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Company Information:

Company Name:
METSS Corporation
Address:
300 Westdale Avenue
Westerville, OH 43082-
Phone:
(614) 797-2200
URL:
EIN:
311461458
DUNS:
877299446
Number of Employees:
18
Woman-Owned?:
No
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:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,858,225.00 69
SBIR Phase II $20,634,774.00 31
STTR Phase I $329,286.00 3
STTR Phase II $499,046.00 1

Award List:

Barium Free Corrosion Inhibited Hydraulic Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,874.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
William F. Mcdonald
Abstract:
During the storage of hydraulic components small amounts of water and other contaminants can cause corrosion on the metallic surfaces. The resultant corrosion can lead to failure of the component by plugging small orifices or by destroying critical surfaces around seals. To prevent this corrosion,… More

Products to Reduce Aircraft Transparency System Cost of Ownership: Recycling of Polymeric Aircraft Transparencies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,815.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dennis P. Millter
Abstract:
N/a

Title missing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,874.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
William F. McDonald , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

Products to Reduce Aircraft Transparency System Cost of Ownership: Recycling of Polymeric Aircraft Transparencies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$587,433.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dennis P. Millter
Abstract:
Transparency ownership costs have been increasing in recent years reflecting the need to account for the total cycle costs which includes final disposition and disposal. The current method of disposal is to landfill transparencies. Landfill disposal is becoming increasingly expensive and… More

Title missing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$528,664.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
William F. McDonald , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR PHASE I: The Phosgene-Free Synthesis of Isocyanates/ Urethanes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$71,797.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sapienza
Abstract:
N/a

THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN AIRCRAFT DEICING/ANTI-ICING FLUIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,750.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Phd
Abstract:
Currently, military and civilian airports employ large quantities of glycol-based runway and wing deicers which are either toxic or biodegrade too rapidly, but in either event, have a negative impact on the environment. To address this problem, the USAF is seeking to develop and environmentally… More

Adhesive-Sealable Barrier Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,460.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, Phd
Abstract:
New, original, surplus, replacement, and failed components need packaging barriers for transportation and storage. The packaging barrier material must be waterproof, oil-proof, grease-proof, watervapor resistant, puncture-resistant, and in many cases, possess certain electrostatic or… More

THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN AIRCRAFT DEICING/ANTI-ICING FLUIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$712,578.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Phd
Abstract:
Currently, military and civilian airports employ large quantities of glycol-based runway and wing deicers which are either toxic or biodegrade too rapidly, but in either event, have a negative impact on the environment. To address this problem, the USAF is seeking to develop and environmentally… More

Adhesive Sealable Bags

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$422,103.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, Phd
Abstract:
New, original, surplus, replacement, and failed components need packaging barriers for transportation and storage. The packaging barrier material must be waterproof, oil-proof, grease-proof, watervapor resistant, puncture-resistant, and in many cases, possess certain electrostatic or… More

Fire resistant Organic Composite Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,786.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
R. Mark Hodge, Ph.d.
Abstract:
Current fire-retardant/fire-resistant resin materials for composite panel systems in Naval topside applications do not provide the required levels of fire protection and combustion resistance. The need exists for a lightweight, fire-resistant resin systems that enables composite structures… More

Development of a Catalytically Reactive Topical Skin Protectant j(rTSP) Against Chemical Warfare Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,880.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.d.
Abstract:
Topical Skin Protectants (TSPs) comprised of perfluorinated polyether oil thickened with PTFE are currently used to protect of military personnel from Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs). The existing TSPs provide an effective physical barrier to CWAs. However, they possess no destructive capacity toward… More

High Temperature, Long Service-Life Fuel Cell Bladder Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,908.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dennis Miller
Abstract:
Fuel bladders are flexible rubber containers that are used to store fuel within aircraft structures. Higher performance aircraft use the fuel as a circulating cooling fluid which results in heated fuel being returned to the bladder. Accelerated aging of the bladder and failure of the bladders in… More

Development of Static Dissipative Hard Laminate Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,866.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater
Abstract:
N/a

