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Company Information:

Name: Ashwin-Ushas Corporation, Inc.
Address: 9 Red Coach Ln
Holmdel, NJ 07733-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
Phone: (732) 901-9096

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,631,962.00 20
SBIR Phase II $6,617,716.00 11

Award List:

Mineralization of TNT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. P. Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $49,495.00
Abstract:
While past TNT biodegradation efforts yielded toxic metabolites through primarily reductive pathways, recent work, e.g. with the fungus P. chrysosporium has given evidence of complete TNT mineralization at typical contaminant site concentrations (e.g. 10 g/kg in soil) although only to ca. 20% over… More

FLEXIBLE ELECTROCHROMIC WINDOW MATERIALS BASED ON POLY(DIPHENYLAMINE) AND RELATED CONDUCTING POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr P Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $74,976.00

FLEXIBLE ELECTROCHROMIC WINDOW MATERIALS BASED ON POLY(DIPHENYLAMINE) AND RELATED CONDUCTING POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr P Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $599,893.00
Abstract:
Electrochromic window materials with low power consumption and high and reversible cyclability have received much attention for potential uses in energy conservation and lighting control in commercial buildings, houses, and automobiles. in contrast to systems such as wo3 (tungsten trioxxide),… More

Corrosion Prevention Coatings Based on Soluble Conducting Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr P. Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
The use of metal/semiconductor (M/SC) interfaces, in the form of SC coatings on metal, is a new anti-corrosion technology based on creating an electronic barrier, through an intrinsic electric field, to the transfer of electrons from a metal substrate to oxidizing species such as oxygen in the… More

Flexible, Visible/IR Flat Panel Electrochromics Based on Poly(Diphenyl Amine) and Related Conducting Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. P. Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $69,965.00

Flexible, Visible/IR Flat Panel Electrochromics Based on Poly(Diphenyl Amine) and Related Conducting Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. P. Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $199,000.00
Abstract:
We have in recent work developed large-area flat panel displays, for a classified military application, which allow for high dynamic range/color contrast in the Visible (70% Transmission dynamic range), mid- and far-IR (up to 90% Reflectance range). The displays are thin film (2 mm) flexible devices… More

Conducting Polymer Based Actively IR Modulating Electrochromics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. P. Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In recent and ongoing work, this firm has developed, for a classified IR-counter-measures applications, large area, active electrochromic flat panel displays (FPDs), based on unique Conducting Polymer (CP) systems and a unique device design. These are very thin (less than 3 mm) and flexible, and… More

ELECTROCHROMIC FAST DARKENING SUNWEAR FOR ARMD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Chandrasekhar, Prasanna
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr P Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $782,284.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $374,000.00

Enhanced, Unique Microwave Methodologies for Remediation of CW and BW Agents and Medical Waste

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: P. Chandrasekhar, President
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
"In a collaborative effort with one of the pre-eminent microwave chemistry research groups in this country, this project offers novel and simple approaches to kg-scale microwave remediation of three types of hazardous wastes: Chemical warfare (CW) agents;Biological warfare (BW) agents; and… More

Intelligent Variable Emittance Panels Using New, ""True"" Solid Electrolyte

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
This firm has, in ongoing work in collaboration with the Air Force, NASA and JPL, developed a unique Variable Emittance technology based on the electrochromism of unique Conducting Polymers. This comprises thin (< 0.5 mm), flexible, lightweight (0.16 g/cm^2), variable area (0.5 cm^2 to 0.5 m^2),… More

Intelligent Variable Emittance Panels Using New, """"True"""" Solid Electrolyte

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,981.00
Abstract:
This work further developed a highly promising Variable Emittance technology for spacecraft thermal control based on Conducting Polymer (CP) electrochromics developed earlier by this firm with the Air Force, NASA and JPL, with: Extremely thin (< 0.2 mm), flexible (plastic), lightweight (0.176… More

Microwave remediation of hazardous medical wastes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $99,254.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Infectious Medical Wastes, e.g. hospital wastes, represent a major component of hazardous wastes generated in the U.S. annually, with > 4.5 million tons generated from > 7,000 hospitals. Incineration remains the predominant disposal method, with continued… More

Spacecraft Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) Based on Polybenzoxazole (PBO) With Unique UV, Atomic-O and Solar Wind Protective Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $65,282.00
Abstract:
Poly(benzoxazole) (PBO) is a new polymeric material extremely promising for external spacecraft structural applications, including, e.g., debris and micrometeoroid shields and crew suits. One of its drawbacks is its reduced resistance to the far-UV and atomic-O. If a well-adhering, protective… More

Unique Conducting Polymer-Coated, Metallized Microporous Membranes with High Electro-Osmotic Function for Chem-Bio Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: P. Chandrasekhar
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
In unrelated, prior and ongoing work, this firm has already developed unique, double-sided, metallized (Au, Pt, etc.) thin, highly flexible, microporous membranes, used as electrodes in unique electrochromic devices. The active electrochromic material, on either side of the membrane, is a Conducting… More

Unique Thin-Film, Flexible Electrochromics for Helmet Visor Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: P. Chandrasekhar, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
In recently completed work, this firm has developed a novel, flexible thin-film electrochromics technology, based on unique Conducting Polymer electrochromic layers on very thin, transparent, conductive plastic (about 0.92 mil or 24 microns thick). This technology's features include: Large… More

