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Company Information:

Name: Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
Address: 8130 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127-4107
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (303) 285-5129

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,304,113.00 56
SBIR Phase II $16,691,472.00 20
STTR Phase I $1,618,681.00 17
STTR Phase II $1,735,564.00 3

Award List:

Thin Onboard Power Storage for Photovoltaics (TOPS-PV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph H. Armstrong
Award Amount: $75,405.00
Abstract:
Thin Onboard Power Storage for Photovoltaics (TOPS-PV) is a concept where a thin, flexible battery is placed onto a thin, flexible photovoltaic device, thereby consolidating both electrical power generation and power storage. Flexible PV has been demonstrated in both amorphous silicon (a-Si) and… More

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Sensors for Advanced Processing of Thin-Film CIS Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Armstrong
Award Amount: $98,018.00
Abstract:
Thin-film technologies have found significant application today, particularly in the area of thin-film electronics (high temperature superconductors, magnetic storage media, flat-panel displays, photovoltaics), protective coatings (thermal, corrosion, wear), and optically transparent "smart"… More

Lightweight Composite Spacecraft Shielding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B. Dean Spieth
Award Amount: $90,153.00

Lightweight Composite Spacecraft Shielding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B. Dean Spieth
Award Amount: $730,702.00
Abstract:
Electronics shielding weight savings of 30 percent for Air Force spacecraft are possible using composite materials instead of aluminum boxes and aluminum skin. Designs balancing polymer matrix materials and high atomic number materials will be generated for Air Force missions in various orbits. … More

High Resistivity Tin Oxide for CdTe PV Cell Electrodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Meyers , Sr. Member of Technical Staff
Award Amount: $74,754.00
Abstract:
50552-98-I High Resistivity Tin Oxide for CdTe PV Cell Electrodes--ITN Energy Systems, Inc., 12401 West 49th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1927; (303) 420-1141 Dr. Peter Meyers, Principal Investigator Ms. Janet L. Casteel, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82601 Amount: … More

Hybrid Super-Elastometric Seal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Cary R. Clark
Award Amount: $99,793.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems proposes herein an innovative, new, HYBRID SUPER-ELASTOMETRIC COMPRESSION SEAL for reliable, long life sealing of shipboard horizontal surfaces. Specifically, our concept comprises; Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy core to provide sealing force, Embedded in optimized Elastomer… More

MFS Using Thin-Film Lithium Battery as Honeycomb Core

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert R. Hanson
Award Amount: $98,700.00
Abstract:
In its on-going pursuit of lightweight, low-cost systems, the space industry has made significant investments in such as composite structures and high energy-density batteries. These individual technologies are now new spacecraft… More

MFS Using Thin-Film Lithium Battery as Honeycomb Core

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert R. Hanson
Award Amount: $742,123.00
Abstract:
In its on-going pursuit of lightweight, low-cost systems, the space industry has made significant investments in such as composite structures and high energy-density batteries. These individual technologies are now new spacecraft… More

Flexible, Roll-Up MFS Blanket for Phased-Array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert R. Hanson
Award Amount: $97,902.00
Abstract:
ITN proposes herein a revolutionary new flexible phased-array antenna blanket which promises significant mass savings over previous antenna designs, and may provide critical the breakthrough needed for a feasible, affordable SBR system.Out concept is to assemble SBR's 22m x 6m aperture using twelve… More

Advanced Flexible Solar Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter V. Meyers
Award Amount: $98,566.00
Abstract:
Achieving a high specific power value for solar arrays is critical for military and commercial spacecraft, especially considering the trend toward small spacecraft with the same or increased power requirements. During the Air Force/Phillips Laboratory Lightweight Solar Array (LWSA) project, it was… More

Habitat Skin with Integrated Thin-Film Power Subsystem

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,436.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $596,816.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert R Hanson
Award Amount: $747,832.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter V Meyers
Award Amount: $1,970,800.00

Self-Rigidizing Inflatable Composite Material for Large Space Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert R. Hanson, Manager, Advanced Systems
Award Amount: $69,709.00

Flexible, High Bandwith Phased-array Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert R. Hanson, Manager, Advanced Systems
Award Amount: $69,247.00

"Smart" Power Panel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Summers, Group Manager
Award Amount: $69,871.00

