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Company Name:
Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
Address:
4600 Nautilus Ct., S.
Boulder, CO 80301-3241
Phone:
(303) 530-0263
URL:
EIN:
363186256
DUNS:
029303690
Number of Employees:
14
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

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Has been acquired/merged with?:
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Has had Spin-off?:
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Has Had IPO?:
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$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $18,182,748.85 241
SBIR Phase II $48,603,104.00 85
STTR Phase I $539,996.00 6
STTR Phase II $749,998.00 1

Award List:

THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS DIRECTED TOWARDS THE "IN SITU" MEASUREMENT OF MINORITY-CARRIER LIFETIMES IN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES BY THE APPLICATION OF ELECTRO-OPTICAL BIREFRINGENCE RELATION SPECTROSCOPY.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Peter g.p. ang , VICE PRESIDENT-RESEARCH
Abstract:
The proposed program is directed towards the "in situ" measurement of minority-carrier lifetimes in semiconductor devices by the application of electro-optical birefringence relation spectroscopy. this proposed technique is based upon changes that occur in optical phase retardation upon the… More

CALCIUM AND ZINC HIGH TEMPERATURE BATTERIES USING INTERCALATION CATHODES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F. Sammells , President
Abstract:
N/a

PHOTOINTERCALATION SOLID ELECTROLYTE STORAGE CELL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
N/a

PHOTOINTERCALATION SOLID ELECTROLYTE STORAGE CELL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$164,132.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
The proposed program is directed towards evaluating the technical feasibility of applying solid polymer electrolytes (spe) in novel all solid-state photoelectrochemical storage cells. the uniqueness of this approach lies in the use of photocathodes which will have the potential to not only generate… More

A SOLVATED ELECTRON SECONDARY LITHIUM ELECTRODE FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITY BATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells , President
Abstract:
N/a

LONG CYCLE LIFE SOLID STATE SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells , President
Abstract:
N/a

CALCIUM AND ZINC HIGH TEMPERATURE BATTERIES USING INTERCALATION CATHODES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$189,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F. Sammells , President
Abstract:
The proposed program is directed towards generating the scientific understanding necessary for evaluating the viability of ca(2+) and zn(2+) conducting b"-alumina solid electrolytes for a new type of advanced battery system containing either zinc or calcium as the anode and intercalation cathodes… More

LONG CYCLE LIFE SOLID STATE SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$200,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells , President
Abstract:
The research effort is directed towards determing the technical feasibility of morphologically invarient electrode/solid polymer electrolyte (spe) junctions for longcycle life electrochemical cells. alkali ion conducting spes to be used in this program will include those based upon poly(ethylene… More

A SOLVATED ELECTRON SECONDARY LITHIUM ELECTRODE FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITY BATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$200,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells , President
Abstract:
Technical effort is directed towards determing the feasibility of an electrochemically reversible liquid negative active material consisting of lithium dissolved in liquid ammonia to give a novel solvated electron secondary lithium electrode. containment of the active material from direct contact to… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL GENERATION OF USEFUL CHEMICAL SPECIES FROM LUNAR MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,969.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

ELECTROCHEMICAL AMINATION REACTIONS FOR AMINO ACID SYNTHESIS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

ELECTROCHEMICAL GENERATION OF USEFUL CHEMICAL SPECIES FROM LUNAR MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$495,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This program is directed towards electrochemically characterizing a unique high temperature electrolytic cell which simultaneously generates oxygen gas and liquid lithium using the simulated lunar silicate material diopside (camgsi2o6) as a molten salt electrolyte into whichlithium and potassium… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL AMINATION REACTIONS FOR AMINO ACID SYNTHESIS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$200,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed program will be to use electrochemically generated homogeneous catalysts (ti3+ and v3+) capable of the in situ formation of aminyl radicals (.nh2) from acidic hydroxylamine electrolytes which would then be available to undergo free radical addition onto… More

A SPONTANEOUS ELECTROCHEMICAL CLAUS PROCESS FOR SULFUR RECOVERY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr anthony f sammells
Abstract:
This project is directed toward developing the scientific and technical insight necessary for evaluating the utility of a solid oxide fuel cell compatible with the direct electrochemical oxidation of h(2)s. this approach, which forms the basis of an electrochemical claus-type process forsulfur… More

ADVANCED BIOSENSORS FOR AMINO ACID DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
Research will be directed towards characterizing an advanced biosensor technology compatible for the real-time indirect optical detection of amino acids as typified by l-phenylalanine, l-dopa, l-tryptophan and related compounds. the technical strategy will involve the indirect optical detection of… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL CO2 REDUCTION TO CONDENSED MOLECULES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,983.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

ELECTROCHEMICAL NATURAL GAS CONVERSION TO MORE VALUABLE SPECIES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,759.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Anthony F Sammells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

ELECTROCHEMICAL NATURAL GAS CONVERSION TO MORE VALUABLE SPECIES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Anthony F Sammells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This program is directed toward developing the scientific and technical insight needed to evaluate a solid oxide fuel cell compatible with promoting, at a bifunctional anode, theoxidative dimerization of methane to ethylene. for ethyleneas an anodic reaction product, the over-all electrochemical… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL CO2 REDUCTION TO CONDENSED MOLECULES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$224,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Work will be directed towards achieving both high faradaic efficiencies and current densities for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide in aqueous electrolyte to condensed species such as methanol. the proposed electrocatalysis strategy will involve providing distinct sites on the… More

INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE ELECTROCHEMICAL CLAUS PROCESS FOR SULFUR RECOVERY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,835.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This proposed program will be directed towards developing the scientific and technical insight necessary for evaluating the utility of an electrochemical claus fuel cellincorporating advanced perovskite solid electrolytes and preferred h2s tolerant anode electrocatalysts possessing the general… More

PEROVSKITE SOLID ELECTROLYTES FOR INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,785.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

PEROVSKITE SOLID ELECTROLYTES FOR INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,990.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This proposed program will be directed towards developing the scientific and technical insight necessary for evaluating the utility of suitably doped perovskites as anion conducting solid electrolytes for application in hydrogen/oxygen solid oxide fuel cells (sofcs) operating at temperatures… More

NOVEL ELECTROCATALYSIS IN POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Anthony F. Sammells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This phase i investigation addresses improving performance and lowering costs associated with polymer electrolyte (pe) fuel cell electrocatalysis. the approach is to substitute binuclear transition metal chalcogenide cluster compounds for dispersed platinum currently used as active sites for… More

ADVANCED PEROVSKITE ELECTROCATALYSIS FOR DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
John White , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The proposed phase i program addresses problems currently inhibiting development of direct methanol fuel cells by substituting high area perovskite electrocatalysts of the general composition ln1-xaxcoo3, and aco1-xfexo3 (where ln - la, nd, sm and eu; a' = ba, sr, ca and ce with o < x < 0.6; a - ba… More

MIXED CONDUCTING MEMBRANES FOR NOX DECOMPOSITION IN AUTOMOBILE EXHAUSTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammels , President
Abstract:
N/a

A DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR REVERSIBLE DETECTION OFATMOSPHERIC CO2

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,995.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Ronald L Cook , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

SPONTANEOUS NATURAL GAS OXIDATIVE DIMERIZATION ACROSS MIXED CONDUCTING CERAMIC MEMBRANES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

SPONTANEOUS NATURAL GAS OXIDATIVE DIMERIZATION ACROSS MIXED CONDUCTING CERAMIC MEMBRANES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,969.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Experimental investigations are directed toward promoting the thermodynamically downhill methane oxidative dimerization reaction to yield ethylene across mixed ionic and electronic conducting perovskite ceramic membranes at 750 degrees centigrade. this process results in the direct conversion of… More

A DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTIC SENSOR FOR REVERSIBLE DETECTION OFATMOSPHERIC CO2

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,954.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Ronald L Cook , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Phase i of this project aims to develop a distributed fiber optic sensor incorporating immobilized transition metal complexes compatible with achieving both selective and reversible detection of atmospheric carbon dioxide (co2). the adopted strategy relies on the detection of optical changes induced… More

MIXED CONDUCTING MEMBRANES FOR NOX DECOMPOSITION IN AUTOMOBILE EXHAUSTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,994.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammels , President
Abstract:
This proposed program is directed towards the experimental evaluation of mixed ionic and electronic conducting membranes for promoting the electrochemical cathodic decomposition of n0x within automobile exhausts. the approach will rely upon the systematic application of perovskite cathode… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL FORMATION OF THIN CERAMIC MIXED CONDUCTING MEMBRANES FOR OXYGEN SEPARATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald L. Cook
Abstract:
This proposed program addresses the need for development of thin ceramic membranes for achieving reliable oxygen separation at elevated temperatures. technical effort will be directed towards development of ambient temperature electrolytic technique for the preparation of thin film ceramic mixed… More

DIRECT METHANE ACTIVATION TO METHANOL ACROSS MIXED CONDUCTING MEMBRANES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James H. White
Abstract:
This program addresses a novel strategy for directly activating methane to methanol across a mixed ionic and electronic conducting ceramic membrane at temperatures between 200 and 400 degrees centigrade. the approach relies upon initial heterogeneous generation of halide species compatible with… More

FISCHER-TROPSCH ELECTROCHEMICAL CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION TO GASEOUS FUELS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Phase i of this project is investigating novel electrocatalysts as sites for promoting the electrochemical fischer-tropsch (eft) reduction of co2 to gaseous hydrocarbons at both high rates and low overpotentials. it is anticipated that these electrocatalysts will possess high activity for promoting… More

STOICHIOMETRIC PRECURSORS FOR PREPARATION OF ADVANCED METAL OXIDE SOLID ELECTROLYTES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This research program develops an experimental, synthetic approach to achieve control of precise initial precursor ceramic metal oxide composition for oxide particles in the nanometer to several angstrom diameter range. the experimental approach in phase i relies upon initial electrochemical… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL NATURAL GAS REDUCTION TO ALCOHOLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Anthony F. Sammells
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH SOLIDS, PACKED-BED, PLUG-FLOW MICROBIAL SOLID WASTE PROCESSING MODULE FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,989.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F. Sammells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

ELECTROCHEMICAL NATURAL GAS REDUCTION TO ALCOHOLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,994.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Anthony F. Sammells
Abstract:
This project is based on the recognition that methane (ch4) is oxidized to methanol (ch3oh) in nature, in the presence of methylotrophic bacteria. this involves methane hydroxylation in the presence of oxygen (o2) and a reducing agent. phase i is studying an electrochemical analog of this bacterial… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL IMPEDANCE PATTERN RECOGNITION FOR DETECTION OF MICROBIALLY INFLUENCED CORROSION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,987.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Schwartz
Abstract:
The project addresses the need for diagnostic instrumentation to detect the presence of microbially influenced corrosion (mic) occurring at metal surfaces. the approach is directed toward development of pattern recognition schemes based upon the on-line acquisition of electrochemical impedance… More

MIXED CONDUCTING MEMBRANE FOR SPONTANEOUS SULFUR RECOVERY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,997.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
The project is being directed toward developing mixed proton and electron conducting perovskite membranes compatible for promoting the spontaneous conversion of h2s into separated sulfur and water. h2s decomposition relies upon initial dissociation to h2 and sx at the membrane operating temperature… More

INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE METHANE FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
The objective of the project is to determine the utility of solid oxide fuel cells (sofcs) for promoting the efficient electrochemical conversion of methane-based fuels to electrical energy over the temperature range 600-900 degrees centigrade. emphases is is on anode electrocatalysts incorporating… More

NATURAL GAS CONVERSION TO ETHYLENE IN INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,988.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Michael Schwartz
Abstract:
This planned program will be directed towards developing the scientific and technical insight necessary for evaluating an intermediate temperature fuel cell for promoting the highly selective conversion of natural gas to ethylene in its anode compartment. this will be achieved in fuel cells… More

Diffusional Coating Of A-625 Alloy By Reactive Plasma Surfacing For Arresting Crevice Corrosion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James S Bowers
Abstract:
N/a

Diffusional Coating Of A-625 Alloy By Reactive Plasma Surfacing For Arresting Crevice Corrosion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$519,688.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James S Bowers
Abstract:
This investigation addresses an exploratory development effort whioh applies an innovative adaptation of plasma arc surfacing technology to facilitate the convenient introduotion of a diffusional coating layer out of the surface of A-625 alloy flanged pipe conneCtions such a strategy will be… More

Continuous Monitoring of Dissolved Oxygen in Spacecraft Water Recycling Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Schwartz
Abstract:
This proposed program will be directed towards the development of a fiber optic sensor for monitoring dissolved O2. Chemical transducers will be Co macrocycle complexes which are known to reversibly bind O2 with concomitant changes in the absorption spectrum. These changes will be detected via an… More

MIXED CONDUCTING MEMBRANE FOR ISOBUTYLENE SYNTHESIS FROM BUTANE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James H White
Abstract:
The application of mixed ionic and electronic conducting membranes for isobutylene synthesis from butane is being investigated. the application of proton and electron conducting membranes provides enhanced overall dehydroisomerization efficiency for promoting the subject reaction. experimentally,… More

ELECTROLYTIC POLYMER CELLS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE CONVERSION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
This project is directed towards the ddevelopment of electrolytic polymer cell technology, incorporating advanced electrocatalysts recently identified for the direct electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide (co2) to useful chemical feedstocks. co2 will be supplied to the electrolytic cell… More

A LONG LIFE PEROVSKITE OXYGEN ELECTRODE FOR CALCIUM OXIDE PROCESSING IN NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
N/a

A MEMBRANE REACTOR FOR THE SPONTANEOUS CONVERSION OF NATURAL GAS AND CARBON DIOXIDE MIXTURES INTO VALUABLE FEEDSTOCK

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Michael Schwartz
Abstract:
N/a

Electrochemical Impedance Pattern Recognition for Detection of Hidden Chemical Corrosion on Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,239.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F. Saimnells
Abstract:
N/a

TUBULAR CATALYTIC MEMBRANE REACTORS FOR THE SPONTANEOUS CONVERSION OF HUMIDIFIED NATURAL GAS TO SYNTHESIS GAS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,993.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
N/a

A MEMBRANE REACTOR FOR THE SPONTANEOUS CONVERSION OF NATURAL GAS AND CARBON DIOXIDE MIXTURES INTO VALUABLE FEEDSTOCK

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,592.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Michael Schwartz
Abstract:
This phase i project will be directed towards promoting the spontaneous conversion of methane/carbon dioxide mixtures into synthesis gas which will be available for subsequent conversion into methanol. this will be performed across novel mixed inonic (o(2-)) and electronic conducting perovskite… More

TUBULAR CATALYTIC MEMBRANE REACTORS FOR THE SPONTANEOUS CONVERSION OF HUMIDIFIED NATURAL GAS TO SYNTHESIS GAS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
This phase i investigation is directed towards promoting the spontaneous conversion of humidified natural gas to synthesis gas compatible with subsequent preparation of methanol without any intermediate compositional adjustment being necessary. this will be performed across novel tubular mixed… More

A LONG LIFE PEROVSKITE OXYGEN ELECTRODE FOR CALCIUM OXIDE PROCESSING IN NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,994.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Anthony F Sammells
Abstract:
This project is directed towards developing novel electractalysis for oxygen evolution in electrolytic cells used for promoting calcium oxide splitting. the molten salt to be electrolyzed will be contained within a dense, oxygen anion conducting, solid electrolyte tube. the overall technical… More

Electrochemical Impedance Pattern Recognition for Detection of Hidden Chemical Corrosion on Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$685,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F. Saimnells
Abstract:
This program addresses the need for diagnostic instrumentation to detect the presence of hidden chemical corrosion occurring at aircraft titanium and aluminum alloys. The approach will be directed towards development of pattern recognition schemes based upon the initial on-line acquisition of… More

Refractory Coatings for Improved Papermaking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
James S. Bowers
Abstract:
N/a

Electrochemical Activation of Natural Gas Constituents to Alcohols Using Bimetallic Anode Electrocatalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,995.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
James H. White
Abstract:
N/a

A Tubular Intermediate Temperature Natural Gas Fuel Cell Incorporating a Perovskite Solid Electrolyte

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,995.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F. Sammells
Abstract:
N/a

Electrolytic In Situ Water Purification System For Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White , Sr. Principal Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

Electrochemical Machining of Refractory Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James White
Abstract:
N/a

Reversible and Selective Fiver Optic Hydrazine Vapor Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$78,505.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F. Sammells
Abstract:
N/a

Reversible and Selective Fiver Optic Hydrazine Vapor Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$579,717.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Anthony F. Sammells
Abstract:
This proposed program is directed towards the development and subsequent evaluation of a distributed multi-site fiber optic chemical sensor for real time monitoring of unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) and its congeners monomethylhydrazine (MMH) and hydrazine (H) for concentration to 10ppb. … More

Novel Electrolytes for the Electrochemical Machining of Air-Breathing Propulsion Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James H. White
Abstract:
The proposed program addresses the exploratory development of an advanced electrochemical machining (ECM) technology which relies for its high performance upon the employment of dispersed microparticles in aqueous electrolytes. The approach will utilize suspended particles of C, Ti, Ag, or zeolite Y… More

A Miniaturized Flow-Injection System for Unattended Monitoring of Uranium by Electrochemical Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Michael T. Carter
Abstract:
40501 Eltron Research, Inc. This project will develop and implement a small, portable monitor for flow injection analysis of uranium in liquid sample streams, (e.g., nuclear plant effluent). The device will be capable of remote, unattended sampling and detection of analyte without intervention… More

Application of Neural Network Analysis for the Intelligent Selection of Oxygen Mediating Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Michael Schwartz , Project Manager
Abstract:
N/a

Electrolytic In Situ Water Purification System For Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$590,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White , Sr. Principal Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

MEMBRANE FOR SELECTIVE REMOVAL OF AMMONIUM IONS FROM SPACECRAFT RECYCLED WATER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ella F. Spiegel , Senior Electrochemist
Abstract:
N/a

SEPARATION FREE ELECTROCHEMICAL AFFINITY ASSAY FOR HIV

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Polychromatic X-Ray Scattering Instrumentation for Real-Time Comparison of Semiconductor Substrate Surface Quality

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James. S. Bowers
Abstract:
This program addresses the need for rapid, non destructive, in line semiconduct surface quality analysis accomplished by comparisons with high yielding wafers thereb identifying substrates worthy of further processing investment. This instrumental development goal will be achieved by identifying X… More

Low Viscosity Organic Insulation Systems For Improved Processing and Reduced Radiation Induced Gas Evolution

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,994.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. James B. Schutz , Senior Materials Engineer
Abstract:
191 Low Viscosity Organic Insulation Systems For Improved Processing and Reduced Radiation Induced Gas Evolution--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; 303-440-8008 Dr. James B. Schutz, Principal Investigator Ms. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE… More

Miniaturized Flow Cell for Electrochemical Detection of Heavy Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Michael T. Carter , Senior Electrochemist
Abstract:
3 Miniaturized Flow Cell for Electrochemical Detection of Heavy Metals--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Dr. Michael T. Carter, Principal Investigator Mrs. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82365 Amount: … More

High Temperature Heterogeneous Redox Catalysis for NOx Abatement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James H. White
Abstract:
This proposed program addresses the high temperature (>500oC) decomposition of nitrogen oxides using redox catalysts based on single phase complex metal oxides with constituents selected for their overall influence on binding of oxygen to the catalyst surface and anticipated ease of rereduction of… More

Three Dimensional Cathode for the Electrolytic Removal of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Waste Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,978.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ms. Ella F. Spiegel , Senior Electrochemist
Abstract:
9 45847-97-I Three Dimensional Cathode for the Electrolytic Removal of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Waste Streams--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Ms. Ella F. Spiegel, Principal Investigator Ms. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE… More

Advanced Multilayer Braze foil for Si3N4 Joining

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Anthony Sammells , President
Abstract:
34 Advanced Multilayer Braze Foil for Si3N4 Joining--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Dr. William J. Donahue, Principal Investigator Ms. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82364 Amount: $74,997 Silicon… More

Spontaneous Conversion of JP-8 and DF-2 to Gaseous SOFC Fuel

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Schwartz
Abstract:
This program is directed towards developing catalytic membrane reactors for promoting the spontaneous conversion of logistic fuels to a gaseous feedstock compatible for subsequent introduction into the anode compartment of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). These membranes behave as short circuited… More

Application of Neural Network Analysis for the Intelligent Selection of Oxygen Mediating Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,829.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Michael Schwartz , Project Manager
Abstract:
40489 Eltron Research, Inc. In the synthesis of oxygenated fuels, membranes are used to separate oxygen from the atmosphere. This project will apply neural network analysis to optimize mixed oxygen anion and electron conducting membranes in order to achieve high oxygen diffusion flux rates and… More

SBIR Phase I: Total Organic Carbon Analysis for On-Site Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Mark Vreeke
Abstract:
N/a

MEMBRANE FOR SELECTIVE REMOVAL OF AMMONIUM IONS FROM SPACECRAFT RECYCLED WATER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,651.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ella F. Spiegel , Senior Electrochemist
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Preparation of Ultrapure Aluminum Nitride from a Preceramic Lewis Acid-Base Adduct Synthesized in an Ambient Temperature Chloroaluminate Molten Salt

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,995.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Carter
Abstract:
N/a

Multi-Site Fiber Optic Sensor For Dissolved Oxygen Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Schwartz , PROJECT MANAGER
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Electrochemical Synthesis of Propylene Oxide Under Reductive Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James White
Abstract:
N/a

High Temperature Heterogeneous Redox Catalysis for NOx Abatement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James H. White
Abstract:
This proposed program addresses the high temperature (>500oC) decomposition of nitrogen oxides using redox catalysts based on single phase complex metal oxides with constituents selected for their overall influence on binding of oxygen to the catalyst surface and anticipated ease of rereduction of… More

Three Dimensional Cathode for the Electrolytic Removal of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Waste Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,993.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ms. Ella F. Spiegel , Senior Electrochemist
Abstract:
9 45847-97-I Three Dimensional Cathode for the Electrolytic Removal of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Waste Streams--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Ms. Ella F. Spiegel, Principal Investigator Ms. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE Grant… More

