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Company Information:

Company Name:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation
Address:
3077 Teagarden Street
San Leandro, CA 94577-5720
Phone:
(510) 483-4156
URL:
EIN:
943201700
DUNS:
836439968
Number of Employees:
7
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $6,939,773.00 69
SBIR Phase II $14,959,697.00 19
STTR Phase I $499,731.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,749,993.00 3

Award List:

Portable Fiber Optic Interferometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,937.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Gary Rondeau
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a new type of interferometer that is compact and portable and can be used to make in-situ measurements of gases and plasmas. This interferometer uses polarization maintaining optical fibers and diode lasers to duplicate the capabilities… More

Diamond Fast Opening Switch for High Voltage, High Average Power X-Ray, Elec

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,711.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Mahadevan Krishnan
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop an all-solid-state, compact, portable, multi-gigawatt poer modulator for electron and ion beam diodes, high power microwave and x-ray sources. This modulator is based on Inductive Energy Store (IES) using an array of Diamond Opening… More

Compact, Rugged, Flexible Fiber Optic Interferometer for Sensitive Gas and P

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gary Rondeau
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a new type of interferometer that is compact and portable and can be used to make in-situ measurements of gases and plasmas. This interferometer uses polarization maintaining optical fibers and diode lasers to duplicate the… More

Diamond Solid State Switch for Pulsed Power and Other Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Rahul R. Prasad
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes a two phase effort with the ultimate goal of producing a marketable high power, high repetition rate diamond switch suitable for use in several defense and commercial applications. In Phase I a set of experiments will be carried out that will show… More

High Voltage, High Power Diamond Solid-State Switch for Pulsed Power and Other Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,085.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Rahul Prasad
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes a three phase effort with the ultimate goal of producing a marketable diamond switch suitable for several pulsed power and other applications in the defence arena. The presently used spark gaps have several drawbacks including switch jitter,… More

High Current Ion Source for Heavy Ion Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,957.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Niansheng Qi
Abstract:
40268 November 6, 1996 Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Induction linear accelerators that produce energetic heavy ion beams are a prime candidate for power-producing fusion reactors. This project will develop and demonstrate a high vacuum arc ion… More

Diamond Real Time, Integrating Dosimeters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,750.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Rahul R. Prasad
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a new class of real time integrating diamond radiation dosimeters. In Phase I AASC will demonstrate the feasibility of using diamond radiation detectors for monitoring personnel radiation dose. The sensitivity of these detectors… More

Diamond Fast Opening Breaking Switches

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,989.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Rahul R. Prasad , Principal Scientist
Abstract:
184 Diamond Fast Opening Breaking Switches--Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation, 2235 Polvorosa Avenue, Suite 230, San Leandro, CA 94577-2249; (510) 483-4156 Dr. Rahul R. Prasad, Principal Investigator Dr. Mahadevan Krishnan, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82320 Amount: … More

2-Dimensional, Microchannel Plate, Anti-scatter Focusing Grid for Superior X-ray Imaging Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Mahadevan Krishnan
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a new class of x-ray imaging instruments based on a 2-dimensional, square-pore microchannel plate technology. This square-pore technology could lead to higher sensitivity x-ray telescopes in astronomy, wide field of view sensors for the… More

A Vacuum Arc Ion Thruster for Space Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,250.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Nianshend Qi
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) and its co-operative partner, the Plasma Applications Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (PAG/LBNL) propose to develop and commercialize a sub-kW vacuum arc ion thruster for electric propulsion and other government and commercial… More

MICROCHANNEL PLATE ANTISCATTER GRID FOR RADIOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,974.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Krishnan, mahadevan
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation in conjunction with UC Davis Medical Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Schott Fiber Optics, proposes to develop large format, focused, two-dimensional, microchannel plate anti-scatter grids as commercial replacements for today's linear… More

