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Company Information:

Company Name: Waterjet Technology Inc
City: Kent
State: WA
Zip+4: 98032
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (253) 872-1925

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,364,279.00 69
SBIR Phase II $15,601,593.00 34

Award List:

HYDRAULIC EXPLOSIVE TECHNIQUE FOR RAPID EGRESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Jack Kolle
Award Amount: $49,741.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A DIODE LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER WITH DIRECTIONAL SENSING CAPABILITIES-

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A DIODE LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER WITH DIRECTIONAL SENSING CAPABILITIES-

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $299,000.00
Abstract:
Recent development of the diode laser doppler velo- cimeter (dldv) has revolutionized the uses of laser velocimetry. the development of a second-generation dldv that has directional sensing capabilities and can operate in a backscatter mode is planned. successful incorporation of these two features… More

HYDRAULIC EXPLOSIVE TECHNIQUE FOR RAPID EGRESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Jack Kolle
Award Amount: $344,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed project addresses the need for continuous hard rock excavation techniques which exploit the efficiency and versatility of explosive rock fragmentation while overcoming the delays and hazards associated with the use of chemical explosives. an evaluation will bemade of the feasibility of… More

AN OPTICAL METHOD FOR ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES IN HIGH-SPEED FLOWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr H -t Peter Liu
Award Amount: $58,672.00

REMOTE TRACK TAPERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James L Doyle
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEEP OCEAN SEISMOMETER IMPLANTATION SYSTEM (DOSIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Jack J Kolle'
Award Amount: $51,989.00

NUMERICAL DETERMINATION OF AERODYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS USING A GAS HYDRAULIC ANALOGY WATER TABLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter H-t Liu
Award Amount: $59,936.00

AN OPTICAL METHOD FOR ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES IN HIGH-SPEED FLOWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr H -t Peter Liu
Award Amount: $503,600.00
Abstract:
The development of an optical method is proposed for the immediate application of investigating the effects of small particles on the evolution of a laminar boundary layer formed as flow passes the nose of an underwater vehicle. during phase i, we will demonstrate the feasibility of developing such… More

DEEP OCEAN SEISMOMETER IMPLANTATION SYSTEM (DOSIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Jack J Kolle'
Award Amount: $489,600.00
Abstract:
We propose to determine the feasibility of a soft landing, hydraulically-powered penetrator for deploying seismometers at depths of 30 to 100 meters beneath the surface of the deep ocean bottom. seismometers deployed at these depths will be better coupled to the sediment and will be isolated from… More

REMOTE TRACK TAPERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James L Doyle
Award Amount: $183,971.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need to develop a method of remotely controlling the taper of the individual track sections at arnold engineering development center's g-range hypervelocity test track. a feasibility study will be conducted to determine the track tapering requirements, evaluate the most… More

NONCONTACT SMALL DIAMETER BORE GAUGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael Lind
Award Amount: $49,878.00

A HIGH SPEED SOLDER PASTE PRINTER FOR SURFACE MOUNT APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James l. doyle , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,848.00

NOVEL ABRASIVE-WATERJET TECHNIQUES FOR THE MACHINING OF ISOGRID STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Mohamed Hashish
Award Amount: $49,954.00

NUMERICAL DETERMINATION OF AERODYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS USING A GAS HYDRAULIC ANALOGY WATER TABLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter H-t Liu
Award Amount: $429,342.00
Abstract:
Flow research, inc. (flow), proposes to develop a scanning laser-sheet technique as a sensing and topographic mapping display system for the measurement of water surface displacement. the proposed technique is an extension of proven optical methods developed at flow for measuring the displacement of… More

NOVEL ABRASIVE-WATERJET TECHNIQUES FOR THE MACHINING OF ISOGRID STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Mohamed Hashish
Award Amount: $481,470.00
Abstract:
Isogrid structures are used in many missile because of their lightweight and stiffness characteristics. these structures are complex and require extensive manufacturing processes that, in many situations, are cost prohibitive, as in the case of small icbms. this proposal addresses novel concepts… More

