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Company Information:

Company Name: Continental Controls and Design, Inc.
City: Huntington Beach
State: CA
Zip+4: 92646-4722
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (714) 964-6553

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,167,879.00 27
SBIR Phase II $4,458,933.00 7
STTR Phase I $69,461.00 1

Award List:

Slowdown, goddammit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Tom Hynes
Award Amount: $58,968.00
Abstract:
Early in Phase I of this project we begin testing and can deliver a n extremely flexible prototype helmsman's vertical acceleration display and recording system. This low cost marinized PC based device can present acceleration historiesof any position of the boat in multiple formats on a high… More

It's the Drop

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Hynes
Award Amount: $69,548.00
Abstract:
How do you hit a two-meter square target 500 meters away with a subsonic, unguided SMAW-D missile? At 100 meters, drop is about as important as other factors. At 500 meters, other factors have increased linearly but drop has grown by a factor of 30 and is the dominant factor. Even a 9mm revolver… More

Narrow Band MEMS Sensors for Object Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Hynes
Award Amount: $69,058.00

Submersible Data Acquisition System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Hynes
Award Amount: $69,018.00

Dual MEMS Sensor for LCPK Missile

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Hynes
Award Amount: $119,248.00
Abstract:
Not Available During NMD BMC3 system development, the generation of simulated threats is a cumbersome and time-consuming process. Weeks are often involved with the construction of a single threat scenario, and once constructed, the scenario becomes a static sequence of actions applied against the… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes Jr., President
Award Amount: $99,943.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes
Award Amount: $69,443.00

Dual MEMS Sensor for LCPK Missile

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes
Award Amount: $729,416.00

Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and Space Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Hynes Jr., President
Award Amount: $69,812.00
Abstract:
In this topic we explore minimum drag towing cable configurations for underwater mine countermeasure equipment. The drag of the cable itself can be a significant portion of the overall system drag, and the goal is to determine, for a given mission (towdepth and speed), the best combination of cable… More

Electronic Sight Unit (ESU)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Hynes Jr., President
Award Amount: $99,501.00
Abstract:
We propose to integrate the latest commercial, off the shelf technology to build autonomous fire control systems for mortars. While the technologies are familiar individually (GPS attitude, magnetometers, laser rangefinders, MEMS inertial sensors) we willdemonstrate full function indirect and… More

Electronic Sight Unit (ESU)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Hynes, President
Award Amount: $729,940.00
Abstract:
We propose to research and develop an integrated, multi-sensor Electronic Sight Unit (ESU) to replace the current opto- mechanical M67 mortar sight. While the technologies are familiar individually (GPS attitude, magnetometers, optical encoders, MEMS andfiber optic inertial sensors), we will… More

A COMPACT SUBMERSIBLE TRACE CHEMICAL ANALYZER FOR TRACKING PLUMES OF CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES WITH AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Hynes Jr., President
Award Amount: $69,692.00
Abstract:
This topic seeks a gun-hardened inertial navigator, suitable for guided munitions, made from low cost, commercially available instruments. After many years of waiting, and many failed starts, a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) 'Chip Gyro' is finallyemerging. Analog Devices is sampling to us… More

Non-Lethal Ship Defense Response Systems (Anti-surface)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes Jr., President
Award Amount: $69,946.00
Abstract:
"asdStopping persons in their tracks without risking injury is a tough assignment. We don't have the ultimate answer. Instead, we propose to build an inexpensive delivery vehicle that can carry a TBD small payload, or non-lethal warhead out beyond 500meters with pinpoint (2 meter CEP) accuracy. … More

Smart Low Altitude Platform for Atmospheric Measurements from a Research Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes Jr., President
Award Amount: $99,741.00
Abstract:
"asdIn this project we develop a smart platform which can be towed behind a variety of aircraft. This platform system automatically flies at any commanded height above the sea surface, down to a few meters, over a wide range of tow speeds. A stabilizedsmart instrument package opens up a number of… More

Very Low Cost Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Avionics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes Jr., President
Award Amount: $69,727.00
Abstract:
"asdIn this project we develop an extremely lightweight and inexpensive avionics package for small expendable UAVs. Starting with a proven COTS UAV autopilot, the Micropilot 2000, we squeeze most of its functionality into a lower cost, lower power, morehighly integrated microcontroller, the new… More

Advanced Ship Motion and Air Wake Sensing and Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, President
Award Amount: $69,949.00
Abstract:
"Landing on a carrier that is moving about in rough seas is a difficult piloting skill, whether flying fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, LCAC or other assault craft. Many attempts have been made over the past 30 years to predict the ship motions at least 10to 20 seconds into the future so the pilot… More

Very Low Noise, High Efficiency Propeller Designs for Small UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, President
Award Amount: $69,302.00
Abstract:
"This topic addresses the design and development of novel propeller shapes, configurations and construction that significantly reduce the radiated noise of small propellers while simultaneously maintaining relatively high propulsive efficiency. Propellersare fast becoming the dominant noise source… More

Remote Controlled Non-Gasoline Burning Water Craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, President
Award Amount: $69,208.00
Abstract:
"In this project we investigate non-gasoline burning, remote controlled, high speed surface craft. The possibilities include an improved Roboski, modified for heavy fuel. Orbital Engines designs and oversees the manufacture of direct injection fuelmanagement systems for many of the current PWC… More

Efficient Propulsion for Long Loiter Tactical Mini Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, President
Award Amount: $99,559.00
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate self starting, computer controlled, high efficiency, heavy fuel IC engines for small UAVs with extended loiter capability. Internal combustion engines were supplanted by gas turbines for most military aircraft after WWII, butthey are still the obvious choice for small,… More

