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Company Information:

Name: Sienna Technologies, Inc.
Address: 19501 144TH AVE NE
SUITE F-500
Woodinville, WA 98072-4423
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (425) 485-7272

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,513,816.64 40
SBIR Phase II $10,372,043.00 15
STTR Phase I $339,999.00 4
STTR Phase II $499,993.00 1

Award List:

Lightweight Flexible Armor for Aircraft Wiring Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $54,110.00
Abstract:
This program will develop a ballistic tape and a flexible fiber reinforced composite panel for use in lightweight, flexible modular armors against fragmentation protection. Required number of layers of ballistic materials based on woven and non-woven aramid and polyethylene fabrics will be… More

A Novel Reactive Joining Compound for High Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cetin Toy , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $74,993.00
Abstract:
37 A Novel Reactive Joining Compound for High Temperature Applications--Sienna Technologies, Inc., 19501 144th Avenue NE, Suite F-500, Woodinville, WA 98072-8424; (425) 485-7272 Dr. Cetin Toy, Principal Investigator Dr. Ender Savrun, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

A Novel Reactive Joining Compound for High Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cetin Toy , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $548,661.00
Abstract:
37 A Novel Reactive Joining Compound for High Temperature Applications--Sienna Technologies, Inc., 19501 144th Avenue NE, Suite F-500, Woodinville, WA 98072-8424; (425) 485-7272 Dr. Cetin Toy, Principal Investigator Dr. Ender Savrun, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82474 Amount: … More

Electrically Conductive Hard Coatings for Aircraft and Missile Domes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
Current IR systems are extremely susceptible to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EM/RFI) because they possess large apertures that present ideal front-door entry paths for EM radiation. Significant amounts of EM radiation (400 MHz - 18 GHz) can penetrate and couple to the IR sensor… More

Patternable, Lightweight Radar Absorbing Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Not Available Interest in micro unmanned aerial vehicles (abbreviated as MAVs and defined as less than 6 inches in their longest dimension) is increasing due to their ability to avoid detection and give combat forces a flexible and immediate intelligence source. While vehicle concepts abound, they… More

High Thermal Conductivity Vacuum-Compatible Microwave Absorbers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $69,967.00

A Novel Flux Growth Technology for Growing Aluminum Nitride Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $69,864.00

Aluminum Nitride Packages for High-Power, High-Temperature Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $69,980.00

A Novel Sold State Joining technique for High Thermal Conductivity Aluminum Nitride Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Not Available Weapon system planners are required to prioritize many developments for new and existing combat systems. Often it is difficult to determine the actual operating costs of a system to make meaningful comparisons of the operating cost of one system compared to another. Developers and… More

High Thermal Conductivity Vacuum-Compatible Microwave Absorbers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $450,281.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $99,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WASHINGTON
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Donald W. Allen

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Lev Lipkovker, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Richard Haney

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $599,974.00

High-Power Plasma Switch for 11.4 GHZ Microwave Pulse Compressor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
65072 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently classified beryllia (BeO) as a hazardous material because of its toxicity, and manufacturers are discontinuing the production of products that contain BeO due to potential liability problems. As an alternative, aluminum nitride (AIN) based… More

High Temperature Catalyst for Nontoxic Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $749,200.00
Abstract:
The Phase I work demonstrated that a family of ceramic oxides and oxynitrides can be used either as high temperature catalyst carriers or catalysts for decomposition of HAN fuels. A ceramic processing technique to produce high surface area catalystgranules was also demonstrated. However, no… More

High Temperature Catalyst for Nontoxic Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Phase I work demonstrated that a family of ceramic oxides and oxynitrides can be used either as high temperature catalyst carriers or catalysts for decomposition of HAN fuels. A ceramic processing technique to produce high surface area catalystgranules was also demonstrated. However, no… More

'High Performance Microthrusters for Microsatellites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $499,993.00
RI Contact: Donald W. Allen
Abstract:
The Phase I effort demonstrated viability of developing a new chemical propulsion system on a scale that is suitable for microsatellites. A preliminary micropropulsion system complete with a high Isp propellant, catalyst, combustion chamber, and exhaustnozzle was outlined, and component materials… More