NONCONTACT SMALL DIAMETER BORE GAUGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael Lind
Award Amount: $524,500.00
Abstract:
Current peacekeeper and small icbm guidance systems require tolerances on sfir (specific force integrating receiver) and tgg (third generation gyro) bores of 5x10(-6) inch (125nm). currently, these bores are inspected using a manually loaded air gauge. it is possible for the operator to damage these… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A FIBER-OPTIC CHAMBER PRESSURE TRANSDUCER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter H -t Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,529.00

SENSOR TECHNOLOGY FOR ROLLING DEFLECTION MEASUREMENETS TO ASSESS THE REPAIR QUALITY OF BOMB-DAMAGED RUNWAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rojer F Johnson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,973.00

DEEP HOLE DRILLING IN REFRACTORY METALS USING ABRASIVE WATERJETS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Mohamed Hashish , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,868.00

AN INTEGRATED DRILLING/COMPLETION SYSTEM FOR OFFSHORE GAS HYDRATES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Jack J Kolle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,999.00

A NEW UNSTEADY MIXING MODEL TO PREDICT NOX PRODUCTION DURINGRAPID MIXING IN A DUAL-STAGE COMBUSTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,972.00

POLISHING OF POLY-CRYSTALLINE DIAMOND FILMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mohamed Hashish , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,972.00

A MOTORLESS DIRECTIONAL DRILL FOR OIL AND GAS WELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael C Mcdonald
Award Amount: $49,923.00

PORTABLE WIND SHEAR DETECTION AND WARNING SYSTEM FOR AERONAUTICAL MISSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,851.00

DYNAMIC STRESS ANALYSIS FOR PROJECTILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan C Mueller , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,147.00

DEEP HOLE DRILLING IN REFRACTORY METALS USING ABRASIVE WATERJETS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Mohamed Hashish , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $497,035.00
Abstract:
A deep drilling system for refractory metals such as tungsten (w) and molybdenum-30 wt percent w is being developed that uses an abrasive waterjet (awj) as the cutting tool. several conceptual designs of awj drills are being prepared during phase i, which includes experimental simulation and… More

DYNAMIC STRESS ANALYSIS FOR PROJECTILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan C Mueller , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $400,495.00
Abstract:
Projectiles launched at hypervelocities at the ballistic ranges of arnold engineering development center are subject to extreme loads of over 100,000 g's and occasionally fail. the ultimate material strength, in practice, limits the maximum speed to which the projectile can be launched and still… More

SENSOR TECHNOLOGY FOR ROLLING DEFLECTION MEASUREMENETS TO ASSESS THE REPAIR QUALITY OF BOMB-DAMAGED RUNWAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rojer F Johnson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $480,770.00
Abstract:
A runway stiffness measurement system which applies a known force to the runway is proposed. this technique dynamically measures vertical ground displacements using an electro-optical height sensor to be prototyped in this work. the developed system will be composed of a tractor-driven rolling load,… More

AN INTEGRATED DRILLING/COMPLETION SYSTEM FOR OFFSHORE GAS HYDRATES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Jack J Kolle , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,969.00
Abstract:
This research evaluates the feasibility of using an integrated drillin/completion system for exploration, testing, and production of offshore natural gas hydrates. the drilling system is based on a low power hydraulically driven motor designed for drilling in homogeneous soft sediments and… More

A MOTORLESS DIRECTIONAL DRILL FOR OIL AND GAS WELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael C Mcdonald
Award Amount: $499,780.00
Abstract:
Directional and extended-reach drilling in natural gas and oil fields are often employed for greater well yields, or incases where it is necessary to cross the natural fracture network, to maximize recovery. conventional downhole motorsfor directional drilling systems have many shortcomings… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A FIBER-OPTIC CHAMBER PRESSURE TRANSDUCER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter H -t Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $479,474.00
Abstract:
A fiber-optic pressure transducer (fopt) based on patented fiber-optic sensing methods will be developed for use in pressure chambers at pressures from 50,000 to 120,000 pounds per square inch. the fopt, operating in either the amplitudeor phase-modulation mode, will detect the displacement of a… More

