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Company Information:

Name: nGimat Co.
Address: 1824 Willow Trail Parkway
Norcross, GA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (678) 287-2400

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,108,355.00 61
SBIR Phase II $16,453,292.00 22
STTR Phase I $939,824.00 12
STTR Phase II $2,742,934.00 4

Award List:

Open Atmosphere In Situ Processing of Thermal Control Thin Films for Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Nano-Powder Ddispersions Via Liquid Combustion Vapor Condensation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Subu Shanmugham
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Subu Shanmugham
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wen-yi Lin
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Combustion CVD: A clean Alternative to Chromium Electroplating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Currently, most semiconductor manufactures rely on electronic design automation (EDA) tools to design advanced microelectronics. However, their use for radiation-hardened (rad-hard) microelectronics is limited, since there is no available set of rad-hard design rules. Therefore, there… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Andrew T. Hunt
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Richard Scammell

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yibin Xue, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Subu Shanmugham, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George Guang-Ji Cui, MCT Fellow
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Terry Stout, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
RI Contact: Terry Stout

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: YALE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Suzanne K. Polmar, MCT Fellow
Award Amount: $65,000.00
RI Contact: Suzanne K. Polmar

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wen-Yi Yu
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Wen-Yi Yu
Award Amount: $850,000.00

Nano-Powder Dispersions via Liquid Combustion Vapor Condensation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Yangchuan Xing, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $698,860.00
Abstract:
This Phase II project is proposed to further develop and commercialize MicroCoating Technologies' NanoMiser technology for the production of high quality nanopowders. Phase I has demonstrated a novel, low-cost method able to produce a variety ofnanopowders of tailored size and composition. The… More

Combustion Synthesis of Nanoparticles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Miodrag Oljaca, Director, Nanomiser Division
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed R&D plan focuses on the development of an innovative liquid combustion process for the production of unagglomerated nanopowders of uniform size, crystallinity and composition in a microgravity environment. The project is designed primarily to exploit reduced buoyancy in a microgravity… More

A High Sensitivity Beta Imaging System for Surface Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Marvis White, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
65583 In order to displace copper and aluminum for electric power applications, High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) wire must be produced with requisite quality in terms of current carrying capacity and in kilometer lengths at commercially viable prices. For coated conductors, crystallographic… More

A Versatile Nanofabrication Technology for Polymer / Inorganic Composite Proton Exchange Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Peter Faguy, Director, Electrochemical
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed research is to demonstrate that MCT's proprietary NanomizerT technology can be used to prepare nanocomposites films that provide a performance advantage over current composites being targeted at the proton exchange membrane fuelcell (PEMFC) market. Nanocomposite membranes… More

S-BAND FERROELECTRIC PHASE SHIFTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Kiesling, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
The advancements in thin-film manufacturing brought about by the development of the combustion chemical vapor deposition process has opened the door to a new class of microwave devices enabled by ferroelectric materials. One device in particular, aferroelectric phase shifter, shows promise as a way… More

Thin Alternatives to Braided Glass Insulation for Low-Temperature Superconducting Wire

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yibin Xue, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $650,000.00
Abstract:
60370 Internal tin Nb3Sn superconducting strands and Rutherford cables are the focus of superconducting magnet fabrications for high field physics applications. During magnet processing and operation, the strands and cables are subjected to large stresses and it is essential that these… More

Thin Alternatives to Braided Glass Insulation for Low-Temperature Superconducting Wire

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yibin Xue, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60370 Internal tin Nb3Sn superconducting strands and Rutherford cables are the focus of superconducting magnet fabrications for high field physics applications. During magnet processing and operation, the strands and cables are subjected to large stresses and it is essential that these… More

Thin-Film Deposition of Advanced DRAM and FRAM Memory Device Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Guang Cui, Fellow
Award Amount: $64,990.00
Abstract:
Herein we propose to apply the proprietary Combustion CVD (CCVD) process to the manufacture of novel structures for dynamic access memory (DRAM) and nonvolatile, ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) devices. The CCVD process is a thin-film depositiontechnique that operates in the… More

S-Band Ferroelectric Phase Shifter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Kiesling, Program Manager
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
"The advancements in thin-film manufacturing brought about by the development of the combustion chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) process has opened the door to a new class of microwave devices enabled by ferroelectric materials. One device in particular, aferroelectric phase shifter, shows promise… More

