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Company Information:

Company Name: Technical Data Analysis, Inc.
City: Falls Church
State: VA
Zip+4: 22042-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.tda-i.com
Phone: (703) 237-1300

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,255,725.00 12
SBIR Phase II $9,279,893.00 12
STTR Phase I $229,946.00 2
STTR Phase II $499,995.00 1

Award List:

Rotary Wing Dynamic Component Structural Life Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Director of Engin. - Falls Church
Award Amount: $78,266.00
Abstract:
Technical Data Analysis, Inc. (TDA) envisions one comprehensive, integrated dynamic component tracking system complementing the United States Navy's CBM efforts for optimum fleet management to assure rotorcraft safety. This vision brings together widely differing aircraft platform data and… More

Combined Analytical and Experimental Approaches to Rotor and Dynamic Component Stress Predictions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chance McColl, Director of Engin. - Marietta
Award Amount: $79,866.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to combine analytical modeling and experimental data to dramatically improve the accuracy of predictions for individual blade loads and stresses in dynamic components. The overall proposed approach can be summarized as follows: 1) a number of strain measurements are… More

Advanced Intelligent Web-Based Options to Acquire and Analyze Aircraft Health and Test Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chance McColl, Director of Engin. - Marietta
Award Amount: $79,724.00
Abstract:
This proposal focuses on the development of an innovative, web-based application to help solve one of the fundamental problems facing aircraft management today: data management. This problem is outlined as follows. Aircraft health management is data-driven. A broad range of disparate data sources… More

Combined Analytical and Experimental Approaches to Rotor and Dynamic Component Stress Predictions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chance McColl, Director of Engineer - Ma
Award Amount: $249,962.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to combine analytical modeling and experimental data to dramatically improve the accuracy of predictions for individual blade loads and stresses in dynamic components. The overall proposed approach can be summarized as follows: 1) An iterative load/strain… More

Innovative Approaches for Improving Progressive Damage Modeling and Structural Life Prediction of Airframes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Director of Engineer
Award Amount: $79,879.00
Abstract:
Technical Data Analysis, Inc. (TDA) proposes to create a functional link between a finite element solver and UNIGROW, a fatigue and fracture mechanics program implementing the two-parameter approach to fracture mechanics developed by TDA and Dr. Grzegorz Glinka of the University of Waterloo, with… More

Rotary Wing Dynamic Component Structural Life Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Director of Engineer
Award Amount: $599,894.00
Abstract:
Technical Data Analysis, Inc. (TDA) envisions one comprehensive, integrated dynamic component tracking system complementing the United States Navy's CBM efforts for optimum fleet management to assure rotorcraft safety. This vision brings together widely differing aircraft platform data and… More

Advanced Intelligent Web-Based Options to Acquire and Analyze Aircraft Health and Test Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chance McColl, Director of Engineer - Ma – (770) 516-7750
Award Amount: $749,789.00
Abstract:
Data management is one of the fundamental problems facing aircraft management today. A broad range of disparate data sources exist, which are essential for accurate, near real-time aircraft data analysis, flight testing, health monitoring, and maintenance. Often, these sources are incompatible with… More

Ground Tactical Vehicle Prognostics and Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nicole Apetre, Aerospace Engineer – (703) 237-1300
Award Amount: $98,907.00
Abstract:
This proposal aims to develop a comprehensive, dynamic, web-based Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) framework for data mining, diagnostics, prognostics and maintenance trends. This framework will translate the data into information and will integrate and combine information from multiple… More

Innovative Capability to Quantify Fatigue Damage and Assessment of Endurance Limit in Spectrum Load Histories

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Director of Engineer - Fa – (703) 237-1300
Award Amount: $149,192.00
Abstract:
Develop analytical and empirical formulations based on critical test data for reliable fatigue and crack growth life predictions of long spectrum histories involving high frequency small amplitude vibratory loading cycles. Extend these formulations to account for surface conditions, treatments and… More

Innovative Method for Aircraft Gross Weight and Center of Gravity Estimation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nicoleta Apetre, Senior Engineer – (703) 226-4076
Award Amount: $79,992.00
Abstract:
An accurate, automated assessment of helicopter Gross Weight (GW) and Center of Gravity (CG) is critical for the determination of aircraft fatigue and life estimates since GW/CG affect static and dynamic characteristics of helicopters. Therefore GW and CG of a helicopter are valuable information in… More

Innovative Method for Real-Time Damage Alleviation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chance McColl, Director of Engineering - – (770) 516-7750
Award Amount: $79,986.00
Abstract:
Deployment of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) on rotorcraft has resulted in significant improvements in maintenance action efficiency, increases in safety, and reductions in cost. Current HUMS provide diagnostic/prognostic information to maintenance crews through Condition Based… More

Innovative Approaches for Improving Progressive Damage Modeling and Structural Life Prediction of Airframes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Director of Engineering-F – (703) 226-4070
Award Amount: $749,989.00
Abstract:
The stated objective of this SBIR effort is to"develop and demonstrate an innovative tool to prognosticate crack growth that integrates a next generation crack growth model with a robust finite element code."To achieve this objective, TDA envisions the development of a comprehensive… More

Total Fatigue Life Assessment of Complicated Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator: Subhasis Sarkar, Senior Engineer – (703) 237-1300
Award Amount: $149,977.00
RI Contact: Craig Behrens
Abstract:
SIF and non-SIF based approaches are used to study the damage/crack growth involving complex crack shapes under complicated loading conditions. In the SIF based approach, we use alternating, non-hypersingular Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method (SGBEM)-Finite Element Method (FEM) formulation… More

