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Company Information:

Company Name: Phoenix Science & Technology
City: Chelmsford
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (978) 367-0232

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,940,615.00 26
SBIR Phase II $11,164,633.00 17

Award List:

Evaluation of a Controllable Impulsive Surface Discharge Acoustic Source for "A" Size Sonobuoy Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $63,859.00
Abstract:
The Surface Discharge (SD) is an electrically driven impulsive acoustic source with a broadband low frequency spectrum. In comparison to an explosive acoustic source the SD is safe, reusable, can provide pulse trains and has controllable acoustic output. The originator of the Surface Discharge… More

Insertion of Surface Discharge Sparker Acoustic Sources into Submarine Countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
The acoustic sources in existing submarine countermeasures are ceramic cylinders and flextensionals. Typically, several different size acoustic sources are used to produce a broadband spectrum. These acoustic sources have significant cost and size, and are relatively inefficient in the low… More

Evaluation of a Controllable Impulsive Surface Discharge Acoustic Source for A Size Sonobuoy Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The Surface Discharge (SD) is an electrically driven impulsive acoustic source with a broadband low frequency spectrum. In comparison to an explosive acoustic source the SD is safe, reusable, can provide pulse trains and has controllable acoustic output. The originator of the Surface Discharge… More

Portable Photolytic Depainter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $99,937.00
Abstract:
Protolytic paint stripping minimizes spent materials. Laser and flashlamp based depainters have been developed and operate in the field. Laser based systems, however, are relatively complicated, costly and large, and have reliability issues. The flashlamp based system, Flashjet, is less… More

SBIR Phase I: Treatment of Organically Contaminated Water with Short Wavelength Ultraviolet Light

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer
Award Amount: $99,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available Recent achievements obtained in the formation of surface aluminum matrix composites (AMC's) for wear resistant applications using a CO2 laser have strongly indicated a very high potential of joining AMC's using new and more powerful YAG lasers. Triton Sy

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Optical Research Associates (ORA) intends to refine, extend, and automate Design-to-Cost Algorithms; this will facilitate early selection of design forms and constructional parameters for lower system cost without sacrificing quality. ORA's work in cost-m

Innovative Ultraviolet Light Source for Disinfection of Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
New regulations for drinking water treatment are leading to alternatives to chlorine disinfection. As a result, the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for disinfection is growing rapidly. The disinfection capability of commercial UV systems is limited by available mercury lamp technology. Phoenix Science… More

Innovative Ultraviolet Light Source for Disinfection of Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
New regulations for drinking water treatment are leading to alternatives to chlorine disinfection. As a result, the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for disinfection is growing rapidly. The disinfection capability of commercial UV systems is limited by available mercury lamp technology. Phoenix Science… More

Paint Removal from Architectural Surfaces with an Innovative Pulsed Light Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Environmental regulations for air emission and waste disposal have created a need for paint removal methods that are both economically feasible and environmentally acceptable. Furthermore, the paint used on architectural surfaces before 1978 contains lead that should be removed to meet U.S.… More

Nontoxic Sparker Control of Zebra Mussels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Following their inadvertent introduction to Lake St. Clair, zebra mussels quickly spread throughout the Great Lakes and into many inland lakes, rivers, and canals. Zebra mussels clog intake screens, pipes, and cooling systems and pose a serious problem. Chlorine injection effectively controls zebra… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the need for cost effective water treatment. Ultraviolet (UV) light treatment for chemical contaminants in water is attractive because contaminants are destroyed, unlike adsorption techniques that transfer the contaminant to a… More

Paint Removal From Architectural Surfaces With an Innovative Pulsed Light Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Environmental regulations for air emission and waste disposal have created a need for paint removal methods that are both economically and environmentally acceptable. Furthermore, architectural surfaces painted prior to 1978 have lead paint that should be removed to meet U.S. Department of Housing… More

Paint Removal From Architectural Surfaces With an Innovative Pulsed Light Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond Shaefer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Environmental regulations for air emission and waste disposal have created a need for paint removal methods that are both economically and environmentally acceptable. Furthermore, architectural surfaces painted prior to 1978 have lead paint that should be removed to meet U.S. Department of Housing… More