CU-SDC Nanostructural Electrodes as Coking-Resistant Anodes for Intermediate-Temperature SOFCS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Radenka Maric
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70695 Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems that operate at lower temperatures are currently receiving considerable attention. There are very strong manufacturing and operating ¿ hence economic ¿driving forces to get to so-called intermediate temperatures (550-800¿C). One of the major… More

Improved Magneto-Optical Indicator Films By Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
In response to the need for improved magneto-optical indicator films for real-time characterization of magnetic domain structures, MicroCoating Technologies (MCT) proposes to enable the fabrication of epitaxial, high performance YIG magneto-optical thin films by combustion chemical vapor deposition… More

LOW-LOSS HYBRID RF/ELECTROOPTIC SUBSYSTEMS-ON-A-CHIP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert E. Schwerzel, Director, Photonics
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"The proposed research program seeks to develop a totally new hybrid waveguide materials platform for low-loss integrated-optic subsystems-on-a-chip that incorporate both electrooptic and RF electronic functionality. The unique architecture of these chipswill integrate mode-matched doped silica… More

Enhanced Dielectric Performance in Metal/Polymer Nanocomposites Deposited by CCVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Todd Polley, Project Leader
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"This STTR Phase I will study and utilize the dielectric properties of nanocomposites (metal nanoparticles in a polymer matrix). It is theorized that dipoles in the metal (when in an applied field) simulate a true dielectric. These artificial dielectricshave the potential to have high dielectric… More

Low cost fabrication of pyroelectric thin films and novel structures for IR sensors by combustion CVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Sr. Resesarch Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
"Infrared (IR) sensors are required for military and commercial applications such as human body recognition, non-contact temperature detection, and image sensing. The U.S. infrared market is growing rapidly and the market would benefit greatly with furtherreduction in cost, size, weight and power… More

Nanopowder Synthesis in a Microgravity Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Miodrag Oljaca, Director, Nanomiser Division
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The proposed R&D plan focuses on the development of an innovative liquid combustion process for the production of unagglomerated nanopowders of uniform size, crystallinity and composition in a microgravity environment. The project is designed primarily to exploit reduced buoyancy in a microgravity… More

Epitaxial ferroelectric thin films for electrooptic devices in the MWIR region via CCVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"The rapid pace of development in the fields of optical telecommunications and networks over the past decade has led to an increasing demand for integrated-optic devices that are capable of processing large quantities of information more rapidly than couldbe done with conventional electronics. In… More

Nanolaminate Coatings Using CCVD For High Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Subu Shanmugham, Market Development Manage
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
"Oxygen barrier materials are being developed to increase the life time of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) in the advanced gas turbine industry. Approaches including oxidation resistant coatings as inner layers between the bond coat and TBCs andprotective/sintering inhibitor layers on TBCs have… More

Nanopowder Synthesis in a Microgravity Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Miodrag Oljaca, Director, Nanomiser Division
Award Amount: $599,991.00
Abstract:
The proposed R&D plan focuses on the development of an innovative liquid combustion process for the production of unagglomerated nanopowders of uniform size, crystallinity and composition in a microgravity environment. The project is designed primarily to exploit reduced buoyancy in a microgravity… More

A NOVEL APPROACH TO THE FABRICATION OF POLYMER-BASED ELECTROOPTIC DEVICES AND SUBSYSTEMS-ON-A-CHIP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert E. Schwerzel, Director, Photonics
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
"The proposed research program seeks to develop a totally new methodology for the fabrication of polymer-based electrooptic waveguide devices and subsystems-on-a-chip. These devices are currently produced using conventional spin-coating or dip-coatingtechnology. However, these techniques constrain… More

Epitaxial Thermochromic Thin Films for Optical Modulator Applications via CCVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Brent Carter
Abstract:
"The continued proliferation of imaging infrared (IR) missile systems has created the need for fully representative IR scene generators. In order to test these imaging IR systems correctly, a very large dynamic range is required of the scene generator. Thiscan not easily be produced by the standard… More

Transparent Conducting Oxide Films with High Refractive Index

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Zhiyong Zhao
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70330 Transparent conducting oxide (TCO) films have been an essential component in various thin film solar cells. However, the film¿s low refractive index (e.g., ZnO film has a refractive index

