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Company Information:

Company Name: Cape Cod Research
City: East Falmouth
State: MA
Zip+4: 02536
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (508) 540-4400

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $8,845,789.00 130
SBIR Phase II $15,756,902.00 32

Award List:

CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT OF WASTE WATERS IS GENERALLY EXPENSIVE, AND THE METALS REMOVED ARE NOT USUALLY RECOVERED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. myles walsh , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Conventional treatment of waste waters is generally expensive, and the metals removed are not usually recovered.recovery of these strategic materials awaits the developmentof cost-effective, low-energy-requirement technology. this program researches the feasibility of an innovative separation… More

UNLIKE OTHER LIVESTOCK, THE EATING HABITS OF A POND FULL OF FISHES CANNOT BE DIRECTLY MONITORED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. myles walsh, p.e. , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $34,000.00
Abstract:
Unlike other livestock, the eating habits of a pond full of fishes cannot be directly monitored. this leads to improperfeeding and limits the farmer's ability to detect disease and culture problems. this proposal involves studying the feasibility of monitoring fish food consumption by incorporating… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL OXIDATION OF REFRACTORY ORGANICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Myles Walsh, P.e.
Award Amount: $35,000.00

SEA WATER ROPE BATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,999.00

SEA WATER ROPE BATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $402,400.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the proposed research effort is to investigate the feasibility of supplying approximately 1 watt of electrical power for one year on the sea bed with a novel battery, the rope battery. the proposed battery would look very much like small diameter wire rope, possiblyhundreds of feet… More

THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITYOF MONITORING BOTH SUBMARINE VELOCITY AND SEA ENVIRONMENT WITH A NOVEL ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. myles walsh
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the proposed research is to investigate the feasibilityof monitoring both submarine velocity and sea environment with a novel electrochemical sensor. the proposed sensor consists of catalyzed metal films which coat a quartz disk mounted flush with the deck. the research focuses on… More

FUEL SULFUR IS ON THE INCREASE AND THERE EXISTS NO DIRECT METHOD FOR ALERTING DIESEL ENGINE OPERATORS AS TO THE DESIRABILITY OF CHANGING LUBRICATING OIL.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Dr. myles walsh , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
Fuel sulfur is on the increase and there exists no direct method for alerting diesel engine operators as to the desirability of changing lubricating oil. most diesel operators now consider periodic oil analyses as their first line of defense in maintaining equipment; this method is both expensive… More

THIS PROJECT CONCERNS A REAL TIME HYDROGEN, OXYGEN MONITORING DEVICE THAT, IF SUCCESSFUL, COULD HELP ASSESS THE STATUS OF A ROCKET LAUNCH ENVIRONMENT.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Myles walsh , INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
This project concerns a real time hydrogen, oxygen monitoring device that, if successful, could help assess the status of a rocket launch environment. the device is simple, operable with minimal attention and relatively inexpensive so that a number of devices could be strategically located. the… More

MAGNETIC BIOSORBENTS FOR CLOSED-CYCLE DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Myles Walsh , President
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR FOR ALCOHOL IN BREATH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Myles A. Alexander , President
Award Amount: $43,910.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL OXIDATION OF REFRACTORY ORGANICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Myles Walsh, P.e.
Award Amount: $201,610.00
Abstract:
Many organic pollutants and biological organisms are not effectively removed by biological oxidation in municipal waste treatment facilities or in natural water courses. these refractory organics, after chlorination, may form noxious chlorinated organics and cause general deteriorationof the water… More

MAGNETIC BIOSORBENTS FOR CLOSED-CYCLE DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Myles Walsh , President
Award Amount: $464,798.00
Abstract:
The technology for cleaning radioactively contaminated surfaces needs improvement to make it more cost effective. at present, the costs for decommissioning nuclear power plants, in some cases, exceed the construction costs. this research investigates a new, inexpensive process for cleaning… More

THIS RESEARCH RELATES TO IMPROVING THE FIELD PERFORMANCE OF REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER PURIFICATION UNITS THROUGH IMPROVING THE PROCEDURES USED FOR MEMBRANE ELEMENT CLEANING.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Myles walsh
Award Amount: $77,853.00
Abstract:
This research relates to improving the field performance of reverse osmosis water purification units through improving the procedures used for membrane element cleaning. the proposed research involves obtaining a better understanding of why membrane performance degrades after cleaning by current… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR FOR ALCOHOL IN BREATH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Myles A. Alexander , President
Award Amount: $309,000.00
Abstract:
This research explores the feasibility of using a novel electrochemical sensor for monitoring the alcohol content in breath. successful demonstration during the phase i program of the proposed sensor's response, precision, accuracy, detectivity, life and tolerance to interferences would lead to a… More

EXPOSIVES TYPICALLY BEGIN TO DETONATE WHEN HEATED TO TEMPERATURES ON THE ORDER OF 200 DEG C.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr brian dixon
Award Amount: $70,757.00
Abstract:
Exposives typically begin to detonate when heated to temperatures on the order of 200 deg c. thus it has been recognized that it would be very desirable to increase the time at which weapons remain below about 150 deg c, even if this increase is only a few minutes. coatings have been developed which… More

INCREASINGLY STRINGENT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY STANDARDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS ARE RESTRICTING THE USE OF ORGANOMETALLIC BASED PAINT WITH THE RESULT THAT THE NAVY NOW HAS POORER QUALITY ANTIFOULING PAINT PERFORMANCE THAN IT HAD PRIOR TO RECENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr brian dixon
Award Amount: $69,895.00
Abstract:
Increasingly stringent industrial safety standards and environmental regulations are restricting the use of organometallic based paint with the result that the navy now has poorer quality antifouling paint performance than it had prior to recent developments. this proposal involves exploring an… More

