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Company Information:

Name: IAP RESEARCH, INC.
Address: 2763 Culver Avenue
Dayton, OH
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (937) 296-1806

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,791,919.00 54
SBIR Phase II $11,813,616.00 22
STTR Phase I $70,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $549,967.00 1

Award List:

MEGAMPERE PULSED POWER SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $56,430.00

MEGAMPERE PULSED POWER SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $345,314.00
Abstract:
Superconducting, inductive energy stores have very attractive characteristics for many air force pulsed power applications. they have very high densities, low losses and constant currnet output characteristics. unfortunately, they are limited to relatively low current levels, unsuitable for some of… More

ADVANCED METAL ARMATURE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John P. Barber Phd
Award Amount: $97,797.00

ADVANCED METAL ARMATURE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John P. Barber Phd
Award Amount: $283,000.00
Abstract:
The efficiency of railgun launchers is a key issue in both the size and life of railgun systems. plasma armatures are a major energy loss component and produce severe bore erosion. metal armatures offer increased efficiency and reduced barrel erosion in some regimes of operation. this program… More

TRANSITIONAL ARMATURE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John p barbar
Award Amount: $50,938.00
Abstract:
Railgun armatures are lossy and can produce severe barrel damage. the objective of this program is to develop the design tools and data required to permit the use of transitioning contacts in armatures. this will significantly increase the efficiency and barrel life of railguns by combining the low… More

ADVANCED MAGNETIC TURBINE BEARINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John p barber
Award Amount: $50,857.00
Abstract:
Magnetic bearings have potential for long life operation at high speeds and high temperatures. the objective of this program is to develop magnetic bearings with adequate load and stiffness capability for application to advanced turbine use. a novel, non-ferromagnetic approach will be investigated.… More

ELECTROMAGNETIC BALLISTIC SHOCK SIMULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $49,931.00

EM GUN FOR LONG ROD PENETRATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $49,720.00

EM GUN FOR LONG ROD PENETRATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop a multi-rail railgun and a multi-armature long rod penetrators for anti-armor application. preliminary analysis indicates that rods of l/d between 20-30 can be launched to velocities of 2 to 4 km/s, significantly increasing the present state-of-the-art in… More

COMMUTATION SWITCH DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy j mccormick
Award Amount: $50,383.00
Abstract:
High current rotary switches have been successfully used to repetitively commutate very high currents. the demonstrated commutation voltage capability of these switches is less than 100 v. many applications require voltages an order of magnitude higher. this program is directed to increasing the… More

INCREASED TURBINE ENGINE PERFORMANCE THROUGH MAGNETIC COMPRESSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John B Barber
Award Amount: $50,076.00

OVERCOMING RAILGUN PLASMA ARMATURE VELOCITY LIMIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $50,109.00

ELECTROMAGNETIC BALLISTIC SHOCK SIMULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $504,716.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an approach for providing high acceleration, high frequency content, ballistic shock level mechanical loading to test articles. an electromagnetic accelerator concept is proposed to meet the requirements. the accelerator will be powered from an energy discharge capacitive… More

TECHNIQUE FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF METALLURGY VARIABLES ON THE DYNAMIC STRENGTH OF HEAVY METAL LINEAR MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $49,547.00
Abstract:
We propose to identify the effect of metallurgy variables on the dynamic strength of tantalum (ta) using an electromagnetic expanding wire technique. our technique is capable of simulating the high strain rate and elevated temperature environment experienced by actual shaped charge linear materials.… More

LINEAR MOTOR CURRENT COLLECTORS FOR SEA WATER USE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John P Barber
Award Amount: $49,827.00
Abstract:
Brush commutating linear motors are being investigated for use in a torpedo launching role. two key problems are uncertainty about the life of the collector system and operation of the collectors while submerged in sea water. the life of the collector system depends on the type of commutation. most… More

HIGH-SPEED SUPERCONDUCTING SWITCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald E Johnson
Award Amount: $50,189.00

ENHANCEMENT OF SHAPED CHARGE JET BREAKUP PERFORMANCE WITH AXIAL MAGNETIC FIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr John P Barber
Award Amount: $66,036.00

RAILGUN BORE EROSION REDUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $51,545.00

STRAIN RATE SENSOR FOR VIBRATION CONTROL IN LARGE FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $51,358.00

INCREASED TURBINE ENGINE PERFORMANCE THROUGH MAGNETIC COMPRESSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John B Barber
Award Amount: $182,000.00
Abstract:
For increased turbine engine performance higher rotor speed and compression ratios are required. the objective of this program is to reduce the blade stresses associated with increased rotor speeds and compression ratios. a magnetic system approach will be investigated. detailed mechanical,… More

