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Company Information:

Company Name: SRS Technologies
City: Newport Beach
State: CA
Zip+4: 92660-0000
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (256) 971-7812

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,502,840.00 70
SBIR Phase II $20,684,700.00 37
STTR Phase I $198,980.00 3
STTR Phase II $499,762.00 1

Award List:

IMPACT SCORING OF MISSILES, BOMBS AND TORPEDOES IS MOST ACCURATELY DONE USING A SONOBUOY MISSILE IMPACT LOCATION SYSTEM (SMILS).

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert c evans
Award Amount: $49,900.00
Abstract:
Impact scoring of missiles, bombs and torpedoes is most accurately done using a sonobuoy missile impact location system (smils). currently, each sonobuoy uses a deep ocean transponder (dot) as a geodetic reference which limits the flexibility of their locations. the technique proposed for this sbir… More

THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AN DEPLOYMENT OF SPACE-BASED SUR- VEILLANCE, BOOST-PHASE AND MIDCOURSE BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS BY ADVERSARY NATIONS HAS PROMPTED THE STUDY OF POTENTIAL RESPONSE TO INHIBIT BOOST AND MIDCOURSE PHASE TARGETING AND

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr richard d kramer
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
The potential development an deployment of space-based sur- veillance, boost-phase and midcourse ballistic missile defense systems by adversary nations has prompted the study of potential response to inhibit boost and midcourse phase targeting and engagement by hostile space surveillanceand weapon… More

PASSIVE CHAFF, COMPOSED OF HALF WAVELENGTH STRIPS, TENDS TO SLOW DOWN UPON REENTRY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE, LEADING TO A DOPPLER SHIFT FROM THE TARGET SIGNAL.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr moniem el-sherbiny
Award Amount: $49,800.00
Abstract:
Passive chaff, composed of half wavelength strips, tends to slow down upon reentry into the atmosphere, leading to a doppler shift from the target signal. targets can thus be detected by radars through doppler discrimination and the chaff effectiveness is substantially reduced. active chaff… More

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP AND EXAMINE THE THEORETICAL BASIS FOR IN SITU PARTICLE SIZING WITH A LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER-LDV OPTICAL SYSTEM.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr ashoke ghosh , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to develop and examine the theoretical basis for in situ particle sizing with a laser doppler velocimeter-ldv optical system. the innovation of the proposed approach is the simultaneous measurement of four different ldv signal characteristics to obtain simultaneously… More

ANTI-SIMULATION TECHNIQUES APPLICABLE TO BALLISTIC AND MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLES AND ASSOCIATED PENETRATION AIDS STUDY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert C Evans
Award Amount: $49,900.00

INTERFEROMETRIC BOOST PHASE DISCRIMINATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: R C Evans
Award Amount: $49,925.00

OWN JAMMING EXCISION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Norman F Bates
Award Amount: $49,900.00

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM (DSS) THAT WILL SUPPORT MUNITIONS DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS AND FACILITATE THE "DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE LOGISTICS BURDEN" GOAL OF THE INTEGRATED LOGISTICS SUPPORT PROGRAM.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary lee robbins
Award Amount: $49,429.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to develop a prototype decision support system (dss) that will support munitions development efforts and facilitate the "designed to reduce the logistics burden" goal of the integrated logistics support program. the dss envisioned is intended for use beginning at… More

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING AN AUTOMATED DATA BASE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM WHICH CONTAINS A BROAD CROSS SECTION OF INFORMATION ON ENERGETIC MATERIALS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr d david marshall
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to determine the feasibility of establishing an automated data base and retrieval system which contains a broad cross section of information on energetic materials. such a data base does not currently exist. the data base file structure will include materials… More

FAULT TOLERANT SYSTEM DESIGN AND EVALUATION ALGORITHMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S Yalowitz
Award Amount: $49,900.00

THIN FILM CREEP-FORMING FOR SOLAR PROPULSION APPLICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard D Kramer
Award Amount: $49,990.00

ANNULAR FLOW ELECTROTHERMAL PLUG RAMJET INVESTIGATION AS A HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILE LAUNCHER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard D. Kramer Phd
Award Amount: $49,999.00

