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Company Information:

Company Name: ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Zip+4: 85706
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (520) 573-6300

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,274,824.00 69
SBIR Phase II $12,182,415.00 19
STTR Phase I $1,336,932.00 18
STTR Phase II $5,964,378.00 8

Award List:

GENERATION OF LARGE OPTICAL SURFACES THROUGH CNC THERMALLY ASSISTED DUCTILE REGIME GRINDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,786.00
Abstract:
Ductile chip formation, unlike the brittle chip formation typically observed in diamond grinding of ceramics, does notleave behind surface or subsurface microcracks. accordingly, machine processes involving polishing can be eliminated from fabrication if material removal during grinding occurs… More

INJECTION STEREOLITHOGRAPHY METHOD FOR NET SHAPE FABRICATION OF REINFORCED CERAMIC COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Stuffle
Award Amount: $50,000.00

INJECTION STEREOLITHOGRAPHY METHOD FOR NET SHAPE FABRICATION OF REINFORCED CERAMIC COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Stuffle
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
This program will develop a new computer controlled stereolithography process for the manufacture of reinforced ceramic composite parts. phase i will demonstrate a working system that will directly read a computer cad drawing of a simple component and then generate the actual green composite part.… More

Matrix Resin with Particulate Reinforcement Grown In Situ for Injection Stereolithography Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Stuffle
Award Amount: $49,966.00

Fabrication of Functional Gradient Materials Thru Solid Freeforming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Stuffle
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Solid Free Forming of monolith and uniform discrete reinforced materials has been demonstrated by fused deposition of heavily loaded slurries. In this program we will extend the fused deposition process to functional gradient material. The composition of material deposited will be controlled by the… More

Refractory Composite for High-Temperature Gas Containment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin L. Stuffle
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Matrix Resin with Particulate Reinforcement Grown In Situ for Injection Stereolithography Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Stuffle
Award Amount: $463,875.00

Refractory Composite for High-Temperature Gas Containment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin L. Stuffle
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Hafnium diboride and zirconium diboride have properties that make them ideally suited for plasma containment vessels including high melting point, good creep resistance, high thermal conductivity, good oxidation resistance and good optical emissivity and absorptivity. Although these materials have… More

Functional Gradient Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Boulton
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Functional gradient materials (FGMs) have a microstructurally graded transition in composition (e.g. zirconia to a nickel based superalloy). The graded transition eliminates problems associated with a discrete interface such as poor mechanical strength and transport losses. They are being actively… More

Aqueous Biopolymers for Ceramic Solid Freeform Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jonathan Boulton
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed program is to develop the use of aqueous biopolymers for the solid freeform fabrication of ceramic components. It will be a collaborative effort between ACR and Battelle PNL. PNL has expertise in colloidal ceramic processing and experience on utilizing biopolymers in ceramic slurries.… More

Composite Reinforcing Fiber and Interfacial Coating Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Jonathan Boulton
Award Amount: $78,000.00

Solid Free-Body Formed Alumina-Tungsten Electrode Insulators for Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Greg Hilmas
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Development of Smart Structures Employing Novel Melt Spun Piezoelectric Fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gene A Danko
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Functionally smart materials, which have to ability to perform both sensing and actuating operations, are being developed to perform many aircraft type of control events. Smart materials, fabricated suing "continuous ferroelectric fibers," are being consider for full flight control of… More

Liquid Rocket Engine Combustion Components Fabricated from ZrB2/BN Composite Using Electroconsolidation (TM) Rapid Densification Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dragan Popovich
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to design and fabricate selected liquid rocket engine combustion components. This goal will be accomplished by developing a low-cost, near net-shape technology for fabrication and rapid densification of ablation and oxidation-resistant LRE components for a wide variety… More

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Foamed Abrasives Honing Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Gluck
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Development of a Low Cost Technique for the Fabrication of HfC/C-fiber Composites for Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gregory E. Hilmas
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to develop a low cost, flexible manufacturing method for the production of Cf reinforced composites for ablation-resistant propulsion components for Theater Missile Defense (TMD) concepts. The matrix material selected for demonstration of the technology will be HfC, a… More

SBIR Phase I: Development of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors Through Microfabrication by Coextrusion Melt Spinning

