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Company Information:

Company Name: ADA Technologies, Inc.
City: Littleton
State: CO
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.adatech.com
Phone: (303) 874-8262

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $12,381,096.00 140
SBIR Phase II $32,329,063.00 53
STTR Phase I $1,529,129.00 11
STTR Phase II $3,247,749.00 5

Award List:

DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGHLY RELIABLE COST-EFFECTIVE CONTINUOUS MCONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,667.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGHLY RELIABLE COST-EFFECTIVE CONTINUOUS MCONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a proof ofconcept evaluation of an instrument capable of measuring no,02, and so2 using uv absorption and a photodiode array spectrophotometer. if successful, this instrument would satisfy all the requirements of a continuous emission monitoring… More

CONCERN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James r butz
Award Amount: $54,137.00
Abstract:
A project is proposed where existing models are used to predict the effect of multiple burst airslap on hardened silos. a small numer of threat/target configurations will be selected as representative of those of greatest interest or as bounding the airslap problem. the models will be evaluated and… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A TOTAL PEROXY DETECTOR FOR FLAME AND COMBUSTION MEASUREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael D. Durham , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A TOTAL PEROXY DETECTOR FOR FLAME AND COMBUSTION MEASUREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael D. Durham , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $488,000.00
Abstract:
A research and development program is proposed which will determine the technical feasibility of an instrument designed to provide the capability of measuring the concentration of oxy and peroxy free radicals in combustion studies. the detector for the instrument is based on an ambient free radical… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A RELIABLE REAL-TIME FREON DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr cynthia l benner
Award Amount: $53,115.00
Abstract:
In order to prevent injury or death resulting from oxygen deprivation caused by the release of high concentrations of freon gases in indoor environments, a simple, compact, reliable freon monitoring device is proposed. the electron-capture detector will be used as the freonsensing element in the… More

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AMMONIA DETECTOR FOR PROCESS CONTROL OF ADVANCED NITROGEN OXIDE REMOVAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR COAL-FIRED GAS STREAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael D Durham
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST ETHYLENE OXIDE DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $47,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-COST ETHYLENE OXIDE DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cynthia L. Benner
Award Amount: $46,907.00

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AMMONIA DETECTOR FOR PROCESS CONTROL OF ADVANCED NITROGEN OXIDE REMOVAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR COAL-FIRED GAS STREAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael D Durham
Award Amount: $499,753.00
Abstract:
Nitrogen oxide pollution (no(x)) emitted from combustors firing fossil fuels (gas, oil, or coal) is a major contributor to the acid rain problem. the most effective technologies for reducing no(x) involve the injection of ammonia (nh(3)) into the flue gas to react with no(x), resulting in the… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED NOZZLE FOR FLUE GAS HUMIDIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr James R Butz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,996.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST ETHYLENE OXIDE DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $396,315.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research program is to demonstrate the feasibility and develop towards commercialization a low-cost, reliable detector to monitor ethylene oxide (eto) down to the 0.1 ppm level. the detector would have a response time of one minute or less and would feature a gas chromatograph… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED NOZZLE FOR FLUE GAS HUMIDIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr James R Butz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,990.00
Abstract:
Flue gas humidification downstream of the air preheater plays an important role in all calcium-based dry sorbent processes. for in-duct sorbent injection processes, humidification is required to achieve the desired reaction rates between the sorbent particles and the flue gas so2; for furnace… More

INCIPIENT COMBUSTION MONITOR FOR ZERO GRAVITY ENVIRONMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James A Armstrong , Vice President, Operations
Award Amount: $49,992.00
Abstract:
The proposed research will investigate the feasibility of using a dynamic expansion condensation nuclei chamber for the detection of submicrometer particles emitted when combustible materials are heated. such a device would be employed as the sensor of an incipient combustion monitor for use on the… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTROSTATIC SCRUBBER FOR SHIPBOARD AIR CONTAMINATION CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael D Durham
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
The navy has identified a need for an improved technology to provide control of particulate and gaseous contaminants to protect shipboard personnel and equipment. the new system should be a non-barrier type filtration device with the following characteristics: very low pressure drop, require little… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE FAST RESPONSE TRACER ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR CONCENTRATION FLUCTUATION MEASUREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Cynthia L Benner
Award Amount: $49,997.00
Abstract:
Concentration fluctuation measurements of a tracer gas can provide information regarding the dispersion and transport of an air mass. there has been a dearth of such data because of a shortage of inexpensive, simple-to-operate instrumentation meeting the necessary requirements of fast response, high… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH SENSITIVITY XENON LEAK DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-GAS PROCESS FOR HOT-GAS-STREAM CLEANUP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,998.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-COST ETHYLENE OXIDE DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David E. Hyatt
Award Amount: $396,315.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH SENSITIVITY XENON LEAK DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,988.00
Abstract:
Radioisotope thermoelectric generators (rtgs) are commonly used as power sources for remote environments. these units use xenon as a heat transfer agent. it is also necessary to fill the rtgs with helium to a 5% concentration level, since the helium serves as a leak detection agent. however, helium… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-GAS PROCESS FOR HOT-GAS-STREAM CLEANUP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,996.00
Abstract:
Ada technologies, inc. proposed to develop a continuous insitu analyzer that is capable of monitoring the concentration of ammonia in a coal gasification gas stream to provide a process controller for hot gas cleanup systems. a photodiode array ultra violet (uv) absorption spectrometer will be… More

EVALUATION OF A COST-EFFECTIVE CATALYST FOR USE IN COMBINED SO2, NOX, AND PARTICULATE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Richard J Schlager , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
The successful development of a single air pollution controldevice for sulfur dioxide (so2), nitrogen oxides (nox), and particulate control can provide a cost-effective means for compliance with 1990 amendments to the clean air act for coal-fired utility boilers. the technology for combined… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTINUOUS ISOCYANATES MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David Hyatt
Award Amount: $48,868.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research and development program is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of detecting and monitoring isocyanates in workplace air at or below the threshold limit value (tlv) 0.02 ppm using a real-time monitoring technique. the instrument will detect and analyze for… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTINUOUS ISOCYANATES MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David E. Hyatt
Award Amount: $48,868.00

A MICROWAVE INDUCED PLASMA SPECTROMETER FOR REAL TIME ANALYSIS OF AIR TOXIC METALS IN FLUE GAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The clean air act (caa) amendments of 1990 defined 189 individual hazardous air pollutants that must be monitored and controlled. at present, no available technology exists for the reliable, real time analysis of the several metallic species identified as air toxic in this regulation. the absence of… More

APPLICATION OF NOVEL FILTRATION TECHNOLOGIES TO A MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A combustion-driven magnetohydrodynamic (mhd) electric power generator combined with a steam powerplant offers a significant increase in efficiency over that of the conventional steam powerplant. the mhd process, however, produces an aerosol that is difficult to collect because of high… More

REMOVAL OF AIR TOXIC METALS EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL-FUEL COMBUSTION SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Mr Richard Schlager , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,888.00
Abstract:
Air toxic metals and their compounds are produced from the combustion of fossil-fuels. the combustion of coal and fuel oil represents an extremely large category of source emissions. research is proposed that will provide a means for removing the volatile metal content of flue gas generated from… More

FINE WATER MIST SYSTEM FOR REPLACEMENT OF HALON 1301 FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr James Butz
Award Amount: $85,528.00
Abstract:
U.S. production of Halons will decrease from 28 million lbs in 1988 to zero in 1995 to meet the U.S. commitments to the Montreal Protocol. A major use of Halon 1301 is as a fire suppression flooding agent. The use of fine water mists from two-fluid atomizing nozzles is proposed as a replacement for… More

CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITOR FOR HALOGENATED COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr David E Hyatt
Award Amount: $49,971.00
Abstract:
The emission of halogen containing pollutants from a variety of power generating, waste processing, chemical production, and solvent using industries is an environmental concern of major significance. inorganic halogen species, including hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride, represent major… More