A NEW UNSTEADY MIXING MODEL TO PREDICT NOX PRODUCTION DURINGRAPID MIXING IN A DUAL-STAGE COMBUSTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $464,850.00
Abstract:
An advanced gas turbine engine to power supersonic transportaircraft is currently under study. in addition to high combustion-efficiency requirements, environmental concerns have placed stringent restrictions on the pollutant emissions from these engines. a combustor design with the potential for… More

SALTATION AND SUSPENSION OF SEDIMENT BY TURBULENT WIND

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul A. Hwang
Award Amount: $49,949.00
Abstract:
Particles in the air absorb and scatter electromagnetic waves, causing transmission loss and image obscuration. the patterns of scattering and extinction are functions of wavelength and particle size. in order to calculate the transmittance and extinction coefficients of multi-spectral, from visible… More

A REAL-TIME VISION SYSTEM TO MONITOR/ANALYZE THE CHANGES IN COMPOSITE SPECIMENS DURING MECHANICAL TESTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary B. White
Award Amount: $48,610.00

A HIGH SPEED SOLDER PASTE PRINTER FOR SURFACE MOUNT APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James l. doyle , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $484,674.00

A DAMAGE-ASSESSMENT AND TEMPERATURE-MEASUREMENT SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR THERMO-STRUCTURAL TESTING OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary B. White
Award Amount: $54,137.00

PORTABLE WIND SHEAR DETECTION AND WARNING SYSTEM FOR AERONAUTICAL MISSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $648,499.00
Abstract:
The development of a portable wind shear detection and warning system (wsdws) is proposed for improving the safety of aeronautical missions during takeoff and landing. the wsdws will be an upgraded version of an existing patented system with emphasis on rapid deployment for military operations. the… More

A DAMAGE-ASSESSMENT AND TEMPERATURE-MEASUREMENT SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR THERMO-STRUCTURAL TESTING OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary B. White
Award Amount: $741,093.00
Abstract:
Advanced aerospace programs require materials capable of operating in temperature environments exceeding 2000of. to assess the thermal and structural performance of these materials, testing must be performed at high temperatures. new techniques are needed to monitor and assess material performance… More

Infrared Viewer for Turbine Engine Internal Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert W. Mccullough
Award Amount: $67,048.00
Abstract:
The development of an instrument for mapping the infrared radiance field from interior surfaces of turbine engine exhaust cavities is proposed. The instrument will consist of a cooled, rotating optical head that will traverse along the axis of the engine exhaust, mapping the infrared radiance from… More

An investigation of balloting of projectiles launched from a two-stage light-gas gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alan C. Mueller
Award Amount: $61,474.00
Abstract:
Projectiles launched at hypervelocities at the ballistic ranges of Arnold Enginering Development Center are subject to extreme loads of over 100,00 g's and occasionally fail. The ultimate material strength, in practice, limits the maximum speed to which the projectile can be launched and still… More

PRECISION MACHINING OF INTEGRAL FAST REACTOR METAL FUEL PINS WITH ARGON CUTTING JETS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Mohamed Hashish
Award Amount: $68,952.00
Abstract:
High-velocity waterjets and abrasive waterjets have become viable precision cutting tools for awide range of applications. this project addresses the use of argon liquid or gas cutting jets for fabricating the metal fuel pins used in the pyrometallurgical fuel cycle of advanced reactor concepts.… More

Low-Cost Photogrammetry Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jack J. Kolle
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
The proposed study will evaluate the feasibility of adapting medium format metric camera systems for aerial photogrammetry from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform. The new generation of UAVs have the capacity to carry medium format (up to 5 cm x 7 cm) metric cameras suitable for precision… More

Size Distribution and Number Density of Airborne Particles Near the Ground Level -- Vertical Distribution and Wind Speed Dependence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul A. Hwang
Award Amount: $49,397.00
Abstract:
To enhance characterization of the propagation path of assorted Army electro-optical and electro-acoustic devices, a detailed understanding of atmospheric conditions near the ground surface is needed. This proposal concentrates on the effects due to the presence of airborne particles. The… More