Diamond Opening-Switch-Based X-Ray Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Mahadevan Krishnan
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop an all-solid-state, compact, portable, multi-gigawatt poer modulator for electron and ion beam diodes, high power microwave and x-ray sources. This modulator is based on Inductive Energy Store (IES) using an array of Diamond Opening… More

Compact, Rugged, Flexible Fiber Optic Interferometer for Sensitive Gas and P

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$739,743.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gary Rondeau
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a new type of interferometer that is compact and portable and can be used to make in-situ measurements of gases and plasmas. This interferometer uses polarization maintaining optical fibers and diode lasers to duplicate the… More

Diamond Fast Opening Breaking Switches

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,977.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Rahul R. Prasad , Principal Scientist
Abstract:
184 Diamond Fast Opening Breaking Switches--Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation, 2235 Polvorosa Avenue, Suite 230, San Leandro, CA 94577-2249; (510) 483-4156 Dr. Rahul R. Prasad, Principal Investigator Dr. Mahadevan Krishnan, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82320 Amount: … More

High-Voltage, Fast Turn-on and Turn-off Diamond Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Rahul R. Prasad , Principal Scientist
Abstract:
51015-98-I High-Voltage, Fast Turn-on and Turn-off Diamond Switch--Alameda Applied Sciences Corp., 2235 Polvorosa Avenue, Suite 230, San Leandro, CA 94577-2249; (510) 483-4156 Dr. Rahul R. Prasad, Principal Investigator Dr. Mahadevan Krishnan, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Ultrafast Gas Curtain and Wire-Reinforced X-Ray Window Debris Shields

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator:
Mehadevan Krishnan
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop two components of a three-component, survivable debris shield for large area test exposures to cold (1-5keV) x-rays. These elements also have commercial potential in accelerators and in radiography. The elements are: an ultrafast gas… More

Optically Controlled, High Repetition Rate, High Power Diamond Switches

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,686.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Rahul R. Prasad
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a new type of trigger for a high voltage, high repetition rate diamond switch. AASC has previously developed diamond switches with electron beam triggers. These switches handle 10-20 kV voltage pulses with

A Vacuum Arc Ion Source for Heavy Ion Fusion Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Niansheng Qi , Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
A Vacuum Arc Ion Source for Heavy Ion Fusion Applications DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER86071 Amount: $100,000 Small Business Alameda Applied Sciences Corp. 2235 Polvorosa Avenue Suite 230 San Leandro, CA 94577-2249 Dr. Niansheng Qi, Principal Investigator Dr. Mahadevan Krishnan, Business… More

A Pulsed Laser Probe to Map Density and Velocity in z-Pinch Implosions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Niansheng Qi
Abstract:
N/a

Diamond switch for RF pulse compression

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$67,680.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Rahul Prasad
Abstract:
N/a

Diamond laser profiler for sub-nanosecond resolution measurements within high power UV laser beams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,594.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein
Abstract:
N/a

Temporally and Spatially Resolved Spectrograph for 15-300 keV X-Rays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,203.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Edighoffer
Abstract:
N/a

RF Pulse Compression Using a Diamond Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,938.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available The fabrication of a new generation of high authority strain and force piezoelectric actuator driven pump is proposed. The pump comprises of a pump housing, a suction valve, a delivery valve, a liquid chamber communicating to the suction and delivery ports, and a piezoelectric… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,091.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Rahul R. Prasad, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

Temporally and Spatially Resolved Spectrograph for 15-300 keV X-Rays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$595,524.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael McFarland
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,528.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Niansheng Qi, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Xiaoxi Xu, Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$93,646.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Rich Brand, Director, Engineering
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,788,844.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Patrick J. Hart
Abstract:
N/a

Encapsulated Particles: Improved Catalyst for the Production of Methanol from CO

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
65877 The generation of high power, high frequency microwaves, using conventional sources such as klystrons or traveling wave amplifiers, requires that very high field gradients be sustained in small output cavities for a long duration. A high-current electron beam source, and thus a high power… More

STTR Phase I: Light Transparent, Electrically Conductive Coatings by Filtered Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
N/a

