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A Miniaturized SERS Based Sensor Technology for detecting toxic contaminants in oxygen from aircraft On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS)

Company: Sporian Microsystems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … a visual alarm indicator, and an electronic output signal that can interface with an aircraft's caution and warning system. The objective of the proposed work is to develop such a sensing module, based on the combination of a miniaturized surface enhanced Raman… more

Development of a Fiber Optically Coupled Raman Video Probe for the Non-Destructive Inspection of Concrete in Light Water Reactors

Company: Eic Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … time. Technologies that can assess the integrity of LWR structures and provide means to mitigate the degradation of reactor structures will help prolong reactor life and diminish the risks of structural failure. A portable, nondestructive assessment (NDA) Raman spectroscopy… more

Small Footprint LIDAR for Continuous Monitoring of Atmospheric State Variables

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … propagation of not only radar but other RF systems. Improving the capability for monitoring the atmosphere will increase the effectiveness of Navy systems. Physical Sciences Inc., in collaboration with its subsidiary Q-Peak Inc., proposes to develop an advanced, compact Raman… more

Protease chain reactions for molecular analysis of cancer markers

Company: Agiltron, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … of ultrasound. Furthermore, all of these techniques are inadequate to identify the last residual cells that remain in the resection bed. Agiltron, in collaboration with Wayne State University, proposes to develop a robust, sensitive, selective, and low cost Raman image… more

RIDES: Raman Icing Detection System

Company: Michigan Aerospace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to develop an integrated LIDAR instrument capable of identifying icing conditions while also providing air data sensing capabilities. The resulting Raman Icing Detection System (RIDES) will be an integrated air data sensing and icing… more

Volcanic Ash Detection Using Raman LIDAR: "VADER"

Company: Michigan Aerospace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … significant hazard to aircraft engine and electronics and has caused damage to unwary aircraft and disrupted air travel for thousands of travelers, costing millions of dollars. Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) proposes to demonstrate the concept feasibility of a Raman… more

Multi-kW Fiber Lasers Based on Novel Light Guide Combiners

Company: nLight Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The efficient coherent beam combination of a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system requires a reduction in non-linearities of the power amplifier sections. Fiber non-linearities, such as stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and stimulated Raman scattering… more

Real-time label-free detection of suspicious powders using non-contact optical methods

Company: Photon Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … comprised of these basic subunits. These current methods include immunoassays or PCR, both of which require expensive equipment and reagents with limited shelf life and restrictive environmental conditions for storage and use. Current optical methods such as Raman… more

Ultra-Compact Optical Spectrometer for Organic Mapping, uCOSOM (microcosm)

Company: Photon Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … provides a broad organic and inorganic compound measurement capability without the need for sample handling or reagents.It will excite sub-ppb levels of organic compounds on rocks, soil, or other surfaces in the deep UV below 250 nm and simultaneously measure Raman… more

SBIR Phase I: Hand-held Reagentless Trace Chemical (TraC) Water Quality Sensor

Company: Photon Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …t are designed to remove nitrogen through Simultaneous Nitrification and DeNitrification (SNdN). This is an example of a major source of potential environmental contamination. The technology of the proposed innovative sensor is deep ultraviolet excited resonance Raman (DUV-RR)… more

Generation, Detection, and Control of Ultrafast Nonlinear Optical Processes in High Energy Density Plasmas Using Spike Trains of Uneven Duration and Delay

Company: Polymath Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …. We will accomplish this by (i) adopting the appropriate method of generating a pump laser composed of spike trains of uneven duration and delay (STUD pulses), (ii) adopting the appropriate method of detecting and diagnosing the amplified transmission of a stimulated Raman… more

Development of truly noninvasive ultrafast imaging diagnostics and advanced plasma flow solver for fundamental studies of low-temperature, non-equilibrium plasmas

Company: Spectral Energies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …d two photon laser induced fluorescence (fs-TPLIF) technique; (ii) The development of 1-D imaging of electric field distribution, and rotational/translational temperature and vibrational distribution function, using fs coherent Anti-Stokes Raman scattering… more

A Miniaturized SERS Based Sensor Technology for detecting toxic contaminants in oxygen from aircraft On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS)

