Awards

$100K

MBE CdTe on Compliant Substrates for High Performance IRFPAs

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA11-T002
Budget: 08/15/11 - 02/29/12
PI: Richard Kodama

Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays are based on HgCdTe grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The use of Si-based substrates would eliminate a number of drawbacks related to the HgCdTe/CdZnTe system and permit larger formats. We have developed growth protocols that produce material with good crystal quality for such a highly mismatc...

$497K

Universal, Programmable and Affordable Power Technologies for Underwater Vehicles

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Navy
Topic: N09-T015
Budget: 03/31/11 - 09/30/12
PI: Devendra Tolani

Intelligent Automation, Inc (IAI) in collaboration with University of Illinois at Chicago and QinetiQ North America /Foster Miller Technology Solutions Group, is proposing a new, universal architecture for UUV power systems called the Advanced Management of Power System (AMPS). The fundamental block of this design is an isolated bidirectional po...

$69.9K

High-rate Manufacturing of Structural-state Sensors (MOSS)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T031
Budget: 06/28/10 - 04/30/11
PI: Cesar delSolar

The goal of the proposed research is the development of a high-volume, low-cost manufacturing along with a novel deposition process that enables fabrication of a structural-state electronic system-on film. This hybrid electronic system contains a multifunctional sensor suite that can measure a structure's static (such as deformation, stress and ...

$100K

Validation and Evaluation of Remote, Interactive Teams of Autonomous Systems (VERITAS)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD09-T004
Budget: 05/06/10 - 11/06/10
PI: Nathan Schurr

different modes, while using different combinations of subsystems. This presents a challenge for the personnel validating the system during design and development; the number of combinations of environments, modes, and subsystems is exponential. They cannot all be tested, so an optimal subset of tests must be run. We propose to develop VERITAS:...

$70K

Universal, Programmable and Affordable Power Technologies for Underwater Vehicles

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Navy
Topic: N09-T015
Budget: 06/29/09 - 04/30/10
PI: Priya Ranjan

The proposed power architecture has a very simple structure owing to reduced device count and direct power conversion, which significantly reduces its cost. That along with high integrated high-frequency planar magnetics (with

$100K

Development of an Accelerated Life Test for Wide-Bandgap (SiC) HEV/PHEV Power Conversion Modules

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09
PI: Dr. Ranbir Singh

Major automobile manufacturers have expressed a strong interest in the development of high-frequency power circuits for use in emerging plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). However, the prediction of the life-cycle of high power SiC devices poses a unique challenge because of the higher temperature operation of these devices. This project...

$750K

Nanostructures for Dislocation Blocking in Infrare

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Army
Topic: A07-T006
Budget: 08/25/08 - 08/24/09
PI: Mr. Ramana Bommena

Current state of the art LWIR and VLWIR focal plane arrays are typically fabricated with HgCdTe epilayers grown on expensive and limited-size CdZnTe substrates. The transition to silicon-based substrates, which are much cheaper and available in large sizes, has been hindered by high dislocation densities in HgCdTe epilayers resulting from lattic...

$100K

Electrostatic atomizing fuel injector for small scale engines

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-T012
Budget: 07/22/08 - 01/18/09
PI: Dr. Farzad Mashayek

The goal of this proposal is to develop a fuel injection system for direct-injection, spark-ignition, small engines that provides tunable atomization and good fuel-air mixture with low power consumption, low weight penalty, and small space footprint. The proposed method injects electric charge into an electrically insulating liquid, such as JP-8...

$100K

Broadband LWIR C-IHET FPA for Discrimination Seekers

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA07-T003
Budget: 10/18/07 - 04/17/08
PI: Paul Pinsukanjana

This Phase I STTR proposes to develop Focal Plane Array (FPA) based on Corrugated-Infrared Hot Electron Transistor (C-IHET) technology as a passive sensor for discrimination seekers. The initial goal of achieving high sensitivity with operating temperature >77K for C-IHET in the 8 - 12 µm LWIR spectral region will be investigated. This IHET ef...

$750K

Rapid Detection Nano-Sensors for Biological Warfare Agents in Buildings and HVAC Systems

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago

Agency: Army
Topic: A06-T026
Budget: 09/11/07 - 09/09/08
PI: Dr. Dinakar Ramadurai

In the Phase I program, EPIR Technologies successfully developed a technology for real-time, simultaneous detection of several types of biological agents using a novel FRET-based detection technique. The development of multiplexed detection capabilities with extremely low false positives in this Phase I program allowed EPIR to establish improved...

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