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Company Information:

Name: Blue Ridge Research and Consulting
Address: 29 N Market St, Suite 700
Asheville, NC 28801
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (828) 252-2209

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $418,619.00 4
SBIR Phase II $2,841,788.00 4

Award List:

Development of a Near-field Acoustical Holography System for Aircraft Jet Source Noise Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Micah Downing, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,569.00
Abstract:
The current and next generation military jet aircraft are exposing both ground maintenance personnel and the community to high levels of noise. The DoD is funding research to develop advanced modeling tools for community noise exposure and for noise reduction techniques. As these tools are being… More

Atmospheric Acoustic Propagation Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Micah Downing, President
Award Amount: $69,440.00
Abstract:
Acoustic signatures radiating to the ground enable the enemy to aurally detect, locate, and classify inbound U.S. tactical aircraft. Multi-Service and multi-agency requirements exist to study the problem and to develop countermeasures, yet no capability currently exists to adequately assess our… More

Development of a Near-field Acoustical Holography System for Aircraft Jet Source Noise Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Micah Downing, Chief Scientist/President
Award Amount: $749,774.00
Abstract:
Military jet aircraft are exposing both ground maintenance personnel and the community to high levels of noise. The DoD is funding research to develop advanced modeling tools for community noise exposure and for noise reduction techniques. The lack of understanding of the actual jet noise source… More

Development of Optimizer for Noise Reduction for Military Airfields and Surrounding Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Micah Downing, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $149,927.00
Abstract:
Emerging new military high-performance aircraft and most current fighter aircraft generate community noise footprints that are in many cases 10 times or larger in size than current transport commercial aircraft. These higher levels lead to community annoyance, expensive and restrictive noise… More

System for Acquisition and Analysis of Energy-Based Acoustic Data for Rocket Noise

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael M. James, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,683.00
Abstract:
Accurate estimates of the vibroacoustic loading placed on space vehicles and payloads during launch require knowledge of the rocket noise source properties. Given the extreme nature of acoustic environments near the plume, data sufficient to characterize the noise source region have been difficult… More

Atmospheric Acoustic Propagation Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce Ikelheimer, VP of Research
Award Amount: $742,937.00
Abstract:
Acoustic signatures radiating to the ground enable the enemy to aurally detect, locate, and classify inbound U.S. tactical aircraft. This ability has become a critical limiting factor hindering engagement with the enemy as well as threatening aircraft and crew survivability. Multi-Service and… More

Development of Optimizer for Noise Reduction for Military Airfields and Surrounding Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Micah Downing, President – (828) 252-2209
Award Amount: $749,138.00
Abstract:
Emerging new military high-performance aircraft and most current fighter aircraft generate community noise footprints that are in many cases 10 times or larger in size than current transport commercial aircraft. These higher levels lead to community annoyance, expensive and restrictive noise… More

Energy-Based Acoustic Measurement System for Rocket Noise

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael M. James, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,939.00
Abstract:
Accurate estimates of the vibroacoustic loading placed on space vehicles and payloads during launch require knowledge of the rocket noise source properties. Given the extreme nature of acoustic environments near the plume, data sufficient to characterize the noise source region have been difficult… More