Low Cost Fabrication of Diamond Films Using Combustion CVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: Zhiyong Zhao, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Zlatko Sitar
Abstract:
"Diamond represents a multimillion market due to its unique combination of superior thermal, electronic, optical, dielectric, chemical, and mechanical properties. However its applications are far from fully developed. One of the hurdles is the lack of asuitable technique to make high quality diamond… More

Aluminum Nanopowder Production for Nano-Satellite Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Jud Ready, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Naresh Thadhani
Abstract:
"MicroCoating Technologies, Inc. (MCT), proposes the novel approach of using the Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD) process to create aluminum-based nanopowders for use as a solid fuel for nano-satellite propulsion. The aluminum-based nanopowderswill be created through a combination of the… More

Low-Cost Fabrication of Pyroelectric thin films for IR Sensors by Combustion CVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Stimulated by the rapidly increasing commercial and military applications, the U.S. infrared sensor market will double from 1994 to 2001, will be over $1.3 billion by the year of 2001 with an annual growth rate of about 12% as predicted by Frost & Sullivan. Reduction in cost, size, weight and power… More

Low-Cost Protective Layer Coatings on Thermal Barrier Coatings via CCVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Subu Shanmugham
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70485 Stimulated by the explosive growth of the turbine industry, there is an increased need for high performance, oxygen barrier materials for extending the lifetime of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). This project will develop an open-atmosphere Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD)… More

MicroTesting System for Thermal-Mechanical Properties and Interfacial Strength of Micron-Plus Scale Components in Infrared Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yibin Xue, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,819.00
Abstract:
"MicroCoating Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to develop a micro-thermal-mechanical testing system to characterize the structural integrity of components in infrared imaging detectors. Properties includingthin film elastic modulus and interfacial… More

Scaleable Process for Integrated, High Frequency Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Todd A. Polley, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Stimulated by the explosive growth in the electronics and telecommunication industries, there is an accelerated demand for high permittivity, thin film capacitors with reduced size for high frequency applications including signal decoupling, filtering, andimpedance matching. Ferroelectric films… More

FABRICATION OF POLYMER-BASED ELECTROOPTIC DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jud Ready, Government Grants Manager
Award Amount: $749,994.00
Abstract:
The proposed research program seeks to continue development a totally new methodology for the fabrication of polymer-based Electrooptic (EO) waveguide devices and subsystems-on-a-chip. Other manufacturers use conventional spin-coating or dip-coatingtechnology for these products. However, these… More

CCVD-Produced, Oxygen-Deficient, Nanocrystalline Perovskite for Low-Temperature Proton Exchange Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Radenka Maric
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
73064S03-I Fuel cell technology has enormous promise for efficient and environmentally friendly mobile and stationary power applications. To enable widespread commercialization, higher-performing materials will be needed. This project will use catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) technology… More

Micro Testing System for Thermal-Mechanical Properties and Interfacial Strength of Micron Plus Scale Components in Infrared Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yibin Xue, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
This proposed Phase II effort will focus on the design and fabrication of the MicroTester, characterization of the elastic properties of thin film materials and the interfacial fracture toughness between the metallization/passivation layers and thesubstrate material in infrared detectors. A… More

FREQUENCY AGILE DEVICES USING FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Pat Marry, VP RF Division
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Mct proposes to use ferroelectric barium strontium titanate (bst) thin films to design monolithic frequency-agile microwave bandpass filters that can be dynamically adjusted in frequency by the application of a dc voltage. this enables systems thatoperate at multiple frequency bands through… More

Ballistic Missile System Innovative Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Breitkopf, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency requires high energy density batteries (500-900 Wh/L) for expendable space launch vehicle power applications. Lithium thionyl chloride battery chemistry provides very high energy densities to these applications due to thelight weight of lithium and thionyl chloride… More

Low Cost Ferroelectric Thin Films for Frequency-Agile Microwave Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Patrick Marry, V.P. Wireless Division
Award Amount: $412,500.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project is stimulated by the explosive growth of the wireless telecommunications industry. There has recently been a great deal of interest in designing tunable RF devices that utilize ferroelectric thin films for their electronicproperties. Specifically, barium strontium… More

