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Company Information:

Company Name:
NextGen Aeronautics
Address:
2780 Skypark Drive
Suite 400
Torrance, CA 90505-
Phone:
N/A
URL:
EIN:
30404178
DUNS:
106823607
Number of Employees:
30
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
Yes
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
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POC Email:
N/A
Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,293,586.00 44
SBIR Phase II $10,301,907.00 16
STTR Phase I $2,634,742.00 27
STTR Phase II $6,936,434.00 10

Award List:

Piezo-Hydraulic Actuation System Technologies (PHAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,870.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Shiv Joshi, Principal Engineer
Research Institution:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
Jim Berkowitz
Abstract:
Concrete designs of a novel actuator, which can deliver significantly augmented force and/or stroke relative to conventional actuators, and associated drive electronics and a control system, are focus of our technology development program. The plannedeffort leverages recent work done by Prof. C. S.… More

Piezo-Hydraulic Actuation System Technologies (PHAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,391.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Shiv P. Joshi, Principal Engineer
Research Institution:
Georgia Tech
RI Contact:
Christopher S. Lynch
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics is proposing to refine the innovative actuator technology from PHAST Phase I and perform comprehensive bench tests under Phase II of this STTR. The proposed technology integrates piezoelectric, mechanical and hydraulic systems to create a system with the potential to provide… More

Manufacturing Technology for Conformal Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay N. Kudva, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics Inc. proposes the development of manufacturing technologies and processes for conformal, structurally integrated, C-band antenna arrays for military aircraft. Manufacturing techniques of current conformal antennas must be modified for high performance aircraft because the skin… More

Development of REvolutionary Adaptive Morphing UAV (DREAM-UAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,906.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Cowan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics, Inc. proposes the development of the innovative use of morphing structures for maneuver and flight control as a project for NASA?s Revolutionary Flight Concepts (Topic A7.02). Although aircraft morphing for mission performance enhancement is currently receiving much attention… More

Self-Powered Wireless Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for Vibration Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shiv P. Joshi, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Although great strides have been made over the last decade in reducing the size and cost of many types of sensors through the use of MEMS technology, these cost savings have not been realized by the end user. Increasing the total cost of using a sensor in a testing application comes primarily from… More

Robust Analysis and Prediction for Integrated Design of Structures (RAPIDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Andersen, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Wright State University
RI Contact:
William K. Sellers
Abstract:
Commercially available software suites such as the Automate Structural Optimization System (ASTROS) and MSC/NASTRAN represent the current industry standard in multidisciplinary design and optimization (MDO) tools. The primary capabilities of these products have remained largely unchanged since their… More

Weapon Weight Reduction Using Genetic Algorithms (WREGAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Akhilesh Jha, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A team comprising NextGen Aeronautics and Purdue University proposes a software design that will integrates the processes of structural design, analysis, and optimization tools. The preliminary design, optimization variables, finite element mesh, and other structural properties will be set-up in… More

Space Qualified Non-Destructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,957.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Shiv P. Joshi, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of South Carolina
RI Contact:
Steven Etheredge
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics is proposing an innovative space qualified non-destructive evaluation and health monitoring technology. The technology is built on concepts developed by PIs from the University of South Carolina (USC) and NextGen. Excitation of preferential Lamb/Rayleigh wave modes, utilization… More

Printed Electronics Processing for Structural Integrity (PEPSI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Anna Stewart, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics, Inc., teamed with Penn State and Virginia Tech, proposes to apply cutting edge research in flexible organic electronic devices and circuits toward the development of a unique printing technology for structural integrity monitoring sensors. Innovative concepts that NextGen can… More

Micro-Hydraulic Pump for Supercavitating Vehicle Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David L. Cowan, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
The US Navy has recently become interested in the development of supercavitating vehicles for many missions. High-speed supercavitating vehicles (HSSV) typically travel underwater at speeds above 150 knots in a cavity that covers most of the body, produced by the dynamic action of the fluid, or… More

Manufacturing Technology for Conformal Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$739,655.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The goal of our effort is to develop manufacturing technologies for conformal, load-bearing, antenna structures (CLAS). In Phase II, we are focusing on the design, development and fabrication of a dielectrically loaded, slot-coupled, GPS antenna array suitable for integration on a doubly curved… More

