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Company Information:

Name: HY-Tech Research Corp.
Address: 104 Centre Court
Radford, VA 24141 5123
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (540) 639-4019

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,330,577.00 29
SBIR Phase II $4,442,245.00 8
STTR Phase I $287,424.00 3
STTR Phase II $1,246,306.00 2

Award List:

RESONANT HOLOGRAPHY TO STUDY PLASMA EROSION OPENING SWITCHES DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert C Hazelton
Award Amount: $49,253.00

RESONANT HOLOGRAPHY TO STUDY PLASMA EROSION OPENING SWITCHES DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert C Hazelton
Award Amount: $42,033.00
Abstract:
The spatially resolved plasma distribution between the electrodes of a plasma erosion opening switch (peos) during the closed and opening phases of the switch is needed to understand switch operation. conventional holographic techniques are not sufficiently sensitive to study the 10 to the 13th… More

LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE MEASUREMENTS OF MAGNETIC FIELD CONTOURS IN HIGH CURRENT DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Edward j yadlowsky
Award Amount: $49,929.00
Abstract:
The distribution of the magnetic field in a high current plasma device provides important information about the devices operation. traditional faraday rotation, zeeman emission spectroscopy, and magnetic probe techniques suffer from poor spatial resolution because the magnetic field effect is… More

STUDY OF ION MASS EFFECTS ON LONG CONDUCTION TIME PLASMA OPENING SWITCHES USING RESONANT DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert c hazelton
Award Amount: $49,997.00

STUDY OF ION MASS EFFECTS ON LONG CONDUCTION TIME PLASMA OPENING SWITCHES USING RESONANT DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert c hazelton
Award Amount: $454,639.00
Abstract:
Plasma erosion opening switches (peos) are finding many applications in pulse power multiplication and the switching of inductive storage devices for pulsed power applications. such a switch operates by using an external plasma source to short a gap which conducts current from a low voltage… More

DEVELOPMENT OF UNIFORM GAS DISCHARGE PLASMA SOURCES FOR PLASMA OPENING SWITCH APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward J. Yadlowsky
Award Amount: $49,105.00

Development of a Two Reference Beam Holographic Technique to Measure the Density Distribution in a Plasma Opening Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Edward J. Yadlowsky
Award Amount: $68,000.00
Abstract:
A good model for predicting the conduction and opening characteristics of plasma opening switches is required if switch- es currently in use are to be scaled up to the current and voltage ratings required by the family of threat simulator. empirical verification of the numerous models which have… More

Development of a High Flux Source of Gas Phase Carbon and/or Boron Atoms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Edward J. Yadlowsky
Award Amount: $79,983.00
Abstract:
The energy required to convert solid carbon or boron into gas phase atoms becomes stored energy if these gas phase atoms are trapped without reaction in a solid hydrogen matrix. This energy is released when the carbon-hydrogen fuel mixture is burned in a rocket engine increasing the specific impulse… More

MICROCONTAMINATION REDUCTION IN PLASMA PROCESSING THROUGH CHARGE STATE MODIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert C Hazelton
Award Amount: $64,980.00
Abstract:
Plasma processing has moved to the forefront of integrated circuit (ic) fabrication technology. contaminants continue to plague the industry being responsible for more than 50 percent of the yield losses. these particles also act to limit the feature density on the ic wafers. advances in… More

DEVELOPMENT OF UNIFORM GAS DISCHARGE PLASMA SOURCES FOR PLASMA OPENING SWITCH APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward J. Yadlowsky
Award Amount: $698,663.00
Abstract:
Plasma opening switches (pos) are widely used for current compression and ower amplification in inductive energy store pulse power systems. flashboard plasma sources are widely used as plasma injectors in these pos's. the flashboard plasma is produced by surface breakdown on an insulator in vacuum.… More

Development of a Differential Interferometric Technique for Measuring Magnetic Field Profiles in a Plasma Radiation Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Edward J. Yadlowsky
Award Amount: $97,485.00
Abstract:
The current distribution in plasma radiation sources is both a yardstick for measuring the coupling efficiency of the generator, and a means of studying the implosion dynamics of the load. Since the current distribution cannot be directly measured, it must be deduced from the magnetic field… More

Development of an On-Line Density Measurement Technique for Fluid Flow with a 0.001% Accuracy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Edward J. Yadlowsky , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $49,954.00
Abstract:
The accurate measurement of fluid densities flowing in pipes is important for custodial monitoring of valuable and/or controlled substances. Most on-line fluid flow meters require independent determination of the fluid density while Coriolis type meters, which directly measure the fluid mass, are… More

A Source Of Gas Phase B And Al Atoms For Cryogenic Trapping In Solid Molecular Hydrogen Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward J Yadlowsky , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $69,501.00

