Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.

9950 Wakeman Drive Array
Manassas, VA 20110
450 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 115
Total Value of Awards $30.5MM
First Award Date 01/01/90
Most Recent Award Date 07/11/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Pedlikin Mr. Joel Pedlikin 2
Paduano Dr. James Paduano 8 Message
Dawson-Townsend Mr. Tim Dawson-Townsend 2 Message
Guiler Mr. Richard Guiler 1 Message
Minelli Mr. Bob Minelli 1 Message
Jackson Mr. Glenn Jackson 1 Message
Vos David W. Vos PhD 2
Langford John S. Langford PhD 15 Message
Francis Michael S. Francis 1
Snider Dr. Jay Snider 1 Message
Bahniuk Peter Bahniuk 1
Hansen Bert Hansen 1
Motazed Ben Motazed 1
Toupet Mr. Olivier Toupet 1
Eichfeld Ms. Diana Eichfeld 4 Message
Kim Mr. Wonsub Kim 1
II Dr. Jay Snider II 1 Message
Hollman Jeremy Hollman 2 Message
Dawson-Townsend Timothy Dawson-Townsend 1 Message
Kulling Karl Kulling 1 Message
Vos Dave Vos 1
Russ Benjamin Russ 2
Preston Charles S. Preston 2
Hoang Ngoc Hoang 2
Francis James R. Francis 4 Message
Parrish Joseph L. Parrish 5 Message
Vaneck Thomas W. Vaneck 1 Message
Sun Liping E. Sun 3 Message
Merk John Merk 5 Message
Parrish Joe Parrish 1 Message
Abad Dr. Antonio Abad 3 Message
Sisco Dr. James Sisco 2 Message
Edmonds Dr. Jessica Edmonds 2 Message
Houghton James Houghton 1 Message
Duda Dr. Jessica Duda 3 Message
Fitzgerald Nathan Fitzgerald 2 Message
Spencer David Spencer 1 Message
Cowlagi Raghvendra Cowlagi 2 Message
Kordonowy David Kordonowy 1 Message
Krebs Christopher Krebs 2 Message
Chambers Jeffrey Chambers 1 Message
Smith Benjamin Smith 3 Message
McKenna Terrence McKenna 2 Message
Fetfatsidis Konstantine Fetfatsidis 4 Message
Ramirez Jaime Ramirez 1 Message
Jain Sachin Jain 3 Message
Chambers Jeff Chambers 1 Message
Sweeney Marty Sweeney 1 Message
McClellan Justin McClellan 2 Message
Kunzi Fabrice Kunzi 1 Message
Chambers Jef Chambers 0 Message
Hart Scott R. Hart 54 Message
Jain Sacin Jain 1 Message
Dahlstrand Paul Dahlstrand 1 Message
Torgerson Joshua Torgerson 1 Message
Clark Stephen Clark 2 Message
Lai David Lai 1 Message
Giannini Francesco Giannini 1 Message
Livieratos Van Livieratos 2 Message
Kays Cory Kays 1 Message
Campbell Dan Campbell 1 Message
Courtin Chris Courtin 1 Message

115 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Purdue University

Agency: Navy
Topic: N16A-T025
Budget: 07/11/16 - 05/10/17

With Project AEQUOR-V Aurora, in partnership with Purdue University, proposes to complete the conceptual design of a hybrid unmanned air/underwater vehicle (HUA/UV) capable of transitioning repeatedly between aerial and underwater operations in a single mission, operating in water depths up to 40 ft, and carrying a significant payload. To accomp...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: A1.06
Budget: 04/14/16 - 04/13/18

A major market for vertical lift aircraft is in urban operations, primarily for police and electronic news gathering (typically a Bell 206 or a Eurocopter AS350). Manned systems are more costly to operate and have a much larger operational footprint than their unmanned counterparts. But the unmanned multirotor does not have the range and enduran...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N152-084
Budget: 09/17/15 - 03/16/16

Unmanned Autonomous Systems are required to operate in cluttered, unknown, and unstructured environments. Guaranteeing the safety of these systems is critical for their successful deployment. Autonomous vehicles often need to operate near their limits to effectively complete their tasks. Safety of these vehicles needs to be imposed while respect...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-072
Budget: 08/21/15 - 04/14/16

ABSTRACT:During the Phase I Program, Aurora will perform a conceptual-level design of an air-launched sensor platform featuring integrated antennas, with the goal of maximizing range and endurance thanks to the improved aerodynamic qualities. The technology is expected to replace many traditional antenna installations on military UAVs, and then...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-179
Budget: 08/05/15 - 05/05/16
PI: David Lai

ABSTRACT:The existing antenna used for telemetry application has 50% antenna efficiency and large aperture size. Aurora is going to propose to design a new antenna with a smaller form factor and keep a good level of antenna efficiency by the proposed technologies. During the Phase I Program, Aurora will design and fabricate an antenna prototype ...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T10.02
Budget: 07/17/15 - 07/16/17

After successfully demonstrating the basic functionality of a damage-detecting, self-healing 'smart' material system in Phase I, Aurora and UMass Lowell aim to advance the material technology to a TRL 5 in Phase II. The team will use their 'smart' material system to design and manufacture various scaled-up core-stiffened composite specimens in a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-058
Budget: 07/13/15 - 03/30/16

ABSTRACT:Airdrop accuracy is of paramount importance since airdrop systems landing in unintended locations could create internationally damaging outcomes. There is an opportunity to compensate for local effects by learning their impact on the airdrop trajectory from previous missions. Aurora Flight Sciences is teaming with Boston University to a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: A1.06
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

Multi-rotors (e.g. quad-copters) typically have direct electric drive, where the electric motor shaft is directly coupled to the propeller shaft. The benefit of this configuration is simple and high fidelity control. But electric drive for vertical lift typically relies on lithium polymer batteries for energy storage, and battery specific energy...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H5.03
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

Aurora has developed a method to directly embed conductive fibers and dielectric layers into a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) structure. To date we've been using this method to embed wiring harnesses and heaters into structures. The proposed innovation leverages our success with embedded wiring, to embed strain gages and thermocouples....

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: A1.01
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

During Phase I, Aurora Flight Sciences and N12 Technologies propose to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the benefits of hybrid composites in future aircraft structures by leveraging analytical model and experimental results that Aurora has gathered during the development of its indigenous Orion unmanned aircraft system, which utilizes CFRP co...

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