Improved Coatings for Helmet Mounted Display Visors using Filtered Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop and commercialize stable, more durable and less expensive optical multi-layer coatings that can turn a visor into a display screen for helmet mounted display devices, with minimal impact onthe pilot's overall visual acuity. The… More

Vacuum Arc Nano Thrusters for Nanosatellite Spacecraft Constellations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,095.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Niansheng Qi, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to develop a new type of nano-thruster electric engine for highly parallel, distributed constellations of nano-satellites and other space propulsion applications. A key feature of the proposed Phase-I is theuse of an Inductive Energy Store (IES) driver… More

High power, high voltage, ultra-fast, UV triggered diamond switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Rahul Prasad, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a new type of high voltage, high power diamond switch potentially capable of switching GW power levels at ~100 kV. The basic element of this switch is a thin disk of natural or CVD diamondthat supports up to 25 kV, is triggered into… More

Mitigation of Atmospheric Nuclear Effects on RF and Optical Communication and Sensor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Niansheng Qi, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to develop and test a capillary discharge source of KCl as an alternative to Ar gas puffs for Decade Quad. The innovative feature of such a capillary source is that the initial z-pinch load is highly ionizedand well collimated, as demonstrated earlier… More

Polar Angle Fluence Distribution Measurements Using Fast Total Stopping Calorimeters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Niansheng Qi, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to adapt a commercially available instrument called a Laser Wavefront Analyzer (LWA) to capture snap-shots of the current and density in the initial coronal region of an imploding z-pinch on the 0.7 MAHawk accelerator at NRL. These snap-shots will… More

Vacuum Arc Nano Thrusters for Nanosatellite Spacecraft Constellations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,720.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
"AASC, in collaboration with team member General Dynamics, Space Propulsion Systems, proposes to advance the Vacuum Arc Thruster (VAT) one step closer to flight qualification status. Phase I successfully demonstrated the low system mass and performancecharacteristics necessary to support "precision… More

High Power, High Voltage, Ultra-Fast UV Triggered Diamond Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,865.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Thompson, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
"The successful Phase I high power, high voltage UV triggered diamond switch effort has set the stage for this Phase II program, in response to commercial drivers found in the directed energy weapon, military radar, high speed rail transportation, and powerutility industrial sectors. The 1 MW power… More

Clustered Vacuum Arc Thruster for Deep Space Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to develop a new Clustered Vacuum Arc Thruster (CVAT) as an electric propulsion micro-thruster for microspacecraft with mass kg of total propellant. If the feed mechanism involves moving parts, its reliability is an issue, especially with active control.… More

Development of a Fully Time-Resolved X-ray Spectrograph

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Philip L. Coleman, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
"The Decade Quad/Half plasma radiation source (PRS) will provide environments to test the radiation hardness of critical military systems. Optimizing the Decade PRS will require a set of x-ray diagnostics that measure not only the net x-ray yield but alsothe temperature and density of the plasma… More

Throttleable Vacuum Arc Thruster for Precision Positioning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to develop a new type of electric propulsion device dubbed the Throttleable Vacuum Arc Thruster (TVAT). This thruster is itself a variant on an earlier thruster (the Vacuum Arc micro-Thruster (VA?-T)) that has been demonstrated via a recently concluded… More

Light Transparent, Electrically Conductive Coatings by Filtered Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab
RI Contact:
Othon Monteiro
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will build upon and extend the encouraging results obtained in the Phase I program, which investigated the properties of thin, electrically conductive, UV transparent films and tri-layer metal coatings as possible diamond switch… More

High-Energy Laser Coatings for Large, Lightweight, and Compliant Deployable Space Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,830.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael McFarland, Principal Scintist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to use its Filtered Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition (FCAPD) process to apply reflective high-energy laser coatings to complaint polyamide substrates for space-based mirrors. FCAPD coatings have better adhesionand are denser and more stable than coatings… More