New Material for O-Rings and Seals in Halon 1202 Pressurized Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater PhD
Abstract:
N/a

Low Temperature Compression Set Resistant O-Ring Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater
Abstract:
N/a

Development of Static Dissipative Hard Laminate Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$595,445.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater
Abstract:
N/a

New Material for O-Rings and Seals in Halon 1202 Pressurized Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$557,506.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, Ph.D.
Abstract:
N/a

Low Temperature Compression Set Resistant O-Ring Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$596,407.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater
Abstract:
Not Available NASA requires a variety of sensors to verify the safety of launch and landing areas. We propose the development of a small, portable, hydrogen leak detector capable of measuring hydrogen concentrations between 100 and 100,000 ppm in helium, nitrogen, and

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$727,402.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,899.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Gideon Salee, Ph.D.
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,820.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sapienza, Ph.D.
Abstract:
N/a

Enhanced Crash Survivable Flight Incident Recorder (ECSFIR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,698.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gideon Salee, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
During aircraft and helicopter production fasteners are currently wet installed with two-component polysulfide-sealant. Applying the two-component sealant is both time consuming and labor intensive. The excess sealant can be classified as hazardouswaste. MIL-STD-7179 requires that fasteners be wet… More

Low Temperature Catalyst for Reduced Toxicity Monopropellant

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,485.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) has developed a series of low toxicity, tertiary amine azides - called CINCH (Competitive Impulse Non-Carcinogenic Hypergol) fuel - that are suitable replacements for hydrazines as hypergolic fuels and liquid gasgenerator fuels. The catalyst used for the… More

Development of Low-Cost Salts for Lithium-Ion, Rechargeable Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
R. Mark Hodge, Principal Research Engineer
Abstract:
65735 There are many sources of coated (metallized and painted plastics) yet recyclable plastics from post-industrial processes that are available in large, pre-sorted quantities. Furthermore, advances in separation technologies continue to make available more sources of these potentially… More

Mesoscale Thermocatalytic Reactor for Ammonia Decomposition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Under a Phase I SBIR program, METSS has demonstrated the technical feasibility of developing environmentally benign helicopter deicing/anti-icing fluids based on carbohydrates, lactates, and their derivatives. The selection of these materials was governedby models developed by METSS to identify… More

Marrying Commercial-off-the-shelf and Government-off-the-shelf Equipment for Tracking Chemical Releases

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Topical Skin Protectants (TSPs) comprised of perfluorinated polyether oil thickened with PTFE are currently used to protect of military personnel from Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs). The existing TSPs provide an effective physical barrier to CWAs butpossess no destructive capacity toward the CWAs,… More

In-line Hydraulic Fluid Contamination Multi-Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Grunden, Principal Res. Engineer
Abstract:
Currently, the U.S. Air Force is evaluating a number of sensor-based techniques that can monitor the `health' of hydraulic fluids on-line and in real time. Implementation of such technology will drastically reduce the risk of premature hydraulic systemfailures by providing immediate feedback with… More

Marrying Commercial-off-the-shelf and Government-off-the-shelf Equipment for Tracking Chemical Releases

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$714,286.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Topical Skin Protectants (TSPs) comprised of perfluorinated polyether oil thickened with PTFE are currently used to protect of military personnel from Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs). The existing TSPs provide an effective physical barrier to CWAs butpossess no destructive capacity toward the CWAs,… More

Mesoscale Thermocatalytic Reactor for Ammonia Decomposition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$606,342.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Under a Phase I SBIR program, METSS has demonstrated the technical feasibility of developing environmentally benign helicopter deicing/anti-icing fluids based on carbohydrates, lactates, and their derivatives. The selection of these materials was governedby models developed by METSS to identify… More

Reactants and Combustion Processes for Neutralization of Chemical and Biological Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,736.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gideon Salee, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Mary Lee Carns
Abstract:
The neutralization and destruction of chemical and biological agents requires unique approaches because of the hazards associated with dispersing materials that may not have been completely neutralized. The METSS Team is proposing to use formulations,similar to incendiary devices with spreading… More