RAPID DETECTION OF BIOCORROSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James L Doyle
Award Amount: $67,000.00
Abstract:
Microbilogically influenced corrosion (MIC) has been shown to be a leading cause of internal corrosion and failures in marine tubing and piping systems. A technique is proposed to identify and characterize MIC-affected tubing and piping through the use of advancced and cost-effective NDE methods.… More

3-D Radiography and Image Analysis of Defect Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. H.-t. (peter) Liu
Award Amount: $61,548.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of this project, we will investigate the feasibility of adding a "real-time" or "near real-time " stereoscopic imaging capability to the armaments radiographic inspection system already in place at Yuma Proving Ground. We will determine the best way to implement rapid, accurate, and… More

A NOVEL CUTTING TECHNIQUE FOR DEEP OCEAN APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mohamed Hashish
Award Amount: $48,336.00
Abstract:
Traditional rock cutting, coring, and metal cutting methods have serious technical, environmental, and safety limitations for underwater applications. high-pressure abrasive-waterjet (awj) cutting is demonstrated as a revolutionary technique for cutting any material at ocean depths up to 20,000… More

Development Of Synthetic Dolphin Blubber Compliat Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: H.t. Peter Liu
Award Amount: $65,838.00

Designs Of Undersea Bubble Cloud Targets Using Collective Oscillations To Produce Low Frequency Underwater Sound

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paul Hwang
Award Amount: $59,022.00

DIRECT MICROMECHANICAL SIMULATIONS FOR DAMAGE ACCUMULATION IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alan Cc Mueller
Award Amount: $49,932.00

FEASIBILITY FOR DEVELOPING AN ELECTRO-OPTIC-BASED MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR FING GAGES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Phillip D Bondurant , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $34,855.00

POLISHING OF POLY-CRYSTALLINE DIAMOND FILMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mohamed Hashish , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $326,155.00
Abstract:
Polycrystalline diamond films in an as-deposited condition do not provide the required optical quality to reduce scatter sufficiently for many applications. a research investigation will be conducted to determine the feasibility of achieving an optical-quality surface finish by using… More

A REAL-TIME VISION SYSTEM TO MONITOR/ANALYZE THE CHANGES IN COMPOSITE SPECIMENS DURING MECHANICAL TESTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary B. White
Award Amount: $334,000.00
Abstract:
Recent advancements in machine vision technology and knowledge-based expert systems have resulted in powerful, commercially available systems for image analysis and interpretation. composite materials research has demonstrated the effectiveness of employing image processing techniques to provide… More

FEASIBILITY FOR DEVELOPING AN ELECTRO-OPTIC-BASED MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR FING GAGES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Phillip D Bondurant , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $199,539.00
Abstract:
The rapid and accurate measurement of internally threaded holes is one of today's more difficult measurement problems. this is particularly true in light of the recently adopted fastener quality act (pl 101-595/hr3000) and mil-spec 7742d for class 3 safety-critical fasteners. quest has previously… More

Underwater Target Acquisition System Using Acoustic Lens Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paul Hwang
Award Amount: $97,562.00
Abstract:
Acoustic lens design is proposed for the fabrication of underwater sonar systems for target acquisition. Building upon the vast knowledge of earlier acoustic lens research, the proposed study emphasizes the system integration with the objectives of compactness - both in size and weight, high… More

High-speed Dental Handpiece with Improved Sanitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David Steele
Award Amount: $72,894.00
Abstract:
The high-speed rotary handpiece is used for drilling, cutting, and grinding in modern dentaltreatment. Emergence of HIV and AIDS has highlighted deficiencies in the current handpiece design,bringing recognition of its potential role in the transmission of infectious diseases. Current… More

IN-SITU COMPOSITES IN THE ALUMINUM NITRIDE-ALUMINA SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Phd
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Aluminum nitride (AlN), an electronic substrate material, is a promising ceramic for high-temperature structural applications. The self-reinforced AlN to be developed in this project will have room-temperature properties of 1000 MPa flexural strength and 7 to 8 MPa.m 1/2 fracture toughness. The… More

