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Company Information:

Name: ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 131460
Ann Arbor, MI 48113-1460
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
Phone: (734) 786-1434

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,242,115.00 11
SBIR Phase II $2,849,723.00 4
STTR Phase I $849,360.00 8
STTR Phase II $2,249,016.00 4

Award List:

The Use of Boron Nitride for Improved Cold-Cathode Electron Field Emission Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Principal Investigator: Jon Van Noord, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,992.00
RI Contact: Kathryn A. Dewitt
Abstract:
Low-power Hall thrusters offer potentially important advantages for certain military applications but issues of lifetime and efficiency degradation at lower powers are issues hindering its utilization. A factor impacting efficiency is that thestate-of-the-art techniques for electron generation used… More

The Use of Boron Nitride for Improved Cold-Cathode Electron Field Emission Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Van Noord, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,929.00
RI Contact: Tom Zdeba
Abstract:
Low-power Hall thrusters offer potentially important advantages for certain military applications but issues of lifetime and efficiency degradation at lower powers are issues hindering its utilization. A factor impacting efficiency is that the state-of-the-art techniques for electron generation… More

DeflectorShield: magnetic shielding for laser communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tim Smith, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $98,611.00
Abstract:
In order to simultaneously characterize and mitigate spacecraft laser communication (lasercom) system performance degradation by electric propulsion (EP) plumes, we propose to develop a magnetic deflector to protect the reflective telescopes typical of lasercom systems from erosion by… More

REComm- ReEntry Communications system

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Morris, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,412.00
Abstract:
We propose to solve the re-entry blackout problem through the application of electric and magnetic fields to control the hypersonic plasma layer. REComm consists of an embedded electromagnet integrated beneath a spacecraft's antenna and electrodes near the antenna. Ion acceleration in the… More

Helicon Hall Thruster

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Morris, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The Hall thruster has great potential in satisfying many of the spacecraft propulsion needs of the United States Air Force for the next several decades due to its combination of high specific impulse, high thrust efficiency, and high thrust density. The USAF has recently concluded that bi-modal Hall… More

REComm- ReEntry and Hypersonic Vehicle Plasma Communications System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Morris, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
We propose to address the problem of communications blackout caused by the plasma layer around a hypersonic vehicle through the application of electric and magnetic fields to control the properties of this plasma layer. An embedded magnet integrated beneath a communications or GPS antenna along with… More

Arc Suppression Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Morris, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
In order to support systems such as the Momentum Exchange/Electrodynamic Reboost (MXER) Tether, NASA has identified the need for advanced electrodynamic-tether materials. A recently identified concern with present tether materials, particularly illustrated by the arcing after the tether break during… More

HyPASS- Hypersonic Plasma Adaptive Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Morris, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The plasma generated around low altitude hypersonic vehicles is a serious impediment to vehicle communications. The development of plasma mitigation solutions requires the ability to accurately measure the plasma around a vehicle to quantify both the plasma levels requiring mitigation and the… More

Low Intrusive Fiber Optic-Plug for TPS Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy A. Smith, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Heat shield technology is a critical component of manned spaceflight. In particular, the new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) requires thermal protection systems (TPS) beyond the current state of the art. While new TPS shields are under development, a key difficulty is the ability to diagnose TPS… More

nanoFET Satellite Propulsion System for Defensive Counter Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Principal Investigator: David Morris, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,976.00
RI Contact: Kathryn A. Dewitt
Abstract:
The nanoparticle field extraction thruster (nanoFET) is being developed as an efficient, variable specific impulse electric propulsion device. NanoFET provides thrust by extracting nanometer- to micron-sized particles from a liquid reservoir, and accelerating them electrostatically. With its high… More

HyPASS- Hypersonic Plasma Adaptive Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Morris, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,945.00
Abstract:
The plasma generated around low altitude hypersonic vehicles is a serious impediment to vehicle communications, particularly GPS navigation signal reception. This problem has introduced a critical path failure and potential showstopper for the hypersonic cruise missile program. The HyPASS system… More

Helicon Hall Thruster

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Morris, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,815.00
Abstract:
This proposal seeks to provide a novel electric propulsion option that will offer significant performance advantages over the current state of the art and surpass the IHPRPT Phase III goals for electrostatic propulsion. This will be accomplished by combining the efficient ionization mechanism of a… More

STTR PHASE I: Plasma Processing of Agricultural Waste into Photovoltaic Silicon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: The Regents of The University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: David P. Morris, PhD
Award Amount: $149,933.00
RI Contact: Elaine L. Brock
Abstract:
The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will investigate the production of silane gas (SiH4) and photovoltaic-grade silicon (Sipv) from high silicon content agricultural waste. Current solar cell production struggles against the tremendous cost and complexity of… More

NanoFET - Nanoparticle Field Extraction Thruster for Micro-Satellites and Defensive Counterspace