Paint Removal From Architectural Surfaces With an Innovative Pulsed Light Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond Shaefer
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
Environmental regulations for air emission and waste disposal have created a need for paint removal methods that are both economically and environmentally acceptable. Furthermore, architectural surfaces painted prior to 1978 have lead paint that should be removed to meet U.S. Department of Housing… More

Nontoxic Sparker Control of Zebra Mussels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond Shaefer
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
Zebra mussels are a nonindigenous aquatic nuisance that now extends from the Great Lakes to the mouth of the Mississippi River. Zebra mussels clog intake pipes, screens, cooling systems, and so on, and are a serious problem. The Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act and… More

Nontoxic Sparker Control of Zebra Mussels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond Shaefer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Zebra mussels are a nonindigenous aquatic nuisance that now extends from the Great Lakes to the mouth of the Mississippi River. Zebra mussels clog intake pipes, screens, cooling systems, and so on, and are a serious problem. The Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act and… More

High Source Level Sparker for Navy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"This proposal is to develop a conceptual design of a sonobuoy with the potential to exceed the source level goal for Navy applications. Phase I will demonstrate sparker technology enhancements that, when combined with previous sparker innovations, willincrease the source level and lead to a low… More

High Source Level Sparker for Navy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $749,990.00
Abstract:
The overall Phase II objective is to develop capacitor systems for Tactical Acoustic Measuring (TAM) sonobuoy sparker modules capable of producing increased acoustic source level in a 1/3

SBIR Phase I: Innovative Ultraviolet Sparker Technology for Water Remediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer
Award Amount: $99,960.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a new UV sparker remediation process that is low cost, has no envelope to clean, and offers the potential to eliminate the need for chemical additives. Most UV commercial water remediation processes utilize mercury… More

SBIR Phase II: Ultraviolet (UV) Water Remediation with Surface Discharge UV Lamps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer
Award Amount: $488,279.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop an Ultra-Violet (UV) water remediation process using a novel Surface Discharge Pulsed UV lamp (SD lamp) to treat organic contaminants. The objective of the Phase II research is to extend Phase I accomplishments and… More

Paint Removal From Architectural Surfaces With an Innovative Pulsed Light Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
Environmental regulations for air emission and waste disposal have created a need for paint removal methods that are both economically and environmentally acceptable. Furthermore, architectural surfaces painted prior to 1978 have lead paint that should be removed to meet U.S. Department of Housing… More

Innovative High-Energy Denisty Capacitors for Navy Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is to develop very high energy density capacitors in order to increase the sound source level of sparker modules, in support of the Tactical Acoustic Measurement (TAM) program. The two materials, polyvinyledene difluoride (PVDF) polymer filmand antiferroelectric lanthanum doped lead… More

SBIR Phase II: Ultraviolet (UV) Water Remediation with Surface Discharge UV Lamps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop an Ultra-Violet (UV) water remediation process using a novel Surface Discharge Pulsed UV lamp (SD lamp) to treat organic contaminants. The objective of the Phase II research is to extend Phase I accomplishments and… More

High Energy Density, Fast-Rise Film Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer, PResident
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
The object of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of two new film capacitor approaches to meet Army high-energy capacitor requirements. One is a new type of metallized polypropylene capacitor that already exceeds the Army energy density goal. The other is a new metallized polyvinylidene… More

High Energy, Fast-Rise Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $716,033.00
Abstract:
Metallized high ohms per square polypropylene is promising for meeting Army capacitor requirements, but the current state of knowledge and fabricating procedures provide inadequate specifications and results in a large variability in performance. This project is to conduct research and development… More

Innovative High-Energy Denisty Capacitors for Navy Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II is to develop capacitor systems for SEA sonobuoy sparker modules, implement them into sparker modules in an appropriate form factor and demonstrate increased source level in sea tests. The work addresses increasing capacitor energy density and maximum charge voltage, based on Phase I… More

Hazardous Waste Management Using a New Sparker Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The opportunity of this proposal is to develop a new ¿Sparker¿ process for treating organic hazardous contaminants in water and liquid waste, including persistent and bioaccumulative and toxic chemical (PBT¿s), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH¿s). Sparker technology also has… More

