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Company Information:

Name: KARTA TECHNOLOGIES
Address: 5555 Northwest Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78249
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (210) 582-3252

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,675,186.00 23
SBIR Phase II $3,983,333.00 7
STTR Phase I $97,550.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,601.00 1

Award List:

CERAMIC COMPONENT NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr G P Singh
Award Amount: $47,538.00

CERAMIC COMPONENT NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr G P Singh
Award Amount: $329,932.00
Abstract:
Ceramics are being widely considered for replacement of metals and polymers in many engineering applications. their corrosion resistance, small coefficients of thermal expansion, light weight, low cost, excellent mechanical properties under heavy stress, outstanding electrical and optical… More

APPLICATION OF NEURAL NETWORKS FOR AUTOMATED INSPECTION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PIPING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr G P Singh , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,989.00

APPLICATION OF NEURAL NETWORKS FOR AUTOMATED INSPECTION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PIPING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr G P Singh , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $486,896.00
Abstract:
The inspection of butt-welded stainless steel pipe joints in nuclear powerplants is routinely performed using ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods. field experience, based on conventional ultrasonic signal amplitude criteria, shows that a large number of indicationsare recorded. most of… More

ROBOTIC WALL SCRUBBER FOR NUCLEAR REACTOR WELLS AND FUEL STORAGE POOLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,989.00
Abstract:
During the refueling operations at a nuclear power plant, it is necessary to flood large cavities above the reactor pressure vessel with water to provide radiation shielding. the spent fuel is transported through these cavities to a temporary storage pool located near the reactor. other contaminated… More

PERSONAL NOISE DOSIMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr John Schmalzel , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
An instrumentation system for capturing environmental noise and companion human responses associated with aircraft flight operations and firing ranges is proposed. functions performed by the personal noise dosimeter (pnd) include: (1) continuously monitor environmental noise with storage of acoustic… More

NONDESTRUCTIVE MEASUREMENT OF RESIDUAL STRESSES IN POWERPLANT PIPING WELDS USING MAGNETOELASTIC TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A method to measure nondestructively the biaxial residual stresses in ferritic piping welds within fossil-fired and nuclear-powered electricity generating plants is planned. the method uses the magnetically induced velocity changes of ultrasonic waves to determine the stresses. it is being shown… More

A CAD-NDE Translator (CADNET) for the Ultrasonic Inspection of Contoured Ceramic Gas Turbine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Satish M. Nair
Award Amount: $48,821.00
Abstract:
The automated inspection of gas turbine components has proven to be difficult due to their complex geometry. While ultrasonics has demomstrated excellent capabilities in detecting and characterizing the erosion and corrosion on turbine components from the hot effluent gases, it's application details… More

Nondestructive Measurement of Residual Stresses in Anti-Friction Bearings using Magnetic Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Satish M. Nair
Award Amount: $72,052.00
Abstract:
Higher performances from gas turbines by increasing turbine speeds, loads and temperature place increased emphasis on the operation and reliability of engine components such as bearings and gears. The fatigue lives of such components are severely reduced by the presence of residual tensile stresses,… More

Hybrid, Inductive-Capacitive Microsensor Arrays for Evaluating the Integrity of Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Satish M. Nair
Award Amount: $49,983.00

ADVANCED ULTRASONIC METHODS FOR THE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF BOND QUALITY IN BRAZED COMPOSITE-METAL JOINTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Satish M Nair
Award Amount: $74,974.00

ADVANCED ULTRASONIC METHODS FOR THE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF BOND QUALITY IN BRAZED COMPOSITE-METAL JOINTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Satish M Nair
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
A nondestructive ultrasonic method capable of quantitatively evaluating the bond strength and residual interface stresses at brazed joints, such as carbon/carbon-copper used in fusion reactor first wall structures, is planned. the mechanical properties at the interface control the intimacy of… More

Magnetoeleastic Probes to Detect Subsurface Cracking/Residual Stresses Beneath Coatings in Ferromagnetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Satish Nair
Award Amount: $73,743.00

N95-165 An Automated Real-Time Ultrasonic Weld inspection and Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Satish M. Nair, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Weld inspection reliability is a major thrust area for the Navy's R&D program. Needs exist for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies that can reliably detect, classify and size discontinuities in weldments, and that use this information to determine if the defects are acceptable or… More

Nondestructive Characterization of Radiation Embrittlement in Fusion Structural Materials Using Laser Ultrasound

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Satish Nair
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Noncontact Viscosity Measurement of Molten Glass Using Laser-Generated Ultrasound for Process Control During Melting and Forming Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jorge Alcoz , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
40879 November 13, 1996 Karta Technology, Inc. In almost all glass-manufacturing processes, production yield depends critically on the viscosity of the melt. Because the glass viscosity is a function of temperature, most active control systems monitor… More

