Featured Technologies

As a technology innovator, we actively work on collaborative technology development across select industries where novel sensing can lead to smarter solutions. Our active technology portfolio includes emerging solutions for current challenges in wavefront detection, hyperspectral imaging, real-time wearable diagnostics, computational imaging, photonic integrated circuits, anti-reflection, energy recovery, and several other advanced solutions.

Check out these featured technologies emerging at Nanohmics...

CHIP-SCALE HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING

CHIP-SCALE HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING

Nanohmics is developing a chip-scale snapshot hyperspectral sensor that can be integrated into standard COTS imaging systems with minimal impact on size, weight, and power.  Like a filter mosaic, it provides video-rate data capture, but unlike filter mosaics, the sensor provides full spatial-spectral registration and rejects less light. We are actively developing variants for bands in the UV-LWIR.

SELF-SENSING AFM PROBE

SELF-SENSING AFM PROBE

Nanohmics is developing a self-sensing AFM probe based on a magnetoelastic transduction mechanism.  With a significantly higher gauge factor than comparable piezoresistive probes, our Exoculon technology enables laser-free, high-speed, high-resolution AFM imaging.

REAL-TIME ION SENSING

REAL-TIME ION SENSING

Nanohmics invented a novel process for semiconductor-based ion sensing that does not rely on potentiometric methods as control. The direct ion transducers promise to significantly improve chemical and biological reaction monitoring, chromatographic characterization, ex vivo molecular and biomolecular diagnostics, and real-time in vivo diagnostics.

ANTIREFLECTION COATINGS

ANTI-REFLECTION MATERIAL COATINGS

We have expertise in designing and fabricating broadband anti-reflective surface structure treatments for a variety of infrared materials. We have developed a lithography-free fabrication process to create monolithic, randomly-placed, wide-angle, size-controlled structures on the surfaces of both planar (i.e. windows) and curved (i.e. lenses) optical components. The monolithic nature of our AR treatments eliminates concern of flaking, peeling, or breakdown under intense electric fields.

PLENOPTIC IMAGING

PLENOPTIC IMAGING

Nanohmics has adapted plenoptic imaging technology to a wide range of applications, from wavefront sensing to three-dimensional (3D) imaging of air flow in a supersonic wind tunnel.  Whereas a conventional camera captures a simple two-dimensional (2D) image of a scene, a plenoptic camera captures a richer, more complete set of information such as the direction of light propagation.  The combined scene data approximates the plenoptic function – the omnidirectional radiance emitted by a scene – which is used to computationally reconstruct details of the scene such as its 3D geometry.  Nanohmics’ innovative computational algorithms reconstruct the density variations caused by shock waves and other aerodynamic phenomena.

Nanohmics is developing plenoptic imaging methods to elucidate vital wind tunnel parameters of velocity, pressure and temperature. Plenoptic imaging uses microlens arrays to collect the full light field of a scene which enables acquisition of instantaneous three dimensional data.

METASURFACES PLASMONICS

MICROFABRICATED STRUCTURES FOR ENHANCING LIGHT-MATTER INTERACTIONS

Nanohmics has developed a wide range of optical metasurfaces for controlling, detecting, and manipulating light with extreme spectral and spatial precision. These metasurface optics leverage sub-wavelength nanostructures and plasmonic resonances to create a variety of photonic components, including ultra-thin lenses with extremely high image quality, perfect absorbers tuned to specific spectral bands, and graphene-based tunable notch filters for protection of cameras against dazzling. Instead relying on bulk materials properties, metasurfaces and metamaterials are engineered to have specific photonic properties, such as by exploiting resonant phenomena such as optically driven plasmons. Recent breakthroughs will allow for extremely lightweight and inexpensive optics with performance that far surpasses their bulky conventional counterparts.

CONFORMAL, LARGE-AREA THERMOELECTRIC

CONFORMAL LARGE-AREA THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE FOR COOLING AND POWER GENERATION

Nanohmics invented a new process for fabricating thermoelectric devices in a new way to fabricate large area, efficient cooling sheets through roll processing which will enable new applications in local cooling, wearable cooling, and large area power generation from both high-grade and low-grade waste heat.

MULTIPLEXED VAPOR ENVIRONMENT SENSING

MULTIPLEXED VAPOR ENVIRONMENT SENSING FOR INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND AIR QUALITY ASSURANCE

Nanohmics is working on a multiplexed metal oxide sensing array that can enhance target sensitivity and significant increase the ability to measurement individual components selectively in complex gas mixtures.  The technology is ideal for our changing health diagnostics monitoring and is creating new ways to empower patients to track disease state progression.

GPU-ENABLED TURBULENCE COMPENSATION

REAL-TIME ONLINE GPU-ENABLED TURBULENCE COMPENSATION

The Earth’s turbulent atmosphere causes degradation in the images of space objects observed from the ground. Due to the limitations of current image processing technology, successful software reconstructions of turbulence-degraded imagery require significant computational time and access to massive high-performance computing resources. Nanohmics is developing a cost-effective, sensor-agnostic, scalable software-hardware system for restoring atmospheric turbulence-degraded imagery in real-time.

STELLAR ECHO

STELLAR ECHO DETECTION OF EXOPLANETS

The number of exoplanets recently discovered by the transit method is seemingly endless, but this method is actually only sensitive to a single orbital inclination—it misses an entire ~179-degree wedge of orbital inclinations.  Under a NASA NIAC program, Nanohmics is investigating an exoplanet detection architecture capable of filling in the missing wedge by developing the algorithms, simulation code, and potential missions that are necessary to exploit the faint echoes caused by exoplanets shortly after stellar variability events.

PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

SEMICONDUCTOR INK PROCESSING FOR PRINTED ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS

Nanohmics is developing photonic integrated circuits (PICs) that function as extremely compact, rugged, low-cost, chip-scale sensors.  Optical waveguides and other photonic components microfabricated directly on a silicon substrate control light precisely to create a variety of PICs, such as a real-time infrared spectrometer, a chip-scale gas sensor, and an optical gyroscope for inertial measurement units (IMUs) for air and space vehicles.

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