REMOVAL OF VOLATILE METALS FROM HIGH TEMPERATURE COAL CONVERSION GASSTREAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Richard J Schlager
Award Amount: $74,845.00
Abstract:
Doe is developing a number of advanced coal conversion processes that operate at high temperatures and pressures. the coal that is converted in these processes produces a variety of contaminants. these contaminants need to be removed from the hotgas stream in order for theprocess to operate at… More

AN INNOVATIVE CONTINUOUS EMISSIONS MONITOR FOR AIR TOXIC METALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr David E Hyatt
Award Amount: $73,967.00
Abstract:
The clean air act (caa) amendments of 1990 defined 189 individual hazardous air pollutants which must be monitored and controlled. this list of air toxics contains 11 inorganic (metal) constituents and includes arsenic, berylium, mercury, antimony, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, lead, manganese, nickel,… More

RAPID HIGH RATE LEAD-IN-AIR MONITOR FOR USE AT FIRING RANGES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. David E. Hyatt
Award Amount: $60,637.00

REAL-TIME CONTINUOUS ANALYSIS OF TOTAL AND ELEMENTAL MERCURY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Richard J Schlager
Award Amount: $74,615.00

APPLICATION OF PULSE CORONA INDUCES PLASMAS FOR CONTROL OF NOx FROM JET ENGINE TEST CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Durham
Award Amount: $81,954.00

A LABORATORY/FIELD WORKSTATION FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ms C Jean Bustard
Award Amount: $75,000.00

NON-TOXIC ADDITIVES FOR IMPROVED FABRIC FILTER PERFORMANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ms C Jean Bustard
Award Amount: $74,963.00

APPLICATION OF PULSE CORONA INDUCES PLASMAS FOR CONTROL OF NOx FROM JET ENGINE TEST CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Durham
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
Jet engine test cells are faced with meeting regulations related to NOx emissions and opacity. Based upon reported research results, it appears that the Pulse Induced Plasma Chemical Process (PPCP) could be effectively applied to jet engine test cells for the control of NOx. The process provides… More

A LABORATORY/FIELD WORKSTATION FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ms C Jean Bustard
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
A step toward being number one in mathematics and science education by the year 2000 (america 2000 goal) and maintaining reasonable school budgets can be made by introducing a low cost system which will bring the state-of-the-art technology into the high school laboratory. the planned laboratory… More

REAL-TIME CONTINUOUS ANALYSIS OF TOTAL AND ELEMENTAL MERCURY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Richard J Schlager
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
STATIONARY SOURCES IN THE U.S. EMIT ABOUT ONE MILLION KG OF MERCURY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE ANNUALLY. MAJOR SOURCES OF THESE EMISSONS ARE FOSIL FUEL COMBUSTIONFACILITIES ANE MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS. MUCH WORK IS BEING DONE BY DOE AND INDUSTRY TO CHARACTERIZE THESE EMISSIONS AND TO DEVELOP… More

RAPID HIGH RATE LEAD-IN-AIR MONITOR FOR USE AT FIRING RANGES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. David E. Hyatt
Award Amount: $754,955.00
Abstract:
The development of a simple, reliable, and easily operated system to detect and measure airborne lead (Pb) to trace levels is the subject of the Phase I effort. Lead is toxic to humans at very low levels and is ingested easily by breathing air in which elemental Pb or compounds of this element are… More

NON-TOXIC ADDITIVES FOR IMPROVED FABRIC FILTER PERFORMANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ms C Jean Bustard
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Improved fabric filter performance for both the collection of fine particulate matter (particles less than 10 microns) and toxic metal emissions from fluegases is important because most of the toxic metals are concentrated in this size range, fine particles are respirable and therefore pose a health… More

REMOVAL AND RECOVERY OF MERCURY FROM CONTAMINATED WATERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Daryl Roberts
Award Amount: $74,881.00
Abstract:
Removal of mercury from contaminated waters is a continuing need for doe's site remediation efforts. some surface and subsurface discharge of contaminated water is continuing from mercury lost to the environment in the past. in the future, it is anticipated that mercury-contaminated structures and… More

CONTROLLING MERCURY AND SELENIUM EMISSIONS FROM COAL-FIRED COMBUSTORS USING A NOVEL REGENERABLE NATURAL PRODUCT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Richard J Schlager
Award Amount: $74,984.00
Abstract:
Fossil fuel combustion sources are the largest single contributor of atmospheric mercury emissions and the second largest contributor of atmospheric selenium. of all the trace metals contained in coal, mercury and selenium are of greatest concern since they are the most volatile of the metals, they… More

Improved Sensitivity for Environmental Monitors through Innovative Application of Wavelets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Thomas G. Carter
Award Amount: $74,731.00

The Application of LIBS to the Detection of Lead in Soil and Paint

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,782.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes the development of an instrument based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for the detection of lead in paint and soil that will have both military and commercial applications. The Phase I instrument will be similar to multi-species, portable LIBS instruments… More

Continuous Analyzer for Monitoring HC1/C12 During Site Cleanup Activity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Richard J. Schlager , Scientist
Award Amount: $74,703.00

CLEANUP OF DENTAL AMALGAM WASTE TO MEET SEWER REGULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $93,662.00

SBIR Phase I: Improved Accuracy for Student/Scientist Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Judith Armstrong
Award Amount: $72,612.00

Continuous Analyzer for Monitoring HC1/C12 During Site Cleanup Activity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Richard J. Schlager , Scientist
Award Amount: $749,701.00
Abstract:
40174 November 8, 1996 ADA Technologies, Inc. The Department of Energy (DOE) owns and operates a number of facilities that are contaminated with chlorine containing hazardous materials. The cleanup of these sites is a DOE and national priority, and a… More

Energy Saving Intelligent Controls for Commerical/Industrial Refrigeration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Patrick D. French , Microelectronics Group
Award Amount: $74,967.00
Abstract:
75 Energy Saving Intelligent Controls for Commercial/Industrial Refrigeration--ADA Technologies, Inc., 304 Inverness Way South, Suite 365, Englewood, CO 80112-5828; (303) 792-5615 Mr. Patrick D. French, Principal Investigator Dr. Daryl L. Roberts, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Plasma-Assisted Catalyst for Diesel Exhaust Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ms. Sheila Haythornthwait , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $74,991.00
Abstract:
56 Plasma-Assisted Catalyst for Diesel Exhaust Treatment--ADA Technologies, Inc., 304 Inverness Way South, Suite 365, Englewood, CO 80112-5828; (303) 792-5615 Ms. Sheila Haythornwaite, Principal Investigator Dr. Daryl L. Roberts, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82311 Amount: … More

A Novel Photosorbent for Removal of Mercury

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ms. Robin M. Stewart , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $74,883.00
Abstract:
6 A Novel Photosorbent for Removal of Mercury from Aqueous Waste Streams--ADA Technologies, Inc., 304 Inverness Way South, Suite 365, Englewood, CO 80112-5828; (303) 792-5615 Ms. Robin M. Stewart, Principal Investigator Dr. Daryl L. Roberts, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

INNOVATIVE RESOURCE FOR LIFE SCIENCE EDUCATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Carter, thomas g
Award Amount: $99,938.00

SBIR Phase I: Improved Accuracy for Student/Scientist Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Judith Armstrong
Award Amount: $296,153.00

SBIR Phase I: Innovative Artificial Life Lab for Life Science Instruction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Carter
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Field Portable B1BS Instrument to Detect Multi-Multi-Metals in Soil and Lead in Paint

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew D. Sappey, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $749,698.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes the development of an instrument based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for the detection of lead in paint and soil that will have both military and commercial applications. The Phase I instrument will be similar to multi-species, portable LIBS instruments… More