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

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Foamed Abrasive Polishing Application

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

SBIR Phase I: Extrusion Freeforming of Superfinishing Polymer Composite Platens

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

Fabrication of ZrC, HfC, TaC-based Fibrous Monolithic Ceramics for Rocket Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Greg E. Hilmas, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to develop a low cost, flexible manufacturing method for the production of high temperature ceramic composites for rocket propulsion systems. The matrix materials selected for this program will be ZrC, HfC, and TaC. These-materials have good oxidation/corrosion and… More

Ultra-Fast, Affordable, Portable Tool for Concrete/Steel Cutting in Rescue/Salvage Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dragan Popovich
Award Amount: $69,999.00

Fast Freeform Fabricaiton Using Planar Layer Depostion Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Lombardi
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Development of ZrC/Cf Composites for Low-Cost, Lightweight Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Extrusion Freeform Fabrication of novel, controlled porosity, biocompatible, osteoinductive, polymer/ceramic materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Ph.d
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: N/A

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory E. Hilmas
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available Because Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs) are among the most stable materials known, they are being developed for high-temperature applications, such as the leading edges of hypersonic control surfaces. The propensity for brittle fracture that has

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory E. Hilmas
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Brett E. Waldo
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Richard Powell

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA
Principal Investigator: Mark J. Rigali, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: David J. Mayo

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Manish Sutaria, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Ph. D
Award Amount: $120,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ranji V. Ph. D, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Solid Freeform Fabrication of low cost, in situ, metallic foam components for high energy absorption applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $727,414.00
Abstract:
In the phase I program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) fabricated in situ metallic foams by using a unique water-soluble polymer blend and ACR's Extrusion Freeform Fabrication (EFF) method. When the green parts were heated for binder burnout, thebinder was found to foam and create uniform… More

Marine Mammal Detection and Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: IIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Anthony Mulligan, Cheif Executive Officer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Richard Johnson
Abstract:
This program will utilize the Swarm concept of very low cost expendable UAV's out fitted with IR and optical cameras to continuously detect marine mammals near or on the surface in the proximity of Navy ships. ACR will team with IIT Research Institute ofLanham, MD for sensor technology and… More

Rapid prototyping of polar-weave CMC blisks for rocket engine turbopumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Advanced Materials
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The realization of future space transportation systems and hypersonic aircraft will need the use of ceramic matrix composites that are economical and can withstand high thermomechanical and aerodynamical loads. Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) has recently developed a rapid prototyping process… More

Multifunctional Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Manager, Composites
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Military and commercial entities desire multifunctional or

Investigatioin of Diode Lasers for Removal of Large-Area Appliqu¿

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Adv. Matls.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) has recently developed a low-density water-soluble mandrel material composed of a hollow ceramic-microsphere filler bound together with a high thermal stability thermoplastic binder. ACR and its partners propose to usea variation of this product containing high… More

High toughness rare earth-based Fibrous Monolith Permanent Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF DELAWARE
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Advanced Materia
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: T. Fraser W. Russell
Abstract:
In this phase I STTR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) and the University of Delaware (UD) propose the development of an innovative process for high energy product rare earth-based permanent magnets with improved toughness based on ACR'spatented Fibrous Monolith (FM) and the UD's… More

Rapid Prototyping of continuous fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ranji 1. Vaidyanathan, PhD, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
For propulsion related applications, materials must be able to demonstrate excellent ablation and oxidation resistance at temperature approaching 3500?C, adequate load bearing capabilities, non-catastrophic failure modes, and ability to withstand transient thermal shock. Advanced Ceramics Research,… More

Rapid Prototyping of continuous fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ranji 1. Vaidyanathan, PhD, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
For propulsion related applications, materials must be able to demonstrate excellent ablation and oxidation resistance at temperature approaching 3500?C, adequate load bearing capabilities, non-catastrophic failure modes, and ability to withstand transient thermal shock. Advanced Ceramics Research,… More

Low Cost Ceramic-Lined Rocket Motor Case Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Adv. Matls.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this phase I SBIR program, a team led by Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR), and its partners propose the development of an innovative integral co-cured rocket motor casing comprised of a graphite/epoxy shell with a novel heat shield and linerfabricated from ACR's patented gelcasting ceramic… More

