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Company Information:

Name: Physical Optics Corp.
Address: 1845 West 205th St.
Torrance, CA 90501-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (310) 320-3088

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $76,200,960.74 936
SBIR Phase II $217,127,810.00 337
STTR Phase I $99,999.00 1

Award List:

SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN HIGH EFFICIENCY DICHROMATED GELATIN (DCG) HOLOGRAPHY HAS BEEN REPORTED FOR SEVERAL YEARS BUT THEAUTOMATIC TRANSFER OF THESE ACHIEVEMENTS TO UV REGION HAS NOT BEEN SO SUCCESFUL.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. joanna jannson , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,336.00
Abstract:
Significant progress in high efficiency dichromated gelatin (dcg) holography has been reported for several years but theautomatic transfer of these achievements to uv region has not been so succesful. we propose a new holographic approach for production of uv optical elements. our approach is based… More

FIBER OPTIC SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING USING NON-IMAGING OPTICS ANDHOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joanna Jannson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,594.00

HIGH EFFICIENCY EXPANDED BEAM FIBER OPTICS CONNECTOR BASED ON NON-IMAGING OPTICS PRINCIPLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joanna Jannson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,757.00

FIBER OPTIC TACTILE SENSOR FOR ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joanna Jannson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,619.00

FIBER OPTIC SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING USING NON-IMAGING OPTICS ANDHOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joanna Jannson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $473,091.00
Abstract:
The current approaches to fiber optic signal multiplexing/demultiplexing involve schemes in the time, wavelength, directional, and angular domains. the purpose is to increase the badwidth and parallelism in linking a network of fiber optic sensors and communication devices with a minimum number of… More

FIBER OPTIC TACTILE SENSOR FOR ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joanna Jannson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $473,000.00
Abstract:
With the rapid growth in the application of robotics and artificial intelligence, more sophistication in tactile sensors is needed to augment the capability of the typical robotic manipulator/gripper. this proposed research entailsa novel approach to tactile sensing by using fiber optic sensor… More

HIGH EFFICIENCY EXPANDED BEAM FIBER OPTICS CONNECTOR BASED ON NON-IMAGING OPTICS PRINCIPLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joanna Jannson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $474,000.00
Abstract:
The most common type of fiber optic connectors available usethe butt-coupling technique to achieve riber interconnection. though simple in design, the insertion losses of such connectors are very much affected by misalignment and the geometrical inaccuracy of the fiber. more importantly, the… More

COHERENCE HOLOGRAPHIC REFLECTOR BASED ON NON-LINEAR MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
The increasing application of lasers in free-space and guided wave communication as well as remote sensing has created a need for means to detect laser signals effectively with the desired signal-to-noise ratio in the presence of strong ambient light. for this proposed research, poc has devised a… More

LASER COUNTERMEASURE HOLOGRAPHIC RUGATE FILTERS FOR ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $64,071.00

HIGHLY-PARALLEL HOLOGRAPHIC INTEGRATED PLANAR INTERCONNECTIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $59,785.00

VLSI OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS BASED ON MULTIPLEX BRAGG PLANAR HOLOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $50,327.00

HIGHLY-PARALLEL HOLOGRAPHIC INTEGRATED PLANAR INTERCONNECTIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $499,000.00
Abstract:
To fill the need of secured and high-bandwidth strategic computing, a novel optoelectronic interconnect system is being developed that not only has the needed high density parallel interconnectability for inter-chip and inter-processor communication, but also preserves the durability and compactness… More

LASER COUNTERMEASURE HOLOGRAPHIC RUGATE FILTERS FOR ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The emerging technologies of short wavelength lasers such as utlraviolet (uv) excimer and x-ray lasers have created an urgent need for new techniques that are effective in strategic system hardening against attack radiations in uv and xuv regions. although for the visible and near-infrared region… More

VLSI OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS BASED ON MULTIPLEX BRAGG PLANAR HOLOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposed research, poc will demonstrate a planar hologram technology that can serve as optically interconnects for vlsi devices in inter-chip and inter-porcessor applications. it is anticipated that the success of this research will bring forth a technology for optically interconnecting a… More

TRANSREFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL/PLASTIC FIBER OPTIC MODULES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr tomasz jannson
Award Amount: $50,107.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to fill the need for lowcost, high resolution flat panel display modules for tactical applications by developing high speed (millisecond to microsecond), high resolution (250 line pairs per mm), and high contrast (100:1 - 1500:1) liquid crystal spatial light modulators… More

NIO CONCENTRATORS WITH HIGH DIRECTIONAL RESOLUTIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr tomasz jannson
Award Amount: $50,034.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc), under the sponsorship of doe, has begun development of a fiber optic collimator/concentrator that has the highest directional allowed by the laws of physics (the 2nd law of thermodynamics). the non-imaging optical concentrator has no moving parts, is lightweight… More

CONTACT LENS FOR LASER PROTECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr joanna jannson
Award Amount: $50,650.00
Abstract:
In phase i of this project, physical optics corporation (poc) will examine the feasibility of taking hard (polymethyl methacrylate) and soft (polyhydroxyethyl methacrylate) contact lenses and fitting them with holographic and/or absorption dye technology such that the contact lenses will then fiter… More

OPTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC INTERCONNECTION NETWORKS FOR PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Shing-hong Lin
Award Amount: $50,000.00

READ/WRITE/ERASE MEMORY SYSTEMS FROM COMPOSITES GRAFT POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Khune
Award Amount: $50,000.00

HOLOGRAPHIC ALL-OPTIC NEURAL NETWORK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $51,668.00

COMPOUND HOLOGRAPHIC STRUCTURES FOR ULTA-HIGH CAPACITY INFORMATION STORAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $50,058.00

HOLOGRAPHIC REAL IMAGE TARGETS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr William Phillips
Award Amount: $49,789.00

OPTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC INTERCONNECTION NETWORKS FOR PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Shing-hong Lin
Award Amount: $491,562.00
Abstract:
An opticial holographic approach is used to relieve the bottleneck and complexity of interconnection networks for large-scale parallel and distributed multicomputer architectures. the optical holographic interconnection network constitutes a volume hologram (or a planar hologram)that can perform… More

READ/WRITE/ERASE MEMORY SYSTEMS FROM COMPOSITES GRAFT POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Khune
Award Amount: $494,068.00
Abstract:
High memory storage capacity, inherent in optical recording systems, has assisted in the very broad applications of optical disks for storage of computer, satellite, x-ray, andstatistical data and video pictures. a new optical recording system (ors), based on polyvinyl alcohol-n-methyl acrylamide,… More

HOLOGRAPHIC ALL-OPTIC NEURAL NETWORK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $243,838.00
Abstract:
In order to make highly-parallel optical neural networks a short-term target for darpa's automatic target recognition (atr) program, poc proposes a new technological approach to "optical neurons and sunapese" of a windrow-hoff-type optical neural network. this will take the form of two holographic… More

COMPOUND HOLOGRAPHIC STRUCTURES FOR ULTA-HIGH CAPACITY INFORMATION STORAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $243,897.00
Abstract:
In this program, the feasibility of a new generation of volume holographic structures will be investigated for ultra-high capacity information storage. the structures to be studied will be composed of coherently coupled subholograms recorded in photosensitive materials. this approach will allow us… More

CONJUGATE ... BOND POLYMERS WITH ULTRASENSITIVE NONLINEARTIES AT 0.8 AND 1.3 MICRONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra D Savant
Award Amount: $49,981.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes to develop a new highly conjugated organic polymer with unusually high third order nonlinearity in order to fulfill the condition of gigawatt/cm(2) laser damage threshold and milliwatt level sensitivity at 0.8 and 1.3 microns. poc's internal research… More

MULTIPLE MODE OPTICAL SWITCHING ARRAY FOR FIBER OPTIC NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray T Chen
Award Amount: $49,988.00
Abstract:
In this program, a novel multiple mode optical switching array for fiber optic networks is proposed. the new architecture combines the outstanding features of spatial light modulators and integrated optic switches. improvements in cost, speed, system performance, reliability, radiation fidelity and… More

HOLOGRAPHIC REAL IMAGE TARGETS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr William Phillips
Award Amount: $498,796.00
Abstract:
In this program physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a new approach to holographic decoy fabrication by employing its high efficiency holographic foil technology based on volume bragg holography to produce holographic decoys of exceptional characteristics such as brightness, large size and… More

DETECTION OF SUPERCONDUCTING CURRENTS WITH MAGNETO-OPTIC FILM PROBE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr William Phillips
Award Amount: $49,997.00

MONOLITHIC OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE CROSSBARS FOR LARGE SCALE DATA SWITCHING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $49,998.00

MULTIPLEXED HIGHLY-PARALLEL COMPUTER-TO-COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,025.00

HIGHLY-PARALLEL OPTICAL INTERCONNECT SYSTEMS BASED ON VOLUME HOLOGRAPHY AND FIBER OPTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,021.00

PASSIVE AGILE LASER FILTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $57,970.00

INTEGRATED OPTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY WITH HIGH-DENSITY STORAGE AND HIGH-SPEED ACCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
In order to meet the need for small, non-mechanical, high capacity, extremely high access memories for information handling in super computers, a new generation of volume holographic structures is proposed. we normally think of high-index-modulation holograms, such as dichromated gelatin, as bing… More

DETECTION OF SUPERCONDUCTING CURRENTS WITH MAGNETO-OPTIC FILM PROBE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr William Phillips
Award Amount: $189,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for a method of optically probing a superconducting circuit element to: a) determine if it is in the superconducting or the normal state, and b) measure the current flow in the element. poc's concept accomplishes this through use of a novel magneto-optic sensor. the… More

HOLOGRAPHIC VIDEO OPTICAL DISK FROM COMPOSITE GRAFT POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra D Savant
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation proposes a new erasable optical video disk (evod) system as an alternative to existing video frames with the capability of a high speed parallel array, programability and compatability to mini or microcomputers with video digitizers. poc's new system will be based on a… More

MONOLITHIC OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE CROSSBARS FOR LARGE SCALE DATA SWITCHING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $495,000.00
Abstract:
A method of integrating conventional spatial light modular (slm) technology with advanced holographic techniques is being investigated for optical computing use. this new technology, holographic spatial light modulation (hslm), should perform operations such as logic gate functions, data… More

POLYMER GELATIN MICROSTRUCTURE WAVEGUIDES IN CONJUNCTION WITH HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray T Chen
Award Amount: $522,000.00
Abstract:
In this program, a new polymer microstructure graded-index (grin) is being investigated for optoelectronic applicationson the device and system level. the grin has been proved toform guiding layers on any smooth surface, including conductors, semiconductors, and insulators, despite its low… More

HIGHLY-PARALLEL OPTICAL INTERCONNECT SYSTEMS BASED ON VOLUME HOLOGRAPHY AND FIBER OPTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,867.00
Abstract:
This project uses an optical holographic/fiber approach to realize highly parallel interconnect systems. these optical interconnect systems will substantially enhance the performance of existing electronic interconnect systems. the optical interconnect systems can be used to perform one-to-many… More

MULTIPLEXED HIGHLY-PARALLEL COMPUTER-TO-COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,710.00
Abstract:
This project involves development of a highly parallel computer-to-computer network (with a potential of greater than 2,000 computers) to be used as the next generation communication network. based on wavelength division multiplexing (wdm) and frequency division multiplexing schemes, many computers… More

HIGH SPEED OPTICAL INTERCONNECTION PROTOCOLS FOR PARALLEL/DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,988.00
Abstract:
Optical interconnects have become the future trend of communication networks. a variety of optical interconnect hardware has been proposed, built and demonstrated to show high bandwidth, highly-parallel multiplexing operations, and bidirectional communication ability. however, most optical hardware… More

RUGGED FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR ARRAYS FOR SEVERE NUCLEAR PLANT ENVIRONMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,955.00
Abstract:
The advantages of fiber optic technology have not been fully utilized in nuclear power plants due to the limitations of conventional fiber optic components. advances in sensor and interconnect technologies require fiber optic connectors, couplers and cables with multi-channel capabilities and higher… More

MULTI-WAVELENGTH HOLO-FIBER OPTICAL BUS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,944.00
Abstract:
A novel high speed (>100) ghz optical data bus approach is proposed which integrates volume holographic devices for wavelength division multiplexing (wdm) and demultiplexing with an optical fiber. these new holo-fiber devices will result from the merging of the two core technologies of physical… More

HIGHLY-PARALLEL HIGH-BANDWIDTH OPTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,991.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) will demonstrate a novel optical analog-to-digital (a/d) convertor based on a holographic fabry-perot resonator. the structure contains an optical electro-optic material which is embedded in a holographically-made fabry-perot resonator and a volume diffuser which… More

PHASE AND BEAM LOCKING OF LASER DIODE ARRAYS USING PHASE CONJUGATE RESONATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Chai Pei Kuo
Award Amount: $51,116.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation proposes an innovative technical approach to achieve simultaneous phase-locking and beam combining of a laser diode array. this approach relies entirely on photorefractive phase conjugate optics, thus avoiding the alignment sensitivity of other external optical… More

NONLINEAR TRANSFORMATION USING HALFTONES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray T Chen
Award Amount: $51,012.00
Abstract:
Poc is proposing to develop and demonstrate a completely optical system for real-time nonlinear transformation. the main feature of the system is that it employs halftoned images. this allows the processor to be tunable for different nonlinear transforms. a precompensation algorithm provides the… More

COHERENT COUPLING OF MULTIPLE LASER DIODE ARRAYS BY INJECTION LOCKING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jhy-ming Luo
Award Amount: $51,164.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a compact, light-weight, high-efficiency and high-power coherent optical source system. this system will consist of multiple slave diode lasers (or arrays) frequency-locked to a well-controlled master diode laser which will operate at a single longitudinal… More

RUGGED FIBER OPTIC WAVEGUIDE SWITCHES FOR LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $51,252.00
Abstract:
This program will develop a ruggedized fiber optic switch that can operate under environmental stresses. the switch has major applications for local area networks. the switch operates on the principle of modulation of the cutoff condition in waveguides by using an electro-optic cladding layer… More

DIAGNOSIS OF NATURAL AND INDUCED DISEASES OF MILITARY IMPORTANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $50,219.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) is proposing a completely new hiv test which is based on a highly sensitive ligand receptor binding study developed at poc. in this program, the feasibility of designing a polarization fluorimeter device for aids virus detection will be investigated, as will a… More

WAVELENGTH DISTRIBUTED DATA INTERFACE FOR SHIPBOARD COMPARTMENT AREA NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Behzad Moslehi
Award Amount: $51,066.00
Abstract:
The requirements of the navy for its next generation high speed data transport networks are rapidly outstripping the capabilities of coaxial cables. fiber optics inherent advantages enable new network configurations to integrate mixed media (voice, video, data, etc.) with varying data rates (kbits/s… More

NOVEL FIBER OPTIC CURRENT/VOLTAGE SENSORS FOR SHIPBOARD APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Behzad Moslehi
Award Amount: $51,150.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes to develop and demonstrate an in-line fiber optic voltage sensor that modulates the intensity of the light in a single-mode optical fiber, via a small rugged device that is integral to the fiber. this already-proven intrinsic fiber optic sensor design… More

HOLOGRAPHIC NEURO-OPTIC PROCESSOR FOR PATTERN RECOGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $51,054.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a novel neuro-optic system for pattern recognition which uses massively parallel processing capability, based on holographic techniques. the resulting holographic neuro-optic processor (hnop) will be capable of performing highly parallel operations due to a… More

WDM MULTI-HOP LANS USING EFFICIENCY HOLOGRAPHIC MATRICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $51,271.00
Abstract:
Utilizing the huge potential bandwidth of optical fiber based networks requires developing technologies which enable a large number of users to communicate simultaneously over a large area at high bit rates. unfortunately, tdm and cdma are both restricted by electronics which places a fundamental… More

BROADBAND NEAR IR LASER HAZARD FILTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $51,807.00

PV SPACE POWER GENERATION USING HOLOGRAPHIC WAVELENGTH SEPARATING CONCENTRATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: De Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $51,289.00

POLYMER GELATIN WAVEGUIDE MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray T Chen , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,999.00

OPTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC NEURAL NETWORK FOR TARGET RECOGNITION APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $51,175.00

MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHIC FABRY-PEROT RESONATORS FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Shing-hong (freddie) L
Award Amount: $49,543.00

ADAPTIVE LEARNING OPTICAL MULTILAYER NEURAL NETWORKS BASED ON ERASABLE DYE-POLYMER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $51,320.00

DYNAMIC COHERENTLY COUPLED HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS USING LIQUID CRYSTAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Behzad Moslehi , Fiber Optics Program Mgr.
Award Amount: $49,450.00

HIGH DENSITY RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS BASED ON A MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHIC FABRY-PEROT RESONATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray T Chen
Award Amount: $50,400.00

LARGE FABRY-PEROT COATING WITH TUNABLE/VARIABLE REFLECTIVITY OR TRANSMISSIVITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $51,269.00

X(3) POLYMER AGILE LASER FILTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $51,467.00

MULTIPLEXED BINARY OPTICAL ELEMENTS FOR OPTICAL PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $50,708.00

ADAPTIVE LEARNING OPTICAL MULTILAYER NEURAL NETWORKS BASED ON ERASABLE DYE-POLYMER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $51,036.00

PASSIVE AGILE LASER FILTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $504,100.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation proposes to develop broadband laser filters which operate in the visible region of the spectrum (400 - 700 nm), do not require any external biasing (thermal or electrical) or a focal plane, and which can be used over relatively large areas (100 cm[2]). the fundamental… More

DYNAMIC COHERENTLY COUPLED HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS USING LIQUID CRYSTAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Behzad Moslehi , Fiber Optics Program Mgr.
Award Amount: $499,975.00
Abstract:
A new approach to dynamic optical switching is proposed based on nonlinear liquid crystal materials and holographic techniques. the holo-crystal switch (hcs), a concept conceived at poc, offers high promise of being the precursorto the next generation of dynamic holographic optical elements. its… More

MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHIC FABRY-PEROT RESONATORS FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Shing-hong (freddie) L
Award Amount: $249,993.00
Abstract:
In this program, the feasibility and analysis of a novel fabry-perot resonator which consists of a multiplexed volumehologram in the resonant cavity will be investigated for applications in optical communications and optical signal processing. the proposed fabry-perot resonator has two unique… More

POLYMER GELATIN WAVEGUIDE MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray T Chen , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $249,982.00
Abstract:
In this program, a new heterostructure polymer graded-index (grin) waveguide, which in spite of low refractive index ( 1.5) has been proven to be able to form guiding layers on any smooth surface including, conductors, semiconductors and insulators will be further investigated. a new electro-optic… More

BROADBAND NEAR IR LASER HAZARD FILTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $254,852.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes to extend the technology that it has recently developed for ir rejection solar control films for application to laser protective eyewear. currently, poc manufactures near ir reflective solar control films for automotive and architectural glass applications… More

OPTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC NEURAL NETWORK FOR TARGET RECOGNITION APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $494,220.00
Abstract:
In order to make highly-parallel large-scale optical neural networks or associative memory for target recognition applications, physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a practical highly-parallel fully-interconnected optical holographic neural network architecture based on poc's proprietary… More

PV SPACE POWER GENERATION USING HOLOGRAPHIC WAVELENGTH SEPARATING CONCENTRATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: De Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $246,343.00
Abstract:
Poc purposes an advanced solar power system for small spacecraft that employs a new type of holographic concentrator to selectively concentrate different wavelenghts of solar energy onto different photovoltaic receivers. the novelty of poc's approach includes the use of its unique holographic… More

A POLYMER BASED OPTICAL DATA BUS FOR HIGHLY PARALLEL SYSTEMWIDE COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray Chen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,963.00
Abstract:
This project studies the development of a polymer-based optical data bus (odb) for high speed systemwide interconnections for use in high energy physics data processing and detector instrumentation. the concept provides an odb compatible with widely used module interconnection standards (e.g.,… More

HIGH SPEED FIBER OPTIC MODULATOR BASED ON SURFACE PLASMON WAVE RESONANT COUPLING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Behzad Moslehi Ph.d. , Manager, Advanced Fiber Optics
Award Amount: $49,974.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes to demonstrate a novel method of externally modulating light in a waveguide, utilizing the surface plasmon polariton (spp), a two-dimensional electromagnetic wave confined to a metal-dielectric interface by coupling with quantized chargeoscillations. the… More

A REAL-TIME HOLOGRAPHIC PRINTER FOR COMPUTER-ASSISTED THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,991.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a holographic printer which produces distortion-free three dimensional hard copies of computer-processed objects. a new method to synthesize holographic sterograms, which is 3d holographic representation of an object, allows us to make a distortion-free 3d… More

ELECTRO-OPTIC AND ALL-OPTIC COLLINEAR ASYMMETRICAL DIRECTIONAL COUPLER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ray T. Chen Ph.d. , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,972.00
Abstract:
A new device structure, a collinear asymmetrical directionalcoupler using in2o3/inxsn1-xoy heterostructure thin film, isintroduced which will decrease the power consumption needed to obtain full intensity modulation, is adaptable to any substrate, has a high multiplexing capability, and will… More

A COHERENTLY-COUPLED MULTILAYER 3-D MEMORY BASED ON A VECTORIAL RECORDING MEDIUM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,826.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes to investigate polarization holographic compound coherently coupled (phc3) medium for 3-d optical memory. the phc3 medium is a thick structure capable of recording, by polarization vector photoinduced birefrigence, polarization selective holograms with good… More

A NOVEL FRACTAL-SENSITIVE IMAGE PROCESSOR FOR DETECTING GROUND TARGETS WITH SUPPRESSED SIGNATURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,566.00
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing an on-line image processor which will locate all manmade components (tanks, aircraft, all current camouflage, etc.) in a scene. this not only greatly narrows the regions for search but also makes the recognition task much easier, since it no… More

FIBER OPTIC WAVELENGTH-SAMPLING LAN BASED INTEGRATED SHIPBOARD IC SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson Ph D , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,966.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes to design and to develop a novel fiber optic lan/fddi integrated shipboard sc system which will be based on wavelength-sampling-multiplexing (wsm) techniques. these techniques, suggested a few years ago for "flight by light" system applications, never… More

OPTICAL MANIPULATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MICROWAVE SIGNALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray Chen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $51,345.00
Abstract:
We propose a novel optoelectronic device combination as a powerful and universal means to optically manipulate and then distribute microwave signals. in contrast to any known waveguide fabrication method such as ion-exchange, metal-indiffusion, or molecular beam epitaxy, we propose a refractive… More

LOW COST FIBER OPTIC DIGITAL POSITION SENSORS FOR APPLICATIONS TO FLY-BY-LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Behzad Moslehi , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $51,391.00
Abstract:
The current time division multiplexer (tdm) approach used in fiber optic digital position sensing uses expensive and temperature sensitive fiber optic delay lines in the transducer. physical optics corporatiom (poc) proposes a modular wavelength division multiplexer (wdm) approach which uses a… More

