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Company Information:

Company Name: VSI Aerospace, Inc.
City: Ames
State: IA
Zip+4: 50010-7713
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $149,782.00 1
STTR Phase I $69,984.00 1
STTR Phase II $499,178.00 1

Award List:

Development of Tools and Methods for Characterizing the Impact of Control Surface Free-Play on Flutter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Iowa State University
Principal Investigator: Jerald Vogel, CTO
Award Amount: $69,984.00
RI Contact: May Wu
Abstract:
The aerodynamic performance of aircraft is significantly impacted by the aero-elastic dynamics of its control surfaces. In particular, the dynamics of flutter - an unstable self-excitation of structure due to undesirable coupling of structural flexibility and aerodynamics - has critical impact on… More

Development of Tools and Methods for Characterizing the Impact of Control Surface Free-Play on Flutter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Iowa State University
Principal Investigator: Jerald Vogel, CTO – (515) 290-4633
Award Amount: $499,178.00
RI Contact: Laura Carabillo
Abstract:
This STTR is aimed at developing methods and tools to characterize the impact of free-play on control surface flutter and overall stability and performance of the system. A successful completion of this two-phased STTR effort will lead to a modeling, analysis, design, and simulation tool that will… More

SBIR Phase I: A Collaborative Aerospace Vehicle Design Game in Support of Engineering Curricula for Grades 9-12

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Christopher E. Whitmer
Award Amount: $149,782.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project involves the development of the Design environment for Aerospace Vehicles in Classroom Interaction (DAVinCI). DAVinCI is a collaborative, guided inquiry environment and game targeted for grades 9-12. This concept will integrate aerospace… More