Tiny Wireless Networked MEMS Sensors (TWINES)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,769.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shiv Joshi, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics Inc., encouraged by Phase I accomplishments, proposes a carefully planned Phase II program to significantly mature and align the development of wireless MEMS sensors with the Air Force (AFRL/PR) requirements. At the same time, the Phase II development will be placed on an… More

Space Qualified Non-Destructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,902.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Shiv P. Joshi, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of South Carolina
RI Contact:
Victor Giurgiutiu
Abstract:
Encouraged by Phase I accomplishments, the proposed Phase II program will significantly mature and align the development of a Space Qualified Non-Destructive Evaluation & Health Monitoring system with the needs of NASA. We are systematically working to improve the TRL to 5 at the end of Phase II and… More

Printed Electronics Processing for Structural Integrity (PEPSI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,798.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The development of reliable high-density distributed sensors that can be seamlessly integrated into aircraft structures is essential to the achievement of structural state monitoring for feedback control Vi.e., cognitive aircraft" technology, where distributed sensor data is algorithmically… More

Micro-Hydraulic Pump for Supercavitating Vehicle Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$298,610.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David L. Cowan, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
The US Navy has become interested in the development of supercavitating vehicles for numerous underwater missions due to their tremendous speed and potential for extreme maneuvering. In order to facilitate these performance characteristics, a sophisticated, high-bandwidth fin actuation and control… More

Smart Ultrahydrophobic Surface for Protecting Aircraft Components (SUSPAC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa A. Duenas, Senior Engineer
Research Institution:
GA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
William King
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed research is to demonstrate feasibility of deployable ultrahydrophic polymer thin film coatings on existing aircraft structures to halt and prevent corrosion as well as integration of these coatings into future adaptive aircraft. This protective thin film technology… More

High-Strength and High-Durability Radio Frequency (RF) Transparent Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The goal of our effort is to develop RF transparent materials for conformal, load-bearing antenna structures (CLAS). In Phase I, we will focus on concept development and structural and RF properties assessment for unique composite weaves. The materials developed for this SBIR will be directed… More

Wire Insulation Incorporating Self-Healing Polymers (WIISP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
greg reaves
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics, Inc. and their partner, Virginia Tech, propose to develop a self-healing material for wire insulation using a class of poly(ethylene-co-methacrylic acid) (EMAA) and poly(tetramethylene oxide) ionomer polymers. The self-healing property of these materials is strongly correlated… More

Advanced Structural Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm and Neural Network

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$723,283.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Akhilesh K. Jha, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of this work is to develop a software package that seamlessly integrates the processes of computer-aided design, computer-aided analysis, and structural optimization. A final implementation of this software will provide a user the capability of finding a minimum weight structure from a… More

High-Strength and High-Durability Radio Frequency (RF) Transparent Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,178.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Anna Stewart, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A team led by NextGen Aeronautics Inc., plans to develop RF transparent materials for conformal, load-bearing antenna structures (CLAS). While the technology being developed will be applicable to multiple platforms, the focus of our efforts is high strength RF transparent materials for the Air… More

Mechanically Adaptive Materials for Morphing Aircraft Skins

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,708.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Rob Bortolin, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
PENN STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Patti Mays
Abstract:
The main goal of the proposed research is to develop a material with a high modulus ratio (Ez / Ex = 105 ) by the end of Phase II. This material is ideally suited for use in morphing aircraft that require large shear strains of the skin, while limiting out-of-plane pillowing at the same time. The… More

Next Generation of Agile Self-Healing Strategically Tuned Resilient Composites (NASSTIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,534.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics, a company known for morphing structures development and has core competency in multifunctional structures proposes a novel combination of load carrying morphing and self-healing composite structures. For the proposed research on highly resilient, damage tolerant, fatigue… More

Fiber Reinforced Shape Changing Polymer Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,618.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Rodrian, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH
RI Contact:
Allen DiPalma
Abstract:
With the recent development of structures that enable morphing aircraft, there is a need for a skin material capable of high in-plane strains while resisting aerodynamic loads. NextGen Aeronautics has partnered with the University of Pittsburgh to develop a fiber reinforced shape memory (SMP)… More