OVERCOMING RAILGUN PLASMA ARMATURE VELOCITY LIMIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $403,000.00
Abstract:
Electromagnetic railguns experience a velocity limit at about 6 km/s with plasma armatures. higher velocities are not regularly achievabledue to deleterious energy absorption plasma phenomena. an approach for employing a confined plasma is being investigated that is expectedto virtually emliminate… More

HIGH-SPEED SUPERCONDUCTING SWITCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald E Johnson
Award Amount: $182,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a high-speed, compact superconducting switch that exploits unique properties of the new ht(c) materials. in phase i we will build and test a small switch to demonstrate the switch to control mechanism. in phase ii we will demonstrate the switch in a circuit application and… More

RAILGUN BORE EROSION REDUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $526,000.00
Abstract:
Bore erosion and damage are significant problems that limit the useful life of railguns and are basically related to operating current density. a railgun concept is being investigated that is expected to reduce current density by increasing the rail contact area. when successful, railgun barrel life… More

STRAIN RATE SENSOR FOR VIBRATION CONTROL IN LARGE FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $491,000.00
Abstract:
A transducer which can directly measure the time rate of change of strain (strain rate) in a vibrating structure is being developed. there are presently no transducers available that can produce this strain rate information. this has created difficulties in vibration control because active control… More

OVERCOMING THE RAILGUN VELOCITY LIMIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $50,499.00
Abstract:
Electromagnetic railguns have not exceeded a velocity limit of about 6 km/s. neither, increasing railgun current nor increasing barrel length for a given projectile mass, results in velocities greater than 6 km/s. we propose to determine the feasibility of exceeding 6 km/s with a railgun by… More

MICRO ACTUATOR SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FOR PROJECTILE GUIDANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: David Bauer
Award Amount: $54,748.00
Abstract:
Research work has demonstrated the feasibility of fabricating electromechanical and mechanical devices in the submillimeter size range. arrays of these devices, each independently actuated and controlled, have potential in many applications requiring precision surface shaping or positioning. the… More

HIGH-EFFICIENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer
Award Amount: $50,459.00

NESTED-CHEVRON GUN FOR ULTRA-HIGH LAUNCH VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John P Barber
Award Amount: $50,613.00

SUPERCONDUCTING MICROWAVE GATE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Locker , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $54,526.00
Abstract:
Iap research, inc. proposes to demonstrate a novel technology concept that will provide the capability to build an active microwave switching device using currently available high temperature superconducting (htsc) technology. our concept promises to enablehigh efficiency, compact, light weight,… More

HIGH EFFICIENCY HYPERVELOCITY RAILGUN LAUNCHER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David P Bauer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $54,761.00
Abstract:
The objectives of the proposed effort are to increase the efficiency, reduce power supply size, and show hypervelocity feasibility of electromagnetic railguns. our approach is to use a novel configuraiton of highly coupled conductors which result in near zero residual magnetic energy in the railgun,… More

HYPERVELOCITY FOR AEROTHERMODYNAMIC EXPERIMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

PASSIVE HTSC FAULT CURRENT LIMITER CIRCUIT BREAKER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Neal Clements , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $53,592.00

ENHANCEMENT OF SHAPED CHARGE JET BREAKUP PERFORMANCE WITH AXIAL MAGNETIC FIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr John P Barber
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
We are proposing to evaluate the feasibility of using axially induced magnetic fields to limit shaped charge jet breakup. we will determine the magnetic flux requirements for limiting the jet breakup of 66 mm viper shaped charge devices. we will design and fabricate a static flux coil to axially… More

PASSIVE HTSC FAULT CURRENT LIMITER CIRCUIT BREAKER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Neal Clements , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $542,000.00
Abstract:
The passive htsc fault current limiter circuit breaker project will develop a curcuit breaker with sharp, fast current limiting characteristics which can be set close to the interrupting level. the current limiter is made with patterned thin film high temperature superconductor on a lanthanum… More

A LASER SPECTROSCOPY TECHNIQUE FOR EVALUATING IN-SITU DEGREDATION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bhanu Chelluri
Award Amount: $54,901.00
Abstract:
Advanced materials are being implemented in many army systems. these systems require new non-destructive techniques for assessing in service degredation. secondly, techniques are required to assess material integrity during manufacturing. iap research proposes a nde technique based on brillouin… More

Liquid Metal Brush Contacts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita
Award Amount: $53,655.00

