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Company Information:

Company Name: Sporian Microsystems, Inc.
City: Lafayette
State: CO
Zip+4: 80026-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.sporian.com
Phone: (303) 516-9075

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,562,481.87 33
SBIR Phase II $11,981,095.00 17

Award List:

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Bamdad
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will continue to develop a solder self-assembly process that was the concept explored in Phase I. It will build upon the successful Phase I results that demonstrated the use of solder to self-assemble two-dimensional surface… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Bamdad
Award Amount: $499,867.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will continue to develop a solder self-assembly process that was the concept explored in Phase I. It will build upon the successful Phase I results that demonstrated the use of solder to self-assemble two-dimensional surface… More

Single Chip Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Environmental Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $119,731.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this SBIR proposal is to design and develop a low cost, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), multi-sensor "suite" consisting of 3-axis shock,temperature and humidity sensors, all operating on a single microchip. The desiredperformance characteristics being: temperature: -50 to… More

SiCN High Temperature Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wenge Zhang
Award Amount: $99,878.00
Abstract:
72422B03-I SiC- and Si3N4-based ceramic MEMS sensors are among the few types of high temperature sensors, currently under development, that can be utilized for the direct measurement of pressure and temperature distributions in the combustion chamber of turbine engines or other high temperature… More

Single Chip Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Environmental Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian Schaible, President
Award Amount: $729,943.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR project is to design and develop a low cost, micro-electromechanical system (MEMS), multi-sensor

Low-cost Multi-sensors as Embedded Gauges for In-situ Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Rocket Motor Serviceability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR proposal is to: design and develop a low cost, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), multi-sensor

SiCN High Temperature MEMS Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wenge Zhang, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
72422-To improve performance and efficiency, reduce pollution, and achieve optimal control of power generation systems (such as turbines, fuel cells, gasification systems, and advanced combustion systems) robust sensing systems are needed to monitor parameters such as pressure and temperature in… More

A Highly Selective, Low Power, Wireless, Immunoassay Based Optical Sensor for Detection of Water-born Pathogens.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,913.00
Abstract:
There exists a need for near-real time detection and location of small quantities of waterborne biological agents by the warfighter. Since surface water is the primary water source for field soldiers, there is a critical need to determine the extent of potability. The objective of the proposed work… More

A Highly Selective, Low Power, Wireless, Immunoassay Based Optical Sensor for Detection of Water-born Pathogens.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $119,862.00
Abstract:
There exists a need for near-real time detection and location of small quantities of waterborne biological agents by the warfighter. Since surface water is the primary water source for field soldiers, there is a critical need to determine the extent of potability. The objective of the proposed work… More

Adaptable Sensor Packaging for High Temperature Fossil Fuel Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wenge Zhang, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,610.00
Abstract:
79714S Avanced, integrated control systems will be essential to achieving the cost and performance targets of high-efficiency, low emissions fossil-fuel plants. Sensors based on Micro-electric-mechanical-systems (MEMS) and other types of micro-sensors will play an important role by providing… More

Development of a Highly Integrated Multifunctional Optical Sensor for Monitoring Weapons Health and Battlefield Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $119,853.00
Abstract:
There exists a need for highly integrated, multifunctional optical sensors for in situ monitoring of weapons health and microbial/chemical environments. These highly integrated optical sensors should yield a sensor with better sensing capability (such as sensing multiple parameters simultaneously)… More

High Temperature MEMS Sensor Suite for Aero-propulsion and Power Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wenge Zhang, VP of R&D
Award Amount: $99,368.00
Abstract:
To improve the working performance, increase efficiency, reduce pollution, reduce cost, and monitor the engine health status of gas turbine engines and advanced propulsion systems, miniaturized, robust sensors would be highly advantageous for measuring and monitoring physical parameters, such as… More

Handheld Biomonitoring Device for Estimating the Adverse Health Effects of Noxious Exposures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
Environmental monitoring is not always an adequate method to evaluate human exposure to toxic chemicals. There exists a need for a biomonitoring device to measure immunotoxicity and exposure to toxic industrial chemicals and materials in the body fluids of military personnel. Chemicals concern… More