Hermetic Metallization of Aluminum Nitride for Radio Frequency Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65072 The use of high thermal conductivity aluminum nitride (AlN) components can boost the performance of power electronic and microwave devices significantly. However, the lack of suitable metallization and brazing technologies, required to join the AlN components to each other and to metallic… More

Hermetic Metallization of Aluminum Nitride for Radio Frequency Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
65072 The use of high thermal conductivity aluminum nitride (AlN) components can boost the performance of power electronic and microwave devices significantly. However, the lack of suitable metallization and brazing technologies, required to join the AlN components to each other and to metallic… More

Novel Catalysts for HAN/HEHN Based Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
The Phase I work completed under Contract NAS3-02025 demonstrated that a family of ceramic oxides can successfully be used either as high temperature catalyst carriers or catalysts for decomposition of HAN/MeOH fuels. A ceramic processing technique to produce high surface area spherical catalyst… More

Novel Catalysts for HAN/HEHN Based Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The Phase I work completed under Contract NAS3-02025 demonstrated that a family of ceramic oxides can successfully be used either as high temperature catalyst carriers or catalysts for decomposition of HAN/MeOH fuels. A ceramic processing technique to produce high surface area spherical catalyst… More

Novel Transparent Conductors for EMI Shielding of Sensor Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
"The Phase I work demonstrated the feasibility of hard,electrically conductive novel ceramic thin films suitable forreducing electromagnetic interference while still permitting hightransmittance in the infrared region. However, no performanceoptimization was performed. The Phase II program will… More

Novel Transparent Conductors for EMI Shielding of Sensor Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project will investigate a novel family of infrared transparent thin film materials having high electrical conductivity for electromagnetic interference shielding of IR sensor windows. High purity powders of bulk materials will be synthesized.Sputtering targets from the powders will be… More

Novel Transparent Conductors for EMI Shielding of Sensor Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"The Phase I work demonstrated the feasibility of hard,electrically conductive novel ceramic thin films suitable forreducing electromagnetic interference while still permitting hightransmittance in the infrared region. However, no performanceoptimization was performed. The Phase II program will… More

Aluminum Nitride Radio Frequency Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
72560S03-I New window materials that can handle multi-megawatt radio frequency (RF) powers are needed to increase the reliability of RF windows for linear particle accelerators. Aluminum nitride would be an excellent window material due to its high thermal conductivity, high dielectric strength,… More

Microwave Ignition of HAN-Based Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR program will demonstrate the potential of microwave dielectric heating to ignite the USAF developed HAN-based monopropellants.Complex permittivity measurements on a series of HAN-based monopropellants will be carried out to identify the frequency region for maximum microwave absorption. … More

Laser Ignition of HAN-Based Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
This SBIR program will demonstrate the potential of laser ignition to initiate decomposition of the USAF developed HAN-based monopropellants.The interaction of a series of HAN-based monopropellants with electromagnetic radiation over 0.2 microns to 11.0 microns will be characterized to identify the… More

Aluminum Nitride RF Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
72560-New window materials that can handle multi-megawatt radio frequency (RF) powers are needed to increase the reliability of RF windows for linear particle accelerators. Aluminum nitride would be an excellent window material due to its high thermal conductivity, high dielectric strength, low… More

A Microwave Accelerator for Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyst Beds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
Methods are sought that will heat a small hydrogen peroxide decomposition chamber in a pilot reactor rapidly to a point where thermal or catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide can be safely and spontaneously initiated. The heat output from the pilot reactor will then bring the main reactor up… More

SBIR Phase I: Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts for the Production of Ultra-Clean Transportation Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Sawhill, PI
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate new materials for use in industrial hydrodesulfurization (HDS) processing. This project will focus on transition metal phosphide catalysts, a novel class of compounds recently discovered to be highly active towards HDS,… More

Abatement of Nitrous Oxide Emissions by Low Temperature Catalytic Decomposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
75602-Nitric acid production is currently the largest source of nitrous oxide emissions in the chemical industry. Reductions in these emissions are urgently required because nitrous oxide is both a strong greenhouse gas and an ozone layer depleter. Although measures exist to eliminate nitrous… More

