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Company Information:

Company Name:
EMPIRICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Address:
BOX 8175, 3046A BERKMAR DRIVE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22906-8175
Phone:
(434) 296-7000
URL:
EIN:
154177101
DUNS:
942413162
Number of Employees:
5
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:
N/A
POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,474,098.00 19
SBIR Phase II $7,379,367.00 12
STTR Phase I $299,857.00 3
STTR Phase II $748,911.00 1

Award List:

INFRARED SENSOR AND IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,577.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael d. lockhart , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
N/a

UN-COOLED INFRARED IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael D Lockhart
Abstract:
The dod requires low-cost, high-performance ir sensors capable of detecting reduced observable ir signatures from military targets. the contractor has unique patented technology for an un-cooled ir sensor & imaging system with near mercury cadmium telluride (mct) performance in the 10 micron region… More

HOLOGRAPHIC PATTERN RECOGNITION FOR ARMS CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
R L Scully
Abstract:
The contractor has patented technology for a unique process that directly converts an acoustic signal into a visible one in real-time without electronic circuitry. this relies on the acousto-optical properties of a continuous layer of liquid crystal thin film layer which serves as both the sensor… More

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE PREDICTION AND COMPUTER MODELING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
R L Scully
Abstract:
N/a

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE PREDICTION AND COMPUTER MODELING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$251,731.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
R L Scully
Abstract:
N/a

Non-Cryocooled Dual-Band Infrared Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$77,190.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gerdt, Phd
Abstract:
SDI requires dual band imaging technology. The approach may provide equivalent performance at far lower cost than discrete element IRFPA technologies. The project will develop a dual band IR imager using its photodichronic imaging (PDI) technology. A sensitive 8 to 12 micron imager has been… More

INFRARED SENSOR AND IMAGING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael d. lockhart , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
N/a

ACOUSTIC DIRECTION AND RANGE TRANSDUCER FOR DIVERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$81,228.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gerdt, Phd
Abstract:
N/a

ACOUSTIC DIRECTION AND RANGE TRANSDUCER FOR DIVERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$350,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gerdt, Phd
Abstract:
The contractor has patented technology for a unique process that directly converts a two-dimensional acoustic disturbance, such as a wave front, into an intensity-mapped visible image in real-time without electronic circuitry; i.e., it is a direct pressure gradient imager. This device can allow a… More

Acoustic Pressure Gradient Imager For Divers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gerdt, Phd
Abstract:
The contractor has patented technology for a unique process that directly converts a two-dimensional acoustic disturbance, such as a wave front, into an intensity-mapped visible image in real-time without electronic circuitry; that is, it is a direct pressure gradient imager. The imager relies on… More

Wrist Sensor for Warfighter Status Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Martin Baruch
Abstract:
N/a

Wrist Sensor for Warfighter Status Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,369.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Martin Baruch
Abstract:
A small, personnel, battlefield, fiber optic sensor for detection of heartbeat and respiration rates will be developed. This biosensor offers high sensitivity, simplicity of design, and low costs. The contractor will show the feasibility of a personnel biosensor which has the potential to signal… More

Liquid Crystal-Based Underwater Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,659.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch, Ph.d.
Abstract:
The contractor proposes a new approach to underwater imaging that directly converts a two-dimmensional acoustic pressure wave into an electronic requirements fo convential piezo-element arrays. The imager relies on the piezo-birefringent properties of a nematic liquid crystal panel that serves as… More

NON-CONTACT MONITOR FOR INFANTS AT RISK FOR SIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gerdt
Abstract:
Not Available Advanced Technology and Research Corporation (ATR) proposes to develop and demonstrate a prototype system approach for automation of shipboard food service operations. Phase I will baseline the conceptual design and evaluate the concept's feasibility. A Phase I Option will serve as a… More

ULTRASONIC METHOD FOR TESTING ANTI SICKLING AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,356.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch
Abstract:
Not Available ImageView, Inc, will provide the Navy with an accelerated STSA based on its operational SeaMedTM commercial telemedicine system for both cruise lines and private yachts. SeaMedTM is a satellite-based service, which includes a 7 x 24 worldwide operations center connecting the ship's… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$120,490.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch
Abstract:
N/a

Ultrasonic Method for Testing Anti Sickling Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The results of the Phase I effort, during the course of which the blood samples of 7 HbSS patients were examined, established the feasibility of using phase-sensitive acoustic detection techniques to quantitatively monitor the… More

Ultrasonic Method for Testing Anti Sickling Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$301,473.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The results of the Phase I effort, during the course of which the blood samples of 7 HbSS patients were examined, established the feasibility of using phase-sensitive acoustic detection techniques to quantitatively monitor the… More

Liquid Crystal-based Underwater Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$275,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch, Ph.D., Chief Scientist
Abstract:
"The direct conversion of acoustical images into visible images has been accomplished by ETC and others. Acoustic images formed at the back focal plane of an acoustic lens were directly converted and photographed. This method has the potential of allowinginexpensive hand held imagers for divers in… More

