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Company Information:

Company Name: En'Urga Inc.
City: West Lafayette
State: IN
Zip+4: 47906-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (765) 497-3269

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,568,665.00 26
SBIR Phase II $1,395,177.00 4

Award List:

Rapid Scanning Near-Infrared/Infrared Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Yudaya R. Sivathanu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,896.00

Rapid Scanning Near-Infrared/Infrared Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Yudaya R. Sivathanu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $199,855.00
Abstract:
This project involves a feasibility study for a rapid scanning near-infrared/infrared spectrometer for transient, simultaneous measurements of CO2 and H20 concentrations, soot volume fractions and temperatures. Such measurements can lead to improved understanding of the structure of turbulent and… More

Fast Infrared Linear Miniature Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,717.00

Statistical Absorption Tomography for Turbulent Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Pollution Free Aerosol Dispenser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Oroni Inc. Phase I, is a proposal to develop, design, build and demonstrate a prototype of a remote and or Point-of-load configurable multiple input, Dc-dc-converter having a single adjustable output voltage . Recent progress in Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Aluminum Gallium Arsenid… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu
Award Amount: $395,322.00

A Low Cost Viewer for Fire Fighters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu, Technical Director
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase 1 proposal seeks to evaluate the feasibility of a low cost infrared viewer for fire fighters. There are four distinct components that comprise the novel infrared viewer. The first is a Nipkow disc, which allows a two dimensional scene to be scanned by a single element detector. The… More

A Pollution Free Aerosol Dispenser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This project involves the development of a consumer aerosol dispenser that seeks to eliminate the volatile organic compound (VOC) solvents and hydrocarbon (HC) propellants used in many commercial sprays. The two distinguishing features of the dispenser are: (1) application of ligament-controlled… More

A Somatic Cell Count Sensor for the Dairy Industry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy for continuously monitoring the somatic cell count in milk. The somatic cell count in milk is widely used as a predictor of the health of a cow. If the somatic cell counts could be monitored on… More

Turbine Blade Emissivity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70036 The drive for higher efficiency and lower pollutant emission has necessitated the use of higher temperatures in commercial turbine engines. These higher temperatures result in degradation of the thermal barrier coating that is used on the turbine blades. Therefore, commercial gas turbine… More

Innovative Instrumentation and Intelligent Diagnostic System for Reactor Safety

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ye Mi
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72201S03-I In future nuclear reactor systems, there must be assurance that passive safety systems (which depend only on natural forces such as the gravitational force), including the diagnostics, work properly under all emergency or accident conditions. To support this requirement, this project… More

SBIR Phase I: Industrial Process Tomography for Turbulent Pipe Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 project proposes to evaluate the feasibility of obtaining statistics (mean, RMS and spatial correlation) of mixing of particulates in turbulent pipe flows. The two key issues that will be addressed during the proposed work are: (1) the… More

Very Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Spray Application Process for Iron Filled Elastomeric (IFE) Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will demonstrate the feasibility of a new method for spraying high viscosity IFE MagRAM coatings. This new method of forming sprays uses very little VOC solvents (estimated to be 5% by weight orless), and has two distinguishing features: (1)… More

Multi-Electrode Electromagnetic Flowmeter for Reactor Safety

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ye Mi, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
75243-This project will develop a non-intrusive two-phase flow sensor as part of an intelligent diagnostics system to increase the safety of existing and future nuclear power plants. The electromagnetic flow sensor will meet the requirement of two-phase flow measurements and provide critical… More

Liquid Rocket Engine Heat Transfer Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu, Technical Director
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing mid-infrared hyperspectral emission tomography for estimating the temperature of the hot gases near the wall as well as the temperature of the wall in a rocket engine combustor. The hyperspectral emission measurements at the water… More

A Fire Detector for Monitoring Inaccessible Areas in Aircrafts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jongmook Lim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
En'Urga Inc. will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing reflected, multi-wavelength, near infrared radiation for detecting fires in inaccessible areas within aircraft. The two key issues that will be addressed during the proposed work are: (1) the feasibility of obtaining near infrared radiation… More

