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Company Information:

Name: Menon and Associates, Inc.
Address: 12282 Libelle Ct.
San Diego, CA 92131-3845
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
URL: N/A
Phone: (858) 549-8886

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $679,803.00 7
SBIR Phase II $1,349,998.00 2
STTR Phase I $70,000.00 1

Award List:

Detection of foreign materials in prepregs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Suresh Menon, President
Award Amount: $69,806.00
Abstract:
Fiber-reinforced polymer prepreg materials are supplied in the form of tape, tow, fabric, etc. During the cutting and lay-up processes, some of the backing material (release film) remains on the material. Composite parts manufactured using such prepregmaterials can fail since the backing material… More

Software Cost and Schedule Estimating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Suresh Menon, President
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Magnetic resonance technology has been proven successful in detecting contaminants that affect the quality of composite fiber reinforced resin prepreg materials. The technology can measure changes in prepreg properties as well such as resin contentvariations and aging of resin. The prepregs are… More

Location and Depth Measurement of Undersea Fiberoptic Cables by Magnetic Susceptometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William Avrin
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will fill a critical need for accurate location and depth measurement of undersea fiberoptic cables. This program will builds on prior expertise in ultra-sensitive magnetic susceptibility detection in the human body. The susceptometry… More

Detection of foreign materials in uncured hand layup composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Suresh Menon, President
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Fiber-reinforced polymer prepreg materials are supplied in the form of tape, tow and fabric. During the cutting and lay-up processes, some of the backing material (release film) remains on the prepreg. Composite parts manufactured using such prepreg materials can fail since the backing material… More

EXPLOSIVE DETECTOR FOR RAPID SITE SEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Suresh Menon, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Menon and Associates, Inc. proposes to develop a new explosive-detection system. The system will support site searches by enabling rapid collection and analysis of particulate samples, revealing prior explosive handling in the area. The system will thus reveal clandestine preparation sites for… More

Hand-Held MENTOR for Biological Threat Material Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Suresh M. Menon, President – (858) 549-8886
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Emergency responders require a hand-held instrument in the field for screening specific sites for biological threat materials. In Phase I we will complete a design for an instrument, called MENTOR, which meets the needs and specifications of the emergency response teams. Innovative methods will be… More

Detection of foreign materials in uncured hand layup composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Suresh Menon, President
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Fiber-reinforced polymer prepreg materials are supplied in the form of tape, tow and fabric. During the cutting and lay-up processes, some of the backing material (release film) remains on the prepreg. Composite parts manufactured using such prepreg materials can fail since the backing material… More

MENTOR 300B - Spectrographic instrument for analyzing composite surfaces prior to repair

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Suresh Menon, President
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Contaminants left on surface of a composite part during repair leads to poor quality bond. Dirt, oil, marking materials, grease, release materials, solvents, other organic and inorganic chemicals, cleaning material residues, biologicals from environment, grit from sanding and metal particles may… More

Multiplexed Aerobic Fermentation of Broad-Spectrum Feedstocks for Biofuel Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: San Diego State University
Principal Investigator: Suresh Menon, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: David Lipson
Abstract:
Menon and Associates, Inc. (MAA) proposes an innovative method enabling aerobic fermentation of abundant, local, non-food, cellulosic feedstocks to produce biofuels. The method also solves the glycerol waste problem by recycling it into the feedstock, thereby increasing process efficiency at the… More

SBIR Phase I: Aerobic Microbial Conversion of Agricultural Manures to Biofuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Samantha S. Orchard
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of using manure from cattle and hogs to make bio-diesel and, in so doing, reducing the environmental impact of releasing untreated or anaerobically fermented manure. The rich mineral content of feces… More