Liquid Crystal-based Underwater Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch, Ph.D., Chief Scientist
Abstract:
"The direct conversion of acoustical images into visible images has been accomplished by ETC and others. Acoustic images formed at the back focal plane of an acoustic lens were directly converted and photographed. This method has the potential of allowinginexpensive hand held imagers for divers in… More

Anti-Terrorism - Consequence Management and Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,904.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gerdt, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
First responders include the people who immediately go into harms way to mitigate effects due to disastrous events. These responders include military personnel involved in close quartered combat in urban areas, firefighters, police, and emergency rescuepersonnel. The health of responders is… More

Non-Contact Monitor for Infants at Risk

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$739,693.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Phase I results demonstrated a non-contact device that could sense the respiration rate (RR) and heart rate (HR) of infants confined to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the University of Virginia. Electrodes are presently the standard of care, but are… More

Anti-Terrorism - Consequence Management and Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$450,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gerdt, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
First responders include the people who immediately go into harms way to mitigate effects due to disastrous events. These responders include military personnel involved in close quartered combat in urban areas, firefighters, police, and emergency rescue personnel. The health of responders is… More

Floor Monitor for Gait Assessment and Falls Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,843.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Falls among the elderly, one of the most common reasons requiring medical intervention and a contributing factor in 40% of nursing home admissions, are a major health problem. Several studies have identified quantifiable gait markers that appear to distinguish… More

Non-invasive cardiopulmonary monitor for mice

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,545.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The study of long-term variation in physiological cardiopulmonary rhythms in mice is rapidly expanding. The reason is that there are an ever-increasing number of strains of mice that have been genetically engineered to test scientific hypotheses about the… More

Non-invasive cardio-pulmonary monitor for mice

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$744,512.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The results of the Phase I effort, during the course of which the physiological signals of eight mice were determined and correlated with established "golden standard" techniques, have demonstrated the feasibility of monitoring and identifying clearly… More

Continuous BP monitor for dialysis applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,634.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The need for the continuous monitoring of blood pressure in patients undergoing dialysis is steadily increasing. While the population undergoing dialysis, presently at about 400k in the US, is growing along with the glo bal growth in chronic kidney disease (CKD)… More

New Methods to Monitor Health Status and Clinical Laboratory Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gerdt, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Empirical proposes to further develop and clinically validate a complete solution for a rugged, multi-parameter, vital signs monitor. The device, CareTaker, fits inside the palm like a small hockey puck and attaches to a small finger cuff. Once calibrated with a conventional sphygmomanometer,… More

Non-invasive assay to discriminate between mild-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,885.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
University of Virginia
RI Contact:
Sarah White
Abstract:
The objective of this project is the development of an assessment system that will be able to determine the likelihood of a warrior having suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The basis of the determination will be a computerized assessment of the functioning of the II, III, IV, VI, and… More

Neuromonitoring of Traumatic Brain/blast Injury

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,581.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is the development of a mobile and non-invasive cerebro-physiological monitor that will permit the tracking of cerebral functions and the identification of developing pathologic brain conditions in wounded soldiers during transport and under medical care in… More

Non-invasive assay to discriminate between mild-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,911.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch, PhD, Chief Scientist – (434) 296-7000
Research Institution:
University of Virginia
RI Contact:
Sarah White
Abstract:
In response to the need, in forward areas, of assessing the likelihood of a mTBI having occurred, the objective of this project is the development of the CBIAS computerized assessment system that will be able to make this determination on the basis of the functioning of the II, III, IV, VI, and VIII… More

Neuromonitoring of Traumatic Brain/blast Injury

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$609,534.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch, PhD, Chief Scientist – (434) 296-7000
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is the development of a mobile and non-invasive cerebro-physiological monitor that will permit the tracking of cerebral functions and the identification of developing pathologic brain conditions in wounded soldiers during transport and under medical care in… More

Naturalistic Neurocognitive Assessment Using Mobile Gaming Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,129.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Martin Baruch, Chief Scientist – (434) 296-7000
Research Institution:
University of Virginia
RI Contact:
Stewart P. Craig
Abstract:
Neurocognitive health affects the function and quality of life of military service members and their families and is critical to force readiness. Assessing and monitoring neurocognitive health is particularly relevant for supporting service members given the increased rates of traumatic brain injury… More

New Methods to Monitor Health Status and Clinical Laboratory Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,215,414.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David W. Gerdt, Principal Investigator – (434) 296-7000
Abstract:
CareTaker is a small, battery powered, light, inexpensive, portable physiological monitor that records central blood pressure, beat by beat. It is comfortable, fits in the palm of the hand, may be worn continuously for days, remembers extracted parameters, has Bluetooth capability and interfaces… More

Home Gait Assessment System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$964,641.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Martin C. Baruch – 434-296-7000
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Falls among the elderly, one of the most common reasons requiring medical intervention and a contributing factor in 40% of nursing home admissions, are a major health problem. Several studies have identified quantifiable gait markers that appear to distinguish… More