Miniaturized Flow Cell for Electrochemical Detection of Heavy Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Michael T. Carter , Senior Electrochemist
Abstract:
3 Miniaturized Flow Cell for Electrochemical Detection of Heavy Metals--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Dr. Michael T. Carter, Principal Investigator Mrs. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82365 Amount: … More

Spontaneous Conversion of JP-8 and DF-2 to Gaseous SOFC Fuel

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Schwartz
Abstract:
This program is directed towards developing catalytic membrane reactors for promoting the spontaneous conversion of logistic fuels to a gaseous feedstock compatible for subsequent introduction into the anode compartment of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). These membranes behave as short circuited… More

Inhibitor Delivery Exploiting Hydrophobic Interference For Simultaneous Corrosion Inhibition and Biofilm Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Patrick I. James , Senior Scientist
Abstract:
50365-98-I Inhibitor Delivery Exploiting Hydrophobic Interference For Simultaneous Corrosion Inhibition and Biofilm Removal--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Dr. Patrick I. James, Principal Investigator Mr. Eileen E. Sammells, Business… More

Oxygen Blown Gasification of Coal Fines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. David R. Peterson , Senior Chemical Engineer
Abstract:
50089-98-I Oxygen Blown Gasification of Coal Fines--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Dr. David R. Peterson, Principal Investigator Ms. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82570 Amount: $74,997 One of the major… More

Hand-Held Monitor for On-Site Detection of Heavy Metals in Water Using Microfabricated Detector Chips

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Michael T. Carter , Mgr: Sensor/Chemical Systems
Abstract:
50106-98-I Hand-Held Monitor for On-Site Detection of Heavy Metals in Water Using Microfabricated Detector Chips--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Dr. Michael T. Carter, Principal Investigator Ms. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE Grant… More

Mixed-Conducting Membranes for the Spontaneous Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Alkanes to Olefins

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Shane E. Roark , Senior Scientist
Abstract:
50097-98-I Mixed-Conducting Membranes for the Spontaneous Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Alkanes to Olefins--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Dr. Shane E. Roark, Principal Investigator Ms. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Spontaneous and Selective Methane Oxidative Dimerization Using Catalytic Membrane Reactor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. James H. WHite , Catalysis & Electroch. Mgr.
Abstract:
51053-98-I Spontaneous and Selective Methane Oxidative Dimerization Using Catalytic Membrane Reactor--Eltron Research, Inc., 5660 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301-2340; (303) 440-8008 Dr. James H. White, Principal Investigator Ms. Eileen E. Sammells, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Advanced High Energy Lithium Polymer Electrolyte Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ella F. Spiegel
Abstract:
This program is directed toward synthesis of two closely related classes of new lithium ion conducting polymer electrolytes which hold promise of achieving both higher ionic conductivity and improved elastomeric properties over current state-of-the-art polymer electrolytes. Approaches to be used for… More

Polyoxometalates as Topical Skin Protectants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,068.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
James H. White
Abstract:
This proposed program is directed towards the development of polyoxometalate catalysts for use as agents for the oxidative destruction of chemical warfare agents. The specific technology innovation will rely on the use of novel polyoxometalate materials for the catalytic oxidation of sulfides and… More

Heterogeneous Catalysts for Near-Ambient Temp Destruction of Volatile Organic Compounds

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shane Roark
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop a heterogeneous catalyst for the destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at low concentrations and near-ambient temperatures, under oxygen-rich conditions. The catalyst will be Pt and/or Pd supported on a multi-component metal oxide based on the… More

In Situ Electrolytic System for Ultrafiltration Membrane Cleaning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick I. James
Abstract:
This proposed program focuses on developing a relatively environmentally benign technology for cleaning ultrafiltration membranes in naval surface vessels through the on-site electrolytic generation of hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen-peroxide-derived hydroxyl radicals. The approach will utilize novel… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Oxygen Anion Conducting Solid Electrolytes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James White
Abstract:
N/a

Low Cost Fabrication of High Temperature Polyimide Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Hand-Held Environmental Monitors for Initial Site Characterization of Volatile Organic

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James White
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Total Organic Carbon Analysis for On-Site Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,696.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Mark Vreeke
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James H White
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$200,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James White
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$598,500.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr David R Peterson , Senior Chemical Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,991.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Michael T Carter , Mgr: Sensor/Chemical Systems
Abstract:
N/a

A Sol-Gel Derived Barrier Layer for Larghe Area SiC Thyristor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Zhonglin Wu
Abstract:
Not Available Current object level change detection (OLCD) methods typically rely on performing differences between detected objects and objects stored in a database. Image Corp, Inc. proposes in this Phase I effort to develop a system dedicated to the joint exploitation of SAR and IR images that… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,810.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ella F Spiegel
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,993.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James White
Abstract:
N/a

Chemiresistor Microsensors for Environmental Monitoring Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available We propose to develop latching micro-magnetic relays based on the geometry-dependant magnetization of permalloy cantilevers. Two stable states ( on and off ) in a micro-relay controlled by an external magnet have been demonstrated. An integrated coil will be designed and fabricated… More

Rotating Electrolytic Cell for In-Situ Water System Sterilization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Patrick I. James, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

Direct Ambient Temperature Carbon Dioxide Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ella F. Spiegel, Ind. Electrolytic Systems Mngr
Abstract:
N/a

Fiber Optic Ammonia Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Carter, Sensor/Chemical Systems Mngr
Abstract:
N/a

Multilayer Braze Foils for Joining Silicon Carbide to Inconel 600

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas F. Barton, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,943.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shane Roark
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available Thick-film Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) wafers are now being used to manufacture a variety of electronic products. Reliable manufacturing of advanced SOI-based products requires accurate characterization tools. Presently, the semiconductor industry lacks the necessary instrumentation to… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Carter
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Carter
Abstract:
N/a

Multilayer Foils for Brazing Silicon Carbide Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Barton
Abstract:
N/a

Ceramic Membrane Reactor Utilzing a Paked Catayltic Bed for Converting Hydrogen Sulfide to Sulfur and Steam

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
David Peterson
Abstract:
N/a

New Inert Anodes for Reduction of Perfluorocarbon Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available The Air Force has identified the need for a small, inexpensive inertial attitude reference system that functions as a two-axis optical reference in high performance aircraft applications. Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes the Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Inertial Reference… More

Supported Flat Plate Thin Films for Oxygen Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available This SBIR Phase I research will focus on the development of Erbium based Polymer Optical Fiber (POF) Amplifiers. POFs are potential candidates in short-haul (1000 m or less) telecommunication applications such as local area networks. Currently low bandwidth copper wires are used,… More

A New Radiation Resistant Epoxy Resin System for Liquid Impregnation Fabrication of Compostie Insulation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available Today's Internet operates basically with one class of service, called best effort. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), in response to the demands of industry, has published two integrated services (Intserv) standards that define additional service classes in an effort to… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Michael T. Carter
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$294,994.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Michael T. Carter
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Pamela Van Calcar, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Steven T. Harford
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Pamela Calcar, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ella F. Spiegel, Indust. Elect. Syst. Manager
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,991.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steven T. Harford, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,992.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard A. Bley, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David R. Peterson, Senior Chemical Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Carter
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Pamela M. Van Calcar, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Gaspar
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
James B. Schutz, Senior Materials Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,980.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
James B. Schutz, Senior Materials Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Richard Mackay, Senior Materials Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,992.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Richard Mackay, Senior Materials Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Patrick I. James, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Patrick I. James, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

Aircraft Engine Oil Health Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Shane E. Roark, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed program is to determine the viability of Raman spectrometry as an analytical tool for in-situ monitoring of aircraft engine oil condition. This objective will be accomplished by first characterizing unused engine oil with a high-performance bench-top Raman… More

Thermally Resistant Catalytic System for Monopropellant Ignition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Catalysis/Electrochemical Mgr.
Abstract:
This proposed Phase I addresses the catalytic ignition of monopropellants using solid solutions of metal oxides rationally selected from materials possessing functionalities amenable to the initiation of ignition as well as imparting thermal stability to the materials. It is anticipated that these… More

Titanium Alloy Encapsulation for Ceramic Armor Applications Using Powder Metallurgy Hot isostatic Pressing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Carter, Sensor/Chemical Sys. Mgr.
Abstract:
This program addresses development of a portable system for real time, highly selective, reversible detection of chemical signatures of landmine explosives and explosive related compounds (ERCs), including 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), 2,4-dinitrotoluene(DNT) and 1,3-dinitrobenzene (DNB). A… More

Acoustic Energy: An Innovative Technology for Stimulating Oil Wells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ross C. Thomas, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
65228 This project will develop a lightweight, battery-powered instrument for rapidly detecting the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. The instrument, which will be suitable for observatory, tall-tower, and aircraft measurements, will perform CO2 measurements with (1) ¿ 1 ppm resolution in… More

CES: An Expert System for Corrosion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Harford, Technical Director
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed program is the successful development of a catalytic system for efficient conversion of vulcanized rubber to a product that resembles virgin rubber in terms of its chemical and physical properties. The technical objectiveswill be achieved by optimizing both the… More

Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials: Diacetylene-Siloxanes as Radiation Resistant Electrical Insulator for Plasma Fusion Confinement Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Carter, Sensor/Chemical Systems Manager
Abstract:
65562 Heavy metal contamination in ground and surface water is a widespread problem within the DOE complex, and advanced methods and instrumentation will be required to provide reliable, long-term monitoring for evaluation and remediation. This project will develop a low-cost, portable monitor… More

Femtosecond Planar Electron Beam Source for Micron-Scale Dielectric Wake Field Accelerator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Craig L. Homrighausen, Senior Materials Scientist
Abstract:
65563 Superconducting magnet coils are a major component of fusion plasma experiment devices. For electrical insulation, these magnet coils use a polymer matrix composite resin that must exhibit good mechanical strength and radiation resistance at cryogenic temperatures. In liquid form, the… More

A Novel Electrochemically Regenerable Ion-Exchange System for Nitrate Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A novel electrochemically activated and deactivated anion-exchange system is proposed for nitrate removal from groundwater and wastewater, as well as other applications. It will combine the best features of liquid-liquid extraction and anion-exchange using resins, while avoiding many problems… More

Catalysts for Low Temperature Decomposition of CINCH Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James White, Catalysis/Electrochem.Mgr
Abstract:
This proposed Phase I addresses the development and testing of catalysts for the low temperature decomposition of competitive impulse noncarcinogenic hypergolic (CINCH) fuels developed by the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) for use in aliquid-gas generator. The catalysts will consist of… More

Waste-Wood Cellulose Soil Binders for Construction Site Erosion Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Construction projects generate 10 to 20 times more erosion per acre compared to neighboring agricultural activities. Wind erosion and production of dust is considerable at large construction sites, and water erosion clogs local sewers and silts local streams and rivers. Construction of buildings… More

Anti-Static, Field Emitting, Nanoparticle Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael V. Mundschau, Senior Materials Scientist
Abstract:
NASA has requested development of anti-static coatings for use on satellites and spacecraft in order to prevent electrostatic discharge which can destroy sensitive electronic components and cause loss of spacecraft. With the 11 year peak in solar activity expected in the years 2000 and 2001,… More

