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Company Information:

Company Name: Niowave, Inc.
City: Lansing
State: MI
Zip+4: 48906-5061
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (517) 230-7417

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,279,617.00 18
SBIR Phase II $7,250,000.00 8
STTR Phase I $400,000.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,500,000.00 2

Award List:

Development of a Low Frequency Superconducting RF Electron Gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Mr
Award Amount: $99,807.00
Abstract:
Accelerators used in Nuclear Physics research (such as the International Linear Collider, Rare Isotope Accelerator, Spallation Neutron Sources, free electron lasers and advanced light sources) all need to be driven by an electron sources, which are used to generate intense electron beams that can… More

Development of a CW Superconducting RF Booster Cryomodule for Future Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Mr
Award Amount: $99,810.00
Abstract:
Advances in superconducting linear accelerators, especially superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerators, during the past 10 years have opened up new opportunities, such as the International Linear Collider, Rare Isotope Accelerator, spallation neutron sources, free electron lasers and… More

Development of a Low Frequency Superconducting RF Electron Gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Mr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Radio frequency (RF) electron guns have the potential to generate short bunch length, high charge, high brightness bunches with better characteristics than other sources. Superconducting versions of these guns could operate continuously with high average current beams that would open a broad range… More

Development of a Superconducting RF 1.5 GHz Landau Cavity for Synchrotron Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has proposed building the NSLS¬II, a third generation light source, and has identified superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities as the technology of choice. The final machine configuration will require four single-¬cell 500 MHz SRF cavities fed by… More

Development of a Superconducting RF Multi-Spoke Cavities for Electron Linacs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Future nuclear physics facilities will require high energy, high intensity superconducting radio frequency (SRF) electron linacs for projects such as an electron cooler, an electron-ion collider, and a photofission source. This project will develop multi-spoke structures for electron linacs and… More

Development of a 400 MHz Superconducting RF Crabbing Cavity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Principal Investigator: Jean Delayen, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: James Boyce
Abstract:
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is scheduled to be fully operational in 2009, will be at the energy frontier in high energy physics for many years to come. Even before being operational, plans have been under discussion for an upgrade, particularly with respect to an increase in luminosity. … More

Development of a 499 MHz Superconducting RF Deflecting Cavity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Principal Investigator: Jean Delayen, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: James Boyce
Abstract:
RF deflecting cavities are an important component of particle accelerators. They allow simultaneous delivery of a particle beam to a number of experimental halls or targets. For example, at the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (JLAB), three separate 6 GeV, 499 MHz electron beams of different… More

Development of a Tunable 28 MHz Superconducting RF Cavity for RHIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The 28 MHz accelerating cavities for Brookhaven¿s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) are based on copper structures and high power tetrodes. In order to improve performance and reliability, and significantly reduce maintenance, this project will investigate replacing the existing 28 MHz… More

Development of a Superconducting RF 1.5 GHz Landau Cavity for Synchrotron Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities are used to accelerate electron beams worldwide. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has proposed to build the NSLS­II, a third generation light source, and has identified SRF cavities as the technology of choice. The final machine configuration… More

Development of a Superconducting RF Multi-Spoke Cavities for Electron Linacs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerating cavities are being successfully used for acceleration of electron beams worldwide. If today¿s multi­spoke accelerating structures could be applied to future SRF electron linacs, a further reduction in the accelerator¿s overall size could… More

Fabrication of Niobium Cavities Directly from Large Grain Ingot

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A key impediment to the broader use and acceptance of superconducting linear accelerators has been the cost, both financial and time, of developing niobium superconducting radio frequency (SRF) structures. In the present fabrication method, the dominant costs are (1) the procurement of fine grain… More

Development of a 400 MHz Superconducting RF Crabbing Cavity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Principal Investigator: Jean Delayen, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: James Boyce
Abstract:
Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities are being successfully used for acceleration of charged particle beams worldwide. The application of the SRF cavities for manipulation of the beam properties in the transverse direction is both immanent and appropriate. The use of superconducting (SC)… More

Development of an SRF Crab Crossing Cavity for an Electron Ion Collider

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Old Dominion University
Principal Investigator: Jean Delayen, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Gail Dodge
Abstract:
The highest priority in the Nuclear Physics program is, at present, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. In the longer term it is likely that a high priority will be an Electron Ion Collider, and several concepts are under development. In order to achieve the high luminosities that would be required… More

Development of an SRF Deflecting/Crabbing System for FermiLab's Project-X

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Old Dominion University
Principal Investigator: Jean Delayen, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Gail Dodge
Abstract:
The only HEP laboratory left in the US is Femilab and the operation of the Tevatron will cease soon after the LHC at CERN starts accumulating data, either in 2010 or 2011. In order for a presence in HEP to be retained in the US, Fermilab is exploring a number of options, centered around what is… More

Development of a Tunable 28 MHz Superconducting RF Cavity for RHIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
The accelerating structures in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) ring are normal

Development of Superconducting Photonic Band Gap Accelerating Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A lattice of conducting rods can serve as a photonic band gap (PBG) structure for electromagnetic waves in the frequency ranges used in particle accelerators. Unlike the metal walls that confine the accelerating mode in a conventional cavity, the PBG structure could be transparent to unwanted, beam

