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Company Information:

Company Name: Square One Systems Design, Inc.
City: Jackson
State: WY
Zip+4: 83001-9514
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (307) 734-0211

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $812,556.00 8
SBIR Phase II $1,847,792.00 3
STTR Phase I $298,195.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,913,346.00 2

Award List:

An Automated Magnet Positioning System for Use in the Next Linear Collider

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert Viola, Mr.
Award Amount: $93,569.00
Abstract:
76147-The Next Linear Collider (NLC) will use a beam-based alignment strategy to measure and then correct errors in the positions of the lattice elements. To implement this strategy, ultra-high-resolution beam position monitors and automated component adjustment systems have been identified as… More

An Automated Sample Handling Workcell for the SNS Liquids Reflectometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Viola, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,968.00
RI Contact: John F. Ankner
Abstract:
78887 When completed, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will provide unprecedented opportunities for performing groundbreaking neutron science. Two reflectometers are planned for the SNS, one optimized for the measurement of liquid surfaces and the other for the measurement of magnetic… More

A Compact Crystal Positioning System for Neutron Diffraction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Viola, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
79518S When completed, the Spallation Neutron Source¿s (SNS) multiple beamlines will provide unprecedented opportunities to conduct studies in materials characterization, medical isotope production, and the transmutation of nuclear waste. However, the large goniometers traditionally used to… More

Compound Robotic Workcell Optimized for Shipboard Weapons Assembly

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Viola, Engineering Manager
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Assembly of weapons aboard ship is a difficult, manpower intensive operation. The Navy's move toward complex, precision guided munitions such as the JDAM increases these manpower demands. Introducing automation has the potential to improve weapons throughput while reducing the number of Navy… More

A Universal Micromanipulation Robot for Crystallography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Viola
Award Amount: $198,227.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The accelerating pace of research in the fields of rational drug discovery and structural genomics has created an acute need for efficient, high throughput crystallography automation. While a variety of automated equipment has been developed for crystallization… More

An Automated Sample Handling Workcell for the SNS Liquids Reflectometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Viola, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,698.00
RI Contact: John Ankner
Abstract:
When completed, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will provide unprecedented opportunities for performing groundbreaking neutron science. Two reflectometers are planned for the SNS, one optimized for the measurement of liquid surfaces and the other for the measurement of magnetic materials. The… More

A Compact Crystal Positioning System for Neutron Diffraction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Viola, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,382.00
Abstract:
When completed, the Spallation Neutron Source¿s (SNS) multiple beam lines will provide unprecedented opportunities to conduct studies in materials characterization, medical isotope production, and the transmutation of nuclear waste. However, to take full advantage of the greatly reduced data… More

Naval Weapons Assembly Robot System: NAVWARS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Viola, President
Award Amount: $599,715.00
Abstract:
Assembly of weapons aboard ship is a difficult, manpower intensive operation. The Navy's move toward complex, precision guided munitions such as the JDAM and Paveway GBUs increases these manpower demands. Introducing automation has the potential to improve weapons throughput while reducing the… More

An Integrated Support and Alignment System for Large ILC Lattice Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Viola, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
The manipulators used to support and position lattice elements are critical components of all particle accelerators. The increased use of large superconducting magnets and accelerator modules places ever greater demands on these manipulators. Unfortunately, the performance of these support systems… More

A Cryo-Vacuum Compatible Positioning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Viola, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,799.00
Abstract:
Space-based systems have become indispensable elements of global communication, scientific research and military reconnaissance. The expenses associated with launching spacecraft are enormous and, once in orbit, any component failure may have catastrophic consequences. Extensive earth-based… More

SBIR Phase I: Combining Mobility and Manipulation in a Tri-Sphere Robot

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Viola, MS
Award Amount: $99,752.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project explores the utility of a robot predicated on a novel Tri-Sphere design. Robots are playing a progressively more significant role in our modern world. In support of this ascendance, researchers have developed elegant,… More

A Universal Micromanipulation Robot for Crystallography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: N/A
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $1,163,648.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Process automation has become an essential element of all modern crystallography facilities. Robotic equipment allows crystals of biological macromolecules to be produced in greater numbers and rapidly mounted thus resu lting in more efficient utilization of… More

SBIR Phase II: Combining Mobility and Manipulation in a Tri-Sphere Robot

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Viola, MS
Award Amount: $498,695.00
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project seeks to develop a radically new type of mobile robot. Most of today?s robots rely on wheels to move from one location to… More

An Energy Tunable X-ray Delay Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert Viola, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,918.00
Abstract:
When completed, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) will produce the world¿s most concentrated beams of pulsed X-rays, providing materials researchers with a powerful tool that could revolutionize our understanding of the dynamics of matter. However, to effectively probe ultra-fast dynamic… More

SBIR Phase I: An Icosadedral Robotic Motion Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ryan Talermo
Award Amount: $149,585.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses a new approach to robotic mobility. Over the past decade, robots have become an increasingly important component of human existence. While the introduction of mobility technologies have allowed robots to migrate from manufacturing… More