Water Maintenance-Free Inorganic Proton Conductors for PEM Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Zhonglin Wu, Sr. Materials Scientist
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will identify and characterize novel inorganic proton conducting materials which do not require water maintenance for protonic transport. These materials could be used as membranes in proton exchangemembrane fuel cells as well as in a wide… More

Novel Lithium-Ion Conducting Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,994.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ella F. Spiegel, Industrial Electronic Systems Manager
Abstract:
60177 Polymer electrolytes that promote lithium ion activity are needed to develop advanced batteries for high power or high energy storage. Polymers should be thin and flexible with glass transition below -70¿C and ionic conductivity >10-3 S/cm. In this project, new carbonate side chains… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the development of an ultrafast TOC analyzer to enable real-time recycling of spent rinse waters from semiconductor wet benches. At the present time, semiconductor fabrication facilities generate about 3800 gallons of… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Composite Materials for Hydrogen Separation Membrane Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop and evaluate a new class of mixed proton and electron conducting materials which are capable of operating at intermediate temperatures (400-700C). These materials could be used as membranes in a wide variety of hydrogen… More

Miniaturized Electrochemical Sensor for Cr(VI) in Groundwater and Surface Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Veronica Cepak
Abstract:
This program will develop a small, portable, low-power electrochemical device to remotely detect and monitor chromium (VI) in aqueous solutions, particularly in suspected contaminated ground and surface waters. Eltron Research, Inc., proposes to develop a renewable sensor integrated into a flow cell… More

Ceramic Appliques for the Production of Supported Thin-Film Catalytic Membrane Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Pamela Van Calcar, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
60125 In the separation of oxygen from air, dense thin film ceramic membranes offer the advantage of higher oxygen flux at lower temperatures than current dense ceramic membranes. The selectivity of the dense ceramic membranes are superior to that of low temperature polymeric membranes. This… More

Ceramic Appliques for the Production of Supported Thin-Film Catalytic Membrane Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Pamela Van Calcar, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
60125 In the separation of oxygen from air, dense thin film ceramic membranes offer the advantage of higher oxygen flux at lower temperatures than current dense ceramic membranes. The selectivity of the dense ceramic membranes are superior to that of low temperature polymeric membranes. This… More

Reverse Water-Gas Shift Catalysis with Copper Exchanged Zeolites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steven T. Harford, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is to develop a catalytic system for efficient conversion of carbon dioxide and hydrogen to carbon monoxide and steam (reverse water-gas shift). The technical objectives will be achieved by optimizing both the catalyst material and process operating conditions.… More

Reverse Water-Gas Shift Catalysis with Copper Exchanged Zeolites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$576,067.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steven T. Harford, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is to develop a catalytic system for efficient conversion of carbon dioxide and hydrogen to carbon monoxide and steam (reverse water-gas shift). The technical objectives will be achieved by optimizing both the catalyst material and process operating conditions.… More

Novel Lithium-Ion Conducting Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ella F. Spiegel, Industrial Electronic Systems Manager
Abstract:
60177 Polymer electrolytes that promote lithium ion activity are needed to develop advanced batteries for high power or high energy storage. Polymers should be thin and flexible with glass transition below -70¿C and ionic conductivity >10-3 S/cm. In this project, new carbonate side chains… More

Incorporation of Nanotubes into Epoxies for Fabricating Advanced Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,998.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard A. Bley, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
This Phase I project will addresses the development of a new method for incorporating single walled nanotubes into epoxies. The great strength and light weight that can result from incorporating these tubes into composites is the motivation behind this work. The ability of… More

New Polyamide Interfacial Composite Membrane for Reverse Osmosis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,842.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Wayne Buschmann, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
The proposed program targets the development of a new polyamide interfacial composite membrane for reverse osmosis applications, specifically in the Army's reverse osmosis water purification units. The membranes are to be improved in their resistance tobiofouling, chlorine degradation, and… More

SBIR Phase I: Low Temperature Joining of Alumina Structural Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a low temperature joining compound for structural alumina. The paste will rely on the low melting point of alumina preceramic materials to effectively wet the joining surfaces and alumina filler, thus forming a dense joint… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a small, portable, low-power amperometric biosensor to detect phenol in wastewater. A renewable, robust biosensor integrated into a microfluidic system is proposed and will be designed to specifically detect phenol in… More

Incorporation of Nanotubes into Epoxies for Fabricating Advanced Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard A. Bley, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
This Phase I project will addresses the development of a new method for incorporating single walled nanotubes into epoxies. The great strength and light weight that can result from incorporating these tubes into composites is the motivation behind this work. The ability of… More

Regenerable Catalytic Sorbents for the Removal of Mercury from Flue Gas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Patrick I. James
Abstract:
The proposed program addresses the removal of elemental mercury and sulfur oxides from coal-fired utility boiler flue gas by catalytic oxidative adsorption on a regenerable substrate. This proposal concentrates on the preparation, characterization, and testing of metal oxide and metal oxysulfide… More

Non-Toxic Exotic Species/Organic Compound Waterway Contamination Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Patrick I. James
Abstract:
Eltron Research, Inc.'s program is directed towards the development and evaluation of an electrolytic technology for the onsite physiochemical treatment of vessel ballast and bilge water to control the waterway spread of biological infestations and chemical contamination. The technology relies on a… More

Real-Time Personal Monitor for the Drycleaning Industry

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Safe Alternative Solvents for Antibiotics Extraction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Catalysts for Low Temperature Decomposition of Cinch Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James White, Catalysis/Electrochemical
Abstract:
"New hypergolic fuels are less toxic and less carcinogenic than currently used hydrazine species. However, their use in monopropellant applications has been hampered by their low reactivity at low temperatures (< ambient). The development and employmentof new catalysts for the low temperature… More

Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials: Diacetylene-Siloxanes as Radiation Resistant Electrical Insulators for Plasma Fusion Confinement Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65563 Composite electrical insulation systems for superconducting magnet coils used in fusion reactors typically include epoxy matrix materials. These epoxy resins must exhibit excellent processing characteristics (low viscosity and long working life), mechanical and electrical strength,… More

Automated Fouling Mitigation System for Dairy Filtration Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,994.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The proposed cleaning system will electrolytically generate the cleansing and disinfecting chemicals required for dairy processing filtration systems on-site consuming only water, electricity, and oxygen from air. The prototype 3-chamber electrolysis cell to be developed in Phase I will be used to… More

Thermally Resistant Catalytic System for Monopropellant Ignition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James White, Catalysis/Electrochemical Mgr.
Abstract:
This proposed Phase I addresses the catalytic ignition of monopropellants using solid solutions of metal oxides rationally selected from materials possessing functionalities amenable to the initiation of ignition as well as imparting thermal stability to the materials. It is anticipated that these… More

A Novel Electrochemical Detection Strategy for Heavy Metal Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65562 Heavy metal contamination is a major problem at both DOE sites and private sector operations, such as mining and metal finishing. This project will develop a new method for electrochemical monitoring of heavy metals in water, improving the reliability and portability of standard… More

Portable Sensor for the Detection of Nitrates and Nitrites in Groundwater

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,997.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR proposal describes a program to develop a small, portable, low-power amperometric nitrate and nitrite sensor for groundwater. A renewable, robust sensor integrated into a microfluidic system is proposed and will be designed to specifically detect nitrate and nitrite anions without… More

Anti-Static, Field Emitting, Nanoparticle Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael V. Mundschau, Senior Materials Scientist
Abstract:
NASA has requested development of anti-static coatings for use on satellites and spacecraft in order to prevent electrostatic discharge which can destroy sensitive electronic components and cause loss of spacecraft. With the 11 year peak in solar activity expected in the years 2000 and 2001,… More

Contamination Resistant Anodes for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70251 State-of-the-art solid oxide fuel cells operating on reformed natural gas require a separate fuel processing stage that adds expense and complexity to the overall power system. Operation on reformate of unscrubbed fuel or directly on hydrocarbon fuel would be highly desirable;… More

A Remote Monitoring System for the Detection of Nitrates and Nitrites in Groundwater

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70237 Nitrate contamination in ground and surface water is a widespread problem within the DOE complex. Advanced methods and instrumentation will be required to provide, reliable, long-term monitoring for evaluation and remediation of this contamination. This project will develop a… More

A Novel Electrochemical Detection Strategy for Heavy Metal Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65562 Heavy metal contamination is a major problem at both DOE sites and private sector operations, such as mining and metal finishing. This project will develop a new method for electrochemical monitoring of heavy metals in water, improving the reliability and portability of standard… More

Thermally Resistant Catalytic System for Monopropellant Ignition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James White, Catalysis/Electrochemical Mgr.
Abstract:
This proposed Phase I addresses the catalytic ignition of monopropellants using solid solutions of metal oxides rationally selected from materials possessing functionalities amenable to the initiation of ignition as well as imparting thermal stability to the materials. It is anticipated that these… More

sbir/sttr phase i: Novel Optical Sensor for Monitoring MTBE Levels in Soil at UST Cleanup Sites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I addresses the development of a remote-telemetry compatible sensor for measuring reductions in methyl tertiary butyl ether levels in soil at underground storage tank cleanup sites. At present, there are over 160,000 sites with petroleum and… More

Metal Matrix Composite Interface Control With Alumina Nanoparticles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Carl R. Evenson, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
"Metal matrix composites represent an increasingly important class of materials for high performance applications. The fracture resistance and high tensile strength properties of metal matrix composites are directly related to the mechanical and chemicalbonding between the reinforcing material and… More

Magnesium Composites With Corrosion and Wear Resistant Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,995.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Barton, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The project concerns the development of magnesium composites with advanced anodized coatings for improved corrosion and wear resistance. Coating production and the properties obtained are significant improvements over previous surface treatments for magnesium. In Phase I, over eighty experiments… More

Fiber Optic DNAPL Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Field-Deployable Monitor for Chemical Warfare Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Ross C. Thomas, Principal Sr. Scientist
Abstract:
"This Small Business Innovation Research project addresses the development of a field-deployable monitor for detecting chemical warfare agents by their infrared spectrochemical signature. Phase I studies will demonstrate the potential capabilitieslow power, small size, and ultrasensitive chemical… More

Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials: Diacetylene-Siloxanes as Radiation Resistant Electrical Insulators for Plasma Fusion Confinement Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65563 Composite electrical insulation systems for superconducting magnet coils used in fusion reactors typically include epoxy matrix materials. These epoxy resins must exhibit excellent processing characteristics (low viscosity and long working life), mechanical and electrical strength,… More

Aircraft Engine Oil Health Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$325,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Shane E. Roark, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed program is to determine the viability of Raman spectrometry as an analytical tool for in-situ monitoring of aircraft engine oil condition. This objective will be accomplished by first characterizing unused engine oil with a high-performance bench-top Raman… More

Catalysts and Membrane for Selective Methane Oxidative Dimerization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70249 Ethylene is a widely used chemical feedstock material, and a more selective and efficient way of spontaneously converting natural gas into ethylene is needed. This project will apply novel membrane technology and catalysis to facilitate the spontaneous oxidative dimerization of methane… More

