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Company Information:

Company Name:
AlphaSense, Inc.
Address:
510 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809-
Phone:
(302) 999-3422
URL:
EIN:
261422091
DUNS:
808480086
Number of Employees:
12
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,733,916.00 17
SBIR Phase II $2,521,669.00 3
STTR Phase I $70,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $728,179.00 1

Award List:

A compact, low cost, in- process welding defects detection system based on thermal plasma emission

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the University of Michigan (UM) detail the development of a compact, portable, and low cost in-process weld defects detection system. Key innovations of the proposed system include: a) weld defects monitoring based on plasma emission characteristics; b)… More

A Cavity Enhanced Terahertz Absorption Spectrometer (CETAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the Oklahoma State University (OKState) detail the development of a novel Cavity Enhanced Terahertz Absorption Spectrometer (CETAS). Key innovations of the proposed system include: a) the use of a small Whispering- Gallery- Mode (WGM) cavity to achieve… More

A Novel Noninvasive Microwave Sensor for Quantitative Assessment of Degree of Sensitization in Marine Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
Pennsylvania State University
RI Contact:
Digby MacDonald
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) detail the development of a novel noninvasive microwave sensor to quantify the DoS in marine aluminum alloys. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) DoS quantifications based on the… More

A Novel Microwave Sensor for Non- Destructive Evaluation of Silicon Nitride Bearing Balls

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Fuel Specialist
Abstract:
In this proposal, Alphasense, Inc. details the development of a novel microwave NDE sensor for defect inspections in silicon nitride bearing balls. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) the use of the spherical bearing ball as a dielectric resonator, thus enabling us to… More

Innovative Real Time Probes for Plastic Bonded Exp

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. proposes to develop an innovative real time probe for online monitoring of plastic bonded explosive manufacturing process. Key innovations of the proposed sensor probe include: a) the use of a white light interferometer (WLI) to form real time images of the… More

RF Front End Based on MEMS Components for Miniaturized Digital EVA Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) detail the development of RF front end based on MEMS components for miniaturized digital EVA radio. Key innovations of our approach include: a) the use of a novel parallel receiver front end architecture based on MEMS… More

A Novel Noninvasive Microwave Sensor for Quantitative Assessment of Degree of Sensitization in Marine Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,179.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist – (302) 998-1116
Research Institution:
Pennsylvania State University
RI Contact:
Digby Macdonald
Abstract:
In phase I, we have proven the feasibility of using the microwave cavity perturbation technique to detect and quantify DoS in marine aluminum alloys. We implemented an alpha version sensor prototype, characterized and validated its performance using ASTM G67 method. We also identified methods to… More

A Novel Automated and Controlled Dual Laser Ablation System for Selective Removal of Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Thermal barrier coatings have been widely used to provide thermal protection to superalloy components in gas turbine engines. After certain amount of service time, the coating experiences a reduction in thickness by processes such as wear, erosion and foreign/domestic object damage. When the… More

A Compact, Low Cost, Handheld Sensor for Non- Destructive Material Case Depth Verification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. and the Center for Non-destructive Evaluations at Iowa State University detail the development of a compact, low cost handheld sensor for non-destructive material case depth verification. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) case depth… More

Compact, Low Cost, MEMS Hotplate Sensors for Battery Offgassing Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In this proposal, Alphasense Inc. and the Institute for MEMS and VLSI technologies at the George Washington University detail the development of compact, low cost MEMS microhotplate sensors for battery offgassing analysis. Key innovations of the proposed sensor include: a) the application of metal… More

A Handheld Sensor for Amorphous Coating Integrity Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Under the DARPA sponsored Naval Advanced Amorphous Coating (NAAC) program, a novel, thermal sprayed amorphous metal coating has been developed. Such a coating has demonstrated superior mechanical and corrosion resistance properties. Although the coating is designed to be life-of-ship, the… More

RF Front End Based on MEMS Components for Miniaturized Digital EVA Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Xin Zhang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this SBIR project, AlphaSense, Inc. and the Carnegie Mellon University propose to develop a RF receiver front end based on CMOS-MEMS components for miniaturized digital EVA radio applications. In Phase I, we have proven the feasibility of implementing a compact, low power and high performance S… More

High Performance Ka Band Power Amplifiers for Future EVA Radio Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. and the University of Washington detail the development of a novel, high performance Ka band power amplifier for EVA radio applications. Key innovations of our approach include: a) The application of a class-E power amplifier to ensure high power efficiency, b)… More

A Novel Automated and Controlled Dual Laser Ablation System for Selective Removal of Hard Chrome Plate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist – (302) 998-1116
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the University of Michigan (UM) detail the development of a novel automated and controlled dual laser ablation system for selective chrome removal. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) The combination of ns- and fs- laser ablation… More

A Novel Sensor for Pitting Corrosion Monitoring and Load Distribution Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist – (302) 998-1116
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. details the development of a novel sensor for pitting corrosion monitoring and load distribution measurements. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) corrosion and load distribution measurements based on the electrical impedance… More

A Handheld Sensor for Amorphous Coating Integrity Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,124,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist – (302) 998-1116
Abstract:
In the current SBIR program, AlphaSense aimed at developing a novel, handheld, non-destructive sensor to evaluate the integrity of Naval Advanced Amorphous Coatings (NAAC) in real time. In phase I, we have proven the feasibility of using the cavity perturbation technique to detect different types of… More

A Handheld, Low Cost, and High Throughput Sensor for Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Detection and Quantifications in Military Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist – (302) 468-0980
Abstract:
Although biodiesels have been increasingly used in automobiles, trains, commercial aircrafts and heating systems, they are not currently used in the military aircrafts and land vehicles because they typically do not meet the JP-8 performance criteria as specified by MIL-PRF-83133E. Unintentional… More

A Compact, Low Cost, Handheld Sensor for Non- Destructive Material Case Depth Verification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$796,673.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist – (302) 998-1116
Abstract:
In this SBIR program, AlphaSense, Inc. teamed with the Center for Non-destructive Evaluations at Iowa State University to develop a compact, low cost handheld sensor for non-destructive material case depth verification. In phase I, we have proven the feasibility of using an alternating current… More

A Compact and portable laser Ultrasound Visualization Tool for Non-destructive Evaluation of Nuclear Reactor Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$225,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Dr. – (302) 998-1116
Abstract:
To ensure safe and reliable power production by nuclear power plants, a wide variety of materials and components need to undergo inspections and maintenances at pre-determined intervals. Condition based maintenance is highly desirable because it can potentially avoid unnecessarily costly maintenance… More

A Novel, Low Cost and Handheld Microwave Sensor for the Detection and Evaluation of Incipient Composite Heat Damage

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist – (302) 998-1116
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. details the development of a novel, low cost and handheld microwave sensor for the detection and evaluation of incipient composite heat damage. The merits of the proposed sensor and its advantages over other techniques are listed below: a) Compact, handheld and low… More

SBIR Phase I: A Compact, Low Cost and Handheld Sensor for the Detection and Quantifications of Organic Compound Contaminants in Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,999.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a novel chemical sensor technology for inline water quality monitoring. Currently, gas chromatography coupled mass spectroscopy is the most widely used technique for water quality analysis; however, the method is costly,… More

Corrosion Identification, Removal and Cleaning of Galvanic Couples in Difficult to Access Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist – (302) 998-1116
Abstract:
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. details the development of a fully integrated laser ultrasound visualization and laser ablation tool for corrosion identification, removal and cleaning. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) Hidden corrosion detections based on direct… More