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Company Information:

Company Name:
Acree Technologies Incorporated
Address:
1980 Olivera Ave
Suite D
Concord, CA 94520-5454
Phone:
(925) 798-5770
URL:
EIN:
201250852
DUNS:
149397015
Number of Employees:
15
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 $2,587,884.00 27
SBIR Phase II $8,047,784.00 11
STTR Phase I $519,966.00 5

Award List:

Axial Magnetic-Field-Enhanced, High-Density Plasma Neutralized Beam Transport for High Energy Density Physics and Inertial Fusion Energy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
RI Contact:
Nancy Saxer
Abstract:
78676 Fusion energy has the potential of providing significant electrical power in the future, reducing U.S. dependence on dwindling oil supplies. A critical aspect of developing inertial fusion energy, as well as enabling high-energy-density physics studies, is the ability to tightly focus… More

Wet Film Thickness Sensor/Device for Navy Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of using an infrared radiation detection system to accurately measure the thickness of marine paint as it is being applied. The measurement will be used to control ship automated paint application systems. The proposed measurement… More

Innovative and Affordable Materials/Concepts for Improving Rotorcraft Slip Ring Reliability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using a conductive, wear resistant coating to improve the lifetime and reliability of slip rings, in particular the slip ring system used in the V-22 Osprey. Acree Technologies Incorporated has developed an innovative, conductive… More

Erosion Resistant Coatings for Shaft-Driven Compressor (SDC) Impellers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,929.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of erosion resistant coatings for extending the life of shaft-driven compressor (SDC) impellers on the V-22 Osprey. Shaft-driven compressors are used on many aircraft to provide service to on-board inert/oxygen gas separators and… More

Arc Source Multi-Layer Coatings to Double lighting System Lifetimes without Affecting Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using Acree Technologies' Filtered Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition process to deposit multilayer optical coatings to the outside of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps to increase their lifetime and efficiency without affecting their… More

Refractory Coatings on Mechanically Resilient Insulators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using ceramic coatings on plastic high-voltage insulators to increase their surface breakdown voltage and improve their recovery after a breakdown event. The goal is to produce a coating that can be applied to high-power microwave… More

Near Surface Flow Control Using Magnetohydrodynamics in High Mach Number Flight

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Research Institution:
WRIGHT STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
James Menart
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a Cathodic Arc Plasma Sources (CAPS) and Power Processing Unit (PPU) for producing dense, high current (> 1 amp) plasma flows for magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) control of hypersonic flight surfaces. The CAPS source and PPU were developed… More

Resistant Coatings for Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using specialized protective coatings for reducing the amount of wear on aircraft components, thereby extending their life. The goal is to extend their life by a factor of 10x.

Refractory Coatings on Mechanically Resilient Insulators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,090.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase-II project is to build upon the promising results achieved during Phase-I, where it was shown that ceramic coatings raised the breakdown voltage and reduced the amount of damage and improved the recovery after a breakdown event for plastic insulators. The main goals of the… More

Bulk Nitride, Exchange-Coupled Magnet

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA
RI Contact:
David Sellmyer
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using an innovative deposition process for making Sm2Fe17Nx/á-Fe16N2 magnetic materials in bulk quantities. In addition, exchange-coupled nanostructured composites of these materials will be produced. The advantage of this process… 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:
Mike McFarland, President
Abstract:
Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) is currently used as a transparent electrically conductive coating on aircraft canopies to provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for electronic components. The problem with ITO is that it is relatively soft and scratches easily, requiring frequent replacement of… More

Innovative Approaches to the Fabrication of Composite Helicopter Tail Booms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Current production methods of tail booms for rotary-wing aircraft are expensive, inefficient, and produce hazardous byproducts. Conventional methods for production of high end composite parts are both labor intensive and expensive. Alternate methods, such as curing parts in ovens to eliminate… More

Innovative Control Effectors for Common Aerovehicle (CAVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Acree Technologies Incorporated (ATI) has demonstrated the effectiveness of using an innovative Cathodic Arc Plasma Source (CAPS) to produce high-density plasma for control of supersonic air flow. ATI proposes to use its CAPS system for actuation on the Common Aero Vehicle (CAV). The purpose of this… More

