Awards

$1.25MM

Photonics; BMDO/02-211A-Optical Materials

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO02-011
Budget: 09/23/03 - 09/23/08
PI: Dr. Le Li

In this SBIR Phase II proposal, technologies necessary for multi-spectrum visible/Infrared spectrally tunable and spatially pixilated light modulators for scene projection in Hardware-in-the-Loop for sensors and seekers in the KHILS Facility will be developed. The technology base is the novel holographic liquid crystal. The modulators in serie...

$100K

Multibeam Optical Communications Transmitter/Receiver

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-025
Budget: 07/09/03 - 07/09/04
PI: Dr. Le Li

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposal introduces a stationary gimbal-less multiple beam optical transceiver for future high bandwidth free-space laser communication. With a near 4p field of regards (FOR), the transceiver surpasses the shortcomings of a gimbal based device in terms of bulkiness, slow slew rate, heavy weight, po...

$70K

Photonics; BMDO/02-211A-Optical Materials

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO02-011
Budget: 07/31/02 - 05/01/03
PI: Dr. Le Li

This SBIR program proposes a novel laser line discrimination technology for military applications based on a novel filter made from special liquid crystal thin films. In the "off" state, the laser line discrimination device is optically clear under zero voltage. Once electrically switched, the device exhibits narrow band reflection peaks that ...

$70K

Photonics; BMDO/02-211B-Optical Devices

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO02-011
Budget: 06/11/02 - 12/11/02
PI: Dr. Le Li

In this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I proposal, development of fully integrated stationary wave-guided NxN optical router switches is proposed. The new witches over perform the MEMs and conventional liquid crystal switch technologies. Made from the revolutionary liquid crystal based single layer switchable mirror, this new switch ...

$99.9K

SBIR/STTR Phase I:PROGRAMMABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL BASED OPTICAL ATTENUATOR

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2002
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02
PI: Mr. Deng-Ke Yang

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a programmable motionless optical attenuator that over performs commercial electro-mechanical attenuators and state-of-the-art MEMs attenuator. Made from a revolutionary liquid crystal and polymer composite material, i.e., polymer stabilized liquid crystal materia...

$850K

Development of High Performance Switchable Broadband

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-158
Budget: 03/15/01 - 03/15/04
PI: Mr. Deng-Ke Yang

In this SBIR Phase II proposal, prototypes of two kinds of revolutionary electro-optically responsive filters will be developed. The first prototypes are fast switchable broadband "pop-out" devices with controllable spectral characteristics over a broad spectral band pass. They can be switched between an opaque and clear state over a wide band...

$100K

SBIR Phase I: LC material for high perf switchable multi functional holgraphic device

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2001
Budget: 01/01/01 - 12/31/01
PI: Dr. Le Li

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to demonstrate the proof-of-concept of innovative switchable holographic devices through material research. The new holographic device, made from a novel liquid crystal and polymer composite material, consists of alternating polymer and liquid crystal planes without liquid crystal...

$99.9K

Multi-State Ultra-Fast Guest Host Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Materials

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-158
Budget: 04/18/00 - 01/18/01
PI: Mr. Deng-Ke Yang

The objective of this SBIR research program is to develop a new type of guest-host cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) composite material which possesses the following novel properties. It is a cholesteric liquid crystal and polymer gel composite material. It can be electrically switched at a speed of microseconds. More attractively, it expands ...