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Company Information:

Name: LaunchPoint Technologies, Inc.
Address: 5735 Hollister Ave, Suite B
Goleta, CA 93117-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (805) 683-9659

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,507,428.00 12
SBIR Phase II $1,974,477.00 3
STTR Phase I $536,859.00 3
STTR Phase II $500,000.00 1

Award List:

Physiological Controller for Rotary Blood Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James F. Antaki
Award Amount: $744,842.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As the prospects of chronic mechanical assistance for the failing human heart are fast becoming a reality, and patients are indeed returning home to regain a normal lifestyle, the limitations of this technology upon quality of life are becoming more apparent.… More

Physiological Controller for Rotary Blood Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James F. Antaki
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As the prospects of chronic mechanical assistance for the failing human heart are fast becoming a reality, and patients are indeed returning home to regain a normal lifestyle, the limitations of this technology upon quality of life are becoming more apparent.… More

Circulatory Support Device for Toddlers/Small Children

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: James F. Antaki
Award Amount: $199,699.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this application is to develop a safe, reliable, and biocompatible ventricular assist device (VAD) for toddlers/small children, between 15 and 35 kg (two to twelve years of age). Treatment options for this population, typically suffering… More

Multistage Electromagnetic and Laser Launch Systems for Affordable, Rapid Access to Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: James Fiske, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: John R. Hull
Abstract:
EM space launch has proven difficult and expensive to achieve. One approach to reduce the difficulty is to limit projectile velocities achieved by the launcher and augment them with laser propulsion, as suggested in this solicitation, reducing peak power by a factor of four or so. We offer a… More

The Quintessential Ventricular Cannula

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: James F. Antaki
Award Amount: $237,161.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic mechanical circulatory support has been progressively migrating towards the use of turbo-dynamic blood pumps. For many reasons, these "second-" and "third-generation" devices offer advantages over the current pulsatile generation of ventricular assist… More

SBIR Phase I: Third Generations Flywheels for Electricity Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Ricci, Mr
Award Amount: $99,926.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will design and test the motor/generator subsystem for a magnetically levitated electricity storage flywheel, scalable to megawatt-hours per unit, with the potential to greatly reduce US economic losses due to electric power fluctuations and… More

Innovative Motor and Generator Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael Ricci, Vice President of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to design a motor/generator capable of very high power density and tip speeds. The initial application is a third-generation electricity storage flywheel, currently under development at LaunchPoint. This flywheel uses a hubless design in which the motor drive coils… More

MEMS Blood Pressure Sensor for a Pediatric VAD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Brian Norling
Award Amount: $223,082.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately 30,000 new cases of congenital heart disease (CHD) occur each year with an annual mortality rate of 5,000 to 6,000 patients. At least 20% of these patients die due to perioperative ventricular failure, pro gressive cardiomyopathy (CM) or… More

Robust Self-Assembled Monolayers for Improved Hemocompatibility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dave Paden
Award Amount: $232,148.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Robust Self-Assembled Monolayers for Improved Hemocompatibility Principal Investigator: Brink, Damon Project Summary / Abstract Implantable blood-contacting medical devices such as left ventricular assist devices (VADs) pose thrombosis risks to patients. These… More

MEMS Intraocular Pressure Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael Ricci
Award Amount: $225,974.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss, particular in the elderly. In spite of its tremendous impact on health, the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma is hindered by the difficulty of obtaining frequent intraocular pressure measurements that can enhance… More

Multistage Electromagnetic and Laser Launch Systems for Affordable, Rapid Access to Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: James Fiske, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: John Hull
Abstract:
Electromagenetic (EM) launchers could radically decrease the cost to launch and orbit micro-satellites and could provide launch with little lead time, but thus far it has not been feasible to achieve this capability with linear EM launchers. The objective of this research is to determine the… More

A Dual Halbach Array, High Power Density Electric Motor for Electric Air Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Geoff Long, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,960.00
Abstract:
An axial flux, coreless, brushless DC motor is proposed as a solution to the need for an extremely high power density motor for the electric vertical take off and landing UAV application. The proposed dual Halbach array field assembly is the enabling innovation which increases the magnetic field in… More

SBIR Phase I: Robust Adaptive Levitation Control Technologies for High Speed, High Power Energy Storage Flywheels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Ricci, MS
Award Amount: $99,710.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will develop advanced control techniques that will enable high-speed, high-efficiency operation of large-scale energy storage flywheels. A novel flywheel concept ? the ?Power Ring'' ? based on a hub-less rotor levitated and controlled… More

Distributed Control Architectures for Precision Spacecraft Formations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Maksim Subbotin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
LaunchPoint Technologies, Inc. (LaunchPoint) proposes to develop synthesis methods and design architectures for distributed control systems in precision spacecraft formations. Implementation of precision spacecraft formations requires distribution of sensing, communication, and actuation… More

A Halbach Array Motor for Use Over a Wide Temperature Range

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jessica Dozoretz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,717.00
Abstract:
Motors used in rovers, cranes and instruments for use on lunar and Mars missions present unique design requirements. Weight reduction is critical, so motors with high power density and torque density are desirable. Also, the motors need to be designed to work over a wide temperature range: from 40… More

SBIR Phase II: Magnetically Actuated Valve System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Maksim Subbotin
Award Amount: $499,800.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is dedicated to development and testing of Magnetic Valve System (MVS) enabling implementation of electronically controlled variable timing on camless internal combustion engines. MVS is an advanced actuator for intake and exhaust… More

A Dual Halbach Array, High Power Density Electric Motor for Electric Air Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Ricci, VP Engineering – (805) 683-9659
Award Amount: $729,835.00
Abstract:
LaunchPoint Technologies has developed an optimized brushless electric motor with higher power density than any commercially available motor. Once fully developed, this motor will make smaller and lighter electric propulsion available for use in advanced programs such as electric and hybrid Unmanned… More

SBIR Phase I: Fault-tolerant drive for High-Power-Density Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Ricci
Award Amount: $149,602.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will prove the feasibility of a high reliability motor drive optimized for lightweight propulsion systems for electric aircraft. The NASA green flight challenge proved the viability of electric flight with a 400 passenger mile per gallon pure… More

Adaptive Diesel Engine Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Paden, President – (805) 683-9659
Award Amount: $79,310.00
Abstract:
LaunchPoint Technologies proposes to adapt their patented electromagnetic valve actuator (EVA) to the C12 engine in the MTVR cargo vehicle. The actuator will allow the implementation of variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation functionality on the engine, which will result in increased engine… More