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Company Information:

Company Name: Stirling Dynamics Incorporated
City: Kirkland
State: WA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (425) 827-7476

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $819,874.00 10
SBIR Phase II $3,579,988.00 5
STTR Phase I $499,999.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,599,999.00 3

Award List:

Reduction of Structural Mode Interaction for FSC/Structural Design Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Stirling
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed SBIR project is to carry out research into a novel way of reducing the degree of structural mode interaction between a flight control system and the airframe vibration modes. This can be a severe problem in high performance military or civil aircraft with high gain feedbacks in the… More

A Software Package For Actuation System And Aeroservoelastic Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Stirling , President
Award Amount: $69,876.00

AN ACTIVE CONTROL STICK WITH PILOT FORCE CUEING FOR AGILE HELICOPTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: D.a. Cowling , Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

AN ACTIVE CONTROL STICK WITH PILOT FORCE CUEING FOR AGILE HELICOPTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: D.a. Cowling , Vice President
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adam Taylor, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00

FINITE ELEMENT MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS OF FLIGHT VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Naval Postgraduate School
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ewald Schoemig
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Dr. David Netzer
Abstract:
Availability of engineering analysis and design tools for accurate prediction of vehicle flight performance characteristics is highly desirable. Existing programs that use panel methods are inadequate for complex geometry and for handling the full range of flight conditions. This proposal identifies… More

Finite Element Multidisciplinary Simulation of a Reusable Launch Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of California Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Pio Fitzgerald
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Karen Hanson
Abstract:
Future research into advanced air vehicle designs will benefit from the continued improvement of analysis methods and software tools. A research program is proposed to provide enhanced capabilities to the NASA STARS software package in two key areas. These are; the addition of a control system… More

The Development of a Human Fatigue Meter Using Finite Element Multidisciplinary Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of California Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Pio Fitzgerald, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy Lewis
Abstract:
Pilot fatigue in atmospheric flight operation is a major contribution to human error and is a serious concern. The product under development is a small pilot-mounted device which monitors physiological reactions, such as blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and brain activity as well as the… More

Reduction of Flight Control System/Structural Mode Interaction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Stirling
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A novel approach is proposed for reducing the degree of interaction of a high gain flight control system with the airframe structural vibration modes, representing a complete departure from the traditional approach of using notch filters. In principle it offers similar or better performance than… More

Active Control Inceptors Using Smart Material Motion Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Stirling, President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Active force-feedback control inceptors are gaining acceptance for potential future use in new and retrofit Army helicopter programs. Current active inceptor types use electric motors, gearboxes and linkages in a closed loop servo system to provide the necessary feel quality and functionality. … More

Aeroservothermoelastic Modeling for a Hypersonic Wave Rider Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF UTAH
Principal Investigator: Robert Stirling, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Patrick G. Hu
Abstract:
Development of an innovative analysis and software modeling capability is proposed for aeroservothermoelastic evaluation of air-breathing hypersonic wave rider vehicles. The interface of the airframe dynamic vibration modes with highly nonlinear hypersonic flows is modeled using a particle-based… More

Reduction of Dynamic Response of a Wind Tunnel Sting Mount Using Passive Damping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Stirling, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Dynamic response of wind tunnel mounts can cause difficulties with quality of test data, timescales of production testing and tunnel safety. Development is proposed of a wind tunnel sting mount with internal passive damping which will reduce sting vibration response to transient disturbances,… More

Active Control Inceptors Using Smart Material Motion Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Stirling, President
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
The prospect of using smart material technology for active inceptor motion systems is of high interest because of the potential cost, simplicity and performance advantages over current brushless DC motor/gearbox systems. The most suitable smart material concept for accurate motion control is… More

Reduction of Dynamic Response of a Wind Tunnel Sting Mount Using Passive Damping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bob Stirling, President
Award Amount: $649,997.00
Abstract:
The Phase I research has established the feasibility of achieving substantial reductions in the dynamic response of wind tunnel sting mounts using passive damping techniques. Of the three principal passive damping concepts evaluated, the Hub Damper Unit (HDU) concept was determined to be the most… More

A Rapid Aeroelastic/Aeroservoelastic Modeling, Analysis and Optimization System for Advanced Flight Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Robert Stirling, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Dave Erikson
Abstract:
Stirling Dynamics Inc and the University of Washington propose to develop a MATLAB toolbox for rapid aeroelastic (AE) and aeroservoelastic (ASE) modeling, analysis and optimization of flight vehicles. In practically all current aeroelastic analysis/optimization codes, model generation takes a… More

Ground Loads Predictive Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bob Stirling, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Aeroservoelastic analysis has achieved a high degree of maturity, covering all flight phases, while the important ground contact phase is not developed to the same degree of fidelity. This requires modeling the landing gear and its associated systems to an improved level of detail, to be interfaced… More

Ground Loads Predictive Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bob Stirling, President
Award Amount: $599,995.00
Abstract:
Aeroservoelastic analysis has achieved a high degree of maturity, covering all flight phases, while the important ground contact phase is not developed to the same degree of fidelity. This requires modeling the landing gear and its associated systems to an improved level of detail, to be interfaced… More

An Innovative In-Flight Refueling Probe Component that Eliminates Accidental Overload of the Mast Assemble During Air Refueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bob Stirling, President
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
A flexible hose and drogue system typically employed in military aircraft refueling operations has proven reliable except when excessive shear forces on the receiving aircraft's refueling probe are induced, which can induce a break-away design feature. New concepts are required to eliminate this… More

Aeroelastic/Aeroservoelastic Uncertainty and Reliability of Advanced Aerospace Vehicles in Flight and Ground Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: The University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Andrey Styuart, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
ASSURE - Aeroelastic / Aeroservoelastic (AE/ASE) Uncertainty and Reliability Engineering capability - is a set of probabilistic computer programs for isolating uncertainties in simulation, manufacturing, test, measurement, and test to analysis correlation affecting the AE/ASE characteristics of… More

An Innovative In-Flight Refueling Probe Component that Eliminates Accidental Overload of the Mast Assembly During Air Refueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bob Stirling, President – (425) 827-5222
Award Amount: $999,998.00
Abstract:
A flexible hose and drogue system typically employed in aircraft refueling operations has proved reliable except when excessive forces are induced on the receiving aircraft"s refueling probe, invoking a break-away design feature and potentially creating FOD. A new approach is required to… More

Aeroelastic/Aeroservoelastic Uncertainty and Reliability of Advanced Aerospace Vehicles in Flight and Ground Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: The University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Marat Mor, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
RI Contact: Lynne Chronister
Abstract:
ASSURE - Aeroelastic / Aeroservoelastic (AE/ASE) Uncertainty and Reliability Engineering capability - is a set of probabilistic computer programs for isolating uncertainties in simulation, manufacturing, test, measurement, and test to analysis correlation affecting the AE/ASE characteristics of… More

Innovative Energy Absorbing Aerial Refueling (AR) Hose

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Marat Mor, Technical Manager – (425) 827-5222
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Traveling sine waves can occur in an aerial refueling hose that result in excessive forces transferred to the receiving aircraft"s refueling probe. These waves can arise from failures in the hose reeling mechanism, high aircraft approach speeds, or other inputs that create excessive hose slack.… More