OWN JAMMING EXCISION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Norman F Bates
Award Amount: $272,608.00
Abstract:
The objective of this exploratory development is to provide a proof of concept with analysis and simulation of a transmit and receiver system using a common antenna that can be used for jamming while simultaneously tracking and searching for threats. the jammer may transmit many kilowatts which… More

ANTI-SIMULATION TECHNIQUES APPLICABLE TO BALLISTIC AND MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLES AND ASSOCIATED PENETRATION AIDS STUDY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert C Evans
Award Amount: $199,196.00
Abstract:
The designation of rvs among a payload of lethal rvs, decoys, and chaff requires reference functions derived from unique features of the rvs and, perhaps decoys. anti-simulation smears, or degrades, the reference functions of both the rvs and decoys using modifications to the surface and shape such… More

INTERFEROMETRIC BOOST PHASE DISCRIMINATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: R C Evans
Award Amount: $183,000.00
Abstract:
A boost phase discrimination sensor will be enable to discriminate rvs not only on the basis of their self-radiation signature, but also on the basis of the depolyment system characteristics. discrimination during boost phase will also provide much greater battlespace forthe defense than any other… More

ANNULAR FLOW ELECTROTHERMAL PLUG RAMJET INVESTIGATION AS A HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILE LAUNCHER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard D. Kramer Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A new system, the annular flow electrothermal plug ramjet, is proposed as a alternative to chemical rockets and electromagnetic launchers as a kinetic energy weapon. this system appears to be capable of achieving the hypervelocities necessary in reasonable launcher lengths, primarily because it does… More

FAULT TOLERANT SYSTEM DESIGN AND EVALUATION ALGORITHMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey S Yalowitz
Award Amount: $230,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to investigate new fault tolerant algorithms and modeling environments for use in reliability design and evaluation of model multiprocessor networks such as flight control systems and high-reliability computer systems for nuclear plant safety systems and other… More

THIN FILM CREEP-FORMING FOR SOLAR PROPULSION APPLICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard D Kramer
Award Amount: $237,000.00
Abstract:
The high performance potential of composite propulsion systems make them attractive for winged horizontal take-off booster and single stage to orbit launch vehicles. numerous types of systems have been proposed, researched, analyzed, and tested. the overall objective of this effort is a critical… More

DETERMINATION OF COATING THICKNESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ferril losee
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to develop a method to rapidly determine the completeness and thickness of coatings such as waves or polyethylene on energetic materials which are usually nitro compounds. the approach that is proposed is to include in the coating a very small but known percentage… More

INTEGRATED EXPERT SYSTEM FOR SENTIENT RADIO RECEIVERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey s yalowitz
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to investigate means of improving radio reception and the quality of demodulated information by incorporating wareness of the electro-magnetic environment in communications receivers. emphasis is placed on the integrated use of expert systems and adaptive signal… More

EXPERT COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCE MANAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey s yalowitz
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to investigate new automated methods of sensing, planning, and controlling the use of radio frequency communications parameters of sophisticated military aircrat at the aircraft platform and data link levels, to maximize the overall quality and reliability of the… More

PORTABLE LOW TEMPERATURE COOLER FOR SPACE STATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,999.00

PORTABLE LOW TEMPERATURE COOLER FOR SPACE STATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $480,000.00
Abstract:
A thermally efficient lightweight enclosure (cooler) for lowtemperature storage of biological and other experiment samples onboard the space station, and transportation to earth, will provide significant life cycle cost savings to the space station program. in addition, the concept is essentially… More

AN OPTIMIZED METHOD FOR APPLICATION OF COLOR TO MISSION DISPLAYS OF THE E-2C

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John f rice
Award Amount: $49,977.00
Abstract:
As the mission displays of military systems become more complex, it becomes necessary to implement more effective means of presenting mission information to operators. as a result, many of these displays have been upgraded from monochrome to multi-color units. this improvement has prompted the… More

OPTICAL COMPUTING AND OPTICAL SIGANL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert A Pilgrim
Award Amount: $49,997.00