New Materials for Rigid-Flex Printed Wiring Boards

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wendy W. Lin
Award Amount: $58,124.00
Abstract:
The rigid-flex printed wiring board (PWB) is the state-of-the-art in electronics circuitry development. It offers the most in board configuration flexibility for making optimal use of space in electronic packaging, improving performance of electronics packages, and reducing maintenance. However,… More

LASER OPTICAL INSPECTION TECHNIQUES FOR SOLID ROCKET MOTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. James L. Doyle
Award Amount: $79,208.00
Abstract:
QUEST Integrated, Inc. proposes the development of a laser-based inspection instrument for the assessment of the condition of solid propellant in a solid rocket motor. The device will consist of an intrinsically safe, noncontacting rotating head that will employ laser triangulation techniques to… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A FAST RESPONSE FIBER-OPTIC FLEXURE BALANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Ron C Lilley
Award Amount: $59,609.00
Abstract:
A fast response aerodynamic balance will be developed for force and moment measurements under non-steady-state flight conditions. A cylindrical balance 2 inches in diameter and 6 inches long that uses a set of X-flexures will be considered as a candidate design. To satisfy the requirement for… More

Programmable PCM Encoder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Phillip D. Bondurant
Award Amount: $79,180.00

Automated Visual Inspection of Threaded Weapon Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. James L. Doyle
Award Amount: $68,835.00

Designs Of Undersea Bubble Cloud Targets Using Collective Oscillations To Produce Low Frequency Underwater Sound

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paul Hwang
Award Amount: $353,611.00
Abstract:
Bubbles within a cloud can undergo collective oscillations and produce large acoustic emissions at low frequencies (20 to 2 kHz). Using the collective oscillation properties, relatively small targets can be developed for underwater acoustics research and other applications. This proposal presents… More

Development Of Synthetic Dolphin Blubber Compliat Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: H.t. Peter Liu
Award Amount: $247,339.00
Abstract:
QUEST Integrated, Inc. (formerly Flow Research) proposes to develop and fabricate compliant coatings synthesizing dolphin skin/blubber for use on underwater vehicles to achieve drag and flow noise reduction. Guided by the theory of the hydrodynamic response of viscoelastic materials, the design of… More

Programmable PCM Encoder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Phillip D. Bondurant
Award Amount: $742,664.00
Abstract:
A programmable, pulse code modulation (PCM) encoder for telemetry applications is proposed. Existing encoders do not provide for on-board processing of signals and, in general, are not very sophisticated as compared to current available technology. We propose development of a modular digital signal… More

Electrically Conductive Ceramic Coatings for Aircraft Windows and Missile Domes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $69,829.00
Abstract:
Current IR systems are extremely susceptible to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) because they possess large apertures that present ideal front-door entry paths for EM radiation. Significant amounts of EM radiation (400 MHz - 18 GHz) can penetrate and couple to the IR sensor… More

A UHP Waterjet System for Coke Removal in Jet Engine Fuel Tubes and Manifolds, with Laser-Optic Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. David E. Steele
Award Amount: $79,897.00
Abstract:
This Phase I study will show the feasibility of ultrahigh-pressure wagerer coke removal and laser-optic inspection for the renewal of jet engine fuel tubes and manifolds. Ultrahigh-pressure, 55,000 psi, pure waterjets offer significant advantages as the basis for a new coke removal method for… More

Waterjet Techniques for Composite-Material Jet Engine Component Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Corey Dunsky
Award Amount: $69,816.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a versatile, low-cost tool and techniques for its application to the repair of composite materials in jet engine components. This tool will consist of a waterjet, abrasive-waterjet, or an abrasive suspension jet. The repair process may include several… More

Stereoscopic Inspection for Microelectronics Using Multiple Imaging Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter H.t. Liu
Award Amount: $69,852.00
Abstract:
Stereoscopic imaging is a powerful technique that can provide (1) 3D visual inspections (for both surface and interior features), (2) 3D measurements, and (3) 3D defect algorithms. We propose a PC-based microelectronics inspection system that takes advantage of not only stereo imaging, but also… More

Solid Free-Form Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenneth J. Theimer
Award Amount: $69,713.00
Abstract:
Rapid Metal Fabrication (RAMFAB) is a technique in urgent need of development. Since the introduction of rapid prototyping (RP) systems such as StereoLithography and Fused Deposition Modeling for creating non-metallic prototype parts of arbitrary geometry, manufacturing industries have been waiting… More

