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Name: ADVANCED PROJECTS RESEARCH, INC.
Address: 1925 McKinley Avenue
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La Verne, CA 91750 5800
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
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Phone: (909) 618-2643

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,460,328.00 35
SBIR Phase II $6,414,447.00 12

Award List:

A 3-D NUMERICAL MODEL FOR PREDICTING MESOSCALE WINDFIELDS OVER VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Darrell W Pepper
Award Amount: $49,997.00
Abstract:
A 3-d numerical model for predicting mesoscale windfields over vandenberg afb is being developed. the model utilizes an objective analysis technique and available meteorological data to generate a first guess, mass consistent windfield. a hybrid finite element method is then used to solve the… More

STUDY OF AN ODW RAM ACCELERATOR DRIVEN HYPERSONIC TEST FACILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph W Humphrey
Award Amount: $48,300.00

REDUCTION OF PLUME SIGNATURE FROM RECTANGULAR NOZZLES BY NOZZLE DESIGN FOR VORTICITY MANIPULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas H Sobota
Award Amount: $59,927.00

REDUCTION OF PLUME SIGNATURE FROM RECTANGULAR NOZZLES BY NOZZLE DESIGN FOR VORTICITY MANIPULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas H Sobota
Award Amount: $299,193.00
Abstract:
The use of rectangular exhaust nozzles for aircraft configurations offers some interesting possibilities in the area of flow manipulation in order to enhance the mixing of the hot exhaust plume with the surrounding cool air. this proposal suggests that the manipulation and placement of streamwise… More

STUDY OF AN ODW RAM ACCELERATOR DRIVEN HYPERSONIC TEST FACILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph W Humphrey
Award Amount: $499,954.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a project to develop, analyze, and design a novel oblique detonation wave ram accelerator driven hypersonic test capability in the high velocity, high temperature, and high pressure regime. current wind tunnels are inadequate for the high temperature and pressureconditions… More

A MESOSCALE MODEL FOR PREDICTING PRECIPITATION AND CLOUD COVER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Darrell W Pepper
Award Amount: $57,862.00
Abstract:
A multi-dimensional numerical model for predicting cloud cover, fog, and haze under battlefield conditions is developed. the program utilizes real time meteorological data (when available) to predict meteorological conditions over irregular terrain. the computer program is relatively simple and… More

Ground Based Scramaccelerator Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Humphrey, Phd
Award Amount: $61,194.00
Abstract:
Phase I will analyze use of a hypervelocity launcher to provide ahigh mass (2 to 20 kilograms), hypervelocity (4 km\sec) demonstrator for a Theater Missile Defense (TMD) System. Current ballistic powder guns, along with one and two stage light gas guns, cannot meet the high mass requirements while… More

AN ADAPTING FINITE ELEMENT MODEL FOR UNSATURATED POROUS MEDIA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,998.00

AEROACOUSTIC DIFFRACTION AND DISSIPATION BY A SHORT PROPELLER COWL IN SUBSONIC FLIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. James D. Sterling
Award Amount: $49,998.00

REDUCTION OF SUPERSONIC PLUME NOISE THROUGH THE CONTROLLED INTRODUCTION OF AZIAL VORTICITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas H Sobota, Ph.d. , Vice President
Award Amount: $50,000.00

AN ADAPTING FINITE ELEMENT MODEL FOR UNSATURATED POROUS MEDIA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $149,992.00
Abstract:
A two-dimensional numerical model based on a hybrid finite element method with mesh adaptation is proposed to calculate groundwater flow and pollutant transport in unsaturated porous media. the algorithm is modified to enhance computational speed and storage, and incorporates petrov-galerkin… More

The Design of Sub-Caliber Aero-Thermal-Chemical (ATC) Gun Projectiles for Aerodynamic Stability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, Phd
Award Amount: $59,776.00
Abstract:
The following proposal details an effort required for understanding the in-bore aerodynamic stability of sub-caliber projectiles in aero-thermal- chemical (ATC) guns in order to design stable projectiles. The ATC gun is based on the concept of a projectile traveling through the propellant and… More

