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Company Information:

Company Name: SIERRA LOBO, INC.
City: Fremont
State: OH
Zip+4: 43420-2448
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (419) 499-9653

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,095,660.00 12
SBIR Phase II $2,723,929.00 4
STTR Phase I $167,384.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,016,644.00 2

Award List:

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Haberbusch, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $64,587.00

Rechargeable Cryogenic Liquid Oxygen Storage and Delivery System for Fuel Cell Powered Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Haberbusch, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $67,384.00
RI Contact: Eric Cottington
Abstract:
A system is proposed for generating, storing, and delivering cryogenic liquid oxygen to fuel cell powered underwater vehicles. This cryogenic system increases the mass of oxygen that can be stored in a fixed tank volume compared to high-pressure gaseousoxygen systems. The proposed system integrates… More

A Full Scale Engineeing Prototype Rechargeable Cryogenic Liquid Oxygen Storage and Delivery System for Fuel Cell Powered Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Haberbusch, Director of Research and
Award Amount: $416,706.00
RI Contact: Eric Cottington
Abstract:
The Phase II base period research effort will focus on demonstrating the operability of the rechargeable cryogenic liquid oxygen storage and delivery system under a variety of conditions including: start/stop/transient conditions at the maximum and minimumflow rates, and power generation with… More

Thick Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) System and Design Software Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Stochl, Senior Researcher
Award Amount: $69,527.00
Abstract:
"A thick multilayer insulation (MLI) system is proposed for meeting the cryogenic fluid storage requirements of future space missions. This thick MLI system will be an integration of the most promising new technologies and advances in materials,fabrication processes, assembly techniques, and… More

Densified Cryogen System for Maximum Storage and Delivery Performance in Zero-Gravity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Haberbusch
Award Amount: $495,907.00
Abstract:
The design and analytical modeling of an optimized cryogenic liquid storage system utilizing densified cryogen technology and innovative packaging techniques to minimize environmental heat leak is proposed. This Phase II effort also includes thefabrication and liquid nitrogen testing of a… More

Thick Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) System and Design Software Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Stochl, Lead Research Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Final design and assembly of a test rig capable of providing experimental data on thick MLI systems is proposed. The test rig is capable of direct measurement of heat flux through MLI blankets, as well as seams and penetration configurations, withoutrelying on boil-off measurement. Complete… More

Solar Powered Thermoacoustic Stirling Heat Engine Pulse Tube Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Haberbusch, Director of Research and
Award Amount: $98,246.00
Abstract:
A highly efficient and reliable solar powered Thermoacoustic Stirling Heat Engine (TASHE) driven pulse tube cryocooler for the active cooling and long-term on-orbit storage of cryogenic propellants is proposed to be developed. The Solar Thermal Cryocooler(STC), which consists of a solar… More

Solar Powered Thermoacoustic Stirling Heat Engine Pulse Tube Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Haberbusch
Award Amount: $748,060.00
Abstract:
A highly efficient and reliable Solar Powered Thermoacoustic Stirling Heat Engine (TASHE) driven Pulse Tube Cryocooler for the active cooling and long-term on-orbit storage of liquid hydrogen propellant was proven feasible in the Phase I research. The technical objective of the proposed Phase II… More

Arcjet Segment Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy K. Risch, Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
This SBIR-sponsored research and development will create a simple, cost-effective, and reliable fabrication process to construct arc heater constrictor segments. Currently, a single company, utilizing a proprietary, sophisticated process, which still results in a significant failure rate,… More

Propellant Conditioning Using Improved Pulse Tube Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alexander J. Yeckley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,452.00
Abstract:
Application of the proposed technology (an affordable, large-scale, high-efficiency, low-temperature pulse tube cryocooler system), serves two NASA needs: an improved cryogenic propellant conditioning method and an economical technique to maintain the lowest possible liquid propellant feed… More

Advanced Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Cryogenic Motor Drive System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Haberbusch, Director of Research and Technology
Award Amount: $99,588.00
Abstract:
A cryogenic electric motor drive system consisting of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) high-power transistors and advanced YBCO superconducting wire technology is proposed to be developed and integrated into an advanced Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV). The Department of Defense has an increasing… More

Advanced Insulation Techniques for Cryogenic Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Stochl, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
The ability to store large amounts of cryogenic fluids for long durations has a profound effect on the success of many future space programs using these fluids for propellants, reactants, and life support systems. The high cost of delivering payload mass to orbit will require storage systems… More

High-G Magnetic Capture System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Philip Putman, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
High-g testing through controlled deceleration has proven to be a key to the successful development of electronics that must survive gun launch. A magnetic method of deceleration has been widely implemented in a related commercial application (amusement park rides), because magnetic braking has the… More

Gaseous Helium Reclamation at Rocket Test Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Hawaii
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Haberbusch, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
The ability to restore large amounts of vented gaseous helium (GHe) at rocket test sites preserves the GHe and reduces operating cost. The used GHe is vented into the atmosphere, is non-recoverable, and costs NASA millions dollars per year. Helium, which is non-renewable and irreplaceable once… More

Gaseous Helium Reclamation at Rocket Test Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Hawaii
Principal Investigator: Mark Haberbusch, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,938.00
RI Contact: Jonathan Roberts
Abstract:
GHe reclamation is critical in reducing operating costs at rocket engine test facilities. Increases in cost and shortages of helium will dramatically impact testing of rocket engines for launch vehicles and space propulsion systems as the global supply of this non-renewable element diminishes. … More

A CubeSat-Scale Testbed for Cryogenic Fluid Management Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Haberbusch, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $94,480.00
Abstract:
NASA has identified in-space cryogenic fluid management (CFM) as a high priority for technology development because the construction of an in-space propellant infrastructure is anticipated to dramatically decrease costs across a broad spectrum of missions. This importance is reflected in the… More

High-G Magnetic Capture System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Philip Putman, Senior Research Scientis – (419) 499-9653
Award Amount: $729,962.00
Abstract:
High-g testing through controlled deceleration has proven to be a key to the successful development of electronics that must survive gun launch. The need for this type of testing is expected to continue as the Army is driven to greater precision to reduce collateral damage, with several programs… More

A Compact, Passive, Cryogenic Cooling Unit for Shipboard Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Philip Putman, Senior Research Scientist – (419) 499-9653
Award Amount: $79,888.00
Abstract:
The Navy has stated a need for a backup cryogenic cooling method for shipboard superconducting systems. The cooling method must be as compact as practical and should operate without consumables even if power is lost for an extended period. Ideally, the backup cooling method should take advantage of… More

Thermoacoustic Duplex Technology for Cooling and Powering a Venus Lander

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Haberbusch, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
Sierra Lobo proposes to develop a technology that can provide both cooling and electric power generation using heat. When coupled with a radioisotope heat source, the technology is ideally suited to the needs of a long-lived Venus lander. The heat source powers Sierra Lobo's Thermoacoustic… More

Load-Bearing Tank-Applied Multi-Layer Insulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Haberbusch, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,960.00
Abstract:
The proposed load-bearing, tank-applied, multi-layer insulation system consists of a set of highly reflective radiation shields made from 1 mil thick aluminized Mylar that is supported from a "pop-up tent like" support frame. In addition, the support frame carries the mass of an actively… More