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Company Information:

Name: Williams-Pyro,Inc.
Address: 200 Greenleaf St.
Fort Worth, TX
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (817) 872-1500

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,493,698.00 55
SBIR Phase II $11,200,168.00 17
STTR Phase I $140,000.00 2

Award List:

Carbon Composite Reinforcement For Waterfront Construction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Reshma Shanku
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Not Available Lasers operating in the mid-infrared (MIR) spectral region have overwhelming importance to commercial, space and military applications such as remote sensing/measurement of atmospheric aerosols, clouds, molecular species and meteorological parameters. Brimrose Corporation, in… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Naresh Rajanna
Award Amount: $69,948.00

Active Automated Diagnostic System for Aircrafts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Aircraft wire damage can be caused by aging, maintenance, vibration, exposure to moisture, and many other factors. However, current wire maintenance and inspection methods are often insufficient to detect these frequent problems. Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop an aircraft wire maintenance… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Brent Williams
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Smart Damage Control Boundary Opening System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Naresh Rajanna, Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $1,028,326.00
Abstract:
"The development of a Smart Damage Control Boundary Opening System will drastically reduce the maintenance costs for present ship doors and will also provide the capability to monitor the ship environment continuously and thus save sailor lives. Theobjective of this proposal is to continue the… More

sbir phase i: Power Generation from Ambient Vibration Energy Using Re-configurable MEMS Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sudipta Das
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project focuses on providing ambient power for wireless smart sensor units used for condition-based monitoring. Specifically, this project is to develop a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS)-based power-scavenging module. Current research in… More

Advanced Vibration Monitoring Diagnostics and Prognostics Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Kim, Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this proposal is to revolutionize turbine engine vibration monitoring and health assessment by developing a system to perform accurate, reliable, vibration-based, real-time monitoring while recording at least 20 hours of health signaturesfor further analysis. This proposed system… More

Noninvasive Automated Diagnostic System for Aircraft Wiring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR will result in a system for Automated Noninvasive Health Monitoring and Failure Detection in Aircraft Electrical Wiring Systems. A Smart Insert Connector (SIC) will be designed for one-time insertion into all wiring end-connectors in existing aircraft. Each SIC will be based on VLSI/MEMS… More

Intelligent Embedded Diagnostic System for Future Avionic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"This proposal describes diagnostic reasoning approaches applicable to a variety of domains, specifically the design and development of an Intelligent Embedded Diagnostic System for Avionics. The need for this development is growing as compromises inalgorithm and modeling paradigm complexity abound… More

Low-Cost Automatic Shipboard Wireless Configuration Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"This proposal focuses on decreasing total ownership costs of Naval ships by reducing shipboard workload. Specifically, there is emphasis on the development of an automatic configuration management system for physical shipboard systems, using prevailingwireless location area networks (WLAN)… More

Aircraft Wiring Characterization, Tracking, and Testing System (AWCTTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"This SBIR will result in the development of an automated Aircraft Wiring Characterization, Tracking, and Testing System (AWCTTS). This smart, low-cost, lightweight, easy-to-operate portable testing system will be designed to track, test, and characterizefaults in aircraft wiring. The AWCTTS will… More

Self-Configuring Hub-less Wireless Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"This SBIR proposes the development of Self-configuring Hub-less Wireless Networks (SHWN) that automatically adapt to changing configurations as needed and enable the creation of dynamic platforms/structures to form networks on an ad-hoc basis. In addition,when combined with existing wired network… More

Enhanced Circuit Protection and Safety via Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters for Military/Commercial Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Matthew Scarpino, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
WPI proposes to design an Embedded Locator and Breaker (ELAB) capable of (1) detecting arc faults and damaged wire on an aircraft, (2) interrupting the circuit in the event of an impending fault, and (3) communicating the status externally. Using newalgorithms for signal reflectometry with… More

