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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-14-C-5193
Agency Tracking Number:
F11B-T24-0124
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF11-BT24
Solicitation Number:
2011.B
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
Amarendra Rai
Principal Investigator
(937) 426-6900
arai@ues.com
Business Contact:
Rick Weddle
Director, Contracts
(937) 426-6900
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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