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Company Information:

Company Name: Applied Spectra, Inc.
City: Fremont
State: CA
Zip+4: 94538-6410
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (925) 330-1431

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $860,650.00 8
SBIR Phase II $4,079,576.00 5
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,954.00 1

Award List:

Nanoscale Chemical Analysis using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (nano-LIBS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of California Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Jong Yoo, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Pat Sullivan
Abstract:
As nanotechnology fabrication develops internationally, the availability of tools for ensuring that materials and systems abide by their chemical design characteristics becomes essential. In order for nanotechnology to mature, diagnostic instruments must be developed to detect and analyze physical… More

Nanoscale Chemical Analysis using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (nano-LIBS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA
Principal Investigator: Jong Yoo, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,954.00
RI Contact: Jennifer Nadeau
Abstract:
As nanotechnology fabrication develops internationally, the availability of tools for ensuring that materials and systems abide by their design characteristics becomes essential. In order for nanotechnology to mature, diagnostic instruments must be developed to detect and analyze physical and… More

Detection of Contaminants in Petroleum Sources using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jong Yoo, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,962.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes the feasibility of using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for detecting contaminants in petroleum sources. Applied Spectra believes that LIBS using a broadband spectrometer/ICCD system can be a compelling platform for developing highly portable,… More

Remote propellant residue detection using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jong Yoo, Scientist
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR Phase I proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for detecting propellant residues (exploded and unexploded) on various surfaces (emphasis on clothes initially) that support shoulder-launched rockets. Applied Spectra… More

Novel n-pulse Approach for LIBS Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jong Yoo, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has been proven as a powerful analytical sensor technology for military and civilian applications. Attributes include real-time measurement response, no sample preparation, high sensitivity, and the ability to detect signatures from chem/bio agents,… More

Remote propellant residue detection using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jong Yoo, Principle Scientist
Award Amount: $749,812.00
Abstract:
Terrorism is one of the greatest threats facing military and civilian personnel today. US military forces are increasingly exposed to deadly shoulder fired rocket attacks and improvised explosive devices in Iraq and other hostile environments. Such trends raise a significant security threat for… More

Novel n-pulse Approach for Revolutionary LIBS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jong Yoo, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $729,947.00
Abstract:
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is a powerful analytical sensor technology for military and civilian applications. Attributes include real-time measurement response, no sample preparation, high sensitivity, and the ability to detect signatures from chem/bio agents, explosives, toxic… More

Laser Ablation - Optical Cavity Isotopic Spectrometer (LAOCIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alexander A. Bolshakov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses NASA astrobiology objectives, particularly the need for a compact instrument capable of in situ isotopic measurements. We propose the detailed conceptual development of a device for analyzing key isotopic composition in surface materials without sample preparation. We will… More

Laser Ablation - Optical Cavity Isotopic Spectrometer (LAOCIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alexander A. Bolshakov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,985.00
Abstract:
We propose the detailed conceptual development of a device for analyzing key isotopic composition in surface materials without sample preparation. We will combine absorption spectroscopy with laser induced vaporization of solid samples for high-resolution isotopic measurements. An immediate focus is… More

In Situ Monitoring of Toxic Metals and Chlorinated Solvent Plumes using a Portable, Dual Sensor LIBS/Raman Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Diane Wong, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,891.00
Abstract:
The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management is responsible for the deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) of facilities involved in the production and manufacture of nuclear weapons materials. The presence of radionuclides and other chemicals has resulted in both point and non-point… More

New Technology of Rapid Isotopic Measurement of Soil Organic Manner to Quantify Carbon Sequestration in Climate Change Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Bolshakov, Dr. – 510-657-7679
Award Amount: $145,884.00
Abstract:
Understanding the stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen (13C/12C-15N/14N) determine how the composition of organic matter will be changed by biogeochemical processes. Stable isotope data can contribute to both source-sink and process information in carbon- sequestration and climate change studies. … More

Real-Time In-Situ Metrology for Lithium-Ion Battery R&D and Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alexander Bolshakov, Dr. – 510-657-7679
Award Amount: $149,948.00
Abstract:
The development of cost effective lithium-ion batteries is the cornerstone for meeting the goals of vehicle electrification. Both researchers and manufacturers of Li-ion batteries need a rapid and simple-to-use but powerful analytical technology, which can enable nanometer-scale depth resolution in… More

Real-Time In-Situ Metrology for Lithium-Ion Battery R&D and Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jong Yoo, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,931.00
Abstract:
The development of cost effective lithium-ion batteries is the cornerstone for meeting the goals of vehicle electrification. Both researchers and manufacturers of Li-ion batteries need a rapid and simple- to-use powerful technology that can enable nanometer-scale depth resolution chemical analysis… More

New Technology for Rapid Isotopic Measurement of Soil Organic Matter to Quantify Carbon Sequestration in Climate Change Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alexander Bolshakov, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,901.00
Abstract:
Ecological processes lead to distinctive isotope patterns. Measuring the isotopic signatures provide answers to fundamental questions on bio-productivity and energy cycling and give clues to the origin of life and evolution. Consequently, isotopic data hold keys to predicting future climate changes… More

ChemCam-like Spectrometer for Non-Contact Measurements of Key Isotopes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alexander A. Bolshakov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,978.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses NASA SBIR topic S1.07 In Situ Sensors for Lunar and Planetary Science, particularly the need for measuring isotopic ratios of the key elements associated with the signs of life (H, C, N, O). We propose a non-contact optical instrument similar to ChemCam that will be capable… More