AIR MASS MEASUREMENT INDICATOR FOR PORTABLE LIQUID AIR DEWAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joe C Cody
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A measuring system capable of real-time display of the amount of air remaining in a liquid air respirator storage dewar, regardless of dewar orientation or use rate, will significantly enhance utilization of the respirator and reduce unnecessary down time for tank recharging. the proposed mass… More

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM SAFETY ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael A Schroer
Award Amount: $49,947.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to develop software hazard analysis techniques to be used on existing and developing systems. the techniques should work with program design languages for systems under development and with written code for systems already developed. in both new and developed… More

WARFARE SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard C Baldwin
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Demonstrate an effective method for force-level, top-down system architecture development, representation, analysis, and integration. the srs technologies developed integrated architecture analysis (iaa) method will be used in phase i to show how a force-level system architecture can be developed… More

WARFARE SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard C Baldwin
Award Amount: $49,516.00

WARHEAD VERIFICATION USING X-RAY TECHNIQUES UNDER START

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael Short
Award Amount: $49,999.00

OPTICAL COMPUTING AND OPTICAL SIGANL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert A Pilgrim
Award Amount: $480,000.00
Abstract:
The reduced level of interference in optical computers and the low thermal mass of their materials make optical computing signal processors an attractive alternative for strategic applications. the neural-network applied to signal and image processing has been demonstrated to exhibit comparable… More

WARHEAD VERIFICATION USING X-RAY TECHNIQUES UNDER START

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael Short
Award Amount: $860,700.00
Abstract:
On-site verification has emerged as an integral part of any agreement reached between the united states and the soviet union under the strategic arms reduction talks (start). this is an especially important consideration when formulating operational procedures for the implementation of reentry… More

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT TOOL FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael A Schroer
Award Amount: $49,984.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to explore the feasibility of developing an advanced computer-based tool that will enhance government and contractor control of the software development process. this tool will enhance the development of quality software through the use of clear contractural… More

BUILT-IN TEST (BIT) APPROACHES FOR END-TO-END TESTABILITY OF RF CIRCUITS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James M Morrison
Award Amount: $49,964.00
Abstract:
The complexity and high density of state-of-the-art rf equipment is creating an increased need for bit technology. test points are more difficult to access in modern integrated rf circuits and maintaining a complete inventory of rf test equipment is becoming more difficult and expensive. the… More

CONCEPTS FOR ENHANCING ICBM FORCE EFFECTIVENESS BASED ON IMPROVED INFORMATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Cooper
Award Amount: $49,927.00
Abstract:
Future performance requirements for the u.s. icbm force will be even more demanding than today's given substantially unchanged strategic force mission requirements. continuing changes in the soviet target base will account in large measure for the difficulties faced by the icbm force in maintaining… More

INTEROPERABILITY OF NAVY RANGE OPERATIONS WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER FACILITIES OF THE FAA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne Pennington
Award Amount: $49,983.00

BUILT-IN TEST (BIT) APPROACHES FOR END-TO-END TESTABILITY OF RF CIRCUITS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James M Morrison , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,964.00
Abstract:
The complexity and high density of state-of-the-art rf equipment is creating an increased need for bit technology. test points are more difficult to access in modern integrated rf circuits and maintaining a complete inventory of rf test equipment is becoming more difficult and expensive. the… More

COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR BEARING DYNAMIC ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Dmoore , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The enormous amount of data produc:ed by computer codes used by the aerospace industry to design and evaluate high speed rolling element bearings makes it difficult and time consuming to synthesize and evaluate analysis results. some codes provide computer graphics for specific parameters which… More

TRANSIENT MODEL OF CRYOGENIC BEARING THERMO-MECHANICAL OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,362.00
Abstract:
Cryogenic, liquid-propulsion systems for manned spacecraft use high-performance turbopumps with rolling-element bearings to support the turbine and pump shaft. these bearings operate at high speed in the cryogen being pumped; they are highly loaded and poorly lubricated. the resultingsensitivity to… More

ADVANCED MULTISENSOR DATA RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,853.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to investigate new automated, multisensor, data-resources management techniques for analyzing geophysical and meteorological explorations involving concurrent observations from diverse sensor systems. emphasis will be placed on advanceddata fusion, artificial… More

