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Company Information:

Company Name: Astron Research & Engineering
City: Sunnyvale
State: CA
Zip+4: 94086
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $921,190.00 15
SBIR Phase II $2,027,953.00 6

Award List:

CARBON THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENTS AT THE TRIPLE POINT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Powars
Award Amount: $49,890.00

EVALUATION OF INTERNAL BALLISTIC CAPABILITIES OF WAVE GUN FOR STRATEGIC WEAPON APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Dahm
Award Amount: $50,000.00

EVALUATION OF INTERNAL BALLISTIC CAPABILITIES OF WAVE GUN FOR STRATEGIC WEAPON APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Dahm
Award Amount: $260,000.00
Abstract:
Conventional light gas guns (lgg) are described, and variants to obtain hypervelocity performance outlined. conclusions from recent contracts to evaluate the feasibility of lgg in air-to-ground warfare are presented showing the difficult technical challenges associated with a conventional lgg. the… More

THE NAVY NEEDS RUGGED, FAST-RESPONSE GAS TEMPERATURE MEASURING CAPABILITY; A SPECIFIC APPLICATION IS IN MEASURING MISSILE LAUNCHER EJECT CHAMBER TEMPERATURE TRANSIENTS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John d sullivan
Award Amount: $53,869.00
Abstract:
The navy needs rugged, fast-response gas temperature measuring capability; a specific application is in measuring missile launcher eject chamber temperature transients. this proposal describes a thermal probe system capable of measuring gas temperature changes of hundred of degrees fahrenheit in… More

CARBON THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENTS AT THE TRIPLE POINT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Powars
Award Amount: $490,000.00
Abstract:
The melt temperature, heat of fusion, liquid viscosity, and ultrahigh temperature strength of graphite and carbon-carbon materials are uncertain and of substantial interest relative to nosetip performance in advanced earth entry missions. the objective of this project is to use components of a… More

EXTENSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas j dahm
Award Amount: $71,250.00
Abstract:
Ablation behavior and thermal protection requirements for reentry vehicles are significantly influenced by rough wall convection effects. to accurately characterize the effects for system design, it is essential to understand the physics of the turbulent boundary layer subject to arbitrary… More

GAS TURBINE EXIT TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John D Sullivan
Award Amount: $53,869.00

GAS TURBINE EXIT TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John D Sullivan
Award Amount: $481,000.00
Abstract:
The air force needs reliable and accurate gas temperature measuring capability at high temperatures. a specific application is in measuring gas turbine combustor exit temperatures, where current needs exceed the capability of existing temperature measurement systems. this program will determine the… More

THE OPERATION OF GAS TURBINE AUGMENTERS CAN GENERATE INTENSE ACOUSTIC PRESSURES WHICH INFLUENCE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE AUGMENTER AND THE DURABILITY OF THE STRUCTURE.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John f wilby
Award Amount: $58,657.00
Abstract:
The operation of gas turbine augmenters can generate intense acoustic pressures which influence the performance of the augmenter and the durability of the structure. these phenomena have been of concern for several years, particularly in the operation of ramjet engines, and have been the subject of… More

HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTROMAGNETIC RAIL GUN INSULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles Powars
Award Amount: $74,228.00

HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTROMAGNETIC RAIL GUN INSULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles Powars
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Rail insulator materials performance is critical to the viability of electromagnetic rail guns as kinetic energy weapons for sdi missions. the insulators are exposed to a severe thermal, mechanical, and electrical multi-shot environment. the objective of this research is to identify and demonstrate… More

DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUE TO IDENTIFY AIRBORNE AND STRUCTUREBORNENOISE COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
There is a critical need to measure structureborne noise transmission in aircraft, particularly those powered by the advanced turboprop. it is proposed that a structureborne intensity measurement procedure be formulated and developed for in-flight application. the procedure would include… More

FINITE-ELEMENT MODELS FOR THE SUPPORTABILITY OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (USAF) AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lloyd r norris
Award Amount: $75,101.00
Abstract:
Astron research and engineering proposes to assess the feasibility of implementing a usaf-wide database of finite element models for the supportability of structures of usaf aircraft. this study will include (1) an examination of various air force organizations and their current methods and… More

SHIP DE-ICING USING TWO-PHASE FLASHING FLOW

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raymond c torok
Award Amount: $65,160.00
Abstract:
Much actual shipboard de-icing is currently done manually with brooms, scrapers, and axe-handles. existing hydrodynamic systems include high pressure pulsed water jets (which are quick to cut ice with their high momentum, but slow to break ice adhesion due to their low enthalpy) and steam sprays… More

DEMONSTRATION OF THE OBLIQUE DETONATION WAVE FOR HYPERSONIC PROPULSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Takashi nakamura
Award Amount: $79,266.00
Abstract:
The oblique detonation wave engine (odwe) is a candidate alternative to the supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) for hypersonic aeropropulsion. the potential advantages of the odwe over the scramjet include: lower diffuser temperatures and pressures, with correspondingly lower flow deceleration… More

EML BORE DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: T Craig Derbidge
Award Amount: $70,208.00

EML BORE DIAGNOSTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: T Craig Derbidge
Award Amount: $389,953.00
Abstract:
Achieving the hypervelocity potential of electromagnetic railguns is impaired by ablation of bore materials and a lack of well validated understanding of plasma armature performance. development of bore materials and modeling of plasma armatures is hampered by the lack of diagnostics which can… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATOR FOR THE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE SOLAR POWER SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Takashi Nakamura
Award Amount: $51,014.00
Abstract:
An innovative solar power generation concept named optical waveguide (ow) solar power system is proposed. in this system solar radiation is collected by concentrator panel consisting of a matrix of lenses or mirrors. the ow consisting of optical fibers and other optical components transfers the… More

CFD MODELS FOR THE SUPPORTABILITY OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (USAF) AIRCRAFT AERODYNAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lloyd R Norris
Award Amount: $49,314.00
Abstract:
Astron research and engineering proposes to assess the feasibility of implementing a usaf-wide database of cfd models for the supportability of aerodynamic of usaf aircraft. this study will include (1) an examination of various air force organizations and their current methods and requirements for… More

EFFECT OF BOOSTER ACCELERATION ON INSULATOR EROSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Powars
Award Amount: $69,364.00

EFFECT OF BOOSTER ACCELERATION ON INSULATOR EROSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Powars
Award Amount: $207,000.00
Abstract:
Data from recovered rocket motors has convincingly shown that more charring/erosion occurs on forward dome insulation during flight than in static firing. the problem of flight amplification of charring/erosion has greatly increased to complexity of the design process for future rocket motors,… More