Energy Saving Intelligent Controls for Commerical/Industrial Refrigeration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Patrick D. French , Microelectronics Group
Award Amount: $749,980.00
Abstract:
75 Energy Saving Intelligent Controls for Commercial/Industrial Refrigeration--ADA Technologies, Inc., 304 Inverness Way South, Suite 365, Englewood, CO 80112-5828; (303) 792-5615 Mr. Patrick D. French, Principal Investigator Dr. Daryl L. Roberts, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

A Novel Photosorbent for Removal of Mercury

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ms. Robin M. Stewart , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $749,347.00
Abstract:
6 A Novel Photosorbent for Removal of Mercury from Aqueous Waste Streams--ADA Technologies, Inc., 304 Inverness Way South, Suite 365, Englewood, CO 80112-5828; (303) 792-5615 Ms. Robin M. Stewart, Principal Investigator Dr. Daryl L. Roberts, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Automated Airborne Measurement of Ozone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,992.00
Abstract:
Ozone is arguably the most important trace gas in the atmosphere, and improved monitoring of ozone throughout the atmosphere is essential. This Phase 2 project continues the development of a complete, automated system for measuring ozone from on board commercial aircraft. There is already one… More

Detection of Mercury at the Parts per Quadrillion Level Using Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrew D. Sappey , Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50704-98-I Detection of Mercury at the Parts per Quadrillion Level Using Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy--ADA Technologies, Inc., 304 Inverness Way South, Suite 365, Englewood, CO 80112-5828; (303) 792-5615 Dr. Andrew D. Sappey, Principal Investigator Dr. Daryl Roberts, Business Official DOE Grant… More

INNOVATIVE RESOURCE FOR CELLULAR BIOLOGY INSTRUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Carter, Thomas G
Award Amount: $99,471.00

CLEANUP OF DENTAL AMALGAM WASTE TO MEET SEWER REGULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $749,666.00

Automated Airborne Measurement of Ozone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $299,987.00
Abstract:
Not Available Ozone is arguably the most important trace gas in the atmosphere, and improved monitoring of ozone throughout the atmosphere is essential. This Phase 2 project continues the development of a complete, automated system for measuring ozone from on board commercial aircraft. There is… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Carter thomas g
Award Amount: $748,202.00

Automated Balloon Sonde Launcher for Remote Locations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
Not Available The goal of the proposed study is to develop a commercial-quality CAD tool to aid in the development of quantum based semiconductor devices. Currently, there are no commercial computer aided design (CAD) tools available that incorporate the proper physics for designing quantum… More

Improved Method for Fixating Sludges and Soils Contaminated with Mercury and Other Heavy Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
Not Available PolyPlus Battery Company is developing advanced secondary batteries based on lithium polysulfide chemistry. The Navy has an immediate need for secondary batteries having energy densities superior to Ag/Zn cells. Given the high energy density of Ag/Zn chemistry, the Navy seeks… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Craig, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $98,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,980.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,993.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Bognar
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Not Available This is a proposal to build a suite of visualization tools for debugging and validating distributed autonomous systems. These tools will let the developer debug distributed, running autonomous systems as they interact with the real world. The cumbersome p

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig S. Turchi
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Not Available The goal of this research is to demonstrate the suitability of using new high temperature (high-Tc) SQUIDs for quantitative nondestructive evaluation (NDE) on aerostructures and to address the key issues impeding the acceptance of this technology. There i

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $99,987.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John A. Bognar, PhD.
Award Amount: $69,993.00

Low Cost MesoCarbon Micro Bead Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John S. Lovell, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,994.00

Miniaturized Microenvironmental Sensor Package for Field Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Patrick French, Instruments Program Mgr.
Award Amount: $729,850.00
Abstract:
The US Army has developed computer models to predict and manage the physiological burden on soldiers in various situations, including combat. These models require environmental data on a micro scale from the area where operations are being conducted. ADATechnologies, Inc. has designed and… More

High Conductivity, Low-Cost Sic/Sic Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John S. Lovell, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
65400 The need for continuous emission monitoring of metals in flue gases from waste-combustion facilities is driven by regulations. Unfortunately, no commercially available technologies exist for reliable, continuous emissions monitoring of multiple metals. Thus, instead of monitoring the… More

Novel In-Situ Monitoring System for Groundwaters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James R. Butz, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
65657 In December 2000, the EPA announced that mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants posed a significant health hazard and should be reduced. Proposed regulations will be issued in 2003. Based on currently used activated-carbon-injection technology, the annual cost to reduce mercury… More

High-Capacity Sorbent for Removal of Mercury from Flue Gas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Craig Turchi
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In December 2000, EPA announced its intent to regulate the emission of mercury from coal-fired power plants. ADA Technologies, Inc., is developing a family of new disposable sorbents for this application. The sorbents consist of a natural silicate doped with chemicals to capture and immobilize… More

High-Capacity Sorbent for Removal of Mercury from Flue Gas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Craig Turchi
Award Amount: $224,976.00
Abstract:
In December 2000, EPA announced its intent to regulate the emission of mercury from coal-fired power plants. ADA Technologies, Inc., is developing a family of new disposable sorbents for this application. The sorbents consist of a natural silicate doped with chemicals to capture and immobilize… More

Innovative Gas Turbine Engine Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Craig Turchi, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
In a ship's bilge, water mixes with oils, cleaners, and other liquids and dissolved solids to form a complex wastewater solution harmful to the marine environment. Naval vessels carry onboard oil/water separators (OWS) to prevent discharging oily wastesoverboard. OWS systems can remove oil from… More

ENHANCED DENTAL AMALGAM TRAP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Surveys conducted by municipal wastewater treatment plants across the country have concluded that anywhere from 10 percent to over 70 percent of the mercury reaching the plants comes from Dental offices. These findings, combined with increasingly stringent… More

SELF-DISINFECTING WATERLINE TUBING FOR DENTAL OFFICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: The goal of this new SBIR application is to develop an economical Dental waterline that resists biofilm formation and growth. The proposed waterline will utilize a photocatalytic oxidation system to inhibit microbial growth. Such a system would obviate the need… More

Portable, Multi-Contaminant Detection Instrument for Research and Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Partick D. French, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,983.00
Abstract:
60424 A decontamination method that is safe, is easily deployed, minimizes secondary wastes, and is effective on a large scale is needed within the DOE nuclear weapons complex to support the deactivation and decommissioning (D & D) mission. Leaving this key need unmet results in continued… More

Portable, Multi-Contaminant Detection Instrument for Research and Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Partick D. French, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60424 A decontamination method that is safe, is easily deployed, minimizes secondary wastes, and is effective on a large scale is needed within the DOE nuclear weapons complex to support the deactivation and decommissioning (D & D) mission. Leaving this key need unmet results in continued… More

Biphasic Hydroformylation of Higher Olefins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James R. Butz
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65657 Coal-fired power plants represent the single largest source of mercury emissions to the atmosphere, and the EPA has announced its intent to regulate the emission of mercury from these plants in 2007. Estimates by EPA and others predict that the annual cost of controlling 90% of current… More

Biphasic Hydroformylation of Higher Olefins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James R. Butz
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
65657 Coal-fired power plants represent the single largest source of mercury emissions to the atmosphere, and the EPA has announced its intent to regulate the emission of mercury from these plants in 2007. Estimates by EPA and others predict that the annual cost of controlling 90% of current… More

Real-Time Monitoring System for Phytoremediation Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70474 Phytoextraction is frequently the most cost-effective method available for removing toxic metal and radionuclide contamination from the soils, sediments, and groundwater at many DOE facilities. In order to ensure that the site remediation proceeds as quickly and at the lowest cost… More

A Distributed Platform Automated Balloonsonde Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $74,998.00
Abstract:
Atmospheric researchers rely heavily on balloon-borne sondes to obtain altitude-dependent data called ¿vertical sounding zprofiles." Typically, trained personnel on land or sea vessels manually launch balloons at substantial cost. A relatively low-cost, adaptable, and portable automated launcher… More

