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Company Information:

Company Name: Physics, Materials & Applied Math Resear
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Zip+4: 85719-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (520) 903-2345

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,082,973.00 19
SBIR Phase II $6,479,845.00 9
STTR Phase I $179,998.00 2
STTR Phase II $599,999.00 1

Award List:

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00

Small Holes, Drilled in Hard Materials, Using Ultrasort Laser Pulses.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, VP of Research
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
"Ultrashort laser pulses are able to deposit nearly all of their energy before thetarget material responds significanly. As a result, they avoid the losses/scatteringwhich typically accompany other forms of laser processing. Another benefit isthe absence of the melt-phase with its associated slag… More

Enhanced Lethality Using Self-Channeling Short-Pulse Lasers.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, VP of Research
Award Amount: $69,111.00
Abstract:
"Laser radiation suffers from two fundamental problems inDirected Energy applications: diffraction and turbulence.Our research has demonstrated the potential of directing the energyof a pulse along 100 micron diameter self-ionizing channelsor "filaments". Preliminary estimates indicate that these… More

Enhanced Lethality Using Self-Channeling Short-Pulse Lasers.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
Ultrashort laser pulses have led to the development and demonstration of filamenting lasers, which make possible a vast array of new military and civil applications. These applications result from the filaments' novel ability to channel extremely highfluences through self-focussed channels in the… More

High Strain-Rate Testing and Characterization of Liquid Suspensions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Many biological agents are not stored or weaponized in

High Isp Propulsion through Electromagnetically-Confined Laser Ablation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To meet future military space needs, the Air Force has identified the need for ultra-high specific impulse thrust devices. These devices need to be capable of providing high current atomic or molecular beams with velocities on the order on 10^6 meters persecond, or approaching relativistic speeds. … More

Space Propulsion through Ultrashort Pulse Laser Ablation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
This program will develop and execute a test matrix to identify the thrust that can be obtained in space, using both nanosecond and Joule-level ultrashort pulse lasers. This information will be used to identify missions which can be supported by laser-propulsion techniques either from ground- or… More

Energy Transmission, Using Self-Channeling Short-Pulse Lasers.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
Our Phase I effort has demonstrated the efficacy of specific techniques to augment the energy transmitted through self-channeling short-pulse lasers. We have identified specific geometries and applications, which we will test on a brassboard system in this Phase II effort. One notable parameter… More

Flexible Detonation Chamber and Calorimeter to Release and Quantify Surface Energy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A flexible detonation chamber will be constructed within a calorimeter to measure the contribution to overall energy-release by the surface energy of nanophase metal particles. The chamber will ultimately be modified to allow various diagnostics to allow the exploration of the kinetic foundation of… More

Energy Transmission, Using Self-Channeling Short-Pulse Lasers.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Ionized laser filaments can be generated with very small amounts of energy, as long as the energy density in the laser pulse is sufficiently high. The effect has been demonstrated over meters, without suffering the defocusing effects of diffraction, and it has shown remarkable immunity to… More

Non-Lethal, Precision Directed Energy for Stopping Uncooperative Vehicles.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, VP of Research – (520) 903-2345
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal is intended to leverage a comparatively developed and new technology that is being funded by the Army. This technology can precisely target a vehicle with the precision of a designator laser and apply a voltage and/or electrical signal, capable of disabling electronics at a… More

Energy Deposition to Sculpt Upstream Densities and Control Common Aerovehicle, Strongly Reducing Drag and Ablation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Research
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
A versatile technique will be applied to preferentially reduce drag on different CAV designs, serving as an innovative approach to control effectors. Once air is accelerated by a high speed vehicle, strong drag forces are generated which must be countered by control surfaces. This requires… More

Upstream Energy Deposition for Increased Speed and Precise Attitude/AoA Control of Hard Target Penetrators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Research
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
The proposed approach involves repetitively depositing a line of energy ahead of a high-speed hard-target penetrator. The heated gas will expand, pushing air aside to create a straight, low-density column, through which the penetrator will propagate. This procedure removes over 90% of the drag on… More

Energy Deposition to Sculpt Upstream Densities and Control Common Aerovehicle, Strongly Reducing Drag and Ablation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
A versatile technique will be applied to preferentially reduce drag on different CAV designs, serving as an innovative approach to control effectors. Once air is accelerated by a high speed vehicle, strong drag forces are generated which must be countered by control surfaces. This requires… More

AggieSat: Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking Technology Demonstrator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Texas Engineering Experiment Station
Principal Investigator: Helen Reed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Current autonomous rendezvous and docking (AR&D) capability in low Earth orbit (LEO) is constrained by sensor and effector mass, power, and accuracy limits. To this end, NASA Johnson Space Center has developed a GPS receiver, called DRAGON (Dual RF Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator), specifically… More

Energy Deposition Techniques to Improve Scramjet Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will explore the deposition of energy in a scramjet inlet to (re)start supersonic/hypersonic flow, without any moving parts or actuators. The resulting expansion and heating can prompt flow-control that favors inlet-(re)starting. The approach can integrate well with other… More

AggieSat: Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking Technology Demonstrator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
Principal Investigator: Helen Reed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Current autonomous rendezvous and docking (AR&D) capability in low Earth orbit (LEO) is constrained by sensor and effector mass, power, and accuracy limits. To this end, NASA Johnson Space Center has developed a GPS receiver, called DRAGON (Dual RF Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator), specifically… More

