Usage of Electron Beams for near-Petabyte CD-Data Storage and Bulk Materials Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0180
Agency Tracking Number: N111-065-1350
Amount: $79,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-065
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Justin Hill
 PI/Chemical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: CFO
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution
This proposal outlines a comprehensive research program to study and apply electron beam technology to a number of beneficial applications. Breaking down the key aspects which are unique to FEL injector Ebeam technology and evaluating them with respect to current technology or emerging technological value, allows for a thorough value assessment. In Phase I, Mainstream will assess the feasibility of several innovative small- and large-field applications of electron beam technology. These applications include high capacity data storage and high performance materials processing, joining, and fabrication. Based on detailed technical, market, and cost analyses performed in Phase I, the most promising applications will undergo proof of concept studies in the Phase II effort. Mainstream will experimentally demonstrate the improved performance, cost, and efficiency of electron beam-based technologies over the current state-of-the-art. In Phase III, the effort will focus on commercialization of this revolutionary technology.

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