Vra, Inc.

PO BOX 50
Blacksburg, VA 24063
5 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 8
Total Value of Awards $1.28MM
First Award Date 01/01/84
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/90

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Lewis Clark H. Lewis 8

8 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF90-180
Budget: 01/01/90 - 12/31/90

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 88-2
Budget: 01/01/88 - 12/31/88
PI: Unavailable

OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, IT HAS BEEN CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED THAT DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSATMOSPHERIC VEHICLES, SUCH AS THE NATIONAL AEROSPACE PLANE (NASP), WILL BE NECESSARY FOR A SUCCESSFUL SPACE-DEFENSE SYSTEM. IT IS ACCEPTED THAT THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF SUCH VEHICLES WILL RELY HEAVILY UPON A DATA BASE GENERATED USING CFD TECHNIQUES. ACCURATE...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 87-1
Budget: 01/01/87 - 12/31/87
PI: Unavailable

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF84-253
Budget: 01/01/85 - 12/31/85

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE II EFFORT WILL BE TO DEVELOP A FINITE-RATE CHEMICALLY-REACTING PNS SCHEME FOR TEFLON/EPOXY-AIR SYSTEMS. THIS PNS SCHEME WILL HAVE A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLUTION CAPABILITY AND WILL USE THE INITIAL DATA GENERATED USING A CARBON-AIR FINITE-RATE CHEMICALLY-REACTING VISCOUS SHOCK-LAYER IN THE GRAPHITE (CARBON) NOSE...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF85-037
Budget: 01/01/85 - 12/31/85

$49.9K

ALTITUDES

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 84-1
Budget: 01/01/84 - 12/31/84

IN ORDER TO OPTIMIZE THE APPLICATION OF AEROASSIST CONCEPTS TO MANEUVERING RE-ENTRY VEHICLES, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO HAVE A SCHEME THAT CAN ACCURATELY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY PREDICT THE VEHICLE'S AERODYNAMIC FORCES AND MOMENTS, AS WELL AS THE CORRESPONDING SURFACE HEAT-TRANSFER RATES. PHASE I OF THIS EFFORT IS INTENDED TO DEVELOP A FULLY THREE-DIMENSION...

$50K

REENTRY

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 84-1
Budget: 01/01/84 - 12/31/84

IN RECENT YEARS THE PROJECTED DESIGN OF ADVANCED ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLES HAS BEEN EVOLVING VERY RAPIDLY. THESE VEHICLES ARE TO OPERATE AND DECELERATE IN THE LOW-DENSITY (HIGH-ALTITUDE) FLIGHT REGIMES WHERE THE FLOWFIELD IS MORE APPROPRIATELY THAT OF FINITE-RATE CHEMICALLY REACTING AIR. APART FROM THESE, THE FLOWFIELD AROUND THE SPACE SHUTTLE O...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF84-253
Budget: 01/01/84 - 12/31/84