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Company Information:

Company Name:
AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
Address:
181 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 202
Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone:
(626) 357-9983
URL:
N/A
EIN:
952705790
DUNS:
58024456
Number of Employees:
400
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,498,715.00 31
SBIR Phase II $12,794,646.00 13
STTR Phase I $98,938.00 1

Award List:

OPERATIONAL MODEL FOR THE DESIGN OF OPTIMUM WIND BREAKS TO REDUCE WIND-CAUSED EROSION OF SOIL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,128.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Zambrano
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to develop an operational model for the design and placement of wind breaks to controlsoil erosion. optimum protection is related to physical parameters (height, width, porosity, material), number of barriers, local terrain features, soil characteristics (including… More

PASSIVE PROPELLER CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,538.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Very-high-altitude, long-endurance (vhale) type aircraft operate over a wide power range due to altitude and fuel load changes. matching the propeller to the engine over this range is difficult without a complicated variable-pitchpropeller or gearing. passive, optimal-pitch control is thegoal of… More

A LOOK-AHEAD ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR WIND TURBINE GENERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,999.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Paul B Maccready
Abstract:
N/a

A LOOK-AHEAD ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR WIND TURBINE GENERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Paul B Maccready
Abstract:
Existing control systems for pitch-controlled wind turbines stabilize rotor power by adjusting blade pitch in response to over-or-under power conditions in a feedback loop. the pitch control mechanism lags behind the rotor power variations that are being controlled. the time lag causes power… More

Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) System Design and Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,152.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Matt Keennon
Abstract:
Aerovironmet Inc. proposes to undertake Phase I of DDARPA SBIR 962-080 to develop and assess operational utility of micro air vehicles (micro AV) for unique military applications. We will downselect from nine general categories of airframes, four general categories of propulsion systems to a… More

SBIR PHASE I: Development of a Balloon Launched Autonomous Glider (BLAG)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,997.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Paul Maccready
Abstract:
N/a

Development of a Woven Grid Quasi-Bipolar Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$62,844.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Wally Rippel
Abstract:
A new high-power, high voltage sealed, quasi-bipolar lead acid battery design is proposed for development which can operate under the broad range of conditions important to the Air Force. Key features of the design include: Low cost 700 W/kg, calculated Very high power density >1800 W/I, calculated… More

Development of a Fixed-Wing Squad-Level Reconnaissance Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$384,912.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Matt Keennon
Abstract:
Aerovironmet Inc. proposes to undertake Phase I of DDARPA SBIR 962-080 to develop and assess operational utility of micro air vehicles (micro AV) for unique military applications. We will downselect from nine general categories of airframes, four general categories of propulsion systems to a… More

Skytote: An Innovative Aircraft with Unique Performance Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Paul B. Maccready
Abstract:
The Skytote concept has emerged from a system analysis seeking a remotely/ autonomously controlled air vehicle for transporting materials -- a vehicle system that emphasizes simplicity, economy, and versatility. In one version it is envisioned as a ing less than 250… More

Hybrid Electric Power System for Aircraft Loaders

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,432.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Theodore Wierzbanowski
Abstract:
N/a

Active Load Reduction for High Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,067.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Derek Lisoski PhD
Abstract:
N/a

Rapid Charging for Electric Ground Support Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Theodore Wierzbanowski
Abstract:
N/a

Power Electronics and Controls for Lunar Habitat High Lift Heat Pump

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,324.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Carlos Miralles, Renewable Energy Group Manager
Abstract:
N/a

Hybrid Electric Power System for Aircraft Loaders

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$738,716.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Theodore J. Wierzbanowski
Abstract:
N/a

Rapid Charging for Electric Ground Support Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$736,032.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Theodore J. Wierzbanowski
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,112.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Spencer Quong
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,935.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Wally Rippel, Principal Power Systems Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,817.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Paul B. Maccready
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Paul B. Maccready
Abstract:
Not Available This proposal is for the construction and preliminary testing of a simple crankcase scavenged, high speed, compression ignition, two-stroke engine which has a cylinder displacement suitable for a six cylinder engine of approximately 80 horsepower, primari

