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Company Information:

Company Name:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
Address:
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107
Lafayette, CO 80026-
Phone:
(303) 604-0077
URL:
EIN:
841118066
DUNS:
602673188
Number of Employees:
20
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,730,476.00 47
SBIR Phase II $14,678,249.00 24
STTR Phase I $1,276,955.00 10
STTR Phase II $1,460,938.00 2

Award List:

OPTICAL PROCESSORS FOR LIDAR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,437.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gary B Sharp
Abstract:
Developments which improve the performance of laser-based detection and ranging systems are of more value if they can be applied in a wide variety of applications. laser radar systems are generally application specific developments and have large possible variations in design. an approach which… More

VLSI-FLC LASER-BEAM STEERING DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,311.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Gary D Sharp , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

VLSI-FLC LASER-BEAM STEERING DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,870.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Gary D Sharp , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A novel liquid crystal beam is proposed. the active material produces analog phase modulation (nearly 2 pi) with a sub-micron layer, switching at microseconds. to achieve large steer angles and high diffraction efficiency, high spatial frequency structures with analog phase are required. the nematic… More

LIQUID CRYSTAL FABRY-PEROT OPTICAL MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,756.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gary Sharp
Abstract:
N/a

Ferroelectric, Liquid-Crystal, Tunable Optical Fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,545.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gary Sharp
Abstract:
N/a

LIQUID CRYSTAL FABRY-PEROT OPTICAL MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,642.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gary Sharp
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH-SPEED TUNABLE FILTER FOR ALL-OPTICAL WDM NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,962.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Jian-yu Liu
Abstract:
Because of the discovery of er-doped fiber amplifier (edfa), the use of optical fibers optimized for 1550 nm in telecommunication networks is gaining favor as a method of adding capacity, providing longer communication links, and system economy. for similar reasons 1550 nm systems also are being… More

Phased Array Liquid Crystal Beamsteerer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,138.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gary Sharp
Abstract:
N/a

A Massively Parallel Liquid Crystal Fourier Transform Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gary Sharp
Abstract:
N/a

Fruit Inspection Using a Liquid Crystal Tunable Optical Filter Multispectral Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$54,611.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

A Massively Parallel Liquid Crystal Fourier Transform Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$410,450.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gary Sharp
Abstract:
This proposal describes a novel high throughput, massively parallel, ferroelectric liquid crystal-based Fourier transform spectrometer. The proposed system improves upon conventional polarization interference filters for applications requiring the recovery of spectral signatures. The basis for the… More

Cost-effective Optical Correlator for Security Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati
Abstract:
Pattern recognition systems using optical correlation are being developed. The optical correlator is a powerful tool since it simultaneously processes large data arrays. This capability reduces data handling and process control, makes the system less susceptable to obstruction and increases… More

Fruit Inspection Using a Liquid Crystal Tunable Optical Filter Multispectral Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$205,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Currently, fruit is sorted for bruises and blemishes by hand. This is an inefficient and labor intensive method for detemining fruit quality, in need of automation. It has recently been determined that visible and near infrared multispectral imaging is useful for extracting several fruit quality… More

Phased Array Liquid Crystal Beamsteerer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$592,799.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gary Sharp
Abstract:
This proposal describes a new optical phase-shifter technology incorporating analog ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) materials. This technology will be used to produce a phased-array beamsteerer that can be reconfigured in under 100 microseconds. Due to the analog behavior, the device promises… More

Real Axis SLM for Scintillation Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$93,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gary Sharp
Abstract:
We propose to develop a high frame-rate, large-area, amplitude-only SLM for use in atmospheric correction. The Phase I will demonstrate the concept through the fabrication/evaluation of amplitude-only modulators, as well as an addressing structure that is economical for large-areas. Phase II will… More

Real Axis SLM for Scintillation Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$675,517.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gary Sharp
Abstract:
We propose to develop a high frame-rate, large-area, amplitude-only SLM for use in atmospheric correction. The Phase I will demonstrate the concept through the fabrication/evaluation of amplitude-only modulators, as well as an addressing structure that is economical for large-areas. Phase II will… More

High Frame-Rate Analog SLM for Active Diffractive Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Real-Axis Programmable Spatial Light Modulator for Compact and Rugged Optical Correlators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,070.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Sub-millisecond High-voltage Spatial Light Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,268.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati
Abstract:
Not Available This Phase I program is to identify and perform research on novel film dielectric materials capable of being highly energetic with large dielectric constants, exhibiting excellent dissipation factor, indulation resistance, breakdown voltage, reliability and clearing ability. Such… More

