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Company Information:

Name: TIAX LLC
Address: 35 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,389,391.91 20
SBIR Phase II $3,655,790.00 5

Award List:

Improved Wipes for Surface Sampling of Chemical Agents on Porous Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Daniel Ehntholt
Award Amount: $99,989.91
Abstract:
In this effort, TIAX LLC will evaluate the innovative combination of commercially available materials that will permit the efficient and reproducible extraction, collection, concentration, recovery and analysis of trace low volatility chemicals that may be present in porous surfaces such as… More

Optimization of CO2 - Coal Slurry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chad Smutzer, Dr. – 781-879-1704
Award Amount: $149,952.00
Abstract:
Consumption of coal and other fossil fuels is a major contributor to emission of carbon dioxide and criteria pollutants. Coal gasification technologies equipped with carbon capture and sequestration (CC & amp;S) technology can help address both these problems. However, current coal gasification… More

Flow Battery Membrane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jack Treger, Dr. – 781-879-1244
Award Amount: $149,973.00
Abstract:
Vanadium redox batteries (VRB) are rugged, multi K-Whr long life flow batteries that can store large amounts of regenerative energy in liquid form and are useful as energy accumulators in intermittent renewable power plants such as wind and solar, or storage of off-peak power generation.… More

Scroll Pump for Vapor Liquid Mixtures of Refrigerants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Dieckmann, Director/PI – (781) 879-1269
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this topic is to develop a pump that can pump two-phase, liquid and vapor mixtures of common refrigerants and heat transfer fluids, without oil lubrication. The challenges of pumping in this regime are well known: Two-phase, liquid-vapor refrigerant mixtures are a mixture of… More

Automate/Mechanize Current Manual Fuel Sealant Application Methodology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anil Mankame, Principal/PI – (781) 879-1271
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Aircraft fuel tank fasteners are currently sealed using manual, labor and time intensive processes including extrusion based handheld sealant gun application to hand applied sealant caps and hand operated sealant cup applicators. TIAX proposes the development of an automated and… More

Lithium Ion Batteries with Wide Operating Temperature Range

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Ofer, Principal – (781) 879-1241
Award Amount: $69,951.00
Abstract:
TIAX, LLC will develop a laminated prismatic Lithium-ion cell based on electrolyte formulations that TIAX has already demonstrated to be capable of supporting high power and long operational life across an extended temperature range from -50 degreesC to 70 degreesC. The cell chemistry will… More

Energy Efficient Ice Supply in Theatre (EEISIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Dieckmann, Director – (781) 879-1269
Award Amount: $69,937.00
Abstract:
Large quantities of ice are needed to sustain war fighters and field-feeding in hot climates. Ice is used for drinking water and beverage cooling; for food preparation, serving, and preservation; and for medical purposes. At 8 lb/day per supported person, the logistical burden transport resources… More

UV-enhanced Raman sensors with high SNR and spectral selectivity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Barney, Principal Scientist – (781) 879-1231
Award Amount: $99,954.00
Abstract:
To support a variety of applications in environmental chemical sensingincluding homeland security, defense, and commercial applicationswe will develop a UV-enhanced Raman spectroscopy system which demonstrates improved SNR by up to 5 orders of magnitude and spectral resolution by up to 2 orders of… More

TPE Honeycomb Materials System for ACH Helmet Pads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stringfellow, Principal/PI – (781) 879-1270
Award Amount: $723,289.00
Abstract:
TIAX proposes the continued development of a pad system for the Advanced Army Helmet (ACH) based on the use of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) honeycomb structures optimized through materials characterization, simulations of system behavior, and dynamic testing. In the Phase I program, TIAX developed… More

Sodium Intercalation Battery for Stationary Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Ofer, Dr. – 781-879-1241
Award Amount: $149,983.00
Abstract:
Current rechargeable battery technologies are too costly and inefficient to meet the urgent need for electrical energy storage (EES) that will arise as energy generation by renewable sources such as wind and solar increases. The variable and unpredictable nature of these renewable sources requires… More

Passive Optical Taggants for Laser Designated Friend or Foe Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Barney, Principal – (781) 879-1231
Award Amount: $149,976.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: TIAX will develop a passive (unpowered) optical taggant device that responds with a signal in the 3-5 micron atmospheric transmission band when probed with a short-wave infrared laser. The device will be suitable for Identification Friend or Foe applications for US military and allies. … More

High Performance Advanced Fan Coil Unit Using Best of Class Components and Thermodynamically Effective Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Dieckmann, Director/PI – (781) 879-1269
Award Amount: $79,984.00
Abstract:
NSWCCD and ONR have been developing an alternative to traditional central chiller plant -- chilled water distribution combined with local electric resistance heat for shipboard space cooling and heating. Instead, an intermediate sink water system (ISWS) loop is provided that nominally operates at 68… More