WHILE THE THEORETICAL BOUNDS ON THE ENERGY STORED BY AND THE POWER OUTPUT OF ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER SOURCES ARE WELL DEFINED BY THERMODYNAMIC AND PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS, THE DEGREE TO WHICH ONE CAN APPROACH THE THEORETICAL BOUNDS IS DETERMINED BY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Myles walsh
Award Amount: $80,240.00
Abstract:
While the theoretical bounds on the energy stored by and the power output of electrochemical power sources are well defined by thermodynamic and physical considerations, the degree to which one can approach the theoretical bounds is determined by contraints imposed by the design of the electrodes… More

NEW METHODS ARE NEEDED THAT RAPIDLY, ECONOMICALLY, AND EFFICIENTLY TREAT WASTEWATERS FOR REUSE OR DISPOSAL.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
New methods are needed that rapidly, economically, and efficiently treat wastewaters for reuse or disposal. established wastewater treatment technologies are expensive and can barely be stretched to meet the requirements for water reuse in a plant or discharge under environmentally acceptable… More

SOLID STATE MODULATION OF CONDUCTIVE HEAT TRANSFER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
An experimental program is proposed to explore the feasibility of using solid flexible films for the electricalmodulation of conductive heat transfer so that a variable thermal switch might be developed capable of controlling energy flow to or from an advanced spacecraft component.

LUBRICANT ON-LINE MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
Lubricant quality significantly influences the reliability, life and energy efficiency of virtually all systems. however, there exists no reliable, on-line performance monitoring technique for reducing unscheduled downtime and improving productivity. this research studies the feasibility of… More

THERMAL CONDUCTING PLASTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis L Keohan
Award Amount: $81,819.00

THE FABRICATION AND PROCESSING OF HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCON-DUCTING MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gregory d'andrea
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
High critical temperature superconducting ceramics hold promise for numerous applications in energy storage, communications and sensing technologies. however, technicalproblems associated with the fabrication and processing of these materials must first be overcome. this research project applies… More

CERAMIC SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R scott morris
Award Amount: $75,531.00
Abstract:
Superconducting ceramics hold promise for numerous applications in energy storage, communications and sensing technologies. however, technical problems associated with the fabrication and processing of these materials must first be overcome. this research applied electrochemical deposition to the… More

SINGLE CELL ALUMINUM MINE BATTERY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myles walsh
Award Amount: $76,464.00
Abstract:
The battery systems presently used to power naval mines have very limited shelf lives and very limited specific power and specific energy. they limit the long-term performance of sophisticated systems for detection of targets and control of the mine. this research investigates the feasibility of… More

CHEMICAL WARFARE PROTECTIVE PAINTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr brian g dixon
Award Amount: $65,074.00
Abstract:
This research involves the development of a novel type of chemical agent resistant coating (carc) for aviation ground support systems. the approach is to extend the capabilities of state-of-the-art paints by incorporating an additional component which will chemically neutralize the toxic effects of… More

ALUMINUM SURFACE TREATMENTS FOR SIMPLIFIED ADHESIVE BONDED REPAIR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis l keohan
Award Amount: $69,414.00
Abstract:
A process for preparing aluminum alloys for adhesive bonding is proposed which can significantly simplify adhesive bonded repair in the field. the proposed research explores the feasibility of using non-hazardous surface treatments on aluminum alloys which provide adhesive bonds with equal or… More

AROMATIC HYDROCARBON OPTRODE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr brian g dixon
Award Amount: $65,227.00
Abstract:
Remote detection of minute concentrations of aromatic hydrocarbons in groundwater using state-of-the art analytical equipment is very difficult. adding the constraint of making the measurements in real-time, and the task becomes impossible. this research explores the feasibility of developing a new… More

ENHANCED THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE IN CLOTHING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Dixon
Award Amount: $48,000.00

THERMAL CONDUCTING PLASTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis L Keohan
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
A nonmetallic material is proposed that can be used to manufacture coatings or complete sections of heat exchangers which are submerged in saltwater for long periods of time. the proposed material should be resistant to the seawater exposure and at the same time have a thermal conductivity exceeding… More

ENHANCED THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE IN CLOTHING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Dixon
Award Amount: $224,084.00
Abstract:
Cold weather protective clothing of today consists primarily of many thin layers of insulating material. it would be far more desirable if cold weather protective clothing could release useful amounts of heat for periods of time during which the wearer's body was unable to providesufficient heat to… More

NON-INTRUSIVE STANDARDIZED TEST METHOD FOR LEAD CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John R Deans
Award Amount: $46,500.00
Abstract:
Recent amendments to the safe drinking water act (sdwa), applicable to all army installations, require extensive monitoring of lead concentrations in drinking water at the consumer's tap. this research explores the feasibility of a non-intrusive standardized test method for lead control, which does… More

PASSIVE LOW BULK COOLING VEST

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Dixon
Award Amount: $64,412.00
Abstract:
The proposed research investigates the feasibility of developing a low bulk, cooling vest that possesses an enhanced capability to protect the wearer during conditions of thermal burden. the successful completion of this research program will result in a vest that permits significantly more… More

USE OF LIGNINS FOR THE ENCAPSULATION OF THE GYPSY MOTH VIRUS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John R Deans , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this multidisciplinary project is to develop an economical and efficient ultraviolet absorbing delivery system, based on lignins, for the nucleopolyhedrosis virus (npv) which is specific to the gypsy moth, lymantria dispar. the gypsy moth caterpillar has become an important pest of… More

A MOLECULAR RECOGNITION MEMBRANE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This study involves a new type of composite membrane that will allow for significantly enhanced separations of complexmixtures of inorganic and/or organic chemicals. mature separation technologies such as ion exchange and reverse osmosis are very useful but, in general, cannot achieve the degree of… More

OPTRODE DEVELOPMENT FOR REAL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Brian G Dixon , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This research investigates the feasibility of developing an innovative optrode device for the detection, identification, and quantification of trace levels of chemical contaminants in water. this fiber optic based instrument will have a response detector and can measure concentrations of… More

