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Company Information:

Company Name: AVID LLC
City: Yorktown
State: VA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (757) 886-2611

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $817,982.00 8
SBIR Phase II $4,348,354.00 6
STTR Phase I $268,881.00 3
STTR Phase II $749,882.00 1

Award List:

Novel Airborne Video Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: S. Wilson, President
Award Amount: $98,853.00
Abstract:
Soldiers have been called upon to function in progressively more complex and hostile environments resulting, in many cases, in unnecessary loss of lives. While dismounted urban operations have incorporated many new technologies, the need to collect, collate, and convey information effectively in… More

Novel Airborne Video Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Sam Wilson, President
Award Amount: $749,934.00
Abstract:
A tool has been developed, Software Pixels On Target (SPOT), that provides a decision maker with the capability to visualize the effect of sensor performance for the detection of objects of interest during Phase I efforts for the Novel Airborne Video Sensors SBIR. Video data was obtained from a… More

Visual Odometry and Automatic 3D Model Construction for MAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF KENTUCKY
Principal Investigator: Paul Gelhausen, CTO
Award Amount: $98,957.00
RI Contact: David Nister
Abstract:
We propose to commercialize the real-time visual odometry and automatic 3D model construction method developed by David Nister for use on Micro Air Vehicles. The system will be developed for the Honeywell MAV and tested on that platform. The front end of the system is a feature tracker. Point… More

Micro Munition Technologies: Smart Material-Enabled Hovering Ducted-Fan MAV, Optimized for BDI Mission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Gelhausen, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
AVID LLC proposes a smart material-enabled hovering ducted-fan micro air vehicle (MAV) to greatly enhance the bomb damage information (BDI) capabilities of the U.S. Air Force. Such a design offers a more intuitive search capability for the BDI mission. Unlike fixed-wing MAVs, a ducted-fan MAV… More

Micro Munition Technologies: Smart Material-Enabled Hovering Ducted-Fan MAV, Optimized for BDI Mission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Gelhausen, CTO
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
AVID proposes a smart material-enabled hovering ducted-fan micro air vehicle (MAV) to greatly enhance the bomb damage information (BDI) capabilities of the U.S. Air Force. Such a design offers a more intuitive search capability for the BDI mission. Unlike fixed-wing MAVs, a ducted-fan MAV would… More

Reduced-Order High-Fidelity Models for Signature Propagation/WAVE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: VIRGINIA TECH
Principal Investigator: Samuel Wilson, President
Award Amount: $99,981.00
RI Contact: Daniel Inman
Abstract:
A reduced-order signature propagation model, with comparable full scale finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) accuracy is proposed. The reduced-order model achieves reductions in computational resources and time. Existing FDTD acoustic and seismic sensor models require supercomputing /… More

Flapping Wing MAV Design Software Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Gelhausen, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,556.00
Abstract:
AVID LLC, in partnership with Dr. Rick Lind of the University of Florida, proposes development of an integrated design suite for flapping wing MAVs. Such a tool fills a void present in the existing MAV development process, where new concepts are rarely subject to rigorous engineering analysis and… More

Efficient, Highly Maneuverable Artificial Fish for Stealthy Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: VIRGINIA TECH
Principal Investigator: Samuel B. Wilson III, Chief Visionary Officer
Award Amount: $69,943.00
RI Contact: Michael Philen
Abstract:
AVID LLC and Profs. Neu, Philen, and Stilwell of Virginia Tech propose development of an artificial fish using Flexible Matrix Composite actuator technology for propulsion and control. This innovative approach to fin actuation uses structurally integrated hydraulic actuators to avoid the losses… More

Aerodynamic Drag and Lift Characteristics for Irregularly-Shaped Intercept Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sam Wilson, President
Award Amount: $99,895.00
Abstract:
The focus of this proposal is the aftermath of a successful missile intercept, where the resulting fragments fall toward land or sea. This study will develop an approach to quantify shape parameters in a useful way to feed to a designed algorithm set governing lift and drag. The goal will be to… More

High Speed Compact Vaneaxial Fans

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Andy Turnbull, Aeronautical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
By combining modern design techniques, such as design of experiments (DOE) with response surface models (RSM), as well as SOA electrical motor technology, the flow rates and efficiency requested by this solicitation can be achieved and surpassed. The DOE

Aerodynamic Drag and Lift Characteristics for Irregularly-Shaped Intercept Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sam Wilson, Chief Visionary Officer
Award Amount: $599,950.00
Abstract:
The focus of this SBIR project for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is the aftermath of a successful missile intercept, where the resulting fragments fall toward land or sea. The Phase I effort was successful in the development of tools and processes to predict the lift and drag of irregularly… More

Noise Reduction for Military Airfields and Surrounding Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Gelhausen, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $149,948.00
Abstract:
AVID proposes to develop software that determines takeoff and landing operational parameters for advanced military aircraft which result in trajectories that reduce noise in populated areas surrounding military airfields. This software will utilize GIS technologies to make teh analysis site-specific… More

Aerodynamic Control of Micro Air Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Ohanian, Aeronautical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,808.00
Abstract:
AVID proposes to develop solid-state morphing control surface actuation technology. By solid-state, we imply that there are no servos, linkages, or moving parts other than the conformal shape change of the aerodynamic surfaces. Instead, piezoelectric Macro Fiber Composites (MFC) will be used to… More

Flapping Wing MAV Design Software Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Gelhausen, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $749,632.00
Abstract:
AVID will develop an integrated analysis and design suite for flapping wing MAVs. Such a tool fills a void present in the existing MAV development process. It will enable rigorous multi-disciplinary engineering analysis and design optimization before construction. In this way, deeper understanding… More

Reduced-Order High-Fidelity Models for Signature Propagation/WAVE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Virginia Tech
Principal Investigator: Michael Johnson, Sr. Software Engineer
Award Amount: $749,882.00
RI Contact: Daniel Inman
Abstract:
We propose to develop variable fidelity acoustic propagation models and combine them with GIS, optimization, and visualization software in order to create site-specific real-time decision aid tools for optimal sensor placement. High fidelity finite-differ

Efficient Lifting Surface Method for Rotorcraft Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ernie Keen, Senior Aerospace Engineer
Award Amount: $69,955.00
Abstract:
AVID proposes the development of a lifting surface method for rotor aerodynamic analysis. The method will use a cambered mean-surface analysis for the blades, using doublet lattices to define the geometry, with vortices shed by all aerodynamic surfaces. The focus of AVID's approach is modifying… More

Solid-State Morphing Flight Control for Micro Air Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Ohanian, Senior Aircraft Design En – (540) 961-0067
Award Amount: $748,999.00
Abstract:
AVID has identified and demonstrated significant advantages of smart material aerodynamic actuators for micro air vehicles. The solid-state nature of this flight control actuation scheme allows for scalability to miniature sizes, as well as increases in overall reliability. The general approach to… More

Noise Reduction for Military Airfields and Surrounding Areas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Gelhausen, Chief Technical Officer – (757) 886-2611
Award Amount: $749,840.00
Abstract:
AVID proposes to develop software that determines takeoff and landing operational parameters for advanced military aircraft that result in trajectories that reduce noise in populated areas surrounding military airfields. This software will utilize GIS technologies to make the analysis site-specific… More