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Company Information:

Company Name:
Diffraction, Ltd
Address:
186 Mad River Park
Waitsfield, VT 05673-
Phone:
(802) 496-6640
URL:
EIN:
30337343
DUNS:
795156629
Number of Employees:
120
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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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $908,174.00 11
SBIR Phase II $2,644,403.00 3

Award List:

Wireless High Definition Headset for Virtual Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
William Parker
Abstract:
The ultimate Virtual Environment system must free the user of const raining hardwire connections to the host computer or telepresence sensors. In addition to wirelessness, the headset must be unobtrusive and deliver a high quality image. We propose a research methodology and development… More

NOVEL HIGH DEFINITION DISPLAY FOR EVA USING INTEGRATED OPTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William Parker , Director Of Research
Abstract:
N/a

Advanced Column and Accumulator for Low Power Consumption GC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Scott W. Tighe
Abstract:
This Phase I research will focus on developing a low power usage chip-based micromachined CC (MMGC) column and sample accumulator. The design of this Innovative miniaturized MMGC will be aimed at reducing the amount of time needed for an analysis. The unique column approach incorporates a stationary… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William Parker, Director of Research
Abstract:
N/a

Hybrid Fabrication of Large, Low-Scatter Diffractive Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William Parker, Director of Research
Abstract:
We propose a new approach to the fabrication of large, low scatter diffractive optics using a hybrid of existing ¿off-the-shelf¿ methods. Although several techniques are used to make diffractive optics, no single method is currently capable of the large clear aperture size, wavefront accuracy and… More

Hybrid Fabrication of Large, Low-Scatter Diffractive Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William Parker, Director of Research
Abstract:
We propose a new approach to the fabrication of large, low scatter diffractive optics using a hybrid of existing ¿off-the-shelf¿ methods. Although several techniques are used to make diffractive optics, no single method is currently capable of the large clear aperture size, wavefront accuracy and… More

SBIR Phase I: Hybrid Fabrication of Very High Efficiency Gratings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Kogut
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to address the need for large highly efficient gratings as essential components of astronomical, spectroscopic, and optical telecommunications equipment. The goal of the proposed research program is to develop a hybrid… More

Multiplex Wide Field Optics (MWFO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Bob Kogut, VP Engineering
Abstract:
Recent studies have demonstrated that user error can be reduced when using night vision goggle if the user's field of view and resolution is increased. Efforts to provide a wide viewing field with traditional approaches have led to complex and expensive wide angle or multiple lens/tube designs… More

Head-Lock Mount for Advanced Night Vision Goggle (NVG)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Paul Vichi, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Diffraction LTD proposes to develop a novel occipital head-lock system to support advanced night vision goggles (NVG) used by Air Force personnel not wearing typical aviation or combat helmet. Phase I efforts will demonstrate the feasibility of a lightweight, direct head mount that maintains… More

Laser Beacon for Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) and Combat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Marc Hammond, Senior Optical Engineer
Abstract:
The proposed multi-spectral IFF beacon will use 40 to 50 % effient high power laser diodes at 863, 1064, and 1550 nm wavelengths. Thermal emitters including diamond-like carbon thin films, photonic crystals, and quantum cascade lasers will be characterized and compared. Finally a model to predict… More

Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,367.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Bob Kogut, General Manager / Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Diffraction LTD will develop a multi-spectral battery powered combat ID beacon. Key emitter technologies will include vacuum encapsulated photonic crystals in the MWIR and LWIR spectral bands. In Phase 1, a complete optical, electrical, and mechanical design of the beacon will be produced. A… More

Variable Magnification Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,854.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Robert J. Kogut, General Manager – (802) 496-6640
Abstract:
Clip-On Thermal Imagers (COTIs) have greatly increased the utility of night vision goggles (NVGs). Fusion of thermal and image intensified imagery has improved the warfighter's ability to quickly detect and then target or record potential targets and threats. Current generation COTIs are… More

Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,030,440.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Robert J. Kogut, General Manager – (802) 496-6640
Abstract:
For Phase 2, Diffraction proposes to develop a small, lightweight, low profile, battery powered multi-spectral combat ID beacon. The beacon will output enough energy in the mid wave infrared (MWIR) bands to be visible to nearly all US and allied targetin

Variable Magnification Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,013,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Kogut, General Manager – (802) 496-6640
Abstract:
In Phase 2, Diffraction LTD, in collaboration with Optics 1, proposes to develop a variable magnification clip-on thermal imager (VM-COTI) that will be compatible with a variety of weapon and head mounted optical systems ranging from 1X night vision goggles (NVGs) to 5X ACOG scopes. The VM-COTI… More