Intelligent Embedded Diagnostic System for Future Avionic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Scarpino, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
As modern electronic systems increase in complexity, it becomes more necessary to perform accurate health monitoring to ensure proper performance. Traditionally, crews of maintainers and technical experts have been sufficient to analyze faults throughobservation and electrical troubleshooting. … More

Development of Multifunctional Open-system Sensor Integration Tool (MOSIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Matthew Scarpino
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to model and develop software to provide an interface allowing a common method of incorporating sensing components within different systems. The proposed software package, called the Multifunctional Open-system Sensor Integration Tool (MOSIT), will provide the circuit… More

Development of the Smart Environmental Monitoring System (SEMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Matthew Scarpino
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Firefighters have expressed the need for both increased accuracy in fire detection systems and greater access to environmental information in the event of a fire. To accomplish both tasks, Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop the Smart Environmental Monitoring System (SEMS). This system comprises… More

Development of the Smart Environmental Monitoring System (SEMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Matthew Scarpino
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Firefighters have expressed the need for both increased accuracy in fire detection systems and greater access to environmental information in the event of a fire. To accomplish both tasks, Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop the Smart Environmental Monitoring System (SEMS). This system comprises… More

Automated Reconfiguable Intelligent Radio (ARIR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop an Automated Reconfigurable Intelligent Radio (ARIR), which consists of a series of distributed nodes that will relay voice and data to Intelligent Access Points (IAP) located within the building. This system will allow faster, more accurate information… More

Embedded Dual-Function Arc Fault Circuit Breaker/ Locator based on OSA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR describes diagnostic and reasoning approaches that are applicable in a wide set of domains, specifically the design and development of Embedded Dual-Function Arc Fault Circuit Breaker/ Locator based on Open Systems Architecture for Aircraft Wiring Systems. An Embedded Locator And Breaker… More

Fast Detection of Electrical Faults in Shipboard Electrical Power Distribution Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: TEXAS A&M UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Matthew Scarpino, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Karen Butler-Purry
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a wire fault location system using fault detection and location algorithms that will detect the presence of electrical faults from applications in grounded, medium-voltage shipboard electric plants with high harmoniccontent and generate electrical data to… More

Multifunctional Structures for Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Corey Clark, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes the advancement of Multifunctional Structures (MFS) for Aerospace Applications in order to create a more efficient and capable system in terms of payload mass fractions. The proposed system, known as Flexible Electronics andStructure Integration System (FESTIS), continues… More

Data Driven Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: OAKLAND UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Tony Chang, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Hoda Abdel-Aty-Zohdy
Abstract:
To better interpret the complex and high-speed data in guidance, targeting, or control systems, we propose an algorithm that can dynamically analyze the spatial/temporal error patterns to determine the data error. Our goals for data driven prognostics arevery specific: (1) develop a genetic… More

Low-Cost Automatic Shipboard Wireless Configuration Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The building blocks of the proposed system include distributed WCM Tags to gather (1) logistical, personnel, and maintenance-related systems information, (2) a wireless network of multiple Tag Readers to correlate and report information, and (3) WirelessConfiguration Management software within the… More

Low-Cost Automatic Shipboard Wireless Configuration Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $597,223.00
Abstract:
The building blocks of the proposed system include distributed WCM Tags to gather (1) logistical, personnel, and maintenance-related systems information, (2) a wireless network of multiple Tag Readers to correlate and report information, and (3) WirelessConfiguration Management software within the… More

Smart Machinery Spaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Javier Maldonado, SMS Project Manager
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
A distributed shipboard system that wirelessly monitors the health of equipment in machinery spaces and reports to a central location is being developed. The U.S Navy has been mandated with the task of reducing the current manning levels on ships whileenhancing operational efficiency. Currently, a… More

Smart Machinery Spaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Javier Maldonado, SMS Project Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
A distributed shipboard system that wirelessly monitors the health of equipment in machinery spaces and reports to a central location is being developed. The U.S Navy has been mandated with the task of reducing the current manning levels on ships whileenhancing operational efficiency. Currently, a… More

