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Company Information:

Company Name: ThermoAnalytics Inc
City: Calumet
State: MI
Zip+4: 49913-0066
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phone: (906) 482-9560

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,249,241.00 24
SBIR Phase II $10,018,729.00 14
STTR Phase I $139,874.00 2

Award List:

Integration of Common Module Signature Code Features

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allen R. Curran
Award Amount: $99,589.00
Abstract:
Two small businesses, ThermoAnalytics (prime contractor) and Aerodyne Research (subcontractor) , propose to collaborate on a major integration of signature codes. Government agencies have been sponsoring independent signature code development programs for several years resulting in very specialized… More

Integration of Common Module Signature Code Features

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allen R. Curran
Award Amount: $750,159.00
Abstract:
Two small businesses, ThermoAnalytics (prime contractor) and Aerodyne Research (subcontractor) , propose to collaborate on a major integration of signature codes. Government agencies have been sponsoring independent signature code development programs for several years resulting in very specialized… More

A Comprehensive HEV Design Tool for Dual-Use Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allen R. Curran
Award Amount: $98,186.00
Abstract:
A very capable team composed of a small business, ThermoAnalytics, with support from a major aerospacecompany, Boeing, and a long time TACOM contractor, MTU/KRC, will develop a Hybrid Electric Vehicle design tool. This team will pursue the research required to develop a practical and useful design… More

A Texture Synthesis Code for Cold Backgrounds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan C. Koivunen
Award Amount: $99,757.00
Abstract:
We propose an approach for the investigation of algorithms to be used to generate time-varying texture for synthetic background scenes in the mid and long-wave IR bands and the millimeter wave bands. These algorithms will be based on deterministic physics, with average values of background… More

RAY-TRACING TOOL OPTIMIZED FOR PRO/ENGINEER GEOMETRY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Allen Curran
Award Amount: $69,987.00
Abstract:
Not Available Currently the first generation of hypersonic vehicles are being developed and built. Even at their relatively low design speeds, e.g. MACH 7 for ARRMD, they are pushing current material technologies to the extreme. In order to reach the next performance levels, materials which… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allen R Curran
Award Amount: $749,697.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Allen R. Curran, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,962.00

A Precision, Solid-State, Magnetic Compass for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Allen Curran, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,529.00
Abstract:
Modern vulnerability and survivability codes simulate the path of threat projectiles through a target using a technique known as ¿ray tracing.¿ Rays representing the threat are ¿traced¿ by finding intersections between the ray and the target geometry. Theroutines that find these… More

Vehicle Thermal Design Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Less, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $119,687.00
Abstract:
To maximize the performance of the next generation of vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), the Army needs an integrated design tool. Employing the latest advances in computer conceptual design and simulation techniques, ThermoAnalytics, Inc.(TAI) proposes to create a tool to allow… More

Vehicle Thermal Design Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Less, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $873,277.00
Abstract:
To maximize the performance of the next generation of vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), the Army needs an integrated design tool. Employing the latest advances in computer conceptual design and simulation techniques, ThermoAnalytics, Inc.(TAI) proposes to create a tool to allow… More

Exhaust Impingement Effects Predictive Capability for Future Combat Systems (FCS) and the 21st Century Truck

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David M. Less, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $119,294.00
Abstract:
"The survivability of Army vehicles depends upon proper thermal management. The control of exhaust gases is critical to thermal management, particularly for lightweight vehicles, such as Future Combat Systems (FCS), whose survivability relies on signaturecontrol. If not managed skillfully, exhaust… More

3-D Voxel-Based Bio-Heat Transfer Code

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Allen R. Curran, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The potential health effects of exposure to sources of non-ionizing radio frequency (RF) electro-magnetic energy are an area of continuing interest within the military and civilian communities. Common sources of RF exposure include cellular telephones,magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, and… More

3-D Voxel-Based Bio-Heat Transfer Code

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Allen R. Curran, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $740,971.00
Abstract:
The potential health effects of exposure to sources of non-ionizing radio frequency (RF) electro-magnetic energy are an area of continuing interest within the military and civilian communities. Common sources of RF exposure include cellular telephones,magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, and… More

Exhaust Impingement Effects Predictive Capability for Future Combat Systems (FCS) and the 21st Century Truck

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Less, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $729,774.00
Abstract:
The survivability of Army vehicles depends upon proper thermal management. The control of exhaust gases is critical to thermal management, particularly for lightweight vehicles, such as Future Combat Systems (FCS), whose survivability relies on signaturecontrol. If not managed skillfully, exhaust… More

