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Company Information:

Company Name: Allcomp Inc.
City: City of Industry
State: CA
Zip+4: 91746-2304
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.allcomp.net
Phone: (626) 369-1273

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,642,676.00 29
SBIR Phase II $10,418,899.00 15

Award List:

Affordable Composite Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available This Phase I SBIR program will develop electrostatic self-assembly (ESA) methods for the formation of nonlinear optical (NLO) thin films, and optical signal processing device products based on such films. The PI and colleagues at Virginia Tech have shown that the ESA processing… More

Novel Composites for Microelectronic Packaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wei SHIH
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei T. Shih, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Automated Electromagnetic Optimization for Advanced Antenna Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced ceramic-based composite heat exchanger has the potential to reduce weight, improve ECS performance, increase aircraft payload, and decrease life-cycle cost. Under the Phase I effort, Allcomp has assembled a strong and experienced team to addressall relevant issues in designing and producing… More

Carbon Composites for Space Tribology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The intent of this Phase I effort was to examine the feasibility of using C-C composite for possible tribological applications in Space. In the Phase I effort, selected C-C composite materials were modified and tested for both high-speed bearing cage andslip ring/ brush applications under simulated… More

Carbon Composites for Space Tribology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $749,276.00
Abstract:
The intent of this Phase I effort was to examine the feasibility of using C-C composite for possible tribological applications in Space. In the Phase I effort, selected C-C composite materials were modified and tested for both high-speed bearing cage andslip ring/ brush applications under simulated… More

Advanced Thermal Spreader for High Power Density Microelectronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Scott Liu, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Cu-Diamond composite is identified as a promising thermal spreader material. Cu-Diamond composite can be produced using conventional powder metallurgy processing technologies. Near-Net-Shape parts can also be produced. Diamond composite offers attractiveproperties with fewer limitations at more… More

Composite Bearing Cage for Advanced Turbine Engine Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
"The next-generation of military and commercial turbine engines will operate at higher speeds; higher pressure-ratio and higher cycle temperature to achieve increased power and engine efficiency. As a result, advanced bearings capable of operating above 3.0MDN under severe loading are… More

A High Thermal Performance, Self-Contained Heat Extraction System suited to Highly Distributed Heat Sources, with Premise Based on Ultra-Lightweight Considerations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William O. Miller
Award Amount: $99,797.00
Abstract:
70080 Volumetric growth in present day pixel detectors, coupled with increased detector thermal heat load and attendant cooling system complexity, is presenting severe design and performance limitation to fulfilling the needs of precision tracking. The structural and cooling system designs… More

Integrally Stiffened Carbon-Foam Core Hot Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Allcomp proposes to design and develop innovative insulative carbon-foam cores for the hot structure of the next generation missiles and re-entry vehicles. Typical heatshield and re-entry structures encounter high heat flux and dynamic loads in theoperational environment. Conventional… More

Composite Bearing Cage for Advanced Turbine Engine Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $749,808.00
Abstract:
The next-generation gas turbine engines will operate at higher speeds; higher pressure-ratio and higher cycle temperature to achieve increased power and efficiency. Advanced bearings capable of operating above 3.0 MDN are required.Carbon-Carbon (C-C) bearing cages were developed jointly by AFRL/PRTM… More

Advanced Carbon-Based Fan Duct Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
High conductivity (Hi-K) Carbon foam and Carbon-Carbon (C-C) composites are light-weigh and offers the highest specific thermal conductivity (conductivity/ density) among various engineering materials. Carbon foam and C-C have been identified as ideal corematerials for medium to high temperature… More

An Ultra-Lightweight, High Performance Carbon-Carbon Space Radiator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Miller, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
As one of two key parts of heat rejection systems in power conversion technologies for solar or nuclear electric propulsion, radiators reject the waste thermal energy generated in the power conversion process to space. An advanced radiator should provide high thermal rejection performance with… More

A Light Weight High Flux Cooling Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mike Wang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,777.00
Abstract:
Recent advancement in both commercial and military electronic devices, such as radar T/R modules, solid state motor drivers, RF power amplifiers, advanced microprocessor among others demands for advanced thermal management systems to maintain their highoperation performance. A light weight high heat… More

Novel Composites for Microelectronics Packaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wei T. Shih
Award Amount: $399,974.00
Abstract:
It makes great economical and environmental sense to recycle A/C C-C brake. Used C-C brake composites, both 2D and 3D, are available in large quantities but to date have found limited use due to their thinness and annular shape. In Phase I, we have successfully demonstrated the feasibility of… More

Advanced Carbon-Based Fan Duct Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
Advanced ceramic-based composite heat exchanger offers the potential to reduce weight, improve heat exchanger performance, increase aircraft payload, and decrease life-cycle cost. Under the proposed Phase II effort, Allcomp plans to develop a full-size composite Fan Duct heat exchanger for JSF… More

