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Company Information:

Company Name: M-DOT Aerospace
City: Phoenix
State: AZ
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.m-dot.com
Phone: (480) 921-4128

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,174,286.00 15
SBIR Phase II $4,832,701.00 9
STTR Phase I $69,996.00 1

Award List:

FABRICATION AND TESTING OF A LOW COST PULSE JET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bryan J Seegers
Award Amount: $42,355.00
Abstract:
This document describes a proposal by m-dot inc. to design, fabricate and test a 110 lb. thrust pulsejet engine to be used as a research tool to evaluate the following concepts: 1. microprocessor controlled electric fuel injection. 2. high durability valved and valveless inlet designs. 3. oxygenated… More

FABRICATION AND TESTING OF A LOW COST PULSE JET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bryan J Seegers , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $42,355.00

PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A SMART ACTUATOR FOR AIRCRAFT TURBINE ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bryan J. Seegers
Award Amount: $53,878.00
Abstract:
Proposes to conduct preliminary design and analysis of a "smart actuator" for application on aircraft gas turbine engines. for this proposal, a smart actuator is defined as one that is co-packaged with an electronics module that provides control signal compensation and control loop closure directly… More

DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF AN ULTRA LOW COST TURBOPROP FOR RPV/UAV APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Bryan Seegers
Award Amount: $75,485.00

THRUST AUGMENTATION SYSTEM FOR LOW COST EXPENDABLE TURBO ENGINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bryan J. Seegers
Award Amount: $49,999.00

FABRICATION AND TESTING OF A LOW COST PULSE JET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bryan J Seegers , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $619,782.00
Abstract:
This document describes a proposal by m-dot inc. to design, fabricate and test a 110 lb. thrust pulsejet engine to be used as a research tool to evaluate the following concepts: 1. microprocessor controlled electric fuel injection. 2. high durability valved and valveless inlet designs. 3. oxygenated… More

Design, Fabrication and Test of a Thrust Spoiler/Reverser System for a Low Cost, Expendable Turbojet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bryan J. Seegers
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
M-Dot, Inc. ("M-DOT") proposes to design, fabricate and test a thrust reverser system for low cost expendable turbojet engines. The system will be designed for application on the Sunstrand TJ-90 engine and will be configured for application on a bifurcated exhaust duct. The system will consist of… More

DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF AN ULTRA LOW COST TURBOPROP FOR RPV/UAV APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Bryan Seegers
Award Amount: $367,786.00
Abstract:
M-dot, inc. ("m-dot") proposes to design, fabricate and test a propeller drive gearbox, turbine and governor system for attachment to a low cost expendable turbojet engine. the system will be designed for application on the sunstrand tj-90 engine and will utilize existing and proven technologies.… More

THRUST AUGMENTATION SYSTEM FOR LOW COST EXPENDABLE TURBO ENGINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bryan J. Seegers
Award Amount: $249,410.00
Abstract:
M-Dot, Inc. ("M-DOT") proposes to design, fabricate and test a thrust augumentation system for low cost expendable turbojet engines. The system will be designed for application on the Sunstrand TJ-90 engine and will utilize existing and proven technologies. The system will consist of the following:… More

Design and Test of an Unmanned Vehicle Micro-Turbine Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Bryan J. Seegers
Award Amount: $94,997.00

Low-Cost Hot-Gas Turbine Powered Hydraulic Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hugh G. Spilsbury
Award Amount: $69,817.00
Abstract:
M-DOT Inc. proposes to conduct a trade study and design a low- cost hot-gas turbine driven fuel pump/hydraulic power supply for use on an advanced missile system. When design is complete, a cost analysis of a proposed production version will be conducted. The unit will be capable of the following:… More

Design and Test of an Unmanned Vehicle Micro-Turbine Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jon Sherbeck
Award Amount: $98,153.00

Design and Test of an Unmanned Vehicle Micro-Turbine Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Bryan J. Seegers
Award Amount: $373,748.00
Abstract:
M-DOT proposes to: perform basic research, conduct trade studies that examine design options for a less-than five inch diameter low-cost expendable turbojet or turbofan engine for use on unmanned air vehicles, and generate a proposal that would detail the applicability of such a power system to… More

