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Company Information:

Name: ATEC, Inc.
Address: 7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 204
College Park, MD
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (301) 699-1024

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,353,212.00 17
SBIR Phase II $4,782,679.00 8
STTR Phase I $169,490.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,249,800.00 2

Award List:

High Performance Carbon-Carbon Plate Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Reza Shekarriz PhD
Award Amount: $69,605.00
Abstract:
Not Available Solid-state rechargeable batteries offer potentially greater energy density and reliability than their liquid electrolyte counterparts. Unfortunately, there still is no solid electrolyte that can effectively compete with liquid electrolytes in this technology sector. The proposed… More

EHD Enhanced Liquid/Air Carbon-Fiber Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tod Myrum PhD PE
Award Amount: $69,927.00

EHD Enhanced Liquid/Air Carbon-Fiber Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tod A. Myrum, Ph.D., P.E.
Award Amount: $599,767.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Reza Shekarriz
Award Amount: $68,520.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Reza Shekarriz, President
Award Amount: $64,463.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Reza Shekarriz, President
Award Amount: $64,644.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV OF MD/DEPT. OF MECHANICAL ENG.
Principal Investigator: Reza Shekarriz, President
Award Amount: $69,990.00
RI Contact: Mike Ohadi

Integrated Power Electronics Cooling System Using EHD - Enhanced Microchannel Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President and Technical D
Award Amount: $604,000.00
Abstract:
ATEC and TA&T, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, will develop a light-weight, low-cost ceramic-based, high heat flux microchannel heat sink device suitable for power electronics cooling applications. The combination of our uniquefabrication process and the incorporation of an active… More

CHIP-INTEGRATED EHD PUMPED CRYOGENIC COOLING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MARYLAND
Principal Investigator: John Lawler
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Davinder K. Anand
Abstract:
We propose to develop an efficient heat rejection unit for cryogenic cooling with ultra low parasitic thermal, mechanical, and electromagnetic noise for cooling filters and sensors at HTS conditions. The proposed device will incorporate active micro-scaleheat transfer surfaces, pump(s), and… More

Application of Frost Prevention in Food Processing Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: John Lawler
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Advanced Thermal and Environmental Concepts, Inc. proposes to utilize electrohydrodynamic (EHD) technology to reduce the amount of frost that forms on cold plates in food freezers. The defrost cycle consumes about 5-15% of the energy to operate an industrial food freezer. During Phase I of our… More

Application of Frost Prevention in Food Processing Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: John Lawler
Award Amount: $253,407.00
Abstract:
Advanced Thermal and Environmental Concepts, Inc. proposes to utilize electrohydrodynamic (EHD) technology to reduce the amount of frost that forms on cold plates in food freezers. The defrost cycle consumes about 5-15% of the energy to operate an industrial food freezer. During Phase I of our… More

Heat Flux Sensor With Minimized Impact On Boundary Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President
Award Amount: $99,229.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop a heat flux sensor that can be used to estimate the temperature and heat flux on the far side of a wall as a function of time. The configuration of the sensor is specifically designed to minimize the sensor's impact on thetemperature and heat flux boundary conditions on the… More

An Improved Heat Exchanger and An Oil Separator For CO2 Heat Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President
Award Amount: $117,973.00
Abstract:
"The U.S. military's Environmental Control Units (ECUs) predominantly operate with halogen-containing refrigerants (CFCs or HCFCs). Since many of these units are nearing the end of their useful lives, an opportunity exits to develop more efficient, costeffective, and easily supportable systems that… More

An Improved Heat Exchanger and An Oil Separator For CO2 Heat Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President and Technical D
Award Amount: $727,840.00
Abstract:
ATEC, in collaboration with an OEM partner and University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Energy Engineering, propose to develop an innovative oil separator and a heat exchanger with a novel manifolding system for CO2 heat pumps. These twocomponents will eliminate some of the shortcomings of… More

T/R Module Board Cooled With Thin-Film Evaporators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President and Technical D
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a superior thermal management system for high-power radar T/R modules at the Lower Replaceable Unit or LRU board level. We will incorporate evaporators into a new LRU board such that an evaporator is adjacent to each T/R module. Ourunique and proprietary thin-film evaporators… More

