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Company Information:

Company Name:
Adherent Technologies, Inc.
Address:
5505 Foothills Canyon Road Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87111-8346
Phone:
(505) 346-1685
URL:
N/A
EIN:
850397689
DUNS:
859106296
Number of Employees:
10
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

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

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,740,023.00 58
SBIR Phase II $12,501,975.00 21
STTR Phase I $570,000.00 8
STTR Phase II $1,000,000.00 2

Award List:

LOW-COST COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,943.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E Allred
Abstract:
N/a

RECYCLING PROCESS FOR AIRCRAFT PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$55,204.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred
Abstract:
N/a

RECYCLING PROCESS FOR AIRCRAFT PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$388,382.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred
Abstract:
An effective process for recycling plastics and composites used in aircraft does not currently exist. As a result, scrap and used materials are disposed of in landfills. A chemical recycling process is proposed that will allow the components of these waste materials to be converted to valuable… More

Novel Recycling Process for Aircraft Transparencies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred
Abstract:
A novel tertiary recycling process is proposed for investigation as an economical means for reclaiming scrap aircraft transparency materials. Early development work has shown that this process can convert a wide variety of polymers and composites into low molecular weight hydrocarbons at… More

LOW-COST COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$218,292.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E Allred
Abstract:
The advantages of thermoplastic matrix composites for manufacturing low-cost cmponents have yet to be realized. an important factor limiting thermoplastic composites is the lack of low-cost method for producing high-quality prepregs and preforms. a method of producing these materials that is… More

Catalytic Conversion Recycling Process for Composite Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred
Abstract:
Cured aircraft composite materials present a particularly difficult challenge for recycling technology. Those materials have mostly thermosetting epoxy matrices and occur in intimate association with metals, paints, and coatings. Current techniques for recycling thermoset composites, mostly for… More

Tertiary Recycling Process for Shipboard Plastic Processor Product

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,480.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Larry A. Harrah
Abstract:
A novel tertiary recycling process is proposed for investigation as an economical means for recycling shipboard plastic waste. Early development work has shown that this process can convert a wide variety of polymers and composites into low molecular weight hydrocarbons at temperatures below 200'C.… More

Ultrafast Polysilylene Scintillators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,975.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Larry A. Harrah , Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH-TEMPERATURE FINISH FOR AMB-21 MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,990.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred , President
Abstract:
N/a

Ultrafast Polysilylene Scintillators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,489.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Larry A. Harrah , Senior Scientist
Abstract:
40640 November 12, 1996 Adherent Technologies, Inc. Scintillators have been used for over 90 years to detect ionizing radiation, but solid organic scintillator, commonly used in physics experimentation, suffer from errors caused by pulse pileup. To… More

SBIR Phase I: Tertiary Recycling Process for Polymer-Based Automotive Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,999.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Allred
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Liquid Crystalline Thermoset (LCT) Adhesives for High-Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,974.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Andrea Hoyt
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Moisture-Resistant Composite Finishes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,924.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Allred
Abstract:
N/a

Novel Adhesives For Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,744.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt , POLYMER RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Abstract:
N/a

Catalytic Conversion Recycling Process for Composite Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred
Abstract:
Cured aircraft composite materials present a particularly difficult challenge for recycling technology. Those materials have mostly thermosetting epoxy matrices and occur in intimate association with metals, paints, and coatings. Current techniques for recycling thermoset composites, mostly for… More

Inflatable Spacecraft Using &quotRigidization On Command&quotTechnology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,951.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Tertiary Recycling Process for Polymer-Based Automotive Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,978.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Allred
Abstract:
N/a

Recycling Process for Poultry Litter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,988.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available We propose to investigate the feasibility of manufacturing a simple waveguide laser that would demonstrate all of the qualities of fiber lasers while utilizing the simple pumping scheme of an side pumped Nd:YAG laser. The Phase I effort will involve modeling of the system and Phase II… More

Deployable Antennas of Open-Celled Foam Construction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Peter B. Rand, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Research Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt, Polymer Projects Manager
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt, Polymer Projects Manager
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Ronald Allred, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
N/a

