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Company Information:

Name: Aerodyne Research, Inc.
Address: 45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (978) 932-0242

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,296,886.00 8
SBIR Phase II $4,307,563.00 6
STTR Phase I $149,988.00 1

Award List:

Infrared laser direct absorption spectroscopy for carbon isotope measurements from UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John McManus, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,873.00
Abstract:
Stable isotopologues of carbon dioxide and methane can be powerful tracers for identifying the sources of greenhouse gases. We propose to develop extremely lightweight infrared laser spectrometers for measurements of isotopologues of CO2 and CH4 to be usable for UAV airborne surveys with high… More

A Pilot-Scale, High-Pressure, Biomass Slurry Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Hsi-Wu Wong, Dr. – (978) 932-0218
Award Amount: $149,988.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Aerodyne Research Inc. (ARI) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) propose to design a high- pressure slurry pump for the delivery of biomass solids into a high-pressure hydrothermal reactor for biofuel production. Biomass conversion techniques involving a hydrothermal phase have many… More

Compact High Precision Field Instrument for All Major Greenhouse Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John McManus, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,536.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is the development of a compact, high precision and fast response instrument that can simultaneously measure all four major greenhouse gasescarbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor. By selecting different lasers the same instrument can measure other sets… More

A Two-Stage Waste Gasification Reactor for Mars In-Situ Resource Utilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hsi-Wu Wong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $122,167.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, build, and test a two-stage waste processing reactor for space applications. Our proposed technology converts waste from space missions into hydrogen, water, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide that can be used for energy production and/or life support. This innovative reactor… More

Differential Photoacoustic Particle Absorption Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Zhenhong Yu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,997.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a highly sensitive and compact monitor to measure light absorption from particulate matters. The fundamental of the proposed device is based on differential photoacoustic absorption spectroscopy (DPAS). It will be able to be remotely controlled and operated at high altitude.… More

Size-Selection Aerosol Characterization Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Michael T. Timko – (978) 932-0280
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop anew monitor that provides composition information of particles in the ultrafine (10-100 nm) fine (100 nm– 2.5 µm) and coarse (2.5 – 10 µm) size modes in near real time. Particle monitoring technologies are important for better characterization of the environmental,… More

Volatile Organic Compound Odor Signature Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory Magoon, Research Engineer – (978) 932-0270
Award Amount: $149,865.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort, Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI) proposes to develop modeling capabilities to be used with portable sensing platforms for predicting the transport and dispersion of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by individuals. The… More

Development of a rapid, quantitative, and cost-effective method for measurement of nonvolatile PM emissions from military aircraft compliant with cert

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Onasch, Principal Research Scientist – (978) 932-0279
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this SBIR project is to demonstrate that the Cambustion DMS500 (or similar technology) can meet EPA and SAE E31 requirements for measurements of aircraft soot emissions. Combined with the software developed in this project, the DMS500 will represent a robust, cost-effective… More

Innovative Power Generation Technologies for Thermal Battery Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Annen, Principal Engineer – (978) 663-9500
Award Amount: $499,997.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are used to provide primary power for a range of military and commercial devices. Thermal batteries have a long shelf life, can operate over a wide range of thermal conditions, and can start up in a fraction of a second. However, they are also sometimes unreliable and have high… More

Development of a Chemical Ionization Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometer for Characterizing the Role of Organic Amines in New Particle Formation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joel Kimmel, Dr.
Award Amount: $224,992.00
Abstract:
Aerosol particles are known to affect the global climate through cloud formation. Globally, it is believed that ~50% of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) originate from atmospheric new particle formation and growth. Sulfuric acid vapor plays a key role in new particle formation, although detailed… More

Real-time Nitrous Oxide Isotopologue Instrument for Assessing Soil Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joanne Shorter, Dr.
Award Amount: $224,997.00
Abstract:
Nitrous oxide, N2O, is one of the most important greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases in the atmosphere, with levels that are increasing in part because of soil emissions and agricultural practices. New, improved instruments are needed to quantify the sources and sinks of nitrous oxide and to… More

LED-assisted ignition for lean-burn IC engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Zhenhong Yu, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
We plan to propose an LED-assisted ignition technique for lean-burn internal combustion engines. It has been known for decades that lean fuel/air mixture is difficult to ignite than the stoichiometric mixture. The proposed technology is based on enhancing chemical reactivity of fuel-air mixtures by… More

Dual Quantum Cascade Laser System for Simultaneous Measurements of 13CH4 and CH3D Methane Isotopologues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Nelson, Dr.
Award Amount: $894,990.00
Abstract:
Methane is the second most important atmospheric greenhouse gas after CO2 yet its global sources and sinks are still inadequately characterized. Monitoring the isotopic composition of atmospheric methane is one of the most promising approaches to closing the methane budget. Detailed process… More

Expanded Wavelength CAPS-Based Particle SSA Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Andrew Freedman, Dr.
Award Amount: $632,240.00
Abstract:
Aerosol particles affect the radiative balance of the earth directly, by scattering and absorbing solar and terrestrial radiation, and indirectly, by acting as cloud condensation nuclei. It is now recognized that the atmospheric loading of aerosols can exert an influence on the … More

Infrared Laser Direct Absorption Spectroscopy for Carbon Isotope Measurements from UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: J. McManus, Dr.
Award Amount: $980,800.00
Abstract:
There is a need for extremely lightweight low power instrumentation for real-time measurement of isotopic variants of carbon dioxide (CO2) in ambient air, suitable for use on un-manned aerial vehicles, to allow better quantification of sources and sinks of this major greenhouse gas in remote areas… More