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Company Information:

Company Name: Anasphere, Inc.
City: Bozeman
State: MT
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (406) 994-9354

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,544,030.00 16
SBIR Phase II $3,545,958.00 6

Award List:

MICROCOMPUTER DATA MANAGEMENT FOR ANIMAL RESOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James L. Geer , Vice President
Award Amount: $60,340.00

MICROCOMPUTER DATA MANAGEMENT FOR ANIMAL RESOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James L. Geer , Vice President
Award Amount: $277,373.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop a comprehensive package of microcomputer software programs designed to perform a large variety of data processing procedures required for efficient management of contemporary animal resources supporting biomedical research. phase-i formed the intellectual and… More

SBIR Phase I: Miniature NOx Sensor for Small Airborne Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Bognar
Award Amount: $99,721.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is intended to develop a new type of NOx sensor for use on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other small aerial platforms. Many of these vehicles are quite small, and therefore have very limited space and weight allowances for… More

Deployable Micro Weather Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John A. Bognar, President
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Real-time meteorological data is becoming ever more critical to military operations. Such data should be available from as many locations around a theater of operation as possible. To that end, there is a need for compact weather sensors that can be quickly deployed by a wide variety of methods,… More

Low-Power, Lightweight Cloud Water Content Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,957.00
Abstract:
The water content of clouds, whether in liquid or ice form, is a key variable to be measured when either calibrating remote sensing systems or when calculating the climatological effects of clouds. While a variety of sensors exist for making these measurements, all of the existing sensors require… More

Low-Power, Lightweight Cloud Water Content Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $590,335.00
Abstract:
The measurement of cloud water content is of great importance in understanding the formation of clouds, their structure, and their radiative properties which in turn affect the climate. While a variety of sensors exist for making these measurements, all of the existing sensors require far too much… More

Sensing of Upper Atmosphere

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John A. Bognar, President
Award Amount: $99,920.00
Abstract:
Accurate observations and forecasts of meteorological conditions in the battlespace are of extreme importance to the most effective employment of military assets. In many instances, it is not possible to gather in-situ meteorological data by routine means such as sounding balloons carrying… More

Environmental Sensor for Autonomous UAVS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John A. Bognar, President
Award Amount: $69,918.00
Abstract:
Improved observations of the battlespace are of key and growing importance in today's combat environment. UAVs are making key contributions in this area, and sensor improvements are a key part of increasing UAV capabilities. However, all sensors are subject to degradation under detrimental… More

Miniature Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John D. Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
There is a growing need to develop improved technologies for precise airborne measurements of carbon dioxide, CO2. CO2 measurements are of great importance to many areas of research, including climate change, global carbon budgets, and geological research in relation to volcanic activity. At the… More

Sensing of Upper Atmosphere

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John A. Bognar, President
Award Amount: $749,044.00
Abstract:
Accurate observations and forecasts of meteorological conditions in the battlespace are of extreme importance to the most effective employment of military assets. In many instances, it is not possible to gather in-situ meteorological data by routine means such as sounding balloons carrying… More

Tools and Materials for Hands-On Climate and Weather Science Education

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,854.00
Abstract:
The majority of students and educators would probably agree that students are better able to grasp scientific concepts from the use of hands-on activities and other inquiry-based educational practices than from typical lecture problem solving methods. Anasphere, Inc is working to make inquiry based… More

Environmental Sensor for Autonomous UAVS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John A. Bognar, President
Award Amount: $729,968.00
Abstract:
Improved observations of the battlespace are of key and growing importance in today's combat environment. UAVs are making key contributions in this area, and sensor improvements are a key part of increasing UAV capabilities. However, all sensors are subject to degradation under detrimental… More

Miniature Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,665.00
Abstract:
Phase 1 has seen the development of a revolutionary new type of sensor for making carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements from small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and other platforms such as sounding balloons. The chemistry behind the new sensor has been proven, example sensors were fabricated, and the… More

Sensor System for Super-Pressure Balloon Performance Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
Long-duration balloon flights are an exciting new area of scientific ballooning, enabled by the development of large super-pressure balloons. As these balloons represent a new form of balloon technology, it follows that there is much to be learned about how these balloons behave in flight. There… More

Dropsonde System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,784.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are assuming more numerous and increasingly important roles in global environmental and atmospheric research. There is a corresponding growth in equipment needs for UAVs so that they may meet their mission goals. Some critical measurement needs can only be satisfied… More

Dropsonde System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,573.00
Abstract:
A small, modular dropsonde launcher is being developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Some critical measurement needs can only be satisfied by in-situ measurements. Key examples of such measurements include detailed atmospheric profiles, point meteorological conditions on the surface, and… More

Cloud Liquid Water Content Sensor for Radiosondes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
Icing is one of the most significant hazards to aircraft. There is still much research to be completed with regard to developing remote-sensing technologies for accurately identifying where icing conditions exist in clouds. There is a need to provide in-situ measurements of cloud liquid water… More

Advanced Tethersonde for High-Speed Flux Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,962.00
Abstract:
Flux measurements of trace gases and other quantities, such as latent heat, are of great importance in scientific field research. One typical flux measurement setup involves placing measurement equipment (sonic anemometers and associated sensors or samplers) on rigid towers (rigidity being required… More

The GlideSonde: A Lifting Body Guided Dropsonde

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,905.00
Abstract:
Dropsondes are one of the primary in-situ measurement tools available to research aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Unlike sensors mounted on aircraft, dropsondes allow a vertical profile of the atmosphere to be taken below the aircraft. A guided dropsonde which could glide away from… More

Miniature Air Launched Rawinsonde and Dropsonde (MALRD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John A. Bognar, President – (406) 994-9354
Award Amount: $149,841.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Accurate, in-situ meteorological data are an essential part of any flight-test program or airborne weapon test. Present methods to gather such data are subject to drawbacks including spatial inaccuracy, asset availability, and simple inefficiency. An in-situ radiosonde system capable… More

Atmospheric Characterization for Directed Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John A. Bognar, President – (406) 994-9354
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
Atmospheric refractive index fluctuations directly impact the propagation of laser beams through the atmosphere. A key parameter of interest to be directly acquired or derived from atmospheric measurements is the refractive index structure parameter CN2. Atmospheric refractive index, and therefore… More

Droplet-Sizing Liquid Water Content Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Bognar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,979.00
Abstract:
Icing is a significant aviation hazard, and icing conditions continue to be difficult to precisely forecast or locate in real time. An in-situ sensor, which can be flown coupled with a radiosonde, is needed which can both measure supercooled liquid water content in clouds as well as characterize… More