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Company Information:

Company Name:
Magnolia Optical Technologies,Inc.
Address:
52-B Cummings Park
Suite 314
Woburn, MA 01801-2123
Phone:
(781) 503-1200
URL:
EIN:
522242294
DUNS:
32691763
Number of Employees:
6
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
Yes
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 $1,045,081.00 12
SBIR Phase II $7,339,455.00 8
STTR Phase I $489,789.00 5
STTR Phase II $2,818,239.00 3

Award List:

High Performance AlGaN HEMT Devices Grown on Lattice Matched Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,796.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Bell, VP Product Development
Abstract:
"AlGaN-based heterostructures have demonstrated versatility in optical and electronic applications which is practically unmatched by other material systems. The AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) constitute a leading candidate forsimultaneously realizing ultra-high frequency low… More

Low Power Highly Integrated Packaging Schemes for High-Speed Transceiver Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,522.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Bell, VP Product Development
Abstract:
"Magnolia will develop an ultra high-speed, two-dimensional parallel optical modules with 10 x 10 up to 32 x 32 matrix arrays to transmit and receive information over distances up to one kilometer for multimode and single mode fiber. The design of thesewill be based on an improved understanding of… More

Low Power Highly Integrated Packaging Schemes for High-Speed Transciever

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$718,046.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bell, VP Product Development
Abstract:
Magnolia Optical Technologies proposes to develop a terabit 2-dimensional optical transceiver module. The module will provide the critical interface to the processors and servers in the future US Army ground vehicle systems with an optical networkconnected into the system through optical PCI… More

Innovative Processing for the Manufacturing of High - Performance and High - Reliability GaN-based Devices for High Power RF Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok K. Sood, Vice President of Technol
Abstract:
GaN and AlGaN-based devices have demonstrated versatility in RF electronic applications which is practically unmatched by any other material system. Several device structures are good candidates for power amplifiers. These include HEMT (High ElectronMobility Transistor), HFET (Heterostructure Field… More

Development of Radiation Hardened Anti-Reflection Coatings for Long Wavelength HgCdTe Detector Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok K. Sood, Vice President of Technol
Abstract:
Recent interest in developing system, sub-system and related technologies to defeat incoming hostile missile threats is of great interest to MDA for acquisition, tracking and discriminating various targets. Long wavelength infrared (LWIR) focal planes arerequired for high performance surveillance… More

High Performance Multi-color VLWIR HgCdTe Focal Plane Array for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,777.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok K. Sood, President
Abstract:
Multi-color infrared (IR) focal planes are highly desirable for next generation advanced IR systems for space and the missile defense applications. Multi-color focal plane arrays (FPA) in long wavelength that can operate at higher temperatures thanextrinsic silicon devices are needed to meet future… More

Development of HgCdTe Material Models for Next Generation Infrared Focal Plane Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,799.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok K. Sood, Vice- President of Technology – (781) 503-1200
Research Institution:
BOSTON UNIV. PHOTONICS CENTER
RI Contact:
Enrico Bellotti
Abstract:
Developments of multi-color FPA's are important for use in missile defense systems (such as GMD and THAAD) applications. Key to meeting these system requirements is development of multi-color HgCdTe focal plane arrays with high pixel uniformity, reducedreadout noise, improved resolution, and higher… More

High Performance AlGaN HEMT Devices Grown on Lattice Matched Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok K. Sood, Vice-President of Technol
Abstract:
AlGaN-based heterostructures have demonstrated versatility in RF electronics applications which is practically unmatched by other material systems. In particular, the AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) constitute a leading candidate for simultaneously realizing ultra-high… More

High Performance ZnO Spintronic devices (Laser and Resonant Tunneling Diodes) With High Switching Speeds and Frequencies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James Egerton, Vice - President
Research Institution:
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Robert F. Davis
Abstract:
Zinc Oxide has emerged as a key semiconductor that will have a broad range of applications in Opto-electronic and Spintronic devices. ZnO has a large band gap and has potential applications in Light Emitting Diodes (LED). Room temperature ferromagnetism in ZnO has the promise of building Spintronic… More

Single Photon Detection 4096x4096 Scalable UV Focal Plane Array with High Quantum Efficiency for Boost Phase Missile Defense Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
E. J. Egerton, Vice President
Abstract:
In order to detect missile launches in the Boost phase, large format UV focal planes capable of detecting 200-350 nm have great promise. In this proposal, Magnolia Optical Technologies describes UV focal planes containing many millions of pixels capable of high performance required to detect boost… More

Design and Development of Radiation Hardened Anti-Reflection (AR) Coatings for Next Generation LWIR and Multicolor IRFPA's

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok K. Sood, Vice-President of Technology
Abstract:
Magnolia proposes to develop improved radiation hardened AR coatings for Next Generation multi-color HgCdTe, PbSnTe and QWIP detector arrays on silicon substrates, that will enhance the life of the these detector arrays, when exposed to space environment that includes extreme temperature variations… More

Design and Development of Radiation Hardened ROIC for Multi-color LWIR/VLWIR Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok K. Sood, President and CTO
Research Institution:
BOSTON UNIV.
RI Contact:
Timothy Cook
Abstract:
Radiation Hardened Multi-color infrared (IR) focal planes are required for MDA/SMDC systems applications . Key to meeting these system requirements is to develop multi-color radiation hardened HgCdTe focal plane arrays for LWIR band ( 7-14 microns) and VLWIR band with wavelength of greater than 14… More