Nano-Engineered Permanent Magnet Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Andrea Hoyt, Polymer Project Manager
Abstract:
65507 Adhesive systems are needed for the assembly of detectors for high-energy physics applications, especially an adhesive that cures upon the application of an external stimulation, such as UV light. However, the end use of these detectors requires extensive shielding to protect the detectors… More

Truss-Integrated Thermoformed Ductwork

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65544 Nuclear physics research requires large detectors that can detect particles with good spatial and time resolution. However, these devices are expensive to build and require high maintenance. They also require a large solid support structure, which adds to overall project cost. This project… More

Controlled Rigidization Technology for Inflatable Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Large space-deployed structures such as synthetic aperture radars, radiometers, and solar arrays are receiving a great deal of interest by NASA in the Earth Sciences program. These large structures by necessity must be ultra-lightweight and low stored volume. Inflatable or self-deployable approaches… More

A Novel Process for Producing Low Cost Sn-Ti Core Rods for Internal Tin Nb3Sn

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65437 In closed waste-storage systems containing either easily oxidizable metals or radioactive materials, molecular hydrogen is produced. If these closed containers have hydrogen impermeable shells or cases, the build-up of hydrogen gas may form an explosive or flammable mixture with any… More

Improved Biological Catalyst for Oxidation of Alkanes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65532 The recycling of mixed or contaminated plastic could save energy. However, the products of most recycling processes used today are of low quality and represent only a shifting of the problem by one product generation. This project will adapt an existing technology for the recycling of… More

Self-Deploying Foam Antenna Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Andrea E Hoyt
Research Institution:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
RI Contact:
Michael J. Sander
Abstract:
There is an increasing need for large, reliable, and cost-effective inflatable space antennas for communications applications. This Phase I program will focus on the design and development of open-celled foams as structural elements in self-deploying antenna systems. Foams offer the following… More

Electron Beam Processable Polyimides for High-Performance Composite Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. 1. Hoyt, Polymer Projects Manager
Abstract:
Performance requirements for polymer matrix composites (PMCs) in aerospace and transportation applications are generally quite stringent. Among these requirements are excellent thermal stability, high strength and high toughness. Easy processing is also desirable. Electron-beam (e-beam) curing has… More

Electron Beam Processable Polyimides for High-Performance Composite Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,986.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. 1. Hoyt, Polymer Projects Manager
Abstract:
Performance requirements for polymer matrix composites (PMCs) in aerospace and transportation applications are generally quite stringent. Among these requirements are excellent thermal stability, high strength and high toughness. Easy processing is also desirable. Electron-beam (e-beam) curing has… More

Low-Temperature Composite Recycling Process

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
60770 Recycling of carbon fiber reinforced composites is an important task for the future development of this class of materials. Without recycling, the full potential of using composite materials in low-cost applications like automobile production, along with the resulting fuel economy, will… More

Low-Temperature Composite Recycling Process

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
60770 Recycling of carbon fiber reinforced composites is an important task for the future development of this class of materials. Without recycling, the full potential of using composite materials in low-cost applications like automobile production, along with the resulting fuel economy, will… More

Antistatic Thermal Control Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Electrostatic discharge control is vital for the health of any spacecraft. Exposure to charged particles in a space enviroment can lead to large charge differences across the craft, that, if no mechanism for controlled discharge is present, can destroy mission critical equipment. The preferred way… More

Antistatic Thermal Control Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Electrostatic discharge control is vital for the health of any spacecraft. Exposure to charged particles in a space enviroment can lead to large charge differences across the craft, that, if no mechanism for controlled discharge is present, can destroy mission critical equipment. The preferred way… More

Self-Deploying Foam Antenna Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Andrea E. E. Hoyt
Research Institution:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
RI Contact:
Dr. Lesli Deutsch
Abstract:
Inflatable or self-deployable systems offer the only practical way to achieve space deployed antennas with low mass at large aperture. In this Phase I program, open-celled rigid polyurethane foams were developed for use in self-deploying antenna structures. Advantages of such a system relative to… More