High Performance Shape Memory Alloy Processing for Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bhanu Chelluri, Phd
Award Amount: $54,323.00

HYPERVELOCITY FOR AEROTHERMODYNAMIC EXPERIMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,005.00
Abstract:
The development of hypersonic aerospace vehicles requires detailed knowledge of the aerothermodynamic (atd) environment in which the vehicle will be operated. experimental study of atd parameters at greater than 6km/s is presently not feasible. the goal of this project is to develop the technology… More

High Performance Shape Memory Alloy Processing for Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bhanu Chelluri, Phd
Award Amount: $593,000.00
Abstract:
IAP will develop a technique to process nickel-titanium to obtain high performance Nitinol shaped memory alloys using dynamic compaction techniques. This approach may result in improved SMA properties such as recoverable stress and strain.

FLEXIBLE COUPLING FOR A LIQUID COOLED COAXIAL TRANSMISSION LINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita
Award Amount: $69,715.00
Abstract:
Ship electirc drive require large currents at full power to develop the necessary horsepower to propel the ship. Coaxial lines are used to reduce the external magnetic fields to the transmission lines, and reduce ship magnetic signature. Flexible couplings must be used with coaxial lines to account… More

Exploitation of the Electroplastic Effect of Commercial Metal Forming Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Duane Newman
Award Amount: $93,735.00
Abstract:
As international markets become more open and competition between domestic and foreign companies grow, novel approaches for improving the efficiency of metal forming processes are required. This is especially true for low ductility classes of materials such as intermetallics and low ductility metals… More

Liquid Metal Brush Contacts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita
Award Amount: $555,248.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop liquid metal current collectors for Navy homopolar ship drives. Our concept utilizes a collector leaf (of finger brush) to deliver a film of liquid metal to the slipring surface. The proposed system has active collector actuation which helps maintain a stable film through… More

Variable Frequency AC Motor Controller Using MCT's

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: L. John Adams
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
A power controller is described which has increased power capability (50-100 Hp range), improved efficiency, reduced cost, and increased control capability for control of onboard auxillary power sources. A full four-quadrant control inverter uses a variable frequency, quasi-resonant four-quadrant… More

Multi-Function Power Module Circuit Board

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita
Award Amount: $69,958.00
Abstract:
In order to take advantage of the advances in solid state device, new power processing unit designs should be done without any recurring engineering cost. We propose to develop a Multi-Function Power Module Circuit Board technology which eliminates recurring engineering cost for new designs… More

Dynamic Magnetic Consolidation (DMC) Process for Fabricating Advanced Nanostructured Components from Nano Powders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Bhanu Chelluri
Award Amount: $99,895.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project of Phase I proposes to develop and advance a process technology called Dynamic Magnetic Compaction (DMC). This technology will be useful for fabricating nanostructured components of various material systems such as ceramics, metals, high temperature alloys, and composites from… More

SBIR PHASE I: Electric Field Sintering for Improved SurfaceFinish of Powder Metal Parts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Duane Newman
Award Amount: $74,977.00

Novel Processing of Permanent Magnetic Materials via Dynamic Magnetic Compaction (DMC) Process to Obtain High Energy Density at High Temperature (300-

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bhanu Chelluri, Phd
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Current rare earth permanent magnets have proven to be in adequate for higher temperatures (300-500_C) military and Air Force applications. Development of permanent magnetic materials which can operate in high temperature regime will enable design of simpler, more efficient magnetic systems. The… More

Improved Formability of Aluminum Aircraft Skin Panels via Electromagnetic Forming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Duane C. Newman
Award Amount: $69,868.00
Abstract:
IAP Research proposes to eliminate this costly preliminary heat treating step by using Electromagnetic Forming (EF), a high rate forming process to form aluminum aircraft skin panels in the T4 or T6 condition. EM forming uses electromagnetic forces generated on the aluminum workpiece by a closely… More

Develop Low Weight/Low Cost AC/DC Regulated Converter for V22 Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita
Award Amount: $69,860.00
Abstract:
Not Available The goal of this SBIR Phase I project is to design and prototype key elements of a reactive, event-based framework for automating network security, diagnosis and management. Events are the common formalism used to describe simple and complex conditions related to network performance,… More

Metal/Water Based Energetic Materials for Use in Military and Commercial Demolition Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Duane Newman
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,865.00

Permanent Magnets with Improved Mechanical Properties for Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Ami Berkowitz
Abstract:
Perrmanent magnets are very brittle and are prone to cracking during transportation and assembly in devices such as motors and generators. Conventional routes of alloying and microstructure modifications have produced only limited success in improving theabove mentioned properties of intermetallic… More

