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Company Information:

Company Name: Exquadrum, Inc
City: Adelanto
State: CA
Zip+4: 92301
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (760) 246-0279

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,318,600.00 22
SBIR Phase II $7,187,024.00 10
STTR Phase I $424,922.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,199,971.00 2

Award List:

Variable Pressure High-Speed Test Track

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric Schmidt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this effort is to decisively demonstrate the feasibility of creating a high-performance, yet cost effective, Variable Pressure High-Speed Test Track. This approach makes innovative use of cryogenic specialties fluids,high-performance steam venturi systems and other select… More

Electrostatic Pulse Induced Combustion (EPIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,970.00
RI Contact: Kenneth K. Kuo
Abstract:
The proposed research effort will result in the demonstration of a fundamental new and innovative approach to pulsed propulsion. This project will build the scientific base necessary to pull together a number of innovative concepts into a veryhigh-performance propulsion for space missions. The… More

Dual Mode Propulsion Module Technology for Space Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,928.00
Abstract:
The Dual Mode Propulsion Module Technology for Space Control concept utilizes an innovative approach to rocketry in which the propellant can be combusted as a solid rocket or as an electric thruster. The resulting system is highly flexible and hence ableto perform a wide variety of space control… More

Dual Mode Propulsion Module Technology for Space Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $719,526.00
Abstract:
The Dual Mode Propulsion Module Technology for Space Control concept utilizes an innovative approach to rocketry in which a single thruster can function as a solid rocket motor or as an electric thruster. The resulting system is highly flexible and hence able to perform a wide variety of space… More

Low-Cost Fabrication Methods for Arcjet Heater Segment Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric Schmidt, VP Engineering
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
Exquadrum, Inc. has a technical vision for producing an innovative, yet highly cost effective, approach to the fabrication of new arcjet heater segments. This innovative approach is made possible by the very unique skill set that this team brings to the project with a depth of experience in… More

The Mu-LV Small Vehicle Launch Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, Project Manager
Award Amount: $746,446.00
Abstract:
The proposed Key Affordability Technology for Small Launch Vehicles Phase II SBIR program is focused on significantly advancing the state of the art (SOTA) on the few number of key components that drive cost and reliability for small launch vehicles. The proposed effort has three primary parts. … More

Low-Cost Fabrication Methods for Arcjet Heater Segment Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric Schmidt, Vice President & COO
Award Amount: $749,988.00
Abstract:
High pressure segmented arc heater facilities are the core of the Nation's aerospace capabilities used to test high-pressure, aeroheating environments up through Mach 20. The special thermal environments of these unique facilities require a thorough understanding of the design considerations in… More

Technology to Enable Rapid Application of Laser Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE
Principal Investigator: Andrew V. Pakhomov, Associate Professor of Physics
Award Amount: $99,994.00
RI Contact: Gloria Greene
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of laser propelled systems with greatly simplified hardware and improved performance. This will be accomplished through application of an advanced propellant system. This technology will help to enable… More

Throat and Wall Materials for Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric Schmidt, COO & VP Engineering
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Thermal barrier coating (TBC) technologies introduced and refined in the rocket industry are proposed to solve the demanding thermal environments intrinsic in high enthalpy, hypersonic wind tunnels. This innovative approach couples the knowledge base from high heat flux rocket thrust chamber… More

Insensitive Munitions Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Principal Investigator: Allan Dokhan, Sr. Propulsion Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,964.00
RI Contact: Joseph H. Koo
Abstract:
It is proposed to qualitatively and quantitatively investigate the `Bonfire' insensitive munition (IM) characteristics of solid rocket motors. The study will focus upon developing fundamental understanding of the transient heat transfer, heat flux and the overall thermal load to and through the… More

Rocket Technology Based Thermal Barrier Coatings for Hypersonic Wind Tunnels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric Schmidt, Vice President & COO
Award Amount: $649,978.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this Phase II effort is to decisively demonstrate the feasibility of using thermal barrier coatings (TBC) for hypersonic wind tunnel nozzle applications. The primary technical issue that needs to be resolved is the development of a prototype wind tunnel nozzle that is water… More

OGRE Technology for Miniature DACS Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high performance and highly controllable solid rocket motor propulsion for miniature advanced Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS). The proposed propulsion approach is… More

High-Performance, Agile Rocket Propulsion Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to solid rocket motor propulsion with advanced energy management technology. In this proposal, Exquadrum presents a highly flexible and adaptable approach to the control of… More

Innovative Solid Propulsion (ISP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President & C EO
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative but high simplified approach to energy management for solid rocket motors. In this proposal, Exquadrum presents a highly flexible and adaptable approach to the control of rocket motors. … More

Project TROLL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to highly controllable rocket motor propulsion that also meets insensitive munitions requirements using an innovative approach to hybrid rocketry. In this proposal, Exquadrum… More

Cost-Effective Gas Flow Data Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Eric E. Schmidt, Vice President & COO
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
Current high energy, multi-room test facilities operated in support of Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) efforts suffer from a lack of robust sensors that can provide a cost-effective approach to obtaining dynamic-pressure induced gas flow data during internal detonations events. Exquadrum,… More

Advanced Miniature DACS Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $999,992.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high performance and highly controllable solid rocket motor propulsion for miniature advanced Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS). The proposed propulsion approach is… More

Confinement Removal before Ignition of Solid Propellant (CRISP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative technology that will degrade or eliminate the ability of a rocket motor's composite case to contain pressure when subjected to Fast or Slow Cookoff thermal conditions. The project team… More

Accurate and Reliable Rocket Thruster Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
The proposed research project will develop an innovative approach to develop and demonstrate the technology required to produce a highly accurate, repeatable, and reliable thruster for divert and attitude control applications that also meets Insensitive Munitions Requirements. In order to reduce… More