Integrated Expression and Process Monitoring System for Biomanufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,907.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) Agency needs a coating for MCU-2/P and MBU-19/P facemasks that provides 24 hours of protection against such chemical warfare agents as GD, HD, and VX. Such a barrier material is expected also to provide protectionagainst many toxic industrial materials. … More

Low Temperature Catalyst for Reduced Toxicity Monopropellant

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,551.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
"The Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) has developed low toxicity, tertiary amine azides called CINCH (Competitive Impulse Non-Carcinogenic Hypergol) that are suitable replacements for hydrazines as hypergolic fuels and liquid gas generator fuels. Thecatalyst used for the state-of-the-art… More

Fasteners/Rivets for Watertight Integrity and Corrosion Prevention in Permanent Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$744,842.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gideon Salee, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
"During aircraft and helicopter production, fasteners arecurrently wet installed with a two-component polysulfide-sealantto impart water tightness and corrosion resistance. Applying thetwo-component sealant is both time consuming and laborintensive. Furthermore, the excess sealant can be… More

Multilayer Optical Interconnect Based on Holographic Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$698,666.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65735 There are many sources of coated (metallized and painted plastics) yet recyclable plastics from post-industrial processes that are available in large, pre-sorted quantities. Furthermore, advances in separation technologies continue to make available more sources of these potentially… More

Chemical Protective Gloves with Enhanced Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
"METSS intends to develop both a material and a process for producing Chemical Warfare (CW) agent resistant gloves by using a nonsolvent dipping process. The gloves to be developed will have CW agent resistance at least equivalent to those of the currentbutyl gloves, but also will have improved… More

Multilayer Optical Interconnect Based on Holographic Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65735 There are many sources of coated (metallized and painted plastics) yet recyclable plastics from post-industrial processes that are available in large, pre-sorted quantities. Furthermore, advances in separation technologies continue to make available more sources of these potentially… More

Replacement Long-life Hydraulic Seal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Donald M. Bigg, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
"In military aircraft, there is a high rate of premature failures of elastomeric seals that costs over $200,000,000 in annual repair. Because all hydraulic components rely on fluids for lubrication and cooling in service, when fluid is lost thesecomponents run dry and seize. The hydraulic fluid… More

Highly Effective EM Shielding Technique for Ship Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,872.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Donald M. Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
"METSS proposes to develop low radar cross section structural composites that reliably produce a minimum of 60 dB of attenuation in the 100 kHz to 1 GHz range, when used as standalone structures or joined to metals in complex structures. The key toaccomplishing this goal is to ensure electrical… More

Development of High Temperature Barrier Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
"METSS plans to develop an intumescent coating that can be applied and bonded to a steel structure that provides sufficient protection to keep the temperature of the steel below 325¿F for at least 30 minutes. Two similar approaches will be examined formaximum cost and performance effectiveness. … More

In-line Hydraulic Fluid Contamination Multi-Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Grunden, Principal Research Engine
Abstract:
"Currently, the U.S. Air Force is evaluating a number of sensor-based techniques that can monitor the `health' of hydraulic fluids on-line and in real time. Implementation of such technology will drastically reduce the risk of premature hydraulic systemfailures by providing immediate feedback… More

In-line Hydraulic Fluid Contamination Multi-Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,626.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Grunden, Principal Research Engine
Abstract:
"Currently, the U.S. Air Force is evaluating a number of sensor-based techniques that can monitor the `health' of hydraulic fluids on-line and in real time. Implementation of such technology will drastically reduce the risk of premature hydraulic systemfailures by providing immediate feedback… More

Gas turbine engine oil additives for advanced bearings - advanced steels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,887.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In order to meet new requirements for improved performance and longer life, engine manufacturers have investigated the use of new, advanced high-chrome steels for incorporation into new gas turbine engines used in military aircraft. These advanced steelsallow higher operating temperatures and higher… More

Lightweight, inexpensive, corrosion inhibiting integral and/or multi-component ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) and environmental seals for Advanced

