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Company Information:

Name: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc
Address: 372 River Drive
Dahlonega, GA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (706) 864-6304

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $349,625.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,499,907.00 2
STTR Phase I $99,960.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,992.00 1

Award List:

Development of AgeAlert: A Predictive Maintenance Sensor for Electrical Insulation Systems in Nuclear Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kenneth S. Watkins, Mr
Award Amount: $99,750.00
Abstract:
The reliability and economic viability of Generation IV nuclear power plants would be significantly enhanced by a simple, low-cost maintenance technology that can predict the degradation of insulation in electrical-power-system components, such as motors, generators and transformers. Current… More

Development of AgeAlert: A Predictive Maintenance Sensor for Electrical Insulation Systems in Nuclear Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kenneth S. Watkins, Mr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Component failures resulting from degradation within insulation systems represents a significant contribution to reliability and cost issues facing the nuclear power industry. For example, the Electric Power Research Institute found that 37% of motor failures were due to winding failures, many of… More

Nanotechnology-Based Condition Monitoring Sensors for Generation IV Electrical Insulation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Georgia Tech
Principal Investigator: C. Wong, Dr
Award Amount: $99,960.00
RI Contact: C. P. Wong
Abstract:
Generation IV nuclear power plants will require new condition monitoring methods in order to provide lower installation and operating costs, and continued improvements in operating efficiency. This project will develop a nanotechnology-based sensor that directly detects degradation of electrical… More

Nanotechnology-Based Condition Monitoring Sensors for Generation IV Electrical Insulation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Georgia Tech
Principal Investigator: C. Wong, Dr
Award Amount: $749,992.00
RI Contact: C. Wong
Abstract:
Insulation system degradation resulting in component failure represents a significant contribution to reliability and cost issues facing the nuclear power industry. For example, the Electric Power Research Institute found that 37% of motor failures were due to winding failures, many of which involve… More

Real-Time Health Monitoring for Solid Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Watkins, President – (706) 864-6304
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A Health Monitoring Sensor for Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) uses actual polymeric components of propellant in a tiny new sensor called AgeAlert. These sensors will provide real-time data corresponding to aging of the propellant. The sensors are mounted external to the propellant and… More

Real-Time Health Monitoring for Solid Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Watkins, Principal Investigator – (706) 864-6304
Award Amount: $749,907.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A Propellant Health Monitoring (PHM) Sensor for Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) utilizes actual propellant components in a tiny new sensor called AgeAlert. These sensors provide real-time data corresponding to mechanical property degradation resulting from environmental aging of propellants. … More

Smart Shelf Life Tag for Ordnance Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Watkins, President – (706) 864-6304
Award Amount: $149,931.00
Abstract:
Polymer Aging Concepts, Inc. proposes to develop a"Smart Shelf Life"(SSL) tag which provides a low cost health monitoring system for ordnance based on a new condition monitoring sensor technology called AgeAlert. The AgeAlert sensor in SSL labels comprises a conductive composite element… More