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Company Information:

Company Name: VISTA ENGINEERING, INC.
City: BIRMINGHAM
State: AL
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $398,132.00 4
SBIR Phase II $398,768.00 1
STTR Phase I $493,582.00 2
STTR Phase II $746,369.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: Interface Design for Diamond-coated Steels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Thompson
Award Amount: $99,626.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop a diamond coating technology for steel that has the chipping and spalling resistance needed for commercial applications. Friction and wear between rolling, sliding, and cutting surfaces causes lost efficiency, reduced… More

SBIR Phase I: Nanocrystalline Diamond Coated Cutting Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Thompson
Award Amount: $98,854.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop the process necessary to bring nano-diamond coating technology to the cutting tool market. The technical objective of producing a commercial size lot of nano-diamond coated cutting tools will be accomplished through … More

SBIR Phase II: Nanocrystalline Diamond Coated Cutting Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Thompson, PI
Award Amount: $398,768.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop nanocrystalline diamond coatings on tungsten-carbide cutting tools with technical attributes that surpass the current generation of chemical vapor deposited (CVD) diamond coatings as well as tools made from polycrystalline… More

Efficient Superalloy Ingot Breakdown

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Carden, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,653.00
Abstract:
The team proposes to make revolutionary advances in computational design tools that will accurately predict the Processing - Microstructure Relationships in the ingot-to-billet conversion processes. The capability of Vista's current MEMICc model to predict microstructure evolution in the middle… More

SBIR Phase I: Submicron Thick Nanostructured Diamond Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Valery V. Konovalov, PhD
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to investigate the feasibility of using hard ultra-smooth nanostructured diamond (NSD) for application in submicron thick X-ray windows. In terms of sorting metal scrap at high speed with a micron-thick film intermittently in… More

STTR Phase I: Integrated Design of Nanostructured Diamond Coated Drills (for Dry Drilling of High-strength Automotive Powertrain Components)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: The University of Alabama
Principal Investigator: Raymond G. Thompson, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Cynthia Hope
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project seeks to overcome one of the barriers to widespread acceptance of diamond coating technologies for cutting aluminum alloys which is to fabricate functional diamond coated drills. Drilling is among the most difficult of the machining… More

Nanotechnology Enabled Temporomandibular Joint(TMJ)Prosthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM
Principal Investigator: Raymond G. Thompson – 205-307-6550
Award Amount: $746,369.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) represent a collection of medical and dental conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or the muscles of mastication, as well as contiguous tissue structures. For somepatients with severe TMJ degeneration, a… More