IRD Corporation

8190 Inverness Ridge Road
Potomac, MD 20854

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 5
Total Value of Awards $351K
First Award Date 01/01/88
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/05

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
adibi Mahmood m adibi 4 Message
Wischt Carleen Wischt 1
Adibi M. M. Adibi 1 Message

5 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2005
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project investigates controlled islanding of power system during major disturbances. Most power system faults occur on high- and extra high-voltage transmission lines due to their vulnerability arising from their exposed lengths. The majority of these faults, such as those caused by lightnin...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2001
Budget: 01/01/01 - 12/31/01

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses a major ancillary service, that of optimizing generator reactive power in support of system voltage profile. The rated reactive power of generators are based on their field, stator, and end-iron heating limits. Their operating ranges are further limited by the max/min volta...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1994
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

SCRAP TIRE DISTILLATION IS THE MOST ECONOMICAL WAY TO RECOVER THE ENERGY IN SCRAP TIRES, PARTICULARLY IF ONE CAN REUSE THE SOLID CHAR DISTILLATION PRODUCT. THE CHAR HAS PROPERTIES SIMILAR TO CARBON BLACK WHICH MAKES UP ABOUT 25 PERCENT OF THE RUBBER FORMULA. THE RUBBER INDUSTRY WANTS TO RECOVER SCRAP TIRES AND REUSE THE INGREDIENTS. HOWEVER, ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1992
Budget: 01/01/92 - 12/31/92

THE PRESENCE OF EXCESSIVE STANDING PHASE ANGLE DIFFERENCE ACROSS OPEN CIRCUIT BREAKERS WHICH CONNECT TRANSMISSION STATIONS CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DELAYS IN POWER SYSTEM RESTORATION. DURING THE INITIAL PHASES OF RESTORATION WHEN THE POWER SYSTEM IS PRIMARILY UNDER MANUAL CONTROL, THESE PHASE ANGLE DIFFERENCES ARE REDUCED BY THE TIME CONSUMING PROCESS ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1988
Budget: 01/01/88 - 12/31/88

RESEARCH IN REMOTE CALIBRATION OF ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTS AND REMOTE IDENTIFICATION OF DEFECTIVE INSTRUMENTS IS PROPOSED IN RESPONSE TO THE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY'S NEED FOR AN EFFICIENT AND LESS COSTLY METHODOLOGY. POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY AND ECONOMY OF OPERATION REQUIRES ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS OF CURRENT, VOLTAGE, REAL AND REACTIVE POWERS. TY...