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Company Information:

Name: Innovative Technology Applications Co.,
Address: PO Box 6971
Chesterfield, MO
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (314) 373-3311

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $819,861.00 9
SBIR Phase II $1,065,452.00 2
STTR Phase I $667,511.00 7
STTR Phase II $3,208,829.00 5

Award List:

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Alan B. Cain, President
Award Amount: $98,854.00
RI Contact: Mary T. Spina

Development and Application of the High Bandwidth Powered Resonance Tube

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Illinois Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Alan B. Cain, President
Award Amount: $499,868.00
RI Contact: Mary T. Spina
Abstract:
"The proposed Phase 2 program focuses on the development of Powered Resonance Tube (PRT) actuators for application to Active Flow Control (AFC). For effective control across the full operating envelope of an air vehicle, high bandwidth and authority arerequired. In Phase 1, a new… More

Flight Demonstration of Stealthy Closed-Loop Attitude Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Alan B. Cain, President
Award Amount: $99,881.00
RI Contact: Richard A. Haney
Abstract:
"Flight demonstration of modern stealthy aircraft with an active flow control system is an important, complex, and challenging opportunity. The probability of success is maximized by a progressive plan in which complexity is introduced gradually. Wepropose a plan that includes flight testing of a… More

Aero-Optic Distortion Minimization using Active Flow Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Notre Dame
Principal Investigator: Alan B. Cain, President
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Howard Hanson
Abstract:
"A system that integrates the use of zero frequency and high frequency flow control is proposed to reduce aero-optic distortions by minimizing large-scale shear layer structures. An important measure of performance for a tactical laser system is theintensity of the beam on a target. The… More

Development of High Frequency Excitation Devices for Noise Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cain, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
The noise level of new and existing aircraft need to be reduced to meet the increasingly stringent US and international airport standards. High frequency excitation (wavelengths much shorter that amplified instabilities) of jet flows is a new technology that has the potential to reduce acoustic… More

Flow Control for Improved Optical Propagation through Turbulent Shear Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Notre Dame
Principal Investigator: Alan B. Cain, President
Award Amount: $499,891.00
RI Contact: Howard Hanson
Abstract:
The proposed Phase II effort will result in the development of new devices for improving optical propagation of both directed energy and free space communication systems. The Phase I effort has demonstrated the feasibility of these devices. The Phase II effort will provide the optimization and… More

Prediction of Influence Boundaries in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chris Nelson, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
Greater effectiveness and lower cost for tools for the USAF to defeat threats ranging from terrorism to rogue nation unpredictability require smart application of available technology. Recent advances made available by UAVs are invaluable, aircraft of all types play an important role in the master… More

A System for Enabling Use of Laser Systems in a Transonic Flow Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan B. Cain, President
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
A system that provides a large field of regard for propagation of a lethal beam from a transonic platform will be evaluated. The proposed design incorporates concepts to address the fact that shocks do develop in transonic flow, but with the proposed system the field of regard should be enhanced. A… More

Optical Propagation Improvement System (OPIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Cain, President
Award Amount: $749,955.00
Abstract:
A system that provides a large field of regard for propagation of a laser beam from a transonic platform will be evaluated at larger scale and in greater detail (with more realistic and detailed geometry) than the successful Phase I demonstrations. Critical and practical issues identified in phase… More

Prediction of Store Trajectory Response to Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Cain, President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
We are proposing an approach to the use of CFD that will include the determination of large scale unsteadiness in the flow over the weapons bay. The effects of release of the weapon, the unsteady aerodynamic forces on a given weapon as it leaves the bay and its continued descent will be determined.… More

Large Eddy Simulations of Hot Supersonic Jets for Aeroacoustics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Penn State University
Principal Investigator: Philip J. Morris, Professor
Award Amount: $69,938.00
RI Contact: Philip J. Morris
Abstract:
The noise from turbulent, hot, supersonic jets during take-off and landing, as well as high-Mach cruise at altitude, dominates noise emanating from other powerplant components (e.g., fan, combustor). This intense noise has significant safety implications for launch personnel as well an… More

Implementation of Facility Models Using Neural Networks for Improved Control of Wind Tunnels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Notre Dame
Principal Investigator: Mark Rennie, Research Assistant Professor
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Shanda Wirt
Abstract:
Test facilities such as wind tunnels require stringent control of test parameters such as wind speed, temperature, pressure, etc., in order to satisfy the objectives of the simulation. Control of test facilities can be significantly improved using mathematical models for the facility behavior that… More