Microwave Ignition of HAN-Based Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $749,372.00
Abstract:
This SBIR program will demonstrate the potential of microwaves to repeatedly and controllably ignite the USAF developed HAN-based monopropellants We will continue microwave ignition experiments in the S-band to determine precise time-to-ignition for the selected monopropellant at a given microwave… More

Ultraporous Reactive Materials for Smart Infrared Decoys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $149,993.00
Abstract:
This SBIR program will demonstrate the potential of magnetron sputtering to deposit pyrophoric thin film compositions with novel microstructures. Their extremely high surface area-to-volume ratios and their controllable chemical compositions make these thin film materials excellent candidates for… More

Infrared Transparent Nanocrystalline Alumina

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
This SBIR program will produce nanocrystalline, dense a-Al2O3 samples with high IR transparency by utilizing novel processing techniques starting with properly seeded transition alumina powders. Alpha alumina does not exist naturally in the environment and is synthesized by a number of various… More

Ultraporous Reactive Materials for Smart Infrared Decoys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, Sienna Technologies, Inc. has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of a novel family of materials to develop infrared decoys with tunable IR emission signatures. In Phase II we will expand on successful Phase I results by (i) investigating compositional and morphological variables… More

SBIR Phase I: Non-Conventional Processing of Highly Active Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Sawhill, Ms
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will investigate a new synthesis method to produce highly active transition metal phosphide hydrodesulfurization (HDS) catalysts to reduce sulfur content in transportation fuels to the levels set by environmental legislation.… More

A Reliable Aluminum Nitride High Temperature Electronic Package for High Power Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an AlN ceramic package that will facilitate the operation of high power SiC devices at temperatures greater than 300ºC. Processes to assemble the components into a hermetically sealed package will be identified and developed. … More

A Reliable Aluminum Nitride High Temperature Electronic Package for High Power Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $729,266.00
Abstract:
In the Phase I program Sienna Technologies, Inc. has successfully developed (i) a low temperature die attach process that is capable of operating over 400ºC, (ii) wire bondable gold and silver thick film metallizations on AlN substrates, (iii) high temperature stable wire bonds, and (iv) an all… More

Ceramic Composite Windows and Radomes for Hypersonic Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Conventional dielectric materials for hypersonic radome and window applications exhibit a number of performance limitations including inadequate thermal shock resistance, variations in electrical (dielectric constant and loss) and structural performance (mechanical strength) with temperature, and… More

Polymer-Ceramic Nanocomposites for Pulsed Power Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Future solid-state pulse power systems for high energy physics research will require high-energy-density energy storage capacitors. Polymer-ceramic composites with a high-dielectric-breakdown-strength polymer matrix and high-dielectric-constant nanocrystalline ceramic dielectric powders… More

High Performance Lossy Dielectric HOM Absorbers for SRF Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Lossy dielectrics are used as high order mode (HOM) absorbers in superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities in linear accelerators and microwave tubes. Recently, lossy dielectrics based on high thermal conductivity aluminum nitride (AlN) have been developed, which can replace the lossy… More

Ceramic Microthruster Clusters for Nano- and Microsatellites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Sawhill, Director, Research & Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, a high throughput chemical micropropulsion system for nano- and microsatellites will be developed. The microthruster will use an all-ceramic construction to withstand the high temperatures associated with the high Isp, clean burning,… More

A High Performance Cathode Heater for Hall Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
High current hollow cathodes are the baseline electron source for next generation high power Hall thrusters. Currently for electron sources providing current levels >50 A and cathodes utilizing LaB6 emitters, the only viable, long life heater technology is a low reliability, low producibility,… More

A Reliable Electronic Package for Space Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will develop an hermetic, CTE matched, thermal shock resistant ceramic packaging technology that will facilitate the operation of Si and SiGe devices at extreme temperatures (-230ýýC to 130ýýC) encountered on the Moon and Mars. Processes to assemble the components… More

Infrared Transparent Zero Thermal Expansion Ceramic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WASHINGTON
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Sawhill, Director, Research and Development
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Lynne U. Chronister
Abstract:
This program will develop a single-phase cubic material with near zero thermal expansion and high (>80%-85% in-line) infrared transmission from 3 m to 5 m for infrared domes and windows. The low thermal expansion material will have high thermal shock resistance as well as good mechanical strength… More