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Donald M. Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The Navy seeks a sealing system that provides air and water tight sealing for egress/ingress sites and other hatches and access panels on the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle. This sealing system must also provide corrosion resistance and themaintenance of EMI shielding between sealed… More

High-Temperature Lubricant

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,656.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The Short Take-Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) version of Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) employs a unique propulsion system utilizing a three bearing swivel duct (3BSD) to direct the thrust of the engine exhaust. The 3BSD operates at high temperatures andincorporates large moving parts. The life cycle of… More

Quick Cure Long-Shelf-Life Liquid Shim

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,945.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gideon Salee, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The Navy and the Air Force currently use epoxy liquid shim materials for aircraft assembly. The two-part epoxy is mixed just prior to the application on airframe components during assembly. However this method is time consuming as excessive labor isrequired to support mixing, application and cleanup… More

Decomposition Characterization and Optimization for Monopropulsion Systems for Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
This program seeks to develop a means of initiating a repeatable, reliable exothermic decomposition of USAF developed high performance Hydroxyl Ammonium Nitrate (HAN) based monopropellants, over a range of demanding mission duty cycles with short delaytimes and predictable performance over long… More

Gas turbine engine oil additives for advanced bearings - advanced steels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In order to meet new requirements for improved performance and longer life, engine manufacturers have investigated the use of new, advanced, high-chrome steels in engine bearings. The use of these advanced materials should allow for higher operating temperatures and higher speed capabilities, while… More

Lightweight, inexpensive, corrosion inhibiting integral and/or multi-component ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) and environmental seals for Advanced

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$593,486.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Donald M. Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal to develop a "Lightweight, Inexpensive, Corrosion Inhibiting, Integral and/or Multicomponent Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Environmental Seals for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)" is focused on two important activities. The first is the optimization of the… More

Chemical/Biological Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
As early as World War I, chemical warfare agents (CWA), both vesicants (HD) and nerve agents (GB, GD, VX), were used against enemy forces. Since that time, a significant investment has been made in research involved with the development of protective equipment, antidotes to CWAs, and… More

Synthetic Lubricating & Hydraulic Oil for Motion Control, Steam Turbines and Gears, Military Symbol 2190-TEP Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Existing MIL-PRF-17331 organic petroleum based (mineral) fluids (military symbol 2190-TEP) no longer exhibit acceptable performance at the high performance levels required of Navy submarine platforms. The service life of fluids procured in accordance with MIL-PRF-17331 have experienced high… More

High-Temperature Lubricant

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,547.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The Short Take-Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) version of Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) employs a unique propulsion system utilizing a three bearing swivel duct (3-BSD) to direct the thrust of the engine exhaust. The 3-BSD operates at high temperatures and incorporates large moving parts. The life cycle… More

Chemical/Biological Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,430.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The primary objective of the SBIR program is the development of chemical and biological (CB) decontamination processes and procedures that can be used on aircraft parts or components. The decontamination methods developed and demonstrated under the SBIR program will be compatible with the operating… More

Crashworthy Ballistic Tolerant Fuel Tank Weight Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,722.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The pressure to reduce weight and maintain performance and safety is a significant driver in aviation technology development programs. Fuel and fuel systems are major contributors to weight on aircraft, including fuel cells, fittings, access panels and support structures. The design of the fuel… More

Crashworthy Ballistic Tolerant Fuel Tank Weight Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,809.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
METSS proposes to develop a lightweight, low cost, self-sealing fuel tank for use on helicopters and other aircraft. METSS will demonstrate that existing materials can be combined in a multi-component structure to produce a reduced weight fuel tank that is stable to the JP8 fuel and will self-seal… More

Synthetic Lubricating & Hydraulic Oil for Motion Control, Steam Turbines and Gears, Military Symbol 2190-TEP Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,926.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Existing MIL-PRF-17331 petroleum based fluids (military symbol 2190-TEP) no longer exhibit acceptable performance at the high performance levels required of Navy submarine platforms. The service life of fluids procured in accordance with MIL-PRF-17331 have experienced high depletion rates of fluid… More