Alternative Flight Control Methods for Supersonic/Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Acree Technologies, Inc. (ATI) has demonstrated the effectiveness of using an innovative Cathodic Arc Plasma Source (CAPS) to produce high-density plasma for pressure changes of over 100% in a Mach-5 flow. ATI proposes to use its CAPS system for actuation of supersonic and hypersonic missile… More

Novel Initiators for Pulse Detonation Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF TEXAS, ARLINGTON
RI Contact:
Frank Lu
Abstract:
In this project a novel plasma source known as a CAPS will be used to produce high-density plasma for rapid and reliable detonation initiation for Pulse Detonation Engines (PDE). The CAPS will be run at 100's of Hz and deliver 1-2 J of energy per pulse. CAPS plasma sources produce dense, hypersonic… More

STTR Phase I: Advanced Fabrication and Development of Exchanged Coupled Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,994.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Univ of Nebraska
RI Contact:
David L. Sellmyer
Abstract:
The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I Project will use an already established filtered cathodic arc deposition (FCAD) process for building precise nano-scaled structures necessary to produce high-performance exchange coupled magnets (ECM). Theoretical calculations show… More

MEMS/NEMS High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) and Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (NEMS) technologies to create high performance thermal barrier coatings (TBC) that will improve the performance, efficiency and lifetime of gas turbine… More

Erosion Resistant Coatings for Large Size Gas Turbine Engine Compressor Airfoils

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using Acree Technology's erosion resistant coating to protect large-size turbine engine compressor airfoils for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft. The JSF STOVL compressor airfoils… More

Diamond-like Carbon Coatings on Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Brown, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of an innovative multilayer scratch, abrasion, and ballistic impact resistant protective coating for eyewear that uses a Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) coating as the topcoat. The design consists of an optically thick buffer layer that is… More

Production of New Durable, Transparent Conductive Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) is currently used as a transparent electrically conductive coating on aircraft canopies to provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for electronic components. The problem with ITO is that it is relatively soft and scratches easily, requiring frequent replacement of… More

Multilayer Coatings to Improve the Efficiency and Life of High Intensity Discharge Lamps

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps ¿ which are used extensively for large area lighting, such as parking lots, streets, and warehouses ¿ increasingly are being used for general lighting in stores and homes. HID lighting currently accounts for 26 percent of the lighting energy used in the United… More

Diamond-like Carbon Coatings on Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Brown, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In the Phase-I an innovative coating was demonstrated that provides increased resistance to abrasion and scratching, excellent optical properties and increased ballistic protection. The coating consists of a unique plasma pretreatment of the polycarbonate to improve adhesion and a combination of… More

Advanced Canopy and Window Materials for Improved Helicopter and Aircrew Survivability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, President
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of applying an advanced, multifunctional coating system to canopy windows to increase their resistance to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and attack from low-power laser exposure. The coatings can be controlled during the deposition… More

High Temperature Sensor Materials Optimization and Fabrication Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using an innovative, nanoparticle inkjet process for directly writing high temperature health monitoring sensors on turbine engine and thermal protection system components without the need for expensive sputtering, CVD, clean room or… More

High Temperature Solid Lubricant Coatings for Air Foil Bearings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Brown, CEO / Principal Engineer
Abstract:
This purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using solid lubricant coatings in high temperature air foil bearings. Both the journal and foil components of the bearing will be coated. The journal will be coated with an innovative graded, nanocomposite structure while the foil… More

Multilayer Coatings to Improve the Efficiency and Life of High Intensity Discharge Lamps

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,903.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps are used extensively for large area lighting ¿ such as for parking lots, streets, and warehouses ¿ and are increasingly being used for general lighting in stores and homes. Improving the efficiency of HID lamps would result in significant energy savings. This… More

Passive, Wireless Sensors for Turbine Engine Airfoils

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a nanoparticle inkjet process to fabricate wireless temperature and pressure sensors on turbine engine airfoils for Integrated System Health Management. The approach will use a circuit constructed of passive components that will… More

Miniaturization of Sensors on Flexible Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Projects Manager
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate nano-ink printing processes for making function specific active sensors and electronics on flexible substrates. The goal is to demonstrate ink formulations and recipes for depositing conductor and semiconductor materials on various flexible polymer and… More

