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
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF11-BT24
Solicitation Number: 2011.B
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, -
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amarendra Rai
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 426-6900
 arai@ues.com
Business Contact
 Rick Weddle
Title: Director, Contracts
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: rweddle@ues.com
Research Institution
 The Pennsylvania State University
 Douglas Wolfe
 Applied Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 30
State College, PA, 16804-0030
 (814) 865-0316
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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