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Company Information:

Company Name: SIGMA TECHNOLOGIES INTL, INC.
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Zip+4: 85737-9527
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (520) 575-8013

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,820,427.00 50
SBIR Phase II $9,726,111.00 19
STTR Phase I $99,986.00 1

Award List:

A New Class of Highly Oriented Stable Polymer Material for High-Speed Electro-optic Waveguide Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A new method is proposed for the development of stable, high speed electro-optic polymers for optical waveguide devices such as switches and couplers. Thin polymer films will be produced by a new process that we refer to as flash evaporation. The process is based on negative electron beam… More

A METALLIZED PULSE CAPACITOR FOR THE COPPER LASER INVERTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Angelo Yialzis
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Addressing the need for higher reliability pulse capacitors to serve demanding applicatons suchas the copper laser inverter, a metallized capacitor is planned with a rating of 1-2 microfarads (uf)/2000v, that has superior dv-dt and high frequency current carrying characteristics, and prolonged life… More

Scale-up of RF Plasma Treated Capacitors for High Energy Density Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angelo Yializis Ph.d
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Scale-up of RF Plasma Treated Capacitors for High Energy Density Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angelo Yializis Ph.d
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Work by M. Binder and the army ETDL has shown that the RF plasma treatment of capacitor films, electrode foils and wound rolls, can result in significant and in some cases dramatic improvements, in the electrical breakdown strength of certain capacitor films and capacitor rolls. In this… More

Polymer-metal Composite with Electrical, Thermal, and Gas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
ADDRESSING THE NEED FOR INCREASINGLY LIGHTER STRUCTURAL COMPOSITES WITH IMPROVED THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, A NEW METHOD IS PROPOSED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ECONOMICAL HIGH TEMPERATURE POLYMER-METAL COMPOSITES. THESE MATERIALS ARE PRODUCED BY A PATENTED ULTRA HIGH SPEED VACUUM PROCESS, THAT… More

A FULLERENE BASED HIGH RESPONSIVITY, LOW NOISE SUPERCONDUCTING BOLOMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Theodore A Miller
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
The recent availability of the carbon icosohedral molecules, the fullerenes, and the discovery of superconductivity in alkali doped fullerene derivatives opens new avenues of investigation into superconducting devices. in particular, the fullerides are predicted to achieve high performance as… More

Nanolaminate-based Infrared Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Ultra High Surface Area Microlaminate Aluminum Powder for High and Low Energy Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Ultra High Surface Area Microlaminate Aluminum Powder for High and Low Energy Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $116,341.00
Abstract:
Metal additives to explosive formulations are commonly used in high energy military and commercial explosives, solid fuel rocket propellants and military and commercial pyrotechnics. Aluminum metal is a stable low cost fuel that is typically used in the form of powder or flake. In high energy… More

Photrefractive Polymer-Based Holographic Data Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Scott R. Lyon
Award Amount: $60,721.00
Abstract:
Photorefractive materials promise to enable dynamic holography and erasable high density data storage for future information technologies. This project will develop and demonstrate a holographic data storage technology using novel photorefractive polymers with electro-optic (EO) coefficients and… More

Fabrication of Colorimetric Fiber Optic Hydrazine Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott R. Lyon
Award Amount: $68,429.00
Abstract:
Hydrazine is a highly toxic compound that is widely used as a rocket fuel in U.S. space programs. Since very low concentrations of hydrazine are considered hazardous, there is need for sensors that are robust, cheap, sensitive and selective. Sigma Labs proposes a low cost manufacturing method for… More

Pressure Sensitive Flexible Optical Filters For Surface Pressure Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Donald C. Booth , Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Microencapsulated Nanolaminate Pyrophoric Powders for High Energy Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Metal additives are commonly used in high energy military and commercial explosives, solid fuel rocket propellants and military and commercial. pyrotechnics. In high energ systems, the energy of the blast and the velocity of the detonation wavefront can be limited by the utilization efficiency … More