Low Cost Ferroelectric Thin Films for Frequency-Agile Microwave Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Patrick Marry, V.P. Wireless Division
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project is stimulated by the explosive growth of the wireless telecommunications industry. There has recently been a great deal of interest in designing tunable RF devices that utilize ferroelectric thin films for their electronicproperties. Specifically, barium strontium… More

Controllable Atomization for Supercritical Combustion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Miodrag Oljaca, Business Unit Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Marita Melaugh
Abstract:
MicroCoating Technologies, Inc. (MCT), in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Clemson University, proposes the development of a novel fuel atomization method and advanced numerical simulation tools for supercritical gas turbinecombustion systems. The project is designed to… More

Nano-Structured Solid State Power Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Senior Project Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00
RI Contact: Meilin Liu
Abstract:
In recent years, many military and commercial applications have turned to power electronics to run a variety of systems, such as electric launching platforms, electric warships, and electric/hybrid vehicles, efficiently, quietly, cheaply, and precisely.Power capacitors (also known as supercapacitors… More

A Novel Transition Edge High Tc Superconducting Bolometer Using CCVD thin films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yibin Xue, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
For the proposed Phase I project, MicroCoating Technologies, Inc. (MCT) will explore the feasibility of fabricating a two-layer thin film composite on single crystal substrates that is composed of an epitaxial superconducting BKBO-class thin film of superior, sharp temperature transition edge and a… More

High Power Hall Thruster Technology Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jan Hwang, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
MicroCoating Technologies, Inc. (MCT), with Aerojet, proposes to develop high field strength dielectric thin films for high power Hall thrusters that will directly and significantly enhance the thrust-to-thruster mass to power ratios. By utilizing itsproprietary Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition… More

Anode Electrolyte Nanocomposites as Alternative to Carbonaceous Anode Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Richard Breitkopf, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
75654-In liquid-electrolyte lithium-ion battery systems, such as those being developed for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, the tin based anodes react with the lithium metal, causing the formation of a reaction layer that reduces the cycle life of the battery. To this end, efforts to coat the… More

Self-Cleaning Surfaces with Morphology Mimicking Superhydrophobic Biological Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,308.00
Abstract:
76104-This project will develop a cost-effective process for producing self-cleaning surfaces based in part on the super-hydrophobic nature of the Lotus leaf. The scalability of the process will make it attractive for direct incorporation in processes used in the multi-billion dollar glass and… More

Cycled Hydrogen Production From Natural Gas Using Novel Oxides

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Miodrag Oljaca, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,935.00
RI Contact: Robert L. Snyder
Abstract:
75641-The production of hydrogen from natural gas is an integral part of the strategy to introduce hydrogen into the transportation and utility energy sectors. However, in traditional steam reforming, a hydrocarbon is oxidized to form hydrogen and carbon monoxide at high temperatures, driving up… More

Hydrogen Generation and Storage for Fuel Cell Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Breitkopf, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,957.00
Abstract:
The aim is to develop new/improved nano-materials to remove sulfur containing compounds in reformate gas for use with hydrogen/proton exchange membrane (PEM) or solid oxide fuel cell systems. Small and efficient hydrogen/PEM or solid oxide fuel cell systems are in development to meet the power… More

Optical Chip Test for T Cell Function in HIV Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bernard H. Schneider
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal is targeted at the development of a novel research platform for analyzing immune cell gene expression as a result of HIV infection that is based on the on-chip real-time amplification detection (OCRAD) method that came out of the Phase I program.… More

Optical Chip Test for T Cell Function in HIV Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bernard H. Schneider
Award Amount: $1,650,807.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal is targeted at the development of a novel research platform for analyzing immune cell gene expression as a result of HIV infection that is based on the on-chip real-time amplification detection (OCRAD) method that came out of the Phase I program.… More

Polycrystalline Laser-Host Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Radenka Maric, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Oxide nanopowders are increasingly used in manufacturing laser-quality polycrystalline materials for military and civilian applications. Despite the advances in component processing and design for improved optical transmission, new concepts and technology are needed to produce high-purity raw… More

Controllable Atomization for Supercritical Combustion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP.
Principal Investigator: John Amaya, Modeling Engineer
Award Amount: $742,937.00
RI Contact: R. P. Hart III
Abstract:
nGimat Co., in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Wright-Patterson AFB Air Force Research Laboratory, proposes to develop a fuel injection method and advanced numerical simulation tools for injection of fuel at supercritical conditions in aero-propulsion combustors. … More

