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Company Information:

Company Name: BlazeTech Corp.
City: Woburn
State: MA
Zip+4: 01801-7021
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (617) 661-0700

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,692,669.00 21
SBIR Phase II $6,410,685.00 10
STTR Phase I $69,998.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,984.00 1

Award List:

REPLICATION OF AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE FOR BALLISTIC VULNERABILITY TESTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. N. Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A LOW NITROGEN OXIDE BURNER FOR COAL COMBUSTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr N Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project will investigate an innovative, proprietary burner design for nitric oxides (nox) from the combustion of fossil fuels. the proposed burner incorporates, for the first time, two well-known methods of nox) reduction in a single design. in phase i, a scale model of this burner will be… More

High-Pressure, Cryogenic Liquid-Level Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: N. Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Computerized Dynamic Chemical Dispersion Model for Reactive Materials Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. N. Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Computerized Dynamic Chemical Dispersion Model for Reactive Materials Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. N. Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this R & D effort is to develop a computational model that predicts reaction products and effects of reactive materials on the local environment. Release scenarios will include spill, impact and explosion, and the code will provide contamination contours from the release point as… More

REPLICATION OF AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE FOR BALLISTIC VULNERABILITY TESTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. N. Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $585,696.00
Abstract:
For many years, the survivability/vulnerability community has been concerned with the adverse impact of ballistically-induced hydraulic ram on the structural response of aircraft fuel tanks. the navy wishes to develop cost-effectiveness test approaches, fixture designs or panel designs to obtain… More

Engineering Models of Reactive Munitions and Damage Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. N. Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to formulate an innovative modeling approach for a reactive fragment impact with a target, based on first-order, simplified engineering analysis of key physical and chemical processes. These processes include fragment break-up, energy release rates, energy… More

A Near-Source Model for Chemically Reacting Radionuclides

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: N. Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $97,704.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a near-source model for the release of chemically reacting radionuclides. The model structure is based on an available code for reacting chemicals. The model will include interactive effects of nuclear transformation, chemical reaction, and plume physical motion. Such a… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr N Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Prediction of Structural Response to Fragmentation/Blast/Firestarting Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: N Albert Moussa
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Modeling Synergistic Damage Mechanisms in Combat Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: N. Albert Moussa, Technical Director
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
"The four major threats of interest in the assessment of target vulnerability and weapon lethality are fragment impacts, blast, hydrodynamic ram and fire. DOD has been working for many years on modeling of the individual effects of each of these threats ontarget damage. The purpose of this project… More

Modeling Synergistic Damage Mechanisms in Combat Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: N. Albert Moussa, Technical Director
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"The four major threats of interest in the assessment of target vulnerability and weapon lethality are fragment impacts, blast, hydrodynamic ram and fire. DOD has been working for many years on modeling of the individual effects of each of these threats ontarget damage. The purpose of this project… More

Material Characterization of Chemical and Biological Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Venkat Devarakonda, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Hydrocodes, CFD codes and aerosolization codes are routinely used to model effects such as shocking of chemical and biological agents inside storage containers subjected to fragments impact, agent expulsion upon container failure and agent dispersion inbunkers. Such codes need accurate properties… More

Ballistic Missile Fuel Tank Ullage Fire/Explosion Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: N. A. Moussa, President
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
We propose to perform a series of scoping calculations to determine the propellant and conditions most likely to lead to lethality enhancement under laser heating. For these conditions, we will develop a model to quantify the pressure rise inside the tankdue to chemical reactions. The model will… More

Failure Mode Maps for Marine Composite Structures Subjected to Blast and Ballistic Impact

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Erik Andrews, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
A methodology for determining the failure mode and failure conditions of marine composite structures subjected to blast and ballistic impact will be developed. Analytical expressions characterizing the various failure modes will be derived. Theseexpressions will include the effects of ballistic… More

Material Characterization of Chemical and Biological Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Venkat Devarakonda
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Hydrocodes, CFD and aerosolization codes are routinely used to model the response of chemical and biological agents subjected to weapons attack. The key processes of interest are the fragment impact on the storage container, agent expulsion upon container failure, agent dispersion in bunkers and… More

Modeling and Simulation of Chemical and Biological Agents in Potable Water Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Venkat Devarakonda, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Modeling the fate and transport of CBR agents introduced into water is crucial to predict the vulnerability of current water distribution systems. Current hydraulics models such as EPANet do a reasonably good job of modeling the transport of pollutants in water. Such codes can be used to model the… More

Modeling and Simulation of Chemical and Biological Agents in Potable Water Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Venkat Devarakonda, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,997.00
Abstract:
Existing DoD and municipal water supply systems typically lack considerations for counter-terrorism. The motives behind terrorist attacks on utility plants may be denial of service or human casualties. In this study, we focus on the latter, specifically on chemical and biological (CB) agent… More

Non-Energetic Payload Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: N. A. Moussa, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Conventional weapons rely on blast and fragmentation as the primary defeat mechanism, whereas non-energetic payloads rely on other means to defeat the target. Non-energetic weapons may defeat targets by the dispersion of aerosols (solid or liquid) or gases to interact with critical target elements. … More

