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Company Information:

Name: Aspen Systems, Inc.
Address: 184 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752-3017
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
Phone: (508) 281-5322

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $6,480,657.00 85
SBIR Phase II $22,895,949.00 35
STTR Phase I $379,897.00 4
STTR Phase II $749,008.00 1

Award List:

THE MAJOR LIMITING RELIABILITY COMPONENTS OF CRYOGENIC SYSTEMS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SEALS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. william m. toscano , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,055.00
Abstract:
The major limiting reliability components of cryogenic systems have always been seals. besides contributing to gas contamination and debris particle accumlation, seals have physically failed; as a result, seals have been responsible for the majority of failures occuring in cryogenic liquefaction and… More

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MULTISEGMENT CERAMIC RING CRYOGENIC SEALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Kang P Lee
Award Amount: $50,000.00

EXHAUST HEAT DRIVEN THERMOELECTRIC FAN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: H Hamed Borhnian
Award Amount: $50,000.00

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MULTISEGMENT CERAMIC RING CRYOGENIC SEALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Kang P Lee
Award Amount: $490,000.00
Abstract:
The major limiting reliability component of cryogenic systems has always been seals. besides contributing to gas contamination and debris particle accumulation, seals have failed physically. as a result, seals have been responsible for the majority of cryogenic liquefaction and refrigeration system… More

ULTRAHIGH PERFORMANCE MOTORS FOR ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr kang p lee
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The object of this research is to develop permanent magnets motors having significantly higher torque capability than the state-of-the-art through the use of air-gap winding armatures and advanced cooling techniques. according to preliminary studies, the air-gap winding motor has a performance… More

EXHAUST HEAT DRIVEN THERMOELECTRIC FAN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: H Hamed Borhnian
Award Amount: $271,737.00
Abstract:
During cold ambient conditions, the thermal gradients created by standard non-electric military heaters in army tents and barracks produce uncomfortable living conditions. circulation of the interior air by a fan reduces significantly the thermal gradients. however, with the absence of electricity,… More

HFC-134A SHIPBOARD SCREW COMPRESSOR REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hamed Borhanian , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,957.00
Abstract:
Due to the forthcoming ban on all ozone depleting refrigerants, thenavy needs new refrigeration technologies to replace those using such chemicals. the proposed system uses some of the inherent design advantages of a screw compressor to adapt it to a vapor compression refrigeration system using… More

PROBE FOR FLUCTUATING TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS IN TURBULENT SUPERSONIC FLOWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael M Tilleman , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
An innovative coherent optical measurement method to diagnose high frequency fluctuating components in a high mach number flow is proposed. the species concentration, static and stagnation temperature of the gas mixture, will be measured directly and simultaneously during a single laser pulse,… More

HIGH SELECTIVITY COMPOSITE MEMBRANES UTILIZING FULLERENESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jaesoek Ryu
Award Amount: $54,061.00
Abstract:
A novel gas separation method is proposed based on composite membrane utilizing newly discovered fullerenes. this new membrane will allow gas separation over a wide range of temperatures with extreme selectivity, and at higher flux than presently can be achieved. the new membrane material is… More

"MAGLEV OPTICAL DETECTION OF OBSTACLES (MODO)"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Michael Tilleman Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Remote Measurements Of Clouds And Fog

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Tilleman
Award Amount: $69,500.00
Abstract:
Aspen systems proposes an innovative apparatus for remote measurement of cloud and fog parameters, such as water content. this lidar apparatus uses state-of-the-art laser technology to measure the properties of a cloud or fog (constituent, water droplet size and concentration) regardless of ambient… More

A Novel Explosive Initiator Material Utilizing Fullerenes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $66,217.00
Abstract:
Novel explosive initiator materials are proposed based on fullerenes containing energetic molecules. The proposed innovative multi-layer structure safely stores highly reactive fuel utilizing fullarene chemistry, isolated by a novel metal layer from an oxidant containing fullerene. The final… More

High K, Low Loss Selenium Polymers For Lightweight Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Piche
Award Amount: $64,951.00
Abstract:
ASPEN SYSTEMS PROPOSES TO DEVELOP HIGH DIECTRIC CONSTANT (K) SELENIUM POLYMERS TO MEET THE DESIGN OBJECTIVES OF HIGH ENERGY DENSITY CAPACITORS (HEDC) FOR ENERGY STORAGE IN PULSED POWER SYSTEMS (15 TO 45 MJ/kg). IN THE PROPOSED PHASE I WEL WILL SYNTHESIZE HIGHLY PROCESSABLE, Se BASED POLYMERS AND… More