Ultrashort Pulse Laser Direct Part Marking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Research
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
We will present options for direct marking of parts using ultrashort pulse lasers, that do not compromise the integrity of said parts. BENEFIT: This approach will reduce risk in applying new marking requirements, and represents a market both in commercial and defense aerospace, not to mention… More

Improved Station Keeping Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Research – (520) 903-2345
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current station keeping equipment (SKE) relies on radio waves for formation flying. A significant limitation of conventional SKE signals is that they are detectable at long distances by adversaries. Passive detection schemes that employ infrared and thermal cameras, electro-optic and acoustic… More

Laser/Microwave Energy Deposition to Improve Control/Performance of High Speed Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Research – (520) 903-2345
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
In this effort, we will couple the energy of focused microwave bursts into the air and onto surfaces by first forming a laser plasma. The presence of the laser plasma allows much lower microwave intensities to couple their energy to the laser-pre-ionized surface or air-volume, allowing more… More

High Resolution Measurement of the Coupled Velocity and Acceleration Fields of both the Fluid and Structure in Hydrodynamic Fluid Structure Interactio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Texas A&M Research Institution
Principal Investigator: Nathan Tichenor, Director of Aerospace Sce – (979) 862-1795
Award Amount: $80,000.00
RI Contact: Lisa Hallford
Abstract:
PM & AM Research and Texas A & M University will develop an innovative non-invasive technique to meet the current DoD need for simultaneous acquisition of the velocity and acceleration fields of both a fluid and solid undergoing a fully-coupled fluid-structure interaction. Modern composite… More

High-Frequency Energy-Deposition Actuators for Effective Scramjet Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nathan Tichenor, Director of Aerospace Sciences – (979) 862-1795
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Hypersonic propulsion systems, such as supersonic combustion ramjets (scramjets) are generally expected to operate from Mach 3.5 up to Mach 7-8 and are designed for specific flight Mach numbers to achieve optimum performance. However, realistic flight vehicles will experience a wide range… More

Lightweight Energy-Deposition IED Blast and Momentum Bypass/Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President Research – (520) 903-2345
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
There is a current DoD need to develop advanced technologies to increase the capabilities and effectiveness of the Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force and to aid in the execution of the Global War on Terrorism. Specifically, there is interest within ONR to develop active technologies to mitigate… More

Non-Intrusive Direct Part Marking with Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc – (520) 903-2345
Award Amount: $749,912.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In Phase I, we presented options for direct marking of high-performance turbine parts using ultrashort pulse lasers, that do not compromise the integrity of said parts. In the proposed effort, we will work with our customer to: evaluate metallurgy and fatigue, and mark quality on the… More

Laser/Microwave Energy Deposition to Improve Control/Performance of High Speed Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc – (520) 903-2345
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this effort, we will couple the energy of focused microwave bursts into the air and onto surfaces by first forming a laser plasma. The presence of the laser plasma allows much lower microwave intensities to couple their energy to the laser-pre-ionized surface or air- volume, allowing… More

Terahertz Station Keeping Equipment for Tunable Range Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, Vice President of Researc – (520) 903-2345
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current station keeping equipment (SKE) relies on radio waves for formation flying. A significant limitation of conventional SKE signals is that they are detectable at long distances by adversaries. Passive detection schemes that employ infrared and thermal cameras, electro-optic and… More

Practical Wind Tunnel Test Methodology for Directed Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nathan Tichenor, Director of Aerospace Sciences – (979) 862-1795
Award Amount: $149,964.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: There is an urgent DoD desire to better enable effective ground testing T & E methodologies in order to maximize the information return for DE systems. During the planning phase for wind tunnel tests, the finite number of options for positioning the source, target, and sensors are… More

Energy-Deposition to Reduce Skin Friction in Supersonic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Nathan Tichenor, Director of Aerospace Sciences
Award Amount: $124,991.00
Abstract:
NASA has drawn attention to an impending need to improve energy-efficiency in low supersonic (M<~3) platforms. Aerodynamic efficiency is the foundation of energy-efficient flight in any regime, and low drag is one of the fundamental characteristics of aerodynamic efficiency. For supersonic… More

Lightweight Energy-Deposition IED Blast and Momentum Bypass/Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, VP of Research – (520) 903-2345
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort will characterize the effect demonstrated in the preceding Phase I effort, in which energy was deposited in the air under a vehicle, in order to create low-density channels within the air. These low-density channels underneath the vehicle were demonstrated to preferentially guide… More

High-Frequency Energy-Deposition Actuators for Effective Scramjet Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nathan Tichenor, Director of Aerospace Sci – (979) 862-1795
Award Amount: $749,965.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Hypersonic propulsion systems, such as supersonic combustion ramjets (scramjets) are generally expected to operate from Mach 3.5 up to Mach 7-8 and are designed for specific flight Mach numbers to achieve optimum performance. However, realistic flight vehicles will experience a wide range… More

Laser-scopic Approach to Identify, Remove and Clean Galvanic Couple Corrosion in Difficult to Access Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kremeyer, VP of Research – (520) 903-2345
Award Amount: $149,969.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort will investigate and develop a laser-scopic tool that will provide earlier and improved capabilities for corrosion-detection, -removal, -cleaning and -repair due to galvanic couples in hard-to-access areas, without damaging the underlying substrate or adjacent features. The key… More