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Company Information:

Company Name: Streamline Automation, LLC
City: Huntsville
State: AL
Zip+4: 35805-6720
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (256) 713-1220

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,621,391.58 27
SBIR Phase II $8,475,891.00 12
STTR Phase I $690,491.00 7

Award List:

Secure Executable Storage and Networking for Distributed Weapon Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jeremy M. Dover, Lead Cryptographer
Award Amount: $69,670.00
Abstract:
Streamline Automation, LLC, with the support of United Defense, L.P. will develop tools for protecting software executables, and secure inter-unit networking. Modern weapon systems, such as Future Combat System (FCS) rely on a distributed network ofsensors, command elements and weapon platforms. … More

Measurement of Angular Valve Displacement in High Vibration Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $99,325.00
Abstract:
The primary cause of failure of Series 600 angular displacement transducers used as valve position indicators in the flow test facilities at AEDC are bearing wear. The root cause of these failures are most likely excessive load on the shaft of the transducer. Streamline Automation proposes to… More

Design and Testing of a Water Based Fire Extinguishing System for On-Board Hydrogen Peroxide Fires

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Principal Engineer / Partner
Award Amount: $99,949.00
RI Contact: Francois D. Lemire
Abstract:
The Air Force has demonstrated that a water is capable of extinguishing comparable H2O2 oxidizer fires with 23 pounds of water vs 67 pounds of halon. Recent advances in sensor technology make it possible to detect an H2O2 leak prior to ignition, or to rapidly detect ignition in order to initiate… More

Measurement of Angular Valve Displacement in High Vibration Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $749,533.00
Abstract:
During the Phase 1 effort Streamline Automation demonstrated that the use of a bushing assembly, when paired with the appropriate flexible shaft coupling, could significantly reduce the loads on the shaft of Angular Displacement Transducers (ADTs). These ADTs are currently used as position… More

Development of a Portable Breath Analysis System Based on a Novel Electronic Nose Microsensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Patrick L. Wilkey
Abstract:
Significant recent research has shown that breath biomarkers are excellent indicators of oxidative stress caused by conditions ranging from radiation exposure to COPD. Current techniques for collection, concentration, and analysis of exhaled breath do not support real-time analysis, or require… More

Automated Shipboard Hypergolic Leak Mitigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
The current kill vehicle design for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor utilizes a hypergolic liquid fueled DACS. Current Navy regulations prohibit the use of hypergolic propellants aboard ships. Systems for mitigating a hypergolic propellant leak are required prior to gaining approval for sea-basing… More

Continuous Hypergolic Monitor Network for Shipboard Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $99,873.00
Abstract:
The current kill vehicle design for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor utilizes a hypergolic liquid fueled DACS. Current Navy regulations prohibit the use of hypergolic propellants aboard ships. One of the requirements that must be addressed prior to gaining approval for sea-basing of these missiles… More

Low-Cost, Networked, Disposable Chemical Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $99,901.00
Abstract:
There is an acute need for a networked chemical sensor that is inexpensive enough to allow it to be treated as a disposable item - deployed and left in-place until the end of its useful life, or until operations move out of communications range. Electrochemical microarray sensors can be fabricated… More

HSU Charge Prediction and Optimization Software for the EFV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ALABAMA
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,916.00
RI Contact: Marianne Woods
Abstract:
The Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle utilizes 14 hydropneumatic suspension units (HSU) that have variable stiffness controlled by the nitrogen charge (mass) in each. Each HSU consists of a primary spring that contains a nominally 50/50 mixture of nitrogen and oil, and secondary spring… More

Configurable Dynamic Strain System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
The AEDC Engine Test Facility (ETF) has more than 20 test cells that can be used for testing prototype propulsion systems and components. The testing of propulsion systems requires significant data acquisition capabilities, with one test utilizing more than 4200 channels of instrumentation,… More

Breath Ammonia and Clinical Aging Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich
Award Amount: $104,084.00
Abstract:
Not avaiable.