STTR Phase I: Fabrication of Tailored Unifrom, Periodic Nanostructures Using Ordered Protein Templates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Colorado
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,898.00
RI Contact: N/A

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brian Berland, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson, Senior Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $99,843.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Engineer/Scientist
Award Amount: $64,874.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeff Summers, Mgr Structures/Mechanisms
Award Amount: $99,525.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Stephenson, Product Engineer
Award Amount: $94,606.00

Regional Ground Truth Database Development in Southern Asia: Phase I Mining Explosions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brian S. Berland, Scientist
Award Amount: $98,699.00
Abstract:
65149 Currently, no technology exists for the direct, small scale, production of enriched air with oxygen concentrations of 40-70%. This project will develop surface selective membrane technology to economically produce enriched air for markets such as fuel processing for fuel cells and medical… More

Next Generation Multifunctional Bus (NGMB)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Greg Hegemann, Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DoD and commercial customers are designing future missions that require the rapid launch and deployment of an increasing number of single and multi-spacecraft constellations. To meet consumer market demands, these missions also require drastic reductionsin life cycle costs. Conventional methods of… More

Next Generation Composite Chassis (NGCC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bill Plaster, Senior Project Engineer
Award Amount: $473,773.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is developing the next generation of small satellites that will fly in close formation and weigh no more than 100 kilograms. The spacecraft are dramatically smaller than conventional vehicles and are designed to test new radiation-protectedmicroelectronics and demonstrate programmed,… More

SBIR Phase I: Direct Conversion of IR Radiation with Nanowire Antenna Arrays and Nanometer Scale Monolithically Integrated Rectifying Diodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson
Award Amount: $99,919.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop an enabling innovation that directly converts infrared (IR) radiation from heated sources using nanowire antennas and nanometer scale monolithically integrated diodes. This program will create IR-collecting modules using… More

Low Temperature Ceramic Oxygen Generating System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Schwartz, Manager of Membrane Techn
Award Amount: $99,890.00
Abstract:
"ITN Energy Systems, Inc. proposes to develop an electrically-pumped, low-temperature ceramic oxygen generating system to support aeromedical and On-Board Oxygen Generating System uses. The proposed ceramic oxygen generating system is based on ITN's novelfive-layer, monolithically integrated unit… More

Antenna Arrays for Spectroscopic Division of Wavefront Focal-Plane Imaging Polarimetry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,051.00
Abstract:
"This SBIR Phase I project will develop an enabling technology that performs Spectroscopic Division of Wavefront Polarimetry using Antenna Arrays in an imaging focal-plane configuration. ITN will combine groups of four carefully designed antennas to form asingle pixel that completely determines the… More

Wide-Bandgap CIAS Photovoltaic Absorber on Flexible Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,535.00
Abstract:
Thin-film photovoltaic cells offer the promise of high specific power arrays for space applications. Two thin-film photovoltaics technologies are presently vying for use in space applications; copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS), and amorphous silicon. This proposal focuses on efficiency… More

Non-Contact Temperature and Emissivity Sensor for Lower-Cost CIGS Photovoltaics Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ingrid Repins
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
70144 Despite the many advantages of generating power from the sun, photovoltaics (PV) account only a fraction of one percent of worldwide energy generation due to inherent cost disadvantages relative to traditional fossil fuel energy sources. Currently available large-area industrial PV… More

Next Generation IR Focal Plane Array Using High Speed Tunneling Diodes (SubTopic 003E)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bruce Lanning, Nanotechnology Group Mana
Award Amount: $69,680.00
Abstract:
"ITN Energy Systems, Inc. believes that significant improvements in IR sensor performance could be achieved by replacing state-of-the-art detector technologies, such as bolometers and photodiodes, with ITN's proposed direct conversion device (DCD). Anadvanced planar metal-insulator-metal (MIM)… More

Innovative Integration of Flexible CIGS Photovoltaics for High Altitude Airships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph H. Armstrong, Manager, Advanced PV Divi
Award Amount: $69,742.00
Abstract:
"A new generation of Lighter than Air (LTA) vehicles is being developed to provide continuous, geostationary presence at a sufficient altitude to negate interference from weather and other atmospheric interaction. Military applications for these vehiclesinclude surveillance, communications, threat… More

