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Company Information:

Company Name: Zolo Technologies, Inc.
City: Boulder
State: CO
Zip+4: 80301-3215
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (303) 604-5819

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $297,623.00 3
SBIR Phase II $2,099,480.00 3
STTR Phase I $398,752.00 4
STTR Phase II $741,277.00 1

Award List:

Multiplexed Spectroscopy Sensor for Assessing Combustion Instabilities in Jet Engine Augmenters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, CTO
Award Amount: $98,365.00
Abstract:
Recent issues with augmenter performance tests including blow-off and intense combustion dynamics that drive strong acoustic waves have necessitated new augmenter designs. In order to validate new concepts, quantitative combustion diagnostics will be required to assess the effect of design… More

All -Optical Hypersonic Vehicle Sensor System Architecture for Combustion System and Airframe Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, CTO
Award Amount: $99,266.00
Abstract:
The realization of practical aircraft utilizing air-breathing, liquid-fueled SCRAMJET propulsion systems requires an extensive sensor system development effort. Catastrophic failure can occur due to a wide variety of conditions including combustion maladies such as "unstart" and lean blow off, and… More

Dense Wavelength-Multiplexed Sensors for Tomography in Hypersonic Flows Using Diode-Laser Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, CTO
Award Amount: $99,080.00
RI Contact: Meredith O'Connor
Abstract:
Zolo Technologies and Stanford University propose to develop and demonstrate an innovative combustion sensor technology that employs tunable diode laser spectroscopy implemented in a novel way to diagnose the SCRAMJET flow field for ground test evaluation. The sensor will enable the end-user to… More

Demonstration of Heat Rate Increase for a Coal-Fired Boiler Utilizing Novel In-Situ Combustion Sensor Technology in Combination with Neural Net Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,979.00
RI Contact: Donald K. Hanson
Abstract:
75542-Currently, coal-fired utility boilers are poorly-controlled devices that could benefit greatly from closed-loop feedback control for combustion optimization. Newly developed neural net software addresses part of the systems¿ need for closed-loop control; however, the sensors that currently… More

Multiplexed Spectroscopy Sensor for Assessing Combustion Instabilities in Jet Engine Augmenters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Sappey, CTO
Award Amount: $599,959.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal outlines a research, development, and field test plan to complete a novel diagnostic sensor for gas turbine/augmented aircraft engines, the ZoloTASS, based on wavelength multiplexed tunable diode laser spectroscopy (WM-TDLAS). The sensor's attributes include that it is totally… More

All -Optical Hypersonic Vehicle Sensor System Architecture for Combustion System and Airframe Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, CTO
Award Amount: $749,631.00
Abstract:
SCRAMJET-powered flight vehicles are being designed and developed by the Air Force, other DOD agencies, as well as NASA. The Air Force desires a SCRAMJET-powered missile for time-critical targets and deeply buried targets. Currently, there exists a void in the development of sensor system… More

Aeropropulsion and Power Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, CTO
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Zolo Technologies and our partner, Stanford University, propose to develop diagnostic techniques based upon multiplexed, tunable diode laser spectroscopy (TDLAS) for gas turbines in aeropropulsion and power generation applications. Multiplexed TDLAS is a powerful diagnostic technique that has proven… More

Dense Wavelength-Multiplexed Sensors for Tomography in Hypersonic Flows Using Diode-Laser Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: STANFORD UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, CTO
Award Amount: $741,277.00
RI Contact: Ron Hanson
Abstract:
We propose to build a wavelength-multiplexed sensor utilizing tunable diode laser technology to perform tomographic analysis of high speed combusting flows. The sensor will have a fast update rate of ~ 1 kHz and will provide sufficient spatial resolution to observe inhomogeneities and sufficient… More

Aeropropulsion and Power Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, CTO
Award Amount: $749,890.00
Abstract:
Zolo, in conjunction with researchers from Stanford University, proposes to develop multiplexed tunable diode laser spectroscopic diagnostics to measure combustion parameters in the flame holding region of jet engine augmentors. The proposed system will use wavelength modulation spectroscopy with… More

Wavelength-Multiplexed Diode Laser Diagnostics for Harsh, Chemically Reacting Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: STANFORD UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, CTO
Award Amount: $99,968.00
RI Contact: Ron Hanson
Abstract:
Zolo Technologies and Stanford University's High Temperature GasDynamics Lab have teamed to propose the development of wavelength-multiplexed diode laser absorption measurements for a novel environment - the combustion zone of a liquid fueled rocket motor. A number of unique challenges will need to… More

TDLAS Test-stand Diagnostics Development for Velocity, Temperature, Efficiency, and Erosion for Space Shuttle Main Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Andy S. Sappey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,725.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
We propose here to develop tunable diode laser spectroscopy as a diagnostic for the Space Shuttle main engines during test stand operations. These engines represent the state-of-the-art in rocket engine propulsion systems, and as such, they stretch available technology to the limit. The engines must… More