DISPLAY DEVELOPMENT FOR USAKA MISSION DATA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard K Steinberg , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

INSERTION OF SOFTWARE FAULT TOLERANCE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS INTO THE SLCSE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Laure L Pullum , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,997.00

CONCENTRATOR TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A Gierow , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

CONCENTRATOR TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A Gierow , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $477,694.00
Abstract:
Development of solar powered rocket propulsion systems depends heavily on demonstrating the technology for lightweight space-deployable solar concentrators. large parabolically shaped thin film reflectors can be packaged with other solar powered propulsion elements and deployed in low earth orbit.… More

INSERTION OF SOFTWARE FAULT TOLERANCE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS INTO THE SLCSE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Laure L Pullum , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $434,946.00
Abstract:
Objective is to investigate techniques/methods for software fault tolerance, and the availability of, requirements for, and use of tools to aid in insertion of software fault tolerance into mission critical systems. research will provide the information required to develop a prototype tool set that… More

DISPLAY DEVELOPMENT FOR USAKA MISSION DATA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard K Steinberg , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $479,818.00
Abstract:
Srs technologies has formulated innovative display concepts in order to significantly increase the amount of usaka mission data displayed from the gbr-x and krems radars while at the same time improving the data interface between test personnel and display hardware. srs's concepts are in response to… More

NON-IMAGING SECONDARY CONCENTRATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow
Award Amount: $49,969.00

NON-IMAGING SECONDARY CONCENTRATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow
Award Amount: $717,452.00
Abstract:
The solar thermal rocket offers the optimum propulsion means for leo to geo transfer vehicles, provided that specific impulse (isp) on the order of 1,000 seconds at moderate thrust levels can be achieved. these isp's and thrust levels are contingent on the solar concentrator system providing high… More

Laser Thermal Propulsion Utilizing Solar Thermal Conponents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Personal Computer Based, Graphical User Interface Configured, Generic Air Breathing Propulsion System Cycle Deck

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard K. Steinberg
Award Amount: $69,987.00

Laser Thermal Propulsion Utilizing Solar Thermal Conponents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow
Award Amount: $731,071.00
Abstract:
Ground based laser power beaming system (1-10 MW) can be effectively utilized in the near future as a primary component of a Laser Thermal Propulsion (LTP) system for an orbital transfer vehicle. A hybrid propulsion system is proposed which includes the components of a Solar Thermal Propulsion (STP)… More

Personal Computer Based, Graphical User Interface Configured, Generic Air Breathing Propulsion System Cycle Deck

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard K. Steinberg
Award Amount: $586,383.00
Abstract:
There is a vast array of air breathing jet propulsion cycles availble leading to a monumental problem when performing parametric trades during design or concept studies. A need exists for a user-friendly computer modeling tool which is capable of analyzing many air breathing propulsion system cycles… More

Intrinsically Adaptive Thin Films Concentrator For Earth Radiometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,983.00

Fiberoptic Infrared Imaging Instrumentation For Minimally Intrusive Surface Temperature Mapping Of Rocket Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hillary E. Roberts , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,992.00

Foam-Rigidized Deployable Solar Thermal Collector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,983.00

Intrinsically Adaptive Thin Films Concentrator For Earth Radiometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $597,600.00

Fiberoptic Infrared Imaging Instrumentation For Minimally Intrusive Surface Temperature Mapping Of Rocket Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hillary E. Roberts , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00

Inflatable, Rigidized Collectors and Related Components for Solar Thermal Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow, P.e.
Award Amount: $99,569.00

Inflatable, Rigidized Collectors and Related Components for Solar Thermal Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow, P.e.
Award Amount: $734,524.00
Abstract:
Solar Thermal Propulsion (STP) and Integrated Solar Upper Stage (ISUS) concepts are being evaluated which may have significant technical and economical benefits for transporting payloads to higher energy orbits. The performance and economy of solar thermal propulsion in this application are… More

Rigid Inflatable Structures for Solar Orbital Transfer Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James P. Paxton
Award Amount: $99,463.00
Abstract:
Solar Thermal Propulsion (STP) for orbital transfer and planetary missions requires the use of large-area solar collectors. Inflatable concentrators are becoming viable candidates for use in STP. Concerns with micro-meteoroid penetrations and inflation gas supply need to be addressed. … More