Design and Test of an Unmanned Vehicle Micro-Turbine Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jon Sherbeck
Award Amount: $373,748.00
Abstract:
M-DOT proposes to design, fabricate and test a tiny gas turbine which will be configured as a turbojet. The design will be based on the aerodynamic flow path of M-DOT's DARPA-funded TPR80-1 turboprop engine which is currently under test. The engine as projected, will be approximately 1/5 scale,… More

Low-Cost Hot-Gas-Turbine Powered Hydraulic Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hugh G. Spilsbury
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
M-DOT Inc. proposes to conduct a trade study and design a low- cost hot-gas turbine driven fuel pump/hydraulic power supply for use on an advanced missile system. When design is complete, a cost analysis of a proposed production version will be conducted. The unit will be capable of the following:… More

Small, Low Cost, High Performance Engines for Miniature Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frank Holman, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,807.00
Abstract:
"We propose to design and develop a turbine-driven fan module that will attach to the exhaust duct of an expendable turbojet converting it into an aft-fan turbofan. Depending upon selected bypass ratio, thrust can be increased as much as 70% and TSFC canbe reduced more than 50%. The complete fan… More

Small, Low Cost, High Perforamnce Engine for Miniature Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frank Holman, Program Manager
Award Amount: $749,890.00
Abstract:
Based on the positive results obtained from the cycle analysis and preliminary design conducted during Phase I, M-DOT Aerospace proposes to design, analyze, fabricate and test a low-cost high-bypass turbofan engine based on a scaled TPR 80 Gas Generatormodule. This engine is intended to produce 79… More

Novel Propulsion Using Humphrey Cycle or Other Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dennis Barbeau, Program Manager
Award Amount: $98,927.00
Abstract:
M-DOT proposes to study application of a proprietary rotary expander as a quasi-Constant-Volume Combustor (CVC) in a gas turbine. Whereas CVC has been explored as a topping element (to increase max cycle pressure) within the Brayton cycle, it has generally involved reciprocating piston or wave… More

Portable Cogeneration of Power and Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Hugh Spilsbury, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Proposed is a combined electric power and cooling system that shares a common proprietary working fluid. Employing this fluid enables practical application of both systems in a combined unit. The entire self-contained system will weigh roughly 164 lbs and thus will be 4-person carryable and easily… More

Improved Bearing Compartment Sealing for Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Hugh Spilsbury, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
A technical approach to gas path seal design is described that provides a unique combination of benefits. It has broad application to gas seals including those applied to bearing sumps and gas paths. It is a direct replacement for conventional carbon face, labyrinth, brush, and similar gas seals. … More

Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dennis Barbeau, Program Manager
Award Amount: $98,542.00
Abstract:
Proposed is a power system suitable for operation to altitudes of 100K feet or more and capable of operating for 12-20 hours at a time. The system will be storable for years in a sealed container. It will have thermal efficiency sufficient for meeting the 20-hour endurance requirement while still… More

Microsupercharger and/or Turbocharger for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Hugh Spilsbury, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Proposed is the preliminary design of an extremely small turbocharger sized for an 8 to 12 hp class engine. The entire unit will weigh roughly 240 grams. Design will incorporate pre-existing compressor and turbine designs for which hardware currently exists for Phase II test. Phase I will include… More

Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jim Lenertz, Program Manager
Award Amount: $748,565.00
Abstract:
M-DOT Aerospace proposes to team with Mezzo Technologies of Baton Rouge LA and Dr. Hui Wang of the USC, LA and conduct a series of tests and analyses that address all currently perceived critical-path technologies of a 36 kW high-altitude power system design generated in Phase I for the Rapid Eye… More

Low-Cost Ball/Air/Magnetic Hybrid Bearing System for Extended-Life Micro Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Principal Investigator: Bryan Seegers, President
Award Amount: $69,996.00
RI Contact: Daejong Kim
Abstract:
The Team of M-DOT Aerospace and University of Texas, Arlington propose to analyze, construct and test a 40 mm foil thrust bearing featuring a unique bump foil concept and top-foil profile designed by Dr. Daejong Kim. The design is simple, affording low production cost in high quantity. The design… More

Microsupercharger and/or Turbocharger for Small, Heavy Fuel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hugh Spilsbury, Program Manager – (480) 752-1911
Award Amount: $749,774.00
Abstract:
M-DOT proposes to team with engine developers and produce a turbocharger for an HFE that will support a range of power levels from 30 to 60 HP. The launch design application will be a heavy fuel conversion of the UAV Engines Ltd. Model 741 rotary. The higher end of the flow range will support power… More