Enabling Durable Bottom Cell for Multi-Junction Thin-Film Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence M. Woods, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,009.00
Abstract:
"ITN Energy Systems, Inc. (ITN) intends to meet the requirements for future spacecraft power by developing >20% efficient photovoltaic (PV) cells on lightweight flexible substrates. ITN will achieve this goal using a two-terminal monolithic tandem(multi-junction) structure with thin-films of… More

Wide-Bandgap CIAS Photovoltaic Absorber on Flexible Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,770.00
Abstract:
Thin-film photovoltaic cells offer the promise of high specific power arrays for space applications. Two thin-film photovoltaics technologies are presently vying for use in space applications; copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS), and amorphous silicon. This proposal focuses on efficiency… More

PBO and Silicone-Resin Free-Standing High-Temperature Films for Monolithically-Integrated CIGS Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Armstrong, Division Manager, Adv PV
Award Amount: $98,163.00
Abstract:
"ITN Energy Systems, Inc. is developing a space photovoltaic (PV) product based on our commercialization partner, Global Solar Energy, Inc.'s (GSE) flexible thin-film polycrystalline copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) technology. These devices arebeing made as discrete cells on metallic foil… More

Semiconductor Microbolometer Room Temperature Infrared Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $119,666.00
Abstract:
"ITN Energy Systems, Inc. proposes the development of microbolometer room temperature infrared detectors using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) growth of silicon or silicon germanium alloys. This Phase I contract will see the demonstrationof PECVD deposited semiconductors with… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Spectroscopic Imaging Polarimeter using Nanoscale Antenna Arrays and Integrated Nano-Diodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop the technology to perform Spectroscopic Imaging Polarimetry using Antenna Arrays with Integrated Diodes (SIP-AAID) to measure both the amplitude and phase of the light in an image at each pixel. Typically, visible and IR detectors… More

Antenna Array for Spectroscopic Division of Wavefront Focal-Plane Imaging Polarimetry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson, Senior Scientist, Program
Award Amount: $749,566.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project will develop an enabling technology that performs spectroscopic division of wavefront polarimetry using antenna arrays in an imaging focal-plane configuration. This imaging system will measure specific polarization states withcarefully designed antennas that completely… More

Enabling Durable Bottom Cell for Multi-Junction Thin-Film Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence M. Woods, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $739,410.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc. (ITN) intends to meet the requirements (W/kg) for future high-altitude airship and spacecraft power by developing >20% efficient two-terminal monolithic tandem (multi-junction) photovoltaic (PV) cells using low-cost thin-films onlightweight flexible substrates. ITN will… More

Silicone-Resin Free Standing High-Temperature Films for Monolithically-Integrated CIGS Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $1,476,018.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc. is developing a space photovoltaic (PV) product based on our commercialization partner, Global Solar Energy, Inc.'s (GSE) flexible thin-film polycrystalline copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) technology. These devices arebeing made as discrete cells on metallic foil… More

Semiconductor Microbolometer Room Temperature Infrared Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,845.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc. proposes the development of microbolometer room temperature infrared detectors using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) growth of silicon germanium alloys. This Phase II contract will see the demonstration of PECVDdeposited semiconductors with improved… More

Selective Adsorption Membranes for Natural Gas Upgrading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brian S. Berland
Award Amount: $99,473.00
Abstract:
72061S03-I Continued demand for natural gas will require the use of reserves with high carbon dioxide concentrations, yet current technology cannot economically remove this carbon dioxide to yield market quality gas. This project will develop a novel surface adsorption membrane for upgrading this… More

STTR Phase I: P-Type CdSe for Thin-Film Top Cells Enabling High-Efficiency Monolithic Tandem Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods
Award Amount: $99,932.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)Phase I project will develop manufacturing, packaging and interface concepts for critical Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) components. The intention is to be able to cheaply manufacture robust actuator/sensors wafers, and isolate them from harsh… More

Materials for Novel Ultralightweight Thin-film Flexible Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will develop an enabling electrochromic fiber and ribbon technology with the form/function factor precisely required for direct integration into woven fabrics. ITN Energy Systems, Inc. will leverage it's patented and in-housesolid-state flexible thin-film lithium battery… More

