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Company Information:

Company Name: Cellular Materials International Inc.
City: Charlottesville
State: VA
Zip+4: 29902-8756
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (434) 977-1405

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $603,143.00 8
SBIR Phase II $2,731,145.40 4
STTR Phase I $347,840.00 3
STTR Phase II $749,590.00 1

Award List:

Ultralight Woven Truss and Truss-core Cellular Metal Panels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Terry, Executive Assistant
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"Ultra-lightweight high strength, high stiffness, blast-resistantstructural materials are needed for protecting naval vessels andfuture Marine Corps vehicles, such as the Marine ExpeditionaryFamily of Fighting Vehicles (MEFFV). These materials provideblast protection by plastic work which absorbs… More

Ultralight Woven Truss and Truss-core Cellular Metal Panels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Terry, Executive Assistant
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
"Ultra-lightweight high strength, high stiffness, blast-resistantstructural materials are needed for protecting naval vessels andfuture Marine Corps vehicles, such as the Marine ExpeditionaryFamily of Fighting Vehicles (MEFFV). These materials provideblast protection by plastic work which absorbs… More

Ultralight Woven Truss and Truss-core Cellular Metal Panels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Shaw M. Lee, Research Director
Award Amount: $68,729.00
Abstract:
"Ultra-lightweight high strength/high stiffness structural materials are needed for advanced military vehicles, such as the Marine Expeditionary Family of Fighting Vehicles (MEFFV). Cellular Materials International (CMI) proposes to develop and manufacturestructural panel materials satisfying these… More

Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Multifunctional Structures for Space Re-entry Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Yellapu V. Murty, Director, Research and De
Award Amount: $98,364.00
Abstract:
Cellular Materials International, Inc. (CMI) proposes to develop and manufacture a prototype structural panel for testing and further optimization incorporating multifunctional features with structural stability at elevated temperature, thermal protection, and addressable magnetic elements. Local… More

Light-Weight Ballistic Armor for Military Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yellapu V. Murty, Director, R&D
Award Amount: $97,334.00
Abstract:
The current conflict in Iraq has revealed a vulnerability of lightly armored military vehicles to attack and destruction by rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs). Recent research under ONR sponsorship, led largely by investigators of this proposal, has already revealed that dramatic improvements in blast… More

Light-Weight Multifunctional Hypersonic Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Yellapu Murty, Director, Research and De
Award Amount: $749,043.00
Abstract:
Several design platforms are being considered for hypersonic vehicles for various DOD applications. The most probable candidate for air-breathing hypersonic propulsion is the supersonic combustion ramjet, or scramjet. At the inlet to a ramjet or scramjet engine, shocks may impinge on the surface of… More

Near Surface Flow Control and Electrical Power Extraction Using Magnetohydrodynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: PRINCETON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Yellapu V. Murty, Director, Research and Development
Award Amount: $99,684.00
RI Contact: Richard Miles
Abstract:
This proposal addresses several concepts for magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) devices which can be used to provide aerodynamic functionality on flight vehicles. The use of ionized gases for such tasks is very appealing because they require no moving parts and because plasmas can be generated and turned on… More

Near Surface Flow Control and Electrical Power Extraction Using Magnetohydrodynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: PRINCETON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Yellapu V. Murty, Director, Research and Development
Award Amount: $749,590.00
RI Contact: Richard Miles
Abstract:
The objective of this STTR Phase II proposal is to build a versatile, near-surface light weight multifunctional metallic structure that can be used for magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) control and power generation. In order to achieve these goals, a controlled plasma must be generated in air with high… More

STTR Phase I: Advanced Materials for Blast and Ballistic Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of CA Irvine
Principal Investigator: Yellapu A. Murty, Dr
Award Amount: $149,079.00
RI Contact: Daniel R. Mumm
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop a new class of lightweight, multi-functional structural panels with improved performance (strength, stiffness, high impact energy dissipation, thermal management) at minimum weight. The proposed work considers a novel… More

Protective Panels for Bridge Supports

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Yellapu Murty
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
CMI proposes to design, model, and manufacture blast and impactresistant panels for an efficient solution for protecting bridge supports against Light to Medium range IED threats and impact from vehicles, ships, and barges. The proposed solution is an energyabsorbing MicroTrussTM panel that will be… More

Tactical Vehicle Underbody Blast Energy Absorber Kit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yellapu V. Murty, Director, Research & Development
Award Amount: $69,731.00
Abstract:
CMI proposes a MicroTrussTM armor solution which is capable of absorbing at least 30% of a blast equivalent to a STANAG 4569 Level 2 Blast (6 kg of explosives detonated under the center of the vehicle at a standoff of 16", or roughly equal to the clearance height of a Humvee less the depth of the… More

Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators for Aerodynamic Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yellapu V. Murty, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,886.00
Abstract:
Flow control is critical to the effective operation of space vehicles where high velocities must be achieved with minimum power consumption. Recent studies at Princeton have demonstrated the utility of dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma actuators for aerodynamic control. Nanosecond pulse… More

Electrical power generation for sustained high speed flight

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Princeton Univ.
Principal Investigator: Yellapu V. Murty, Director, R&D
Award Amount: $99,077.00
RI Contact: Richard Miles
Abstract:
This proposal seeks to develop a novel method for the extraction of significant electrical power from air breathing hypersonic vehicles by using the existing large temperature differential between the surface of the material inside the SCRAM engine and the temperature of the fuel which is also being… More

Protective Panels for Bridge Supports

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Yellapu V. Murty – (434) 977-1405
Award Amount: $958,297.40
Abstract:
  Cellular Materials International, Inc. (CMI)proposes an innovative energy-absorbing MicroTrussTM panel structure to protect the nation`s busiest, most critical bridges from a close-in, high-intensity blast event. The ability of this panel system to mitigate and deflect blast energy was… More

Tactical Vehicle Underbody Blast Energy Absorber Kit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yellapu Murty, Director of Research&De – (434) 296-7989
Award Amount: $723,805.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, CMI successfully demonstrated the ability of a 12 psf MicroTrussTM armor solution to absorb at least 31% of a blast equivalent to a STANAG 4569 Level 2 Blast. In Phase II, CMI will design, develop, and deliver to TARDEC a lightweight blast-attenuation field prototype armor kit. Through… More

Innovative Cost-effective Aluminum Joining Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yellapu Murty, Director of Research & De
Award Amount: $69,189.00
Abstract:
The Navy is tasked with more operations than it can perform while still building the next generation of ships. Therefore, every expense counts. To reduce costs in future ships, Cellular Materials International, Inc. and SPARK Engineering propose an innovative series of aluminum-based joining systems… More