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Company Information:

Name: NPL ASSOC., INC.
Address: 912 W. Armory Drive
Champaign, IL 61821-4537
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (217) 333-3772

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $288,764.00 6
SBIR Phase II $1,936,115.00 3
STTR Phase I $399,999.00 5
STTR Phase II $500,000.00 1

Award List:

OPTIMAL CONTROL METHODS FOR TOKAMAK REACTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,774.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to apply optimal control methodology to fusion reactor systems. current fusion experimental devices such as jet and tfr employ feedback control systems for single subsystems. however, future fusion reactors and experimental tokamaks such as iter will require an… More

A Breakthrough Fusion Power unit for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jon Nadler, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,990.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jon Nadler, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jon Nadler, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $589,383.00

Free Surface Flowing Liquid-Plasma Interaction Facility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: The Bd. of Trustees of the Univ. of IL
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Attractive fusion energy sources will require the use of new concepts and advanced materials, able to withstand the high levels of surface heat flux and neutron wall loads for in-vessel components. The application of free surface flowing liquids as plasma-facing components in future fusion energy… More

A Proton Collimator for IEC Fusion Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hiromu Momota, Dr.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed research will study and develop an efficient method for directed energy extraction from an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) fusion plant, enabling efficient space propulsion. The concept proposed would collect and collimate the high-energy fusion ions from the IEC using a unique… More

A Proton Collimator for IEC Fusion Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hiromu Momota, Dr.
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The proposed research will study and develop an efficient method for directed energy extraction from an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) fusion plant, enabling efficient space propulsion. The concept proposed would collect and collimate the high-energy fusion ions from the IEC using a unique… More

A Proton Collimator for IEC Fusion Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hiromu Momota, Dr.
Award Amount: $596,732.00
Abstract:
The proposed research will study and develop an efficient method for directed energy extraction from an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) fusion plant, enabling efficient space propulsion. The concept proposed would collect and collimate the high-energy fusion ions from the IEC using a unique… More

Free Surface Flowing Liquid-Plasma Interaction Facility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: The Bd. of Trustees of the Univ. of IL
Principal Investigator: Jean P. Allain
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Berk E. Sam
Abstract:
65266 Attractive fusion energy sources will require the use of new concepts and advanced materials able to withstand the high levels of surface heat flux and neutron wall loads for in-vessel components. The application of free surface flowing liquids as plasma-facing components in future fusion… More

Hydrogen Peroxide Based Fuel Cell for High Energy Density Space application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Nie Luo, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to study the feasibility of a unique high energy-density space power system based on a direct hydrogen peroxide fuel cell. Such a power system has an energy density 10 times higher than that available from the most advanced battery systems today and meets the… More

Computational Module for Charge Exchange and Ion Stripping in HIB Transport

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Principal Investigator: Hiromu Momota, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Charles F. Zukoski
Abstract:
75355-Near term Heavy Ion Fusion (HIF) experiments require the development of a set of subroutines that are suitable for the straightforward insertion into existing simulation codes. This project will develop a subroutine for one such code, LSP, which will provide lookup of charge exchange and ion… More

Hydrogen Peroxide Based Fuel Cell for High Energy Density Space Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Nie Luo, Scientist, PI
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase II project is to demonstrate the engineering feasibility of a high power, unitized, regenerative fuel cell that uses sodium borohydride (NaBH4) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) directly at the fuel cell (FC) electrodes. Such a Regenerative Fuel Cell (RFC) is ideally suited… More

D-Cluster Converter Foil for Laser-Accelerated Deuteron Beams: Towards Deuteron-Beam-Driven Fast Ignition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: George H. Miley, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Using a laser/particle pulse to ignite a pre-compressed ICF target, or Fast Ignition (FI), has gained its popularity in the recent decade since it not only reduce the required laser driven energy to ignite the ICF fuel, but also relax the symmetry requirements for compression (reducing… More