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Company Information:

Company Name: TECHNOLOGY IN BLACKSBURG, INC.
City: Christiansburg
State: VA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (540) 381-8502

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,282,592.00 16
SBIR Phase II $5,577,248.00 8
STTR Phase I $337,998.00 5
STTR Phase II $988,350.00 2

Award List:

USING MEMS-BASED MICROPUMPS FOR ACTIVE FLOW CONTROL IN HIGH-TURNING STATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tom Leitch
Award Amount: $96,998.00
Abstract:
Technology in Blacksburg, Inc., is proposing to use Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) to reduce boundary-layer losses in the stators of highly-loaded transonic compressor stages. MEMS-based micropumps will bleed-off the low velocity fluid on the blade suction surface resulting from the… More

Active Flow Control to Improve Inlet Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,546.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tom Leitch
Award Amount: $744,043.00

Active Flow Control on Rotor Blades to Improve Compressor Stability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Leitch, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,792.00

Active Flow Control to Improve Inlet Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Leitch
Award Amount: $797,512.00

Reduction of Aft Fan Radiation Using Herschel-Quincke Resonators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Fleming, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,920.00
Abstract:
Technology in Blacksburg and the Vibration and Acoustics Laboratories at Virginia Tech propose using hybrid Herschel-Quincke (HQ) resonators as a method to control aft fan noise radiated from turbofan engines. The noise control mechanism of the HQ tube system is as follows: as noise propagates… More

Endwall Flow Control in Stator Blade Rows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Guillot, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,786.00
Abstract:
Advances in rotor and fan blade design have produced compressors that generate greater compression ratios with higher efficiencies using fewer stages. A direct result of designing more compact compressors with higher pressure ratios is a more adverse pressure gradient which causes flow separation on… More

Experimental Active Separation Control on a Wing Section

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: VIRGINIA TECH, ME DEPARTMENT
Principal Investigator: Semih Olcmen, Principa ResearchEngineer
Award Amount: $99,982.00
RI Contact: Ricardo Burdisso
Abstract:
Technology in Blacksburg (Techsburg) and the Vibration and Acoustics Laboratories (VAL) at Virginia Tech propose to investigate the potential of a combined suction and blowing system to provide active flow control on a 2D wing (airfoil). Techsburg hasdeveloped a novel method to produce suction and… More

Fan Flow Control for Improved Efficiency and Noise Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Guillot
Award Amount: $99,632.00
Abstract:
Technology in Blacksburg (Techsburg) and the Vibrations and Acoustics Laboratory at Virginia Tech (VAL) are proposing an innovative flow control scheme for fan rotors designed to simultaneously increase fan loading and efficiency while reducing fan radiated noise. The technology uses blade embedded… More

Ejector Pump Flow Control for Increased Compressor Operability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Guillot, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Advances in rotor and fan blade design have produced compressors that generate greater compression ratios with higher efficiencies using fewer stages. A direct result of designing more compact compressors with higher pressure ratios is a more adverse pressure gradient which causes flow separation on… More

Ejector Pump Flow Control for Increased Compressor Operability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen Guillot, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $599,820.00
Abstract:
Advances in rotor and fan blade design have produced compressors that generate greater compression ratios with higher efficiencies using fewer stages. A direct result of designing more compact compressors with higher pressure ratios is a more adverse pressure gradient which causes flow separation on… More

Integrated Ejector Pump Flow Control for Low-Pressure Turbine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sarah Stitzel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
The operation of the low-pressure turbine at cruise conditions produces a Reynolds number significantly below takeoff conditions leading to laminar separation over the blades; consequently, the efficiency of the LP turbine at cruise is significantly below that at takeoff for both military and… More

Mitigation of Aero-Optic Distortions by Active Flow Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Virginia Tech
Principal Investigator: Semih Olcmen, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,030.00
RI Contact: Guy Indebetouw
Abstract:
Technology in Blscksburg (Techsburg( and the Physics Department at Virginia Tech propose to investigate the potential of both active and passive devices to mitigate the aero-optical distortions generated in a supersonic flow over acylindrical-base/hemi-spherical-top directed energy system turret. A… More

Integrated Ejector Pump Flow Control for Low-Pressure Turbine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sarah Stitzel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,743.00
Abstract:
The operation of the low-pressure turbine at cruise conditions produces a Reynolds number significantly below takeoff conditions leading to laminar separation over the blades; consequently, the efficiency of the LP turbine at cruise is significantly below that at takeoff for both military and… More

Turbine Engine Weight/Maintenance Reduction and Reliability Improvement via Fluidic Controlled Inlet Guide Vanes (IGVs) and Stators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen Guillot, Vice President of Enginee
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
Techsburg is proposing an innovative, fixed-geometry, flow control Inlet Guide Vane (IGV) designed to replace existing flapped IGVs in modern high-performance military gas turbine engines. The technique uses co-flowing and counter-flowing jets on oppositesides of the IGV to alter the circulation… More

Fan Flow Control for Improved Efficiency and Noise Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Sarah Stitzel, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $499,917.00
RI Contact: Ricardo Burdisson
Abstract:
Techsburg, Inc. and the Vibrations and Acoustics Laboratory at Virginia Tech (VAL) are proposing an innovative flow control scheme for fan rotors designed to simultaneously increase fan loading and efficiency while reducing fan radiated noise. The technology uses optimized blowing to prevent flow… More