Self-Cleaning Surfaces with Morphology Mimicking Superhydrophobic Biological Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,969.00
Abstract:
76104S The development of self-cleanings windows and other surfaces could lead to significant energy savings. Unfortunately, current state-of-the-art solutions have a number of shortcomings: low clarity, poor abrasion resistance, and insufficient weatherability. This project will develop low… More

Tunable, Low Mass, Low Loss, Millimeter Wave, MEMS RF Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Xiaoyan S. Wang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
nGimat proposed to combine ferroelectric barium strontium titanate (BST) thin film and MEMS switch technology to design and manufacture a low-cost, low-loss, millimeter wave highly tunable passband filter. A proprietary combustion chemical vapor deposition process will be used to grow the BST… More

Engineering Magnetic Nanoparticle for Advanced Biosensor Signal Processing and Detection of Waterborne Pathogens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Niel Hartman, Fellow
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
nGimat proposes an advancement of the versatile integrated optic chip sensor for detection/identificaton of waterborne bacterial and viral pathogens, and toxins. nGimat will utilize magnetic nanoparticles to enable an advanced signal processing scheme that promises the enhanced optical biosensor… More

A versatile, novel two-step hydrogen reforming process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Breitkopf, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The Air Force requires a reformer technology that can handle multiple fuels and produce fuel cell quality hydrogen on demand. These include JP-8 as well as natural gas and other hydrocarbons. Many of the current technologies require multiple steps in order to remove CO or H2S impurities from the… More

Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Xiaoyan Wang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
nGimat proposes to combine MEMS switches with ferroelectric technology to design and manufacture low-loss, low-cost, monolithic, frequency-agile microwave bandpass filters that can be dynamically adjusted in frequency by the application of a DC voltage. In Phase I, nGimat will design and fabricate… More

Nanostructured High Performance Ultrahydrophobic Coatings by Combustion CVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: C. P. Wong
Abstract:
nGimat Co., in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to utilize the Combustion CVD process for the development and production of high performance self-cleaning coatings for military structures. The self-cleaning coatings will be based in part on the ultrahydrophobic nature of… More

Polycrystalline Laser-Host Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael Sigman, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Single crystalline neodymium-doped yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) is the state of the art in solid state lasers. However, YAG single crystals have several disadvantages including high manufacturing cost, limited size and shape, and low Nd concentrations (~ 1 at%). Sintering nanocrystals into… More

Engineering Magnetic Nanoparticle for Advanced Biosensor Signal Processing and Detection of Waterborne Pathogens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Niel Hartman, Fellow
Award Amount: $345,000.00
Abstract:
The contamination of drinking, recreational, and agricultural water sources in developed and/or developing countries, including the United States, necessitate a fast, reliable detection method. The use of biological weapons by terrorists to contaminate water supplies is a more recent development… More

A Fuel Flexible Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Breitkopf, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
With growing demand for reduced emissions during peacetime, the Air Force requires fuel cell technology for its various power needs including portable field devices and tent cities deployed overseas. To meet these needs with a reforming process, feed fuels will vary: when in the United States,… More

Development of Advanced Thin-Film Microwave Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Zhiyong Zhao, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
nGimat proposes to develop a miniaturized, tunable bandpass filter using thin film ferroelectric technology. The filter design will take advantage of the tunable characteristics of ferroelectric materials by the application of a DC voltage. In Phase I, nGimat will design and fabricate the circuit,… More

SBIR Phase I: Three-Phase Nanocomposites for Embedded Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate three-phase nanocomposite films for embedded capacitor applications. There is demand for an embedded capacitor technology that addresses the need for miniaturization and increased functionality of electronic systems. The… More

Advanced Antenna Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Zhiyong Zhao, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
nGimat proposes to develop a phased array antenna on lightweight substrates, consisting of ferroelectric phase shifters, feed network, and radiating element. The array antenna will be electronically scanned, eliminating mechanical problems of a rotating array. In Phase I, we will design a phased… More

Nanostructured Solid State High Temperature Power Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Graphite-based Thermal Interface Materials (TIM) can provide lower thermal resistance and thus enable thermal management solutions that improve the operating range for a wide variety of power electronic systems. In this project, two proprietary processes, combustion chemical vapor deposition (CCVD)… More

