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Company Information:

Company Name: PLASMA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
City: Torrance
State: CA
Zip+4: 90501
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (310) 320-3373

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $830,219.00 9
SBIR Phase II $2,249,151.00 3
STTR Phase I $449,787.00 4

Award List:

Thermal Spraying of Silicon Carbide Coatings for Low Cost Ceramic Composite Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Nikitich
Award Amount: $61,500.00

Erosion Resistant Plasma Spray Coatings for HTPMC Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Director
Award Amount: $99,929.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project objective is to develop an erosion resistant coating system on HTPMC (High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composite) substrates. HTPMC's have tremendous potential to reduce the weight and cost of military aircraft turbine engines if their… More

Erosion Resistant Plasma Spray Coatings for HTPMC Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Director, Technology & En
Award Amount: $749,335.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II objective is to develop erosion resistant coatings on High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites (HTPMC). HTPMC's have tremendous potential to reduce the weight and cost of military aircraft turbine engines if their durability in service environments… More

Development of Amorphous Alloy Coatings and the Application Technology for Aircraft Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Director, Engineering and R&D
Award Amount: $99,811.00
RI Contact: Ronghua Wei
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I objective is twofold. During both depot and field repair operations the coating system is removed using mechanical and chemical stripping methods that result in removal of some of the metallic cladding. The removal of the cladding during… More

Erosion and Humidity Protection Coatings for Wind Turbine Blades

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,956.00
Abstract:
In wind turbine generators, winds carrying large amounts of sand can cause the leading edge of a rotor blade to erode, thinning the trailing edge and increasing the roughness of the rotor blade surface. These effects denigrate performance and reduce machine power output, efficiency, and… More

TBC process condition monitoring in a production environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Director, Engineering and R&D
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I objective is to implement sensors in a production environment to optimize the thermal spray TBC coating process. The principle goal of this SBIR partnership between a small business such as Plasma Technology Inc. and Center for Thermal Spray Research… More

Assessment and Development of Thermal and Cold Spray Processes for Parent Metal Restoration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Director, Engineering and R&D
Award Amount: $99,585.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I objective is to explore a range of overlay deposition processes, deposited material and property relationships, and economical solution for parent metal restoration technique. Overlay additive deposition processes are the primary means for parent metal… More

Erosion and impact resistant thermal spray coatings for fiber-reinforced polymer applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Director, Engineering and R&D
Award Amount: $69,773.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I objective is to develop a cavitation resistant and impact resistant coating system on Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) substrates. The use of FRP materials have many benefits, including stringent fabrication tolerance at reduced procurement cost,… More

TBC process condition monitoring in a production environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Director
Award Amount: $749,816.00
Abstract:
Plasma sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBC) have been studied extensively through the years to understand variations in coating properties as well as to achieve control on microstructure of the coatings. The principle goal of this SBIR partnership between a small business such as Plasma Technology… More

SBIR Phase I: Erosion Resistant Nano-composite Physical Vapor Deposition Coatings for High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Satish A. Dixit, PhD
Award Amount: $99,692.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I effort will develop an innovative single and multilayer nano-composite coating system for High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites (HTPMC) using vacuum based thin film Cathodic Arc Physical Vapor Deposition (CAPVD) and Plasma Enhanced… More

Assessment and Development of Thermal and Cold Spray Processes for Parent Metal Restoration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Director, Engineering and
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II objective is to explore a range of overlay deposition processes, deposited material and property relationships, and economical solutions for parent metal restoration techniques. Overlay additive deposition processes are the primary means for parent… More

Novel Thermally-Sprayed Architectures for High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coating Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: State University of New York-Stony Brook
Principal Investigator: Sanjay Sampath, Dr
Award Amount: $99,984.00
RI Contact: Susan Gasparo
Abstract:
Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants are gaining popularity due to their higher cycle efficiency, which is achieved by pushing the inlet operating temperature beyond 1400oC. However, in order to meet long-term goals, with target efficiencies greater than 50% and with lower… More

STTR Phase I: EBC/TBC coating system for Si-based ceramic components for improved gas turbine performance and lifetimes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Trustees of Boston University
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: John Imbergamo
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project between Plasma Technology Incorporated and Boston University will develop a functionally graded thermal barrier/environmental barrier coating… More

Coating Solutions for Air Foil Bearings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, V.P. of Technology and En
Award Amount: $99,921.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I SBIR program is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a reliable and durable plasma spray high temperature solid lubricant coating that can be applied to the journal and/or top foil surfaces of the air foil bearing system. The coating will have an extremely low… More

Fretting Wear Resistant Thermal Spray Coatings for Titanium Alloy Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,921.00
Abstract:
Bearing housings and flanges in propulsion systems experience excessive fretting wear on the titanium alloy surface due to adverse vibrations, loads, and temperature cycling. Traditionally, fretting wear problems are solved using steel inserts or bushings that are press-fit into the titanium alloy… More

Extreme Wear-Resistant Thermal Spray Coatings.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Argonne National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Satish Dixit, Director, Engineering and R&D
Award Amount: $99,992.00
RI Contact: Ali Erdemir
Abstract:
The demand for higher performance and rapid transition of new technologies into extreme performance has lead to the need for engineered materials and surface modification technologies. The present proposal is focused on finding a surface engineered solution that can withstand exceptionally harsh… More