Comprehensive Thermal Management Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott D. Peck, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $119,428.00
Abstract:
To achieve the required levels of efficiency, performance, reliability, and survivability in the Army's next generation of weapon systems and tactical vehicles, designers need to comprehensively model the integrated performance of vehicle components earlyin the design process. ThermoAnalytics… More

Integrated Mobility and Vehicle Design Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David M. Less, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,844.00
Abstract:
The Army's next generation of weapons systems and tactical vehicles must have increased mobility and more efficient system performance. These design goals require an integrated design process to optimize mobility performance and system efficiency. The needfor an improved design process is further… More

Scene Model For Low Observable Infrared Surface Combatants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Allen R. Curran, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,905.00
Abstract:
The next generation of surface combatants will be designed with stringent requirements on efficiency, performance, and survivability. Their development requires innovative technology and capable virtual design tools. ThermoAnalytics proposes to create avirtual prototyping thermal design and infrared… More

Comprehensive Thermal Management Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott Peck, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $729,474.00
Abstract:
To achieve the required levels of efficiency, performance, reliability, and survivability in the Army's next generation of weapon systems and tactical vehicles, designers need to comprehensively model the integrated performance of vehicle components early in the design process. ThermoAnalytics… More

Advanced IR Scene Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David M. Less, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $449,532.00
Abstract:
The next generation of surface combatants will be designed with stringent requirements on efficiency, performance, and survivability. To support their design, ThermoAnalytics successfully developed a thermal design and infrared scene-rendering tool based on the Army infrared analysis code MuSES and… More

Rapid Thermal Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allen Curran, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,896.00
Abstract:
ThermoAnalytics proposes to create a streamlined process from CAD-to-thermal-model suitable for rapid prototyping and for virtual field-testing in synthetic natural environments. The use of thermal predictions in such applications has been restricted by the time required to build thermal models.… More

Rapid Thermal Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allen Curran, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $728,959.00
Abstract:
ThermoAnalytics proposes to create a streamlined process from CAD-to-thermal-model suitable for rapid prototyping and for virtual field-testing in synthetic natural environments. The use of thermal predictions in such applications has been restricted by the time required to build thermal models.… More

Passive Thermal Management for Advanced Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott Peck, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $119,775.00
Abstract:
The use of advanced technologies is proliferating on board military and commercial ground vehicles. New power sources such as fuel cells and batteries create unique cooling requirements. The use of electronics for power conditioning, diagnostics and control, and military applications (command and… More

Passive Thermal Management for Advanced Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott D. Peck, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $728,959.00
Abstract:
The use of advanced technologies is proliferating on board military and commercial ground vehicles. New power sources such as fuel cells and batteries create unique cooling requirements. The use of electronics for power conditioning, diagnostics and control, and military applications (command and… More

Integrated Horizontal Line-of-Sight TAWS Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Larry R. Coke, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
To estimate the diffuse solar radiative flux for visual wavelengths in the atmosphere, TAWS (Target Acquisition Weapons Software) currently employs a delta-Eddington method combined with a plane-parallel atmospheric model. This method and the plane-parallel atmospheric model do not provide… More

Thermal Vehicle Track and Buried IED Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David M. Less, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,259.00
Abstract:
ThermoAnalytics Inc and KRC propose to develop innovative techniques to locate buried mines and IEDs and to identify vehicles by their tracks left in soil using infrared spectroscopic systems. When an activity such as mine burial or vehicle passage disturbs the ground surface, soil properties and… More

Modeling Tool for System Integration of HVAC Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig M. Cless, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Military vehicles are being designed with ever-increasing on-board power dissipation, and are being operated in hot environments. Avoiding heat-related degradation of crew effectiveness and equipment reliability has become a daunting design challenge. Effective, efficient heating, ventilation, and… More

Software to Generate and Edit 3D Anatomical Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allen R. Curran, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,787.00
Abstract:
Voxelized anatomical models are widely used to simulate exposures of biological systems to radio frequency (RF) and other forms of directed energy. A voxelized model is made up of volume elements that completely describe the internal anatomical structures. Developing a model is a labor-intensive… More

Apparatus and Method to measure thermal insulation factors for use with BURNSIM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allen Curran, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,809.00
Abstract:
The characterization and measurement of heat transfer through personal protective equipment is important for mitigating the risk to fire fighters, air crew support teams and other personnel working in close proximity to jet exhausts or post crash fires. The main objective of this proposal is to… More

