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Company Information:

Name: Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
Address: 575 McCorkle Blvd.
Westerville, OH
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (614) 891-2243

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,723,829.00 22
SBIR Phase II $6,394,402.00 11
STTR Phase I $299,588.00 2
STTR Phase II $499,429.00 1

Award List:

THIN FILMS OF RHODIUM/IRON ALLOYS FOR WIDE RANGE THERMOMETRY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Philip R Swinehart , Vice President Research
Award Amount: $40,000.00

THIN FILMS OF RHODIUM/IRON ALLOYS FOR WIDE RANGE THERMOMETRY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Philip R Swinehart , Vice President Research
Award Amount: $197,000.00
Abstract:
Resistance thermometers wound of wire made from dilute solutions of iron in rhodium have proven to be superior in several ways to existing germanium and platinum resistance thermometers in the range from below 1k to 800k, including range, stability and magnetic field effects. the potential for a… More

A RADIATION RESISTANT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR THE 4K TO 80K RANGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Philip R Swinehart , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,582.00

A RADIATION RESISTANT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR THE 4K TO 80K RANGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Philip R Swinehart , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,454.00
Abstract:
The severe environment of high energy physics frequently combines cryogenics, high temperatures, high vacuum, and high radiation fluences. a sensitive, stable, accurate, andeasy-to-use thermometer for the temperature range 4 to 80 k (-269 degrees centigrade to -193 degrees centigrade) also resistant… More

ON CHIP TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Scott Courts
Award Amount: $79,878.00
Abstract:
Infrared detector array technology has developed significantly over the past few years. In operation, these detectors can significantly improve their signal to noise ratio by cooling to reduce thermal background noise. By maintaining a near constant temperature, more information can be obtained from… More

Design of an Integrated Hall Effect and Magnetoresistance Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Krause
Award Amount: $53,663.00

Design of an Integrated Hall Effect and Magnetoresistance Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Krause
Award Amount: $414,786.00
Abstract:
Preliminary work is outlined for the development of a turnkey Hall effect measurement system permitting both magnetic field and temperature dependent studies. This system would be a fully integrated system including instrumentation, cryogenics for operation to at least 80 K, an electromagnet for… More

Fiber Optic Heading Sensor For Towed Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Swinehart
Award Amount: $69,525.00
Abstract:
Not Available Advanced Refractory Technologies, Inc (ART) is currently proposing the Development and Implementation of a Lightweight/Durable Aluminum MMC Track System for the AAAV. ART, teaming with Keweenaw Research Center (KRC) at Michigan Technological University is in an excellent position to… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Dierker
Award Amount: $119,886.00

Fiber Optic Heading Sensor For Towed Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Swinehart
Award Amount: $1,196,408.00

Distributed Collaborative Environment for Simulation-Based Design and Acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Dierker, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,789.00
Abstract:
The monitoring and analysis of the structural integrity of buildings, bridges and machines is increasingly important as the average age of these structures increases and as buildings are built in more locations which are prone to natural disasters.Structural monitoring can be accomplished through… More

SBIR phase i: Improved Magneto-Optical Imaging Films Employing Surface Plasmon Resonance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeff Lindemuth
Award Amount: $98,594.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing surface plasma resonance phenomena to obtain significant improvements in magneto-optical imaging. Improved sensors and systems are needed for non-destructive, non-contact testing and… More

Short Pass Deep UV Omnidirectional Optical Filter With Ultra Wide Blocking Range

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Scott Courts, Scientist
Award Amount: $69,645.00
Abstract:
"This SBIR Phase I proposal addresses a need for improved UV and deep UV filters for aerospace and defense applications. A new approach to the design and fabrication short pass filters, based on a new photonic material, will allow filters to be made withtransmission at wavelengths as short as 130nm… More

