QED Technologies, Inc.

1040 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
http://www.qedmrf.com
45 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 20
Total Value of Awards $7.34MM
First Award Date 12/07/99
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/06

20 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2006
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will further develop abrasive jet technology for manufacturing/finishng microoptics. Abrasion is accomplished by shear flow at the surface of the substrate submerged in an abrasive suspension and impinged upon by a bubble jet. This technology will allow the precision finishing of su...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 06-2
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

The size and accuracy specifications of telescope mirrors are ever more demanding. This is particularly true for secondary mirrors, as they are convex and thus require large-aperture optics to test them. Recent NASA programs, such as the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), include monolithic secondary mirrors...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N04-234
Budget: 12/12/05 - 12/31/09

In order to enhance missile performance, future missile designs will incorporate domes with a more aerodynamic shape than the traditional hemisphere. Significant additional benefits in areas of performance and cost reduction would be realized if a new material with more robust properties and the ability to be formed to near net shape replaced m...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Alabama, Huntsville

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA05-T015
Budget: 08/29/05 - 02/28/06

Optical systems are continually being designed to meet more difficult and challenging performance specifications and applications. Specifically, airborne and space optics are employing larger diameter surfaces with more stringent figure requirements. In order to meet these demands, individual optical surfaces are being given increasingly strict ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N03-198
Budget: 07/18/05 - 08/15/08

Aluminum Oxide (sapphire) windows are a critical element Electro Optical (EO) and infrared (IR) imaging systems. As the demand for an increase in the performance of these optical systems rises, so must the quality of the sapphire windows. One of the most technically challenging aspects of producing high quality sapphire optics is achieving the r...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA04-112
Budget: 03/04/05 - 09/04/05

High precision, lightweight optics are required for numerous seekers, aircraft, and satellites programs. Current system demands require that the optics operate in a variety of conditions and in wavelengths from the visible to very long wave IR. This translates into a need for large (up to 30 cm) mirrors in difficult to manufacture materials, e.g...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 05-2
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05

Primary mirrors for large aperture telescopes (> 10 m) are collections of smaller (1-2 m), typically hexagonal, often aspheric, optical segments. NASA's next generation specifications demand high precision optical surfaces with practically zero edge exclusion in order to maximize image contrast and resolution. Magnetorheological finishing (MR...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 05-1
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05

The size and accuracy specifications of telescope mirrors are ever more demanding. This is particularly true for secondary mirrors, as they are convex and thus require large-aperture optics to test them. Subaperture stitching has the potential to provide accurate high-resolution maps of large-aperture aspheric optics without the use of dedicat...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A02-039
Budget: 12/14/04 - 12/14/06

While fulfilling the direct function as a part of imaging and sensors system, optics for future airborne weapons must conform to the aerodynamic shape of the missile or aircraft body. Replacing the historically hemispheric domes on missiles with more aerodynamic shapes results in benefits such as reduced drag, greater speeds, shorter time to ta...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N04-234
Budget: 10/15/04 - 04/15/05

In order to enhance missile performance, future missile designs will incorporate domes with a more aerodynamic shape than the traditional hemisphere. Significant additional benefits in areas of performance and cost reduction would be realized if a new material with more robust properties and the ability to be formed to near net shape replaced m...

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