Cost and Weight Optimization of a Missile Using a Genetic Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,493.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Akhilesh Jha, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The cost incurred in developing and producing a product or process is one of the most important considerations. Surprisingly enough, cost planning is done only at the top-level. At the design-level of the parts and sub-systems, cost consideration happen in a very limited manner. Decisions at the… More

Cost and Weight Optimization of a Missile Using a Genetic Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,692.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Akhilesh K. Jha, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics and TeamVision Corporation propose developing a Cost Estimation Module in order to incorporate cost data at the design stage of a product development. The Cost Estimation Module which will have three main functionalities: 1) grouping the components of a system in the two major… More

Fretting Fatigue Modeling and Life Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Adarsh Pun, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
An innovative approach for predicting initiation and crack growth of structures subjected to fretting is proposed. The research will utilize, modify and build upon existing state-of-the art fatigue and fracture modules in an advanced CAE framework that will result in efficient models that use the… More

Flex-Skins Using Cellular Cores (XSCL)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kudva, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
PENN STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
John McKee
Abstract:
Morphing aircraft structures have been under focused development over the last five years, primarily under DARPA and Air Force sponsorship. NextGen has been a leader in this effort; prior and on-going work by the NextGen team has identified significant technology barriers which need fundamental… More

Wire Insulation Incorporating Self-Healing Polymers (WIISP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$598,481.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
RI Contact:
William W. Durgin
Abstract:
NextGen and Virginia Tech are developing a self-healing material for wire insulation using a class of ionomeric polymers. These ionomers exhibit self-healing properties as a function of the ionic content of the material. Previous work has focused on self-healing of puncture damage caused by… More

CLAS (Conformal Load Bearing Antenna Structures) for SUAVs (Small Unmanned Air Vehicles)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,046.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bortolin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A team led by NextGen Aeronautics Inc. has teamed with Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST) to develop a group of CLAS antennas that cover broadband, low-band (30 MHz to 300 MHz) frequencies on a confined structure for military aircraft applications. The planned work builds upon the team's… More

Automatic Grouping and Parametrization of Non-Native CAD Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,728.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Akhilesh Jha, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The main disadvantages of using non-native CAD data is that it looses the information such as parametric associability, design intent, and assembly structure. Furthermore, the CAD system, in which the standard file is read, does not provide access to the original design variables used in making the… More

Stowed Unmanned Air Vehicle Engineering (SUAVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kudva, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics has teamed with Dr. Jamey Jacob of OSU and Dr. Suzanne Smith of UK on this program entitled degrees Stowed Unmanned Air Vehicle Engineering (SUAVE),in response to SBIR Solicitation No. SB072-042. The NextGen team has in-depth experience and expertise in morphing and inflatable… More

Smart Materials and Adaptive and Novel Technologies Applied to Unmanned Underwater Riverine Craft (MANTA-UURC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Dana Howard, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Our basic concept consists of a bio-mimetic manta ray like autonomous underwater vehicle which incorporates SMA actuated mechanical structure surrounded by compliant skins to duplicate the efficient and silent movement of a manta ray for use in shallow, riverine, or sensitive marine environments.… More

Adjustable Fidelity Computational Aeroelasticity Procedure (AFCAP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,452.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gerald O. Andersen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen proposes an approach to significantly enhance aeroelastic analysis capabilities over what is commonly available in linear analysis environments such as NASTANTM The approach to accomplish this builds upon an existing software framework that allows the integration of varying-fidelity… More

Advanced Modeling Concepts for Conceptual Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,918.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Adarsh F. Pun, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Preliminary design of aircraft structures is multidisciplinary, involving knowledge of structural mechanics, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, structural dynamics and design concepts. Even though analysis tools and computing resources have improved significantly, very little attention is being paid to… More

Cradle-to-Grave Monitoring of Composite Aircraft Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,242.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Shiv L. Joshi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen is proposing a simple yet powerful damage identification technique for advanced composite structures. We propose to develop a damage index based on vibration signature comparison with original signatures of the structure. Our approach is to autonomously perform damage detection as well as… More

Fretting Fatigue Modeling and Life Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$400,037.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Adarsh Pun, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
Fretting fatigue problems are found in nearly all mechanical components that have loaded contact surfaces subjected to high frequency, low amplitude vibratory loading such as aircraft engine blade-to-disk attachments, disk-to-disk joints, disk-to-shaft joints, shaft-to-shaft joints, and splines. In… More