Innovative Simulation and Analysis Tool for Vehicle Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig M. Cless, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,522.00
Abstract:
Military vehicles are being deployed in extremely hot environments. Designing optimized cooling systems has become a considerable challenge. System performance can be optimized if system integrators can analyze proposed configurations rapidly and accurately, while keeping pace with an evolving… More

Modeling Tool for System Integration of HVAC Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott D. Peck, Manager, Engineering Oper
Award Amount: $729,310.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of on-board electronics in modern military vehicles is creating a formidable thermal management problem. In many cases it is the thermal management issues that set the bounds on vehicle performance. Innovative and optimized heat removal strategies are required to solve these… More

Development of Modeling Methods and Tools for Two-Phase Cooling Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: CLEMSON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Gordon L. Nelson, Principle Investigator
Award Amount: $69,969.00
RI Contact: Jay M. Ochterbeck
Abstract:
In this proposal ThermoAnalytics and Clemson University have jointly proposed to develop a modeling capability for two phase electronics cooling that would use the commercial thermal analysis package MuSES as a framework. Three high level tasks are defined in the work plan. In Task 1 component… More

Heated Plume Prediction and Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: VIRGINIATECH
Principal Investigator: David M. Less, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,905.00
RI Contact: Joseph Schetz
Abstract:
Heated plumes in a crossflow produce a thermal infrared signature and can impinge on temperature-sensitive systems downstream; both factors can degrade the performance and survivability of military assets. No validated code exists that can model heated jets from non-circular nozzles in a crossflow.… More

Innovative Simulation and Analysis Tool for Vehicle Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott D. Peck, R&D Manager
Award Amount: $729,355.00
Abstract:
Heat loads due to on-board power, combined with hot environments imposed on military ground vehicles, have resulted in situations where vehicle performance is limited by thermal management issues. To counteract this, the cooling system must be optimized, preferably early in the design process.… More

A Fast Algorithm For Thermal Analysis On A Dense Mesh

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott Peck, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
The design of the thermal management system on military vehicles relies on simulation to analyze the interactions with the entire vehicle. It is critical analyze these systems with full vehicle models. These models employ CFD solvers to obtain the heat transfer coefficients needed as boundary… More

Methodologies for Accurate Scene Generation of Target Characteristics as Seen by an Airborne Platform through Dynamic Atmospheric Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Koivunen, Principal Investigator – (906) 482-9560
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the proposed Phase I research is to develop and implement tools to model the effects of the atmosphere on synthetically generated IR scenes to be used in ballistic missile defense system assessment.These effects include scattering, absorption and emission due to gases and aerosols,… More

Efficient Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Allen Curren, Chief Technology Officer – (906) 482-9560
Award Amount: $149,923.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The ThermoReg thermal model was developed to solve for tissue temperatures resulting from radio frequency (RF) heating using a voxel-based, heterogeneous tissue description of the human body. Although ThermoReg has been parallelized to run on high-performance computer clusters, the… More

A Fast Algorithm For Thermal Analysis On A Dense Mesh

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Marttila, Senior Research Engineer – (906) 482-9560
Award Amount: $729,950.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to reduce the analysis cycle time for full vehicle thermal models. Cycle times include geometry and mesh generation, property attribution, solution, and post-processing. Of these, mesh generation can take the most time, particularly if separate meshes are required… More

Mitigating Sensor Saturation through Image Processing Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Koivunen, Senior Research Engineer – (906) 482-9560
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose a novel multi-frame image processing approach which employs High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) imaging in combination with model-based lens-flare estimation as a means of mitigating focal plane saturation and lens flare when extremely bright sources are present in MWIR imagery. … More

Efficient Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Al Curran, Chief Technology Officer – (906) 482-9560
Award Amount: $749,783.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The ThermoReg thermal model was developed to solve for tissue temperatures resulting from radio frequency (RF) heating using a voxel-based, heterogeneous tissue description of the human body. Although ThermoReg has been parallelized to run on high-performance computer clusters, the… More

Minimizing User Burden in Building Energy Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Less, Dr.
Award Amount: $145,684.00
Abstract:
ThermoAnalytics Inc. (TAI), in partnership with Skidmore, Owings, & amp; Merrill LLP (SOM), will develop an integrated workflow for constructing energy models of single buildings and aggregates of buildings based on minimal user input. The proposed workflow represents a new paradigm for… More