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Company Information:

Name: Adaptive Technologies, Inc.
Address: 2020 Kraft Drive
Suite 3040
Blacksburg, VA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (540) 951-1284

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,354,694.57 16
SBIR Phase II $14,643,922.00 14
STTR Phase I $99,955.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,798.00 1

Award List:

Smart Structures for Active Control of Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R Saunders
Award Amount: $58,855.00
Abstract:
A smart wing design is proposed here to demonstrate the feasibility of using smart structures for suppression of aircraft vibration. Active wing research, conducted for many years, continues today as an important element in advanced aircraft technology. This program will analytically demonstrate the… More

Active Noise Reduction Headphones for In-Situ Audiometry Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Michael A. Vaudrey
Award Amount: $99,927.00
Abstract:
Active noise reduction (ANR) headsets have found a market niche in the hearing protection industry, thereby validating the technology of active noise control for personal applications. This Phase I project will seek to extend the application of personal ANR systems to include specialized headphones… More

Modifications to ANR Communication Headsets for Improved Attenuation and Speech Intelligibility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Vaudrey
Award Amount: $99,796.00
Abstract:
ANR technologies have been successfully incorporated in communication headsets to improve speech intelligibility and hearing conservation in high noise environments. This Phase I research effort will introduce advancements in optimal controller/headset architectures that will lead to: greater SPL… More

System Level Approach to AAAV Internal Noise Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew White
Award Amount: $69,642.00
Abstract:
Not Available The development of a novel sensor technology is proposed that completely integrate simultaneously registered CCD and FLIR imaging into a single unified camera system. Such a hybrid sensor exploits unique complementary imaging characteristics of these sensing modalities for day-night… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael A Vaudrey
Award Amount: $717,007.00

A Finite Element-Based Acoustic Engineering Design Program for Advancements in Passive Noise Reduction Performance of Helmet Mounted Noise Defenders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Vaudrey, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
"Adequate hearing protection for U.S. Navy crew personnel is mandatory and may be achieved through the use of earcups, earplugs, or both. Donning only the earcups or only the earplugs is referred to as single hearing protection (SHP), while the use ofearplugs under earcups is called double hearing… More

A Real-Time Audio Telepresence Device for Remote Acoustic Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Vaudrey, Vice President
Award Amount: $118,634.00
Abstract:
"The design, development and testing of a real-time audio telepresence device for remote acoustic monitoring is proposed. The primary goal of the Phase I effort is to deliver a fully functional wired binaural prototype microphone capable of delivering themost realistic hearing capabilities to a… More

A Personal Active Communication System For Use in Extreme Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Vaudrey, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,542.00
Abstract:
"The extreme noise fields encountered by U.S. Navy flight deck and cockpit crewmen interfere with speech intelligibility and cause hearing loss to warfighter personnel, even with the currently-fielded communication systems. This Phase I program willdevelop new active noise reduction (ANR)… More

A Personal Active Communication Systme for Use in Extreme Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Vaudrey, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,516.00
Abstract:
"The Patuxent River Naval Air Warfare Center (Aircraft Division)is working towards the completion of a personal double hearingprotection (DHP) communication system for use in extreme noiseenvironments. This Phase II program has been designed to finishthe identification of best-possible performance… More

A Finite Element-Based Acoustic Engineering Design Program for Advancements in Passive Noise Reduction Performance of Helmet Mounted Noise Defenders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Saunders, President
Award Amount: $749,888.00
Abstract:
The use of finite element analysis (FEA) modeling techniques to model both single hearing protection and double hearing protection noise attenuation will be refined during this Phase II program. Physically realistic, three-dimensional models ofcircumaural earcups and custom PVC earplugs will be… More

A Real-Time Audio Telepresence Device for Remote Acoustic Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Vaudrey, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,056.00
Abstract:
The Phase I research effort delivered a fully functional wired binaural microphone prototype capable of providing realistic hearing capabilities to a remotely located soldier. Building on the successful completion of Phase I, the Phase II developmenteffort will refine the current design, add… More

REAL-TIME NATURAL HEARING DEVICE FOR ENCAPSULATING HEADGEAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andre Goldstein, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,915.00
Abstract:
Protective helmets anticipated for the next generation Army soldier (Objective Force Warrior) will provide superior ballistic and biological protection by encapsulating the entire head. However, such an encapsulating design will limit the soldier's ability to effectively hear the surrounding… More

Maintainer Head and Hearing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yu Du, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $79,887.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy aircraft maintainer personnel need innovative, lightweight, head protection technologies that are compatible with recent advancements in single and double hearing protection devices. The current USN cranial system, worn by aircraft maintainers on the flight deck, was originally… More

Advanced Audio Technologies for Extreme Hearing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenji Homma, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $79,473.00
Abstract:
High noise environments increase the difficulty of face-to-face communication, with or without the use of hearing protection. Further, understanding the sound signals that are available in the environment for maintaining situational awareness becomes more difficult as background noise level… More

Actuator Design and Development for Optimized CIC Audio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andre Goldstein, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,835.00
Abstract:
Advancements in subminiature earphone drivers are sought to provide desired improvements in active noise reduction (ANR) earplug attenuation magnitudes and bandwidth. Prior investigations have illustrated a need for improvements in frequency response, sound power output, geometrical configurations,… More

Maintainer Head and Hearing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yu Du, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $880,684.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy is seeking innovations that lead to lightweight, more comfortable, head protection technologies that are compatible with recent advancements in single and double hearing protection devices used by aircraft engine maintainers. The current USN cranial system, worn by aircraft… More

Advanced Audio Technologies for Extreme Hearing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ravi Shenoy, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $783,053.00
Abstract:
High noise environments increase the difficulty of face-to-face communications, with or without the use of hearing protection. Further, understanding the acoustic cues that are available in the environment for maintaining situational awareness becomes increasingly difficult as background noise… More

