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Company Information:

Company Name: Nichols Research Corp
City: Huntsville
State: AL
Zip+4: 35802
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,295,417.00 26
SBIR Phase II $1,932,625.00 8

Award List:

SATELLITE MICROWAVE-SOUNDER-BASED ATLANTIC CYCLONE FORECASTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Herbert E. Hunter
Award Amount: $50,000.00

SATELLITE MICROWAVE-SOUNDER-BASED ATLANTIC CYCLONE FORECASTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Herbert E. Hunter
Award Amount: $499,145.00
Abstract:
This project demonstrates the improvement in forecasting theintensity and motion of tropical cyclones that is possible by applying a high dimensional empirical eigenvector patternrecognition technique to radiation measurements by spaceborne sensors. the objective of the study is to develop a… More

FLAMES FORTHERMAL RADIATION SIMULATION TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth h dent
Award Amount: $58,000.00
Abstract:
This project will produce the results necessary to determine if ultrhigh temperature fuels produce flames with sufficient emissivity to be considered as a candidate for the dna thermal radiation source test facility. a small torch will be constructed which will burn commercially available chemicals… More

FIREBALLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Patricia l atha
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
This project demonstrates an effective method for resolving the problem of transient background photon noise (temporial redout variations) caused by an intermediate altitude (40 to125 km) nuclear fireball which affects the functions of bmd optical sensors. the objective of the phase i studies is… More

SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anne-marie gnacek , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
The proposed innovative research is to design and develop the artificial intelligence (ai) components needed to createa deductively augmented nasa management decision support system (danmds). phase i of the research effort will identify the ai components required for supporting natural language… More

OPTICAL MASKING BY MEANS OF EXPULSION OF MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger Tippets
Award Amount: $49,998.00

IMPLICATION OF OPEN DATA RELEASE ON STRATEGIC ICBM SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew T Textoris
Award Amount: $49,999.00

CLUTTER SUPPRESSION PROCESSING FOR INFRARED SEARCH AND TRACK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory R Mcneil
Award Amount: $49,999.00

DECOY DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Mudar
Award Amount: $49,997.00

DECOY DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Mudar
Award Amount: $198,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal discusses the design and analysis of a modular system of decoys. the decoys would simulate the visible, infrared, and microwave signatures of a variety of tactical weapons and vehicles. the decoys would be lightweight, inexpensive and easily deployable.

CLUTTER SUPPRESSION PROCESSING FOR INFRARED SEARCH AND TRACK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory R Mcneil
Award Amount: $182,000.00
Abstract:
The detection of targets in background clutter with an irst is a key function for supporting u.s. naval surveillance activities. this involves the extraction of targets from background whose radiance means and standard deviations are many times that of the target. a successful approach, in many… More

OPTICAL MASKING BY MEANS OF EXPULSION OF MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger Tippets
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The analysis of exo and endo atmospheric aerosol data for phenemonology characterization is proposed. the phase i products would be a prioritized list of measured phenomena which contribute to aerosol signatures. the implementation of these phenomena into a simulation code would be a phase ii… More

IMPLICATION OF OPEN DATA RELEASE ON STRATEGIC ICBM SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew T Textoris
Award Amount: $105,000.00
Abstract:
Open literature sources such as technical journals, trade magazines and newspapers routinely contain information on u.s. strategic missile systems. the information released through these sources when used singly, in combination, or in conjunction with data obtained through monitoring test shorts… More

NICHOLS RESEARCH CORPORATION PROPOSES TO INVESTIGATE THE MISSION REQUIREMENTS AND THE RESULTING UV SENSOR REQUIREMENTS FOR A SPACE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Barry w bryant
Award Amount: $49,906.00
Abstract:
Nichols research corporation proposes to investigate the mission requirements and the resulting uv sensor requirements for a space surveillance system. from these, we propose to derive the optical requirements. the objective of this topic is to produce at least one specification for a space… More

ENERGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael flaherty
Award Amount: $49,969.00
Abstract:
The soviet capabilities for the weaponization of directed energy assessment effort detailed within will provide for an intelligence assessment of current and projected soviet rf/particle beam/laser technology for use within ballistic missile defense. specifically, this effort will combine… More

THE EMERGING SOVIET BMD AND ASAT SYSTEMS OF THE 1990'S AND THE GREAT DISCRIMINATION POTENTIAL OF RADAR AND OPTICAL SENSORS USED IN CONCERT REQUIRE THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRACTICAL OPTICAL COUNTERMEASURE PENAIDS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen m forczyk
Award Amount: $49,955.00
Abstract:
The emerging soviet bmd and asat systems of the 1990's and the great discrimination potential of radar and optical sensors used in concert require the development of practical optical countermeasure penaids. these devices must operate in a hostile exoatmospheric environment in the presence of… More

KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILE LETHALITY ENHANCEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth H. Dent
Award Amount: $49,964.00

ANTI-SIMULATION FOR PENETRATION AIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr William H Schoendorf
Award Amount: $49,730.00

KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gregory R. Mcneill
Award Amount: $49,957.00

