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Company Information:

Company Name:
M4 Engineering, Inc.
Address:
4020 Long Beach Blvd
2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA
Phone:
(562) 981-7797
URL:
N/A
EIN:
861065358
DUNS:
133626544
Number of Employees:
18
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,951,455.00 19
SBIR Phase II $7,877,840.00 11
STTR Phase I $669,676.00 7
STTR Phase II $1,099,782.00 2

Award List:

Exergy-Based Design and Analysis for Optimization of Aerospace Components and Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,947.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, President
Abstract:
The proposed effort builds on an existing multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) framework for high speed air vehicles to investigate the applicability of exergy-based optimization criteria to vehicle design. This will result in a multidisciplinary analysis and optimization process focused on the… More

Weapon Weight Reduction Using Genetic Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,895.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, President
Abstract:
The proposed project focuses on the development for an integrated system for structural optimization of weapon system components. The system provides an integrated process for topology optimization, geometry (shape) optimization, and sizing optimization. The software is designed to use 2-D and 3-D… More

Weapon Weight Reduction Using Genetic Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,834.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, President
Abstract:
The proposed project focuses on the development for an integrated system for structural optimization of weapon system components. The system provides an integrated process for topology optimization, geometry (shape) optimization, and sizing optimization. The software is designed to use 2-D and 3-D… More

2nd Law Based Design and Analysis Tools for Optimization of Aerospace Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, President
Abstract:
The proposed effort builds on an existing multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) framework for high speed air vehicles to investigate the applicability of 2nd law based optimization criteria to vehicle design. This will result in a multidisciplinary analysis and optimization process focused on the… More

Hybrid Propulsion Systems for Undersea Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,909.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, President
Research Institution:
PENN STATE APPLIED RESEARCH LAB
RI Contact:
Edward Liszka
Abstract:
We propose the development and application of novel MDO tools to the problem of hybrid propulsion system design for undersea vehicles. The project includes model integration as well as design and optimization of a hybrid propulsion system for a reference vehicle and reference mission.

System for Aero, Servo, Thermal, Elastic, Propulsion (ASTEP) Coupled Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, President
Research Institution:
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. - APL
RI Contact:
John M. Brupbacher
Abstract:
We will implement a high fidelity multidisciplinary analysis process for coupled aero-servo-thermo-elastic-propulsion analysis of hypersonic waveriders. Our approach allows the use of Navier-Stokes CFD coupled with ablation, propulsion, and finite element models, but in a novel way that allows… More

Development of a Coupled Environment Code for Design Optimization of Missile Radomes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,651.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
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Development of a Coupled Environment Code for Design Optimization of Missile Radomes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, President
Abstract:
The proposed effort aims to develop to develop a software product for rapid design and optimization of missile radomes. This software will capture the design trade-offs and disciplinary interactions relevant in a radome design problem. The software will be wrapped with an intuitive GUI, and will… More

HALE Toolkit (HTK)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,214.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Development of a toolkit for optimization and virtual flight test of HALE vehicles is proposed based on extensions of the IHAT system for integrated multidisciplinary analysis/optimization of high speed weapons.

Geometry Manipulation Through Automated Parameterization (GMAP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, President
Abstract:
A novel approach to geometric parameterization through "morphing" an input geometry is proposed. This is built on a successful geometry parameterization approach used in previous MDO projects. This provides a simple, robust, and efficient technique for generating updated geometry with updated… More

Advanced System Level Durability Analysis, Prediction and Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The proposed development creates an analytical system for durability analysis, prediction, and optimization. The approach taken leverages several existing technologies available at M4 Engineering and across industry. Additional algorithm and software development is focused on addressing portions… More

Multidisciplinary Optimization Object Library

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,953.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Myles S. Baker, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The development of a library of Common MDO Objects is proposed, in which the software objects will automate a variety of recurring problems in the development of MDO systems. The focus of the Phase I project is development of MDO objects to implement multi-fidelity modeling and simulation within… More

Geometry Manipulation Through Automated Parameterization (GMAP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,870.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
A novel approach to geometry parameterization has been proposed, and will be developed into a mature software product ready for distribution inside the government and to commercial customers. This software will provide an easy-to-use framework for defining geometric design variables for geometry… More

Inlet Design and Performance for Supersonic Cruise/Hypersonic Operation Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, Chief Engineer
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MISSOURI ROLLA
RI Contact:
David Riggins
Abstract:
A multidisciplinary analysis/optimization framework will be tailored to the rapid analysis, design space exploration, and optimization of inlet concepts for supersonic and hypersonic vehicles.