Physics-Based Identification and Management of Aeroelastic Limit-Cycle Oscillations (LCO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Cowan, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS, UIUC
RI Contact:
Kathy Young
Abstract:
A highly qualified team consisting of NextGen Aeronautics Inc., the University of Illinois, Texas A&M University and NES Tech, Inc., proposes an approach to the problem of aircraft limit cycle oscillations (LCO) that includes both analytical predictive methods and hardware for preventing in-flight… More

Innovative Reconfigurable Wing Designs for Future Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,939.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kudva, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
PURDUE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Larry Pherson
Abstract:
A promising application of a morphing wing whose geometry can be significantly changed is to reduce aircraft takeoff and landing speeds. Wing morphing can provide both an increase in wing area and change in wing camber, resulting in significantly reduced wing stall speed and hence landing and… More

A CAD-Based Software Tool for Design and Analysis of Materials under Ballistic Impact

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,797.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Akhilesh Jha, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF IOWA
RI Contact:
Allison Stites
Abstract:
In battlefield environments, ballistic impact may result in the failure of military structures and materials, including armor. To improve the reliability and safety of military structures and materials, it is important to study material failure under ballistic impact in the design stage. There are… More

Nanocomposite for Impact Mitigation in cOmposite missile skins (NIMO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,654.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed research by NextGen Aeronautics, the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Penn State is to develop an impact resistant carbon-fiber composite missile skin using a fracture toughening self-repairing nanocomposite technology. NextGen will demonstrate substantial increase in… More

Cradle-to-Grave Monitoring of Composite Aircraft Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,950.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Shiv Joshi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics, after achieving promising results in Phase I, is proposing a simple yet powerful damage identification technique for honeycomb advanced composite structures in Phase II. The proposed Phase II program is focused to achieve at least TRL of 5 and quickly commercialize technology in… More

Armor Embedded Metamaterial Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Rob Bortolin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A team led by NextGen Aeronautics Inc. has teamed with the University of Arizona to develop a redundant, reconfigurable antenna that is embedded in armor plates for a vehicle. The planned work builds upon the team's extensive prior experience in conformal load-bearing antenna structures (CLAS),… More

Energy Harvesting From Temperature Variation with Time (HOTT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,908.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shiv Joshi, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV.
RI Contact:
Betty Browder
Abstract:
NextGen is partnering with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to develop tiny energy harvesting modules exploiting variation/fluctuation in ambient temperature with time. Our team is proposing to improve electric power generation by an order of magnitude over state-of-the-art thermoelectric… More

Innovative Approaches to the Automated Simulation of Aircraft Structural Joints in Structural Analysis Models

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,928.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Adarsh Pun, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
RI Contact:
Carlos D. Molina
Abstract:
While there have been tremendous technological improvements in meshing technology in current commercial pre-processors, there is a gap in assembling meshed components. Engineers can usually mesh single parts with relative ease but the steps involved in identifying, cleaning up and modeling assembly… More

Meshfree Simulation of Adiabatic Shear Band and Spall Fracture for Materials and Structures under Ballistic Impacts and Penetrations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$739,553.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Akhilesh Jha, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF IOWA
RI Contact:
Meredith Hay
Abstract:
In battlefield environments, ballistic impact may result in the failure of military structures and materials. In order to improve the reliability and safety of military structures and materials, it is important to study material failure under ballistic impact in the design stage. There are two… More

Flex-Skins Using Cellular Cores (XSCL)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kudva, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
PENN STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
John McKee
Abstract:
Consistent with the solicitation, the top level program objective of this STTR is to demonstrate the viability and benefits of morphing wing skin designs incorporating cellular cores with tailor-able geometry and material properties. NextGen Aeronautics and Penn State University plan to build on our… More

STOWED UNMANNED AIR VEHICLE ENGINEERING, SUAVE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,858.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kudva, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this Phase II effort the NextGen team will mature the hybrid pivoting wing concept developed in Phase I. The wing design consists of inboard rigid sections and outboard deployable sections. The deployable sections incorporate a load-bearing, actuated spar which provides a large portion of the… More

Nanocomposite for Impact Mitigation in cOmposite missile skins (NIMO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,810.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed research by NextGen Aeronautics, the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Penn State University is to develop a fabrication technology for impact resistant carbon-fiber composite missile casings using a nanocomposite technology. The final Phase II hardware deliverable will be… More