A Novel Electrochemically Regenerable Ion-Exchange System for Nitrate Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The objectives of the Phase II program are to optimize the nitrate extraction/recovery process and to develop a bench-scale redox-recyclable nitrate removal system to be evaluated in water treatment, residential, and industrial settings. All of the basic concepts were proven in the Phase I program,… More

A Novel Electrochemically Regenerable Ion-Exchange System for Nitrate Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$296,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The objectives of the Phase II program are to optimize the nitrate extraction/recovery process and to develop a bench-scale redox-recyclable nitrate removal system to be evaluated in water treatment, residential, and industrial settings. All of the basic concepts were proven in the Phase I program,… More

Nontoxic Exotic Species/Organic Compound Waterway Contamination Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Patrick James
Abstract:
Ballast water discharge may contaminate receiving waters, creating an extremely pervasive problem in which control/mitigation after introduction is very expensive. Thus, prevention is paramount. This project will develop an automated, modular, pilot-scale add-on ballast treatment system based on the… More

Anti-Static, Field Emitting, Nanoparticle Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael V. Mundschau, Senior Materials Scientist
Abstract:
NASA has requested development of anti-static coatings for use on satellites and spacecraft in order to prevent electrostatic discharge which can destroy sensitive electronic components and cause loss of spacecraft. With the 11 year peak in solar activity expected in the years 2000 and 2001,… More

Aircraft Engine Oil Health Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Shane E. Roark, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed program is to determine the viability of Raman spectrometry as an analytical tool for in-situ monitoring of aircraft engine oil condition. This objective will be accomplished by first characterizing unused engine oil with a high-performance bench-top Raman… More

Magnesium Composites With Corrosion and Wear Resistant Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Barton, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The project concerns the development of magnesium composites with advanced anodized coatings for improved corrosion and wear resistance. Coating production and the properties obtained are significant improvements over previous surface treatments for magnesium. In Phase I, over eighty experiments… More

Nontoxic Exotic Species/Organic Compound Waterway Contamination Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$224,993.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Patrick James
Abstract:
Ballast water discharge may contaminate receiving waters, creating an extremely pervasive problem in which control/mitigation after introduction is very expensive. Thus, prevention is paramount. This project will develop an automated, modular, pilot-scale add-on ballast treatment system based on the… More

Miniaturized Electrochemical Sensor for Cr(VI) in Groundwater and Surface Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Veronica Cepak
Abstract:
This project will utilize photolithography and microfabrication in the assembly of a Cr(VI) monitoring device that is compact, portable, and cost effective. The proposed sensor will be a self-contained laboratory that samples, analyzes, and stores the results of onsite testing under a variety of… More

Miniaturized Electrochemical Sensor for Cr(VI) in Groundwater and Surface Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$224,995.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Veronica Cepak
Abstract:
This project will utilize photolithography and microfabrication in the assembly of a Cr(VI) monitoring device that is compact, portable, and cost effective. The proposed sensor will be a self-contained laboratory that samples, analyzes, and stores the results of onsite testing under a variety of… More

Heterogeneous Catalysts for Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Shane E. Roark
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop advanced heterogeneous catalysts for catalytic wet air oxidation (CWAO) of volatile or toxic organic compounds present in industrial wastewater. Inclusion of catalysts in wet air oxidation systems increases complete destruction of organic compounds and… More

SBIR Phase I: Polysiloxane-Polyimides for Low Temperature Curable Polymer Matrix Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the synthesis of new polysiloxane-polyimide co-polymers for use as high-temperature resistant polymeric matrix materials. Phase I will develop new highly usable synthetic methodologies for the production of inorganic-organic… More

DIRECT-READING PERSONAL MONITOR FOR VINYL CHLORIDE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,414.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research project addresses the development of a direct-reading personal monitor for detecting vinyl chloride vapors in the workplace. Research studies to be performed during Phase I will include the development of a novel chemical sensor and its integration with a… More

SBIR/STTR PHASE I: Incorporation of Carbon Nanotubes into Nylon Filaments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project will develop a method for incorporating Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) into nylon fibers to act as reinforcement. This incorporation will be achieved by wrapping the SWNTs with a functionalized polymer that both allows the tubes to be… More

New Polyamide Interfacial Composite Membranes for Reverse Osmosis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Wayne Buschmann, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
Reverse osmosis water purification units (ROWPUs) are essential to the Army for providing clean water during combat and humanitarian duties. The Army's ROWPUs are designed to treat any water source encountered in the world, therefore reverse osmosis (RO)membranes must be effective under a wide… More

A Redox-Recyclable Ion-Exchange System for Arsenic Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer F. Clark, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
This program will develop a novel electrochemically activated and deactivated ion-exchange system for removal of arsenic from industrial wastewater and groundwater. It is a liquid-liquid extraction system employing non-volatile, non-flammable alternativesolvents instead of volatile organic compound… More

SBIR Phase II: Incorporation of Carbon Nanotubes into Nylon Filaments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,995.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Richard Bley
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will continue developing a method for incorporating Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) into nylon to act as reinforcement. Their incorporation will be achieved by wrapping the SWNTs with a functionalized polymer that interacts with the… More

A Remote Monitoring System for the Detection of Nitrates and Nitrites in Groundwater

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70237S02-II Nitrate contamination in groundwater and surface water is a widespread problem within the DOE complex. This project will develop a compact, portable, low-cost monitoring system for nitrate and nitrite in water. The approach is based on electrochemical monitoring and uses robust,… More

A Remote Monitoring System for the Detection of Nitrates and Nitrites in Groundwater

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70237S02-II Nitrate contamination in groundwater and surface water is a widespread problem within the DOE complex. This project will develop a compact, portable, low-cost monitoring system for nitrate and nitrite in water. The approach is based on electrochemical monitoring and uses robust,… More

A Remote and Affordable Detection System for Cr(VI) in Groundwater

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72353S03-I Chromium (Cr) contamination represents a major problem for DOE facilities and the plating industry. Because electrochemical detection of Cr in water has been shown to be a cost-effective method for the long-term, remote monitoring of environmental contamination sites, this project will… More

Nanoscale Inorganic Ion-Exchange Films for Enhanced Electrochemical Heavy Metal Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72400S03-I Heavy metal contamination in ground and surface water is a widespread problem within the DOE complex. Advanced methods and instrumentation will be required to provide reliable, long-term monitoring for evaluation and remediation of this contamination. This project will develop a… More

SBIR Phase II: Incorporation of Carbon Nanotubes into Nylon Filaments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Richard Bley
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will continue developing a method for incorporating Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) into nylon to act as reinforcement. Their incorporation will be achieved by wrapping the SWNTs with a functionalized polymer that interacts with the… More

Polysiloxane-Transition Metal Complex Copolymer Catalysts for Asymmetric Transformations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72345S03-I Among the various methods to selectively produce single enantiomer products, asymmetric catalysis is the most attractive. Homogeneous metal complexes with chiral ligands are currently the most widely used and versatile asymmetric catalysts. However, catalysts that are not soluble in… More

Aluminum Plating With Ambient Temperature Ionic Liquids

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project will address the feasibility of an ambient temperature chloroaluminate ionic liquid as a medium for efficient electroplating of high-quality aluminum. The chloroaluminate, composed of a mixture of aluminum chloride and an organic chloride salt, is liquid at room temperature. These… More

Automated Fouling Mitigation System for Dairy Filtration Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$296,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Filtration membranes in the dairy industry for milk and cheese whey processing are to be cleaned and disinfected every 24 hours. Typical filtration plants for large-scale dairy processing have hold-up volumes of 1000-2000 gallons requiring large volumes of cleaning solutions… More

Zero Ammonia Catalysts for Abatement of NOx and Other Species With Waste Minimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The abatement of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from combustion sources traditionally has been conducted by selective catalytic reduction over vanadia-titania with an ammonia reagent. However, this presents requirements and associated costs for ammonia use and storage as well as loss due to ammonia slip. … More

Automated Fouling Mitigation System for Dairy Filtration Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Filtration membranes in the dairy industry for milk and cheese whey processing are to be cleaned and disinfected every 24 hours. Typical filtration plants for large-scale dairy processing have hold-up volumes of 1000-2000 gallons requiring large volumes of cleaning solutions… More

SBIR Phase I: Templated Pyrolyzed Metallomacrocycles as Electrocatalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James White
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the synthesis of new electrocatalysts from metallomacrocycles by the catalyzed pyrolysis of the complexes in mesoporous materials. It is anticipated that the approach will give rise to novel nanoparticulate carbon supported… More

SBIR Phase I: Grain Boundary Doped Thin Film Mixed Conductor for Oxygen Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Carl Evenson
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will focus on the production of grain boundary doped thin film mixed ionic - electronic conductors for optimized oxygen separation membranes. Ion transport properties of mixed conducting ceramics will be studied as a function of controlled… More

Portable Arsenic Monitor for Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$95,927.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal describes a program to develop a small, portable, low-power electrochemical monitor to detect dissolved arsenic in drinking water. A non-toxic, renewable, microfabricated sensor chip integrated into a compact rnicrofluidic flow system is proposed… More

Field-Deployable Monitor for Chemical Warfare Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,717.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Carter, Sensor/Chemical Systems M
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research project addresses development of a field-deployable monitor for detecting chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) by their infrared spectrochemical signature. Phase I studies demonstrat

A Remote and Affordable Detection System for Cr(VI) in Groundwater

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,835.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72353-Chromium contamination is a widespread problem within the DOE complex. This project will develop a a compact, portable, low-cost detection system for the electrochemical monitoring of hexavalent chromium in groundwater. The novel electrocatalytic approach employs robust, screen-printed… More

Nanoscale Inorganic Ion-Exchange Films for Enhanced Electrochemical Heavy Metal Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,995.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72400-Heavy metal contamination represents a major problem for DOE sites and several private sector operations including mining and metal finishing. This project will develop a compact, portable, low-cost electrochemical monitoring system for heavy metals in water. The system provides a… More

Self-Assembly of Nanocomposite Nonlinear Optical Materials for Photonic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Wayne E. Buschmann, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This program targets the development of new highly anisotropic nonlinear optical nanocomposite materials for NASA and non-NASA applications in advanced photonic and optoelectronic devices and optical integrated circuits. Integration of electronic and optical components onto a single platform is… More

Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agents in Air at Low Temperatures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Shane E. Roark, Mgr., Advanced Chemical Processing
Abstract:
The objective for this Phase I project is to improve low-temperature activity and lifetime of catalysts for destruction of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) in air. High-temperature catalytic oxidation is effective for removal of CWAs; however, minimizing the power requirements would reduce the cost… More

Robust Membrane Reactor for Hydrogen Production from Industrial Process Stream

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75200-The success of the hydrogen economy demands a tremendous amount of cost reduction for hydrogen production and storage, while meeting performance and durability requirements. One of the technological barriers to hydrogen production from fossil fuels is the development of an efficient, low-cost… More

Continuous Extraction of Heavy Metals From AMD Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Joel S. Thompson, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I research project is to develop a polymeric system that is capable of binding and removing heavy metal ions from an acid mine drainage (AMD) stream. In addition, this system will undergo controlled release of these metal ions that does not depend on changes in pH or the… More

