USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Company Information:

Company Name: INFINIA CORPORATION
City: Richland
State: WA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (509) 737-2186

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,283,733.00 33
SBIR Phase II $12,255,362.00 20
STTR Phase I $99,749.00 1

Award List:

ADVANCED STIRLING ENGINE HEATER HEAD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter Riggle
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ADVANCED STIRLING ENGINE HEATER HEAD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter Riggle
Award Amount: $497,467.00
Abstract:
Stirling technology company (stc) will build and demonstratea proprietary stirling engine pressure stabilized heater head (pshh) with an integrated heat pipe which offers long life, high reliability, improved performance and lower costsrelative to existing technologies. the u.s. patent office has… More

THERMAL CONTROL FOR UNMANNED SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter Riggle
Award Amount: $49,867.00

AN INNOVATIVE STIRLING CYCLE REFRIGERATION SYSTEM USING FLEXURAL BEARINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Peter Riggle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,464.00

THERMAL CONTROL FOR UNMANNED SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter Riggle
Award Amount: $498,224.00
Abstract:
Stirling technology company (stc) will develop and test the technology demonstration model (tdm) model of a long life virtually vibrationless cryoflex stirling cryocooler for cooling sensors to the 65 to 80 k temperaturerange. flexural bearing and gas clearance seal technologiesprovide the potential… More

AN INNOVATIVE STIRLING CYCLE REFRIGERATION SYSTEM USING FLEXURAL BEARINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Peter Riggle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,950.00
Abstract:
Phase i will develop and test a proof-of-principle demonstration model of a stirling cycle refrigerator or heatpump that uses no chlorofluorocarbons and that employs flexural support of both the compressor armature and the displacer. flexural supports are low cost alternatives to gas bearings that… More

A HIGH EFFICIENCY LOW VIBRATION LONG LIFE STIRLING CRYOGENICPRE-COOLER EMPLOYING FLEXURAL BEARINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter Riggle , Senior Design Analyst
Award Amount: $49,960.00
Abstract:
Stirling technology company (stc) will develop and test the technology demonstration model (tdm) model of a high efficiency, long life, low vibration cryoflex double-expansion cryogenic pre-cooler to be used as a standard flight pre-cooler for reject heat removal from alternative very low… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHTWEIGHT QUIET POWER SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Carl D Beckett
Award Amount: $49,737.00
Abstract:
Stirling technology company (stc) will develop and test a long life, high efficiency, low vibration, high power density stirling cycle engine system to serve as a power source for a microclimate cooling backpack. the key objectives for the system are high efficiency, high power density of the… More

A FREE-PISTON STIRLING CYCLE UNITARY HEAT PUMP SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: L. Barry Penswick , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,632.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to develop and test a proof-of-principle demonstration model of an electrically driven stirling cycle unitary heat pump/air conditioning system, representing a possible innovative alternative to the conventional vapor compression units currently employed in… More

A KINEMATIC DRIVE STIRLING CYCLE REFRIGERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ronald W Olan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,926.00
Abstract:
A domestic refrigeration system based on the stirling cycle,using no ozone- depleting materials is being developed. theobjective is to develop a long life maintenance-free machine that provides cooling power and operating temperatures comparable to existing commercial domestic refrigerators. the… More

A VUILLEUMIER HEAT PUMP DEMONSTRATOR (VHPD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: L. Barry Penswick , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,937.00
Abstract:
In this project, a vuilleumier heat pump demonstrator (vhpd)that uses no ozone-depleting materials and has a seasonal efficiency competitive with comparable chlorofluorocarbon (cfc) rankine heat pump technologies is being developed. vhpd will make use of the proven long-life technologies of an… More

A HIGH EFFICIENCY, LOW VIBRATION, LONG LIFE, PULSE TUBE SPACECRAFT CRYOCOOLER EMPLOYING FLEXURAL BEARINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,735.00