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: David Morris, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $499,917.00
RI Contact: Kathryn A. Dewitt
Abstract:
The Nanoparticle Field Extraction Thruster (NanoFET) is being developed as a high thrust-to-power, highly compact, variable specific impulse electric propulsion device especially for micro-satellite applications. NanoFET provides thrust by extracting and charging nanometer to micron-sized conducting… More

Characterizing the dynamic behavior of novel energetic materials for space propulsion.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Timothy Smith, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,981.00
RI Contact: John McKee
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to build upon many decades of experience with magnetic flowmeters to develop a next-generation system to measure the burning surface admittance of high-energy-density solid propellants at high frequencies and pressures. Using the results of research on solid… More

Optimized Drying of Nano sized anisotropic particles in suspensions to improved aerosol dispersions.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: The University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Peter Peterson, Director of Research
Award Amount: $99,858.00
RI Contact: Anthony L. Nielsen
Abstract:
The US Army has underscored the importance of developing more effective obscurant material for shielding US soldiers and their equipment from visible, microwave, and infrared observation. Current separation techniques tend to allow the nano-particles to agglomerate at higher density than desired… More

High Power High Thrust Ion Thruster (HPHTion): 50 CM Ion Thruster for Near-Earth Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Peter Y. Peterson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,974.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Advances in high power, photovoltaic technology has enabled the possibility of reasonably sized, high specific power, high power, solar arrays. New thin film solar arrays have demonstrated specific powers of over 4000 W/kg (exceeding the current SOA of ~130 W/kg). At high specific powers, power… More

Next-generation magnetic flowmeter for characterizing the dynamic behavior of novel energetic materials for space propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Dean Massey, Senior Engineer – (734) 786-1434
Award Amount: $399,928.00
RI Contact: Sven B. Ph.D.
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to build upon many decades of experience with magnetic flowmeters to develop a next-generation system to measure the burning surface admittance of high-energy-density solid propellants at high frequencies and pressures. Using the results of research on solid… More

Fiber-Coupled Spectrometer for TPS Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dean Massey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
Heat shield technology is a critical component of manned spaceflight. In particular, the new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) requires thermal protection systems (TPS) beyond the current state of the art. While new TPS shields are under development, a key difficulty is the ability to diagnose TPS… More

SBIR Phase I:Economically and Environmentally Responsible Synthesis of Silane Gas for Use in High-Purity Silicon Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dean R. Massey, PhD
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will develop a process for direct synthesis of silane utilizing silicon, hydrogen and a plasma arc. The broader/commercial impact of the project will include the potential elimination of shipping of hazardous silane gas, and decreased production cost for silane gas. Both… More

Fiber-Coupled Spectrometer for TPS Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dean R. Massey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,972.00
Abstract:
EDA, Inc., in partnership with Penn State, has shown previously that the concept of embedding fiber optics within ablative TPS material has merit and should yield a successful implementation of a spectrometer "window" during a Phase-II development program.Optical instrumentation, such as… More

High Power High Thrust Ion Thruster (HPHTion): 50 CM Ion Thruster for Near-Earth Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Christopher N. Davis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,242.00
RI Contact: Christine Koch
Abstract:
Advances in high power, photovoltaic technology has enabled the possibility of reasonably sized, high specific power, high power, solar arrays. At high specific powers, power levels ranging from 50 to several hundred kW are feasible. Coupled with gridded ion thruster technology, this power… More

Plasma Induced Micro Flame Ionization Detector for Environmental Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Liu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,478.00
Abstract:
Abstract

Nonintrusive fiber interferometer for ablative TPS recession measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Dean Massey, Senior Engineer – (734) 786-1434
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: Peter Washabaugh
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The next generation of hypersonic and reentry vehicles being designed for the Department of Defense (DoD) applications will require advanced Thermal Protection System (TPS). While new TPS shields are under development, a key difficulty is the ability to predict and diagnose TPS… More

Hybrid Chemical-Electric Propulsion (HCEP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Peter Peterson, Director of Research – (734) 786-1434
Award Amount: $99,649.00
RI Contact: Jill Brasher
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed Phase I efforts seek to develop a dual-mode Hybrid ChemicalElectric Propulsion thruster concept design based on the extensive microwave torch/arcjet experience of PSU and Hall and ion experience of EDA. The primary focus of the Phase I effort will be demonstrate the… More

Fiber-Optic Pyrometer for Thermal Protection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Davis, Business Operations Manager
Award Amount: $124,935.00
Abstract:
Surface temperatures in atmospheric reentry simulations range from 1500-2300 K, while stagnation temperature on the leading edge of a Mach 6 flight vehicle at 25 km altitude is 1817 K. Sensors that can operate at temperatures well above 1273 K are needed to provide reliable validation data for TPS… More

Energetic Ion Mitigation Methodology for High Power Plasma Thruster Cathodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Davis, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $199,725.00
Abstract:
The presence of energetic ions, that appear under high cathode current operation, stand as a showstopper to the realization of high power electric propulsion. Physical barriers such as the use of carbon electrodes (e.g. NEXT) are no longer sufficient as ion energies measured greatly exceed the… More