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Company Information:

Company Name: Iris Technology Corporation
City: Irvine
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (949) 975-8410

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $800,965.00 8
SBIR Phase II $3,366,574.00 4
STTR Phase I $69,676.00 1
STTR Phase II $360,287.00 1

Award List:

Novel, Nonlinear Control System for Cryogenic Coolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. O'Rourke, Managing Director
Award Amount: $99,927.00
Abstract:
A novel, nonlinear electronic control system will be evaluated for use in the Stirling Cryocooler compressor drive circuit. This proven and low cost technology can be hardened for use in space and has the potential to improve overall efficiency while reducing conducted emissions into the source… More

Novel, Nonlinear Control System for Cryogenic Coolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Edward J. O'Rourke, Managing Director
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Iris Technology proposes to insert the Cryocooler Motor Drive topology developed on Phase I into a comprehensive Modular Advanced Cryo Electronics (MACE) Brassboard. This Brassboard will permit legacy control systems to be evaluated alongside software-based embedded controls which have a direct… More

Tactical 4 K Cryocooler: Study and Architecture Definition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Carl Kirkconnell, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $69,676.00
RI Contact: Mostafa Ghiaasiaan
Abstract:
Iris Technology, in collaboration with Georgia Tech and Raytheon, proposes to perform advanced 3D CFD modeling to guide the architecture selection for a tactical 4K Cryocooler. Iris will lead the System Design and Program Management efforts. Georgia Tech is the lead organization on the Analysis.… More

Improved Cryogenic Cooling Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Carl Kirkconnell, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $99,580.00
Abstract:
This activity will significantly reduce the complexity and recurring costs of modular electronics used to operate cryocoolers and other servomechanism drive systems for space applications. With this approach, flight schedules can be compressed due to the availability of appropriate modular… More

Tactical 4 K Cryocooler: Concept Demonstration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Carl Kirkconnell, Chief Technology Officer – (949) 975-8410
Award Amount: $360,287.00
RI Contact: Ghiaasiaan
Abstract:
The primary objective of Phase II is to obtain experimental test data to substantiate the analytic predictions developed during Phase I (4.0 W at 60.0K, 0.30 W at 11.5K, and 0.196W at 4.0K for 800 W of input pressure-volume (PV) power). This will be accomplished by leveraging a new purpose-built… More

Cryocooler Electronics for Hybrid Reverse Turbo Brayton - Stirling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carl S. Kirkconnell, Chief Technology Officer – (949) 975-8410
Award Amount: $98,091.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed Hybrid CCE optimally meets the drive and control requirements for the Creare/Raytheon Hybrid RTB-Stirling Cryocooler. The Hybrid CCE provides an integrated electronics solution for the associated Hybrid Cryocooler, reducing mass and packaging volume while enabling a… More

Open Architecture, High Efficiency Renewable Energy System (HERES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carl Kirkconnell, Chief Technology Officer – (949) 975-8410
Award Amount: $69,449.00
Abstract:
Iris Technology proposes to develop an Open Architecture, High Efficiency Renewable Energy System that has at its core an efficient, smart, highly flexible Controller. The Iris HERES will be equipped with state of the art renewable energy technology that provides the best balance of performance,… More

Low Cost Cryocooler Electronics for Space Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carl S. Kirkconnell, Chief Technology Officer – (949) 975-8410
Award Amount: $747,892.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The objective of the LCCE Program is the development of a flight-qualified LCCE that will support a broad range of mechanical cryocoolers of interest to the United States Air Force. The LCCE will solve a fundamental acquisition problem, namely the absence of affordable, radiation hard… More

Automated Cryogenic Cooling System for Superconducting Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carl Kirkconnell, Chief Technology Officer – (949) 975-8410
Award Amount: $79,709.00
Abstract:
Continued progress in the development of niobium superconducting electronics (SCE) has made viable for the first time consideration of SCE-based radio frequency (RF) communications systems for a wide range of military platforms. However, before the objective wide scale deployment can be achieved,… More

Second Generation Low Cost Cryocooler Electronics (LCCE-2)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Carl Kirkconnell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,408.00
Abstract:
The LCCE-2 Program builds off the successes of the USAF "Low Cost Cryocooler Electronics for Space Missions" Program, extending the performance of the developed LCCE to include active vibration cancellation and advanced input power bus circuitry. The former is important for imaging… More

LN2-Precooled Two Stage Pulse Tube Cooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carl Kirkconnell, CTO – (949) 975-8410
Award Amount: $79,938.00
Abstract:
One of the fundamental implementation challenges for 4K cryocoolers to support superconducting electronics (SCE) is the size of the cooler. For platforms on which there is the possibility of using a"thermal battery,"i.e., a reservoir of cryogenically-cooled fluid that can be used to… More

Modular Advanced Cryocooler Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carl Kirkconnell, CTO – (949) 975-8410
Award Amount: $869,567.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed effort for the Modular Advanced Cryocooler Electronics (MACE) is to increase the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the current MACE technology to support near term insertion into a spaceborne platform. MACE will be used to drive and control the Raytheon Stirling / Pulse… More

High Efficiency Renewable Energy System (HERES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carl Kirkconnell, CTO – (949) 975-8410
Award Amount: $749,115.00
Abstract:
Iris Technology proposes the development of a complete hybrid power system to meet the Mobile Electric Hybrid Power Sources (MEHPS) needs of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in the Medium power regime as described in the recent Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) study. Under the proposed program,… More

Microsat Cryocooler System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carl S. Kirkconnell, CTO – (949) 975-8410
Award Amount: $149,863.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The vision of the Microsat Cryocooler System (MCS) Program is to provide the key mechanical and electrical technology building blocks that will enable a suite of solutions for single FPA dewars on microsat and cubesat platforms. As indicated in SBIR Topic AF131-093, the range of missions… More