Linearly-Graded Ceramic Coating Fabrication Process for Gun Barrels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation will use its proprietary Coaxial Energetic Deposition process to deposit a linearly-graded ceramic coating on the inside of gun barrels. This coating will transition smoothly from a fully ceramic interior surface, whichis exposed to the harsh firing environment,… More

Barrel Coating and Liners for Extended Barrel Life

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,843.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase I effort is to investigate the effectiveness of using coatings to extend the life of gun barrels. The coatings will be deposited using Alameda Applied Sciences' proprietary Coaxial Energetic Deposition (CED) process, which iscapable of depositing virtually any metal or… More

Barrel Coating and Liners for Extended Barrel Life

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,574.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase-II proposal is to develop Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation's (AASC) Coaxial Energetic Deposition (CED) process to increase the life of gun barrels by depositing a protective refractory metal coating to the inside of thebarrel that can outperform and replace the… More

Magnetically Enhanced Vacuum Arc Thruster

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,457.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to develop a new type of electric propulsion device dubbed the Magnetically Enhanced Vacuum Arc Thruster (MVAT). This thruster is itself a variant on the Vacuum Arc Thruster that has been demonstrated via a recently concluded Phase I SBIR contracts from… More

High-Energy Laser Coatings for Large, Lightweight, and Compliant Deployable Space Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,904.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase-II effort is to develop filtered cathodic arc plasma deposition (FCAPD) for applying multi-layer, highly reflective optical coatings to extremely light-weight and large membrane mirrors for space and high-altitude-based high-energy laser applications where glass mirrors are… More

Pulsed FEEP Thruster With Adjustable ISP For Precision Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,947.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
AASC proposes to develop a pulsed field emisson electric propulsion system with adjustable specific impulse for microsatellites. A multiemitter liquid metal ion source array is paired with an innovative pulsing network that allows ion emission to be switched using pulses of a few hundred volts. A… More

Magnetically Enhanced Vacuum Arc Thruster

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,500.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jochen Schein, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation has demonstrated the feasibility of a new type of electric propulsion device dubbed the Magnetically Enhanced Vacuum Arc Thruster (MVAT). This thruster is itself a variant on the Vacuum Arc Thruster that has been demonstrated via a recently concluded Phase I SBIR… More

Advanced Neutron Source for Radiography & Tomography

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to design in Phase I a pulsed neutron source based on dense plasma focus (DPF) technology that is practical for thermal neutron radiography. A fully operational source will be fabricated in Phase II. The neutron production/pulse by available sources and… More

Pulsed Liquid Metal Ion Source for Heavy Ion Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,768.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
RI Contact:
Nancy Saxer
Abstract:
75488-Pulsed ion sources are used in a variety of applications from heavy ion fusion to space propulsion. In order to optimize the ion beams that are produced, it is necessary to have a very high degree of reproducibility from pulse to pulse. Liquid metal ion sources have been shown to provide… More

Service Life Extension of Machine Gun Barrels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase-I is to demonstrate the feasibility of using Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation's Coaxial Energetic Deposition (CED) process to increase the life of gun barrels, specifically the Mk-46 and Mk-48 light-weight machine guns, by depositing a protective refractory metal… More

Coaxial Energetic Ion Depostition of Superconducting Coatings on Copper RF Cavities for Particle Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75521-Radio frequency (rf) cavities are a key component in particle accelerators for fundamental high-energy physics research and medical applications. To enhance their capabilities, niobium coated, superconducting copper cavities have shown promise for supporting higher electric field gradients,… More

Coaxial Energetic Ion Depostition of Superconducting Coatings on Copper RF Cavities for Particle Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$700,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75521S Radio frequency (RF) cavities are a key component in particle accelerators for fundamental high-energy physics research and medical applications. To enhance their capabilities, niobium-coated superconducting copper cavities have shown promise for supporting higher electric field gradients… More

