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Company Information:

Name: FOSTER-MILLER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Address: 431 NEW KARNER ROAD
ALBANY, NY 12205-0386
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (518) 456-9919

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,300,910.00 22
SBIR Phase II $7,404,651.00 8

Award List:

DEVELOPMENT OF VENTRICLE ASSIST DEVICE (VAD) ACTUATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nicholas G. Vitale
Award Amount: $99,756.00
Abstract:
Not Available This program proposes a fresh look at the tape-wrapped carbon-phenolic (TWCP) fabrication process used in the manufacture of reentry body heatshields with the objective of finding their variations to the existing processing or new processes which will result in significantly reduced… More

MINIATURE, IMPLANTABLE FIBER OPTIC PRESSURE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Peter A. Chapman
Award Amount: $99,704.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $217,332.00
Abstract:
Not Available A new optical fiber sensor technology for high-temperature strain measurement is proposed. This technology is based on a sensor consisting of Bragg gratings etched into silica channel waveguides. The transduction mechanism for this sensor follows the conc

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nicholas G. Vitale
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nicholas G. Vitale
Award Amount: $484,117.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $99,936.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nicholas G. Vitale
Award Amount: $166,550.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $144,681.00

Flywheel Energy Storage System for Small- and Medium-Size Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Chen, Senior Staff Specialist
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Innovation in key technology areas will provide the dramatic advances needed for small- to mid-sized space-based flywheel energy storage systems. Our vision for this work is based on our understanding of high-speed machinery and our background in similarly sized flywheel systems. Based on this… More

A Compact and Durable Catheter Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $196,601.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): A small, intravascular catheter pump providing adequate output, good blood compatibility, and high reliability is being designed for use as a cardiac-assist pump in the operating room or interventional cardiology laboratory.… More

Battery Optimized for Long Term Storage and Intermittent Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gordon Hirschman, Senior Program Director
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Bearing failures are among the most costly, troublesome forms of breakdowns on mission critical machines within the Navy. A failed bearing causes extended downtime and high repair costs, particularly when secondary machine damage occurs. Magnetic chipdetectors, simple vibration monitoring devices,… More

Flywheel Energy Storage System for Small- and Medium-Size Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: H. Ming Chen, Senior Staff Specialist
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Innovation in key technology areas will provide the dramatic advances needed for small- to mid-sized space-based flywheel energy storage systems. Our vision for this work is based on our understanding of high-speed machinery and our background in similarly sized flywheel systems. Based on this… More

Flywheel Energy Storage System for Small- and Medium-Size Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: H. Ming Chen, Senior Staff Specialist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Innovation in key technology areas will provide the dramatic advances needed for small- to mid-sized space-based flywheel energy storage systems. Our vision for this work is based on our understanding of high-speed machinery and our background in similarly sized flywheel systems. Based on this… More

Autonomous Prescription of Maintenance Requirements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gordon B. Hirschman, Senior Program Director
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) has become the Navy's overriding operating philosophy aimed at reducing life-cycle costs while maintaining operational readiness by decreasing maintenance requirements and operating with reduced manpower. To support theCBM philosophy, the Navy needs to be able to… More

Compact, High Density Energy Storage Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hsiang Ming Chen, Senior Staff Specialist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"A reliable bearing system is key to the success of any flywheel energy storage system. Thebearings must consume little power and provide proper stiffness and damping properties so thatthe rotor can achieve stable high-speed operation without critical speed or resonance problems.Development of an… More

Power Harvesting for Shipboard Health Monitoring Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hsiang Ming Chen, Senior Staff Specialist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This project will provide the basis for development of a new family of inductive power harvesters that use machine vibration and mechanical resonance to amplify oscillatory motion at the magnetic juncture. The Phase I base program involves the design,manufacture and test an initial power harvester,… More

ACTUATOR FOR BONE LENGTHENING/TRANSPORT SYSTEM:PHASE II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nicholas G. Vitale
Award Amount: $1,302,132.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Limb-shortening deformities and bone segmental defects remain among the most difficult challenges faced by patients and orthopaedists. Traditional techniques to correct these problems rely primarily on transverse pins or wires, which are subject to pain, scars,… More

