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Company Information:

Name: Corvid Technologies, Inc.
Address: 145 Overhill Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (704) 799-6944

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,355,975.00 23
SBIR Phase II $15,343,455.00 15
STTR Phase I $389,930.00 4

Award List:

Unstructured Fixed Grid with Moving Body, Navier-Stokes Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Solver for Simulating Gas Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David F. Robinson, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The development of a generalized moving body capability for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow simulations of highly transient flowfields is critical to system analyses of Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS) for Kinetic Warheads (KWs). Testing capabilities are limited in the DACS… More

Insensitive Munitions Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Nance, Sr Design and Development Engineer
Award Amount: $69,307.00
Abstract:
Insensitive munitions (IM) design and testing for propulsion systems is hindered both by high test costs and the complexity of propellant responses to IM stimuli. Modeling and simulation tools for predictions of IM hazards are under development that characterize many of the pertinent phenomena,… More

Unstructured Fixed Grid with Moving Body, Navier-Stokes Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Solver for Simulating Gas Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David F. Robinson, President
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
In this PhaseII SBIR effort, Corvid Technologies completes the development of an innovative approach for solving Unstructured Fixed Grid Navier-Stokes CFD flow simulations. The proposed approach developed at Corvid is referred to as the Virtual Geometry Insertion (VGI) technique. This approach… More

Insensitive Munitions Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Manager
Award Amount: $729,994.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to improve the computational tools identified in Phase 1 that will be useful in assessing rocket and missile propulsion systems for compliance with insensitive munitions (IM) requirements. Comprehensive testing to ascertain IM compliance for such systems is… More

Tailorable Weapon Effects for Minimizing Collateral Damage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Physicist
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer the following proposal in response to solicitation AF071-163, Tailorable Weapon Effects for Minimizing Collateral Damage. We will describe a process for designing effective "select-a-yield" ordnance that utilizes our recognized expertise in material science… More

Developing Insensitive Munitions (IM) Modeling and Simulation Capability for Large Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, None
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this proposal for the development of a first-principles numerical approach to modeling Solid Rocket Motor (SRMs) response to unplanned thermal stimuli. Corvid has a history of developing models for propellant violent reaction to projectile and fragment impact… More

Enhanced Small Arms Ammunition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Sean Treadway, Structural Dynamicist
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
A number of different special purpose assault rifle rounds are currently required to meet the operational needs of USSOCOM forces. Development of new rounds that provide both enhanced penetration and lethality is necessary to increase the overall effectiveness of USSOCOM forces, and reduce the need… More

Penetration Survivable Advanced Energetics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,879.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer the following proposal in response to solicitation AF081-045, Penetration Survivable Advanced Energetics. We will describe our current capability in modeling of heterogeneous material response to damage which may occur during a penetration event. During a… More

Developing Insensitive Munitions (IM) Modeling and Simulation Capability for Large Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Project Manager
Award Amount: $999,965.00
Abstract:
Based on our successful Phase I effort, Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this proposal for the development of a first-principles numerical approach to modeling Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) response to unplanned thermal stimuli. We will implement the models identified in Phase I into our unified… More

Insensitive Munitions Solutions for Large Scale Solid Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is proposing to develop an armor solution that would provide protection to MDA solid rocket motor systems against the standard NATO bullet and fragment impact threats and lower energy threat that may also be threat hazards in the field. Corvid has developed a proven armor… More

Aerodynamic Drag and Lift Characteristics for Irregularly-Shaped Intercept Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this SBIR Phase I proposal. In the proposed effort, we will supplement existing experimental and engineering methodologies to assess the aerodynamics of fragments generated during missile defense intercepts. Our approach utilizes an innovative combination of… More

Hypervelocity Intercept Modeling with First-Principle, Physics-Based Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,451.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer the following proposal in response to solicitation MDA-073-019. In Phase 1 Corvid will demonstrate the state-of-the art in the use of first principle physics based modeling to predict damage and debris from missile defense intercepts. The resulting… More

Improvements to the BMDS Hit-to-Kill Lethality Predictive Toolset

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,267.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies, with our partners MILTEC Corp. and Lockheed Martin, is pleased to offer the following proposal in response to solicitation MDA-07-019, Improvements to the BMDS Hit-to-Kill Predictive Toolset. In Phase I we will identify the state-of-the art in modeling two critical lethality… More

Tailorable Weapon Effects for Minimizing Collateral Damage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Program Manager
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this Phase II proposal for Tailorable Weapon Effects for Minimizing Collateral Damage. Corvid Technologies proposes to optimize its Phase I design of the dial-a-yield general purpose bomb using high fidelity computational analysis to identify materials and… More