Unique, Highly IR- and Visible-Reflective, Highly Stretchable Membranes For Reflective Sights, Adapted From IR Electrochromics Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, President
Award Amount: $98,995.00
Abstract:
In prior, unrelated work at this firm in IR electrochromics, unique, highly flexible/stretchable Au-coated membranes have been developed which have very high IR reflectance (nearly 100% in the 2.5 to 25 micron region) as well as Vis-NIR reflectance (ca. 99% in the 0.5 to 2.5 micron region). These… More

Unique Conducting Polymer-Coated, Metallized Microporous Membranes with High Electro-Osmotic Function for Chem-Bio Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: P. Chandrasekhar, President
Award Amount: $399,872.00
Abstract:
In prior and ongoing, unrelated work in electrochromics, this firm developed unique, thin, flexible, double-sided, metallized (Au, Pt), microporous membranes, incorporating Conducting Polymer (CPs). Expected to have very high electro-osmotic flow capacities, they are useful for active water vapor… More

Variable Emissivity Electrochromics Using Ionic Electrolytes and Low Solar Absorptance Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,956.00
Abstract:
In recent work, this firm developed a highly promising, patented variable emittance technology based on electrochromic Conducting Polymers, with: (1) Thin (< 0.2 mm), flexible, lightweight (0.176 kg/m2), variable area (0.5 cm2 - 0.5 m2. (2) Impervious to flexing, micrometeoroids.(3) High Delta… More

MICROWAVE REMEDIATION OF HAZARDOUS MEDICAL WASTES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $838,815.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project proposes to build and test a 20 L capacity Remediator for medical wastes. Infectious Medical Wastes (IMW), mainly from hospitals, represents a major component of hazardous wastes generated in the U.S.. In f act, more than 4.5 million tons are… More

Variable Emissivity Electrochromics using Ionic Electrolytes and Low Solar Absorptance Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,988.00
Abstract:
This work further developed a highly promising variable emissivity technology for spacecraft thermal control, based on unique conducting polymer (CP) electrochromics combined with ionic electrolytes, developed earlier by this firm (Air Force, JPL) with: Extremely thin (< 0.2 mm), flexible (plastic),… More

High Turndown Ratio, High Delta-Emittance, Variable Emissivity Electrochromics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Variable-emittance materials are in high demand for applications ranging from manned and unmanned space platforms (e.g. in radiators at the Moon's poles where damage could be prevented during times of low heat load) to spacecraft thermal control (especially for micro-, nano-spacecraft where no… More

Fast-Switching, High-Contrast, Electrochromic Sunwear for Persons with Age-Relate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar – 732-739-1122
Award Amount: $134,082.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) afflicts up to 40% of the aging population [1-30]. Studies [6-30] show that gt 70% of the visually impaired population in the US is over 60, and within this, ARMD is the largest cause of impairment. A primary characteristic… More

Very-Wide-Operating-Temperature Li Batteries Based on Unique Ionic Liquid Electrolytes Originally Developed for Electrochromics in Spacecraft Thermal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: P. Chandrasekhar, President – (732) 739-1122
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: While secondary Li batteries have advanced significantly in the last 30 years, one of their critical deficiencies remains poor performance seen at low (<-60 C ) and high (>+90 C) temperatures, due primarily to poor conductivity/ion mobility at these temperatures. This work seeks… More

Functionalized-Conducting-Polymer - Microporous-Membrane Based Voltammetric Sensor Skins With High Selectivity/Sensitivity, Multiple Analyte Sensing i

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, President – (732) 739-1122
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
In unrelated ongoing work, this firm has developed, for a wide variety of applications (including warfighters"clothing in CBD environments for DTRA), a unique, patented technology that has, as its core, metalized microporous membranes functionalised with conducting polymers, in what are… More

High Turndown Ratio, High Delta-Emittance, Variable Emissivity Electrochromics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
Among thermal control methods, variable-emittance materials remain the most promising for addressing deficiencies of current systems (mechanical louvers, loop heat pipes, MEMS, electrostatics, phase change materials, others), especially, e.g., for missions in extreme light/dark environments,… More

Very-Wide-Operating-Temperature Li Batteries Based on Unique Ionic Liquid Electrolytes Originally Developed for Electrochromics in Spacecraft Thermal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, President – (732) 739-1122
Award Amount: $743,888.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Advanced Li battery technology remains beset with performance deficiencies at low/high temperatures/extreme environments (high vacuum, radiation, vibration/shock), primarily from poor conductivity/mobility in organic electrolytes used under such conditions. In this respect, electrolytes… More

Functionalized-Conducting-Polymer - Microporous-Membrane Based Voltammetric Sensor Skins With High Selectivity/Sensitivity, Multiple Analyte Sensing i

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, President – (732) 739-1122
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
A new, very inexpensive, lightweight (25 mg/cm^2), low power (micro-W/cm^2), electrochemical voltammetric sensor technology for CW agents, based on unique conducting polymer microporous membranes and ionic liquid electrolytes with very wide operating temperature, is offered. Voltammetric sensing… More

Inexpensive, Field-Portable, Rugged, Voltammetric Sensors Based on Functionalized Microporous Membranes, with ppb Sensitivity, Multi-Analyte Dis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Prasanna Chandrasekhar, President – (732) 739-1122
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
This work proposes ruggedized, microporous membrane-based sensors for detection of multiple inorganic and organic analytes in the environment based on a modification of voltammetric techniques. It leverages ongoing work at this firm for the Army in voltammetric electrochemical sensors for field… More