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Company Information:

Company Name: ASTROTERRA CORP.
City: San Diego
State: CA
Zip+4: 92121
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $772,970.00 12
SBIR Phase II $1,150,000.00 2

Award List:

Extremely Narrowband Sodium Line Filter For Daytime Adaptive Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $63,500.00
Abstract:
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO SEE IF AN EXTREMELY NARROWBAND SODIUM FARADAY ATOMIC LINE FILTER CAN BE USED TO ALLOW ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS USING A SODIUM LASER GUIDE STAR TO WORK UNDER DAYTIME LIGHT CONDITIONS FOR APPLICATIONS SUCH AS IMAGING SATELLITES. THE POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF THE FILTER… More

High Current Density Sheet-like Electron Beam Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $64,885.00
Abstract:
THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR THE DESIGN OPTIMIZATION AND TESTING OF A HIGH CURRENT SHEET-LIKE ELECTRON BEAM GENERATOR. SPECIFICALLY IT IS FOR A HIGH CURRENT DENSITY (>20A/CM2) SHEET ELECTRON BEAM SOURCE USING A RUGGED LaB(6) CATHODE. SHEET ELECTRON BEAMS ARE VERY DESIRABLE FOR COUPLING TO THE EVANESCENT… More

Electron Beam Amplification Using Thin Diamond

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $64,967.00
Abstract:
DIAMOND HAS A NEGATIVE EELCTRON AFFINITY ON ITS (111) FACE AND P-TYPE DIAMOND IS CONDUCTIVE. UNFORTUNATELY, DOPING OF DIAMOND TO MAKE IT CONDUCTIVE DECREASES THE CARRIER MOBILITIES WHILE INCREASING THE TRAP DENSITIES. EXPERIMENTS WITH P-TYPE DIAMOND HAVE NOT YET PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT CURRENTS. IN THE… More

Compact, High Power Millimeter Wave Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $62,122.00
Abstract:
THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR THE STUDY AND DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT, HIGH POWER TUNABLE MILLIMETER WAVE GENERATOR. SPECIFICALLY IT IS FOR A COMPACT OROTRON TUBE OPERATING IN THE 94 GHz (W-BAND) RANGE WITH POWER OUTPUTS ON THE ORDER ON 10 WATTS. SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF THE OROTRON DEVICES DEPENDS… More

MULTIPLEXING/DEMULTIPLEXING SCHEME FOR LASER COMMUNICATIONS USING RESONANT FARADAY ROTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $61,395.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this research is to develop a novel optical multiplexing/demultiplexing device to combine many separate laser channels for communications applications. For both free space and fiber optic laser communications it is desirable to have a multiplexing scheme which has many… More

HIGH FIELD OF REGARD GIMBAL FOR LASER COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER STEERED SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $67,738.00

HIGH FIELD OF REGARD GIMBAL FOR LASER COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER STEERED SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this Phase I technical effort is to desgin, prototype and measure the performance of a novel compact gimbal that is specifically designed for high precision pointing of electro-optic systems from mobile platforms. This novel gimbal consists of two rotating joints oriented at… More

Three-Dimensional Volumetric Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $64,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to demonstrate a novel method of generating a volumetric three-dimensional display. This method uses intersecting lasers in a gaseous medium to cause fluorescence from desired points. By scanning a series of intersection points in either a rastor or vector scan in a… More

Data Rate Error Correction System for Free Space Laser Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Isaac Kim
Award Amount: $59,555.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to design and implement error-correction coding in a free-space laser communication channel to correct both single bit and burst errors at a user data rate of 155 Mb/s. Correcting these errors will significantly increase the reliability and weather-dependent… More

LOW COST GROUND TERMINAL FOR SATELLITE LASER COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar , Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Three-Dimensional Volumetric Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to demonstrate a novel method of generating a volumetric three-dimensional display. This method uses intersecting lasers in a gaseous medium to cause fluorescence from desired points. By scanning a series of intersection points in either a rastor or vector scan in a… More

Picocellular Hybris Optical/RF Communications System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Scott Bloom
Award Amount: $64,825.00
Abstract:
The ultimate objective of this research is to develop a low cost, high bandwidth, quickly deployable communications system. The system relies on 10-20 Mbps RF communications within a 100 m diameter cell size. The cells are interconnected with 622, Mbps optical crosslinks. The critical technology in… More

Photon Counting Communication Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ron Stieger
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to investigate the use of photon-counting avalanche photodiodes as a laser communication sensor. This detector technology allows reduction of the received optical power. The system will also incorporate a cesium atomic line filter to eliminate background light and a… More

Diode-Pumped Atomic Vapor Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eric Korevaar
Award Amount: $64,983.00
Abstract:
Not Available BMDO has been entrusted with the responsibility of protecting citizens and assets from missile attack. Many of the systems developed under BMDO¿s TMD and NMD focus areas require high speed correlation, often in a compact package. The performance requirements of high-end BMDO… More