Magnetic Coating of Optical Fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
High speed deployment of optical fiber on payout spools can result in fiber damage when organic adhesives used to hold the fiber in place degrade over a period of time. An alternative approach would utilize a magnetic coating on the fiber that would provide reliable operations over the life of the… More

Surface Functionalization of Packaging Fils to Promote Adhesion of Aqueous-Based Inks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Entomopahtogenic nematodes in the families Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae possess virtually every attribute of an ideal biological control agent of insects. Among these families, Heterorhabditis sp. provides better control against white grub comp

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Electrostatic Supercapacitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Ultra High Surface Area Aluminum Nanocomposite Powder for Solid Fuel Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $60,000.00

NEW PROCESSING, MATERIALS, AND FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURES FOR PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Theodore A. Miller , Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Electrostatic Supercapacitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Power electronic and pulse power applications for land based and airborne systems require capacitors with increasingly higher energy and power density that can withstand higher operating and process tempertures. Electrochemical double layer and metal oxide capacitors can satisfy many of the energy… More

Ultra High Surface Area Aluminum Nanocomposite Powder for Solid Fuel Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced fuels and oxidizers, based on innovative nanotechnology prod cts and techniques are expected to supplant traditional solid and hybrid fuels, including aluminized fuels, commonly used in rocket propellant formulations. The aluminum metal is a stable low cost fuel that increases specific… More

Nanolaminate-based Infrared Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $449,806.00
Abstract:
There is increasing need for coating materials that are opaque to infrared, both for military and commercial applications. The U.S. Navy needs a coating that can be easily and inexpensively applied, is opaque to infrared, transparent to microwave, and rapidly equilibrates to the temperature of the… More

High Energy Density Polymer Film Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $98,365.00
Abstract:
Pulsed power systems for electric armament and compact weapons require increasingly smaller energy delivery systems and higher levels of reliability and component safety. Although new capacitor technologies such as double layer and electrostatic supercapacitors promise energy densities higher than… More

High Energy Density Aluminum-Polymer Nanolaminate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard E. Ellwanger
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A novel, high energy density, aluminum-polymer propellant with ultra-high surface area and the potential for extremely high reaction rates, full utilization of the aluminum material, and an integrated fuel/oxidizer system is proposed. A patented ultra-high speed nanotechnology vacuum process is… More

Advanced Reactive Intermetallic Nanolaminate Propellants for Dual Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $70,597.00
Abstract:
An innovative magnesium intermetallic-polymer nanolaminate propellant with ultra-high surface area, potential for extremely high reaction rates, full utilization of the intermetallic material, and very safe to handle system is proposed. A patented ultra high speed nanotechnology vacuum process… More

Thin Film Thermoelectric File for Energy Harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wolfgang Decker
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposes the development of thin film thermoelectric piles for energy harvesting devices. The patented thin film technology, which is successfully used for the production of nanolaminate high density capacitors, allows to produce thermopiles with an extreme high density of active… More

Photorefractive Polymer-Based Holographic Data Storage Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Scott R. Lyon , POLYMER SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Ultra High Surface Area Aluminum-Polymer Nanolaminates For Solid Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Improved Thin Film Polymer Electrolyte For Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Trey Hantoon , RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Skin Analog Sensor For Mobile Robotic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Theodore A. Miller , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Surface Functionalization of Packaging Fils to Promote Adhesion of Aqueous-Based Inks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $225,000.00

Ultra High Surface Area Aluminum Powder for High Energy Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard E. Ellwanger
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
A novel, high energy density, aluminum-polymer propellant with ultra-high surface area and the potential for extremely high reaction rates, full utilization of the aluminum material, and an integrated fuel/oxidizer system is proposed. A patented ultra-high speed nanotechnology vacuum process is… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Polymer Composites as Photoconductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Mikhael
Award Amount: $100,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Nanolayer Ceramic-Polymer Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Mikhael
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $749,897.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Ultra-High Energy Density Polymer Film Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ali Boufelfel
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Nanolaminate structural Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Interface Functionalization of Commercial Substrates to Promote Adhesion of Solventiess Links