IMPROVED ADHESIVE SYSTEM FOR BONDING SELECTED ELASTOMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frank Keohan
Award Amount: $45,010.00

SUPEROXIDATIVE DEGRADATION OF CHLORINATED ORGANIC POLLUTANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Brian G Dixon , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

IMPROVED ADHESIVE SYSTEM FOR BONDING SELECTED ELASTOMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frank Keohan
Award Amount: $179,864.00
Abstract:
A process for adhesively bonding selected elastomers is proposed which can significantly simplify adhesive bonded manufacturing and repair procedures. the proposed research explores the feasibility of using non-hazardous surface treatments on vulcanized rubber substrates which provide bonds of equal… More

SUPEROXIDATIVE DEGRADATION OF CHLORINATED ORGANIC POLLUTANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Brian G Dixon , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $224,084.00
Abstract:
The efficient and rapid dechlorination of organic compounds in wastewater streams is a persistent problem. the microorganisms in typical biological oxidation systems will consume such compounds only very slowly, if at all. this proposal addresses the feasibility of using electrochemically generated… More

OPTRODE DEVELOPMENT FOR RAPID & CONTINUOUS WATER MONITORING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon , Vp Research & Dev
Award Amount: $48,637.00
Abstract:
This research investigates the feasibility of developing an innovative optrode device for the detection, identification,and quantification of trace levels of chemical contaminants in water. this fiber optic based instrument will have a rapid response detector that can measure concentrations of… More

MICROWAVE THERMAL REGENERATION OF ACTIVATED CARBON

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: R. Scott Morris , Vp
Award Amount: $48,637.00
Abstract:
Activated carbon adsorption is one of the best available techniques for removing dissolved organics from air and water. unfortunately, the costs associated with this process put it out of reach for many potential users. thermal regeneration of the activated carbon is a major costassociated with its… More

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE, SOLID-STATE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE MATERIALS WITH HIGH LATENT HEATS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Innovative and practical materials are described which undergo reversible solid-state energy storage transitions. this technology will combine the properties of high latent heat storage capacity and excellent thermal conductivity to yield materials which can quickly respond to the imposition of… More

IMPROVED ELECTRORHEOLOGICAL FLUIDS FOR LUBRICANT VISCOSITY CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan , Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A novel, structured copolymer material is proposed which promises to greatly advance the state of electrorheological (er) fluid technology. the new system will provide the electro-viscous response of conventional er fluids without the temperature sensitivity and physical instability of those… More

A NEW APPROACH TO AN EFFECTIVE NON-TOXIC ANTIFOULING PAINT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon
Award Amount: $53,350.00
Abstract:
A novel antifouling paint is proposed which promises to significantly advance the state of the art for the prevention of marine fouling of all kinds. the tenet which underlies the new approach is that it is unacceptable for any component of the paint to be released to the environment. what is… More

NOVEL CERAMER-BASED ADHESIVES FOR RADOME FABRICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan
Award Amount: $64,554.00
Abstract:
A new type of ceramer is proposed which can significantly improve adhesive bonding in radome manufacture and repair operations. the proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying silicatebased ceramics with novel polymeric toughening agents to produce a new class of high temperature… More

MARINE ICEPHOBIC PAINTS WITH PASSIVE DYNAMIC CHARACTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon
Award Amount: $61,380.00
Abstract:
The proposed research investigates the feasibility of developing an innovative icephobic coating tyhat will prevent the accretion of ice on antennas and communication equipment via the phenomena of passive dynamics. the underlying concept is to incorporate special materials into existing icephobic… More

LOW VOC TRANSDUCER COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan
Award Amount: $64,937.00
Abstract:
A research program is proposed to identify techniques for reducing the level of volatile organic compounds in protective coatings for transducer assemblies. the experimental thrust of the program explores the feasibility of using novel, water-reducible copolymers as the base for high performance,… More

HIGH-EFFICIENCY ELECTROCHEMICAL HOVERING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myles Walsh
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Several types of submarine-deployed expendable devices are required to remain at pre-determined depths for periods of time up to one hour. these devices range in size from 3" diameter by 40" length to 6.25" diameter by 106' length. this phase i research explores the feasibility of designing hovering… More

A SINGLE STEP FIRE PROTECTIVE AND PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT FOR WOOD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon
Award Amount: $50,936.00
Abstract:
The proposed research investigates the feasibility of developing a single step wood treatment that will result in the wood being preserved from biological degradation and protected from the ravages of fire as well. the novel approach includes the irreversible immobilization of the various treatment… More

A HIGH PEFORMANCE MARINE TIMBER PROTECTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian G. Dixon , Vp Of Research And Dev
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A novel composite material is proposed which promises to significantly advance the state of the art for protecting wooden structures from the ravages of marine borers, as wellas fouling organisms in general. the new system will provide for a significantly strengthened covalent bonding between the… More

A NOVEL RHIZOBIUM DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR LEGUMES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John R. Deans , Sr. Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This research applies biochemical techniques to improving the growth and yield of legumes. a superior nitrogen-fixingrhizobium strain is supported on the surface of seeds with a matrix made of plant-derived biopolymer inoculum encapsulated with a semi-permeable membrane. the feasibility of… More

PREVENTING ICE ACCRETION VIA PASSIVE DYNAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon , Vp, Res & Dev
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed research investigates the feasibility of development an innovative icephobic coating that will prevent the accretion of ice on surfaces, such as runways via the phenomenon of passive dynamics. the underlying concept is to incorporate special materials into existing runway coating… More

WATERBORNE POLYURETHANE BINDER RESINS FOR COMPLIANT, NON-AEROSOL AIRCRAFT COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Prank Keohan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $57,717.00
Abstract:
Aliphatic polyurethane resins have become the predominant technology for military aircraft coatings due to their superior weather and chemical resistance, durability, and flexibility. their application, however, frequently requires significant dilution with volatile organic solvents. the use of such… More

