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Company Information:

Name: KTECH CORP.
Address: 1300 Eubank Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (505) 998-6020

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,669,335.00 37
SBIR Phase II $5,411,763.00 11
STTR Phase I $99,991.00 1

Award List:

SELF-CONTAINED INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David J Fogelson
Award Amount: $49,972.00

SELF-CONTAINED INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David J Fogelson
Award Amount: $489,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed development of a self-contained instrumentation system is presented in this document. the system would be capable of making acceleration, pressure or soil stress measurements in severe environments. design goals for the program include a hardened electronics package capable of… More

TESTING CAPABILITY AND DEBRIS ELIMINATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Donald v keller
Award Amount: $49,322.00
Abstract:
Pulsed radiation sources (prs) such as blackjact 5 and double eagle can produce copious line x-ray outputs in the few kev range. these x-rays are used to irradiate samples and it is desirable to use as much of the x-ray flux as possible. the sample irradiations, however,are accompanied by unwanted… More

FEASIBILITY OF A HIGH TOTAL DOSE GAMMA SIMULATOR FOR TREE VULNERABILITY AND SURVIVABILITY STUDIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: A J Smith
Award Amount: $47,016.00

FEASIBILITY OF A HIGH TOTAL DOSE GAMMA SIMULATOR FOR TREE VULNERABILITY AND SURVIVABILITY STUDIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: A J Smith
Award Amount: $43,675.00

DEVELOPMENT OF FREE FIELD TIME-OF-ARRIVAL GAUGES FOR LOW OVERPRESSURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David a hyndman
Award Amount: $49,924.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort will demonstrate the feasibility of using the piezoelectric polymer polyvinylidene fluoride (pvf[2]) as a low overpressure (1-30psi) time-of-arrival (toa) transducer. a series of shock tube calibration experiments will be performed on existing pvf(2) stress gauges. two different… More

INTEGRAL BLAST PRESSURE AMPLIFIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James j spates
Award Amount: $49,963.00
Abstract:
An integral blast pressure amplifier is proposed. after full development, the device will be capable of making air blast measurements in severe environments. design goals include small size, less than 10 cubic inches, hardened to 100 kg and 100 k psi, a bandwidth of 100 khz and setable bridge… More

SHOCK HARDENED ON-BOARD DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James A Johnson
Award Amount: $49,948.00

SHOCK HARDENED ON-BOARD DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James A Johnson
Award Amount: $492,800.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop a compact, rugged, twelve-channel (minimum) digital data acquisition system capable of measuring and recording shock experiences associated with weapon delivery and use. the system may be modular, but each module must contain four data channels and be no… More

NOVEL UNDERWATER SHOCK WAVE MEASUREMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: T J Roemer
Award Amount: $49,923.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort will develop and apply a new experimental approach to measure underwater time resolved shock wave profiles resulting from underwater or surface detonations. explicit data required to describe underwater shock wave effects on targets will be obtained using a recently developed… More

MEASUREMENT OF EXPLOSIVE OUTPUTS ELECTRONICALLY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James J Spates
Award Amount: $49,930.00
Abstract:
No method currently exists to directly relate device output to the known input necessary for the reliable initiation of the next device in an explosive train. the object of this effort is to develop a technique to provide an electronic system to measure the outputs of explosive devices. the phase i… More

FAST-RISE HIGH PRESSURE GAUGE FOR LONG-DURATION NUCLEAR AIRBLAST

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Edward S Gaffney
Award Amount: $49,943.00

NOVEL CONCEPT FOR EVALUATING CERAMIC ARMOR PENETRATIONS PHENOMENOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Sw Lee , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,990.00
Abstract:
Development and application of a novel concept to measure penetrator induced shock loads in ceramic armor is proposed.explicit time resolved data required to understand penetration phenomenology will be obtained using a new piezoelectric polymer shock gauge. a unique experimental approach combing… More