Chemically Active Label for the Visual Estimation of Fruit Ripeness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: John S. Lovell
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
The US pear industry is facing the challenge of marketing an increasing harvest of winter pears-one that will soon exceed 20 million bushels. Agricultural specialists have long recognized that the biggest obstacle to the successful marketing of the winter pears is the fact that the consumers are… More

ENHANCED DENTAL AMALGAM TRAP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: (provided by the applicant) Surveys conducted by municipal wastewater treatment plants across the country have concluded that 10 percent to over 70 percent of the mercury reaching the plants comes from dental offices. These findings, combined with increasingly stringent regulations on… More

ENHANCED DENTAL AMALGAM TRAP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi
Award Amount: $707,295.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: (provided by the applicant) Surveys conducted by municipal wastewater treatment plants across the country have concluded that 10 percent to over 70 percent of the mercury reaching the plants comes from dental offices. These findings, combined with increasingly stringent regulations on… More

SELF-DISINFECTING CATHETERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this multiphase SBIR project is to develop and commercialize an economical and effective urethral catheter that resists biofilm growth and encrustation. Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that form on wetted surfaces when water and nutrients are available. Once… More

Modular Micro-Environmental Pod System for Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French, Instruments Program Mgr.
Award Amount: $69,000.00
Abstract:
"A suite of modular, rugged, easily deployable, field maintainable sensor pods capable of acquiring weather, chemical warfare agent, pollution, geographic and seismic data that can be tailored for multiple missions would provide essential battlefieldintelligence. These sensor pods would… More

MEMS RF-IMS-based Monitor for Personal Exposure Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French, Instruments Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
"Chemical warfare agents (CWAs) offer a particularly insidious threat to both military and civilian populations. The U.S. DOD uses a series of tools at the troop level including individual detection, point detection, and standoff detection to warn of CWAattack. These technologies are prone to… More

Removal of Mercury from Gasifier Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Craig Turchi
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70367 Coal gasifiers have the potential to provide electric power more efficiently, and with less pollution, than conventional coal-combustion power plants. However, gasifier processes emit mercury, a toxic metal regulated by the EPA, and current technologies to remove mercury from… More

AN INNOVATIVE BODY-POWERED VOLUNTARY-CLOSING PREHENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Thousands of children and adults in the U.S. suffer from upper-limb deficiencies. Current state-of-the-art prehensors intended to increase upper-limb function do not serve this population well. This Phase II SBIR project addresses that situation by focusing upon optimizing a body-powered… More

AN INNOVATIVE BODY-POWERED VOLUNTARY-CLOSING PREHENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $749,909.00
Abstract:
Thousands of children and adults in the U.S. suffer from upper-limb deficiencies. Current state-of-the-art prehensors intended to increase upper-limb function do not serve this population well. This Phase II SBIR project addresses that situation by focusing upon optimizing a body-powered… More

SORBENTS FOR REMOVAL OF ARSENIC AND HEAVY METALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John S. Lovell
Award Amount: $319,075.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In response to the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that affirmed a national standard for maximum arsenic content in drinking water of 10 parts per billion (ppb), ADA Technologies, Inc. is proposing to develop and commercialize a… More

Automated Sonde Launching System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French, Instruments Program Manager
Award Amount: $299,998.00
Abstract:
Balloon-borne radiosondes are used extensively to collect meteorological data in atmospheric research programs funded by NOAA, WMO, DOD, DOE and others. The launch of radiosondes requires skilled personnel at each launch site to perform tasks such as balloon filling, sonde pre-conditioning and… More

Turnkey Arsenic Removal for Small Water Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The new 10-ppb drinking water standard for arsenic is expected to impact 10% of the nation's community drinking water systems. Large water systems can remove arsenic through their chemical coagulation processes; however, compliance is a much greaterchallenge for systems supplying fewer than 10,000… More

Electrodecontamination for Mitigation of Airborne Contamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rod Sidwell
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72679S03-I Decontamination activities at DOE facilities often generate unwanted airborne contamination, thereby hindering clean-up operations. This project will develop electro-decontamination technology as a safe and cost effective way of removing radioactive contamination from metals without… More

Enhanced Materials for Reactive Barriers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Lovell
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72412S03-I For permeable reactive barriers used to treat contaminated groundwater plumes, most installations use zero-valent iron to reduce halogenated hydrocarbons and oxyanions, such as chromate. In highly oxygenated, carbonate-rich groundwater, the corrosion rate of the iron is accelerated,… More

Arsenic Removal System for Residential and Point-of-Use Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Craig Turchi
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Arsenic contamination in drinking water is a severe health risk to populations throughout the world, including the United States. In recognition of this threat, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently lowered its water standard for arsenic from 50 ppb to 10 ppb. This change is… More

Real-Time Monitoring System for Phytoremediation Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
70474B02-II Phytoremediation is a largely experimental technique to remove excessive amounts of metals from contaminated soils. However, currently available measurement and analysis techniques are slow and expensive, thus impeding metals remediation using this desirable approach. Technology is… More

Real-Time Monitoring System for Phytoremediation Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70474B02-II Phytoremediation is a largely experimental technique to remove excessive amounts of metals from contaminated soils. However, currently available measurement and analysis techniques are slow and expensive, thus impeding metals remediation using this desirable approach. Technology is… More

Active-Core Optical Fiber Ammonia Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
Oxides of nitrogen, or NOx, are common air pollutants in congested urban areas. NOx contributes to a variety of environmental problems, including ground-level ozone (smog), acid rain, and visibility impairment. NOx emissions are generated by motor vehicles, industrial facilities, and electric… More

Chemically Active Fruit Label for the Visual Estimation of Fruit Ripeness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: John S. Lovell
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Certain fruits do not change color as they ripen and hence it may be difficult for consumers to select fruit that is ready to eat. Melons and winter pears are examples of fruit that is difficult to select. Most fruit is now individually labeled and this project will develop a… More

Chemically Active Fruit Label for the Visual Estimation of Fruit Ripeness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: John S. Lovell
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Certain fruits do not change color as they ripen and hence it may be difficult for consumers to select fruit that is ready to eat. Melons and winter pears are examples of fruit that is difficult to select. Most fruit is now individually labeled and this project will develop a… More

Impregnated Clay Sorbents for Mercury Removal From Flue Gas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: John S. Lovell
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its intention to regulate mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants because of mercury¿s impact on the health and development of young children and fetuses. The estimated cost of controlling mercury emissions from power plants runs… More

Situational Awareness Monitor for Nuclear Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72275S03-I With the ever-present threat of terrorist attacks on American soil, it is increasingly important to monitor pre-nuclear-event warning signs and provide post-nuclear-event assessment for use in consequence management and emergency response. In particular, major urban centers are… More

An Improved Prosthetic Bioactuator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $199,992.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Innovations in battery technology and microelectronics are now finding wide acceptance in the design of new prosthetic and orthotic appliances, while the actuators used to produce motion and force in these devices remain essentially unimproved. The overall goal… More

Enhanced Buried Explosive Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Lovell, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $119,993.00
Abstract:
The goal of this multi-phase project is to develop a trace explosives detection system to reliably locate land mines from a vehicle traveling at walking pace. Under the Phase I program ADA Technologies will apply advanced geochemical techniques, whichhave previously been used to detect oil and gas… More

Amended Silicate Sorbents for Removal of Heavy Metals from Flue Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas E. Broderick, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense uses specialized incinerators for the disposal of outdated munitions and agents. These units are subject to ever more stringent emissions regulations, especially with respect to lead, cadmium, and mercury. ADA Technologies withfunding from the EPA and U.S. DOE, has… More

Powered Orthoses for Augmenting Upper Limb Functionally

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $84,759.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, approximately 7.7 million people over the age of 15 report they are unable to lift or carry even 10 pounds with their arms because of neuromuscular impairments. Extensive research suggests that "powered orthoses" could… More