RESONANCE INTERFEROMETRIC FIBER OPTICAL GYRO FOR HIGH-G ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr William Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $51,766.00
Abstract:
The optical rate sensor, especially the interferometric fiber optical gyro (ifog) system has the qualities to perform through high-g shock environment. however, its high cost has made its use in many low cost smart weapons impractical. in order to reduce the cost of ifogs, material costs must be… More

ELECTRO-OPTIC ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,108.00
Abstract:
We will develop entirely new class of electrooptic analog-to-digital (a/d) converters and modulators. preliminary experiments on electrooptic materials have demonstrated such conversion/modulation. the a/d converter/modulator consists of an integrated optic channel waveguide with device end faces… More

A HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL AND VERSATILE CAMERA PLATFORM FOR A MULTI-PURPOSE ROBOTIC VEHICLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr William Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,822.00
Abstract:
Poc proposes to design and develop a highly functional and versatile camera platform for a multi-purpose robotic vehicle utilizing a novel modular approach. the platform requires only one ccd camera, four computer-controlled rotation stages and 3 modular optical imaging systems to provide both a… More

3-D STACKED OPTICAL MEMORY BASED ON POLARIZATION HOLOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,993.00
Abstract:
A novel, ultra-dense memory system using three-dimensional optical holographic storage will be developed based on new polarization-sensitive polymer material and polarization holographic technology. this approach represents the first practical attempt to record and retrieve information… More

LARGE APERTURE HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS FOR SCANNING TELESCOPES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,893.00
Abstract:
A novel, large-aperture, holographic optical element (hoe) for scanning telescopes will be developed based on volume bragg holographic technology. the novelty lies in the fabrication of a multiple-narrow-bandwidth hoe that respondsto wavelengths of 532 nm, 732 nm, 760 nm, 770 nm, 1.64 mum and 10.6… More

A REMOTE HIGHLY SURVIVEABLE, FIBER OPTIC SENSOR REPORTING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eva Strzelecki , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,935.00

MICROPRISM ARRAY FOR LARGE-SCALE, WIDEBAND INTERCONNECTION OF OPTOELECTRIC SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ray T Chen Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,926.00

HIGH-DATA RATE PARALLEL-BIT OPTICAL DATA LINKS FOR COMPUTER NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ms Eva Strzelecki , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,987.00

EFFICIENT FIBER OPTIC NAVIGATION LIGHTS USING THE TOTALLY INTERNALLY REFLECTING LENS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Kim Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,491.00

HIGH DENSITY RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS BASED ON A MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHIC FABRY-PEROT RESONATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray T Chen
Award Amount: $500,000.00

TERNARY AND QUATERNARY SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS BASED ON POLARIZATION HOLOGRAPHIC FABRY-PEROT SWITCHING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $51,039.00

HIGHLY PARALLEL REAL-TIME FIBER OPTICAL MULTI-WAVELENGTH NETWORK FOR LONGER DISTANCE PERSONAL MULTI-MEDIA CONFERENCING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,983.00

ADAPTIVE LEARNING OPTICAL MULTILAYER NEURAL NETWORKS BASED ON ERASABLE DYE-POLYMER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $488,125.00

LARGE FILED-SIZE HOLOGRAPHIC LITHOGRAPHY FOR FLAT PANEL FABRICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Ray T Chen
Award Amount: $100,177.00
Abstract:
In this program, the feasibility of producing a holographic lithography machine will be investigated. such a machine should have high resolution, large field masks, and minimum aberration. both theoretical and experimental efforts will be made in phase i to fully determine the limits of this… More

ADAPTIVE LEARNING OPTICAL MULTILAYER NEURAL NETWORKS BASED ON ERASABLE DYE-POLYMER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $499,135.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to fill the need for a real-time adaptive optical neural network system to support a wide range of military real-time pattern recognition applications. the motivation for this proposed work is to optically implement an adaptive learning algorithm, backward error… More

X(3) POLYMER AGILE LASER FILTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $246,445.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes to develop broadband passive laser filters which will operate in the visible and near ir portion of the spectrum. these filters will use x(3) polymer materials as the key element to write essentially instantaneous (sub-nanosecond) reflection holograms at… More

HIGH-DATA RATE PARALLEL-BIT OPTICAL DATA LINKS FOR COMPUTER NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ms Eva Strzelecki , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Wavelength division multiplexers (wdm) are being developed for use in computer networks. in the system under study, the wdm technique is used for parallel transmission of data;each bit is encoded with a different wavelength and sent through one transmission path (i.e., a single optical fiber data… More

A REMOTE HIGHLY SURVIVEABLE, FIBER OPTIC SENSOR REPORTING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eva Strzelecki , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $397,856.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a fiber optic sensor-reporting system for detecting known chemical and biological agents at remote locations. the fiber optic system is isnensitive to electromagnetic interference and jamming which woul render a conventional electronic or radio transmission… More

TERNARY AND QUATERNARY SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS BASED ON POLARIZATION HOLOGRAPHIC FABRY-PEROT SWITCHING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $490,000.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a novel 2-d slm that is: 1) electrically addressable; 2) phase dominant; 3) polarization modulated and; 4) has 3and 4-state architecture. the successful design of an slm that simultaneously satisfies all of these features is achievable using three existing… More

MICROPRISM ARRAY FOR LARGE-SCALE, WIDEBAND INTERCONNECTION OF OPTOELECTRIC SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ray T Chen Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $523,000.00
Abstract:
Microprism arrays on high-index glass (n=1.7-1.9) with linear dimensions as small as 10e-4 have been made and demonstrated for wide-band large-scale interconnection. a board-to-board optical interconnection with 60 ghz modulation bandwidth and 22 db signal-to-noise ratio is achieved using microprism… More

NOVEL MULTI-HOP LOCAL AREA NETWORKS BASED ON WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING AND HOLOGRAPHIC MULTIPLEXING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Utilizing the huge potential bandwidth of optical fiber-based networks requires technologies that enable many users to communicate simultaneously over a large area at high bit rates. unfortunately, time division multiplexing and code division multiple accessing are both restricted by electronics,… More

HOLOGRAPHIC COATINGS FOR TELESCOPES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,988.00
Abstract:
During the past year, physical optics corporation (poc) has been successful in fabricating holographic rugate structuresfor the uv, visible, and very near ir regions of the spectrum. these holographic mirrors demonstrated laser damage thresholds which were 5 times better than the best dielectric… More

WAVEGUIDE GRATING STRUCTURES IN SILICON FOR HIGH SPEED OPTICAL MODULATORS AT WAVELENGTH 1.3 MUM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ms. Eva Strzelecki
Award Amount: $49,987.00
Abstract:
Future optical interconnect architectures with vertical and lateral paths will need to be silicon-based for integration of waveguides, modulators, and detectors with microelectronics. current research efforts concentrate on operation beyond the band-edge wavelength of 1.12 mum, wheresilicon is… More

EXTRA LARGE FIELD SIZE SUB-QUARTER MICRON LITHOGRAPHY USING WAVEGUIDE HOLOGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,997.00
Abstract:
Poc proposes to develop a totally new lensless lithography machine using a combination of microprisms and waveguide holograms which will produce images within a sub 0.25mum resolution. this machine will have high resolution, large field masks, and minimum aberration. both theoretical and… More

COMPACT RAMAN DETECTOR FOR CHEMICAL CONTAMINANTS BASED ON NOVEL SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $49,393.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes to develop a novel real-time fiber optic raman detector capable of detecting liquid or solid contaminants at short distances. this new detector will be based on new optical components and novel processing techniques. the detector will have the advantages of… More

N X N Integrated Channel Waveguide Optical Crossbars for Large Scale High Speed Non-Blocking Data Switching

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang
Award Amount: $54,166.00
Abstract:
The ability to switch data flows between channels quickly, massively, and without blocking usable channels in the process will form the centerpiece of every future computing or communications system. In this project we explore a new concept in high-speed large-scale optical crossbar switching… More

RUGGED ELASTOOPTIC POLYMER FIBER OPTIC PRESSURE SENSOR FOR PENETRATION MUNITION FUZING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $50,663.00
Abstract:
Advanced fuzing mechanisms based on hydrostatic pressure and deceleration are necessary to successfully detonate a warhead after penetrating through a multiple-layer military structure. conventional fuzing mechanisms detonate on impact, which only damages the outer most layers of a military… More

Active Optical Backplane for Three-Dimensional Optoelectronic Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ray T. Chen, Phd
Award Amount: $49,950.00
Abstract:
Current high temperature performance computing systems are limited by interconnection speeds rather than by their processing elements. In the interconnection hierarchy, backplane interconnnections impose the most serious speed limitations on 3-D optoelectronic computing systems. Physical Optics Corp… More

Voltage Controlled Wide Angular Range Optical Beam Steering Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Eva Strzelecki
Award Amount: $49,934.00
Abstract:
The proposed beam steering technique merges high efficiency wide bandwidth diffraction gratings with liquid crystal cells. The angular dispersion properties of the gratings can be utilized and enhanced when they are combined with a layer of a medium with large refractive index modulation. The… More

DUAL PURPOSE FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR MONITORING AIRCRAFT OXYGEN SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Lieberman
Award Amount: $49,879.00
Abstract:
The ability of crewmembers to operate effectively and safely is contin uously being tested as aerospace vehicles attain faster speeds, higher altitudes, and higher g environments. the crewmembers' breathing apparatus or molecular sieve oxygen generating system (msogs) is of primary importance.… More

Dispersion-Free Traveling Wave Plasmon/Polymer Waveguide Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ray T. Chen, Phd
Award Amount: $49,749.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a traveling wave plasmon/polymer waveguide modulator. Conventional EO modulators suffer from small modulation bandwidths (usually much less than 100 GHz) due to the large walk-off between the propagation of the microwaves and optical waves. Additionally,… More

FOURIER-PLANE HOLOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATIVE FILTER BASED COMPACT OPTICAL CORRELATOR FOR TARGET RECOGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Taiwei Lu
Award Amount: $49,540.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to apply its Fourier-plan Holographic Associative Filter (FPHAF) based optical correlator to high speed target identification. The proposed correlator eliminates the spatial light modulator (SLM) from the Fourier plan of an optical correlator by using… More

FIBER-OPTIC SPECTROPHOTOMETRY TO MEASURE TURBOJET EXHAUST-SOOT PARTICLE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $50,735.00
Abstract:
The present work deals with the design, development, testing and implementation of a real-time monitoring system to determine the particle size distribution of soot. The novel technique shall make use of multiwavelength analysis of light scattering properties of the particles to infer the particle… More

INTERFERENcE FILTER BASED OPTICAL SHUTTERS WITH BROADBAND AND HIGH LIGHT BLOCKING CAPABILITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $50,974.00
Abstract:
1Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to extend the interference filter technology that it has developed for broadband, high OD, nonpolarizing filters to the protection of optical sensors. Currently, POC manufactures optical filters in the visible to near IR spectrum for soldier eye protection… More

Highly Parallel Opto-Electronic Digital Multiprocessor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Phd
Award Amount: $49,982.00
Abstract:
1We will develop entirely new class of electrooptic analog-to-digital (A/D) converters and modulators. Preliminary experiments on electrooptic materials have demonstrated such conversion/modulation. The A/D converter/modulator consists of an integrated optic channel waveguide with device end faces… More

A NOVEL OPTICAL BIOSENSOR APPLICABLE TO HIV-DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $49,941.00
Abstract:
A new type of lipid-based ultra-sensitive optical biosensor will be investigated, developed, fabricated and engineered for mass production. a specially designed fixed wavelength polarization fluorimeter enables the measurement of the difference in anistropy of flourescent light emitted from… More

EMBEDDED FIBER OPTIC SENSORS FOR ARRESTING GEAR CABLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R.a.lieberman
Award Amount: $50,791.00
Abstract:
The development of a unified methodology for the design of an integrated arrestor gear cable sensor system is proposed. Comparative analysis of critical components and techniques will be conducted using physical testing and mathematical modeling. Specific optical fibers will be screened; attachment… More

WAVELENGTH MULTIPLEXED MULTI-HOP COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS WITH HIGH THROUGHPUT AND FAULT-TOLERANT CAPABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eva Strzelecki
Award Amount: $48,771.00
Abstract:
The tremendous bandwidth of optical fibers has led to their use in optical telecommunications and local area networks (lan). time division multiplexing (tdm) and code division multiplexing (cdm) are both restricted by electronics and electrooptics, which limit the throughput to less than 20 gb/s.… More

Volume Holographic Generation of Diffraction-Free Directed Energy Beam

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant, Phd
Award Amount: $49,476.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a novel approach to directed energy systems based on high efficiency holographic generation of diffraction-free beams. Diffraction-free beams are not subject to transverse spreading (diffraction), in sharp contrast with the currently used Gaussian-profile… More

Unity Power Factor Power Supply Using Active Correction Solid State Input Conditioner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Kim, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,125.00
Abstract:
1The Phase I work will investigate the feasibility of designing unity power factor high power supplies. The study will concentrate on the use of active correction methods. Boost and Buck types dc-dc converters can be used as buffers between the rectifier and the storage capacitor. In this system,… More

EFFICIENT SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION OF GALLIUM ALUMINUM ARSENIDE DIODE-LASER RADIATION IN A SELF-LOCKING EXTERNAL RING RESONATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Chai-pei Kuo , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,988.00

Microlaser Array Using Ion-Doped Polymer Waveguide Resonators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ray Chen, Phd
Award Amount: $50,292.00

AN AUTOMATED, FIELD PORTABLE, NON-CONTACT NDE SYSTEM BASED ON OPTICAL FOURIER/ELECTRONIC NEURAL NET IMAGE CLASSIFIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $50,021.00

A LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER WITH RANGE AND DIRECTIONAL GRATING CAPABILITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $50,289.00

A SPECTROMETER FOR IN-SITU OCEAN OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Behzad Moslehi Ph.d
Award Amount: $48,244.00

Electrooptic Modulator Structure with a Very High Bandwidth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin, Phd
Award Amount: $49,965.00

Nonlinear Optical Processing with Phase Coding for Infrared Target Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sadovnik
Award Amount: $49,453.00

Highly Rugged and Highly Stable Terahertz Electrooptic Switches and Modulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $50,330.00

OPTICALLY ASSISTED THREE-DIMENSIONAL PACKAGING FOR MULTICHIP MODULE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael R. Wang
Award Amount: $49,374.00

A DAMAGE SENSOR FOR HIGH POWER LASER DELIVERY FIBERS USING LOW-COST FLUORESCENT OPTICAL FIBERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $50,000.00

FIBER-LASER ULTRASOUND DELAMINATION SENSOR FOR COST-EFFECTIVE INSPECTION OF COMPOSITE PARTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $50,593.00

A High-Speed and Highly Sensitive Wide-Area Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

QUADRUPOLE TRAPS FOR OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF AEROSOLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,956.00

A COMPACT OPTICAL CROSSBAR SWITCH ARRAY FOR LARGE-SCALE PHOTONIC NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $50,000.00

HIGHLY SENSITIVE FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zonh-zen Ho
Award Amount: $49,976.00

HIGHLY PARALLEL REAL-TIME FIBER OPTICAL MULTI-WAVELENGTH NETWORK FOR LONGER DISTANCE PERSONAL MULTI-MEDIA CONFERENCING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $286,125.00
Abstract:
For implementing multi-media conferening and collaboration services between workstations, physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a highly parallel real-time fiber optical mutli-wavelength network based on multi-mode (62.5/125) fiber optics, mutli-longitudinal mode (mlm) lds, avalanche photodiode… More

A LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER WITH RANGE AND DIRECTIONAL GRATING CAPABILITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $749,982.00
Abstract:
Current methods for predicting the effects of wind on projectile trajectories are limited, because these methods assume a homogeneous wind vector. actual wind patterns are inhomogeneous in terms of both direction and range. to solve these problems, physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a novel… More

A COMPACT OPTICAL CROSSBAR SWITCH ARRAY FOR LARGE-SCALE PHOTONIC NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $499,991.00
Abstract:
The large amount of data generated in high energy physics experiments necessitates data processing techniques capable of handling very high data rates. optical techniques for data transmission and for networking are desirable because of their large bandwidth, high speed, low loss, and resistance to… More

A DAMAGE SENSOR FOR HIGH POWER LASER DELIVERY FIBERS USING LOW-COST FLUORESCENT OPTICAL FIBERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $499,999.00
Abstract:
Large core silica fiber optic systems are under development for delivering high power laser energy from copper vapor lasers to dye lasers in the uranium-atomic vapor laser isotope separation (u-avlis) process. although fiber optic systems improve safety and manuverability of the laser beam, no… More

OPTICALLY ASSISTED THREE-DIMENSIONAL PACKAGING FOR MULTICHIP MODULE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael R. Wang
Award Amount: $489,817.00
Abstract:
In this program, physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a new approach to three-dimensional (3-d) microcircuit packaging using waveguide optical interconnect techniques. this waveguide interconnects includes electrooptic modulation using a high speed intergated waveguide modulator, waveguide… More

Electrooptic Modulator Structure with a Very High Bandwidth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin, Phd
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
New modulator structures are required in order to make a significant improvement in the development of very high speed electrooptic modulators. The biggest problem with conventional modulator designs is the lack of a "perfect" electrooptic material, one having both a large index modulation (Delta n)… More

Microlaser Array Using Ion-Doped Polymer Waveguide Resonators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ray Chen, Phd
Award Amount: $670,216.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a drastically new ion-doped graded index (GRIN) polymer waveguide laser. Due to the GRIN property, such a waveguide laser can be fabricated on any substrate of interest. The existence of ion-doped waveguide lasers on various amorphous glass substrates and… More

Optoelectronic System For Distortion-Invariant ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Phd
Award Amount: $61,335.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) proposes the development of a rotation-, scale-, and shift-invariant automatic target recognition (atr) system. the system will contain three subsystems: an electronic preprocessor for data enhancement and compression; a distortion-invariant optical feature for… More

MMW For Agile Beamsteering And Beamforming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $59,997.00
Abstract:
PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION (POC) PROPOSES A SEMICONDUCTOR MASK THAT CAN IMPOSE A DESIRED BEAM PATTERN ON A MILLIMETER WAVE (MMW) FIELD AND CAN QUICKLY CHANGE IT, OFFERING A SIMPLE SUBSTITUTE FOR A PHASED-ARRAY ANTENNA. BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF COMPUTER-GENERATED HOLOGRAPHY, EITHER A TRANSMITTANCE… More

Adaptive Bit Error Rate Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Katsman, Phd
Award Amount: $60,851.00
Abstract:
PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION (POC) PROPOSES A NEW BIT ERROR RATE (BER) ADAPTIVE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (BER AMS) THAT AVOIDS COMMON BER MEASUREMENT ERRORS. THERE ARE CURRENTLY A NUMBER OF BER MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS ON THE MARKET WHICH FOCUS PRIMARILY ON LOW SPEED COMMUNICATIONS, UP TO THE OC-3 STANDARD (155… More

A New Architecture for Three-Dimensional MCM Packaging Using Microprisms and Imaging Optical Tunnels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $60,623.00
Abstract:
Multichip modules are intended for use in high-performance electronic systems. One major limitation of packaged MCMs using electrical interconnects is the limited operating speed caused by relatively long electrical interconnect lines. Ohmic power losses, long delay times, and sensitivity to… More

Tunable Narrow Band Optical Filters for Electro-Optic Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alexander Rizkin, Phd
Award Amount: $58,883.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corp (POC) proposes a novel tunable vernier holographic Fabry-Perot filter (TVH FPF) based on a double cavity vernier Fabry-Perot etalon using holographic coherently coupled cavity mirrors. This Fabry-Perot etalon can be used to diagnose the deviation of optical wavelength and/or… More

Multispectral Imager Utilizing A Variable Grating Mode LC Device Combined with a Fabry-Perot Etalon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $61,518.00
Abstract:
We consider multispectral imaging not just as a problem of providing a reconfigurable filter (variable Fabry-Perot etalon, acousto-optic tunable filter, light-induced holographic variable grating) but rather as a problem of overall system design. We find that the only variable dispersion element… More

Guided Wave Holography Based on Polyimide Composites with Real-Time Capability and Semiconductor Electronic Compatibility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Z. Z. Ho, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $58,965.00
Abstract:
Holograms offer the ability to reconfigure free space and waveguide optical interconnects in real-time. As photonic devices become more sophisticated, it is important to explore holographic materials that provide substantial performance advantages in terms of speed, power, budget and diffraction… More

A Self-Routing Opitcal Interconnect Network Based on Holographic Associative Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $60,988.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a new self-routing technique which provides solutions to switching contention and multi-stage routing problems encountered by the conventional self- routing techniques such as TDM, WDM and CDM. Furthermore, a fiber optic delay line memory is introduced to… More

Radiation Hardened Integrated Optic Photodetector Using

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Shih, Phd
Award Amount: $59,031.00
Abstract:
PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION PROPOSES TO FABRICATE AN EXTREMELY HIGH SPEED (PICOSECOND) AND HIGH SENSITIVITY INTEGRATED OPTIC PHOTODETECTOR. THIS DETECTOR IS IMMUNE TO ANY ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE IS PIGTAILED TO OPTICAL FIBER FOR HIGH SPEED INFORMATION TRANSFER TO A RADIATION FREE LOCATION. THE… More

Smart Environmental Monitor Based on Neural Networks and Multi-Specked Pattern Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jeremy Lerner
Award Amount: $50,560.00
Abstract:
Accelerating industrialization has caused an increasing demand for environmental monitoring. Because of this, physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel real-time smart environmental monitor (SEM), utilizing a novel holographic optical neural network (HONN) recently developed at… More

Helmet-Mounted Fiber Optic Emitter For Individual Soldier Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $50,632.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a fully integrated soldier identifier based on a "leaky" emission optical fiber (i.e. thread) interlaced into a soldiers combat uniform. A low power, battery operative infrared (IR) light source provides the optical fiber pattern detection from all angles… More

Real Time Adaptive Optical Processor Based on Novel Temporally Evolving Reference Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay Hirsh
Award Amount: $49,533.00
Abstract:
Recent significant advances in components, architectures, and design philosophy have at last made optical automatic target recognition (ATR) competitive with or even superior to its electronic alternative. Obviously the specific scene that is encountered (noise, obscuration, decoys, camouflage,… More

A Small, Signel Block Laser Coherence Discriminator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
The problem of low-power CW laser detection in not detector sensitivity but detector selectivity. the only reliable laser feature that is not modified by propagation through the atmosphere is its temporal coherence. Based on this, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop and fabricate a… More

HIGH RESOLUTION WIDE BAND TUNABLE FABRY-PEROT OPTICAL FILTER WITH HOLOGRAPHICALL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $61,274.00
Abstract:
High resolution tunable optical filters are critical for the Navy's free-space laser satellite communication systems for submarines. POC has developed a new Fabry-Perot (FP) technology based on holographic phase compensation of interferometrically formed FP mirrors. POC proposes to extend the… More

