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Company Information:

Company Name:
ATA Engineering, Inc
Address:
11995 El Camino Real
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130-
Phone:
(858) 480-2015
URL:
EIN:
330900801
DUNS:
133709001
Number of Employees:
104
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
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:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,002,120.00 30
SBIR Phase II $9,388,598.00 12
STTR Phase I $69,750.00 1
STTR Phase II $499,718.00 1

Award List:

Payload Adapter for Satellite Missions Launched using ICBM-derived Launch Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$87,067.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Thomas, Dir. Design
Abstract:
"The proposed program addresses the development of a lightweight payload adapter ableto accommodate a wide range of satellite geometries. Although several concepts willbe evaluated before one is selected, the proposal describes a preliminary conceptthat achieves this objective. This candidate… More

Development of a Payload Adapter for Satellite Missions Launched Using ICBM-Derived Launch Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$900,012.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Thomas, Senior Technical Advisor
Abstract:
The proposed program addresses the development, manufacture and testing of a lightweight payload adapter able to accommodate a wide range of satellite geometries. An innovative design concept was developed for this purpose in Phase I of the program. Thisdesign consists of a graphite epoxy/honeycomb… More

Hybrid Vibration Isolation System for Whole-Spacecraft Launch Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,063.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kevin L. Napolitano, Project Engineer
Abstract:
The proposal describes an active and passive system that will supplement a passive isolation system.The baseline passive isolation system consists of a graphite epoxy/honeycomb core laminate formed into an essentially flat plate. An integral low-bending-stiffness outer band provides the capability… More

Controlling Stability and Load Limits of Aerodynamically Induced Forces on Very Large Assymetric Fairing Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,528.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Paul Blelloch, Vice President, Aerospace Analysis
Abstract:
The proposed program addresses the development of a very large asymmetric fairing that will allow considerably larger payloads to be launched than is currently possible with cylindrical fairings. This fairing would be usable on existing launch vehicles without extensive modifications of those launch… More

Controlling Stability and Load Limits of Aerodynamically Induced Forces on Very Large Asymmetric Fairing Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$948,924.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Thomas, VP & Technical Advisor
Abstract:
The proposed program addresses the development of a very large asymmetric fairing that will allow considerably larger payloads to be launched than is currently possible with cylindrical fairings. This fairing would be usable on existing launch vehicles without extensive modifications of those launch… More

Development of Techniques to Reduce Jerk for High Impact Munition Fuzes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Thomas, VP and Senior Technical Advisor
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of techniques to reduce the jerk experienced by electronic components mounted in high impact munitions fuzes. The general approach that will be adopted in the proposed program attacks the shock protection issue at two levels. At the warhead housing level,… More

Identification of Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Damping

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,370.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Napolitano, Senior Project Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of methods to accurately determine from spin rig test data the damping associated with individual blades of an integrally bladed rotor (IBR) or blisk. The general approach which will be used here has two key components. The first part involves the development… More

Near-field acoustic holography system

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,520.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Paul Blelloch, Vice President Aerospace Analysis
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a practical 3-dimensional near-field acoustic holography system which is capable of measuring and describing the acoustic source characteristics of jet plumes from full-scale high performance military jet engines. This Phase I SBIR has two parts. The first… More

Reconfigurable Structures for Future Force/Future Combat System (FF/FCS) and Joint Force Bridging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,900.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Thomas, Vice President
Abstract:
A deployable bridge design concept is proposed that is capable of supporting a 68 Ton M1A2 tank over a span of 50m. This concept is easily configured to accept alternate combinations of span length and vehicle loads. The structural design has adequate strength for all load cases and adequate… More

Optical Ground Vibration Test

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,650.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Napolitano, Senior Project Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a new ground vibration system which can improve the speed, reliability and accuracy of Ground Vibration Tests (GVTs) of military aircraft ranging in size from micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to fighter jets and larger. The intent of the Phase I research is… More

Innovative Method for Strain Sensor Calibration on Fleet Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Napolitano, Senior Project Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a new strain gage calibration methodology to help increase the accuracy of structural life estimation in naval aircraft. After understanding the current fatigue life testing procedures, we will develop economical and time-efficient loading mechanisms to be… More

