Ceramatec, Inc.

2425 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
http://www.ceramatec.com
135 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 41
Total Value of Awards $9.05MM
First Award Date 09/30/83
Most Recent Award Date 01/03/08

41 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF073-044
Budget: 01/03/08 - 01/03/09

Feasibility of a rechargeable lithium battery with sulfur cathode will be demonstrated. Air Force needs high specific energy, low cost rechargeable batteries for solar energy storage. Low cathode utilization and cycle fade have prevented Li-S batteries from reaching their potential. Cathode utilization can be improved dramatically using apolar ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF073-056
Budget: 12/20/07 - 09/20/08

A ceramic material is proposed wherein surface morphologies are used which enhance the heat transfer performance and reduce heat exchanger weight and volume. This technology would provide a means by which next generation return fuel/air cooler (RFAC) heat exchanger systems could be improved upon. The basic concept is to increase the area-to-vo...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Brigham Young University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF07-T009
Budget: 10/16/07 - 07/16/08
PI: Mr. Akash

This STTR Phase I project is designed to develop a novel process for fabricating a nano-grained ceramic material for infrared windows. The proposed STTR builds upon our previous Phase I (Navy) SBIR experience to minimize risks and maximize the likelihood of success. This proposed work will utilize an innovative method to fabricate nanocrystallin...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Brigham Young University

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD07-T006
Budget: 07/26/07 - 07/26/08

Compared to conventional power sources, fuel cell systems present such benefits as high efficiency, low emissions, long life, and near silent operation. Of the various fuel cell types, Solid oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) have a number of advantages in hydrocarbon fuel applications because of their solid-state construction and high temperature operatio...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD07-ES2
Budget: 06/15/07 - 06/15/08

A cold plasma fuel processor developed as a fuel processor air breathing JP-8 solid oxide fuel cell APU systems, will be evaluated for suitability for UUV application with JP-10 and Navy logistic oxidizers. The system uses the waste heat from the fuel cell in the reformer, to reduce oxidizer demand and improve overall system efficiency and energ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Idaho National Laboratory

Agency: Navy
Topic: N07-T027
Budget: 06/14/07 - 04/14/08

Ceramatec and the Idaho National Laboratory will develop a hybrid bi-functional catalyst for the selective production of JP5 range diesel fuels. Standard Fischer Tropsch catalysts and reaction conditions result in a broad distribution of products. Catalyst performance is dependent on both composition and microstructure, and microstructure is th...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rutgers University

Agency: Navy
Topic: N07-T022
Budget: 06/08/07 - 04/08/08

A pressure tolerant, neutrally buoyant, high-energy density battery is proposed that utilizes a Li+ conducting, solid-electrolyte separator, LiSICON. The LiSICON ceramic is fabricated using state of the art tape casting methods which allows composite structures of porous and dense layers ~100mm thick. The layered structure increase mechanical ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD06-EP1
Budget: 02/23/07 - 02/23/08

Fuel flexibility is a major advantage of a solid oxide fuel cell as a power generation device. However, present fuel cell anodes do not tolerate the sulfur compounds that are commonly present in both military and commercial liquid fuels. The proposed work will concentrate on developing and demonstrating a sulfur tolerant anode for a solid oxide ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD04-EP2
Budget: 06/14/06 - 06/14/08

New nano-structured electrodes and a novel lithium-ion conducting solid ceramic electrolyte (membrane) that can potentially double the energy density of the existing battery systems is proposed. This battery technology based on solid ceramic electrolyte offers excellent chemical stability to corrosive lithium metal and the conductivity approach...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A04-052
Budget: 03/22/06 - 03/22/08

High energy density battery will be developed by combining metallic sodium anode with an air cathode. The proposed sodium-air battery is expected to dominate the performance of lithium-air battery. This battery technology is based on sodium conducting solid-electrolyte developed at Ceramatec Inc. The sodium conducting solid-electrolyte has cond...

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