Adaptable Sensor Packaging for High Temperature Fossil Fuel Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wenge Zhang, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,429.00
Abstract:
Avanced, integrated control systems will be essential to achieving the cost and performance targets of high-efficiency, low emissions fossil-fuel plants. Micro-electric-mechanical-systems (MEMS) and other types of micro-sensors will play an important role by providing critical real-time… More

A Highly Integrated Multifunctional Optical Sensor for Monitoring Weapons Health

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian Schaible, President
Award Amount: $729,966.00
Abstract:
Knowledge and control of the chemical environment are critical for the health of battlefield and stored weapon systems. Investigations of age-related performance degradation indicate that energetic components are sensitive to environmental factors and precise monitoring of the degradation products… More

High Temperature MEMS Sensor Suite for Aero-propulsion and Power Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wenge Zhang, VP of Reaserch and Develo
Award Amount: $749,754.00
Abstract:
To improve the working performance, increase efficiency, reduce pollution, reduce cost, and monitor engine instabilities in aero propulsion turbine engines, miniaturized, robust sensors are needed. The end objective of this proposed work is to develop a high temperature measurement (operating to… More

High Temperature MEMS Sensor Suite for Health Monitoring System of Turbine Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wenge Zhang, Vice President of R&D
Award Amount: $79,954.00
Abstract:
To monitor the engine health status of gas turbine engine components, miniaturized, robust sensors would be highly advantageous for measuring and monitoring physical parameters, such as temperature, strain. The end objective of this proposed work is to develop, single, high temperature (1200 ºC),… More

Novel High-Turbine Operational SiCN MEMS Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $149,973.00
Abstract:
To improve the working performance, increase efficiency, reduce pollution, reduce cost, and monitor and track engine health status and failure modes of turbine engines and advanced propulsion systems, miniaturized, robust sensing systems for measuring and monitoring physical parameters, such as… More

Cheap Miniaturized Intelligent Wireless Missile Sensor Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian Schaible, President
Award Amount: $69,526.00
Abstract:
There is a need for small, low cost, wireless sensor platforms for in situ monitoring of missiles and other assets. These highly integrated sensor platforms should be small and energy efficient enough to operate on a single battery for a period of fifteen years. The objective of this work is to… More

A Rapid, Handheld, Flexible Use Detection System for Bacterial Contamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Yvette Brenmattison
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There exists a need for a small, portable, rapid, highly selective, widely adaptable, biosensor platform for the detection of bacterial contamination in a range of healthcare related samples (body, fluid, blood stores, potentially contaminated surfaces), that… More

Low-cost Multi-sensors as Embedded Gauges for In-situ Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Rocket Motor Serviceability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Schaible, President
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, the service life of various solid rocket motor systems are assessed and/or extended by conducting a surveillance/type-life program, which is costly and time-consuming. By utilizing sensors built into or around the motor, the serviceability or "fitness for duty" of an individual motor… More

A Wireless Intra-Soldier Data Communication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian Schaible, President
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Providing weapon sight imagery along with other important data to mounted/dismounted soldiers via a Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) will improve soldier situational awareness (SA) and ultimately increase survivability. Currently the data interface between the HMD and the weapon sight system is… More

Novel High-Turbine Operational SiCN MEMS Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin F. Harsh, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $749,985.00
Abstract:
To improve the working performance, increase efficiency, reduce pollution, reduce cost, and monitor and track engine health status and failure modes of turbine engines and advanced propulsion systems, miniaturized, robust sensing systems for measuring and monitoring physical parameters, such as… More

A, Small, Low Power, SERS Based Bioagent Detection Module for use within Geospatial Networked Motes.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jaquitta Daniels, Analytical Chemist
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
There is a need for near-real time detection (less than 5 minutes), quantification, and location of biological threat agents in trace quantities given a release within the air column and on battlefields to support troop mobility. Currently, self-contained networked motes are being developed, but… More

SiCN Based High Temperature Sensor Materials Optimization and the Development of Thin Film Sensor Fabrication Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Recent studies sponsored by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) have confirmed that tremendous benefits can be achieved through a maturation and integration of Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) sensor technologies into future Air Force systems. Recently developed silicon carbide nitride… More