Self-hEAling morphing Kill vehicle skin (SEAK)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,699.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics, a company with unique expertise in morphing structures development and core competency in multifunctional structures, proposes a multifunctional morphing and self-healing composite skin. For the proposed work on highly resilient, damage tolerant, fatigue resistant, self-healing… More

Physics-Based Identification and Management of Aeroelastic Limit-Cycle Oscillations (LCO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Andersen, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Illinois, Champaign I
RI Contact:
Lori B. Pankau
Abstract:
The Phase II effort presented in this proposal is intended to passively eliminate LCO by suppressing the triggering mechanism of the LCO through the concept of Targeted Energy Transfer (TET) between the aeroelastic modes of the system. The TET is physically realized through the utilization of a… More

Robust, Real Time, Full Field Strain Monitoring Over Large Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Bland, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
Linda B. Bucy
Abstract:
Development and experimental validation of advanced composite structures is based on a building block approach which requires many tests to validate performance. These tests are time consuming and expensive, which can delay or even prevent the use of advanced composite structures in novel vehicle… More

Wireless Sensing for In-Situ Impact and Damage Location in Anisotropic Aerospace Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,939.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott Bland, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
RI Contact:
Lee Anne T. Peters
Abstract:
The ability to quickly and inexpensively detect and identify incipient damage in aerospace structural components before catastrophic failure occurs has become a pressing need for the Air Force. Acoustic emission technologies have been explored extensively over the last 30 years for NDE and… More

Platform Independent Omni-Directional Antennas (IODA "YODA")

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Rob Bortolin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics Inc. has teamed with San Diego State University to develop omni-directional antennas that perform independent of their mounting location. The planned work builds upon the team's extensive prior experience in conformal load-bearing antenna structures (CLAS), reconfigurable… More

Leap-Ahead Control Theoretic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Dana Howard, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Significant resources are required for the design, development, implementation, and testing of modern flight control systems. Large amounts of time and money must be spent in the acquisition and analysis of wind tunnel and analytical data to ensure the precision tuning of flight control laws over… More

UURC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,822.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kudva, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The overall goal of this research effort is to design, develop, and demonstrate an autonomous UURC which mimics a cuttlefish in appearance and movement while providing the capability to carry a useful payload. Based on our Phase I work, we plan to design, build, and test an autonomous UURC with the… More

Innovative Approaches for Improving Progressive Damage Modeling and Structural Life Prediction of Airframes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Adarsh Pun, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Current damage tolerance analysis methods are often only applicable over a short growth regime and require extensive calibration with test data. A novel methodology proposed by Vasudevan et al, based on a two-parameter method known as the unified crack growth model, improves these shortcomings. The… More

Wideband Metamaterial Antennas Integrated into Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,927.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rob Bortolin, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Sn Diego State University
RI Contact:
Camille Nebeker
Abstract:
A team led by NextGen Aeronautics Inc., and working with San Diego State University proposes the development of redundant wideband antennas that are embedded in composite armor structures The planned work builds upon the team's extensive prior experience in conformal load-bearing antenna structures… More

High-rate Manufacturing of Structural-state Sensors (MOSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Cesar delSolar, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Illinois, Chicago
RI Contact:
Urszula Lizak
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed research is the development of a high-volume, low-cost manufacturing along with a novel deposition process that enables fabrication of a structural-state electronic system-on film. This hybrid electronic system contains a multifunctional sensor suite that can measure a… More

Modeling Energetic Materials at the Meso Scale

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Naida Lacevic, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics, in collaboration with Prof. Cagin's group at Texas A&M University and Prof. Vitali Nesterenko of the University of California, San Diego, is proposing a new computational tool, MesoShock, for microstructure-response prediction in energetic materials. MesoShock extends a standard… More

Innovative Ground Habitats for Lunar Operational Outpost (IGLOO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,908.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Laila Ashegian, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics, Inc. is proposing an alternate architecture for inflatable lunar habitats that takes advantage of inflatable beam technologies currently being used in various military, aerospace, and commercial applications. Current technology uses a fiber-reinforced elastomeric composite… More

