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Company Information:

Name: VorCat, Inc.
Address: 14 Freas court
North Potomac, MD 20878-2586
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (301) 762-5553

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $609,000.00 6

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: Extension of the VorCat code to Two-phase Particulate-flow Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jacob Krispin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop innovative, grid-free, numerical models of two-phase, particulate, incompressible turbulent flows. The intent is to provide a high fidelity model for the simulation and analysis of numerous environmental and industrial flow… More

Grid-Free LES 3D Vortex Method for the Simulation of Tubulent Flows Over Advanced Lifting Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jacob Krispin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Turbulent flows associated with advanced aerodynamic designs represent a considerable challenge for accurate prediction. For example, the flow past low-speed wings requires the representation of complex physics involving separation onset/progression (both leading-and trailing-edge), vortex/viscous… More

Advanced Development for Defense Science and Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jacob Krispin, President
Award Amount: $99,000.00
There is growing interest in using unmanned air vehicles (UAV's) instrumented with particle sensors to detect the presence of hazardous airborne chemical/biological (CB) agents. The effectiveness of this point source approach depends on providing the airborne sensors with the largest possible and… More

Rotor-Airwake Aerodynamic Coupling in Real-Time Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jacob Krispin, CEO – (240) 498-6150
Award Amount: $80,000.00
This SBIR Phase I project addresses the problem of accurately predicting interactions between helicopter rotor downwash and environmental turbulence encountered during shipboard landing and/or hovering in confined spaces. Anticipating the effect of ship wake on rotor aerodynamics is critical for… More

Extension of the Vorcat Technology to Moving Boundaries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jacob Krispin, Dr. – 301-762-5553
Award Amount: $150,000.00
This project addresses the need for reliable and efficient strategies for simulating the complex turbulent flows produced by moving boundaries associated with a wide range of next generation energy-related technologies such as wind turbines, ground vehicles, and wave and ocean current power… More

Innovative Vortex Method for non-diffusive Rotorcraft Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Computations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: jacob krispin, president – (301) 762-5553
Award Amount: $80,000.00
This SBIR Phase I proposal will examine the feasibility of using the VorCat implementation of the gridfree vortex method to provide accurate, real time simulations of rotor wake, specifically the tip vortex structure, in various flight scenarios. Rotor wake flow is complex and poorly served by… More