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Company Information:

Name: Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing
Address: 7800-A South Nogales Highway
Tucson, AZ 85756-9645
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
Phone: (520) 547-0855

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $972,841.00 10
SBIR Phase II $1,496,621.00 2
STTR Phase I $474,946.00 4
STTR Phase II $749,995.00 1

Award List:

Fibrous Monolith Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marlene Platero-AllRunner, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $63,936.00
Abstract:
In response to the technological advancements made by BMDO and the need for efficient interconnecting devices and wiring in the next generation defense missiles, ACM proposes an enabling technology through the use of its Fibrous Monolith ceramic compositetechnology. ACM proposes to develop Fibrous… More

Innovative Methods for Bonding Large Scale Sections of Tungsten Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marlene Platero-AllRunner, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,928.00
Abstract:
This program proposes to implement fibrous monolith processing techniques for the manufacturing of large scale tungsten penetrators which incorporate orientation controlled long fiber tungsten filaments bonded with an interface consisting of metal orcarbide. It is anticipated that the use of… More

Innovative Methods for Bonding Large Scale Sections of Tungsten

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marlene Platero-AllRunner, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,477.00
Abstract:
In this phase II program Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing (ACM) will develop tungsten-based Fibrous Monolith (FM) composites for kinetic penetrator applications. Incorporation of tungsten and weaker/ductile metals into the FM macrostructure will allowtungsten to be an effect replacement for depleted… More

Fibrous Monolith Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marlene Platero-AllRunner
Award Amount: $747,144.00
Abstract:
In response to the technological advancements made by BMDO, the electronics and communication industries need for efficient interconnecting devices, capacitors and substrates in the next generation defense missiles, hand held devices and electronicpackaging, ACM proposes to further develop its… More

Cost Effective High Temperature Fibrous Monolith Propulsion Components Through Manufacturing Process Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marlene Platero-AllRunner, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,329.00
Abstract:
"Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing proposes to investigate the potential cost reduction and production yield of Fibrous Monolith (FM) composite propulsion components through process flow analysis and adjustment. ACM will begin by selecting a developed andtested FM material system (specific for… More

Innovative Methods of Integrating Fibrous Monoliths into SDACS Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marlene Platero-AllRunner, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,914.00
Abstract:
In this phase I program, Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing (ACM) proposes to develop a processing technique that will integrate Fibrous Monolith (FM) composite materials into propulsion systems. Specifically, ACM will develop an innovative joining process toattach carbide FM throat liners to support… More

Manufacturing Processes for High Temperature Ceramic KEI and SM-3 SDACS Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marlene Platero, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I program, Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing will develop a processing method to manufacture ceramic propulsion components. ACM will demonstrate the utility of a high temperature hot isostatic pressing (HIP) consolidation process to manufacture carbide propulsion components. Low cost… More

Improve Stability within EKV Seeker Assembly by Utilizing Ceramic-Nanotube Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Marlene Platero, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,850.00
Abstract:
Raytheon Missile Systems (Tucson, AZ) has presented Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing, LLC (ACM) with a materials challenge; replace a current isolator material with a more creep resistant, thermally isolating and stiff material for use within the EKV seeker assembly. ULTEM currently being used to… More

Solid-State Structural Energy Storage for Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mathias Hecht, Director
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
A new high-performance multi-functional structural/energy storage technology is sought for airframes. To overcome the limitations of technologies develop by other organizations, ACM proposes to demonstrate a new all-solid technology that utilizes carbon fibers and high-temperature polymers. The… More

Non-Contact Tabletop Mechanical Testing of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Principal Investigator: Zachary Wing, Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: John Halloran
Abstract:
New methods and technology to rapidly characterize UHTC creep are necessary to fully understand and exploit their high temperature properties for hypersonic vehicles and rocket nozzles. Recently, the University of Michigan has developed a rapid, table top apparatus for characterizing the oxidation… More

Advanced Manufacturing Methods for Composite Gearbox Housings for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Zachary Wing, Director of Science and Technology
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
New composite manufacturing technology is urgently needed to improve rotocraft (and non-rotocraft) performance via further integration of composite materials. Recently, Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing (ACM) developed a system of water soluble composites tooling materials that has potential to… More

Innovative Joining of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics (UHTC) for TPS Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Zachary Wing, Director of Science & Technology
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Erica L. Corral
Abstract:
Ultra High Temperature Ceramics (UHTC's) such as zirconium and hafnium diboride based composites are of particular interest for hypersonic leading edges due to their extreme refractoriness. Successful integration into hypersonic structures will require high strength / high temperature joints to… More

Non-Contact Tabletop Mechanical Testing of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Zachary N. Wing, Director of Science & Technology
Award Amount: $749,995.00
RI Contact: John Halloran
Abstract:
A method of inducing non-contact creep deformation was demonstrated in ultra high temperature diborides via electro-magnetic forces. The Phase II effort will focus on refining the Electro-Magnetic Mechanical Apparatus to exhibit better control of test variables and have a higher degree of… More

STTR Phase I: Biomimetically Engineered Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Villanova University
Principal Investigator: Zachary Wing, DPhil
Award Amount: $149,977.00
RI Contact: Sridhar Santhanam
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project seeks to develop biomimetic structures in engineering ceramics based on the damage-tolerant sea shell micro-architecture. Poor damage tolerance of engineering ceramics leads to catastrophic failure modes under stress, which restricts their… More

High Energy and Power Density Electrical Energy Storage Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Zachary Wing, Director of Sci.&Tech – (520) 547-0861
Award Amount: $149,942.00
Abstract:
Energy storage is an issue for high energy and high power applications. Batteries typically offer high energy densities with low power densities. For capacitors, the energy to power ratio is reversed. Therefore, capacitors have been limited to pulsed power applications that require high… More

Ultra High Temperature Refractory Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Vilanova University
Principal Investigator: zachary wing, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,972.00
RI Contact: Milton Cole
Abstract:
Legacy refractory materials that have origins dating to the original Saturn program are commonly used in current launch facilities. Although they failure to meet the target requirements, they are the only approved material. Our research team proposed to develop an ultra high temperature refractory… More

SBIR Phase I: Autoclave Equivalent Composites Via In-Situ Pressurization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zachary Wing
Award Amount: $149,966.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop materials and manufacturing processes that enable aerospace composite materials to be produced without an autoclave. To ensure the best material quality and reliability, aerospace composites are processed inside autoclaves that… More