Electro-Optically Tunable Polarimetric Multi-Spectral Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,671.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ping Wang
Abstract:
N/a

Compact Optical Correlator System for Spaceborne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,983.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kipp Bauchert, Electro-Optics Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

Spatial Light Modulator Based Subsystems for Real-Time Laser Pattern Generation and Multi-Spot Beam Steering

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mr Jay Stockley
Research Institution:
University of Louisville
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
N/a

Optical Code Division Multiple Access systems in High-Speed telecommunications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,849.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Ping Wang
Research Institution:
University of Colorado
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
N/a

Sub-millisecond High-voltage Spatial Light Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$703,607.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Steve Sereti
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kipp Bauchert
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,345.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

Training Adaptability in Digital Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$724,721.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kipp Bauchert, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
Recent advances in programmable Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) have lead to their use in optical processing systems for high-speed target recognition. Unfortunately the state-of-the-art in SLMs still limits the overall performance of the opticalcorrelators. These limitations include operating… More

Wavefront Control and Sensing System based on an Opto-Silicon-Integrated Phase-Contrast Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,875.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal describes the design and development of a high-speed, high-resolution wavefront sensing and control system. The system will couple high-resolution analog liquid crystal spatial light modulators with an innovative subtractive imaging sensor.The resulting system will acheive vast… More

Development of Liquid Crystal Materials for Directed Energy Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems has been developing liquid-crystal based tunable filters for a decade. The success of these devices ultimately rests in the capabilities of the liquid crystal material. Phase II research will concentrate on the development ofhigh-speed, analog switching ferroelectric… More

Development of Liquid Crystal Materials for Directed Energy Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,320.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems has been developing liquid-crystal based tunable filters for a decade. The success of these devices ultimately rests in the capabilities of the liquid crystal material. Phase II research will concentrate on the development ofhigh-speed, analog switching ferroelectric… More

Advanced Liquid Crystal on Silicon Optical Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,764.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Non-mechanical beamsteering eliminates the need for massive optomechanical components to steer the field of view of optical systems. This benefit is to come in the form of compact, low-power, light-weight optical phased arrays that provide better control with greater flexibility in their steering… More

Advanced Liquid Crystal on Silicon Optical Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,940.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Non-mechanical beamsteering eliminates the need for massive optomechanical components to steer the field of view of optical systems. This benefit is to come in the form of compact, low-power, light-weight optical phased arrays that provide better control with greater flexibility in their steering… More

Real-Time Adaptive Multi-Spot Laser Beam Steering System (RAMS-LBS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$986,213.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert W. Cohn, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Louisville
RI Contact:
Barbara Sells
Abstract:
"The goal of this Phase II STTR is to develop a portable multi-spot beam steering system and demonstrate it to potentially interested companies and agencies. The demonstration activities will serve to identify ways that the product can be applied, suggestways that the hardware and software… More

1024 x 1024 Liquid Crystal Multi-Level Spatial Light Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,915.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Success in recent high-speed multi-level spatial light modulator (SLM) developments has led to a desire for increased resolution at these high frame rates. Applications such as optical correlation, holographic storage, and multi-spot beam-steering would all benefit from the development of a very… More

Optical Code Division Multiple Access Systems in High-Speed Telecommunications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Xiaowei Xia, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Colorado
RI Contact:
John Neff
Abstract:
"BNS and University of Colorado at Boulder propose a novel spectral optical code division muliple access (OCDMA) system with bipolar coede capability for use in ultra-high-speed communication applications. A prototype one-dimensional spectral OCDMA systemwill by construted, and the feasibility of a… More

1024 x 1024 Liquid Crystal Multi-Level Spatial Light Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,799.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Success in recent high-speed multi-level spatial light modulator (SLM) developments has led to a desire for increased resolution at these high frame rates. Applications such as optical correlation, holographic storage, and multi-spot beam-steering would all benefit from the development of a very… More

Dynamically Controlled Agile Foveated Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,836.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Hugh Masterson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems Inc. (BNS) proposes to use its expertise in liquid crystal spatial light modulators (SLMs) and optical phased arrays to investigate the development of a novel programmable lens for wide field of view agile imaging. The primaryfocus of the proposed effort will be to develop… More

Multibeam Optical Head for Satellite Laser Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (BNS) proposes to use its expertise in liquid crystal optical phased arrays (OPAs) and spatial light modulators (SLMs) to investigate a novel optical head for space-based multibeam laser communications. The primary focus ofthe proposed effort will be to establish the… More