Efficient Acid Mine Drainage Multimetal Removal/Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Patrick I. James, Senior Scientist, Electrolytic Systems
Abstract:
Eltron Research, Inc., is seeking to develop an automated, solar-powered, flow-through prototype acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment system for unattended mitigation of AMD at thousands of abandoned mines and AMD currently entering the environment without any treatment. Harmful metals that are not… More

Combustion Systhesis of Nanoparticle Metal Phosphate Catode Materials for Improved Lithium Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Carl R. Evenson, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I research project will focus on the production of nanoparticle metal phosphates for improved lithium ion battery cathodes. Nickel-cadmium batteries have a significant worldwide environmental impact due to improper disposal. As a consequence, toxic heavy metals such as nickel and… More

SBIR Phase I: High Strength Low Cost Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop new high strength ceramic matrix composites using low cost processing techniques. Ceramic matrix composites represent an important class of materials for high performance applications including armor and structural… More

Optimization of Metal Alloy for High Pressure Hydrogen Separation Membrane

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75201-One of the technological barriers to developing an efficient, low-cost hydrogen separation membrane technology is hydrogen-induced rupture associated with the hydrogen-permeable metal membrane. This project will develop a robust metal-alloy membrane that can efficiently separate hydrogen… More

Functionally Graded Aluminum Nitride - Oxide Coatings for Hot Pipe Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75080-Ferrous metals are prone to hot corrosion or high-temperature oxidation under conditions found in power plant piping, heat treatment, aerospace propulsion, and other extreme environments. Alumina-based coatings would provide substantial oxidation resistance to ferrous alloys without the cost… More

Microscale Voltammetric Mercury Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75525-Heavy metal contamination in ground and surface water is a widespread problem within the DOE complex. Advanced methods and instrumentation will be required to provide reliable, long-term monitoring for evaluation and remediation of this contamination. This project will develop a low-cost,… More

Sorbents for Removal of Cyanide Species from Gas Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Catalysis/Electrochemical Manager
Abstract:
This proposed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I addresses development of new materials and a process employing them for the continuous removal of cyanide species from air streams. Interest in removal of these species stems from the potential harm that they can render in malicious… More

Catalytic Membrane Reactors: Next Generation Mixed Conducting Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75164-This project will develop technology to improve mechanical properties and enhance the oxygen anion conductivity for the next generation of ceramic oxygen anion conducting membranes, which provide pure oxygen for the spontaneous conversion of natural gas to synthesis gas. The mechanical… More

Auto-Thermal Reforming Catalysts for Use in Chemical Looping Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
76158-As the nation moves toward a hydrogen economy, a more economical and environmentally friendly way of spontaneously converting methane to hydrogen will be needed. This project will develop novel auto-thermal-reforming, metal-oxide-supported metal catalysts for use in a chemical looping system… More

In-Situ Resources Utilization for Organic Chemicals Production

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposed Small Business Innovative Research Phase I addresses the development of a catalytic system for efficient conversion of carbon dioxide and hydrogen to hydrocarbon and organic species via carbon monoxide. This approach is particularly relevant to future Mars missions, since the Martian… More

High Performance Fuel Based on Nanoparticulate-Hydrocarbon Hybrids

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Catalysis/Electrochemical
Abstract:
This proposed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I addresses the development of advanced hybrid fuels and determination of their suitability for selected high thrust propulsion applications. The hybrid fuels will consist of metal oxide coated metal nanoparticles suspended in hydrocarbon… More

Real-Time Personal Monitor for the Drycleaning Industry

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,988.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research project addresses the development of a low-cost personal exposure monitor with real-time sampling and data logging capabilities for the dry cleaning industry. Phase I research eff orts were focused on the development of… More

Low Cost Synthesis of High Surface Area Thermally Stable Lithium-Ion Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
78426S Phosphate compounds have significant potential as cathode mataerials in next generation secondary lithium-ion batteries. However, the inclusion of these compounds in electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle applications will depend on the extent to which the surface area of the cathode active… More

High Efficiency Electro-Refining for Direct Capture of Saleable Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
78481S Electrowinning is an important process used in the mining and refining of many valuable metals. Conventional electrowinning technologies are economically practical only at high metal concentrations, greater than 1000 mg/L. As a result, a large amount of metal value is lost as toxic waste… More

Reformer for Conversion of Diesel Fuel into CO and Hydrogen

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
79446S Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) have been identified for use as auxiliary electric power supplies for diesel vehicles. This will require the development of reformers for converting diesel fuel into a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which then can be consumed in the SOFC. In this… More

High Stability Thin Film Composite Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
78436S State-of-the-art reverse osmosis membranes for water purification require significant improvements in chemical and mechanical stability in order to provide more economic and robust filtration performance. For example, the stability of current reverse osmosis membranes to strong oxidizers… More

Nanocomposite Catalytic Membrane for Reagentless Hydrogen Peroxide Production

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
78488S Hydrogen peroxide is an important disinfectant, oxidizer, and bleaching agent for water treatment, chemical, and industrial processes. Commercial hydrogen peroxide production is dominated by the ¿anthraquinone¿ auto oxidation process. This multi-step, chemical and energy intensive… More

Functionally Graded Aluminum Nitride - Oxide Coatings for Hot Pipe Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75080S Corrosion is a significant problem in pipelines exposed to corrosive and oxidizing conditions at high temperatures. Mild steel is the desired material for constructing these pipelines; however, mild steel corrodes very quickly compared to more expensive alloys. A new low-cost coating… More

Advanced Coal Gasification System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Dr.
Abstract:
78405S The efficient, clean, and cost effective conversion of coal remains a principal goal of the U.S. energy industry. Indirect liquefaction of coal via gasification is currently the most effective, though still costly, method of conversion of the raw feedstock syngas for liquid fuel production,… More

Modified Epoxy Resin Systems as Composite Insulation in Fusion Confinement Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
78278S Superconducting magnet coils are a major component of plasma fusion experimental devices. The electrical insulation in these magnet coils is a polymer matrix composite, which must exhibit good mechanical strength and radiation resistance at cryogenic temperatures. Current resin systems for… More

Integrated Membrane Shift Reactor for Simultaneous CO2 Capture and Hydrogen Production

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
78283S Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage is one of the solutions for reducing the global CO2 emission. The current challenges for CO2 capture are to reduce costs and to develop technologies that can be applied to the energy industry, which is one of the largest CO2 emission sources. … More

Optimization of Metal Alloys for High Pressure Hydrogen Separation Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75201S One of the technological barriers to developing an efficient and low-cost hydrogen-separation membrane technology is hydrogen-induced embrittlement associated with the hydrogen-permeable metals at high hydrogen pressure and low temperature. This project will develop ruggedized and efficient… More

Spacecraft Water Regeneration by Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jesse W. Taylor, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop advanced catalysts for a volatile removal assembly used to purify spacecraft water. The innovation of the proposed catalysts is improved oxidation activity for organic compounds relative to conventional systems. Additionally, by minimizing or avoiding… More

Refractory Paint for High Voltage Insulators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Sara L. Rolfe, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I program will result in a tough refractory paint that adheres to a variety of plastic insulators with complex shapes creating a strong, adherent, refractory coating with optimal surface roughness. The proposed program targets the properties of the vacuum-insulator interface for high… More

High Impulse Nanoparticulate-Based Gel Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I addresses the development of advanced gel propellants and determination of their suitability for selected applications. Currently, propellant gels consist of fuel (or oxidizer) combined with a polymeric gellant such as a cellulose… More

Biosensor for Field Monitoring of Pesticides in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Carter, Manager, Sensor/Chemical Systems
Abstract:
This SBIR proposal describes development of a protable, low-power amperometric biosensor to detect ogranophosphorus and carbamate insecticides in water. A renewable, robust biosensor is proposed and will be designed to specifically detect insecticides based on an immobilized enzyme of a sensor… More

High-Yield Process for Selectively Converting CO2 to Aromatics and Olefins

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposed Phase I addresses the selective conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons via integrated CO2-to-methanol, methanol-to-olefins, and olefins-to-aromatics processes. Existing pathways to olefins and aromatics via methane exhibit low per-pass conversion. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis can provide… More

High Efficiency Electro-Refining for Direct Capture of Saleable Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Electrowinning is a widely used process method for primary mineral extraction and refined metal production; however, conventional technologies have economic and efficiency limitations that leave significant resources either unutilized or lost to waste discharge. The major challenges for… More

Reformer for Conversion of Diesel Fuel into CO and Hydrogen

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A major impediment to the commercialization of solid oxide fuel cell systems for the very large automotive market is the lack of efficient, low-cost, compact reformers to convert diesel fuel into synthesis gas. The major issues involve carbon deposition in the cooler zones of the reformer and… More

Advanced Coal Gasification System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Shape analysis of pulses collected from arrays of fast particle detectors used in nuclear physics experiments requires data processing systems with fast (>500 Ms/s) sampling rates, in order to preserve the pulse shape information. Existing systems rely on multi-channel analog-to-digital converters… More

Catalytic Coatings for Removal of Soot from Gas Turbine Exhausts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Mgr,Catalysis/Electrochem.Processes
Abstract:
This proposed Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I addresses the development of catalytic coatings and a process for applying them to the internal surfaces of gas turbine engines for the purpose of reducing soot and other emissions from turbine exhausts without compromising engine… More

Pollution Control Technologies for Use with High Sulfur Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Mgr,Catalysis/Electrochem.Processes
Abstract:
The state-of-the-art pollution control technology for highway diesel engines is the NOx storage-release (NSR) trap and the catalytic diesel particulate filter (CDPF). The NSR incorporates precious metal and basic functions for oxidizing NO and adsorbing NO2. This makes the device vulnerable to the… More

A Non-Invasive Method to Functionalize Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard A. Bley, Senior Chemist
Research Institution:
TEXAS TECH UNIV.
RI Contact:
Kathleen Harris
Abstract:
This Phase I STTR project will further develop our technique for uniformly dispersing single walled carbon nanotubes into polymeric resins. This project will specifically aim to provide them with a mechanism for anchoring themselves to an epoxy matrix during curing in such a way that they are able… More

A Portable Microreactor System to Synthesize Hydrogen Peroxide

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
Robert A. Merrill
Abstract:
This proposed STTR Phase I program addresses design, development, fabrication and testing of a safe, convenient and economical catalytic microreactor that is capable of generating vaporous hydrogen peroxide (VHP) on demand by direct synthesis of hydrogen and oxygen that could be generated by… More

A Novel Cyclic Catalytic Reformer for Hydrocarbon Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I addresses development of a compact reformer system based on a cyclic partial oxidation (POx) technology for the purpose of generating hydrogen for fuel cell systems. The need for improved reformers arises from: 1) the tendency of… More

Highly Durable Catalysts for Ignition of Advanced Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposed SBIR Phase I addresses the development of catalysts and technology for the ignition of advanced monopropellants consisting of mixtures of hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) and a combustible component. The catalysts will possess intrinsic activity for ignition and will also possess… More

Ammonia Point Sensor for Intensive Livestock Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,995.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Carter, Sensor/Chemical Systems Manager
Abstract:
Efficient, cost-effective systems are not currently available for the continuous sensing of dangerous, noxious gases, such as ammonia, in the intensive livestock operation (ILO) environment. Development of these sensors will provide information for the regulation of ventilation and protection of… More