Embedded Dual-Function Arc Fault Circuit Breaker/ Locator Based on OSA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Scarpino, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Within Phase 2, Williams-Pyro has designed, developed, and demonstrated a system for locating arc faults along aircraft cable. This fault localization is performed using signal reflectometry, in which an electrical waveform is transmitted through a length of wire. After the reflection is received,… More

Multifunctional Structures for Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Corey Clark, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Interceptor programs are in high gear and the need for advancing technologies to be applied to these programs are at an all-time high. Payload mass fractions are a driving force in the design process of these Kill Vehicles (KVs). Programs such as the Ground-Based Interceptor and Space-Based… More

Instrumentation Support Systems Smart Transducer Plugins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nithya Ramaswami, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
While the IEEE standards identify the requirements of the Network Capable Application Processor (NCAP) and transducers, more software is necessary for system design, setup and maintenance. Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to model and develop the software to provide this interface. The proposed… More

Networked System on a Chip for C4ISR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Hull, Senior Electrical Enginee
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II project focuses on the development of a Reconfigurable Networked Smart System-on-chip (ReNSS) that will Improve interoperability to deploy a secure, robust, wideband network Create a low-power, radio-based network Employ energy-aware digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities … More

Networked System on a Chip for C4ISR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Corey Clark, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of the Reconfigurable Networked Smart System on Chip (ReNSS) is to provide a network-oriented C4ISR chip. This will include designing (1) energy-efficient, intelligent sensor processing and fusion modules, (2) reconfigurable hardware for reliable communication and processing… More

Configuration Management and Monitoring System for Mission Module Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR will result in the development of a comprehensive framework for the design and integration of health assessment modules, diagnostic modules, prognostic modules, decision support modules and configuration management modules into ship vehicles and other modular systems. Specifically, WPI… More

Sensor Synchronization Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a Synchronous Smart Sensor Network (S3Net) system with standardized time-synchronization protocols capable of handling inputs from a multitude of sensors onboard ships. Terrorist threats and other examples of asymmetric warfare are replacing traditional… More

Portable Calibration Standards for Traceability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The problem: Navy technicians spend hundreds of hours each year calibrating thousands of ship sensors on a fixed schedule. Figuring 15 minutes of labor for manually calibrating a single sensor, a facility with 100 sensors could spend 300 man-hours or more every year for monthly calibrations, easily… More

Web-Enabled Information Sharing and Data Distribution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ed Smith, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop an Intelligent Time Sensitive Reconnaissance System (ITSRS) that automatically determines the time-sensitive nature of any intelligence product and distributes that information to the right analysts via a personalized web page. Combined with data gathering,… More

Integrated Shipboard Multi-function Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a plug-and-play, distributed surveillance system called Wireless Energy-efficient Surveillance System - Open Architecture (WESS-OA) that integrates and automates full perimeter ship security to reduce workload. WESS-OA uses Wireless Intelligent Nodes (WIN)… More

Multi-Tasked Microtechnology Based Sensor for Automotive Fluidic Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Le, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. (WPI) proposes to develop an optical MEMS multi-task fluidic analyzer (OMFA) that provides on-board diagnostic and prognostic capabilities for engine fluids. The basic function of OMFA is to automatically analyze and report the condition of engine fluids. WPI will develop a… More

Data Rich Active Transponder Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeff Tooley, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. (WPI) proposes developing the AccuTagTM Multi-Encrypted Active RFID System (Accu-MEARS). To enable RFID encryption in widely varying applications, Accu-MEARS will include a robust, low-powered, and secure architecture flexible enough to support various encryption schemes.… More

Rapidly Deployable Wireless Autonomous Surveillance & Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a network of portable, plug-and-play, distributed surveillance systems called Secure Wireless Ad-hoc Network Surveillance (SWANS) that integrates multiple disparate sensors (e.g., standard video, IR camera, seismic, chemical, acoustic sensors), automates… More