SBIR Phase I: Direct Conversion of Heat to Electricity with Nanowire Antenna Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of collecting and converting to DC power infrared radiation (IR) from heated sources using monolithically integrated, nanowire antenna/rectifying diode arrays (IR-AAID). Using scaleable, self-organizing,… More

Innovative Integration of Flexible CIGS Photovoltaics for High Altitude Airships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph H. Armstrong, Manager Advanced Photovol
Award Amount: $749,466.00
Abstract:
A new generation of Lighter than Air (LTA) vehicles is being developed to provide continuous, geostationary presence to negate interference from weather and other atmospheric interaction. Military applications for these vehicles include surveillance, communications, threat detection, and even as… More

SBIR Phase II: Direct Conversion of Heat to Electricity with Nanowire Antenna Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson, PI
Award Amount: $499,997.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop enabling nanotechnology that collects and converts infrared radiation (IR) from heated sources into DC power using nanowire antenna arrays with monolithically integrated rectifying diodes (IR-AAID). The innovation uses… More

High-Rate Long-Life Nanoparticle Secondary Li Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Large specific-capacity Li ion batteries are presently available in the market place but suffer from power fade, limited rate, low cycle-life, and limited temperature range. ITN's unique thin-film battery and electrochemistry expertise is ideal to develop high specific-capacity batteries with high… More

Defect Passivation for Production-Quality and High-Bandgap CIGS and CIAS Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Garth Jensen, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
A major factor that detracts from the many advantages offered by thin-film flexible CIGS PV for non-terrestrial applications is that it currently provides substantially lower solar conversion efficiencies than crystalline PV technology. While CIGS device efficiencies exceeding 19% have been… More

Waveguide coupled high speed plasmon optical modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, senior scientist
Award Amount: $99,989.00
RI Contact: Robert G. Moore
Abstract:
Silicon is the dominant material for electronic devices, but basic material properties have limited its use for optical devices. Passive components such as waveguides, splitters and multiplexers have been demonstrated on silicon wafers. Most active photonic devices have been made with materials… More

Antenna Coupled MOM for Multispectral Infrared Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Brian Berland, Manager, Nanotechnology
Award Amount: $99,873.00
RI Contact: Mary Stanley
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, in collaboration with the University of Central Florida and Millennium Engineering and Integration Company, propose to design a multispectral imager using an antenna-coupled metal-oxide-metal (MOM) sensor. Because the MOM sensor is patterned and processed with standard integrated… More

Surface Modification of Nanoporous Zeolite Pervaporation Membranes for Enhanced Biomass Product Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Colorado
Principal Investigator: Brian S. Berland, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,817.00
RI Contact: Laurence D. Nelson
Abstract:
75189-While many high-value, low-volume chemicals, commodity chemicals, and fuels can be generated from ¿green¿ and renewable biomass feedstocks, their relatively high cost, compared to fossil fuel production, limits commercial application. One of the primary obstacles is the lack of… More

SBIR Phase I:Low-Temperature Route to Cu(In,Ga)Se2 for Flexible Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Doug Schulz, PI
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project provides a new approach to low-temperature processing of a compound semiconductor material, copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS). CIGS is presently being used as the solar absorber layer in some thin film polycrystalline solar cells with… More

Man-Portable Integrated Flexible Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
ITN will leverage its patented solid-state flexible thin-film secondary-lithium-battery and photovoltaic (PV) technology to develop enabling innovative integrated power systems for man-portable applications. This power system will provide 50 W for up to 4 hours with solar energy conversion,… More

STTR Phase I: Surface Plasmon Enhanced High Efficiency Near-field Probes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, PI
Award Amount: $99,963.00
RI Contact: Ruben Collins
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I research project will develop near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) probes with dramatically increased transmission efficiency that will lead to increased spatial resolution and higher scan speed. High transmission efficiency will be achieved… More

Defect Passivation for Production-quality and High-bandgap CIGS and CIAS Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Garth Jensen, Program Manager, Advanced
Award Amount: $749,459.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase II SBIR research will further develop passivation methods that provide a substantial increase in the efficiencies that can be obtained with thin-film photovoltaics on lightweight flexible substrates. The main goal of Phase II activities will be to demonstrate that passivation can… More