Actuator Design and Development for Optimized CIC Audio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andre Goldstein, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,963.00
Abstract:
Advancements in subminiature earphone drivers will provide needed improvements in active noise reduction (ANR) earplug attenuation magnitudes and bandwidth. Prior investigations have illustrated a need for improvements in frequency response, sound power output, geometrical configurations, and ease… More

Advanced Finite Element Model Development for Characterization and Mitigation of Bone Conducted Sound Transmission in High Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: STANFORD UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Kenji Homma, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,955.00
RI Contact: Sunil Puria
Abstract:
Improved characterization of the dominant paths of bone conducted sound transmission caused by external acoustic excitation for a person wearing a plug/earmuff combination is urgently needed for development of effective hearing protection in extremely high noise fields. This two phase program will… More

Advanced Finite Element Model Development for Characterization and Mitigation of Bone Conducted Sound Transmission in High Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: STANFORD UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Kenji Homma, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,798.00
RI Contact: Catherine Boxwell
Abstract:
Improved understanding of mechanisms controlling bone conduction (BC) sound transmission, especially with respect to acoustic excitation, is urgently needed in order to develop more effective hearing protection in extremely high noise fields. The Phase I research program made great progress toward… More

Advanced Hearing Protection Product Transition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Vaudrey, Vice President
Award Amount: $1,499,482.00
Abstract:
Through earlier SBIR programs, as well as the exercising of a number of enhancements and options, ATI has been able to leverage development funds to the point of preparing three classes of product, designed for the Navy flight deck noise environments, for transition to the fleet. The product… More

Digital Method for Improved Custom Hearing Protection Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ean Schiller, Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $79,764.00
Abstract:
Custom fitting hearing protection ear plugs have been shown to provide substantial benefits for personnel working in high noise environments such as around military aircraft and in a range of other war fighter and civilian industrial scenarios. Current manufacturing processes for shaping custom ear… More

Hearing Protection Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yu Du, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,743.00
Abstract:
The acoustic test fixture (ATF) type of hearing protection evaluation system (HPES) has been widely used in the past to evaluate hearing protection device (HPD) performances, in addition to the Real-Ear-Attenuation-at-Threshold method and the Microphone-In-Real-Ear method. Since the use of ATF… More

Maintainer Head and Hearing Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Will Saunders, President
Award Amount: $3,636,360.00
Abstract:
The Flight Deck Cranial (FDC), a new helmet design for USN maintainers working on carrier flight decks, is being developed under SBIR funding. The FDC acquisition program includes KPP"s for head impact protection, hearing protection and stable integration to NVG equipment. Adaptive Technologies,… More

Advanced Flight Deck Data and Voice Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Saunders, President
Award Amount: $79,910.00
Abstract:
Adaptive Technologies, Inc. (ATI) and Fortress Technologies have teamed to develop advances in flight deck data and voice communications for use by the Aviation Data Management and Control System (ADMACS) program. This unique challenge of providing operational, noise-free, voice-enabled data… More

Hearing Protection Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenji Homma, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,314.00
Abstract:
Selection of appropriate hearing protection devices (HPDs), such as earplugs and earmuffs, is important in mitigating noise-induced hearing loss among military personnel. The standard method of measuring the noise attenuation performances of HPDs is based on a psychoacoustic method involving human… More

A Finite Element-Based Acoustic Engineering Design Program for Advancements in Passive Noise Reduction Performance of Helmet Mounted Noise Defenders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kenji Homma, Research Scientist – (540) 951-1284
Award Amount: $749,935.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research is to develop a comprehensive biomechanical simulation model of a full human head which includes internal anatomical features down to the minute structure of a human cochlea for accurate representation of full sound pathways to the human cochlea, including bone conduction.… More

Digital Method for Improved Custom Hearing Protection Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ean Schiller, Research Engineer – (540) 951-1284
Award Amount: $749,315.00
Abstract:
Custom fitting hearing protection earplugs have been shown to provide substantial benefits for personnel working in high noise environments such as around military aircraft and in a range of other war fighter and civilian industrial scenarios. Current manufacturing processes for shaping custom… More

Hearing Protection Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenji Homma, Research Scientist – (540) 951-1284
Award Amount: $1,219,142.00
Abstract:
Selection of appropriate hearing protection devices (HPDs), such as earplugs and earmuffs, is important in mitigating noise-induced hearing loss among military personnel. The standard method of measuring the noise attenuation performances of HPDs is based on a psychoacoustic method involving human… More

Advanced Flight Deck Data and Voice Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Josiah Oliver, Mechanical Engineering As – (540) 951-1284
Award Amount: $701,207.00
Abstract:
Adaptive Technologies, Inc. (ATI) and Fortress Technologies have teamed to develop advances in flight deck data and voice communications for use by the Aviation Data Management and Control System (ADMACS) program. This unique challenge of providing operational, noise-free, speech driven data… More

Realistic Firing Fixture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Christian James
Award Amount: $99,922.57
Abstract:
The proposed project will result in an anthropometrically realistic and viable simulator for the testing, evaluation, and validation of firearms and associated ammunition. The approach being taken to achieve the end device is to capture both the active and reactive system loads and dynamics… More

Advanced Wireless Maintainer Communications in Electromagnetically Noisy Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chris Hudson, Manager of Electrical Eng – (540) 951-1284
Award Amount: $79,864.00
Abstract:
Navy aircraft operate from and in these highly dynamic environments with many people performing various tasks, such as ordnance loading, hot fueling, recovery of equipment and personnel, and multiple in-flight mission operations. Mission success requires a high level of coordination and… More