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Company Information:

Company Name: CUSTOM MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING, INC.
City: Pinellas Park
State: FL
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (727) 547-9799

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $969,848.00 13
SBIR Phase II $2,627,137.00 5
STTR Phase I $239,850.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,695,077.00 3

Award List:

Lightweight, Automated Passive Propagation Sensor/Analyzer (APPSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Strain MSEE
Award Amount: $92,500.00

Robust Intelligent Monitoring of Varied Approach Lighting Subsystem

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,927.00
Abstract:
Not Available The objective of this SBIR effort is to develop and demonstrate an innovative digital beamforming antenna array suitable for installation on a space vehicle. GPS can provide a cost effective method of tracking space vehicles during launch and orbit entry. However, an antenna is needed… More

Lightweight, Automated Passive Propagation Sensor/Analyzer (APPSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark A. Strain, MSEE
Award Amount: $747,276.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Mark Strain, Lead Project Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Mark Strain, Lead Project Engineer
Award Amount: $250,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Strain, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $99,990.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chuck Smalley, Sr. Mechanical Design Eng
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Multi-Static Active Decluttering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chuck Smalley, Sr. Mechanical Design Eng
Award Amount: $599,863.00
Abstract:
CME's approach, results from Phase I and proven experience associated with high-pressure gas systems will facilitate the development of an efficient, lightweight, all-electrical, high-pressure Nitrogen Charging System (NCS), designed for field deploymenton the Marine Corps new AAAV. Custom… More

Radiometer Calibration with an Active Noise Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David J. Arft, Lead RF Project Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This study will provide the basis to advance microwave radiometer calibration technology using internal active devices. CME proposes the design of a small, automated, stepped cold/warm noise source injection calibration device to simplify on-board calibration. We will build upon existing FET cold… More

Antenna Control Computer for TT&C Phased Array Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Strain, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase II objective is to utilize the Phase I research and preliminary architecture trade study results to finalize the candidate rankings, select a candidate architecture, and then develop and prototype a low-cost Antenna Control Computer (ACC) withassociated software. The ACC will provide a… More

Antenna Control Computer for TT&C Phased Array Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Strain, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Phase II objective is to utilize the Phase I research and preliminary architecture trade study results to finalize the candidate rankings, select a candidate architecture, and then develop and prototype a low-cost Antenna Control Computer (ACC) withassociated software. The ACC will provide a… More

Passive Microwave Sensor Technology for Detection of Visible, Obscured, or Subsurface Hotspots to Accurately Direct Precision Crew Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: David J. Arft
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
With record-breaking disastrous wildfires along with the human toll fighting them, no real-time technology is available to hot shots or heli-tanker suppression crews to easily detect and pinpoint water/retardant suppression on latent or lingering hot spots which are often obscured by dirt, smoke or… More

Advanced Milli-Meter Wave Sensor for Multi-Function Intelligence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott Eiler, RF/MMW Design Engineer
Award Amount: $117,641.00
Abstract:
"The purpose of this effort is to develop an unattended man-portable or light-mobileRF sensor system to provide ground forces with the capability to detect,intercept, identify, precision locate, and develop targets of both threat voice anddigital communications and non-communications in the… More

Threat Warning Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Steve Fetherman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"The Special Operation Forces (SOF) Threat Warning Software (TWS) will provide the SOF operator with the capability to rapidly detect, identify, receive alarms, and display the active emitters within his sphere of influence via emitter identification,direction finding (DF), and battlefield mapping… More

Advanced Millimeter Wave Sensor for Multi-Function Intelligence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joel Msee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to develop a prototype millimeter wave signal collection and direction finding sensor to demonstrate military utility in applications for Army light forces intelligence missions as well as special operation forcesconducting intelligence, surveillance and… More

Remote Detection of Riverine Traffic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Stephan Athan, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $99,937.00
RI Contact: James Kurtz
Abstract:
CME proposes a remote unattended sensor platform to detect powered and unpowered watercraft on riverine and inland waterways in South America. CME will define high level and detailed specifications for a sensor and communications platform and evaluatevarious active and passive sensors such as… More

Remote Detection of Riverine Traffic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Stephan Athan, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Jim Kurtz
Abstract:
During Phase I, research and experiments were conducted and a conceptual design was completed for a Remote Marine & Watercraft Surveillance System (RMWSS). RMWSS will detect powered and unpowered watercraft on riverine and inland waterways in South America. Based upon Phase I results, CME will… More

Advanced Electrical Power Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Texas A&M University
Principal Investigator: Rick Silva, Principal Investigator/Lead Eng
Award Amount: $69,940.00
RI Contact: Karen Butler-Purry
Abstract:
Shipboard operations can be improved with automated monitoring/control of the power distribution networks using our concept for an advanced electrical power system. Current or future naval systems need a capability to automatically manage and adapt to dynamic shipboard loads, fault conditions and… More

Energy Scavenging Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Long Range Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: FLORIDA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Richard Sidley, System Engineer III
Award Amount: $69,973.00
RI Contact: Dave Cartes
Abstract:
This project will develop and demonstrate energy scavenging technology to be applied in the open ocean for a low cost, Autonomous Sea Surface Vehicle (ASSV) that obtains power for propulsion, communications, navigation and sensors from the environment. By scavenging energy from the wind, solar… More

Advanced Electrical Power Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: TEXAS A&M UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Rick Silva, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $468,723.00
RI Contact: Karen L. Butler-Purry
Abstract:
CME along with Texas A&M University (TAMU) continue under this proposed Phase II to further develop an advanced electrical power management system for shipboard application, called PARE (Power Analysis and Reconfiguration Engine). The present version of PARE is a monitoring and control system that… More

Micro Fuel Cell (MFC) for Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Sidley, Manager, Electrical Engineering
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, an integrated in situ hydrogen production and Micro Fuel Cell (MFC) for Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Power will be developed. The system can replace conventional battery powered MAVs, with the added benefit of longer range. The system will also be capable of recharging or replenishing… More

Energy Scavenging Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Long Range Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: FLORIDA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Richard Sidley, Engineering Supr - Power
Award Amount: $491,839.00
RI Contact: Dave Cartes
Abstract:
FSU and CME developed an ocean-going, energy-scavenging platform for long-range surveillance. The objective was to develop and demonstrate energy scavenging technology for a low cost, autonomous surface vehicle that obtained all its power from the environment. The study included several areas of… More

RADAR POWER SOURCES AND POWER CONDITIONING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Xioanan Lu, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $69,967.00
Abstract:
Power supplies for future Navy active phased array radar systems require significantly advanced technologies to provide higher power density, faster transient response, lower output capacitance, and lower cost and noise than present commercial technologies. The technical challenges include thickness… More

Innovative materials/manufacturing for a prototype 600-1000VDC DC/DC Converter for Shipboard Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Xiaonan Lu, Chief Engineer – (727) 490-9799
Award Amount: $79,892.00
Abstract:
Future Navy Active Electronically Steered Array (AESA) radar systems demand higher peak and average power levels requiring development of high power density, isolated DC/DC converters for pulsed current loads. The Navy requires an advanced DC/DC converter design compatible with Transmit/Receive… More