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Company Information:

Name: Bihrle Applied Research, Inc.
Address: 81 Research Dr
Hampton, VA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (757) 766-2416

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,317,317.00 18
SBIR Phase II $5,815,984.00 10

Award List:

COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUE AND DESIGN GUIDE DEFINING DEPARTURE/SPIN RESISTANT FOREBODY CONFIGURATIONS DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Billy P Barnhart
Award Amount: $49,989.00

COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUE AND DESIGN GUIDE DEFINING DEPARTURE/SPIN RESISTANT FOREBODY CONFIGURATIONS DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Billy P Barnhart
Award Amount: $269,000.00
Abstract:
Airplane forebody design has consistently demonstrated significant influences on both static and rotational aerodynamics and, consequently, on high angle-of-attack flight characteristics and spin behavior. an extensive high angle-of-attack data base for military configurations has been generated… More

FOREBODY FLOW CONTROLS FOR CHINED FOREBODY CONFIGURATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John N. Ralston
Award Amount: $55,759.00

FOREBODY FLOW CONTROLS FOR CHINED FOREBODY CONFIGURATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John N. Ralston
Award Amount: $461,190.00
Abstract:
The external configuration of advanced, low-observable aircraft have evolved to include chined forebodies. at the same time, agility requirements have been added to maneuver well into the high-angle-of- attack region where conventional controls are limited. it is proposed to examine the capability… More

Preliminary Design of a Test Rig for the Wright Laboratory's Vertical Wind Tunnel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward G. Dickes
Award Amount: $49,974.00

Preliminary Design of a Test Rig for the Wright Laboratory's Vertical Wind Tunnel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward G. Dickes
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
The Air Force currently lacks a facililty to perform rapid turn-around parametric evaluation of low-speed, high angle-of-attack configuration development, modifications and flow field investigations. With the current trends in aircraft design and execution driving maneuvering requirements for… More

Development of Low Cost Real Time Simulation Environment with Enhanced User Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffery W Bell
Award Amount: $57,943.00
Abstract:
The utilization of large amplitude nonlinear motion simulation in the development and analysis of military aircraft configuration flying qualities and flight controls, flight test data analysis, as well as flight test planning and training has advanced concurrently with the advances in computational… More

IMPROVED WIND TUNNEL TEST TECHNIQUE FOR DYNAMIC DATA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy Hultberg
Award Amount: $69,374.00

DYNAMIC TESTING AND HIGH FIDELITY MODELING OF NONLINEAR UNSTEADY AERODYNAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jacob Kay , Engineer
Award Amount: $66,478.00

IMPROVED WIND TUNNEL TEST TECHNIQUE FOR DYNAMIC DATA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy Hultberg
Award Amount: $626,529.00
Abstract:
A variety of dynamic test techniques have been used and documented over the 'years. All dynamic test techniques as well as available facilities will be investigated and documented. A criteria will be developed to determine the best methods and facilities for measuring dynamic effects. It will… More

Dynamic Wind Tunnel Testing & Modeling of Nonlinear Unsteady Aerodynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffery W Bell
Award Amount: $359,199.00
Abstract:
The utilization of large amplitude nonlinear motion simulation in the development and analysis of military aircraft configuration flying qualities and flight controls, flight test data analysis, as well as flight test planning and training has advanced concurrently with the advances in computational… More

A Compreshensive Approach to the Development of Multivehicle Aerodynamics Simulation Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David R. Gingras
Award Amount: $99,908.00
Abstract:
The development of control laws for control of UCAVs in formation requires knowledge of the complete multivehicle dynamical system. This Phase I effort focuses on the design and development of simulation models for multiUCAV situations. During the primary work phase of this effort, a limited… More

High-Fidelity UCAV Simulation Station

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bruce D. Silberman
Award Amount: $69,953.00
Abstract:
The Uninhabited Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) is a new and promising multi-role and multi-mission system concept currently under development and evaluation by the armed forces. Similar to current generation of weapon systems, simulation of the UCAV mission profile will undoubtedly be an essential part… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David R Gingras
Award Amount: $698,466.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jacob Kay, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,964.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Player, Aerospace Engineer
Award Amount: $99,750.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randy S. Hultberg, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,944.00