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Carlos Miralles, Renewable Energy Group Manager
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$521,760.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Carlos Miralles, Renewable Energy Group Manager
Abstract:
N/a

Direct Lamination Cooling of Motors for Electric Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$700,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Wally Rippel, Principal Power Systems Engineer
Abstract:
60765 Current designs for electric motors use a housing that acts as both a structural support and as a method of cooling the stator and rotor. This approach to cooling is not as effective as possible because heat must flow from the rotor and stator through the housing to the cooling media. … More

Direct Lamination Cooling of Motors for Electric Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Wally Rippel, Principal Power Systems Engineer
Abstract:
60765 Current designs for electric motors use a housing that acts as both a structural support and as a method of cooling the stator and rotor. This approach to cooling is not as effective as possible because heat must flow from the rotor and stator through the housing to the cooling media. … More

Dynamic DC Source and Load System with Energy Recycle Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,824.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Zaher Daboussi, Project Manager
Abstract:
"The development of batteries, fuel cells, flywheels, and other portable energy sources requires power electronics devices to test performance parameters. In most cases, the power electronics devices serve as a load, distributing energy to the grid. Forbatteries, the devices can also serve as a… More

Reliable Actuators for Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,776.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Keennon, Project Manager
Abstract:
"Recent advances and development efforts in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and sensor technologies have resulted in potential for increased capability in small and micro-sized UAVs. While advanced have been made in the capabilities of the vehicles and somesubsystems, a lack of emphasis has been… More

72kw Hydrogen Fuel Genset

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,690.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Omourtag Velev, Project Manager
Abstract:
"The Clean Air Act requires flight line Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to convert from highly polluting diesel engine technology to electric or hybrid-electric operation as a measure to mitigate overall airport emissions. The proposed Phase I effort willinvestigate the feasibility of replacing a… More

Advanced Electric Vehicle Research

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,895.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Lindsay Sheppard, Project Manager
Abstract:
"The national move toward electric and hybrid vehicles addresses two issues: (1) Clean Air Act requirements for areas to attain ambient air quality standards, and (2) energy conservation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and U.S. reliance on foreign oil.This move has taken longer than regulators… More

Advanced DC Power Distribution Module--Convert DC to Aircraft Quality Power

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,775.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Zaher Daboussi, Senior Program Manager
Abstract:
Flightline Ground Support Equipment (GSE) must meet ever increasing technical requirements while reducing emissions. Pressure is on to consolidate many sizes into fewer standard models and to convert to electric or hybrid-electric operation. As part ofthis movement, the need has arisen for a DC… More

Fuel Cell Power System with Parallel-Connected Bi-directional DC-DC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Omourtag Velev, Fuel Cell Manager
Abstract:
Satellite platforms require lightweight, highly reliable energy production and storage systems to maximize payload power and performance. The regenerative fuel cell (RFC) system is a promising electrochemical technology that has a high specific energy on the order of 550Wh/kg. An RFC system in… More

High Energy Density Power Sources for Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Sensor Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Omourtag Velev, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) require a low signature power source for on-station operation of sensor payloads. The power source must have a high energy density, be reliable, require low maintenance, and be able to withstand salt spray and heavy seas for a two week mission duration. In addition,… More

DC-DC Converter for Regenerative Fuel Cell / Battery Hybrid Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$714,228.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Omourtag Velev, Senior Fuel Cell Engineer
Abstract:
Satellite platforms, high altitude long endurance (HALE) aircraft, and remote terrestrial telecommunications stations require highly reliable energy production and storage systems to maximize payload power and performance. The regenerative fuel cell (RFC) system, in hybrid configuration with a… More

Advanced Military Hybrid Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,870.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Zaher Daboussi, Principal Electrical Engineer
Abstract:
As world oil production begins to peak, the increasing U.S. and worldwide usage of oil will have a negative impact on our national security, environment, and economy. Unfortunately, alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas, ethanol, bio-diesel, and hydrogen are not a satisfactory near-term,… More