Developing an Effective Control System for VTOL UAVs in Adverse Winds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Fleming, Principal Research Engine
Award Amount: $119,759.00
Abstract:
A valuable new resource being developed for today's soldier are ducted fan VTOL UAVs. Although beneficial in many ways, a major operational problem of ducted fan vehicles is disturbance rejection when flying in turbulent or gusty winds. A large sidewaysmomentum drag component is characteristic of… More

Developing an Effective Control System for VTOL UAVs in Adverse Winds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Fleming, Pincipal Research Enginee
Award Amount: $727,494.00
Abstract:
A valuable new resource being developed for today's soldiers are small ducted-fan VTOL UAVs. Although beneficial in many ways, a major operational problem of ducted fan vehicles is disturbance rejection when flying in turbulent or gusty winds. Transversemomentum drag and maintaining vehicle trim… More

Flow Control and Vibration Isolation for IMP Quieting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: VIRGINIA TECH ME DEPT
Principal Investigator: Jon Fleming, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,090.00
RI Contact: Martin Johnson
Abstract:
The team of Techsburg and Virginia Tech's Vibration and Acoustic Lab proposes to demonstrate the application of proven flow control and vibration isolation approaches for quieting of future integrated motor propulsor (IMP) designs. Higher risk advancedconcepts for vibration isolation and control… More

Turbine Engine Weight/Maintenance Reduction and Reliability Improvement via Fluidic Controlled Inlet Guide Vanes (IGVs) and Stators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen Guillot
Award Amount: $748,910.00
Abstract:
In order to maintain the desired high level of performance required by modern military aircraft operating under a wide range of conditions many military engines use variable inlet guide vanes (IGVs). As a result, a significant weight penalty is paid in the form of the IGVs themselves as well as all… More

Flow Control and Vibration Isolation for IMP Quieting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Virginia Tech Mech Eng Dept
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Fleming, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $488,433.00
RI Contact: Marty Johnson
Abstract:
The team of Techsburg and Virginia Tech's Vibration and Acoustic Lab (VT VAL) proposes to continue development of and demonstrate the application of flow control and vibration isolation approaches for quieting of future integrated motor propulsor (IMP) designs. These approaches will be… More

Non-intrusive Acoustic Measurement of High Cycle Fatigue in Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Guillot, Vice President of Enginee
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
Techsburg proposes to explore and demonstrate an innovative approach for non-intrusive sensing of rotor blade vibrations using microphone pressure sensors imbedded into the casing of a gas turbine aero-engine. This non-intrusive sensing strategy is intended to serve an engine health management… More

Fast Response Shape Memory Alloy Control Surfaces for Hypersonic Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: VIRGINIA TECH
Principal Investigator: Matthew Langford, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,896.00
RI Contact: David Richardson
Abstract:
The Techsburg Inc./Virginia Tech Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (CIMSS) team proposes a novel approach to supersonic/hypersonic munition flight control systems. In the proposed Phase I effort, we will analytically and numerically investigate using high-temperature shape… More

A Nonlinear Model for Designing Herschel-Quincke Waveguide Arrays to Attenuate Shock Waves from Transonic Turbofan Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jason M. Anderson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,769.00
Abstract:
Techsburg is teaming with the Vibration and Acoustics Laboratory of Virginia Tech to propose a non-linear analytical tool for designing Herschel-Quincke (HQ) waveguide arrays for the purpose of attenuating upstream-propagating shock waves in a transonic turbofan engine inlet. Techsburg will be… More

Microphone Sensing of Fan Face Distortion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen Guillot, Vice President of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,745.00
Abstract:
The use of Boundary Layer Ingesting (BLI) embedded engines offers a significant benefit to the performance of Blended Wing Body (BWB) aircraft in the form of decreased ram drag and increased propulsive efficiency. However, in order to realize the benefits of embedded engines, effective serpentine… More

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Irregularly Shaped Intercept Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sandra Gunter, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,323.00
Abstract:
Techsburg, Inc. proposes to leverage our expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel testing to numerically predict the lift and drag characteristics of irregularly-shaped intercept fragments and experimentally validate a subset of the results using our in-house supersonic wind… More

Flow-controlled Inflatable Fairings for Helicopter Hub Drag Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Langford, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,904.00
Abstract:
Techsburg, Inc. proposes to perform experimental proof-of-concept testing of a flow-controlled inflatable fairing concept for helicopter hub/shaft drag reduction. The proposed system includes a rigid hub fairing coupled with an inflatable shaft fairing. Flow control jets emit from the shaft fairing… More

Microphone Sensing of Fan Face Distortion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen Guillot, Vice President of Enginee
Award Amount: $749,731.00
Abstract:
With the recently announced Higher Bypass Ratio Inlet Development (HiBRID) program, the US Air Force has initiated the design of an inlet for high bypass ratio turbofan engines to be embedded in the next generation of mobility aircraft. Due to the challenges of the design, the inlet will likely… More

Experimental Characterization of Irregularly Shaped Intercept Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Langford, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $609,995.00
Abstract:
Techsburg, Inc. proposes to modify our existing supersonic wind tunnel facility to enable measuring lift and drag characteristics of missile intercept fragments at speeds ranging from subsonic to Mach 3. The offerors anticipate that the result of the Phase II effort will be an extensive database of… More

Innovative Thermoelectric Power Generation for UAV Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Fleming, Vice President of Researc – (540) 381-8502
Award Amount: $78,475.00
Abstract:
Onboard waste heat recovery systems for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) offer improved efficiency and operational capability. Systems based on modern thermoelectric generator technology offer the most practical and cost-effective option for near-term development into a commercial product. Techsburg… More