Biologic Event Identification and Geolocation Unattended Ground Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The DoD Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Program Performance Plan discusses the status of sensing technologies and long-term goals, and shows point biological detection systems are expected to provide 20% of the objective capabilities in FY15. This indicates that there is the… More

Secure Plant Operations Data Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $99,931.00
Abstract:
Many AEDC personnel are tasked with supporting facility operations by providing testing support, instrumentation support, facilities engineering and facilities maintenance. This requires personnel to spend some of their time in their normally assigned work areas and portions of their time in and… More

Vibration Analysis of Rotating Plant Machinery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
The AEDC Engine Test Facility (ETF) has more than 20 test cells that can be used for testing prototype propulsion systems and components. A variety of rotating machinery, including compressors and pumps, is crucial to wind tunnel operations. The unplanned failure of a major component can have a… More

Nanotechnology-Enhanced Sensor for Toxic Industrial Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Vogt, Principal Engineer / Partner
Award Amount: $98,962.00
Abstract:
Chlorine gas was first used as a weapon during World War I and has reemerged as a threat in Iraq compounding the dangers from existing improvised explosive devices. One of the significant challenges with preventing attacks that involve toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) like chlorine, ammonia is… More

Biologic Event Identification and Geolocation Unattended Ground Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Michael C. Vogt, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $749,218.00
Abstract:
The DoD Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Program Performance Plan discusses the status of sensing technologies and long-term goals, and shows point biological detection systems are expected to provide 20% of the objective capabilities in FY15. This indicates that there is the… More

Pod Mechanical Power Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager
Award Amount: $79,937.00
Abstract:
NAVAIR has developed the next generation electronic attack platform, the EA-18G Growler aircraft, as a replacement for the venerable EA-6B to effectively provide electronic attack and jammer escort for current Navy aircraft (F/A-18) and future aircraft (JSF). When the EA-18G enters service it will… More

Systems Approach to Liquid Hypergolic Propellant Shipboard and Air-Transport Safety of BMDS Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Project Manager / Partner
Award Amount: $99,884.00
Abstract:
The US Navy, through the Weapons Systems Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB), has never approved hypergolic liquid propellants for surface ship applications and the US Air Force has limitations on shipping LHP systems. For this proposed project, Streamline Automation will develop a modular and… More

Ionic Liquid Monopropellant Based Gas Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ALABAMA
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,937.00
RI Contact: Michelle Beck
Abstract:
Energetic ionic liquids (EIL) represent a new, and potentially revolutionary development in propulsion chemistry. These salts, with unique attributes of surface tension, vapor pressure, thermal stability, and reactivity are leading candidates for low-toxicity, reduced hazard replacements of… More

Configurable Dynamic Strain System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, Project Manager
Award Amount: $748,898.00
Abstract:
The AEDC Engine Test Facility (ETF) has more than 20 test cells that can be used for testing prototype propulsion systems and components. The testing of propulsion systems requires significant data acquisition capabilities, with one test utilizing more than 4200 channels of instrumentation,… More

SBIR Phase I: Particle Filtering Technology for Wearable Medical Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich, MS
Award Amount: $99,932.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is aimed at developing improved noise filters for wearable medical instrumentation. Recently, medical sensing instrumentation for the monitoring of physiological signals has become increasingly wearable and noninvasive. However, because these… More

Compact, Controlled Force Crew Exercise System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stelu Deaconu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
Spaceflight adaptations include muscle atrophy, decreased bone mineral density and reduced aerobic capacity making effective resistance exercise countermeasure hardware necessary for safe and successful space exploration. Real-time control is applied to an electric servo-motor to provide resistance… More

Pod Mechanical Power Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Lead Engineer
Award Amount: $749,829.00
Abstract:
NAVAIR has developed the next generation electronic attack platform, the EA-18G Growler aircraft, as a replacement for the venerable EA-6B to effectively provide electronic attack and jammer escort for current Navy aircraft (F/A-18) and future aircraft (JSF). When the EA-18G enters service it will… More

High-Efficiency Microalgae Biofuel Harvest and Extraction Using Ionic Liquids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rodrigo Teixeira, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,923.00
Abstract:
Biofuel production via microalgal systems has several competitive advantages over other feedstocks: (1) it does not involve the use of food crops, (2) it can be carried out on non-productive land, (3) it does not consume sources of potable water, and (4) it can be part of a strategy to sequester… More

