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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

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

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

Radiation-Hardened Memristor-based Memory for Extreme Environments

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NASA space exploration missions require radiation-hardened memory technologies that can survive and operate over a wide temperature range. Memristors (memory-resistors) are a promising technology for the next generation of non-volatile memory (NVM) applications and offer a highly-desirable… more

Nondestructive Evaluation of Thick Outer Mold Line Paints and Coatings

Company: ChromoLogic LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … and measurements of capacitance and dissipation have been used extensively for NDE of coatings, but incapable of depth profiling, identification, and tracking of chemically based degradation that occurs in-use. Ultrasound, Forward-Looking Infrared Systems (FLIR), and Raman… 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

Compact Raman Lidar for Aerosol Extinction Profiling from Small UAVs

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Recent work by several groups has resulted in the recognition of the potential for Arctic tundral regions to become a significant net source of carbon greenhouse gases from thawing permafrost. As the Arctic region responds to climate forcings, monitoring how aerosol distributions respond and modify… more

High-resolution optical imaging and spectroscopy instrument for real-time characterization of soft tissue constructs

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …, microstructure, and overall tissue state and maturity for transplantation. In a Phase I study, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) in collaboration with the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), investigated the use of combined Raman… more

Networkable Automated Water Vapor Lidar for Tropospheric Profiling

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …chanical design and subjecting it to thermoelastic analysis. The Phase II program will fabricate an engineering prototype and demonstrate it at the DoE Southern Great Plains site for several months. It will be intercompared with balloon-borne radiosondes and with the sites … more

Simplifying encoding of bioassays to accelerate translational drug discovery

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA proposes to investigate the use of combined Raman microspectroscopy-Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging for in vivo diagnosis of tooth decay,… 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