Low Cost, Low Weight, Self-Sealing Fuel Tank Technology Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,785.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Enigeer
Abstract:
METSS proposes to develop a lightweight, low cost, self-sealing fuel tank for use on the EFV. METSS will demonstrate that existing materials can be combined in a multi-component structure to produce a fuel tank that is stable to the JP8 fuel and will self-seal upon impact from a 14.5 mm AP… More

Decontamination of Biological Warfare (BW) Agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,670.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The US Government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars developing decontamination capabilities to protect our military personnel and equipment from chemical warfare agents. With much of the traditional research and development efforts within focused on decontamination of chemical warfare (CW)… More

Reducing the Weight and Volume of Peroxide-Based Decontaminant by using a Solid (Vice Liquid) Component for Hydrogen Peroxide

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,362.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Several new generation chemical and biological (CB) decontaminants are based on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) chemistry. These new decontaminants have many desirable characteristics, including reactivity toward a broad spectrum of CB agents and toxins, as well as being less corrosive and more… More

Portable System for Immediate Decon of Interior Spaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Under the current SBIR solicitation, the DoD is interested in the development of novel decontaminating materials and methods to support rapid decontamination of interior spaces contaminated with chemical and biological agents. The proposed system should be portable, lightweight, self-powered and… More

Blending of Aircraft Washing/Cleaning Detergents and Chemical/Biological (CB) Warfare Agent Decontaminants for a Dual-Use Application

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,548.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Under the current SBIR solicitation, the DoD is interested in the development of novel decontaminant solutions based on existing aircraft approved fluids (e.g., cleaning or deicing fluids), and application methods that will be compatible with the Transportable Decontamination System (TDS). The… More

Development of Corrosion Test to Predict or Rank Corrosion Performance of Current and Novel Corrosion Inhibiting Sealants, Both Conductive and Non-Conductive, in Aggressive Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,939.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The Navy has observed that the primary factor associated with good initial corrosion resistance, as determined by salt spray tests, is the level of adhesion between the sealant and metal substrate. Unfortunately, neither adhesion nor salt spray testing can be used to predict service life, or to… More

Low Cost, Low Weight, Self-Sealing Fuel Tank Technology Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$586,111.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
METSS proposes to develop a lightweight, low cost, self-sealing fuel tank for use on the EFV. During Phase I METSS demonstrated that existing materials can be combined in a multi-layer structure to produce a fuel tank that is stable to the JP-8 fuel and will self-seal upon impact from a 0.50 caliber… More

Portable System for Immediate Decon of Interior Spaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,427.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, Program Manager
Abstract:
The United States Government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars developing decontamination capabilities to protect our military personnel and equipment from chemical warfare agents. With over 20 countries now having the capability to manufacture and use biological warfare agents, and the… More

Coolanol 25R Replacement for Military Aircraft Radar Cooling Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,772.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Silicate-ester-based fluids have found extensive use as dielectric coolants in military applications, such as aircraft radar. However, the ease of hydrolysis of these fluids results in the formation of an alcohol and, in the more advanced stages, a gelatinous precipitate that caused component… More

Improved Additives for Perfluoropolyalkylether (PFPAE) Lubricants with Silicon Nitride Rolling Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,706.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Hybrid bearings utilizing silicon nitride rolling elements in conjunction with steel inner and outer bearing races are being developed for use in gas turbine engines. Due to their outstanding thermal and oxidative stability, perfluoropolyalkylether (PFPAE) fluids are of interest as potential high… More

Long-lasting Insecticide-impregnated Bed Net

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,699.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
R. Kroshefsky, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Under the current SBIR program, the DoD is interested in the development of an initial prototype insect bednet that is durable and lightweight, can be erected quickly and easily, will accommodate a standard Army cot allowing a soldier to comfortably sit on top of the cot, has a zippered opening and… More

Flexible Conductive Caulking Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,775.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
METSS proposes to develop a conductive caulking material that operates between -65 degrees F and 250 degrees F. The unique aspect of the proposed development will be the resistance to corrosion of the conductive filler and underlying bonded substrate. This corrosion resistant electrically… More