A Generic Bio-Alarm Based on the Application of Immunowaveguide and Neural Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Z.z. Ho, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $50,441.00
Abstract:
It is frequently the case that a biological alarm is required to provide GO/NOGO information for a user to make a decision in a minimum amount of time. That means bio-alarms should have the ability to identify a large number of biological agents, monitor the change in concentration of these… More

Handheld Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor with Replaceable Sensing Cartridge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Mark W. Foster
Award Amount: $50,502.00
Abstract:
Advances in biochemical warfare technology have necessitated a commensurate advancement in biosensor technology in order to detect the presence of military biological agents in the field. During the past five years, immunosensors utilizing surface plasmon resonance (SPR) have received substantial… More

A SPECTRAL ANALYSIS LINK INCLUDING AN INNOVATIVE FIBER OPTIC VACCUM FEEDTHROUGH FOR PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL THERMONUCLEAR EXPERIMENTAL REACTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Mark W Foster
Award Amount: $74,978.00
Abstract:
Doe currently participates in plannning the development of a demonstration fusion device known as the international thermonuclear experimental reactor (iter). in order to achieve the objectives of developing a physics and technology base for iter design, very reliable and detailed measurement… More

FIBER OPTIC LASER ULTRASOUND STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $50,288.00
Abstract:
The fiber optic laser ultrasound structural healthmonitor is a lightweight, retrofittable, solid state nondestructive inspection (NDI) system to detect fatigue cracks, corrosion, disbonding, and delamination in critical components of both old and new aircraft. The structural health monitor would… More

Non-Transmissive Bacteriorhodopsin Spatial Light Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Foster
Award Amount: $51,249.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes to demonstrate an innovative spatial light modulator (SLM), based on a proprietary optical technology and bacteriorhodopsin (br) thin films, that promises to significantly outperform any commercially available SLM. In the proposed SLM, light does not transmit… More

3-D IMAGING WITH PARALLEL PIXEL FILTERING TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $49,956.00
Abstract:
Confocal microscopy has been developed to meet the increasing demands of 3-d imaging. the deficiency of the technique is that the image data must be collected pixel by pixel through scanning, making the instrument slow, inefficient, complicated and expensive. the realization of 3-d imaging through… More

HIGH-EFFICIENCY APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM BASED ON NON-IMAGING CONDENSER AND ELLIPTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC DIFFUSER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson , Research Scientist Phd
Award Amount: $74,998.00
Abstract:
As an alternative to a fully centralized (one source, many light points) fiber optic approach lighting system, physical optics corporation (poc) proposes a more realistic and much more cost-effective design. a single lamp, with power consumption one-third that of lamps now in use, feeds a few… More

A Highly Functional Decision Paradigm Based on Nonlinear Adaptive Genetic Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim, Phd
Award Amount: $51,371.00

Miniature Laser Discrimination Device Using Holographic Bandpass Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $61,296.00

Autostereo Fiberscope for 3-D Monitoring of Tumors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zonh-Zen Ho
Award Amount: $49,979.00

Optoelectronic MCMs and Boards Based on Light Distributing Interconnect Active (LIDIA) Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $61,214.00

A NOVEL 3-D DISPLAY CONCEPT AND ITS APPLIATION TO HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $49,951.00

Enhanced Fluorescence for Detection of Tumor Tissue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeremy M. Lerner
Award Amount: $49,462.00

HIGHLY PARALLEL AND SENSITIVE HOLOGRAPHIC PLANAR WAVE-GUIDES FOR FLUOROIMMUNOASSAY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zonh-zen Ho
Award Amount: $49,934.00

Three-Dimensional Displays With 360 Degree View for Space Crew

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye
Award Amount: $49,939.00

QUADRUPOLE TRAPS FOR OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF AEROSOLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $492,794.00

NOVEL SPECTRALLY SELECTIVE WINDOW FILMS BASED ON MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $74,935.00

Fresnel Image Wavefront Sensor With High Sensitivity and Variable Spatial Sampling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $61,895.00

Aeolian Tone Flow Meter Using Optical Fiber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $49,989.00

Embeddable Distributed Moisture Sensor for Nondestructive Inspection of Aircraft Lap Joints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Lieberman
Award Amount: $49,997.00

POLYMER-BASED OPTICAL DATA BUS FOR HIGH-SPEED DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Shih
Award Amount: $49,993.00

An Optically-Assisted 3-D Cellular Array Machine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $50,139.00

Fiber-Optic Sensor for Low-Level Humidity Measurement in the Upper Atmosphere

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward Schmidlin
Award Amount: $49,993.00

Spectroscopic Imaging Sensor Using Parallel Pixel Filtering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $49,974.00

A Compact Reliable Real-Time Optical Correlator with Extremely High Computation Parallism

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $60,943.00

Miniaturized Holographic Digital Optical Processor for High Speed Computing and Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Taiwei Lu, Phd
Award Amount: $61,329.00

A REAL-TIME SMART OPTICAL SAR SIGNAL PROCESSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin Phd
Award Amount: $60,379.00

PARALLEL PROCESSING BASED ON WAVELENGTH/ANGULARLY MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
To realize the full potential of parallel processing for military information processing applications, it is necessary to interconnect a great number of processors together in a very dense manner. unfortunately, electronics suffer from capacitive and radiative fan-out limitations that greatly… More

EFFICIENT FIBER OPTIC NAVIGATION LIGHTS USING THE TOTALLY INTERNALLY REFLECTING LENS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Kim Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $494,140.00
Abstract:
The totally internal reflecting lens is a novel optical device thatcan collimate or concentrate light with nearly 100% collection efficiency. physical optics corporation proposes to complete a production design for a tir lens suitable for high-efficiency coupling of a lamp-s light into a fiber optic… More

AN AUTOMATED, FIELD PORTABLE, NON-CONTACT NDE SYSTEM BASED ON OPTICAL FOURIER/ELECTRONIC NEURAL NET IMAGE CLASSIFIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $298,599.00
Abstract:
Physical optics corporation (poc) propses a novel, high speed, large area, non-contact nondestructiave/evaluation (nde) system base on three mature technologies: 1) highly sensitive optical (holographic) interferometry; 2) highly parallel, optical fourier transform feature extraction, and 3) an… More

Nonlinear Optical Processing with Phase Coding for Infrared Target Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sadovnik
Award Amount: $593,025.00
Abstract:
As a solution to the problem of autonomous target identification selection based on 1P image data, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to build a novel all-optical nonlinear system. This real-time processor will have a narrow band intensity response, enabling it to single out a certain… More

Fresnel Image Wavefront Sensor With High Sensitivity and Variable Spatial Sampling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
To reduce the complexity of Hartmann sensor optics and to adapt the wavefront sensor (WFS) to variable spatial sampling, Physical Optics Corp. proposes to design a novel WFS based on the Fresnal Image (FI) effect whereby a periodic structure illuminated by coherent light will image itself with… More

Miniaturized Holographic Digital Optical Processor for High Speed Computing and Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Taiwei Lu, Phd
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
The demand for high computational power requires parallel processing and massive interconnection. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has successfully constructed a bench-top holography-based digital optical processor (HBDOP) and demonstrated 32 x 32 hologram array symbolic substitution, hypercube… More

HIGHLY SENSITIVE FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zonh-zen Ho
Award Amount: $385,000.00
Abstract:
Fluoresence-based photodynamic therapy has proved its potential for identifying abnormal cells, assessing prognosis, and monitoring disease. but the present photodynamic instruments are too costly, too complex, and lack sensitivity required for early tumor diagnosis. the major challenge of this… More

A Compact Reliable Real-Time Optical Correlator with Extremely High Computation Parallism

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $350,000.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes the development of a new, highly parallel optical correlator (HPOC) capable of achieving time correlations between input sonar signals and up to 10 thousand simultaneous reference signals. The HPOC design does not rely on exotic coherent optical processing… More

Optoelectronic MCMs and Boards Based on Light Distributing Interconnect Active (LIDIA) Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
Physcial Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a novel inter-MCM and intra-MCM optoelectronic interconnect, based on polymeric light distributing interconnect active (LIDIA) substrates. Based on indirect electro-optic (EO) modulation, and an external optical power supply, the LIDIA optoelectronic… More

An Optically-Assisted 3-D Cellular Array Machine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $307,772.00
Abstract:
In order to increase the data processing/communication abilities of the next generation real-time image processing systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to design a VLSI chip or chip set which will incorporate both electronic and photonic processing/communication hardware elements in… More

A NOVEL 3-D DISPLAY CONCEPT AND ITS APPLIATION TO HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $282,121.00
Abstract:
Head mounted display systems (hmds) are recognized as a valuable tool for synthetic environment simulations. to maintain an image of reality, the ideal system is stereographic and capable of immedite real-time response to computer- or camera-generated imagery. unfortunately, stereoscopy has a number… More

NOVEL SPECTRALLY SELECTIVE WINDOW FILMS BASED ON MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
It is planned in phase i to develop advanced multiplex holographic films (mhf) which can provide the advantages of daylighting and solar control simultaneously. these films will utilize new holographic techniques for beam shaping and reflections of the near ultraviolet (uv) solar spectrum. the… More

PHOTONIC BAND-GAP STRUCTURES ON POLYMER MATERIALS FOR MICROSTRUCTURE WAVEGUIDES AND HIGH-SPEED INTERCONNECTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang, Phd
Award Amount: $59,990.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation's R&D Division (POC R&D) proposes to demonstrate waveguide photonic band gap (PBG) structures on polymers. The complications inherent in 3-D PBG structures can be avoided by creating two-dimensional cavities in the waveguide plane. Etching, structuring, and… More

Fiberoptic Confocal Fluorescence Microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $74,286.00
Abstract:
Fluorescence confocal microscopy is one of the most important tools in cell biology. However,the present commercially available instruments are bulky, difficult to use, and expensive. In addition,they all use some kind of a physical aperture for confocal detection, which imposes a limit on… More

Parallel Filtering for Optic Nerve Head Section Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $74,999.00
Abstract:
Accurate topographic evaluation of the optic nerve head is important in diagnosis andmanagement of glaucoma. The present available instruments are too costly, too expensive, and lackthe accuracy and reproducibility required for detecting subtle changes in the optic nerve head. Inresponse to the need… More

Rapid, Optical Nucleic Acid Probes for HIV DNA and RNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $74,973.00
Abstract:
The development of diverse nucleic probes is generating excitement because of their potentialas diagnostic reagents. These tools promise to enhance the diagnosis of infectious diseases, geneticdisorders, malignancies, and cancer. However, the extension of laboratory breakthroughs to routineclinical… More

Compact, Field-Portable Biological Warfare Agent Detector Using Enhanced Fluorescence Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark W. Foster
Award Amount: $59,879.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation's R&D Division (POC R&D) proposes this optional Phase I follow-on task as requested in the Air Force section of DoD SBIR Solicitation 94.1. In the Phase I proposal, POC proposed an innovative, rapid screening biosensor based on the enhancement of fluorescent immunoassay… More

Nonscanning Confocal Camera for High-Speed Precise Surface Profiling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a novel nonscanning confocal camera (NSCC) for high-speed precise 3-D surface profiling. The proposed NSCC projects 4 x 104 confocal beam probes onto the surface under test and simultaneously performs depth measurements for all points by axial scanning… More

MONOLITHIC TUNABLE MULTI-SPECTRAL IMAGING SENSOR BASED ON MICRO-SCANNER ARRAY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Phd
Award Amount: $59,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC), Applied Technology (AT) Division, proposes to develop a unique multispectral imaging sensor (MSIS) system. POC's approach is to reduce the functional units of a conventional scanning spectrometer to microscopic size. The resulting system will be very compact,… More

Reconfigurable Array of Radiating Elements Controlled by Light

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
A totally new class of reconfigurable, adaptive antennas based on the ability of a semiconductor to drastically change its properties on exposure to light in its absorption band is proposed. The innovative concept for the reconfigurable array of radiating elements (RARE) utilizes principles of… More

Fiber Optic Raman Spectrometer for Nondestructive Evaluation of Advanced Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Edgar A. Mendoza
Award Amount: $58,406.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC), R&D Division, proposes to develop a fiber optic Raman spectrometer (FORS) system for the remote nondestructive evaluation of advanced materials. The proposed FORS system permits the in-situ, real-time, quantitative inspection of surface cracks and defects in… More

Resonant Tunneling Quantum Well Integrated Optical Waveguide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Shih, Phd
Award Amount: $61,148.00
Abstract:
PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION (POC) PROPOSES THE FIRST KNOWN SEMICONDUCTOR-BASED (GaAs) OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT OFFERS FEMTOSECOND, BISTABLE, HIGH-CARRIER DENSITY, LOW VOLTAGE, AND LOW POWER CONSUMPTION ELECTROOPTIC (EO) MODULATING/SWITCHING OPERATION, IN INTEGRATED-OPTIC (WAVEGUIDE) PACKAGING.… More

3D Spectroscopic Endoscope for Tumor Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $45,657.00
Abstract:
We will design a 3-dimensional spectroscopic endoscope, capable of obtaining the 3-D surfaceprofile h(x,y) of a tumor as well as its spectroscopic image I-O(x,y,lambda), with high spectral resolution,in vivo and in real time. The technique takes advantage of the high dispersion property of… More

Polymer-based All-optic Reconfigurable Interconnects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson, Phd
Award Amount: $61,139.00
Abstract:
PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION (POC) PROPOSES A NOVEL ALL-OPTIC WAVEGUIDE SWITCH, BASED ON AN IN-HOUSE DEVELOPED BIREFRINGENT DYE POLYMER. THIS SWITCH WILL USE VISIBLE LIGHT FOR PROGRAMMABLE BEAM ADDRESSING TO PROVIDE ALL-OPTIC RECONFIGURATION IN BOTH SINGLE AND MULTI-MODE WAVEGUIDE GEOMETRIES. AN… More

Nonimaging Optics for Combined Cycle Propulsion System Exhaust Nozzle Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roy Clark, Phd
Award Amount: $79,985.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC), R&D Division, proposes a novel approach to non-intrusive combustion and flow characterization at the Wright Laboratory Test Cell 22 Direct-Connect Ramjet Facility. This approach is based upon the use of non-imaging optical (NIO) couplers and fiber optics to gain… More

Natural Language Understanding System Based on Optoelectronic Neural Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim
Award Amount: $69,987.00
Abstract:
NASA has stated a need for a technology which can provide efficient human interaction with intelligent systems. Specifically, natural language understanding is key to this interaction. In recognition of this need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new real-time natural language… More

Radiation Hard SCIntIIIatIng Detector Based on Porous Sol-Gel Silica Polymer Materials physical Optics Corporation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $61,197.00
Abstract:
Physcial optics corporation (poc) proposes to fabricate a nuclear hardened scintillating detector (nhsd) for precise detection and monitoring of radiation at critical locations such as nuclear power plants, atomic weapon production facilities and nuclear weapon test sites. the proposed nhsd is based… More

DOUBLE DESCRAMBLER RECEIVER UNIT WITH PSEUDO STRAIGHTFORWARD SYNCHRONIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Katsman, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation, Applied Technology Division, proposes to design and develop a Double Descrambling Receiver (DDR) using high-speed Digital Signal Processor (DSP) technology. While DSPs have beem commercially available for some time, they have not (to the best of our knowledge) been… More

Optical Integrated Optics Interconnects for MCMs 3-D Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $59,991.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC), Applied Technology (AT) Division, proposes to develop a unique photonic interconnect technology that is capable of high bandwidth data and signal communications for high performance systems based on MCM technology. POC's proposed photonic interconnect technology… More

SUBMICRON FIBER OPTIC CHEMICAL SENSORS WITH MILLISECOND RESPONSE TIMES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $64,982.00
Abstract:
In applications as diverse as semiconductor electronics, in which microfabrication technology requires chemical processing of sub-micrometer sized features, and biotechnology, where chemical manipulations are routinely performed on single cells, reliable microminiaturized chemical sensors are… More

SPATIAL COHERENCE EFFECT TOMOGRAPHY FOR BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tin M Aye
Award Amount: $64,982.00
Abstract:
Researchers are developing a new approach to tomography in which recording and reconstruction of the 3-d object is done in 2-d slices automatically, without significant computer assistance and with very high spatial resolution. this new process is based on reduced coherence interferometry and will… More

HUMAN PRESENCE DETECTION BASED ON IMAGING SENSORS AND IMAGE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Wayne Lian
Award Amount: $74,976.00
Abstract:
Existing human presence detection systems suffer from high false alarm rate and limited programmability because they lack intelligent signal processing. a system based on image processing and analysis technique will address these problems. the image data is acquired by an infrared imaging sensor… More

A WIDE TUNABLE ULTRAVIOLET DETECTOR FOR A CHERENKOV PARTICLE DETECTION SYSTEM USING GALLIUM-NITRIDE/ALUMINUM-GALLIUM-NITRIDE MULTIPLE QUANTUM WELL STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Sueh-wen Siao
Award Amount: $74,994.00
Abstract:
The weak ultraviolet (uv) light generated by charged particles traversing an appropriate medium in a ring-imaging cerenkov (rich) detection system requires a very sensitive detector array to give the spatial location and the velocity vector of the particles. the low sensitivity of commercially… More

AN INTELLIGENT VISUAL PERCEPTION SYSTEM BASED ON RETINA STRUCTURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim
Award Amount: $64,995.00
Abstract:
Researchers are designing an intelligent vision perception system modeled after a human cognitive system (retina); specifically, a multilayer parallel focal plane array image processing system which combines highly-advanced optical interconnects and hologram techniques, with a multilayer… More

AN INTEGRATED ANAMORPHIC DAYLIGHTING ROOF APERTURE (ADRA) SYSTEM BASED ON NON-IMAGING OPTICAL COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $74,990.00
Abstract:
There are three emerging technologies that can significantly advance state-of-the-art daylighting systems for interior illumination. this porject will develop a non-tracking, integrated anamorphic daylighting roof aperture (adra) system that will incorporate each of these technologies. this system… More

An Extremely Efficient Active Multiplexing Technique for Large Optical Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
To meet the requirements of a large sensor network for aircraft structure monitoring, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a novel active multiplexed fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor network for strain, temperature, and vibration monitoring. The active sensor addressing uses a super… More

Compact Field-Portable, Multi-Analyte Luminometer for Chemiluminescent and Bioluminescent Immunoassasys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Foster
Award Amount: $69,978.00
Abstract:
Currently, the United States Army is investigating the application of chemiluminescent and bioluminescent immunoassay technologies for biological agent detection. Immunoassays offer the potential of highly specific screening for diverse organic and inorganic analytes. In order to rapidly screen for… More

A HIGH FREQUENCY OPTICAL CLOCK GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $64,997.00
Abstract:
A novel integrated optics device which combines a waveguide mach-zehnder interferometer with a gunn oscillator is being developed. one potential application of the device is as an optical clock generator with self-excited oscillations of light propagating through the device. a theoretical… More

A NOVEL SEMICONDUCTOR HOLLOW-FIBER WAVEGUIDE FOR IR LIGHT DELIVERY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $64,949.00
Abstract:
Researchers are developing a novel high-power, low-loss, hollow-fiber waveguide for the delivery of co2 laser energy. the waveguide's cladding will be made of materials with refractive index n

A Novel Technique for 4-Dimensional Atmospheric and Oceanographic Irradiance Measurements Using 3-D Spatial Filtering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $59,981.00
Abstract:
Conventional imaging systems do not have any depth-discrimination capability. No technique is currently available for atmospheric or oceanographic measurements of irradiance spatial density. Physical Optics Corporation proposes a novel 3-D spatial filtering technique which will enable a conventional… More

A Highly Versatile Broadband Tunable Compact Spectral Filter for Fiber Optic Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Phycical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a monolithic tunable optical filter module, compatible with the size and power requirements of military fiber optic systems, and which overcomes drawbacks of current state-of-the-art tunable filters. This new tunable filter is based on the unique concept of… More

Manufacturing of High Speed Modulators for Dual-Use Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $99,877.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to build a production prototype electrooptic external modular based on x(2) polymer. POC's modulator does not suffer from the shortcomings of state-of-the-art modulators such as nonlinearity, intermodulation products, harmonic distortion, or frequency… More

Fiber Optic Biological and Chemical Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a fiber optic medical instrument capable of greatly improving both the accuracy and efficiency with which pharmaceutical, biochemical, and other substances are measured. The instrument will use a novel optical sensing technology under… More

Fourier Synthesis Lithographic Machine for Large Panel D Display Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corp (POC) proposes a novel approach to lithography for the fabrication of flat panel displays. The basic idea is the Fourier synthesis of the lithographic pattern through sequential recording of sinusoidal harmonics. Fourier synthesis does not increase the total exposure time.… More

Non-Intrusive Fiber Optic Temperature Sensor for Internal Combustion Engine Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Edward Schmidlin
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Advanced sensors that can withstand the extreme temperatures and vibrations of an operating engine environment are required in order to improve the performance and efficiency of these engines. Present temperature sensor technology requires sensors to protrude into the hot gas stream or be embedded… More

Guided-Wave Antenna Induced by Light for Seeker Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $69,976.00

A Practical Electronic Holographic System for Data Capture, Storage, and Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye
Award Amount: $69,995.00

PARALLEL PROCESSING BASED ON WAVELENGTH/ANGULARLY MULTIPLEXED HOLOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $50,577.00

Embeddable Distributed Moisture Sensor for Nondestructive Inspection of Aircraft Lap Joints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Lieberman
Award Amount: $499,995.00

A Training System Based on a True Volume Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Rizkin
Award Amount: $97,743.00

THE PHOTOCHEMICAL GENERATION OF PLANAR WAVEGUIDES IN SOL-GEL GLASSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Edgar A Mendoza
Award Amount: $64,992.00

Portable Neural-Network-Based Burn Injury Analyzer Using UV, Visible, and Near-IR Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Taiwei Lu
Award Amount: $99,985.00

A High-Speed and Highly Sensitive Wide-Area Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $375,000.00

Spectroscopic Imaging Sensor Using Parallel Pixel Filtering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shudong Wu
Award Amount: $499,956.00

A Novel ATM Switch Based on a Fiber Optic Spectral/Spatial Switching Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $59,991.00

Submicron Chemical Sensor for Intracellular Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $62,691.00

Compact Fiber Optic Noninvasive Vital Body Chemistry Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kalin Spariosu
Award Amount: $98,975.00

Extremely Narrowband Cascaded Holographic Adjustable Range Tunable (ENCHART) Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Rizkin
Award Amount: $69,996.00

Highly Rugged and Highly Stable Terahertz Electrooptic Switches and Modulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $495,472.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to develop an organic nanosecond speed nonlinear optical material that responds in the 700 nm to 1.5 Km region of the spectrum, and to fabricate a modulator based on it and POC\'s USP 5,067,788, Nov 26, 1991. Phase I effort will involve integrating POC\'s recent advances… More

FIBER-LASER ULTRASOUND DELAMINATION SENSOR FOR COST-EFFECTIVE INSPECTION OF COMPOSITE PARTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Poc proposes a novel method of lowering the cost and complexity of laser-induced ultrasound nondestructive evaluation (nde). the proposed technique utilizes an optical fiber to deliver laser "excitation" pulses, causing rapid localized heating, and generating shallow outward-propagating shockwaves.… More