High Temperature Sensor Materials Optimization and Fabrication Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,995.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, President – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using an innovative, nanoparticle inkjet process for directly writing high temperature health monitoring sensors on turbine engine and thermal protection system components without the need for expensive sputtering, CVD, clean room or… More

Infrared-Transparent, Millimeter-Wave Bandpass, Missile Dome Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Brown, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
This purpose of this project is to develop advanced coatings for use in tri-mode seeker domes for the next generation Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. The coatings will be deposited using innovative deposition techniques producing films of high optical and electrical quality that are very dense and… More

Advanced Canopy and Window Materials for Improved Helicopter and Aircrew Survivability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,924.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, President
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of applying an advanced, multifunctional coating system to aircraft window materials to increase their resistance to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and to improve eye protection from low-power laser exposure. The project will study… More

Passive, Wireless Sensors for Extreme Turbine Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate innovative wireless sensor materials and concepts that can be used on turbine engine components for Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) at temperatures up to and exceeding 1,260 degrees C. The state of the wireless sensor circuit will be… More

Full Spectrum Photovoltaic Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Alex Welsh, Senior Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using sputter deposition techniques to fabricate high efficiency (>50%) solar cell devices that convert sunlight to electricity using the full range of the visible spectrum. The approach will use the low cost, scalable and well… More

Miniaturization of Sensors on Flexible Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,994.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, President – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate nanoink printing processes for making function specific active sensors and electronics on flexible substrates. The goal is to demonstrate ink formulations and recipes for depositing conductor and semiconductor materials on various flexible polymer and… More

Infrared-Transparent, Millimeter-Wave Bandpass, Missile Dome Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$498,943.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Brown, Senior Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
This purpose of this project is develop an infrared transparent, millimeter wave bandpass filter for use on tri-mode seeker domes for the next generation Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. The filters will simultaneously have a pass-band insertion loss 20dB, and IR transparency greater than 90% to 5m. The… More

High Voltage Metal Insulator Metal (MIM) Capacitor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Brown, Senior Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
This purpose of this project is to develop high-k dielectrics and processes suitable for use in Metal-Insulator-Metal capacitors for incorporation into GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits. An energetic deposition process will be used that has been demonstrated to produce high quality,… More

Passive, Wireless Sensors for Extreme Turbine Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,991.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate innovative wireless sensor materials and concepts that can be used on turbine engine components for Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) at temperatures up to and exceeding 1,260 degrees C. The state of the wireless sensor circuit will… More

Energetic Deposition of Fully Dense, High-Quality Doped-Ceria Coatings for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Dr. – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
Fuel cells convert chemical energy in a fuel directly to electrical power. They have several advantages over other energy sources including: highly efficient energy conversion, fuel flexibility, reduced air pollution, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced oil consumption, and expanded use of… More

Optics and Coatings for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Brown, Principal Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
This purpose of this project is to develop coatings for use inside the gain cavity of next generation Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPALs). These coatings will be applied to transparent surfaces of the cavity used to couple the pump energy into the gain media and allow the transmission of the alkali… More

Improved Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Undersea Cable Connectors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland, Principal Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using Acree Technologies"Energetic Deposition Processes (EDP) for the development of advanced nonconductive anti-corrosion coatings for undersea cable connectors. EDP has the advantage that it produces high density, porosity… More

Infrared-Transparent Electromagnetic Shield

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Brown, Senior Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
This purpose of this project is to develop an advanced Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) coating and protective hardcoating for use on the dome of passive infrared (IR) guided missiles. The coatings will be deposited using innovative energetic deposition techniques producing films of high optical… More

Gear Coatings for Loss of Lubrication Application

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kelvin Wong, Senior Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of an innovative coating solution to provide a substantial improvement in the gear lifetime of rotorcraft power transmission systems following loss-of-lubrication. The high temperature compatible, self-lubricating coating is a… More

Optics and Coatings for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$974,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Brown, Senior Scientist – (925) 798-5770
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to develop coatings for use inside of the gain cavity of next generation Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPALs). These coatings will be applied to transparent surfaces of the cavity used to couple the pump energy into the gain media and allow the transmission of the… More