An Ultra-Lightweight, High Performance Carbon-Carbon Space Radiator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Miller, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,926.00
Abstract:
Our research program is focused on achieving high thermal performance in a high temperature carbon-carbon (C-C) radiator especially designed to fulfill present and future challenges in outer space applications. The radiator is one of the key parts in heat rejection systems, in both power conversion… More

CMC Material Optimization for Aircraft Brake Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Carbon-carbon (C-C) composites are the state-of-the-art friction material for aircraft brakes. Generally speaking, C-C brake offers low wear and provides excellent frictional performance at high energy conditions such as rejected take off (RTO). The use of C-C aircraft brakes adds safety, increases… More

A Light Weight High Heat Flux Cooling System for Solid State Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Mike Wang, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
High-performance and high-power electronic semiconductor devices, such as solid state lasers, solid state motor drivers, RF power amplifiers, radar T/R modules among others, are used extensively in military and commercial applications. As the devices get more powerful while their volumes and weights… More

An Advanced Light Weight Recuperator for Space Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mike Wang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) technology holds great promise for power and propulsion demands of NASA current and future deep space explorations. Closed Brayton Cycle (CBC) space power system is one of the most efficient energy conversion technologies for nuclear electric propulsion. There are… More

CMC Material Optimization for Aircraft Brake Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $749,985.00
Abstract:
Carbon-carbon (C-C) composites are the state-of-the-art friction material for aircraft brakes. Generally speaking, C-C brake offers low wear and provides excellent frictional performance at high energy conditions such as rejected take off (RTO). However, C-C begins to oxidize at 800 F. C-C brake… More

An Advanced Light Weight Recuperator for Space Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mike Wang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,971.00
Abstract:
Closed Brayton Cycle (CBC) space power system is one of the most efficient energy conversion technologies for nuclear and solar electric propulsion. The recuperator is critical to enhance CBC efficiency. An advanced light weight recuperator was proposed to significantly reduce the mass (up to 70%)… More

Advance Liquid-Cooled Avionics Enclosure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, Director
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
As the chip power increases, aluminum avionics enclosures (chassis) equipped with liquid-cooled cold wall are currently being proposed and qualified for advanced military fighters. There is an urgent need to further reduce the weight and to improve the performance of these enclosures. The ability to… More

Advanced Thermal Solutions for High Power Tactical Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
Allcomp proposes to develop innovative thermal solutions based on advanced carbon-based material and composite technologies that have broad-based appeal in solving a number of thermal management applications in high power and small form factor tactical radios. Comparing to metallic options, high… More

Advance Liquid-Cooled Avionics Enclosure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
Composite avionics enclosures with liquid-cooled card guides are predicted to weigh less than current state-of-the-art aluminum enclosure. While there are many successes in developing composite-based Thermal Planes for advanced avionics applications, limited effort has been spent on the enclosure… More

Nano-Enhanced CMC Clutch Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
The state-of-the-art clutch plate for the lift systems is made of carbon-carbon composites and is challenged to meet future life and frictional requirements. This clutch is very similar in configuration to an aircraft brake, but operates at significantly higher speeds approximately 8500 rpm.… More

Compact Hybrid Liquid/Air Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
High conductivity (Hi-K) Carbon foam and Carbon-Carbon (C-C) composites are light-weight and offers the highest specific thermal conductivity (conductivity/ density) among engineering materials. Carbon foam and C-C have also been identified as ideal core materials for advanced high temperature heat… More

Enhanced Fuel-Lubricated Bearing for Turbine Engine Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
There is a constant need to reduce the size and part counts of state-of-the-art (SOA) turbine engines. One already demonstrated solution, which offers significant weight and cost payoffs, uses advanced fuel-lubricated (fuel-lubed) bearing. The challenge associated with fuel lubrication is that the… More

Novel Heat Exchanger Materials for Fuel-Air Cooler Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Open cell foam, which provides the highest heat transfer surface areas per unit volume, is considered as an excellent heat exchanger core material. Pyrolytic Carbon coated reticulated vitreous carbon (RVC) foam, which offers highly conductive foam ligaments and is available in different pore sizes… More

Efficient Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for Mega-Joule Class Weapon Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gene Tu, Sr Engineer
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
High capacity Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems that can rapidly store peak waste heat using phase change material (PCM) and then dissipate it gradually during normal operation are the most ideal and the most compact Thermal Management (TM) systems possible for advanced weapon systems such as… More

Advanced Compact Condenser for Electronics Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Bill Miller, Sr. Vice President
Award Amount: $99,919.00
Abstract:
Innovative thermal management approaches are required to address the increasing demand of safely dissipating large amounts of heat from very small electronic component. Removal of waste heat via evaporative cooling technologies presents the best opportunity to enable the integration of high power… More