Highly Adherant, Conductive, and Economical Plasma-Thermal-Sprayed Siloxane-Elastomer Thermal Control Paints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas C. Walton
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Innovative, Low-Cost Composite Fabrication Using E-Beam Cured Pregreg Processable Siloxane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas C. Walton
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Flexible Insulation System Using Ultra-Low Density Aerogels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jaesoek Ryu
Award Amount: $50,000.00

NOVEL DEICING/ANTI-ICING MATERIALS WITH ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL ACCEPTABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Piche
Award Amount: $68,496.00

"MAGLEV OPTICAL DETECTION OF OBSTACLES (MODO)"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Michael Tilleman Phd
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The realization of safe, high-speed maglev or steel wheel ground transportation will require a reliable system to detect obstacles in the guideway at a considerable distance. requirements include all-weather operation, day time and night time operation, and the detection of obstacles around the… More

NOVEL DEICING/ANTI-ICING MATERIALS WITH ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL ACCEPTABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Piche
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems, Inc. proposes the program "Novel Deicing/Anti-icing materials with Enhanced Environmental Acceptability." We will evaluate novel deicing and anti-icing materials that perform equal to or better than current materials, including the naturally occurring Anti-Freeze proteins,… More

Ceramic Composite Electrolytic Technology for Diesel Engine Emission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Piche
Award Amount: $59,980.00
Abstract:
Aspen systems proposes to develop high dielectric constant (K), low loss tellurium polymers to meet the design objectives of high energy density capacitors. In the proposed Phase I program we will apply rigorous computational chemical techniques to predict the properties of this new class of… More

FLEXIBLE INSULATION WITH ULTRA-LOW THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu, Phd
Award Amount: $61,030.00
Abstract:
An innovative high temperature insulation system is proposed which utilizes high temperature compatible refractory aerogels and fibers. This composite structure incorporates key features of the extremely low thermal conductivity of the aerogels and the flexibility, durability, and engineerbility of… More

Reliable Multilayer Insulation Using Ultra-Low Density Aerogel-Based Spacers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu
Award Amount: $69,946.00
Abstract:
An innovative composite spacer for multilayer insulations is proposed that employs a newly developed ultra-low density aerogels. The design uses the extremely low solid conductivity and reduced gas conduction of aerogels sandwiched in a durable carrier to minimize each mode of heat transfer and… More

High Performance Dielectrics for High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Joseph Piche
Award Amount: $37,070.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop high dielectric constant (K), low loss tellurium polymers to meet the design objectives of high energy density capacitors. In the proposed Phase I program we will apply rigorous computational chemical techniques to predict the properties of this new class of… More

Environmentally Compliant High Velocity Impact Fusion (HVIF) Runway and Low Observable Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas C. Walton
Award Amount: $59,999.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to further advance the State-of-the-Art in Low Observable Aircraft Paints as well as Airport runway and Taxiway Paints with increased nighttime safety, longer marking life, extremely fast open to traffic formulated with engineering thermoplastic, UV-stable, polymer paint… More

Agiel laser and ballistic impact resistant high performance polycarbonate polymers for transparent eye and sensors safety shields

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Joseph W. Piche
Award Amount: $69,100.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to design and synthesize transparent polymers with nonlinear, laser absorbing species and subanosecond response times. We will build polydiacetylens and multiphoton, laser-radiation-absorbing species directly into the polymer. Additional multi-photon absorbing chemical… More

An Advanced Onboard Fuel Reformer for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu
Award Amount: $98,864.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes an advanced onboard high purity hydrogen production subsystem for fuel cell vehicles. Ultrahigh purity hydrogen will be produced from liquid hydrocarbons utilizing a novel catalytic-membrane-based fuel reformer. The ultra-high purity hydrogen will be perfectly suitable for PEM… More

Man-portable Power Gneration and Cooling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn I. Deming
Award Amount: $70,000.00

MODULAR/TRANSPORTABLE CLASSROOM STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Roy Richard
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Novel Fuel System Icing Inhibitor with Enhanced Environmental Acceptability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Horn
Award Amount: $79,993.00