Annular Gas Jet Anode for Decade

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to replace the current return rods in the anode of the plasma radiation source (PRS) load, with an annular, supersonic gas jet: an innovation that could drastically reduce source region debris along the line-of-sight (LOS) of the test object, in a… More

High Temperature, Superconducting, Thinfilm Coatings for RF Accelerator Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
78840S05 Superconducting radio frequency (RF) accelerator cavities are traditionally constructed from pure Niobium metal. However, niobium is expensive and difficult to manufacture, leading to increased material and fabrication costs. Compounding the cost problem is the fact that the majority of… More

Annular Gas Jet Anode for Decade

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,098.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Alex Bixler, Associate Scientist III
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to replace the anode posts of a soft x-ray z-pinch with an azimuthally symmetric shell of high density, low atomic number gas. Once ionized, the gas column carries the current and eliminates particulate debris that is otherwise generated by the… More

Electrical Contacts and Packaging for Diamond and Diamondlike High-Power Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jason Wright, Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase-I SBIR is to demonstrate the feasibility of using filtered cathodic arc deposition (FCAD) to fabricate improved metal multilayer Ohmic and Schottky contacts to CVD diamond. Polycrystalline CVD diamond substrates will be acquired, on which eight Ohmic and two Schottky… More

A fast pulse, intermediate flux, bench-top, high rep-rate x-ray source for PRS diagnostic calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Brian L. Bures, Scientist
Abstract:
DTRA requires reliable X-ray sources to irradiate test objects for customers. One key component of test object irradiation is reliable radiation diagnostics to measure the dose and dose-rate to test objects. Current radiation diagnostics possess unacceptable levels of variation. Alameda Applied… More

Non-toxic process for depositing highly-dense, corrosion-resistant aluminum on complex geometry components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jason Wright, Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes dry, non-toxic, plasma-based hybrid energetic ion deposition and implantation process to prepare highly-dense, corrosion-resistant aluminum on complex geometry aircraft components. By replacing electroplated Low Hydrogen Embrittlement cadmium… More

Production of New Durable, Transparent Conductive Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jason Wright, Scientist
Abstract:
Transparent conductive indium tin oxide (ITO) coatings are used on the canopies of certain USAF aircraft for a variety of electromagnetic functions. However, the aircraft canopies suffer from short service lifetimes and must be replaced often because today's ITO coatings exhibit poor mechanical… More

A fast pulse, portable fast neutron source for special nuclear materials detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Brian L. Bures, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, portable, fast neutron source to detect SNM in the field. Our source offers a 20ns neutron pulse with a repetition rate up to 1kHz. The goal is to develop a source with 1000hrs of continuous operation at 1E8 n/s. The Ph I program will… More

FCAPD Protective Coating for Space Tethers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrew L. Gerhan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to demonstrate extended service lifetime of space tethers in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) environment by using Filtered Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition (FCAPD) to deposit a high quality protective coating onto space tether material. Protective… More

Low Temperature MgB2 Deposition for SRF

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,987.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Most radio-frequency (RF) particle accelerators worldwide rely on normal conducting RF cavities to accelerate the particle beam. A few large research accelerators such as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (JLAB) use superconducting… More

Flexible environmental barrier technology for OLEDs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Protecting Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) from moisture and oxygen remains the key technical challenge for fabricating flexible, solid-state lighting displays with acceptable service lifetimes. Although OLED-based displays on flexible PET polymer substrates have been demonstrated, they… More

Enhanced Plasma Throughput for Superconducting Niobium Thin Film Deposition in RF Accelerator Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,989.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Radio frequency (RF) cavities, key components in particle accelerators for fundamental high energy physics research, increasingly utilize superconducting technology to achieve higher accelerating field gradients. Traditionally, superconducting RF cavities are made of niobium, which, although… More

A fast pulse, intermediate flux, bench-top, high rep-rate x-ray source for PRS diagnostic calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Brian Bures, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Presently, commercial and government radiation test facilities do not have convenient, reliable calibration systems for routine, day-in, day-out checks on x-ray and neutron detectors or their filter arrays. Lack of such calibration systems compromises the quality of the testing, and leads to wasted… More

