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Company Information:

Name: Systima Technologies, Inc.
Address: 1832 180th Street South East
Bothell, WA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (425) 487-4020

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,924,174.00 20
SBIR Phase II $8,945,307.00 10
STTR Phase I $124,822.00 1

Award List:

Miniature Kill Vehicle Dispense System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Randel L. Hoskins, Director, Special Project
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
"The MKV ballistic missile interceptor system use large numbers of small MKV interceptors launched using a single booster. The MKV interceptors are deployed from the carrier vehicle to intercept and destroy multiple objects in the midcourse phase of aballistics missile's trajectory. The MKV system… More

Precision, Soft Landing Dispenser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randel Hoskins, Director, Special Project
Award Amount: $97,940.00
Abstract:
Systima Technologies, Lockheed Martin and Irvin Aerospace have teamed together to develop a precision, soft landing, 1000 lb class dispenser. These companies bring an extensive background in the key areas required for development of a precision delivery,soft landing capability dispenser.To minimize… More

Extendable Nozzle Exit Cones for Divert Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Randel Hoskins, Director, Special Project
Award Amount: $69,912.00
Abstract:
The design of divert thrusters for kill vehicles is a tradeoff between a large number of factors. To minimize induced moments, the thrusters are required to be located near the kill vehicle's center of gravity in a cruciform configuration. Forendo/exo-atmospheric kill vehicles, divert thruster… More

Miniature Kill Vehicle Dispense System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Randy Hoskins, Vice President, Special P
Award Amount: $749,872.00
Abstract:
This program is supported by the Lockheed Martin MKV program office. The Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV) missile interceptor system use large numbers of small Kill Vehicle (KV) interceptors launched using a single booster. The MKV interceptors are deployed from the carrier vehicle to intercept and… More

Precision, Soft Landing Dispenser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randel Hoskins
Award Amount: $749,824.00
Abstract:
Systima Technologies, Lockheed Martin and Irvin Aerospace have teamed together to develop a precision, soft landing, 1000 lb class dispenser for delivery of military resupply or humanitarian relief payloads. These companies bring an extensive background in the key areas required for development of… More

Payload Ejection Technology Demonstration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Randy Hoskins, Vice President, Special Projects
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
A major MDA and SMDC thrust area is the development of methods to improve the discrimination of real warheads from decoys by altering the signatures and/or kinematic characteristics of potential targets. Some of the discrimination systems being evaluated/flight tested for this application require… More

Self-Pressurizing, Self-Regulating Liquid Divert and Attitude Control System Propellant Supply System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Randy Hoskins, Director, Special Projects
Award Amount: $99,901.00
Abstract:
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne supports the proposed program as a promising technology for a future upgrade to the THAAD DACS and other future DACS program applications. Systima Technologies is proposing an innovative Self-Pressurizing, Self-Regulating LDACS propellant supply system that eliminates the… More

Low Shock Stage Separation System For The KEI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Aaron Freiheit, Senior Development Engineer
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
Systima Technologies, Inc. (Systima), in conjunction with San Diego Composites, LLC (SDC), is proposing to develop a comprehensive low shock stage separation system for the KEI. Systima is proposing to evaluate, design and develop low shock stage separation technology, while SDC will evaluate,… More

MKV Restraint And Dispense System Technology Demonstration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Aaron Freiheit, Senior Development Engineer
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
A critical aspect of the MKV system concept is the restraint and dispense of the individual KVs from the carrier/launch vehicle. The individual KVs need to survive launch and fly out towards incoming targets while the KVs are attached to the Carrier Vehicle (CV). As the CV approaches an incoming… More

Discrimination Payload Deployment System Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Aaron Freiheit, Senior Development Engine
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
A major MDA/SMDC thrust area is the development of methods to improve discrimination of warheads from decoys by altering signatures and/or kinematics characteristics of potential threats. Some of the discrimination systems being evaluated/flight tested for this application require discrimination… More

MKV Restraint And Dispense System Technology Demonstration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ben Zimmerman, Development Engineer
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
A critical aspect of the MKV system concept is the restraint and dispense of the individual KVs from the carrier/launch vehicle. The individual KVs need to survive launch and fly out towards incoming targets while the KVs are attached to the Carrier Vehicle (CV). As the CV approaches an incoming… More