Novel Rapid Prototyping Technique for the Fabrication of Structural Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Manager, composites
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced ceramics research (ACR), has developed a simple, highly promising thruster fabrication method utilizing novel gel casting and injection molding techniques. These methods will be used for the creation of low-cost thrusters and nozzles. Thefollowing proposal details a synergistic combination… More

Novel Low CTE Composite Materials for Propulsion Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Manager, Composites
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes to develop novel composite systems for thermal management in propulsion applications. Traditionally, phenolic-based materials are used as insulators because of their low thermal conductivity and low cost.Unfortunately, insulating nozzle and thruster… More

Marine Mammal Detection and Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Anthony C. Mulligan, President and CEO
Award Amount: $499,501.00
RI Contact: Richard C. Powell
Abstract:
"In the phase I STTR program, Advanced Ceramics Research designed and fabricated a fully operational prototype SWARM vehicle. A complete video surveillance "payload pod" has been assembled with flight-tested camera and transmission equipment. Nextgeneration hardware and design concepts have been… More

Advanced Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Manager Composite Ceramic
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"On this Phase I program, Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) will develop and commercialize technology to fabricate structural components with increased thermal capacities at relatively low cost. This effort will have two major focus areas: (1) work onour Fibrous Monolith (FM) composite… More

Small Diesel Engines, JP5 / JP8 Fueled

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Mulligan, Cheif Executive Officer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this proposed Navy SBIR project is to optimize, analyze, design, build and test a high efficiency 2 cycle ceramic engine that will run on JP-5 fuel and weigh less than 10 ounces while burning less than 1.0 lbs of fuel per hour. The engine willincorporate a ceramic piston, cylinder, and… More

Small Diesel Engines, JP5 / JP8 Fueled

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Mulligan, Chief Executive Officer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this proposed Navy SBIR project is to optimize, analyze, design, build and test a novel 0.5 horsepower engine that will run on JP-5 fuel and weigh less than 10 ounces while burning less than 0.5 lbs of fuel per hour. The proposed engine is afour-stroke cycle Rand Cam Diesel… More

Low Cost Manufacturing of Composite Nozzles with Integral Insulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Catherine Green, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,932.00
Abstract:
"In this phase I SBIR program, a team consisting of Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) and the University of Delaware (UD) propose the development of an innovative process for novel, high temperature non-eroding nozzle designs with an in-situ insulationlayer. This novel design concept will be… More

Innovative Guidance Algorithm to Increase Hit-to-Kill Intercept Accuracy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Fulcher, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"The high accuracies required by hit-to-kill interception places severe demands on interceptor maneuverability and flight control time response when engaging targets that are maneuvering either intentionally or unintentionally. A well-known guidance law foruse against a maneuvering target is… More

Novel Filament Design for Enhanced Fibrous Monolith Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Fulcher, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes to design and develop novel micro-filament composite structures for fabrication of improved thermal shock and damage tolerant small diameter propulsion components. These parts are typically wound uniaxially,which allows only one plane of crack… More

Low cost integrated thermal management structures for high power electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Advanced Materials
Award Amount: $69,803.00
RI Contact: Richard C. Powell
Abstract:
"In this Phase I SBIR program, a team consisting of Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) and the University of Arizona (UA) propose to develop a novel, low-cost, integrated micro-channeled heat exchanger system for high power electronic applications suchas that for space, high-speed missiles, and… More

Robust, Video Communications for Highly Mobile Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California
Principal Investigator: Anthony C. Mulligan, President
Award Amount: $69,428.00
RI Contact: John D. Villasenor
Abstract:
"In this program Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will team to combine an error resilient video compression and transmission technology with a new low-cost high-endurance small Unmanned ArielVehicle (UAV). The focus of the program will be… More

Real-time Multimedia Communications in Highly Mobile Networks.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Anthony C. Mulligan, President
Award Amount: $69,428.00
RI Contact: Raja Sengupta
Abstract:
"The aim of this proposal is to assess the viability of building a prototype UAV Swarm. A successful swarm technology must enable hundreds of air vehicles to act in concert to execute wide-area surveillance or pursuit missions under hard real-timeconstraints. Our vision requires a lean, agile, low… More