Species Selective Pressure Gauge for High Performance Divertors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. C. Christopher Kleppe , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $55,008.00
Abstract:
50326-98-I Species Selective Pressure Gauge for High Performance Divertors--HY-Tech Research Corporation, 104 Centre Court, Radford Industrial Center, Radford, VA 24141-5123; (540) 639-4019 Dr. C. Christopher Klepper, Principal Investigator Dr. Robert C. Hazelton, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Boron Carbide Coatings for Enhanced Performance of Radio-Frequency Antennas in Magnetic Fusion Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Dr. C. Christopher Kleppe , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,027.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Boron Carbide Coatings for Enhanced Performance of Radio-Frequency Antennas in Magnetic Fusion Devices DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER86078 Amount: $99,027 Small Business HY-Tech Research Corporation 104 Centre Court Radford Industrial Center Radford, VA 24141-5123 Dr. C. Christopher Klepper,… More

Development of a Soft X-ray Laser At 45 A Using A Z-Pinch Discharge To Photopump A1 XII With Si XIII

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. Yadlowsky, Phd
Award Amount: $64,984.00
Abstract:
The broad applicability of soft x-ray lasers to metallurgy, dense plasma diagnostics, nano/micro lithography, study of biological cells, and directed energy weapons has prompted a widespread search for lasing media. Gain has been demonstrated in plasma Droduced by large high Dower optical laser… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr C Christopher Klepper , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $347,681.00

Ultra-Hard Boron Coatings through Vacuum Arc Depostion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: C Christopher Klepper
Award Amount: $99,995.00

Development of Quasicrystaline Coatings using Intense Ion Beam Heat Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Virginia
Principal Investigator: Dr John Moschella
Award Amount: $88,399.00
RI Contact: N/A

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: C. Christopher Klepper
Award Amount: $0.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: C. Christopher Klepper
Award Amount: $399,996.00

Urban Area Blast Wave Analysis using a Hierarchical, Solution-based, Adaptive Mesh Refinement Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Edward Yadlowsky, President
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
The magnetic field distribution in a Z-pinch, can be used to infer the currentsflowing in the pinch and study the stability during the implosion phase. Faradayrotation techniques are too insensitive for measurements during the run-in phase.Similarly, it is difficult to infer the Zeeman splitting… More

Development of Intergral Static Gas Filled/uv Filter Load for Plasma Radiation Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. Yadlowsky, President
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
"The perturbation of the plasma density and current flow of an imploding gas puff load by the Rayleigh Taylor (R-T) instability is predicted to be the major impediment to using a long current pulse generator to produce x-rays for radiation simulationapplication. HY-Tech proposes a thin wall low Z… More

Development of Time Resolved Technique to Infer 1-Dimensional Magnetic Field Distribution from Zeeman Broadened Lines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. Yadlowsky, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"The magnetic field distribution in a current carrying plasma, such as Z-pinch, can be used to infer the currents flowing in the pinch and to study physical process such as the Rayleigh-Taylor (R-T) instability during the implosion phase. The currentcommutation process is particularly difficult to… More

Development of Time Resolved Technique to Infer 1-Dimensional Magnetic Field Distribution from Zeeman Broadened Lines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. Yadlowsky, President
Award Amount: $749,995.00
Abstract:
"The magnetic field distribution in a current carrying plasma, such as Z-pinch, can be used to infer the currents flowing in the pinch and to study physical process such as the Rayleigh-Taylor (R-T) instability during the implosion phase. The currentcommutation process is particularly difficult to… More

Non-stick Coating for Field Cookware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: C.Christopher Klepper, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
"In collaboration with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Facilities,HY-Tech Research has developed a unique technology for the deposition ofthin films of boron, a high-temperature materialwith excellent hardness and lubricity properties. Since the potential foreconomically depositing pure boron… More

Heterdyne Interferometer for Triggering Gas Puff PRSs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Hazelton, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Large X-ray generators using gas fill loads are a key element in the DTRA simulator program. Consistent relative timing between the injection of the gas shell and the generator current pulse is crucial to producing consistent, high-yield x-ray pulses.To that end HY-Tech proposes replacing existing… More

Novel, Laser-Based Probe for Measuring Neutral Densities in Tokamak Plasmas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Hazelton, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
75424-Neutral species play important roles in many aspects of the operation of tokamak fusion reactors, including divertor operation, particle recycling, and edge turbulence effects. Diagnostics are required to quantitatively determine the state of neutral species, including their densities,… More

Boron plasma-treatment of CoCrMo orthopedic implants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cc C. Klepper
Award Amount: $182,788.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary cause of failure in hip and knee replacement implants is polymer debris produced by rubbing action of the metal Co-Cr-Mo alloy component against the polymer (UHMWPE) counter surface. This debris is largely caused by sharp carbide protrusions on the… More