Integrated Propellant Management System for Solar Rocket Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow, P.e.
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen storage and feed for solar thermal propulsion missions poses uniqiue problems for propellant management. The STP orbit transfer vehicle has requirements of multiple-burn operation adding to the complexity of the design. A significant improvement in the simulation of a STP system can be… More

Commercial Production Of Larc Polymide Films Using Continuous Roll Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James P. Paxton , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $69,367.00

Large Aperture Deployable Structures for Spacecraft Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James P. Paxton
Award Amount: $733,879.00
Abstract:
Solar Thermal Propulsion (STP) for orbital transfer and planetary missions requires the use of large-area solar collectors. Inflatable concentrators are becoming viable candidates for use in STP. Concerns with micro-meteoroid penetrations and inflation gas supply need to be addressed. … More

Advanced Propulsion and Power for the Advanced Technology Warfighter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow, P.e.
Award Amount: $735,054.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen storage and feed for solar thermal propulsion missions poses uniqiue problems for propellant management. The STP orbit transfer vehicle has requirements of multiple-burn operation adding to the complexity of the design. A significant improvement in the simulation of a STP system can be… More

Universal, Windows Based, High Speed Data Acquisition & Con

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: University of Tennessee
Principal Investigator: Charles Deplachett
Award Amount: $98,993.00
RI Contact: Joel Muelhauser
Abstract:
Current off-the-shelf Windows-based software/hardware data acquisition and control (DAC) systems are relatively slow, inflexible, and incapable of driving high speed, multi-channel systems. The proposed product will advance this technology through the development of an innovative, Windows-based… More

Demo of Lethality of a Hot Isomeric Transitions Warhead Concept & Related Commercial Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Hill Roberts
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
SRS Technologies proposes to define the isomer radiation requirements for biological lethality to implement a warhead concept for use in biological storage bunker sterilization and ballistic missile defense applications. We propose to develop a demonstration experiment to show that the radiation… More

Remote Quality Measurement of Deployable Collectors and Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James P. Paxton
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Solar Thermal Propulsion (STP) is becoming an increasingly viable alternative to chemical propulsion upperstage. The STP technologies are nearing the flight experiment stage of development. During a STP flight experiment, it will be desirable to evaluate the accuracy of the deployment and quality… More

Foam-Rigidized Deployable Solar Thermal Collector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,996.00

Ultra-Thin Film Fabrication for Inflatable Systems and Solar Sails

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,986.00

Inflation Rigidized Solar Concentrators for Power Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,977.00

Innovative Visual Modeling Environment for the Turbine Engine Reverse Modeling Aid Program

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles DePlachett
Award Amount: $99,180.00

Space Capable, Optically Transparent Thin Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Paxton
Award Amount: $99,291.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,985.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,982.00

Inflatable Solar Concentrator Flight Experiment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kent Gunter
Award Amount: $99,987.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Hill Roberts
Award Amount: $742,961.00

Integrated Optical Design Evaluation Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James Moore, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,986.00

Gamma Absorption Techniques for Converting Induced Gamma Emission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hillary E. Roberts, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,995.00

Space Capable, Optically Transparent Thin Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James P. Paxton
Award Amount: $736,556.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Charles DePlachett
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Joel Muelhauser

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Moore, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,975.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James Moore, Program Manager
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James Moore, Program Manager
Award Amount: $599,990.00

Automatic Target Recognition Using Perceptual Organization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles DePlachett, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $724,712.00
Abstract:
There is a tremendous need for an innovative visual modeling environment or GraphicalUser Interface (GUI), for the Turbine Engine Reverse Modeling Aid Program (TERMAP).Although TERMAP is the primary modeling tool used by the Aviation & Missile Command (AMCOM),the Air Force, the National Air… More

Rigidized Torus for an Inflatable Solar Concentrator Flight Experiment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Pearson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $299,572.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has a requirement for space based torus supported concentrators for space propulsion, power, and communications. A torus combining the packaging of an inflatable with the long term benefits of rigidization could enable the use of lightweightmembrane structures for DoD, NASA, and… More