Nanoparticle Synthesis and Coating for Exchange Coupled Permanent Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Sigman, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The formation of exchange coupled permanent magnets consisting of nanometer sized hard magnetic grains enveloped in a soft magnetic matrix has been demonstrated experimentally to increase the energy product of advanced magnetic materials. Additional gains are still predicted, but improved control… More

Nanostructured Ultrahydrophobic Anti-corrosion Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
nGimat Co. proposes to utilize the NanoSpray/Combustion CVD process for the development and production of high performance ultrahydrophobic anti-corrosion coatings for military structures. The ultrahydrophobic coatings will be based in part on the ultrahydrophobic nature of the lotus leaf, but with… More

Accelerator Technologies for Present and Future Accelerator Facilities, Advanced Sources for Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michelle Hendrick, Ms
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The DOE requires advanced undulator radiation sources for current and future light sources. An undulator is a magnetic device for installation on a storage ring. As the stored electron beam travels along the undulator axis, the beam sees a magnetic field that oscillates in space, causing the… More

Frequency-agile monolithic Ka-band filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Zhiyong Zhao, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: J. Papapolymerou
Abstract:
nGimat proposes to develop a miniaturized, low-loss, tunable Ka-band bandpass filter. In Phase I, nGimat will identify the appropriate ferroic materials, carry out theoretical analysis, perform modeling and simulation, design and fabricate the circuit, and build a prototype tunable filter. In… More

Chiral Ionic Liquid Solvents for Asymmetric Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elena Krumenaker
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate newly discovered ionic liquids (IL's) that are based on asymmetric organic anions for use as environmentally friendly, VOC-free green solvents i ncluding four new room-temperature ionic… More

Regenerative Sorbent System Solutions for Logistics Fuels Desulfurization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Breitkopf, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $650,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II project will develop nanomaterial sorbents for desulfurization of logistics fuels. The project"s purpose is to allow ultra-low emissions engines to use JP-8 and diesel fuels, which are traditionally high in sulfur, by reducing their sulfur content below 15 ppm, an acceptable level… More

Electronic Bumper for Rotorcraft Brownout Approach and Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Zhiyong Zhao, Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
nGimat proposes to develop a lightweight, low-cost electronic bumper system for maintaining safe clearance from obstacles during brownout approach and landing. To address the system requirements, nGimat will use a phased array system. In Phase I, we will develop a system level concept, design and… More

Antenna Array and Beamformers to Support Ka-Band Brownout Radar Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Zhiyong Zhao, Program Manager
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
nGimat proposes to develop low-cost, lightweight antenna array and beamformer for Ka-band radar systems. The sensor system is to support the safe approach and landing during brownout, whiteout, and sea spray as well as improved safety for night and no/low visibility low altitude pilotage. In Phase… More

Frequency-agile monolithic Ka-band filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Zhiyong Zhao, Manager
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: John Papapolymerou
Abstract:
Future multiband communications systems demand frequency agile filters. While such devices are available at millimeter wave, they suffer from large size and high cost, among others. For this STTR Phase II effort, nGimat, working with Georgia Tech, will develop a miniaturized, low-loss, tunable… More

Nanomaterial Solutions for Hot Coal Gas Cleanup

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Andrew T. Hunt, Chief Executive Officer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) is a new coal gasification technique that efficiently uses the hot (900-1500°C) generated syngas to power both steam and gas turbines. Due to regulations, this syngas must be free of sulfur and purification is normally carried out at reduced… More

Development of Advanced Thin-Film Microwave Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Zhiyong Zhao, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $366,221.00
Abstract:
With the pervasive growth of electronic systems in the military, commercial, and public safety marketplaces, there is a growing need for low cost devices with reduced size, weight, and power (SWAP), yet added functionally and superior performance. The development of thin film electronically tunable… More

Accelerator Technologies for Present and Future Accelerator Facilities, Advanced Sources for Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michelle Hendrick, Ms
Award Amount: $749,985.00
Abstract:
Nb3Sn superconducting wire is a preferred superconducting medium for certain applications because of the high field it can produce. Nb3Sn-based wire must be reacted at >600 ºC in an inert environment before use, and the wire¿s insulation also must be heated and remain intact throughout this… More

Nano-Engineered Anodes for Lithium-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ganesh Venugopal, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Lithium-ion technology has revolutionized the portable electronics industry by providing high energy density batteries at affordable prices. The popularity of lithium-ion batteries is now steadily spreading into other industries, such as hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) where the application… More