Multibeam Optical Head for Satellite Laser Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,402.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II SBIR is to investigate using an electronic beam steering device in place of a gimbaled mirror to produce multiple beams for satellite communication links. The two principle thrusts associated with this goal are maturation of the Optical Phased Array (OPA) component… More

A Liquid Crystal on Silicon Spatial Light Modulator for Infrared Scene Projection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,946.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) technology combines the light modulating capability of liquid crystal with compact VLSI backplanes to create reflective micro displays. This proposal addresses the limitations of current LCoS technology in meeting the needs of an IR scene projector, and proposes an… More

Wide-angle Non-mechanical Steering Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,846.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Development of a non-mechanical scanner for laser radar seekers is a difficult problem, because high speed, wide angle, high resolution and large aperture are competing requirements. A workable solution is to combine a few techniques to decouple the requirements. By using this approach, coarse and… More

A Liquid-Crystal on Silicon Infrared Scene Projector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal outlines the research and development of a novel infrared scene projection system based on Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) technology. This technology combines the light modulating capabilities of liquid crystal with the compact, active electronics of VLSI circuitry. The result is a… More

Electro-Optic Imaging Fourier Transform Spectral Polarimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,092.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Xiaowei Xia, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (BNS) proposes to develop an Electro-Optic Imaging Fourier Transform Spectral Polarimeter (E-O IFTSP). The polarimetric system is based on BNS? patented FTS technology, where ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) polarization switches control device operation. The… More

Real-Time Range Sensing Video Camera for Human/Robot Interfacing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,973.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Laurence Hassebrook, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Kentucky
RI Contact:
Jack Supplee
Abstract:
In comparison to stereovision, it is well known that structured-light illumination has distinct advantages including the use of only one camera, being significantly less sensitive to background clutter, and not requiring the target object to have nonambiguous features. But because structured-light… More

A Liquid-Crystal on Silicon Infrared Scene Projector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,698.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Teresa Ewing, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal outlines a strategy for transitioning Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) displays into the MWIR and LWIR. Existing LCOS displays are limited to visible operation. IR capability will be achieved through the use of high-speed liquid crystal materials and the development of a large pixel,… More

SPARCE APERTURE ADAPTIVE OPTICS FOR A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
Development of air-to-air and air-to-ground imaging LADAR systems with high resolution is a difficult problem, because transmit and receive signals are distorted by atmospheric turbulence along the beam path. The distortion has high-frequency spatial and temporal components due to the movement of… More

SPARCE APERTURE ADAPTIVE OPTICS FOR A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,781.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Development of air-to-air and air-to-ground imaging LADAR systems with high resolution is a difficult problem, because transmit and receive signals are distorted by atmospheric turbulence along the beam path. The distortion has high-frequency spatial and temporal components due to the movement of… More

Adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,598.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Hugh Masterson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The present proposal describes the development of an adaptive Computed Tomography Imaging Spectrometer (CTIS), or "Snapshot" spectrometer which can "instantaneously" capture a full 3D data cube. The technology is applicable to hyperspectral imaging for remote sensing of extra-terrestrial planetary… More

MWIR Spatial Light Modulators for Hyperspectral Image Projectors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$89,709.00
Agency / Branch:
DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The proposed effort is to build a high resolution, high speed spatial light modulator (SLM) to be used in infrared (IR) spectral projectors. An IR spectral projector produces programmable spectra by dispersing light onto a programmable array, currently digital micromirror devices (DMDs), which… More

Hyperspectral Capability for Foveated Zoom Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,612.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems proposes to investigate the feasibility of adding a hyperspectral imaging capability to a foveated zoom system currently under development for use on unmanned air vehicles. The hyperspectral information along with the selective enhancement of a region of interest within a… More

IR Step and Stare Imager Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$940,132.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, President and CTO
Abstract:
This proposal describes the development and fabrication of a step and stare mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imaging system. The system employs ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) optical shutters and a 3x3 array of lenses for imaging one of nine different look directions onto a focal plane array. Each… More

Wide-angle Non-mechanical Steering Development Using Thin Polarization Gratings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,659.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, President & CTO
Abstract:
A non-mechanical technique for steering the field of view of lidar sensors is being proposed. This coarse steering technique allows the field of view of active sensors to be moved in precise discrete steps. The ability to scan over 20 degrees in one dimension has been demonstrated. For Phase… More

Hyperspectral Imaging Projector Based on Liquid Crystal on Silicon Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$94,995.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Abstract:
This proposal outlines a novel architecture for a hyperspectral imaging projector based on liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays.