Enhanced Nondestructive Evaluation via Model-assisted Ultrasonic Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nicole Apetre, Engineer – (703) 237-1300
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed research program will develop tools for the improved characterization of defects in complex aircraft structures. The resulting Structural Damage Sensing (SDS) tools are expected to provide at least a 20% improvement in detection capabilities. This will be achieved through the… More

Detecting Crack Nucleation/Damage Mechanisms In Sea-Based Aviation Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Director of Engineers/Fal – (703) 237-1300
Award Amount: $149,958.00
Abstract:
TDA recognizes the need for analytical formulations for crack nucleation predictions and sensors to detect crack nucleation in environment assisted cracking of Naval aircraft structures. TDA proposes to investigate the role of microstructural damage evolution during pre-crack nucleation and stress… More

Innovative Capability to Quantify Fatigue Damage and Assessment of Endurance Limit in Spectrum Load Histories

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Director of Engineering – (703) 226-4070
Award Amount: $704,430.00
Abstract:
TDA will utilize the latest improvements in both testing and analytical techniques to reliably assess damage and hence life of structural components that experience divergent service loadings. The analytical formulations for quantifying damage will be tested and implemented in new continuum damage… More

Innovative Method for Wirelessly Powering RFID Tags Located on Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Director of Engineering – (703) 226-4070
Award Amount: $149,968.00
Abstract:
TDA"s research during this SBIR will incorporate the two main types of RFID technology: passive and active RFID systems. During previous research, TDA has shown that passive systems present challenges with respect to effective read range, as well as performance in a metal-rich environment.… More

Rotary Wing Dynamic Component Structural Life Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Director of Engineers/Fal – (703) 237-1300
Award Amount: $1,399,947.00
Abstract:
United States Navy (USN) program offices have struggled with rotorcraft component history tracking for years, and still spend millions in trying to obtain accurate component history and maintenance information. This is mainly due to records that are kept manually through paperwork systems such as… More

Innovative Method for Real-Time Damage Alleviation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chance McColl, Director of Engineering - – (770) 516-7750
Award Amount: $749,976.00
Abstract:
Deployment of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) on rotorcraft has resulted in significant improvements in maintenance action efficiency, increases in safety, and reductions in cost. Current HUMS provide diagnostic and prognostic information to maintenance crews through Condition Based… More

Thick Composite Crack Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nicole Apetre, Senior Aerospace Engineer – (703) 226-4076
Award Amount: $79,987.00
Abstract:
Composite materials have emerged as the materials of choice for increasing the performance and reducing the weight and cost of military aircraft. Nevertheless, reliable prediction of composites behavior in both static and cyclic load situations are far from complete, due to limitations of current… More

Coatings for Alkali Vapor Laser Cavity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Diener, Principal Chemist – (303) 940-2314
Award Amount: $999,596.00
Abstract:
Diode-pumped alkali laser systems (DPALS) are under development for high-energy laser defense systems due to their extremely high theoretical optical efficiency, efficient thermal management, and comparatively small footprint. However, traditional antireflection coatings for the optics used in the… More

Detecting Crack Nucleation/Damage Mechanisms In Sea-Based Aviation Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Manager of Engineer Servi – (703) 226-4070
Award Amount: $746,483.00
Abstract:
TDA"s Phase II effort will focus on understanding of microstructural damage evolution during pre-crack nucleation, stress field imposition, development of corrosion susceptibility, and role of environment and the material properties and developing methodologies (electrochemical ) for measuring… More

Multi-scale Peridynamics Theory for Corrosion Fatigue Damage Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Manager of Engineer Servi – (703) 226-4070
Award Amount: $79,969.00
RI Contact: Susan L. Jones
Abstract:
TDA and its University partner, Cornell University, first address the stress assisted corrosion crack growth from concurrent multi-scale modeling through atomistic simulations in order to formulate and calibrate mesoscale Peridynamics model. Initially, the multi-scale CADD simulations will utilize… More

Combined Analytical and Experimental Approaches to Rotor and Dynamic Component Stress Predictions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chance McColl, Director of Engineering - – (770) 516-7750
Award Amount: $749,828.00
Abstract:
The USN engineering community recognizes the advantages of individual component damage tracking with the goal of enhancing health assessment capabilities. Improving individual aircraft loads/strain predictions is an important focus of this objective. TDA has developed the software tool rotorwiseTM,… More

Innovative Method for Aircraft Gross Weight and Center of Gravity Estimation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nicole Apetre, Senior Engineer – (703) 226-4076
Award Amount: $750,014.00
Abstract:
An accurate, automated assessment of helicopter Gross Weight (GW) and Center of Gravity (CG) is critical for the determination of aircraft fatigue and life estimates since GW/CG affect static and dynamic characteristics of helicopters. Therefore GW and CG of a helicopter are valuable information in… More

Total Fatigue Life Assessment of Complicated Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator: Subhasis Sarkar, Senior Engineer – (703) 226-4069
Award Amount: $499,995.00
RI Contact: Natalie Nodianos
Abstract:
For proper evaluation of fatigue life, it is imperative to have sophisticated analytical and computational tools to analyze crack growth in complex, aerospace structures subjected to severe loading conditions. In this study, the alternating Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method (SGBEM)-Finite… More

Innovative Method for Wirelessly Powering RFID Tags Located on Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nagaraja Iyyer, Manager of Engineer Servi – (703) 226-4070
Award Amount: $829,985.00
Abstract:
TDA will collaborate with Missouri University of Science and Technology to design and develop modified tags with dynamically switching impedance using adaptive beam forming techniques for better read performance of target passive RFID tags. TDA will collaborate with Applied EM to study and develop… More