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Company Information:

Company Name: Innovative Dynamics, Inc.
City: Ithaca
State: NY
Zip+4: 14850-
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.idiny.com
Phone: (607) 257-0533

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,514,939.00 37
SBIR Phase II $12,334,934.00 22

Award List:

ICING SENSOR & ICE PROTECTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph J Gerardi , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $30,000.00

BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION DETECTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $62,801.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop a prototype boundary layer transition detection system (bltds) that incorporates piezo-electric material to sense laminar, transitional, and turbulent boundary layer produced signals and to detect the point of transition. a novel concept conceived by the… More

A SOLID STATE AUTONOMOUS ICE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR ALL-WEATHER RPV'S

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Joseph j gerardi
Award Amount: $54,800.00
Abstract:
Increased performance demands being made on rpv's will soon require an all-weather ice protection capability. the object of our study will be to apply unique icing sensor and ice protection technologies which were developed by innovative dynamics (idc) under a recent nasa sbir contract. we have… More

ICING SENSOR & ICE PROTECTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph J Gerardi , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $496,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to determine the feasibility of developing the key components in an icing sensor & ice protection system (isips) that incorporate piezoelectric material to sense ice accretion and to inhibitits buildup. a novel concept conceived by the proposer thatutilizes solid… More

LASER-ACOUSTIC SYSTEM FOR VERTICAL PROFILING BURIED AND SURFACE ICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gail A Hickman , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,009.00
Abstract:
Innovative dynamics plans to investigate solid-state lasers to be incorporated in a laser-acoustic system for remote sensing applications in the arctic environment. this systemconsists of a pulsed laser transmitter and an acoustic receiver, both operated in the air. the laser beam is focused to a… More

INVESTIGATION ON DETECTION OF TRANSITIONING FLOWFIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph J Gerardi
Award Amount: $48,750.00

AIRCRAFT ICING PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE DETECTION OF TRANSITIONING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gail A Hickman
Award Amount: $47,463.00

INVESTIGATION ON DETECTION OF TRANSITIONING FLOWFIELDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph J Gerardi
Award Amount: $497,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop and flight test a unique measurement system that will passively sense laminar, transitional, and turbulent boundary layer flow. this advanced aerodynamic flow sensor design incorporates a thin, solid-state polymer film that senses both normal and shear… More

AIRCRAFT ICING PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE DETECTION OF TRANSITIONING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gail A Hickman
Award Amount: $486,984.00
Abstract:
Innovative dynamics is proposing a unique solid-state, low-cost, rugged ice detection system to reduce the hazards of aircraft icing. this system will sense an impending aircraft wing stall condition by directly measuring the intensity of turbulent airflow induced by ice accretion. the key system… More

LOW COST ANGLE-OF-ATTACK SENSOR FOR SUBSONIC AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. Gerardi , Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $27,993.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop a low cost smartangle of attack and angle of sideslip sensor (saass) that resolves aerodynamic flow forces exerted on a sphere elementinto components of magnitude and direction. this concept utilizes a unique 3-axis force transducer designed to be rugged,… More

AIRCRAFT HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gail A. Hickman , Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $49,695.00

DEMONSTRATION OF NEURAL NETWORK PERFORMANCE FOR ON-LINE HEALTH MONITORING AND INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gail A Hickman
Award Amount: $49,481.00

AIRCRAFT HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gail A. Hickman , Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $499,749.00
Abstract:
The company has developed a unique, thin-film sensor design that when integrated with a structural member could detect fatique cracks, corrosion, and ice accretion as well as external pressure variations indicative of an impending wingstall. these sensors and signal processing software can be… More

ICE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION FOR UAVS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $51,473.00

STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITOR SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gail a. hickman , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,962.00

SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS FOR USE IN ROTORCRAFT DEICING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph J Gerardi
Award Amount: $48,137.00

DEMONSTRATION OF NEURAL NETWORK PERFORMANCE FOR ON-LINE HEALTH MONITORING AND INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gail A Hickman
Award Amount: $499,966.00
Abstract:
Innovative dynamics is proposing to implement neural network signal processing software with our aircraft health monitoring system (hms) testbed. hms is a unique distributed system based on "smart structures" technology. it has recently successfully completed a flight test program at nasa lewis that… More

AN INVESTIGATION OF SMART SKIN TECHNOLOGY FOR VORTEX FLOW DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gail A. Hickman
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Innovative methods for measuring and controlling vortex dominated flows must be developed to achieve enhanced mission performance of advanced technology fighters. the primary objective of the proposed research is to define and experimentally quantify techniques for measuring surface flow patterns… More

SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS FOR USE IN ROTORCRAFT DEICING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph J Gerardi
Award Amount: $497,851.00
Abstract:
Increased readiness and safety demands being made on helicopters require an all-weather capability. while several promising de-icers have been developed for fixed wing aircraft, the requirement still exists for a reliable de-icing system compatible with helicopter blades. the ideal de-icer must be… More

STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITOR SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gail a. hickman , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Integrated Health Monitoring System for Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gail A. Hickman
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Automated In-Situ Inspection System for Underground Fuel Storage Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bruce W. Mckee
Award Amount: $52,648.00

ICE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION FOR UAVS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $350,000.00
Abstract:
Over the past five years, a research consortium sponsored by the nasa lewis research center has been the source of the development of several new ice protection technologies directly applicable to unmanned autonomous vehicles (uav's). innovative dynamics (id) has been involved in several of these… More

Smart Inlet Protection System for Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel A. Pruzan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Innovative Dynamics, Inc. is proposing the development of a Smart Inlet Protection System, SIP, for composite engine inlets. The system integrates IDI's proven capacitive ice detection technology with multiple heaters embedded inot the composite structure. An array of sensors can determine icing… More

Helicopter/Tiltrotor Gearbox Debris Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ateen Khatkhate
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A Distributed, Embedded Sensor System for Detecting In-Flight Composite Delamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Fitzgerald
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Integrated Health Monitoring System for Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gail A. Hickman
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Automated In-Situ Inspection System for Underground Fuel Storage Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bruce W. Mckee
Award Amount: $498,705.00
Abstract:
Currently, no commercial robotic inspection system can operate in a petrochemical bath and perform the precise, repeatable measurements required for tank inspection. Innovative Dynamics proposes to address this problem by determining the sensor requirements for robotic tank inspection. An integrated… More

Application of Smart Structures for Aircraft Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel A. Pruzan
Award Amount: $77,717.00
Abstract:
The performance of virtually all aircraft can be significantly improved through the management and control of detached airflow using vortex generation. Through vortex management, gains such as a one to two percent decrease in operation expense as well as increased payload and range are quite… More

A Distributed, Embedded Sensor System for Detecting In-Flight Composite Delamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Fitzgerald
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
Modern aircraft contain more and more lightweight, but easily damaged, composite structures, with no way to detect in-flight composite delimination or impact damage. Innovative Dynamics (IDI) proposes to address this problem by developing a distributed damage detection system based on embedded… More

A LOW POWER HYBRID ICE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR AGATE CATEGORY AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David C. Parkins , Certification Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00

AN ELECTROMAGNETIC "SMART WASHER" FOR DETECTING BOLT-HOLE CRACKING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bruce Mckee , Signal Processing Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Helicopter/Tiltrotor Gearbox Debris Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ateen Khatkhate
Award Amount: $745,746.00
Abstract:
Innovative Dynamics, Inc. is proposing the development of a distributed ice detection system for the V-22 based on integrated capacitive ice detection technology. This technology has been developed by IDI over the past three years in conjuction with NASA Lewis and BFGoodrich DeIcing Systems for use… More

AN ELECTROMAGNETIC "SMART WASHER" FOR DETECTING BOLT-HOLE CRACKING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bruce Mckee , Signal Processing Engineer
Award Amount: $589,959.00

Remote Sensors for Pavement Ice Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $92,858.00

Smart Structures Technology Development for Micrometeorite Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel A. Pruzan
Award Amount: $625,455.00
Abstract:
The performance of virtually all aircraft can be significantly improved through the management and control of detached airflow using vortex generation. Through vortex management, gains such as a one to two percent decrease in operation expense as well as increased payload and range are quite… More

Large Area Network for On-Line Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William G. Brooks
Award Amount: $97,749.00
Abstract:
Innovative Dynamics, Inc. (IDI) proposes to develop the POWERLAN network-a digital communications network that runs over existing DC power lines. Many aircraft/spacecraft systems have bandwidth limitations on their communications buses such as ARINC 429, ARINC 629, and/or MIL-STD-1553. While… More

Remote Sensors for Pavement Ice Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Smart Coatings for In-Situ Monitoring of Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $65,908.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,980.00

Artificially Induced Hydrophobic System for Aircraft Anti-Icing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jack A. Edmonds, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,998.00

Infrared Windshield Icing Conditions Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William G. Brooks, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Aircraft icing is a severe aviation weather hazard as formation of ice on aircraft surfaces leads to degradation in aerodynamic performance. Today, there are limited ice detection systems available that warn pilots of icing, used primarily by the military and airlines due to their high acquisition… More

Combined Direct Digital Synthesis, Predistortion and Efficiency Enhancement RI Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jack Edmonds, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,981.00
Abstract:
IDI proposes to investigate passive diagnostic approaches for the detection of wire chafing on the aircraft well before exposure of the bare conductor. Conventional methods involve assessing the reduction in dielectric breakdown of the worn insulation,time domain reflectometry, or other methods that… More

In-line Hydraulic Fluid Contamination Multi-Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jack Edmonds, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Current hydraulic fluid detectors cannot perform real-time analysis of contamination. IDI will address this problem by developing an in-line multi-sensor for monitoring particulates, water, and chlorinated solvents. An algorithm will be developed to fusethe sensor outputs and provide real-time… More