Innovative, Low-Cost Composite Fabrication Using E-Beam Cured Pregreg Processable Siloxane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas C. Walton
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Flexible Insulation System Using Ultra-Low Density Aerogels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jaesoek Ryu
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Carbon Nitride Films for High Power Density Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul Winsor, Iv, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $58,690.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems will develop high efficiency/high temperature Carbon-Nitride films to meet the design objectives of high energy density capacitors (HEDC) for energy storage in pulsed power systems (>15MJ/kg). Phase I will fabricate samples of film for dielectric analysis. The dielectric properties of… More

Low-Temperature Performance Property Test Methods and Analysis of Thermally Stable Jet Fuels Including JP-8, JP-8-100 and Additive Packages

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Joseph W. Piche
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Although significant work has been accomplished with thermally stable fuels and additive packages for use in high-temperature applications, research must be conducted to understand how these additives affect the low-temperature performance characteristics of jet fuel, including the formation and… More

MODULAR/TRANSPORTABLE CLASSROOM STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Roy Richard
Award Amount: $749,113.00
Abstract:
This project will design and develop a new breed of energy efficient modular/transportable classrooms that will incorporate daylighting, passive solar techniques, natural ventilation, and solar water heating. the product will be based on innovative construction techniques and technologies resulting… More

Novel Fuel System Icing Inhibitor with Enhanced Environmental Acceptability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Horn
Award Amount: $732,117.00
Abstract:
Aspend Systems, Inc. proposes the program "Novel Fuel System Icing Inhibitor with Enhanced Environmental Acceptability". We will evaluate novel fuel anti-icing materials that perform equal to or better than current materials, including the design of biomimetic analogs of naturally occurring… More

Low Cost Advanced Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Patrick E. Mack
Award Amount: $79,996.00

Semi-Rigid Or Rigid, High Temperature Insulations Utilizing Refractory Aerogels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,898.00

Next Generation Fire Protective Textiles Incorporating Microencapsulated Flame Retardants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Michael Horn
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Low Cost, Contamination-Tolerant Electrocatalysts for Low-Temperature Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jaeseok Ryu
Award Amount: $74,998.00

All Solid-State, High Speed Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Tilleman
Award Amount: $99,998.00

Low Cost Advanced Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Patrick E. Mack
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems, Inc. proposes the program "Novel Thermosets For Room Temperature Cured Aerospace Composites." Aerospace composites must maintain integrity at 350F (177C). With current resin systems, this is only achievable through elevated cure cycling, translating to added costs throughout the… More

Next Generation Fire Protective Textiles Incorporating Microencapsulated Flame Retardants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Michael Horn
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
An important facet to a soldier's survivability depends on the clothing worn during combat and training exercises. Common fibers used in the textile industry, particularly nylons and polyesters, are flammable, produce toxic smoke and are potentially hazardous when worn soldiers. Flame retardant… More

All Solid-State, High Speed Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Tilleman
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a high speed, electronic camera that features a large format and a diode laser illuminator. This system will offer greater resolution and versatility than has been previously available. Using illumination from a compact laser diode, the new camera will resolve the… More

Novel Method for Strengthening Sapphire at Elevated Temperatures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Regan
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a novel process to increase the strength of sapphire at elevated temperatures. The resulting strength increase will alleviate the adverse effects of frictional heating of sapphire windows. Frictional heating can initiate a c-axis strength loss, leading to… More

Semi-Rigid Or Rigid, High Temperature Insulations Utilizing Refractory Aerogels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $596,379.00

Low Cost, Contamination-Tolerant Electrocatalysts for Low-Temperature Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jaeseok Ryu
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Two-Stage Separation of Organics and Metals from Contaminated Soil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wendell E. Rhine , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $74,975.00
Abstract:
7 Two-Stage Separation of Organics and Metals from Contaminated Soil--Aspen Systems, Inc., 184 Cedar Hill Street, , Marlborough, MA 01752-3017; (508) 481-5058 Dr. B. Scott Jaynes, Principal Investigator Mr. Hamed Borhanian, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82333 Amount: … More

Personal Heating System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn I. Deming
Award Amount: $99,841.00
Abstract:
While the benefits of auxiliary heating of the human body when exposed to extremely cold temperatures are well known, there is currently no suitable technology developed to provide body heating in a completely autonomous and mobile system. In Phase I of the proposed program Aspen Systems will… More