Fault Monitoring and System Diagnosis Through Bayesian Inference

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California
Principal Investigator: Anthony C. Mulligan, President
Award Amount: $69,428.00
RI Contact: John D. Villasenor
Abstract:
"In this program Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) will team to develop and demonstrate a real-time monitoring and fault detection system for a network of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's). The goal of theprogram will be to monitor critical network… More

Lightweight radiation shielding materials with carbon nanotube reinforcements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Human tissue and electronic component protection from harmful effects of space radiation is essential for extended deep space exploration voyages. The prime objective of this Phase II proposal is to develop a multi-functional composite material design to fulfill the current need for non-parasitic,… More

Lightweight radiation shielding materials with carbon nanotube reinforcements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,465.00
Abstract:
Human tissue and electronic component protection from harmful effects of space radiation is essential for extended deep space exploration voyages. The prime objective of this Phase II proposal is to develop a multi-functional composite material design to fulfill the current need for non-parasitic,… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I:FUNCTIONALLY GRADIENT PARTIAL INSERT DEVELOPMENT FOR THIN-SKIN SANDWICH COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop an innovative system for reliably and inexpensively attaching medium- to heavy-weight equipment to thin-skin composite sandwich structures. This will be accomplished with proprietary metallic foam (patent applied) and… More

Low Cost Composite Peizoelectric Spring for Acoustic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Micheal Fulcher, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
"This program proposes to develop a power source capable of producing a high-output directional transmission of acoustic energy, using piezoelectric spring-shaped drivers produced using ACR's Fibrous Monolith (FM) technology. These "springs" will consistof a piezo-electric core surrounded by a… More

Design and Fabrication of Low-cost composite tooling materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vaidyanathan, Ranji, Manager, Advanced Materia
Award Amount: $748,017.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this phase II SBIR effort is to further develop, optimize and commercialize the low-cost, innovative combination of the R&D 100 award winning water-soluble and non-water soluble tooling materials developed by Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc.(ACR) for the fabrication of polymer matrix… More

Real-time Multimedia Communications in Highly Mobile Networks.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Mulligan, President / CEO
Award Amount: $1,981,567.00
RI Contact: Karl Hedrick
Abstract:
Based on the success demonstrated in the Phase I programs, this Phase II program will transition AINS technology developed in the universities into various compelling demonstrations that demonstrate the robust advantages of AINS. In the four Phase Iprograms we were able to perform significant… More

Multi-functional nanocomposite materials with high-temperature polymer resin matrice

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: RICE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Advanced Materials
Award Amount: $99,813.00
RI Contact: Jean E. Vorhaben
Abstract:
Composites that are reinforced with well-dispersed carbon nanotubes have been shown to improve the performance of polymers in many areas such as stiffness, heat distortion temperature, control of thermal coefficient of expansion, and corrosion resistancein extreme environments. However, much of the… More

Advanced Nozzle Materials and Concepts for High Mass Flux Boost Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Manager Composite Ceramic
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
On this Phase I program, Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) will develop and commercialize technology to fabricate boost motor nozzles using TaC-based Fibrous Monolith composites. These materials may also have application for other high temperaturepropulsion-related composite components such as… More

Lightweight Integrated Ceramic Nozzle Concept for Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Rigali, Manager, Composite Cerami
Award Amount: $69,523.00
Abstract:
Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR), has developed a simple, low cost composite fabrication method utilizing our patented composite fabrication and gel-casting technologies. Test samples and components will be fabricated by first mixing the gel castingslurry containing ceramic powder and fibers,… More

Ballistic Missile System Innovative Propulsion Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Fulcher, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes to develop a process to fabricate propulsion components that exhibit improved thermo-mechanical properties when compared to the materials currently in use. This effort combines Isotropic ParticulateComposite (IPC) technology, an offshoot of our… More

Small, Heavy Fuel, Compression Ignition Small UAV Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Rich Moon, Consulting Mechanical Eng
Award Amount: $98,900.00
Abstract:
The goal of this proposed DARPA SBIR project is to design, build and test a high efficiency 2 cycle ceramic/polymer engine that will run on JP-8 fuel with a self-contained onboard starter generator. The engine system will ncorporate a ceramic piston,cylinder, and head with lightweight polymer… More