Novel Methods for Sensor Quieting in Turbulent Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: University of Toledo
Principal Investigator: Alan Cain, President
Award Amount: $98,841.00
RI Contact: James D
Abstract:
Undersea acoustic sensors are a critical need for U.S. Navy surveillance applications. They are used for measuring acoustic energy originating from distance source to help detect and classify quiet threat targets, as in sonar applications. To expand their field of regard, large sensor arrays are… More

Compressible High Order Parallel Acoustics Solver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Penn State University
Principal Investigator: Philip Morris, Professor – (814) 863-0157
Award Amount: $749,735.00
RI Contact: Lisa Hipple
Abstract:
The noise from turbulent, hot, supersonic jets during take-off and landing, as well as high-Mach cruise at altitude, dominates noise emanating from other powerplant components (e.g., fan, combustor). This intense noise has significant safety implications for launch personnel as well an environmental… More

A Software Tool for Improved Noise Source Identification and Understanding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chris C. Nelson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Innovative Technology Applications Company and Drs. P. Morris and K. Brentner will make improvements in noise prediction and measurement methods for subsonic and supersonic vehicles. Possible areas of application for the finished product include aerodynamic noise from fans, jets, turbomachinery,… More

Localized High Fidelity Aeroacoustics Simulations of High Speed Impinging Jets in Operational Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris Nelson, Chief Scientist - CFD
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
Prediction of the noise from impinging turbulent, hot, supersonic jets from real flight systems in an operational environment is an extremely challenging problem. The broad ranges of both temporal and spatial scales that affect the results make a conventional large eddy simulation impractical. To… More

Plasma Enhanced Aerodynamic Control (PEAC) for Improved Rotorcraft Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mehul Patel, Vice President, Advanced
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
Innovative Technology Applications Company (ITAC), LLC, in partnership with the University of Notre Dame (ND), propose to develop an advanced plasma-enhanced aerodynamic control (PEAC) technology to significantly enhance the performance of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, in particular the… More

Bioinspired High-Performance Hydrofoils (BIOFOILS) for Future Naval Undersea Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mehul Patel, Vice President-Advanced P
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
The proposed BIOFOILS program will develop innovative designs and control concepts for bioinspired hydrofoils for use in future Naval undersea vessels. The program will incorporate novel structures and mechanisms inspired from aquatic mammals into the design and function of human-engineered… More

Nonintrusive Diagnostics for Off-Body Measurements in Flight Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Notre Dame
Principal Investigator: Mark Rennie, Research Assistant Prof. – (574) 631-1695
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Mike Zenk
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Flight tests of hypersonic maneuvering vehicles are a challenging but necessary endeavor. While ground tests and numerical simulations can provide important guidance regarding vehicle performance, they are both limited in their reach. Likewise surface-based measurements during flight… More

Turret Integration Techniques for Transonic and Supersonic Flight Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Cain, President – (314) 373-3311
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Use of an airborne platform for a directed energy system is currently severely limited by aero-optic aberrations arising from density variations in air flowing over the aircraft; the primary limitation is for aft pointing applications. Innovative Technology Applications Company (ITAC), in… More

Plasma Enhanced Aerodynamics and Actuator Health Monitoring for Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mehul Patel, Vice President - Advanced – (480) 247-6611
Award Amount: $315,497.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of the Phase II program to advance plasma-enhanced aerodynamic control (PEAC) concepts, methods, and techniques to improve V-22 Osprey wing aerodynamics that directly impact efficient cruise and hover. Replacing passive vortex generators with active, dielectric barrier discharge… More

A Mathematical Model Based Control System for Wind Tunnels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Notre Dame
Principal Investigator: Mark Rennie, Research Professor – (574) 631-1695
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: Greg Luttrell
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The objective of the Phase II effort is to extend the mathematical model investigated in the Phase I to include wind speed as well as temperature modeling, continue its development for a University of Notre Dame Wind Tunnel Facility, and demonstrate utility by adopting the model to a… More

Optical Instruments for Non-Intrusive Off-Body Measurements in Hypersonic Flight Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Notre Dame
Principal Investigator: Mark Rennie, Research Asst. Prof. – (574) 631-1695
Award Amount: $709,336.00
RI Contact: Greg Luttrell
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Under this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, Innovative Technology Applications Company (ITAC), LLC and the University of Notre Dame (UND) are working to develop new optical instruments that will enable nonintrusive, off-body measurements of flow parameters in hypersonic… More