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Company Information:

Company Name: WELD STAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
City: Auburn
State: AL
Zip+4: 36830
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (334) 887-3985

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $649,974.00 8
SBIR Phase II $2,250,000.00 3

Award List:

A LOW COST INFRARED SENSOR BASED SYSTEM FOR ROBOTIC WELDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Wing Y Chin
Award Amount: $74,993.00

A LOW COST INFRARED SENSOR BASED SYSTEM FOR ROBOTIC WELDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Wing Y Chin
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Nondestructive testing, identification, and repair of weld defects have been documented to consume as much as 25% of the total weld production cost in pipelines, ship fabrication, and power generating systems. infrared sensor controlled welding systems have been demonstrated that would greatly… More

Early Warning Health Monitoring System for Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wing Y. Chin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, the measurement of environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, shock and vibration are used to monitor the integrity of stored missile and associated electronic support equipment. Unfortunately, it is generally a complex combination of these environmental parameters,… More

Early Warning Health Monitoring System for Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wing Y. Chin
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, the measurement of environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, shock and vibration are used to monitor the integrity of stored missile and associated electronic support equipment. Unfortunately, it is generally a complex combination of these environmental parameters,… More

Innovative Processing of HfC Coating using Hf-Containing Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Clyde Wikle, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $64,981.00
Abstract:
Refractory metal carbide coatings are important in high temperature applications by offering corrosion protection of the high temperature components. Traditional methods of producing such coatings are expensive and complex. A low temperature polymericbased process to fabricate HfC with low oxygen… More

Handheld Sensing Device for Pathogenic Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Howard Wikle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Existing technologies of biological sensing and radio frequency communications developed at Weld Star Technology will be applied to improve the safety of human habitation in space. The innovative sensors for pathogenic biological species possess high sensitivity, selectivity and short response time.… More

Passive Sensor for the Detection of Hydrazine Leaks in Missile Canisters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Clyde Wikle, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Hydrazine is a widely used missile propellant that is highly toxic to humans in low exposures. The maximum exposure limit is 10ppb over an 8 hour time period. To insure the readiness of BMDO missiles and the safety of personnel during missile transportand storage, it is desired to monitor the… More

Rocket Nozzle HfC Coatings and Structural Foams from Polymer Precursors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Howard C. Wikle, III, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Innovative manufacturing processes to fabricate non-eroding rocket nozzles are fundamental technologies that could revolutionize nearly all core missions of the Missile Defense Agency. Coatings to protect graphite and C-C composite materials from erosionhave had limited success due to the high… More

Passive Sensor for the Detection of Hydrazine Leaks in Missile Canisters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Howard C. Wikle III, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase II project is to complete the research required to deliver to the THAAD program for military qualification testing a low cost, easy to use, passive, nonreversible, MEMs based, chemiresistor sensor for the detection of hydrazine in missile canisters. The Air Force has set… More

SBIR Phase I: Rapid Detection of Infectious Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Howard Wikle, PI
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a biosensor for the rapid detection of infectious agents such as pathogenic bacteria. The key technology in the proposed work is the use of magnetostrictive materials, which when exposed to a time varying magnetic field, can… More

Phage Derived Receptor Scaffold

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Howard Wikle, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The risk of biological terrorism is significant because of the high potency, widespread availability, and ease of dissemination of some biological threat agents. The earliest recognition of a bioterrorist attack may be indicated only by the clinical manifestation of the intended disease which, in… More