Reactive Material Dynamic Response & Energy Release

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,884.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Akhilesh Jha, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
As a special category of energetic materials, reactive materials consist of components which are not generally considered reactive on their own until subjected to a sufficiently strong mechanical, electrical or laser stimulus. As opposed to the traditional warheads, which use inert metal fragments… More

Robust, Real Time, Full Field Strain Monitoring Over Large Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,835.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Bland, Principal Investigator – (434) 766-6680
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
Linda Bucy
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics in collaboration with Virginia Tech plan to build on our Phase I work and propose to further develop our concepts and designs for a scalable, fast and easy to use optical strain measurement system. Our proposed Phase II effort will focus on the development of a dual level optical… More

Advanced High Energy Density Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,818.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Naida Lacevic, Manager, Contracts
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics, Inc., in collaboration with Prof. Steven Sonf?Ts group at Purdue University and Dr. Darren Naud, is proposing to design nanoparticle enhanced high energy density propellants using theoretical and simulation methods, and verify the design by small-scale laboratory production and… More

Development of Reactive Molecular Dynamics (RMD) Simulation Software

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,850.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Naida Lacevic, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Phase I investigation will result in accurate parameterization of reactive molecular dynamics (MD) force fields for application to model hydrocarbon and catalyst systems with small amounts of promoters under high pressure. The Nextgen/Texas A&M team will obtain parameters using approaches developed… More

Virtual Vibration Testing of External Stores

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Andersen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The difficulty in developing system identification and synthesis methodologies that are valid for broad classes of dynamical systems is due to the well-recognized highly individualistic nature of nonlinear systems which restricts the unifying dynamical features that are amenable to this process. Our… More

Compact, Light Weight, Low Cost, Precision, Non-inertial Underwater Navigation Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,909.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jan Petrich, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8661
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
Linda Bucy
Abstract:
Significant resources are required to ensure proper self-localization of submersibles without available reference signals such as GPS or LBL. This is compounded, when the vehicle remains submerged for extended periods of time which is often required for reconnaissance missions. In the case of a… More

Rad-hardening Technology for Interceptor Avionics RaTOA

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,889.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8365
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed research is the development of a radiation-hardened gyro that reduces SWaP (size, weight, and power) and cost and demonstrates improved performance of ascent phase intercepts. During this effort, NextGen and Gray Research (formerly GH Systems, Inc.) in partnership with RMS… More

Rad-hard damage-resistant Self-healing Synergistic KV (RISSK)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,918.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8365
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of the proposed research is the development of radiation-hardened damage-resistant self-healing synergistic interceptor or Kill Vehicle (KV). The synergistic structure will be made multifunctional by moving the Guidance System (GS) electronics and the missile harness-fairing… More

Smart Latching Attachment Surface (SLAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,935.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Enke, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8363
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics has teamed with Dr. Diann Brei and Dr. Jon Luntz of University of Michigan for this proposal entitled"Smart Latching Attachment Surface (SLAS),"in response to SBIR Solicitation No. AF103-003. The University of Michigan team has over twelve years of pioneering research… More

Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Enhanced Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,903.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8365
Abstract:
Leveraging the team"s expertise in conformal load-bearing antenna structures (CLAS) technology, nano-materials, and CNT fabrication, the overall objective of our program effort is to develop CLAS antenna designs with CNT antenna elements which demonstrate significantly improved system level… More

Advanced Flight Controls for Ultra-agile Small Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,918.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jan Petrich, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8661
Abstract:
Significant resources are required to ensure precision of flight control laws over the large flight envelope of modern aircraft. This is often compounded, when vehicle parameters change due to payload modifications, system upgrades, and degradation or failure of actuation systems. In the case of a… More

Platform Independent Omni-Directional Antennas (IODA "YODA")

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,389.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Rob Bortolin, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8389
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics Inc. has teamed with San Diego State University build on their successful Phase I effort to develop omni-directioinal antennas that perform independent of their mounting location. The planned work builds upon the team"s extensive prior experience in conformal load-bearing… More

Advanced High Energy Density Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$364,192.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Naida Lacevic, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8364
Abstract:
Under this Phase II SBIR program NextGen Aeronautics, Inc. in collaboration with Purdue University is proposing to develop and test nanoparticle enhanced high energy density propellants for guns. Our approach consists of a combination of experimental investigations and computational… More

