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Company Information:

Name: NuCrypt LLC
Address: 1840 Oak Ave., Suite 212S
Evanston, IL 60201-3697
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (847) 275-8996

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $496,550.00 5
SBIR Phase II $3,199,348.00 4
STTR Phase I $499,946.00 5
STTR Phase II $3,374,902.00 5

Award List:

Enabling Technologies for Free Space Quantum Cryptography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, Director, Product Development
Award Amount: $99,685.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase-I project we aim to exploit a new invention in quantum cryptography to secure free-space optical links and networks. Unlike the techniques based on single-photon states that are limited to low bit rates and short distances, our approach is based on coherent states emitted by… More

Analysis of Classical and Quantum Information Interface Requirements (ACQuIIRe): High-Speed Quantum Encryption over a Classical Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, Director, Product Develop
Award Amount: $98,913.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase-I project is aimed at exploiting an exciting new invention in the area of quantum cryptography to secure the physical layer of today's ubiquitous fiber-optic data networks. Unlike the techniques based on single-photon states that are confined to low bit rates and short distances, our… More

Enabling Technologies for Free Space Quantum Cryptography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, Director, Product Develop
Award Amount: $949,416.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR project we aim to exploit a new invention in quantum cryptography to secure free-space optical links and networks. Unlike the techniques based on single-photon states that are limited to low bit rates and short distances, our approach is based on coherent states emitted by ordinary… More

High-Speed Quantum Encryption over a Classical Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, Vice President, Product D
Award Amount: $749,979.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase-II project further develops an exciting new invention in the field of quantum cryptography that will secure the physical layer of today's ubiquitous fiber-optic data networks. Unlike the techniques that are based on single-photon states which are confined to low bit rates and short… More

Continuous Variable Quantum Encryption using Short Laser Pulses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, Vice President, Product Development
Award Amount: $99,967.00
RI Contact: Susan G. Ross
Abstract:
The use of optical technology in both terrestrial and space-based wireless links has compelling advantages in terms of data rate, power consumption, weight, and size of the system. However, with the adoption of such technology, we have become heavily reliant on high data rate optical communication… More

Advanced Radio Frequency and Optical Connectivity to support Network-Centric Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, Vice President, Product Development
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
NuCrypt is developing the technology for physical-layer optical encryption that exploits the intrinsic, irreducible noise of light. Our method, called AlphaEta, has fundamental and practical security benefits and the technology performs similarly as standard optical communications equipment. We have… More

Advanced Radio Frequency and Optical Connectivity to support Network-Centric Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, Vice President, Product D
Award Amount: $749,955.00
Abstract:
NuCrypt is developing the technology for physical-layer optical encryption that exploits the intrinsic, irreducible noise of light. Our method, called AlphaEta, has fundamental and practical security benefits and the technology performs similarly as standard optical communications equipment. We… More

Fiber nonlinearity based entangled-photon sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, Vice President, Product Development
Award Amount: $99,996.00
RI Contact: Susan G. Ross
Abstract:
Entangled photons have special properties arising from their quantum nature and have been used for scientific purposes such as demonstrating quantum teleportation. Several fascinating applications for entangled photons have been proposed including quantum metrology, computation, communication, and… More

Photonic Analog-to-Digital Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, Vice President, Engineering
Award Amount: $749,989.00
RI Contact: Susan G. Ross
Abstract:
Analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) is an essential operation in many applications including radar, sensing, communications, and instrumentation. Two key parameters of an ADC are its sampling rate and resolution, measured in samples per second and number of bits, respectively. Unfortunately, as the… More

Advanced Development for Defense Science and Technology: Measurement Tools for Quantum Information Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kanter, Vice President of Engineering
Award Amount: $98,987.00
Abstract:
Quantitative and visually intuitive information is critical to understanding, designing, and verifying the operation of any system. For instance, a vector signal analyzer allows a designer to gain an immediate understanding of a radio communications link by visualizing the transmission signal… More

Self-Seeded Programmable Parametric Fiber Comb Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kanter, Vice President of Engineering
Award Amount: $98,968.00
Abstract:
Coherent light consisting of multiple-frequency combs is commonly used in metrology. Various methods of generating combs exist which are suited for different applications. Mode-locked lasers naturally output a train of phase-locked spectral lines and are a very simple way of generating a comb. These… More

Novel protocol for Quantum Key Distribution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, VP Engineering
Award Amount: $99,986.00
RI Contact: Susan G. Ross
Abstract:
Quantum key distribution (QKD) is an exciting application of the quantum theory to the important real-world problem of secure communications. Specifically, QKD may allow for provably secure key distribution. These random keys can then be used either in a one-time-pad style encryption system (for… More

Advanced Development for Defense Science and Technology: Measurement Tools for Quantum Information Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Kanter, Vice President of Enginee – (847) 733-8750
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
Quantitative and visually intuitive information is critical to understanding, designing, and verifying the operation of any complex system. Measurement tools, such as vector signal analyzers which allow the visualization of radio frequency signal constellations, are now an indispensable part of… More

High Speed Room Temperature Single Photon Counters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, VP Engineering – (847) 733-8750
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: Susan G. Ross
Abstract:
Detecting light at the single photon level is a fundamental measurement function that is useful in a wide variety of applications, including such diverse fields as biological spectroscopy, laser ranging, and quantum communications. Avalanche photodiode (APD) based single photon detectors (SPDs) are… More

Novel protocol for Quantum Key Distribution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, VP Engineering – (847) 733-8750
Award Amount: $749,992.00
RI Contact: Susan G. Ross
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Quantum key distribution (QKD) is an exciting application of quantum theory to the important real-world problem of secure communication. Specifically, QKD may allow for provably secure key distribution. These random keys can then be used either in a one-time pad style encryption system… More

High Speed Room Temperature Single Photon Counters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Kanter, VP Engineering – (847) 733-8750
Award Amount: $374,994.00
RI Contact: Elizabeth H. Adams
Abstract:
Detecting light at the single photon level is a fundamental measurement function that is useful in a wide variety of applications, including such diverse fields as quantum communications, laser ranging, and biological spectroscopy. Avalanche photodiode based single-photon detectors are convenient… More