Carbon based aerogel composites for radiation shielding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,829.00
Abstract:
In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of an innovative, co-curing fabrication process for composite structures with a carbon based aerogel material encapsulated by a polyethylene based composite for radiation shielding applications. The… More

Fiber reinforced ceramic radomes for next generation missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Advanced Materia
Award Amount: $68,131.00
Abstract:
In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of low cost non-aqueous ceramic gelcasting slurries for radome applications in advanced tactical missiles. The proposed ceramic materials will have the improvedstrength, toughness and thermal shock… More

A novel micro-channel heat exchanger for high heat flux electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Advanced Materials
Award Amount: $69,665.00
RI Contact: Richard C. Powell
Abstract:
In this Phase I STTR program, a team consisting of Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) and the University of Arizona (UA) propose to develop and optimize a novel, low-cost, integrated micro-channel heat exchanger system for high power electronicapplications. In radar and other applications… More

Two cycle ceramic JP8 fueled engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Moon, Senior Mechanical Enginee
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In support of the Navy's goal to develop the SWARM into a highly reliable, long-range aerial observation platform operable by minimally-trained Navy personnel, the capabilities of Phase II powerplants will be substantially expanded over those of Phase I.These powerplants will incorporate an on-board… More

Two cycle ceramic JP8 fueled engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Moon, Senior Mechanical Enginee
Award Amount: $595,822.00
Abstract:
In support of the Navy's goal to develop the SWARM into a highly reliable, long-range aerial observation platform operable by minimally-trained Navy personnel, the capabilities of Phase II powerplants will be substantially expanded over those of Phase I.These powerplants will incorporate an on-board… More

Carbon Based Aerogel Composites for Radiation Shielding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,856.00
Abstract:
The prime objective of this proposal is to develop a multi-functional sandwich composite material design to fulfill current needs for non-parasitic, lightweight, high-strength, thermally insulating and effective radiation shielding materials for deep space exploration applications. The phase II… More

Processing Methodology for Reactives Enhanced Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenneth L. Knittel, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes to develop novel intermetallic composite systems for high strength materials capable of releasing energy on demand. This effort will combine our Fibrous Monolith (FM) processing expertise and new approaches in intermetallic design to develop a new… More

Lightweight sandwich composites for improved thermal and acoustic performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Advanced Materia
Award Amount: $99,400.00
Abstract:
In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of an innovative, one-step co-curing fabrication process for sandwich composite structures with a flexible insulating material encapsulated by an fiberglass/epoxy face sheet for thermal and acoustic barrier… More

Define/Demonstrate Non-hazardous or Less Hazardous Beryllium (Be) Material for Defense Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth L. Knittel, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR) will identify, evaluate and select the most promising technologies for a high stiffness, stable and healthy ceramic or ceramic composite material for the replacement of beryllia and beryllium in structural application such as mirror substrates, electrical and… More

Soybean Oil Based High Performance Nanocomposites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan
Award Amount: $79,885.00
Abstract:
Epoxidized soybean oil has not been evaluated as a composite matrix to create high performance composites A. Natural fibers and nanoclay particulates will be evaluated as matrix additives to the epoxidized soybean oil. B. The purpose of this study is to evaluate an extrusion based freeforming… More

Advanced Blast Packaging Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Penn State University
Principal Investigator: Mark Patterson, Director, Research
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Robert Killoren
Abstract:
Advanced Ceramics Research Inc., (ACR) will collaborate with Professor Ted Krauthammer Director, Protective Technology Center, Penn State University, to screen materials, design and validate a ballistic vessel capable of safely containing detonation of a 2000lb bomb for a minimum container mass and… More

SBIR Phase II: All Natural Biobased High Performance Composites for Industrial Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Nathalie Hecht, Ms
Award Amount: $99,804.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to optimize and commercialize the manufacturing of all natural biobased composites from renewable resources. Phase I research demonstrated the technical feasibility of fabricating soybean oil based composites using a selected… More

High-Strength Carbide-Based Fibrous Monolith Materials for Solid Rocket Nozzles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Missouri, Rolla
Principal Investigator: Michael Fulcher, Staff Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Wayne Huebner
Abstract:
On this Phase I STTR program, Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) will team with the University of Missouri ¿V Rolla (UMR) to develop high strength, thermal shock resistant tantalum carbide (TaC) or hafnium carbide (HfC)-based Fibrous Monolith composite materials for use in ultra-high temperature… More

