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Company Information:

Company Name:
KAI, LLC
Address:
6402 Needham Lane
Austin, TX 78739-1510
Phone:
(512) 301-4170
URL:
N/A
EIN:
411771871
DUNS:
124697777
Number of Employees:
N/A
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
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Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
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POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $427,499.00 4
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
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Joseph H. Koo, Vice President
Research Institution:
TEXAS A&M UNIV.
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
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$499,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Louis A. Pilato, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
TEXAS A&M UNIV.
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
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Joseph H. Koo, Vice President – (512) 301-4170
Research Institution:
Florida State University
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
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Joseph H. Koo, Vice President – (512) 301-4170
Research Institution:
The University of Texas at Austin
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
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph H. Koo, Principal Investigator
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
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Joseph H. Koo, Vice President – (512) 589-4170
Research Institution:
Florida State U
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

Innovative and Cost-Effective Polymer Nanocomposites TPS for Navy Reentry Bodies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Koo, Vice President – (512) 589-4170
Abstract:
The project objective is to develop innovative thermal protection system (TPS) solutions to protect Navy reentry bodies in hostile environments. The insulative polymer nanocomposite (PNC) ablative is based on a combination of phenolic, nanomaterials, and carbon fibers which should enhance char… More

Welding High Performance Bridge Steel with a Pulsed Energy Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$147,504.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Raymond Zowarka, Principal Investigator – (361) 362-4100
Abstract:
This proposal is in response to announcement DTRT57-13-R-SBIR2 in the area 13.2-FH1, Development of Innovative Welding for High Performance Bridge Steel. It is proposed to use Homopolar Generator (HPG) Welding to join the high performance bridge steel in the 3” by 30” cross sections mentioned in… More