Advanced Power Distribution Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose to extend our Power Node Control Center (PNCC) technology effort to develop advanced power distribution systems for the 120 VAC ship distribution system. The PNCC effort, a program sponsored by ONR, has concentrated on 450 VAC distributionsystems with loads under 300 kW. The 120 VAC… More

Permanent Magnets with Improved Mechanical Properties for Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $549,967.00
RI Contact: Pamela J. Alexander
Abstract:
Rare earth permanent magnets of the Nd2Fe14B family are brittle with poor mechanical properties. The poor material toughness poses serious problems in the manufacture of magnets, assembly in devices and integrity of motor components during spinning. Thetraditional powder metallurgy method of… More

Industrial Nano Material Components with High Temperature Corrosion and Wear Resistance Performance for Energy Savings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhanu Chelluri
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72421S03-I Increasing the efficiency of energy conversion devices such as turbines and internal combustion engines will reduce overall fuel consumption in our economy. The efficiency of these devices is directly related to operating temperature. One of the key impediments to higher operating… More

Industrial Nano Material Components with High Temperature Corrosion and Wear Resistance Performance for Energy Saving

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,966.00
Abstract:
72421-In the power generation and transport industry, turbine engine efficiency is enhanced by operating at higher temperatures and speeds. However, current materials have limited life at the high temperature (500¿F) and the corrosive environment of turbine engine operation. This project will… More

Bore Insulator Materials for a Naval Electromagnetic Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David P. Bauer, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a railgun bore insulator made with a 3D woven preform to overcome limitations of previous multipart insulators. The new insulator performance will be validated through railgun testing in Phase 1.

Continuous Dynamic Processing of Ceramic Tiles for Ground Vehicle Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Ceramics and ceramic matrix composite are used as advanced armor materials for their lightweight and superior ballistic performance. The silicon carbide (SiC) armor material, processed by hot pressing at temperature >2000 ?C under high pressure for several hours has better ballistic performance… More

Bore Insulator Materials for a Naval Electromagnetic Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David P. Bauer, Vice President
Award Amount: $599,530.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR Phase 2 is to develop the materials and processes technology required to scale-up electromagnetic (EM) railgun insulator technology developed during the Phase 1. The two major advancements in railgun insulator technology made during the Phase 1 were at least a tenfold… More

Lightweight Transformer Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a semiconductor-based transformer for medium voltage (4160V or 13.8kV) to low voltage (450V) step down applications on ships. These transformers provide ship service power and are used on all ships where primary generation and distribution is medium voltage. Our concept uses… More

Continuous Dynamic Processing of Ceramic Tiles for Ground Vehicle Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
In proposed Phase II project IAP will develop a high rate, cost effective manufacturing method for producing silicon carbide (SiC) tiles via combination of high density Dynamic Magnetic Compaction (DMC) for near net shape green body forming and Pressure-less Sintering (PS) for full density sintered… More

Lightweight Aluminum/Nano Composites for Automotive Drive Train Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,914.00
Abstract:
In the automotive industry, a 10 percent reduction in vehicle weight corresponds to a six-to-eight percent decrease in fuel usage. Reductions in the mass of moving components (in engine and drive train components) are doubly valuable because they lead to corresponding reductions in friction within… More

Advanced Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
Hybrid- and fuel-cell-based transportation vehicles will depend on high performance electric motor drives. An interior, permanent-magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM) has the right performance characteristics for this application, but there is a need to increase the motor efficiency and the… More

Investigate and Develop an Analytical Approach to Automatically Mitigate Electrical Faults Caused by Battle Damage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita, Principle Research Engine
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
Electrical faults in the shipboard power system can result in the loss of power to critical loads of the system because today's electrical systems protection devices cannot clear faults in less than a cycle or two. The result is that very high current flow in the system. In this Phase I SBIR, we… More

Lightweight Transformer Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita, Principal Research Engine
Award Amount: $746,932.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the Phase I effort was to establish the feasibility of a Solid State Lightweight Transformer (SSLT) Concept to significantly increase power density for 13.8 kV - 2.7 MVA class transformers. This was accomplished by developing a concept for the Solid State Lightweight… More

Bulk Nano Structured Thermoelectric Materials for Building Air Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
High-efficiency, bulk nano-structured thermoelectric composite materials with high performance (ZT ~ 3 or 4) are needed for refrigeration applications in buildings. The concept of improving ZT by making nano-structured thin film materials in the form of quantum wells and dots has been demonstrated.… More

Improved Electrical Contact Materials for Extremely High Current Sliding Contact Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
For Naval railgun technology to be a reality launch package armature mass and armature induced rail wear must be significantly reduced. Lighter materials with enhanced electro-thermal properties and mechanical properties equivalent to current aluminum alloys are required. IAP is proposing the… More

Bore Insulator Protection Layer for a Naval Electromagnetic Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David P. Bauer, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,987.00
Abstract:
This project will develop several bore insulator surface concepts to overcome the limitations found in current insulator designs. Prototype insulators will be built and validated through railgun testing in Phase I.

