EPIR, Inc.

590 Territorial Drive
Bolingbrook , IL 60440
http://www.epir.com
64 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 99
Total Value of Awards $31.1MM
First Award Date 04/07/97
Most Recent Award Date 06/10/16

99 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S1.03
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/10/16
PI: Wei Gao

EPIR Inc. and Brimrose Technology Corporation propose a miniaturized spectrometer covering the 0.35 to 2.3um wavelength range by integrating a Hg1-xCdxTe (MCT) - based photodetector (PD) with an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF). The goal is to achieve 4um spectral resolution with wide dynamic range to measure both the Sun's and the Moon's rad...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SOCOM12-002
Budget: 09/25/15 - 09/24/16

We propose the development of a near infrared/short wavelength infrared (NIR/SWIR) sensor based on molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe) designed for room-temperature operation in the 0.4 to 1.3 micron spectral range for the next generation of night vision goggles (NVGs), weapon sights, and handheld or airborne systems....

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A15-024
Budget: 09/21/15 - 03/20/16

High performance HgCdTe infrared detector arrays operating at 77 K can be tailored for response across the infrared spectrum (1 to 14 micron and beyond), and are utilized in a variety of military and civilian systems for infrared imaging. Reducing cooling requirements allows integration in lighter and more compact systems. Good performance at hi...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H7.01
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

Typical existing infrared (IR) focal plane arrays (FPAs) have high spatial resolution over large areas due to their high pixel counts, however they can only continuously operate at frame rates below 50 kfps. Such FPAs could be redesigned to achieve MHz frame rates by redesigning the read-out integrated circuit (ROIC) and reducing the format. B...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-S1.03
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

We propose the fabrication of large format, long wave infrared (LWIR) mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe or MCT) detector arrays where the cutoff wavelength is extended to 12 micron at cryogenic temperatures for use in missions to near earth objects, comets, and the outer planets. The MCT detector arrays will be a high performance improvement to...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA14-021
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

We propose the development of long wavelength infrared (LWIR) sensors based on HgCdTe in a novel noise-suppressing high temperature barrier (HTB) architecture, which combines the benefits of unipolar nBn and non-equilibrium, Auger-suppressing high operating temperature (HOT) structures. The proposed design is beneficial for controlling carrier ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A12-015
Budget: 09/30/13 - 09/29/15

Improvised explosive devices (IED) present extreme hazards for US armed service personnel; however, current standoff IED detection systems are far too expensive and bulky to be widely deployed in combat arenas. To protect our soldiers from this threat, EPIR Technologies Inc. proposes to develop a low-cost, man-portable miniaturized imaging spect...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-067
Budget: 09/27/13 - 12/28/15

ABSTRACT: We propose the development of broadband high operating temperature two-color focal plane arrays (FPAs) that will allow simultaneous detection of radiation in the visible and infrared bands from the same target points. The first band will cover the 400 nm to 4 micron wavelength range and will be based on double layer planar heterostruct...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-083
Budget: 09/11/13 - 05/22/14

ABSTRACT: A major limitation to the wide deployment of high sensitivity infrared detector arrays in space environment is the cooling system. Major developments of active cooling capabilities in terms of performance, capacity, reliability and cost remains a primary need. Current conventional cooling systems are bulky and introduce additional vib...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Chemical and Biological Defense Program
Topic: CBD12-104
Budget: 10/22/12 - 04/22/13

Quick detection of Chemical/Biological (CB) agents in the field can provide critical reconnaissance and contamination avoidance. CB agents pose a serious threat to both civilian and military sectors, and present techniques rely on dangerous collection methods, active measurement through external infrared (IR) sources, and/or are time-consuming. ...

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