HYPERBRANCHED POLYOLS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DURABLE THERMOSET COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B. Scott Jaynes, Phd
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
As part of the Air Force program to develop aircraft coating systems with 30 years service life, Aspen Systems, Inc. proposes the development of fracture, chemical weather resistant coatings by incorporation of a hyperbranched polyarylether ketone (HPK) polyol into polyurethane and aliphatic epoxy… More

Adaptive Daylighting Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Glenn Demming , Program Manager
Award Amount: $74,981.00
Abstract:
81 Adaptive Daylighting Systems--Aspen Systems, Inc., 184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752-3017; (508) 481-5058 Mr. Glenn Demming, Principal Investigator Mr. Hamed Borhanian, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82334 Amount: $74,981 There is a need to promote the design… More

Highly Sensitive Room Temperature Middle Infrared Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sergei Krivoshlykov
Award Amount: $98,798.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes a novel highly sensitive imaging and visualizing detector of eye-safe coherent Middle Infrared (MIR) Radiation (2 - 5 microns). The detector can operate at room temperature with noise-equivalent power NEP < 10 {super -12} WHz (super -1/2}, response time tau < 2.0X10 {super… More

Coke Resistant Catalyst for the Partial Oxidation Reforming of Hydrocarbon Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wendell E. Rhine , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
57 Coke Resistant Catalyst for the Partial Oxidation Reforming of Hydrocarbon Fuels--Aspen Systems, Inc., 184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752-3017; 508-481-5058 Dr. Wendell E. Rhine, Principal Investigator Mr. Hamed Borhanian, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

High Powered Er:Yb Doped Fiber Laser Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sergei Krivoshlykov
Award Amount: $98,955.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a Er+3:Yb+3 doped double clad fiber laser amplifier with an output power of 10 W. The active core enclosed by a large rectangular inner cladding is end pumped with a beam from a laser diode array delivered by a bundle of rectangular core fibers preserving the… More

Laser Beam Delivery in a Fiberoptic with Corrected Phase by a Phase Conjugate Mirror

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Tilleman, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,906.00
Abstract:
Aspen System proposes an innovative technology for correcting the phase of a high power laser beam delivered via a multimode fiberoptic. The proposed system has an architecture lending itself to a broad variety of applications that range from ladars to medical catheters. Keeping the commercial … More

Compact Diesel Reformer for PEM Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wendell Rhine
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Various diesel reforming methods have been tried to develop an efficient and reliable means of providing hydrogen to fuel cell power systems promising high efficiency and low pollution. The most difficult obstacle has been coking up of reformers. Aspen proposes to solve the coking problem… More

Novel Liquid Crystal Thermosets for Barrier Coating Binder Matrices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Patrick E. Mack
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
To meet the challenge of impermeable barrier coatings for honeycomb composite structures, Aspen Systems, Inc. proposes the program "Novel Liquid Crystal Thermosets for Barrier Coating Binder Matrices". Designed from the molecular level, these new materials are based on room temperature, solventless… More

Multichannel, Bidirectional, Off-axis Optical Slip Ring Connector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sergei Krivoshlykov, Phd
Award Amount: $99,695.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a multichannel, bidirectional, off-axis optical slip ring connector capable of establishing communication between two rotating surfaces. The novel design utilizes commercial off-the-shelf components providing high bandwidth (THz) with enhanced sensitivity and… More

Treatment to Increase the Strength of Sapphire Windows and Domes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Regan
Award Amount: $59,962.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a novel process to increase the strength of sapphire at elevated temperatures. The resulting increase will alleviate strength losses in high performance IR seeker systems such as THAAD and Standard Block IV. The Aspen process will uniformly implant silicon atoms… More

Novel Method for Strengthening Sapphire at Elevated Temperatures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Regan
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a novel process to increase the strength of sapphire at elevated temperatures. The resulting strength increase will alleviate the adverse effects of frictional heating of sapphire windows. Frictional heating can initiate a c-axis strength loss, leading to… More

Personal Heating System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn I. Deming
Award Amount: $746,608.00
Abstract:
While the benefits of auxiliary heating of the human body when exposed to extremely cold temperatures are well known, there is currently no suitable technology developed to provide body heating in a completely autonomous and mobile system. In Phase I of the proposed program Aspen Systems will… More

Liquid Crystalline Adhesives with Zero Shrinkage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Massachusetts
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Dr. bruce m. novak
Abstract:
The proposed program will develop a liquid crystalline Adhesive with Zero Shrinkage, for bonding of airframe joints. Aspen Systems, Inc. is currently in the process of developing a new class of epoxide resins. These new epoxy materials are based on orderable, low molecular weight liquid crystalline… More