NOVEL RADIATION RESISTANT ADHESIVES FOR FIBER OPTIC BOBBIN FABRICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $64,142.00
Abstract:
A novel modified acrylic adhesive is proposed which can significantly improve che adhesive bonding step in fiber optic payout bobbin fabrication. this research explores the feasibility of modifying acrylic-based adhesive formulations with novel elastomeric additives to produce a new class of… More

A HIGH IMPACT STRENGTH LOW INSERTION LOSS SONAR WINDOW

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $57,285.00
Abstract:
High frequency, high strength sonar, windows are required for submarine operations at locations that make them highly susceptible to damage from impact of objects in the water. during arctic operations they are also exposed to ice loads and fast changing temperature extremes associated with… More

MICROWAVE HEATING FOR PROCESSING CERAMIC HIGH TC SUPERCONDUCTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: R Scott Morris , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $63,086.00
Abstract:
The phase i effort has successfully demonstrated that combining sol-gel chemistry with microwave heating can result in the fabrication of a ceramic high tc superconductor (hts) in about an hour. sol-gel processing resulted in uniform micron-sized precursor powders with the desired stochiometry. this… More

SUPERELECTROCHEMICAL DESTRUCTION OF CBW AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Dixon , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $55,652.00
Abstract:
An electrochemical process is described which is capable of demilitarizing a wide range of cbw agents. since the unique process can simultaneously function by three different chemical mechanisms, its versatility for degrading a number of chemically distinct cbw agent types is assured. in addition,… More

SOLID-STATE PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS FOR LOW TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,500.00
Abstract:
This project will investigate polymeric composition that is specifically designed for low temperature (-50 degrees fahrenheit to -150 degrees fahrenheit) applications of all kinds. the new material promises to be capable of reversibly storing significant quantities of thermal energy using only… More

CHROMIUM-FREE SURFACE PRETREATMENTS FOR IMPROVED ADHESIVE BONDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frank Keohan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $55,910.00

SMART FLUIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oscar J. Almeida
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Fluids which rapidly and reversibly change to solids on the application of an electric field would be very useful for damping vibrations. electro-rheological fluids exist; however, because they are suspensions of solids in inert liquids, problems are experienced with designing practical devices.… More

SELECTIVE CERAMIC MEMBRANES FROM HYBRID TEMPLATES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
New microstructural compositions have been described, which promise to yield high performance ceramic membranes with molecular transport properties that can be tailored for specific separations. this over-all approach takes advantage of the highly structured order of hybrid, organic/inorganic… More

Complex and Stereoregular Nonlinear Optical Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Brian G. Dixon
Award Amount: $59,942.00
Abstract:
A novel organic/inorganic composite is described which promises to yield nonlinear optical materials that have extraordinarily high stereoregularities and contain very few defects. The overall approach takes advantage of the highly structured order of special template materials to form previoiusly… More

HIGH TEMPERATURE SMART SENSORS AND ACTUATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Oscar J. Almeida
Award Amount: $52,330.00
Abstract:
Fluids which rapidly and reversibly change to solids on the application of an electric field would be very useful for damping vibrations. electrorheological fluids exist; however, because they are suspensions of solids in inert liquids, problems are experienced with designing practical devices.… More

SELECTIVE OPTRODE DEVELOPMENT FOR NEUROTRANSMITTER DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Brian G Dixon
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This research investigates the feasibility of developing an innovative optode device for the device for the detection, identification, and quantification of trace levels of neurotransmitters. this electrochemical, fiber optic-based instrument will have a rapid response detector that can measure… More

CHROMIUM-FREE SURFACE PRETREATMENTS FOR IMPROVED ADHESIVE BONDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $52,856.00

Advanced Aircraft Coating Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian G. Dixon, Phd
Award Amount: $55,451.00

CHROMIUM-FREE SURFACE PRETREATMENTS FOR IMPROVED ADHESIVE BONDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $987,806.00
Abstract:
A process for surface treating non-ferrous structual metals such as aluminum and titanium is proposed which can dramatically simplify and improve the process of adhesive bonding and corrosion protection. the proposed research explores the feasibility of using hydrogen peroxide solutions modified… More

Advanced Aircraft Coating Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian G. Dixon, Phd
Award Amount: $492,349.00
Abstract:
1A novel coating formulation is proposed which will be easily removable upon demand. The new formulation is based upon state of the art Navy aircraft topcoat technology, and thus will be capable of being easily adapted to feild use. No hazardous chemicals or spaying techniques are required for… More

ELECTROCHEMILUMINESCENT OPTRODE FOR REAL-TIME MONITORING OF POLLUTANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. John P. Sanford
Award Amount: $61,615.00
Abstract:
This six-month research and development program concerns an innovative low-cost optrode device which promises to be a significant advance in the state of the art of analytical techniques for detecting pollutants in water at part per billion concentrations. The novel instrument is based upon the use… More

HIGH ENERGY DENSITY CERAMIC CAPACITORS FOR URANIUM ATOMIC VAPOR LASER ISOOPE SEPARATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
High energy density capacitors are needed to meet the demands of laser systems. because capacitor design is a mature technology, improvements in performance of the size needed for tomorrows lasers will likely come from improvements in ceramic formulation and manufacturing technology. phase i… More

Environmentally Compliant Coatings for Waterproof Fabrics and Clothing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $54,056.00
Abstract:
Fabrics for rain gear and outdoor equipment have been traditionally rendered waterproof by coating with solvent-borne rubber solutions, solvent-borne polyurethanes and vinyl plastisols. Regulatory pressure for environmental and worker safety compliance has become a potent driving force in… More

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE COATINGS FOR ALUMINUM HARDWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myles Walsh
Award Amount: $79,256.00
Abstract:
This research investigates the feasibility of producing a metal coating with the potential of withstanding the eqivalent of 2000 hours in 5% neutral salt spray with no significant corrosion failure and no penetrating scratches due to handling. The following aspects of the coating procedure are… More