Active Interrogation for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) Detection Experimental Study

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Brian Bures, Scientist
Abstract:
AASC's objective is to mitigate the risk of implementing an active interrogation system based upon time of flight measurements. A fast pulse neutron source is a critical component of a time of flight system even at large stand off. This program directly addresses means to control the probe… More

Protective conformal coatings for spacecraft polymers and paints

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Brian Bures, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
MONTANA STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Rebecca Mahurin
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to further develop its non-line of sight, energetic coating system to deposit protective thin film coatings for polymers in the low earth orbit. Numerous satellites costing $25M to $1B reside in LEO and the lifetime time of the polymers used in these assets is… More

A fast pulsed, high flux neutron source for remote 3D imaging of IEDs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Brian Bures, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, portable, fast neutron source to detect IED in the field. Our source offers a

A fast pulsed, high flux directed neutron source for large stand off detection of special nuclear materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Brian Bures, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, directed, fast neutron source to detect special nuclear materials at large stand off. Our source offers a

A fast pulse, portable fast neutron source for special nuclear materials detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, portable, fast neutron source to detect SNM in the field. Our source offers a less than 100ns neutron pulse with a repetition rate up to 100Hz. The goal is to develop a source with 1000hrs of continuous operation at greater than 1E8… More

Nb3Sn Deposition for RF Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Increasingly, superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) technology is replacing conventional copper radio frequency (RF) technology in new and upgraded particle accelerators. SRF cavities consume less power than conventional cavities to produce a given accelerating gradient, leading to smaller… More

A Novel Wakefield Gas Jet

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Relative to conventional RF-based accelerators, Laser Wakefield Acceleration (LWFA) has demonstrated a quantum leap in electron beam acceleration over a given length. This technology is poised to bring high energy electron beams within reach of a host of new applications in research, industry, and… More

Variable Thrust/Specific Impulse Electrospray Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Yale University
RI Contact:
Nadira Clarke
Abstract:
Yale University and Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) propose to develop a single propellant electrospray micro-thruster for space propulsion with a wide specific impulse range, from 500s at the low end to >2500s, with the goal of 10,000s, while maximizing the performance. Three key prior… More

Nb3Sn Deposition for RF Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The proposed Ph-II research project will be led by Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation, in collaboration with Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and Norfolk State University (NSU) via subcontracts. This team covers the gamut of fundamental research into new Superconducting Radio… More

A Novel Wakefield Gas Jet

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$700,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
There are numerous fields in which fast pulses of supersonic gas jets are useful. One such application is for the laser wakefield acceleration of electrons. Currently, valves with opening times on the order of hundreds of microseconds and closing times that are even longer are used to supply the… More

A fast pulsed, high flux neutron source for remote 3D imaging of IEDs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Brian Bures, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, portable, fast neutron source to detect IED in the field. Our source offers a

Critical Components/Enabling Technologies for High-gradient Particle Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Mahadevan Krishnan, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: High-gradient accelerator technology is sought for development of transportable accelerators capable of accelerating protons, electrons or muons. Portable-accelerator applications of interest to DTRA require protons with energy in the tens of MeV range and in the few GeV range; electrons… More

Films of Mo3Re to Improve the Performance of Existing Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerator Cavities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,959.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Improving the performance of existing superconducting radiofrequency cavities is one approach to improving the capabilities of existing accelerator facilities. By coating existing SRF cavities with Mo3Re, one could realize reduced coat of cryogenics and/or higher accelerating gradients. Alameda… More

Variable Thrust/Specific Impulse Electrospray Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mahadevan Krishnan, President – (510) 483-4156
Research Institution:
Yale University
RI Contact:
Nadira Clarke
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Future Department of Defense space missions require precise, fine-positioning capabilities combined with large maneuvrability requirements. The purpose of this STTR is to: a) identify propellants for electrospray propulsion able to cover, at high propulsion efficiency, an unusually wide… More