FAST-RISE HIGH PRESSURE GAUGE FOR LONG-DURATION NUCLEAR AIRBLAST

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Edward S Gaffney
Award Amount: $525,868.00
Abstract:
Ktech proposes to develop optical hopkinson bar pressure gauges for measurement of airblast on underground nuclear events. the bars will be made of single crystal sapphire which has a measured yield strength in excess of 10 gpa. these gauges will have a rise time of about 2 us of data. during phase… More

ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN TWO-STAGE GUN FOR TACTICAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward S. Gaffney
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
Hypervelocity gun technology will play a decisive role in the future tactical battlefield. weapons with muzzle velocities of 2.5 to 4kn/s (8,000 to 12,000 ft/s) or greater have potential uses in almost every aspect of warfare. recent advances in pulsed ower technology, specifically the high energy… More

Combination Microwave Circuit Analysis and Coupling Code

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Freddie W. Smith
Award Amount: $49,856.00
Abstract:
Ktech proposes to perform research and define a program plan for integrating a time domain finite difference electromagnetic solver with a circuit analysis code. The resultant computer code will be able to self consistently solve for the induced voltages and currents on circuit board components for… More

A High Temporal Resolution In-material Gauge for the Measurement of Non-reactive Shocks and Detonation Waves in Explosives.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank W. Davies
Award Amount: $49,996.00
Abstract:
A feasibility study is proposed for an encapsulated, high temporal resolution, broad range piezoelectric polymer stress gauge to measure shock-to-detonation transitions in explosives and propellants. these measurements are key to the development of effective "growth to detonation" models which are a… More

EM Enhanced KE Projectile

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frank W. Davies
Award Amount: $49,470.00
Abstract:
A feasibility study of an EM enhanced kinetic energy penetrator (EME pentrator) for ASAT application is proposed that negates the satellite's functional capabilities while minimizing space debris. The projectile is designed to penetrate the satellite and then generate a high amplitude EMP.… More

Piezoelectric Gauge to Characterize and Monitor Radiation Output of AGT Radiation Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank W. Davies
Award Amount: $98,830.00
Abstract:
A piezoelectric polymer gauge is proposed as a Radiation Output Monitor to characterize and ,Monitor the soft (

A FUEL/AIR DRIVE FLUX COMPRESSOR POWER UNIT FOR ELECTROTHERMAL GUNS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Donald E. Johnson
Award Amount: $97,153.00
Abstract:
The Ktech Team proposes a feasibility study of a fuel/air driven flux compression power unit (FCPU) for electric guns. Through variations of inductance gradients and through changes in scale, the proposed technology will be applicable to both electrothermal/chemical and electromagnetic guns. In… More

New Methods for Evaluating Thermal Performance of Protective Clothing for

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ned R. Keltner
Award Amount: $49,940.00
Abstract:
A growing number of fire fighters are suffering third degree burns; this has led to questions about the adequacy of thermal protective performance (TPP) measurements for protective clothing. A new heat flux sensor, whose response approximates that of skin, will be developed to provide better… More

Thermographic Phosphor Based Heat Flux Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ned R. Keltner
Award Amount: $49,972.00
Abstract:
As fire protection engineering moves towards the implementation of performance- based fire codes, the use of validated fire models is becoming a necessity. Part of the validation process involves demonstrating model capabilities for predicting key fire environment parameters. One of the key… More

New Methods for Evaluating Thermal Performance of Protective Clothing for

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ned R. Keltner
Award Amount: $199,918.00
Abstract:
A growing number of fire fighters are suffering third degree burns; this has led to questions about the adequacy of thermal protective performance (TPP) measurements for protective clothing. A new heat flux sensor, whose response approximates that of skin, will be developed to provide better… More

Hardness Validation by Verified Analysis (HV2A) Methodology for Advanced Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: Walter R. Keller
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
Ktech proposes to develop a HV2A methodology for the assessment of nuclear weapon effects on new materials that are candidates for inclusion in strategic and tactical military systems. The methodology (1) provides an estimate of the system requirements and operation environments for each… More

Magnetic Flyer Plate Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank Davies
Award Amount: $99,995.00