NOVEL SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FOR SOLID STATE BATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R. Scott Morris
Award Amount: $58,390.00

AN AGRICULTURALLY BASED NON-TOXIC ANTIFOULING PAINT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Ceramer IPN Adhesives For Bonding Metallic To Non-Metallic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis L Keohan
Award Amount: $58,248.00

Nanophase Conducting Polymer Composites for Advanced Electronic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis L Heohan
Award Amount: $59,303.00

CHROMIUM-FREE SURFACE PRETREATMENTS FOR IMPROVED ADHESIVE BONDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frank Keohan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,896.00
Abstract:
A process for surface treating non-ferrous structural metals such as aluminum and titanium is proposed which can dramatically simplify and improve the process of adhesive bonding and corrosion protection. the proposed research explores the feasibility of using non-aqueous surface etching techniques… More

AN AGRICULTURALLY BASED NON-TOXIC ANTIFOULING PAINT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian G Dixon
Award Amount: $190,000.00
Abstract:
A water-bone, cellulosic based formulation is proposed which promises to significantly advance the state of the art of non-toxic antifouling paints. the novel composition contains no toxic ingredients, nor any volatile organic compounds (voc). the proposed technology is also attractive since it… More

Molecular Mechanical Design and Synthesis of Processible Conducting Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian G. Dixon
Award Amount: $53,165.00
Abstract:
The power of molecular mechanics will be applied to the complex structures of conducting polymer composites. Using sophisticated computer aided molecular design (CAMD) programs, a series of complex composites will be simulated, with the goal of optimizing their electronic and processing properties.… More

LOW OUTGASSING POLYMER-MODIFIED CERAMICS FOR BONDING COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan
Award Amount: $59,945.00
Abstract:
A new type of polymer modified ceramic or 'ceramer' material with improved processing characteristics and oxidative stability is proposed for adhesively bonding advanced composites. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying cyanate ester resins with silicate-based ceramics to… More

Terpolymer Composite Possessing Improved Abrasion Resistance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian G. Dixon
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A novel and UV/visible curable epoxy based terpolymer is described which promises to significantly improve the combined physical properties and chemical and abrasion resistance of aerospace structures. The innovative nature of this new terpolymer means that composites made from it will not only have… More

A Sonoluminescent Sensor for Environmental Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Dixon
Award Amount: $84,018.00
Abstract:
A previously unknown sensor technology is described which promises to significantly advance the state of the art of detecting species in aqueous solution at very low concentrations. The approach is based upon the use of sonoluminescence, a little studied form of chemiluminescence, combined with a… More

Gradient Morphology Hybrid Resins for Rigid-Flex Printed Wiring Board Adhesives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $58,401.00

NOVEL SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FOR SOLID STATE BATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R. Scott Morris
Award Amount: $562,117.00
Abstract:
Solid state batteries offer potentially greater energy density than conventional nickel cadmium batteries and, when perfected, will lower satellite launch costs and increase satellite lifetimes. Unfortunately, persistent problems with electrolyte conductivity and stability have limited the… More

Nanophase Conducting Polymer Composites for Advanced Electronic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis L Heohan
Award Amount: $571,475.00
Abstract:
A new UV-curing ceramic-modified silicone resin is proposed which can be rapidly cured to tough and optically clear resins. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying conventional silicone resins with UV-curable silicate ceramic precursors to produce a new class of semi-vitreous… More

Gradient Morphology Hybrid Resins for Rigid-Flex Printed Wiring Board Adhesives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $549,635.00
Abstract:
A novel ceramic-modified terpolymer resin is proposed which can be readily cured to a tough, thermal shock resistant interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) having a gradient morphology. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying conventional epoxy novolac resins with silicate… More

Ceramic Hybrid Matrix Materials for Composite Helmets with Improved Ballistic Resistance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Francis J. Keohan
Award Amount: $69,818.00
Abstract:
A new type of ceramic-thermoplastic material is proposed for fabricating composite-based, ultralight armors. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying silicate-based ceramics with novel polymeric toughening agents to produce a new class of hybrid ceramic material for armor… More

Environmentally Benign Conversion Coatings for Aircraft Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Over the past two decades, environmental concerns have arisen regarding almost every aspect of treating metals to prevent corrosion. Commercially available conversion coatings for aluminum and magnesium alloys often require the use of toxic, corrosive chemicals, and in some cases, sophisticated… More

Novel VOC-Compliant Water Displacing Coatings for Corrosion Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $69,833.00

Multilayer Capacitors Based On Engineered Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mahmoud Aldissi
Award Amount: $58,474.00

Thermoelectric Organics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian G. Dixon
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Multilayer Capacitors Based On Engineered Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mahmoud Aldissi
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
Novel high surface area electrodes, based upon conducting polymers, will be fabricated for use in advanced multilayer capacitors. Compact and flexible capacitor designs are anticipated which will possess significantly improved energy densities compared with state-of-the-art capacitor systems. The… More

Novel VOC-Compliant Water Displacing Coatings for Corrosion Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
A VOC-compliant corrosion preventative compound (CPC) is proposed for maintaining structural metals such as aluminum and steel in a marine environment. The proposed research explores the feasibility of using an aqueous dispersion of film-forming and water-displacing compounds to yield corrosion… More

Thermoelectric Organics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian G. Dixon
Award Amount: $538,384.00
Abstract:
This research explores the feasibility of raising the thermal efficiency of thermoelectric devices to a point where thermoelectric cooling would largely replace conventional refrigeration and cooling systems. The search begins using molecular modeling to identify promising organic semiconductors… More

Biodegradable Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Myles Walsh
Award Amount: $73,507.00
Abstract:
Batteries are generally tossed out after use, even though many contain hazardous materials. Thus there is a need to identify materials which might substitute for hazardous materials in batteries. Since the trend is towards new and more efficient power sources, material substitutions must be done… More

