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Company Information:

Name: Prism Computational Sciences, Inc.
Address: 455 Science Drive
Suite 140
Madison, WI
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (608) 280-9182

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $350,000.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,949,992.00 2
STTR Phase I $200,000.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,500,000.00 2

Award List:

Development of Spectral and Atomic Models for Diagnosing Energetic Particle Characteristics in Fast Ignition Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Nevada
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. MacFarlane, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Cindy M. Kiel
Abstract:
797870 In the fast ignition concept for inertial fusion energy, high-intensity short-pulse lasers are used to create energetic particles (protons and relativistic electrons) that propagate to the fuel within a compressed capsule. The efficient transport of these energetic particles to the fuel is a… More

Development of Spectral and Atomic Models for Diagnosing Energetic Particle Characteristics in Fast Ignition Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Nevada - Reno
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. MacFarlane, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Cindy Kiel
Abstract:
In the fast ignition concept for inertial fusion energy, high-intensity short-pulse lasers are used to create energetic particles (protons and relativistic electrons) that propagate to the fuel within a compressed capsule. The efficient transport of these energetic particles to the fuel is a key… More

SBIR Phase I: Development of Efficient Short-Wavelength Radiation Sources For Next-Generation Lithography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. MacFarlane, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will pursue the development of novel plasma technologies for creating highly efficient, short-wavelength radiation sources for use in next generation semiconductor chip manufacturing. The development of plasma radiation sources that… More

Development of High-Fidelity Modeling Tools to Predict Radiative Signatures from Hypervelocity Impact Flash Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. MacFarlane, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop and validate first-principles modeling tools that will significantly advance the use of spectroscopic techniques for identifying materials present in hypervelocity impact events. Impact flash spectroscopy (IFS) has the potential to identify the presence… More

Development of High-Fidelity Modeling Tools to Predict Radiative Signatures from Hypervelocity Impact Flash Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. MacFarlane, President
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop and benchmark advanced physics-based modeling techniques that can be used to reliably predict radiative signatures emitted during the early-time impact flash phase of hypervelocity impact events. Impact flash spectroscopy (IFS) has the potential to… More

Development of Multi-Frequency Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WISCONSIN
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. MacFarlane, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: E. D. Barrett
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop advanced radiation transport modeling techniques that accurately and efficiently treat transport in media having widely varying optical properties; in particular, hot gases and plasmas with optical depths ranging from the optically thin to the optically… More

Development of Multi-Frequency Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. MacFarlane, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: E. Diane Barrett
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop advanced radiation transport modeling techniques that accurately and efficiently treat transport in media having widely varying optical properties; in particular, hot gases and plasmas with optical depths ranging from the optically thin to the optically… More

Development of Radiation and Atomic Physics Modeling to Support High-Fidelity Simulation of HEDLP Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. MacFarlane, Dr. – 608-280-9182
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The interplay between accurate modeling and well-diagnosed experiments plays a critical role in advancing our understanding of high energy density laboratory plasmas (HEDLPs). It is vital to have high-fidelity computational physics tools that have well-tested radiation physics modeling, and that are… More

Development of High-Fidelity Modeling Tools to Predict Radiative Signatures from Hypervelocity Impact Flash Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joseph MacFarlane, President – (608) 280-9182
Award Amount: $949,992.00
Abstract:
In the proposed Phase II Enhancement, Prism Computational Sciences, Corvid Technologies, and Bodkin Design and Engineering will perform experimental and simulation studies of the optical emission from impact flash events. This collaboration builds on the SBIR Phase II efforts of the Prism-Corvid… More