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Company Information:

Name: POSITRON SYSTEMS, INC.
Address: 411 S. Fifth St.
Boise, ID 83702
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (208) 514-4578

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $798,125.00 9
SBIR Phase II $1,195,846.00 2

Award List:

Improved Life Remaining Predictions and Modeling for Propulsion Drive Train Bearings Using Photon Induced Positron Annihilation (PIPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Akers, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $69,867.00
Abstract:
"Propulsion jet engine and drive train components are critical to our forward deployed military aircraft. Key components within are the bearings designed to make dependable operations a reality. Currently, drive train bearing life is based uponmanufacturer projections which address a nominal… More

Non Destructive Examination of Solid Rocket Motor Propellant Using Induced Positron Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Doug Akers, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $69,882.00
Abstract:
Failure of solid rocket motor propellants due to structural or chemical breakdown from either manufacturing or aging effects can result in potential failure of the rocket and significant maintenance requirements. Defects in rocket propellants are asignificant issue particularly for new propellants,… More

SBIR Phase I: Innovative Assessment of Induced Subsurface Stress in Single Crystal Materials Using Photon Induced Positron Annihilation (PIPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Douglas Akers
Award Amount: $98,724.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will perform research aimed at characterizing subsurface residual stresses induced through surface treatments in single crystal and complex polycrystalline materials. Photon Induced Positron Annihilation (PIPA) will be used to… More

Quantitative Damage Detection Measurements and Performance Life Remaining Determination for Aircraft Structural Materials Using Photon Induced Positro

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Doug Akers, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $69,801.00
Abstract:
Damage detection in aircraft structural components is a critical issue, particularly with the increased lifetimes expected from aging aircraft. Development of a reliable inspection technology that can assess current damage levels and remaining performancelife for aircraft components requires… More

Nondestructive Taper-Lok Fastener Hole Inspection Without Fastener Removal for Thick, Multi-Layer Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Doug Akers, Technology Director
Award Amount: $99,920.00
Abstract:
The ability to detect cracks within Taper-Lok fastener holes associated with thick, multi-layer wing structures without removing the fastener presents significant challenges to existing nondestructive inspection technologies. Critical fastener hole inspections for sections of the B-1B wing… More

SBIR Phase I: Non-Destructive Hydrogen Embrittlement Detection for High Strength Steels Using Induced Positron Annihilation Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Douglas Akers, PI
Award Amount: $94,330.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a field use, nondestructive measurement capability for hydrogen embrittlement (HE) damage in high-strength alloys based on induced positron annihilation. The primary objective of this project will be to demonstrate this… More

SBIR Phase II: Assessment of Manufacturing and Fatigue Damage Effects in Titanium Alloys Using Induced Positron Annihilation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Douglas Akers, Dr
Award Amount: $99,295.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will develop a prototype Induced Positron Manufacturing Damage System (IPMDS) to be used to assess initial component quality, and manufacturing damage effects for Ti-6Al-4V and IN738 components. The IPMDS is based on the… More

SBIR Phase II: Assessment of Manufacturing and Fatigue Damage Effects in Titanium Alloys Using Induced Positron Annihilation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Douglas Akers, Dr
Award Amount: $446,385.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will develop a prototype Induced Positron Manufacturing Damage System (IPMDS) to be used to assess initial component quality, and manufacturing damage effects for Ti-6Al-4V and IN738 components. The IPMDS is based on the… More

In-Situ Detection of Hidden General and Pitting Corrosion of Aircraft Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steve Yano, Technical Director
Award Amount: $98,153.00
Abstract:
Corrosion is becoming an increasing problem in the Air Forces aging fleet. Corrosion is developing in airframes in inaccessible areas never intended for disassembly. Mitigation efforts are proving to be costly and time consuming. A methodology to locate and evaluate hidden corrosion in-situ is… More

Corrosion and Fatigue Degradation Analysis and Forecasting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steve Yano, Technical Director
Award Amount: $98,153.00
Abstract:
Corrosion is becoming an increasing problem in the Air Forces aging fleet. Corrosion is developing in airframes in inaccessible areas never intended for disassembly. This potentially leads to premature failure due to fatigue or significant reduction of material integrity. Mitigation efforts are… More

Corrosion and Fatigue Degradation Analysis and Forecasting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Yano, CEO
Award Amount: $749,461.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort in Phase II is to develop, produce, and demonstrate a prototype inspection platform and complementary damage modeling tool as a complete nondestructive evaluation solution referred to as the X-Ray Corrosion Detection System (XCDS). This system will be based on the state of the… More