Advanced Aerospace Adhesives Having Simple Application and Debonding Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Sub-Miniaturized Telemetry (SMT), Global Positioning System (GPS) packages and associated accessories are frequently bonded to missile and aircraft for flight testing and removed. Removing typical aerospace adhesives from metallic and composite substrates often requires high heat, solvents,… More

Solid-State Ultracapacitors for Electric Vehicles and Consumer Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mahmoud Aldissi , Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00

IMPROVED SOLID STATE BATTERIES FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,648.00

Clay-Templated Nanoporous Graphite Carbon Electrodes for Secondary Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edgardo Caliboso
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a novel type of graphite with high nanoscale porosity by pyrolysis of the precursor embedded in layered clays, with the possiblity of varying the pore size and pore density. In Phase I, we will conduct a feasibility study of the process combined with a molecular modeling… More

Solid-State Ultracapacitors for Electric Vehicles and Consumer Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mahmoud Aldissi , Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
40431 November 18, 1996 Cape Cod Research, Inc. This project will develop high energy and power density ultracapacitors for electric vehicles, using multiple layers of thin coatings of conducting polymers and their composites. The solid-state devices… More

Non-fouling Netting For Aquaculture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. brian g. dixon
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
A water-borne net coating is described that will prevent biofouling of netting materials used inaquacultural applications. The novel composition functions through the use of trace quantities ofnaturally occurring antifouling compounds. In addition, it contains no volatile organiccompounds (VOC). … More

New Multi-Functional Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A new family of surface-active organic compounds is proposed for formulating multi-purpose vapor phase corrosion inhibitors (VCI's). The proposed research explores the feasibility of applying state-of-the-art surface science with the concepts of molecular simulation and molecular self assembly to… More

New PEM Electrolyte for High Temperature Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. R. Scott Morris , Vice President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50059-98-I New PEM Electrolyte for High Temperature Fuel Cells--Cape Cod Research, Inc., 19 Research Road, East Falmouth, MA 02536-4440; (508) 540-4400 Mr. R. Scott Morris, Principal Investigator Ms. Katherine D. Finnegan, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82544 Amount: … More

Non-fouling Netting For Aquaculture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. brian g. dixon
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
A water-borne net coating is described that will prevent biofouling of netting materials used inaquacultural applications. The novel composition functions through the use of trace quantities ofnaturally occurring antifouling compounds. In addition, it contains no volatile organiccompounds (VOC). … More

Self-Cleaning Filter for Pretreatment of Seawater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Myles Walsh
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination plants provide fresh water for the Navy. However, occasional high concentrations of colloidal solids and plankton/small animal matter can virtually disable the RO system from operating. A lightweight self-cleaning filter is proposed for this RO application. Phase… More

Dual-Cure Resins for Rapid Composite Repair and Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A new family of dual-cure thermoset resins is proposed for formulating adhesives that can be processed at room temperature for bonding composite materials and metals. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying convertional thermoset resins such as polyepoxides with other compatible… More

New Thermoplastic Elastomer Matrix Resins for Advanced Aircraft Sealants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Military aircraft require conductive sealants around fuel tanks and structural gaps to prevent fuel leaks, water ingress, corrosion and to provide electrical continuity. Limitations of conventional polyether and polysulfide-based sealants include: the slowness of cure below room temperature, solvent… More

Polymer-Modified Ceramics for Composite Airframe with Improved Ballistic Resistance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A new type of ceramic-thermoplastic material is proposed for fabricating composite armor. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying sukucate-based ceramics with thermoplastic toughening agents to produce a new class of composite matrix resins. The novel gradient morphologies… More

VOC-Compliant Primerless Silicone Coatings for Corrosion Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Pillared Bacteriorhodopsin Based Spatial Light

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Dixon
Award Amount: $99,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $570,578.00

New Polymer for Improved Lithium Ion Electrolytes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Scott Morris
Award Amount: $64,800.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr R Scott Morris , Vice President
Award Amount: $728,462.00

Environmentally Compliant Self-Priming Aircraft Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available In this SBIR program, Reveo proposes to develop and commercialize the world's first mass-market 3D display technology. There does not currently exist a technically and commercially viable 3D technology having no viewing angle or encumbering eyewear restriction - holographic and… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Francis L Keohan
Award Amount: $479,980.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Francis L Keohan
Award Amount: $706,763.00

Novel Electroheological Fluids with Fast Response Time

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Murty Bhamidipati
Award Amount: $99,917.00

Lignin-Silicate Corrosion Inhibiting Primers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian G. Dixon, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Improved, Oriented Polymer Composite Electrolytes for Secondary Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R Scott Morris, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Novel Non-Flammable Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available This effort will develop fault- and damage-tolerant control for improving air vehicle survivability through identification of and recovery from multiple correlated failures of hardware redundant flight control sensors and actuators. The proposed concept builds on Athena's Fault… More

Intercalated Phosphonate-Clay Composites as Latent Heat Storage Materials for Masonry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The objective of this project is to develop algorithms and a software tool that will allow the user to have a true and accurate representation of a cable's shape as it lays on an irregular bottom terrain, including the unsupported spans and points of contact at the bottom, as well as… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $64,809.00

Novel Nanocomposites for Improved Balloon and Ballute Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,947.00
Abstract:
New nanocomposites based on thermally stable copolymer matrices are proposed for developing thin film balloon and ballute materials for aerocapture missions. Hybrid nanocomposites of synthetic layered clays and cardo poly(imide-siloxanes) are proposed to achieve ballute materials with temperature… More

Autonomous Solid Phase Microextraction for Explosives Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,107.00
Abstract:
Military aircraft require corrosion inhibiting sealants around fasteners gaps to prevent fuel leaks, water ingress, and corrosion. Conventional selants must be wet-applied during assembly, which results in excessive labor costs and downtime. Limitationsof conventional polyether and… More

