Materials and Systems Research, Inc.

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Salt Lake City, UT 84104

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 40
Total Value of Awards $6.71MM
First Award Date 01/01/93
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/14

40 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A14-058
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

A reliable 20-year shelf life power source is needed to activate advanced smaller munitions. Most of the current batteries and other power sources do not have such a long shelf life and reliability. The only battery chemistry proven for such a long life and reliability has been used only for very low power applications due to limited ionic con...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-X1.02
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Greg Tao

This small business innovation research is intended to develop a long-life, highly efficient O2-CO cogeneration system to support NASA's endeavors to pursue extraterrestrial exploration (Moon, Mars, and Asteroids/Phobos). The cogeneration system will be built using a Tubular, Negative Electrode-supported Solid-Oxide Electrolysis Cell (Tune-SOEC...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 21 C-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Greg Tao

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology promises to provide an efficient method by which electricity can be generated from coal-derived syngas, biofuels, and natural gas, while increasing energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The large capital costs attributed to the cathode low performance and long-term stability issues are a c...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BC-2010
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Greg Tao

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is on the development of a planar, highly compact, sodium-beta rechargeable battery using sodium-ion conducting beta alumina solid electrolyte disc (Na-BASE) sandwiched between a liquid sodium and a nickel chloride salt, (p-ZEBRA battery). All commercially available sodium-beta batte...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 68 D-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

The materials and structures for fusion reactors must function for a long time in a uniquely hostile environment that includes combinations of high temperatures, reactive chemicals, high stresses, and intense damaging radiation. Manufacturing of components, particularly joining of materials, has been addressed as one of the critical issues. This...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-S3
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Greg Tao

This small business innovation research is intended to develop and proof the concept of a highly efficient, high temperature rechargeable battery for supporting Venus exploration missions. The proposed battery will be built upon a tubular, alkali metal ion-conducting, highly refractor, beta"-alumina-solid-electrolyte (BASE) sandwiched between a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 10 A-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Efficient production of hydrogen from abundant fossil fuel reserves along with effective CO2 sequestration processes can lead to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and elimination of dependence on foreign oil. Currently, hydrogen production via water-gas shift (WGS) reaction of either a coal-derived syngas or natural gas steam reformate, coup...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09
PI: Greg Tao

In the transition from current gasoline-based vehicles, hydrogen home fueling systems will play an important role in the market adoption of hydrogen-based vehicles. This project will investigate the development of such a system for the tri-generation of hydrogen, electricity, and heat. The tri-generation system will utilize solid oxide fuel-as...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

In planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), separation of the anode and cathode side gases are achieved by hermetic seals. These seals may be rigid, compressive, or compliant. However, the design of improved sealing materials must address two major challenges: (1) mechanical stability of the seals in the face of thermal cycling, and (2) chemical...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09
PI: Greg Tao

Hydrogen has been widely used by petroleum refineries in upgrading processes necessary to facilitate the hydrotreating/catalytic hydrocracking of heavy hydrocarbon molecules and the reduction of sulfur content. However, the building of the infrastructure needed to transport hydrogen from central production facilities to small refineries is cost...

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