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Company Information:

Name: ADVANCED REFRACTORY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Address: 699 Hertel Ave., Suite 290
Buffalo, NY 14207
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,646,742.00 23
SBIR Phase II $5,903,601.00 11

Award List:

IMPROVED MATERIALS FOR CERAMIC ARMOR FABRICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,658.00

SYNTHESIS OF ULTRAHIGH PURITY SUBMICRON BORON CARBIDE POWDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter Shaffer
Award Amount: $77,468.00

SYNTHESIS OF ULTRAFINE METAL AND ALLOY POWDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr peter t b shaffer
Award Amount: $49,906.00
Abstract:
The trend in all materials is toward the control of microstructure. in ceramics and cermets the emphasis is on the reduction of crystallite size and thereby on improving physical properties. powders should be equizaxed and limited to submicron range, within a narrow and specific size distribution.… More

IMPROVED MATERIALS FOR CERAMIC ARMOR FABRICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $495,970.00
Abstract:
The ability to fabricate ceramic armor economically is dependent upon several factors including powder cost, fabrication technique, and final machine cost. candidate ceramic such as tib (2), and b (4)c do not sinter to full density. therefore, near-net shape formation is difficult and expensive,… More

SYNTHESIS OF ULTRAHIGH PURITY SUBMICRON BORON CARBIDE POWDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter Shaffer
Award Amount: $396,000.00
Abstract:
Materials for spacecraft structures are required which possess high stiffness to weight ratios, along with chemical and dimensional stability in space environments. b(4)c has one of the highest ratios and can be fabricated into dense bodies. optimal compoment performance will likely required an… More

SCALE-UP STUDIES IN SILICON NITRIDE AND TANTALUM SYNTHESIS BY FLAME TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Peter T B Shaffer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,994.00

SCALE-UP STUDIES IN SILICON NITRIDE AND TANTALUM SYNTHESIS BY FLAME TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Peter T B Shaffer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $229,656.00
Abstract:
Microstructure control in advanced ceramics and composites would be enhanced by the availability of high purity, submicron powders of controlled particle size and surface chemistry. a vapor phase reaction process is proposed for investigation which has potential for economically synthesizing… More

POROUS ALUMINUM NITRIDE PART FABRICATION TO SUPPORT ADVANCED BATTERY DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas J Mroz Jr
Award Amount: $74,878.00

Diamondlike Atomic-Scale Composite Protective Coatings for Plasma and Microwave Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. V. F. Dorfman
Award Amount: $53,778.00

Atomic-Scale Composite Protective Coatings for the Exterior Surface of Weapon Co

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. V.f. Dorfman
Award Amount: $51,120.00

Diamondlike Atomic-Scale Composite Protective Coatings for Plasma and Microwave Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. V. F. Dorfman
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
Diamondlike multinetwork and network-crystalline atomic-scale composite coatings constitute a new class of materials with unique properties including high adhesion to virtually any substrate (including materials, crystalline and glass dielectrics, plastics), excellant thermal and diffusion barrier… More

POROUS ALUMINUM NITRIDE PART FABRICATION TO SUPPORT ADVANCED BATTERY DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas J Mroz Jr
Award Amount: $599,703.00
Abstract:
Advanced batteries based on lithium metal sulfide cell technology are under consideration for applications such as the electric vehicle,primarily due to their high energy density capabilities. however, currently available materials limit the reliability of this battery technology for long-term use.… More

IMPROVED AIN FILLERS FOR POLYMERIC MATRICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Eric A Groat
Award Amount: $64,705.00
Abstract:
Polymeric materials are used extensively in a multitude of applications due to a unique balance of cost and structural properties. however, where thermal applications are concerned, the utilization of polymeric materials is extremely limited due to poor thermal transfer. structural polymers… More

Diamond-Like Nanocomposites as Tailorable, Hard, Low Friction Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Benjamin F. Dorfman
Award Amount: $69,773.00

Component Development for improved pulse power batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Mroz
Award Amount: $69,905.00

Atomic-Scale Composite Protective Coatings for the Exterior Surface of Weapon Co

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. V.f. Dorfman
Award Amount: $668,071.00
Abstract:
A novel coating technology is proposed for the protection of naval weapon components. Diamondlike nanocomposites constitute a new class of materials that exhibit unique combinations of technologically interesting properties including high adhesion to vertually any substrate (including metals,… More