Technologies to Defeat Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Patterson, Director, R & D
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
The impact of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) is devastating for US and allied troops dealing with this threat on a daily basis. The proposed technology deals with a method to identify from a safe distance, the detonation wires attached to these IEDs so that evasive action can be taken. A… More

Small low-cost energetic components for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Advanced Materia
Award Amount: $99,655.00
Abstract:
In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of an innovative manufacturing technique for combination of energetic materials that can be manufactured into lightweight, fine-featured structural components for the DACS systems to enhance the lethality… More

Processing Methodology for Reactives Enhanced Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenneth L. Knittel, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $747,567.00
Abstract:
ACR will develop strong tailored composite polymer formulations capable of energy release as needed for a range of structural applications. Materials developed under the Phase I effort (Fibrous Monolith formulations of iron oxide/aluminum, bismuth oxide/aluminum, Teflon/aluminum) will be used as a… More

Lightweight sandwich composites for improved thermal and acoustic performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Director, Polymer Product
Award Amount: $598,834.00
Abstract:
In the phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR), along with its partner developed an innovative manufacturing process for thermal and acoustic shielding sandwich composite components for the EFV. These panels met all thermal and weight requirements, were affordable and were… More

Define/Demonstrate Non-hazardous or Less Hazardous Beryllium (Be) Material for Defense Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth L. Knittel, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
ACR will develop a beryllium replacement material suitable for use in the systems manufactured by Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ. The work will include the identification of suitable materials such as metal alloys of magnesium or other materials as seen fit based on the required material… More

SBIR Phase II: All Natural Biobased High Performance Composites for Industrial Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Nathalie Hecht, Ms
Award Amount: $450,117.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to optimize and commercialize the manufacturing of all natural biobased composites from renewable resources. Phase I research demonstrated the technical feasibility of fabricating soybean oil based composites using a selected… More

High-Strength Carbide-Based Fibrous Monolith Materials for Solid Rocket Nozzles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MISSOURI-ROLLA
Principal Investigator: Mark Patterson, Director Technology Development
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: Greg Hilmas
Abstract:
Over the past 10 to 15 years, there has been a move towards the integration of ¿advanced¿" materials with improved performance in hostile propulsion environments. Tantalum carbide is stable to very high temperatures (~3900,aC) under non-oxidizing conditions, but is relatively soft and erodes… More

Technologies to Defeat Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Patterson, Director, Research and Te
Award Amount: $1,003,299.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed development effort is to utilize a sensor which detects IEDs and detonation devices. The sensor detector is mounted on a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) such that detection can be performed from a autonomous airborne platform ahead of a convoy or patrol, thereby… More

Sonobuoy Launched small UAV system

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Jason Douglas, Program Manager
Award Amount: $499,795.00
RI Contact: Richard C. Haney
Abstract:
The Navy and other government-sponsored agencies use the P-3 aircraft. Due to the diverse missions and limited number of P-3 aircraft, the most economical and expeditious way to enhance operations and assure crew safety would be to incorporate low-cost expendable tactical unmanned air vehicles… More

Threat Recognition and Early Warning Method

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jason Douglas, Engineer
Award Amount: $79,955.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this development effort will be to establish a "local" UAV surveillance platform and early warning system for a wide range of designated installations, bases and facilities. The system would provide around the clock ground surveillance and condition assessment, together… More

Hyperspectral Classification for Muzzle Flash Recognition from the Silver Fox UAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Patterson, Director, R & D
Award Amount: $155,985.00
Abstract:
One possible approach to discriminate between different projectiles and weapons is to analyze the muzzle flash spectra which is produced when they are fired. While the IR spectrum contains thermal information about the flame the UV portion of the spectrum contains information about the gas… More

Shark-Inspired Underwater Sensors for Homing and Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bernard Zahuranec, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $126,901.00
Abstract:
This proposal in based upon the belief that the naturally occurring acute electrical sensitivity of marine sharks and rays used to navigate, orient, and detect food and objects can be replicated by man and possibly used for future underwater imaging and sensing capabilities. If developed, such a… More