Sequencing of Multiple Chemical/Biological Aircraft Decontamination Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,648.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The DoD is interested in the development and demonstration of large frame aircraft decontamination processes that are capable of completely detoxifying both chemical and biological warfare agents without increasing susceptibility to corrosion or adversely affecting the performance, properties, or… More

Environmentally Friendly Removal of Fluid Contamination from Composite Aircraft Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,817.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The US Navy is seeking an improved cleaner that can remove hydraulic fluid from aircraft composite materials. The cleaner must be compatible with these materials, and must not introduce any significant environmental, health or safety hazards into the workplace. Materials compatibility is the… More

Nanofluids for Heat Transfer Enhancement in Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,291.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The Air Force is seeking new cooling technologies that will provide improved heat transfer performance that results in a significantly lighter and smaller heat exchange system to support the increasing demand for heat removal in modern engineering designs used in military aircraft systems. METSS… More

Improved Additives for Perfluoropolyalkylether (PFPAE) Lubricants with Silicon Nitride Rolling Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,878.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Hybrid bearings utilizing silicon nitride rolling elements in conjunction with steel inner and outer bearing races are being developed for use in gas turbine engines. Due to their outstanding thermal and oxidative stability, perfluoropolyalkylether (PFPAE) fluids are of interest as potential high… More

Coolanol 25R Replacement for Military Aircraft Radar Cooling Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,252.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Silicate-ester-based fluids have found extensive use as dielectric coolants in military applications, such as aircraft radar systems. However, the ease of hydrolysis of these fluids results in the formation of a flammable alcohol and, in the more advanced stages, a gelatinous precipitate that… More

Portable Biomass Liquid/Gaseous Fuel Reactor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,740.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
As Air Force landfills reach capacity, the mixed waste streams that are taken to these landfills need to be redirected to generate a significant amount of fuel from this biomass using portable biofuel reactors. Problematically, current decentralized gasification R&D is typically operated at… More

Sequencing of Multiple Chemical/Biological Aircraft Decontamination Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,274.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Under the current SBIR solicitation, the DoD is interested in the development and demonstration of aircraft decontamination processes that are capable of completely detoxifying both chemical and biological warfare agents without increasing susceptibility to corrosion or adversely affecting the… More

Very Rapid Cure Capable Resin and Optimization for Pre-Preg Process Development of Barrier or Isolation Ply Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,306.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jack Price, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
This proposal is for the development of a rapid cure resin system to be used as a galvanic barrier or isolation ply application on carbon fiber composite constructions. The galvanic barrier is composed of a UV curable resin used to make a pre-preg system with E-glass, 108-style fiberglass cloth. A… More

Diver Safe Grease

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,557.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The US Navy is seeking an improved grease that is safe for divers (i.e. does not off-gas toxic compounds in a pressurized air or mixed gas environment), does not wash out readily in seawater, and provides acceptable lubrication properties. METSS proposes to develop and test new, environmentally… More

Low-Permeability Coating for Nitrile Rubber

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,931.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Donald M. Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The TOMAHAWK Capsule Launching System (CLS) is being leveraged for integration of the littoral Warfare Weapon (LWW) on SSGN and SSN 688I/Virginia Class Vertical Launch System capable platforms. The CLS includes a nylon fabric reinforced nitrile rubber fly-through cover. During stowage of the… More

Nanofluids for Heat Transfer Enhancement in Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,664.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Todd Tritcak, Principal Research Scient
Abstract:
The Air Force is seeking new cooling technologies that will provide improved heat transfer performance that results in a significantly lighter and smaller heat exchange system to support the increasing demand for heat removal in modern engineering designs used in military aircraft systems. In the… More

High Activation Temperature Intumescent Material Passive Fire Protection Technique for Aircraft Engine Nacelle

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,251.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Donald M. Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Fires in engine nacelles are a life threatening situation. The development of an intumescent coating that creates an instant firewall to extinguish such fires, primarily from fuel line leaks represents a significant life and aircraft saving advance. METSS proposes to develop an intumescent coating… More