Control Instrumentation for Advanced Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joe Yeager, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $61,347.00
Abstract:
Driven by research and development of advanced photon detectors--which require temperatures below 100mK-- there is considerable research into new ADR designs and techniques. These AADR have many advantages over other technique to achieve ultra-low temperature and there is considerable commercial… More

Omnidirectional Narrow Band Pass, band Pass and Band Blocking IR Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,571.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will address the feasibility of narrow band pass, band pass and band blocking optical filters, with very wide acceptance angles, made from macroporous silicon. In currently available filters based on interference in a multilayer stack, the… More

SBIR Phase II: Improved Magneto-Optical Imaging Films Employing Surface Plasmon Resonance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeff Lindemuth, PI
Award Amount: $498,774.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II research project is to develop an improved magneto-optical (MO) visualizer based on a laser-scanning polarimeter and a MO imaging film (MOIF) utilizing surface plasmon resonance. In Phase I, the feasibility of substantial improvements in… More

Control Instrumentation for Advanced Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joe Yeager, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $560,624.00
Abstract:
Driven by research and development of advanced photon detectors--which require temperatures below 100mK-- there is considerable research into new ADR designs and techniques. In particular the continuous ADR (CADR)has many advantages over other technique to achieve ultra-low temperature and there is… More

Omnidirectional Narrow Band Pass, Band Pass and Band Blocking IR Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,413.00
Abstract:
In the Phase I SBIR, Lake Shore proved the feasibility of narrow band pass, band pass and band blocking IR filters made from macroporous silicon (MPSi). This type of optical filter consists of a three-dimensional, periodic structure in monocrystalline silicon. Due to the nature of light transmission… More

Fiber Optic Sensor System for Cryogenic Fuel Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Philip R. Swinehart, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will address the feasibility of using a fiber Bragg grating array as a means of detecting liquid and slush hydrogen in gravity and zero gravity environments. Fiber optic Bragg grating sensors offer the advantages of a single fiber feed through into the cryogenic vessel for… More

Integrated Control System for an Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,405.00
Abstract:
There are emerging markets that are driven by advances in x-ray micro-calorimeters. These detectors allow an energy resolution 10x better than existing commercial x-ray detectors. The primary application is the detection and analysis of nanoscale particle contaminates in IC production. The… More

Mesoporous Silicon Far Infrared Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marc Christophersen
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a novel method to make optical filters based on mesoporous silicon multilayers, for use at cold temperatures in the far infrared spectral region. This type of filter consists of a lattice of different porosity layers formed in monocrystalline silicon by… More

Deep Ultraviolet Macroporous Silicon Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin
Award Amount: $69,836.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a novel method to make deep and far UV optical filters from macroporous silicon. This type of filter consists of an array of parallel, independent leaky waveguides made in the form of a free-standing, two-dimensionally ordered silicon structure with pore walls… More

Fiber Optic Sensors for Leak Detection and Condition Monitoring in Hydrogen Fuel Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mokhtar Maklad, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,875.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal addresses the need for explosion proof, sensitive and reliable hydrogen sensors for NASA and commercial hydrogen fuel systems. It also addresses the need for multiple sensing points with minimum tank or bulkhead feedthroughs. The proposed innovations will increase the… More

Mesoporous Silicon Far Infrared Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Philip Swinehart, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,851.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a novel method to make optical filters based on mesoporous silicon multilayers, for use at cold temperatures in the far infrared spectral region. This type of filter consists of a lattice of different porosity layers formed in monocrystalline silicon by… More

Fiber Optic Mass Flow Gauge for Liquid Cryogenic Fuel Facilities Monitoring and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Philip R. Swinehart, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,733.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a fiber optic mass flow gauge that will aid in managing liquid hydrogen and oxygen fuel storage and transport. The increasing use of hydrogen as a fuel places the safety of facilities and personnel at the forefront of concern, making an explosion proof fiber… More

