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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 18
Total Value of Awards $2.73MM
First Award Date 06/30/93
Most Recent Award Date 05/27/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Bates Stephen C Bates 24 Message

18 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: A4.01
Budget: 05/27/15 - 05/26/17

A prototype high temperature, single optical fiber thermal imaging system will be developed, tested, and delivered to GRC. The components of the instrument will be specified in detail, designed, fabricated, and purchased where appropriate. The illumination and imaging system will be assembled and system tests will be performed. Given a set of...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-S4.04
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

The proposed Phase 1 program will demonstrate the feasibility of large ceramic to metal joints/seals that can tolerate extreme environments. The immediate application of the work is bonded sapphire viewports for a Venus probe. TvU's commercial viewport products have demonstrated that the pressure and temperature constraints of the surface of V...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-A4.01
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

The proposed Phase 1 program will fabricate and demonstrate a small diameter single fiber endoscope that can perform high temperature thermal imaging in a jet engine turbine and combustor. Task work will design, fabricate, calibrate, and test the single fiber thermal imaging system in a 1000 C environment. Equipment needs will be documented in d...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-S5
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

The proposed Phase 1 program will demonstrate that sapphire viewports are feasible for use in Venus probes. TvU's commercial viewport products have demonstrated that the pressure and temperature constraints will be met, while the use of materials appropriate to the atmospheric conditions will satisfy the overall physical constraints. The viewpor...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB082-063
Budget: 02/04/09 - 10/30/09

High altitude aircraft are now being used for atmospheric sampling and other purposes, but significant advances in performance must be achieved for sustained flight at altitudes up to 30 km. It is proposed to replace the standard metal finned circulating glycol/water heat exchanger with a droplet heat exchanger developed in this program. A cir...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will develop a technique to capture CO2 gas from a combustion exhaust stream and transform it into a water soluble form for sequestration. Enzyme-loaded particles are seeded through the combustion exhaust to absorb CO2, and convert the CO2 into a water soluble form. The CO2 is then washed f...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2006
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop acoustically enhanced droplet heat exchangers. Droplet Heat Exchangers (DHXs) have high contact area, no interface losses, low pressure drop, and superior heat transfer characteristics. By adding high intensity sound to the DHX design, the local gas motion generated by t...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 05-1
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05

It is proposed to develop a high efficiency solar furnace core that greatly lessens the heat losses from the furnace core, either greatly reducing the amount of solar radiation needed to reach a specified temperature, or greatly increasing the temperature it can achieve. Specific program goals include: 1) Specification of the techniques to be us...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 04-1
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04

It is proposed to create a rugged, reliable, compact, standardized imaging system for hypervelocity and re-entry vehicles using sapphire windows, small imagers, and independent telemetry. Such a system is a novel creation that can tolerate the severe aerothermal environment associated with hypervelocity flight. The proposed system answers a crit...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 99-1
Budget: 01/01/99 - 12/31/99

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