Low Shock Stage Separation System For The KEI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hunter Golden, Sr. Mechnical Engineer
Award Amount: $749,628.00
Abstract:
The Kinetic Energy Interceptor is under severe aerodynamic, thermal, and self induced loading during rocket motor staging events. Aerodynamic forces, propulsion spikes, and explosive separation events can induce unrecoverable pitching moments or damaging shock levels on sensitive payload… More

Slow Cook-Off Insensitive Munitions Solutions for Solid Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hunter Golden, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop highly reliable technologies for initiating and venting large diameter SRMs subjected to slow cook-off. Systima with support from Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK), Tactical Propulsion and Controls Division, proposes to integrate auto-ignition propellant,… More

Exercise Torpedo Buoyancy (Recovery) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Desimone, Design Engineer
Award Amount: $69,127.00
Abstract:
Retrieval of field exercise torpedoes by the US Navy requires an inflatable Buoyancy Recovery System (BRS). The current hot gas system is expensive to operate/maintain with expended material and is labor-intensive to refurbish. Systima is proposing a new, lower cost torpedo buoyancy system which… More

Continuous Detonation Rocket and Air Breathing Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jerry Berg, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $98,982.00
Abstract:
Proposal will develop and study feasibility of Continuous Detonation Rocket Engine (CDRE) systems for rocket and combined cycle engines. Systima Technologies, Inc., Geminus Technology Development, LLC and the University of Washington, Fluids and Propulsion Labs have detonation engine expertise and… More

Development of Fast and Slow Cook-off Mitigation Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hunter Golden, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop highly reliable technologies for a fast and slow cook-off mitigation sensor activated by thermal energy. Systima proposes to integrate an auto initiator, MIL-STD-1901A safe and arm mechanisms, and novel techniques into a sensor that will initiate a… More

Slow Cook-Off Insensitive Munitions Solutions for Solid Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hunter Golden, Sr. Mechnical Engineer
Award Amount: $999,793.00
Abstract:
A major MDA thrust area is the development of highly reliable technologies for Insensitive Munition (IM) compliance for Large Diameter Solid Rocket Motors (SRM) subjected to slow cook-off. Federal law requires all munitions to be as IM compliant as is practicable. Currently no solution exists for… More

Mono-Propellant Warm Gas Pressurization with Dual Use for Attitude Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Aaron Freiheit, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,903.00
Abstract:
Systima Technologies, Inc. is proposing an innovative self-pressurizing monopropellant supply system that eliminates the need for high-pressure propellant tanks and is capable of providing a constant pressure supply of propellant to conventional or multi-mode, monopropellant-based, propulsion… More

Hypersonic Propulsion: Enhancing Robustness in Mid-Scale Scramjets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jerry Berg, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop a simple, lightweight and reliable Scramjet Cold-Start Gas Generator (SCS-GG) for hydrocarbon fueled, supersonic combustion systems. A SCS-GG would allow repeatable cold-start ignition for missile and aircraft systems promoting access to space and prompt… More

Missile Delivered UAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Keith Krasnowski, Chief Designer/Program Mgr
Award Amount: $69,978.00
Abstract:
Systima Technologies, Inc. is proposing to develop an end-to-end integrated solution to rapidly deploy an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) from a missile platform for real time ISR. Specifically, the objectives of the proposed effort are to allow the warfighter to quickly reach out long distances with an… More

Development of Fast and Slow Cook-off Mitigation Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hunter Golden, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $999,998.00
Abstract:
Systima is proposing a Phase II SBIR program for a thermally triggered IM compliance initiation device for use in a Thermally Initiated Venting System (TIVS). Systima has established industry partnerships of the most capable expertise in the nation for missile system integration, rocket motor… More

Exercise Torpedo Buoyancy (Recovery) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Desimone, Principle Investigator – (425) 487-4020
Award Amount: $599,881.00
Abstract:
The US Navy regularly conducts exercises using the Mark 54 torpedo. The current Buoyancy Recovery System (BRS) is expensive to operate. Systima is proposing a complete retrofit system that will significantly lower operating costs while offering increased performance. Systima"s design approach… More