Low-Permeability Coating for Nitrile Rubber

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,702.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The TOMAHAWK Capsule Launching System (CLS) is being leveraged for integration of the littoral Warfare Weapon (LWW) on SSGN and SSN 688I/Virginia Class Vertical Launch System capable platforms. The CLS includes a nylon fabric reinforced nitrile rubber fly-through cover. During stowage of the… More

Anti-coking additive for ester-based aerospace gas turbine engine oils

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,342.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Director of Research and
Abstract:
Current and future aerospace gas turbine engine oils must be capable of operating at the elevated temperatures experienced in aircraft turbine engines. One of the more important properties for these oils is their resistance to forming liquid phase and gas phase solid decomposition products and… More

Hollow Fiber Freeze Thaw Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,585.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Kroshefsky, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The Marine Corps currently uses an ultrafiltration device to provide safe drinking water in situations where outside supply is not possible and local water sources are of questionable purity. However, the current device is susceptible to freeze/thaw damage that degrades its filtration capabilities… More

Elimination of Carbon Monoxide From Pilot's Breathing Oxygen

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,330.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Kroshefsky, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Naval aviators have a unique problem in that the necessary close proximity of aircraft on a flight deck can lead to high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in the oxygen supplied by an on-board oxygen generator system (OBOGS). At levels above 100 ppm, the performance of a flight crew can be seriously… More

Extraction of Atmospheric CO2 and Conversion to Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,504.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Advanced energy conversion and storage technology is under intense development to meet the increasing power demand by the military. Consumption of petroleum-based JP-8 fuel for propulsion and for electricity generation on the battlefield places a heavy logistic burden to the Army as evidenced… More

Fluids for Dielectric Switch Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,270.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard S. Sapienza, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The Air Force has developed a fluid-filled high power dielectric switch for pulsed power applications. For optimum operation, a switch should have a nearly constant breakdown voltage or low jitter. Many factors affect the jitter, and much effort has gone into switch design to eliminate vortices and… More

Rain Repellency for Shipboard Aircraft Transparency

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,853.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, President
Abstract:
Navy aircraft often have to taxi, take-off, and land during conditions of differing amounts of rain. While performing taxi and take-off operations the pilot must be able to clearly see ground crew directions. During landing, the pilot must be able to clearly see landing strip lights, and for carrier… More

Mitigation of Fuel Tank Explosions and Fires from IED Blasts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,765.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, President – (614) 797-2200
Research Institution:
University of Dayton Research Insti
RI Contact:
Kevin L. Poormon
Abstract:
On any vehicle, one of the most vulnerable system components during an attack is the fuel tank, as fuel can serve as a fire/explosion hazard, creating an immediate threat to personnel. Loss of fuel from a damaged fuel tank can also prevent personnel from taking necessary evasive or offensive… More

Modular Lightweight External Fuel Tank System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,718.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Donald Bigg, Senior Engineer – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
METSS proposes to develop a lightweight, low cost, modular self-sealing fuel tank system for use on the EFV. METSS will show that existing materials can be combined in a multi-layer, integrated, multicomponent, unibody structure to produce a fuel tank system that is stable to JP-8 fuel, impact and… More

Advanced Vacuum Bagging Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,969.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jack Price, Senior Scientist – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
Vacuum bagging is a conventional process used in composite part manufacturing where a vacuum tight film, such as nylon, is fitted over the composite part prior to final curing, and a vacuum is drawn to permit atmospheric pressure to compact the layers of composite resin and reinforcement during… More

Individual Soldier, Active Flame Suppression/Avoidance/Barrier System for Head/Face Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,555.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, President – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
Combat soldiers encounter battlefield threats of fire from various sources such as pool fires and improvised explosive devices (IED). Fire, flame and thermal threats yield burn casualties of varying levels of severity and death. As a consequence, the Army seeks a thermal/flame-activated system or… More