Development of an Engine Air-Brake for Quiet Drag Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,400.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv N. Shah, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A novel quiet engine air-brake is proposed in response to NASA's solicitation for concepts for active and passive control of noise sources for conventional and advanced aircraft. The air-brake concept is applicable to 1) next-generation, conventional tube and wing aircraft (current generation +1)… More

Development of a Near-Field Acoustic Holography System for Noise Source Characterization of a Full-scale Jet

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$821,716.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv Shah, Project Engineer – (858) 480-2101
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II proposal addresses the development of a combined near-field acoustic holography (NAH)/beamforming (BF) system to characterize jet noise sources from military aircraft. The hardware and software designs are motivated by requirements set by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)… More

Trained Network Force Measurement System for Aircraft/Store Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,750.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Napolitano, Senior Technical Advisor, Test
Research Institution:
University of California, San Diego
RI Contact:
Michael Todd
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a new methodology to predict reaction forces in weapon store connections of naval aircraft. The proposed methodology utilizes a strain gage-based measurement technique in which a series of sensors are calibrated with a set of known loading configurations.… More

Multiphysics, Coupled Analysis Framework for Hypersonic Vehicle Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,350.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv Shah, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a practical multiphysics coupled analysis framework for hypersonic vehicle structures. This Phase I SBIR has two parts. The first part involves the definition of a hypersonic vehicle mission and its aero-thermal environments to locate and characterize… More

Development of an Engine Air-Brake for Quiet Drag Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,315.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv Shah, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A novel quiet engine air-brake (EAB) is proposed in response to NASA's solicitation for active and passive noise control concepts for conventional and advanced aircraft. The EAB concept is applicable to 1) next-generation, conventional tube and wing aircraft (current generation +1) and 2) advanced… More

Reconfigurable Structures for Future Force/Future Combat System (FF/FCS) and Joint Force Bridging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Thomas, VP & Senior Technical Adv
Abstract:
This program addresses development, manufacturing, and testing of a reconfigurable bridge for crossing gaps in assault and tactical situations. An innovative design concept was developed in Phase I and consists of a folding system of girder modules that support deck modules on which the military… More

Advanced Electronic Cooling Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,300.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott Miskovish, Lead Engineer, Thermal
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a self-contained and low-power thermal management system for cooling electronic components, that is applicable to military systems that employ high-power electronics, including spacecraft, aircraft and directed energy weapons. This Phase I SBIR program has… More

Automating the Transition of Product Model Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,780.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Greg Antal, Senior Technical Advisor
Abstract:
Product model data is required in different forms throughout a ship's life cycle. Despite the development of STEP standards for the exchange of model data to support design and engineering throughout the lifecycle of a product, the portions of the standard developed for the shipbuilding industry… More

Rapid, Accurate, Satellite Structural Dynamic Modeling Methods for Responsive Space Needs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,460.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Kaplan, Senior Project Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of a software tool that can quickly and accurately predict the structural dynamic response of satellites to meet the needs of Responsive Space. This tool will be particularly applicable for structures which are assemblies of off-the-shelf or standardized… More

Multiphysics, Coupled Analysis Capability for Hypersonic Vehicle Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,819.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv N. Shah, Project Engineer – (858) 480-2101
Abstract:
The proposed Phase II SBIR development effort will deliver a multiphysics coupled analysis simulation method for hypersonic vehicle structures. The physics simulation capability will consist of a set of coupled software tools used to model the response of hypersonic vehicle structures in extreme… More

Multi-Axis Vibration Mitigation and Habitability Improvement for Seated Occupants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,700.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Tom Deiters, Manager, Design/Analysis
Abstract:
A continuous wave cushion with dynamic stiffness properties tuned to mitigate harmful/uncomfortable E-2C aircraft vibration is proposed as an innovative solution for improving pilot/operator ability to conduct long missions without numbness and pain in the back and legs. Review of literature… More

Predictions of the Acoustic Nearfield on a Carrier Deck

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,680.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Yang, Senior Project Engineer
Abstract:
The noise levels caused by the jet plumes of modern high-performance military jets are a health hazard to nearby service personnel as well as a significant fatigue load. A methodology is proposed to derive source models for supersonic jet engines which can be used to predict propagation into the… More