ANTI-SIMULATION FOR PENETRATION AIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr William H Schoendorf
Award Amount: $198,480.00
Abstract:
The proposed research will examine the anti-simulation tactic both from the standpoint of the offense and from that of the defense. the offense point of view includes determining the signature features that the anti-simulation tactic attempts to disguise and the degree to which these features can be… More

KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILE LETHALITY ENHANCEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth H. Dent
Award Amount: $111,000.00
Abstract:
A feasibility study is proposed on a novel idea for a design of a semi-smart projectile for kinetic energy weapons, and in particular, eml weapons. the technology for this design is currently available. it would be intrinsically hard to the 100000 g accelerations experience by an eml projectile and… More

INFRARED SEA BACKGROUND MODELING AND MODEL VALIDATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas w tuer
Award Amount: $49,795.00
Abstract:
Nichols research corporation proposes to develop an accurate and usable computer model for predicting the infrared radiance from the surface of the sea as a function of the environmental conditions and the sea state. the model would calculate the thermal radiation emitted from the sea surface and… More

CONSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION OF A MODEL FOR PREDICTING OPTICAL SCATTERING FROM ROUGH METALLIC SURFACES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
Research into establishing the feasibility of formulating a new theory to predict the angular dependence of scattering from surfaces which are rough compared to the wavelength of incident light is proposed. the research would include identifying anomalies observed in scattering from metallic… More

FIELD THEORETICAL MODEL OF ACOUSTIC PROPAGATION WITH ROUGH BOUNDARIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr l i perlovsky
Award Amount: $49,608.00
Abstract:
A novel approach is taken in this proposal for the rigorous treatment of the problem of acoustic wave propagation through shallow water bounded by ice and bottom with rough surfaces. this treatment includes a field-theoretic consideration of wave propagation and a statistical-physics model of rough… More

SPACE SYSTEMS LOGISTICS CAPABILITIES ASSESSMENT MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tom collipi
Award Amount: $49,546.00
Abstract:
The effort objective is to develop an interactive model to determine space systems support requirements, enable system operating vulnerability and cost driver assessments, and facilitate trade studies. the concept for the interactive data base is to tie an established expert system shell with an… More

ELECTRO OPTICAL SENSOR ON HYPERVELOCITY PLATFORMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph mudar
Award Amount: $49,976.00
Abstract:
Design constraints on windows for electro-optical (eo) sensors aboard hypervelicity platforms will be established. these constraints are based on the way sensing of infrared (ir) and visible radiation are affected by: (1) near-window turbulence, (2) ir window emission induced by aerodynamic heating,… More

TACTICAL DECEPTION INFRARED SIGNATURE GENERATOR ALTERNATIVES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph mudar
Award Amount: $49,736.00
Abstract:
A two dimensional panel whose thermal image (when heated by an external power source) is similar to an operating vehicle when viewed at different aspect and elevation angles is proposed. the panel would act as a decoy for the combat vehicle and should provide a credible image to an ir sensor. in… More

NUCLEAR VS CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS EFFECTIVENESS COMPARISON

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephanie r patty
Award Amount: $49,697.00
Abstract:
A methodology/model for the calculation of lethality effectiveness equivalency relationships for an evaluation set of specific tactical nuclear, conventional unitary, and icm weapons will be developed. the approach will consist of specific modifications to an existing computer simulation model, the… More

CERAMIC COMPONENT NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dewey farmer
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
Optical signature analysis will be applied to mass-production quality control of engineering ceramics. adaptation of proven effective optical techniques to mass production requires innovation in rapid data acquisition and processing. the proposed innovation applies strategic defense initiative (sdi)… More

SEARCH SENSOR INNOVATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph mudar
Award Amount: $49,736.00
Abstract:
A lighter-than-air vehicle mounted long-range infrared search and track sensor is proposed that utilizes a large-diameter collecting primary mirror. the performance of the ir sensor system would be analyzed in terms of detection range for a variety of operational scenarios and targets.

KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gregory R. Mcneill
Award Amount: $339,000.00
Abstract:
The acquisition of post boost phase vehicles and/or individual reentry vehicles by an infrared sensor on board a small g hardened projectile which subsequently homes on and impacts its target offers an attractive approach for reentry vehicle kinetic energy kill. the acquisition, tracking,… More

CLUTTER REJECTION SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory r mcneill
Award Amount: $49,901.00
Abstract:
The uss stark and hms sheifield provide graphic demonstrations of current antiship missile effectiveness. providing passive low false alarm rate detection and track of missile targets for us naval surface combatants promises improved attack warning times, stealth and weapons targeting. this effort… More

CONTROLLED EMISSIVITY MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew t textoris
Award Amount: $49,983.00
Abstract:
The combined use of multiple sensors such as visible optics, flirs, and thermal imagers has created a need to control the multi-spectral signatures of high value targets. nrc is proposing a phase i program aimed at the development of a methodology for selecting and controlling the emissivity of… More

DESIGN PRODUCIBILITY ASSESSMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James r wessel
Award Amount: $49,973.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to develop an expert knowledge based, interactive model for design producibility assessment. the concept for developing the interactive model is to tie an established expert system software shell to an existing data base shell that will accommodate interactive… More