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Company Information:

Company Name: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
City: Northborough
State: MA
Zip+4: 01532-2501
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.aerogel.com
Phone: (508) 691-1161

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,333,314.00 12
SBIR Phase II $4,048,209.00 5

Award List:

Digital Voice Technology Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Brueggemann, Project Manager/Principal
Award Amount: $79,344.00
Abstract:
The Navy's vision is to transition all interior and exterior line of sight radio communications from analog to digital technology. Automated Digital Network System (ADNS) is one of the primary initiatives that would require the Navy's tactical systems, including voice, video, and data to… More

Digital Voice Technology Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Brueggemann, Project Manager
Award Amount: $748,335.00
Abstract:
The contractor shall work in concert with the government to research, design, develop, fabricate and evaluate a digital voice technology prototype using an industry standard Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) architecture. In addition, the contractor shall work with the government selected vendor… More

Transparent Aerogel Insulation for Solar Heat Concentration Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roxanna Trifu, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
America¿s dependence on foreign sources of fuel represents an economic and security threat for the country. Solar concentration power (SCP) production systems offer the opportunity to harness one of the United States¿ most under utilized natural resources; sunlight. However, although the… More

Hybrid Aerogel-MLI Insulation System for Cryogenic Storage in Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,971.00
Abstract:
The future of the NASA space program includes longer and more invasive missions into space. Long duration storage of large quantities of cryogenic fluids for propulsion, power, and life-support is an essential requirement for these missions. Efficient and reliable insulation of the cryogenic… More

Ablative Flexible Aerogel TPS Materials for Mars Aerocapture and Entry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wendell Rhine, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Renewed interest in missions to explore other planets has created a need for new advanced heat shield systems that will protect spacecraft from the severe heating encountered during hypersonic flight through planetary atmospheres. Both reusable and ablative TPS have been developed to protect… More

Aerogel-Based Multi-Layer Insulation with Micrometeoroid Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Cryogenic fluid management (CFM) is a critical technical area needed for successful development of Mars architectures. The biggest challenge is the storage of cryogenic propellants for long durations. These propellants have boiling points well below the environmental temperatures of earth orbit or… More

Manufacturing of Large and Highly Transparent Aerogel Tiles with Refraction Indices up to 1.1 for Cherenkov Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,931.00
Abstract:
Aerogels with low refractive index and high light transmittance are highly desirable for Cherenkov detectors in high-energy particle physics. However, the quality, cost, and scale of the manufactured aerogels have been a challenge for this field. Over the past 10 years, Aspen Aerogels has gained… More

Superhydrophobic Aerogel as Sorbent Material for CO2 Capture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,973.00
Abstract:
Coal fired power plants are a leading producer of carbon dioxide emissions. To reduce the potential of global warming, carbon dioxide can be captured at the exhaust of coal fired power plants for capture and sequestration. The technology to capture carbon dioxide at the emissions source must be… More

Aerogel Enhanced Thermal Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Owen Evans, Research Group Leader – (508) 466-3104
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
The ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) has been established to protect the American people, their allies and troops deployed abroad. The mission capability and success of many of the elements comprising the BDMS are reliant on more efficient and capable portable power supplies. Aspen Aerogels… More

Rapid Fabrication of Aerogel Thermal Insulation for Operationally Responsive Space Satellites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Shannon White, Program Manager – (508) 691-1175
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) program has been developed to meet the space-related urgent needs of the warfighter in a timely manner. The ORS vision seeks to enable on-orbit mission capability via small satellites in less than 6 days from initial call-up in the field. The thermal… More

Low-density, high-strength aerogels for 6500 meter man-rated submersibles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Zafiropoulos, Research Leader – (508) 466-3127
Award Amount: $79,996.00
Abstract:
This project seeks to develop high strength, low density buoyancy material to fill the future needs of manned vehicle exploration of the ultra deep. Since the 1970s, syntactic foams, engineered foams comprised of hollow glass, ceramic or polymer microspheres embedded into a resin matrix, have been… More

Thin Aerogel as a Spacer in Multi-Layer Insulation for Cryogenic Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,248.00
Abstract:
Long duration storage of large quantities of cryogenic fluids for propulsion, power, and life-support is an essential requirement for long-term missions into space. The behavior of active and passive cryogenic fluid management (CFM) is paramount to the reliability of a spaceship and cryotank… More

Organic Aerogels with Improved Resilience and Flexibility for Multifunctional Protection in Spacesuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roxana Trifu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,939.00
Abstract:
Aspen Aerogels Inc. proposes to develop high resilience polymeric aerogel for use as a multifunctional spacesuit material which will significantly improve human comfort and maneuverability in advanced extravehicular activity (EVA). The proposed aerogel material will exhibit excellent elastic… More

High Performance Insulation for Industrial Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wendell Rhine, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
High temperature processes are used by many advanced material industries and are currently needed to manufacture and purify graphite, produce carbon and graphite fibers, grow silicon and sapphire crystals, sinter carbides and other advanced ceramics, and manufacture carbon/carbon composites. Because… More

Pressure Sensitive Aerogel Bead with PCM for Building Envelopes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roxana Trifu, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,990.00
Abstract:
Todays buildings consume more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy. Improving insulation of building envelopes offers an important means to reduce energy consumption. Advanced building envelope materials that can dramatically improve energy efficiency are needed including… More

Flexible Ablative Aerogel TPS Materials for Planetary Aerocapture and Entry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David J. Mihalcik, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,814.00
Abstract:
Renewed interest in missions to explore other planets has created a need for higher performance thermal protection systems (TPS) capable of shielding spacecraft from the severe heating encountered during hypersonic flight through planetary atmospheres. Additional advances in the robustness,… More

Thin Aerogel as a Spacer in Multi-Layer Insulation for Cryogenic Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Nancy Moroz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,999.00
Abstract:
Cryogenic fluid management (CFM) is a critical technical area that is needed for the successful development for future space exploration. A key challenge is the storability of LH2, LCH4, and LOX propellants for long durations. The storage tanks must be well insulated to prevent over pressurization… More