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Company Information:

Company Name:
Prime Photonics, LC
Address:
1116 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA
EIN:
300026283
DUNS:
131199445
Number of Employees:
20
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $897,720.00 7
SBIR Phase II $4,183,559.00 5
STTR Phase I $224,941.00 2
STTR Phase II $749,916.00 1

Award List:

Hybrid Energy Harvesting Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Coggin, Chief Engineer – (540) 961-2200
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
Shashank Priya
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Harvesting electrical energy from thermal gradients can be a useful tool for numerous applications from large scale waste heat recovery to small scale self-powered sensors. Increasing the efficiency of traditional bulk thermoelectric generators (TEG) has been the subject of much… More

High Temperature Blade Health Measurement System using FOCIS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,967.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Dan Kominsky, VP - Engineering – (540) 961-2200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Modern turbine engines are advancing with remarkable progress in the development of increasing power, decreasing fuel consumption, and enhanced controls allowing for prognostic estimation of health. Even so, there are areas of these engines which can be dramatically improved given… More

Wireless Sensor Network powered by Energy Harvesting Solution Network

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
John Coggin, Chief Engineer – (540) 961-2200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Turbine engine performance, efficiency, and reliability can be greatly improved if additional and evolving instrumentation can be added for input to the FADEC and PHM systems. As this additional instrumentation becomes a larger percentage of the engine"s total life cycle cost; the… More

Foreign Object Damage Detection With The Prime FOCIS System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,499,837.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dan Kominsky, VP- Engineering – (540) 961-2200
Abstract:
There is currently a lack of reliable instrumentation which can provide data about non-catastrophic foreign object damage without an extended examination by a highly skilled technician. Current methods require a detailed visual inspection either through engine disassembly or with a borescope.… More

Robust Pressure Transducer for Propulsion Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,656.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Russell May, Founder – (540) 961-2200
Abstract:
Pressure measurements in gas turbine engines are unacceptably constrained by the limited operating temperatures of commercially available sensors. In engine hot sections, electronic semiconductor material-based sensors must be cooled or remotely located and connected using a pneumatic tube.… More

Energy Harvesting Wireless Strain Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,968.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
John Coggin, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
Priya Shashank
Abstract:
Prime Research LC (PPLC) and Virginia Tech (VT) propose to develop an energy harvesting wireless strain node technology that utilizes single-crystal piezoelectric fiber-based energy harvesting, highly sensitive and low power piezoresistive strain gages, and ultra wide-band (UWB) ultra low power… More

Bulk metallic glass for low noise fluxgate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David T. Gray, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The team of Prime Photonics, Virginia Tech, and Utron Kinetics propose to demonstrate a method for fabrication of a bulk, amorphous, cobalt-rich material that demonstrates low-noise magnetic properties, superior to those of the 6-81.3 Mo-Permalloy family. In particular, bulk cobalt-rich amorphous… More

HCF and Mistuning Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,973.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Kominsky, Vice President of R&D – (540) 961-2200
Abstract:
During the course of operation the blades of a blisk are altered by erosion, fatigue, and FOD. In the case of more significant blade damage the blade may need to be blended to restore its strength. These changes can result in rotor mistuning, allowing for more damaging modes to be supported in the… More

Harsh Environment Sensors for a Naval Electromagnetic Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$484,153.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Dan Kominsky, VP Engineering – (540) 961-2200
Abstract:
Phase II.5 Proposal, extension of Phase II contract N00014-09-C-0476. The goal of this work is to continue developing and testing the fiber-optic magnetic field sensors designed in the Phase II program. These sensors, which operate by detecting polarization rotation caused by a magneto-optic… More

Bulk Metallic Glass for Low Noise Fluxgate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$699,923.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David T. Gray, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The team of Prime Photonics, Virginia Tech, and Utron Kinetics propose to develop a fabrication technology that will result in drop-in replacements for a diminishing supply of NASA fluxgate magnetometer ring cores. Specifically, we plan to capitalize on trends observed during the Phase I effort in… More

Self-Powered Magnetothermal Fluid Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$122,816.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Gray, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The ability to successfully manage thermal loads is increasingly a primary design constraint for many emerging engineered systems. Systems ranging from military aircraft to computational platforms to photovoltaic (PV) power generation all generate unwanted heat and traditional methods for… More

High-Temperature Strain Gage for Static and Dynamic Tests

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,978.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Russell May, Founder – (540) 808-4671
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Characterization of the mechanical properties and performance of advanced structural materials at high temperatures is critically important for the development of materials that will enable the next generation of military aircraft, including hypersonic vehicles. Instrumentation that can… More

Hybrid Energy Harvesting Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,916.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
John Coggin, Manager, Sensors and Devices Group – (540) 961-2200
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
Shashank Priya
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: For this Phase II STTR effort, Prime Photonics and Virginia Tech propose to demonstrate a fully packaged hybrid photovoltaic/magneto-thermoelectric (PV/MTG) panel with improved energy conversion efficiency designed for solar powered air vehicles. In addition to acting as an active… More

HCF Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,990.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Dan Kominsky, Vice President of R&D – (540) 961-2200
Abstract:
Modern turbine engines are making increasing use of the blisk or integrally bladed rotor (IBR). One benefit of using blisks is the reduced weight required to achieve the rotors function. Because a blisk is a single, continuous piece of material there is no decoupling of vibrational energy between… More

Non-Destructive Inspection for Medium Caliber Gun Barrel Fatigue Crack

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Gray, Principal Scientist, Mtls and Devic – (540) 808-4281
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Prime Photonics is developing an ultrasonically enhanced magnetic field detection system that will measure defects, voids and residual stresses in ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Successful development and deployment of this technology will enable on condition replacement of critical… More