Development of a spectroscopic technique to measure electric fields in plasma radiation sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. Yadlowsky, President/PI
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
The intensity ratio of forbidden-to-allowed transitions in Li and He have been used to determine both turbulent electric fields due to plasma instabilities and quasi-static applied electric fields in low density and temperature plasmas. HY-Tech proposes to extend this technique to the plasma… More

Cathodic Arc Synthesis of Sand-Erosion Resistant, Boride Coatings for Titanium Alloy Compressor Impeller Blades

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: C. C. Klepper, PI/Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $79,959.00
Abstract:
In environments where the atmosphere can contain a high concentration of sand, the erosion of jet engine turbine blades becomes a dominant mechanism for reduced aircraft engine lifetime. NAVAIR is seeking a coating solution that will dramatically decrease this sand erosion wear mechanism, especially… More

Sintered Boron as High-Strength, Lightweight Structural Material for Aerospace Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: C. C. Klepper, PI/Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $99,761.00
Abstract:
Beryllium (Be) is an ideal material for aerospace applications owing to its low density, radiation resistance and high strength. Due to increasing concern about the toxicity of Be, the search for substitute materials is a priority in the MDA's research and development roadmap. In response to this… More

Carbon Fiber Nanotube Reinforced Alumina Nanocomposite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MISSOURI AT ROLLA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. Yadlowsky, President, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Bill Fahrenholtz
Abstract:
Nanocomposites of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) dispersed in alumina powders and consolidated to near 100% theoretical density at low temperatures have been shown to have a four point bend strength 3 times that of pure alumina ceramics. Recently, in situ synthesized CNTs have been produced in alumina… More

Heterodyne Interferometer for Triggering Gas Puff PRSs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Hazelton, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,940.00
Abstract:
Large x-ray generators using Ar gas filled loads are an important element in the DTRA simulator program to provide users with a relevant fluence of x-rays for evaluating the radiation hardness of components used in military systems. With ostensibly identical initial conditions and generator… More

Carbon Fiber Nanotube Reinforced Alumina Nanocomposite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MISSOURI ROLLA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. Yadlowsky, President
Award Amount: $748,610.00
RI Contact: Wayne Huebner
Abstract:
Reinforced tough ceramics that fail gracefully are requied for structural components in airframes and engines of military and commercial airplanes. The expected toughening was not realized when alumina powder, containing carbon nanotubes (CNTs), was consolidated by hot isostatic pressing due to the… More

Light Weight Radiation Hardened Enclosures for Electronic Components on board Missiles and Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. Yadlowsky, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Nuclear radiation that penetrates the skin of an exothermic kill vehicle can damage sensitive electronic components on board. Radiation shields to protect these components must absorb the radiation (x-rays, neutrons, or gamma rays), absorb any cascade by-products, such as photoelectrons, and… More

Resonant Heterodyne Interferometer for Plasma Process Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Hazelton, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Improvements in plasma processors used in industry can lead to greater efficiences, reduced energy use, and overall improvements in manufacturing. For example, in the deposition of metal-diamond-like carbon coatings on gears and other wear surfaces, the coatings are not reproducible enough to meet… More

A Time-Resolved Ion Velocity Diagnostic for Simulator-Class Gas-Puff Z-Pinches

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: John J. Moschella, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
A diagnostic is proposed that uses the Doppler effect in visible-light emission lines to deduce the ion velocity during the implosion phase of a gas-puff z-pinch. The diagnostic combines an innovative light collection and detection scheme with gas doping to determine the ion velocities. The… More

A process to enable large-scale manufacturing of solid-state neutron detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: C. Christopher Klepper, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $149,990.00
Abstract:
The main objective of this DHS SBIR project is to enable large-scale and economical production of high-sensitivity, solid-state, thermal neutron detectors for use in radiological inspection. This will be done by testing a novel, high-density, energetic ion deposition technique for depositing the… More

Manufacturing of a low-cost, high efficiency, solid-state neutron detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: C. Christopher Klepper – (540) 639-4019
Award Amount: $999,298.00
Abstract:
The main objective of this DNDO SBIR-funded effort is to enable large-scale and economical production of high-sensitivity, solid-state, thermal neutron detectors for use in radiological inspection. The Phase I project successfully demonstrated a novel, energetic ion technique for depositing the… More

A Fast Exhaust Gas Analyzer for the ITER Divertor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Christopher Klepper, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The international experiment ITER is the next major step in the development of magnetically-confined fusion energy (MFE) as one of the key options for large-scale, greenhouse gas-free, alternative energy generation. Critical to ITER¿s success will be the ability to monitor the evolution of the… More