Hypervelocity Intercept Modeling with First-Principle, Physics-Based Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has become more reliant on First Principles Model and Simulation to assess the effectiveness of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). This is due in part to the continued growth in cost and schedule for ground based testing program that have traditionally… More

Insensitive Munitions Solutions for Large Scale Solid Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Allen Shirley, Project Manager
Award Amount: $999,942.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to present this proposal for the development of IM technology. The objective of this project is to use an innovative light-weight armor design methodology as a guide to IM solutions for large diameter solid rocket motors. This armor solution will mitigate or reduce… More

Innovative manufacturing research on forming of la

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,957.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer the following response to this topic, A09-051 Innovative manufacturing research on forming of large light armor alloy sections resistant to blast and penetration. Corvid is offering to partner with the non-profit research institution Concurrent Technologies… More

Lightweight Layered Protection Systems for Missile Launchers and Canisters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Sandia National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Allen Shirley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Shane Schumacher
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed effort is to leverage state-of-the-art modeling and simulation tools to predict and assess the performance of a novel layered material system as protection for high-value missiles when deployed in launchers and canisters. The physics-based computational tools developed… More

Prediction of the Full-Scale Cook-off Response Based on Small-Scale Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Sandia National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Allen Shirley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,994.00
RI Contact: Michael Kaneshige
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed effort is to continue the development of Corvid's existing modeling and simulation framework to provide an innovative methodology used to predict the response of full-scale weapons systems to fast cook-off (FCO) and slow cook-off (SCO). Ammunition presents a special… More

Aerodynamic Drag and Lift Characteristics for Irregularly-Shaped Intercept Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Nance, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $744,967.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this SBIR Phase II proposal. In the proposed effort, we will extend the high-fidelity analysis processes demonstrated during Phase I to generate large-scale, production-quality databases for intercept debris fragments. Our approach utilizes an innovative… More

Innovative Method to Correlate Sub-Scale to Full-Scale Insensitive Munition Tests

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,925.00
Abstract:
Comprehensive testing to ascertain IM compliance for energetic systems is time-consuming and expensive. A key to this proposal is the use of high-fidelity physics based modeling and simulation tools to augment the testing programs. Modeling and simulation tools exist that can be used to address… More

The Behavior within Minimum Signature Propellants during Impact IM Tests

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to identify modeling and simulation (M&S) tools that will be useful in assessing rocket and missile propulsion systems for compliance with insensitive munitions (IM) requirements. The solicitation is focused on UN Hazard Class 1.1 minimum signature detonable… More

Hypervelocity Intercept Modeling with First-Principle, Physics-Based Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Project Manager – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $1,499,883.00
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has become more reliant on First Principles Model and Simulation to assess the effectiveness of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). This is due in part to the continued growth in cost and schedule for ground based testing program that have traditionally… More

Innovative manufacturing research on forming of large light armor alloy sections resistant to blast and penetration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mike Worsham, Principle Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $4,029,524.00
Abstract:
Weldments that join plates of aluminum or steel combat vehicle hulls can be the lowest strength area of the structure and thus provide a decreased level of ballistic protection. To avoid welds, seamless hulls could be formed from thick plate if a suitable manufacturing process is developed. Corvid… More

Kinetic Energy Control Technologies for Explosively-dispersed Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sean Treadway, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The US Air Force (AF) is increasingly being required to conduct operations in complex environments with friendly forces or noncombatants in relatively close proximity to targets. Currently there is no single weapon which can offer a satisfactory range of lethal effects on the variety of… More

Remote Deployment of Explosive Detection Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Eidell, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer a solution for remotely delivering explosive detection materials. The objective is to deliver a liquid explosive detection agent with a 40mm projectile using existing launch systems. Innovative materials and design techniques will be used to ensure accurate… More

Protection System for Tactical Vehicles During High-Speed External Transport

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Greg McGowan, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $149,894.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is excited to offer a unique solution for protecting tactical vehicles during high-speed external transport. The innovative design employs a fabric net structure rigged to the vehicle which significantly reduces the impeding air velocity on critical components. This approach… More

The Behavior within Minimum Signature Propellants during Impact IM Tests

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Project Manager – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $365,000.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this effort is to further develop and validate a computational capability which can be used to assess propulsion systems for compliance with insensitive munitions (IM) requirements. Comprehensive testing to ascertain IM compliance for such systems is time consuming and… More

