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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Dynamic Light Scattering Instrumentation Using Field Programmable Gate Array-based Digital Signal Processing

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An existing low-cost FPGA-based processing platform will be demonstrated with fiber-coupling to single-photon detectors, to perform photon-arrival time stamping with

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. High Efficiency, Large-area, 1550 nm InGaAs Photodiodes

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A stable, well characterized InGaAs materials growth and photodetector fabrication process will be used to fabricate matched photodiodes optimized for balanced homodyne detection. The 1-mm-diameter p-i-n photodetectors will be manufactured back-illuminated with a 5-micron absorber, allowing residual light to reflect off the front-side metal to make a double pass through the active layer. Ultra-hig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Efficient Low-Dark-Count Detector for Photon Counting

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Voxtel has demonstrated efficient high-speed photon counting with thresholded linear-mode avalanche photodiode (APD) receivers using multi-gain-stage InGaAs/InAIAs APDs. In contrast to Geiger APDs, thresholded photon-counting linear APD receivers are thought not to suffer afterpulsing, and can support maximum count rates (MCR) up to 2 or 3 orders of magnitude faster than Geiger APDs. However, the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Interceptor Seekers

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA08002

    A radiation-hard, 1064-nm sensitive, single-photon-sensitive avalanche photodiode (APD) detector with photon detection efficiency (PDE) and dark count rate (DCR) superior to state-of-the-art Geiger-mode APDs, and with two orders of magnitude faster maximum count rate (MCR) will be developed. Geiger APDs are constrained by a fundamental tradeoff between DCR and MCR: if the APD is cooled to reduce D ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. SBIR Phase I: Inorganic Electron Beam Resist for High Throughput Nanolithography

    SBC: Inpria Corporation            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will assess the technical feasibility of developing a robust, high-speed inorganic electron-beam resist platform that will enable the manufacture of electronic devices with feature sizes < 30 nm. The requirements of high speed, low line-width roughness, sufficient etch resistance are extreme for patterning devices at these feature sizes. Suc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase II: New Labeling Reagents for Genetic Analysis

    SBC: MARKER GENE TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: BT

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project aims to develop new, sensitive, accurate, and reliable detection methods for measuring genomic DNA or RNA samples isolated from living cells. The intellectual merit of this project lies in the development of new detection methods that are essential for improving high-throughput genomic microarray analyses of gene activity. Problems with cur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase I: Automated Disassembly

    SBC: Onto Technology, LLC            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will introduce novel separation techniques to improve the efficiency and product quality in rechargeable lithium battery recycling. Producing high purity materials from scrap is difficult to achieve. Current separation practices rely on the use of high temperatures or strong chemicals to separate various elements from the waste mix; typical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: Universal Utility/Customer Interface

    SBC: Peregrine Power LLC            Topic: IC

    This SBIR Phase I research project will lead to an electrical panel with modules that provide interfaces between the electrical grid and the residential customer?s on-site loads and other energy systems. Through the use of interactive solid state meters, the utility will be able to intelligently regulate loads and dispatch on-site energy systems. The on-site energy systems include, but are not lim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation

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