Multifunctional polymer composites for Kinetic Energy Interceptors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Manager, Advanced Materials
Award Amount: $99,687.00
Abstract:
In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR), and its team members propose the development of innovative manufacturing techniques for multifunctional polymer composite components for Kinetic Energy Interceptors. The proposed technique will leverage ACR's experience with… More

SBIR Phase I: Innovative Manufacturing Process for High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Nathalie Hecht, Ms
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will utilize an innovative manufacturing process to fabricate components used in high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC). This innovative manufacturing process is based on a patented extrusion freeform fabrication… More

Hyperspectral Classification for Muzzle Flash Recognition from the Silver Fox UAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Patterson, Director of Research and
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
The objective of the effort is to develop and demonstrate a persistent surveillance and early threat detection and warning system for hostile perimeters around sensitive or high value establishments. The persistent surveillance capability is in the form of a small unmanned air vehicle (UAV) which… More

Shark-Inspired Underwater Sensors for Homing and Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark C. Paterson, DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY DEVE
Award Amount: $748,153.00
Abstract:
The detection of objects underwater remains a difficult task. For many applications particularly marine defense operations, it is desirable to be able to identify the position of objects such as mines (buried and below the surface of the water) as well as to being able to discriminate between a rock… More

Expendable Ad Hoc Networked Data Link System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jason Douglas, Program Manager
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (COFDM) continues to be a preferred solution for wireless broadband data transfer. Currently many Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solutions are available with a wide range of performance optimizations from low cost 802.11.g using 64 carriers to more… More

Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Brett E. Waldo, Controller
Award Amount: $99,819.00
Abstract:
This proposal will design, develop, and demonstrate a self-contained probe that will provide sensor videos on-demand to aircraft operators. A Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV) is proposed to meet this requirement. The MUAV will be capable of being launched from existing airborne aircraft… More

Development of Lightweight and Low Cost Advanced Structural Materials for Off-board Surface Vessels (OBVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF DELAWARE
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Director, Composite Mater
Award Amount: $69,969.00
RI Contact: Cindy L. Panchisin
Abstract:
The ACR led team proposes an affordable manufacturing technique for complex-geometry composite components to be used as stiffened curvilinear structural panels and variable shaped fuel and ballast tanks for Off-board surface vehicles. Through the use of its AquapourT and AquacoreT water-soluble… More

Chemical and Biological Agent Deny

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Knittel, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
ACR proposes the development of novel composite systems for air burst munitions capable of releasing high temperature over an extended area. Investigation will use Fibrous Monolith (FM) processing and a cost-efficient, innovative reactive composite system to form an airburst system that will… More

Dynamically Scaled Model for NASA's Next Generation Aviation Demonstrator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Anthony Mulligan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,986.00
RI Contact: Richard A. Haney
Abstract:
Significant advances in several key technologies such as material sciences, manufacturing, miniaturization, and active flow control suggest that the time has come to address the issue of affordable General Aviation (GA). These new technologies when combined with advanced avionics and propulsion… More

Lightweight graphitic foam heat exchangers for fighter aircraft avionics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ranji Vaidyanathan, Director, Composite Materials
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
In this phase I SBIR program, a team led by Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) proposes an affordable manufacturing technique for high through-thickness thermal conductivity heat sinks for fighter avionics applications. ACR will use its AquapourT tooling materials as a support for the fabrication… More

Polymer Matrix Composite Materials for Lightning Strike Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ranji O. Vaidyanathan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,774.00
Abstract:
In this phase I SBIR program, a team led by Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) propose a novel, low-cost manufacturing process for multi-functional polymer composite components with improved lightning strike mitigation and EMI shielding capabilities. The proposed program will develop and… More

Scaled Model Technology for Flight Research of General Aviation Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Andrew M. Osbrink, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,958.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Our proposed future Phase II activities are aimed at developing a scientifically based "tool box" for flight research using scaled models. These tools will be of great use for GA companies in the design, development, and FAA approval of future general aviation (GA) aircraft, in particular also when… More

Low Cost Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Patterson, Director of Research and
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
An approach to make a long endurance UAV with an 18 hour endurance and large payload will be developed based on an existing, fielded capability present operationally deployed. The system will be built from COTS equipment minimizing cost and allowing for rapid maintenance and upgrading of the system… More