Innovative Method for Strain Sensor Calibration on Fleet Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$942,877.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Napolitano, Technical Advisor, Test D – (858) 480-2030
Abstract:
The proposed program addresses the development, manufacturing, and testing of a prototype system to experimetally measure strain gage calibration factors for fleet aircraft. These strain gage calibration factors will be used to determine loads for fatigue calculations. An innovative design concept… More

Development of Axial Compressor Heat-Extraction Capability for Thermal Management Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,800.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv N. Shah, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
ATA Engineering, Inc. (ATA) proposes a small business innovation research (SBIR) program for a novel compressor heat-extraction development program in response to NASA's solicitation for advanced design concepts to enable increased high stage loading in single and multi-stage axial compressors… More

Development of Engine Loads Methodology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,720.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Eric L. Blades, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This SBIR seeks to improve the definition of design loads for rocket engine components such that higher performing, lighter weight engines can be developed more quickly. The long-term goal of this SBIR program is to substantially improve the overall load determination by demonstrating and… More

Trained Network Force Measurement System for Aircraft/Store Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,718.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Napolitano, Technical Advisor, Test D – (858) 480-2030
Research Institution:
University of California, San Diego
RI Contact:
Mike Todd
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of new methodology and supporting technology to predict reaction forces in weapon store connections of naval aircraft. The proposed methodology utilizes a strain gage-based measurement technique in which a series of sensors are calibrated with a set of known… More

Variable-Fidelity Toolset for Dynamic Thermal Modeling and Simulation of Aircraft Thermal Management System (TMSs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,800.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Garrett, Project Engineer – (303) 945-2367
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A variable-fidelity toolset for conducting thermo-analysis of steady-state and transient behaviors of vapor compression systems (VCS) and generalized aircraft thermal management systems is proposed. Existing dynamic models of VCS components will be leveraged and development will… More

Gas Turbine Engine Exhaust Jet Shear-layer Pressure Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,980.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv Shah, Senior Project Engineer – (858) 480-2101
Abstract:
ATA Engineering proposes an SBIR program to design, develop, and demonstrate a jet shear-layer hydrodynamic pressure measurement system capable of detecting large-scale organized turbulence structures in full-scale military/commercial engine exhaust plumes. The ability to detect such structures at… More

Automating the Transition of Product Model Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$598,676.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Antal, Senior Technical Advisor – (858) 480-2072
Abstract:
The Navy requires access to ship product model data throughout each ship"s life cycle. Despite the development of standards such as STEP for exchanging all shipbuilding design and lifecycle data, CAD and ship design software vendors have not implemented them. The Navy has therefore undertaken… More

Deployable Engine Air-Brake for Drag Management Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,991.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv N. Shah, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
ATA Engineering, Inc., proposes an SBIR program to demonstrate an innovative engine air-brake (EAB) technology that uses a deployable swirl vane mechanism to switch the operation of a turbofan engine nozzle from a conventional to a "drag management" mode. Such "drag on demand"… More

Fluid/Structural Interaction Tools for Liquid Rocket Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,800.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Scott Miskovish, Senior Technical Advisor – (724) 941-4672
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Liquid rocket engine (LRE) turbopumps operate in complex and often harsh flow regimes that range from cavitating liquid flows in pumps to shock-containing compressible flows in turbine components. The unsteady flow phenomena seen by structural components establish design limitations… More

Analysis Tools for Composite Laminate Material Properties Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,305.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Eric Jayson, Senior Project Engineer – (858) 480-2037
Abstract:
ATA Engineering, Inc. proposes to advance the current state-of-the-art composite analysis techniques to predict laminate properties from limited ply-level material property data with an innovative approach to composite failure analysis. The Phase I effort will develop a stochastic approach to… More

Multi-Axis Vibration Mitigation and Habitability Improvement for Seated Occupants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$655,260.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Deiters, Manager, Design/Analysis – (858) 480-2080
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the continued development of an innovative seat cushion design that actively promotes healthy blood circulation in the upper legs and buttocks by reducing the seated pressure where blood flow is blocked; this restores oxygenated blood to these regions, which reduces or… More

