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Company Information:

Company Name: aPeak Inc.
City: Newton
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (617) 964-1788

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $739,292.00 9
SBIR Phase II $1,933,444.00 3

Award List:

Geiger Photodiode Array Readouts for Scintillating Fiber Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stefan Vasile
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
72725S03-I Scintillating and wavelength shifting fibers have increasingly demonstrated advantages over traditional radiation detection/tracking for high energy physics and nuclear physics experiments. As the number of channels increases, traditional instruments (photomultipliers, CCDs, and… More

Geiger Photodiode Array Readouts for Scintillating Fiber Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stefan A. Vasile, Dr.
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
72725-Scintillating and wavelength shifting fibers have increasingly demonstrated advantages over traditional radiation detection/tracking for high energy and nuclear physics research. High internal gain optical detector arrays, operated at bias voltages compatible with CMOS, may eliminate… More

Geiger Photodiode Array Readouts for Scintillating Fiber Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stefan A. Vasile, Dr.
Award Amount: $735,021.00
Abstract:
72725-Scintillating and wavelength shifting fibers have increasingly demonstrated advantages over traditional radiation detection/tracking for high energy and nuclear physics research. High internal gain optical detector arrays, operated at bias voltages compatible with CMOS, may eliminate… More

High-Gain Active Pixel Sensors for High-Resolution Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stefan Vasile, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
78147S High-resolution tracking detectors based on silicon CCDs and Active Pixel Sensor (APS) arrays have been valuable tools in Nuclear Physics research, and have contributed to major discoveries. APS mega pixel arrays for fine granularity tracking have already demonstrated advantages over CCDs,… More

Fast Readout for Large Area Photon-Counting Infrared Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stefan Vasile, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Many NASA space and Earth programs in the infrared range 1060-1550 nm are limited by the detector performance that require long exposure time due to their low sensitivity and/or high noise. Efficient, single-photon counting in the infrared providing short exposure time and large area for increased… More

Fast Readout for Large Area Photon-Counting Infrared Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stefan K. Vasile, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,910.00
Abstract:
Many NASA space and Earth programs in the infrared range 1060-1550 nm are limited by the detector performance that require long exposure time due to their low sensitivity and/or high noise. Large format infrared photon counting arrays with ranging capability would provide a valuable tool to many… More

High-Counting Rate Photon Detectors for Long-Range Space Optical Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stefan E. Vasile, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
Long range, RF space communications do not meet anymore the bandwidth requirements or power constraints of future NASA missions. Optical communications offer the potential to dramatically increase the link bandwidth and decrease the emitter power. High-bandwidth, long-range optical communications… More

Active Pixel Arrays for High-Resolution Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stefan Vasile, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,846.00
Abstract:
High-resolution tracking detectors based on Active Pixel Sensor (APS) technology have been valuable tools in Nuclear Physics and High-Energy Physics research, and have contributed to major discoveries. However, their integration time, radiation length and readout rate is a limiting factor for the… More

High-Bandwidth Photon-Counting Detectors with Enhanced Near-Infrared Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stefan Vasile, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,678.00
Abstract:
Laser optical communications offer the potential to dramatically increase the link bandwidth and decrease the emitter power in long-range space communications. Newest system designs require photon-counting arrays operated at high detection efficiency, tens of picoseconds temporal resolution, and… More

VIS-SWIR Solid State Silicon-Germanium Imaging Camera Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stefan Vasile, President
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
This proposal responds to the Army's effort to fuse image intensification with infrared technologies and to rapidly meet warfighter's protection needs. Small, lightweight, low cost, high-sensitivity solid-state infrared cameras widely disseminated on the battlefield would revolutionize land warfare.… More

High-Bandwidth Photon-Counting Detectors with Enhanced Near-Infrared Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stefan Vasile, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,513.00
Abstract:
Long-range optical telecommunications (LROT) impose challenging requirements on detector array sensitivity at 1064nm and arrays timing bandwidth. Large photonic arrays with integrated beam acquisition, tracking and/or communication capabilities, and smart pixel architecture should allow the… More

Photon counting receivers with on-pixel signal processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Stefan Vasile, president – (617) 964-1788
Award Amount: $99,895.00
Abstract:
Geiger mode avalanche PhotoDiodes (GPDs) are being used in latest LADAR receiver designs. Current GPD based FPAs require multiple laser pulses to validate the target and additional off-chip processing to produce range images with low false alarm rate and in real-time. The goal of this program is to… More