Company: Sporian Microsystems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … visual alarm indicator, and an electronic output signal that can interface with an aircraft's caution and warning system. The objective of the proposed work is to develop such a sensing module, based on the combination of a miniaturized surface enhanced Raman scattering… more

Compact and Integrated IMU for GPS Denied Navigation Using Fast-Light Gyroscopes and Accelerometers

Company: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … than the state of the art. Under Phase I, we have established the feasibility of realizing a superluminal ring laser gyroscope (SRLG) and a superluminal ring laser accelerometer (SRLA), based on diode-pumped alkali lasers (DPALs), augmented by a fast-light Raman cells. … more

Development of a Fiber Optically Coupled Raman Video Probe for the Non-Destructive Inspection of Concrete in Light Water Reactors

Company: EIC Laboratories, Inc, Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … time. Technologies that can assess the integrity of LWR structures and provide means to mitigate the degradation of reactor structures will help prolong reactor life and diminish the risks of structural failure. A portable, nondestructive assessment (NDA) Raman… more

Development of a Multipass Raman Cell and Instrument for Vapor Analysis of Subsurface Chemical Contaminants

Company: EIC Laboratories, Inc, Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … during sample collection, transport and storage. Also, current requirements for surrounding aquifer contamination requires a more frequent sampling intervals that will be hard to be met by current methods because of cost and sampling time. A novel portable Raman… more

Combined Raman/Infrared Reflectance Instrument for In Situ Mineral Analysis

Company: EIC Laboratories, Inc, Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … planetary surfaces, guided by robotic vehicles. These instruments should be highly reliable and compact, be remotely operable and require minimal operating resources. To meet this challenge, the goal of the proposed Phase I program is to develop a combined Raman and… more

Plasmonic Nanosensors for Chemical Warfare Agents

Company: MKS Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This project will develop an integrated nanoplasmonic sensor Raman device to detect chemical warfare agents. The Raman device will be designed and produced by MKS Technology and will be cell-phone sized for portability. The device will: operate from 2-AA batteries; have a… more

Rapid diagnostic tools for wound infections

Company: Spectral Platforms Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …an detect bacteria at clinically relevant concentrations. We demonstrated the efficacy of this biomarker by accurately characterizing the presence/absence of bacteria in the plasma of blood obtained from hospitalized febrile patients. We also demonstrated a UV Raman modulation… more

SBIR Phase I: An Optically-Efficient Miniaturized Raman Optical System for Trending Glucose Levels

Company: eLutions Integrated Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I project proposes to develop a handheld Raman optical system for monitoring blood glucose levels noninvasively, continuously, and in real-time. Raman spectroscopy uses laser light scattered by chemical species to distinguish… more

SBIR Phase II: Dual-Wavelength Picosecond Fiber Laser Source for Label-Free Microscopy

Company: Invenio Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a novel research microscope based on coherent Raman scattering (CRS). In contrast to other techniques, CRS is a label-free method that requires excitation with two synchronized laser pulse trains… more

SBIR Phase I: High Throughput Cell Sorting with Coherent Raman Scattering (CRS )

Company: Invenio Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … based on chemical phenotyping, which (1) provides quantitative analysis of specific molecular species, (2) has single cell sensitivity, (3) is high throughput, (4) label-free, and (5) non-destructive to living organisms. The proposed system uses coherent Raman scattering… more

Field Portable System for Measuring Chlorinated Organic Solvents in Water

Company: Neodynetics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … devices capable of rapidly detecting, measuring and classifying Chlorinated Organic Solvents (COS) in environmental waters. The proposed sensor technology is based on an innovative adaptation of surface enhanced Ramon spectroscopy that greatly increases the Raman signal… more

SBIR Phase I: Manufacture of Novel Polymer-based SERS Substrates using a hybrid Nanosphere-Nanoimprint Lithographic Fabrication Technique

Company: Enhanced Plasmonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will focus on the challenge of reducing the cost of manufacturing Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) substrates. SERS is a powerful analytical technique that is not widely adopted in industry due to the high cost of… more

SBIR Phase I: Label-free, raman-on-chip sensor for single molecule analysis of biotoxins in fresh water

Company: P-BLINC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … technology will enable a breakthrough in the detection and identification of single molecules, drastically simplifying the sample preparation by removing the need for labeling. The Phase I work will focus on the use of the nanochannel/nanoantenna system to detect the Raman… more