High Performance Lossy Dielectric HOM Absorbers for SRF Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Recently developed high thermal conductivity aluminum nitride (AlN) based lossy dielectrics can replace the toxic beryllia (BeO) based lossy dielectrics as high order mode (HOM) absorbers in superconductor radio frequency (SRF) cavities in linear accelerators and in microwave tubes. AlN-based lossy… More

High Thermal Conductivity Aluminum Nitride-Based HOM Absorbers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A family of aluminum-nitride/silicon-carbide (AlN/SiC) composite lossy dielectrics are being developed to replace the toxic beryllia/silicon-carbide (BeO/SiC) composite lossy dielectrics as high order mode (HOM) absorbers in superconductor radio frequency (SRF) cavities in linear accelerators and in… More

A High Performance Cathode Heater for Hall Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The current state-of-the-art co-axial swaged tantalum (Ta) heaters use magnesium oxide (MgO) insulators, which limits their operation to temperatures well below 1300ýýC to prevent undesirable chemical reactions between Mg and Ta and heater failure. This program will develop a new ceramic… More

Nonlinear Dielectric Nanocomposites for High Frequency Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Sawhill, Director, Research and Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Christine Pacheco
Abstract:
This SBIR program will develop a highly non-linear polymer-ceramic nanocomposite capable of operation at >1 GHz. Highly non-linear, nanocrystalline ceramic dielectric particles will by synthesized via sol-gel processing. We will control the chemical composition and particle size to obtain nanosize… More

Reliable Direct Bond Copper Ceramic Packages for High Temperature Power Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will develop highly reliable, hermetic, Si3N4 ceramic multichip modules to integrate commercially available SiC power devices to build power electronic modules for reliable operation above 500

A Reliable Electronic Package for Space Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will develop an hermetic, CTE matched, thermal shock resistant ceramic packaging technology that will facilitate the operation of Si and SiGe devices at extreme temperatures (-230

Joining Silicon Carbide Components for Space Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I program will identify the joining materials and demonstrate the processes that are suited for construction of advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) thrusters for advanced monopropellants and bipropellants for space propulsion. We will join CMCs to each other and to superalloys… More

Aluminum Nitride Based Absorber Materials for Toom and Cryogenic Temperatures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Dr. – 425-485-7272
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Currently available Aluminum nitridesilicon carbide (AlNSiC) composite lossy dielectrics are not suitable as high order mode (HOM) absorbers in superconductor radio frequency (SRF) cavities in linear accelerators operating at cryogenic temperatures. Even though they have favorable dielectric… More

High Performance Thrusters for DACS Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President – (425) 485-7272
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
This SBIR program will develop a lightweight, high performance ceramic matrix composite thruster for DACS propulsion. The Phase I program will identify the sealing and joining materials, and demonstrate the processes that are suited for construction of advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC)… More

High Performance Plasma Channel Insulators for High Power Hall Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
NASA missions for planetary exploration require high power, long-life Hall thrusters. However, thruster power and lifetime are limited by the erosion of plasma channel walls. Current plasma channel insulator materials, such as BN or Borosil, have the required low secondary electron emission (SEE)… More

High Performance Radomes for Supersonic/Hypersonic Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President – (425) 485-7272
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Conventional dielectric materials for radomes and windows for supersonic/hypersonic tactical missiles exhibit a number of performance limitations including inadequate thermal shock resistance, variations in electrical (dielectric constant and loss) and structural performance (mechanical strength)… More

High Performance Thrusters for DACS Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, President – (425) 485-7272
Award Amount: $995,306.00
Abstract:
Carbon-fiber reinforced silicon carbide matrix (SiC/Cf) composite was identified as the leading thruster construction material for SDACS for SM3-Block IIB. For SDACS propulsion applications, SiC/Cf composite surfaces must be hermetically sealed and SiC/Cf composite must be joined to each other and… More

Wideband Microwave Absorbers Cryogenic Vacuum Applications in Accerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ender Savrun, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,999.64
Abstract:
High order mode (HOM) absorbers are very important to stable operation of accelerators. It has been very difficult, especially for superconductor radio frequency (SRF) accelerators, to find a suitable HOM absorber material that not only can function at cryogenic temperatures and vacuum… More