A HIGH EFFICIENCY, LOW VIBRATION, LONG LIFE, PULSE TUBE SPACECRAFT CRYOCOOLER EMPLOYING FLEXURAL BEARINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
This project will develop and test the prequalification model of a pulse-tube cryocooler using a dual-opposed compressor with flexural bearings. objectives for the cryoflex(tm) cryogenic cooler are high efficiency, low vibration, a 10- to 15-year lifespan, and a design that can qualify for space… More

A STIRLING CRYOCOOLER FOR MRI CRYOSTAT SHIELD COOLING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Peter Riggle
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A STIRLING CRYOCOOLER FOR MRI CRYOSTAT SHIELD COOLING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Peter Riggle
Award Amount: $496,282.00
Abstract:
Stirling technology company (stc) will develop and demonstrate a two-state free-piston stirling cycle cryocooler that is energy efficient, extremely reliable, produces negligible vibration and noise, requires minimal maintenance, and is of sufficient capacity to meet present and future magnetic… More

Multi-Hundred-Watt, Stirling Technology Demonstrator for Space Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brad A. Ross
Award Amount: $49,977.00

Low-Temperature, Stirling Cycle Refrigerator for Spacecraft Refrigeration Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Carl D. Beckett
Award Amount: $46,297.00

Integral Stirling and Joule-Thomson Cryocooler for Low Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: L. Barry Penswick
Award Amount: $49,339.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHTWEIGHT, QUIET POWER SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brad A. Ross
Award Amount: $382,399.00
Abstract:
Stirling Power systems have the potential to provide enabling technology for solar system exploration space science missions because of their relatively high efficiency and low mass. There is a need for a 2 watt electrical output power source for Martian weather stations and other applications.… More

Integral Stirling and Joule-Thomson Cryocooler for Low Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: L. Barry Penswick
Award Amount: $492,584.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHTWEIGHT, QUIET POWER SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brad A. Ross
Award Amount: $69,991.00

Low-Temperature, Stirling Cycle Refrigerator for Spacecraft Refrigeration Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Carl D. Beckett
Award Amount: $493,375.00

A Modular Isotope Power System with General Purpose Heat Source Thermal Input and a Long-Life Stirling Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brad A. Ross
Award Amount: $74,974.00

Innovative Integration Of Long Life, High Efficiency Thermal Convertors Using Proven Free-Piston Stirling Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Maurice A. White , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,942.00

Innovative Integration Of Long Life, High Efficiency Thermal Convertors Using Proven Free-Piston Stirling Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Maurice A. White , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,968.00

Technology Demonstration of Innovative High Frequency Flux-Reversal Machine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Maurice A. White
Award Amount: $72,390.00
Abstract:
A new concept for high speed brushless motors and generators, called a flux-reversal machine (FRM), has been conceived and demonstrated as a proof-of-principle generator. The FRM offers many advantages relative to other machines in its class. These include simple and robust construction, no… More

36-Watt Stirling Converter With Reduced Alternator Mass And Innovative Vibration Reduction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brad A. Ross , SENIOR ENGINEER
Award Amount: $69,999.00

Demonstration of Innovative Biomass-fueled Power Generator (BPG) for Rural Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Raymond M. Erbeznik , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50289-98-I Demonstration of Innovative Biomass-fueled Power Generator (BPG) for Rural Areas--Stirling Technology Company, 4208 West Clearwater Avenue, , Kennewick, WA 99336-2626; (509) 735-4700 Mr. Raymond M. Erbeznik, Principal Investigator Mr. Jeffery A. Lubeck, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

36-Watt Stirling Converter With Reduced Alternator Mass And Innovative Vibration Reduction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brad A. Ross , SENIOR ENGINEER
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Raymond M Erbeznik , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,466.00

Feasibility Study of a Diesel-Fueled Micro-Cogeneration System Integrated with Military Experimental Mobile Kitchens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raymond Erbeznik, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Stirling Technology Company proposes to perform a feasibility study of aMicro-Cogeneration System based on a proven free-piston Stirling engine toprovide quiet, efficient and reliable electricity and thermal energy foradvanced military field kitchens thatuse Centralized Thermal Fluid… More

