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A novel Approach for High Rate Production of IR to IR Up-converting Nano-particles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-14-C-5193
Agency Tracking Number: F11B-T24-0124
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF11-BT24
Solicitation Number: 2011.B
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-11-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-11-19
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road
Dayton, OH -
United States
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Amarendra Rai
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 426-6900
Business Contact
 Rick Weddle
Title: Director, Contracts
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Research Institution
 The Pennsylvania State University
 Douglas Wolfe
Applied Research Laboratory P.O. Box 30
State College, PA 16804-0030
United States

 (814) 865-0316
 Nonprofit College or University

ABSTRACT: Phosphor materials are currently being utilized in a wide variety of applications. The requirements for phosphors have become more and more stringent with smaller and smaller particles being required. In the Phase I program UES Inc. in collaboration with Penn State University has demonstrated the feasibility of a few approaches for high rate production of high efficiency IR to IR up-converting nanoparticles. The objective of Phase II STTR is to continue refinement and optimization of the technology developed in Phase I with emphasis on emission strength, environmental stability and process scalability. BENEFIT: Successful completion of the program will provide a commercially viable approach to produce IR to IR up-converting nanoparticles. Military application involves tagging and tracking of assets, identifying friend or foe, and for use in identifying disturbed soil in perimeter security. Commercial applications include fluorescence optical imaging for biomedical applications.

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