Oxidation Resistant Ductile Molybdenum Disilicide Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $69,942.00
Abstract:
This project will investigate the feasibility of alloying MoSi, to improve its low temperature ductility and fracture toughness without degrading its oxidation resistance and creep strength while maintaining a similar density. The project objective is to lower the brittle-ductile transition… More

Automated Visual Inspection of Threaded Weapon Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. James L. Doyle
Award Amount: $599,892.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army uses millions of threaded components in its weapon systems, many of which are nonstandard or Class III Safety Critical and therefore must undergo rigorous dimensional quality control. The inspection of threaded parts using conventional surface-contacting gauges is costly,… More

A Gap and Tape/Tow Width Sensor for On-Line Quality Control of Automated Composite Lamination Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tyler C. Folsom
Award Amount: $78,725.00
Abstract:
The proposed study will evaluate the feasibility of using an optical sensor (structured lighting/image processing) to detect gap and tape/tow widths for automated composites fabrication processes such as tape laying, tow placement, and filament winding. The sensor will serve as a real-time,… More

PULSED-JET GROUND PENETRATION FOR DELIVERY OF IN SITU BIOREMEDIATION AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jack Kolle
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Abrasive-Waterjet Machining Techniques for Ceramic-Material Coal-Based Power System Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Corey M. Dunsky
Award Amount: $74,945.00

Development of a Laser-Based System for Detection of Flaws

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $727,442.00

Ultrahigh-Pressure Cryogenic Jet Cutting of Steel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Corey M. Dunsky , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,860.00

Electrically Conductive Metal Silicides and Ceramics for EMI/RFI Shielding of IR Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $80,000.00

A Modular Inspection System for Complete In-Service Examination of a Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel, Including the Beltline Region

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David O. Monserud
Award Amount: $74,948.00

Sonochemical Synthesis of Nanosize Ceramic Powders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $64,465.00

DIRECT MICROMECHANICAL SIMULATIONS FOR DAMAGE ACCUMULATION IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alan Cc Mueller
Award Amount: $296,403.00
Abstract:
Researchers are developing direct micromechanical simulation technique to model damage accumulation in composite materials. composite material technology allows the engineer to tailor the material properties for the specific design requirements of a mechanical system, such as a propulsion system.… More

Electrically Conductive Metal Silicides and Ceramics for EMI/RFI Shielding of IR Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $519,951.00
Abstract:
Current IR systems are extremely susceptible to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) because they possess large apertures that present ideal front-door entry paths for EM radiation. Significant amounts of EM radiation (400 MHz - 18 GHz) can penetrate and couple to the IR… More

PULSED-JET GROUND PENETRATION FOR DELIVERY OF IN SITU BIOREMEDIATION AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jack Kolle
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
In situ bioremediation would significantly reduce the costs and risks associatedwith the cleanup of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbon (CAH) solvent contaminationin the vadose zone and in groundwater. CAH remediation requires controlledaccess to the subsurface for delivery and mixing of a variety of… More

A Real-Time, High-Resolution Sensor for Bond Integrity and Thermal Conductivity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary B. White
Award Amount: $69,639.00
Abstract:
Dense, high-performance electronic systems employ advanced substrate materials, such as ceramics, for maximum heat dissipation. During the fabrication of these ceramic packages various thick-film and thin-film materials are bonded to the substrate and subsequently serve as circuit paths and… More

Ultrahigh-Pressure Cryogenic Jet Cutting of Steel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Corey M. Dunsky , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $199,798.00
Abstract:
This project will advance the state of the art of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) jet machining technology. Existing technology uses water as the working fluid that accelerates abrasive particles in high-velocity, highly coherent jets. Despite successful demonstration and industrial utilization of the… More

Thermal-Shock-Resistant Sapphire by Microstructural Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $69,342.00
Abstract:
The proposed study will evaluate the effectiveness of combining polishing and doping to reduce twin nucleation sites and to prevent twin boundary movement in sapphire to improve its thermal shock resistance. Doped and undoped single-crystal sapphire will be grown by the Czochralski method. The… More