A small, Low Power, Bore Gas Composition Sensor for Determining Aging Changes in Composite Propellants and Service Life Assessment.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jaquitta Daniels, Analytical Chemist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Determining the health of solid rocket motors (SRMs) is of critical importance in monitoring the reliability and projected life of the motor. Significant improvements in health monitoring prognostic capability and cost would benefit both ballistic missile and commercial space launch systems. A… More

Arrayed Sensors on Motor Case Exterior for Assessing Impact Related Damage to SRMs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Schaible, President
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
Health monitoring techniques applied to Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) have the potential to improve fleet readiness and reduce overall program costs by extending the service life of assets and reducing lot level replacement of motors based on time alone. Sporian proposes to determine the feasibility of… More

Ultra High Temperature Capacitive Pressure Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
To improve the working performance, increase efficiency, reduce cost, and track system health status and failure modes of advanced propulsion systems; miniaturized, robust sensing systems for measuring and monitoring physical parameters, such as pressure, would be highly advantageous. Technical… More

A MEMS Multi-sensor Suite for Prognostic Health Monitoring Applications in Military Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $149,989.00
Abstract:
The ability to monitor the health of military assets/equipment, to know their history, and to estimate their condition and/or useful life is an important issue for military planners. A key aspect of such heath monitoring (HM) concepts is a system that can sense, record, and store the history data of… More

A Small, Rugged, Accurate Bleed Flow Measurement System Based on a Novel Polymer Derived Ceramic MEMS technology.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
Modern weapon systems are being developed with real-time power available calculation and feedback capability for improved situational awareness. Bleed flow has a significant impact on the accuracy of these calculations, and currently fielded turbine engines have either no measurement capability or… More

Ultra High Temperature Capacitive Pressure Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,993.00
Abstract:
To improve the working performance, increase efficiency, reduce cost, and track system health status and failure modes of advanced propulsion systems; miniaturized, robust sensing systems for measuring and monitoring physical parameters, such as pressure, would be highly advantageous. Technical… More

Advanced SiCN Materials and Sensors for Generation IV Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Dr. – 303-516-9075
Award Amount: $149,988.00
Abstract:
Improvements and advances are needed for systems and component technologies that ultimately would be used in the design, construction, or operation of existing and future nuclear power plants, and Generation IV nuclear power systems. Of particular need are sensors and instrumentation with improved… More

A Conformal Packaging and Installation Technique for In Situ Sensors in Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Senior Materials Scientis – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
Sporian Microsystems Inc. has spent the last several years developing polymer derived SiCN sensor and associated packaging technology for application temperatures up to 1350degreesC, and demonstrated them in the combustion environments of a range of commercial burner rigs and aerospace turbine… More

A MEMS Multi-sensor Suite for Prognostic Health Monitoring Applications in Military Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The ability to monitor the health of military assets/equipment, to know their history, and to estimate their condition and/or useful life is an important issue for military planners. A key aspect of such heath monitoring (HM) concepts is a system that can sense, record, and store the history data of… More

Advanced SiCN Materials and Sensors for Generation IV Reactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Dr. – 303-516-9075
Award Amount: $1,009,912.00
Abstract:
Advancements are needed to improve and optimize the performance of existing and future nuclear power plants and nuclear power systems by developing and improving the reliability of advanced instrumentation. Improvements and advances are needed for systems and component technologies that ultimately… More

Advanced Ceramic Materials and Packaging Technologies For Sensors Operable 1800C in Advanced Energy Generation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Dr. – 303-516-9075
Award Amount: $149,990.00
Abstract:
There is a need for condition monitoring sensors capable of function in the harshest environments associated with advanced power systems that will: directly contribute to improving system control, protect capital equipment investment, and promote safety through prevention of catastrophic equipment… More

Advanced High Temperature Control Rod Position Sensor for Nuclear Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Dr. – 303 516-9075
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
Advancements are needed to improve and optimize the performance of existing and future nuclear power plants and nuclear power systems by developing and improving the reliability of advanced instrumentation. A need has been identified for an improved control rod position sensor for fault free… More

A Miniaturized SERS Based Sensor Technology for Liquid Hypergolic Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Hypergolic fuels such as monomethylhydrazine, and oxidizers such as nitrogen tetroxide are attractive for use in divert and attitude control systems (DACS) for variety of reasons. However, due to their toxicity, corrosivity, carcinogenicity, and flammability, hypergolic fuels and oxidizers are… More

