Phoenix Nuclear Labs LLC

2555 Industrial Drive
Monona, WI 53713
10 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 8
Total Value of Awards $2.52MM
First Award Date 01/01/06
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/14

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Piefer Dr. Gregory Piefer 4 Message
Hershkowitz Noah Hershkowitz 1 Message
Radel Ross Radel 3 Message
Sengbusch Evan Sengbusch 2 Message
Gribb Tye Gribb 1 Message

8 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 32E-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Existing high current negative ion sources have unacceptably short lifetimes. In this Phase II project, a long lifetime, high reliability H- ion source capable of delivering current greater than 10 mA will be constructed, built, and tested. Feasibility was proven and preliminary designs were completed during Phase I. The immediate DoE need fo...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-119
Budget: 06/11/13 - 03/11/14
PI: Tye Gribb

ABSTRACT: Residual stresses can be created in engineered components by most common fabrication processes (e.g., welding, joining, machining, casting, heat treating, press fitting, etc.). They are of particular concern to the aerospace industry because they are difficult to measure and can lead to premature failure of flight-critical components....

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A12-088
Budget: 03/25/13 - 01/24/14

Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) will perform a comprehensive analysis of all existing and proposed neutron generator technologies that do not utilize highly enriched fissile material. These technologies include the flux compression generator, dense plasma focus, high current deuterium-tritium fusion, and high current electrons incident upon uranium-...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 32 E-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

In this work, a long lifetime (greater than 6 months) H- ion source capable of reliably delivering current greater than 10 mA will be designed. The immediate DoE need for this technology is a reliable DC H- ion source that will inject an ion beam into the proposed Project X particle accelerator at Fermi National Laboratory. There are several ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 13-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a device that will allow onsite production of PET (Positron Emission Tomography)isotopes at almost any hospital or clinic. Emerging isotopes such as 11C, 13N, and 15O have significant medical utility, but very short half-lives (20, 10, and 2 minutes, respectively...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A07-040
Budget: 09/16/08 - 09/16/10

Neutron radiography offers the potential to inspect small features located inside of materials that would be highly shielding to x-rays. In addition, the use of neutrons allows the radiographer to view elements in high detail that are nearly invisible to x-rays. Radiographers at the ARDEC have demonstrated that it would be possible to inspect ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A07-040
Budget: 12/14/07 - 11/01/08

An innovative approach to generating a high thermal neutron flux (108 n/cm2/s) at a distance of 1 m from the source via D-T nuclear fusion reactions is proposed. By making use of Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) technology, which creates reactions between a re-circulating ion beam and a gas target, the limitations on lifetime of fusion ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 06-1
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

A device to produce electron beams from magnetized plasma created with rf fields combined with electron extraction by electron sheaths is proposed. The source can provide electrons for neutralizing positive ion beams emerging from ion thrusters or as a generic electron source. With hollow cathode sources currently employed to provide neutralizi...