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Company Information:

Company Name: Aerodyne Research, Inc.
City: Billerica
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (978) 932-0242

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $696,899.00 5
SBIR Phase II $1,799,533.00 3
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