A REAL-TIME SMART OPTICAL SAR SIGNAL PROCESSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin Phd
Award Amount: $499,974.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes an innovative optical SAR signal processor for automated target-recognition applications. The processor is based on a two-step optical technique: A coarse-search step and a fine-search step. The coarse-search optical processor can compare the input pattern… More

A Highly Functional Decision Paradigm Based on Nonlinear Adaptive Genetic Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim, Phd
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new computer paradigm which will provide complex, high-dimension decision capabilities. POC's innovative decision system will incorporate a parallel genetic algorithm (GA) which will incorporate many features of human intelligence. This… More

Autostereo Fiberscope for 3-D Monitoring of Tumors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zonh-Zen Ho
Award Amount: $749,934.00
Abstract:
Visual monitoring of tumor areas using endoscopy, gastroscopy, fiberscopy and other visual approaches is critical for accurate and early diagnoses. In order to provide even more accurate diagnoses, we will develop an autostereo fiberscope (ASF) for real-time 3-D monitoring of cancerous tumors, in… More

Enhanced Fluorescence for Detection of Tumor Tissue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jeremy M. Lerner
Award Amount: $697,488.00
Abstract:
The detection of several types of cancerous cells requires the use of spectroscopic fluorescence methods. The aim is to evaluate and implement a unique new method for improving the monitoring an analysis of tumor tissues through an approach based on the enhanced detection of weak optical signals. We… More

POLYMER-BASED OPTICAL DATA BUS FOR HIGH-SPEED DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Shih
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Researchers are developing a polymer-based optical data bus for high-speed interconnections for use in data processing and physical measurement systems. the concept provides an optical data bus (odb) compatible with widely used module interconnection standards (e.g., camac, fastbus, vmebus) while… More

HIGHLY PARALLEL AND SENSITIVE HOLOGRAPHIC PLANAR WAVE-GUIDES FOR FLUOROIMMUNOASSAY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zonh-zen Ho
Award Amount: $299,996.00
Abstract:
Immunoassay has proven to be the most selective method for detection and identification of biological agents. optical fluoroimmunoassay (fia), with single photon counting capability, is supposed to be the most sensitive technique. unfortunately, due to the high autofluorescent background from bulk… More

Submicron Chemical Sensor for Intracellular Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
We will develop a new class of submicroscopic chemical sensors for use in the investigation ofcellular physiology. These sensors, which can have characteristic dimensions much smaller than lmicromole, have the potential for monitoring ionic concentrations, enzyme levels, drug concentrations,and a… More

A Novel ATM Switch Based on a Fiber Optic Spectral/Spatial Switching Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $739,759.00
Abstract:
In this program, Physical Optics Corporation's Research and Development Division (POC R&D) proposes to develop an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch box based on a fiber optic switching technology. Using this technology, the ATM switch box can operate at a much higher data rate per channel and… More

Extremely Narrowband Cascaded Holographic Adjustable Range Tunable (ENCHART) Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Rizkin
Award Amount: $596,265.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation's R&D Division (POC R&D) proposes a new Extremely Narrowband Cascaded Holographic Adjustable Range Tunable (ENCHART) filter based on the combined use of two holographic Fabry-Perot filters (HFPFs): a coarse filter to select the desired portion of the optical range, and a… More

A Practical Electronic Holographic System for Data Capture, Storage, and Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye
Award Amount: $599,986.00
Abstract:
Current techniques for video image data storage and display rely on the use of purely electronic systems. These data, however, are in a 2-D format and cannot be used to construct real 3-D images. NASA has stated a need for electronic methods and equipment to capture and store digital 3-D data in a… More

Guided-Wave Antenna Induced by Light for Seeker Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $725,517.00
Abstract:
A totally new class of guided-wave MMW antenna is proposed. The antenna's beamsteering and beamforming capabilities are based on light-induced grating coupler. The waveguide antenna is made of a semiconductor. A grating pattern is imposed on the waveguide by illumination with light through a spatial… More

Dispersion-Compensated Binary Optics Technology for 3-D Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $59,999.00
Abstract:
In order to broaden the use of binary optical elements (BOEs) in optical systems, the dispersion of BOEs must be minimized and, eventually, eliminated. In this project, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to investigate a BOE design and fabrication approach that minimizes not only the chromatic (or… More

Polyimide Waveguide WDM Devices and Its Packaging with Multi- Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $54,409.00
Abstract:
Long haul fiber communications require optical amplifiers to reduce the number of optical repeaters. Dispersion at erbium-doped fiber amplifier wavelengths, however, limits the aggregate data rate for long haul communications. Physical Optics Corporation proposes a low insertion loss and low cost… More

A MMW Source for a New Phased-Array Antenna Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $79,996.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project will demonstrate a new MMW source based on a mode-locked semiconductor laser, for use as a key radiating element in a novel phased array antenna for radar applications. The objective is to design and fabricate the new MMW source and to measure its output. The new MMW source… More

Multispectral optical Sensor System for Detection and Identification of Low Contrast and Camouflaged Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC), R&D Division, proposes to develop a multispectral optical sensor system built around an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF), for the detection and identification of camouflaged objects. Combined with an existing POC algorithm for translation-, rotation-, and… More

High-Dynamic Range Multi-Band Miniaturized Spectral Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Spectral imaging is a critical surveillance technique for recognition of underwater objects such as submarines because they leave unique spectral signatures as greenish chemiluminescent trails. These are created by small ocean animals (e.g., fish, eels, squid, worms) under stress, and may remain for… More

Real-Time Coherence Discriminator for Laser Warning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Manasson
Award Amount: $78,990.00
Abstract:
The only reliable feature of laser light that is not modified by propagation through the atmosphere is its temporal coherence. Based on that premise, Physical Optics Corporation's R & D Division will develop and fabricate a new laser warning device which utilizes a coherence discrimination technique… More

A Novel Multi-Unit Optical Heterodyne Detection System with Optical and Electronic Common-Mode Rejections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $79,987.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel optical heterodyne detection approach for semiconductor surface roughness measurement and quality control. In this approach, an acousto-optic Bragg cell is used to provide a suitable optical frequency shift to facilitate the heterodyne… More

Portable Neural-Network-Based Burn Injury Analyzer Using UV, Visible, and Near-IR Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Taiwei Lu
Award Amount: $746,461.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is to develop a portable biomedical system for real-time automatic evaluation of burn injury. The system will comprise ultiple wavelength light sources emitting in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared ranges, optical detectors and a neural-network-based… More

Fiber Optic Sensor for Waveguide Arc Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Edward M. Schmidlin
Award Amount: $69,591.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes an all optical means for detecting and locating the position of arcing in high power microwave waveguides. When a high-power waveguide is installed in a corrosive environment, joints in the waveguide often deteriorate and gaps develop that lead to arcing and to… More

STACKABLE INTEGRATED FOCAL PLANE ARRAY WITH OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
The fundamental bottleneck in existing Focal Plan Arrays (FPAs) is that they are able to provide fast and information-lossless data transfer between the FPA and the a massively parallel processor. To overcome this Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a unique 3-D FPA combined with… More

Optical Sensing and Signal Identification for Bioremediation Process Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Lieberman, Phd
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed effort by Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is to develop and demonstrate an integrated sensor subsystem for use in environmental monitoring and bioremediation process control. Building on extensive experience in optical sensing, spectroscopic signal analysis, and… More

Optical I/O "Pins" and "Pin" Grid Arrays for MCM Inter-Layer and External Connectivity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $79,963.00
Abstract:
The increased complexity of electronic circuits and reduced component sizes has resulted in large numbers of input/output (I/O) interconnections for each module layer. However, the number of electrical interconnects are sensitive to external electromagnetic interference and inter-channel electrical… More

Compact Fiber Optic Noninvasive Vital Body Chemistry Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kalin Spariosu
Award Amount: $399,953.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) Research and Development (R&D) Division proposes an innovative, highly compact, low cost fiber optic sensor for monitoring vital body chemistry via sweat metabolite analysis. The POC proposed sensor detects minute changes in the refractive index of sweat induced by… More

Spectrally Adaptive Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter for Fast Imaging Colorimetry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser , Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $49,994.00
Abstract:
To meet NIST requirements for fast and accurate measurement of color coordinates at many points on a display or object, Physical Optics Corporation (POC), R&D Division, proposes to develop an electronically tunable, spectrally-adaptive imaging filter with a transmission curve that can be changed… More

Transmyocardial Revascularization/Ultraviolet Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kalin Spariosu
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
We will develop a minimally invasive transmyocardial revascularization procedure using fiber opticaultraviolet (UV) laser radiation. This system will employ the well established POC non-imaging optictechnique, crucial in the coupling and delivery of high peak power Q-switched UV laser pulses to… More

Optical Fiber Microprobe for Dental Diagnosis/Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
We will develop a fiber optic dental probe that will enable dentists and oral surgeons to directlyand condition of dental tissues in locations previously unviewable without ionizing radiation. The phigh-strength metal-coated ultrafine optical fiber, coupled with a short- wavelength source, to… More

A Highly reliable High Data Rate Optical Telemetry Link Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allen Panahi, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $78,089.00

Novel Autonomous Anticounterfeiting Optoelectronic Personal Authentication System (OPAS) Based on Phase Mask Applique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gene Campbell
Award Amount: $79,978.00

Nonscanning Confocal Camera for Nerve Head Profiling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,983.00

Miniaturized Biochemical Assays Using Novel Surface Plasmon Resonance Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Lieberman , Director, Adv. Fiber Optics
Award Amount: $69,981.00

Multi-Element Sol-Gel Derived Integrated Optic Chemical Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edgar A. Mendoza , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,981.00

An Optical Data Processing Technique for Communication Switch Node

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $64,983.00

An Innovative Silicon Micromachined Fiber Optic Switch and Switch Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,996.00

Large Scale Broadband Moth-Eye Structures for Optical Signature Control in UV/IR Spectrum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant, Phd
Award Amount: $80,000.00

Novel Optical Filter With Transversely Distributed Spectrum For Miniature Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alexander Rizkin , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,995.00

Spectrally Adaptive System for Microscopic Image Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser
Award Amount: $64,980.00

Multi-Color Spectrographic Polarimetric Imaging Sensor Based On Tunable Refractive-Binary Optics Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye , Team Leader
Award Amount: $69,998.00

Rewritable Direct-Write Photomask for Microcircuit Litography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $79,992.00

Volumetric 3D Display Based on Switchable Binary Optic Element Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye
Award Amount: $64,997.00

Nonintrusive Fiber Optic Illuminator for Vitrectomy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,981.00

Optical Trapping of Latex Immunoassay Particles for Clinical Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zonh-Zen Ho
Award Amount: $64,986.00

A Volume Diffractive Optics Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,980.00

A Highly Robust, Self-Correcting Fuzzy controlled Neural Network for Sensor Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,984.00

A High-Speed Acousto-Optic Defelector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $79,999.00

A Novel Combustion Sensor for Hybrid Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roy Clark
Award Amount: $74,990.00

Integrated Optic Spacesuit Atmospheric Quality Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edgar Mendoza , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Based Cryogenic Optical Link Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang
Award Amount: $69,985.00

Miniature Laser Discrimination Device Using Holographic Bandpass Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lev Sadovnik
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
In order to fully utilize the discrimination capability of IR upconverting phosphors, Physical Optics Corproation (POC) proposes to design and fabricate a new laser discrimination device (LDD). The key elements of the proposed device are two holographic bandpass filters tuned to luminescent spectra… More

A Training System Based on a True Volume Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Rizkin
Award Amount: $744,501.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC), R&D Division, proposes a training system utilizing a new low-cost full-color real-time true volume display (TVD) which is based on an innovation volumetric concept. The TRC concept synthesizes an image from computer acquired and stored digitized information within… More

A Highly reliable High Data Rate Optical Telemetry Link Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allen Panahi, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $749,834.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new type of optical telemetry link technology that has potential in addressing high speed data rates (>100 Mb/s) while preserving a very low bit error rate (

Novel Autonomous Anticounterfeiting Optoelectronic Personal Authentication System (OPAS) Based on Phase Mask Applique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gene Campbell
Award Amount: $735,848.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an Optoelectronic Personal Authentication (OPAS) system using optical processing and unique phase masks which prevent counterfeiting. The OPAS system architecture is based on a recent Air Force patent application of Dr. Joe Horner of Rome… More

A Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Based Cryogenic Optical Link Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Optical link technology used for cryogenic focal plan array (FPA) readout not only is immune to electromagnetic interference, but also can reduce the heat load of the Dewar. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes the use of a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL), in conjunction with… More

Rewritable Direct-Write Photomask for Microcircuit Litography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Wang, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Advances in integrated circuit fabrication require large numbers of high resolution masks for lithographic purposes. State-of-the-art lithographic tools have showed good submicron resolution, but are generally made on chrome-coated glass. The associated chrome coating, writing, photoresist… More

Large Scale Broadband Moth-Eye Structures for Optical Signature Control in UV/IR Spectrum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant, Phd
Award Amount: $749,980.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop Large Scale Moth-Eye (LSME) aircraft signature suppressing structures based on novel volume and surface relief holographic techniques. POC's proposed Moth-Eye structures are surface relief patterns that possess extremely broadband… More

Vestibular Response Tracker and Visual Compensator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Extended exposure to environments associated with motion sickness causes general lethargy and malaise, coupled with a decreased capacity for teamwork and resulting in the degradation of performance. In order to address the problem of motion sickness specifically associated with the use of Helmet… More

A Highly Robust, Self-Correcting Fuzzy controlled Neural Network for Sensor Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $591,317.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes an innovative fuzzy logic-based weight generation neural network which is applicable to multisensor data fusion. The new neural network architecture will have the ability to integrate the complete and incomplete multiple sensor data to be used in… More

Advanced Ultra High Speed Processor Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy's requirement for an increase in the throughput of image and/or other sensor processing, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an application-specific ultra high speed processor. POC will comprehensively study the advances in electronics technology and… More

Integrated Waveguide Acousto-Optic Variable Doppler Frequency Shifter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
To extend optical processing of wideband microwave radar signals so as to include Doppler frequency offset by purely optical means, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a highly efficient integrated waveguide acousto-optic variable Doppler frequency shifter. This frequency shifter is… More

Spectrally Adaptive MWIR Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,973.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation's (POC's) R&D Division will develop an imaging MWIR sensor in which an acousto-optic tunable filter is a key component. Taking advantage of the unique ability of an acousto-optic tunable filter to adjust its transmission curve instantly under the control of a varying… More

Spectrally Adaptive Remote Light System (SARLS) for Target Simulation and Sensor Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $98,034.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I project, Physical Optics Corporation, R&D Division proposed to demonstrate a spectrally adaptive remote light system for operation in the spectral range from the UV through the NIR. This system is intended to be installed in the Benefield RF anechoic test chamber at Edwards AFB,… More

An Agile, High Speed, Non-Intrusive Ice Surface Mapping Device Based on Laser Topography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Hong Chen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $79,892.00
Abstract:
A non-perturbing, fast, and sensitive 3-D mapping device is greatly needed in ice contamination investigation and modeling of ice accretions. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a compact, flexible, high-sensitive ice diagnostic system based on the principle of optical… More

Holographic Waveguide Array Rollable Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
In this project, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) addresses the problem of fabricating a large number of layered waveguide structures in flexible polymeric material for use as a large-format rollable display substrate. Current approaches use physical lamination and coextrusion methods using thin… More

Fiber Optic Grating Sensor for Detection of Corrosion in Aging Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC), R&D Division, proposes to develop a highly-multiplexed, easy-to-install system for use in the monitoring and prevention of corrosion in aircraft and other structural components. The system is based on in-line fiber optic Bragg gratings that are made… More

Miniature Spectrometer Based on a Novel Optical Filter with Spectral Selectivity Distributed Along the Aperture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alexander Rizkin , Group Leader
Award Amount: $74,970.00
Abstract:
40389 November 18, 1996 Physical Optics Corporation Long term monitoring is needed to measure particles in the atmosphere that may contribute to environmental degradation and health problems. This project will design, fabricate, and test a new miniature… More

Cone Pentrometer Deployable Solid Phase Optical Chemical Sensor for Subsurface Detection of Halohydrocarbons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kisholoy Goswami , Team Leader
Award Amount: $74,992.00
Abstract:
40384 November 18, 1996 POC Halogenated hydrocarbons (halohydrocarbons) represent one of the most potent groups of toxic compounds spread across contaminated sites. This project will develop a group-specific active optical chemical sensor for… More

A High Resolution Bug Eye Orientation Sensor Based on Fuzzy Optical Metrology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tin M. Aye , Group Leader
Award Amount: $74,995.00
Abstract:
40862 February 14, 1997 Physical Optics Corporation Increased world-wide energy use has resulted in inevitable changes in the chemical composition and radiative transfer properties of the atmosphere, causing environmental degradation and human health… More

A Novel Integrated Surface-Normal Optical Fiber Pigtailing Technology by Using Micro-Mirror and Micro-Pinhole Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu, Phd
Award Amount: $79,988.00

SBIR PHASE I: A New Approach to Inverse Backscattering Problem in Diffusion Tomography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $74,989.00

High Resolution, Ultrafast Oculomotor and Vestibular System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrew Kostrzewski
Award Amount: $99,997.00

A NOVEL NON-MECHANICAL TWO-AXIS BEAM STEERING TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,994.00

Multi-Rate Multi-User Digital Wireless Communication Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Allen S. Panahi, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,979.00

HIGH SPEED NDE USING SHEARING INTERFEROMETER & GENETIC ALGORITHM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gene Campbell , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,997.00

A Multifunctiona Laser Probing Device for High-Energy Laser Plasma Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Hong Chen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,825.00

A Volume Diffractive Optics Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson , Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $594,352.00

Miniaturized Biochemical Assays Using Novel Surface Plasmon Resonance Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Lieberman , Director, Adv. Fiber Optics
Award Amount: $599,950.00

SBIR Phase I: Spectral Imaging Micro-Mirror Array for Oceanographic Remote Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant
Award Amount: $72,495.00

OMTEGRATED MULTICHANNEL IMAGING SPECTROMETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $97,481.00

Integrated Optic Spacesuit Atmospheric Quality Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edgar Mendoza , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $503,080.00

SBIR Phase I: Highly Efficient, Electronically Tunable Mid-IR Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser
Award Amount: $74,995.00

Edge Polynomial Fractal Compression Algorithm for High Quality Video Transmission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freddie Lin , Vice President, Photonics
Award Amount: $74,974.00

A NEW MICRO-BEAM SCANNING HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye , Team Leader
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Disposable Dipstick Fiber for Rapid Food Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zonh-Zen Ho
Award Amount: $75,000.00

A High-Speed Acousto-Optic Defelector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $725,811.00
Abstract:
To meet the challenge of designing a high-speed IR two-axis acousto-optic deflector (AOD) to serve as part of the scene generator for focal plane array testing, without developing a new acousto-optic material, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a novel multi-element AOD with… More

THE PHOTOCHEMICAL GENERATION OF PLANAR WAVEGUIDES IN SOL-GEL GLASSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Edgar A Mendoza
Award Amount: $285,214.00
Abstract:
The commercial realization of the promise of integrated optics technology depends on the establishment of a cost-effective, reliable method of fabricating active and passive waveguiding structures in a thin film format. researchers are investigating the development of a novel photolithographic… More

An Innovative Silicon Micromachined Fiber Optic Switch and Switch Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $700,428.00
Abstract:
Current relay type optical switches are relatively too large in size, too slow in speed, and unreliable in function. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to investigate an innovative silicon micromachined fiber optic switch (FOS) by using the combined technologies of standard… More

Multi-Rate Multi-User Digital Wireless Communication Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Allen S. Panahi, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to design schemes that will extend multiuser detection and interference suppression technologies. This will be done in the context of multiuser Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) communications for wireless multirate and variable-rate network… More

A Novel Integrated Surface-Normal Optical Fiber Pigtailing Technology by Using Micro-Mirror and Micro-Pinhole Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu, Phd
Award Amount: $749,990.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a generic micro-mechanical surface normal fiber alignment and attachment technology for the packaging of all kinds of optoelectronic integrated circuits, including the Air Force's enhanced InP-based optical receivers. POC believes that… More

A Multifunctiona Laser Probing Device for High-Energy Laser Plasma Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Hong Chen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $749,983.00
Abstract:
A non-perturbing, fast, sensitive laser plasma diagnostic tool is greatly needed in plasma aided manufacturing and in super-anti-corrosion material synthesis for military applications. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a compact, flexible, highly-sensitive plasma diagnostic… More

High Resolution, Ultrafast Oculomotor and Vestibular System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrew Kostrzewski
Award Amount: $749,915.00
Abstract:
There is a growing need for reliable vestibular and oculomotor tests, to precisely define levels of vestibular/oculomotor disfunctions. Presently, eye movement is measured by several methods, including video techniques, photodiodes, search coils embedded in contact lenses, or by optical… More

Interferometric Microscope for Vibrating Surface Measuring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok
Award Amount: $69,987.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a new interferometric microscope for vibrating surface measurements. In this device, a microlens array is used to create an array of light spots, which will be projected onto a vibrating surface. The back-scattered reflected light from the surface will… More

Optical, Evanescent Wave Missile Fuel Leak Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kisholoy Goswami, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Liquid-fueled missiles are stored in canisters, flight-ready, with batteries charged and fuel tanks full. In peacetime, these missiles may stay in the canisters for six years or more. The Navy therefore needs sensors to detect leakage of missile fuel and battery acid. Physical Optics… More

Intelligent Automated Tuning Systems Based On Hybrid Neural Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wayne Wang , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automated Tuning Systems Based On Hybrid Neural Networks--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 320-3088 Dr. Wayne Wang, Principal Investigator Ms. Patty Shaw, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82453 Amount: … More

Fiber Optic Multiplexer for Distributed MEMS Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tunchen Daniel Fang
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
Smart and dynamic adaptable systems require distributed sensors over the strategic regions. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to design a fiber optic network multiplexer capable of reliably addressing and reading these transducers. The proposed sensor network uses Bragg gratings that… More

Neural Optical Sensor for Countering the Proliferation of Biological and Chemical Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Z. Z. Ho
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC)s proposes to develop a neural-optical sensor for biological and chemical (""NOSBC"") weapons, with vapor detection capability. The system will comprise a sensor head and a signal processing/display unit. The NOSBC will simultaneously perform multiple immunoassays… More

A Novel Retinal Scanning System Based on Miniature Liquid Crystal SLM Device Microbeam Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tin Aye
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC), proposes to develop a novel retinal scanning system based on the Parallel REtinal Scanning by ENsemble of Source Element (PRESENSE) concept. In this concept, the present limitations on resolution and field of view (FOV) of retinal scanning systems are overcome by… More

Optoelectronic Image Merger With Extended Field of View

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anatoly Vasiliev, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $68,938.00
Abstract:
The Navy needs rugged, reliable FLIR systems with enlarged fields of view (FOV) and increased resolution. Typical IR (3 to 5 ¿m) focal plane arrays used in FLIR systems have 256x256 elements and can operate at 41 to 60 Hz frame rates. To increase resolution and FOV, a FLIR sensor can take a… More

