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SBIR Phase I: Novel Solid State Facilitated Transport Membranes for Carbon…

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National Science Foundation
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2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
39630 Eureka Drive Newark, CA 94560
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: SBIR Phase I: Novel Solid State Facilitated Transport Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Removal
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00


This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will establish the feasibility of a materials system to encase customized ceramic signage (and other lightscaping products) which utilize solid-state ceramic lamps as a backlight source. These systems should achieve extraordinary power efficiency by illuminating the information rather than the entire sign area and are intended for external operation over a wide environmental range (e.g. extremes in temperature, humidity, acid rain, etc). The proposed encasement method uses special materials formulations applied through ultrasonic spray and CNC technologies to create custom ceramic surfaces. These surfaces display the information content in a backlit format while protecting the light emitting ceramic layer from the external operating environment. This system provides a semi-transparent, multi-colored outer ceramic layer exhibiting a combination of information display and artistic presentation features when backlit by a solid-state ceramic lamp. This technology can be applied to a wide variety of commercial signage and lightscaping applications.

Principal Investigator:

Ingo Pinnau

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology & Research Inc
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103 Menlo Park, CA 94025

Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No