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Company Information:

Name: INFRAMAT CORP
Address: 74 BATTERSON PARK RD
FARMINGTON, CT 06032 2597
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (860) 487-3838

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,388,631.00 24
SBIR Phase II $5,462,370.00 8
STTR Phase I $320,000.00 3

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: High Percolation Rate of Nanostructured MnO2 Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: T. Danny Xiao
Award Amount: $75,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yide Z. Ph.D., Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: T. Danny Xiao
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zongtao Zhang
Award Amount: $150,566.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Yide Zhang, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00

High Lubricity Coatings for High Pressure Fuel Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Danny Xiao
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Direct-injection (DI) fuel pumps operate on petroleum-based hydrocarbons that have inherent lubricating properties. DI fuel pumps that inject clean-burning liquid fuels with no lubricating properties (such as methanol or dimethyl ether) induce a major wear problem at the interface of the plunger and… More

Nanostructured Ferrite for High Frequency Low Loss Power Converters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yide Zhang, Physicist
Award Amount: $98,611.00
Abstract:
The Air Force seeks innovative processes for fabricating new ferrite materials exhibiting soft magnetic properties superior to conventional ferrites in high frequency DC-to-DC power converter applications. Ferrites have been used extensively as softmagnetic materials for five decades without major… More

SBIR Phase I: High Performance Nano-Fe/SiO2 Soft Magnetic Cores Based On Exchange Coupling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Y. Zhang
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of exploiting novel nanocomposite materials for significantly improved magnetic performance in high frequency applications, using the exchange coupling concept between nanoparticles. To date,… More

Fabrication of Nanocomposite Magnetic Cores for High Freq. Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yide 1. Ph.D., Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $599,120.00
Abstract:
Inframat proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating high frequency soft magnetic/ceramic nanocomposites for significantly improved magnetic performance for NASA¿¿s electronic equipment applications. The improved properties will include a combination of higher magnetic permeability,… More

Fabrication of Nanocomposite Magnetic Cores for High Freq. Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yide 1. Ph.D., Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Inframat proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating high frequency soft magnetic/ceramic nanocomposites for significantly improved magnetic performance for NASA¿¿s electronic equipment applications. The improved properties will include a combination of higher magnetic permeability,… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Carole Teolis
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Carole Teolis
Award Amount: $499,999.00

Nanostructured Ferrite for Low Loss High Frequency Power Converters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yide Zhang, Senior Physicist
Award Amount: $745,936.00
Abstract:
"The Phase I SBIR program demonstrated that the novel NiFe2O4/Fe nanocomposite can be fabricated to possess higher saturation magnetization and lower power loss than conventional ferrites. These results indicated that the Fe/NiFe2O4 nanocomposite is apromising candidate for DC-to-DC power converter… More

Nanofibrous Manganese Dioxide for Volatile Organic Compounds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: T Danny Xiao
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks innovative nanostructured catalysts for utilization in critically needed volatile organic compound (VOC) treatment devices. Potential success exists by exploiting the unique properties of nanofibrous materials, where the structural scale is reduced to… More

High-Permeability Magnetic Nanocomposite for High Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yide Zhang, Physicist
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
"The U.S. Navy seeks electrical means of launching aircraft, requiring cost effective magnetic materials with high saturation magnetization, high permeability and linear magnetizing behavior. Inframat proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of exploiting aFeCo/Al2O3 soft magnetic nanocomposite for… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: High Performance Nano-Fe/SiO2 Soft Magnetic Cores Based on Exchange Coupling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Y. d. Zhang
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Phase II project is directed toward optimizing and scaling up fabrication of exchange coupled Fe/ceramic nanocomposites for high performance soft magnetic applications. In Phase I, Inframat Corporation took pioneering steps to develop Fe/ceramic magnetic… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: High Performance Nano-Fe/SiO2 Soft Magnetic Cores Based on Exchange Coupling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Y. d. Zhang
Award Amount: $499,997.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Phase II project is directed toward optimizing and scaling up fabrication of exchange coupled Fe/ceramic nanocomposites for high performance soft magnetic applications. In Phase I, Inframat Corporation took pioneering steps to develop Fe/ceramic magnetic… More

High Rate and Cost Effective Arsenic Removal in Drinking Water Using Nanofibrous MnO2 and GFH Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Amy Chen, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The US Airforce seeks innovative water filtration systems to reduce arsenic level in drinking water to meet the EPA's new 10ppb limit. This arsenic limit will take effect in 2006, and will not be waived or deferred by EPA, which increases urgency fordeveloping advanced filtration media. Inframat… More

SBIR Phase I: Nanoceramic Coated Artificial Knees for Improved Wear Resistance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zongtao Zhang
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to investigate a new coating for artificial knee replacements, using nano-ceramic materials. The proposed nanoceramic artificial joints, with the wear surfaces containing ceramic coating against ceramic coating, are expected to… More

Electrophoretic Nano-HA Coating for Improved Adhesion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zongtao Zhang
Award Amount: $1,017,318.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed phase II program is expected to produce prototype hydroxyapatite ("HA") coated bone implants with significantly extended lifetime, fabricated using a room temperature electrophoretic deposition process. Novel HA nanocoatings with significantly… More

Electrophoretic Nano-HA Coating for Improved Adhesion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zongtao Zhang
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed phase II program is expected to produce prototype hydroxyapatite ("HA") coated bone implants with significantly extended lifetime, fabricated using a room temperature electrophoretic deposition process. Novel HA nanocoatings with significantly… More