Porous Hybrid Composite for Enhanced Thermal Protection Systems (ComTPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,954.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jenn Schlitter, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8362
Research Institution:
University of Washington
RI Contact:
Lynne U. Chronister
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed research will demonstrate feasibility of a high temperature insulating, load bearing thermal protection system (TPS) using a hybrid composite technology. This program will incorporate a hierarchically porous ceramic core material in a sandwich structure with a conventional… More

3D nondestructive imaging techniques for mesoscale damage analysis of composite materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,959.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Stepahnie Chan, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8388
Research Institution:
Arizona State University
RI Contact:
Sarah Gates
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Energetic materials may be subjected to severe environments of pressure and shear loading, causing damage that leads to premature initiation or suboptimal performance. This damage is at the mesoscale, at and below the grain size of the particles, in the range of 5-400 microns. X-ray… More

Conformal, Light-Weight&Load-Bearing Antennas Based on Conductive Textile Threads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,775.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Rob Bortolin, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8389
Research Institution:
The University of Texas at Dallas
RI Contact:
Dina C. Cra
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: NextGen Aeronautics Inc. proposes use of CNT yarn to weave antenna elements into composite fabric used on Unmanned Vehicles. Use of highly conductive materials, which have previously demonstrated performance at least as good as copper at the desired frequencies, woven into the structural… More

Tool for Blade Stress Estimation during Multiple Simultaneous Vibratory Mode Responses

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,274.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Adarsh Pun, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8653
Research Institution:
San Diego State University
RI Contact:
Eugene Stein
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: NextGen Aeronautics, leveraging past experience in generating stress spectra from static and vibratory loads as well as knowledge of gas turbines, is proposing a method for estimating blade stresses from multiple vibratory loads in rotating systems in Phase I. Additionally, we will… More

Bonded Joint Analysis Method

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,954.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Akhilesh Jha, Principal Investigator – (310) 995-4859
Research Institution:
University of California, Berkeley
RI Contact:
Patricia Gates
Abstract:
Adhesive bonds are increasingly finding their applications in aerospace and automotive structures. The adhesive bonding gets rid of fasteners, thus reducing stress concentrations and damage initiation sites. In addition, elimination of fasteners results in significant weight savings. In order to use… More

Nano-Nails

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,948.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Shiv Joshi, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8360
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics is proposing to develop unique carbon nanotube structural pattern patches for seamless integration with existing structural composites manufacturing methods. These patches will be transferred to prepreg plies to provide through-the-thickness enforcement to laminated composite… More

Innovative tie down

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,857.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Gabriel Molina, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8383
Abstract:
Current naval tie-down systems inhibit optimal use of deck space in Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU) which limit vehicle and cargo able to be transported, thus affecting our warfighters. The tie downs are limited in the range of placement from deck fitting to vehicle tie-down provision due to… More

Smart Materials and Adaptive and Novel Technologies Applied to Unmanned Underwater Riverine Craft (MANTA-UURC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$495,364.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kudva, Principal Investigator – (310) 891-2814
Abstract:
NextGen and HyPerComp, building on work done under a DARPA Phase II SBIR entitled"Unmanned Underwater Riverine Craft (UURC),"propose to develop a 10-lb AUV with a range of 30 miles and reliable navigation capabilities for riverine reconnaissance. In Phase II we designed an autonomous… More

Process Modeling and Analysis Tools for Thermoplastic Composite Missile Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,982.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Akhlishe Jha, Principal Investigator – (310) 995-4859
Abstract:
The goal of this proposal is to develop and integrate a material process modeling tool into existing Automated Filament Placement (AFP) and Automated Tape Laying (ATL) infrastructure to have prediction capabilities over the mechanical performance of thermoplastic matrix fiber-reinforced composites… More

Embedded Power and Signal Interconnects for Composites (EPIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,939.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Karen Chiu, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8360
Abstract:
The overall objective of this Phase I effort is to demonstrate structural integration of key and critical electrically conductive components, and assess their performance including strain and fatigue capabilities by developing and evaluating multiple concepts. To this end, NextGen will investigate… More