Nano-Fabricated Hydrogen Separation Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Schwartz, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,799.00
Abstract:
78730B The efficient and inexpensive production of hydrogen is essential for the hydrogen economy to become realized in the U.S. For the foreseeable future, most hydrogen will be produced from fossil fuels using a variety of processes. In order to fully utilize the hydrogen, efficient and… More

STTR Phase II: Surface Plasmon Enhanced High Efficiency Near-field Probes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell E. Hollingsworth, Dr.
Award Amount: $499,949.00
RI Contact: Reuben Collins
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will further develop structures and manufacturing techniques for high efficiency near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) probes utilizing surface plasmon enhancement. Wavelength scale surface topography (gratings) in metal films… More

Man-Portable Integrated Flexible Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lin Simpson, Manager, Advanced Program
Award Amount: $447,236.00
Abstract:
ITN will leverage its patented solid-state flexible secondary lithium battery and photovoltaic (PV) technology to develop enabling innovative integrated power systems for man-portable applications. This power system will provide 50 W for more than 4 hours with solar energy conversion, recharging,… More

SBIR Phase I: Software Tools for Self-Diagnosable Intelligent Sensor Networks for Process Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Bharat S. Joshi, Dr
Award Amount: $99,516.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will exploit advances in sensor technologies and recently approved IEEE 1451 family of standards to design and develop tools to create highly autonomous fault-tolerant distributed sensor networks with plug-and play capabilities. This… More

SBIR Phase I: Nano-Engineered, Surface Selective Membranes for the Production of Oxygen-Enriched Air

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Schwartz, Dr
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate nano-engineered, surface selective membranes for the production of oxygen-enriched air with an oxygen content of 40-70. The technical approach that will be employed will be first to narrow the pores of a ceramic, mesoporous… More

Water Security Sensor for Automatic Masurement of Micrograms of Heavy Metals in Dinking and Waste Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Ingrid Repins, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
There is growing concern regarding the susceptibility of the US water system to terrorist attack. This concern stems both from recent attacks against targent in the US, and from the inherent characteristics of the US water supply systems, which are spatially diverse, subjet to intrusion and contain… More

CuInGaAlSe2 Solar Absorbers On Flexible High-Temperature Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lawrence Woods, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,952.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems (ITN) proposes to take the next step in spacecraft solar array development, building upon previous development and new findings to make the definitive light-absorber layer for high-power, lightweight and flexible thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV). ITN's innovative approach is to… More

Uncooled BLIP Detector for Next Generation Infrared (IR) Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Brian Berland, Manager, Thin-Film/Nanotechnology
Award Amount: $99,454.00
Abstract:
The ITN team proposes to design and develop a revolutionary uncooled IR detector that is compatible with large format focal place arrays. By dramatically decreasing thermal conduction noise and Johnson noise, the proposed sensor enables BLIP sensitivity resulting in a 50 times increase in detector… More

Electrical Power and Heat from Crew Waste Using an Integrated Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Fixed-Bed Gasifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Thoen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,963.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc., along with the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC), proposes to develop a highly efficient power generation system capable of converting habitat crew waste from NASA space habitats into electricity and heat. The system will consist of ITN's novel,… More

Uncooled BLIP Detector for Next Generation Infrared (IR) Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Brian Berland, Manager, Thin Film Electronics
Award Amount: $99,769.00
Abstract:
The ITN team proposes to design and develop a revolutionary uncooled IR detector that is compatible with large format focal place arrays. By dramatically decreasing thermal conduction noise and Johnson noise, the proposed sensor enables BLIP sensitivity resulting in a 50 times increase in detector… More

Scaleable Evaporative Source Development for Multi-meter Wide Roll-to-Roll Flexible CIGS Photovoltaic Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Garth Jensen, Senior Scientist, Advanced PV
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Flexible, polycrystalline thin-film copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaics are receiving significant interest by the DoD due to their flexible nature, record efficiency, high specific power, low stowage volume, high stability in a space or airship environment, low-cost roll-to-roll… More

Mutlifunctional Energy Storage-Structure Modules for Advanced Space Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Berland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,934.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc., in collaboration with the Center for Composite Materials (CCM) at the University of Delaware, proposes to design and develop multifunctional structure-battery panels for next generation space structures than can be integrated into exploration vehicles or space habitats. The… More