A Variable Thurst Detonation Wave Engine, DWE, for Mach 0 to 3 Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph W. Humphrey
Award Amount: $59,986.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a novel, high thrust density Detonation Wave Engine (DWE) applicable to the Mach range of 0 to 3. The geometry of this novel engine concept naturally provides for integration into a new Combined Cycle Engine with Ramjets. The concept is an intermittent combustion jet engine… More

A Variable Thrust Detonation Wave Engine DWE for Mach 0 to 3

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph W. Humphrey
Award Amount: $74,370.00
Abstract:
An innovative actively cooled structure concept is proposed which integrates proven cooling techniques and state-of-the-art fabrication methods to extend the maximum combustor wall temperature, thereby reducing cooling requirements and aircraft weight while improving engine performance.… More

Hy-Scram: An Oblique Detonation Wave Hypervelocity Scramjet Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph W. Humphrey
Award Amount: $59,922.00

Hy-Scram: An Oblique Detonation Wave Hypervelocity Scramjet Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph W. Humphrey
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
The Oblique Detonation Wave Hypervelocity Scramjet(ODW Hy-Scram) Engine is applicable to hypersonic flight vehicles that require high Mach Scramjet operation. This project will implement a unique new analysis capability to analyze and assess a novel propulsion device that could greatly enhance… More

Swirl Annular Combustor for Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an innovative Ultra-Low NOx annular swirl combustor concept for aircraft gas turbine engines. The concept is based on previously demonstrated means for creating high mixing rate regions in free shear flows by manipulating existing vorticity to create multiple discrete… More

Oblique Detonation Wave Hy-Scram Engine for Hypersonic Propulsion Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph W. Humphrey
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Oblique Detonation Wave Hypervelocity Scramjet (ODW Hy-Scram) Engine is applicable to hypersonic flight vehicles that require high Mach Scramjet operation. This project will implement a unique new analysis capability to analyze and assess a novel propulsion device that could greatly enhance… More

Development of a Low-Cost Hot-Gas Turbo-Pump for Tactical Missile Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The use of commercially available technology for military hardware either as it exists off-the-shelf or with slight modification presents a large opportunity for cost saving in both the non-recurring development cost and the recurring cost of production and maintenance of military hardware. This… More

ENHANCED COMBUSTION PULSEJET ENGINES (ECPJ) FOR MACH 0 TO 3 APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Sterling , Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Pulse Detonation Engines For High Mach Number Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Sterling , PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $70,000.00

ENHANCED COMBUSTION PULSEJET ENGINES (ECPJ) FOR MACH 0 TO 3 APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Sterling , Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00

An Axial-Vorticity Flame Stabilization System For Ramburner Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota , PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Development of a low-cost, computer-controlled, portable LITA system for high-pressure combustion measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Eric B. Cummings
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to engineer a low-cost computer-controlled optical diagnostic system for measuring sound speed, thermal diffusivity, density, and velocity. This system will use laser-induced thermal accoustics (LITA), a transient-grating technique capable of making accurate single-shot measurements in… More

Development of a low-cost, computer-controlled, portable LITA system for high-pressure combustion measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Eric B. Cummings
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to engineer a low-cost computer-controlled optical diagnostic system for measuring sound speed, thermal diffusivity, density, and velocity. This system will use laser-induced thermal accoustics (LITA), a transient-grating technique capable of making accurate single-shot measurements in… More

A Performance and Thermal Simulation Code for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas H. Sobota
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The complex HEV power systems necessitates flexible and dynamic simulation software providing tools for evaluating, characterizing and optimizing these systems. Existing software have neglected to characterize significant component data such as heat loads, cabin cooling requirements, battery… More

Development of a Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel System for Pulse Detonation Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas H. Sobota
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Pulse Detonation Engine (PDE) is an intermittent combustion engine that relies on traveling detonation waves for the combustion and compression elements of the prosulsive cycle. This engine may be used as a low cost propulsion system in defense flight vehicle system applications or as the low… More

Pulse Detonation Engines For High Mach Number Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Sterling , PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Cell-Wise Battery Charge and Thermal Control System for Aerospace Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Sobota
Award Amount: $100,000.00