Bio-inspired Marine Biofouling-control Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Pindzola, Associate Principal/PI – (781) 879-1230
Award Amount: $79,973.00
Abstract:
Undeterred, marine organisms foul ship hulls, decreasing speed and maneuverability while increasing fuel use. New advances in the understanding of the adhesion mechanisms of macrofouling organisms like barnacles and mussels, offer the potential to design improved anti-fouling coatings that… More

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

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chris McCoy, Principal Investigator – (781) 879-1248
Award Amount: $79,967.00
Abstract:
TIAX will develop a flexible and comprehensive open architecture energy storage management platform that is broadly applicable to battery and capacitor-based energy storage systems up to at least 1000V, while simultaneously addressing serious safety concerns that have impeded fielding of lithium-ion… More

Fat Line Towed Array Straightening System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mo Rajaee, Associate Principal – (781) 879-1257
Award Amount: $79,984.00
Abstract:
The Navy relies on positioning, detection, and guidance data provided by Fat Line towed arrays. This information provides safety from potential threats and mission capability. The accuracy of this data depends on the array's being straight and not drooping; these conditions are readily met at… More

Novel High Energy Lithium-Ion Battery chemistry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chris McCoy, Principal – (781) 879-1248
Award Amount: $729,451.00
Abstract:
TIAX, LLC will develop novel, high capacity, -40 degrees C to 70 degrees C-capable, long life lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cells with specific energy of 250 Wh/kg and above. The cell chemistry will incorporate novel anode, cathode and electrolyte chosen to enable high

Energy Efficient Ice Supply in Theatre (EEISIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Dieckmann, Director HVAC&Refrig Te – (781) 879-1269
Award Amount: $723,263.00
Abstract:
Large quantities of ice are needed to sustain war fighters and field-feeding in hot climates. Ice is used for drinking water and beverage cooling; for food preparation, serving, and preservation; and for medical purposes. At 8 lb/day per supported person, the logistical burden transport resources… More

Lithium Ion Batteries with Wide Operating Temperature Range

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Ofer, Principal – (781) 879-1241
Award Amount: $729,967.00
Abstract:
TIAX, LLC will develop a laminated prismatic Lithium-ion cell capable of supporting high power and long operational life across an extended temperature range from -50 degreesC to 70 degreesC. The cell chemistry will incorporate electrolyte, anode and cathode materials chosen to enable high rate… More

Software Tool for Code-compliant Assessment of Wind Loads on Solar Photovoltaic Panels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ratcharit Ponoum, Mr.
Award Amount: $224,973.00
Abstract:
Presently, the proper installation of PV panels to withstand wind loads is conducted by licensed installers who use and individually interpret the relevant building codes and standards. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE… More

High Voltage Lithium-Ion Battery Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jack Treger, Mr.
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
High voltage lithium-ion battery cathode materials do not cycle efficiently and rapidly lose capacity at elevated temperatures. The lack of commercializable high voltage cathode materials impedes the implementation of high potential anodes that can safely and efficiently accept charging at very… More

Affordable and Durable Flame Retardant Treatment for Military Fabrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Pindzola, Associate Principal – (781) 879-1230
Award Amount: $149,968.00
Abstract:
TIAX proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of a new flame retardant (FR) treatment for nylon/cotton combat uniform textiles, like that used in the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU). Currently the military procures specialty FR uniforms to meet its needs. Although these uniforms provide… More

High Energy and Power Density Electrical Energy Storage Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Ofer, Principal Investigator – (781) 879-1241
Award Amount: $149,979.00
Abstract:
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has need for a robust stationary electrical energy storage (EES) device with the best properties of both rechargeable batteries and electrochemical ultracapacitors; having energy density of 500 W/l, ability to deliver high power pulses of 5 kW/l, and… More

High Specific Energy Lithium-ion Batteries with Novel Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Ofer, Principal
Award Amount: $124,919.00
Abstract:
Energy Storage is a critical component of space-based platforms across the full spectrum of exploration, scientific experimentation, defense, communications and monitoring missions. NASA has set targets of 265 Wh/kg of 675 Wh/l for batteries for near-term energy storage applications. Li-ion battery… More

Life of Ship Flexhose

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mildred Hastbacka, Principal Investigator – (781) 879-1292
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
To develop concepts for affordable flexhoses that meet the Navy military specification requirements for MIL-H-24135B and that last the average life of a ship (40 years), Phase I will (a) apply a"useful lifetime estimation"experimental method to characterize existing MIL-H-24135B hose… More

Passive Optical Taggants for Laser Designated Friend or Foe Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Barney, Principal – (781) 879-1231
Award Amount: $749,820.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this effort, we will develop a passive taggant device for laser-designated Identification of Friend or Foe. The end result of the program will be a device that meets the definition of Technology Readiness Level 5 or 6. As part of the program we will conduct a field test at… More