Magnetoeleastic Probes to Detect Subsurface Cracking/Residual Stresses Beneath Coatings in Ferromagnetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Satish Nair
Award Amount: $729,502.00
Abstract:
High strength steel alloys (300M) used in navel aircraft engine and landing gear components are found to be highly susceptible to fatigue cracking, induced by the cyclic loading these structures are subjected to in service. Stress-induced cracking is found to initiate due to improper grinding and… More

Whole Wafer Thermal Measurements by Means of Laser Ultrasound

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Duffer
Award Amount: $99,715.00
Abstract:
The production of semi-conductor wafers is a multibillion dollar industry. The 1996 worldwide semiconductor market is estimated at $162 billion with a growth potential to $309 billion by the year 2000. Thus, even a small improvement in control during the manufacturing process could have a large… More

Development of an Innovative Laser Assisted Coating Process for Extending Lifetime of Metal Casting Dies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Govindaraju , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $74,931.00
Abstract:
50496-98-I Development of an Innovative Laser Assisted Coating Process for Extending Lifetime of Metal Casting Dies--Karta Technology, Inc., 1892 Grandstand, San Antonio, TX 78238-4507; (210) 681-9102 Dr. M. Govindaraju, Principal Investigator Mr. Thomas Tower, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Remote-Field Eddy Current Techniques for Structural Damage Detection in Aging Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gopichand Katragadda, Director, Engineering
Award Amount: $69,474.00

Development of Laser Fusion Coatings for Improving Oxidation Resistance of C/C Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Madhav Rao Govindaraj
Award Amount: $64,947.00
Abstract:
Not Available For many BMDO, DoD, electronic packaging and aerospace applications under consideration, both pressure cast and reaction infiltrated discontinuously reinforced aluminum, DRA, composites are candidate replacements for more traditional materials and graphite epoxy composites. However,… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Charles Duffer, Manager of Sensors
Award Amount: $99,779.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Duffer, Manager of Sensors
Award Amount: $99,388.00

Development of Laser Fusion Coatings for Improving Oxidation Resistance of C/C Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Madhav Govindaraju
Award Amount: $349,982.00

Pyrolytic Mass Production of High Quality Carbon Nanotubes Using Advanced Catalysts Discovered by Integrated Catalysts Chips

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Madhavrao Govindaraju, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
65498 Higher efficiencies and lower costs in coal-fired power plant operations can be achieved by using high steam temperatures. However, the use of high steam temperatures increases the surface temperatures on the boiler-finishing superheaters, necessitating the use of advanced austenitic… More

Dynamic Structured Light based 3-D Measurement for Aircraft Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Duffer, Director Engineering
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
The profile of aircraft surfaces is a critical factor in the performance, efficiency and load capacity of aircraft. Curvature, attack angles, leading and trailing edges of wings determine the lift and drag of the plane during take-off, cruising andlanding. Changes in aircraft surface profile… More

Dynamic Structured Light based 3-D Measurement for Aircraft Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jorge Alcoz
Award Amount: $738,201.00
Abstract:
During the first six months of the Phase I effort, Karta Technologies designed, assembled and tested a Dynamic Structured Light (DSL 3-D) prototype for three-dimensional surface measurements. This instrument has already attained the basic specifications the ALC requires for inspection of surface… More

Nanostructured Coatings by Pulsed Plasma Processing for Alloys used in Coal-Fired Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Southwest Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Madhavrao Govindaraju, Dr.
Award Amount: $97,550.00
RI Contact: R. B. Kalmbach
Abstract:
79811 Coal-fired power plants are a significant part of the nation¿s power generating capacity, currently accounting for more than 55 percent of the country¿s total electricity production. Efficient and profitable operation of coal-fired power plants requires higher steam temperatures,… More

Thermal Barrier Coating Life Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Madhavrao Govindaraju, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) are widely being used in gas-turbine engines to thermally protect metal components such as turbine blades from hot combustion gases. One of the primary concerns of using TBC as a protective coating is its long term durability. Premature failure of TBCs during service… More

Thermal Barrier Coating Life Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Madhavrao Govindaraju, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $748,820.00
Abstract:
Durability of Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs) used in gas-turbine engines to thermally protect metal components such as turbine blades from hot combustion gases is a major concern to the aerospace industry and in particular the Air Force. The objective of this project is to develop an analytical… More

Advanced Blade-Damping Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Madhavrao Govindaraju, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,903.00
Abstract:
The turbine engine industry is seeking new `dual-use' coating systems that can provide damping resistance with improved erosion resistance. Hard ceramic coatings applied by thermal spraying process have the potential to achieve the required damping and erosion characteristics. The proposed Phase I… More