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Name: HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
Address: 3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817
Baltimore, MD 21227 0165
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (410) 737-8677

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,066,183.00 18
SBIR Phase II $2,053,206.00 6

Award List:

FIRES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Philip j dinenno
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A method is proposed to scale the suppression effectiveness of water sprays and film forming agents on hydrocarbon pool fires. the method exploits the consistency of pool fires > 1m in diameter while scaling droplet, spray and film characteristics. this study examines the penetration, evaporation… More

THIS PROJECT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A MIXED SORBENT FILL, INSTEAD OF A SINGLE COMPONENT, AS THE AIR PURIFICATION MEDIUM OF GAS FILTERS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr leonard a jonas
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This project will demonstrate the feasibility of a mixed sorbent fill, instead of a single component, as the air purification medium of gas filters. although the development of a single component superadsorbent might be feasible in the future, the probability of a successful payoff in the present or… More

LIFE INDICATOR FOR CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE UNIFORMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Fielding
Award Amount: $39,641.00

FIRE PERFORMANCE AND SUPPRESSIBILITY OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward k budnick
Award Amount: $47,034.00
Abstract:
This project will demonstrate the feasibility of a prototype laboratory test procedure, including the modification of adaption of standard or non-standard laboratory test methods, to provide critical data on decomposition and burning characteristics of composite materials, and on suppressibility… More

INTEGRATED FUSELAGE FIRE DETECTION AND MONITORING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Edward k budnick , SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This project will demonstrate the feasibility of a multi-zoned line fire detection system for aircraft. this will include integrating this system with a microprocessor to control, interpret and annunciate the fire alarm signals.in this way the multi-zoned detection and computer control will provide… More

LIFE INDICATOR FOR CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE UNIFORMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Fielding
Award Amount: $30,000.00
Abstract:
Five candidate approaches for developing a field test for determining the protective capacity of activated charcoal in chemical protective clothing are proposed. these will be evaluated with respect to feasibility, ability to discriminate and reproducability. a final field test "apparatus" and… More

ENERGY FIELDS FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Leonard A Jonas
Award Amount: $49,982.00

ENERGY FIELDS FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Leonard A Jonas
Award Amount: $98,411.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to identify the adjustment of flames by energy fields to cause or to increase the potential for fire extinguishment, and to determine the energy field which provides optimal effects.

INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF PERFLUOROCARBONS AS FIRE SUPPRESSION AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,806.00

INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF PERFLUOROCARBONS AS FIRE SUPPRESSION AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $498,099.00
Abstract:
Preliminary experimental and theoretical work has indicated that perfluorocarbons may be excellent fire-suppression agents. because these compounds are not ozone-depleting substances, their use as halon 1301 total-flooding, fire-suppression agents is quite promising. this phase i effort will… More

ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO INTEGRATED DAMAGE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR USCG VESSELS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Joseph L Scheffey P E , Director Fire Protection Rdt&e
Award Amount: $49,945.00
Abstract:
Integrated damage control systems (idcs) have the potential to improve monitoring, decision-making, and response to shipboard emergencies. ultimately, implimentation of these systems may reduce manpower. the technical objective of phase i will be to provide the uscg with several design concepts for… More

IMPROVED FORMULATION OF FIRE FIGHTING AGENTS FOR HYDROCARBON FUEL FIRES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher P. Hanauska
Award Amount: $49,966.00
Abstract:
Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) is a superior agent for extinguishing hydrocarbon fuel fires. The very elements that contribute to its extinguishing proficiency result in undesirable environmental effects. Since the extinguishment mechanism is not well understood, the Phase I effort will focus on… More

ADVANCED FIRE DETECTION BASED ON COMBINED CONVENTIONAL SMOKE AND CO SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard J Roby , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $34,940.00

ADVANCED FIRE DETECTION BASED ON COMBINED CONVENTIONAL SMOKE AND CO SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard J Roby , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $199,926.00
Abstract:
Current smoke detection technologies suffer from significant false alarm rates. these problems are currently being addressed by reducing the sensitivity of existing particulate detectors. in this work, the feasibility of a combined particulate and carbon monoxide detector will be evaluated. the use… More

Development of a Commercially Viable Equivalence Ratio Meter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Roby, P.E., Ph , Dir. of Combustion Research
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
A combustion environment can be described by a characteristic fuel-to-air ratio normalized by the stoichiometric fuel-to-air ratio, otherwise defined as an equivalence ratio, _. The equivalence ratio is used extensively in a wide range of combustion fields from fundamental flame studies, to… More

Electric Fields Enhancement of Water Mist Fire Suppresion Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig L. Beyler, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
The application of electric charge to fire suppression water mist sprays and the subsequent application of an electric field to the compartment being protected can result in enhanced aerodynamic lifetimes of water mist droplets. This reduces the loss of mist by gravitational effect, thus… More

Development of a Sweating Thermal Conductive Performance Apparatus for

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Jesse J. Beitel
Award Amount: $49,955.00
Abstract:
Fire fighter burn injuries continue to be a frequent problem despite significant advances in protective clothing. A reason for this is the buildup of moisture in fire fighting garments as a result of sweating or fire fighting activities. This buildup of moisture increases the heat transfer through… More

DEVELOPMENT OF ENHANCED PERFORMANCE PULSED FLOW WATER MIST FIRE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Applying Fine Water Mist (FWM) Technology to DDG 51 Class Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gerard G. Back, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Water mist fire protection systems offer an attractive alternative to halon-proteted shipboard hazards. Well documented performance characteristics, combined with evolving commercial hardware technology, offers the opportunity to develop a retrofitsuppression package for Navy ships. This Phase I… More

Modeling to Support Damage Control Assessment and Decision-making - Fire and Smoke Spread Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jason E. Floyd, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Autonomic systems are required to achieve reduced manning for shipboard damage control. An integral element of this system is the capability to simulate physical phenomena that results in cascading failures, including fire and smoke spread. The work proposed here will use the physics-based fire… More

Applying Fine Water Mist (FWM) Technologies to Replace HFP Systems on New Construction Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gerard G. Back, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $930,041.00
Abstract:
As a follow-on to the DDG 51 Phase I SBIR, PMS 500 and NAVSEA 05P4 are pursuing the goal of replacing all Heptafluoropropane (HFP) gaseous agent systems on future ships with water mist. More specifically, for use in marine gas turbine enclosures and flammable liquid storerooms. The objectives of… More

Fire and Smoke Spread Modeling to Support Damage C

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Craig L. Beyler, Technical Director
Award Amount: $296,729.00
Abstract:
Future Naval vessels, having reduced manning, will rely on installed systems and situational awareness for damage control. Casualty assessment, including fire and smoke spread, will be initially implemented using a physics-based heuristic approach with FSSIM as its backbone. The next generation of… More

Comprehensive Unified User Oiriented Risk Assessment Tool for Fire Modeling Codes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John A. Cutonilli, Fire Protection Engineer
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
Fire modeling software has been used to evaluate the impacts of fire on people, and property. Numerous lives and untold millions have been saved as a result of these evaluations. More and more of these analysis are being conducted as people and organizations recognize the benefits of a performance… More

Advanced, Automated Sensing and 3-D Control/Targeting System for Exterior Shipboard Fires

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gerard Back, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
During Phase I, the feasibility of developing and implementing an innovative automated fire detection and targeting system that can suppress fires anywhere on a typical deckhouse will be demonstrated. During the program, performance requirements and metrics will be defined and used as the basis of… More