Low-Cost Ethernet Encryption Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAH10-01-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: A992-2928
Amount: $729,228.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3911 Singer NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
DUNS: 175348549
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Keicher
 VP Macro Fab Tech Dev
 (505) 761-8250
Business Contact
 Randall Kehl
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (505) 761-8250
Email: inewberg@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
The Phase II objective is to develop a fully integrated system that fabricates atrialloy structure directly from a CAD solid model and to demonstrate this capabilityby fabricating a trialloy compressor impeller. As described in the Phase I ProposalAbstract, this work will continue to focus on development of the Laser Engineered NetShaping (LENS) process as a method to fabricate an advanced trialloy compressorimpeller for advanced Army turbo shaft applications. Several key issues to beaddressed during this Phase II effort include: developing a model to, based onperformance criterion, define material location and shape to optimize performance,develop a means to use this information to drive the LENS process, develop a robustmethod to control powder composition in real-time, validate model predictions throughmaterial characterization, and perform critical rig tests to validate performance anddurability capabilities of trialloy impellers. Overall, the Phase II effort willdevelop the process and component specific experience base necessary to scale andcommit the technology into new centerline designs where the combination ofperformance and affordability characteristics are demanded by competitive pressures.This will subsequently allow Optomec to secure funding for Phase III commercializationthrough industrial partnerships.

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