Advanced Military Hybrid Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$722,302.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Zaher Daboussi, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
A hybrid energy storage (HES) system that combines lithium batteries and ultracapacitors can provide both high energy and high power. The proposed work will develop a prototype HES system that will target the Phase I SBIR objectives of 110 Wh/kg energy along with 1000 W/kg power, economically. HES… More

Compact Integrated Hub Traction Motor and Inverter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Zaher Daboussi, Principal Electrical Engineer
Abstract:
Conversion of conventional powered and non-powered Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to electric and hybrid electric power requires careful consideration of safety, efficiency, weight and volume of the new electric components, while also enabling operation in demanding conditions. This is especially… More

3D Model Construction from a Micro Air Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Matt Keennon, Senior Engineer
Research Institution:
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
RI Contact:
Larry Matthies
Abstract:
The innovative integration of two emerging technologies, computer vision systems and Un-manned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's), can dramatically improve the capabilities of the UAV for real-world urban missions. Computer vision is being developed for robotic planetary exploration. UAV's are being… More

Wing and Bomb Bay Launched (WBBL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carlos Miralles, Senior Project Manager
Abstract:
The P-3 aircraft is required to fly multiple diverse missions, many of which could intrude into contested or hostile environments, jeopardizing the safety of the crew and aircraft. The aircraft can reduce this vulnerability by conducting its mission from high altitude and standoff range through the… More

Lightweight Power Transformer for Shipboard Electrical Power Distribution Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,914.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Wally Rippel, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
As with most forms of transportation, ships have weight and volume constraints relative to operational equipment. Conventional transformers, in use to convert high voltage electric power to lower voltages and vice versa, are both heavy and big. With recent advances in semiconductor devices and… More

Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,758.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Jerry Cleveland, Director, Contracts & Legal Affairs
Abstract:
Special operation forces utilize C-130 aircraft that often operate in night/adverse weather, low-level, deep-penetration missions in contested or hostile environments. These low altitude missions result in higher risks to the crew and aircraft. AeroVironment proposes to leverage their current… More

High Power Density, and Efficient on Board Auxiliary Power Generation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,887.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Zaher Daboussi, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Power generation at remote locations is increasingly important to provide support for logistic and combat operations. The traditional genset driven by a diesel engine, however, is bulky, not highly efficient, and requires non-trivial maintenance. In addition, the power quality that these traditional… More

High Power Density, and Efficient on Board Auxiliary Power Generation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Zaher Daboussi, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Power generation at remote locations is increasingly important in providing support for logistic and combat operations. The traditional genset driven by a diesel engine, however, is bulky, not highly efficient, and requires non-trivial maintenance. In addition, the power quality that these… More

Lightweight Power Transformer for Shipboard Electrical Power Distribution Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Adam Szczepanek, Project Manager
Abstract:
Shipboard power distribution requires both step-up and step-down transformation. Conventional 60Hz transformers, however, are both bulky and heavy. The proposed Phase II effort will develop a prototype 2.7MVA Electronic Transformer that combines high frequency switching power electronics and… More

Long Endurance Fuel Cell System for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Omourtag Velev, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
For operational and logistic reasons, the warfighter requires longer flight duration hand-launched, Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAVs). PUMA, a 9-ft wingspan SUAV, designed and manufactured by AeroVironment (AV), has a flight duration of four hours on primary batteries, while Dragon Eye, another… More

Marine Portable Power Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Omourtag Velev, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Reliable, high quality power is one of the most important, yet tactically difficult tools the Marine uses. In many locations, grid reliability and power quality are uncertain, and battery use, where the grid isn't available, is even more challenging. Thus, a solution that provides uninterruptible… More

Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$4,567,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carlos Miralles, Sr. Program Manager
Abstract:
The Air Force has a need to deliver a payload to a specifically identified target location within prescribed accuracy limits. The delivery system must be small, light-weight, and capable of operating effectively at significantly greater distances than existing man-portable systems. AeroVironment… More

Long Endurance Fuel Cell System for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Omourtag Velev, Principal Fuel Cell Engin
Abstract:
The warfighter requires long flight duration, hand-launched, small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Batteries are expensive and provide limited flight duration. A viable alternative to batteries, that could provide higher gravimetric and volumetric energy density, and lower life cycle cost, are… More