Innovative Two-Phase Heat Spreader For X-Band T/R Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President and Technical D
Award Amount: $69,681.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a T/R module housing that incorporates two-phase thin-film evaporators adjacent to each T/R module in order to increase greatly the lateral spreading within the housing. Our unique thin-film evaporators remove large amounts of heatvia ultra thin-film evaporation of a working… More

A Source-Integrated Micro-Cooling Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President
Award Amount: $551,503.00
Abstract:
Advanced Thermal and Environmental Concepts (ATEC Inc.), in collaboration with the University of Maryland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Thermacore, Inc., propose to develop and test a highly efficient, source integrated, ultra compact cooling device with broad applications in military and… More

Heat Flux-Based Calorimeter for Active Thermal Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, Technical Director
Award Amount: $99,899.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a calorimeter for accurately measuring the performance of active thermal control materials that can be easily deployed on spacecraft and satellites. Our calorimeter will be based on thin film heat flux gauges, which measure heat flux by determining the temperature difference… More

High Performance Point Source LEDs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John McKillop, CEO
Award Amount: $99,651.00
Abstract:
Long standing relationships with the Ioffe Institute have allowed ATEC to license novel LED technologies developed by Matveev and co-workers, including InGaAs LEDs that emit in the 3 to 5 um region and Negative Luminescence devices that are capable of simulating objects at temperatures below… More

Thermo-Electric-Powered Thin Film Evaporators For Cooling Power Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President and Technical D
Award Amount: $69,955.00
Abstract:
We propose developing "spot cooling" devices for the high heat flux electronic components in the Navy's shipboard electronic cabinets. Our spot cooling devices will incorporate a combination of thin film evaporators and thermo-electric power generators. Our thin film evaporators are expected to… More

CTE-Matched, Liquid-Cooled, High Thermal Conductivity Heat Sink

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,861.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of a CTE-matched, liquid-cooled, high thermal conductivity heat sink for use in spacecraft thermal management applications. The material of construction of this heat sink has four properties that are critical: high normal and specific thermal conductivities, low CTE, high… More

Heat Flux-Based Calorimeter for Active Thermal Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President
Award Amount: $749,953.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a space-ready instrument that can accurately measure the emissivities, absorptivities, and long term stabilities of several passive and active coatings or thermal structures simultaneously. This technique provides a direct measure of the heat flowing through the surface using… More

A Novel Thermal Management Method for SiC Power Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John V. Lawler, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
79237 Although solid-state power modules are becoming increasily important components in energy systems (e.g., wind turbines) and in vehicle propulsion systems (e.g., hybrid vehicles), the requirements for these power modules are beginning to exceed the limits of silicon-based power modules. … More

High Performance Point Source LEDs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President
Award Amount: $749,818.00
Abstract:
This project addresses the need for high performance IR LEDs for scene generation in hardware-in-the-loop facilities and for the in situ calibration of IR optics in seekers and reconnaissance satellites. The Ioffe Institute has developed leading technologies to produce LEDs with high output, low… More

A Nanofluid with Superior Thermal Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Maryland
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, Dr
Award Amount: $99,500.00
RI Contact: Bao Yang
Abstract:
Many industrial processes involve the transfer of heat from one medium to another. Thermal fluids and heat exchangers are often used as part of these processes. However, besides water or aqueous solutions, the other thermal fluids have thermal properties much lower than water, so larger heat… More

Low-profile air-cooled heat sinks for GMR systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President
Award Amount: $69,919.00
Abstract:
ATEC, in collaboration with the Smart and Small Thermal Systems Laboratory at the University of Maryland, proposes the development of low-profile, air-cooled heat sinks for use in cooling electronic modules, such as the Ground Mobile Radio communications systems. These heat sinks will be much… More

Low thermal resistance two-phase cooling loop for aircraft thermal management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President – (301) 699-1024
Award Amount: $149,931.00
Abstract:
The trend of replacing mechanical drive systems with power electronics and electrical drives has led to significant increases in the on-board power requirements in military aircraft. Although electrical systems are typically highly efficient, still a significant portion of the electrical energy is… More

Manifolded micro-groove aircraft heat exchangers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Lawler, President – (301) 699-1024
Award Amount: $546,391.00
Abstract:
The trend of replacing hydraulic and pneumatic drive systems with power electronics and electrical drives has led to significant increases in the on-board power requirements in military aircraft. Although electrical systems are typically highly efficient, still a significant portion of the… More