SBIR Phase I: Electromagnetic Flowmeter with Built-in Electrical Impedance Tomography for Multiphase Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ye N. Mi, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of developing an electromagnetic flowmeter with electrical impedance tomography (EMFEIT), which will meet the need for multiphase flow measurements. Three major tasks are planned to demonstrate the… More

Experimental Characterization of Particle Dynamics Within Solid Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yudaya S. Hanu, Technical Director
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of high-speed microscopic imaging and statistical correlation velocimetry to determine the particle size and velocity in solid rocket motors. Statistical correlation velocimetry relies on obtaining an ensemble of high-speed videos of turbulent… More

SBIR Phase I: Line Scan X-Ray Tomography for In Cylinder Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yudaya R. Sivathanu, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing Line Scan X-Ray Tomography to characterize the combustion process inside internal combustion engines. The two innovative parts of the proposed work are a high frequency Line Scan X-Ray… More

A Miniature Non-Contact Rail Temperature Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu, Technical Director
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase I SBIR project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing a low cost sensor to obtain rail temperatures from a moving train.  The two innovative parts of the proposed sensor are (1) a rugged four wavelenght high frequency sensor that accurately measures the natural radiation… More

SBIR Phase II: Line Scan X-Ray Tomography for In Cylinder Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yudaya R. Sivathanu, PhD
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to develop a sound and novel Line Scan X-ray instrument to characterize turbulent sprays and flames inside a windowless combustor.… More

A Miniature Non-Contact Rail Temperature Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu, Technical Director
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
  This SBIR project will develop a low cost sensor to obtain rail temperatures from a moving train.  The two innovative parts of the proposed sensor are (1) a rugged four wavelength high frequency sensor that accurately measures the natural radiation emitted by the rails, and (2) an… More

THREE-PHASE FLOWMETER FOR OIL INDUSTRY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ye Mi, BEng
Award Amount: $199,066.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of developing a multiphase flowmetering and characterization system for oil industry. New developments in reservoir management and production techniques have resulted in the requirement for multiphase… More

SBIR Phase I:Visual Information Delivery Robot for Visually Impaired Children

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Hyukseong Kwon, PhD
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of a robotic system to detect and track a child's finger so that the scene that the child wishes to see can be displayed at high magnification on a monitor. There are two issues of intellectual merit that… More

A Novel Flow Measurement System for Cryogenic Two-Phase Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ye Mi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
Flow rate measurements for cryogenic propellants are required for spacecraft and space exploration systems. Such a requirement has been hampered by lack of fast and accurate instruments among existing technologies. This proposed project will develop a mass flow measurement system for… More

Mapping Liquid Mass Fractions in Optically Dense Rocket Combustion Chambers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu, Technical Director – (765) 497-3269
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing X-Ray tomography to map liquid mass fractions in optically dense sprays. High fuel flow rate nozzles are ubiquitous in rocket propulsion, power generation, and transportation. In these… More

A Particulate Mass Flux Sensor for the Food Process Industry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu, Technical Director – 765-497-3269
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, there is no suitable method of monitoring the mass flux of particulate material such as flour, sugar, chocolate chips, etc. for a continuous production process. Therefore, many of the food products are manufactured using batch processes, with very high inefficiencies and wide variation in… More

SBIR Phase I: A Coded Aperture Scheme for High Resolution X-Ray Tomography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jongmook Lim
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing a low-resolution X-Ray tomography system in tandem with a coded aperture scheme to obtain highly resolved profiles of deep holes. Three tasks are planned during the Phase I work: The… More

Combined Extinction/Flourescence Absorption Diagnostics for Pharmaceutical Sprays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Yudaya Sivathanu – (765) 497-3269
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of a pharmaceutical spray quality audit system. The spray quality audit system will estimate the mass distribution of active ingredients and droplet sizes in pharmaceutical sprays using combined fluorescence absorption and light extinction… More