Tension Systems LLC

114 Stoneway Trail
Madison, AL 35758
6 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 3
Total Value of Awards $221K
First Award Date 12/18/98
Most Recent Award Date 05/03/01

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Cox Mr. Philip R. Cox 3 Message

3 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N01-076
Budget: 05/03/01 - 10/30/01

Stepped Leader Air Movement (SLAM) uses staged, controlled ionization of ambient air to create airflow through non-conductive ductwork. It is a completely silent, highly reliable means of pumping air using electrostatics. It is also energy efficient -- requiring high voltage, but extremely low current. Multiple stages of electrodes increase a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-255
Budget: 04/12/00 - 01/12/01

We propose to build a prototype laser navigation aid for aircraft acquiring unimproved airstrips. Our system consists of collapsible fabric retroreflectors runway markers that are illuminated from the approaching aircraft by a pulsed, 903 nm eyesafe laser diode. Laser echoes from the reflectors are measured spatially by a filtered CMOS image ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD98-032
Budget: 12/18/98 - 06/17/99

Tension systems proposes to build lightweight, portable, blast-resistant barriers using tensigritic structures that consist of: an inner and outer fabric or film skin; discontinuous compressive members; connective tensile elements of Vectran cordage; proprietary mechanical connectors to attach the skins, compressive and tensile members; and an a...