Thin High Z Converter Foils

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frank Davies, Applied Physics/Test. Mgr
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
Present reflex triode design is limited by the dynamic response of the debris shield. Debris shield deformation defines the closest permissible location of the test object and therefore determines the maximum achievable dose. The deformation of the debrisshield can be reduced without sacrificing… More

Wear Resistant Coating for Tank Gun Barrel Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rick Blose, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,929.00
Abstract:
Development of a low cost technology for applying wear and corrosion resistant coatings onto the internal surface of tank gun barrels is of great importance for high performance and extending the operational lifetime of modern artillery. Currently, achrome plating method is used. However, this… More

Capillary discharge source for high fidelity, plasma radiation source loads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank Davies, Applied Physics/Test Mgr.
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Science based assessments of the response of systems and material to hostile nuclear environments require detailed verified material response and failure criteria for confident results. Consequently there is a need for the development of experimentaltechniques to measure low pressure equation of… More

Large Area Survivable Shield Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank Davies, Appled Physics/Test Mgr.
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The measurement of the variation of fluence from a Plasma Radiating Source (PRS) with polar angle is critical to the definition of the stimuli acting on an effects experiment using PRS diagnostics because in general experiments and diagnostics view thesource from different angles. The polar angle… More

Development of a Soft X-Ray Driven Flyer Plate System for Low Pressure Equation of State Studies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank Davies, Applied Physics/Test Mgr.
Award Amount: $99,868.00
Abstract:
Present reflex triode (RT) design performance is limited by debris shield response. The shield designs were derived empirically to satisfy specific experiment requirements. Optimizing the RT design will double target dose. Debris shield deformation definesthe closest permissible location of the test… More

Reflex Triode Design Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank Davies, Applied Physics/Test Mgr.
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
Survivable shields are a necessary part of many soft x-ray debris mitigation systems that provide ultra clean test environments for nuclear weapons effects testing. Existing test requirements demand ultra large area survivable shields (12 inch diameter).Existing designs are limited to relatively… More

Reflex Triode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank W. Davies, Applied Physics & Testing
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"Reflex triode bremsstrahlung sources potentially provide warm X-ray sources (20 keV to 500 keV), capable of generating high doses (~10 cal/g gold) over exposure areas of ~20 cm2. This needed capability allows experimental verification of warm X-ray inducedthermomechanical response, SGEMP, and box… More

Reflex Triode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank W. Davies, Applied Physics & Testing
Award Amount: $749,958.00
Abstract:
"Reflex triode bremsstrahlung sources potentially provide warm X-ray sources (20 keV to 500 keV), capable of generating high doses (~10 cal/g gold) over exposure areas of ~20 cm2. This needed capability allows experimental verification of warm X-ray inducedthermomechanical response, SGEMP, and box… More

Diaphragm Pressure Gauge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank W. Davies, AP&T Department Manager
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
"Nuclear Weapons Effects Tests (NWET) frequently require that the test article be irradiated in an ultra-clean environment, making survivable shields a necessary part of many debris systems. Survivable shields as large as 12 inches in diameter are requiredbut have yet to be demonstrated in Plasma… More

Impulse Modeling and Characterization of Damage-Resistant Chamber Walls for Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Frank W. Davies
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
70509 In order to design survivable inertial fusion energy chamber wall structures and to design the condensing systems which restore the chamber vacuum, it is necessary to develop validated material models that can define X-ray induced impulse, ablation depths, and total ablated mass. … More

Adiabatic Thermopile for Radiation Dosimetry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Frank W. Davies, AP&T Department Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Measurements of fluence from a Plasma Radiation Source (PRS) are critical to the performance of accurate Nuclear Weapon Effects (NWE) experiments. Fast, total stopping calorimeters have been demonstrated to provide a robust, reusable, economic sensor forfluence measurements. However, the output… More

SBIR Phase I: Spray Forming Titanium Alloys Using the Cold Spray Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anatolii Papyrin
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is focused on improving the material properties of spray formed titanium shapes using the Cold Spray process. Development of new, low-cost methods for direct fabrication of spray formed titanium shapes is critical for many industries and… More