Miniaturized Thermocouple Scanner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Lead Engineer
Award Amount: $99,713.00
Abstract:
The AEDC Engine Test Facility (ETF) has more than 20 test cells that can be used for testing prototype propulsion systems and components. The testing of propulsion systems requires significant data acquisition capabilities, with one test utilizing more than 4200 channels of instrumentation,… More

High Heating Rate Electrical Discharge Calorimeter Calibration System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stelu Deaconu, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
In answer to the need for an increased heat-flux calibration capability, Streamline Automation proposes a novel calorimeter data reduction methodology and its implementation and demonstration in a high heat-flux calibration system, powered by an electrical discharge. The new calibration system will;… More

Systems Approach to Liquid Hypergolic Propellant Shipboard and Air-Transport Safety of BMDS Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Lead Engineer
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
The US Navy, through the Weapons Systems Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB), has not approved deploying liquid hypergolic propellants (LHP) for missile defense applications aboard surface ships and submarines, and the US Air Force has limitations on shipping LHP systems. For this proposed… More

Fusion of a Real-time Analytical Model with Facility Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Southern Illinois University Edward
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Lead Engineer
Award Amount: $99,953.00
RI Contact: Stephen Hansen
Abstract:
AEDC personnel have developed and demonstrated the effectiveness of coupling a control volume model with a wind tunnel control system. The performance of the model was hampered because parameters of the model were assumed to be constant, when they are likely variables. A method for using facility… More

Compact, Controlled Force Crew Exercise System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stelu Deaconu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,964.00
Abstract:
Spaceflight adaptations include muscle atrophy, decreased bone mineral density and reduced aerobic capacity making effective resistance exercise countermeasure hardware necessary for safe and successful space exploration. Real-time control is applied to an electric servo-motor to provide resistance… More

Constant Volume Combustion Engine for Planetary Ascent Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roberto DiSalvo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
The Mars Sample Return mission is being planned to return samples of Martian rock, regolith, and atmosphere to Earth for scientific analysis. The Martian sample size is directly affected by the propulsion capabilities of the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) and innovations are sought to enhance propulsion… More

Store Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads Measurement Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Lead Engineer
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
Until recently, the stores released from supersonic aircraft have been carried on external pylons. This locates the initial release point of the store some distance from the aircraft, and the release sequence can be designed to encourage the store to move away from the aircraft after it is… More

Secure Plant Operations Data Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Lead Engineer
Award Amount: $749,344.00
Abstract:
Many AEDC personnel are tasked with supporting facility operations by providing testing support, instrumentation support, facilities engineering and facilities maintenance. This requires personnel to spend some of their time in their normally assigned work areas and portions of their time in and… More

Nanotechnology-Enhanced Sensor for Toxic Industrial Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Lead Engineer – (256) 713-1220
Award Amount: $749,537.00
Abstract:
Chlorine gas was first used as a weapon during World War I, and reemerged as a threat in Iraq compounding the dangers from existing improvised explosive devices. One of the significant challenges with preventing attacks that involve toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) like chlorine and ammonia is that… More

SBIR Phase II:Particle Filtering Technology for Wearable Medical Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alton J. Reich
Award Amount: $499,853.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop an enhanced pulse oximeter prototype ready for external demonstration. The key innovation of the prototype will be the Intelligent Data Extraction Algorithm (IDEA), which during Phase I demonstrated extraction of embedded… More

High Heating Rate Electrical Discharge Calorimeter Calibration System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stelu Deaconu, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $380,972.00
Abstract:
In answer to the need for an increased heat-flux calibration capability, Streamline Automation (SA) proposes a novel calorimeter calibration system including a data reduction methodology and its implementation and demonstration in a high heat-flux calibration unit, powered by an electrical… More

Miniaturized Thermocouple Scanner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich, Lead Engineer – (256) 713-1220
Award Amount: $749,896.00
Abstract:
The AEDC Engine Test Facility (ETF) has more than 20 test cells that can be used for testing prototype propulsion systems and components. The testing of propulsion systems requires significant data acquisition capabilities, with one test utilizing more than 4200 channels of instrumentation,… More

