Abstract:Bacterial enteric pathogens causing travelers"diarrhea (TD) in developing countries include enterotoxigenic E. coli (50%), Camplyobacter jejuni, Shigella sonnei and Shigella flexneri, while Norovirus is a common viral cause. High risk regions for TD include areas where US service members are… more
Abstract:Field testing of water samples is needed for broad and sensitive detection of toxic industrial chemicals, or TICs. The use of unicellular organisms in cell-based detection systems is particularly advantageous both because these organisms have developed a natural ability to respond to environmental… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): CyberMOD: A Gentle-Slope Cyberlearning Infrastructure to Support STEM Education Abstract This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project investigates a new gentle-slope cyberlearning infrastructure that introduces students to simulation authoring via a… more
Abstract:A Neutron detection device is an indispensable tool for power, medical, defense, and homeland
security applications. The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons
is a serious threat in today’s world. Low cost, low power, high performance, rugged and portable
Abstract:Agiltron proposes to develop an extremely compact and high sensitivity uncooled near- and mid-infrared (NMIR) spectrometer engine for planetary compositional analysis and mapping. In this program, we will produce lead salt-based IR detector materials with single crystalline-like oriented thin film… more
Abstract:Leveraging Agiltron"s industrial leading developments and production of high speed fiber optical components and modules as well as commercial photonic devices, we propose to develop a new class of high performance tunable RF filters and filter banks for advanced RF systems. The approach is… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In this STTR program, Agiltron and Iowa State University (ISU) jointly propose to develop simple material and structural solutions that enable directionally dependent emission in the infrared regime. The highly directional infrared emission has extremely narrow emission patterns and a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Leveraging Agiltron"s organic thin film transistor (OTFT) array design and printing technology and industrial leading developments and productions uncooled mid-infrared (mid-IR) detectors and detector arrays, we propose to develop a new class of high performance printed mid-IR… more
Abstract:We propose to develop a device that is capable of rapidly identifying and classifying pollen from a broad sampling base using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). The proposed Raman device is designed to spectroscopically examine, identify and classify the spatial and temporal origin of… more
Abstract:Agiltron, in partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), will build and test the Infrared Robotic Imaging System (IRIS), a stereoscopic vision system to provide 3-D location and mapping capability for the navigation of firefighting robotic systems. IRIS is based on Agiltron"s… more
Abstract:Loveraging on Agiltron's experience in optical fiber components, Agiltron proposed a coherent single-mode fiber (SMF) spatial filter array (SFA) with a gradient index fiber (GIF) lens array pair to meet NASA's application of planet exploration. There are several advantages over the current… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION: We propose to build a portable, field-deployable blood test monitor to immediately identify toxic chemical agent buildup in persons suspected of having been exposed to such agents. The technology we plan to utilize is surface- enhanced Raman scattering to look for the presence of… more
Abstract:Realizing a practical mode lock fiber oscillator with both high repetition rate and high pulse energy has been a very challenge work of the ultrafast fiber laser for more than twenty years. Although many mode lock fiber laser structures have been attempted since the 1990 & apos;s, none has fully… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project focuses on developing a new category of high energy-density nanocomposite dielectric materials for use in high pulse power capacitors. The approach is to bring together nanostructures in a polypropylene matrix to form a novel… more
Abstract:Agiltron will leverage discoveries at the University of Nebraska to fabricate detectors for CT scanners. The detector uses a new composite material with high atomic number nano-particles to absorb high energy photons creating electron-holes pairs and a semiconducting polymer with high mobility for… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Agiltron will develop the Silicon-Based, Hardened, Extended Response Photodetector Array (SHERPA) for Air Force space-based applications. The SHERPA sensor contains an array of fully-CMOS compatible silicon nanowire phototransistors whose unique nanoscale architecture enables extended… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Agiltron, a leading commercial electro-optic component manufacturer, proposes to develop a simpler, lower-cost spatial controllable attenuator having all the required performance attributes for suppressing a bright source in the Field of View (FOV) so that the dynamic range of the sensor… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In this program, we will build and test a compact, multifunctional laser based plasma optical analyzer to characterize the interaction between a laser and the plasma sheath that envelopes air vehicles during hypersonic air travel in the Earth"s atmosphere. The analyzer will quantify… more
Abstract:The use of electro-optic (EO) crystals in electric field measurements has gained considerable momentum over recent years. This is due to their compact size, lightweight, all dielectric and fiber optic make-up, large dynamic range, high damage threshold, and large intrinsic bandwidth. Leveraging on… more
Abstract:A laser Q-Switch with a low drive voltage and low insertion loss is needed. Today"s electro-optic crystal Q-switch requires high voltage, and the saturable absorber passive Q-switch introduces significant losses in the cavity. Agiltron, Inc., an experienced manufacturer of MEMS chips and MEMS… more
Abstract:Leveraging on our experience in MEMS component and sensor system fabrication, Agiltron proposes to realize a new type of MEMS microgyroscope with a simple scalable mechanism and high precision. The gyroscope will be fabricated in a MEMS structure, with a novel design concept that maximizes the… more
Abstract:The Navy is seeking the new index matching materials which can significantly improve the shelf life performance of mechanical splices based on light cured index matching materials. Agiltron proposes to develop advanced fluorinated polyurethane acrylate (F-PUA) based UV curable refractive index… more
Abstract:Leveraging on our extensive production experience on fiber optical connector, AGILTRON proposes to develop a manufacturable fiber optical connector technology with ultra low insertion losses and low reflection that has not been attainable before. Phase I will perform extensive design and modeling.… more
Abstract:Leveraging our extensive production experience in pump combiners and fiber lasers, AGILTRON proposes to fabricate a novel pump combiner which is suitable for a counter-pump scheme. This pump combiner adopts the mode fields between the active fiber used in the amplifier and the passive fiber used for… more
Abstract:Leveraging on our experience in MEMS component and sensor system fabrication, Agiltron proposes to realize a new type of MEMS accelerometer that will not only survive the extreme accelerations outlined in the SBIR topic (shock at least 40,000 g in all axes, high electromagnetic fields (E>5,000… more
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