Air Blast & Ballistic Impact Damage Evaluation of Air Force Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: N. A. Moussa, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
There is a growing interest in the development of accurate and fast-running target vulnerability models that address the combined effect of fragment and blast on the damage of structures. Here by blast we refer to the dynamic pressure loading due to explosion in either air or water, or to the… More

Effects of Damage to Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: N. A. Moussa, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Because of their high strength to weight ratio, composite materials are being increasingly used to replace metals in current combat vehicles, particularly for armor and structural applications. This trend will continue into the future as requirements become more stringent. Of particular concern… More

Measuring Particulate Entrained Mass-Flow from Internal Detonations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Albert Moussa, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
BlazeTech proposes a rugged, cost-effective probe which can record the time history of the dynamic pressure in a hostile flow including entrained particulate matter. We will compile a list of flow properties of detonations of interest and perform a detailed study of the expected response of the… More

Modeling and Simulation of Biological Agent Response to Combustion Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: N. A. Moussa, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Weapons directed at enemy stores of chemical and biological agents can cause extreme collateral damage by venting live agents from broken containers into the surrounding area. This is severely hazardous for friendly forces, noncombatants, and the surrounding environment. An Agent Defeat weapon… More

Measuring Particulate Entrained Mass-Flow from Internal Detonations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Albert Moussa, President
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
BlazeTech proposes a rugged, cost-effective probe which can record the time history of the dynamic pressure in a hostile flow including entrained particulate matter. We will perform a detailed simulution to study of the expected response of the probe, and will conduct a series of laboratory tests to… More

Modeling and Simulation of Biological Agent Response to Combustion Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: N. A. Moussa, President
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Weapons directed at enemy stores of chemical and biological agents can cause extreme collateral damage by venting live agents from broken containers into the surrounding area. This is severely hazardous for friendly forces, noncombatants, and the surrounding environment. An Agent Defeat weapon… More

Wireless Fire Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: N. A. Moussa, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed work is the development of a micro-sized and intelligent, wireless fire detection system that can operate in the harsh environment of military aircrafts. The system will use optical sensors configured to discriminate between fires and false alarms particularly the… More

Predictive Simulation of Chemical and Biological Agents in Potable Water Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Venkat Devarakonda, Vice president
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Accidental or intentional contamination of water distribution systems with chemical and biological agents and contaminants can have long-lasting and disastrous consequences. Existing DoD and municipal utility installations currently are not equipped to handle such events. This is due to a lack of… More

Prediction of the Full-Scale Cook-off Response Based on Small-Scale Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Sandia National Labs (Alb, NM)
Principal Investigator: N. Moussa, President
Award Amount: $69,998.00
RI Contact: Gilbert Herrera
Abstract:
We propose to develop scaling relationships for reaction violence in the cook-off of energetic materials such as explosives or propellants. This will be accomplished by a coordinated effort consisting of data review and analysis. The anticipated results include key non-dimensional parameters that… More

Prediction of the Full-Scale Cook-off Response Based on Small-Scale Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Sandia National Laboratories
Principal Investigator: N. Moussa, President – (781) 759-0700
Award Amount: $749,984.00
RI Contact: Gilbert Herrera
Abstract:
Currently, assessment of ordnance items for IM and Hazards Classification (HC) characterization requires full-scale testing which presents a considerable financial, logistical, and environmental burden. Some of these munitions (such as the large rocket motors) cost in excess of a million dollars and… More

Desktop Software for First Order Approximations of the Effects of Blast and Ballistic Impact on Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gangming Zhang, Senior Engineer – (781) 759-0700
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
We propose engineering models and incorporate them into Excel spreadsheet to evaluate the effects of ballistic and blast loadings on vehicle armors. The models are developed in innovative ways and run fast but maintain first-order accuracy. The software can be used to screen the design solutions… More

Predictive Simulation of Chemical and Biological Agents in Potable Water Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Venkat Devarakonda, Vice President – (781) 759-0700
Award Amount: $369,994.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a physics based, high accuracy and easy to use software for the fate and transport analysis of chemical and biological agents and contaminants in drinking water distribution systems. A recently developed BlazeTech software called H2OFate1.0 will be used as the platform for this… More

Aqueous Based Automatic Fire Extinguishing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: N. Moussa, President – (781) 759-0700
Award Amount: $79,996.00
Abstract:
Vehicle fires from FEM/IED attacks present multiple threats to personnel; an initial short duration fire from the products of combustion/explosion of the FEM/IED and a secondary, longer duration fire from ignition of vehicle fuel, tires, engine, or the surrounding environment. The Marines are… More

Hot Surface Ignition Apparatus for Aviation Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: N. A. Moussa, President – (781) 759-0700
Award Amount: $149,991.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: ASTM standards exist currently to characterize various combustion characteristics of flammable chemicals such as flammability limits, flash point, minimum ignition energy, and auto ignition temperature. There are no such well-accepted characterization protocols for hot surface ignition… More