Unique Identification (UID)/Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Edward Smith, Software Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop an RFID-UID Integration and Tracking System (RUITS) that integrates Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) RFID tags, readers, and handheld devices, as well as UID Data Matrix 2D barcodes, to enable accurate, real-time tracking of Army assets. Leveraging the latest… More

Distributed Automatic Reconifigurable Transponder (DART)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
his proposal focuses on developing Distributed Automatic Reconfigurable Trasponder (DART) system that is capable of achieving distributed multi-nodal voice/data communication for firefighters. Specifically, Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop an enhanced prototype of distributed Automated… More

Integrated Radio-Frequency Functionality in Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Nithya Ramaswami, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
To reduce the size, cost, and power consumption of wireless sensor networks, Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a Radio Integrated Sensor Node (RISEN) that integrates common functionalities of communication subsystems with the RF sensing and geo-location subsystems of a wireless sensor network.… More

Distributed Automatic Reconfigurable Transponder (DART)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. (WPI) has designed and successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept of the Distributed Automatic Reconfigurable Transponder (DART) that will be capable of achieving distributed multi-nodal voice/data communication for fire fighters. In Phase 2 we will focus on developing a fully… More

Data Rich Active Transponder Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeff Tooley, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
To increase RFID security while meeting performance, cost, and lifetime requirements, Williams-Pyro, Inc. is developing the AccuTagTM Multi-Encrypted Active RFID System (Accu-MEARS). Accu-MEARS will provide a software encryption solution to integrate with the Army's RF-ITV network and RFID hardware.… More

Maintenance Performance Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nithya Ramaswami, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a "Smart Maintenance Performance Assessment and Correction Tool" (Smart-MPACT) that can verify and validate (1) Equipment health management: Processes that lead to maintenance actions; (2) Work package generation: Maintenance procedures that are delivered to… More

Reliable, Lightweight, Low Cost, and Volume Efficient Electrical Circuitry Development that Facilitates Integration and Checkout for the Space Trackin

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Le, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To facilitate faster assembly and improve the reliability of STSS satellites, Williams-Pyro, Inc. (WPI) proposes to develop a Multifunctional Flex cable, "MultiFlex." MultiFlex reconfigures cabling to improve the way cables are used in aerospace systems. MultiFlex consists of integrated… More

Standard Data Exchanges for Distribution System Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Edward W. Smith, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Individual electric companies do not have a holistic view of the U.S. electric grid. These companies cannot see problems that neighboring electric companies might be having because the software that electric companies employ is incompatible with other proprietary software. As a result, the… More

Miniature Netted Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Jeff Tooley, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro proposes to develop an AccuTag Miniature Surveillance and Tracking System (Accu-MiSTS). Accu-MiSTS employs cluster management techniques and ad-hoc networking to provide a readily scalable architecture with which to perform comprehensive surveillance. A cluster is comprised of one… More

Software Defined Radio for Next-Generation Interceptor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nithya Ramaswami, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To meet the needs of the Missile Defense Agency by reducing the size, mass, and acquisition cost of kill vehicles, Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a Miniature, Robust, Radiation-hardened, Reconfigurable Radio (MR4) that integrates the elements of a communication subsystem in a single… More

Development of a Power System Management Tool to Support Automated Damage Control for Shipboard Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
As modern naval vessels become more electrically integrated, managing the total energy resources becomes critical. Currently multiple systems exist to "manage" the system as opposed to a single unified power system management tool. Williams-Pyro, Inc. is proposing a software-based approach that is… More

Power Generation and Management Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
To support future systems within the LCS that demand more power, Williams-Pyro, Inc. is proposing a Reconfigurable Advanced Modular Power System (RAMPS) that produces, conditions, and routes both module-generated and ship service power to multiple module loads in flexible locations and… More

