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Company Information:

Name: SEST, INC.
Address: 18000 Jefferson Park
Suite 104
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
URL: N/A
Phone: (440) 234-9173

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $269,632.00 3
SBIR Phase II $2,099,582.00 3

Award List:

Milliwatt Radioisotope Stirling Convertor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: L. Barry Penswick
Award Amount: $69,653.00
Abstract:
Sest, Inc. proposes to perform a detailed evaluation at the both convertor and component levels of a small, low electrical output power (50 to 500 mW) Stirling cycle based convertor utilizing light weight radioisotope heater units (LWRHU) as the heat source. The proposed milliwatt radioisotope… More

Milliwatt Radioisotope Stirling Convertor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: L. Barry Penswick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,587.00
Abstract:
Studies of potential space missions have highlighted the need for very small electric power supplies for a variety of applications. The light weight radioisotope heat unit (RHU) offers a long-life, reliable energy source for such systems which is independent of the surrounding environmental… More

Prognostic Models for Cryo Cooling (Heat Transfer and Heat Dissipation) Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Barry Penswick, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
High performance sensors are playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of all critical DoD missions. There is a family of sensors that operate with improved sensitivities if cooled to very low (cryogenic) temperatures. For these sensors a mechanical refrigeration system (cryocooler) is… More

Prognostic Models for Cryo Cooling (Heat Transfer and Heat Dissipation) Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Barry Penswick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Assuring success in all aspects of critical DoD missions is becoming dominated by the availability of high performance sensors. There is a family of sensors that operate with very improved sensitivities if cooled to very low (cryogenic) temperatures. For such sensors a mechanical refrigeration… More

Payload Integrated Health Management Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Barry Penswick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Development of a full-scale reliability based Prognostic Health Management (PHM) models/algorithms that are based on the physics of failure and actual failure data (past experience, ground tests) and integrate them into real time software tool for the health monitoring of the satellite payload… More

Payload Integrated Health Management Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Barry Penswick, Senior Prinicipal Enginee
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
Sest, Inc. has made significant progress during Phase I effort to perform feasibility study, conceptual development and modeling techniques for the development of a full-scale reliability based Spacecraft Prognostic Health Management System (SPHMS) based on the physics of failure, actual failure… More