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Company Information:

Name: FIREHOLE TECHNOLOGIES
Address: 210 South 3rd Street, Suite 202
Laramie, WY 82070-3658
Located in HUBZone: Yes
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (307) 766-3654

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $299,994.00 3
STTR Phase I $239,933.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,499,967.00 2

Award List:

Improved Analysis Methods for Composite Cryogenic Storage Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Alfred University
Principal Investigator: Steven Mayes, Assistant Professor
Award Amount: $69,950.00
RI Contact: Robert Bitting
Abstract:
"A drastic reduction in structural weight is an indispensable prerequisite to realize future Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems. Boost Defense segments of the program such as the Airborne Laser (ABL) and Space-Based Laser (SBL) require thestorage and transport of large amounts of… More

Data Driven Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WYOMING
Principal Investigator: Mark Garnich, Associate Professor
Award Amount: $69,992.00
RI Contact: Dan Baccari
Abstract:
Programs such as Airborne Laser and Space-Based Laser are in need of highly mass efficient structural materials to achieve system performance targets. This naturally leads to graphite fiber reinforced polymers for many system components. For someapplications, such as cryogen storage vessels, these… More

Data Driven Prognostics (Hybrid Nano-scale/Microscale Composites for Deep Thermal Cycle Damage Resistance)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Wyoming
Principal Investigator: Mark Garnich, Associate Professor
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Dan Baccari
Abstract:
Programs such as Airborne Laser and Space-Based Laser require highly mass efficient structures. Because of their high specific strength and stiffness this naturally leads to graphite fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) materials for many system components. In fluid storage tank applications GFRP… More

Advanced, Lightweight Structural Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Don Robbins, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
The extreme operating environment and high performance requirements of space vehicles and structures necessitate designs that simultaneously optimize mass efficiency and reliability. These criteria are in direct opposition since reliability comes with a weight penalty and, conversely, extreme mass… More

Failure Initiation Prediction for Reliability-Based Design of Hybrid Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WYOMING
Principal Investigator: Mark Garnich, Associate Professor
Award Amount: $99,991.00
RI Contact: William A. Gern
Abstract:
The opportunity identified here is to expand the capabilities of Multicontinuum Technology (MCT) for prediction of failure initiation in complex (hybrid) composites. A successful Phase 1 project will demonstrate good correlation of MCT variables with initial failure in composites with complex… More

Novel Experimental and Analytical Methods for Designing Damage Tolerant Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Emmett Nelson, COO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In the proposed program, Firehole Technologies, Inc. will adapt Helius:MCTT, its industry-leading software product for composite failure-progression analysis of large structures, to the specific problem of simulating damage accumulation after impact or other initial imperfection. In parallel, the… More

Failure Initiation Prediction for Reliability-Based Design of Hybrid Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Wyoming
Principal Investigator: Don Robbins, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Mark Garnich
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop extensions to Multicontinuum Technology (MCT) that enable accurate and efficient analysis of textile composite structures. In addition, probabilistic analyses will be performed to demonstrate the applicability of MCT for textile composite material… More

Physics-based Modeling of Foreign Object Damage in Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ray S. Fertig, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR, Firehole Technologies will develop proof-of-concept modeling framework for a multiscale physics-based modeling tool for predicting foreign object damage in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). We will accomplish this by adapting the core technology, multicontinuum theory (MCT),… More