USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Company Information:

Company Name:
Technology Applications, Inc.
Address:
5710A Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone:
(303) 443-2262
URL:
EIN:
841268449
DUNS:
933677452
Number of Employees:
8
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
N/A
POC Email:
N/A
Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,864,110.00 24
SBIR Phase II $9,287,933.00 12
STTR Phase I $99,998.00 1

Award List:

Thermally Conductive Vibration Isolation System for Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,730.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen
Abstract:
N/a

Thermally Conductive Vibration Isolation System for Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen
Abstract:
With the increasing demand for high temperature cryoelectronics and sensitive spaceborne multi-spectral imaging and detector systems, reliable mechanical cryocoolers have become an enabling technology. These cryocoolerscollers share two undesirable characteristics, vibration and heat generation. … More

Cryocooler Interface System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen
Abstract:
For most cryogenically cooled systems, it is necessary to locate the cryocooler in close proximity to the cooled assemblies. This places highly demanding requirements on the cryocooler, its integration into the spacecraft, and subjects the cooled assembly to unwanted disturbances. Since the… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen
Abstract:
N/a

Lightweight Oxygen Tank Insulation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

Cryogenic Tank Analysis Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard L. Jetley, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

Low Temperature Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. is proposing to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a low-temperature cryocooler (LTCC) that is reliable, has high efficiency and low vibration, is lightweight and compact, and has variable load capability. This system uses a Stirling or pulse tube cryocooler… More

Evacuated Microsphere Insulation Panels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Mohling, President/General Manager
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. is proposing to develop a unique evacuated microsphere insulation (MSI) panel that is over twice as effective as polyurethane foam insulation in a one-atmosphere environment and approaches multilayer insulation performance in a vacuum environment. The MSI is rugged,… More

Advanced Component Technology for Next Generation Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,550.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Nieczkoski, Systems Engineer
Abstract:
"Present day cryogenic refrigeration technology lacks a major component: a long-life, oil-free, dc-flow circulating compressor. Technology Applications, Inc. in collaboration with Scroll Labs, proposes to address this shortcoming by developing aninnovative oil-free scroll compressor with a… More

Evacuated Microsphere Insulation Panels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Mohling, President/General Manager
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. is proposing to develop a unique evacuated microsphere insulation (MSI) panel that is over twice as effective as polyurethane foam insulation in a one-atmosphere environment and approaches multilayer insulation performance in a vacuum environment. The MSI is rugged,… More

Low Temperature Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. is proposing to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a low-temperature cryocooler (LTCC) that is reliable, has high efficiency and low vibration, is lightweight and compact, and has variable load capability. This system uses a Stirling or pulse tube cryocooler… More

Evacuated Microsphere Insulation Panels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Mohling, President/General Manager
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. is proposing to develop a unique evacuated microsphere insulation (MSI) panel that is over twice as effective as polyurethane foam insulation in a one-atmosphere environment and approaches multilayer insulation performance in a vacuum environment. The MSI is rugged,… More

MEMS Flow Controller for Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Steve Nieczkoski, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
"There is a strong interest in pulse tube cryocoolers that is driven by the reliability inherent in cryocooler expander designs that eliminate moving parts. Pulse tube cryocooler performance is strongly dependent on accurate control of gas flow andeffective phasing of the gas volumes. Present… More

Advanced Multi-stage Cryogenic Cooling Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Mohling, President/General Manager
Abstract:
"Many advanced space-based reconnaissance systems critical to national security employ infrared detectors, optics, and thermal baffles that require multi-stage cooling. If cryocoolers such as Stirlings with single point cooling are used, then multiplecoolers will be required that impose mass,… More

Low Temperature Cryocooler

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. is proposing to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a low-temperature cryocooler (LTCC) that is reliable, has high efficiency and low vibration, is lightweight and compact, and has variable load capability. This system uses a Stirling or pulse tube cryocooler… More

SENSORS - Efficient Low - Temperature Cryocooler (ELTC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,817,263.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
An Efficient Low-Temperature Cryocooler (ELTC) design was developed in the Phase I study that will provide cooling below 35 K with a Carnot efficiency greater than 10 percent. This extraordinary high efficiency is due to the incorporation of a uniqueexpansion engine design that is enabled though… More

Long-Term Cryogen Storage Technologies for Orbit Transfer Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Steve Nieczkoski, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The simplicity of a solar thermal propulsion system offers promise of very low cost compared to advanced cryogenic stages for earth orbit missions. Integrated solar thermal propulsion and power technology has evolved significantly over the past two decadesthrough the combined efforts of government… More

Cryogenic Propellant Insulation Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI) is proposing to demonstrate feasibility of cryogenic propellant insulation technologies that improve the thermal performance, operational efficiencies, durability, reliability, and safety of these systems in earth, space, and extraterrestrial environments. The new… More

MEMS Flow Controller for Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Steve Nieczkoski, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
There is a strong interest in pulse tube cryocoolers for strategic and tactical applications. The pulse tube cryocooler derives its thermodynamic performance from a controlled movement of a gas volume within a tube resulting in extraction of heat from a definable cold interface. Performance of pulse… More

Long-Term Cryogen Storage Technologies for Orbit Transfer Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$744,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The simplicity of a solar thermal propulsion system offers promise of very low cost compared to advanced cryogenic stages for earth orbit missions. Integrated solar thermal propulsion and power technology has evolved significantly over the past two decades through the combined efforts of the Air… More

Cryogenic Propellant Insulation Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Rolf Baumgartner, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. is proposing to demonstrate a high thermal performance microsphere-based insulation to enable reliable energy-efficient, cost-effective cryogenic distribution over long distances for earth, space, and extraterrestrial environments. The new technology, which employs a… More

Passive Acoustic-Thermal Vacuum Insulation System (PATVIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Allen, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Performance requirements of the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) have resulted in hot and/or noisy equipment inside the AAAV with sound levels over 120 dBA. Current methods are inadequate to allay these extreme conditions that present physical and operational hazards to Marines engaged in… More

Passive Acoustic-Thermal Vacuum Insulation System (PATVIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,533.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rolf Baumgartner, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. has developed a concept for thermally and acoustically insulating engine bulkhead panels for the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). The Passive Acoustic-Thermal Vacuum Insulation System (PATVIS) barrier consists of a unique combination of… More

Advanced Scroll Compressor for Next Generation Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Active cooling at 10-35 K has been identified as a key technology for future space tracking and surveillance operations which utilize doped silicon infrared sensors. The Brayton-cycle cryocooler has been recognized as an advantageous method for providing efficient, low-temperature cooling onboard a… More

Cryogenic Power Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Ben Nguyenphu, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
High temperature superconductor (HTS) materials are being used in high-performance propulsion systems for naval ships, as well as power cables, motors, and generators. These systems require the use of power electronics to provide the power for the control systems. Power electronic systems contain… More

Deep Space Cryogenic Power Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Technology Application, Inc. (TAI) is proposing to demonstrate feasibility of implementing silicon germanium (SiGe) strained-gate technology in the power complementary metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (CMOSFET) and logic devices for a logic and power transistor controller for… More

Collection and Purification of Lunar Propellant Resources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI) proposes to advance In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) capabilities by applying advanced cryogenic technology to perform collection and purification of volatile propellant materials extracted from moderate to high vacuum environments such as those found on the… More

Lunar In-Situ Volatile Extraction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,983.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Stephen J. Nieczkoski, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A method of extracting volatile resources from the Lunar regolith is proposed to reduce the launch mass and cost of bringing such resources from the Earth to enable sustainable human space exploration. Thermal energy is applied to excavated soil releasing the solar wind volatiles and any water… More

Compact Personnel Hydration System Cooler For Field Use

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
In hot desert environments, water contained in the On The Move Hydration System will reach temperatures as high as 125 degrees F, providing the Marine warfighter unacceptable water for drinking. Having a ready-on-demand supply of fresh, cool drinking water is crucial for proper hydration and… More

Advanced Granular System Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Rolf W. Baumgartner, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Colorado School of Mines
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
Spaceports of the future will utilize new granular materials in unique applications including insulation for cryogenic tanks and Lunar regolith processing for usable resources. New granular insulation materials such as microspheres provide the opportunity to construct and operate safe and… More

Advanced Cooling for Satellite Communications On-the-Move Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Nieczkoski, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. proposes a Modular Antenna Cooling System to address the profile (height) issue related to the heat exchanger package. The proposed solution uses active as well as passive cooling elements with design features aimed at reducing or eliminating contact resistance. The… More

Compact Personnel Hydration System Cooler For Field Use

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Willen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The drinking water bladders used by Marines in the field will reach ambient temperatures as high as 125 degrees F in desert environments. For proper hydration, the ideal drinking water temperature is below 71 degrees F; however, in extreme temperatures, water that is sufficiently below body… More

Flexible Cryostat for Superconductors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,986.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In order to realize the benefits of the superconducting equipment needed to improve the national electrical distribution infrastructure, high temperature superconducting (HTS) wires must be maintained at temperatures well below ambient. To economically achieve and maintain these temperatures,… More

Flexible Cryostat for Superconductors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,995.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Existing cryostats for high temperature superconducting (HTS) electrical cable, which use stainless steel corrugated cylinders, have a number of reliability issues: (1) loss of vacuum integrity during or just after manufacture (micro-cracks develop in the corrugated metallic tubes due to hydrogen… More

Advanced Cooling for Satellite Communications On-the-Move Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$727,162.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steve Nieczkoski, Project Manager – (303) 443-2262
Abstract:
Technology Applications, Inc. proposes a Modular Antenna Cooling System to address the advanced cooling needs for the Armys Satellite Communications On-the-Move Antennas. The proposed solution uses active as well as passive cooling elements with design features aimed at reducing or eliminating… More

Lightweight Inflatable Cryogenic Tank

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,987.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Stephen J. Nieczkoski, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal describes the development of an inflatable and lightweight polymer-fabric structured pressure vessel designed for the containment of cryogenic fluids. Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI) in collaboration with the Thin Red Line Aerospace (TRLA) proposes to develop a cryogen tank design… More