Aerodynamic Drag and Lift Characteristics for Irregularly-Shaped Intercept Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Nance, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $499,990.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this SBIR Phase II proposal. In the proposed effort, we will extend the high-fidelity analysis processes demonstrated during Phase I to generate large-scale, production-quality databases for intercept debris fragments. Our approach utilizes an innovative… More

Fast-Running Physics-Based Models for Intercept Debris Aero-heating and Aero-thermal Demise

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Nance, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $99,949.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this SBIR Phase I proposal. In the proposed effort, we will develop a fast-running, predictive methodology for the aerothermal demise of the debris generated during a Ballistic Missile Defense intercept event. This model will be informed by existing… More

Advanced Ballistic Shielding for Crew Served Weapons Stations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Worsham, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
In a Phase I effort, Corvid Technologies will develop and test candidates for a series of advanced ballistic shields for crew served weapons stations intended to replace heavy, cumbersome shielding that does not meet required specifications. Current armor production efforts by Corvid will be… More

Post-IED Hull Inspection Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Trevor Anderson, Prinicipal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $149,950.00
Abstract:
On today"s battlefields, vehicles are at risk of encountering improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Fortunately, not all of these result in complete vehicle loss. Sending a vehicle back to the depot for overhaul when it could have stayed in operation, wastes precious resources. Conversely,… More

Modeling High Explosive (HE) Detonation Response and Resulting Debris/Shrapnel Generation from Submunitions Warheads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Stowe, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $149,930.00
Abstract:
As MDA continues implementation of the Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA), high fidelity and accurate characterization of post-intercept debris environments will become more and more critical to the successful operation of the larger Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system. The objective of this… More

Post Intercept Debris Predictions for EO/IR Scene Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Applied Physics Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Robert Nance, Prinicipal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $99,988.00
RI Contact: Robert Brown
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this STTR Phase I proposal in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Spectral Sciences, Incorporated. The emphasis of the proposed effort is to develop a new methodology for predicting late-time EO/IR signatures from… More

Improved Target Discrimination of Multiple Targets Using Bulk Filtering for Debris

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Peter Woods, Principal Investigator – (256) 457-6764
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies in collaboration with Dynetics, Inc ("Dynetics") is pleased to present the following proposal to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) SBIR solicitation MDA12-028 entitled Improved Target Discrimination of Multiple Targets Using Bulk Filtering for Debris. This proposal will… More

Anchoring Post-Intercept Debris Prediction Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Peter Woods, Principal Investigator – (256) 457-6764
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
As MDA continues implementation of the Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA), robust operation of BMDS sensors within post-intercept debris environments will become more critical to successful operation of the larger BMDS. Due to a paucity of test data, development and performance testing of BMDS sensors… More

Improvements to the BMDS Hit-to-Kill Lethality Predictive Toolset

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Cogar, Project Manager – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $999,996.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed Phase II program is to leverage existing first-principle physics-based codes and improve our ability to predict lethality outcomes for hypervelocity missile intercepts using our Velodyne code. In particular, we will address deficiencies in our high explosive (HE)… More

Advanced Warhead Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Eidell, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $98,623.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer comprehensive computational analysis, experimental testing, and design of an advanced warhead. The objective is to design a warhead capable of overpressure defeat of point detonating fuses in rocket, artillery, and mortar (RAM) targets. A successful Phase I… More

Aerodynamic Drag and Lift Characteristics for Irregularly-Shaped Intercept Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Nance, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $985,993.00
Abstract:
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Protection System for Tactical Vehicles During High-Speed External Transport

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Greg McGowan, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $742,813.00
Abstract:
Corvid Technologies is excited to offer a unique solution for protecting tactical vehicles during high-speed external transport. The innovative design employs a fabric net structure rigged to the vehicle which significantly reduces the impeding air velocity on critical components. This approach… More

Post-IED Hull Inspection Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Trevor Anderson, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $495,412.00
Abstract:
On today"s battlefields, vehicles are at risk of encountering improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Fortunately, not all of these result in complete vehicle loss. Following events at both ends of the severity spectrum, Battle Damage Assessment and Repair (BDAR) and event reconstruction efforts… More

Physical Sub-Model Development for Turbulence Combustion Closure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Clemson University
Principal Investigator: Justin Foster, Principal Investigator – (704) 799-6944
Award Amount: $149,948.00
RI Contact: Richard Miller
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Corvid Technologies, in partnership with Clemson University"s combustion modeling group, is pleased to offer a physical sub-model evaluation and development plan for turbulent combustion applications relevant to the Air Force. We will leverage the computational resources and… More