Turnkey Arsenic Removal for Small Water Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi
Award Amount: $742,820.00
Abstract:
In 2001 the US EPA lowered the maximum contaminant level for arsenic in drinking water from 50 ppb to 10 ppb. This change is expected to impact 10 percent of the nation's drinking water systems; the vast majority of those impacted are small, rural water suppliers. New approaches, particularly… More

Electrodecontamination for Mitigation of Airborne Contamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
72679-Radioactively contaminated surfaces within Department of Energy and commercial nuclear facilities endanger workers and create problems with waste handling and disposal. Current methods for removing these radiological contaminants are expensive, use hazardous chemicals or dangerous rotating… More

Removal of Arsenic and Heavy Metals from Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John S. Lovell
Award Amount: $350,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In 2001 the US EPA lowered the maximum contaminant level for arsenic in drinking water from 50 ppb to 10 ppb, based on studies indicating the lower limit would prevent a significant number of cancer deaths and other illnesses. The EPA estimates that there are… More

Situational Awareness Monitor for Nuclear Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
72275-With the ever-present threat of terrorist attacks on American soil, it is increasingly important to monitor pre-nuclear-event warning signs and provide post-nuclear-event assessment for use in consequent management and emergency response. In particular, major urban centers are potential… More

Enhanced Buried Explosive Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Lovell, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
In this three Phase program, ADA Technologies proposes to develop and demonstrate a novel, active trace explosives sampling system/method that will be easily adapted for use with existing commercially available explosive detection sensors. This will lead to a generic-interface sampling device that… More

Emulsified Bilgewater Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,947.00
Abstract:
In a ship's bilge, water mixes with oils, cleaners, and other contaminants to form a complex wastewater that can be harmful to the marine environment. Naval vessels carry oil/water separators (OWS) to prevent discharging oily wastes overboard. These OWS systems can remove oil from water; however,… More

Modular Micro-Weather Station for Use in Open Ocean and Coastal Marine Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French, Instruments Program Mgr.
Award Amount: $74,992.00
Abstract:
NOAA collects meteorological measurements in open ocean and coastal marine environments from research vessels, data buoys and commercial ships for use in numerical weather prediction, global climate change research, and severe storm identification. The current system cost for robust marine… More

Reactive Scrubbing for Mercury Removal and Stabilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas E. Broderick, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
The release of mercury into the environment via combustion processes has become an issue of concern for the US and the entire world. Major sources either are regulated or are under review to develop regulations to reduce emissions. ADA Technologies has successfully demonstrated the performance of… More

Fine Water Mist Fire Suppression for Oxidizer Fires

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator: James Butz, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Phillip Romig
Abstract:
Fine water mist has been shown to be an effective fire suppression option in a number of applications, including oxidizer fires, such as could result from an incident with hydrogen peroxide. ADA Technologies, Inc. and the Colorado School of Mines will collaborate in the development of a novel system… More

Dental Waterline Cleansing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: The overall objective of this multiphase SBIR project is to develop and market an economical Dental waterline system that prevents biofilm formation and growth. Once a biofilm forms on a wetted surface, microorganisms are continuously released from and recruited to the biofilm,… More

A Child's Body-Powered Prehensor with Adaptive Grasp

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): At present, children with upper-limb deficiencies have few choices of prosthetic prehensors available to them. For many of these children, body-powered devices offer a better--or in some cases the only--rehabilitative option over myoelectric units, but the… More

Use Of Amended Silicates for Multi-Pollutant Control in Gasifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Thomas Broderick, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
75570-Coal gasification is a promising technology for reducing U.S. dependence on foreign energy sources. However, the development of efficient and cost effective pollution control technologies will be required before coal gasification can be introduced on a commercial scale. In particular, the… More

Prosthetic Shoulder with User-Controlled Flexion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $199,333.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Existing prosthetic shoulder modules control humeral flexion either by applying light frictional drag or by operating in one of two discrete user-selectable modes: free-swing or fully locked. In many cases, limited functionality forces users to move in peculiar… More

Emulsified Bilgewater Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $598,930.00
Abstract:
The goal of this multiphase SBIR project is to develop and commercialize a compact and robust system for removing oil from bilgewater using electrocoagulation (EC). Under Phase I, ADA Technologies tested the ability of EC to treat oily, emulsified bilgewater. Lab-scale tests verified that the EC… More

Modular Micro-Weather Station for Use in Open Ocean and Coastal Marine Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French, Insturments Program Manager
Award Amount: $299,999.00
Abstract:
NOAA collects meteorological measurements in open ocean and coastal marine environments from research vessels, data buoys and commercial ships for use in numerical weather prediction, global climate change research, and severe storm identification. The current system cost for robust marine… More

High Performance Electrolytes for Electrochemical Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
79591 High performance, long-cycle-life energy storage devices are critical in advanced transportation technologies, e.g., electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Electrochemical capacitors (aka, supercapacitors or ultracapacitors) are being developed as power assists for HEVs. … More

Reactive Scrubbing for Mercury Removal and Stabilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas E. Broderick, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $295,000.00
Abstract:
The release of mercury into the environment via combustion processes has become an issue of concern for the US and the entire world. Major sources either are regulated or are under review to develop regulations to reduce emissions. ADA Technologies has successfully demonstrated the performance of… More

Fine Water Mist Fire Suppression for Oxidizer Fires

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
Principal Investigator: James Butz, Vice President of Operations
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: J. T. McKinnon
Abstract:
Fine water mist has been shown to be an effective fire suppression option in a number of applications, including oxidizer fires, such as could result from an incident with hydrogen peroxide. ADA Technologies, Inc. and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated in Phase I to design , build and… More

Scalable Wireless Geo-Telemetry Capability for Miniature Smart Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Lynette Laffea, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $119,998.00
Abstract:
Lack of accurate geo-positioning (GPS) information integrated within the miniature footprint of a wireless sensor handicaps rapid ad-hoc deployments. Self-mapping data analysis tools, as a result, do not dynamically display measurements real-time. In a battlefield or situation requiring rapid… More

System for Tactical Display of Miniature Smart Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Lynette Laffea, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
Lack of accurate geo-positioning (GPS) information integrated within the miniature footprint of a wireless sensor handicaps rapid ad-hoc deployments. Self-mapping data analysis tools can not dynamically display measurements real-time. In a battlefield or situation requiring rapid deployment and… More

Goblet Cell Stimulation Via Electric Charge Flux & Field

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Keratoconjunctivitus sicca (KCS), or dry eye, is a prevalent disease affecting an estimated one in five adults to varying degrees. Of Americans over the age of 65, some 4.3 million persons report tear film deficiencies, and certain diseases put patients at… More

Sensor for the Automation of Electrolyte Chlorination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kent D. Henry, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Increased littoral deployment of submarines and other naval vessels has seen an increase in biological fouling and clogging of vessel cooling systems resulting in costly cleaning procedures and curtailed operations pending completion of cleaning procedures. To address and reduce the increased… More

Effervescent Fine Water Mist Fire Extinguisher for Microgravity Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James R. Butz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Fire suppression systems provide an essential safety function onboard spacecraft. The transition away from halon-based systems has presented an opportunity for efficient and cost-effective alternative approaches. ADA Technologies proposes to develop a fine-water-mist fire suppression system suitable… More

Innovative Concepts for Next Generation Infrared Detector Arrays for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tom Campbell, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
ADA Technologies proposes to develop advanced quality semiconductor substrates to address the needs of the Missile Defense Agency for research and development of innovative ideas leading to the development of a new class of sensitive infrared Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) suitable for missile defense… More

Covert Modular Situational Awareness Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Clifton H. Brown, Jr., President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A need exists for inexpensive, disposable, broadcast capable chemical / explosive-compound sensors that also provide site weather conditions. The state-of-the-art does not meet the need described both in terms of CWA sensor cost/size and lack of a low-cost deployment system. ADA proposes under… More

