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Company Information:

Company Name: Brechtel Manufacturing Incorporated
City: Hayward
State: CA
Zip+4: 94544-6900
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (510) 732-9723

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $564,782.00 5
SBIR Phase II $1,935,649.00 3

Award List:

A Versatile Droplet Sizing Spectrometer for Aerosol Hygroscopic Growth Measurements from Research Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred J. Brechtel, Vice President for Res./A
Award Amount: $69,794.00
Abstract:
There are currently no viable techniques for airborne observations of the size-resolved hygroscopic growth properties of ambient aerosols. The change in size of ambient particles with relative humidity significantly impacts the global atmosphericradiation budget, regional visibility and wet… More

A Versatile Droplet Sizing Spectrometer for Aerosol Hygroscopic Growth Measurements from Research Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred J. Brechtel, VP Research/Scientist
Award Amount: $435,649.00
Abstract:
The change in size of ambient particles with relative humidity impacts the global atmospheric radiation budget, regional visibility, and the ability to remotely sense plumes from naval and other vessels. There are currently no viable techniques to perform airborne observations of the size-resolved… More

SBIR Phase I: Development of a Broad Spectrum Differential Mobility Aerosol Analyzer for Aerosol Size Distribution Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Fredrick J. Brechtel, Dr
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will support the development of a new Differential Mobility Analyzer aerosol sizing and counting system that is simple to use, inexpensive, can be easily deployed for remote, autonomous operation, and allows rapid observations of ambient… More

Development of a Compact Aerosol Instrumentation Suite for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Frederick J. Brechtel, Vice President
Award Amount: $95,000.00
Abstract:
To assess the climate impacts of atmospheric aerosols, global datasets of aerosol properties including the number size distribution, chemical composition, and absorption coefficient are needed yet generally unavailable. Knowledge of the vertical distributions of these key properties is also… More

SBIR Phase II: Development of a Broad Spectrum Differential Mobility Aerosol Analyzer for Aerosol Size Distribution Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Fredrick J. Brechtel, PhD
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will support the continued development of a new Synchronous Differential Mobility Analyzer (SDMA) aerosol sizing and counting system that is simple to use, inexpensive, and allows rapid observations of ambient particle number size… More

Development of a Compact Instrumentation Package for Characterization of Aerosols, Turbulence and Surface Characteristics in the Arctic from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Fredrick Brechtel, Mr. – 510-732-9723
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will support the development of a new, compact instrumentation package for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The package will include modules to measure aerosol size distributions, cloud condensation nucleus (CCN) concentrations, ambient… More

SBIR Phase I: A MEMS-based device for counting airborne nano particles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Fredrick J. Brechtel
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will support the development of a new airborne particle counter to allow rapid observations of ambient nanoparticle size and concentration. The device will be highly sensitive, simple to use, inexpensive, and easily deployed for remote,… More

Development of a Compact Instrumentation Package for Characterization of Aerosols, Turbulence and Surface Characteristics in the Arctic from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Fredrick Brechtel, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project addresses the need for new widespread datasets to help reduce uncertainties in current predictions of climate change and to improve our understanding of the health impacts of air pollutants. The development of a new, compact instrumentation… More