Fiber Optic Scintillator System for Detection of Beta Emitters in Groundwater

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
RI Contact:
Bayer Paul
Abstract:
70307 Many DOE sites have the need to monitor radionuclide contamination in surface water, groundwater, soils, and the vadose zone. In many cases, a real-time and/or remote monitoring capability is desired. Existing site characterization procedures typically involve the collection and… More

Spacesuit Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt, Polymer Projects Manager
Abstract:
The concentration of carbon dioxide in exhaled breath is 3.8%; a concentration of 2% causes deepened breathing, and 4% causes a marked increase in respiration. These higher concentrations of CO2 also cause drowsiness and can be unsafe. Therefore, it is desirable to monitor the concentration of CO2… More

Miniature Directional Microphone for Handheld Automatic Speech Recognition in Military Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Garth W. Gobeli, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The Phraselator, a handheld automatic translation device, currently uses a cardioic microphone as an input for automatic speech recognition (ASR). This microphone is highly vulnerable to performance degradation in typical noisy military environments and,thus, there is a need for an improved… More

UV Rigid Inflatable Wing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
As the unmanned exploration of Mars and Venus becomes more of a focus area at NASA, inflatable, rigidizable wings will become an enabling technology. The successful development of this type of wing will also have significant military applications. The utility of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for… More

SBIR Phase I: Fiber Impregnation using Molten Thermoplastic Polymer Spray

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Sheldon Wesson
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a prepreg material that, while maintaining the advantages of a powder towpreg system, will eliminate the use of high price, finely ground powders. By generating fine particles in situ using aerosol formation from molten… More

UV Rigid Inflatable Wing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
As the unmanned exploration of Mars and Venus becomes more of a focus area at NASA, inflatable, rigidizable wings will become an enabling technology. The successful development of this type of wing will also have significant military applications in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Rigidization of… More

Scintillating Fiber Optic Groundwater Monitors with Radionuclide-Selective Hydrophilic Cladding

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Division
RI Contact:
Kevin Ghirardo
Abstract:
75352-Many DOE sites require the monitoring of radionuclide contamination in surface water, groundwater, soils, and the vadose zone ¿ often in real-time and with remote monitoring capability. However, existing site characterization procedures typically involve the collection and shipment of… More

Fiber Optic Systems for Light Curing Rigidization of Inflatable Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Light (UV and visible) curing composite matrix resins are being explored as an attractive means for rigidizing inflatable spacecraft for large space-deployed structures such as solar sails, radar and communications antennas, radiometers, and solar arrays. Light curing provides a controlled, clean,… More

Reactive Finish Formulation for Improving Interfacial Bonding in Carbon/Vinyl Ester Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, President
Abstract:
The interface is often a limiting factor in determining the durability of composite materials used in harsh environments. Attaining a well-bonded interface is particularly difficult with low-temperature curing matrix resin systems. A need exists for a carbon fiber adhesion promoting finish that is… More

Increased Plastic Oxygen/Water Barriers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jan Gosau, Engineering Projects Mana
Abstract:
The reduction of the weight of individual equipment components is one of the main objectives in the Army's quest for a lighter, more mobile force. Special attention is required for non-structural components, because the potential for weight reduction without compromising battle field survivability… More

Asbestos Stabilization Foam

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jan M. Gosau, Engineering Projects Mana
Abstract:
Asbestos insulation material has been used in shipboard environments for many years. While the material is usually safe when left undisturbed, it becomes a major health hazard during removal. The fine, needle like crystals that can be released into the air during handling are inhaled into the deep… More

High Temperature Finishes/Sizings for Polyimide Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, President
Abstract:
New high temperature sizings are needed that are compatible with resin infusion processes to improve the properties and durability of carbon/polyimide composites. Compatibility with resin infusion processes includes compatibility with weaving and braiding operations and improved wetting with the… More

