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Company Information:

Company Name: Integrated Micro Sensors, Inc.
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip+4: 77096-4934
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (713) 748-7926

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,877,587.00 20
SBIR Phase II $5,378,342.00 8

Award List:

Development of Boron Nitride -Based Capacitors for High-Energy Density High Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nacer Badi, Research scientist
Award Amount: $64,000.00
Abstract:
Multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are used in high-energy density storage and high frequency power switching device applications. High-energy density capacitors operating at excessive temperature are needed in several ballistic missile applications,electric guns, and high power microwave… More

Calibration Source Based on Micro-Column Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose to realize a new type of light source based on three-dimensional (3D) arrays of micro-columns, for calibration of detectors in the near IR and visible range of the spectrum. We intend to fabricate this array by laser ablation of stainless steelsurfaces and test their emission… More

Development of Boron Nitride -Based Capacitors for High-Energy Density High Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nacer Badi, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
High-energy density capacitors operating at excessive temperature are needed in several ballistic missile applications and DOD pulse power systems.In this Phase II project we will further develop advanced BN -based capacitors for high temperature high power applications. New efforts will be directed… More

Innovative Manufacturing Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to improve bonding of dissimilar materials by employment of micro column arrays fabricated by laser ablation. Applications of ceramics have been limited because the stability and hardness that makes them so desirable, alsolimits the ability to attach them to other… More

Development of Boron Nitride -Based Capacitors for High-Energy Density High Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nacer Badi, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $698,159.00
Abstract:
High-energy density capacitors operating at excessive temperature are needed in several ballistic missile applications and DOD pulse power systems.In this Phase II project we will further develop advanced BN -based capacitors for high temperature high power applications. New efforts will be directed… More

Instrumentation for Ultrafine Particles Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David Starikov
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The small particle size of biological agents requires a complex identification process and detectors. At the same time ultrafine particles remain a powerful concept in the toxicology. For example, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) adsorbed on atmospheric… More

Solid -State High Temperature Jet Engine Fire Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Director of Research
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop an inexpensive miniature solid-state high temperature sensor for detecting jet engine fires. Emissions from engine fires with spectra ranging from ultraviolet to IR can be detected over the wide-range of ambient light background only by high-temperature… More

Improved High Efficiency MCPs for Detection of Photons and Large Biomolecules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John C. Boney, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposes to investigate the use of proprietary coating materials to enhance the sensitivity, efficiency, and lifetime of microchannel plate (MCP) detectors. These detectors would be the basis for novel active layer multi dynode detectors for Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry as well… More

Boron Nitride Capacitors for Advanced Power Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Nacer Badi, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
79564S Silicon carbide (SiC) is being used to break barriers with respect to the design and fabrication of high-temperature, high-power transistors, but capacitors remain the weak link in achieving higher temperature electronics. SiC devices have been demonstrated to operate safely at… More

Solid -State High Temperature Jet Engine Fire Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Director of Research
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Available fire/flame detectors are expensive, bulky, and do not operate in harsh environments. Miniature, inexpensive chip-based high-temperature detectors are needed for efficient detection of fires by allowing positioning closer to potential flame sources, and providing a fast and reliable… More

Boron Nitride Capacitors for Advanced Power Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Nacer Badi, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,805.00
Abstract:
Silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are being used to break barriers with respect to the design and fabrication of high-temperature high-power transistors, but capacitors remain the weak link in achieving higher temperature electronics. In particular, the use of SiC should allow future… More

Ultra-Strong High-Temperature Bonding of Titanium to Ceramic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Director of Research
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is development of novel ultra strong high-temperature bonding of titanium (Ti) to ceramic materials, through application of advanced nano- and micro scale Micro-Column Array (MCA) structures fabricated by laser ablation. The proposed manufacturing process will be… More

SBIR Phase I: Integrated Broad Band Opticall Calibration Sources for Star Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is directed towards the development, fabrication, and testing of miniature high-stability integrated super broadband optical emission sources for field and in-flight calibration of stellar photometers and spectrometers widely used in astronomy… More

High Efficiency InGaN Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Nasr-Eddine Medelci-Djezzar, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,675.00
Abstract:
Indium gallium nitride (InGaN) has the potential of forming optoelectronic devices - including solar cells - covering a range of 0.7 eV to 3.4 eV. This energy range matches closely the usable emission present in the solar spectrum as seen from space (AM0). Beside the inherent thermal ruggedness of… More