Novel Partial Least Squares-Based Hybrid Neural Network Application for Automatic Target Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wayne W. Wang
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
This project will evaluate existing automatic target recognition algorithms, including template generation and matching, neural network (NN) -based algorithms that use basis-set signal decomposition techniques, and NN-based algorithms that use target feature extraction and image compression… More

Single-Chip CMOS Color Segmenter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Cheng
Award Amount: $74,966.00
Abstract:
78 Single-Chip CMOS Color Segmenter--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 320-3088 Dr. Wayne Lian, Principal Investigator Ms. Patty Shaw, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82452 Amount: $74,966 Determining colors is an… More

A Unique Guided Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Sensor Array for Detecting and Monitoring Gas Phase Mixtures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a new type of surface acoustic wave (SAW) chemical sensor array system. This new SAW sensor array will be designed and fabricated on a single lithium niobate piezoelectric substrate. Three unique features will be added to this proposed sensor aray. … More

Single-Ended Optical Fiber Stress Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Indu Saxena
Award Amount: $98,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corp. proposes a new method of stress profiling in optical fiber data links. The proposed method, based on stimulated Brillouin scattering and fiber Bragg gratings, will measure the spectral shift caused by stress changes. The system is single ended, allowing the monitoring station… More

Edge Polynomial Fractal Compression Algorithm for High Quality Video Transmission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freddie Lin , Vice President, Photonics
Award Amount: $749,977.00
Abstract:
40664 November 12, 1996 POC DOE has a need to compress, transmit, and decompress full-motion video images over Tl satellite communication links. This project will develop an Edge Polynomial Fractal Compression (EPFC) algorithm technique for… More

Underwater Acousto-Optical Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sanjay Tripathi, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an innovative high Resolution Acousto-optic Imaging Sensor (RAIS) device based on limitations of existing technologies for underwater imaging. The compactly packaged RAIS device comprises an AOLCD, ultrasound generator, acoustic lens, and CCD… More

An Adaptive Avionics Bus Compression Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $736,948.00
Abstract:
In order to reduce the data bandwidth in an avionics data bus for effective avioniuc testing, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to incorporate two unique data processing techniques with a standard lossless data compression scheme. In particular, a neural network based data discrimination… More

Compact Profilometer and 3-D Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Kupiec
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
Digital measurement and visualization of topography of large structures from a distance is necessary for terrain simulation, battle damage assessment, and a number of commercial applications including manufacturing; specifically, visualization in 3-fl with scanning capability is immediately… More

A Novel Optical Rotating-to-Fixed Signal Transmission Technology Providing Multichannel, High Data Rate,

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Guoda Xu
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Motivated by the recent Air Force need for an "Optical Slip-Ring Connector (OSRC)." Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to investigate a novel, optical, rotating-to-fixed information transmission (ORFIT) technology by using POC's proprietary non-imaging-optics (NIO), wavelength division… More

Electro-optic volume 3-D display for medical tomography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $627,983.00

An Adaptive Avionics Bus Compression Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $97,443.00

SBIR Phase I: Tunable Tailored Filters for High-SensitivityChemical Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $74,994.00

SBIR Phase I: Optoelectronic Label Verification System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski
Award Amount: $74,995.00

Volumetric 3D Display Based on Switchable Binary Optic Element Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye
Award Amount: $285,814.00

MULTIMEDIA MEDICAL NETWORK TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Panahi, allen
Award Amount: $94,415.00

3-D Nonscanning confocal camera for nerve head profiling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $717,356.00

An Optical Data Processing Technique for Communication Switch Node

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $290,176.00

SBIR Phase I: An Integrated Sensor System for Autonomous Monitoring of Carbon Dioxide Exchange and Transport at the Air-Sea Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Kisholoy Goswami
Award Amount: $74,987.00

360 Degree True 3-D Virtual Reality System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski , DIRECTOR
Award Amount: $69,994.00

OPTICAL SENSOR FOR PHOTODYNAMIC DIAGNOSIS OF ORAL CANCER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wang, allan
Award Amount: $99,997.00

A NEW MICRO-BEAM SCANNING HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye , Team Leader
Award Amount: $597,662.00

Vestibular Response Tracker and Visual Compensator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $746,586.00
Abstract:
Extended exposure to environments associated with motion sickness causes general lethargy and malaise, coupled with a decreased capacity for teamwork and resulting in the degradation of performance. In order to address the problem of motion sickness specifically associated with the use of Helmet… More

Intelligent Automated Tuning Systems Based On Hybrid Neural Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wayne Wang , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automated Tuning Systems Based On Hybrid Neural Networks--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 320-3088 Dr. Wayne Wang, Principal Investigator Ms. Patty Shaw, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82453 Amount: … More

A Novel Retinal Scanning System Based on Miniature Liquid Crystal SLM Device Microbeam Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tin Aye
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC), proposes to develop a novel retinal scanning system based on the Parallel REtinal Scanning by ENsemble of Source Element (PRESENSE) concept. In this concept, the present limitations on resolution and field of view (FOV) of retinal scanning systems are overcome by… More

Single-Chip CMOS Color Segmenter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Cheng
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
78 Single-Chip CMOS Color Segmenter--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 320-3088 Dr. Wayne Lian, Principal Investigator Ms. Patty Shaw, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82452 Amount: $74,966 Determining colors is an inherent… More

High Resolution Broad Band Miniature Integrated Two-Dimensional Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tin M. Aye , Director, Holographic Systems
Award Amount: $74,994.00
Abstract:
50474-98-I High Resolution Broad Band Miniature Integrated Two-Dimensional Spectrometer--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 320-3088 Dr. Tin M. Aye, Principal Investigator Mr. Gordon Drew, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Autonomous and Intelligent Neurofuzzy Decision Maker for Smart Drilling Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dai Hyun Kim , Group Leader, Optolectronic Sy
Award Amount: $74,998.00
Abstract:
50320-98-I Autonomous and Intelligent Neurofuzzy Decision Maker for Smart Drilling Systems--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 320-3088 Dr. Dai Hyun Kim, Principal Investigator Mr. Gordon Drew, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

High Speed Acousto-Optic Tuner for CO2 Laser Wavelength Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Shnitser , Group Leader
Award Amount: $74,994.00
Abstract:
50650-98-I High Speed Acousto-Optic Tuner for CO2 Laser Wavelength Control--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 530-1416 Dr. Paul Shnitser, Principal Investigator Ms. Patty Shaw, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82638 Amount: … More

High Capacity High Speed Optical Data Storage System Based on Diffraction-Free Nanobeam

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tin M. Aye , Director, Holographic Systems
Award Amount: $74,995.00
Abstract:
50566-98-I High Capacity High Speed Optical Data Storage System Based on Diffraction-Free Nanobeam--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 320-3088 Dr. Tin M. Aye, Principal Investigator Mr. Gordon Drew, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Compact Profilometer and 3-D Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Kupiec
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
Digital measurement and visualization of topography of large structures from a distance is necessary for terrain simulation, battle damage assessment, and a number of commercial applications including manufacturing; specifically, visualization in 3-fl with scanning capability is immediately… More

Automatic Hyperspectral Camera for Latent Fingerprint Detection and Contrast Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Shnitser , Group Leader
Award Amount: $74,996.00
Abstract:
50460-98-I Automatic Hyperspectral Camera for Latent Fingerprint Detection and Contrast Enhancement--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 530-1416 Dr. Paul Shnitser, Principal Investigator Ms. Patty Shaw, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

True 3-D Display System for Radionuclide Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrew Kostrzewski , Director
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50925-98-I True 3-D Display System for Radionuclide Visualization--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 320-3088 Dr. Andrew Kostrzewski, Principal Investigator Mr. Gordon Drew, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82636 Amount: … More

Gaussian Ray Optimized Volumetric Evaluation Rendering (GROVER) for Visualization of Advanced Oil Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Kupiec , Group Leader, New Technologies
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50686-98-I Gaussian Ray Optimized Volumetric Evaluation Rendering (GROVER) for Visualization of Advanced Oil Recovery--Physical Optics Corporation, 20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501-1821; (310) 320-3088 Dr. Stephen Kupiec, Principal Investigator Mr. Gordon Drew, Business… More

Miniature Guided Light Array Sequential Scanning Display for Head Mounted Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tin M. Aye
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a miniature Guided Light Array Sequencial Scanning (GLASS) display for a new low-cost, low-power ultracompact Head Mounted Display (HMD). The proposed display is based on a unique combination of three technologies; (1) low-power light emitting… More

High-Speed Solid State Scanner Based on Liquid Crystal Micro-Prism Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tin M. Aye
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
A lightweight, compact, low-power, two-dimensional beam scanning device would greatly enhance compact, low cost imaging laser radars (ladars). Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a unique 2-D laser beam scanning device based on an electro-optically tunable Active Micro-Prism Array… More

A Novel Optical Rotating-to-Fixed Signal Transmission Technology Providing Multichannel, High Data Rate, and Bi-Directional Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Guoda Xu
Award Amount: $742,060.00
Abstract:
Motivated by the recent Air Force need for an "Optical Slip-Ring Connector (OSRC)." Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to investigate a novel, optical, rotating-to-fixed information transmission (ORFIT) technology by using POC's proprietary non-imaging-optics (NIO), wavelength division… More

Asymmetric Gradient Index prism Array Technology for Electronically Scanned Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Aramais Avakian, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
To enable military aircraft to use low-power radar for all-weather and low altitude operations, the Applied Technology (AT) Division of Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes an electronically scanning, compact antenna technology. POC's approach will produce high scanning speeds and wide… More

Multi-Spectral Imaging Ellipsometer for Fast, In-Situ Monitoring of Monolayer Film Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lothar Kempen
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I project, Physical Optics Corporation proposes a novel instrument for the in-situ monitoring of very thin layer film deposition. The system makes use of imaging ellipsometry inside the reaction chamber to provide a spatially resolved measurement of the sample surface in the range of… More

High Resolution Imaging Ellipsometer for Labeless, Multi-Channel Immunosensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Lothar U. Kempen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a real-time imaging optical arrangement monitoring a sample solution for a large number of analytes in parallel. Using a photo-induced immobilization technique, a multitude of different antibodies is immobilized on the surface of a glass carrier, each type located at a specific… More

Biologically Inspired Evanescent Wave Sensor Using LinearArray Intra-Core Long Period Gratings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kishology Goswami, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Nature has created inspiring detection mechanisms -- the mammalian olfactory system is an example. Our distinctive perception of smell ermerges not from selective receptors in the nose, but from an array of cross-reactive sensing elements and the brain's signal processing power. Biologically… More

Fiber Optic Demodulation Method for Fiber Grating Corrosion Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John D. Prohaska, Phd
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a new fiber optic corrosion detection system capable of measuring the location and progress of corrosion in an aging aluminum aircraft structure. The proposed system will give aircraft maintainers and designers important quantitative information about… More

Temperature Compensated Sol-Gel Derived Pressure Sensitive Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edgar Mendoza, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new pressure sensitive luminescent pain, based on fluorescence sol-gel (FluoroSol coatings, for surface aerodynamic flow field mapping in windtunnel tests. This proposal addresses the problem of accurately mapping aerodynamic flow fields on… More

Remotely Controllable and Programmable Vehicle Security System Based on Data Fusion and Live-Video Review

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Current security systems rely on human operators for sensor fusion. In contrast, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate a Highly Intelligent Remotely Programmable Alarm System (HIRPAS), setting a new standard of vehicle security in the year 2000, based on autonomous sensor… More

Fast All-Optical Packet Header Processing for Self-Routing Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to design and develop an all-optical packet header processing system that will perform all- optical self-routing for future optical ATM networks and optical phased array antennas. The proposed packet header processing system uses optical content… More

Distributed Fiber Optic Acoustic Emission Sensor for Crack Growth Monitoring in Advanced Aircraft Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Edgar A. Mendoza
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation, a leader in the development of distributed fiber optic sensors for nondestructive inspection and evaluation, proposes to develop a multipoint, continuously operating distributed fiber optic acoustic emission sensor (FOAES) system for the detection and monitoring of… More

FLEXIBLE BANDWIDTH HOLOGRAPHIC FILTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gajendra Savant Phd
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Flexible Bandwidth Holographic Filter (FBHF) based on tunable holographic filter elements. The FBHF will be compact and lightweight, with high optical density (OD>5) and tunable center wavelength and pass bandwidth. This new filter approach… More

Fiber Optic Strain Sensors in Elastomers for Large Strain Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Prohaska, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel compact submersible fiber optic strain sensor. The sensor will be suitable for operation in seawater, and capable of accurate measurements of strain or displacement to a maximum deformation of 150% strain. POC expects this sensor will… More

A Modular Telemetry Data Access Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop unique communication end-equipment to provide cost-efficient switching of wide band telemetry data. Cost and bandwidth efficiency is the primary advantage of our solution. POC's approach will also be capable of real-time intra-/inter-range data… More

Automatic Focusing Night Vision Goggles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Ph.d
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop automatically focusing night vision goggles for night or low illumination operations of military and civil personnel. The proposed device will be supplied with a new type of interferometric range finder, based on lateral shear interferometry… More

Flexible Shear Stress Smart Skin for Submarine Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fang
Award Amount: $34,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation's (POC) objective is to develop a flexible MEMS-based shear stress sensor for Navy radio-controlled submarine model experiments. An array of transducers can enhance the flow characteristics of model hulls and control surfaces. POC proposes development of a novel… More

Eye Tracker Using Bug Eye Orientation Sensor and Fuzzy Metrology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen A. Kupiec, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a new and innovative method of eye tracking, incorporating an Inverse Bug Eye Orientation System (IBEOS) in conjunction with fuzzy metrology to determine the orientation of an observer's eye. This eye tracking system can be applied directly to a virtual… More

Monolithic Multianalyte Fluorescence Depolarization Immunosensor for Bacteria Detection in Bio-Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Allan Z. Wang
Award Amount: $99,998.00

A New Approach to Inverse Backscattering Problem in Diffusion Tomography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $290,833.00

HIGH RESOLUTION OPHTHALMOSCOPE USING BESSEL BEAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Aye, Tin M
Award Amount: $99,996.00

SBIR Phase I: A Novel, Compact, Full Color See-Through Head Mounted Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Lian
Award Amount: $99,990.00

FIBER TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR HYPERTHERMIA TREATMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Saxena, Indu
Award Amount: $95,892.00

SBIR Phase I: Micro-Optic Spectroscopic Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $99,997.00

SBIR Phase I: Tunable Tailored Filters for High-SensitivityChemical Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Lieberman
Award Amount: $398,599.00

Automultiscopic 3-D Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $59,995.00

Sol-Gel Glass Holographic Light Shaping Diffusers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,996.00

MULTIMEDIA MEDICAL NETWORK TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Panahi, allen
Award Amount: $727,826.00

Nonintrusive Fiber Optic Illuminator for Vitrectomy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $719,190.00

Distributed Fiber Sensor for Aerospace Stress Monitoring and Vibration Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,993.00

SBIR Phase I: Robust, Intelligent and Practical Face Recognition Based on Optical Joint Transfo

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $99,995.00

DIFFERENTIAL INFRARED IMAGING SPECTROSCOPIC CAMERA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Shnitser, Paul
Award Amount: $94,987.00

Liquid Crystal Volumetric Three Dimensional Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Indu Saxena
Award Amount: $749,967.00

Frame Management Video Hypercompression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski PhD
Award Amount: $99,999.00

Distributed Beam Steering Controller Design Based on Reconfigurable Computing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $99,802.00

Distributed Video Image Information System Technology for Information Grid Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $99,999.00

Spectrally Optimized Smart (SOS) Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser
Award Amount: $99,996.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Tin M Aye , Director, Holographic Systems
Award Amount: $749,994.00

Collimating Display Screen for Simulator Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu
Award Amount: $99,794.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Shnitser , Group Leader
Award Amount: $749,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,996.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tomasz Jannson
Award Amount: $391,650.00

Combined Hartmann-Autofocus Wavefront Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok
Award Amount: $99,000.00

High Efficiency Frequency Selective Acoustic Bandgap Composites Based on Volume Bragg Holography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu
Award Amount: $98,996.00
Abstract:
Not Available In Phase I, we will develop an innovative distributed processing model to insure resource reliability over computer networks. The approach will involve a federation of agents operating on locally available information about network elements to the global effect of resource… More

Low Cost Electronically Steerable Acoustic Transducer Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Norbert Fruehauf PhD
Award Amount: $70,000.00

High Surface Area Film Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,998.00

Parallel Genetic Algorithm-Based Look-Ahead Path Intercept Trajectory Methodology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dia Hyun Kim PhD
Award Amount: $99,936.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Andrew Kostrzewski , Director
Award Amount: $749,995.00

Adaptive Dual-Layer Eye Protection Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mingjun Zhao
Award Amount: $99,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Kupiec , Group Leader, New Technologies
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Tin M Aye
Award Amount: $746,155.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Edgar A Mendoza
Award Amount: $749,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $743,006.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok Phd
Award Amount: $748,796.00

Real Time Spectrally Enhanced Target Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Dynamic Digital Holographic Vibrometer for Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yunlu Zou Ph D
Award Amount: $99,995.00

COHERENCE NEAR-INFRARED UREA BREATH TEST ANALYZER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kisholoy Goswami
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Not Available Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), along with its development partner ITT Systems and Sciences Inc. (ITT) , proposes to develop an innovative compact and high power infrared LIDAR system for the standoff detection and discrimination of biological aerosols at ranges approaching 10 km. Our… More

Optical Smart Card Biometrics Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anatoly Vasiliev
Award Amount: $99,996.00

Integral 3-D Display for Air Traffic Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,995.00

Analog Phase-Only Diffractive LC-SLM Based on Photo-Alignment Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sihai Qian, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,991.00

An Integrated Multi-Sensor for In Situ and Real Time Biological Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Zhanxiang Zhang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,998.00

A New Fuzzy Clustering Method for ESE Sensor Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Achothan Nair, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00

SPECKLE INTERFEROMETER FOR CORNEAL MAPPING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Not Available LifeCell has developed a patented system for the long-term preservation of platelets utilizing the biochemical stabilization of specific second messenger pathways critical to the platelet physiology. The stabilization formulation, ThromboSol(tm) modulates the endogenous platelet… More

FREE VIEWING 3-D DISPLAYS FOR NEUROIMAGING APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Not Available Most existing literacy courseware is inappropriate for adults' varied instructional needs. Needed is a tool that enables literacy practitioners to rapidly author adaptive, instructionally effective, interactive courseware to meet their students' needs, and make it available over the… More

FALL DYNAMICS BY THE USE OF INERTIAL SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Not Available We propose a modulator which meets all the specifications of the AFRL SBIR announcement with these principal features: Variable electrical pulse duration, which will be very useful in avoiding wear-and-tear if pulse shortening occurs in the HPM source. The user can configure the Pulse… More

LIGHT SHAPING TECHNIQUE FOR UV PSORIASIS THERAPIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser
Award Amount: $66,368.00
Abstract:
Not Available SRS Technologies proposes to upgrade current Lethality and Vulnerability Methodologies using a sixth generation object oriented programming language, a minimum of SEI-II level software development, capability for Monte Carlo based output, a plan for configuration control and a… More

MicroElectroMechanical System (MEMS) - Based Fiber Optic Grating Sensor for Weapon Stabilization and Fire Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Zhanxiang Zhang PhD
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Not Available This project will investigate the use of titanium sandwich panels for use on an overpressurization containment system. The manufacturing technique used will allow material to be added to the box in an efficient way and is cost effective. The joining method used is a one step process… More

Liquid Crystal Tunable Polarization Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye PhD
Award Amount: $119,993.00
Abstract:
Not Available This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is directed to development of a prototype oxygen generation system design capable of delivering oxygen at 2 to 4 ambient liters per minute and generated at a pressure level of 2500 psig to trickle- charge a storage source. The… More

Plug-and-Play Phase Conjugate Quantum Cyptography for Secure Private and Public Key Distribution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Not Available Responding to the need to decrease soot emission from combustion engines, we propose the development of an innovative method for an effective, low cost destruction and removal of soot from diesel engine exhaust. Unlike other conventional methods which first separate soot from the… More

A Multifunctional Fiber Optic Sensor for Cone Pentrometer Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Not Available EPA directives have mandated detection of perchlorate contamination at parts-per-billion (ppb) levels in groundwater. The current laboratory method requires anion separation by ion chromatography (IC), followed by detection of conductivity. The IC method provides sufficient… More

Gallium Nitride-Based Modulator Integrated Visible Light Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wei Qiu PhD
Award Amount: $119,995.00
Abstract:
Not Available ComNetics, Inc. is proposing to develop a network centric training device capable of providing realistic sonar and other naval sensor analysis, as well as command and control, electronic control measures, and weapons training. The signal processing subsystem will readily receive… More

Nonimaging Beam Combiner-Collimator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok PhD
Award Amount: $119,969.00
Abstract:
Not Available This research presents the development and performance analysis of space-time adaptive processing(STAP) algorithms for circular array radars. The algorithms developed here result in reduced training data support and computational requirements utilizing a priori information regarding… More

Multispectral Data Fusion for Moving Target Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anatoly Vasiliev PhD
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Not Available This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will establish the feasibility of vacuum compatible, electrically lossy high thermal conductivity aluminum nitride ceramics. Aluminum nitride will be doped to increase microwave absorption without adversely affecting its… More

Versatile Liquid Crystal Tunable Interference Filter for Chromosome Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Not Available Solvent-based primers and topcoats have been used as the primary aircraft coating systems. For corrosion protection, highly toxic heavy-metal based corrosion inhibitors were used and are still present in many of the most popular primers. With the environmental compliance regulations… More

Opto-Silicon Pseudo-Phase-Conjugate Wavefront Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anatoly Vasiliev PhD
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Not Available This project will investigate a novel method for growing single aluminum nitride crystals by a modified top seeded flux growth technique. A flux material will be selected to dissolve the aluminum and aluminum nitride powders. Solubility limit of aluminum nitride in potential flux… More

Highly Adaptable Uncertainity Estimation Methodology for Sensor Fusion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim PhD
Award Amount: $119,996.00
Abstract:
Not Available Conventional Mainbeam cancellation is a more difficult technique to implement than sidelobe cancellation, due to two principal reasons. First, it requires at least one high-gain auxiliary channel (each such channel entails an independent, full gain, beamformer,) and second, the… More

Distributed Video Image Information System Technology for Information Grid Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie Lin
Award Amount: $749,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available Technical Abstract: This project will develop a sealed reagent tablet dispenser and stirring mechanism for in-situ wet chemistry experimentation on Mars, Europa, the Moon and other celestial bodies. The dispenser will be designed for integration with a co

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu
Award Amount: $749,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available A real-time shock location sensor (SLS) with high dynamic response characteristics will be developed for high-speed flight applications. The innovation will use an array of surface hot-film sensors operated by Tao Systems' large bandwidth, high sensitivity constant voltage anemometer… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim
Award Amount: $749,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mingjun Zhao
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available Heat pipes, loop heat pipes, and capillary pumped loops are valued passive thermal transport devices for both terrestrial and space-based applications. Such two-phase systems exploit capillary forces which circulate the working fluid in the cycle. Thus, a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mingjun Zhao
Award Amount: $749,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edgar Mendoza, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available The design of large aperture, high precision, optical telescopes, for operation in the space environment, requires detailed analytical models capable of resolving the coupled multiphysics phenomena affecting the performance of the instrument. Thermal, mec