Finishing Process to Improve Interfacial Bonding in SiC/BMI Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, President
Abstract:
High-temperature polymer matrix composites (PMCs) are desired for the aggressive environments encountered in many aerospace and military applications. These have required new blends of materials properties in the composite fiber and matrix. As polyimide resins have been improved, the… More

High Quality Powder Towpregs and Tapes for Use with Automated Placement Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, President
Abstract:
Manufacture of polymer matrix composite (PMC) jet engine parts is expensive due to the high cost of needed high temperature materials and fabrication processes currently in use. To reduce costs and improve quality, automated composite fabrication methods such as filament winding, automated tape… More

Low Density Sprayable Silicone Foam System for Passive Fire Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt, Polymer Projects Manager
Abstract:
The expanding use of composites in shipboard applications is driving the development of fire-resistant composite structures. However, despite significant efforts in improving the resins and cores of composite sandwich structures, passive fire protection (e.g., insulation) is still required. … More

Surface Modification of Exfoliated Graphite Nano-Reinforcements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Nano forms of graphite and carbon, such as flakes, worms, and tubes, can significantly modify the properties of polymers when used as reinforcements. Challenges remain in processing composites with these nano-reinforcements in the form of attaining uniform dispersions. Many of these difficulties… More

STTR Phase I: E-Beam Automated Tape Placement Technology for High Temperature Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
NASA Langley Research Center
RI Contact:
Brian Jensen
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project focuses on the development of high temperature resins and tapes and their use in automated tape placement (ATP) fabrication with in-situ electron beam cure. Thermoplastic polymer matrix ATP and layer-by-layer electron beam curing ATP (EB-ATP)… More

Flexible LED-Based Illumination Blanket for Visible Light Curing of Corrosion Control Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt, Polymer Projects Manager
Abstract:
The Navy has qualified a visible light-initiated resin system for spot repair and corrosion control on ballast tanks. This system, developed by Spectra Group Limited, cures in a very short period of time under visible light illumination to yield the patch and corrosion control coating. The major… More

Vinyl Ester Compatible High-Modulus Fiber System for Composite Laminates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,881.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, President
Abstract:
An aqueous-based finish (sizing) was developed in Phase I to improve the carbon/vinyl ester interfacial bond. The finish is composed of a reactive coupling agent, a low viscosity vinyl ester resin, a free radical inhibitor, and a surfactant. The reactive finishes substantially improved the… More

High Temperature Finishes/Sizings for Polyimide Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Allred, President
Abstract:
New high-temperature sizings are needed to improve the properties and durability of carbon/polyimide composites. Compatibility with weaving and braiding operations and improved wetting during prepregging or resin infusing polyimide resin is also needed. Achieving these characteristics will result… More

Finishing Process to Improve Interfacial Bonding in SiC/BMI Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, President
Abstract:
High-temperature (HT) polymer matrix composites (PMCs) are desired for many aerospace and military applications. Silicon carbide (SiC) fibers provide a potentially attractive reinforcement for HT PMCs for applications ranging from propulsion systems to structures for the orbiting space plane. The… More

Surface Modification of Exfoliated Graphite Nano-Reinforcements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Phase I results showed that two surface treatments, oxidative plasma and reactive finishes, are effective means of modifying the surface chemistry of exfoliated graphite nanoflakes. The surface modifications provide a more compatible surface energy for dispersion in polymers and create well-bonded… More

Light-Curing Structural Tape for In-Space Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA has numerous requirements for in-space repair capabilities to aid future missions beyond earth orbit. A subset of these requirements is adhesive patch materials that provide permanent or temporary repair of a wide variety of surfaces with minimal surface preparation. Prior work on light (UV… More

Phosphorous-Containing Epoxy Resins for Room Temperature VARTM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt Haight, Polymer Projects Manager
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF DAYTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
RI Contact:
Alexander Morgan
Abstract:
The Navy intends to start using a significant quantity of composite structures in surface ship construction in an effort to decrease costs as well as to reduce the visibility of the ships to radar. The large size of the target structures necessitates the use of low temperature, non-autoclave… More

