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Company Information:

Company Name: Aegis Technology
City: Santa Ana
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (714) 265-1238

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,929,772.00 21
SBIR Phase II $4,654,978.00 7
STTR Phase I $469,898.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,500,000.00 2

Award List:

Light Weight Material for Ballistic Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Fei Zhou, Material Scientist
Award Amount: $69,978.00
Abstract:
Weight reduction for present and future armor systems is critical to rapid deployment of military contingencies, and ultra-light weapon platforms will be the cornerstone for dominating the future battlefield. In general, Al-based alloys are the materialcandidate for structural applications where… More

Innovative and Scalable Near Net-Shape Manufacturing for Shape-Memory Alloy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Scientist
Award Amount: $69,816.00
Abstract:
This project is to develop a near net-shape spray forming process of NiTi shape memory alloy, which enables the shape-memory behavior to be more closely controlled, and provides a more reliable actuation service. The near net-shape spray forming will offerthe NiTi shpae memory alloy with refined… More

Light Weight Material for Ballistic Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Weight reduction has become a primary concern in the development of future ballistic armor systems, which are beyond the capability of existing materials. Thus novel lightweight, ultrahigh strength materials are needed to meet the ever-increasing challenges of weight reduction. The proposed SBIR… More

An Advanced Power Converter System Using High Temperature, High Power Density SiC Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,898.00
RI Contact: Leon Tolbert
Abstract:
79354 Electronic power conversion systems (PCS) introduce major cost and reliability issues in most distributed energy resources and energy storage systems. Devices based on silicon carbide (SiC), which have gained a lot of recent interest, offer the advantages of high efficiency, small size and… More

An Advanced Power Converter System Using High Temperature, High Power Density SiC Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Leon Tolbert
Abstract:
Electronic power conversion systems introduce major cost and reliability issues in most distributed energy resources and energy storage systems. This project will develop a power conversion system based on an emerging wide-bandgap, SiC-based semiconductor technology. This system will be capable of… More

A High-Efficiency Compact SiC-based Power Converter System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bob Liu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Wide bandgap SiC power devices have the potential for reliable operations at higher junction temperatures, higher voltages, higher frequencies and thus higher power densities than what can be achieved with Si devices. These advantages enable the SiC technology-based power conversion systems (PCM) to… More

A High-Efficiency Compact SiC-based Power Converter System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy G. Lin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,989.00
Abstract:
Wide-bandgap SiC semiconductors have been recently investigated for use in power devices, because of their potential capabilities of operating at high power densities, high temperatures and at high frequencies and thus offering advantages such as high efficiency, small size and light weight. … More

High Efficiency, Cost Effective Thermoelectric Materials/Devices for Industrial Process Refrigeration and Waste Heat Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: SUNY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Jiye Fang
Abstract:
Opportunities exists to develop high-efficiency thermoelectric (TE) devices for the cost-effective exploitation of industrial waste heat (e.g., in manufacturing process) and for industrial process refrigeration. The key to the development of such high-efficiency TE devices is to develop a TE… More

A High-temperature Sealing Technology for Gas Separation Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The development of reliable sealing is essential for high-efficiency, low emission fossil energy conversion, especially in gas separation and storage systems that require operation under hostile conditions (e.g. high temperatures, elevated pressures, and corrosive environments). The sealing must… More

High-Power Compact Power Electronics for Electric Torpedoes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF TENNESSEE,KNOXVILLE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Leon Tolbert
Abstract:
This DOD STTR project is to design and demonstrate a SiC-based power converter system for electric torpedoes and underwater vehicles, addressing the related technical issues and quantifying the system benefits. The resultant SiC inverter will be capable of working at high power densities, high… More

Application of Spot Cooling Technologies for the Thermal Management at the Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Scientist
Award Amount: $119,987.00
Abstract:
Advancements in high-efficiency heat dissipation techniques are imperative to meet the long-term requirements in thermal management of power electronics in various combat vehicles. Commercially used techniques, which generally cool the whole circuit in a package level, can not well solve the… More

Nano-material Conducting Wires With Enhanced Electric/Thermal Conductivity and Mechanical Strength

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Small-size high power electronics is in the roadmap of the electronics from both military and civil application demands, especially for the military vehicles, where the complex vertronics are used in high vibration and harsh conditions. Hence the electrical cables, wires, circuit leads, contacts,… More

Improved Thermal Management Systems using Advanced Materials and Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Technical challenges in the thermal management of emerging military ground vehicles exist with regards to providing adequate cooling for their key components such as engine and power electronics. Fluid coolant and material solutions to these issues are critical for these vehicles to achieve their… More

High-temperature, Electrically-insulating Coating for Magnet Wires

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR project, Aegis Technology proposes to develop a high-temperature, electrically-insulating coating for magnet wires used in electro-mechanical and power conversion components. The development of such coating will enable the resultant components and systems to operate at high… More

A High-temperature Sealing Technology for Gas Separation Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Gas separation devices are needed in a variety of advanced energy systems (e.g., high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells). For such devices, a reliable sealing technology is needed to enable the hermetical joining of the ceramic membranes used in high temperature gas separation to their underlying… More

Advanced High Temperature Packaging Scheme with Nonwire-Bond Interconnection for SiC Power Switches

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Wide band-gap devices such as silicon carbide (SiC) are becoming more attractive in energy storage and power electronics applications related to the electrical grid. High-temperature high-power-density packaging will be essential to the development of these SiC devices. However, present… More

Nanotube-Enhanced Bulk TE Nanocomposite for High-Efficiency Waste Heat Recovery for Electricity Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: State University of New York
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Jiye Fang
Abstract:
There is a pressing need to develop high-conversion-efficiency thermoelectric (TE) generators for cost-effective industrial waste heat recovery. The key to the development of such high-efficiency TE systems is the development of a TE material with a high ZT value. An opportunity exists to develop… More

Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Inverters and Converters for Next Generation Transmit Receive (T/R) Module Power Supplies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate high-efficiency, compact power converters based on the emerging wide-bandgap SiC semiconductor technology, which can be applied in the power supply system for next generation GaN-based radar T/R modules. Wide-bandgap SiC power devices have the… More

Low-Cost Method for Metal Nano-Coating of Anisotropic Carbon Fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Technical Director
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Presently, there is a pressing need from U.S. Army in developing metal-coated carbon fibers, which will be used as the payload for the Joint Program Manager (JPM) microwave obscuration program because they are excellent attenuators in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The metal… More

Nanoparticle-Sized, High-voltage Cathode Materials for Use in Advanced Lithium-Ion Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bob Liu, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Opportunities exist to develop high-power, high-energy-density, high-durability Li-ion batteries for next-generation plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Such batteries require the development of a more advanced material to replace the traditional Co2O3-based material used in the positive… More

A Reliable Hgih-temeprature Sealing Technology for Gas Separation Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bob Liu, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The gas separation devices used in a variety of advanced energy systems require the development of reliable, high-temperature seals to enable the ceramic membranes to be joined to the underlying support structures. This project will develop a reliable, high-temperature sealing technology by… More

Enhancing the Utilization Efficiency of Cathode Materials in the Li Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There is great interest in developing high-efficiency, lightweight Li-ion batteries with high power/energy density for various military applications such as electric drive and hybrid vehicles. One key technology to the development of such Li-ion batteries is a more advanced mateiral for cathode, in… More

A Viable Method for Metal Nano-Coating of Graphite Microfibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Technical Director
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Presently, there is a pressing need from U.S. Army in developing metal nano-coated graphite microfibers, which will be used for military applications such as infrared threat sensor countermeasures because they are excellent attenuators in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The… More

Energy Storage For Facilities Renewable Energy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Technical Director
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR project, Aegis technology, teamed with American Lithium Energy and Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), proposes to develop a cost-effective, highly efficient, compact energy storage system that can be integrated with renewable energy system. The energy storage system is based on a… More

Improved Thermal Management Systems using Advanced Materials and Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $365,000.00
Abstract:
With increasingly demanding requirement in performance and capability of military vehicles, technical challenges in thermal management exist with regards to providing adequate cooling for their key components such as engine and power electronics, of which fluid coolant and materials to build heat… More

Advanced System-Level Integration for High Efficiency Primary and Secondary (Waste Heat) Thermoelectric Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Techncial Director – (714) 554-5511
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This project is to develop a novel class of integrated, high system-level-efficient thermoelectric generator system for conversion of thermal energy (from primary fuel or high grade secondary waste heat) to electricity that can be customized for applications from warfighter-portable power to reduce… More

High-temperature, Electrically-insulating Coating for Magnet Wires

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Chief Scientist – (714) 554-5511
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR project, Aegis Technology proposes to develop a high-temperature, electrically-insulating coating (HTEIC) for magnet wires used in the magnetic devices of electro-mechanical and power conversion systems. With such a ceramic coating, the insulation properties, thermal stability and… More

Low-Cost Method for Metal Nano-Coating of Anisotropic Carbon Fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Technical Director – (714) 554-5511
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR project, Aegis Technology proposes to develop a low-cost, scalable coating process capable of producing highly conductive metal nano-coating for carbon fibers. The resultant coated fibers would be excellent attenuators in the microwave frequencies(including millimeter wave). In the… More

Novel method for filling graphite microfibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Chief Scientist – (714) 554-5511
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Presently, there is a pressing need from U.S. Army in developing metal nano-filled graphite microfibers, which will be used for military applications such as infrared threat sensor countermeasures because they are excellent attenuators in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The… More

A Viable Method for Metal Nano-Coating of Graphite Microfibers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Technical Director – (714) 554-5511
Award Amount: $749,990.00
Abstract:
Presently U.S. Army is intersted in developing metal nano-coated graphite (carbon) micro/nanofibers that can be used for infrared threat sensor countermeasures and other military applications, because they are excellent attenuators in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The metal… More

High-temperature, High-energy-density, Lower-rare-earth Permanent Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Technical Director – (714) 554-5511
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project is to develop and demonstrate a novel class of high-temperature high-energy-density nanocomposites permanent magnets with low rare-earth content, whicah can be processed with a low cost method and can be cost-effectively used for high performance permanent magnet alternators

High energy/capacity cathode materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Lin, Technical Engineer – (714) 554-5511
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There is great interest in development of Li-ion rechargeable batteries with high energy/capacity, high rate capability, long cycle life and low cost. More advanced cathode is one of the essential key technologies to realize these properties. However, state-of-the-art cathodes cannot meet the… More

Small, lightweight low loss magnetic materials for passive inductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jacky Chen, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Opportunities exists to use high moment magnetic nanoparticles CoxFe100-x to replace annealing-stabilized high induction -FeCo phase as the primary phase in the currently used soft magnetic materials (e.g. HITPERM). The key to this development is to design advanced nanocomposites containing high… More

Sustainable Alloy Design: Rare Earth Materials Challenge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: University of Nebraska
Principal Investigator: Jacky Chen, Principle Scientist – (714) 554-5511
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: David J. Sellmyer
Abstract:
This proposed project is to develop a novel class of high-temperature, high-energy-product permanent magnets with minimized rare-earth element based on a two-phase (Sm2Fe17N3)1-x(Co35Fe65)x (0<x<0.8). The resultant two-phase magnetic materials, which can be fabricated by a cost-effective,… More