Alpha Star

5150 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY Array
Long Beach, CA 90804
http://www.alphastarcorp.com
30 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 30
Total Value of Awards $6.71MM
First Award Date 01/01/92
Most Recent Award Date 09/26/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Abdi Dr. Frank Abdi 22 Message
Abumeri Dr. Galib Abumeri 2 Message
Newell Dr. Kenneth J. Newell 1
Matin Kay Matin 12 Message
Klivans D.s. Klivans 2
Lorenz Roy H. Lorenz 1

30 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N162-091
Budget: 09/26/16 - 03/24/17

AlphaSTAR Corporation (ASC) will (i) deliver models that characterize the additive manufacturing (AM) machine process parameters and fabrication material associated with selective laser melting (SLM) of Ti-6Al-4V and (ii) develop an integrated structural and material design framework capable of simulating the AM of air-platform components, while...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N161-071
Budget: 07/11/16 - 05/10/17

AlphaSTAR Corporation (ASC) proposes an improved thermally-monitored-controlled Selective Laser Melting (SLM) additive manufacturing process, with improved mechanical properties associated with Titanium and /or Steel. We will customize/upgrade our award winning GENOA 3D-print software capable of simulating the additive manufacturing to conformal...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A15-021
Budget: 08/26/15 - 02/25/16

We propose SHM technology integrated with multi-scale, multi-physics analysis to detect fatigue damage precur-sors. We will predict remaining useful life based on nondestructive information. In Phase I, we will investigate the capabilities of our sensing approach in both metallic and composite coupons. For metals emphasis will be given in implem...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T008
Budget: 06/24/15 - 06/30/16

The Alpha STAR Corporation and the University of Akron STTR Phase II proposal will establish ASTM standards test methods to determine relevant ceramics matrix composites (CMC) delamination crack growth resistance (CGR) material properties (Mode I & Mode II)under service load temperature conditions. Phase Ii will expand on Phase I results, conclu...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T008
Budget: 08/15/13 - 03/15/14

Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) s are highly susceptible to interlaminar shear failure at elevated temperatures. Therefore, interlaminar properties, critical design limitation of CMC should be assessed accurately with appropriate test methods to ensure overall structural reliability/integrity of components in Naval gas turbine engines. AlphaSTAR ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A12-081
Budget: 10/31/12 - 04/30/13

A composite software design tool kit is proposed to predict composite properties using micro-mechanics augmented lamination theory. The capability will overcome shortcomings of progressive failure models and will take into account translaminar and interlaminar failure mechanisms. Starting from lamina properties, strength will be predicted for la...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T010
Budget: 04/09/12 - 10/09/12

The Phase II STTR technical objective will update, expand, and validate the excellent results achieved in the Phase I Analysis and Modeling of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC s) program. The program will evaluate CMC component life capability before and after impact in a realistic operating environment. Prediction...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Southwest Research Institute

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF08-BT07
Budget: 12/02/10 - 12/02/12

ABSTRACT: Recent developments of advanced hybrid metallic structural concepts have been promising for enhancing durability and damage tolerance (D&DT) of unitized aircraft structures. The Alpha STAR team, comprised of Alcoa, Northrop Grumman (NGC), and Southwest Research Institute, proposes to demonstrate and verify/validate the application of ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Akron

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T010
Budget: 07/30/10 - 07/13/11

A significant barrier to the insertion of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials into advanced aircraft engines is their inherent lack of toughness under foreign object Damage (FOD) as well as post FOD. Our team will develop and demonstrate a physics-based model for FOD/post FOD in CMC s. The model will incorporate physical mechanisms associat...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-125
Budget: 01/06/10 - 10/05/10

Continuous fiber-reinforced SiC/SiC ceramics matrix composite (CMC) material is being considered in an advanced gas turbine engine intended for an aircraft or an industrial power generation system, for high temperature capability, possibly with added protection from environmental or thermal barrier coating. CMC engine parts in military/commercia...

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