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Richard Ellwanger
Award Amount: $100,000.00

CFC-Free Refrigeration Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Digital Signal Processing ASICs can currently be created using Commercial Development Environments. However, none of them can produce Rad Hard ASICs. This project will expand an existing Commercial Development Environment so that it can develop digital signal processing ASICs at… More

Capacitors for Extreme Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Product design is a multidisciplinary process involving real-time team interaction. Participants explore and refine design concepts following design rationale and guidelines reflecting years of expertise. Recording the design rationale provides a basis for learning and gathering… More

Ultra-High Energy Density Polymer Film Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ali Boufelfel
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ali Boufelfel, President
Award Amount: $99,927.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $399,996.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Richard Ellwanger
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Richard Ellwanger
Award Amount: $400,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, President
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Integrated Simulation-Based Design Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ali Boufelfel, Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
At this point in time, existing capacitors technologies fail to meet satisfactorily Navy application needs for parts that are able to deliver energy densities greater than 1 J/cc and that are able to operate in severe conditions such as high temperatures,high operating voltages, and high currents.… More

Digital Image Generator for Real-Time Display of Nuclear Backgrounds for Optical/Infrared Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Ali Boufelfel, scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
High level protection of DOD high power systems against electromagnetic threats that include high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), electromagnetic interference (EMI), electromagnetic pulse (EMP), electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and electrostaticdischarges (ESD) is highly desired to improve… More

Innovative Materials Solutions for IDECM High Temperature Tow Line

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, President
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
Proliferation of infrared sensors in target acquisition systems and precision guided munition seekers has a major impact on survivability of aircraft, ships, and surface vehicles. Recent advances in materials and thin film technologies have producedeffective IR signature control coatings that can… More

RF Transparent Optically Tailorable Appliques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, President
Award Amount: $449,820.00
Abstract:
"This SBIR Phase II proposal deals with the development and production ofRF transparent optically tailorable appliqu¿s for Navy Applications. Inthe Phase I work, Sigma Technologies produced different types ofappliqu¿s to cover a variety of signature reduction applications withparticular focus… More

A Self-Monitoring, Ultra-High Strength Lightweight Polymer Nanocomposite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ali Boufelfef, Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Based on Sigma Technologies expertise in the formulation of polymer composites on an industrial scale for a wide variety of applications, and on recent findings about the superior mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes, we propose a solvent freeeconomical process for making large area composites… More

Multilayer Organic Polymer Optical Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Mikhael, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Fabricating a multilayer optical coating for laser reflection is an expensive and complicated process. The accuracy and reproducibility of coating thickness and quality is major technical challenge. In order to extend the life and the durability of anoptical coating it is necessary to address the… More

Highly Effective Thermoelectric Coolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Doris Dziomba, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Sigma Technologies proposes to produce a compact, efficient, solid state thermoelectric cooler that is expected to deliver hundreds of milliwatts of cooling power at low temperatures (

High Energy Density, Low Cost Polymer/Ceramic Film Capacitors for Plasma Sparkers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ali Boufelfel, Sr Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Sigma Technologies proposes a unique patented process for the fabrication of high energy density (>10 J/cc) film capacitors for high efficiency plasma sparker application. Capacitor banks based on the proposed capacitors will have several attractivefeatures s that include high energy density, light… More

Highly Effective Thermoelectric Coolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ali Boufelfel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Multilayer thermoelectric coolers offer a great promise in the refrigeration field. These solid state coolers have great advantages over the conventional Peltier coolers and compressed based units, these include compact size, high cooling rates, high power densities, no working fluid, lightweight,… More