Rapidly Deployable Lightweight Shelters for Austere Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,800.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Eric Jayson, Senior Project Engineer – (858) 480-2037
Abstract:
The proposed SBIR program will develop a rapidly deployable lightweight shelter for austere environments that has substantially improved thermal efficiency by comparison to existing systems. A shelter concept is proposed and preliminary structural and thermal analyses are used to demonstrate the… More

Fluid/Structural Interaction Tools for Liquid Rocket Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,132.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
R. S. Miskovish, Senior Technical Advisor – (858) 480-2034
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Liquid rocket engine (LRE) turbopumps operate in complex flow regimes that range from cavitating liquid flows in pumps to shock-containing compressible flows in turbine components. The unsteady flow phenomena seen by structural components establish design limitations associated with mean… More

Deployable Engine Air-Brake for Drag Management Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$694,444.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv N. Shah, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
ATA Engineering, Inc., (ATA) proposes a Phase II SBIR program to demonstrate an innovative engine air-brake (EAB) technology that uses a deployable swirl vane mechanism to switch the operation of a turbofan engine nozzle from a conventional mode to a "drag management" mode. Equivalent drag… More

Design and Analysis Tools for Deployable Solar Array Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,803.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Cory J. Rupp, Project Engineer
Abstract:
Large, lightweight, deployable solar array structures have been identified as a key enabling technology for NASA with analysis and design of these structures being the top challenge in meeting the overall goals of the NASA Space Technology Roadmap. The use of analysis to drive design from an early… More

Aerodynamic Analysis of Deployed Bay Doors on Modern High-Speed Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,448.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Eric Blades, Director, Southeastern Region – (256) 325-1116
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This SBIR program seeks to more accurately evaluate the unsteady aerodynamics on the weapons bay door due to the weapons bay, transient surface motions, and fluid-structure interaction. The goal of the program is to develop a methodology that will allow the unsteady aerodynamic loads on… More

Analysis Tools for Composite Laminate Material Properties Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,425.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Eric Jayson, Senior Project Engineer – (858) 480-2037
Abstract:
ATA Engineering, Inc. proposes to advance the current state-of-the-art composite analysis techniques to predict laminate properties from limited ply-level material property data with an innovative approach to composite failure analysis. The SBIR will develop a stochastic approach to address… More

Dynamic Hybrid RANS/LES Modeling of Interior Nozzle Flows and Jet Plumes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Parthiv Shah, Senior Project Engineer – (858) 480-2101
Abstract:
ATA Engineering proposes to simulate complex interior and exterior flowfields of hot, supersonic aircraft engine nozzles by applying a novel dynamic hybrid RANS/LES (DHRL) modeling framework coupled to the Loci/CHEM (CHEM) finite-volume flow solver. DHRL is code- and turbulence model-independent. It… More

COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR DESIGN- DRIVEN SELECTION OF MATERIAL PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING APPROACHES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,567.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Eric Jayson, Senior Project Engineer – (858) 480-2037
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The current approach to structural design is a trial and error process that uses fixed lookup tables for the material design space. Currently material selection is limited by the database available to designers. ATA Engineering seeks to improve upon the current approach by using novel… More

Post-Damage Kinematic Simulation of Complex Mechanical Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$84,527.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
George Antoun, Senior Project Engineer – (303) 945-2369
Abstract:
ATA"s approach to developing an innovative post-shock kinematic simulation capability for the Navy involves development of a novel methodology that leverages the nonlinear multi-body dynamics capabilities of a commercially available finite element (FE) code, namely Abaqus, to simulate the… More

Toolset for Nonlinear Prediction of Woven Ceramic Matrix Composite Material Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,886.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shane Flores, Project Engineer – (310) 341-0387
Abstract:
ATA Engineering, Inc., proposes to develop improved nonlinear material behavior models for the design of 2D and 3D woven carbon/carbon (C/C) composite thermal protection system (TPS) components. The objective of this work is to enable efficient design of 3D C/C composite TPS components and decrease… More