Development of a Superconducting RF Multi-Spoke Cavity for Compact Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry L. Grimm, Dr. – 517-775-4436
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerating cavities are being successfully used for acceleration of electron beams worldwide. The use of superconducting structures helps maximize the accelerating gradient, which is a highly desirable trait for applications involving linear accelerators or… More

Development of a Superconducting RF 500 MHz Quarter Wave Resonator for Synchrotron Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chase Boulware, Dr. – 517-999-3475
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
in accelerators for light sources, first as passive cavities for stabilizing the beam and later in the accelerating sections. In this SBIR proposal, Niowave and Brookhaven National Lab will collaborate to adapt the quarter wave cavity geometry for use as an accelerating structure for light sources.… More

Development of an SRF Crab Crossing Cavity for an Electron Ion Collider

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Old Dominion University
Principal Investigator: Jean R. Delayen, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
The highest priority in the Nuclear Physics program is, at present, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. In the longer term it is likely that a high priority will be an Electron Ion Collider, and several concepts are under development. In order to achieve the high luminosities that would be required… More

Commercial Applications of Compact Superconducting Electron Linacs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, President&Senior Scient – (517) 999-3475
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in superconducting electron linacs have decreased the size and complexity of these systems such that they can be economically competitive with copper linacs and proton accelerators for a broad range of applications. Niowave is developing compact turn-key superconducting electron… More

Development of a Superconducting RF Multi-Spoke Cavity for Compact Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry L Grimm, Dr. – 517-999-3475
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerating cavities are being successfully used for acceleration of electron beams worldwide. The use of superconducting structures helps maximize the accelerating gradient, which is a highly desirable trait for applications involving linear accelerators or… More

Development of a Superconducting RF 500 MHz Quarter Wave Resonator for Synchrotron Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chase H Boulware, Dr. – 517-999-3475
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
In the last ten to fifteen years, superconducting radio frequency cavities have begun to be utilized in accelerators for light sources, first as passive cavities for stabilizing the beam and later in the accelerating sections. In this SBIR proposal, Niowave will build and test the quarter-wave… More

Development of a Superconducting RF Crabbing System based on a Quarter Wave Resonator for Ultrashort Pulses at Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chase Boulware, Dr. – 803-840-2303
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Many lines of research currently ongoing at storage ring light sources would benefit from intense, tunable, few picoseconds x-ray pulses for time-domain experiments. The use of a deflecting cavity has several advantages over other proposals to produce these pulses. A crab cavity does not… More

Continuous Wave Thermionic Copper RF Gun for Compact FELs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr. – 517-775-4436
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Compact free electron lasers (FELs) based on superconducting energy recovery linacs are poised to open a new market of tunable high power lasers. The primary impediment to realizing these FELs is an affordable electron source that operates continuous wave (CW) with moderate average current,… More

400 MHz LHC Crab Cryomodule with HOM Dampers, Tuners and Couplers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr. – 517-775-4436
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities are being successfully used for acceleration of charged particle beams worldwide. The application of the SRF cavities for manipulation of the beam properties in the transverse direction finds more and more applications. The use of superconducting (SC)… More

Commercial Superconducting Electron Linac for Radioisotope Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr. – 517-775-4436
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The majority of radioisotopes used in the United States today come from foreign suppliers or are generated parasitically in large government accelerators and reactors. Both of these restrictions limit the availability of radioisotopes, especially short lived ones, and discourages the development… More

HPC Modeling to Aid Accelerator Component Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dmitry Gorelov, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Electromagnetic and particle modeling is an important part of the design and manufacturing of accelerator components, such as electron beam sources and RF accelerating cavities. The premier electromagnetic and particle modeling tools today allow users to exploit parallel computing… More

Development of a High-brightness Field-Emission Superconducting RF Gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chase Boulware, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Field emission cathodes are well known in the field of electron microscopy and extensively used because their very small source size (e.g.: sharpened end of a needle) can lead to very high- brightness electron beams. Recently, important developments in field-emission arrays have made them a… More

Development of a Superconducting RF Harmonic Cavity for eRHIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chase Boulware, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
In the proposed collider eRHIC, hadrons from one of the RHIC storage rings will interact with electrons accelerated in a six-pass energy recovery linac (ERL). The maximum energy of protons will be 250 GeV and the maximum energy of electrons will be 30 GeV. The machine will heavily rely on SRF… More

400 MHz LHC Crab Cryomodule with HOM Dampers, Tuners and Couplers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities are being successfully used for acceleration of charged particle beams worldwide. The application of the SRF cavities for manipulation of the beam properties in the transverse direction finds more and more applications. The use of superconducting… More

Commercial Superconducting Electron Linac for Radioisotope Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Terry Grimm, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
The majority of radioisotopes used in the United States today come from foreign suppliers or are generated parasitically in large government accelerators and reactors. Both of these restrictions limit the availability of radioisotopes, especially short lived ones, and discourages the development… More

Portable High-Intensity X-Ray Source Based on a 10 MeV Superconducting Electron Linac

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Terry L. Grimm, President & Senior Scientist – (517) 999-3475
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
In the post 9/11 security environment, rapid cargo inspection has become a high priority. Cargo scanning using either radiographic imaging or active interrogation for Special Nuclear Material (SNM) requires high energy and high intensity x-rays. High intensity x-ray sources are especially important… More