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Company Information:

Name: M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Address: 1 Tralee Industrial Park
Newark, DE
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (302) 454-8600

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,051,282.00 12
SBIR Phase II $2,958,962.00 4

Award List:

Novel Lithography Stages Fabricated from High Performance Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Aghajanian
Award Amount: $88,980.00
Abstract:
Not Available Innovative device designs and novel growth and fabrication techniques will be investigated to provide a significant improvement in the operational characteristics of A1GaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTS). Three novel GaN-based HEMT structures based on the strain… More

Novel Lithography Stages Fabricated from High Performance Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Aghajanian
Award Amount: $750,000.00

A rapid processing method for large, low-expansion, light-weight mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Prashant Karandikar, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,928.00
Abstract:
"M Cubed has conducted preliminary work to fabricate near-zero coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) fiber reinforced ceramic composites. These composites have high specific stiffness and thermal stability (thermal conductivity/CTE). M Cubed has alsodeveloped ways to rapidly polish surfaces of… More

Rapid, low-cost composite manufacturing processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Prashant G. Karandikar, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,819.00
Abstract:
"M Cubed has developed three key processes for manufacturing advanced materials components which include PRIMEX, DIMOX and reaction bonding. The processes have been used to make a variety of components for commercial and military systems making themlighter, stiffer, highly functional and resistant… More

Rapid, low-cost composite manufacturing processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Prashant G. Karandikar, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $749,952.00
Abstract:
M Cubed has developed three key processes (PRIMEX, DIMOX and reaction bonding) for manufacturing advanced materials components. The processes have been used to make a variety of components for commercial and military systems making them lighter, stiffer,highly functional and resistant to many… More

Define/Demonstrate Beryllium (Be) Substitute Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael K. Aghajanian, VP Product Development
Award Amount: $69,543.00
Abstract:
An extremely capable team of M Cubed Technologies and Fraunhofer USA is proposing to replace high cost, toxic Be-based metals with innovative, Mg metal matrix composites (MMCs) in stiffness critical structural applications. In short, the program willevaluate processing of Mg MMCs via both… More

High Performance, Concealed, Ceramic-Based Armor Panels for Military and Commercial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael K. Aghajanian, Director of Product Devel
Award Amount: $119,295.00
Abstract:
An extremely capable team of M Cubed Technologies and Simula is providing an innovative approach to the design and fabrication of ceramic-based armor panels for military and commercial vehicles. In short, large ceramic tiles of complex shape willfabricated, then encapsulated in ballistic polymer. … More

High Performance, Concealed, Ceramic-Based Armor Panels for Military and Commercial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Aghajanian, VP Product Development
Award Amount: $729,992.00
Abstract:
In a current Phase I program, an extremely capable team is developing an innovative approach to the design and fabrication of ceramic-based armor panels for commercial vehicles. The concept consists of two key features, namely (1) the use of 1-piece, large contoured reaction bonded ceramic tiles… More

High toughness reaction bonded composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Prashant G. Karandikar, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
M Cubed manufactures many commercial components out of reaction bonded SiC and B4C on a large scale. The key advantages of these materials are high specific stiffness (high modulus and low density) and high thermal stability (high thermal conductivity and low CTE). However, these materials have… More

High Toughness, Hard Faced Metal Matrix Composite SAPI Plates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Aghajanian, VP Product Development
Award Amount: $69,657.00
Abstract:
An extremely capable team of M Cubed Technologies and Simula is proposing to replace existing ceramic-based small arms protective insert (SAPI) personnel armor plates with hard-faced metal matrix composite (MMC)-based products. This new product will offer much greater durability due to the… More

Durable, High Performance Personnel Armor Plates for Current and Next Generation Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael K. Aghajanian, VP, Product Development
Award Amount: $729,018.00
Abstract:
A Phase I program was completed in which a non-ceramic SAPI solution was developed. The system contained a hard-faced metal matrix composite (MMC) tile in place of the brittle ceramic tile. Ballistic testing showed positive results and drop testing showed excellent durability. The Phase II… More

High toughness SiC and B4C

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Prashant G. Karandikar, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Reaction bonded (RB) SiC and B4C offer high specific stiffness (modulus/density) comparable to beryllium (Be) and higher thermal stability (thermal conductivity/CTE) than Be. However, these materials have low fracture toughness (4 MPa m1/2 compared to 8-10 for Be) and hence have not been considered… More

Metallic Encapsulation of Ceramic Tile Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael K. Aghajanian, VP, Product Development
Award Amount: $69,432.00
Abstract:
The Army is in need of an improved armor solution for ground vehicles that possesses modularity, reduced weight, attractive cost, high ballistic resistance, durability, and tolerance to environmental affects. To meet this need, the use of large panels made by casting metal around an array of… More

Lightweight Modular Vehicle Armor System Based on Perforated Ceramic Tiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Aghajanian, VP, Product Development – (302) 454-8600
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
A novel high performance, lightweight vehicle armor system for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) is proposed. Following past work with perforated metals for weight efficient armor, the present work examines ceramic-based armor systems where the ceramic component has a novel design (e.g.,… More

High-Strength, Lightweight Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) Material for Bridge Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael K. Aghajanian, VP, Product Development – (302) 454-8600
Award Amount: $99,816.00
Abstract:
The Army is in need of an improved material for use in bridge structures. Key requirements are reduced weight relative to current metallic structures (steel and aluminum), high strength, resistance to catastrophic failure, attractive cost, and resistance to environmental factors (weather,… More

Carbon Nanotube (CNT) and Carbon Fiber Reinforced SiC Optical Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Prashant Karandikar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,854.00
Abstract:
M Cubed has developed and patented technology to make carbon fiber reinforced SiC composites and components. In addition, the feasibility of doubling the toughness of SiC with carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforcement has been proven. In this program, M Cubed will demonstrate further innovative… More