Nb Coatings for Bellows used in SRF Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Colt James, Dr. – 510-483-4156x1
Abstract:
High-current particle accelerators have need for low-impedance bellows connecting accelerating cells and in other areas of the accelerator. Typical techniques to decrease surface impedance are to use shields of superconducting Nb, however, as these shields move they produce particulates that can be… More

Linear Gas Jet with Tailored Density Profile

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mahadevan Krishnan, Dr. – 510-483-4156
Abstract:
Laser plasma accelerators have the potential to greatly reduce the cost and size of particle accelerators. A breakthrough in the gas profile used to accelerate the particles is required. Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to demonstrate a test bed system for tailoring the gas profile.… More

MgB2 Coatings for Future SRF Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mahadevan Krishnan, Dr. – 510-483-4156x1
Abstract:
Nb is the superconductor of choice for todays SRF accelerators, but the theoretical limits of the material are quickly being reached. An alternative material that could operate at higher temperatures and higher accelerating gradients would provide a reduction in cost for future SRF accelerators.… More

High Separative Power Vacuum Arc Centrifuge

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mahadevan Krishnan, Dr. – 510-483-4156
Abstract:
Critical enriched isotopes are in short supply. Those that are available are purchased from unstable and foreign sources. Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to demonstrate a high throughput plasma enrichment technology for stable isotopes. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits:… More

Energetic Condensation Coating of Cu on Stainless Steel for High Power Couplers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Describe the problem or situation being addressed. The DOEs and publics interest in the problem should be clearly stated (typically one to three sentences). RF couplers used in all of the superconducting accelerator user facilities consist of a stainless steel base material (for thermal isolation)… More

Energetic Condensation Coating of NbTiN Thin Films for SRF Accelerator Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Statement of the Problem or Situation that is Being Addressed Describe the problem or situation being addressed. The DOEs and publics interest in the problem should be clearly stated (typically one to three sentences). High Energy Physics has a number of superconducting radiofrequency accelerator… More

Tailored Density Rectangular Cluster Jets for Laser Plasma Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Laser plasma accelerators have the potential to greatly reduce the cost and size of particle accelerators. A breakthrough in the gas profile used to accelerate the particles is required. Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to increase the repetition rate of our fast valve from 1… More

Staged, rotating plasma, stable isotope separator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A primary goal of the Department of Energys Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications Program (Isotope Program) within the Office of Nuclear Physics (NP) is to produce isotopes that are in short supply in the U.S. and of which there exists no or insufficient domestic… More

Nb Coatings for Bellows used in SRF Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
High-current particle accelerators have need for low-impedance bellows connecting accelerating cells and in other areas of the accelerator. Typical techniques to decrease surface impedance are to use shields of superconducting Nb, however, as these shields move they produce particulates that can be… More

Dual-Nozzle gas jets for Laser Plasma Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Laser Plasma Accelerators (LPAs) could one day replace larger radio-frequency accelerators in medicine and industry. This proposal aims to deliver a key component of such LPAs: a dual- nozzle, tailored gas jet. Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a dual-nozzle gas jet… More

Dynamic Macroparticle filtering for copper on RF couplers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerators require a critical component that connects the radiofrequency power supply that is warm, to the accelerator cavity that is very cold. Making this coupler insulating on the outside, so that it blocks heat from going into the cold region while making it… More

Nb-on-Cu cavities for 700-1500 MHz SRF accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerators consume much less power than room temperature accelerators, so can one day replace larger accelerators that are used in medicine and industry. Breakthroughs are needed: replacement of costly bulk niobium cavities by cheaper copper cavities that have a skin… More

Energetic Condensation Coating of Cu on Stainless Steel for High Power Couplers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Superconducting radiofrequency accelerators require a critical component that connects the radiofrequency power supply (which is warm) to the accelerator cavity (which is very cold). This coupler component must be insulating on the outside to block heat from going into the cold region. It must also… More