Awards

$750K

Ultrastable and Compact Deep UV Laser Source for Raman Spectroscopy

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T8.01
Budget: 05/14/15 - 05/13/17
PI: Valery Temyanko

Deep-ultraviolet (DUV) Raman spectroscopy is a powerful method to isolate and extract the unique signatures of numerous chemical bonds present within complex samples. DUV (λ < 250 nm) excitation is critical for NASA missions because it shows an over 200-fold greater efficiency compared to commonly used 785 nm excitation and illumination as such ...

$150K

Telemetry for Massive Data Transfer and Storage

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF14-AT02
Budget: 12/01/14 - 09/01/15
PI: Mostofa Howlander

ABSTRACT: A long distant communication link offering high reliability (

$1.11MM

A High Power Density Rotary Engine for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Special Operations Command
Topic: N10A-T001
Budget: 09/19/14 - 09/18/15
PI: Dr. Raouf O. Loutfy

In Phase I MER demonstrated the superior performance and power-to-weight ratios of the VS-Rotary engine. In Phase II MER will team with the University of Arizona who will provide engine modeling, simulation, and analysis along with advanced precision machining and fabrication. MER will also team with NCE of Tucson to provide test and systems int...

$79.8K

Development of Safe, Reliable, and Durable Lithium-ion Battery for Naval Aircraft Applications

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T006
Budget: 09/09/14 - 04/09/15
PI: Joe Gnanaraj

Yardney will design and develop a lightweight, safe, reliable, and cost-effective aircraft battery with improved thermal design and the use of active cooling techniques. As a novel part of the battery design, Yardney will investigate and implement high performance electrodes using three dimensional (3D) micro-porous current collectors, safer thi...

$150K

Powerful Source of Collimated Coherent Infrared Radiation with Pulse Duration Fewer than Ten Cycles

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Army
Topic: A14A-T006
Budget: 08/14/14 - 02/17/15
PI: Dr. Arturo Chavez-Pirson

Few-cycle mid-infrared lasers are highly demanded for a variety of practical applications. NP Photonics and University of Arizona propose to develop a wavelength tunable and power-scalable optical parametric laser system at 8-12 micron capable of producing collimated few-cycle pulses with pulse energy > 100 microJoule. In this phase I program, ...

$750K

Scale up of EO polymers and their utilization in novel nano-imprinted sub-wavelength waveguide-based Modulators and Arrays

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF11-BT01
Budget: 08/07/14 - 05/16/16
PI: Dr. Arkady Bablumyan

ABSTRACT: The Phase II technical objectives follow directly from the Phase I effort, where all tasks necessary for RF photonic receiver fabrication were demonstrated. The Phase II effort will pursue two major objectives: 1) further development of SEO100 EO polymer based chips, packaged devices and arrays in collaboration with University of Dayt...

$750K

Biologically-inspired Integrated Vision System

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF12-BT03
Budget: 07/23/14 - 10/07/16
PI: Dr. Francis Reininger

ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new class of advanced, wide field of view (WFOV) imaging sensors that sample the radiation field in multiple modes: spectral, temporal, polarization, and detailed object shape. These multimodal sensors are to be deployed on high altitude drones to enhance their intelligence, surveillance, an...

$149K

High Power WDM Based Upon Mode Coupling

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT03
Budget: 05/15/14 - 09/14/14
PI: Dr. Shibin Jiang

ABSTRACT: AdValue Photonics and University of Arizona propose to demonstrate the capability of fabricating wavelength division multiplexers (WDM) for high-power fiber laser applications. It is based on AdValue Photonics unique fused fiber technology using large-mode-area (LMA) fibers. Both polarization-maintaining (PM) and non-PM LMA fiber WDMs...

$125K

3D Geolocation of Current Pulses in Clouds Using a 6-Axis EB Vector Sensor

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-T8.02
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Dr. Yongming Zhang

Lightning discharges within or near critical facilities can disrupt activities or result in damage. Although existing lightning locating systems can geolocate breakdown processes with accuracies of 10s of meters at heights above 1.5-2 km, they do not accurately report ground strike locations or provide estimates of current and charge transfer. I...

$225K

STTR Phase I: The Development and Evaluation of an Intelligent Diabetes Self-Management Tool

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: SH-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Sherri Compton

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to develop an intelligent self-management tool for the 25 million diabetes patients in the US and the 200 million diabetes patients in the world. The proposed study is consonant with the vision of ?learning health system? from the Institu...

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