High Velocity Insensitive Launch Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jerry Berg, Program Manager – (425) 487-4020
Award Amount: $99,832.00
Abstract:
Systima is proposing to develop an end-to-end integrated solution to provide a high velocity, Long Range Ram Accelerator Mobile Field Howitzer (LRRAM-FH) system that will dramatically increase velocity and range capabilities over conventional artillery. The ram accelerator launcher will accelerate… More

Hypersonic Propulsion: Enhancing Robustness in Mid-Scale Scramjets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jerry Berg, Sr. Mechanical Engineer – (425) 487-4020
Award Amount: $1,350,838.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Systima is proposing a Phase II SBIR program for a Scramjet Cold-Start Gas Generator (SCS-GG). Systima"s concepts combine the advanced injection methods and advanced ignition propellants into a reliable, low weight and volume cold-start solution. During Phase II, Systima will mature… More

Advanced High Efficiency Durable DACS Thruster

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Sawhill, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,436.00
Abstract:
Systima is developing a high performance 25 lbf DACS thruster that operates with a novel non-toxic monopropellant. The monopropellant has a 30% higher density-specific impulse compared to hydrazine and is commercially available off-the-shelf. In Phase I Systima will focus on development of the… More

IM Compliant High Pressure Green Propellant (HPGP) DACS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gerald Berg, Program Manager – (425) 487-4020
Award Amount: $99,900.00
Abstract:
Systima is developing an IM compliant High Performance Green Propellant (HPGP) DACS thruster that operates with a novel non-toxic monopropellant. The monopropellant has a 30% higher density-specific impulse compared to hydrazine, insensitive/ not a detonation hazard, and is commercially available… More

Technologies for Containerizing and Vertically Launching Multiple Missiles Simultaneously

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jonathon Beaudoin, Sr. Development Engineer – (425) 487-4020
Award Amount: $99,844.00
Abstract:
Systima Technologies, Inc. (Systima) is proposing to develop an end-to-end integrated All-Up-Round (AUR) canister solution to provide a multiple missile launcher (MML) for Extended Area Protection & Survivability (EAPS) missiles. By allowing a single MML-AUR to provide multiple EAPS missiles the… More

Durable Extendible Nozzle for Ballistic Missile Defense Advanced Solid Propellant Divert and Attitude Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hunter Golden, Engineering Manager – (425) 487-4020
Award Amount: $99,904.00
Abstract:
Heritage vehicles with large, axial thrust rocket motors have used extendable nozzles with great success. The Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) future interceptors, including the SM-3 Block IIB, require advanced DACS to evolve the BMDS toward emerging threats. Building upon its core… More

Technologies for Containerizing and Vertically Launching Multiple Missiles Simultaneously

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hunter Golden, Engineering Manager – (425) 487-4020
Award Amount: $995,473.00
Abstract:
Systima Technologies, Inc. (Systima) is developing an end-to-end integrated All-Up-Round (AUR) canister to provide a multiple missile launcher (MML) for Extended Area Protection & Survivability (EAPS) missiles. By allowing a single MML-AUR to provide up to 8 EAPS missiles the number of… More

Advanced Green Micropropulsion System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Washington, Dept. Aeronautics&Astronautics
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Sawhill, Sr. Chemist
Award Amount: $124,822.00
RI Contact: Matthew Hawkins
Abstract:
Systima in collaboration with the University of Washington will develop a high performance, advanced green monopropellant microthruster (0.1?1.0 N) for small- and micro-satellites. The microthruster utilizes a high energy density HAN-based monopropellant AF-M315E, and a novel injection system to… More

Lightweight Pump Technology for Advanced Green Monopropellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Luccio, Sr. Development Engineer
Award Amount: $124,687.00
Abstract:
Systima will develop an innovative light weight self-pressurizing pump (SPP) technology to provide a constant-pressure supply of monopropellant to a spacecraft or tactical propulsion system. The SPP does not require a helium tank and higher operating pressure have a negligible impact on the system… More