Aerogels with Glass-like Transparency for Cherenkov Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Redouane Begag , Senior Chemist
Award Amount: $74,920.00
Abstract:
50713-98-I Aerogels with Glass-like Transparency for Cherenkov Detectors--Aspen Systems, Inc., 184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752-3017; (508) 481-5058 Dr. Redouane Begag, Principal Investigator Dr. Kang P. Lee, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82534 Amount: $74,926 The… More

SBIR Phase I: The Synthesis of a New Electrically Conductive Ceramic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cong Pu
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wendell Rhine
Award Amount: $749,967.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Patrick E Mack
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Redouane Begag , Senior Chemist
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Polyimide Aerogels as Cryrogenic Insulation Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wendell E. Rhine, Ph.D., Senior Chemist
Award Amount: $69,982.00

Synthesis of Ultra-High Temperature Resistant Zirconium and Hafnium Carbide Aerogels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Senior Chemist
Award Amount: $69,995.00

X-Ray Cured Liquid Crystal Epoxy System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Regan, Senior Project Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark D. Fokema, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Senior Chemist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Senior Chemist
Award Amount: $599,964.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Senior Chemist
Award Amount: $69,982.00

Large Format MicroFiber Detector for Low Energy Neutrons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
65064 One of the factors that limits the productivity of DOE workers performing decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) work is the heat stress induced by the protective clothing that must be worn. Currently, there are no personal cooling products available that meet all of the needs. The… More

Advanced Aerogel Composites as Insulation Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wendell E. Rhine, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
NASA seeks new and innovative technologies for materials, processes, and manufacturing that will provide safe, reliable, lightweight, and less expensive launch vehicle and spacecraft components. This project focuses on improving the strength of the lightest weight material known to man, i.e.,… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Henry
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a novel drug delivery method for treatment of diseases and symptoms that currently require intravenous, subcutaneous injections or oral intake. This method is based on the use of drugs in an extremely fine and ultra… More

Novel Treatment of Power Plant Fly Ash for Use as Low-Cost Mercury Sorbent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: George L. Gould, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
65264 Commonly utilized duct system insulation typically has very low thermal R-values of approximately R-4/inch. This project will develop and optimize a new type of insulation for HVAC ductwork with higher R-values, 10-12/inch. New duct designs, based on a recently developed lightweight and… More

SBIR Phase I: Cofacial Metal Complexes as Oxygen Reduction Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Wendell Rhine
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project involves developing highly active oxygen reduction catalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Most of the technologies and subsystems for PEM fuel cells are currently well established via vigorous efforts by both the… More

Sorption-Reaction System for Reformate Purification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark D. Fokema, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60410 In order to use conventional fuels in fuel cells, the fuel must be converted to a hydrogen-rich reformate. High levels of carbon monoxide in the reformate poison the fuel cell anode catalyst and degrade fuel cell performance. A method is sought by which to reduce the carbon monoxide… More

Sorption-Reaction System for Reformate Purification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark D. Fokema, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
60410 In order to use conventional fuels in fuel cells, the fuel must be converted to a hydrogen-rich reformate. High levels of carbon monoxide in the reformate poison the fuel cell anode catalyst and degrade fuel cell performance. A method is sought by which to reduce the carbon monoxide… More

Non-Flammable Hydrophobic Aerogel Composite Insulation for Cryogenic Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Senior Chemist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In contrast to conventional hydrophobic aerogels that are flammable, Aspen proposes to develop hydrophobic / non-flammable reinforced composite aerogel insulation for numerous applications where both humidity and high oxygen atmosphere are present. Recent preliminary tests at Aspen demonstrated that… More

Non-Flammable Hydrophobic Aerogel Composite Insulation for Cryogenic Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Redouane Begag, Senior Chemist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In contrast to conventional hydrophobic aerogels that are flammable, Aspen proposes to develop hydrophobic / non-flammable reinforced composite aerogel insulation for numerous applications where both humidity and high oxygen atmosphere are present. Recent preliminary tests at Aspen demonstrated that… More

Personal Cooling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65064 One of the factors that limit the productivity of DOE workers performing decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) work is the heat stress induced by the protective clothing that must be worn. Currently, there are no personal cooling products available that meet all of the needs. The… More

