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LATEST ACREE TECHNOLOGIES NEWS:

11/21/2014- Acree Exhibiting at MD&M West 2015

Acree Technologies will be exhibiting at the 2015 Medical Design & Manufacturing West trade show.MD&M, the world's largest medical device design and manufacturing event, runs February 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, CA.  Typically, there are more than 2000 companies exhibiting to more than 50,000 attendees. Acree will be hosting booth #2090, and has free admission passes available to our customers. Please make plans to visit us during the show, and contact us if you would like to obtain passes.

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7/1/2014- Acree project earns Phase-II funding from Missile Defense Agency MDA logo version 2

Acree Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a second research contract by the United States Missile Defense Agency. Acree’s proposal for continued research on “Optics and Coatings for High Energy Laser Applications” was selected for Phase-II funding based on results obtained during Phase-I. Acree is developing coatings that increase the durability and performance of high-energy Diode Pumped Alkali Laser Systems (DPALS) lasers. The contract runs for two years and is worth approximately $750,000.


3/31/2014- Acree wins contract to research transmission gear coatings for the U.S. Army

Acree technologies has been awarded a new resarch contract by the Army PEO (Program Executive Office) for Aviation. The contract, arising from the SBIR program, calls for Acree to develop a coating that can extend the ability of helicopter transmissions to continue operating after loss of primary oil flow. The objective is to develop a low cost, low friction, highly reliable coating that is capable of allowing a transmission to run for 45 minutes in a loss of lubrication condition. The contract runs for 6 months and is for approximately $100K. The Army Program Executive Office for Aviation is manager for eight projects including: Apache Attack Helicopters, Utility Helicopters, Cargo Helicopters, Armed Scout Helicopters, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Fixed Wing Aircraft, Aviation Systems, and Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft. The organization's primary responsibility is to efficiently and effectively manage cost, schedule and performance of the Army's aviation assets. Army PEO Aviation banner


3/27/2013- Acree wins Navy Contract

Navy SBIR

Acree Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a new research contract by the United States Navy. Acree’s proposal for researching “Improved Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Undersea Cable Connectors” was among the winners selected through the competitive SBIR process.  Acree’s will develop processes and methods for production of coatings that “advance the state of the art in anti-corrosion coatings…robust nonconductive coatings suitable for bonding to various connectors in the outboard environment.”  Currently, the Navy spends millions of dollars annually to repair and replace these connectors, and ships must be dry docked to perform the work. It is expected that this new technology will decrease both the cost and time in dry dock significantly.

The first phase of the contract, which focuses on establishing feasibility through material testing and analytical modeling, runs for approximately one year and is valued at $100,000.



3/13/2013- Acree Invited to present at 2013 Navy Opportunity Forum Navy Opportunity Forum Logo 2013

Acree Technologies Scientist Jeff Brown will present research results in a talk entitled "Infrared-Transparent,Millimeter-Wave Bandpass Missile Dome Design" at the 2013 Navy Opportunity Forum, in Crystal City, Virginia. This is the second consecutive year that Acree has exhibited at the conference. The Navy Opportunity Forum provides a preview of technologies funded by the U.S. Navy and Department of Energy, with a central focus of incorporating these technologies into both government and commercial applications. You can read more about it in the forum's Virtual Acquisition Showcase:
Infrared-Transparent,Millimeter-Wave Bandpass Missile Dome Design
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1/14/2013- Acree Earns Additional Research Funding for Tri-Mode Seeker Technology U.S. Navy logo

The United States Navy has exercised an option for additional research into “Infrared-Transparent, Millimeter-Wave Bandpass, Missile-Dome Design.” Acree has been developing this technology for use on tri-mode seeker domes for the next generation Joint Air-to-Ground Missile.  Encouraged by Acree’s excellent results thus far, the Navy decided that additional time and funds were warranted to allow Acree to continue their efforts.  
Bandpass filters developed are a key enabling technology for the next generation tri-mode seeker missile that will be used by the Army, Navy and Marines. The missile will provide improved safety and effectiveness due to increased stand-off distance, precision, and lethality. The missiles will create significant cost savings due to their simplicity of use and reduced logistical complexity.
This project began Phase I research in the fall of 2009, with Phase II starting in spring 2011. This new option extends the life of the project for one year, and adds an additional $250K of funding, bringing the total effort to almost 4 years and nearly $850K.


12/31/12-Acree Wins Contract from United States Missile Defense AgencyMissile Defense Agency logo

Acree Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a new research contract by the United States Missile Defense Agency. Acree’s proposal for researching “Optics and Coatings for High Energy Laser Applications” was among the winners selected through a competitive process.  Acree’s project seeks to develop processes and methods for production of coatings and substrates for high-energy Diode Pumped Alkali Laser Systems (DPALS) lasers. The first phase of the contract runs for approximately one year and is valued at $100,000.



5/15/2012- Acree presents research at U.S. Navy Opportunity Forum Navy Opportunity Forum 2012 logo

Acree Technologies President Mike McFarland presented research results in a talk entitled "Advanced Canopy Windows for Improved Helicopter and Aircrew Survivability" at the 2012 Navy Opportunity Forum, in Crystal City, Virginia. McFarland discussed an advanced multifunctional shielding coating that Acree has developed. The abrasion resistant coating protects against electromagnetic interference (EMI), reduces solar heating and protects against some laser threats on windows and canopies for rotorcraft and multi-mission aircraft. The Navy Opportunity Forum provides a preview of technologies funded by the U.S. Navy and Department of Energy, and is the largest event of its kind in the world. You can read more about it here:
Advanced Canopy and Window Materials for Improved Helicopter and Aircrew Survivability


5/3/2012- Acree presents at U.S. Department of Defense Symposium on Electromagnetic WindowsDepartment of Defense Window Symposium logo

Acree Senior Scientist Jeff Brown presented Acree's research results at the 14th Annual Department of Defense Electromagnetic Windows Symposium, which was held May 1-3 in San Antonio, Texas.  This conference is a key event for those involved in the design and manufacture of aircraft windows.  Brown will present on the topic "Coating Designs for TriMode Seekers."  TriMode seeker is a complex technology that combines laser, infrared, and wave radar into a single seeker with a common aperture. All three sensors run simultaneously, creating a very capable military aircraft. TriMode seeker technology has been difficult to implement, but Acree has designed a coating technology that looks very promising. 




4/2/2012- Acree recognized in U.S. Department of Energy report "Buildings R&D Breakthroughs" DOE logo

Acree Technologies has been included in a report by the U.S. Department of Energy entitled "Buildings R&D Breakthroughs released in April. Acree was noted for its work in "Advanced Coatings to Improve the Efficiency, Color Rendering, and Life of High-Intensity-Discharge Lamps." The report highlights the benefits of Acree's coatings for cost savings, durability, and improved quality. You can download a summary of the report:

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