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Company Information:

Company Name: Bridger Photonics, Inc
City: Bozeman
State: MT
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (406) 585-2774

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,108,517.00 10
SBIR Phase II $2,209,669.00 4
STTR Phase I $700,000.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,356,291.00 3

Award List:

STTR Phase I: Compact, Low-cost Remote Sensing of Methamphetamine Labs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Montana State Univ
Principal Investigator: Jason K. Brasseur, Dr
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Peter A. Roos
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project addresses the need for sensitive, portable, low-cost, laser-based remote sensing devices to detect chemical effluents of illicit methamphetamine (meth) production from a distance. The proposed project will develop an innovative… More

STTR Phase I: Novel Holographic Wavefront Sensing Device Enabling Light Weight, Low Cost, Fast Adaptive Optics Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Montana State Univ
Principal Investigator: Jason K. Brasseur, Dr
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Randy T. Reibel
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will determine the feasibility of a novel holographic wave front sensing device. The advantage of this modal holographic wave front sensor is that it optically processes the incoming wave front, automatically generating the coefficients… More

STTR Phase I: Compact Aberration Compensated Focus and Scan Control for Biomedical Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Randy R. Reibel, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Rebecca Mahurin
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will demonstrate the technical and commercial feasibility of an innovative aberration compensated focus control device for a revolutionary improvement in medical imaging. Currently, a variety of medical conditions are diagnosed and treated… More

Non-Mechanical High Resolution LADAR Based Around A Frequency Swept Optical Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy Reibel, Vice President and COO
Award Amount: $79,990.00
Abstract:
Bridger Photonics (BP) and collaborative partner Montana State University (MSU) propose to develop a completely novel, non-mechanical scanning mechanism that will enable a compact, high-resolution, imaging LADAR system for enhanced navigation aid during helicopter brownouts. Such systems are… More

STTR Phase I: Spectrally Diverse Ultrafast Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Peter A. Roos, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Randall Babbitt
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I research project addresses the need for high-power ultrafast lasers from the visible to the mid-wave infrared spectral regions. This research will develop a highly innovative ultrafast laser system emitting sub-picosecond pulses that is based on… More

Hand-Held Sensor for Remotely Mapping Carbon Dioxide Pollution Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Peter A. Roos, President, Sr. Laser Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a pollutant under the federal Clean Air Act. The ruling allows the EPA to regulate CO2 emissions. Such regulation will entail monitoring a wide variety of pollution sources including automobile exhaust systems, industrial emission… More

STTR Phase II: Compact, Low-cost Remote Sensing of Methamphetamine Labs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Peter A. Roos, PhD
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Andrij Holian
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project addresses an urgent law enforcement need for a sensitive, portable, low-cost, laser remote sensor to detect illicit methamphetamine (meth) production labs from a distance. The research objectives are to: 1. Refine, optimize, and package… More

SBIR Phase I: Fast and Accurate Laser Distance Metrology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Randy R. Reibel, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I research project will demonstrate the feasibility of a high-precision optical metrology system that meets a current market need for extremely precise distance measurements with rapid update rates. The project will actively stabilize newly developed… More

A Compact, Multimode LADAR For Target Identification Based Upon Joint Optimization of Optical and Computational Resources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randy Reibel, Cheif Operations Officer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Bridger Photonics proposes to prove the feasibility of an innovative method for multi-mode target identification. To achieve this system, the team will combine the most advanced ultra-high-resolution FM-CW LADAR unit in existence with state-of-the-art feature-specific computational imaging… More

A Compact, Multimode LADAR For Target Identification Based Upon Joint Optimization of Optical and Computational Resources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Randy Reibel, Chief Operations Officer – (406) 920-1339
Award Amount: $734,674.00
Abstract:
Bridger Photonics (BP) and collaborative partner Montana State University (MSU) propose to utilize feature specific imaging in concert with an innovative actively stabilized FM-CW chirped laser radar source for multi-mode target identification and classification. Feature specific (or compressive)… More

Hand-Held Sensor for Remotely Mapping Carbon Dioxide Pollution Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Peter A. Roos
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a pollutant under the federal Clean Air Act. The ruling allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate CO2 emissions. Such regulation will entail monitoring a wide variety of pollution sources, including automobile… More