Renewable Energy For Small Farm Profit Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $79,981.00
Abstract:
23. NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY This research is concerned with improving the sustainability and profitability of small and mid-sized farms and ranches. The profitability and sustainability of small farms is vital to our Nation's character and economy, as well as to our stewardship of our biological and… More

Flare with Optically Invisible Light Signature (Foils)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will theoretically and experimentally assess and identify innovative technologies, and advanced materials that emit an effective infra-red (IR) countermeasure in the desired IR spectrum range while minimizing detectable signatures in the visible light spectrum. During the… More

Platform for Offshore Wind Energy Resources (POWER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $98,990.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed research effort is to determine the feasibility of an offshore platform that can support a wind turbine and maintain station, without the use of mooring lines. This will be accomplished by conducting a study based on first principles and computational modeling under… More

Innovative Motor Propellant Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research effort is to develop and fully characterize an innovative approach to solid rocket motor propellant that will enable improved performance and advanced energy management for missile defense interceptors. In this proposal, Exquadrum presents a highly flexible… More

Cost-Effective Gas Flow Data Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Eric Schmidt, Vice President & COO
Award Amount: $749,995.00
Abstract:
To develop a method or sensor(s) which can accurately measure or visually capture gas/debris flows due to dynamic pressure during a weapon detonation (1-50KG TNT equivalents) within an enclosed test structure. DESCRIPTION: During an internal structure weapon detonation, the rapid expansion of… More

Accurate and Reliable Rocket Thruster Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Mahaffy, President&CEO – (760) 246-0279
Award Amount: $729,982.00
Abstract:
The proposed research project will develop an innovative approach to develop and demonstrate the technology required to produce a highly accurate, repeatable, and reliable thruster for divert and attitude control applications that also meets Insensitive Munitions requirements. In order to reduce… More

Ocean CAES (OCAES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kevin Mahaffy, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Exquadrum, Inc. proposes a research and development program, entitled Ocean CAES (OCAES). The Principal Investigator, Kevin E. Mahaffy, will lead the project team in an effort focused on Topic #58: ADVANCED ENERGY STORAGE, a. Innovative Compressed Air Energy Storage in order to develop technology… More

NASA Guided Dropsonde

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Exquadrum, Inc. proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to providing NASA with a Guided Dropsonde (NGD). NASA's desire to use existing aircraft systems such as the AVAPS aboard NASA/NOAA P-3 aircraft will be met by incorporating existing dropsonde sensors with… More

Flare with Optically Invisible Light Signature (FOILS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President&CEO – (760) 246-0279
Award Amount: $118,767.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will develop and demonstrate an effective infra-red (IR) countermeasure in the desired IR spectrum range while minimizing detectable signatures in the visible light spectrum. The prototype flare shall be developed to Technology Readiness (TRL) Level 6 and demonstrated in a… More

Hybrid Propulsion for Upper-Stage Boosters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Alabama in Huntsville
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,994.00
RI Contact: Gloria Greene
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high-performance hybrid propulsion for upper-stages. The missions for these propulsion systems include launching small- and nano-satellites and conducting hypersonic flight… More

Advanced Research for Controllable, Highly Efficient Rocket Propulsion (ARCHER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Mahaffy, President&CEO – (760) 246-0279
Award Amount: $149,982.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high performing and highly controllable solid rocket motor propulsion for advanced Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS). The proposed propulsion approach is capable of… More

High Energy Low Molecular-Weight (HELM) DACS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President&CEO – (760) 246-0279
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high performance and highly controllable solid rocket motor propulsion for advanced Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS). The proposed propulsion approach is capable of… More

Rocket Nozzle Thrust Diverter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Philip Pelfrey, Executive Vice President – (760) 246-0279
Award Amount: $149,983.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Exquadrum proposes a rocket nozzle thrust diverter to achieve an additional 2:1 throttle reduction above and beyond the throttle capability of the engine. The innovative thrust diverter operates separate from the engine and engine cycle, and therefore has no performance effect on the… More

Novel Upper Stage Engine Cycle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Philip Pelfrey, Executive Vice President – (760) 246-0279
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Exquadrum, Inc. proposes to develop an innovative and advanced, low-cost, high-performance, cryogenic upper stage engine cycle. The SLATE engine is a variant of the dual-bleed expander cycle that maintains state of the art performance while enabling significantly reduced weight and cost,… More

Advanced Research for Controllable, Highly Efficient Rocket Propulsion (ARCHER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Marlow Moser, Sr. Aerospace Engineer – (760) 246-0279
Award Amount: $983,986.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed Advanced Research for Controllable, Highly Efficient Rocket Propulsion (ARCHER) Phase II is to develop and demonstrate an innovative, high-performing solid propellant that would enable a lightweight DACS with a high mass fraction that would be agile enough to provide a… More

Powder Rocket with Improved Mass-fraction and Agility (PRIMA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, President&CEO – (760) 246-0279
Award Amount: $149,986.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high performance and highly controllable solid rocket propulsion for advanced Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS) using powdered propellants. The proposed propulsion… More

Rocket Nozzle Thrust Diverter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Philip Pelfrey, Executive Vice President – (760) 246-0279
Award Amount: $738,364.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Exquadrum proposes to continue development of its rocket nozzle thrust diverter, which was successfully demonstrated in Phase I. The innovative thrust diverter operates separate from the engine and engine cycle, and therefore has no performance effect on the turbomachinery, thrust… More

Hybrid Propulsion for Upper-Stage Boosters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Principal Investigator: Kevin E. Mahaffy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,991.00
RI Contact: Gloria Greene
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high-performance hybrid propulsion for upper-stages. The missions for these propulsion systems include launching small- and nano-satellites and conducting hypersonic flight… More