A Single Software Application for UCAV Flight Modeling and Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Player, Aerospace Engineer
Award Amount: $705,935.00
Abstract:
"Bihrle Applied Research (BAR) proposes to develop a single, easy-to-use, Windows based software application capable of supporting flying qualities and performance analysis and simulation tasks from the conceptual design phase through to the flight testingphase. This software will integrate… More

A Single Software Application for UCAV Flight Modeling and Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Player, Aerospace Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"Bihrle Applied Research (BAR) proposes to develop a single, easy-to-use, Windows based software application capable of supporting flying qualities and performance analysis and simulation tasks from the conceptual design phase through to the flight testingphase. This software will integrate… More

Visualization and Quantification System for Modeling Unsteady Aerodynamics for Aircraft Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Gingras, Senoir Engineer
Award Amount: $98,987.00
Abstract:
"Novel approaches in the real-time synchronization and reduction of surface pressure data, flow flied velocities, and force and moment measurements will provide the experimental tools necessary to advance the state of the art in unsteady aerodynamicstesting, modeling, and analysis. Using these tools… More

A Universal Testing and Evaluation Software Toolset (U-TEST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Gingras, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,624.00
Abstract:
Through the use of maneuver primitives Bihrle Applied Research (BAR) intends to develop a multi-level Universal Testing and Evaluation Software Toolset (U-TEST) for the automated evaluation of trainer flying qualities and performance (FQ&P) for fixed- androtor-wing vehicles. These primitives shall… More

A System for Modeling the Effects of Unsteady Aerodynamics in Flight Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Gingras, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,880.00
Abstract:
A method for modeling the effects of unsteady steady aerodynamics has been proposed during a phase I effort will be investigated further by Bihrle Applied Research Inc (BAR). In order to be compatible with existing simulation and conventional datacollection methods, this new method makes use of… More

A System for Modeling the Effects of Unsteady Aerodynamics in Flight Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Gingras, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
A method for modeling the effects of unsteady steady aerodynamics has been proposed during a phase I effort will be investigated further by Bihrle Applied Research Inc (BAR). In order to be compatible with existing simulation and conventional datacollection methods, this new method makes use of… More

Control System Approaches and Experimental Techniques for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Upset Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Gingras, Director of Simulation Services
Award Amount: $79,916.00
Abstract:
Bihrle Applied Research (Bihrle) has proposed the development of a System for Autonomous Vehicle Recovery (SAVeR) to enhance survivability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). This system will be based on a robust strategy for detecting and suppressing out-of-control motions and implemented using… More

A Multi-physics Aircraft Simulation Tool (MAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Gingras, Vice President - Engineering
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
A comprehensive Multi-physics Simulation Tool (MAST) is proposed to address the void in simulation tools that address the specific needs of the MAV engineer. The MAST provides an enhancement to Bihrle's commercially successful PC-Based simulation environment D-Six by providing a project structure… More

Total Envelope Modeling Application for Transport Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris Wilkening, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $149,780.00
Abstract:
As the military increasingly relies on the militarization of commercial items, the need to assess these items in the military operational environment is key. This is particularly important in the use of commercial transport aircraft, where operational demands greatly differ between civil and… More

Total Envelope Modeling Application for Transport Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chris Wilkening, Aerospace Engineer – (757) 766-2416
Award Amount: $819,042.00
Abstract:
A key limiting factor in the development of transport class aircraft flight models capable of accurately modeling stall and post stall characteristics has been a lack of aerodynamic description, which has arisen due to the industry"s limited testing capability into the post stall region and the… More

Stall/Upset Training Enhancement Using StallBox

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ryan Oltman, Senior Engineer – (757) 766-2416
Award Amount: $751,743.00
Abstract:
Many existing flight simulators currently lack the aerodynamics modeling required to train pilots for stall/upset conditions. Further, the process of updating an existing simulator database can be difficult and costly due to simulation database rights licensing, complex simulation host… More