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edgar Mendoza, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $299,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Team Leader
Award Amount: $99,427.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $99,979.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu, Director
Award Amount: $98,869.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Director
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assistant VP
Award Amount: $99,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Igor Ternovskiy, Team Leader
Award Amount: $98,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Igor Ternovskiy, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,974.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Laboratory Manager
Award Amount: $69,992.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sean Zhang, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $119,950.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kisholoy Goswami
Award Amount: $99,993.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $119,994.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Rotenberg, Product Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Director
Award Amount: $99,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Team Leader
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Team Leader
Award Amount: $749,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Zhanxiang Zhang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Zhanxiang Zhang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $99,996.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Lab Manager
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Lab Manager
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Director
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Director
Award Amount: $749,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Aramais Avakian, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Guoda Xu
Award Amount: $479,996.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Sean Zhang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available This project proposes design, manufacture, and testing of an ultra-low weight and volume hybrid turbomolecular pump (TMP). The pump will provide a pumping speed density of roughly 100 l/s/kg (state of the art is 50 l/s/kg) while keeping the pump diameter to

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim
Award Amount: $399,967.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Freddie S. Lin
Award Amount: $96,943.00
Abstract:
Not Available New polymer electrolytes are needed for lithium batteries to improve their performance, safety and reliability. Accomplishing this task would improve the power options for present and future space exploratory missions. The proposed effort seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of a new… More

Liquid Crystal Tunable Polarization Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye
Award Amount: $726,778.00

Gallium Nitride-Based Modulator Integrated Visible Light Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wei Qiu
Award Amount: $729,997.00

Nonimaging Beam Combiner-Collimator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok
Award Amount: $729,993.00

Highly Adaptable Uncertainity Estimation Methodology for Sensor Fusion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dai Hyun Kim, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $729,993.00

Cost Reduction Techniques for Producing NbSn2 Intermetallic Powder for Application in PIT Processed Nb3Sn Superconductor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Piliavin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
65409 The immense volume of data generated by nuclear physics experimentation, and the unlikelihood that it could ever be regenerated, make efficient and secure archiving extremely important. Current data compression methods, whether lossy or not, make use of a priori knowledge to compress the… More

New Low-Cost Lithium Salts for Small and Full Size Rechargeable Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Piliavin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
65119 The exploding photonics and telecommunication industry requires universal design software. Especially needed is the simulation of two-dimensional beam propagation effects in complex photonic devices involving heterogeneous optical materials, with or without non-linear properties, and… More

Bipolar Spatial Light Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,956.00
Abstract:
A broad variety of military environments subject soldiers to severe shocks, vibrations, and rapid sharp motions on a regular basis that can contribute strongly to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). In order tounderstand the causes of MSDs, particularly to… More

Multi-Alloy Fabrication Method for Turboshaft Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sean Zhang, Group Leader
Award Amount: $727,320.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to investigate unique integrated optic gas sensors (IOGS) for real-time monitoring of hazardous chemicals in a fire/thermal/smoke environment. POC's proposed IOGS will: (1) use the most compact optic waveguidearray, both passive and active types, as the… More

Topologically and Geographically Accurate DTED Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jospeh Rotenberg, Product Engineer
Award Amount: $599,995.00
Abstract:
The Navy needed a trusted Compartmented Mode Workstation (CMW)equivalent to the Navy's Secure Tactical Access Terminal (STAT).In response, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposed aninnovative, low-cost workstation technology that is superior tothe Navy's STAT in performance, security, fault… More

Multilayer Optical Interconnect Based on Holographic Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Shengji Peng, Senior Software Developer
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
65730 DOE is seeking a data management system for monitoring environmental sites. Of particular interest is the identification and mapping of localized "hot spots." The input data for this system will be received from a variety of remotely located hardware, which can cause the communication… More

Nanocomposite for Infrared, Millimeter-Wave and Microwave Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Avakian, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
NASA seeks breakthrough technologies that will greatly increase the sensitivity of its astrological, space, planetary and earth observing and sampling instruments while reducing significantly their overall mass and cost. Nanotechnologies have the potential to meet these requirements. Physical Optics… More

Recycling of Coated Plastics Used in Automotive, IT and Commercial Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
65732 Deoxyribonucleic acid optical mapping and fiber fluorescence in situ hybridization are technologies for genomic physical mapping to support chromosome analysis at kilobase resolution while retaining long range continuity information. Existing techniques are low in resolution, and cannot… More

Microarray Electrophoretic DNA Mapping System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
65731 Highly parallel optical interconnect systems are needed to harness the unprecedented bandwidth of dense wave division multiplexing for Department of Energy high performance computing and other computing-intensive scientific applications. This project will develop a rugged, highly… More

Low Cost True 3-D Virtual Reality System for Scientific Data Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew 1. Ph.D., Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an innovative Dynamic Time Multiplexed Holographic (DTMH) 3-D system for scientific data visualization based on direct viewing of an interactive environment that simulates reality in the most natural way. This proposed DTHM system is based on our… More

Stacked Waveguide Imaging Spectrometer for Airborne and Spaceborne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yunlu 1. Ph.D., Team Leader
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
To meet the challenges of multispectral and/or hyperspectral imaging from NASA manned and unmanned airborne platforms and next-generation space platforms, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a miniature Stacked Waveguide Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS), a hyperspectral imaging system. The… More

SBIR Phase I: Scanning Automultiscopic 3-D Visualization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Norbert Fruehauf
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a scanning automultiscopic 3-D visualization system. Visual information gathering and interpretation can be significantly improved by presenting information in three dimensions. Current 3-D systems have very limited field-of-view… More

Eyesafe Laser Radar for Precision Remote Atmospheric CO2 Concentration and Wind Vector Velocity Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
65592 Fusion energy science experiments related to the production and sustenance of high temperature plasma, require the continuous injection of targets into a reactor chamber. To heat the reaction, it is necessary to know the precise target position during every injection cycle. This project… More

Laser-Illuminated Sub-Image Scanning High Resolution Light Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to address the poor resolution and limited field-of-view of current head-mounted-display (HMD) light engines, which are based on miniature CRTs, LCDs, microdisplays, and laser scanned displays. POC proposes afull color high resolution HMD light engine… More

Photocatalytic Plasma Jet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to design and develop a novel photocatalytic plasma jet to address the needs of the Air Force (and the other services) to destroy chemical and biological warfare agents on surfaces ranging from human skin toconcrete and soil using electromagnetic field… More

Analytical Manifold Modeling for Dynamic Planning and Execution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eugene Levin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is soliciting innovative information technology for visualization, and manipulation of real-time multimedia data from complex battle field environments In response, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes an innovative software packagethat relies on image-based, analytical manifold… More

Adaptive Optics System Based on a Compact Liquid Crystal Wavefront Corrector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mingjun 1. Ph.D., Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In state-of-the-art adaptive optics systems, the wavefront correctors are bulky and expensive, and moving parts limit signal-to-noise ratio and speed. Current liquid crystal phase correctors require polarizers, reducing overall efficiency to less than 50%.Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes… More

Two Way Video Communication with Wavelet Coder and Quotient Coding Modulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Igor Ternovskiy, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In response to NASA¿s requirement for advanced tele-operating robotic systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a high-fidelity, two-way video communication system that can ensure reliable video communication via progressive transmission and quotient coding modulation. During… More

Ruggedized Durable Optical Fiber Connector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alexander Parfenov, Team Leader
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes the novel RUggedized Durable OpticaL Fiber Connector (RUDOLF) as a reliable fiber optic connector for use in harsh environments. POC's solution is based on extended beam principles tolerant of lateralmisalignments, and leaves no voids in connector… More

Speckle Interferometer for Cornea Mapping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok
Award Amount: $0.00

Speckle Interferometer for Cornea Mapping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok
Award Amount: $363,004.00

Digital Integrated Shearographic Camera for On-Wing Defect Inspection of Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yunlu Zou, Team Leader
Award Amount: $119,998.00
Abstract:
High-performance high-strength aircraft components can suffer catastrophic failure as a result of fatigue at very small cracks. Detecting fatigue or creep at an early stage can eliminate loss or fatal damage to a multimillion dollar machine and savelives. Current maintenance techniques for… More

Virtual Medical Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $729,996.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes the entirely novel Virtual Medical Training Holographic 3-D Autostereoscopic system, which has 301,900,000 voxels of total resolution, far exceeding the Phase I requirement of 5,000,000 voxels; with 24 bit color depthand a display update rate of 60 Hz, more than… More

Micromachined Silicon, Large Area X-Ray Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Director
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
60589 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking new approaches that can advance measurements in nuclear physics. Innovative, large area, highly sensitive radiation detectors, with improved spatial and temporal resolution, would significantly improve upon the experimental technique used by… More

Two-Photon Photocuring for Non-Autoclave Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Norbert Fruehauf, Director
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Air Force is seeking an innovative flight line repair technology for non-autoclave fabrication of polymers that can be used to repair cracks in Radar absorbing materials, Radar absorbing structures, and gap treatment composite materials. Toaddress this need, Physical Optics Corporation… More

Photodynamic Decontamination and Biostimulation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,995.00
Abstract:
In response to DARPA's request for a new technology that provides: 1) rapid detection and elimination of pathogens in contaminated traumatic skin wounds (including thermal, radiation and chemical burns) and 2) accelerates wound healing in a sterileenvironment using light emitting diodes (LED),… More

High-Precision Eye-Safe Doppler Wind LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Director
Award Amount: $119,995.00
Abstract:
In response to the Army's request for a compact eye-safe light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device for high-precision, remote measurement of atmospheric turbulence caused by air vehicles or natural phenomena, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes todevelop a frequency modulation (FM) LIDAR… More

Portable Hyperspectral Camcorder for Ground-Truth Data Collection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes development of a portable hand-held hyperspectral camcorder to be used for collecting ground truth spectral and polarization signatures as well as geometrical information of potential targets and backgrounds. Theproposed device offers flexibility in the… More

Spectral Camouflage Holographic Coating for Photovoltaic Solar Panel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Director
Award Amount: $119,397.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) will camouflage solar panels by modifying the reflective properties of the photovoltaic (PV) silicon cells. In current solar panels, multilayer thin film antireflective coatings and cut-off filters reject some visiblewavelengths (mostly blue-green) transmit… More

Virtual Medical Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $119,997.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a high resolution, high quality image generator and display for combat trauma surgery training. The Virtual Medical Training (VMT) system, based on our patented 3-D display technology, includes a 3-D display(horizontal geometry without headwear) for… More

A Tool for Risk-Based Maintenance and Inspection of the LPD 17

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $69,729.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to design and develop an entirely new wireless network for recovery of wide-band sensor data. This network is based on the Information Technology-Enhanced Asymmetric Sensor Star (ITEASS) architecture, whichconsists of an asymmetric communication interface… More

Application of JINI Technology to Tactical System Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a new approach to Digital Data Download (D3) with Crash Survivable Memory. Based on this approach we will develop a system called Flight Anomalous Event Recorder Information Technology Open (FAERITO) D3, tocollect and quickly download hours of video,… More

High Range Resolution Flash Imaging Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $98,934.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes an innovative algorithm for range determination in flash imaging laser radars (ladars). The proposed algorithm can be implemented into existing and envisioned flash ladars. It will accelerate system performanceand will offer an opportunity for accuracy… More

Shearography for Non-Invasive Dental Health Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael Piliavin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Optical holography has been applied to non-invasive clinical diagnosis and monitoring of Dental and oral/facial pathology, but has been sharply limited in its usefulness by its requirements of high laser coherence. absolute stability of setup. and wet… More

Enhanced Wireless Cellular Packet Transmission Security via Spatial Diversity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Group Leader
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60237 Wireless communications sometimes require not only secure two-way communications but also mutual and continuous authentication of the identity and position of mobile units and cellular network control stations. This is particularly important for treaty verification, for the transport of… More

Enhanced Wireless Cellular Packet Transmission Security via Spatial Diversity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Group Leader
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
60237 Wireless communications sometimes require not only secure two-way communications but also mutual and continuous authentication of the identity and position of mobile units and cellular network control stations. This is particularly important for treaty verification, for the transport of… More

Two Way Video Communication with Wavelet Coder and Quotient Coding Modulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Igor Ternovskiy, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,996.00
Abstract:
In response to NASA¿s requirement for advanced tele-operating robotic systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a high-fidelity, two-way video communication system that can ensure reliable video communication via progressive transmission and quotient coding modulation. During… More

Technology Enhanced Human Interface to the Computerized Patient Record

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Living conditions in the military often give rise to epidemics of acute respiratory infection too often costing the lives of servicemen and women. Rapid point-of-care diagnostic tools are needed for the detection of emerging respiratory pathogens to allowappropriate intervention and treatment. To… More

Tunable Bandwidth Filter System for Hyperspectral Sensor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Laboratory Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a compact, low cost, widely tunable (visible to IR), rugged, high-optical-density tunable bandwidth filter system (TBFS) for hyperspectral airborne and ground-based sensing. This filter system is based on the unique integration of a pair of thin… More

Tunable Bandwidth Filter System for Hyperspectral Sensor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Laboratory Manager
Award Amount: $596,215.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a compact, low cost, widely tunable (visible to IR), rugged, high-optical-density tunable bandwidth filter system (TBFS) for hyperspectral airborne and ground-based sensing. This filter system is based on the unique integration of a pair of thin… More

Micromachined Silicon, Large Area X-Ray Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Director
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60589 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking new approaches that can advance measurements in nuclear physics. Innovative, large area, highly sensitive radiation detectors, with improved spatial and temporal resolution, would significantly improve upon the experimental technique used by… More

Omnidirectional Robotic Beacon-eye

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Group Leader
Award Amount: $98,993.00
Abstract:
DARPA is seeking to develop an advanced omnidirectional beacon-eye for robotic applications. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new compact Omnidirectional Robotic Beacon-eye (ORB) based on a solid panoramic head, which will transferan input area of ¿7¿ in elevation and… More

Immunofluorometric Drug Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Administration of drug testing in the field requires a non-invasive drug assay that can be performed immediately at the site of specimen collection. To address this need, POC proposes to design, develop, and fabricate a unique saliva-based… More

Real Time, Low Bandwidth, Detachable Damage Assessment Eye

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assist. Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Smart Munition Smart Sensor (SMSS) system bringing together video processing, compression, and transmission technology, with the capability to communicate at beyond-line-of-sight ranges out to a fewhundred kilometers. SMSS will send sensor… More

Real Time, Low Bandwidth, Detachable Damage Assessment Eye

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assist. Vice President
Award Amount: $746,755.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Smart Munition Smart Sensor (SMSS) system bringing together video processing, compression, and transmission technology, with the capability to communicate at beyond-line-of-sight ranges out to a fewhundred kilometers. SMSS will send sensor… More

Novel High-Resolution Detector for X-Ray CT and DR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
Three challenges must be addressed in order to develop efficient hardware compression of video data for Distributed Interactive Simulation: (1) 10 microsecond latency requires supercomputer power; (2) the compression algorithm must be developed carefullyin order to preserve low latency and high… More

Novel High-Resolution Detector for X-Ray CT and DR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Three challenges must be addressed in order to develop efficient hardware compression of video data for Distributed Interactive Simulation: (1) 10 microsecond latency requires supercomputer power; (2) the compression algorithm must be developed carefullyin order to preserve low latency and high… More

Laser-Illuminated Sub-Image Scanning High Resolution Light Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,981.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to dramatically increase the resolution and field-of-view of helmet-mounted-display (HMD) light engines over those based on miniature CRTs, LCDs, microdisplays, and laser scanned displays. POC proposes to developa new full color high resolution HMD light… More

Ruggedized Durable Optical Fiber Connector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alexander Parfenov, Team Leader
Award Amount: $749,897.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel RUggedized Durable OpticaL Fiber (RUDOLF) Connector as a reliable fiber optic connector for use in harsh environments. The design, based on expanded beam principles, is tolerant of lateralmisalignments and leaves no voids in connector… More

Analytical Manifold Modeling for Dynamic Planning and Execution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eugene Levin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $744,280.00
Abstract:
Geometric invariants, called "catastrophes," are singular "critical" 2-D curves and points defined by parallel intensity mapping (projection) of a 3-D object. They are invariant to scale, color (wavelength), illumination, and image view. Physical OpticsCorporation's (POC's) Analytical Manifold… More

Two-Photon Photocuring for Non-Autoclave Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,964.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new laser-induced Two-Photon Curing (LITPC) system for non-autoclave curing of polymers through illumination by infrared (IR) laser emission. This system will be used by U.S. Air Force personnel forthe fast repair of composite materials in… More

Spectral Camouflage Holographic Coating for Photovoltaic Solar Panel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $699,044.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) demonstrated the feasibility of Spectral Camouflage Holographic Coatings (SCHOC) for photovoltaic (PV) silicon cells. In current solar panels, multilayer thin film antireflective coatings and cut-off filtersreject some visible wavelengths (mostly UV and… More

Flight Autonomous Event Recorder Information Technology Open (FAERITO) Digital Data Download (D3)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
"Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) needs Digital Data Download (D3) with Crash Survivable Memory (CSM) to withstand up to 3400 g. To meet this NAVAIR need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a prototype D3 with CSM, the Flight Anomalous EventRecorder Information Technology Open… More

High-Precision Eye-Safe Doppler Wind LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Schnitser, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $727,763.00
Abstract:
In the response to the U.S. Army's request for a compact eye-safe lidar for high- precision, remote measurement of atmospheric turbulence caused by air vehicles or natural phenomena, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes development of afrequency-modulated light detection and ranging (LIDAR)… More

Digital Integrated Shearographic Camera for On-Wing Defect Inspection of Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Piliavin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
Turbine engines and other on-wing mechanical components that undergo repetitive high loads can fail from internal stress, fatigue, and creep. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a full-field, compact hand-held, borescope-based digitalshearing camera, based on a unique… More

ParSEC - Parallel Simulation of Electron Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
65731 Highly parallel optical interconnect systems are needed to harness the unprecedented bandwidth of dense wave division multiplexing for Department of Energy high performance computing and other computing-intensive scientific applications. This project will develop a rugged, highly… More

Low Cost True 3-D Virtual Reality System for Scientific Data Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski,, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $599,989.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an innovative Dynamic Time Multiplexed Holographic (DTMH) 3-D system for scientific data visualization based on direct viewing of an interactive environment that simulates reality in the most natural way. This proposed DTHM system is based on our… More

Portable Hyperspectral Imager for Phytoremediation Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitzer
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
70940 Spectral reflectance technologies are needed to perform streamlined phytoremediation monitoring at contaminated DOE sites. These technologies must be applicable for both in situ and remote monitoring, be compatible with other monitoring techniques, and be field-deployable within 2-3… More

Adaptive Optics System Based on a Compact Liquid Crystal Wavefront Corrector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mingjun Zhao,, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,989.00
Abstract:
In state-of-the-art adaptive optics systems, the wavefront correctors are bulky and expensive, and moving parts limit signal-to-noise ratio and speed. Current liquid crystal phase correctors require polarizers, reducing overall efficiency to less than 50%.Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes… More

Fiber Optic Backplane Interconnect for Supercomputers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alexander Parfenov
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
70100 Computing systems for fusion simulation must transfer terabits per second between processor units/boards in a supercomputer, but the electronic transmission of data is limited in bandwidth and by interference. Because optical approaches can achieve this speed and bandwidth and… More

Membrane-Based Interference Contaminant Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Al Goldsmith
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
70680 In the environmental management of DOE sites, the implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule creates two issues: (1) MACT requires that NOx and other contaminants be reliably monitored; and (2) the high… More

ParSEC - Parallel Simulation of Electron Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65731 Highly parallel optical interconnect systems are needed to harness the unprecedented bandwidth of dense wave division multiplexing for Department of Energy high performance computing and other computing-intensive scientific applications. This project will develop a rugged, highly… More

Omnidirectional Robotic Beacon-eye

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Group Leader
Award Amount: $383,776.00
Abstract:
DARPA and U.S. Army are modernizing their tactics for urban operations. In this new view of such operations, a "swarm" of inexpensive robotic devices will provide a preliminary survey and mapping of buildings before infantry forces enter. The individualmembers of the robotic swarm must communicate… More

Surveillance System for Automatic Object Discrimination and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Shengji Peng, Senior Software Developer
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a new automatic object discrimination and tracking surveillance system for Naval ship security. In Phase I, we will develop a Surveillance System for Automatic Object Discrimination and Tracking (Dis/Track)employing multiple highly efficient real-time… More

SBIR Phase II: Scanning Automultiscopic 3-D Visualization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a scanning automultiscopic 3-D visualization system. Current 3-D systems have very limited field-of-view or require intrusive headgear with head tracking to emulate look-around, and introduce inconsistencies between… More

SBIR Phase II: Scanning Automultiscopic 3-D Visualization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye
Award Amount: $499,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a scanning automultiscopic 3-D visualization system. Current 3-D systems have very limited field-of-view or require intrusive headgear with head tracking to emulate look-around, and introduce inconsistencies between… More

Active/Passive Pulsed Infrasonic Through-Wall Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Keehoon Kim, Team Leader
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new clandestine Active/Passive Pulsed Infrasonic Through-the-Wall Sensor (APITS) system, consisting of an infrasonic sensor suite plus 2-D image reconstruction, to meet the Marine Corps need forsituation awareness and tactical information… More

Multiwavelengths Laser Blood-Flowmetry/Oximerty for Monitoring of Angiogenesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
"Neoangiogenesis, the formation of new capillaries, is critical for normal healing of various injuries. The cross-sectional dimensions of the newly developed blood vessels range from one micron to tens of microns. Therefore, a technology with a very highspatial resolution is needed for… More

Hand-Held Hemispherical-Dome Emissivity and Reflectance Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Shui Lin Chao, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
"Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new hand held Hemispherical-dome Emissivity And Reflectance (HEAR) sensor to measure both integrated and bi-directional angular reflectance of installed materials on curved and flat surfaces. HEARcontinuously maps reflectance in terms of both… More

M1 Abrams/Crusader Engine Dust Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alfred Goldsmith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $119,984.00
Abstract:
"Experience in the Gulf War demonstrated the threat to military vehicles and aircraft from blowing dust and sand. Heavy particulate contamination has proven to be a significant problem not just in terms of increased maintenance requirements, but also inthe potential for major engine damage. … More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Lobster-Eye X-Ray Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will meet the need for advanced optical instrumentation to support scientific research in the area of X-ray radiation in the upper atmosphere. It is proposed to develop a Lobster-eye X-ray Imaging Sensor as a low-cost, all-plastic, X-ray… More

Periscope Integrated Collimating Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop and demonstrate a novel periscope integrated collimating display (PICOD) for out-the-window embedded training, which can be integrated into the AAAV periscope system and can be switched ON to display asimulated out-the-window scene, and OFF to… More