Biosensor for Field Monitoring of Pesticides in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$345,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Carter, Manager, Sensor/Chemical Systems
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II proposal addresses development of a field-portable, amperometric biosensor for monitoring organophosphorus (OP) and carbamate insecticides in water. The miniaturized biosensor will use a modified screen-printed microelectrode with high sensitivity and lowlimit of detection for OP… More

A New Compact Hydrogen Generation Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The generation of hydrogen from fossil fuels appears to be the best bridge to the hydrogen economy. However, the efficiency of standard hydrogen-generation methods based on steam methane reforming needs to be improved. This project will develop a new compact hydrogen-generation reactor, which uses… More

Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Atmospheric Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The burning of fossil fuels adds carbon to the atmosphere, principally in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2). It is important to understand the fate of this excess CO2 in the global carbon cycle. This project will develop a lightweight, battery powered instrument ¿ suitable for observatory,… More

Novel Supports and Materials for Oxygen Separation and Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Current coal gasification and combustion processes employ air for their oxygen needs, a practice that leads to nitrogen oxide formation and dilute product/waste streams that are hard to separate. Technology is needed to provide a more economical, non-cryogenic, and non-membrane-related means of… More

Real-Time Transformer Oil Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Clark R. Evenson, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) remain a significant environmental threat even though manufacturing of PCBs was discontinued 30 years ago. PCBs are toxic amd suspected to carcinogenic to humans and are therefore carefully monitored. Due to the chemical and thermal stability of PCBs in the… More

Conductive and Transparent Silsesquioxane Kapton Polyimides

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Craig L. Homrighausen, Senior Materials Scientist
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is devoted to developing transparent conductive polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) Kapton-based polyimides. Introduction of additives to the copolymer matrix will result in a conductive POSS-polyimide without the loss of transparency,… More

Antistatic Paint with Silent Discharge

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Long term Objectives: Proposed is an anti-static paint which can be used to alleviate danger from fires and explosions that are initiated by static discharge. The innovation for the proposed paint lies in its discharge mechanism which doesn't require grounding… More

Hypergolic Chemical Leak Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Carter, Mgr., Sensor/Chemical Systems
Abstract:
Hydrazines, nitrogen oxides, and other highly reactive compounds are extensively used as missile propellants. The toxic nature of these substances requires careful monitoring over long periods to ensure safety of personnel particularly during mobilization after prolonged storage. Detecting… More

Selective Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst for Producing C9-C16 Hydrocarbons

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dan Fraenkel, Chief Chemist
Research Institution:
FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
Robert A. Merrill
Abstract:
A conceptual Fischer-Tropsch (FT) based process is proposed for converting synthesis gas to C9 C16 hydrocarbons suitable for Navy use as synthetic JP5 fuel. We shall develop an advanced FT catalyst selective for C5-C8 olefins that will be subsequently dimerized to C10-C16; optionally, the process… More

Ambient Temperature, Solvent-Free Plating of Dense Aluminum Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jason M. Stotter, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
This proposed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a room-temperature, non-toxic process for the application of protective, highly dense, corrosion-resistant aluminum and anodized aluminum coatings. This process will initially be… More

A Fuel Flexible, Process Intensified Gasifier for Mobile Fuels Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Mgr., Catalysis/Electrochem Process
Abstract:
The American military is currently seeking to develop a mobile synthetic fuels plant. This requires process intensification, i.e., extensive reduction in plant weight and size. A key unit operation is at the gasification stage, where both process intensification, and fuel flexibility are sought. … More

Microwave Assisted Gasification for Recycling Polymer Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Polymer matrix composites have better strength/weight ratios, durability, and corrosion resistance than metal, and can be used to replace metals in automobiles to provide better automotive fuel efficiency. However, these composites are often considered unrecyclable, and new novel methods must be… More

Aromatics from Alternative Sources by Catalysis with Sulfated Zirconia and Related Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The production of high-volume chemicals from non-petroleum feedstocks is of great importance to the creation of a post-oil economy based on alternative and renewable sources. Fischer-Tropsch (FT) plants, especially those based on coal, may supply the necessary feedstock, mostly as FT naphtha, for… More

Ammonia Point Sensor for Intensive Livestock Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$346,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Carter, Sensor/Chemical Systems Manager
Abstract:
This Phase II program will produce a sensitive, reliable and cost-effective monitor for ammonia emissions in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). CAFOs have become a major form of animal production. There is increased concern over emissions from confinements houses and health effects on… More

Perovskite Adsorbents for Warm-Gas Removal of Sulfur

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The DOE is seeking new materials and processes to remove trace quantities of impurities from hydrogen, including sulfur, metals, and other impurities. Currently, oxides based upon zinc are commonly used to remove sulfur from industrial gas streams. However, in the presence of steam, and under… More

Selective Ethene and Isoalkane Production from Alkanes and Alcohols by Superacid Catalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The production of high-volume chemicals and fuels as feedstocks, from non-petroleum resources such as coal, is currently a high priority for the DOE. Another high priority is the development of better catalytic processes, including processes that use acid-base catalysts. Both priorities could be… More

Synthetic Gasoline from Biomass

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Clean and renewable liquid fuels from biomass offer reduced new emission of CO2 and less dependence on expensive and unreliable foreign oil. Currently, bioethanol serves in the U.S.A. as bled for gasoline but eventually it could replace gasoline in passenger cars altogether. Ethanol, however,… More

A Low Cost Production Process for Large High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Craig L. Homrighausen, Senior Materials Scientist
Research Institution:
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
RI Contact:
Mike Ladika
Abstract:
The prime objective of this Phase I project is the development of a cost-effective and reliable production method for fabrication of large carbon fiber reinforced polyimide composites. Eltron Research & Development Inc. (Eltron) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will work together… More

Novel Supports and Materials for Oxygen Separation and Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Existing coal gasification and combustion processes employ air as the oxidant, which leads to nitrogen oxide formation and dilute product/waste streams that are difficult and expensive to separate. This project will develop a more economical, non-cryogenic, and non-membrane means for separating,… More

Real-Time Transformer Oil Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$332,294.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Clark R. Evenson, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
Polychlorinate biphenyls (PCBs) remain a significant environmental threat even though manufacturing of PCBs was discontinued 30 years ago. Due to the chemical and thermal stability of PCBs in the environment and the continued use of transformers containing these chemicals, very specific regulations… More

Removal of Sulfur From Gasified Coal AT or Above 800 C

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Richard Mackay, Manager, Ceramic Technology
Abstract:
Coal contains substantial sulfur that if not captured when burned, can significantly impact human health, SO2 and SOx emissions are highly regulated. This Small Business Innovation Research proposal presents a novel, proprietary approach for removing sulfur from gasified coal products at… More

Portable Arsenic Monitor For Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase II program is develop, test and produce a prototype field analytical instrument for electrochemical monitoring of arsenic in drinking water. This program seeks to provide a new avenue to laborator y-quality arsenic detection and… More

Formaldehyde Sensor for Environmental and Industrial Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Christopher L. Marotta
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Formaldehyde is among the 25 most abundantly produced chemicals in the world and is used in a variety of manufacturing processes. There are serious health risks in utilizing formaldehyde, however, as it is a suspected h uman carcinogen that causes severe… More

Low-Cost Personal Monitor for Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research project addresses the development of a novel, low-cost monitor for organophosphate-based pesticide exposure. Organophosphate pesticides are highly toxic compounds used to control insect populations in a number of… More

Aromatics from Alternative Sources by Catalysis with Sulfated Zirconia and Related Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The production of high-volume chemicals from non-petroleum sources such as coal is of great importance for a post-oil economy based on alternative and renewable sources. In particular, there is the need to produce high-volume chemicals as feedstocks for various heavy industries. In turn, the… More

Efficient Space Hardy Thermoelectric Materials with Broad Temperature Range

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard A. Bley, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of this work is developing new thermoelectric materials for use in fabricating solid state cooling devices and electrical power generators, which are 200 to 300% more efficient than current thermoelectric materials and can operate in temperatures ranging from cryogenic to 700 C. These… More

Electrochemical Capacitor Development for Pulsed Power Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Christopher L. Marotta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I addresses the development of electrochemical ultracapacitors (ECs) using graphitic nanosheets as the electrode material. The advantages Eltron's technology will be the reduction of device size due to superior power densities and relative powers. These materials also display reduced… More

Anion Exchange Membrane-Modified Electrodes for Alkaline Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Wayne E. Buschmann, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
The direct methanol alkaline fuel cell (DMAFC) is under development as an alternative power source for lightweight, portable applications. Several advantages of the alkaline fuel cell make it superior to direct methanol PEM fuel cells. Namely, the improved electrokinetics of fuel oxidation in… More

Advanced Nanostructured Powders for Cold Spray Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Sara L. Rolfe, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In this project, Eltron will develop a method for spray drying agglomerates of nanoparticles for use in the cold spray process. These agglomerates will allow the nanoparticles to be cold sprayed, resulting in coatings and structures with superior strength and hardness. Nanosized particles will be… More

Electrochemical Treatment and Recycling of Spent Perchlorate-Contaminated Ion-Exchange Regeneraton Brime

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Jason M. Stotter, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Eltron Research & Development, Inc. (Eltron) proposes to develop an ion-selective, polymer membrane electrode capable of detecting perchlorate in water at low parts per billion (ppb) concentrations. With the discovery of perchlorate contamination in an increasing number of drinking water sources and… More

Low Cost NOx Abatement in Off-Road Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Catalysis & Electrochemical Processes Ma
Abstract:
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) contribute to the formation of ground level ozone, aerosols, and acid rain. Considerable progress has been made in reducing emissions from stationary and highway sources. New emissions standards will require that new off-road (non-road) diesel engines achieve emissions of NOx… More

CycloForming of Crude Glycerol

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Sara L. Rolfe, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), 68% of the petroleum oil consumed by the U.S. is used for transportation. Diesel fuel constitutes over 25% of the nation's total fuel use. The U.S. consumes 90,000 gallons of diesel fuel every 60 seconds, producing significant greenhouse… More

Conductive and Transparent Silsesquioxane Kapton Polyimides

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Craig L. Homrigausen, Senior Materials Scientis
Abstract:
Eltron Research Inc. will focus on three primary objectives during Phase II of this US Air Force Research Laboratory SBIR program, building upon the success realized during Phase I of the program. First, we will be prepared to transition to high volume production needed in Phase III by optimizing… More

Perovskite Adsorbents for Warm-Gas Removal of Sulfur

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Technology is needed to remove impurities, especially sulfur, from the hydrogen produced from coal-derived synthesis gas. Although oxides of zinc now remove sulfur from industrial gas streams to the part-per-million level in the presence of steam, much greater removal effectiveness will be required… More

Novel Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst for Low Carbon Dioxide Emission Synthetic Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The United States currently depends on fossil fuels from foreign sources. Unfortunately, the cost of fossil fuels from these sources has and will steadily increase, jeopardizing the U.S. economy. The use of fossil fuels also causes pollution and global warming. Consequently, the production of… More

