(Last Updated On: July 19, 2021)



AMS Continues to Support the Development of Advanced Nuclear Reactors With its 35th Phase I Research Grant

AMS was recently awarded a $200,000 Phase I research opportunity through the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. AMS’ research will focus on developing and verifying testing methods for sensors that have been embedded as part of an additive manufacturing or 3D printing process. These testing technologies will be a necessary part of ensuring that advanced nuclear reactors developed using these innovative manufacturing techniques are operating safely and efficiently. This research builds upon AMS’ extensive experience in testing nuclear instrumentation within traditional power plants.

This award was one of over 250 similar grants distributed by the DOE to small businesses throughout the country focusing on advanced technologies for energy production. AMS was one of 24 companies developing advanced technologies for nuclear reactors to receive an award and was one of only three companies based in Tennessee. This award marks the 35th Phase I research grant AMS has received from the DOE over the last 40 years. This history of successful research demonstrates the long-term viability of the SBIR’s mission to promote the development of advanced technologies, as many of AMS’ current products and services were initially developed as part of this program.