Store Trajectory Response to Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Senior Engineer, Director
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for predicting store trajectory response subject to unsteady aerodynamic loads. This method will combine low-fidelity data with high-fidelity data in a novel way to represent the deterministic and probabilistic portions of the unsteady aerodynamic… More

Generalized Reduced Order Model Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,566.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kevin M. Roughen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes to develop a generalized reduced order model generation method. This method will allow for creation of reduced order aeroservoelastic state space models that can be interpolated across a range of flight conditions. This development will be a significant advance to the… More

Optimization of Weight Including Damage Scenarios

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,606.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Myles L. Baker, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method of incorporating several analyses into one process and then optimizing the structure. This method will allow for significant weight savings of structural compoents by incorporating analyses for damage tolerance, and durability in the design phase. Damage… More

Adaptive Structural Mode Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,563.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Myles L. Baker, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes the development of an adaptive structural mode control system. The adaptive control system will begin from a "baseline" dynamic model of the system, which will be updated as the system is operated. This allows the control inputs to be tailored to the observed behavior of… More

Multidisciplinary Optimization Object Library

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,212.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Myles Baker, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The development of a library of Common MDO Objects is proposed, in which the software objects will automate a variety of recurring problems in the development of MDO systems. The focus of the Phase I project was development of MDO objects to implement multi-fidelity modeling and simulation within… More

Generalized Reduced Order Model Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,844.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kevin M. Roughen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes to develop a generalized reduced order model generation method. This method will allow for creation of reduced order aeroservoelastic state space models that can be interpolated across a range of flight conditions. This development will be a significant advance to the process… More

Integrated Multidisciplinary Optimization Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,447.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Katherine Alston, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes to implement physics-based, multidisciplinary analysis and optimization objects that will be integrated into a Python, open-source framework and used in a wide variety of simulations. The integrated objects will perform discipline-specific analysis across multiple flight… More

Store Trajectory Response to Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,600.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Vice President of Enginee
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes enhance the Phase I method for predicting store trajectory response subject to unsteady aerodynamic loads. This method combines low-fidelity data with high-fidelity data in a novel way to represent the deterministic and probabilistic portions of the unsteady aerodynamic… More

Advanced Composite Damage and Repair Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,927.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott Young, Lead Engineer
Abstract:
This proposed Air Force Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project seeks to develop a composite damage evaluation tool for rapid repair analysis. The software system is designed to modify a finite element model to include the damage sustained during service operations through the use of an… More

Quantification of Uncertainties in Integrated Spacecraft System Models

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Tyler Winter, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
The Curators of the University of Missouri
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
The proposed effort is to investigate a novel uncertainty quantification (UQ) approach based on non-intrusive polynomial chaos (NIPC) for computationally efficient and accurate quantification of uncertainties in spacecraft system models within a multidisciplinary analysis and optimization (MAO)… More

Integrated Multidisciplinary Optimization Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,967.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Katherine Alston, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
During Phase I, M4 Engineering integrated a prototype system into OpenMDAO, a NASA GRC open-source framework. This prototype system was a proof-of-concept that M4 physics based modules could be integrated in OpenMDAO. The results generated in OpenMDAO compared well to the results generated in… More

Store Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads Measurement Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,959.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Vice President of Engineering
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for accurately measuring unsteady aerodynamic loads on stores. This effort will include a characterization of the significant challenges currently impeding dynamic load measurement. This work will include development of a hardware prototype CTS system… More

Bone-Foramen-Inspired Material System for Ballistic Shock Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jinhua Huang, Vice President of Engineering
Abstract:
In the current proposal, the bone-foramen biological designs will be utilized to develop a shock mitigation material system that attenuates the ballistic response to the industry standard tolerance level. The proposed material system will be capable of mitigating detrimental high frequency shocks… More