A Bioactuator-Driven Ankle Dorsiflexor Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $124,415.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A significant number of individuals in the U.S. are affected by diseases and injuries that give rise to a troublesome condition called foot drop. Diabetes mellitus, dysvascular diseases, peripheral neuropathies, and other conditions render some individuals unable… More

Electro-polishing with a Strippable Coating for Cleaning Titanium and Aluminum Prior to Welding or Brazing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Amanda K. Kimball, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ADA Technologies Inc. has developed an electrochemical strippable coating technology for the removal of radioactive contaminants from conductive surfaces. The proposed three-phase SBIR project would apply this electrochemical technology to cleaning surfaces prior to welding or brazing. The process… More

A Low-Cost Upper-Extremity Prosthesis for Under-Served Populations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $177,858.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Consistent with the current trend among products reaching the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) marketplace, upper-extremity prostheses are becoming ever-more technologically sophisticated and expensive. There exists a population of disadvantaged amputees who, for… More

Portable, rapid and user-friendly diagnostic system for chemical threat exposure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Xichun Zhou
Award Amount: $100,008.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Following a terrorist attack or accidental release of chemical threat agents, hundreds of potential victims may require testing and treatment. The critical need to test large numbers of people for exposure to chemical threat agents will overwhelm the capacity of… More

Electrochemical Treatment of Test Fluid Wastewater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Nondestructive testing (NDT) has become an essential tool for inspecting and maintaining military and industrial equipment. The numerous NDT methods produce a range of complex wastewaters, albeit in relatively small volumes. In most cases, these wastes cannot be discharged to the sewer.… More

SBIR Phase I:Developing Advanced Ultracapacitors Using Carbon Nanomaterials & Environmentally Friendly Electrolytes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Wenping Lu, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aimes to develop advanced ultracapacitors for hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs). The proposed research will demonstrate the feasibility of achieving high capacitance for aligned CNTs in ionic liquids and using optimized CNTs and ionic liquid to… More

Electrochemical Recovery of Hazardous Contaminants in Bilge Wastewater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Turchi, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
All marine craft accumulate wastewater in their bilge. Although mostly water, this bilgewater contains multiple types of contaminants, including heavy metals, fuel oils, lubricants, and coolant fluids. Small craft, such as the Marine Corps' new Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, do not have the ability… More

High Performance Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, Dr
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Electrochemical capacitors are being developed for utility applications, providing emergency backup power, improving system stability, and lowering demand peaks. These functions reduce congestion at critical times for transmission and distribution systems. However, the use of electrochemical… More

Conjugation Kits for Facile Preparation of Multivalent Glyco-nanoparticles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Xichun Zhou
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Carbohydrate functionalized nanoparticles, i.e., the glyco-nanoparticles, have wide application ranging from studies of carbohydrate-protein interactions, in vivo cell imaging, biolabeling, cancer diagnostics, and to va ccine discovery. However, in comparison… More

Field Test Kits for Rapid Detection of Hazardous Contaminants on Indoor Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Xichun Zhou, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Fieldable, simple, cost-saving detection technologies for biological and chemical hazards are in great demand by security, emergency response and military forces. Experienced in developing toxin detection and environmental pollutant monitoring technologies, ADA Technologies, Inc. proposed to… More

Fine Water Mist Fire Extinguisher for Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Amanda K. Kimball, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,570.00
Abstract:
This three phase SBIR project from ADA Technologies Inc. (ADA) builds upon the experience of ADA in development of fine water mist (FWM) fire suppression technology. ADA has subcontracted Colorado School of Mines (CSM) to provide expertise in fire scenarios in NASA's spacecraft; Spraying Systems… More

Covert Modular Situational Awareness Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French, Distributed Sensors Chief
Award Amount: $1,270,128.00
Abstract:
A need exists for inexpensive, disposable, broadcast capable chemical compound sensor systems with integrated site weather measurement. The state-of-the-art falls short in terms of chemical warfare agent (CWA) sensor cost/size and simplicity in the deployment system. To meet this ongoing need,… More

Sensor for the Automation of Electrolyte Chlorination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kent D. Henry, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Increased littoral deployment of submarines and other naval vessels has seen an increase in biological fouling and clogging of vessel cooling systems resulting in costly cleaning procedures and curtailed operations pending completion of cleaning procedures. To address and reduce the increased… More

Covert Modular Situational Awareness Monitor for Biologic Event Identification & Geolocation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Patrick D. French, Distributed Sensors Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
A need exists for inexpensive, disposable, broadcast capable biological sensors that also provide site weather conditions. The state-of-the-art does not meet the need both in terms of biological sensor cost/size and lack of a low-cost deployment system. ADA proposes under this three-phased SBIR… More

SBIR Phase II: Developing Advanced Ultracapacitors Using Carbon Nanomaterials and Environmentally Friendly Electrolytes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Wen M. Lu, PhD
Award Amount: $499,993.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to develop advanced ultracapacitors for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The proposed research combines the unique properties of carbon nanotube (CNT) electrodes with those of environmentally friendly ionic liquid electrolytes to… More

Novel 3-dimensional platform for high-throughput glycomics discovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Xichun Zhou
Award Amount: $101,824.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Glycomics is an emerging field that focuses on studying the interactions of carbohydrates with other biopolymers, particularly proteins, to gain a better understanding of the roles of carbohydrates in biological process es. Carbohydrate microarray technologies… More

STTR Phase I: A Carbon Nanotube Metrology System for Industry and Research Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: VPI
Principal Investigator: Thomas E. Campbell, Dr
Award Amount: $149,986.00
RI Contact: Roop L. Mahajan
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop the world's first quantitative, low cost, reproducible, and rapid means to characterize single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) for the parameters critical to the nanotechnology community. Only a few metrology techniques on the… More

SBIR PHASE I : ANTIBODY MICROARRAY FOR CANCER BIOMARKER DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zhou Xichun
Award Amount: $145,229.00

A Child's Body-Powered Prehensor with Adaptive Grasp

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Conventional body-powered assistive appliances intended to help children having upper limb deficiencies have proven inadequate for some activities, most notably play. The critical component in these systems that contri butes grasp functionality, called a… More

SBIR Phase I: Silver Nanopillar patterned substrate for surface enhanced fluorescent detection of carbohydrate microarrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Xichun Zhou, PhD
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop a carbohydrate microarray platform that takes advantage of the generation of surface plasmon by silver nanopillars to excite fluorophores above the surface of the microarray to perform detection of binding by… More

A Low-Cost Upper-Extremity Prosthesis for Under-Served Populations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $759,043.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): New upper-extremity assistive appliances coming into the orthotics and prosthetics (OandP) market are increasingly technologically sophisticated and expensive, which has given rise to a growing population of amputees w ho cannot obtain them or make use of them… More

STTR Phase I: Advanced Lithium-ion Nanobatteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Dayton
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Liming Dai
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project proposes to develop high capacity / high rate nanostructured electrodes and combine them with environmentally benign ionic liquid electrolytes to develop advanced lithium-ion nanobatteries. The proposed work will combine the… More

A Next-Generation Split Hook Prehensor with Enhanced Grasp Functionality

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $196,481.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Owing to certain intrinsic advantages of conventional or cable-operated assistive appliances, many upper- extremity amputees prefer using simple voluntary opening (VO) split hook terminal devices for some tasks. Ampute es who regularly contribute their time and… More

A Novel Nanomaterials Approach for Cancer Imaging and Therapeutic Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: N/A
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $449,312.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cancer treatment today is in need of tumor-specific and effective therapies that do not harm the patient and thereby compromise treatment efficacy and prolong recovery time. A multi-modal therapeutic and imaging agent t hat does not damage healthy living tissue… More