Advanced Multi-Stage Cryogenic Cooling Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,132.00
Abstract:
"Stirling Technology Company (STC) proposes to conceptually design a multi-stage cryocooler, capable of lifting up to 2 watts at 35 K with additional heat loads at higher temperatures and rejecting to an 300 K environment, that meets Air Force criteria forrobustness and compact size. The compressor… More

Diesel-Fueled Stirling Micro-Cogeneration System (SMCS) for Military Mobile Kitchens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raymond Erbeznik, Director of Commercial De
Award Amount: $729,084.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in Army field feeding equipment offer improved kitchen efficiency and personnel usability. Inherently loud, noxious, complex, and over-sized diesel generators are still required to provide small amounts of electric power. The Army isseeking quieter, more efficient approaches… More

Feasibility Demonstration of a Multi-Cylinder Stirling Convertor with a Duplex Linear Alternator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Stirling Technology Company (STC) proposes to integrate an existing Multi-Cylinder Free-Piston Stirling Engine (MPFPSE) with innovative compact linear alternators. Future manned and unmanned scientific and exploration missions will require substantially more electric power from nuclear, solar, and… More

Advanced Tactical 2 kW Stirling Power Sources for Cogeneration Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VP, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Award Amount: $69,914.00
Abstract:
The U.S. military, in transitioning to a more mobile and networked Future Force, has increasing needs for small, quiet, lightweight, reliable power systems to supply energy for a variety of mission needs in the silent watch category. Currently employed Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) sets mounted on… More

Power The Force: Future Force Power Systems- Critical Enabler for Army Transformation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $119,953.00
Abstract:
Advancements in military communications technology will enable better information gathering and decision making but require reliable, robust, quiet, and highly portable electrical power that can be provided by a Free-Piston Stirling Engine generator system. Stirling Technology Company's (STC)… More

Power The Force: Future Force Power Systems- Critical Enabler for Army Transformation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VICE PRES, RESEARCH AND D
Award Amount: $728,739.00
Abstract:
Advancements in military communications technology will enable better information gathering and decision making, but they require reliable, robust, quiet, and highly portable electrical power. The Free-Piston Stirling Engine generator system that is the subject of this proposal has excellent… More

Stirling Engine for Tactical Army Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Maurice A. White, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
The U.S. military, in transitioning to a more mobile and networked Future Force, has increasing needs for small, quiet, lightweight, reliable power systems to supply energy for a variety of mission needs while minimizing logistical impact. Increased need for clean, portable, efficient power… More

Advanced Tactical 2 kW Stirling Power Sources for Cogeneration Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VP of Research and Develo
Award Amount: $723,310.00
Abstract:
Infinia Corporation proposes a demonstration of an operable lightweight Stirling Convertor Assembly (SCA) coupled to a JP-8 burner, which delivers both 2.5 kWe at 28VDC and 8.5 kWt of usable heat. The SCA and burner form the heart of the Stirling Tactical Cogeneration System (STaCS) conceptualized… More

Renewable Electric Energy Source for Special Operations Force (SOF) Maritime Combatant Craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Kevin Bernhart, CONTROLLER
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
Stirling Technology Company (STC) has developed several Free-Piston Stirling Engine (FPSE) generators with outputs ranging from 10 W to 3 kW. These engines are very quiet, adaptable to virtually any fuel, and can run continuously. However, existing units are relatively heavy. STC proposes to… More

Large Capacity, Multi-Cylinder Cryocooler for High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Maurice A. White, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,790.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) technologies, currently under development by DOE and its partners, offer high efficiency power generation and transmission. Cryocoolers, a critical enabler for HTS products, are underdeveloped for this application, being too small, unreliable, costly, and… More

Combined Heat and Power System (CHPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Maurice A. White, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Award Amount: $69,920.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I effort by Infinia Corporation will produce a practical design concept for an innovative multi-cylinder, free-piston Stirling engine (MCFPSE) integrated into a combined heat and power system (CHPS) that will produce at least 9 kW of net electrical power after all auxiliaries, and… More

