Metastable Instruments, Inc.

5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive - Suite 236
St. Peters, MO 63304
5 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 13
Total Value of Awards $2.36MM
First Award Date 01/01/95
Most Recent Award Date 10/24/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Dube Dr. George Dube 13 Message
Juhala Roland Juhala 2 Message
Stephens Edward Stephens 1

13 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N152-089
Budget: 10/24/15 - 04/22/16

A <100 ns, 1890 nm, 250 Hz Tm laser will be modeled and designed.

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA12-016
Budget: 02/08/13 - 08/07/13

Attenuated total internal reflection laser cleaning will be investigated as a solution to DPAL window contaminantion.

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N101-009
Budget: 05/06/10 - 11/06/10

The 1D2 to 3F4 (blue) emission in a thulium doped lutetium aluminum garnet (Tm:LuAG) has been reported to be approximately three times broader (~30 nm) than this transition in other hosts. This project will investigate this unusually broad emission and assess the potential of this material for a wavelength agile laser material tunable throughout...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Agency: Navy
Topic: N09-T006
Budget: 07/16/09 - 02/16/10

Terbium and Europium doped glasses will be investigated for tunable lasing from 450 nm to 490 nm. They will be pumped by Q-switched frequency tripled 355 nm Nd laser pulses. The Tb materials will also be evaluated for 375 nm laser diode pumping.

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA06-053
Budget: 03/22/07 - 09/22/07

This project will investigate a passive solution to the deformable mirror print through problem. No additional sensor or control subsystems will be required. The high reflector surface will be positioned on the backside of the thin deformable transparent glass sheet. First order theory (uniform temperature through the thickness of the thin gl...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA02-045
Budget: 09/09/04 - 11/09/06

The development of fast, reliable, accurate and non-destructive absorption measurements is critical to the development of very low absorption/high laser damage threshold optical thin films for HEL and other high value applications. The objective of this research project is to continue development of a practical method for quickly and accurately...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N04-101
Budget: 06/02/04 - 11/14/04

Aiming laser weapons accurately is a difficult task that is made even more difficult if the laser windows and other components steer or distort the beam during thermal transients caused by the laser beam or other sources. Athermal components maintain the direction and wavefront quality of beams even in the presence of temperature gradients. Ex...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA02-045
Budget: 12/06/02 - 06/06/03

Minimizing the optical absorption of thin films is crucial to producing low loss, high laser damage threshold coatings for mirrors, windows and other optical components. Determining absorption by measuring the loss of power in a reflected or transmitted light beam is not practical because the single pass absorption is often only a few parts per...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF02-013
Budget: 05/16/02 - 06/16/03

Attenuated total internal reflection couples light from the inside of a transparent optical material into an absorbing contaminant contacting the polished surface of that material. If that contaminant is strongly absorbing and the angle of incidence is optimized, more than 80% of the light is absorbed by the contaminant. At a certain mid infr...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO00-013
Budget: 04/04/01 - 04/03/03

The precise and timely control of the direction of laser beams is crucial to a wide variety of industrial, commercial, scientific and military activities. Examples include, material processing, LIDAR, micro/nano fabrication, target tracking/aiming and optical metrology. This project will develop commercially viable refractive (and reflective) ...

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