Metal Passivization to Resist Corrosion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anatolli Papyrin, Engineer/Scientist
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
Development of new, low-cost, environmentally friendly, anti-corrosion system to provide passive protection of steel structural features is critical for many industries including ship construction. This problem is especially important in case of protectionof limited spatial areas associated with… More

Diaphragm Pressure Gauge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Douglas Reeder, Program Manager
Award Amount: $299,770.00
Abstract:
A phase I program establishing the feasibility of using a diaphragm pressure gauge (DPG) to measure the loads on a survivable shield that is an element of a debris mitigation system for Plasma Radiating Sources (PRS). These loads on a survivable shield have not been measured. DMS performance… More

SBIR Phase II: Spray Forming Titanium Alloys Using the Cold Spray Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anatolii Papyrin, PI
Award Amount: $498,654.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes to develop a new, low-cost methods for direct fabrication of metal parts at near-net shapes (NNS). This technology is critical for many industries and in particular, for manufacturing parts of expensive metals and alloys such as… More

Moisture Effects on Hazardous Material Concentrations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Douglas Reeder, Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $99,583.00
Abstract:
This program will provide an improved understanding of the effects of atmospheric moisture on hazardous material and define methods to better model these effects in the DTRA HPAC model. The work will evaluate the interaction of moisture and hazardous material in the HPAC model based on two levels of… More

Phase Transition Explosive Driven Pulsed Power Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Freeman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,036.00
Abstract:
This SBIR proposal is intended to address the experimental development of Shock Wave magnetic flux compression Generators (SWGs) for applications to be used in the US Army's multifunction munitions. The US Army requires high-energy density power supplies that are capable of functioning properly in… More

NON-THERMIONIC CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER, LONG PULSE, LONG LIFETIME MAGNETRONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Principal Investigator: Bruce Freeman, Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $99,991.00
RI Contact: Robert A. Schill
Abstract:
A non-equilibrium plasma is proposed as a source to generate repetitive high current, electron beams for microwave production in a slow wave structure. Due to the gas environment inside the hollow cathode electrode, the electron beam will generate a plasma channel minimizing beam space-charge… More

Development of Shock Wave Magnetic Flux Compression Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Freeman, Engineer/Scientist
Award Amount: $729,944.00
Abstract:
Explosive pulsed power is currently being developed for use as single shot power supplies in advanced munitions. These explosive pulsed power devices include Magnetic Flux Compression Generators (FCGs), Ferroelectric Generators (FEGs), and Ferromagnetic Generators (FMGs). With the possible… More

Compact High Power Microwave Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bruce Freeman, Scientist/Engineer
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this proposal is to develop the necessary components and to design and build a compact pulsed power system for the Missile Defense Agency that will produce little or no debris when activated. In particular, the energy requirements for the HPM payload appear to require an… More

Microscale Ordnance Technologies for Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Garrity, Group Coordinator
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
Our recent developmental efforts have successfully produced the design for a chip slapper with a reduction in the average size (miniaturization), weight and cost of these particular chip slappers. The processes that we have established in the production of this chip slapper have reduced the number… More

Flux Compression Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Freeman, Engineer/Scientist
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
The US Army has programs that require very compact explosive drive power supplies. One such power supply is the Flux Compression Generator (FCG). Flux compression generators convert the chemical energy of explosives into electrical energy by compressing an initial magnetic field. A major… More

Compact High Power Microwave Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bruce Freeman, Engineer VI
Award Amount: $999,794.00
Abstract:
Design and build compact, pulsed power devices for High Power Microwave (HPM) Payloads for small rockets and/or the Multiple Kill Vehicles (MKVs).The overall requirements for this solicitation are very demanding. Overall, an explosive pulsed power system is required to be able to drive an RF… More

Flux Compression Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bruce Freeman, Program Manager and Engin – (505) 938-4192
Award Amount: $382,382.00
Abstract:
The US Army has programs that require very compact explosive drive power supplies. One such power supply is the Flux Compression Generator (FCG). Flux compression generators convert the chemical energy of explosives into electrical energy by compressing an initial magnetic field. A major advantage… More