A Conformal Packaging and Installation Technique for In Situ Sensors in Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Senior Scientist – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Sporian Microsystems Inc. has spent the last several years developing polymer derived SiCN sensor and associated packaging technology for application temperatures up to 1350 & #61616;C, and demonstrated them in the combustion environments of a range of commercial burner rigs and… More

A Smart, High-Temperature Pressure Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: There is a growing demand for high-temperature pressure sensors for use in extreme temperature environments such as aircraft gas turbine combustion control. What is needed are reliable"smart"pressure sensors capable of measuring combustor/exhaust pressures (0 to 700 psi), a… More

An External Store Carriage Life Assessment and Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Schaible, President – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $79,990.00
Abstract:
At present, aircraft external stores are designed for, and qualified to, a particular carriage life based in part on exposure to vibration and shock events. However, there currently is no acceptable method for tracking the exposure of individual stores to sustained vibration or other inertial… More

A Miniaturized SERS Based Sensor Technology for detecting toxic contaminants in oxygen from aircraft On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $149,991.00
Abstract:
Aircraft equipped with On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS) selectively filter nitrogen and other gaseous contaminants in air from the aircraft's engine to provide the aircrew with an oxygen enriched breathing gas. Under suboptimal operating conditions, toxic byproducts can breach the… More

Advanced Ceramic Materials and Packaging Technologies for Realizing Sensors for Concentrating Solar Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Dr. – 303-516-9075
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
Advancements are needed to improve and optimize the performance of existing and future concentrating solar power (CSP) plants by developing and improving the reliability of advanced instrumentation. A need has been identified for improved pressure, temperature, flow and level sensors for existing… More

Advanced Ceramic Materials and Packaging Technologies For Sensors Operable 1800C in Advanced Energy Generation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,009,964.00
Abstract:
There is a need for condition monitoring sensors capable of function in the harshest environments associated with advanced power systems that will: directly contribute to improving system control, protect capital equipment investment, and promote safety through prevention of catastrophic… More

A Wireless Sensor to Monitor Generator Control Unit and Main Power Relay Health

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Follett, Sr. Electrical Engineer – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Sporian proposes to develop a wireless sensor suite for rotorcraft Generator Control Unit (GCU) and Main Power Relay (MPR) health monitoring. This sensor suite will monitor the GCU for changes in component characteristics (e.g. resistance of relay contacts), temperature, vibration extremes, voltage… More

A Conformal Packaging and Installation Technique for In Situ Sensors in Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Scientist – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $579,937.00
Abstract:
Sporian Microsystems Inc. has spent the last several years developing polymer derived SiCN sensor and associated packaging technology for application temperatures up to 1350 & #176;C, and demonstrated them in the combustion environments of a range of commercial burner rigs and aerospace turbine… More

A High Temperature, Conformal, MCM for In-situ Sensing in Turbine Engine Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yiping Liu, Materials Scientist – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $748,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: There has been a strong desire in the turbine engine and thermal protection systems communities to measure surface parameters (such as temperature/pressure) in tight spaces within the engine system using conformal sensors. This type of sensor, prescribed in areas such as turbine and… More

A Smart, High-Temperature Pressure Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin harsh, Senior Scientist – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $893,465.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: There is a growing demand for high-temperature pressure sensors for use in extreme temperature environments such as aircraft gas turbine combustion control. What is needed are reliable"smart"pressure sensors capable of measuring combustor/exhaust pressures (0 to 700 psi) at… More

A Miniaturized SERS Based Sensor Technology for detecting toxic contaminants in oxygen from aircraft On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Senior Scientist – (303) 516-9075
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
Aircraft equipped with On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS) selectively filter nitrogen and other gaseous contaminants in air from the aircraft's engine to provide the aircrew with an oxygen enriched breathing gas. Under suboptimal operating conditions, toxic byproducts can breach the… More

A High Temperature High Reliability Control Rod Position Sensor for Improved Nuclear Power System Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kevin Harsh, Mr.
Award Amount: $154,998.87
Abstract:
Advancements are needed to improve and optimize the performance of existing and future nuclear power plants and nuclear power systems by developing and improving the reliability of advanced instrumentation. A need has been identified for an improved control rod position sensor for fault free… More