NDE Inspection System for Detecting Flaws Under Terminal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jack Edmonds, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,929.00
Abstract:
Aircraft turbine engines continue to evolve to meet demands for smaller, lighter power plants while improving fuel efficiency and increasing power output. As a result, turbine engines must endure ever increasing operating temperatures. Turbine blades in the hot-gas path are coated with a thermal… More

Icing Conditions Infrared Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William G. Brooks, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Aircraft icing is a severe aviation weather hazard as formation of ice on aircraft surfaces leads to degradation in aerodynamic performance. Today, there are limited ice detection systems available that warn pilots of icing, used primarily by the military and airlines due to their high acquisition… More

Icing Conditions Infrared Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William G. Brooks, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $599,997.00
Abstract:
Aircraft icing is a severe aviation weather hazard as formation of ice on aircraft surfaces leads to degradation in aerodynamic performance. Today, there are limited ice detection systems available that warn pilots of icing, used primarily by the military and airlines due to their high acquisition… More

Wire Chafing Diagnostic Technology for Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jack Edmonds, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
An acoustic-based NDE approach is proposed for monitoring the health of aircraft wiring without removing or disconnecting the wires under evaluation. During Phase I, lab tests were performed to evaluate the feasibility of piezoelectric sensors fordetecting wire-chafing as well as arc-faults. A… More

Embedded Wiring Diagnostic Technology for Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jack Edmonds, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $149,851.00
Abstract:
Innovative Dynamics Inc. proposes to develop a Wire Health Management System (WHMS) that provides prognostic and diagnostic tools for detecting, identifying, and locating wire faults. The expected result for the Navy is substantially reduced maintenance costs and down time of aging aircraft. … More

Development of a HUMS based Aircraft Wiring Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. Gerardi, Project Manager
Award Amount: $597,662.00
Abstract:
Innovative Dynamics Inc. proposes to develop an onboard Wiring Diagnostic System and HUMS Software Module to monitor the health of aircraft wiring and guide maintenance activities. The wiring diagnostic system will operate continuously in-flight so that intermittent conditions can be detected as… More

Radiosonde-Borne Cloud Assessment System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jack Edmonds, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Significant improvements in existing technologies for icing weather information systems are required to increase the level of safety for all aircraft flying in the atmospheric icing environment. Innovative Dynamics, Inc. proposes to develop a cloud properties sensor for providing warning of… More

Radiosonde Cloud Assessment System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jack A. Edmonds, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,965.00
Abstract:
Improvements in existing technologies for icing weather information systems are required to increase the level of safety for aircraft flying in the atmospheric icing environment. Icing forecasts cannot provide the needed accuracy at the present time. Under a NASA sponsored SBIR program, Innovative… More

Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Gerardi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,994.00
Abstract:
High performance military aircraft require reliable measurement of critical loads on control surfaces during maneuvering and dynamic events such as wing buffet. Innovative Dynamics proposes to investigate a distributed sensor network to continuously monitor the structural integrity of control… More

Embedded Component Health Management for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gail Hickman, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
Health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) of aircraft have been shown to improve safety and reliability and may produce a significant reduction in maintenance costs. Helicopter rotor blades experience complex motion in operation and are subjected to a variety of stresses which can lead to… More

Wire Restraint Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Gerardi, Project Manager
Award Amount: $149,940.00
Abstract:
Wiring restraint devices used on all DOD aircraft are limited to polyester tying tape and plastic cable straps. They are applied at set intervals along the cabling to constrain the wire elements into a discrete, tight bundle, thereby minimizing its vulnerability to various types of damage. However,… More

Nephelometric Dropsonde for Volcanic Ash

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jack Edmonds, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
Advanced dropsondes that could effectively be guided through atmospheric regions of interest such as volcanic plumes could enable unprecedented observations of important atmospheric phenomena. Innovative Dynamics, Inc. proposes to develop a flight ready optical sensor package to provide hazardous… More

Wire Restraint Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Gerardi, Project Manager – (607) 257-0533
Award Amount: $749,966.00
Abstract:
Wiring restraint devices used on all DOD aircraft are limited to polyester tying tape and plastic cable straps. They are applied at set intervals along the cabling to constrain the wire elements into a discrete, tight bundle, thereby minimizing its vulnerability to various types of damage. However,… More

Volcanic Ash Nephelometer Probe

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jack Edmonds, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,949.00
Abstract:
Advanced dropsondes that could effectively be guided through atmospheric regions of interest such as volcanic plumes may enable unprecedented observations of important atmospheric phenomena. IDI proposes to develop a flight ready optical sensor to provide cloud properties and hazardous volcanic ash… More

Multi-Modal Oil Quality and Debris Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Gerardi, Project Manager – (607) 257-0533
Award Amount: $79,929.00
Abstract:
An integrated oil quality and debris monitoring system is proposed to provide automated oil analysis capability directly on-platform. The overall program objective is to develop a packaging with form factor and interconnections that permit direct substitution of existing debris monitoring systems on… More