SBIR TOPIC 252 - NANOPILLAR PLATFORM FOR IMPROVING CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Xichun Zhou
Award Amount: $149,121.00
Abstract:
Cancer biomarker detection and cancer proteomics and genomics research require analysis platforms that provide high sensitivity and high throughput. In phase I, we will develop a novel nano-enabled sensing platform that is based on metal nanopillar pattern ed surface on a continuous Au thin film.… More

C02/Water Microemulsion Fire Suppression in Dry Bays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Butz, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Fires in dry bays of military aircraft present a significant hazard that must be addressed with advanced fire suppression systems. The USAF is interested in concepts that do not require power or active sensing of fire for proper operation. ADA Technologies, Inc. has been developing fine water mist… More

STTR Phase II: Advanced Lithium-ion Nanobatteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Dayton
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, PhD
Award Amount: $499,837.00
RI Contact: Jon Nieberding
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II research project proposes to develop nanotechnology-enabled advanced lithium-ion batteries for electric transportation applications. While… More

STTR Phase II: A Carbon Nanotube Metrology System for Conterfeit Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Principal Investigator: Sayangdev Naha, PhD
Award Amount: $498,166.00
RI Contact: Linda R. Bucy
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II project is to develop advanced nanometrology of carbonaceous nanomaterials, in particular for the burgeoning counterfeit detection marketplace. Nanotechnology offers a new paradigm for the world's anti-counterfeiting efforts; in particular, the carbon… More

Test of Advanced Fine Water Mist Nozzles in a Representative Spacecraft Atmosphere

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James R. Butz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
Fine water mist is being considered as a replacement technology for fire suppression on the next generation of manned spacecraft. It offers advantages in performance, ease of cleanup, compatibility with on-board environmental systems, and ability to recharge during a mission. ADA Technologies has… More

A Disposable Amperometric Lithium Ion-selective Electrode for Home Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kent Henry
Award Amount: $189,886.00

A Next-Generation Split Hook Prehensor with Enhanced Grasp Functionality

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley D. Veatch
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Owing to certain intrinsic advantages, a surprisingly large number of upper-extremity amputees prefer simple cable operated prostheses and split hook terminal devices for many activities. For disadvantaged amputees in the United States and in developing… More

A Low-Cost Upper-Extremity Prosthetic Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alwyn P. Johnson
Award Amount: $150,379.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Remarkable advances in signal processing techniques, materials sciences, battery technologies, and computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) processes have led to significant developments in assi stive technologies. Coordinated research… More

Nanostructured High Voltage Cathode Materials for Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
High performance lithium-ion batteries are needed for advanced transportation technologies. To satisfy the rapidly increasing performance demands for these applications, currently available lithium-ion batteries need to be improved. The limitations of state-of-the art Li-ion batteries include… More

Novel 3-dimensional (3-D) platform for high-throughput glycomics analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Xichun Zhou
Award Amount: $1,148,318.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Glycan (carbohydrate microarrays), carrying tens or hundreds of different sugars that are immobilized on solid surfaces in a spatially discrete pattern, possess a wide variety of potential applications in glycomics incl uding rapid determination of the binding… More

Thermoelectric material-coated carbon nanotubes as high conductivity thermal interface materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: Sayangdev Naha, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Ronggui Yang
Abstract:
The ever-decreasing size of the electronic microchips and the ever-increasing density of electronic components required to support future Air Force platforms are creating the problem of substantial localized heat generation that can impair component operation. State of the art thermal interface… More

Advanced Portable Fine Water Mist Fire Extinguisher for Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James R. Butz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,988.00
Abstract:
Fine water mist (FWM) is a promising replacement technology for fire suppression on the next generation of manned spacecraft. It offers advantages in performance, ease of cleanup, compatibility with on-board environmental systems, and ability to recharge during a mission. ADA Technologies has… More

A Novel Nanomaterial-enabled Hybrid Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Developments in micro/nano technologies are leading the way to a new fleet of micro air vehicle (MAV) airframes. However, the unavoidable and ultimately the mission-limiting issue for all of these new systems will be on-board power. The lightest-weight current lithium-polymer batteries don't… More

Nanomaterial Technologies for Long-Life Li-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
Lithium-ion batteries have become the industry standard for use as rechargeable secondary batteries in space vehicles. Although substantial advancements have made in this class of batteries of late, substantial limitations still exist in: energy and power densities, operational temperature limits,… More

Multi-Functional High Energy, High Power Lithium-Polymer Batteries for MAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
Micro air vehicles (MAV) are envisioned to play a substantial role in carrying out critical missions for the Nation's future military force. However due to their small size, deficiencies in critical technologies may limit the operational performance of future MAVs. Arguably, on-board power may be… More

Improved Performance of Morphing Shape Memory Polymer Skins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steve Arzberger, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Morphing air vehicles are characterized by an ability to dramatically alter their airfoil characteristics to maintain optimal aerodynamic efficiency over a broad flight regime thereby broadening their mission profile over an equivalent fixed-wing vehicle. Essential to enabling these vehicles is a… More

Advanced Anode Materials for Improved Power in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Lu Wen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
Today''s military equipment has become increasingly reliant on powerful and sophisticated electronic components that require a wide range of batteries providing: high energy and power per unit mass and volume, operation in a wide range of temperatures, long storage life, and safety. Hence, the Army… More

Advanced Composite Materials for Submarine Hatches

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Doug Campbell, Program Manager
Award Amount: $79,803.00
Abstract:
U.S. Navy submarine and submersible vessels incorporate numerous unique and high performance structural components. To meet their challenging mission requirements, these components must meet substantial performance requirements including resistance to considerable depth pressure, seawater corrosion… More

A Low-Cost Upper-Extremity Prosthetic Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alwyn P. Johnson
Award Amount: $814,684.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Remarkable advances in signal processing techniques, materials sciences, battery technologies, and computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) processes have led to significant developments in assis tive technologies. Coordinated research and… More

Non-Catalytic Self Healing Composite Material Solution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Delaware
Principal Investigator: Steve Arzberger, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,954.00
RI Contact: Richard Wool
Abstract:
Fiber reinforce polymer (FRP) composite materials are seeing increasing use in the construction of a wide variety of aerospace structures. However, uncertainties regarding the material's impact durability continue to plague the FRP composites community. To address this need, ADA Technologies,… More

Advanced Materials for Safe, High Performance Space-Rated Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Josh Buettner-Garrett, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
NASA space exploration vehicles are trending to higher pulse power, energy capacity levels and cycle life in order to meet exponentially increasing performance and lifespan requirements. As the demand for on-board power and total energy-storage capacity has continued to increase, there has been an… More

Nanoparticles to Sequester and Facilitate In Vivo Excretion of Lipophilic Molecules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Nevada
Principal Investigator: Steve Arzberger, Program Manager – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $99,993.00
RI Contact: Kenneth H. Sc.D.
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Mycotoxins are lipophilic agents derived from fungus that pose a significant public health problem around the world. The effects of mycotoxins include loss of human and animal life, increased healthcare and veterinary costs, reduced livestock production, and disposal of contaminated foods… More

Quantum Dot Nanocomposite Based Novel Thermoelectric Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: Sayandev Naha, Research Engineer – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $99,958.00
RI Contact: Ronggui Yang
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Energy harvesting has emerged as a critical need for many current and future Air Force missions to enable their long lifetime requirements. Traditional approaches have focused on harvesting solar and vibration (i.e., via the use of piezoelectric materials) energy. More recently,… More

Highly-controllable, Dense Carbon Nanotube Arrays for Ultracapacitor Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: Texas A&M University
Principal Investigator: Josh Buettner-Garrett, Research Engineer – (303) 874-8262
Award Amount: $99,960.00
RI Contact: Debjyoti Banerjee
Abstract:
The Navy and the U.S. Military as a whole will be challenged to find innovative solutions to ever-rising peak power demands stemming from the introduction of electricity-driven vessels and new directed energy weapons in the coming decade. Circuit protection from voltage variation is also a concern… More