Closed Loop Composite Recycling Process

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Environmental Projects Manager
Abstract:
The recycling of composites on a large scale is an unsolved problem. Currently, the material is either ground up into near-worthless fillers, incinerated, or digested using environmentally questionable technology. Adherent Technologies, Inc. has developed a number of technologies to reclaim… More

Inflatable, UV Rigidizable Wings for High Altitude Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Haight, Polymer Projects Manager
Abstract:
DARPA is seeking technologies that will enable the production and use of high altitude, long endurance (HALE) aircraft. Requirements for this application include a light weight and low storage volume to allow easier delivery of the vehicle to such altitudes. Ultraviolet (UV) light rigidizable… More

Fiber Optic Sensors with Hydrophilic Radionuclide-Selective Cladding for the Detection of Radionuclides in Water Supplies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Holt-Haight, Polymer Projects Mgr
Abstract:
In this proposed Phase I program, we will develop a fiber optic scintillator system with a radionuclide-selective cladding for use in the detection of radionuclide contamination in water supplies or wastewater streams. The current terrorist threat requires that vigilance be maintained on all… More

Light-Curing Structural Tape for In-Space Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA has numerous requirements for in-space repair capabilities to aid future missions beyond earth orbit. A subset of these requirements is adhesive patch materials that provide permanent or temporary repair of a wide variety of surfaces with minimal surface preparation and that can operate in the… More

Moisture Resistant Primer for Composite Bonded Repairs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt Haight, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Aging and durability of aircraft in both the military and civilian sectors are becoming major issues as the existing fleet continues to age. Additionally, the increased use of composite structures in the civilian fleet, such as in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A380, make the… More

Lunar Regolith Stabilization for Excavation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Establishing human presence outside the protective cover of earth's atmosphere is a challenge. On earth, the atmosphere does not only present breathing gas, it also acts as a thermal buffer and protects the biosphere from harmful radiation. Shielding of humans from harmful radiation during… More

Self-Healing Inflatable, Rigidizable Shelter for the Lunar Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt Haight, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Any manned missions to extraterrestrial locations will require shelter structures for a variety of purposes ranging from habitat usage to biomass production. Such shelters need to be constructed in such a way to minimize stowed volume and payload weight. The structures must also be very durable… More

Foamed Antenna Support for Very Large Apertures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I program will demonstrate the feasibility of the in-space production of large aperture antenna structures. The use of a novel open cell foam, previously developed for NASA space antennas, will allow the deployment of reflectors at low cost and very low transport volume compared… More

Foam-based Vehicle Arresting System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Engineering Projects Manager
Abstract:
The threat of explosive-laden vehicles driving in close proximity to military installations has been a major concern since the attacks on the USMC headquarters in Beirut in 1983. The large quantity of explosive a single truck can carry combined with the sheer power of a heavy vehicle driven at high… More

Preimidized Powder Towpregs for Low Cost, High Performance Missile Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Allred, President
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is soliciting proposals for new missile materials to expand the capability of current air-to-ground missile systems. This expansion of capability dictates the development of lighter weight materials that are capable of short duration exposures to temperatures as… More

Preimidized Powder Towpregs for Low Cost, High Performance Missile Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred, President
Abstract:
New missile materials are needed to expand the capability of current air-to-ground missile systems. This expansion of capability dictates the development of lighter weight materials that are capable of short duration exposures to temperatures as high as

Self-Healing Inflatable, Rigidizable Shelter for the Lunar Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt Haight, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Any manned missions to extraterrestrial locations will require shelter structures for a variety of purposes ranging from habitat usage to biomass production. Such shelters need to be constructed in such a way to minimize stowed volume and payload weight. The structures must also be very durable… More

Lunar Regolith Stabilization for Excavation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan M. Gosau, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
During lunar exploration, regolith is both the major available resource and a substantial obstacle in establishing a long-term presence. The fine surface dust is highly abrasive and can both be a health hazard for the crew and the main contributor to equipment failure. Regolith is also the only… More

