Ultramet

12173 Montague Street Array
Pacoima, CA 91331
http://www.ultramet.com
80 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 334
Total Value of Awards $80.3MM
First Award Date 01/01/83
Most Recent Award Date 07/31/17

334 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 27c
Budget: 07/31/17 - 07/30/19

Innovative process development is needed to reliably deposit superconducting niobium films possessing performance capabilities near those of bulk niobium on less costly copper accelerator component structures such as cavities, complex couplers, and nosecones as an alternative to solid bulk niobium. Unlike bulk or thick-film niobium, most thin-fi...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 29b
Budget: 06/12/17 - 03/11/18

New fuel forms are needed to enable gas-cooled fast fission reactors to operate using a once-through deep burn fuel cycle. These small, modular reactors will have a core life of 30 years and will burn the plutonium-239 that is created in the core as well as other transuranics. Deep burn rapidly and effectively reduces the inventory of transurani...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 19c
Budget: 06/12/17 - 03/11/18

Application of nuclear fusion for cost-competitive energy generation cannot be realized until advanced plasma-facing materials and structures are developed. The specific problem addressed in this project is the mitigation of heat-induced failure, surface erosion, and surface blistering of tungsten-based plasma- facing components as a result of ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 19a
Budget: 06/12/17 - 03/11/18

Innovative fabrication technologies for cost-effective high-Q, high-field superconducting radio frequency (SRF) components are needed for the economic viability of future accelerator facilities. The worldwide particle accelerator community continues to investigate alternatives and performance-enhancing modifications to bulk niobium accelerator c...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 26c
Budget: 06/12/17 - 03/11/18

Superconducting magnets used for plasma confinement in magnetic fusion energy systems operate at cryogenic temperatures. The support structures used to hold them in place act as a heat leak path from room temperature areas to the superconductors. This results in the need for additional cryogenic refrigeration capacity, which is expensive. High-s...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Defense
Topic: MDA14-002
Budget: 10/20/16 - 10/19/18

Advanced lightweight ablative materials are needed to provide additional performance gains for next-generation ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) interceptors. The interceptor third stage, in particular, will benefit substantially from a reduction in inert weight, which enables increased missile stack velocity. Operational targets for the i...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 22b
Budget: 08/01/16 - 07/31/18

Solid breeder materials that have been considered in the past are all lithium based ceramics, including lithium oxide, silicate, titanate, and zirconate, in pebble bed configurations to enhance tritium release and recovery. However, the current pebble bed configuration imposes severe design and operational limitations as a result of poor thermal...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N161-067
Budget: 07/11/16 - 05/10/17

Some advanced liquid monopropellants provide the unique property of ionic conductivity, which opens the possibility of using electrolysis for ignition. In recent work for the Navy, Ultramet demonstrated electrolytic decomposition of two different ionic liquid monopropellant formulations. The results of those tests were reduced to key design prin...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 27
Budget: 06/13/16 - 03/12/17

Innovative process development is needed to reliably deposit high-quality superconducting niobium films possessing near-bulk niobium performance capabilities on the interior surface of less costly copper accelerator component structures such as cavities, complex couplers, and nosecones as an alternative to solid bulk niobium. Fabrication technol...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-066
Budget: 08/21/15 - 05/21/16

ABSTRACT:In recent work for the Air Force, Ultramet demonstrated nearly one thousand restarts with repeatable pulse performance and steady-state burn characteristics using AF-M315E monopropellant and a novel ignition system. Based on the results of that project, Ultramet received a Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) award from the Air Force to further ...

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