Articulated Nozzle for Aircraft Fire Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Butz, Vice-President – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $98,332.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Fires in dry bays and engine nacelles of military aircraft present a significant hazard to aircraft survivability. The USAF is interested in reducing weight and improving performance of systems to protect these spaces. ADA Technologies, Inc. has 10 years experience developing advanced… More

High Power and Energy Density, Electrical Energy Storage Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Josh Buettner-Garrett, Research Engineer – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $79,972.00
Abstract:
Naval aircraft and the Joint Strike Fighter in particular face the challenge of adding functionality while avoiding weight increases that could hinder performance. Additionally, electrical power-hungry features such as electro-hydrostatic actuators for flight control surfaces and the possibility of… More

Integrated Lab-on-chip Universal Bio-sample Preparation Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Xichun Zhou, Senior Research Scientist – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a self-contained, integrated, disposable universal sampling platform that enables streamlined workflow in the preparation of viral and bacterial sample and obtaining PCR-ready nucleic acids and immuno-reactive content from a variety of sample matrices such as water, whole blood… More

High Energy Supercapacitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, Senior Research Scientist – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $69,921.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is the owner and operator of the world"s largest fleet of ground vehicles. Despite substantial interest in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technologies, there are no tactical HEVs in the military today. One limitation is that most commercially available ultracapacitor systems have… More

Power Generation and Storage for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wen Lu, Senior Research Scientist – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $748,136.00
Abstract:
Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) have emerged as a critical need for the U.S. Air Force. MAVs are envisioned to conduct a variety of indoor and outdoor reconnaissance missions and must be highly mobile and man-portable. Furthermore, many of the envisioned missions for MAVs require significant endurance.… More

Multi-Functional High Energy, High Power Lithium-Polymer Batteries for MAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Josh Buettner-Garrett, Research Engineer – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $748,988.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are emerging as a critical technology for the U.S. Air Force with increased endurance identified as an essential need to enable MAVs to execute meaningful missions. Unfortunately, current state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries, the preferred energy storage… More

Nanomaterial Technologies for Long-Life Li-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Josh Buettner-Garrett, Research Engineer – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $749,967.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Military communications satellites are trending to higher pulse power and total energy capacity levels in order to meet exponentially increasing satellite communications capacity requirements. As the demand for on-board power and total energy-storage capacity has continued to increase,… More

High Performance, Low Temperature Asymmetric Supercapacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: Weibing Xing, Senior Research Scientist – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $99,979.00
RI Contact: Wesley Henderson
Abstract:
Today's military equipment is required to operate in extreme conditions: frigid arctic locations, dry/hot deserts, and humid tropical jungles, which leads to design operating temperature ranges of approximately -50degreesC to 70degreesC for current power systems. No commercial electric power… More

Instantaneous Self-Sealing Protection for Fuel Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Delaware
Principal Investigator: Steve Arzberger, Program Manager – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $79,990.00
RI Contact: Geraldine Hobbs
Abstract:
Aircraft are susceptible to ballistic and other projectile damage. They are particularly vulnerable to damage to their fuel tanks. As a result, most jet fighters and all U.S. military rotary wing aircraft employ some type of seal-sealing fuel tank technology. Unfortunately, the existing self-sealing… More

Coated carbon nanotubes as high conductivity thermal interface materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: Sayangdev Naha, Research Engineer – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $749,750.00
RI Contact: Joan H. Eaton
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Thermal interface materials (TIMs) constitute an essential part of thermal management which is quickly becoming the limiting factor in high power, high functional density, and increasingly small-sized electronics for future U.S. Air Force (AF) platforms. Examples of critical applications… More

Quantum Dot Nanocomposite Based Novel Thermoelectric Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: Sayandev Naha, Research Engineer – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $749,997.00
RI Contact: Ronggui Yang
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Energy harvesting has emerged as a critical need for many current and future Air Force missions to enable their long endurance requirements. Traditional approaches have focused on harvesting solar and vibration (i.e., via the use of piezoelectric materials) energy. More recently,… More

Development of a Multiplexed Antigen Screening Platform for Detecting Evidence of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jian Zhang, Research Scientist – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
Tuberculosis (TB) is a re-emerging infectious disease threat worldwide. To protect the health of US military personnel, TB screen is required for military personnel at the time of service entrance. However, current TB screening methods TST and IGRA used in military population have their drawbacks… More

Fire Suppressant Transport Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thierry Carriere, Technology Director – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $143,982.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Fires initiating in engine nacelles and dry bays are the most common causes of loss of aircraft. However, since the Montreal Protocol restricting the production of Halons, a replacement has not yet been accepted by the aircraft survivability community despite numerous testing programs.… More

Bladder Delivery System for UUVs and Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thierry Carriere, Technology Director – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $79,975.00
Abstract:
For more than the past 100 years, increasing the range and autonomy of ships, submarines and more recently unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) has been a primary goal for navies around the world and their ship designers. Many modern critical naval operations such as accessing strategic, denied… More

Advanced Anode Materials for Improved Power in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Josh Buettner-Garrett, Research Engineer – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $307,456.00
Abstract:
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) has become an essential need for the U.S. Warfighter. In support of this need, the use of autonomous vehicles has grown considerably over the past decade. In particular, the use of small unmanned ground vehicles (SUGV) has proven to be invaluable… More

High Energy and Power Density ALD-Enabled Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Weibing Xing, Senior Research Scientist – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $149,975.00
Abstract:
Envisioned Navy applications ranging from shore-based microgrids to directed energy weapons pose energy storage performance, cost, and scalability requirements that far exceed the capabilities of today"s technologies. Electric double-layer capacitors (EDLC) can meet most power demands ($/kW and… More

Long-Range Maritime Atmospheric LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thierry Carriere, Technology Director – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $79,956.00
Abstract:
ADA Technologies is teaming with the Colorado School of Mines, Raytheon and Q-Peak to propose the development of a novel Maritime Atmospheric LIDAR (MAC-LIDAR) capable of providing critical atmospheric characterization information to support the effective operation of next generation laser weapons.… More

High Pressure Diver Breathing Gas Supply System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thierry Carriere, Technology Director – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $79,995.00
Abstract:
ADA Technologies, in collaboration with SCUBAPRO, proposes to develop an ultra-high-pressure SCUBA system capable of supplying Navy divers with vastly increased air capacity to allow longer submersion time. This system employs multiple small composite cylinders and a custom first-stage pressure… More

Low Filler-concentration Advanced Thermal Management Materials for Power Systems Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sayangdev Naha, Research Engineer – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $149,861.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The stable and reliable operation of megawatt-class, high-temperature power electronics is critical for military aircraft operations. In particular, military aircraft emphasize mission capability as one of the primary objectives, thereby making reliability of power systems components one… More

Ultra-Safe Enclosure for High Energy Density Devices: Thin Laminate Walls and Flameless Venting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thierry Carriere, Technology Director – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
The weight, volume and storage capacity benefits of current and future high energy density storage systems make them attractive options to complete far-reaching and ambitious missions. Safe packaging of these devices has lagged and as a result, a few significant events have taken place, highlighting… More

Thermal Isolation Technology for Large-Format Li-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Weibing Xing, Senior Research Scientist – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
Large format lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with ineffective cell isolation are potentially hazardous when exposed to conditions such as crush, overcharge, discharge, high temperature and internal short circuit. The recent Boeing incidents and similar incidents in the automotive industry underscore… More

3-D Mechanical Iris Missile Tube Forward Closure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thierry Carriere, Technology Director – (303) 792-5615
Award Amount: $79,991.00
Abstract:
The Navy Ohio Replacement Ballistic Missile Submarine Program is a major endeavor aiming at designing and building a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the current force of SSBNs. Current Ohio-Class SSBNs are armed with Trident ballistic missiles or Tomahawk missiles if… More