A Combined Cycle Pulse Detonation/ Ramjet Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James D. Sterling, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James D. Sterling
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available As microelectronic circuits used in space applications become more and more complex with greater capabilities, they require more chips, more memory, and more room. This means increased size and weight which means increased launch costs. One technique tha

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James D. Sterling
Award Amount: $746,340.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $70,000.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Precompressor Cooling With Water and Oxidizer for Small Access to Space Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Sobota, President
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The development of a pre-compressor mass injection system for extending the flight Mach number and altitude of conventional military afterburning turbofan engines is proposed. The injection of water and liquid oxidizer such as liquid oxygen can be used toenhance the performance of these engines so… More

Gas Turbine Pre-Compressor Cooling Using Water and Oxidizer Injection for Small Access to Space Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Sobota, President
Award Amount: $593,991.00
Abstract:
"The development of a pre-compressor mass injection system for extending the flight Mach number and altitude of conventional military afterburning turbo jet and turbofan engines is proposed. The injection of water and liquid oxidizer such as liquid oxygencan be used to enhance the performance of… More

A High Turn-Down Ratio, Low Emissions Combustor for Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an innovative, high-efficiency, compactcombustor for lean-premixed, low-emissions gas turbine systems andresponds directly to NASA's request for Innovative technologiesrelating to combustion processes, including fuel injectors, piloting,flameholding techniques for increased… More

A High Turn-Down Ratio, Low Emissions Combustor for Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an innovative, high-efficiency, compactcombustor for lean-premixed, low-emissions gas turbine systems andresponds directly to NASA's request for Innovative technologiesrelating to combustion processes, including fuel injectors, piloting,flameholding techniques for increased… More

Development of a rugged, fuel tank compatible, oxygen concentration sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tobias Rossmann,
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to engineer a compact, robust, optically-based sensor for measuring local oxygen concentration in aircraft fuel tanks. This system will utilize absorption of rapidly scanned Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Diode Lasers (VCSELs) by molecular oxygen. This proposed system can measure 100… More

Development of a Rugged, Fuel Tank Compatible, Oxygen Concentration Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Sobota, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,979.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed Phase II effort is to transfer proven sensor technology from the laboratory breadboard to a functional flight-ready prototype for installation in an aircraft fuel tank. In the Phase I effort, a novel spectroscopic technique was shown to be an effective method for… More

Multi Point Velocity, Density and Temperature Measurements using LITA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Laser induced thermal acoustics (LITA) is a nonintrusive, transient-grating optical technique that provides simultaneous high-accuracy measurements of velocity, sound-speed, and thermal diffusivity among other parameters. In a fluid of known composition, sound speed and thermal diffusivity are… More

Inter-Turbine Burners for Improved Part Power Performance of Turboshaft Engines.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Sobota, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
he use of an inter-turbine burner for improving the part power performance of small turboshaft engines in proposed. An inter-turbine burner is a second combustor placed between the gas generator exit and the power turbine to "reheat" the engine gas stream before it enters the power turbine. The… More

Develop Flow-Field Seeding for Large Tunnels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Air Force seeks a large production wind tunnel seeding system with full field steering capability. Additionally, the system must offer control of the particle size and density along with minimal maintenance and flow disturbance characteristics. These features will increase tunnel productivity,… More

Inter-Turbine Burner Technology Demonstration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The development of an Inter-Turbine Burner (ITB) for improving the part power performance of small gas turbine engines is proposed. An Inter-Turbine Burner is a second combustor placed between the gas generator exit and the power turbine to "reheat" the engine gas stream before it enters the power… More

Sensor Validation for Turboshaft Engine Torque Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, Chief Techology Officer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
We propose a method that specifically addresses the requirement for helicopter engine torque sensor validation by integrating the engine component level model, model reduction techniques, and real-time parameter estimation algorithms. The method starts with a component level turboshaft model.… More

Development of Flow-Field Seeding for Large Wind Tunnels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Sobota, President
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
The Air Force seeks a large production wind tunnel seeding system with full field steering capability. Additionally, the system must offer control of the particle size and density along with minimal maintenance and flow disturbance characteristics. These features will increase tunnel productivity,… More