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Company Information:

Company Name: Global Technology Connection, Inc.
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (770) 803-3001

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,274,754.00 15
SBIR Phase II $4,632,559.00 6
STTR Phase I $389,865.00 5
STTR Phase II $2,250,481.00 4

Award List:

Prognostic Enhancements to Diagnostic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: A Thakker PE
Award Amount: $99,943.00
Abstract:
Not Available This proposal addresses the need for better performance in IR detectors operating in the 2-10 micron range. SVT Associates proposes to investigate the application of Indium Gallium Arsenide Antimonide quantum dots (QD) to detectors and imaging arrays operating in this regime. The… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: A. B. Thakker, PE
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Barry Rosenburg

Real Time Collective Performance Feedback For Combat

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: A. Thakker, PE, PI/Director
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This project is intended to demonstrate the prognostic enhancements to diagnostic systems. It adopts a systematic methodology to select and assess prognostic and human-system interface concepts and suggests means to integrate them into existing shipboardCondition Based Maintenance systems. Phase I… More

Real Time Collective Performance Feedback For Combat

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: A. Thakker, PE, PI/Director
Award Amount: $749,852.00
Abstract:
This project is intended to demonstrate the prognostic enhancements to diagnostic systems. It adopts a systematic methodology to select and assess prognostic and human-system interface concepts and suggests means to integrate them into existing shipboardCondition Based Maintenance systems. Phase I… More

Autonomous Prescription of Maintenance Requirements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: A. B. Thakker, PI/Director
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Global Technology Connection, Inc. in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and its industrial partners (General Electric, Lockheed and others,) proposes to conceptualize, define and demonstrate key features of an integrated model-basedsoftware framework whose product will assist… More

Gyroplane Development and Demonstration using a Unique Bearingless Rotor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ash Thakker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
It is well known that an outstanding way to achieve a reduction in landing and takeoff speeds is with a hybrid rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft, such as a gyroplane. However, while there are two U.S. companies pursuing development of gyroplanes, Groen Brothers and Carter Copter, neither has… More

Multidisciplinary Optimization of Naval Ship Design and Mission Effectiveness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dimitri Mavris, Director, ASDL Georgia Tech
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Dimitri Mavris
Abstract:
This proposal presents the background and work necessary to adapt methodologies for the design of complex systems developed at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) at Georgia Tech under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research and GlobalTechnology Connection(GTC)/Georgia Tech SBIR ,… More

Multidisciplinary Optimization of Naval Ship Design and Mission Effectiveness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Georgia Tech
Principal Investigator: Dimitri Mavris, Principal Investigator & Professor
Award Amount: $499,957.00
RI Contact: Al Bryant
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to apply newly developed Multidisciplinary Optimization (MDO) methods to the ship design optimization process. This proposal presents the background and work necessary to adapt methodologies for the design of complex systems developed at the Aerospace Systems Design… More

Self-Healing Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ash Thakker, President/PI
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
An innovative approach to self-healing composite fabrication is proposed by Global Technology Connection along with its project team from Georgia Tech, Texas A & M and industrial partners Bell Helicopters, Boeing Rocketdyne, Goodyear. The approach addresses the short-comings of current approaches… More

Assessing Useful Remaining Life of Lithium (Li)-Ion Batteries After Deep Discharges

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection with its industrial/university partners (SAFT, Smiths Aerospace, Penn State University) proposes to develop the algorithms to determine the useful remaining life of lithium-ion batteries after a deeper than nominal discharge Working closely with cognizant JSF office and… More

Assessing Useful Remaining Life of Lithium (Li)-Ion Batteries After Deep Discharges

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,991.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop the necessary algorithms to determine the useful remaining life of Li-ion batteries after deep discharges below 2.0 volts/cell. This proposal presents the background and work necessary to develop and implement prototype remaining useful life models for… More

Hierarchical Intelligent Data Fusion Architecture for System Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Georgia Tech
Principal Investigator: Dr. Freeman Rufus
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Paul Hart
Abstract:
The complexity of modern systems and the stringent performance requirements for operation and uptime suggest that optimum and robust means must be deployed to make effective use of multiple sensor suites for assessing risk, identifying system degradation, understanding how system degradation… More

Aircraft Electrical Power System Diagnostics and Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: OAKRIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,994.00
RI Contact: Terry Payne
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection with our partners (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Innovative Power Solutions and Boeing Phantom Works) propose the development and integration of diagnostic / prognostic technologies into an overall vehicle health management for P-3 aircraft's electrical power systems. … More

Development of State-of Charge Technology for Zn/Air Battery Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection with our partners (University of Idaho and Electric Fuel Battery Corporation) proposes the development and integration of an accurate low power microcontroller based state of charge (SOC) indicator technology for Zinc/Air battery systems. Phase I effort will concentrate… More