Design and Development of ZnO Nanowire and Related Devices for Threat Warning Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA
RI Contact:
Liwei Lin
Abstract:
ZnO nanowires offer an innovative

Design and Development of Silicon-Based Infrared Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Low cost IR Sensors are needed for a variety of Military and commercial applications such as low cost thermal imagers and the ability to detect and defeat threats such as mortar fire on ground vehicles. SiGe based IR Focal Planes offers a low cost alternative for developing near IR sensors that will… More

Design and Development of Silicon-Based Infrared Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Low cost IR Sensors are needed for a variety of Military and Commercial Applications. The defense application includes use of SiGe IR Sensors as low cost thermal imagers for various Army and Marine missions and the ability to detect mortar fire and muzzle flash in hostile environment. SiGe based IR… More

Design and Development of High Performance Carbon Nanostructure based Multicolor Imagers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,371.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Next generation EO/IR Nanosensors are needed for a variety of Military Systems Applications. These include UV, Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR bands. Magnolia as part of the proposed Phase II SBIR Program plans to design, model and develop carbon nanostructures based detector array for next… More

Design and Development of Nanowire based Anti-Reflection Coatings for Nanosensor Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok K. Sood, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Nanowire based nanosensors and electronics are being developed for a variety of future Military applications. These nanosensors will be more robust and can be deployed for use in a variety of defense missions. The objective of the Proposed SBIR Phase II Program is to model, design, develop and… More

Design and Development of High Performance Carbon Nanostructure based Multicolor Imagers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,497,056.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator – (781) 503-1200
Abstract:
Next generation EO/IR Nanosensors are needed for a variety of Military Systems Applications. These include UV, Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR bands. Magnolia as part of the proposed Phase II SBIR Program plans to design, model and develop carbon nanostructures based detector array for next… More

STTR Phase I: Concentrator Photovoltaics with High-Refractive-Index Encapsulants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,999.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
RI Contact:
E. Fred Schubert
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to establish the technical and commercial feasibility of an innovative approach for improving the performance and lowering the costs… More

Design and Development of ZnO Nanowire based UV/IR Sensors for Threat Detection and Threat Warning Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ashok K. Sood, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Georgia Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Z. L. Wang
Abstract:
Next generation UV/IR Nanotechnology based sensors are needed for a variety of Defense Systems that includes Threat detection, Hostile fire indication ( HFI) and Threat Warning Applications. Magnolia as part of the proposed Phase I STTR Program plans to design, and develop high sensitivity ZnO… More

High Efficiency InN-Based Quantum Dot Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of the Proposed Phase I Program is to employ Nanostructured nitride based materials in an advanced device design to enhance the tolerance of solar cells to extreme environments while maintaining high solar electric power conversion efficiency. By using InN-based quantum dots embedded… More

Design and Development of High Performance UV Imaging Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Magnolia Proposes to design, optimize and demonstrate small-pixel Gallium Nitride based Ultraviolet (UV) Avalanche Photo Diodes (APD) for solar blind UV imaging and applications. As part of the proposed phase I effort, we will model the sensor performance with detector size of approximately five… More

Design and Development of ZnO Nanowire based UV/IR Sensors for Threat Detection and Threat Warning Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator – (781) 503-1200
Research Institution:
University of Connecticut
RI Contact:
Professor A. M. Anwar
Abstract:
Next generation UV Nanotechnology based sensors are needed for a variety of Naval Systems that includes Threat detection, Hostile fire indication (HFI) and Threat Warning Applications. Magnolia as part of the proposed Phase II STTR Program plans to design, and develop high sensitivity ZnMgO/ZnO… More

Development of Low Dark Current Strained Layer Superlattice ( SLS) Devices for Next Generation Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,318,243.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator – (781) 503-1200
Research Institution:
University of New Mexico
RI Contact:
Professor Krishna
Abstract:
Next generation EO/IR sensors are needed for a variety of Military Systems Applications. These include UV, Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR bands. Magnolia as part of the proposed Phase II STTR Program plans to design, model and develop Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) based detector array for… More

Design and Development of High Performance UV Imaging Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,124,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, President / Principal Inv – (781) 503-1200
Abstract:
Magnolia proposes to develop and demonstrate small unit cell APD array with high gain for high resolution imaging in the ultraviolet (UV) band. We will use MOCVD process to demonstrate GaN/AlGaN based APD arrays on lattice matched substrates with very low dark current and high avalanche gain. Models… More

Design and Development of Wafer-Level Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Micro-Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator – (781) 503-1200
Abstract:
Low cost SWIR Micro-Sensors are needed for a variety of Defense and Commercial Applications. Magnolia proposes to investigate packaging and optics integration for short wave infrared focal plane arrays. This will include assessment of materials and manufacturing approaches amendable to the… More

Design and Development of Wafer-Level Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Micro-Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ashok Sood, Principal Investigator – (781) 503-1200
Abstract:
Wafer-Level Micro-Cameras are needed for a variety of defense and commercial applications. SiGe based micro-camera offer a very low cost alternative for developing visible-near IR sensors that will not require any cooling and can operate in the 0.3-1.7 micron band. The attractive features of SiGe… More

Nano-Inspired Broadband Photovoltaics Sheets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Roger E. Welser, Chief Technical Officer – (781) 767-7042
Abstract:
This proposed Phase I SBIR program with the US Army will focus on demonstrating ultra-low dark current in flexible, high-efficiency photovoltaic cells with nano-enhanced absorbers. By extending infrared absorption, power conversion efficiencies in single-junction, nano-enhanced solar cells can… More