Develop and Evaluate Alternative Hullform Technology for the 11 Meter Ridgid Inflatable Boat

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, President
Award Amount: $69,620.00
Abstract:
This topic was written to improve the ride quality, wake and efficiency of high speed water craft through optimized hullforms. This quest has continued worldwide for almost a century, but nothing has supplanted the deep vee hull for rough water use.Instead of new fiberglass hull shapes, we… More

Smart Low Altitude Platform for Atmospheric Measurements from Research Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hynes, James, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a meteorological measurement system capable of fitting in a 5

Smart Low Altitude Platform for Atmospheric Measurements from Research Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hynes, James, President
Award Amount: $299,232.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a meteorological measurement system capable of fitting in a 5

Four-dimensional (4-D) Oceanographic Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, President
Award Amount: $69,715.00
Abstract:
We propose to build a directional wave buoy that is smaller than a soda can, collects and transmits indefinitely, and costs less than $1k. These microbuoys can be moored, or left to drift. Micro wave buoys developments to date are non-directional, theyonly report the amplitude spectrum, and they… More

Low-Observable Remote Sensor Deployment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Hynes, President
Award Amount: $69,409.00
Abstract:
We propose "Airplane in a Tube" - an unmanned aerial vehicle with folding wings, capable of being launched from a sonobuoy dispensor from any altitude. Using GPS navigation and dead reckoning when GPS is denied, it can glide to a destination, release payload, then using an electric motor and LiOn… More

Robust Alignment Concepts for Precision Guided Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Hynes, President
Award Amount: $119,568.00
Abstract:
NETFIRES is a very sophisticated future ground launched missile. It is to be deployed in a sometimes unattended pod, and intended to be launched and controlled through AFATDS. While the individual missiles have their own navigation system, it may be desirable to know the orientation and location… More

Four-dimensional (4-D) Oceanographic Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, Jr., President
Award Amount: $499,613.00
Abstract:
In Phase 2, CCD proposes to build and test directional wave buoy prototypes that are smaller than a soda can and could cost less than $1,000 in production. The heart of this new directional micro-buoy is a Tiny Guidance Engine (TGE) developed originally for smart munitions. In less than a cubic… More

Robust Alignment Concepts for Precision Guided Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,984.00
Abstract:
New missile systems, including the Joint Common Missile (JCM) and the Army's Non Line of Sight Launch System (NLOS-LS) will use low cost MEMS based Guidance and Navigation Units (DIGNU) for midcourse guidance before handover to imaging seekers for precision homing in the endgame. Both of these… More

Autonomous Operation of Hovering/Staring Fixed Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Ryan, Program Manager
Award Amount: $98,821.00
Abstract:
DARPA has long demonstrated interest in hovering and perching aircraft for staring surveillance by funding research on many types of rotorcraft, from conventional helicopters to ducted fans like the OAV. Recently, hovering has become commonplace with hobbyist's amazingly agile fixed wing '3-D'… More

Littoral Sensors for Naval Special Forces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, Jr., President
Award Amount: $69,461.00
RI Contact: Mark Moline
Abstract:
We propose to develop a littoral sensor which can map bottom properties in Very Shallow Water to help preparation for operations at the beach head. We are already in the second phase of development on a low cost directional wave buoy which is about the size of a small flashlight. In this project,… More

Destructive Expendable Countermeasure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Ryan, Project Manager
Award Amount: $79,799.00
Abstract:
This project is a new twist on an old problem; intercepting and incoming attacker. In this case, the attacker is an anti-aircraft missile. Everything in the existing body of knowledge in tactical missile guidance is applicable here, but our implementation is unique. It turns out that almost the… More

Autonomous, Cooperative Behavior Amongst Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Ryan, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
We propose a new miniature USV called Piranha, leapfrogging the normal Phase I study phase and using this time and budget to begin integration of our existing Micro UAV autopilot, the TGE, with cooperative swarming algorithms supplied by JHU/APL. Our GN&C capability currently powers the Locust… More

High Speed Combatant Craft Automated Ride Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Jim Hynes, President
Award Amount: $99,724.00
Abstract:
We propose to demonstrate an integrated ride control system for high speed small craft. Our approach uses a smart EM actuator and transom trim tabs as a direct replacement for the ubiquitous electrohydraulic and electric systems currently used for static trim adjustments. Our recent IRAD efforts… More

High Speed Combatant Craft Automated Ride Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, Principal Investigator – (714) 964-6553
Award Amount: $728,149.00
Abstract:
In P2, we will continue development of our integrated smartride Automatic Ride Control (ARC) system. In P1 we began ocean testing so P2 will concentrate on raising the TRL to approach a production ready system. With sophisticated onboard instrumentation, we will demonstrate at least a 30% reduction… More

Rotary Electromechanical Actuator for Next-Generation Thin-Wing Aircraft Flight Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James P. Hynes, Principal Investigator – (877) 575-0053
Award Amount: $149,568.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a 5 inch direct hinge line aileron actuator based on our 2 inch highly integrated EM boat ride control actuator. By exploiting the natural physical scaling laws we can create an even more efficient larger motor which operates on 270VDC. The optimization of EM… More

Rotary Electromechanical Actuator for Next-Generation Thin-Wing Aircraft Flight Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jim Hynes, President – (877) 575-0053
Award Amount: $742,599.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop and test both two and five inch direct hingeline aileron actuators. The optimization of EM actuator parameters starts with straightforward math and requirements definition but becomes complicated by soft constraints like speed vs life and application specific details… More