Multifunctional Nanocaoted Fabrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, Chief Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Abstract Funtionalization of woven and non woven textiles using nanotechnology, or conformal grafting of functional molecules on fabric fibers, is been performed by immersing the fabric in a water/solvent based solution. Sigma is developing a unique "dry" surface functiomalization technology that… More

Multifunctional Nanocaoted Fabrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $595,428.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II proposal deals with the development and production of surface functionalized woven and nonwoven fabrics using a unique polymer nanocoating process (DryFab). The DryFab process is an inherently low cost process that does not require the use of… More

High Performance, Compact Capacitors for Pulse Forming Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project proposes the development of a solid-state, polymer, multilayer capacitor composed of thousands of nano-dielectric layers and self-healing aluminum electrodes. Unlike conventional self supported polymer capacitor films that are limited by thickness and polymer chemistry, the proposed… More

FABRICATION OF HIGH ASPECT RATIO Cu AND BRASS NANOFLAKES FOR IR OBSCURANT APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Ellwanger, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Development of a process to produce kg quantities of Cu and brass nanoflake material suitable for use as an IR obscurant is proposed. The process will comprise deposition of alternating layers of metal and release material on a deposition substrate, release and breakup of the metal layers into an… More

Development of Dielectric Films for Wound Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gordon Goodyear, R&D Manager
Award Amount: $69,963.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development a high dielectric constant polymer films that will be used to produce self healing high energy density capacitors. The polymer dielectric is produced using a non contact method which results in defect-free, high temperature polymers that have an amorphous… More

High Performance, Compact Capacitors for Pulse Forming Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This project addresses the development of a solid state polymer multilayer capacitor composed of thousands of nano-thick dielectric layers and self healing aluminum electrodes. Unlike conventional self supported polymer capacitor films that have limited polymer chemistries and dielectric thickness,… More

FABRICATION OF HIGH ASPECT RATIO Cu AND BRASS NANOFLAKES FOR IR OBSCURANT APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Ellwanger, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $725,027.00
Abstract:
The US Army is seeking to develop an IR obscurant material for military operations and high aspect ratio, conductive, metallic nanoflake (HANF) is under consideration. Conductive nanoflakes have been demonstrated to be excellent screeners of IR when used in advanced countermeasure devices such as… More

Nanodielectrics with Nonlinear Response for High Power Microwave Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, President
Award Amount: $99,986.00
RI Contact: Hao Xin
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of nanostructured dielectric materials with a nonlinear parametric response, designed to be integrated into a high power capacitor system. Recent developments in nanodielectrics utilizing metal-insulator transition and plasmon based phenomena have resulted in… More

SBIR Phase I:Structural Multifunctional Composites with Energy Storage Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, PhD
Award Amount: $149,750.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a nanostructured, lightweight material which, in addition to its high mechanical strength, can also be used to store electrical energy. Such materials can be produced in the form of large formable sheets, cylinders, or… More

SBIR Phase II: Structural Multifunctional Composites with Energy Storage Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis
Award Amount: $494,796.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project addresses the development of a multifunctional solid-state nanolaminate composite, which may function as a structural material while storing energy in the form of a rechargeable super-capacitor. A unique production process is used,… More

High Voltage Capacitors for DC-Link Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, Dr.
Award Amount: $148,783.00
Abstract:
Transportable energy storage systems for grid applications serve several functions including integration and intermittency mitigation of renewables, improving grid stability and reliability by providing new capacity that can be deployed quickly and they provide a cost effective way to balance the… More

HV Storage Capacitors for High Current Pulse Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Angelo Yializis, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,915.00
Abstract:
High Energy accelerators and colliders are becoming increasingly compact and switching devices such as thyratron tubes are replaced by solid state switches such as IGBT, IGCT and MOSFET devices, operating at voltages of 3KV to 6.0+KV with peak currents of 0.5-6.0+KA. Klystron modulators built… More