Ultra-Strong High-Temperature Bonding of Titanium to Ceramic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Director of Research
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Currently the IRBAS ceramic radomes of the PAC-3 missiles are being attached at the Lockheed Martin Missile & Fire Control Corp (LMMFC) using an adhesive bonding process that is not capable to sustain high mechanical and thermal stresses required for this application. Conventional high-temperature… More

High Efficiency InGaN Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Chris Boney, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop InGaN photovoltaic devices with high conversion efficiencies for DOD concentrator terrestrial and AM0 orbital power generation. InGaN can be fabricated to span a wide bandgap range from ~0.7 to 3.4 eV and matches well to the solar emission. The combined… More

InGaN High Temperature Photovoltaic Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chris Boney, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,956.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I project is to demonstrate InGaN materials are appropriate for high operating temperature single junction solar cells. Single junction InGaN test devices with bandgaps between 2.0 and 1.75 eV could provide power conversion in the 15-20% range while offering increased… More

SBIR Phase I: Metamaterials for Giant Dielectrics and Energy Storage Solutions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Nacer Badi, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project explores a novel laser processing technique to produce nano-dielectric films which are based on polymer coated metal nanoparticles. This will enable in-house synthesis of nano-dielectrics films using laser irradiation of target… More

High Bandgap InGaN Solar Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chris Boney, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,956.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I project is to demonstrate InGaN materials of high quality appropriate for single junction solar cells for DOD terrestrial power generation. A single junction InGaN cell with a bandgap between 2.4 and 2.8 eV combined with silicon or other solar cell technology in a… More

Photo-Enhanced Hardened Flat Cold Cathodes Based on III Nitrides for Pulsed and Ultra-Fast Electron Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current high-temporal-resolution electron microcopy employs the photoelectric effect to achieve electron pulses in the femtosecond range. These systems employ high-efficiency photo cathodes excited by short-pulse lasers. Field-emission cathodes based on micro-tip arrays provide an alternative… More

InGaN High Temperature Photovoltaic Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chris Boney, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,986.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this Phase II project are to develop InGaN photovoltaic cells for high temperature and/or high radiation environments to TRL 4 and to define the development path for the technology to TRL 5 and beyond. The project will include theoretical and experimental refinement of device… More

Drastic Improvements in Bonding of Fiber Reinforced Multifunctional Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Achievement of a dramatic increase in the bond strength in the composite/adhesive interfaces of existing fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material joints and structures suitable for NASA applications is the main goal of this Phase I project. The Phase II project will focus on implementation… More

Integrated Broad Band Optical Calibration Sources for Star Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Director of Research
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current calibration techniques do not permit pre-flight, in-flight, or real time calibration. The available optical calibration sources such as lamps and blackbody simulators are bulky, can be used only in laboratory conditions and require precise adjustments of the total flux, color, and spectral… More

SBIR Phase II:Metamaterials for Giant Dielectrics and Energy Storage Solutions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Nacer Badi
Award Amount: $480,395.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a core-shell nanoparticle architecture with metal nanoparticles as the high capacitance core, and polymers as the shell. The nanoparticles will be entrained in a broad spectrum of host polymers via a novel approach to… More

Drastic Improvements in Bonding of Fiber Reinforced Multifunctional Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Achievement of a dramatic increase in the bond strength in the adhesive and composite/adhesive interfaces of existing fiber reinforced composite material joints and structures suitable for various NASA applications is the main goal of this project. The proposed technology developed at Integrated… More

Miniature Intelligent Wireless Fire Detector System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop a wireless intelligent dual-band photodetector system for advanced fire detection/recognition, combining UV/IR III nitride material photodiode structures controlled by FPGA portable circuitry, with a neural network identification capability. Spectral… More

High-Speed Radiation Tolerant Avalanche Photodiodes Based on InGaN for Space Altimeter Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
High-performance, radiation-tolerant detectors are required for the time-of-flight laser based rangefinders. Avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are conventionally chosen as detectors for standard laser rangefinder systems. However, the performance of currently used APDs degrades significantly after… More

Drastic Improvements in Bonding of Highly Dissimilar Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Starikov, Dr. – (713) 748-7926
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
One of the very important issues in many industries is bonding of dissimilar materials, since high bond resistance to high and rapid thermal and mechanical loads is required. The problems associated with the bond durability stem from fundamental differences in the coefficients of thermal expansion… More