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Company Information:

Name: Exothermics, Inc.
Address: 14 Columbia Drive
Amherst, NH
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (603) 732-0079

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $970,192.00 12
SBIR Phase II $4,197,054.00 6
STTR Phase I $198,296.00 2
STTR Phase II $995,629.00 1

Award List:

Cost effective, rapid densification of lightweight ceramic matrix composite LRE components by gas phase reaction synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Dipietro
Award Amount: $99,000.00

Cost effective, rapid densification of lightweight ceramic matrix composite LRE components by gas phase reaction synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Dipietro
Award Amount: $721,128.00
Abstract:
Sabulon, Inc. has developed novel and rapid gas phase nitridation methods which have considerable potential for manufacturing rocket nozzle components from structurally robust and thermally stable silicon-based CMC materials in more cost-effective and rapid fashion than currently available chemical… More

Cost-Effective, Net Shape Forming of Refractory Nitrides forTMD Missile Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Steven Dipietro
Award Amount: $98,813.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR Program, Exothermics will pursue development of Jaffordable, net shape processing technologies for the fabrication of high Jperformance, continuous fiber ceramic composite (CFCC) solid rocket motor Gcomponents. The feasibility of employing gas phase reaction synthesis… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Dipietro
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. DiPietro, President/CEO
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. DiPietro, President
Award Amount: $69,969.00

Thin-Walled HfN Components for KKV Divert and Attitude Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen DiPietro, President
Award Amount: $64,717.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses BMDOOs requirement for enhancing the affordability and performance characteristics of kinetic kill vehicles (KKVs) by recommending a program to investigate the use of hafnium nitride-based divert and attitude control system (DACS)components. In this program, thin-walled HfN… More

Monolithic Titanium Nitride for KKV Rocket Nozzle Throats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Evan Ludeman, Vice-President
Award Amount: $64,354.00
Abstract:
The quest for lower cost components and higher performance propulsion systems in Kinetic Kill Vehicles motivates the investigation of low cost, highly oxidation/erosion resistant materials for nozzle throats and other hot gas path applications.Exothermics has recently conducted tests of HfN… More

Toughened Hafnium Nitride Cermets for KKV Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. DiPietro, President/CEO
Award Amount: $69,550.00
Abstract:
"This proposal addresses MDA's stated requirement to significantly improve the affordability, maintainability and technical performance characteristics of kinetic kill vehicle propulsion hardware; specifically, divert and attitude control system (DACS)components. In light of these challenges,… More

On-Orbit Longevity of Cryogenic Cooling Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen DiPietro, President
Award Amount: $69,837.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses cryocooler regenerators, a critical component in all regenerative cryocoolers. Should Exothermics be successful in the materials development efforts during this Phase 1 effort, team member Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST)is prepared to use the material in their space… More

Ballistic Missile System Innovative Propulsion Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen DiPietro, President/CEO
Award Amount: $69,394.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the requirement to significantly improve the affordability, maintainability and performance of KKV DACS components. Exothermics and their Phase 1 partner ATK Tactical Systems Company, Elkton, MD, will endeavor to increase theperformance, lower the cost and enhance the… More

Thin-Walled HfN Components for KKV Divert and Attitude Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen DiPietro, President
Award Amount: $742,928.00
Abstract:
During this Phase 2 program, which has been submitted under Pre-2002 MDA Phase 2 Guidelines, we propose to transition the status of potentially ultrahigh temperature-capable, highly cost-effective, HfN-based monolithic ceramics and cermets (two-phase ceramic + metallic) materials from the laboratory… More

On-Orbit Longevity of Cryogenic Cooling Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen DiPietro, President/CEO
Award Amount: $741,492.00
Abstract:
Exothermics and their Phase 2 partner Northrop Grumman Space Technology seek to increase the reliability, producibility and performance of cryocoolers which cool Long and Very Long Wave Infrared (LWIR and VLWIR) focal planes in space surveillance systems. The materials proposed for investigation… More

Continuous Fiber Reinforced Ultrahigh Temperature Composites for Cost-Effective KKV DACS Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen DiPietro, President/CEO
Award Amount: $99,876.00
Abstract:
In light of MDA's stated requirement improve the affordability, maintainability and performance of propulsion system components, whether via refinement of existing products, or development of new products Exothermics is developing a new class of ultrahigh temperature (~ 3000¿C) refractory composite… More

Highly Affordable Net- and Near-Net Forming of Fully Dense TaC for Boost Nozzle Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen DiPietro, President/CEO
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
Future aluminized propellant boost missile systems for DoD and MDA applications will create extremely severe conditions (temperature, pressure and particle impingement) in the nozzle region that will prevent conventional nozzle materials and designs to achieve the performance levels and costs that… More

High Strength Ta2C-Based Compounds for UHT Boost Nozzle Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SORI)
Principal Investigator: Steve DiPIetro, President/CEO
Award Amount: $99,295.00
RI Contact: Jack Spain
Abstract:
Future generation propellants earmarked for DoD and MDA boost vehicles will create increasingly severe conditions (temperature, pressure and particle impingement) in the nozzle region that will prevent state of the art materials and designs from achieving the performance levels and costs being… More

Highly Affordable Net- and Near-Net Forming of Fully Dense TaC for Boost Nozzle Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. DiPietro, President
Award Amount: $991,875.00
Abstract:
This Phase 2 SBIR proposal addresses the technical and manufacturing challenges associated with development of cost-effective materials solutions for ultrahigh temperature solid rocket motor throat components V particularly those associated with boost nozzle solid rocket motor (SRM) or solid… More

Abrasion protection, ballistic tolerance, and laser protection for windows/sensor on rotary wing aircraft.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Dipietro, PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $99,706.00
Abstract:
In light of the potential threat and related environmental durability requirements set forth in SOCOM SBIR solicitation #07-007, Exothermics and their Phase 1 program team propose the development and initial testing of a new family of ballistically-efficient, multi-threat, optically-transparent… More

Ultrahigh Temperature Materials for Missile Defense Propulsion and Aerothermal Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: SORI
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Dipietro, PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $99,001.00
RI Contact: Jack Spain
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the requirement to significantly improve the affordability, maintainability and performance of KKV DACS components. Exothermics and their Phase 1 partner Southern Research Institute will endeavor to increase the performance, lower the cost and enhance the technical property… More

Highly Affordable Net- and Near-Net Forming of Fully Dense TaC for Boost Nozzle Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. DiPietro, President – (603) 732-0077
Award Amount: $249,631.00
Abstract:
This Phase 2 SBIR proposal addresses the technical and manufacturing challenges associated with development of cost-effective materials solutions for ultrahigh temperature solid rocket motor throat components V particularly those associated with boost nozzle solid rocket motor (SRM) or solid… More

Ultrahigh Temperature Materials for Missile Defense Propulsion and Aerothermal Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Southern Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Stephen DiPietro, President – (603) 732-0077
Award Amount: $995,629.00
RI Contact: Sam Causey
Abstract:
The notional performance parameters and kinematic requirements for the SM3 Blk IIB mission would benefit from the availability of advanced materials manufacturing methods that could enhance the technical properties and lower the cost of TDACS components. This Phase 2 STTR proposal addresses the… More