High-Efficiency Microalgae Biofuel Harvest and Extraction Using Ionic Liquids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rodrigo Teixeira, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,874.00
Abstract:
Producing renewable fuels from algae does not use agricultural lands and could make the US energy-independent while drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, biomass processing steps are currently too energy-intensive and cost-prohibitive.We are exploring new chemistry to obtain an… More

High Duty Cycle, Extended Operation Constant Volume Combustion Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roberto DiSalvo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $96,337.00
Abstract:
The Science Mission Directorate is chartered with answering fundamental questions requiring the view from and into space. Its future direction will be moving away from exploratory missions (orbiters and flybys) into more detailed/specific exploration missions that are at or near the surface of… More

Dual Fuel Use of JP-8 and Hydrogen for Improved Compression Ignition Engine Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Alabama
Principal Investigator: Roberto D. Salvo, Principal Engineer – (256) 713-1220
Award Amount: $98,851.00
RI Contact: Cynthia Hope
Abstract:
With the advent of more efficient hydrogen reforming systems, a practical hydrogen source has lead to investigations on the operating characteristics of diesel (JP-8) engines with a hydrogen/syngas additive. Several sources have reported that higher thermal efficiencies and lower pollution occur… More

High Velocity Insensitive Launch Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Stelu Deaconu, Senior Research Engineer – (256) 713-1220
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
Streamline Automation, LLC., is proposing a development program designed to explore the feasibility of achieving hyperkinetic launch capability with a novel electro-thermal gun concept. The new launch system will be insensitive materials compliant, will employ a highly efficient trigger technology… More

Development of a Molecular Assay to Identify Ticks that Vector Rickettsial Diseases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Douglas Prasher, Senior Scientist – (256) 713-1220
Award Amount: $69,902.00
Abstract:
Assignment of a taxonomic species to a tick specimen pulled from a person is a non-trivial exercise even for a trained taxonomist let alone for a typical health care provider. The nearly 700 species in the taxonomic family Ixodidae, sometimes referred to as hard-backed ticks, are those of most… More

Ionic Liquid, Nontoxic Monopropellants for Power-Limited Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roberto Di Salvo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,849.00
Abstract:
A key requirement of modern chemical energetic materials include enhanced performance, reduced sensitivities, and reduced toxicity. A class of compounds that meet these requirements is Ionic Liquids (ILs). The physicochemical properties of ILs enable their use in a variety of applications and… More

Innovative Propulsion Technology for Missile Defense Interceptors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Roberto D. Salvo, Principal Engineer – (256) 713-1220
Award Amount: $99,819.00
Abstract:
Novel propellant formulations that are the product of an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary approach are needed to achieve MDA objectives within the 2-3 year increments specified by the Phased Adaptive Approach. Gelled propellant technology provides a path toward meeting mission requirements… More

High Efficiency, Compact, and Cost Effective Variable Speed Engine Accessory Drive System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Stelu Deaconu, Principal Engineer – (256) 713-1220
Award Amount: $79,968.00
Abstract:
Supplying fuel to vehicles deployed in the field is a significant hurdle requiring complex logistics and specialized equipment. One avenue for reducing the amount of fuel needed is a better utilization of engine power output by improving the operational performance of engine accessory systems such… More

Quick Disconnect System for Power Distribution Hardening and Resiliency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Alton Reich
Award Amount: $99,735.58
Abstract:
Recent data shows that reported natural disasters have nearly ten-folded over the past century. Aside from the threat to human lives, they pose a great threat to America's infrastructure and power grid. Nearly 90% of all power interruption occurs at the distribution level and over 75% of these… More

Power Generating Coverings and Casings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Wake Forest University
Principal Investigator: William Chew, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $121,887.00
RI Contact: Aijalon Putzier
Abstract:
Advances in structured heterogeneity together with nanomaterials tailoring has made it possible to create thermoelectrics using high temperature, polymer composites. While such thermoelectrics do not have the capability to approach the efficiency of top performing ceramic modules such as BiTe, they… More