SBIR Phase I: High Resolution, Low Cost, Compact 3D Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Brant Kaylor, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate a novel, three-dimensional (3D) imaging system concept that combines cutting-edge high-resolution, frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) Laser Radar (LADAR) with powerful Feature Specific Imaging (FSI) techniques.… More

Non-Mechanical High Resolution LADAR Based Around A Frequency Swept Optical Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Randy Reibel, Chief Operations Officer – (406) 585-2774
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Bridger Photonics (BP) and collaborative partner Montana State University (MSU) propose to develop a completely novel, non-mechanical scanning mechanism that will enable a compact, high-resolution, imaging LADAR system for enhanced navigation aid during helicopter brownouts. Such systems are… More

STTR Phase II: Compact Aberration Compensated Focus and Scan Control for Biomedical Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Brant Kaylor
Award Amount: $439,301.00
RI Contact: David Dickensheets
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a commercial prototype of an aberration compensated focus control device. This device, based on a MEMS technology, will allow the user to deflect a deformable membrane mirror in a controlled manner in order to select a… More

SBIR Phase II: Fast and Accurate Laser Distance Metrology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Randy R. Reibel
Award Amount: $499,996.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will enhance and optimize the Precision Distance Measurement system developed during the Phase I effort. The technology is based on innovative ultra-precise control of frequency-swept lasers to determine absolute object distances and… More

Multi-Point Trilateration: A New Approach for Distributed Metrology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Randy R. Reibel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
For NASA missions requiring active control of segmented mirrors, optical trusses and booms, coherent, laser-based approaches such as CW laser interferometers have been preferred because they can provide very high resolution relative position measurements. Other approaches, such as multi-color… More

DYNAMICALLY PROGRAMMABLE AND ADAPTIVE MULTI-BAND COMPRESSIVE IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Randy Reibel, Chief Operations Officer – (406) 585-2774
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Amit Ashok
Abstract:
Bridger Photonics and the University of Arizona will develop a passive multi-band compressive sensor for imaging and object recognition applications. The Army has identified a need for multi-band imagery for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions among others. Multi-band systems… More

Dual-Mode Continuous-Wave Ladar and Optical Communications System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Randy Reibel, President and COO – (406) 585-2774
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
Because the data products generated by modern imaging ladar systems are inherently large in information content, there is currently a severe bottleneck in the communications of these products to end users, particularly when full-waveform recovery is desired. Bridger Photonics Inc. proposes to… More

Compact, Rugged and Low-Cost Atmospheric Ozone DIAL Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mike Thorpe, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $198,559.00
Abstract:
Bridger Photonics Inc. (Bridger) proposes to develop the most compact, efficient and low-cost ultra-violet ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) transmitter available. This system will use a frequency-doubled, conductively-cooled, q-switched Nd:YAG laser to pump a combination optical… More

Multi-Function Mid-wave/Long Wave Infrared Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Peter Roos, Laser Physicist, CEO – (406) 585-2774
Award Amount: $79,971.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy's needs for a multi-band, pulsed, high average power transmitter for IRCM applications, Bridger Photonics, Inc., in collaboration with NP Photonics proposes a novel solution for nonlinear frequency conversion of a unique 2.0 micron Thulium fiber laser that will achieve the… More

DYNAMICALLY PROGRAMMABLE AND ADAPTIVE MULTI-BAND COMPRESSIVE IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Randy Reibel, Vice President – (406) 585-2774
Award Amount: $416,990.00
RI Contact: Amit Ashok
Abstract:
Bridger Photonics, Inc. and the University of Arizona have successfully demonstrated a Phase I dynamically programmable multi-band compressive imaging system. The team demonstrated three key technical concepts that prove the feasibility of this powerful technology: 1. Advanced algorithms were used… More

Rapid and Precise Metrology for Advanced Optical Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Randy Reibel, President and COO – (406) 585-2774
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Under this proposed SBIR effort, Bridger Photonics, Inc. (Bridger) will advance its industry-leading length metrology capabilities to reach sub-10-nanometer precision,>40 Hz update rate,>10 cm measurement range, and sufficient sensitivity to enable measurement of high reflection angles (>5… More