New Sparker for Improved Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $98,735.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the treatment of choice for kidney stones. Originally the standard lithotripter generated the shock with a sparker electrode, but their use has declined because the shocks are inconsistent, cause painful side effects and the… More

SBIR Phase I: Development of a New High Intensity Pulsed Light Source System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to conduct research on the erosion properties of electrode materials under high-current pulsed operation. This research will allow extended lifetime for a new pulsed lamp, making it economically practical. The new lamp can become the… More

High Energy Density Capacitors for X-ray Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Michael Grapperhaus, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
This proposal utilizes our experience with the design and use of high energy density pulsed capacitors to demonstrate the feasibility of high energy density metallized film capacitors that meets the requirements for an x-ray simulator capacitors. This work extends our success with designing high… More

Modeling and Implementations of Non-explosive Electric Sparker Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
This project is to develop acoustic processing algorithms and implementation methods using sparker acoustic sources for rapid real-time environmental measurements Phase I will evaluate innovative approaches using modeling simulations and sparker experimental data for validation. The proposed… More

COMPACT HIGH-POWER DC-DC CONVERTER FOR NAVY NON-EXPLOSIVE ACOUSTIC SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
This proposal is to demonstrate a new DC-DC converter that meets power density, power, life, thermal and cost goals for SEA sparkers. Phase I will include characterizing DC-DC performance in charging a capacitive load of a SEA sparker as well as with a stand-alone SEA sparker system. Test results… More

SBIR Phase II: Development of a New High Intensity Pulsed Light Source System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, PhD
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to conduct further research on the erosion properties of electrode materials under high-current pulsed operation, and demonstrate extended lifetime for a new pulsed lamp, making it economically practical. With increased lifetime, the… More

Development of a New Sparker Electrode for Improved Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $723,166.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a non-invasive treatment for kidney stones and other ailments. However, current lithotripters produce painful side effects, and the mechanisms of lithotripsy and the causes of the side ef fects are not fully understood.… More

High Speed Photolytic Cleaning of Third Rail Insulator Cleaning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President – (978) 367-0232
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project addresses the specific need for an improved method for cleaning insulators that electrically isolate the third rail. Current methods are labor intensive and expensive, but the insulators should be cleaned regularly to avoid even greater expense. This project is to adapt an innovative… More

COMPACT HIGH-POWER DC-DC CONVERTER FOR NAVY NON-EXPLOSIVE ACOUSTIC SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
This Phase II is to develop a compact low cost DC-DC converter for SEA sonobuoy sparker modules, implement the converter into sparker modules in an appropriate form factor, and conduct demonstration sea tests. Phase II addresses increased conversion efficiency and power density, based on Phase I… More

Modeling and Implementations of Non-explosive Electric Sparker Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II is to establish approaches for using sparker acoustic sources to meet requirements for the SEA program. Phase II will continue testing, analysis and modeling, similar to Phase I, to establish environmental measurement capabilities with the sparker and develop source level… More

Innovative High-Energy Density Capacitors for Navy Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II is to implement new high energy density capacitors into sparker sonobuoys for NAVAIR applications. New capacitor designs will be fabricated, tested and incorporated into prototype sparker modules for use in the Sensor for Environmental Assessment (SEA) program. The specific objectives… More

Sparker Array for Improved Electro-Hydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer
Award Amount: $98,166.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the first line treatment for the majority of patients with kidney stones. The gold standard in SWL is still considered to be the Dornier HM3, which was the first lithotripter introduced i nto the US. The HM3 is an electrohydraulic… More

Development and Delivery of Electric Sparker Impulsive Source (ESIS) Sonobuoy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Raymond Schaefer, President – (978) 367-0232
Award Amount: $1,498,118.00
Abstract:
This proposed work is to advance the Electric Sparker Impulsive Source (ESIS) sonobuoy and its specialized parts technology into a sonobuoy. This includes developing a new low cost high voltage switch and converting the packaging to meet A-size sonobuoy air-droppable form factor requirements. ESIS… More

Sparker Array for Improved Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Raymond B. Schaefer – 978-367-0232
Award Amount: $989,048.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the first line treatment for the majority of patients with kidney stones. The gold standard in SWL is still considered to be the Dornier HM3, which was the first lithotripter introduced into the US. The HM3 is an electrohydraulic… More