Fluids for Dielectric Switch Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$737,283.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
William Ricks, Senior Scientist – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a fluid-filled high power dielectric switch for pulsed power applications under Air Force sponsorship. For optimum operation, a switch should have a nearly constant breakdown voltage or low jitter. Many factors affect the jitter,… More

Integral Fuel Tank Self-sealing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,785.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, President – (614) 797-2200
Research Institution:
University of Dayton Research Insti
RI Contact:
Kevin L. Poormon
Abstract:
The opportunity presented under this program is to develop next-generation fuel-sealing technology that can be applied to impart self-sealing capability to the most vulnerable areas of integral aircraft fuel tanks. Targeted application of the self-sealing materials will reduce the weight and fuel… More

Chemical Treatment of Metal Finishing Industrial Wastes and Wastewaters in the Presence of Chelating Substances

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,955.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, Senior Engineer – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Hill AFB Industrial Water Treatment Plant typically uses metal hydroxide precipitation to remove heavy metals from the waste stream. However, there are numerous chemicals found in common cleaners and other products in the wastewater that interfere with the precipitation process,… More

Improved Solar Shade (ISS) with Enhanced Durability and Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,696.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, Principal Research Engineer – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
Solar shading is used by the military in many different field applications as a cost effective approach to reduce fuel consumption for climate control in expeditionary shelters. These relatively simple, low cost shades offer one of the most significant energy saving solutions for expeditionary… More

Bladder Fuel/Oxidizer Delivery System for Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Weapon Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,495.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, President – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop and demonstrate a bladder storage and delivery system to supply reactants used in air independent propulsion systems. The system design will be adaptable to a variety of reactant types and propulsion systems (e.g., meet capacity, flow and pressure… More

Bladder Fuel/Oxidizer Delivery System for Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Weapon Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$488,150.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, President – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
METSS proposes to develop its flaccid liner approach for fuel/oxidizer delivery systems used in UUV energy sections. A key element is the use of unstressed bags constructed from polymeric materials that are compatible with the liquid reactants required by the power plant. The system is initially… More

Cold Temperature Hydraulic Seals for Aerospace Hydraulic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,719.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, Senior Engineer – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Aircraft hydraulic systems have traditionally been required to operate down to -65F. However, with the advancement of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), operating envelopes at high altitudes are evolving. UAVs are loitering at high altitudes for upwards of 24 hours. As a result, sections of… More

Modular Lightweight External Fuel Tank System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,721.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, President – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
The primary objective of this SBIR program is to develop and demonstrate a lightweight, modular fuel tank design that meets the desired level of threat protection and operational performance, and is readily adaptable to future vehicle designs. In addition to the potential weight savings associated… More

Advanced Vacuum Bagging Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,373.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jack Price, Senior Scientist – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
The objective of SBIR topic N112-102 is to develop a vacuum bagging system compatible with deep draw composite structures to support autoclave and vacuum-bag-only curing processes in a more cost effective manner compared with conventional nylon bagging techniques. The Phase I program efforts focused… More

Integral Fuel Tank Self-sealing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,046.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Heater, President – (614) 797-2200
Research Institution:
University of Dayton Research Insti
RI Contact:
Matthew Willenbrink
Abstract:
The opportunity presented under this program is to develop a next-generation, self-sealing technology that can impart self-sealing capability to the most vulnerable areas of integral aircraft fuel tanks. Targeted application of the self-sealing materials will reduce the weight and fuel-volume… More

Find substitute for Methylene Chloride in depaint operations at Hill AFB

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,848.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Heater, Senior Engineer – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Hill AFB paint stripping operations for aircraft landing gear components is currently achieved by soaking landing gear components in a methylene chloride-based (MeCl) solution for 30 minutes, followed by plastic media blasting to remove residual paint. Their current operations use over… More

In-line Testing of Fuel&Lube Oil

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,808.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Angela Theys, Principal Research Scient – (614) 797-2200
Abstract:
The US Navy is seeking to reduce the man-hours, sampling errors, and time delays associated with oil monitoring by implementing real-time, in-line oil monitors. The primary concerns that should be addressed by an in-line sensor are particulate, water, and microbial contamination. However, there is… More