A Hierarchical Fault Tolerant Control System for UGVs Experiencing Mobility Failures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Propes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc. in collaboration with University of Michigan-Dearborn (Vetronics Institute) and our industrial partner Lockheed Martin MFC proposes to develop a hierarchical fault tolerant three tier architecture for UGVs. Mobility parameters are continually updated at different… More

A Hierarchical Data Fusion Architecture for Missile Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Propes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with Center for Multisource Information Fusion (CMIF) at SUNY (Buffalo) and Boeing Net-Centric Operations, proposes the development of data fusion architecture based on a hybrid analytical / intelligent methodology that exploits the concept of… More

A Hierarchical Fault Tolerant Control System for UGVs Experiencing Mobility Failures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Propes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,997.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with University of Michigan-Dearborn (Vetronics Institute), Auburn University (GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory), and industrial partner, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Systems, proposes to develop a prototype hierarchical fault… More

Battery Diagnostics and Prognostics for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nicholas C. Propes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with Georgia Tech (Center for Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies) and our industrial partner, Eagle Pichers, proposes to develop and test the feasibility of a Battery Diagnostics and Prognostics System for space exploration applications. The… More

A Hierarchical Fault Tolerant Control System for UGVs Experiencing Mobility Failures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Propes, Principal Investigator – (770) 803-3001
Award Amount: $1,352,723.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with University of Michigan-Dearborn (Vetronics Institute), Auburn University (GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory), and industrial partner, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Systems, proposes to develop a prototype hierarchical fault… More

Aircraft Electrical Power System Diagnostics and Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus Jr., PI
Award Amount: $374,834.00
RI Contact: Alan L. Liby
Abstract:
This proposal leverages GTC's experience in developing diagnostic and prognostic algorithms, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's testing facilities and experience in applying Electrical Signature Analysis to electro-mechanical systems, Innovative Power Solutions experience in developing generators and… More

Development of State-of Charge Technology for Zn/Air Battery Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus Jr, PI
Award Amount: $599,996.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop and demonstrate a state-of-charge (SOC) technology for Zinc-Air batteries that accounts for environmental factors (temperature, humidity) and storage factors (O2 exposure times) beyond the discharge profile. The SOC technology should be small and have a… More

Prognostic Health Management Of Primary 28V& Secondary 270V JSF Li-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop a Prognostic Health Maintenance (PHM) system for JSF 28V and 270V Li-ion batteries. This approach extends the current effort "Assessing Useful Remaining Life of Lithium (Li)-ion Batteries after Deep Discharges", by developing life models for normal… More

Modeling of Lithium-Ion Cell Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Georgia Tech
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Propes, Principal Engineer/Program Manager – (770) 803-3001
Award Amount: $149,872.00
RI Contact: Tom Fuller
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with academic partners, Georgia Tech"s Center for Innovative Battery and Fuel Cell Technologies, Penn State University, and industrial partner Eagle Picher propose to create a physics-based modeling for predicting the life performance of Low… More

Valve Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Propes, Principal Engineer – (770) 803-3001
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with academic partner, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and valve actuator manufacturer, BAFCO, addresses valve diagnostics and prognostics by proposing a Valve Prognostic Health Monitoring System (VPHMS) that detects and identifies valve… More

Modeling of Lithium-Ion Cell Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Propes, Principal Engineer – (770) 803-3001
Award Amount: $975,690.00
RI Contact: Tom Fuller
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with their academic partners and industrial partners propose to develop a prototype integrated physics-based model and accelerated testing process that will reduce the qualification time and testing required for Li-ion cells used in LEO/MEO… More

Solid State High Energy Laser Batteries and Power Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus, Principal Engineer – (770) 803-3001
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
The next generation of technology for laser weapons, i.e. diode pumped or fiber, requires significant electrical power for driving the laser and supporting systems. There is a need for compact and lightweight power generation, storage, and conditioning for transitioning the laser technology to an… More

Fusion Enhanced Vehicle Level Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Seungkoo Lee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,913.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc. in conjunction with its partner, Vanderbilt University, is proposing to build a Fusion-enhanced Vehicle Diagnostics System (FVDS) framework to combine various information to help make go/no-go decisions from a safety point of view. Specifically single vehicle will… More

Dynamic Time and Frequency Domain Modeling of Aircraft Power System with Electrical Accumulator Units (EAU)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus, Principal Engineer – (770) 803-3001
Award Amount: $149,970.00
Abstract:
Global Technology Connection, Inc. (GTC) seeks to develop generic time and frequency domain analysis modeling and analysis tools to analyze and determine mitigation strategies to maintain power quality with high dynamic aircraft power systems operating with electrical accumulator units (EAU). Phase… More

Multi-Stage, Multi-Phase, High Efficiency, Intelligent, Electrical Energy Conversion Unit for Navy and USMC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Freeman Rufus, Principal Engineer – (770) 803-3001
Award Amount: $79,989.00
Abstract:
There is a need by the Navy and USMC for innovative technology solutions to increase electrical energy conversion efficiency and density in order to reduce volume, weight, and cost for efficiently executing land- and sea-based operations that are limited by space, weight and portability. Global… More