Starfire Industries LLC

Company Information

Company Name
Starfire Industries LLC
2109 South Oak Street,
Suite 100
Urbana, IL, 61820-0914
1 708-955-6691
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Number of Employees
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Award Totals

SBIR Phase I
STTR Phase I

Award List

  1. SBIR Phase I:Microwave Surface-Wave Plasma Source for Large-Area, High-Throughput, High-Quality Thin-Film Manufacturing for Solar Panels and Semiconductors

    Amount: $150,000.00

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop an innovative microwave surface-wave plasma source for low-cost, large-area, high-throughput conformal thin-film growth. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Science Foundation
  2. SBIR Phase I:In-Situ Soil Composition Analysis using Neutron Analysis Techniques for Precision Farming Applications

    Amount: $150,000.00

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate the ability of prompt gamma neutron analysis (PGNA) techniques to provide in situ subsurface (0-48 inches) localized (

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Science Foundation
  3. Innovative High Power Hall Thruster Configuration Using Novel Rotating Magnetic Fields

    Amount: $99,990.00

    Starfire Industries has identified a novel Hall thruster configuration with significant potential for higher thrust-to-power ratio, thrust-to-mass ratio and intrinsic efficiency compared to the curren ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  4. High Power Hall Thruster Model Development

    Amount: $749,999.00

    The path towards high-power Hall thruster development lies in the fundamental understanding and modification of electron tranport processes within the plasma discharge channel. This development effor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  5. Advanced Plasma Gun Development for Simulating Edge-Localized-Mode Plasma Disruptions with Application to Free Surface Flowing Liquid Metal PFCs

    Amount: $99,897.00

    75105-Edge-localized modes in tokamak fusion reactors cause significant erosion of plasma-facing components, limiting device lifetime. Free-flowing liquid surfaces offer self-healing resistance to pe ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
  6. Hollow-Cathode Capillary-Discharge Pseudospark Pulsed Power Units For Integrated

    Amount: $99,701.00

    The micronization of spacecraft and satellite propulsion systems (size, weight, and power) will require an equivalent reduction in pulsed power unit (PPU) support hardware. There are scaling limitati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Office of the Secretary of DefenseDepartment of Defense
  7. Hollow-Cathode Capillary-Discharge Pseudospark Pulsed Power Units For Integrated "On-A-Chip" Plasma Propulsion Systems Using MEMS Technology

    Amount: $750,000.00

    There is a growing demand for advanced space-based radar/sensor/imaging systems, ballistic missile defense and anti-satellite warfare capability in self-healing distributed infrastructure space networ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Office of the Secretary of DefenseDepartment of Defense
  8. High Power Planar Hall Thruster Technology Development

    Amount: $99,993.00

    This Phase I SBIR will test the feasibility and viability of a Planar Hall Thruster (PHT) to enable high-power, modular thrusters with improved operating characteristics and lower lifecycle costs. Re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  9. High-Efficiency Compact Toroidal Plasma Acceleration Using Annular Helicon Pre-Ionization For High-Power, High-Specific Impulse Electric Space Propuls

    Amount: $100,000.00

    Electromagnetic propulsion using compact toroidal plasmas is ideal for high-thrust, high-Isp missions since velocities and densities are not space charge limited, the self-field structure does not suf ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  10. Lithium Propellant Purification and Filtration System For LFA and MPD Thrusters

    Amount: $69,852.00

    Lithium has been proposed as an attractive metal propellant for advanced nuclear-electric propulsion missions in the outer solar system. While it is low molecular weight for high Isp and had high con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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