H. C. Materials Corp.

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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 9
Total Value of Awards $5.3MM
First Award Date 10/06/03
Most Recent Award Date 06/19/12

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Han Dr. Pengdi Han 9 Message
Payne Dr. David A Payne 1 Message

9 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N07-076
Budget: 06/19/12 - 06/19/13

This SBIR phase-2.5 program is proposed to advance the state-of-the-art d36 shear mode projector which is the first known d36 underwater projector in the history of acoustic transduction devices. Phase II effort has shown significant advancements toward the d36 shear mode projectors in bandwidth and source level, especially its compact size. Ter...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N07-076
Budget: 09/24/08 - 03/24/10

This program is intended to advance the state-of-the-art d36 shear mode projector. Phase I of this effort produced a projector which demonstrates promising bandwidth and source level, especially considering its compact size. It is also the first known d36 underwater projector in the history of piezoelectrics. To develop a robust, high power, and...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N06-083
Budget: 11/05/07 - 11/15/09

The reliability of PMN-PT piezo crystal elements operating under high drive is vitally important for Navy sonar transducers and other high-power acoustic devices. The goals of the proposed tasks are to enhance the reliability of the PMN-PT crystal elements by resolving the challenges that exist in the machining, processing and assembling of PMN-...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Agency: Navy
Topic: N06-T034
Budget: 09/05/07 - 03/12/09

High-drive applications for new PMN-PT piezoelectric crystals require additional bias fields due to the relatively low coercivity (EC, ~ 2 kV/cm). However, this complicates the design of Navy devices, increases the cost, and makes the devices more susceptible to electrical failure. Thus, the goals of the proposed project are to increase EC, and...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N07-076
Budget: 05/16/07 - 02/16/08

This proposed project is for the new application of PMN-PT based piezoelectric crystals. Shear modes of PMN-PT crystals show the supreme properties: k15 poled PMN-PT crystal has a coupling coefficient greater than 0.95 and k36 poled PMN-PT crystal gives a coupling coefficient greater than 0.90. The k36 has a unique re-pole-ability and larger...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Agency: Navy
Topic: N06-T034
Budget: 08/01/06 - 05/31/07

At the present time, large-sized PMN-PT piezoelectric crystals, 3" diameter by 8" long, of high quality, can be grown directly from the melt and are commercially available. The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of expanding the operating domain of the PMN-PT based piezoelectric crystals by chemical doping and compositi...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N06-083
Budget: 06/23/06 - 03/23/07

The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of enhancing the mechanical strength and reducing the manufacturing costs for PMN-PT single crystal elements by proposed mechanical processes. At present time, the surface defects in such multi-domain PMN-PT piezocrystal elements result in mechanical strength degradation. This has ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: SB031-005
Budget: 04/13/04 - 04/13/06

: The development of cost-effective manufacturing technique for PMN-PT based piezoelectric single crystals with enhanced capabilities is critical to the achievement of the new generation of acoustic transduction devices. In Phase I, feasibility of the novel technique was demonstrated. The objective of this research project is to continue develop...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: SB031-005
Budget: 10/06/03 - 10/06/03

The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of reducing the manufacturing costs for large-sized PMN-PT single crystals grown by a novel multi-crucible Bridgman method with a specially designed zone-leveling capability. This hybrid method promises a cost-effective approach for the production of large-sized PMN-PT single cryst...