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Company Information:

Company Name: Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc
City: Cypress
State: TX
Zip+4: 77429-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (240) 351-9505

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,138,634.00 12
SBIR Phase II $3,099,999.00 4
STTR Phase I $438,840.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,199,950.00 2

Award List:

Exploratory Development of Functionally Graded Nano-Composite (FGNC) for Gear Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: OHIO STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, General Manager
Award Amount: $69,998.00
RI Contact: David Doty
Abstract:
Recent attempts at improvements in V-22 gear life have focused on coatings over existing gear materials (for ex. DLC on Pyrowear 0053, or others), unfortunately for various reasons (interface failure, high contact stress, thermal expansion mismatch, etc.) these materials have never made an impact on… More

Define/Demonstrate Beryllium (Be) Substitute Material for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, General Manager
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Developing affordable, light weight, high stiffness structures is extremely important for the department of Defense in the current climate of reduced defense spending. Increased stiffness airframe structures are required for the next generation of missiles to enable the missile to withstand higher… More

Net Shape Rapid Manufacturing Using Nano Encapsulated Powders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: UC Davis
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,923.00
RI Contact: Jennifer ORell
Abstract:
The objective of this STTR is to determine the capability of Net Shape LENS processing with Nano-coated powders. The unique composites produced using regualr processing and these powders ahs provided unique material properties. The use of nano-coated powders witht he rapid prototype LENS process… More

Define/Demonstrate Beryllium (Be) Substitute Material for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, General Manager
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Understanding that saving weight without sacrificing performance on a vehicle is important, the objective of this program is to demonstrate lightweight materials (1.1-1.6 gm/cm3) materials that can replace Beryllium in the near term for multiple applications. These applications will have specific… More

Advanced Materials for Radiation Hardening

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, General Manger
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Understanding that saving weight without sacrificing performance on a vehicle is important, the objective of this program is to demonstrate Advanced lightweight materials (1.4-2.2 gm/cm3) materials that can have Radiation Hardened capability. These applications will have specific requirements of… More

Net Shape Rapid Manufacturing Using Nano Encapsulated Powders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: UC Davis
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,958.00
RI Contact: Wendy Ernst
Abstract:
This Phase II program is developing NET Shape components from Encapsulated Powders. Significant advances in Phase I for various materials and in net shape processing techniques have been realized. The objective of Phase II is to continue fabrication of these unique materials and compare multiple… More

Low Cost, Light Weight Materials for Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,920.00
RI Contact: Susan Ross
Abstract:
The proposed STTR is the combination of a small business with unique materials experience, and Northwestern Unviersity, with expertise in Mirror applications, processing and characterization. The combination of these two entities with various prime contractors providing assistance makes for a… More

Novel Magnesium Based Nano Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, PI/GM
Award Amount: $79,719.00
Abstract:
Developing low cost, lightweight materials with high stiffness, that are environmentally safe, low risk/liability, and corrosion resistant is extremely important for the Department of Defense in the current climate of reduced spending and desire for increased performance. Reducing program life… More

Advanced Materials for Radiation Hardening

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, PI/GM
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Developing low cost, lightweight, multifunctional Radiation Hardened materials with high specific stiffness, that are environmentally safe, provide low risk/liability, designable structures is extremely important for the Department of Defense in this current climate of reduced spending. As new… More

Rocket Propulsion Supporting Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, PI/GM
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Refractory carbide materials posses the erosion resistance and high temperature strength required for the severe environments experienced by cutting tools, well bore equipment, and rocket nozzles. Refractory carbides (e.g. WC, TaC, and TiC) are usually formed by press and sinter techniques with an… More

Low Cost, Light Weight Materials for Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,992.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
During the phase I program Northwestern and APS, Inc., have manufactured several different materials systems that are lighter than Beryllium and stiffer than Aluminum. These high specific strength materials are also easily fabricated into larger shapes or even net shape processed. The mechanical… More

Replacement of Albemet and Beryllium based Materials for F-35 Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, PI
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Beryllium replacement for the F-35 program is essential in meeting safety, performance and budget concerns for the program. The APS program utilizes its several years experience and existing materials to provide replacements for Beryllium based materials (both Albemet and Beryllium). Significant… More

Lightweight Composite for Chemical Laser Tank

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Asit Biswas, PI
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I program teaming with the primary ABL system integrator, Advanced Powder Solutions will develop a low cost light weight, high strength, high temperature resistant, iodine, chlorine, helium, ammonia, caustic compatible corrosion resistant composite material. For replacement of… More

Engineered Composites for USC Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Asit Biswas, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
Ultrasupercritical (USC) steam boilers will operate at higher temperature/pressure than subcritical and supercritical steam boilers in service today. However, the majority of current high-temperature materials do not posses the desired characteristics for the operating conditions of a USC unit (760… More

Engineered Nanostructured Magnetic Alloy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UC Davis Engineering
Principal Investigator: Asit Biswas, Manager R&D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Enrique J. Lavernia
Abstract:
In this Phase I STTR program teaming with magnetic and materials experts Advanced Powder Solutions will develop a low cost high strength, high tensile, nano-structured soft magnetic alloy and rapid fabrication of magnetic component for actuators using innovative consolidation process. Teaming with… More

Novel Materials For Mulitple Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, PI GM
Award Amount: $98,997.00
Abstract:
Novel materials will be needed to help all programs within the DoD. The objective of this Phase I is to demonstrate multi-functional composites that are low cost and lightweight for multiple applications. Phase I will be about fabrication and characterization of the lightweight materials. APS has… More

Advanced Technologies for Discrete-Parts Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DLA
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, PI
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Understanding that saving weight without sacrificing performance on a vehicle is important, the objective of this program is to continue to demonstrate advanced lightweight materials that can have multi-functional capability and be discretely made into parts for DLA. Many applications will have… More

Development of Improved High Strength, High Conductivity Refractory Materials for Rail Gun Launchers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Texas IAT
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, PI/GM
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Susan Sedwick
Abstract:
APS has assembled a world class team to address problems associated with rail gun launcher operation. APS has combined its unique processing experience with IAT's railgun design, testing and characterization experience to develop materials to improve rail gun performance. Phase I will be devoted to… More

Low Cost, Lightweight, Multifunctional Structural Shielding Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR involves the development of a lightweight innovative material for use as structure and radiation shielding in one. APS has assembled a uniquely qualified team that includes designers, testing experts and consolidation companies to address this need. Reducing the number of parts on a… More

Rocket Propulsion Supporting Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, GM – (661) 373-1729
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Refractory carbide materials posses the erosion resistance and high temperature strength required for the severe environments experienced by cutting tools, well bore equipment, and rocket nozzles. In this Phase II, APS will continue its Phase I successes by further demonstrating the performance of… More

Engineered Materials for Advanced Gas Turbine Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Asit Biswas, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
This project will develop innovative composite powders and composites that will surpass the properties of currently identified materials for advanced gas turbine engine applications. Phase I will demonstrate a powder metallurgy technique for fabricating high-temperature, oxidation-resistant… More

Advanced Technologies for Discrete-Parts Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DLA
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, GM – (661) 373-1729
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Engineered Aluminum Alloys for Additive Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dean Baker, GM/VP – (661) 373-1729
Award Amount: $79,959.00
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will develop innovative engineered aluminum powders for AM technology to replace current die cast process. This powder will solve the problems associated with SLS/SLM/DMLS processes such as reflectivity, oxide formation, fluidity, solidification. Phase I will demonstrate a… More