Energy Conversion of JP-10 Fuel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Maurice A. White, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Most unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) have been traditionally powered by batteries. However, the longer missions and sustained higher-power operations described in the U.S. Navy's UUV Master Plan require increased energy density and specific energy on the order of 150 Wh/lb for large vehicles.… More

Off-Grid Pallet Chilling for Bottled Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VICE PRESIDENT, R&D
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
The Natick soldier center has identified the need for maintaining soldier drinking water at a palatable temperature of less than 60 degrees F. Individual pallets of bottled water must be kept cool near feeding and resting areas, but the cooling must be provided independent of an electrical grid.… More

Large Capacity, Multi-Cylinder Cryocooler for High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, Dr
Award Amount: $749,968.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) devices ¿ which offer the promise of providing more efficient power transmission, generation, and use ¿ are emerging from the laboratory, and industry experts expect dramatic growth for the foreseeable future. While substantial investments have been made to… More

JP-10 Fueled Stirling UUV Energy System with Thermal Energy Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VICE PRESIDENT, R&D
Award Amount: $749,613.00
Abstract:
The overall Phase II objective is to demonstrate functionality and performance of a 3-kW Stirling engine integrated with Thermal Energy Storage (TES) that is fueled by JP-10. The laboratory configuration energy module will be representative of such a system for application to unmanned undersea… More

Combined Heat and Power System (CHPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Maurice A. White, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Award Amount: $472,643.00
Abstract:
The wide range of combined heat and power system (CHPS) needs identified by Natick for Army field kitchen applications includes the containerized kitchen (CK), mobile kitchen trailer (MKT) and battlefield kitchen (BK). Much of Phase I was directed toward the CK application needs, but several factors… More

Off-Grid Pallet Chilling for Bottled Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VP, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMEN
Award Amount: $452,069.00
Abstract:
The intent of Phase II is to fabricate an integrated Stirling Individual Pallet Chiller (SIPC) operational prototype to provide chilled bottled water at remote military deployments. The SIPC prototype will be tested to characterize the operational envelope of the cooler and then integrated with a… More

Low Maintenance and Low Cost Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VICE PRESIDENT, R&D
Award Amount: $69,937.00
Abstract:
Cryocoolers currently in use for High Temperature Superconducting Degaussing (HTSDG) systems onboard Navy ships (Gifford McMahon based) meet the basic performance requirement of 200 W of heat lift at 50oK. However they are inefficient (7.5 kW input power) and prone to frequent maintenance (10,000… More

Coupled Free-Piston Stirling Engine (FPSE), Stirling Cooler, and Absorption Chiller (FROST) for Shelter Air Conditioning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: Washington State University
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qui, Vice President of Research and Deve
Award Amount: $99,749.00
RI Contact: Daniel Nordquist
Abstract:
The cost of logistical fuels, including transportation and distribution, is significant. According to the Defense Energy Support Center, nearly $3B was spent on fuel in 2007. The increasing use of electronics is driving a growing need for shelter air conditioning, which in turn is another demand for… More

Low-Maintenance and Low-Cost Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VICE PRESIDENT, R&D – (509) 737-2119
Award Amount: $1,478,433.00
Abstract:
Advances in superconducting technology over the past few years have resulted in High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) systems onboard Navy ships. HTS based systems can lower costs dramatically by lowering system weight and power consumption. These HTS systems, however, require efficient,… More

Rugged, collapsible solar concentration devices to support tactical alternative energy production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VICE PRESIDENT OF R&D – (509) 737-2119
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Infinia Corporation proposes

Redeployable Solar Combined Heat and Power (RSCHP) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VICE PRESIDENT OF R&D – (509) 737-2119
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Infinia Corporation proposes

Redeployable Solar Combined Heat and Power (REPLENISh) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Songgang Qiu, VP, Research&Developmen – (509) 308-2702
Award Amount: $736,788.00
Abstract:
The cost of logistics fuels, including transportation and distribution, is significant not only in terms of dollars but also increased risk exposure for soldiers. Concentrated solar thermal (CST) systems are an attractive renewable energy solution due to their high net average efficiencies of… More