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Company Information:

Company Name: MicroXact, Inc.
City: Christiansburg
State: VA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (540) 392-6917

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $477,972.00 4
SBIR Phase II $999,082.00 1
STTR Phase I $496,823.00 5
STTR Phase II $2,837,464.00 4

Award List:

Ultraefficient Themoelectric Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of California Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Paul Hines, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,181.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Thermoelectric (TE) devices already found a wide range of commercial, military and aerospace applications. However, at present commercially available TE devices typically offer limited heat to electricity conversion efficiencies, well below the fundamental thermodynamic limit, calling for the… More

Reconfigurable All Optical Information Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California Los Angele
Principal Investigator: Paul Hines, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,885.00
RI Contact: Kang Wang
Abstract:
The team of MicroXact, Inc. and UCLA proposes to engineer revolutionary nonvolatile reconfigurable plasmonic gates for information processing. The unique approach allows one to program any gate between four different states, thus allowing tremendous opportunities to engineer all-optical Field… More

Signal Processing with Memristive Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California, Santa Bar
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,584.00
RI Contact: Dritry Strukov
Abstract:
To streamline data processing in, e.g., hyperspectral imaging, new massively parallel data processing circuits are needed. The team of MicroXact Inc. and UC Santa Barbara propose to develop circuits based on completely novel computing paradigm, which could be extremely efficient (i.e. dense,… More

Plasmonics for Solar Energy Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California Los Angele
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, Director
Award Amount: $99,340.00
RI Contact: Kang Wang
Abstract:
Photovoltaics, while promising clean and reliable energy source, is not yet compatible with fossil energy for most applications. Organic-based solar cells have potential to reduce the cost of solar energy due to low-cost active materials, high-throughput reel-to-reel deposition technologies,… More

Ultraefficient Themoelectric Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,246.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Thermoelectric (TE) devices already found a wide range of commercial, military and aerospace applications. However, at present commercially available TE devices typically offer limited heat to electricity conversion efficiencies, well below the fundamental thermodynamic limit, calling for the… More

Temperature Sensing Solution for Cryogenic Space Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Hines, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,504.00
Abstract:
Cryogenic systems, heavily used in rocket ground testing, space station operations, shuttle launch systems, etc, require a large number of temperature sensors for system management and control. Currently available temperature sensors cannot offer simultaneously sufficient reliability in highly… More

Next Generation Thermoelectric Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, President&CEO – (614) 917-7202
Award Amount: $99,833.00
RI Contact: Hans Robinson
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Thermoelectric (TE) devices already found a wide range of commercial, military and aerospace applications. However, at present commercially available TE devices typically offer limited heat to electricity conversion efficiencies, well below the fundamental thermodynamic limit, calling for… More

Reconfigurable All Optical Information Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, VP of Operations – (614) 917-7202
Award Amount: $749,653.00
RI Contact: Kang L. Wang
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The team of MicroXact, Inc., UCLA, UC Irvine and Carnegie Mellon University proposes to engineer revolutionary nonvolatile reconfigurable plasmonic gates for information processing on the basis of ultrafast plasmon-enhanced all-optical magnetization switching. This unique approach allows… More

Structural Tomography for Structural Corrosion Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, Pesident&CEO – (614) 917-7202
Award Amount: $79,915.00
Abstract:
Detecting and monitoring corrosion (e.g., galvanic, dissimilar metal contact, salt water induced, fresh water induced, etc.) and its related physical property degradations for 5XXX-series aluminum in harsh environments (high humidity and/or flooding, high temperatures, electromagnetic interference,… More

Signal Processing with Memristive Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Univ of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, President&CEO – (614) 917-7202
Award Amount: $739,112.00
RI Contact: Dmitri Strukov
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The team of MicroXact, Inc., UCSB and UC Irvine proposes to develop a CMOS-compatible memristor, which will enable next generation signal processors, extremely efficient (i.e. dense, inexpensive, low power consuming), with the capabilities for massively parallel signal processing. More… More

Next Generation Thermoelectric Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Old Dominion University
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, President&CEO – (540) 394-4040
Award Amount: $749,453.00
RI Contact: Tammie Bain
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The team of MicroXact, Inc., ODU and Virginia Tech proposes to develop a revolutionary high efficiency thermoelectric material fabricated on completely new fabrication principles. The material comprises the three-dimensional"wells"of PbTe/PbSe superlattices fabricated by a… More

Real time PV Manufacturing Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, Dr. – 540-394-4040
Award Amount: $149,281.00
Abstract:
The main obstacle Photovoltaic (PV) industry is facing at present is the higher cost of PV energy compared to that of fossil energy. While solar cell efficiencies continue to make incremental gains these improvements are so far insufficient to drive PV costs down to match that of fossil energy. … More

Radiation resistant magnetic field sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,272.00
Abstract:
All high power target facilities and accelerators, especially the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), require magnetic field sensors to measure magnetic fields in various magnets employed at these facilities as well as in cyclotrons. The currently used and/or commercially available sensors show… More

Real time PV Manufacturing Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Kochergin, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,082.00
Abstract:
The main obstacle Photovoltaic (PV) industry is facing at present is the higher cost of PV energy compared to that of fossil energy. While solar cell efficiencies continue to make incremental gains these improvements are so far insufficient to drive PV costs down to match that of fossil energy. … More