STTR Phase I: Active Fiber Optic Sensor Array for Cryogenic Fuel Monitoring and Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Philip R. Swinehart, PhD
Award Amount: $149,817.00
RI Contact: Allen DiPalma
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I proposal addresses key components for managing the liquid natural gas and hydrogen fuel supply economy. Transporting and storing cryogenic liquid fuels entails danger of fire and explosion. Since these fuel technologies are growing and acquiring… More

Long-to-Very-Long-Wavelength Infrared Band-Pass Filters for Space Infrared Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William McGovern, Senior Chemical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,409.00
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR proposal requests innovative sensor solutions to improve strategic space sensors. One route of improvement is selective band-pass filtering of radiation before it reaches the detector. Such filtering can improve detection by blocking out-of-band interferences and allowing… More

SBIR Phase I: Epitaxial Metal Oxide Thin Films Using a Novel Polymer Assisted Deposition (PAD) Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mahavir R. Sanghavi, MS
Award Amount: $99,832.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate method of depositing high density and reproducible epitaxial metal oxide thin films using a spin-on deposition technique. This method is not limited to the oxides, but can be used to deposit thin films of nitrides,… More

SBIR Phase II: Epitaxial Metal Oxide Thin Films Using a Novel Polymer Assisted Deposition (PAD) Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mahavir R. Sanghavi, MS
Award Amount: $499,521.00
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II proposal seeks to develop extremely high energy density capacitors based on spin-on metal oxide dielectric and conductor technology and will… More

Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors for Long Cryogenic Thermal Paths

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Swinehart, Vice President, Sensor R&
Award Amount: $69,922.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal addresses damage prevention in high temperature superconducting power transmission lines, motors, generators and other specialized equipment that are now being deployed. Even though high temperature superconductors can operate up to 77K or higher, most equipment is… More

High Resistivity VOx for Continuous Bias Read-outs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Philip R. Swinehart, Vice President, Sensor R&D
Award Amount: $69,522.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal addresses improvements in the sensitivity and signal to noise ratio in uncooled infrared imaging sensors based on vanadium oxides. A novel, spin-on process for the deposition of metal oxides will be used to produce higher resistivity and temperature coefficient of… More

Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Philip R. Swinehart, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,622.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a method of fabrication of far IR and THZ range multilayer metal-mesh filters. This type of filter consists of alternative layers of polymer material and structured thin metal films. The proposed filters are radiation hard and lightweight. The fabrication process… More

STTR Phase II: Active Fiber Optic Sensor Array for Cryogenic Fuel Monitoring and Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Philip R. Swinehart
Award Amount: $499,429.00
RI Contact: Kevin Peng Chen
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a multi-functional active fiber Bragg grating sensor technology for the monitoring and management of cryogenic fuel such as liquid hydrogen and liquefied natural gas. The proposed technology uses in-fiber light to actively… More

SBIR Phase I: Improved Metal Oxide Magneto-Optical Indicator Films and Method of Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mahavir R. Sanghavi, DPhil
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is intended to investigate the feasibility of enhanced magneto-optic thin garnet films, capable of converting magnetic field intensity to optical data using Faraday polarization rotation, and fabrication of such films using a novel method of… More

Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William R. McGovern, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,782.00
Abstract:
The innovative, high transmission band-pass filter technology proposed here is an improvement in multilayer metal-mesh filter design and manufacture for the far IR to submillimeter ranges. The proposed metal-mesh filters can tolerate cryogenic temperatures (down to 4K and below) and a wide… More

Terahertz Frequency Materials Testing at Cryogenic Temperatures and in High Magnetic Fields

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Wright State University
Principal Investigator: David Daughton, Application Scientist – (614) 891-2243
Award Amount: $149,771.00
RI Contact: David C. Look
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Terahertz (THz) spectroscopies offer unmatched non-contact probing of low-energy excitations underlying electronic transport and magnetism in a wide range of novel materials. To-date, expensive and complex THz Time Domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) systems are the most common THz source used… More