Catalytic Ethylene Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Jesse W. Taylor, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
Fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers are transported and stored in refrigerated containers. As the produce ripens, ethylene gas is produced, which further ripens the product and can lead to premature spoilage. Most fruits and vegetables emit ethylene gas which promotes ripening. Certain species,… More

Efficient Space Hardy Thermoelectric Materials with Broad Temperature Range

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard A. Bley, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of this work is to develop new thermoelectric materials for use in fabricating solid state cooling devices and electrical power generators, which are 200 to 300% more efficient than current thermoelectric materials and can operate in temperatures ranging from cryogenic to 700 C. The… More

Electrochemical Capacitor Development for Pulsed Power Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Christopher L. Marotta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this NASA Phase II SBIR Project, we will continue the development of graphitic nanosheets (GNS) for electrochemical capacitor (EC) electrode materials. In the Phase I project, treatments of the electrode materials resulted in increases of relative capacitance (2x), relative energy (4x), and… More

Compact Monitor for Airborne Carbon Dioxide Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
John Faull, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Eltron Research & Development proposes the development of a lightweight, battery-powered instrument for accurately and rapidly monitoring the local concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. In our Phase I program, an advanced CO2 analyzer will be developed with a novel optical sensor… More

Wireless Battery Charging Methods for Distributed Soldier Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Pierce, Research Engineer
Abstract:
Today's leading technology for wireless medium power transfer (less than 1kva) from a power transmission station to a load(s) is made possible by means of a magnetically linked resonant power transmission system. This system differs from a magnetically coupled transformer system in that for the… More

A Metal Hydride Power Source for HALE Aircraft Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
James White, Research Fellow
Abstract:
High altitude long endurance (HALE) aircraft encounter thin atmosphere, low temperatures, long missions, and long periods of storage, all within strict weight limitations. Power sources are correspondingly unconventional. DARPA has identified metal hydrides as preferred energy storage materials for… More

New Composite Boron Doped Diamond Coatings for Electrochemcial Oxidation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jesse Taylor, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
This project will result in new, composite boron doped diamond (BDD) coatings for inexpensive metal substrates that will provide superior electrodes with improved water purification properties as well as excellent adherence and corrosion-resistance. Eltron's composite BDD coatings contain no organic… More

First Principles Identification of New Cathode Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Because of relatively poor kinetics, fuel cell performance is generally limited by oxygen reduction, irrespective of temperature. Although Cermet and perovskite materials have dominated oxygen reduction electro-catalysis in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), their performance has been limited. … More

Polymer-Zeolite Membrane for Air Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Coal is our nation¿s most abundant carbonaceous energy source, from which we could produce, in addition to electricity, most of the liquid transportation fuels and petrochemical feed stocks that our society needs. However, coal gasifiers and other partial oxidation processes for making synthesis… More

An Approach for Enhancement of In-Gasifier Production of Methane

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Gasification-based production of methane ¿ via the utilization of abundant, low-cost, domestic coal ¿ offers one means to address the production of syngas without using natural gas, which has undergone significant price increases. However, gasifiers generally operate under conditions ¿ high… More

Unconventional High Temperature Nanofiltration for Produced Water Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The recovery of known reserves of oil and natural gas in the United States, especially from unconventional sources, is often limited by the economic and environmental impacts of the water that is co-produced during the extraction process. Innovative and cost-effective produced water treatment… More

Heterogeneous Photocatalytic System for Water Remediation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We have defined a Phase I program for establishing a system that will destroy pharmaceuticals in drinking water by leveraging Eltron's PeroxEgen and proprietary photocatalysts which will be developed in Phase I researc h. PeroxEgen is an H2O2 and peracetic acid… More

Perovskite Adsorbents for Warm-Gas Arsenic and Phosphorus Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) electric power plants equipped with solid-oxide fuel cells offer great potential for increasing the efficiency of next generation power plants. However, synthesis gas produced by gasification of coal is contaminated with arsenic and phosphorus that will… More

Molecular Separations Using Micro-Defect Free Ultra Thin Films

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Gasification can provide the best path for development of power based on clean coal, as well as the conversion of coal to other fuels and specialty chemicals. The problem is that current technologies are too expensive. In particular, more efficient methods of CO2 separation from other gasses are… More

Graded AlN/Al2O3 Precursor and Methods to Passivate Micro-Channel Coolers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Joel Thompson, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
Commercially available micro-channel coolers for high power laser diodes utilize copper's high thermal conductivity and ability to be micro-machined. Unfortunately, these coolers suffer from flow erosion and corrosion by the cooling fluid. Copper's ability to conduct electrical charge furthers the… More

Low-Cost Retrofit Emissions Control in Off-Road Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.85
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Considerable progress has been made in reducing emissions from stationary and highway sources. However, new emission standards require that new off-road (non-road) diesel engines achieve emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and other species comparable to those from on-road sources. Additionally,… More

Recovery Act - Electromechanical Dewatering of Paper Pulp for Increased Energy Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Paper production is an energy intensive business. Dewatering alone accounts for a significant portion of the energy cost of paper production; 4-5 million Btu are required per ton of pulp processed. Dewatering is carried out first by mechanical dewatering, and then by evaporation, which occurs when… More

Molecular Separations Using Micro-Defect Free Ultra Thin Films

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Gasification can provide the best path for development of power based on clean coal, as well as conversion of coal to other fuels and specialty chemicals. However, development of clean coal technologies requires carbon capture. To accomplish this, more efficient methods of CO2 separation from other… More

Unconventional High Temperature Nanofiltration for Produced Water Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The recovery of oil and natural gas in the United States, especially from unconventional sources, is often limited by economic and environmental impacts of water co-produced during the extraction process. Innovative and cost-effective produced water treatment methods are needed to improve the… More

Regenerable Ethylene Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,998.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Erick J. Schutte, Senior Chemist
Abstract:
Fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers are transported and stored in refrigerated containers. As the produce ripens, ethylene gas is produced, which further ripens the product and can lead to premature spoilage. Most fruits and vegetables emit ethylene gas which promotes ripening. Certain species,… More

A Compact Integrated System for Air Capture of Atmospheric CO2

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Although means currently exist to capture CO2 from combustion and other sources, capture at atmospheric levels is difficult. Once captured, CO2needs to be released in concentrated form and sequestered: e.g., it can be buried under ocean water or in underground vaults, or it can be reacted with basic… More

Retrofit Emissions Control Technology for Agricultural Diesel Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$90,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Research Fellow
Abstract:
Agricultural equipment powered using hydrocarbon fuels emit VOCs, CO, soot, particulates, and NOx. However, controlling and reducing these emissions can impose a heavy economic burden on farmers and the agricultural industry. For example, equipment powered by two cycle engines cannot economically… More

Process for Removal of Microcontaminants from Municipal Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
James H. White – (303) 530-0263
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It has been found that pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medicines are present in drinking water supplied to at least 41 million Americans. Concern exists over the long-term health effects that will result from inges ting antibiotics, anticonvulsants, mood… More

A Solvent-Free, Nanopowder Production Method

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Sara L. Rolfe – (303) 530-0263
Abstract:
"The large-scale production of nanoparticles of the highest purity will be accomplished by the Eltron Solvent-free Powder Synthesis (ESPS) system described in this proposal. Since conventional particle size reduction methods are unable to reduce particles to the nano-scale and tend to reduce the… More

Inorganic Nanostructured High-Temperature Magnet Wires

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Sara L. Rolfe, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This project will develop a high-temperature tolerant electrically-insulating coating for magnet wires. The Phase I program will result in a flexible, inorganic coating for copper, nickel, aluminum and their alloy wires that can be wound to produce magnets with superior thermal resistance. Eltron… More

Novel High-Temperature Pressure Sensors for Extreme Service Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David A. Gribble, Jr., Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This Phase I research will result in a prototype high temperature pressure sensing cell based on the piezoresistive properties of platinum:tungsten alloys. The Eltron Research & Development sensor will be based on a flexible, circular nickel-alloy diaphragm onto which the sensor electrodes will… More

Wide Temperature Range Hybrid Energy Storage Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Christopher L. Marotta, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal concerns the fabrication of a hybrid battery capacitor (HBC) using Eltron's knowledge gained in battery and capacitor research. Energy storage systems are sought for use in remote robotic systems for planetary surface operations. HBCs offer improved performance while minimizing… More

First Principles Identification of New Aircraft Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The identification of new, structurally sound, thermally stable materials for aviation applications will enable a wide range of technologies. The identification of new materials is hindered by the lack of information about compositions outside the existing composition space. New materials and new… More

An Electrochemical Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals from CO2

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Dr. – 303-530-0263
Abstract:
CO2 is a plentiful potential feedstock for the synthesis of a number of fuels and chemicals. Unfortunately, reactions utilizing CO2 are often slow, equilibrium limited, and energy consuming. Furthermore, the production of some chemicals and polymer precursors may require multiple process steps.… More

A Compact Integrated System for Air Capture of Atmospheric CO2

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Although means currently exist to capture CO2 from combustion and other sources, capture at atmospheric levels is difficult. Once captured, CO2 needs to be released in concentrated form and sequestered: e.g., it can be buried under ocean water or in underground vaults, or it can be reacted with… More

Low Cost Retrofil Emissions Control In Off-Road Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$224,998.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Research Fellow – (303) 530-0264
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program addresses the development of catalyst technology for passive, lean abatement of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from off-road diesel exhaust sources. The approach utilizes passive reduction of NOx with exhaust-borne, oxidizable species under the fuel lean… More

A Reactive Coating for Air Purification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Research Fellow – (303) 530-0263
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project addresses development of a self-cleaning coating for removing air-borne chemical and biological species. The coating materials possess impressive properties e.g., ambient temperature adsorptive and low temperature thermal catalytic oxidation activity towards VOCs;… More

Development of a Nanothermite-Based Propellant Initiator for Army Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,955.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Research Fellow – (303) 530-0263
Abstract:
This proposed SBIR Phase I program addresses the development of a nanothermite-based initiator (primer) for use in Army munitions. This technology will enable a propellant initiator producing high maximum pressure, long pressure duration, and insensitivity to electrostatic discharge (ESD).… More

Highly Durable Catalysts for Ignition of Advanced Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James H. White, Principal Investigator – (303) 530-0263
Abstract:
Monopropellants are readily ignited or decomposed over a bed of solid catalyst. A serious limitation of existing catalysts in the ignition of advanced monopropellants is limited thermal stability. The recent emphasis on improved performance of monopropellant technology (e.g., with AF M315E and… More

Advanced Nanostructured Powders for Cold Spray Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Sara Rolfe, Senior Scientist – (303) 530-0263
Abstract:
Cold spray has many benefits compared to conventional thermal spray including lower deposition temperatures, higher bond strengths, less substrate preparation and better control of coating composition, phase structure, and oxide contamination. In cold spray, particles are accelerated by an expanding… More

Refractory Coating for Heat Resistant Portable Helipad

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Sara Rolfe, Senior Scientist – (303) 530-0263
Abstract:
Eltron Research & Development, Inc (Eltron) has developed a refractory, flexible, inorganic paint that has shown excellent performance in protecting polymers from direct heat sources. In this project, Eltron will coat portable helipad mat materials such as polyethylene and polyester as well as… More