4b Low-cost Integrated Nanoreinforcement for Composite Tanks (LINCT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,949.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Terrisa Duenas, Dr. – 310-626-8365
Abstract:
Hydrogen is an attractive fuel option for transportation because its only byproduct is drinkable water; it can be produced from renewable sources; and fuel cells operate optimally by using it. However, due to its relatively low volumetric energy density when compared with other fuels, technologies… More

Characterization of the Aero-Structure Environment of a Transonic Scaled Fighter (CASE-TSF)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,912.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dana Howard, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8652
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
Linda Bucy
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: NextGen Aeronautics Inc. proposes use of rapid prototyping (RP) technologies, design process improvements, and novel sensing technologies to significantly reduce time and cost of transonic aeroelastic wind tunnel model development and improve their direct correlation to CFD data. The use… More

Ablative Ceramic Foam Based TPS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,338.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A novel composite material ablative TPS for planetary vehicles that can survive a dual heating exposure is proposed. NextGen's TPS concept is a bi-layer functional composite. The top ablative layer is a two polymer composite layer formed in a conformal shape by infiltrating ablative polymer in… More

Sprint Speed Capabilities for an Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Training Target

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jan Petrich, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8661
Abstract:
Significant resources are required to increase the sprint speed capabilities of miniature AUVs which are subject to severe weight and volume constraints. This is aggravated when (i) high speed maneuvers are required to last longer periods of time, and (ii) vehicle stability can no longer be… More

Parametric Higher Order Abstract Structural Element for Aircraft Design (PHAST-AID)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Shiv Joshi, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8360
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
RI Contact:
Alice Young-singleton
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics (NextGen) and University of Southern California (USC, RI) team of experienced composite materials, structural design, and analyses personnel are responding to the opportunity to develop stochastically verified composite structural desi

Conformal Antennas for Improved Signal Intelligence

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,910.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kudva, Principal Investigator – (310) 891-2814
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Most modern military aircraft (F-22, F-35, B-2 and others) have integrated conformal antennas, resulting in significant system level benefits. On legacy aircraft such as the C-130 and its various versions, incorporation of conformal antennas pose special challenges, since the structural… More

Embedded Self-repairing Antenna Composite (ESAC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bortolin, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8389
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
RI Contact:
Chris Abernethy
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed research is to develop self-healing embedded communication antennas to be used in transparent armori.e., ground vehicle windows. Embedded antennas are known to delaminate from their host structures after impact; this allows an empty space to form around the antenna and as a… More

Compact Actuation Technology for Spin Stabilized Munitions (CATS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,945.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Shiv Joshi, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8360
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics (NextGen) is proposing an innovative actuation concept that minimizes SWaP impact on munitions. The proposed actuation system will be designed to survive ultra-high gun-fired munitions inertial loads, insensitive requirements, long storage, and transportation conditions.… More

Advance Growth Methods for Aligned and Ultra-long Carbon Nanotubes for Naval Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kudva, Principal Investigator – (310) 891-2814
Abstract:
NextGen Aeronautics teaming with the group of Prof. John Hart at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology addresses the challenges of producing well aligned ultra-long carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers. Recent important developments have shown that individual CNTs can be grown to previously… More

Wideband GPS n-Plexer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,848.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Rob Bortolin, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8389
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Abstract This proposal addresses development of high performance, compact size, and light weight multiplexers including diplexers, triplexers, and quadruplexers for GPS applications (e.g. GPS III system). The proposed devices will support a bandwidth up to 45 MHz at each channel. The… More

Porous Hybrid Composite for Enhanced Thermal Protection Systems (ComTPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,668.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Stephanie Chan, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8360
Research Institution:
University of Washington
RI Contact:
Lynne U. Chronister
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed research will demonstrate feasibility of a high temperature insulating, load bearing thermal protection system (TPS) using a hybrid composite technology. This program will incorporate a hierarchically porous ceramic core material in a sandwich structure with a conventional… More

Tool for Blade Stress Estimation during Multiple Simultaneous Vibratory Mode Responses

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,855.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Adarsh Pun, Principal Investigator – (310) 626-8653
Research Institution:
San Diego State University
RI Contact:
Sandra Nordahl
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: NextGen Aeronautics, leveraging past experience in generating stress spectra from static and vibratory loads as well as knowledge of gas turbines, is proposing a method for estimating blade stresses from multiple vibratory loads in rotating systems from limited manufacturer data from… More