Flexsys Inc.

2205 Commonwealth Blvd Suite D
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
http://www.flxsys.com
8 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 9
Total Value of Awards $7.27MM
First Award Date 12/14/00
Most Recent Award Date 04/06/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Hetrick Dr. Joel Hetrick 3 Message
Kota Dr. Sridhar Kota 2
Ervin Gregory Ervin 1 Message
Marsan Anne L. Marsan 1 Message
Kota Sridhar P. Kota 1 Message
Lu Kerr-Jia Lu 2 Message
Lu Kerr-Jia Lu 2 Message

9 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM
Budget: 04/06/15 - 03/31/17

The broader impact/ commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is in revolutionizing the current mechanical system design practice across multiple industry sectors. Rather than using multiple rigid parts to create a mechanical system, our compliant design method, inspired by designs in nature, exploit...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop a framework for a unified Computer Aided Engineering software for the design of systems that obtain their functionality through material compliance. The first element required in this software is an interface that defines problem specifications such as desired motion...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A09-104
Budget: 11/01/09 - 05/31/10

Modern robotic applications utilize a myriad of actuator types to meet the different task requirements. The primary actuator types include electric, hydraulic/pneumatic, Shape Memory Alloy, and piezoelectric. Most, if not all, current robotic actuation methods have limited power density for supplying the large forces, displacements, and bandwidt...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 07-1
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

Active flow control to prevent or delay boundary layer separation dramatically improves the performance of air vehicles in critical regions of the flight envelope. FlexSys Inc. has designed a compact, efficient, electromechanical High-Frequency Micro-Vortex Generator system (HiMVG) and tested it a subsonic speeds, proving that, when tuned to the...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-246
Budget: 05/24/06 - 02/24/09

Micro and meso-scale UAVs experience severe performance degradation, compared to their full-scale cousins, due to their unique flow environment that is conducive to formation of laminar separation bubbles causing significant profile drag. This is particularly true for the UAVs in the size range between Black Widow and Silver Fox (approximate Rey...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-236
Budget: 04/24/06 - 04/24/07

SensorCraft and other endurance vehicles are prone to performance degradation when the flow over the airfoil trailing edge separates due to gusts, high angle of attack maneuvers, or trailing edge flap deflections which push the limits of laminar airfoil lift production. FlexSys has already developed adaptive trailing edge devices under previous...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-246
Budget: 04/21/05 - 04/21/06

The flow environment of small rotary-wing and fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicles (meso-scale UAVs), is conducive to the formation of laminar separation bubbles which significantly degrades their performance - a phenomenon that is typical of low Reynolds number flight regimes (50,000 to 300,000). This "bubble drag" can be alleviated over a wide op...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF98-180
Budget: 12/14/00 - 01/14/03

Aircraft variable geometry wing leading edge devices have been shown to enhance the all envelope flight chatacteristics of a wide variety of aircraft. Specifically, the F-111 Mission Adaptive Wing (MAW) program demonstrated that a fighter wing leading edge could be variably shaped, with the proper mechanism, to produce favorable performance inc...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF98-180
Budget: 12/14/00 - 01/14/03

Aircraft variable geometry wing leading edge devices have been shown to enhance the all envelope flight chatacteristics of a wide variety of aircraft. Specifically, the F-111 Mission Adaptive Wing (MAW) program demonstrated that a fighter wing leading edge could be variably shaped, with the proper mechanism, to produce favorable performance inc...