Visible Hyperspectral Image Projector Based on Spatial Light Modulators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
There are many applications for hyperspectral image detectors, but for the detectors to be widely accepted standardized calibration protocols must be developed. This research aims to bridge this gap through the development of a commercially available hyperspectral image projector (HIP) system. The… More

Common Optical and RF Threat Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,952.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
University of Dayton
RI Contact:
Paul McManamon
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems along with our partners the Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) at University of Dayton and the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) at The Ohio State University, propose investigation of the requirements and identification of the basic architecture for a common… More

Time Multiplexed Step and Stare Ultraresolution Ca

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Hugh Masterson, PRINICIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
An ultraresolution imaging system is proposed which reduces the required number of FPAs by about an order of magnitude. The system employs a muli-channel step and stare imaging array (SSIA) which coregisters the independent channel fields onto the centre of a single FPA. The system is constructed to… More

Air to Ground Free Space Optical Communication Lin

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,799.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems proposes to use its beam control system expertise to examine the feasibility of developing a free space optical terminal for air to ground optical communication. The proposed technology will emphasize size, weight and power constraints to improve the probability of… More

Automation of quantitative DIC microscopy for 3D live-cell imaging using programm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$693,320.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary objective proposed is to utilize Boulder Nonlinear System's (BNS) spatial light modulator (SLM) technology to automate the Cogswell group's recently-developed quantitative DIC microscope (Q-DIC) and make it accessible to biologists in the… More

Hyperspectral Image Projector with Polarization Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,741.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Teresa Ewing, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal outlines the development of a novel instrument for calibrating satellite based imaging sensors

Coherent Optical Transceiver using Circular Polarization-Based Balanced Mixing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,809.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS) proposes to use its electro-optic component and subsystem expertise to transition a patented heterodyne detection scheme previously conceived by BNS for LIDAR to application in satellite based laser communications. The proposed effort will leverage past and present… More

Development of New Adaptive Polymer Lenses

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,675.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, PRINICPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems proposes to develop significantly improved adaptive polymer lenses (APLs) for use in a variety of imaging systems. APLs will be fabricated and characterized for focal length and optical properties. Electro-mechanical actuators will be investigated. An optical zoom system… More

Hyperspectral Image Projector Based on Liquid Crystal on Silicon Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$397,089.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
This proposal outlines the development of a precision instrument for calibrating satellite based imaging sensors – the Hyperspectral Image Projector. The HIP instrument is capable of producing realistic, standards-based satellite imagery simultaneously projecting spectral spatial… More

Novel Non-mechanical Liquid Crystal based Foveated Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Hugh Masterson, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
A novel foveated imaging technology is proposed, suitable for integration into an urban surveillance system. The proposed technology has no moving parts has low power requirements and requires a single imaging camera. The technology exploits the beam steering capabilities of liquid crystal… More

STTR Phase I:Structural properties of carbon nanotube polymer composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,599.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
The University of Colorado at Boulder
RI Contact:
Robert McLeod
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop a new system for fabrication and manipulation of carbon nanotube (CNT) composites. The system will use holographic optical trapping (HOT) with a spatial light modulator (SLM) and a new form of nano-controlled photo-polymerization.… More

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Spatial Light Modulator for Microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$145,614.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is focused on technology to improve microscopy through the development of an advanced spatial light modulator (SLM). Improved microscopy is required for many different applications, but perhaps the most compelling is the better… More

Hyperspectral Image Projector with Polarization Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,588.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Tanner, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of this proposal is improve testing and calibration of imaging sensors used on remote sensing platforms through the development of calibrated scene projector, the Polarization Hyperspectral Image Projector (PHIP). Current calibration methods utilize spatially uniform optical radiation… More

Anti-counterfeit edible integral lens array for pharmaceuticals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$114,827.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jay E. Stockley – 303-604-0077
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of encoding pharmaceutical tablets using UV laser marking technology and edible integral lens array imagery as an anti-counterfeit device where individual tablets can each be uniquely coded with a hologram-like marker… More

Agile beam/wavefront control for sub-aperture-based imaging systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,652.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, Principal Investigator – (303) 604-0077
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON/LOCI
RI Contact:
Paul Mcmanamon
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Boulder Nonlinear Systems recently developed and delivered a beam scanner that non-mechanically steers a monochromatic, 5-cm beam over an 80a x 80a field of regard (FOR) with sub-milliradian resolution. This prototype uses a transmissive, wide-angle stepper (coarse steering unit), which… More

