films ofconjugated polymers. Our preliminary study… More

X-ray sensors based on wide bandgap materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alexei Vitukhnovsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center proposes to develop new type of fast X-ray sensors based on wide bandgap materials, such as sapphire (single crystal Al2O3) and single crystal ZrO2, for several potential military and civilian applications. We will use a specially designedprocess of formation of contacts on large… More

Resonantly Driven Fabry-Perot Filter for Long-Wave Infrared Spectrometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Petr Nikitin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center proposes to develop an innovative Fabry-Perot filter (FPF) for Long-Wave Infrared Spectrometry with high tuning rate using an original approach. Key point of the proposed concept is developing a resonantly vibrating mechanical system thatcomprises FPF mirrors but contains no elements… More

OPTICAL INTERFEROMETER FOR THRUST MEASUREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Petr Nikitin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center proposes to develop an innovative system for accurate measuring thrust performance of different structural components, including propulsion systems for micro-satellites, with micro-Newton resolution. The system designed for operation in aspace simulation chamber employs a fiber optical… More

LED Based on Composite from Inorganic Quantum Dots and Conjugated Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Igor Levitsky, Senior SCientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center proposes to develop a novel light emitted diode (LED) for military and civilian applications based on composite material made from inorganic quantum dots and conjugated polymers. We will use specially designed highly emissive nanoparticles ofCdS or CdSe dispersed in polymer matrix or… More

Fluorescence sensors of heavy metal ions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
"ALTAIR Center proposes to develop a miniature, cost-effective fiber optic sensor array for detection of toxic heavy metal ions. The main detection principle is based on dual measurement of both absorption and fluorescence employing thin films ofporphyrin/polymer membrane. In Phase I of the project… More

Self-assembling of micro-lenses on optical fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"ALTAIR Center proposes to develop an innovative technology for fabrication of a micro-lens directly on the optical fiber employing a simple and efficient self-organization process of the lens formation based on Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). During thisprocess the micro-lens is automatically… More

Optical Quantum Information Processing in Photonic Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Valery Rupasov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
"Quantum mechanics predicts that quantum two-level systems - quantum bits, or simply qubits - can provide fundamentally new methods of information processing due to possible existing in an arbitrary coherent superposition of quantum states. That offers anenormous gain in the use of information… More

Optical Quantum Information Processing in Photonic Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Valery Rupasov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Quantum mechanics predicts that quantum two-level systems - qubits - can provide fundamentally new modes of information processing due to possible existing in an arbitrary coherent superposition of quantum states. A practical realization of quantuminformation processing requires obviously isolated… More

Manufacturing of composite nanomaterials for MDA applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Employing of nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes opens new avenue in fabrication of new nanocoposite materials exhibiting quite a number of unique physical properties. ALTAIR Center proposes to develop an innovative process suitable for manufacturing of alarge variety of the nanocomposite materials… More

Electro-mechanical actuators and tunable reflectors based on carbon nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Serge Krivoshlykov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center proposes to develop a new class of nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) based on carbon nanotubes operating at low control voltages. The proposed system consists of thin film of an appropriate solid-state material sandwiched between two nanolayers of carbon nanotubes embedded into a… More

Active Silicon Nanophotonics based on Photonic Crystal with Quantum Dots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Rochester
Principal Investigator: Valery Rupasov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Donna L. Beyea
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center in cooperation with University of Rochester proposes to develop a new class of active nanophotonic devices based on quantum dots embedded into photonic crystal microstructures fabricated in silicon-on-insulator waveguides. Due to extremely strong nonlinear optical and electro-optical… More

Tunable Terahertz-Frequency Lasers Based on Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Texas
Principal Investigator: Valery Rupasov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Millie Smith
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center proposes to develop a new class of tunable terahertz laser sources based on an active laser material fabricated from spherical semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots) incorporated into an optical medium transparent in terahertz-frequency range. Due to the strong Stark effect,… More

Silicon-Based Photonic Crystal Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ROCHESTER
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Donna Galloway
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center in cooperation with the University of Rochester proposes to develop the first silicon-based photonic crystal laser diode. The photonic crystal microcavity forms gain region of the laser diode. This enhances the system efficiency. The laser operating either in bandgap edge emitting mode… More

Terahertz-Frequency Lasers based on Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
Principal Investigator: Valery Rupasov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Dina Caplinger
Abstract:
ALTAIR Center in cooperation with the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas proposes to develop a new class of terahertz (THz) lasers generating about 1 mW in the frequency range 0.3-10 THz at room temperature. The proposed concept is based on employing the semiconductor… More