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Company Information:

Name: Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc.
Address: 263 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (404) 584-2475

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,027,615.49 11
SBIR Phase II $2,979,938.00 4
STTR Phase I $199,939.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,519,874.00 2

Award List:

External Thermal Control for Crewed Spacecraft Using the Johnson Tube(TM) Heat Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lonnie G. Johnson
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is submitted by Johnson Research and Development Company, Inc., in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technoloqy. The proposed research comprises both analytical and experimental activities, including the construction and operation of a proof-of-concept experiment. The… More

Fully Automated Bearing Residual Life Prognosis Wireless Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Lonnie Johnson, President, CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This research project investigates natural and non-natural energy sources available in the environment that can be scavenged to provide electrical power. The sources considered are: thermal, barometric pressure, acoustic, humidity, water, wind, solar andelectromotive (low frequency and radio… More

POWER SCAVENGING IN A COLD, DARK STORAGE ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Lonnie Johnson, President, CEO
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This research project develops engine technology capable of scavenging power from naturally occurring energy sources in order to supply power for weapon monitoring systems. The environmental energy sources targeted are: ambient temperature, barometricpressure and humidity. Most existing techniques… More

Application of Microsystem Technologies in Advanced Aerospace Vehicle Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Davorin Babic, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $98,776.00
Abstract:
Air Force has identified fuel cells as ¿¿emerging technology of choice for power generation¿¿ because of ¿¿their superior fuel efficiency¿¿ and reduced environmental impact. Electrolyte is a critical core component of a fuel cell. No solid electrolytehas been identified that permits fuel… More

Application of Microsystem Technologies in Advanced Aerospace Vehicle Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Davorin Babic
Award Amount: $749,980.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified fuel cells as an "emerging technology of choice for power generation" because of their "supreme fuel efficiency, reduced air emissions and minimal fuel costs". The electrolyte is a critical component of a fuel cell, and no solid electrolyte has been identified that… More

Microbiological Water Purifiers for Rural Communities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: John Baxley, Engineer
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the needs of the more than 25 million Americans dependant on the current supply of water from USEPA non-compliant community or private well sources for day-to-day drinking water. Rural communities have a need for a water purification technology that is superior in performance… More

Advanced Component Technology for Next Generation Cryocoolers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: James Muller, Director, Engineering Development
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
The DoD SBIR solicitation is seeking to identify innovative technology for next generation cryocooler systems for infrared sensing technologies and spacecraft cooling applications. Successful development of these novel technologies will result in (1) lowering the cost and risk of cryocoolers, (2)… More

Advanced Infrared (IR) Sensor Components for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: TUSKEGEE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: James Muller, Director, Engineering Development
Award Amount: $99,996.00
RI Contact: Heshmat Aglan
Abstract:
The DoD STTR solicitation is seeking to identify innovative technology to provide a quantum leap in performance for cryocooler systems. Successful development of such an innovative technology will result in lowering the cost and risk of cryocoolers while increasing reliability and lifetime, which… More

Advanced Infrared (IR) Sensor Components for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Tuskegee University
Principal Investigator: James Muller, Director, Engineering Development
Award Amount: $769,978.00
RI Contact: Heshmat Aglan
Abstract:
JRD, Raytheon, and Tuskegee University have successfully completed the Phase I effort for design and development of an advanced solid state cryocooler for infrared sensor components. In addition, it was decided that the lowest-risk path forward for Phase II is the two-stage hybrid pulse tube /… More

Electrical power generation for sustained high speed flight

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Georgia Inst of Technology (Ga Tech
Principal Investigator: Bill Rauch, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $99,943.00
RI Contact: Suresh Menon
Abstract:
Providing electrical power for long duration hypersonic flight is a technology that is required to bring about this revolutionary mode of transport. Whether for weapons delivery or for space access, the long duration missions anticipated require a novel approach to the generation of electrical power… More

Metal Hydride Energy Sources for Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: William Rauch, Sr Scientist
Award Amount: $89,996.00
Abstract:
Lithium metal possess a high specific capacity of 3860 Ah/kg, and can provide high voltages in electrochemical cells, thus creating the basis for high specific energy batteries. However, batteries based on lithium metal suffer several drawbacks, due to the poor morphology of redeposited lithium and… More

Advanced Development for Defense Science and Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Davorin Babic, CTO
Award Amount: $98,996.00
Abstract:
Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc. (JRD) proposes development of a key component for an innovative, highly efficient heat engine that can operate as a versatile power generator and heat pump for either cooling or heating. The Johnson thermo-electrochemical converter (JTEC) is an innovative… More

Power Dense Bottoming Cycles for Microturbine Energy Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Muller, Director, Engineering Dev
Award Amount: $69,930.00
Abstract:
The United States Navy (USN) is seeking innovative, power dense bottoming cycles for use in conjunction with microturbines. We propose a transformative and innovative, solid-state heat engine, the Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter (JTEC, US Patent 7,160,839) as an efficient power generator for… More

Long life rechargeable battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: William Rauch – (404) 584-2475
Award Amount: $99,990.49
Abstract:
    The company proposes innovative advanced battery technology to provide long life and high energy. The proposed effort offers the potential to better than double the world`s current best technology. The benefits of this technology would be longer use, longer storage capability, and… More

20 year backup battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Rauch, COO
Award Amount: $69,950.00
Abstract:
Military equipment intended for long duration use has a need for a basic long life primary battery that will exceed the 5-year life of current cells. This will lower the maintenance costs of devices such as remote sensors and electronics containing CMOS that require constant power. Johnson Research… More

Advanced cooling using an Electrochemical Heat Pipe (EHP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James Muller Muller, Mr. – (404) 584-2475
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Refrigeration and air conditioning in buildings, industry, and transportation account for approximately 10 quads of U.S. primary energy consumption. In addition, current mass marketed air conditioning and refrigeration cycles utilize environmentally harmful refrigerants that are strong green house… More

Electrical power generation for sustained high speed flight

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Bill Rauch, Scientist – (404) 584-2475
Award Amount: $749,896.00
RI Contact: Suresh Menon
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Providing electrical power for long duration hypersonic flight is a technology that is required to bring about this revolutionary mode of transport. Whether for weapons delivery or for space access, the long duration missions anticipated require a novel approach to the generation of… More

Metal Hydride Energy Sources for Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Rauch, Sr Scientist – (404) 584-2475
Award Amount: $749,969.00
Abstract:
A Metal Hydride Solid Oxide Battery has been explored to answer the need for high energy density power required for High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) aircraft. Lithium Hydride is a fuel source that can be stably stored for long periods allowing for a high level of readiness. Further, Lithium… More

20 year backup battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bill Rauch, Principal Investigator – (404) 584-2475
Award Amount: $729,989.00
Abstract:
The maintenance of hardware by the use of battery back-up systems or monitoring sensors is vital for critical systems. The failure of a battery due to aging or environment is the equivalent of having no back-up. Current primary batteries used for such tasks have an anticipated life far less than the… More