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Company Information:

Company Name: Phoenix Nuclear Labs LLC
City: Middleton
State: WI
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (608) 826-4267

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $643,476.00 5
SBIR Phase II $3,063,072.00 2
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1

Award List:

Non-ambipolar Electron Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Principal Investigator: Noah Hershkowitz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Stepahnie Gray
Abstract:
A device to produce electron beams from magnetized plasma created with rf fields combined with electron extraction by electron sheaths is proposed. The source can provide electrons for neutralizing positive ion beams emerging from ion thrusters or as a generic electron source. With hollow cathode… More

High-flux electronically generated thermal neutron source for radiographic applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gregory Piefer, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
An innovative approach to generating a high thermal neutron flux (108 n/cm2/s) at a distance of 1 m from the source via D-T nuclear fusion reactions is proposed. By making use of Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) technology, which creates reactions between a re-circulating ion beam and a gas… More

High-flux electronically generated thermal neutron source for radiographic applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gregory Piefer, President
Award Amount: $729,988.00
Abstract:
Neutron radiography offers the potential to inspect small features located inside of materials that would be highly shielding to x-rays. In addition, the use of neutrons allows the radiographer to view elements in high detail that are nearly invisible to x-rays. Radiographers at the ARDEC have… More

High-flux electronically generated thermal neutron source for radiographic applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gregory Piefer, President – (608) 826-4267
Award Amount: $2,333,084.00
Abstract:
Neutron radiography offers the potential to inspect small features located inside of materials that would be highly shielding to x-rays. In addition, the use of neutrons allows the radiographer to view elements in high detail that are nearly invisible to x-rays. Radiographers at the ARDEC have… More

SBIR Phase I:The Fusion Linear Accelerator for MEdicine (FLAME): A Transformational Method for Producing PET Isotopes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gregory R. Piefer, DPhil
Award Amount: $174,928.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a device that will allow onsite production of PET (Positron Emission Tomography)isotopes at almost any hospital or clinic. Emerging isotopes such as 11C, 13N, and 15O have significant medical utility, but very short… More

High Reliability, Long Lifetime H- Ion Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ross Radel, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,509.00
Abstract:
In this work, a long lifetime (greater than 6 months) H- ion source capable of reliably delivering current greater than 10 mA will be designed. The immediate DoE need for this technology is a reliable DC H- ion source that will inject an ion beam into the proposed Project X particle accelerator at… More

Alternative Source for Neutron Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ross Radel, President – (608) 210-3061
Award Amount: $99,857.00
Abstract:
Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) will perform a comprehensive analysis of all existing and proposed neutron generator technologies that do not utilize highly enriched fissile material. These technologies include the flux compression generator, dense plasma focus, high current deuterium-tritium fusion,… More

A High Flux Neutron Generator for Measuring Bulk Residual Stress via Diffraction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tye Gribb, VP of Research and Development – (608) 210-3060
Award Amount: $149,182.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Residual stresses can be created in engineered components by most common fabrication processes (e.g., welding, joining, machining, casting, heat treating, press fitting, etc.). They are of particular concern to the aerospace industry because they are difficult to measure and can lead to… More