Advanced Rail Materials for Electromagnetic Launchers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Bauer, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,888.00
Abstract:
Erosion of copper rail surfaces in EM launchers is a major impediment to their development. Subscale testing at IAP has shown that thin high temperature bore layers such as Tantalum and other refractory metals offer significant protection against erosion. The focus of this Phase I effort is to… More

Improved Electrical Contact Materials for Extremely High Current Sliding Contact Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Bauer, Vice President
Award Amount: $742,041.00
Abstract:
Our Phase II objective is to scale-up the advanced armature materials developed in Phase I to large bore railguns, with bore sizes as large as 120 mm and lengths up to 10 m. This will be accomplished through a proven methodology of Integrated Launch Package (ILP) development at IAP. During the… More

Compact High-Speed Isolation Device for MVDC Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita, Principle Research Engine – (937) 297-3153
Award Amount: $79,824.00
Abstract:
Future ships will have significantly increased power demands compared to ships of similar size constructed today. To enable this, MVDC will be needed to move generated power to both propulsion and advanced weapons and sensors. Integrating large power sources and loads via a common DC bus simplified… More

Flexible Cooled Power Conductors for Electromagnetic Railguns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Bauer, Vice President – (937) 296-1806
Award Amount: $79,978.00
Abstract:
Electromagnetic railguns are transitioning from single shot lab guns to a weapon system firing 6-12 rounds per minute. The cables that supply the railgun current from the power supply must also make this transition. We propose to develop a flexible coaxial cable with cooled conductors to meet this… More

Magnets for Cryogenically-Cooled Permanent Magnet Undulators (CPMU)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Dr. – 937-296-1806
Award Amount: $149,853.00
Abstract:
There is high demand for tunable X-ray undulators in modern synchrotron light sources. While PrFeB based magnets are most suitable for cryogenically operated permanent magnet undulators (CPMU), there are no development efforts or a manufacturing base for PrFeB magnets. We will develop PrFeB based… More

Compact High-Speed Isolation Device for MVDC Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita, Principle Research Engine – (937) 297-3153
Award Amount: $399,187.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II, we will develop and test a prototype of a compact, high speed circuit isolation device for medium voltage DC applications. The prototype will have a minimum power density of 30 MW/m3, an opening speed of less than 1 ms, an endurance of 5000 open/close cycles, a current of 2000 A,… More

Flexible Cooled Power Conductors for Electromagnetic Railguns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Bauer, Vice President – (937) 297-3152
Award Amount: $740,198.00
Abstract:
Electromagnetic railguns are transitioning from single shot lab guns to a weapon system firing 6-12 rounds per minute. The cables that supply the railgun current from the power supply must also make this transition. In Phase 1, we designed, built, and thermally tested a flexible cooled coaxial cable… More

Dynamic Powder Consolidation for Full Density and Nano Grain Preservation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Sr. Research Scientist – (937) 296-1806
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
Transparent polycrystalline ceramic nanomaterials benefit a host of military applications including as laser materials, transparent armor, and high strength windows. While current nanopowder processing techniques produce large quantities of quality ceramic nanopowders, they yield parts with… More

High Performance PrFeB Permanent Magnets Through Novel Pulse Alignment and Compaction Method for Cryogenic Permanent Magnet Undulators (CPMU)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhanumathi Chelluri, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,480.00
Abstract:
There is a great demand for high energy advanced photons in many fundamental scientific disciplines and applications like undulators. Magnets based on PrFeB chemistry are most suitable for cryogenically operated undulators. Prior to our Phase I project, there were no development efforts for a… More

Affordable Point of Use Conversion (PUC) Module for 400Hz Power System Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Antonios Challita, Principle Research Engine – (937) 297-3153
Award Amount: $79,989.00
Abstract:
Currently 400 Hz power systems onboard US Naval ships use centralized and redundant frequency conversion, whereby 400 Hz power is generated in centralized locations and is then distributed to numerous loads located throughout the ship. This distribution system approach leads to the placement of… More