New Ceramic Laser Hosts for High Power Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Zhihao Bao, VP/Material Scientist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Given its specific thermal-mechanic feature, the sesquioxide Lu2O3 is a particularly promising laser host material. nGimat Co. proposes to utilize a novel vacuum sintering and nanocrystallite technology without pressing process (VSN) to fabricate high performance Yb:Lu2O3 thin ceramic disks for high… More

NanoEngineered Tunable Dielectric Materials for High Frequency Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The development of electronic devices that are robust, highly efficient, compact, and powerful with wide operational frequency range is critical for enabling precision effects and full battlespace awareness for the U.S. Air Force. High performance tunable dielectric materials are needed with high… More

Nano-Engineered Anodes for Lithium-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ganesh Venugopal, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Renewable energy and energy storage both play a very important part in the emerging energy landscape, especially when used in concert. An example of an often-cited ¿ideal situation¿ is one where renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind, generate electricity that can then either be stored… More

High Voltage Lithium-Ion Nano-Cathodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ganesh Venugopal, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,698.00
Abstract:
For over 15 years, lithium-ion technology has played a key role in revolutionizing the portable electronics industry by providing high energy density batteries at affordable prices. This remarkable battery technology is now looking to permeate into other applications, particularly plug-in hybrid… More

Thin Robust Electrical Insulator for High Field HTS Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: Marvis White, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,895.00
RI Contact: Justin Schwartz
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project is proposed to address high temperature superconductor insulation to help improve stability and quench protection. Most importantly stability will be increased so that the power level at which quench occurs is greatly increased. Quench is the… More

NanoEngineered Tunable Dielectric Materials for High Frequency Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Program Manager – (678) 287-2477
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The development of electronic devices that are robust, highly efficient, compact, and powerful with wide operational frequency range is critical for enabling precision effects and full battlespace awareness for the U.S. Air Force. High performance tunable dielectric materials are needed with high… More

Advanced Dielectric Nanocomposites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, DEng
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop three-phase dielectric nanocomposite films for embedded capacitor. The proposed three-phase nanocomposite dielectric materials may demonstrate high dielectric constant, low loss, low leakage current, and high breakdown… More

Electrically Tunable Multi-Ferroic Phase Shifters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kwang Choi, RF Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
nGimat proposes to develop electrically tunable multi-ferroic phase shifters. We will use our proprietary process CCVD to develop multi-ferroic materials, which will be used with the appropriate structures to realize planar phase shifters.

Recovery Act - Scale-Up of Nanopowder Manufacturing Via Cost-Effective, Low Carbon-Footprint Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ganesh Venugopal, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Although nanomaterials technologies are expected to revolutionize energy storage and energy conversion applications by enabling high performance devices such as batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaic cells, solid-state lighting and lasers, cost-effective processes to produce these materials have… More

Recovery Act - Scale-Up of Nanopowder Manufacturing Via Cost-Effective, Low Carbon-Footprint Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ganesh Venugopal, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,992.00
Abstract:
In order to commercialize high-performance nanomaterials-enabled energy devices such as batteries, super-capacitors, photovoltaics, catalysts and lasers, there is a dire need for a low-cost, energy-efficient nanomaterials manufacturing process with a low-carbon footprint. Development of… More

Thin Robust Electrical Insulator for High Field HTS Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: Marvis White, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,997.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project is proposed to address high temperature superconductor insulation to help improve stability and quench protection. Most importantly stability will be increased so that the power level at which quench occurs is greatly increased. Quench is the… More

Low Cost Spray-On Coatings for Protection of SOFC Interconnects and BOP Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Vikram Kaul, Dr. – 678-287-2400
Award Amount: $149,641.00
Abstract:
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) present one of the most promising choices for the future of distributed power generation as they produce energy from a wide variety of fuels with high efficiencies (45-65 %) and low pollution; however, this technology is cost prohibitive and not widely used. The use of… More

Development of High Energy and Power Density Solid State Supercapacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yongdong Jiang, Director – (678) 287-2477
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
Many military and commercial applications have turned to power electronics to run a variety of systems efficiently, quietly, cheaply, and precisely. Therefore, there is an urgent need for efficient energy storage systems with both high energy and power densities. Supercapacitors have gained… More