Diamond-Like Nanocomposites as Tailorable, Hard, Low Friction Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Benjamin F. Dorfman
Award Amount: $592,323.00
Abstract:
A new class of thin film materials, diamond-like nanocomposites (DLN), have been developed that represent a significant advance over "conventional" diamond-like carbon coatings. The co-efficient of friction of DLN is a fraction of that for DLC and diamond, and the temperature stability much higher… More

Component Development for improved pulse power batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Mroz
Award Amount: $599,976.00
Abstract:
Pulse power batteries based on the high-temperature Lithium-Metal Sulphide (LiMS) system are of interest for miliary applications. However, improvements in minimized size, maximized power density, maximized life, and reduced cost are needed to meet all Army requirements. Many of the battery… More

A Cost Efficient Method for Producing Ceramic Composites for Coal-Fired Furnace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Mroz
Award Amount: $75,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Mroz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,090.00

Diamond-Like Nanocomposites (DLN) as a Protective, Wear Resistant Thin Film for'Sliding Electrical Contacts.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Arvind Goel
Award Amount: $69,449.00
Abstract:
A novel coating technology is proposed for increased wear and improved li fe and reliability of commutator bars in electrical sliding devices found in manned and unmanned underwater vehlilles. Diamond-Like Nanocomposite (DLN) coatings represent a famil Of thiWrfilms that bxhibit unique combinations… More

Automated Data Acquisition for In-Situ Material-Processing Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Arvind Goel
Award Amount: $99,706.00
Abstract:
Exploiting the many analogies between biological neurons and the cells within a spreadsheet application, we have succeeded in constructing independtly functioning, self-trained neural network cascades that are capable of (1) forming models of their spreadsheet environment, (2) manipulating… More

High Temperature Batteries for Underwater Vehicle Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Mroz
Award Amount: $69,090.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries based on Lithium-Metal Sulfide (LiMS) technology have great potential for meeting the needs of the Navy for upsocming applications in Unmanned, Underwater Vehicles (UUV). Generally, this battery technology provides for the power and energy densities required by UUV… More

DIAMOND-LIKE NANOCOMPOSITES AS ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE, FLEXIBLE COATINGS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Kester , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,702.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Mroz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,118.00

Diamond-like Nanocomposites as Wear Resistant, Low Friction Coatings for Cryogenic Coolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig Outten
Award Amount: $99,876.00
Abstract:
A new class of thin film coating materials, diamond-like nanocomposites (DLN) have been developed. These materials have a combination of properties making them an excellent choice for use as wear resistant coatings on mechanical cryogenic coolers for space applications. In particular, the… More

Diamond-Like Nanocomposites: Hard, Wear Resistant, Low Friction Coatings for Tribological Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Kester , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $74,869.00
Abstract:
39 Diamond-Like Nanocomposites: Hard, Wear Resistant, Low Friction Coatings for Tribological Applications--Advanced Refractory Technologies, Inc., 699 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207-2341; (716) 875-4091 Dr. Daniel Kester, Principal Investigator Mr. Keith A. Blakely, Business Official DOE… More

Ultracapacitors Using Diamond-Like Nanocomposite Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chandra Venkatraman , SENIOR ENGINEER
Award Amount: $64,805.00

SBIR Phase I: Evaluation of Ternary Carbide Compounds that Exhibit Unique Characteristics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Mroz
Award Amount: $74,999.00

Diamond-Like Nanocomposites (DLN) as a Protective, Wear Resistant Thin Film for'Sliding Electrical Contacts.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Arvind Goel
Award Amount: $597,787.00
Abstract:
A novel coating technology is proposed for increased wear and improved li fe and reliability of commutator bars in electrical sliding devices found in manned and unmanned underwater vehlilles. Diamond-Like Nanocomposite (DLN) coatings represent a famil Of thiWrfilms that bxhibit unique combinations… More

Development and Implementation of a Lightweight/Durable Aluminum MMC Track System for the AAAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hexemer
Award Amount: $69,997.00

Ultra-Hard Diamond-Like Nanocomposite Coatings for Wear Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
Not Available Mode S provides a means whereby a ground air traffic control (ATC) system may interrogate an aircraft equipped with a transponder. The response of the transponder allows the ground system to determine the aircraft's identity and position for ATC purposes. Mode S provides numerous… More

Development and Implementation of a Lightweight/Durable Aluminum MMC Track System for the AAAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Hexemer Jr.
Award Amount: $749,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Mroz
Award Amount: $99,999.00