Mutlifunctional Fibers for Energy Generation/Storage and Thermal Controls in Extravehicular Mobility Unity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Berland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc., in collaboration with Hamilton Sundstrand, proposes to design and develop multifunctional fibers for use in energy generation, energy storage, and thermal control controls for extravehicular mobility units (EMU). Next generation spacesuit concepts, such as the Chameleon… More

CuInGaAlSe2 Solar Absorbers On Flexible High-Temperature Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $596,928.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems (ITN) proposes to take the next step in spacecraft solar array development, building upon previous development and new findings to make the definitive light-absorber layer for high-power, lightweight and flexible thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV). ITN's innovative approach is to… More

STTR Phase I: Antenna Based Infrared Imagers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of Central FL
Principal Investigator: Russell E. Hollingsworth, Dr
Award Amount: $99,883.00
RI Contact: Glenn Boreman
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project will develop uncooled antenna coupled microbolometer infrared sensors with improved performance. Antenna coupling provides great flexibility in designing the wavelength, band width, and polarization response through simple… More

Planar Oxide Stabilized Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Southwest Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Bruce Lanning, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,906.00
RI Contact: R. B. Kalmbach
Abstract:
Carbon monoxide is produced as a result of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and has been identified in the Chemical Industry Vision 2020 Catalysis Report as one of the highlighted ares of development with an emphasis on lowering energy requirements via higher selectivity, more moderate… More

Mutlifunctional Fibers for Energy Storage in Advanced EVA Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian S. Berland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,995.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the Phase II effort is to demonstrate prototype multifunctional EVA system power patches that integrate energy storage into advanced space suit systems' components (suit and pack) to increase functionality and decrease weight and volume. The program will optimize materials… More

Wireless Multi-Modal Brain Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bruce Lanning
Award Amount: $104,358.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Intracranial EEG monitoring, the measurement of electrical activity directly from the cortex and sub-cortical structures, is routinely performed in humans who are candidates for resective epilepsy surgery. Similar measu res are routinely performed in animals for… More

STTR Phase I: Non-contact Surface Plasmon Enhanced Electric Field Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell E. Hollingsworth, Dr
Award Amount: $149,964.00
RI Contact: Reuden T. Collins
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project will develop novel light weight, compact, non-contact electric field sensors for biomedical monitoring of low level signals. The sensors will utilize surface plasmon resonator structures fabricated on electro-optic materials… More

Implantable, FET-based, Multimodal Sensor for Biomedical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bruce Lanning
Award Amount: $149,957.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As the need to record directly from the brain in humans and animals has grown over the last two decades, especially in candidate patients requiring resective epilepsy surgery, so too has the need for real-time, multi- modal analysis within an implantable… More

Plasmonic Cavity Spectroscopic Polarimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,987.00
RI Contact: Ralph L. Brown
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer program will develop a spectroscopic polarimeter-on-a-chip using novel plasmonic resonant cavities sensitive to linear polarization over a narrow wavelength range. Spectral selection will be possible through geometric scaling, with this work concentrating on… More

Plasmonic Enhanced Raman Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, Senior scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research program will develop engineered substrates for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy using novel plasmonic resonant cavities sensitive to linear polarization over a narrow wavelength range. Raman spectroscopy can identify a wide range of contaminants, including… More

Wireless Multi-Modal Brain Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bruce Lanning
Award Amount: $992,495.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over the last two decades, there has been a growing need to record electrical signals directly from the brain in humans and animals, especially in candidate patients requiring resective epilepsy surgery. At the same time, there is an increasing demand… More

Surface plasmon enhanced tunneling diode detection of THz radiation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, Senior scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ralph Brown
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Research phase I program will develop a new class of uncooled THz detectors for the 1-10THz band with a novel design using surface plasmon resonant cavities with integrated metal-insulator-metal tunneling diodes as the detecting element. Tunneling diodes… More

Surface plasmon enhanced thin-film photovoltaic systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, Senior scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ralph Brown
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Research phase I program will develop a new class of surface plasmon enhanced photovoltaic devices that exhibit increased current collection. Photon management, the manipulation of the incident optical field to increase the probability that a photon is… More

VLSI Compatible Silicon-on-Insulator Plasmonic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, Senior scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ralph L. Brown
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop ultradense, low-power plasmonic integration components and devices for on-chip manipulation and processing of optical signals. Both passive and active components will be studied. Detailed performance predictions will be obtained… More

