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Company Information:

Company Name:
Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.
Address:
2941 College Dr.
Kettering, OH
Phone:
(937) 865-4481
URL:
N/A
EIN:
030409881
DUNS:
927253195
Number of Employees:
47
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:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,565,493.00 16
SBIR Phase II $5,111,459.00 7
STTR Phase I $552,229.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,499,708.00 2

Award List:

High Strength Structural Carbon Solids from Pitch Powders

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$62,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph W. Hager
Abstract:
This proposal describes a novel, inherently simple processing concept for the synthesis of monodispersed pitch powders suitable for use in the fabrication of high strength monolithic carbon and carbon-carbon composite artifacts. The starting materials may be either devolatilized isotropic petroleum… More

Oxidation Resistant Carbon Matrix Composites for Use at 550 to 1200 Degrees F

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,936.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Hager
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,843.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Larry R. Dosser, President
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Joseph W. Hager, Operating Manager-Member
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Solution Processing of Carbon Matrix Precursors for Control of Char Microstructure and Oxidation Behavior in Carbon-Carbon Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the problem of imparting intrinsic oxidation resistance to a carbon-carbon composite when the matrix is derived from a carbonaceous precursor via pyrolysis. The overall goal of the project is to assess the feasibility of using… More

Laser-Based Nano and Micro Machining for Meso-Matter Tooling and Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,640.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Larry Dosser, President
Abstract:
This proposal details a program that combines laser micromachining and micro-Raman spectroscopy for the development of advanced and innovative laser-based processing techniques. Such techniques will enable the production of micro- and nano-particle basedmesomatter for advance space based… More

Laser-Based Nano and Micro Machining for Meso-Matter Tooling and Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Larry Dosser, President
Abstract:
This proposal details a program that combines laser micromachining and micro-Raman spectroscopy for the development of advanced and innovative laser-based processing techniques. Such techniques will enable the production of micro- and nano-particle basedmesomatter for advance space based… More

Development of a Laser Micromachining Process for the Fabrication of SiC Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,509.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth E. Hix, R&D Scientist
Abstract:
The key goal of this program is to reduce the non-recurring and recurring costs and shorten cycle times for fabrication of the next generation cryogenic telescope structural and optical components. Currently beryllium is used for both the mirrors and the optical bench assemblies in these high… More

Laser Micromachining of Optical Structures and Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,743.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth E. Hix, Research & Development Scientist
Research Institution:
University of Dayton
RI Contact:
Claudette M. Groeber
Abstract:
Advanced laser micromachining technology will prove to be a vital fabrication tool for high precision devices having functional features on the mesoscopic and microscopic scale. The proposed program will establish the fundamentals of advanced 3-D high precision laser micromachining of SiC and Si3N4… More

Laser Micromachining of Optical Structures and Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,719.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth E. Hix, Research & Development Scientist
Research Institution:
WRIGHT STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Ellen Reinsch Friese
Abstract:
MLPC is aggressively developing the technological infrastructure for laser micromachining silicon carbide (SiC) mirror substrates to reduce both cost and long lead-times associated with current beryllium optics. During the Phase I STTR effort investigation into the effects of laser micromachining… More

Laser Plasma Manufacturing of Oriented Carbon Nanotubes and Nanowires

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,544.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth E. Hix, Research & Development Scientist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF DAYTON RESEARCH INSTI
RI Contact:
Linda Young
Abstract:
One of the best methods for producing single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) is pulsed laser ablation (PLA). SWNT formation is catalyzed by the formation of iron nanoparticles that are formed in the laser generated plasma. However, the formation of Fe nanoparticles of the size necessary to… More

Development of a Laser Micromachining Process for the Fabrication of SiC Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$699,885.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth E. Hix, R&D Scientist
Abstract:
The primary goal of this Phase 2 proposal is the construction of a multi-axis laser micromachining workstation for the fabrication of SiC mirrors and optical bench components to reduce both cost and long lead-times associated with current beryllium optics. Phase 1 results clearly indicated that… More

Evaluation of Effects of Laser Marking for Serialization of Dynamic Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,959.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Larry R. Dosser, President
Abstract:
Common methods for serialization of components are often either invasive and damaging (stamping, engraving), or lack durability in a dynamic or engine environment (inking, tagging). This proposal posits that previous efforts to laser mark materials have often fallen into one of these categories due… More

Short Pulse Laser Texturing of Wear Resistant Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Larry Dosser, President
Abstract:
This program seeks to develop and optimize laser textured wear resistant coatings with adaptive solid film lubricants to protect and extend the life of aircraft engine components. Patterns of micron-sized dimples on surfaces act as reservoirs for smart, nanostructured solid film lubricants that… More

STTR Phase I: Laser Ablation - Diamond Turning Hybrid Process for Brittle Material Machining

