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Company Information:

Company Name: H. C. Materials Corporation
City: Bolingbrook
State: IL
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.hcmat.com
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $333,700.00 4
SBIR Phase II $3,605,149.00 4
STTR Phase I $69,915.00 1
STTR Phase II $490,337.00 1

Award List:

Cost-Effective Production of Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Pengdi Han, CEO
Award Amount: $98,500.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of reducing the manufacturing costs for large-sized PMN-PT single crystals grown by a novel multi-crucible Bridgman method with a specially designed zone-leveling capability. This hybridmethod promises a cost-effective approach for the… More

Cost-Effective Production of Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Pengdi Han, CEO
Award Amount: $749,952.00
Abstract:
: The development of cost-effective manufacturing technique for PMN-PT based piezoelectric single crystals with enhanced capabilities is critical to the achievement of the new generation of acoustic transduction devices. In Phase I, feasibility of the novel technique was demonstrated. The objective… More

New Material Compositions that Expand the Operating Domain of Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS
Principal Investigator: Pengdi Han, CEO
Award Amount: $69,915.00
RI Contact: David A. Payne
Abstract:
At the present time, large-sized PMN-PT piezoelectric crystals, 3" diameter by 8" long, of high quality, can be grown directly from the melt and are commercially available. The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of expanding the operating domain of the PMN-PT based… More

Processing Methods to Fabricate Reliable Device Elements of PMN-PT Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Pengdi Han, CEO
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of enhancing the mechanical strength and reducing the manufacturing costs for PMN-PT single crystal elements by proposed mechanical processes. At present time, the surface defects in such multi-domain PMN-PT piezocrystal elements… More

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Pengdi Han, CEO
Award Amount: $69,596.00
Abstract:
This proposed project is for the new application of PMN-PT based piezoelectric crystals. Shear modes of PMN-PT crystals show the supreme properties: k15 poled PMN-PT crystal has a coupling coefficient greater than 0.95 and k36 poled PMN-PT crystal gives a coupling coefficient greater than 0.90.… More

Processing Methods to Fabricate Reliable Device Elements of PMN-PT Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Pengdi Han, CEO
Award Amount: $1,485,021.00
Abstract:
The reliability of PMN-PT piezo crystal elements operating under high drive is vitally important for Navy sonar transducers and other high-power acoustic devices. The goals of the proposed tasks are to enhance the reliability of the PMN-PT crystal elements by resolving the challenges that exist in… More

New Material Compositions That Expand the Operating Domain of Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS
Principal Investigator: Pengdi Han, CEO
Award Amount: $490,337.00
RI Contact: David Payne
Abstract:
High-drive applications for new PMN-PT piezoelectric crystals require additional bias fields due to the relatively low coercivity (EC, ~ 2 kV/cm). However, this complicates the design of Navy devices, increases the cost, and makes the devices more susceptible to electrical failure. Thus, the goals… More

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Pengdi Han, President
Award Amount: $459,222.00
Abstract:
This program is intended to advance the state-of-the-art d36 shear mode projector. Phase I of this effort produced a projector which demonstrates promising bandwidth and source level, especially considering its compact size. It is also the first known d36 underwater projector in the history of… More

High Performance Single Crystal Ultrasound Device for Medical Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jian Tian
Award Amount: $95,621.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ultrasonic imaging offers an important tool for clinical diagnosis. Compared to other imaging modalities, it is more cost-effective, non-invasive, capable of real-time operation, and portable while providing images of c omparable quality and resolution. Low… More

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Pengdi Han, CEO – (630) 754-8621
Award Amount: $910,954.00
Abstract:
This SBIR phase-2.5 program is proposed to advance the state-of-the-art d36 shear mode projector which is the first known d36 underwater projector in the history of acoustic transduction devices. Phase II effort has shown significant advancements toward the d36 shear mode projectors in bandwidth and… More