Affordable Beam Control Technology for Compact Beam Directors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,681.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Buck, Principal Investigator – (303) 604-0077
Abstract:
The proposed effort will provide a new capability for high-energy laser (HEL) weapon targeting by creating a low-cost, compact, agile, wide-area, non-mechanical, beam director for high-energy lasers that mitigates turbulence and thermal blooming to be integrated into existing submarine universal… More

Development of New Adaptive Polymer Lenses

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,382.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, Principal Investigator – (303) 604-0077
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems proposes to continue development of improved adaptive polymer lenses (APLs) for use in a variety of imaging systems. Phase II deliverables include: A prototype dynamic-zoom rifle scope (continuous 1x to 4x zoom), utilizing an adaptive polymer lens, that can compensate… More

Development of New Adaptive Polymer Lenses

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,854.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jay Stockley, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – (303) 604-0077
Abstract:
Boulder Nonlinear Systems proposes to improve the manufacturability of adaptive polymer lenses (APLs) specifically as they pertain to rifle scopes. Phase II deliverables include: Polymer Lens Cores Design, tooling specifications and process procedures for Membrane Transfer Fixture (from cure… More

A novel 3D microscope for imaging and photostimulation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$596,916.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jay E. Stockley – 303-604-0077
Research Institution:
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mental disease, including schizophrenia, depression and autism spectrum disorders, are still poorly understood, although it is clear that they mostly represent cortical disorders. The cortex is the primary site of higher mental functions, and despite extensive… More

Wave-front engineering with an achromatic x-y variable light modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$161,798.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jay E. Stockley – 303-604-0077
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary proposed objective is to determine the feasibility of achromatic spatial modulation of the optical wavefront in microscopy. Modern microscopy methods seek to adapt traditional optical systems for optimal function with digital detection and processing… More

Compact, Low-power, Offshore 3D Wind Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,971.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Existing remote wind sensors are too bulky and power-hungry to be incorporated in many of the platforms where they are needed. Therefore, precision wide-area wind profiles are difficult to collect, which currently limits optimi zation of offshore wind power generation, as well as, the precision of… More

High Speed Random Access Non-Mechanical Beam Steering for 3D Imaging LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,971.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – (303) 604-0077
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: High resolution 3D LADAR imaging over a wide field of view usually requires mechanical scanning the sensor"s field of view using gimbals, or a high peak power laser pulse and a very large focal plane array at the imaging plane. Both techniques add considerable size, weight, power… More

Remote focusing through spatial light modulation for multifocal multiphoton micro

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,023.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jay E. Stockley – 303-604-0077
Research Institution:
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nonlinear optical microscopy techniques (such as two-photon florescence) are being used to acquire volumetric (i.e. three dimensional) images that probe several hundred microns into scattering tissue. These techniques are being combined with fast acquisition… More

Anti-counterfeit edible integral lens array for pharmaceuticals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$521,669.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
.. E. . – 303-604-0077
Abstract:
Project Summary/Abstract Owing to the high cost of pharmaceuticals, there has become an ever increasing incidence of drug counterfeiting which has entered the market place. These counterfeit products represent significant danger to the public as it deniesthem safe access to needed medications.… More

Liquid Crystal on Silicon Based Compact Multi-Spectral Scene Projector Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,320.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Hugh Masterson, PRINICIPAL INVESTIGATOR – (303) 604-0077
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed effort will perform a feasibility study on developing a multispectral scene projector from 0.4µm to 5µm, using liquid crystal on Silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulators (SLMs). BNS has successfully developed scene projector technology using this approach previously. A… More

Shared aperture non-mechanical beam steering for FLIR/3D SWIR LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,952.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – (303) 604-0077
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A SWIR 3D imaging LADAR architecture is proposed in which it shares the aperture with a FLIR sensor. To enable this combined passive and active sensor system, wide angle non-mechanical beam steering (NMBS) would be implemented at the exit window of the gimbal. Due to the large steering… More

Non-Mechanical Beam Steering Development for UAV Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$943,438.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Serati, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – (303) 604-0077
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The focus of this Phase II effort is to deliver a non-mechanical laser beam directional control unit that is small and lightweight, while minimizing power consumption for use on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) laser radar units. Development of small, compact, low-power laser radars on… More