Antibody Encapsulated Electrochemical Biosensor for GABA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anhong Zhou
Award Amount: $398,329.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Gamma-aminobutyric acid ("GABA") is a main mammalian nervous system inhibitory neurotransmitter, playing important roles in neural function and dysfunction. Accurate real time measurement of GABA will greatly accelerate discoveries on the key role of GABA in… More

Nanostructured Membrane for Implantable Glucose Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anhong Zhou
Award Amount: $377,141.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Long-term implantable biosensors have been commercially unavailable because a common problem associated with biosensors is protein deposition and fibrous encapsulation known as biofouling limiting device lifetime. Implantable biosensors can benefit greatly… More

High Rate and Cost Effective Arsenic Removal in Drinking Water Using MnO2/Fe2O3 Nanocomposite Media

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Huimin (Amy) Chen
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In the Airforce SBIR Phase I project, Inframat has demonstrated nanofibrous MnO2 outperformed the benchmark oxidant Filox-R for As(III) to As(V) conversion and MnO2/Fe2O3 nanocomposite being superior to the best currently available GFH adsorbent for total arsenic reduction. Successful Phase I has… More

Tungsten Carbide Nanoparticle Strengthened Tantalum Nanocoating for Engineered Gun Barrel Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Danny Xiao, Vice President, R & D
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
US Army seeks innovative coating technologies for gun barrel surface applications to replace currently available highly toxic electroplated hard chrome. Cylindrical magnetron sputtered tantalum (Ta) coatings developed by US Army labs revealed some success in explosive bonding experiments, however,… More

Low Friction Coefficient Electroplated Solid-Lubricant/(WC)Ni Nanocomposite Coatings for Transmission Gear Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Danny Xiao, V.P., R & D
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The US Navy seeks none-line-of-sight deposition technologies to produce gear coatings to meet the Navy~{!&~}s loss-of-lubricant requirement. Current rotary platform drive trains, coated with black oxide, barely meet the loss-of-lubricant survivability requirement, and consequently require an… More

N-HA Coated Dental Implant for Accelerated Early Healing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zongtao Zhang
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: This SBIR Phase I program is Aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of nano-hydroxyapatite ("n-HA") coated titanium Dental implants, using a novel electrophoretic deposition ("EPD") process. The HA nanocoating with approximately 50nm grain size and microsized porosities will provide… More

Mullite Coated Silicon Carbide Fiber Reinforced Alumina-Zirconia Ceramic Composite Bore Insulator Materials for a Naval Electromagnetic Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Heng Zhang, Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The US Navy seeks high performance toughened electrically insulative bore materials of significant lengths used to separate copper conducting rails in an electromagnetic launcher (EML) for long range naval surface fire support. An EML consists of two electrical conductor rails, a moving element,… More

Durable Thermal Barrier Coating with Low Thermal Conductivity Composition and Unique Microstructure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator: Xinqing Ma, Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Carol Welt
Abstract:
The Navy seeks to develop an innovative thermal barrier coating (TBC) system that will exhibit twice the durability and half the thermal conductivity (TC) compared with that of today's EB-PVD TBC systems. This Phase I program will demonstrate the feasibility of exploiting a novel TBC with unique… More

Low Friction Coefficient Electroplated Lubricant/Nickel/Hard-Particle Nanocomposite Coatings for Transmission Gear Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Danny Xiao, VP, R&D
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In the Navy SBIR Phase I project, Inframat has demonstrated that the electroplated BN-Cr2O3/Ni nanocoating outerperforms the black oxide coating for transmission gear applications. Successful Phase I has provided the scientific and technological groundwork for further development of this advanced… More

SBIR Phase I: Nanomagnetic Paste for Miniaturized Ultrahigh Frequency DC-to-DC Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: T. Danny Xiao, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I research project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of exploiting a novel nanomagnetic paste for the next generation of ultrahigh DC-to-DC converters for miniaturized electronic applications. Current DC-to-DC converters are the major impediment for miniaturization of electronic… More

High Temperature Sm(Co,Fe,Cu,Zr)z/Fe-Co Nanocomposite Permanent Magnets with High Energy Density

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
Principal Investigator: Heng Zhang, PI
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Jeremy Forsberg
Abstract:
Air Force seeks innovative permanent magnets for high temperature application in air and space vehicles. This requires the use of novel permanent magnets with high coercivity and saturation magnetization up to 450oC with an energy product of 30 MGOe. Inframat Corporation proposes to demonstrate the… More

Novel Surface Modification Method for Ultrasupercritical Coal-Fired Boilers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Xinqing Ma, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To increase efficiencies, ultrasupercritical (USC) coal-fired boilers are being developed to operate with steam temperatures up to 760oC and steam pressures up to 37.9MPa. However, the increasing temperatures and corrosive environment cause more severe oxidation and corrosion in USC boiler… More

Novel Surface Modification Method for Ultrasupercritical Coal-Fired Boilers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Xinqing Ma, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The efficiency of conventional pulverized coal power plant cycles is strongly related to operating temperature and pressure. Ultrasupercritical (USC) coal-fired boilers are being developed to operate with higher steam temperatures and steam pressures. However, the increasing temperatures and… More

STTR Phase I: Spray-On Nanostructured Metal Oxide Films for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
Principal Investigator: T. Danny Xiao, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Nicholas Decristofaro
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Research Phase I project exploits Inframat's revolutionary solution plasma spray process to fabricate nanostructured dendritic oxide films for low cost… More