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Company Information:

Company Name: Koo & Assoc. International, Inc.
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip+4: 78739-1510
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (512) 301-4170

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $199,996.00 2
STTR Phase I $299,990.00 3
STTR Phase II $1,249,992.00 2

Award List:

Nanocomposites for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: TEXAS A&M UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Joseph H. Koo, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,994.00
RI Contact: Joseph H. Koo
Abstract:
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites (CPMC) are high performance materials used in aerospace/aircraft structures, advance marine vessels, and other applications. These materials are based on multifunctional epoxy, BMI, cyanate esters, andpolyimides. Improvements in CPMC properties are… More

SBIR Phase I: Innovative Selective Laser Sintering Rapid Manufacturing Technique Using Nanotechnology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Koo, PI
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will use a rapid manufacturing method to produce high performance structural components. This process will combine nanotechnology with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and a Rapid Prototyping (RP) additive layered build fabrication… More

Nanomodified Carbon/Carbon Composites for Intermediate Temperature Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: TEXAS A&M UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Louis A. Pilato, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $499,994.00
RI Contact: Joseph H. Koo
Abstract:
Nanomodified Carbon/Carbon Composites (NCCC) for intermediate temperature structures will be developed by combining selective nanoparticles in cyanate ester via optimum processing, followed by curing, carbonization and densification. These NCCC materials will exhibit improved thermo-oxidative… More

Heterogeneously Structured Conductive Resin Matrix/Graphite Fiber Composites for High Thermally Conductive Structural Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Florida State University
Principal Investigator: Joseph H. Koo, Vice President – (512) 301-4170
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Richard Liang
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to design and fabricate tailored thermal interface and continuous paths among nanoscale conductive fillers and filler/graphite fiber to promote effective phonon transport along through-thickness direction. The goal is to realize at least 100 fold increase… More

Novel Materials In-Situ Ablation and Thermal Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator: Joseph H. Koo, Vice President – (512) 301-4170
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Ofodike A. Ezekoye
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to design and fabricate multi-signal in-situ ablation sensors based on an acoustic transducer system, thermal measurement system (i.e., either photonic technology or in-situ thermal sensors based on ultra small thermocouples), and fast inverse heat… More

Functionally Graded Polyimide Nanocomposite Foams for Ablative and Inflatable/Flexible/Deplorable Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph H. Koo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research is to develop functionally graded polyimide foams as light-weight, high performance thermal protection systems (TPS) for ablative and inflatable/flexible/deplorable structures used in space exploration missions. In the first phase of this project, we will… More

Heterogeneously Structured Conductive Resin Matrix/Graphite Fiber Composites for High Thermally Conductive Structural Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Florida State U
Principal Investigator: Joseph H. Koo, Vice President – (512) 589-4170
Award Amount: $749,998.00
RI Contact: Richard Liang
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In Phase II, major focus will be directed to the performance optimization and scale-up fabrication demonstration of the heterogeneously structured carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) with high through-thickness thermal conductivity for thermal management applications. The major… More