All-optic Switch Actuated by Optical Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Myles Walsh, President
Award Amount: $64,843.00
Abstract:
The bandwidth increases in telecommunication networks has led to a greater need for optical switching fabrics that can handle not only high data rates, but also large numbers of separate data channels. Due to limitations on die size, I/O count, and thepower of monolithic switch devices, the total… More

Optical Correlator Based on Biomolecular Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Murty Bhamidipati, Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Optical correlators are dedicated optical computers capable of determining the degree of similarity between features contained in a two-dimensional scene. This research designs, fabricates, and tests optical films based on biomolecular materials. Theutility and enhanced capability of these films… More

Optical Correlator Based on Biomolecular Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Murty Bhamidipati, Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $374,860.00
Abstract:
Optical correlators are dedicated optical computers capable of determining the degree of similarity between features contained in a two-dimensional scene. This research designs, fabricates, and tests optical films based on biomolecular materials. Theutility and enhanced capability of these films… More

Fracture-Initiated Hybrid Adhesives for Self-Repairing Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $98,907.00
Abstract:
Novel fracture-initiated adhesive materials are proposed for fabricating thermally stable, polymer matrix composites with the ability to repair themselves after sustaining structural damage. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifyingconventional thermoset resins with… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $99,947.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I will develop new implantable electrodes for use in neurological sensing and stimulation. Neuroprostheses have been traditionally fabricated from metals such as stainless steel. The effectiveness of metallic implant devices can be compromised by… More

Self-Cleaning Dynamic Adhesive Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Campbell, Sr. Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $98,951.00
Abstract:
The proposed research mimics the adhesive strategy of geckos to produce a novel, dry, self-cleaning dynamically modulated adhesive. A soft mat of artificial hairs allows the adhesive force of the sticky spatulae to be modulated. This facilitates easyengagement and disengagement with the surface,… More

New Damage-Tolerant, High Temperature Service Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $64,538.00
Abstract:
Polymer matrix composites have become a key material for modern aircraft construction. A new type of resin fiber treatment is proposed for fabricating highly damage tolerant and thermally stable composites by vacuum assisted compression molding (VACM) andresin transfer molding (RTM). The proposed… More

New Materials for Rapid and Economical Composite Toolmaking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $64,280.00
Abstract:
Machining metals to the proper dimensions and surface characteristics is a time consuming and expensive part of traditional production toolmaking. A new type of polymer-modified ceramic material is proposed for fabricating high-performance prototypecomposite tooling. The proposed research explores… More

All-optical Switch Actuated by Optical Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Myles Walsh, President
Award Amount: $749,048.00
Abstract:
"All-optical switches capable of rapidly switching light with light are needed for missile defense in the Airborne-Laser, Space-Based Laser and Space-Based Infrared System as well as in Big Safari special mission aircraft. While the commercial and militaryusefulness of optical-electrical-optical… More

Self-Cleaning Dynamic Adhesive Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Campbell, Sr. Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $377,219.00
Abstract:
"The proposed research mimics the adhesive strategy of the tokay gecko to produce a novel, dry, self-cleaning dynamically modulated adhesive. A soft mat of artificial hairs allows the adhesive force of the sticky spatulae to be modulated. This facilitateseasy engagement and disengagement with the… More

Fracture-Initiated Hybrid Adhesives for Self-Repairing Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $373,804.00
Abstract:
"Novel fracture-initiated resin additives are proposed for fabricating polymer matrix composites with the ability to self-repair after sustaining structural damage. The Phase I objective was to develop an easily processed resin system with strong adhesionto reinforcing fibers, high thermal… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: New Elastomeric Microelectrodes for Improved Neuroprostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan
Award Amount: $499,970.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to develop electrically conductive polymer-silicone composite materials for improving the performance of implantable neural prostheses. Prior Phase I study has demonstrated the feasibility of synthesizing electrically conductive polymer… More

Novel Hybrid Photonic Materials for Optically Addressed Light Modulators (Subtopic A)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Murty Bhamidipati, Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $69,932.00
Abstract:
"Novel bio-organic/inorganic hybrid materials for use in optically addressed light modulators is proposed. Supramolecular chemistry will be used to prepare previously unknown materials for light modulation. If successful, the proposed research willimprove the speed, pixel count, resolution and… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: New Elastomeric Microelectrodes for Improved Neuroprostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Francis Keohan
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to develop electrically conductive polymer-silicone composite materials for improving the performance of implantable neural prostheses. Prior Phase I study has demonstrated the feasibility of synthesizing electrically conductive polymer… More

Transparent Conducting Oxides for Forward-Looking IR (FLIR) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John P. Campbell, Electrochem. Proc. Mgr.
Award Amount: $69,621.00
Abstract:
"Current transparent conductors have insufficient transparency in the infrared to be useful for shielding infrared sensors against electromagnetic inteference. This project investigates the feasibility of developing the next generation of transparentconducting oxides (TCOs) via a novel approach. … More

Functional Nanostructures Through Spontaneous Emulsification and Self-Assembly

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Campbell
Award Amount: $99,420.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project explores the feasibility of a novel and inexpensive synthesis, fabrication and processing route for creating nanostructures at high rates. The approach specifically targets synthesizing synthetic gecko pads. Geckos have the unusual ability to… More

Structured electrolytes for lighweight fuel cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Myles A. Walsh, President
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
"Compact and lightweight power sources are needed for communication, computation and sensors. There are no solid proton conductors that work satisfactorily between 200 and 500¿C. This is a most important and desirable range of operating temperatures forsmall and scalable fuel cells. This… More

New Materials for Rapid and Economical Composite Tool Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,295.00
Abstract:
An innovative solution for inexpensively fabricating small numbers of composite parts is proposed. Since the unit costs associated with traditional production toolmaking are extremely high for small runs, this innovation makes possible low cost prototypesand low cost replacement parts for aerospace… More

New High Durability Sol-Gel Surface Pretreatments for Aluminum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,923.00
Abstract:
Conversion coatings, which both inhibit metallic corrosion and promote coating adhesion have long been a key component in aircraft maintenance. Commercially available conversion coatings and primers contain toxic and corrosive chemicals, most notably,hexavalent chromium compounds. In order to… More