Universal Compression and Communication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $119,997.00
Abstract:
"The challenge of this project is to take advantage of existing digital television (DTV) developments and apply them to missiles, unmanned vehicles, manpack systems, and unmanned sensors. The unique capabilities that Physical Optics Corporation (POC)brings to this problem are nearly lossless… More

A Real 3-Dimensional Digital Terrain Map System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Shengji Peng, Senior Software Developer
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
A soldier's ability to get a feel for terrain from maps before or even while he walks over it can be critical to the success of a mission. A virtual three-dimensional view of the terrain is a dream of every warfighter. To address this Army need, PhysicalOptics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop… More

Vapor Electrostatic Condensator System (VELCOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Resnikov, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"A critical need for Army storage facilities is a new technology for humidity control that has very low requirements for maintenance and energy. Conventional dehumidification technologies use either the condensation of moisture below the saturationtemperature of air or direct absorption of water… More

Miniature Integrated Multi-Band Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Shui Lin Chao, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
"Widespread concern about the prospects of chemical assaults has raised demand for a miniature low-power high resolution wideband spectroscopic sensor for real-time characterization and identification of chemical agent clouds and vapors. Current devicesonly cover narrow bandwidths, and hence… More

Interferometric Target Tracking System for Fusion Experiment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65592 Inertial fusion experiments require real-time, highly-accurate tracking of targets during each injection cycle. Conditions within the chamber influence the target¿s flight, preventing accurate position predictions; however, the effective ignition reaction, using laser or ion beams,… More

Laser Opacity Retroreflector System (LORS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alfred Goldsmith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,990.00
Abstract:
Army training and other activities that generate plumes of smoke or dust must not exceed EPA opacity limits. However, current methods of measuring opacity rely on subjective "trained observers" which leads to disagreements about the accuracy of observer'sestimates. To provide an accurate and… More

sbir/sttr phase i: Induced Smectic-A Liquid Crystal Material for Advanced Flat-Panel Display and Electro-Optic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Valeriy Chirkov
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop an entire new class of LC materials consisting of unique mixtures of polar and nonpolar nematic LCs that form an induced smectic-A phase with bilayer or multilayer microstructures. The proposed Induced Smetic-A LCs (ISALCs)… More

Agile Laser Filters Visual Simulation Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Agile Laser Filter Visual Simulation (ALFVIS) device, based on Multiplexed Reflection Holographic Filters (MRHFs) and a Liquid Crystal Digital Switch (LCDS) panel. The proposed ALFVIS will have aform of a viewer for vision research on the… More

Interferometric Target Tracking System for Fusion Experiment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
65592 Inertial fusion experiments require real-time, highly-accurate tracking of targets during each injection cycle. Conditions within the chamber influence the target¿s flight, preventing accurate position predictions; however, the effective ignition reaction, using laser or ion beams,… More

Laser Opacity Retroreflector System (LORS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alfred Goldsmith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $119,990.00
Abstract:
"During Army training or other activities, particulate matter plumes are generated that cause air quality degradation. To comply with regulatory requirements, the Army is required to measure the opacity of these plumes. The EPA method for assessingopacity requires an observer to judge opacity… More

Optically Tiled Video Immersive Environment Wearable Display for Telerobotics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
70918 Advanced wearable computer systems and interfaces are needed for effective human-machine interaction where telerobotic systems are used to process waste at contaminated DOE facilities. This project will develop a new wide-field-of-view, superhigh resolution, wearable display,… More

Adaptive Optics System Based on a Compact Liquid Crystal Wavefront Corrector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mingjun Zhao,, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In state-of-the-art adaptive optics systems, the wavefront correctors are bulky and expensive, and moving parts limit signal-to-noise ratio and speed. Current liquid crystal phase correctors require polarizers, reducing overall efficiency to less than 50%.Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes… More

Low Cost True 3-D Virtual Reality System for Scientific Data Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski,, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an innovative Dynamic Time Multiplexed Holographic (DTMH) 3-D system for scientific data visualization based on direct viewing of an interactive environment that simulates reality in the most natural way. This proposed DTHM system is based on our… More

Superresolution Optical Microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, PhD, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
In the area of biomolecular imaging, NASA is seeking new technologies for imaging protein expression in cells at or below the diffraction-limited spatial resolution of optical microscopes. Nanoscale imaging capable of providing sufficient resolution to distinguish protein or DNA sequence is in… More

Stacked Waveguide Imaging Spectrometer for Airborne and Spaceborne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yunlu Zou, PhD, Team Leader
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
To meet the challenges of multispectral and/or hyperspectral imaging from NASA manned and unmanned airborne platforms and next-generation space platforms, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a miniature Stacked Waveguide Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS), a hyperspectral imaging system. The… More

Miniature Automated Cell Sorting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, PhD, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
A novel Miniature Automated Cell Sorting (MACS) system based on microfluidic and optical trapping technologies is proposed for separation and purification of living cells both on Earth and on spacecraft or other planets. The MACS system, which will use laser light to manipulate target cells, will… More

Stacked Waveguide Imaging Spectrometer for Airborne and Spaceborne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yunlu Zou, PhD, Team Leader
Award Amount: $599,997.00
Abstract:
To meet the challenges of multispectral and/or hyperspectral imaging from NASA manned and unmanned airborne platforms and next-generation space platforms, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a miniature Stacked Waveguide Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS), a hyperspectral imaging system. The… More

Electrically Variable Compact Optical Remote Imaging Spectroscopic Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Piliavin, PhD, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
NASA has a need for innovative hyperspectral optical imager component technology for monitoring and measuring atmospheric, oceanic, and land processes to enable researchers and engineers to explore, analyze, and understand these complex phenomena. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to… More

Multi-Channel Video Compression for CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, PhD, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Current and future NASA Cave Automatic Virtual Environments (CAVEs) require high quality multi-channel real-time, full 30-60 frames per second (fps) video compression, for which high-compression-ratio, effectively-lossless compression remains the only practical solution. Physical Optics Corporation… More

Panoramic Video Monitoring System for UGVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
"UGV platforms such as Gladiator and Man-Portable Robotic Systems need a new type of omni-vision system for full range viewing: 360 degrees horizontally and -45 to +90 degrees vertically. To address this need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes todevelop a new high quality, real-time,… More

Optical Proximity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sergey Sandomirsky, Laboratory Manager
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
"Although there are currently no range-variable kinetic-energy non-lethal munitions for personal weapons in development, any future model will require a proximity sensor to activate a mechanism that controls the kinetic energy of the projectile. This sensorshould be inexpensive, reliable,… More

Material Properties Synthesis and Neural Network Based Property Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Piliavin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel Neural Network Assisted Material Property Prediction (NNAMPP) software. This Windows-based software engine consists of modules to calculate electrical conductivity, mechanical properties, etc.Modularity will make it simple and easy to… More

Look-Measure-Analyze Toolset for Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eugene Levin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
"The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is seeking automated technology to revolutionize the way human operator/analysts observe, interpret, and fuse visual, analog, and digital environmental data from civil and military environmental satellites,battlespace in-situ sensors, and numerous… More

Ultrawide Bandwidth Communication System for Mobile Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
"Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is seeking a new type of all weather communication system, potentially non-RF, to carry data between mobile platforms. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel Ultra-wide Band Laser Communication(UBLC), as a new full scale laser communication… More

Optical Switch Based on Electro-Holographic Liquid Crystal Polymer Bragg Grating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
"Today's military aircraft and aerospace systems employ optical networks for data transmission. Data is bottlenecked in switching, which is currently performed by slow, bulky, heavy optomechanical methods. Fast electro-optical switches have been suggestedas replacements, but these tend to have… More

Optical and Radio Frequencies Integrated Common Aperture Based on Liquid Crystal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Valeriy Chirkov, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,964.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel Optical and Radio frequencies Integrated Common Aperture based on LIquid Crystals (ORICAL) system that simultaneously supports radio and optical sensor operation. ORICAL is composed of liquidcrystal (LC) elements forming phase-modulating… More

Beyond Line of Sight Video Delivery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $119,994.00
Abstract:
"Real-time and near-real-time video can dramatically enhance decision making and aid in last minute target confirmation. To accomplish this, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a new system based on Tunable Data Rate Compression and Communication(TunDRa). This system will for the first time… More

Mobile Advanced Data Compression Adaptive Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang, Team Leader
Award Amount: $116,990.00
Abstract:
"Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Mobile Advanced Data Compression Adaptive Technology (MADCAT) communication system to transmit EIA-170 and EIA-343A streaming video over current tactical radios. MADCAT applies POC's novel softcomputing and soft communication fuzzy logic… More

Multi-level Frame Technology for Digital Elevation Data Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: Eugene Levin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
"The National Imagery and Mapping Agency is seeking new and innovative technology for generating Digital Terrain Elevation Data Level 2 (DTED-2) for territories above 60 degrees N. Important criteria include vertical accuracy of 16 m and horizontal accuracyof 20 m, and identification and selection… More

Artillery Orientation via Distributed MEMS Inertial Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Group Leader
Award Amount: $119,991.00
Abstract:
"Determining the precise position, bearing and inclination of field artillery is essential for accurate fire. The rapid pace of modern warfare and the increasing efficiency of modern counterbattery methods dictates regular movement of artillery, obviatingconventional survey techniques and placing… More

LASER LANCING DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser
Award Amount: $129,989.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Proposed is the design, development, fabrication, and testing of a Laser Lancing Device (LLD) as a minimally perturbing technique for collection blood from rats several times a day in sufficient quantities for measuring levels of… More

Size and Number Dust (SAND) Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alfred Goldsmith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,991.00
Abstract:
The Army is seeking a real-time engine intake dust detector for initial application as a part of the new designs currently in process for the A1 Abrams Engine Program. The desired dust detector system will measure particle concentrations and the size ofparticles to warn the driver when either the… More

A Real 3-Dimensional Digital Terrain Map System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,989.00
Abstract:
A soldier's ability to get a feel for terrain from maps before or even while walking on it can be critical to mission success. A virtual three-dimensional view of the terrain is a dream of every warfighter. To make it a reality, in Phase I PhysicalOptics Corporation (POC) developed a new prototype… More

Agile Laser Filters Visual Simulation Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Group Leader
Award Amount: $749,910.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Agile Laser Filter Visual Simulation (ALFVIS) look-through viewer system for research into the effects of agile laser eye protection (AgLEP) devices on human vision. ALFVIS will simulate anyagile laser filter for single or multiple laser… More

Universal Compression and Communication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,994.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is seeking to leverage emerging civilian digital television technology to upgrade military imaging sensors. To meet Army needs, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is developing a new Universal Video Compression (UVC) system, compatible withpresent and future DTV and compression… More

Holographic Collimating Display Screen for Ultra High Resolution Simulator Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new holographic collimating display screen (HCDS) technology for ultrahigh resolution simulator systems. POC has already demonstrated the feasibility of the HCDS for the Air Force Mobile ModularDisplay for Advanced Research and Training… More

Beyond Line of Sight Video Delivery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,997.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army needs to transmit video more than 60 nautical miles from rotary wing aircraft at altitudes of upto 4,000 ft. At present, video transmission range is limited by high transmission bandwidth requirements, insufficient encryption, and theinability to operate large numbers of networked… More

Artillery Orientation via Distributed MEMS Inertial Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director, New Technologie
Award Amount: $729,993.00
Abstract:
Determining the precise position, bearing, and inclination, of field artillery is essential to accurate fire. The increasing sophistication of counterbattery fire, with the emphasis on mobility and accurate coordinated fire in modern warfare, obviateconventional survey techniques and place an… More

Wide Field of View Imaging System Based on Adaptive Lens With Controllable Aperture Location

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alex Naumov, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
To meet the need of the U.S. Air Force for a new imaging technology for missile warning and identification, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new highly agile mid-wave infrared imaging system based on an Adaptive Lens withControllable Aperture Location (ALCAL). ALCAL is a… More

Fiber Optic Backplane Interconnect for Supercomputers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alexander Parfenov
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
70100S02-II While the computational power of scalable parallel computing systems has reached trillions of operations per second, the bandwidth and latency of interconnection system presents a bottleneck to further advances in computing performance. Optical interconnects offer many advantages… More

Petroleum Indicator by Electric Relaxation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
72681S03-I When drilling oil wells, it is necessary to determine both the fluid flow rate at the instant the fluid actually begins to enter the hole, and the fluid composition at the bit. Such information allows for safer drilling operations and can save both time and money. Consequently, oil… More

Universal Photo-Acoustic Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul Schnitser
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
72793S03-I Hard X-ray (10 to 250 keV) imaging detection, used in nuclear physics experiments, requires very high (~20 micron) spatial and timing (~1 ns) resolution in a large format (several hundred cm2), very low background noise, high dynamic range, radiation hardness, and compatibility with… More

Fiber Optic Backplane Interconnect for Supercomputers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alexander Parfenov
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70100S02-II While the computational power of scalable parallel computing systems has reached trillions of operations per second, the bandwidth and latency of interconnection system presents a bottleneck to further advances in computing performance. Optical interconnects offer many advantages… More

Three Dimensional Holographic Archival Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Fedor Dimov
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
72583S03-I Holographic optical memory holds great potential for high-capacity, high-speed storage and access of data, particularly in nuclear research, where a continuous stream of data at a rate of 100¿megabytes per second or more may need to be stored, with a total annual data volume of… More

Mobile Advanced Data Compression Adaptive Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang, Team Leader
Award Amount: $729,997.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is seeking video compression techniques for rapid distribution of situational information among rotorcraft, ground personnel, fixed wing aircraft, and unmanned air vehicles. Physical Optics Corporation's (POC's) Mobile Advanced DataCompression Adaptive Technology (MADCAT) integrates… More

Multi-level Frame Technology for Digital Elevation Data Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: Eugene Levin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $249,986.00
Abstract:
To directly address NIMA's need for Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 2 for territories above 60 degrees north latitude, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed and demonstrated in Phase I a new Multilevel Frame Technology for Digital Elevation DataGeneration (MF-TEC) system. Specific Phase I… More

Incoherent Optical Radar for Simultaneous Range and Velocity Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alfred Goldsmith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $68,626.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is developing an exo-atmospheric interceptor based on a ground based midcourse defense. Once separated from its booster, about 140 miles above the earth, the exo-atmospheric kill vehicle (EKV) will use passivemiddle-wavelength infrared or long wavelength infrared… More

Advanced Real-Time Data Fusion System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is seeking innovative sensor fusion algorithms and software/hardware systems for target acquisition, tracking, and discrimination in a cluttered environment. The goal is to develop a real-time fusion system that providesaccurate data from disparate ground-based… More

Microfluidic Array Biosensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
In response to CBD need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop and fabricate a novel Microfluidic Array Biosensor (MICAB) as a new, sensitive, simple-to-use, hybrid instrument system for the early and rapid detection of environmentalbacterial and viral pathogens. The concept of the… More

Holographic Inter-Spacecraft Transceiver System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Albert Okorogu,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
NASA is seeking communication networks that will seamlessly connect terrestrial and space-based nodes, featuring high data rates, high capacity, interactivity with orbital platforms, secure operations, and low latency. In response, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel… More

Submarine Detection by Acoustic Retina Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director for New Technolo
Award Amount: $98,995.00
Abstract:
Detecting submarines is inherently difficult, and particularly so in littoral areas. A detection system is needed that would consist of thousands of inexpensive sensors to detect a nearby submarine. In response to this need, Physical Optics Corporationproposes to develop the new STARFISH system. … More

Differencing Electrostatic Optical Sensor (DEOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Reznikov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
In response to NASA?s need for miniature sensors for detecting and measuring electrostatic potential and charge distribution generated on payloads, spacecraft, and landers, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an innovative Differential Electrostatic Optical Sensor (DEOS). DEOS will… More

Tunable Spectral Devices Based on Planar Holographic Diffractive Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ranjit Pradhan, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Combining photonic components into a single integrated optical chip usually requires channel waveguides, which are difficult to fabricate and have high losses. Therefore, DARPA is seeking device technology for two-dimensional holographic diffractivestructures in planar waveguides that efficiently… More

Zipper-type Integrated Performance Enabled Retainer (ZIPER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Engineer Specialist
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army requires rugged, low-cost electrical and optical connectors for soldiers and other personnel that link them to a variety of electronic, antennae, computer interfaces, and other sub-systems. These connectors must be wearable on standardclothing and equipment. They should be… More

Multiwavelength Optical Coherent Endoscopic Oximeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The limitations of endoscopy for early diagnosis of ischemic colitis and other gastrointestinal diseases can be overcome by introducing new functions into the conventional endoscope. These functions allow noninvasively measuring blood flow and… More

Binary Oscillating Thermoelectric Chiller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Resnikov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,922.00
Abstract:
Thermoelectric (TE) Peltier/Seebeck coolers appear to be very attractive for use on unmanned underwater vehicles because of their absence of moving parts. The major problem with the approach is the limited coefficient of performance (COP). As a result,the maximum density of removed heat is less… More

Autonomous Dynamic Path Optimization Navigator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Keehoon Kim, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) need to navigate around unanticipated obstacles in shallow waters. To meet that need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel Autonomous Dynamic Path Optimization Navigator (ADPON) system, forreal-time, robust, self-adjusting, intelligent… More

Synthetic Terrain Generation Employing Wavelet Based Multi-Resolution Polygon Meshes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director for New Technolo
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy needs systems that generate highly realistic, fully and partially synthetic terrain data for training, simulation, and the evaluation of various terrain sensors. Synthetic terrain data is required to simulate areas for which high-resolutiondata cannot be extracted for political or… More

Magnetic Prism Array Scanning Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Vice President, Photonic
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new X-band scanning Magnetic Prism Array Scanning (MAPASA) antenna that utilizes magnetically induced variation of the refractive index in the composite material containing previously orientedhematite nanoparticles. Because of the strong… More

Wavelet Integrated Networked Compression Event-Driven AAR Retrieval

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wenjian Wang, Team Leader
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Navy after-action reviews (AARs) provide detailed feedback to units on their individual and collective performance in training exercises. As more data, and datasets of increasing size, complexity, and diversity are exchanged among units, the Navy needs acommon wide-band data capture, compression,… More

Compact and Intelligent Robotic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sookwang Ro, Director
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an innovative, affordable compact and intelligent robotic system with an open system architecture for automated shipboard handling and stowage of organic offboard vehicles on DD(X) and other U.S. Navyships. The proposed Compact and Intelligent… More

Predictive Morphing Compression Methods for Real-Time Video Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
To transmit vital video over slow communication channels, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel Predictive Morphing Compression (PMC) technology that can provide compression ratios in the range of 50,000:1 to 100,000:1 with fullmotion and very good video quality (native… More

Microchannel Proteomic Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to design, develop, fabricate, and test a Microchannel Proteomic Array (MPA) system based on proprietary silicon chip fabrication technology and integration of immunodetection amplified by T7 RNA polymerase (IDAT) and… More

Multiaxis Strain Sensor and Fiber Optic Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Parfenov, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,981.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a novel fiber optic unified sensor system (NOFUSS) for multiaxis strain measurements in multiple locations within the body/canister of vertical launch missiles. This multisensor system connects as many as 48strain sensors, each acquiring data on… More

Arterial-Venous Eye Pulse Oximeter (AVEPOX)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Schnitser, Vice President
Award Amount: $119,996.00
Abstract:
Hemorrhage is the primary cause of death on the battlefield. Army has a pressing need for a non-invasive device that can measure vital organ arterial and venous blood oxygen saturation to assess whether, and when, oxygen delivery and absorption isadequate. To meet this need Physical Optics… More

Arterial-Venous Eye Pulse Oximeter (AVEPOX)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,993.00
Abstract:
Hemorrhage is the primary cause of death on the battlefield. The U.S. Army has a pressing need for a noninvasive device to measure blood oxygenation in vital organs, and especially in the brain. Changes in arterial and venous blood oxygenation can signalinternal bleeding that needs to be treated… More

Collaborative Multiperspective Environment True Three Dimensional Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new collaborative multi-perspective environment true 3D display visualization technology that will enable battlefield commanders and planners to view and analyze all activity on the battlegroundsimultaneously and rapidly. The proposed true 3D… More

Advanced Distributed Real-Time Database Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Shengji Peng, Senior Software Developer
Award Amount: $69,532.00
Abstract:
The ability to integrate and manage vast amounts of data from distributed, heterogeneous sources is critical to decision makers using Battle Management Command and Control systems (BMC2). For this purpose, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes todevelop a novel Advanced distributed Real-time… More

Collaborative Multiperspective Environment True Three Dimensional Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Vice President
Award Amount: $119,995.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new collaborative multi-perspective environment true 3-D display visualization technology that will enable battle field commanders and controllers to view and analyze all activity on the battleground simultaneously and rapidly. The proposed… More

Maritime Advanced Ship-Defense Thermally-Managed Intensely Focused Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Russell Kurtz, Team Leader
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
For ship self-defense, the Navy requires a rugged, effective, maintainable, efficient solid state laser that can be scaled to generate 100 kW in a high-quality beam. To address this need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novelMaritime Advanced Ship-defense Thermally-managed… More

Compact Waveguide Hologram Projection HMD Visor Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new compact, lightweight wide-field-of-view visor optics for head (and helmet) mounted displays (HMDs) based on POC's demonstrated aberration-compensated holographic optical element (MAC-HOE)technology. Taking advantage of the flexibility of… More

Highly Secure Adaptive Arithmetic Coding Data Compression System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Shizhong Liu, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel highly Secure Adaptive Arithmetic Coding (SAAC) data compression system for theater missile defense. The proposed SAAC algorithm will for the first time combine near optimal data compressionwith high data security. The SAAC adaptive… More

Hand-Held Hemispherical-Dome Emissivity and Reflectance Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Shui Chao, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new hand-held Hemispherical-dome Emissivity And Reflectance (HEAR) sensor to measure both integrated and bi-directional angular reflectance of coated materials on curved and flat surfaces, using aunique combination of several commercially… More

Hand-Held Hemispherical-Dome Emissivity and Reflectance Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Shui Chao, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $597,182.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new hand-held Hemispherical-dome Emissivity And Reflectance (HEAR) sensor to measure both integrated and bi-directional angular reflectance of coated materials on curved and flat surfaces, using aunique combination of several commercially… More

Precision Ultrasensitive Micromotion Interferometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Russell Kurtz,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
NASA needs hardware technologies to maintain hyper-precision spacecraft constellations at a level that will make separated spacecraft optical interferometry practical. To address this need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop and test a novel Precision Ultrasensitive Micromotion… More

Wireless Personal Information Carrier System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President, Info. Tec
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is seeking to develop a new type of personal identification card (PIC) for the patientcentric data network and database, containing a complete longitudinal patient record up to 20 years long. Coupled with theBattlefield Medical Information System Tactical… More

High Performance Digital Medical Data Link Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Freddie S. Lin
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Soft Computing Hypercompression Interactive Lossless and Lossy (SCHILL, "skill") system for digital clinical imagery - retinal imaging for diabetes, x-ray mammography for breast cancer, CT for lung… More

High Performance Digital Medical Data Link Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Freddie S. Lin
Award Amount: $917,796.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Soft Computing Hypercompression Interactive Lossless and Lossy (SCHILL, "skill") system for digital clinical imagery - retinal imaging for diabetes, x-ray mammography for breast cancer, CT for lung… More

