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Company Information:

Company Name: Metis Design Corporation
City: Boston
State: MA
Zip+4: 02114-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (617) 447-2172

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $424,960.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,397,162.00 3
STTR Phase II $500,000.00 1

Award List:

Lightweight Small-Scale Turbine Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Rory Keogh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,961.00
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is a propulsion technology that will help achieve NASA's Fundamental Aeronautics Program (FAP) goals of reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency for high speed flight. NASA's objective to achieve increase the specific power of high efficiency electric… More

Guided Wave-based SHM of Submersible Navy Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Seth Kessler, President/CEO – (617) 447-2172
Award Amount: $749,922.00
Abstract:
This SBIR aims to develop an efficient approach for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of submersible Navy composites. This research leverages hardware previously developed by Metis Design Corporation (MDC), including distributed digitization hardware, piezoelectric-based damage-localization… More

Maturation of a Guided Wave-based Damage Detection System for Ageing Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Seth Kessler, President – (617) 447-2172
Award Amount: $147,381.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Metis Design Corporation (MDC) has developed a structural health monitoring (SHM) system to monitor damage in aircraft material with minimal manual intervention. During Phase I, MDC focused on pattern recognition-based algorithms, demonstrating detection of damage, discerning… More

Guided Wave-Based Bondline Integrity Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Seth Kessler, President – (617) 661-5616
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
The implementation of structural health monitoring (SHM) into aerospace applications has been hindered by component quantity, including sensors, cables, and acquisition/computation units, as well as data quality. Particularly for large-area applications such ship hulls, complexity of the implied… More

Guided Wave-Based Bondline Integrity Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Seth Kessler, President/CEO – (617) 447-2172
Award Amount: $499,859.00
Abstract:
This SBIR aims to develop a novel method for detection of bondline damage in composite joints. The implementation of structural health monitoring (SHM) into aerospace applications has been hindered by component quantity, including sensors, cables, and acquisition/computation units, as well as data… More

Hybrid State-Detection System for Gearbox Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator: Seth Kessler, President/CEO – (617) 447-2172
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Didem O. PhD
Abstract:
This STTR aims to develop a novel method for detecting and tracking growth of cracks in rotorcraft gearbox. Aerospace structures are subject to dynamic loading. In particular, gearbox components experience continuous cyclic loading, wear and eventually develop fatigue cracks. As opposed to most… More

Continuum Crack Gauge for Hot-Spot SHM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Seth Kessler, President/CEO – (617) 447-2172
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: MIL-HDBK-1530C to dictate how to maintain USAF aircraft through the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP), which uses damage tolerant analysis (DTA) to set inspection intervals. While effective and safe, DTA can also be quite conservative, leading to excessive down-time for depot… More