Biomimetic Fabricated Solar Sail Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chris Talley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
Solar sails have been recognized by NASA as a key technology for enabling many future NASA missions to explore the solar system and beyond. Sailcraft of 250m and above, for outer planetary and extra solar missions, are not feasible with current technology and will require both a paradigm shift away… More

Nuclear Isomer High Energy Density Storage System for Army Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Hill Roberts, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,970.00
Abstract:
Nuclear isomers store energy in metastable nuclear states at up to a million-fold greater density than high-energy chemical systems. A particular isomer of Hafnium, Hf-178m2, stores 1.3 gigajoules of energy per gram of isomer. It has an unusually longhalf-life of 31 years. It releases its 2.45 MeV… More

Advanced Photovoltaic Arrays for Solar Concentrators and Inflatable Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Gierow, ATD V.P. & Director
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Membrane concentrators have a low specific mass, high packaging efficiency and canbe deployed in space to provide large amounts of collected energy. SRS has recentlydemonstrated all of the key elements of a concentrator for a near term spaceexperiment. Addition of recently invented technologies of… More

Processing of Tough, Fracture and Puncture Resistant Thin Films for Space Deployable Reflectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Pearson, Jr., Aerospace Engineer
Award Amount: $95,861.00
Abstract:
SRS has developed a thin film processing technique that will enable a host ofpolymer solutions to be fabricated into precision large-scale membranes for spaceapplications. The innovation presented for demonstration in the proposal is a polymercasting and curing technique that is based upon a… More

Technology for Large Aperture Membrane Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Moore, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research is to establish the technical viability of a process that will enable production of cast precision membrane structures of virtually unlimited aperture. Very large membrane structures are required for many concepts currently being considered for space-based… More

Technology for Large Aperture Membrane Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Moore, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research is to establish the technical viability of a process that will enable production of cast precision membrane structures of virtually unlimited aperture. Very large membrane structures are required for many concepts currently being considered for space-based… More

Visual Modeling Tool for Kill Vehicle Propulsion System Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles DePlachett, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $64,969.00
Abstract:
To better defend against the threat of incoming missiles, the Ballistic MissileDefense Organization (BMDO) solicits interesting technologies including lighter,smaller, more powerful, and more efficient propulsion systems and components toaugment the performance of Theater Missile Defense (TMD) and… More

Materials and Processes for the Fabrication of Full-scale Polymer Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Pearson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,968.00
Abstract:
Precision high temperature tooling is an enabling technology for the production of large aperture polymer membranes with antenna, power, and propulsion applications. During Phase I, SRS demonstrated the feasibility of casting and thermally curing polymermembranes utilizing innovative tooling surface… More

Stress Coatings for Large Scale Membrane Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Greg Laue, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,601.00
Abstract:
"The need for very large aperture (>10m) mirrors for space applications is pushingcurrent technology to its limits in providing a material and design that meet required launch restraints. The concept of using a membrane mirror would allow a light-weight and deployable primary to become a viable… More

Visual Modeling Tool for Kill Vehicle Propulsion System Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles DePlachett, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $723,820.00
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has a compelling interest in interceptor kill vehicles (KVs) with lighter, smaller, more powerful, and more efficient propulsion systems and components to enhance the cost effectiveness of missile defense systems. Withvarious propulsion system concepts being… More

Distributed Diagnosis of Composite Structures Using Integrated Optical Fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nobie Stone, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
"The use of optical fibers to provide a distributed diagnosis of the status and health of composite structures is a very promising and innovative development that could have prevented a number of catastrophic failures in the past. However, although thetechnology has been studied for a number of… More

A Solid Expellant Plasma Source/Contactor for Electrodynamic Tethers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Nobie H. Stone, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
The Solid Expellant Plasma Source/Contactor (SOLEX) is a new technological development that considerably simplifies the plasma generation and electron emission process. Under the Phase-1 effort, the preliminary work to demonstrate the feasibility of the SOLEX concept was accomplished. The intent of… More

A Solid Expellant Plasma Source/Contactor for Electrodynamic Tethers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Nobie H. Stone, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $596,253.00
Abstract:
The Solid Expellant Plasma Source/Contactor (SOLEX) is a new technological development that considerably simplifies the plasma generation and electron emission process. Under the Phase-1 effort, the preliminary work to demonstrate the feasibility of the SOLEX concept was accomplished. The intent of… More

Active Controlled Membrane Mirrors with Shape Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Patrick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,784.00
Abstract:
"The increasing demand for large aperture imaging and High Energy Laser (HEL) space-based systems has led to a technology push for light-weight, deployable primary mirrors. The use of a thin, space-rated, polymer membrane material as a primary mirror is apossible solution for this problem. SRS has… More

Processing of Membrane Materials for Integrated Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
"Space-based antenna systems require large amounts of power and aperture area to achieve desired coverage and resolution. This Phase I effort will demonstrate a method of printing electronics to interconnect a series of PV cells on a polyimide backplane.This same technology will be applied to print… More

Improved Materials and Processes for RF Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Gierow, Director ATD
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
Earth Science missions require technology development and near term flight validation of large lightweight deployable antennas. The antennas are required to meet a variety of science and global monitoring needs including the measurement of soil moisture, precipitation, ocean salinity, and surface… More

Isomeric Targets for High-Energy Density Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Youngstown State University
Principal Investigator: Hillary E. Roberts, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,987.00
RI Contact: Peter J. Kasvinsky
Abstract:
This effort will identify sources and production methods for isomeric materials. Isomeric targets will be built and characterized for experiments and potential application studies. Isomers will include Hf-178m2 and other isomers of similar characteristicsfavorable to triggered energy release by… More

Advanced Software For Design of Rocket Engine Turbopump Bearings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James Moore, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
Advanced high performance cryogenic propulsion systems will be developed for second and third generation reusable launch vehicles. These systems will require higher thrust to weight ratios, demanding lighter pumps, higher operating speeds, and increased pressures. For reusable engines, cryogenic… More

Nuclear Isomer High Energy Density Storage System for Army Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Hillary Roberts, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $729,957.00
Abstract:
Nuclear isomers store energy in metastable nuclear states with energy densities reaching gigajoules per gram of isomer. Experiments by SRS and others have shown that certain isomers can be triggered to release their stored energy at an accelerated rate byirradiating the isomers with low-energy… More

Stress Coatings for Large Scale Membrane Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James D. Moore, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $740,990.00
Abstract:
Advanced manufacturing methods have been developed that enable the production of lightweight membrane mirrors from space rated polymer materials (CP1-DE). These materials can be produced with excellent optical quality surface characteristics, ideal forfront surface mirrors, and cast into aspherical… More

Active Controlled Membrane Mirrors with Shape Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Patrick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $719,042.00
Abstract:
The increasing demand for large aperture imaging and high energy laser space-based systems has led to a technology push for light-weight, deployable primary mirrors. Space rated polymer materials with optical quality surface properties have beendeveloped. Coupling this material technology with… More

Rapid Target Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ken Bentley, Principal Vulnerability A
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
Development of target geometric models (TGM), their associated failure analysis logic trees (FALT) and Failure Modes, Effects Critically Analysis (FMECA) is a time consuming process. The Rapid Mobile Target Generator (RMTG) exploits advances intechnology, coupled with nearly 30 years of experience… More

Concept for Tether Current Collection Using Grid -Sphere Electrodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Nobi Stone
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
The generation of either propulsive thrust or electrical power with an electro-dynamic tether necessarily depends on driving a return current through the system?s electrically conducting space plasma environment. An electrical connection is, therefore, required between the plasma and each end of the… More

SBIR Phase I: Automated Discovery and Removal of Hidden Data in Digital Documents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Hackett
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project will demonstrate the information security risks posed by sharing desktop publishing documents, which occurs frequently over the Internet, and the feasibility of mitigating those risks using rigorous software techniques. Microsoft's Object… More

A Grid-Sphere Electrode for Tether Current Collection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Nobie H. Stone, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,992.00
Abstract:
The Grid-Sphere is a passive electrode contactor that relies on a very large area to allow the collection of large currents from the ionosphere. Dynamic drag is minimized by using a grid construction. This Grid-Sphere can provide electrodynamic tethers with the ability to passively collect… More