Narrowband microbolometer arrays for infrared chemical sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, Senior scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ralph Brown
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Research program will develop narrow band plasmonic resonant cavity filters with integrated microbolometer sensors operating in the long wave infrared (LWIR) atmospheric transmission band for IR absorption measurements of low concentration chemicals. IR… More

Plasmonic Cavity Spectroscopic Polarimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, Senior scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Ralph Brown
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer program will develop a spectroscopic polarimeter-on-a-chip using novel plasmonic resonant cavities sensitive to linear polarization over a narrow wavelength range. Spectral selection will be possible through geometric scaling, with this work concentrating on… More

Resonant cavity spectrometer on a chip

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: Russell Hollingsworth, senior scientist – (303) 285-5154
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ralph Brown
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This Small Business Technology Transfer Research phase I program will develop a new class of chip level high resolution spectrometers using waveguide coupled resonant cavities. The basic concept can be used from visible to long wave IR wavelengths, limited only by available detector… More

Demonstration of 2.5kW/10kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) through rationally designed high energy density electrolytes and Membrane-Electrode Assembly (MEA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOE / ARPA-E
Principal Investigator: Paul Thoen , Director, Fuel Cells Division – (303) 285-5113
Award Amount: $224,866.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc. (ITN) is proposing demonstration and deployment of 2.5kW/10kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) technology through a multi-faceted effort based on 1) Novel V-electrolytes based on Fluorinated Carboxylates, 2) Low-cost (and superior) proton exchange membrane and 3)… More

Demonstration of 2.5kW/10kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) through rationally designed high energy density electrolytes and Membrane-Electrode Assembly (MEA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOE / ARPA-E
Principal Investigator: Paul Thoen , Director, Fuel Cells Division – (303) 285-5113
Award Amount: $1,499,977.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc. (ITN) is proposing demonstration and deployment of 2.5kW/10kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) technology through a multi-faceted effort based on 1) Novel V-electrolytes based on Fluorinated Carboxylates, 2) Low-cost (and superior) proton exchange membrane and 3)… More

A Cost-Effective Oxygen Separation System Based on Open Gradient Magnetic Field by Polymer Beads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Raghuvir Singh, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,692.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems (ITN), along with Texas A & amp;M University, proposes to demonstrate a proof-of- concept feasibility of a low cost, oxygen separation (enrichment) system that works on the interception effect of a gradient magnetic field in the presence of magnetic polymer beads. At present… More

Superior Mg-ion Conducting Membranes Based on Textured MgZr4(PO4)6 (MZP) through Low-Temperature Liquid Phase Sintering Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kodenkandath, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,940.00
Abstract:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc., along with the University of Maryland (UMD) proposes to develop a low-cost, high-performance Magnesium Ion (Mg-ion) conducting membrane to enable the production and commercialization of all solid state Mg-ion batteries (MgIB) that will be less expensive and more efficient… More

Low-Cost, Nanolaminate Transparent Conductive Oxides for Thin Film Electrochromic and Photovoltaic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brian Berland, Dr. – 303-285-5107
Award Amount: $149,619.00
Abstract:
Indium is currently on DOEs short term critical materials list. While it is believed by some that long term criticality will be reduced to low levels, China currently holds 73% of the worlds reserves and can create export controls to limit our access to indium at any point. In fact, export quotas… More

Advanced Manufacturing of Intermediate Temperature, Direct Methane Oxidation Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Durable Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Thoen, Fuel Cells Scientist
Award Amount: $124,962.00
Abstract:
ITN proposes to create an innovative anode supported membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) that is capable of long-term operation at low temperature by the direct oxidation of dry methane or syngas fuel without coke formation on the anode. ITN's MEA is more… More

A Cost-Effective Oxygen Separation System Based on Open Gradient Magnetic Field by Polymer Beads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Raghuvir Singh, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,499.00
Abstract:
Pure oxygen helps produce energy from coal with fewer greenhouse gases. Current oxygen production systems are expensive. ITN proposes an oxygen separation system using pulsed magnetic fields and polymer magnetic beads to separate oxygen from air for coal gasification plants/syngas production, as a… More