VOC-Free, Waterborne Flexible Primers for Aircraft Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,787.00
Abstract:
A VOC-free, non-chromated flexible primer is proposed for protecting highly flexed aluminum aircraft components in the corrosive marine environment. Aqueous dispersions of elastomeric resins stabilized with novel modifiers and pigmented with non-toxicanticorrosive agents will be used to formulate… More

SBIR Phase I: High-Performance Oxygen Electroreduction Catalysts for Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Campbell
Award Amount: $99,291.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to reduce the cost of fuel cell electrodes by preparing a novel class of oxygen reduction electrocatalysts featuring high activity, low cost, and greater longevity. The basis of this catalyst is a novel multimetallic catalyst.… More

Low-VOC, Self-Priming Conformal Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,910.00
Abstract:
Electrically insulating conformal coatings are used to protect electronic components including antennas from corrosion. A low VOC, non-chromated flexible coating is proposed for protecting aircraft antenna components in the corrosive marine environment.Novel elastomeric resins having inherent… More

High-Performance Nanostructured Electrodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John P. Campbell, Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
The proposed research utilizes nanostructured electrode materials to create a high-performance battery. A novel synthetic method coupled with high-performance electrode materials lead to a high-capacity, high discharge rate rechargeable battery that caneasily replace current lithium-ion batteries… More

Nanophase Shear Thickening Additives for Transparent Polycarbonate Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,717.00
Abstract:
A new nanoscale polymer composite additive having shear thickening properties is proposed for improving the ballistic properties of polycarbonate-based transparent armor. The proposed research explores the feasibility of modifying conventional polycarbonate thermoplastics with nano-dispersed… More

Materials for miniature heart-monitoring devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Myles A. Walsh
Award Amount: $102,450.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The large volume and rigid case of the capacitor now shapes the housing in implanted heart monitoring devices. This research explores methods to achieve the same therapy with a much smaller device. Specifically, it explores the question: Can defibrillators be… More

Conductive Bioceramic Coatings for Neural Prostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ultimate goal of this research is to improve the biocompatibility and performance of implantable microelectrodes for neurological sensing and stimulation. Neural prostheses have traditionally been fabricated from metals. The effectiveness of metallic implant… More

Autonomous Detection of LVP Airborne Organics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Myles A. Walsh, President
Award Amount: $99,875.00
Abstract:
A novel conceptual detector for continuous, fully autonomous detection of a broad range of low vapor pressure (LVP) airborne organics is proposed. Formal design of the concept will be performed and a preliminary design review and report generated. Underpinning demonstrations of detection range,… More

Non-Shrinking Dental Composite Restoratives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $99,864.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Shrinkage that occurs upon polymerization remains one of the main reasons for failure in Dental composites in the oral environment. A new photocurable resin, modified with novel expandable monomers is proposed for formulating Dental composites that bond well to dentin, produce strong… More

Passive Dynamic Icephobic Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Murty V. Bhamidipati, Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
The proposed research investigates the feasibility of developing an innovative icephobic coating that will prevent ice accretion on metallic and composite surfaces via the phenomenon of passive dynamics. The feasibility studies involve designing a surface that stresses the ice-surface interface as… More

Nanophase Shear Thickening Additives for Transparent Polycarbonate Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,884.00
Abstract:
Transparent armor is a system of materials designed to be optically transparent, yet protect from ballistic impacts. A new nano-scale polymer composite additive having loading rate-dependent properties was developed for improving the ballistic properties of polycarbonate-based transparent armor. … More

Coatings for Recovery of Natural Gas From Deep Wells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Myles A. Walsh, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
78209S To prolong the sustainability of the natural gas supply over the long term, dramatic increases in production from deep (>20,000 ft) reservoirs will be required. However, one of the barriers to cost effective deep drilling and recovery is the rapid corrosion/erosion of steel tubulars and… More

Passive Dynamic Icephobic Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Murty V. Bhamidipati, Senior Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $599,537.00
Abstract:
Advanced ice prevention technology is required to meet the US Navy's needs in protecting ship superstructures and personnel from the damaging effects of ice accretion. Severe ice accretion on ship superstructures can result in drastic loss of stability and handling. Many de-icing methods have been… More

New Bonding Process for Joining High Tenacity Fabrics in Airships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,909.00
Abstract:
A new generation of high altitude airships (HAA) requires advanced materials and fabrication methods to achieve the weight, strength and durability requirement for long-term deployment. A new fabric joining approach is proposed to form strong, durable seams between textile components without… More

Toxin-Neutralizing Barrier Skin Cream for CWA Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,576.00
Abstract:
The threat of chemical and biological (CB) warfare agent exposure requires a variety of measures to protect military personnel. CB agent entry through the skin can potentially be reduced through the application of chemical barrier creams. Low surface energy fluoropolymers have been shown to resist… More

New Corrosion Inhibiting Cleaning System for Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,860.00
Abstract:
Precoat surface cleaning of aluminum alloys is critical for removing common surface contaminants such as loose metal oxides, oils, and dirt that can impede wetting and adhesion of subsequently applied coatings. Many caustic cleaning processes cause matrix dealloying/redeposition of copper, which… More

Elastomeric Multi-Poled Neuroprosthetic Devices for Chronic Implantation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan
Award Amount: $99,816.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this research is to improve the biocompatibility and performance of implantable microelectrodes for neurological sensing and stimulation. Neural electrodes are typically metallic devices that, while mechanically strong and highly conductive, do not… More

SBIR Phase I: Nano-Structured Resin Additives for Improved Composite Implants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Francis L. Keohan, Mr
Award Amount: $99,855.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the need for affordable, durable thermoplastic composites for implantable prosthetics. Thermoplastic matrix composites such as carbon fiber-polyetheretherketone (CF-PEEK) have many desirable qualities for use in orthopedic… More