SBIR Phase II: Lobster-Eye X-Ray Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, PI
Award Amount: $499,994.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop an innovative Lobster Eye X-ray Imaging Sensor (LEXIS) for the observation of x-ray precipitation during long-term high-altitude balloon flights. The pinhole x-ray cameras currently used in such flights have very limited spatial… More

Wide Field of View Imaging System Based on Adaptive Lens With Controllable Aperture Location

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Agile Electro-Optical Missile Seeking system (AGEMIS) based on two wide field-of-view (FOV) imager with enhanced aperture. The first imagers will be equipped with Adaptive Lenses with Controllable Aperture Location (ALCAL). The first… More

Holographic Collimating Display Screen for Ultra High Resolution Simulator Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu
Award Amount: $749,979.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop new holographic collimating display screen (HCDS) technology for ultrahigh-resolution simulator systems. In Phase I, POC extended the HCDS technology through design, analysis, and experimental validation, and selected an optimum configuration… More

Optical Proximity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sergey Sandomirsky, Laboratory Manager
Award Amount: $749,977.00
Abstract:
Several types of personal-weapon non-lethal munitions are currently under development for the U.S. Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM). Each of these munitions must be able to quickly, precisely, and reliably gauge the distance to the target. This function, which is necessary in order to… More

Three Dimensional Holographic Archival Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Fedor Dimov, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
72583-Holographic optical memory holds great potential for high-capacity, high-speed storage and access of data, particularly in nuclear research, where a continuous stream of data at a rate of 100¿megabytes per second or more may need to be stored, with a total annual data volume of several… More

Petroleum Indicator by Electric Relaxation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,988.00
Abstract:
72681-The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking advanced ¿smart drilling¿ technologies to improve the nation's competitiveness in petroleum drilling. In response to this need, this project will develop a petroleum indicator that uses an electric relaxation sensor to monitor the drilling… More

Differencing Electrostatic Optical Sensor (DEOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
In response to NASA?s need for miniature sensors to detect and measure electrostatic potential and charge distribution on payloads, spacecraft, and landers, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) in Phase I developed and demonstrated an innovative Differential Electrostatic Optical Sensor (DEOS) to… More

Generic Miniature Acoustic Processor for Distributed Beamforming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director, New Technologie
Award Amount: $119,998.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is seeking an innovative low-cost generic sensor information transmitter with the capability to compress input acoustic signals at a ratio of 100:1 to transmit essential acoustic signatures to a remote master computer, and to execute high-performance beamforming. In response to this… More

Generic Miniature Acoustic Processor for Distributed Beamforming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director, New Technologie
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is seeking distributed and networked acoustic processing techniques for wide-area surveillance, detection, identification, and tracking of ground vehicles, snipers, and other personnel. To meet this Army need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to design and develop a new… More

Modular Enhanced Systemic Hardware Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Engineer Specialist
Award Amount: $119,978.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is seeking a wearable, ergonomically-designed wearable electronic network to be integrated into military protective clothing. To meet this Army need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Modular Enhanced Systemic Hardware Network (MESHNet) to be integrated into… More

Thermoelectric Ionic Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Group Leader, Sensor Systems
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Current thermal detectors (TDs) based on solid-state technology are costly and brittle, and require extraordinary materials and processes to manufacture. To overcome these problems and to address the Air Force need for a low-cost, bio-inspired thermal detector, Physical Optics Corporation (POC)… More

Four-Dimensional Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Gertsenshteyn, Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Air Force need for a novel airborne adaptive hyperspectral imaging sensor for the reconnaissance of rapidly changing events, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new, monolithic, compact, four-dimensional Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor (4D-HSIS) with fast… More

Spatio-Temporal Object Reconstructed Modeling System from Ground-Based Imagery of Space Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director, New Technologies
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is seeking innovative algorithms that automate and expedite the process of extracting four dimensional (4D) space-time imagery of space objects from ground-based space imagery collectors. In response to this need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new… More

Cold Plasma Decontaminator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
To meet the Air Force need for decontamination, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to design and develop a novel Cold Plasma Decontaminator (CPD) for use in aircraft cargo interiors without affecting the aircraft or its contents, and that can be applied in 15 minutes or less and not require… More

Optical Amplifier Based on Liquid Crystal Holographic Fabry-Perot Etalon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President, EOH Division
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To address the need for an optical amplifier for advanced night vision systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new device based on Amplifiction of Light by Liquid Crystal Etalon (ALLICE). This device will be based on a holographic Fabry-Perot etalon with an optically… More

Modular Enhanced Systemic Hardware Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Engineer Specialist
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new wearable "smart" electrical connector--and associated connector system--in the form of a Modular Enhanced Systemic Hardware Network (MESHNet), which for the first time integrates electronics into military vests and protective clothing in a… More

Nanoporous Photocatalytic Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Group Leader
Award Amount: $98,991.00
Abstract:
To address DARPA interest in a revolutionary air filtration technology that both captures and neutralizes chemical and biological agents with high efficiency and low resistance to airflow, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel Nanoporous Photocatalytic Filter (NPF). NPF is… More

Advanced Data Synthesis by the Projection-Slice Theorem

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Vahid Riasati, Team Leader
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
To meet the MDA requirements, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Advanced Data Synthesis by the Projection-Slice Theorem (ADS-PST) software/hardware technology capable of spatial and temporal data registration, real-time data processing and communication, and on-line sensor… More

Adaptive Turbofan Noise Active Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Keehoon Kim, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Navy need to reduce turbofan/turboprop noise by more than 20 dB, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an innovative hybrid active/passive Adaptive Turbofan Noise Active Control (ATNAC) system, consisting of a reactive noise suppression device plus a nonlinear… More

Real-Time Holographic Water-Drop-Size Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Fedor Dimov, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
75699-To fully understand the global warming problem, the properties of the stratus clouds that cover much of the earth must be understood. In particular, new instrument technology is needed to make statistically significant measurements of the size distribution of water drops in these clouds. The… More

System for Breaking Oil-in-Water Emulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy has a critical need for technology to break oil-in-water emulsions in ship bilge water. This technology must have low requirements for logistic support, maintenance, and power. Conventional technologies for breaking emulsions use either a coagulant/flocculent or pH-changing chemical… More

Adaptive Noncoherent Dazzler Floodlight

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Director, Optical Instrum
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
A noncoherent source of light is needed as a nonlethal weapon to disable opposing forces with minimal casualties. To address this need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Adaptive Dazzler Floodlight (ADF), based on a noncoherent compact source and a dazzler. ADF will deter… More

Intelligent and Universal Network Capable Application Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sookwang Ro, Director
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Intelligent Seamless Network Capable Application Processor (ISNCAP) as a next generation Network Capable Application Processor (NCAP) with universal capability in terms of rich networking interfaces, flexible and affordable hardware, and… More

Subwavelength Maskless All-Light Lithographic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Vice President
Award Amount: $98,997.00
Abstract:
DARPA is seeking tools to fabricate advanced semiconductor devices with 100 nm features without the need for masks, avoiding the high front-end fixed costs associated with photomask fabrication. Current processes for producing features smaller than the wavelength of the light require complex mask… More

Multiframe Image Enhancement and Processing for Target Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director for New Technolo
Award Amount: $99,841.00
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency is seeking innovative electro-optical/infrared multiframe processing algorithms to recognize and intercept the lethal object within a ballistic missile threat train. These algorithms are critical components of Project Hercules to counter off-nominal and evolving missile… More

Optical Range and Orientation System for Microsatellite Constellation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Director, Optical Instrum
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
To address MDA needs for innovative concepts in precision navigation and associated guidance and control systems for microsatellites and microsatellite constellations, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Optical Range and Orientation System (OROS), applying the principles of… More

Holographic Optical Element-Based Laser Diode Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Russell Kurtz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
NASA is seeking improved methods of rapid prototyping, which are best achieved by using directed metal deposition (DMD). Current DMD systems consume a great deal of power, are inefficient, require significant flow of cooling water, and are fixed in one location. To address the need for a rapid… More

Micro-Optomechanical Orientation Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President
Award Amount: $119,967.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is seeking innovative autonomous onboard orientation sensors for munitions and other orientation measurement applications as alternatives to rate gyros and GPS. Conventional rotating wheel accelerometers lack long-term reliability, and are limited in accuracy and resolution. … More

Micro-Optomechanical Orientation Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,989.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army's need for an innovative autonomous onboard orientation sensor for smart munitions as an alternative to rate gyros and GPS, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new optical microgyro based on the Micro-OptoMechanical Orientation Sensor (MOMOS) concept,… More

Interferometric Subsurface Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Russell Kurtz, Team Leader
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Accurate detection of subsurface corrosion and other defects in aircraft can prevent serious damage to multimillion-dollar machinery and save lives. The Air Force therefore has a need for an easily operated, portable non-destructive evaluation (NDE) system that can detect, identify, and localize… More

Photoreceiver Based on SiGe Nanostructure on Silicon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Russell Kurtz
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Air Force need for a high-speed free-space photoreceiver operating in the near-infrared communications band, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new monolithic Silicon/Germanium/CMOS (SIGNMOS) photoreceiver that far exceeds the capabilities of current devices. The… More

Photoreceiver Based on SiGe Nanostructure on Silicon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alexander Parfenov, Director, Micro-Optics & LCs
Award Amount: $69,981.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Air Force need for novel photoreceivers, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new monolithic photoreceiver based on SiGe Nanotechnology with Si﷓MOS process (SIGNMOS) for optical communication. POC is integrating a SiGe quantum dot array photodetector… More

Wireless Personal Information Carrier System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President, Info. Tec
Award Amount: $104,211.00
Abstract:
In Phase I we have developed a Wireless Personal Information Carrier (WPIC) with full wireless download/upload capability incorporating an efficient battery-generated power supply. The WPIC hardware was demonstrated to the Army at the Ninth Annual American Telemedicine Association Conference in… More

Versatile, Expandable, Strategic, and Tactical Equipment Carrier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Engineer Specialist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
To meet SOCOM needs, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Versatile, Expandable, Strategic and Tactical Equipment Carrier (VESTEC) technology to be integrated into the MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment). The VESTEC will make the MOLLE more dynamic and… More

Advanced Robot Vision and Communication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President, Info. Tec
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
To address the Army's need for command and control of small teleoperated robots, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Active Robotic Vision and Control System (ARVACS). ARVACS is based on highly effective and robust vision architecture with active lighting, real-time image… More

Microfluidic Refractometric Proteomic Array System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
To address the Army's need for a high-throughput proteomics-based assay system for sensitive quantitative detection of cancer biomarker metalloproteinases and measurement of alterations in their activity, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Microfluidic Refractometric… More

Advanced Robot Vision and Communication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Kostrzewski, Vice President, Info. Tec
Award Amount: $119,970.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Active Robot Vision and Communication System (ARVACS) that incorporates active lighting with fully automatic image enhancement, multichannel digital wireless communication, and real-time video compression. This system will be… More

Absolute Distance Hemispherical Rangefinder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Director, Optical Instrum
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new absolute distance hemispherical rangefinder (ADHER) for 3D rendering of large rooms and cavities for combat operations of Objective Force Warriors. The proposed ADHER is a nonscanning, compact device for stealthy robotic platforms. The… More

Optical Measurement of Penetration Resistance, and Automatic Determination of Rating Cone Index

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sergey Sandomirsky, Laboratory Manager
Award Amount: $119,985.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense currently administers 25 million acres of land. To expedite and reliably estimate mission impacts on this huge territory, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting an innovative portable device for estimating site condition in terms of Erosion Potential/Training… More

Optical Measurement of Penetration Resistance, and Automatic Determination of Rating Cone Index

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sergey Sandomirsky, Laboratory Manager
Award Amount: $729,984.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense currently administers 25 million acres of land. To expedite and reliably estimate mission impacts on this huge territory, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting an innovative portable device for estimating site conditions in terms of Erosion Potential/Training… More

Silicon Light-Controlled Passive Elements for High Speed, High Power Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Vice President, Photonic
Award Amount: $729,984.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army needs advanced communication and attack systems technology for the Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) and the Future Combat Systems (FCS). JTRS and FCS include high-power devices such as RF power amplifiers (PA), matching networks and antennas with electronically tunable switches. … More

Advanced Visible-to-Infrared Dynamic Projector for Testing Imaging Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President
Award Amount: $119,980.00
Abstract:
The Army is seeking development of an electro-optical/infrared projector for simultaneous testing of multiband suites of sensors - - visible, MWIR, FLIR, and LWIR. To meet this Army need, POC proposes to develop a new Advanced Visible-to-Infrared Dynamic (AVID) projector based on deformable surface… More

Advanced Visible-to-Infrared Dynamic Projector for Testing Imaging Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,985.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Army's need for an electro-optical visible/infrared projector for simultaneous testing of sensor suites, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Advanced Visible-to-Infrared Dynamic (AVID) scene projector (SP) system based on micro-optoelectromechanical… More

Lightweight Multifunctional Slipring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
To reduce the weight and size of Future Combat System ground vehicles, Physical Optical Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Lightweight Multifunctional Slipring (LMFS) based on metal fiber-rotary band contact (RBC), active fiber optic rotary joint with time and wavelength division… More

Tomographic Microscope for Assessing Microcirculation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser
Award Amount: $76,758.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many widespread diseases are caused by or manifested in abnormalities in blood microcirculation. There is a pressing need for a noninvasive device to collect maximum information about the structure of the microcirculation network, the functional parameters of… More

Synthetic Holographic Guided Light Angular-Scanning Flat Head Mounted Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Vice President, EOH Divis
Award Amount: $98,990.00
Abstract:
To address the need for a flat head-mounted display, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Synthetic Holographic Guided Light Angular-Scanning (HOLOGLAS) flat helmet-mounted display (HMD) that effectively projects out-of-the-screen images like those seen in holograms. The… More

Remote Infrared Nanostructured Adsorber-Based Chemical Agent Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Ranjit D. Pradhan, Director, Electro-Optics & Displays
Award Amount: $69,981.00
Abstract:
To address the Chemical And Biological Defense Program request for an inexpensive, reusable, stand-alone, remote-signaling point detector for sensing chemical warfare agents (CWAs), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Remote Infrared Nanostructured Adsorber-Based Chemical… More

Lobster Eye X-Ray Imaging Underwater Scatterometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Gertsenshteyn, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) needs an underwater x-ray imager/scatterometer system for high-quality imaging of mines and other objects buried in sediment, and to analyze the porosity and structure of the sediment itself. The system is to be based on backscattering x-ray technology and be… More

Handheld Lobster Eye X-Ray Inspection Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Michael Gertsenshteyn, Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The war against terrorism requires the capability to inspect cargo through the walls of ship and boat compartments. For this purpose, the U.S. Coast Guard is seeking a handheld instrument that can accurately analyze and visualize material hidden from view behind walls and bulkheads. This inspection… More

Polymer-Based Glass-Like Coating Material System for Multi-Layered Protective Film

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Kevin Yu, Director, Holographic Systems
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
State-of-the-art aircraft/helicopter transparency materials lack the mechanical strength to withstand the environmental effects of blowing sand and dust particles, and thus degrade pilots' ability to see through. Scratched and damaged transparencies must be replaced, and this is both expensive and… More

Selectable Error-Free Analog and Digital Operations Grid Connector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Engineer Specialist
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
Most deck-mounted hardware is permanently attached to the ship's structure, so ships cannot be easily reconfigured to fill gaps in a conventional naval force structure. This means that ships cannot be leveraged when naval forces are scarce in a certain location, or for simultaneous conflicts in… More

See and Avoid Fly Eye Sensor System for Autonomous Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Vice President, EOH Division
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel See and Avoid Fly Eye (SAFE) 3D-image-based proximity and flow sensor system that will enable an autonomous air vehicle (AAV) to automatically avoid colliding with obstacles, enabling it to carry out missions autonomously in urban and… More

Multiple Target Laser Designator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Albert Okorogu, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy's need for a wide-area beam steering system for simultaneous laser designation of more than four targets, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new multiaperture, multiwavelength, Multiple-Target Laser Designator (MTLD). The proposed system is a novel… More

Intelligent Acoustic Source Detection/Recognition for Noisy Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Keehoon Kim, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Navy needs for an intelligent, acoustic recognition system for extremely noisy environments at military installations, on ships, and in vehicles, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new intelligent acoustic threat detection/recognition system for extremely-low… More

Remote Lighting Flood Light with Double Fresnel Light Shaping Luminaire

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Director, Optical Instrum
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Because of their restricted placement and imperfect design, existing overhead floodlights create uneven illumination across the flight decks of Air Capable Ships (ACS). To address the U.S. Navy need for improved deck light distribution, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new… More

Advanced Infrared Oil Viscometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ranjit D. Pradhan, Director, Electro-Optics
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
To address U.S. Navy needs for advanced oil viscosity monitoring instrumentation based on infrared spectroscopy and/or other optical means, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Infrared Viscometer (INVISCO) system. This proposed system integrates a multiband infrared spectral… More

Night Vision Simulation with Programmable Real-Time Shaders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director, New Technologies
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy's need for Night Vision Goggle (NVG) instruction and training system, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Nightvision Operation Computer Training Under Realistic Naval Environments (NOCTURNE) system. This proposed technology is based on the use of… More

Fly Eye Sensor for Countering Rocket and Mortar/Missile Attacks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tin M. Aye, Vice President, EOH Division
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
To address U.S. Marine Corps need to counter mortar, rocket, and missile attacks against U.S. forces, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new high-speed electro-optical sensor system based on the visual system of the fly. The proposed Sensor for Countering Rocket and… More

Cognitive Radio Utilization and Integration of Spectrum Emission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director, New Technologies
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Navy need for a wireless network spectrum management system for the common unlicensed frequency bands and that can shift to other frequency bands, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Cognitive Radio Utilization and Integration of Spectrum Emission (CRUISE)… More

Fiber Optic Detachable Adjustable Power Meter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Parfenov, Director, Micro-Optic & L
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
To address the U.S. Navy need for a detachable fiber optic power meter, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Fiber Optic detachable Adjustable power Meter (FOAM), with a detachable optical probe electrically connected to a compact indicator panel. The probe includes a… More

Roadside Explosive Device X-Ray Detecting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Gertsenshteyn, Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
The Marine Corps needs an instrument that can detect roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which continue to threaten U.S. forces as they conduct overseas operations. The system should be mounted on a small, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or a man-operate vehicle, or should be… More

Silicon Light-Controlled Passive Elements for High Speed, High Power Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Vice President, Photonic
Award Amount: $119,991.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army needs new tunable electronic components for high-frequency high-power devices such as RF power amplifiers and other devices and subsystems in the Future Combat System. These components must have extended tuning range and fast response to control signals. To meet this Army need,… More

Hybrid Multianode Photomultiplier Tube

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
75298-The performance of hadronic calorimeters in modern high-energy particle accelerators depends on the light detectors that transform the emitted fluorescence to electric signals. Hundreds of such detectors process signals from thousands of fibers that deliver light to them from multiple… More

Intracranial Hematoma Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Paul Shnitser, Vice President, Photonic
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Small field hospitals in operational environments lack MRI and CAT scan equipment, making it difficult to diagnose closed-head injuries. To address the military need for a portable device to detect traumatic brain injuries, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Intracranial… More

Submarine Detection by Acoustic Retina Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Kupiec, Director, New Technologie
Award Amount: $799,982.00
Abstract:
To address DARPA's need to detect submarines in littoral areas using thousands of inexpensive sensors, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Submarine Tracking by Analogous Retina Formed by Immersed Strip Housing (STARFISH) system. The central system element compresses… More

Laser Lancing Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gregory Zeltser
Award Amount: $979,938.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The National Institute on Aging is seeking minimally perturbing techniques for collecting blood from mice, rats, and other laboratory animals several times a day in sufficient quantities to measure hormone levels and other circulating factors in young and old… More

Multiaxis Strain Sensor and Fiber Optic Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ranjit Pradhan, Director
Award Amount: $299,994.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a Novel Fiber Optic Unified Sensor System (NOFUSS) for multiaxis strain measurements in multiple locations within a canister of a vertical launch missile. This multisensor system connects a minimum of 48 strain sensors, each acquiring data on strain… More

Interferometric Subsurface Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Russell Kurtz, Group Leader
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
To address the Air Force need for a device to detect and localize subsurface corrosion in multilayer metallic structures, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new, accurate, automated Interferometric Subsurface Evaluation System (ISES) whose capabilities far exceed those of… More

Optical Amplifier Based on Liquid Crystal Holographic Fabry-Perot Etalon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tin Aye, Vice President, EOH Divis
Award Amount: $745,530.00
Abstract:
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel all-optical amplifier device based on a new Amplification of Light by Liquid Crystal Etalon (ALLICE) concept. The key component of this device is a unique holographic Fabry-Perot etalon with optically sensitive dye-doped liquid crystal… More

Real-Time Holographic Water-Drop-Size Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Fedor I. Dimov, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,899.00
Abstract:
75699S To fully understand the global warming problem, the properties of the stratus clouds that cover much of the earth must be understood. In particular, new instrument technology is needed to make statistically significant measurements of the size distribution of water drops in these clouds. … More

Adaptive Noncoherent Dazzler Floodlight

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ilya Agurok, Director, Optical Instrum
Award Amount: $599,992.00
Abstract:
A noncoherent source of light is needed as a nonlethal weapon to disable opposing forces with minimal casualties. To address this need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Adaptive Dazzler Floodlight (ADF), based on a noncoherent compact source and a dazzler. ADF will deter… More

Adaptive Turbofan Noise Active Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Keehoon Kim, Team Leader
Award Amount: $599,988.00
Abstract:
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) needs effective turbofan/prop noise abatement technology to respond to increasingly stringent aviation noise regulations for aircraft operating from civilian airports and military bases. To address Navy requirements, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has… More

Holographic Optical Element-Based Laser Diode Source System for Direct Metal Deposition in Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Russell Kurtz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,985.00
Abstract:
To meet the challenges of rapid prototyping, direct hardware fabrication, and on-the-spot repairs on the ground and on NASA space platforms, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposed a new Holographic Optical Element-Based Laser Diode Source (HOELDS) system for direct metal deposition (DMD). HOELDS… More

Versatile, Expandable, Strategic, and Tactical Equipment Carrier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Kang Lee, Engineer Specialist
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
In response to the SOCOM MANPACK Innovative Vest Research solicitation topic, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop novel Versatile, Expandable, Strategic and Tactical Equipment Carrier (VESTEC) technology to be integrated into the MOLLE/SPEARS/BALCS and ELCS military vests. Phase… More

Inertial Capacitive Incapacitator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Michael Reznikov
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking an innovative less-lethal untethered electromuscular disruptor device that is inexpensive, safe, lightweight, man portable, and easy to use to stop illegal behavior of individuals, groups, or crowds. The physical environments vary… More

Near-Infrared Bragg-Grating Skylight Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Fedor I. Dimov, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
78364S The Department of Energy is seeking innovative optical detector methods and instruments to lower the cost of moderate-resolution oxygen A-band spectrometry, capable of collecting information about the distribution of scatterers and absorbers in the atmosphere. This project will develop a… More

Membrane Nano-fragment Preparation Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: