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Company Information:

Name: Tetra Corp
Address: 3701 Hawkins Street, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,102,185.00 37
SBIR Phase II $7,351,676.00 18

Award List:

An Autonomous Gliding Vehicle for the Distributed Observation of the Littoral Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,111.00

An Autonomous Gliding Vehicle for the Distributed Observation of the Littoral Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $459,000.00

ELECTRONIC FUSE TRANSFORMERS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $55,504.00

ELECTRONIC FUSE TRANSFORMERS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $383,000.00
Abstract:
In this work, we propose to identify, design, and evaluate optimum transformer candidates for electronic fuse applications. possible candidates will originate from the areas of ac, pulse, and nonconventional transformers. the transformers will have a voltage gain of 100 and will be designed for high… More

ENHANCED ELF COMPUTER CODES DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William M. Moeny
Award Amount: $56,098.00

HIGH REPETITION RATE GLOW DISCHARGE CLOSING SWITCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William M. Moeny
Award Amount: $59,698.00

SEAWATER SPLIT TRANSFORMER COUPLING MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: A e rodriguez
Award Amount: $58,858.00
Abstract:
If a split transformer is exposed to sea water, the device might transfer significant amounts of energy to the secondary even in the safe position. tetra proposes to build a computer model of the coupling process which will accommodate extremes of temperature, salinity and contaminants and… More

HIGH POWER LOW IMPEDANCE LIGHT WEIGHT TRANSMISSION LINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr E W Gray
Award Amount: $59,948.00

MICROSTACK INSULATOR FOR HIGH VOLTAGE PULSED SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr E W Gray
Award Amount: $59,122.00

HIGH REPETITION RATE GLOW DISCHARGE CLOSING SWITCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William M. Moeny
Award Amount: $488,000.00
Abstract:
The development of high power, high repetition rate closing switches has recently become important for many pulsed power applications. historically, high repetition rate switches for pulsed power applications have either been spark gaps or thyratrons. thyratrons have high repetition rates, but are… More

ENHANCED ELF COMPUTER CODES DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William M. Moeny
Award Amount: $268,000.00
Abstract:
Many of the systems for sdi involve pulse power and high voltage systems, including lasers, particle beam accelerators, and railguns. one of the significant problems yet to be solved in developing operational sdi spacecraft is the management of electric fields within the spacecraft, the primary… More

ENHANCED COAL COMMINUTION AND CLEANING USING SPARK-GENERATEDFOCUSED SHOCKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Kenell J Touryan
Award Amount: $50,000.00

MICROSTACK INSULATOR FOR HIGH VOLTAGE PULSED SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr E W Gray
Award Amount: $479,000.00
Abstract:
Polymeric or ceramic insulators conventionally are being used in high voltage pulsed systems. new approaches are needed that would reduce insulators ring thicknesses and increase corresponding grading rings flashover voltage. such an approach would possess in comparison to conventional insulators:… More

HIGH POWER LOW IMPEDANCE LIGHT WEIGHT TRANSMISSION LINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr E W Gray
Award Amount: $483,000.00
Abstract:
The development of high power, low impedance, lightweight energy storage transmission lines for pulse-power applications is crucial forsmaller, lightweight, space-based, pulse-power systems. development of high dielectric energy storage line technology would greatly reducethe size, weight, and… More

ENHANCED COAL COMMINUTION AND CLEANING USING SPARK-GENERATEDFOCUSED SHOCKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Kenell J Touryan
Award Amount: $493,060.00
Abstract:
One of the many ways of using coal as a fuel for generating electric power is to pulverize it into a very fine size (2-20 microns) and mix it with a liquid carrier such as water. the resulting slurry can be transported through a pipeline and injected directly into a boiler for combustion.… More

PHOTOCONDUCTIVE SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCH FLASHOVER SUPPRESSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Juan M Elizondo , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,722.00

PLASMA CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER PHOTOIONIZED LASERS AND PLASMA SWITCHES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Juan M Elizondo
Award Amount: $56,005.00

MEGAVOLT MEGAHERTZ PULSE GENERATOR TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $62,846.00

PHOTOCONDUCTIVE SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCH FLASHOVER SUPPRESSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Juan M Elizondo , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,864.00
Abstract:
Photoconductive semiconductor switches (pcsss) presently have the greatest potential for dramatic performance enhancements for high power pulsed applications. however, surface flashover severely limits the maximum voltage they can stand off in the open state. application of a proprietary technique… More

MEGAVOLT MEGAHERTZ PULSE GENERATOR TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
A high voltage pulse generator technology is being developedfor practical beam accelerators, pulsed x-ray sources and other pulse power applications. the specific technologycapability is short pulse width (10-250 nsec), high voltage pulse (1 mv and above) delivered at a high repetition rate (1 mhz… More

PULSE POWER FOR UNDERWATER NEUTRALIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr K J Touryan
Award Amount: $55,642.00
Abstract:
One of the important needs for naval submarine warfare is the capability to generate intense acoustic pulses in water for neutralization of underwater devices and for sonar applications. this program is to develop a new high power acoustic source that will operate efficiently in salt water and at… More

LASER CONTROLLED HIGH POWER SEMICONDUCTOR OPENING SWITCH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,920.00
Abstract:
The concept for a bulk optically-controlled semiconductor switch (boss), where two different wavelength lasers are used to generate and quench photoconductivity was recently introduced by schoenbach and lakdawala at old dominion university (odu). instead of sustaining photoconductance bylaser light,… More

AIRBORNE LASER GENERATED LOW FREQUENCY SOUND FOR ASW APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $62,228.00

EFFICIENT LASER PAINT REMOVAL AND RESIDUE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $56,440.00

A FERROFLUID PUMP HOVERING SYSTEM FOR UNDERWATER DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Kennel J Tourfan
Award Amount: $56,054.00

AN INNOVATIVE USE OF PULSED POWER TECHNOLOGY FOR SEPARATING MINERALS FROM ORES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Kenell J Touryan , Director Of Energy Research
Award Amount: $48,724.00

MOLECULARLY ENGINEERED POLYMERS WITH HIGH DIELECTRIC STORAGE DENSITY AND A LARGE DIELECTRIC CONSTANT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $58,307.00

HIGH REPETITION RATE PULSE COAXIAL INDUCTION ACCELERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: F Eugene White , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $53,455.00
Abstract:
Tetra corporation is developing innovative electromagnetic launcher (eml) technology for hypervelocity (2-10 km/sec), moderate mass projectiles (50 to 100 grams). this technology utilized a unique linear induction coaxial coil configuration driven by a near-arbitrary waveshape repetitive (200 hz-10… More

A QUASI-EQUILIBRIUM KINETIC MODEL OF HF AIR BREAKDOWN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: A E Rodriguez , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $52,409.00
Abstract:
We propose to build a quasi-equilibrium kinetic model of high frequency (hf) air breakdown based on the spark breakdown model developed at tetra corporation for air and sulfur hexaflouride (sf[6]). an understanding of the time-dependent breakdown process is the most critical part of a complete… More

FIELD EMISSION ENHANCEMENT AND CONFINEMENT FROM SUPERCONDUCTIVE SURFACES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,954.00
Abstract:
This project studies the feasibility of using a superconductive surface as the source of electrons for electron-beam diode applications. ceramic-based materials such as yba2cu3o6+x will be tested. the material will be deposited as a coating on a metal electrode, and tested in solid form. this work… More

TACITRON SWITCH FOR THERMIONIC REACTOR POWER CONDITIONING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Chris M Young , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,605.00

PLASMA CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER PHOTOIONIZED LASERS AND PLASMA SWITCHES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Chris M Young , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $52,729.00

HIGH EFFICIENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

PLASMA CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER PHOTOIONIZED LASERS AND PLASMA SWITCHES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Juan M Elizondo
Award Amount: $268,381.00
Abstract:
Efficiency of high power uv-photoionized excimer and co2 lasers have been limited by the power consumed in the photoionized source. the use of screen cathodes presents the problem of mechanical strength. screen cathodes made out of wire mesh are excellent light transmitters but lack mechanical… More

AN INNOVATIVE USE OF PULSED POWER TECHNOLOGY FOR SEPARATING MINERALS FROM ORES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Kenell J Touryan , Director Of Energy Research
Award Amount: $249,916.00
Abstract:
Recent developments in pulsed power technologies for generating terawatt level powers have made electrocrushing and the electrohydraulic (eh) effect more practical for commercial applications such as disintegration of rocks, ore comminution, mining and spark drilling. data obtained at tetra… More

EFFICIENT LASER PAINT REMOVAL AND RESIDUE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $599,302.00
Abstract:
One of the significant issues in the refurbishment and maintenance of army equipment and facilities is the removal, handling, and disposal of paint used to protect the buildings and facilities. particularly in the case of lead-based paint, it is important that the residue not eneter into the… More

PLASMA CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER PHOTOIONIZED LASERS AND PLASMA SWITCHES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Chris M Young , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $268,381.00
Abstract:
Future systems employing pulsed power technology will require significant improvement in the current state of the art of pulsed power devices. in particular, high voltage repetitive switches are needed which significantly go beyond the present capabilities of known switches. future switching… More

TACITRON SWITCH FOR THERMIONIC REACTOR POWER CONDITIONING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Chris M Young , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The tacitron is a high temperature (300 - 1500 degrees c) switch that can switch high currents (>10's of amperes per square cm of switch electrode area) and high voltages (>200 volts) at switching speeds in the 10's to 100's of kilohertz. this switch is fully controllable so it can perform the same… More

SHIELDED CABLE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. White
Award Amount: $46,455.00
Abstract:
Shielded cables used within army systems provide protection to electronic equipment against electromagnetic pulse (emp) radiation, electromagnetic interference emi), and other external electric over stress (eos). harsh operating environments and abuse degrade the shielded cables with time.… More

High Voltage Liquid Dielectric Repetitive Opening Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William M. Moeny, Phd
Award Amount: $60,737.00
Abstract:
This program is to develop repetitive opening switches capable of switching average currents of kiloamps at voltages of hundreds of kV to MV's using a new class of liquid dielectrics. This family of liquids has very high drift velocity and low conduction losses for electrons within a particular… More

Advanced Low Frequency High Efficiency Spark Gap Sonar Transducer Development Program

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris M. Young
Award Amount: $56,878.00
Abstract:
1The Navy has a need for compact low frequency sonar sources for a wide range of applications. In particular, there is a need for low frequency high level signals generated from relatively small sonar transducers. This proposal is to develop an advanced form of the spark gap or plasma transducer… More

HOLOGRAPHIC INTERFEROMETRY FOR THE ANALYSIS OF THE ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC EFFECT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Juan Elizondo
Award Amount: $60,113.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes the use of holographic interferometry to study both the mechanical and electrical stress characteristics of thin polymer films, specifically those exhibiting electroacoustical behavior such as polyureas and polyurethanes. we propose to correlate the holographic fringe… More

HIGH EFFICIENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $485,000.00

AIRBORNE LASER GENERATED LOW FREQUENCY SOUND FOR ASW APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $488,345.00
Abstract:
The detection and localization phases of airborne antisubmarine warfare (asw) have, in the past, relied heavily on pinger or explosive active adjuncts to the passive sonobuoys or to active sonobuoys. both of these require expensive expendables which severly limit the data rate. this phase i proposal… More

MOLECULARLY ENGINEERED POLYMERS WITH HIGH DIELECTRIC STORAGE DENSITY AND A LARGE DIELECTRIC CONSTANT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: William M Moeny
Award Amount: $499,427.00
Abstract:
A synthetic program is proposed to engineer polymer materials that have a high dielectric storage density, large dielectric constant, low dielectric dissipation, and light weight for pulse forming lines for pulsed power applications. the synthetic program was developed by considering material… More

Advanced High Energy Density Capacitor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Chris M. Young
Award Amount: $62,225.00
Abstract:
Capacitor technology is a major driver for the size and cost of many space power conditioning systems. current technology for high voltage (>100v), high frequency (high rep rate) capacitors is limited to an energy density less than 7500 j/m3. we are proposiing a revolutionary capacitor technology… More

High Current Cathodes with Controlled A-K Gap Glosure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Juan M. Elizondo, Phd
Award Amount: $56,578.00
Abstract:
THE PROPOSED PROGRAM USES POLARIZATION REVERSAL ON FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS THAT YIELD CURRENT DENSITIES IN THE kA/cm2 RANGE. THE FAST CHANGE IN THE POLARIZATION VECTOR WITHIN THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN A TRANSITION THAT LIBERATES THE POLARIZATION INDUCED CHARGES (4 P) RESULTING IN A CURRENT PULSE… More

DIELECTRIC WALL LINAC INSULATOR FOR COMPACT (MEV) ELECTRON BEAM SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Juan M Elizondo
Award Amount: $49,859.00
Abstract:
There are multiple applications for compact particle accelerators, especially high energy [tens of mev] and high current [ka] output. gradients of 10 to 20 mv/m are possible only with rf accelerators. existing linear induction accelerators (lias) do not operate at over 1 mv/m. researchers are… More

Electron Beam Destruction and Removal of Volatile Organic Chemicals and Metal in the Presence of Titanium Dioxide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Randy Curry
Award Amount: $99,937.00
Abstract:
Tetra Corporation proposes to investigate an innovative treatement process for the combined removal of metallic ions and the destruction of volatile organic chemicals in waste water. Both metal ion and volatile organic contaminants are commonly found in water. Tetra Corporation would thus propose to… More

Advanced Impulse Acoustic Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris M. Young
Award Amount: $62,545.00
Abstract:
The Navy currently uses air deployed underwater Sound Underwater Source (SUS) charges to aid in gathering oceanographic data. While explosive sources offer a number of advantages, they also have a number of key limitations including: the lack of repetitive capability from a single container, safety… More

High Reliability, Low Cost, Transmission of Data and Power Through a Magnetically Coupled Rotating Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William R. Cravey
Award Amount: $69,060.00
Abstract:
Data transmission through helicopter rotating interfaces using sliprings is much less reliable than desired. WHile sliprings offer many advantages, they also have several principal disadvantages. Dropout and errors are introduced onto signals as the interfaces wear and become contaminated. In… More

Compact System for Safe Removal of Conformal Coatings from Electronic Printed Circuit Boards

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenneth F. Mcdonald
Award Amount: $66,924.00
Abstract:
An important need for the US Navy and other military services is the effective field repair of electronic printed circuit boards which have been sealed with conformal coatings. Repair of the ekK*Wk circuit boards by replacing components first requires removal of the conformal coating without… More

A Compact X-Ray Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Chris M. Young
Award Amount: $59,938.00
Abstract:
The advanced technology described in this proposal promises to increase the performance of laboratory and, specifically, tabletop x-ray lasers by up to an order of magnitude. Such gains in performance coupled with compact technology will lead to the introduction of the world s first table-top,… More