Personal Cooling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
65064 One of the factors that limit the productivity of DOE workers performing decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) work is the heat stress induced by the protective clothing that must be worn. Currently, there are no personal cooling products available that meet all of the needs. The… More

NBC Personnel Cooling Suit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Aspen Systems proposes to develop a small portable personal cooling system that may be used by the Special Operations Forces with or without NBC protective clothing. The approach proposed will rely on our miniature refrigeration technology previouslydeveloped. Our rotary compressor, developed to… More

NBC Personnel Cooling Suit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,881.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a small portable personal cooling system that may be used by Special Operations Forces with or without NBC protective clothing. The use of NBC garments in warm environments can severely inhibit the operators fromperforming at thier top level both physically and… More

Personal Heat Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,561.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a small portable vapor compression-based personal heat pump system that may be used by Air Force flight line and aircrew personnel to reduce heat stress and cold weather exposure. Aspen Systems is uniquely qualified sincewe have successfully designed, fabricated,… More

Personal Heat Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a small portable personal heat pump system that may be used by Air Force flight line maintenance and aircrew personnel to combat heat stress and cold weather exposure. Aspen Systems is uniquely qualified to develop a miniature personal heat pump. We have… More

Permselective Membrane-based In-line Sulfur Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu, CTO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a highly selective, high sensitivity and fast-response in-line sulfur monitoring system based on advanced membrane technology. In the proposed sulfur sensors, the active membrane layer selectively extracts sulfur compounds from the logistic fuel processing streams.… More

Nanocomposites with Independently Controlled Properties of the Thermoelectric Material for High Figure of Merit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Clemson University
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu, CTO
Award Amount: $99,950.00
RI Contact: Michael Strickland
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop advanced nanocomposite materials to achieve high thermoelectric figure of merit by incorporating nanoparticles with high Seebeck coefficients within a high surface area semiconducting matrix with extremely low thermal conductivity and high electrical conductivity. … More

Molecular-Resonance Fiber Optic Gas Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,962.00
Abstract:
Aspen systems proposes to develop an innovative and smart sensors to continuously monitor ambient air compositions by utilizing a resonating tunable micro-cavity technology. The new device will directly measure the unique vibrational resonance of gas molecules and determine its concentration for… More

Improved Vapor Compression Personal Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, VP, Engineering and R and D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The use of protective garments and/or body armor combined with warm ambient environments is a potentially lethal combination. We propose to develop a very small man-portable, self-contained cooling system based on our vapor compression technology. We believe that a vapor compression based system is… More

Permselective Membrane-based In-line Sulfur Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu, CTO
Award Amount: $749,980.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a highly selective, high sensitivity and fast-response in-line sulfur monitoring system using an advanced membrane-based sensor technology. In Phase I, we developed advanced sol-gel synthesis route to fabricate solid zinc oxide coatings with desired crystalline… More

Inorganic/Organic Flexible Nanocomposites with High Thermoelectric Figure of Merit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
79269S Thermoelectric waste heat recovery from automobiles would increase fuel economy by 2-10%. However, the thermoelectric figure of merit for existing materials, including advanced low dimensional materials, is relatively small. Therefore, the overall energy conversion efficiency is too low to… More

Novel Use of Magnesium Composites to Reduce Weight of Mortar Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Somesh Mukherjee, Senior Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Metal matrix composites(MMC) has increasing applications in aerospace, transportation and military fields due to its high specific strength and stiffness. Magnesium (Mg) with a density of approximately two-thirds of aluminum is the lightest structural material. MMCs fabricated from magnesium thus… More

Improved Vapor Compression Personal Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, VP, Engineering and R&D, Thermal Div – (508) 281-5322
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a unique state of the art miniature vapor compression cooling system for use by emergency first responders. The program is structured to include investigation and research into realistic user needs as part of the product definition activities. Aspen has established… More

Low Cost, Wide Band Infrared Window Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Somesh Mukherjee, Senior Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems Inc., proposes to investigate the feasibility of developing a protective coating material for ZnS that will have comparable mechanical properties of ALON, Spinel and Sapphire but will retain the extended regime transmission properties of multi-spectral ZnS. However, ZnS being a soft… More

Extreme Phase Change Materials for Soldier Microclimate Regulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, VP of Engineering and R&D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Said Al-Hallaj
Abstract:
Aspen Systems and the Illinois Institute of Technology propose (IIT) to develop an advanced vapor compression miniature personal cooling system with integrated phase change material (PCM) for used by U.S. military soldiers. Aspen Systems has developed a unique miniature rotary compressor and… More