Embeddable Software Programmable Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nithya Ramaswami, Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Navy needs a compact, software-programmable military radio developed that is capable of being embedded in unitary computing, display, and position location devices envisioned for future Marine Corps ground forces; taking into account classified and unclassified information handling within the… More

Develop plug and play architecture for Tactical power grids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kartik Moorthy, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
In response to the need for increased grid reliability and versatility, Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a modular, portable, inexpensive Intelligent Energy Control System (IECS) that can plan deployments as well as measure and manage demands for requested services (e.g., location, targeting,… More

Wireless, Energy-efficient, Adaptable, Robust Network (WearNet)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Nithya Ramaswami, Lead Electical Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a modular wireless body area network that can forward real-time information about a specific first responder from a flexible array of multiple sensors to a receiver. Our solution combines short-range, low-bandwidth wireless networking with energy-efficient… More

Wireless Fire Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andy Stell, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,809.00
Abstract:
Effective fire suppression is a key contributor to aircraft survivability in a war zone. Many aircraft lack effective fire suppression in the wings and avionics bays because of cost and weight. Williams-Pyro will combine its expertise in fire detection, wireless technology, and low-power systems to… More

Flexible, Auto-configuring, Sensor, Transmission Web (FASTWeb)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Chris Stimek, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro Inc., WPI, is proposing to develop a Miniature Netted Sensor (MNS) system - a modular sensor web system that aggregates sensor data to detect, track, and classify targets. Our solution combines aggregate data analysis, ultra-low power, low-bandwidth wireless networking with… More

Ultra Low-Power Miniaturized Flexible Radio Optimized for Long-Term Battery Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DMEA
Principal Investigator: Nithya Ramaswami, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The DMEA needs a flexible, miniature, reconfigurable radio suitable for long-term operation (one year or more) on battery power and capable of being embedded in data collector nodes for deployed sensor arrays, sensors, and other applications where very low power consumption combined with flexibility… More

Miniature Netted Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Chris Stimek, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $969,760.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro is developing an AccuTag Miniature Surveillance and Tracking System (Accu-MiSTS). Accu-MiSTS employs cluster management techniques and ad-hoc networking to provide a readily scalable architecture with which to perform comprehensive surveillance. A cluster comprises one supernode and up… More

Develop plug and play architecture for Tactical power grids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Peter Gardner, Engineer
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The same power-hungry electronics that give the United States' forces an overwhelming advantage on the battlefield increasingly strain the logistical support system and put soldiers at risk by running fuel convoys to meet the resulting increased electrical demand placed by all of the command and… More

Acoustic Detection and Verification of Intrusions against Military Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chris Stimek, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Current surveillance systems often use mounted cameras to capture video imagery and a range of sophisticated sensors and stand-alone security devices. These current surveillance systems are often point solutions based on a centralized architecture for surveillance applications. Point solution… More

Noise Cancellation SmartVOX for Firefighters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Chris Pylant
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The difficulty in hearing ambient sounds caused by SCBA equipment and the failure of conventional voice operated switch (VOX) devices in first responder environments must be corrected with an economical solution that does not require replacement of existing radio equipment. Communication between… More

Rapid Electrical Outfitting For Shipbuilding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roger Paulsel, Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Hull, Machine, and Electrical (HM&E) construction process modernization has lagged behind weapons and resulted in hull electrical wiring creating an expensive bottleneck during assembly of the otherwise modern ship modules that these HM&E systems support. Despite best plans and best practices in… More

Water Impermeable, Easy Disconnect Electrical Cable Connector for Deep Sea Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roger Paulsel, Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc., proposes to develop a line of robust power and data connectors that are completely water impermeable, even under prolonged exposures to high and varying water pressures (up to 1800 psi) associated with deep-sea applications. In this solution, Williams-Pyro proposes to… More