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,547.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Western MI Univ
RI Contact:
John A. Patten
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project, a collaboration between Mound Laser and Photonics Center and the Manufacturing Research Center at Western Michigan University, will develop a novel, synergistic method for precision machining of brittle materials and semiconductors by… More

STTR PHASE I: Innovatve Laser Ablation Techniques for Increasing Catalyst Utilization in PEM Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,975.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
University of Dayton
RI Contact:
Paul Murray
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will dramatically improve electrocatalyst utilization in PEM fuel cells to reduce their cost and ultimately assure their commercial viability in transportation applications. Using current technology, the cost of mass- produced PEM fuel… More

SBIR Phase I: Laser Machining of Terahertz Waveguide & Microscopy Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,935.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop engineered wire waveguides for time-domain terahertz (THz) spectroscopy and imaging systems. Design of waveguides for various materials will be accomplished by finite element modeling and finite time difference simulation. The… More

Short Pulse Laser Texturing of Wear Resistant Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,871.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Jacobsen, Program Manager
Abstract:
This Phase II program seeks to develop laser surface texturing methodologies that, combined with solid film lubricant technology, will greatly extend the wear life of a variety of engine components used by the Joint Strike Fighter as well as diverse other military and commercial aircraft. Building… More

Mega-G-Force Diamond Accelerometer with Integrated Nano Waveguide

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,978.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl Druffner, Research Specialist
Abstract:
We propose an innovative solution to the problem of developing an extreme-g, integrated accelerometer for microscale ordnance fuzing. The proposed solution exploits an integrated optical sensing technique and an all-diamond microfabricated structure to overcome the key technical barriers that have… More

Innovative Methods for Automated Controlled Removal of Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs) and Bondcoats from Turbine Airfoils for Rework and Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl Druffner, Research Specialist
Abstract:
MLPC will develop a laser ablation method for precise removal of thermal barrier coatings (TBC) from aircraft engine parts. Worn TBC eventually needs to be stripped and replaced from airfoils. Current industry practice is to remove the TBC by grit blast or chemical techniques that lack precision,… More

SBIR Phase I: IDT Sensors for Monitoring Wind Energy Infrastructure

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,772.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop sensor technology to address the problem of inspection and health monitoring of composites used in wind turbine blades used for clean electrical power generation. Such technology will be useful for field inspection… More

SBIR Phase II: IDT Sensors for Monitoring Wind Energy Infrastructure

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,734.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will demonstrate an inspection and monitoring sensor system that addresses the problem of structural evaluation of composite components with an innovative nondestructive evaluation (NDE) sensor system. Composites have always been a… More

IDT Sensors for Detection of Heat Sensitization in Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,977.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Jacobsen, Program Manager – (937) 865-4046
Abstract:
An innovative surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor for in situ detection and real-time monitoring of heat sensitization in 5XXX series aluminum alloys will be developed. These active sensors generate ultrasonic Rayleigh waves at a fundamental frequency and then detect higher harmonics of that… More

Innovative Methods for Automated Controlled Removal of Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs) and Bondcoats from Turbine Airfoils for Rework and Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,623.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Carl Druffner, Program Manager – (937) 865-4429
Abstract:
This Phase II program seeks to develop a laser process for removing thermal barrier coatings (TBC) from engine airfoils for rework or repair. The TBC removal processing will be able to fully remove the TBC coating from the airfoil without excessive damage to or unwanted removal of the bond coat or… More

Micro-Hole Membrane for Solid-Liquid Separation of Micron-Scale Particulate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,171.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Jacobsen, Dr. – (937) 865-4046
Abstract:
Low pressure filtration and dewatering techniques for solid-liquid separation (SLS) of particulate material from dilute streams are of great importance in reducing the cost and energy consumption of processing materials in wide variety of food, water, pharmaceutical and energy related industries. … More

Patterned Microtexture for Improved Durability of Orthopedic Knee Implants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$53,420.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Ronald L. Jacobsen – 937-865-4046
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Each year in the US, approximately 600,000 total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries are performed at a total annual cost of 15B and nearly 4.5M Americans are currently living with a TKR implant. The survival rate of TKRdevices declines dramatically after ten years… More

Micro-Hole Membrane for Solid-Liquid Separation of Micron-Scale Particulate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$928,051.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Jacobsen, Dr. – (937) 865-4046
Abstract:
There is great demand for low energy dewatering technologies to harvest very fine particulate, such as microalgae. Current dewatering methods (e.g. centrifuge, press filter) consume much energy and are less effective for separating high value micro-particulate. One promising method for very low… More

Computational Process Model Development for Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,655.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Beeler, Research Scientist – (937) 865-3214
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. Although parameters can be optimized for lowest cost, highest precision, or optimum microstructure, these optimizations require… More

Methods to rapidly optimize materials for Additive Manufacturing processes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,538.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Adam Hicks, Research Scientist – (937) 865-3458
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. These powders can have an associated cost as much as an order of magnitude greater than the bulk material. Although less costly powders… More