Compact Water Recovery System Utilizing Permselective Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu, CTO
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a highly efficient and compact water recovery system from the fuel cell exhaust stream by utilizing an innovative water permselective membrane technology. In the proposed water recovery technology, water vapor will be absorbed and transported through a… More

Novel Use of Magnesium Composites to Reduce Weight of Mortar Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Somesh K. Mukherjee, Senior Materials Scientis
Award Amount: $729,841.00
Abstract:
Magnesium alloys have always been attractive to designers/Engineers due to their low density-only two thirds that of aluminum. However, existing magnesium alloy do not exhibit an adequate combination of castability, creep performance and corrosion resistance as compared to its competitive Al alloys.… More

Compact Water Recovery System Utilizing Permselective Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jae Ryu, CTO
Award Amount: $736,424.00
Abstract:
a Aspen Systems proposes to develop a highly efficient and compact water recovery system from the fuel cell exhaust stream by utilizing an innovative water permselective membrane technology. In the proposed concept, the water recovery system and process are completely separate from the fuel cell… More

IMPROVED AND INNOVATIVE COOLING GARMENTS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,926.00
Abstract:
Military personnel and emergency responders often wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing and often need some auxiliary means of personal body cooling to reduce heat stress and illness. However, no available products provide an acceptable balance of performance, size and weight,… More

Innovative Surface Modification for Aluminum, Magnesium and High Strength Steel Alloys to Enhance Corrosion Resistance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Somesh K. Mukherjee, Senior Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $79,944.00
Abstract:
U.S Navy spends a huge amount of money to address corrosion maintenance problems for various air platform material such as aluminum alloys, steel and magnesium alloys. Improving corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys may improve 50% life-cycle costs and provide a number of performance… More

Modular Transit Case Cooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a modular cooling system for mobile electronics applications. This system will be highly adaptable and have the capability to maintain lower than ambient temperatures in mobile and stationary electronics enclosures that are deployed to hot desert environments. … More

Advanced Cooling for Satellite Communications On-the-Move Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes to develop a proprietary antenna cooling system for Satellite Communications on-the-move (SATCOM OTM) applications. This system will replace an existing thermal control unit with a lighter and higher performance system designed to keep the antenna electronics cooler than… More

Compact Condensers for Electronics Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Steven Casey, Principal Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,909.00
Abstract:
To enable the integration of high power electronics into future military platforms, an efficient compact condenser technology which is compact, lightweight, and efficient is needed to remove waste heat from these electronics. Aspen Systems endeavors to meet this need by proposing an advanced… More

Cost Effective Coatings for Low-Friction Ducting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Somesh K. Mukherjee, Senior Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $99,100.00
Abstract:
To meet the challenge of ever increasing thermal loads, U.S defense is taking steps for efficient thermal management of its future military platforms. As thermal management is a critical requirement in advanced propulsion, weapon and sensor systems, adva

Ultra-High Heat Flux Condenser for Electronics Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Steve Casey, Program Manager
Award Amount: $683,593.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems' proposes a high heat flux condenser that contains to two key elements: 1) novel enhanced microchannel surfaces and 2) a viable condenser system configuration that provides an efficient, compact, and scalable arrangement for the system of microchannels. In Phase I, Aspen designed… More

Aircraft Avionics Temperature Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Deming, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a vapor cycle environmental control system (ECS) to manage the heat produced by the digital electronic boxes in the T-6A trainer. The significant enabling technology for this ECS is Aspens miniature compressor (now in production) and significant capability in… More

Advanced Cooling for Satellite Communications On-the-Move Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Doug Morse, Program Manager
Award Amount: $726,320.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes to develop a proprietary modular cooling system for SATCOM-OTM applications. This system will be highly adaptable and have the capability to maintain lower than ambient temperatures in mobile radome enclosures that are deployed to hot desert environments. While… More

Aircraft Avionics Temperature Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Doug Morse, Program Manager – (508) 281-5322
Award Amount: $749,719.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems proposes to fully develop a vapor cycle environmental control system (ECS) to manage the heat produced by the digital electronic boxes in the T-6 A/B trainer. The significant enabling technology for this ECS is Aspen"s miniature compressor (now in production) and significant… More