Foamed Antenna Support for Very Large Apertures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan M. Gosau, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Large aperture antennas are of interest to NASA for applications in establishing high-speed communication relays for interplanetary missions. Design goals include 20 meter apertures. In order to minimize mission costs at these large diameters, weight must be severely restricted. Adherent… More

Dust Mitigation for the Lunar Surface

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan M. Gosau, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The lunar surface is to a large extent covered with a dust layer several meters thick. Known as lunar regolith, it poses a hazard in the form of dust clouds being generated by all forms of gas expansions in the high vacuum environment of the lunar surface. This is especially pronounced during… More

Moisture Resistant Primer for Composite Bonded Repairs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt Haight, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Aging and durability of aircraft in both the military and civilian sectors are becoming major issues as the existing fleet continues to age. Additionally, the increased use of composite structures in the civilian fleet, such as in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A380, make the… More

Foam-in-Place Contaminant Containment System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrea E. Hoyt Haight, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Over the next few decades, NASA plans to launch a number of planetary probes to and return the samples to Earth for detailed investigation. Due to the rapid expanse of space exploration, a need has been identified for the proper handling of extraterrestrial samples. Not only must the sample return… More

Thermal Protective Coatings for Interceptor Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jeremy Barlow, Staff Engineer
Abstract:
This SBIR project will address the combined effects of aerothermal heating, rain erosion, and moisture and gas diffusion on the degradation of interceptor missile radomes designed for hypersonic travel. A novel method of protecting hypersonic interceptor missiles from the rigors experienced at… More

Dust Mitigation for the Lunar Surface

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan M. Gosau, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The lunar surface is, to a large extent, covered with a dust layer several meters thick. Known as lunar regolith, it has been produced by meteorite impacts since the formation of a solid lunar surface billions of years ago. The regolith, while promising as a future building material for lunar… More

Catalytic Suppressor System for Reducing Diesel Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR project will develop a new technology for the removal and destruction of NOx pollutants from diesel engine exhaust. Four important issues will be addressed in the project. The first issue will be applying a zeolite coating to reticulated catalyst supports with the correct chemical… More

Shipboard Waste Volume Reduction and Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Polymer Projects Manager
Abstract:
The US Navy is seeking ways to treat typical ship-generated waste to minimize storage space required for waste storage during long-term deployments, with a special emphasis on the large items produced during cargo and ordinance handling. The best way to do this is to treat the waste as a resource,… More

Emission Suppression System for Outdoor Wood Boilers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau – (505) 346-1685
Abstract:
Outdoor wood-fired boilers (OWB) are gaining in popularity for heating homes. As energy prices have risen, sales of OWBs are doubling each year because they provide a lower cost solution and use renewable fuel. There is concern about their air emissions, however. OWBs typically emit 18 times the… More

Load-Bearing Inflatables Using Light-Curing Rigidization Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$125,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA is soliciting new concepts for lightweight stabilized inflatables in regards to low weight, high storage density, and ease of deployment. What most of the inflatable concepts are lacking is the ability for integrated structural members that do not require permanent inflation pressure. Any… More

Emission Control System for Small Boilers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E. Allred – (505) 346-1685
Abstract:
New pollution control technologies are needed for small oil- and coal-fired industrial boiler located throughout the United States. Although each unit is relatively small, the vast number of these units creates a significant air pollution source, especially in heavily populated areas, that emits… More

Catalytic Emissions Reduction Systems for Outdoor Wood Boilers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau – (505) 346-1685
Abstract:
There is growing concern about the particulate pollution emitted by outdoor wood-fired boilers (0WBs) and their related health effects. These systems are also referred to as outdoor wood-fired hydronic heaters or outdoor wood-fired furnaces. There are currently over 500,000 OWBs installed, primarily… More

Anchoring a lander on an asteroid using foam stabilization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,998.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jan-Michael Gosau, Enviro/Engr Projects Mgr
Abstract:
NASA has proposed several missions to land a craft on an asteroid and potentially to return samples from it. While large asteroids in the asteroid belt can exhibit a significant amount of gravity, most near-earth asteroids are small and show a surface gravity of less than 0.1% of earth. Landing,… More