Enhanced Fuel-Lubricated Bearing for Turbine Engine Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $749,661.00
Abstract:
There is a constant need to reduce the size and part counts of state-of-the-art (SOA) turbine engines. One already demonstrated solution, which offers significant weight and cost payoffs, uses advanced fuel-lubricated (fuel-lubed) bearing. The challenge associated with fuel lubrication is that the… More

Compact Hybrid Liquid/Air Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $749,856.00
Abstract:
High conductivity (Hi-K) Carbon-based foams offering extremely high surface area and the highest specific thermal conductivity (conductivity/ density) among engineering materials are considered as ideal candidate materials for advanced heat exchanger and for various thermal management applications.… More

Thermally Conductive, Carbon Foam Material for Constructing Silicon-Based Tracking Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William O. Miller, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,645.00
Abstract:
The next generation of silicon-based detectors for tracking charged-particles in high energy physics experiments must meet demanding requirements to limit material and stability, often in the presence of substantial heat loads and high radiation fields. In particular, a continuing advancement is… More

Efficient Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for Mega-Joule Class Weapon Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gene J. Tu, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,960.00
Abstract:
High capacity Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems that can rapidly absorb peak waste heat using phase change, liquid to vapor, dissipating it gradually during normal operation, are the most ideal and most compact Thermal Management (TM) systems possible for advanced weapon systems. such as. These… More

Novel Heat Exchanger Materials for Fuel-Air Cooler Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, President
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
Open cell foam, which provides the highest heat transfer surface areas per unit volume, is considered as an excellent heat exchanger core material. Pyrolytic Carbon coated reticulated vitreous carbon (RVC) foam, developed by Allcomp, which offers highly conductive foam ligaments and is available in… More

Thermally Conductive, Carbon Foam Material for Constructing Silicon-Based Tracking Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William O. Miller, Mr.
Award Amount: $696,605.00
Abstract:
The next generation of silicon-based detectors for tracking charged-particles in high energy physics experiments will impose demanding requirements. One of these requirements involves the need for thermally efficient, low mass, dimensionally-stable support structures exposed to high radiation… More

Manufacturing of Advanced Composites for Selected Propulsion Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, Director – (626) 369-1273
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
Advanced CMC composites are currently being developed for various components in the propulsion system along the hot gas path, where pressures up to 3000 psi and flame temperatures from 4000 degrees F to 5000 degrees F are encountered. In order to achieve the lightest possible and optimal… More

Compact, Low Mass and Very Low Maintenance TMS for High Power Directed Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gene Tu, Sr Engineer – (909) 569-9665
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
High capacity Thermal Management System (TMS) systems that can rapidly absorb peak waste heat using phase change, liquid to vapor, dissipating it gradually during normal operation, are the most ideal and most compact TMS possible for advanced weapon systems. These systems e.g. high power ADT/RF, are… More

Development of Advanced Lift Fan Clutch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, Director – (626) 369-1273
Award Amount: $149,842.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the program is to develop innovative concepts for more efficient and reliable clutch plates for the JSF Fan Duct Clutch. Carbon-carbon composite clutch plates can meet a 1,500 engagement life requirement for a lift fan clutch, but this is at least two times less than the… More

Manufacturing of Advanced Composites for Selected Propulsion Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, Director – (626) 369-1273
Award Amount: $999,915.00
Abstract:
Advanced ceramic matrix composites (CMC) are required for various components in the propulsion system along the hot gas path, where pressures up to 3000 psi and flame temperatures from 4000 degrees F to 5000 degrees F are encountered. In order to achieve the lightest possible and optimal component… More

Carbon Foam for Beam Stop Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wei Shih, Mr.
Award Amount: $144,911.00
Abstract:
The Next Generation Light Source (NGLS) is a transformative new user facility currently in the planning stages at DoE. This facility would use a LINAC to accelerate electrons up to 2.5GeV in order to produce the free-electron lasers (FELs) used for the experiments. After the FELs, an approximately… More

Ultra-Lightweight Carbon Foam for Future Collider Tracking Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William Miller, Mr.
Award Amount: $149,987.00
Abstract:
Low-mass, ultra-stable particle tracking detectors will be critical elements of upgrades to experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN) and at potential future electron-positron colliders. Mass assigned to support structures, although critical in function, compromises detection through… More

Novel, Thermal Shock -resistant, HfC-based Coating Systems for up to 5000 F Propulsion Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steve Jones, Vice President – (626) 369-1273
Award Amount: $79,957.00
Abstract:
Solid rocket propellants put stringent requirements on materials selection due very high temperature, high pressure and highly corrosive environment. Monolithic ceramics such as hafnium carbide suffer from very poor fracture toughness, putting huge design constraints on their use in solid motor… More