NDI Method for Quantification of Weak Bonding Strength of Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Morteza Safai
Award Amount: $69,747.00
Abstract:
The development of an intelligent shearography optical inspection system with an innovative and robust excitation technique for detecting weak bonds, delamination, and disbonds in composite materials and structures is proposed. This development will be conducted with the collaboration of Sandia… More

Development of a Fiber-Optic Gas Bearing-Balance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ron Lilley
Award Amount: $78,593.00
Abstract:
A one degree of freedom high-frequency aerodynamic bearing-balance will be developed for force, moment, and orientation measurements under non-steady-state flight conditions. A cylindrical bearing-balance three inches in diameter using displacement sensing will be considered as the best candidate… More

Fatique Weakening of Hard Rock with Cyclic Underbalanced Pressures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Ronald C. Lilley , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $74,900.00
Abstract:
41076 November 20, 1996 Quest Integrated, Inc. Hard rock drilling is a difficult and expensive process that limits our ability to develop geothermal resources. This project will investigate methods of fatigue weakening the rock to increase the… More

SBIR PHASE I: New-Generation Ceramic Composites for CuttingTools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $74,729.00

A Modular Inspection System for Complete In-Service Examination of a Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel, Including the Beltline Region

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David O. Monserud
Award Amount: $749,118.00

SBIR Phase I: Fabrication of Transparent Aluminum Oxynitrideby Pressureless Sintering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $74,795.00

Development of a Novel Cutting System for...

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mohamed Hashish , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $297,929.00

Precision Small-Hole Drilling for Gas Turbine Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mohamed Hashish
Award Amount: $69,950.00

Precision Small-Hole Drilling for Gas Turbine Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mohamed Hashish
Award Amount: $732,502.00
Abstract:
This project addresses experimental and theoretical studies on the use of abrasive-waterjets (AWJs) to drill precise small-diameter holes in advanced materials. AWJs have been demonstrated for the precision drilling of small-diameter holes (0.5-2.5 mm [0.02-1.0 inch]) in metals, glass, composites,… More

In-Situ Ultrahigh-Pressure Waterjet Peening of Nuclear Reactor Internals for the Prevention of Stress Corrosion Cracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. David Monserud
Award Amount: $74,879.00
Abstract:
114 In-Situ Ultrahigh-Pressure Waterjet Peening of Nuclear Reactor Internals for the Prevention of Stress Corrosion Cracking--Waterjet Technology, Inc., 21414 68th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032-2439; (206) 872-1925 Mr. David Monserud, Principal Investigator Ms. Diana Suzuki, Business… More

Lighweighting And Shaping Of Mgst Optics With Abrasive-Waterjets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mohamed Hashish , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $69,572.00

Low-Cost Manufacturing Of Lighweight Airframe Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter Miles , SENIOR ENGINEER
Award Amount: $69,869.00

SBIR Phase I: Pulsed-Waterjet Soil Densification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jack Kolle
Award Amount: $74,915.00

Development of an Underwater Cutting Process for Dismantlement and Size Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Pete Miles , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $74,953.00
Abstract:
50360-98-I Development of an Underwater Cutting Process for Dismantlement and Size Reduction--Waterjet Technology, Inc., 21414 68th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032-2416; (253) 872-1925 Mr. Pete Miles, Principal Investigator Mr. David Lierman, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82711 Amount: … More

A Cost-Effective and Mobile Ultrahigh-Pressure Cryogenic System for Decontamination and Decommisioning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter H.T. Liu , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $74,925.00
Abstract:
50359-98-I A Cost-Effective and Mobile Ultrahigh-Pressure Cryogenic System for Decontamination and Decommisioning--Waterjet Technology, Inc., 21414 68th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032-2416; (253) 872-1925 Dr. Peter H. T. Liu, Principal Investigator Mr. David Lierman, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Low-Cost Manufacturing Of Lighweight Airframe Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter Miles , SENIOR ENGINEER
Award Amount: $598,128.00

Advanced Lightweighting of Glass Structures with Abrasive-Waterjets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Pete Miles, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,722.00
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