Modular Transit Case Cooler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Doug Morse, Program Manager – (508) 281-5322
Award Amount: $1,139,588.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems Inc. developed a field hardened environmental control system for transit case cooling and heating on the phase I program that provides chilled air to electronics in the transit case. During the Phase II program the proprietary modular cooling system for mobile electronics will be… More

Novel Multifunctional Lightweight Nanocomposites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Somesh K. Mukherjee, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,955.00
Abstract:
Nanocomposites, the integration of nanomaterials into metals, polymers and ceramics, are an area of intense interest to the Army for the design of next generation lightweight structures with enhanced properties and multifunctional capabilities. Aspen Systems Inc. proposes to develop a new class of… More

Mobile Cooling for the Dismounted Soldier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tom Lovell, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,947.00
Abstract:
Heat stress is a critical issue for United States military personnel, particularly those individuals wearing highly insulative personal protective equipment. Aspen Systems proposes to develop and produce an innovative mobile personal cooling system which is relatively small, lightweight, and… More

Thermal Management System for Tactical Airborne High Power Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steve Casey, Program Manager
Award Amount: $79,861.00
Abstract:
An efficient, compact, and lightweight thermal management system (TMS) is needed to enable integration of a 30kW solid-state high-energy laser (SSHEL) system into tactical airborne applications. Ultimately, the TMS should be less than the final design target of 100 lbs and 8 ft3 in volume. Inherent… More

Protective Suit Environmental Control System for CBRN, Hazardous and Emergency Responder Applications (PSECS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tom Lovell, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,947.00
Abstract:
Aspen System proposes to design, develop, fabricate and test a cooling/dehumidification system for use by MOPP 4 encapsulated warfighters. The system is designed to remove humidity and moisture from the interior of the MOPP 4 ensemble while maintaining internal temperatures at below 85 degrees F.… More

Periscope Antenna Active Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Doug Morse, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes to develop a proprietary refrigeration based cooling system for submarine antenna mast electronics cooling. This system will be highly adaptable and have the capability to maintain lower than ambient temperatures at the electronics cold plate. A thermal prototype will be… More

Cooling System for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Thomas Lovell
Award Amount: $499,939.00
Abstract:
This project develops a small mobile personal cooling system that can be worn conveniently by individuals with heat-related disabilities. The successful development of this mobile technology: (1) supports access, promotes integration, and facilitates the independence of individuals with disabilities… More

Recovery Act - Nano-Structured Dispersion Strengthened Aluminum Alloy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Somesh Mukherjee, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
DOE is currently seeking cost effective enhancements of lightweight nanocomposite with improvements in strength and toughness suitable for various fuel saving structural applications such as automotives and aerospace industries. Aspen Systems Inc.

Cooling System for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Tom Lovell – (508) 281-5322
Award Amount: $245,259.00
Abstract:
This project develops a small mobile personal cooling system that can be worn conveniently by individuals with heat-related disabilities. The successful development of this mobile technology: (1) supports access, promotes integration, and facilitates the independence of individuals with disabilities… More

Ultra-High Strength Nanostructured Magnesium Alloy-Composite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Somesh K. Mukherjee, Dr. – 508-481-5058
Award Amount: $149,908.00
Abstract:
Current efforts of DOE to create future lightweight systems in order to attain significant energy saving, cost reduction and improved efficiency requires development of advanced nanostructured lightweight composite materials with improved ductility and high tensile strength. Magnesium (Mg) with a… More

Affordable High Strength Mo-Si-B Alloys for High Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Southwest Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Somesh Mukherjee, Senior Scientist – (508) 481-5058
Award Amount: $79,947.00
RI Contact: James D. Oxley
Abstract:
Mo-Si-B alloys are being considered as possible candidates for high temperature applications such as next generation jet engine blades because of its excellent oxidation resistance and mechanical properties which are much superior to Ni-based super alloys. Navy is looking for cost effective mature… More

Periscope Antenna Active Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Doug Morse, Program Manager – (508) 281-5322
Award Amount: $599,547.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes to develop a proprietary refrigeration based cooling system for submarine antenna mast electronics cooling. This system will be highly adaptable and have the capability to maintain lower than ambient temperatures at the electronics cold plate. A thermal prototype will be… More

Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Scott, Project Engineer – (508) 281-5322
Award Amount: $149,984.00
Abstract:
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes a novel personal cooling system that uses a vapor compression chiller to circulate cooled water through flow channels in a wearable vest to facilitate improved cooling of personnel in high-temperature environments. The system is designed to cycle coolant delivered to… More