Method of Locating Unexploded Ordnance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chris Stimek, Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Locating UXO items and discriminating UXO from clutter in the battlefield causes increasing concern. Tagging ordnance items before delivery and deployment would identify and locate UXO with high detection rates, increasing safety and efficiency of Air Force operations while reducing the cost of site… More

Wireless Fire Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andy Stell, Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Effective fire suppression is a key contributor to aircraft survivability in a war zone. Many aircraft lack effective fire suppression in the wings and avionics bays because of cost and weight. Williams-Pyro will combine its expertise in fire detection, wireless technology, and low-power systems to… More

Autonomous Distributed Plant Monitoring Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chris Stimek, Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of wireless sensor networks throughout factory environments for applications including process monitoring, control, and machinery condition-based maintenance (CBM) have been evident for some time. Building upon our experience with low-power wireless sensor networks and CBM,… More

Rapid Electrical Outfitting For Shipbuilding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Roger Paulsel, Electrical Engineer – (817) 872-1500
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The Navy needs new, low cost connector technologies that enhance high voltage cabling, and shipbuilding companies like Northrop Grumman are urgently investigating solutions. Currently, commercially available connectors are too large, too difficult to install and repair, and too expensive.… More

Water Impermeable, Easy Disconnect Electrical Cable Connector for Deep Sea Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roger Paulsel, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $747,328.00
Abstract:
The Navy needs robust and cost-effective electrical connectors that are completely water impermeable, even under prolonged exposures to high and varying water pressures. These connectors must be reliable enough for frequent connection and disconnection (even under water), corrosion-resistant,… More

Heuristic-based Prognostic and Diagnostic Methods to Enhance Intelligent Power Management for Tactical Electric Power Generator Sets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chris Stimek, Staff Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Current Joint Operations in the Middle East have highlighted the need for increased system reliability and reduced petroleum consumption as both a cost reduction and force protection mechanism in the tactical battlefield. Williams-Pyro, Inc., is proposing to develop the Generator Fault Investigation… More

Method of Locating Unexploded Ordnance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chris Stimek, Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $387,531.00
Abstract:
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) contaminated areas range from military training facilities here at home to the battlefield located in foreign lands, this UXO poses threats to both civilian and military personnel alike. To help Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams locate and extract UXO, Williams-Pyro,… More

Battery Management, Monitoring and Diagnostic Device for Navy Energy Storage Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matthew Ragsdale, Principal Investigator – (817) 872-1500
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a Smart Energy Management System (SEMS) capable of advanced battery state-of-health diagnostics without the dependence on previous battery data. This powerful state-of-health diagnostics, coupled with extensive safety parameters to prevent abuse and a… More

Heuristic-based Prognostic and Diagnostic Methods to Enhance Intelligent Power Management for Tactical Electric Power Generator Sets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter Gardner, Principal Investigator – (817) 872-1500
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro has established the feasibility of its Generator Fault Investigation Technology (GenFIT) system architecture for heuristic prognosis of tactical quiet generators (TQGs). The GenFIT architecture will provide real-time, measurement-based health status and fuel use rates of the TQG as a… More

Just In Time (JIT) Aircraft Maintenance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eddie Hinojosa, Principal Investigator – (817) 870-1500
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force"s High Velocity Maintenance (HVM) initiative aims to better emulate industry"s high daily rate of touch-labor maintenance and rapid return-to-service. One barrier to HVM is scheduling of the maintenance. Currently, once an aircraft arrives at the depot, it spends… More

Compact, Lossless, Ruggedized, Electromagnetically Shielded Connectors for Power and Signals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Walters, Mechanical Engineering Ma – (817) 872-1500
Award Amount: $79,977.00
Abstract:
Williams-Pyro Inc. proposes to develop a connector design series that drastically improves upon impedance, electromagnetic shielding, survivability, corrosion resistance, and connector diameter relative to cable diameter. The connector series will be designed for cables transmitting various DC and… More