Virtual Vibration Testing Of External Stores

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Vice President of Enginee
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for simulating store vibration response. This method will combine model reduction methods for the linear portion of the store models with nonlinear representations of joints and other nonlinear components. This development will result in simulation… More

Quantification of Uncertainties in Integrated Spacecraft System Models

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,951.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Tyler Winter, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Missouri University of Science&Technology
RI Contact:
Serhat Hosder
Abstract:
The objective for the Phase II effort will be to develop a comprehensive, efficient, and flexible uncertainty quantification (UQ) framework implemented within a matured user-friendly software, which will enable the modeling of both inherent and epistemic uncertainties in spacecraft system models,… More

Virtual Vibration Testing Of External Stores

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,691.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Vice President of Enginee – (562) 981-7797
Abstract:
M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for simulating store vibration response. This method will combine model reduction methods for the linear portion of the store models with nonlinear representations of joints and other nonlinear components. This development will result in simulation… More

Comprehensive Bonded Joint Analysis Method

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,887.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Hammerand, Senior Engineer – (562) 981-7797
Research Institution:
Sandia National Laboratories
RI Contact:
Mike Chiesa
Abstract:
M4 Engineering, Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories propose to create a unique bonded joint analysis and design software tool. Surrogate traction-separation models will be created that efficiently capture the behavior that occurs for real bonded joints. Mixed mode loading, including compressive… More

Wind Tunnel Balance Correction for Structural Motion Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,957.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roghen, Vice President of Engineering – (562) 981-7797
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for accurately correcting wind tunnel force measurements by removing the inertial component of load. This effort will effectively utilize novel sensors to determine inertial loads due to excitation of multiple structural dynamic modes resulting… More

Store Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads Measurement Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$869,921.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Vice President of Enginee – (562) 981-7797
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for accurately measuring unsteady aerodynamic loads on stores. Work to date has included characterization of the significant challenges currently impeding dynamic load measurement. M4 Engineering has demonstrated a prototype unsteady load… More

M&S Uncertainty Quantification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Tyler Winter, Senior Engineer – (562) 981-7797
Research Institution:
Missouri S&T
RI Contact:
Serhat Hosder
Abstract:
M4 Engineering, Inc. and Missouri S & T propose to investigate and refine uncertainty quantification (UQ) methods for Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS) Modeling and Simulation (M & S) with the emphasis on demonstrating the feasibility of non-intrusive stochastic expansions based on… More

Wind Tunnel Balance Correction for Structural Motion Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,985.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Vice President of Enginee – (562) 981-7797
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for accurately correcting dynamic wind tunnel force measurements by removing components due to inertia and aeroelasticity. This effort will effectively utilize novel sensors to determine inertial loads due to excitation of multiple structural… More

Innovative Propeller Multi-Point Multi-Disciplinary Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,946.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tyler Winter, Principal Investigator – (562) 981-7797
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This proposal effort seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of developing and integrating a set of analysis modules into a multidisciplinary analysis and optimization (MDAO) process in order to enhance propeller design and efficiency across a range of multi-point flight conditions. … More

Evaluation of Unsteady Loading on Store Trajectories

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,949.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Vice President of Engineering – (562) 981-7797
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: M4 Engineering proposes to develop methods for rapidly identifying store/aircraft configurations at elevated risk for adverse separation events. The methods developed will require from the user only data that is typically available prior to detailed influence load collection. One of the… More

Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Blend Optimization Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,955.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Roughen, Vice President of Enginee – (562) 981-7797
Research Institution:
UCLA
RI Contact:
Oddvar Bendiksen
Abstract:
M4 Engineering and UCLA propose to develop software for rapidly and accurately assessing the impact of blend repairs on bladed disk structures. Reduced order modeling techniques will be employed to efficiently simulate modal responses and parametric models of blend repairs will be generated. This… More

Comprehensive Bonded Joint Analysis Method

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,831.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Hammerand, Senior Engineer – (562) 981-7797
Research Institution:
Sandia National Laboratories
RI Contact:
Mike Chiesa
Abstract:
Using its Phase I program results, M4 Engineering, Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories will continue to create a unique bonded joint analysis methodology and associated software. Surrogate traction-separation models will be created that efficiently capture the behavior that occurs for real bonded… More