INHERENTLY CONTROLLED MAGNETIC BEARING ROTARY BLOOD PUMP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Description (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase II project is to demonstrate the prototype of a fully implantable rotary ventricular assist device (VAD). This pump utilizes the advanced three-dimensional magnetic suspension for the rotor demonstrated during Phase I. This bearing… More

INHERENTLY CONTROLLED MAGNETIC BEARING ROTARY BLOOD PUMP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $1,491,907.00
Abstract:
Description (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase II project is to demonstrate the prototype of a fully implantable rotary ventricular assist device (VAD). This pump utilizes the advanced three-dimensional magnetic suspension for the rotor demonstrated during Phase I. This bearing… More

ACTUATOR FOR BONE LENGTHENING/TRANSPORT SYSTEM:PHASE II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nicholas G. Vitale
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Limb-shortening deformities and bone segmental defects remain among the most difficult challenges faced by patients and orthopaedists. Traditional techniques to correct these problems rely primarily on transverse pins or wires, which are subject to pain, scars,… More

Fully Automated Residual Life Prognosis Wireless Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Walter, Senior Program Manager
Award Amount: $712,553.00
Abstract:
Bearing failures are among the most costly, troublesome forms of breakdowns on mission critical machines within the Navy. Recent advances in digital signal processing and sensor technology can, when properly implemented, provide months-in-advance noticeof a bearing failure, expressed in terms of… More

Autonomous Prescription of Maintenance Requirements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gordon Hirschman, Senior Programs Director
Award Amount: $599,982.00
Abstract:
Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) has become the Navy's overriding operating philosophy aimed at reducing life-cycle costs while maintaining operational readiness by decreasing maintenance requirements and operating with reduced manpower. To support theCBM philosophy, the Navy needs to be able to… More

Low-Cost Rotary Blood Pump with ICB Magnetic Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $303,995.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An "Inherently Controlled Bearing" (ICB) concept has been demonstrated in a magnetically suspended rotary blood pump intended for use as a permanently implanted ventricular assist device (VAD). The ICB eliminates not only position sensors but also active… More

Internal versus External Sensing for Rotatry Blood Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Walter
Award Amount: $802,826.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase II program is to develop and demonstrate a compact, highly accurate, and easy-to-use diagnostic system for monitoring the "health" of implanted rotary blood pumps. Based on promising results from Phase I, this blood pump diagnostic… More

Active Balancing for Lift Fan Drive Shaft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen, Senior Staff Specialist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The F-35 VSTOL configuration includes a lift fan driven by a long, slender hollow shaft that operates at high speeds. The shaft spins whenever the aircraft's engine runs, and transmits considerable horsepower when the lift fan is activated. In additionto being a key element in the aircraft's drive… More

Internal versus External Sensing for Rotatry Blood Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Walter
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase II program is to develop and demonstrate a compact, highly accurate, and easy-to-use diagnostic system for monitoring the "health" of implanted rotary blood pumps. Based on promising results from Phase I, this blood pump diagnostic… More

Compact and Durable Catheter Pump: Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The fundamental goal of this research is to develop an intravascular catheter pump of adequate output, appropriate size, high blood compatibility, and adequate durability to be used as a temporary assist pump in the operating room or interventional cardiology… More

Compact and Durable Catheter Pump: Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $1,411,135.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The fundamental goal of this research is to develop an intravascular catheter pump of adequate output, appropriate size, high blood compatibility, and adequate durability to be used as a temporary assist pump in the operating room or interventional cardiology… More

Fully Implantable Mini-Mixed-Flow Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hsiang M. Chen
Award Amount: $281,221.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Phase I of this Fast-Track grant will successfully demonstrate a Mini-Mixed-Flow pump concept for a permanently implantable, extremely small right ventricular assist device (RVAD). The goal of Phase II is to develop and demonstrate a product prototype. The… More

Gas Exchange Array for Implantable Artificial Lung

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nicholas G. Vitale
Award Amount: $241,136.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Since 1990, lung transplantation has become the preferred clinical procedure for patients with end-stage lung failure due to such conditions as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis (CF), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and… More