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Company Information:

Company Name:
ALPHA STAR
Address:
5150 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY
SUITE # 650
LONG BEACH, CA
Phone:
(562) 985-1100
URL:
EIN:
954246890
DUNS:
603371238
Number of Employees:
14
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:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,146,506.00 15
SBIR Phase II $2,881,168.00 5
STTR Phase I $349,863.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,791,587.00 3

Award List:

A PARALLEL COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT FOR PROBABAILISTIC RESPONSEANALYSIS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,500.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
D.s. Klivans , Dir. Of Composites Research
Abstract:
N/a

A PARALLEL COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT FOR PROBABAILISTIC RESPONSEANALYSIS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,859.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
D.s. Klivans , Dir. Of Composites Research
Abstract:
N/a

Probabilistic Process Modeling for the Consolidation of Titanium-Based, Metal Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,230.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Roy H. Lorenz
Abstract:
N/a

PROGESSIVE FRACTURE OF BRAIDED COMPOSITE TURBOMACHINERY STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi , Principal Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

PROGESSIVE FRACTURE OF BRAIDED COMPOSITE TURBOMACHINERY STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$531,317.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi , Principal Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

Low Signature High Specific Impulse Hydro Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Kenneth J. Newell
Abstract:
A proposal is presented for the conceptual design, component identification, and material selection needed to fabricate, test and validate the performance of an integrated heavy-fuel engine and high pressure pump for use in small watercraft propulsion. The basis of the innovation centers on the… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Clarkson University
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Clarkson University
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
N/a

Simplified Analytical Procedure for Prediction of Fracture Damage in Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,915.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, Principal Scientist
Abstract:
"It is proposed to develop simplified composite analytical procedure (SAP) for naval joint design that will perform: 1) material constituent analysis (MCA), 2) material uncertainty analysis (MUA), and fracture damage, and the percentage contribution of eachmaterial constituent to failure mechanisms.… More

Field Repair Technology for Composite Bridges

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
It is proposed to develop an innovative

Simplified Analytical Procedure for Prediction of Fracture Damage in Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Alpha STAR (Software Development/Engineering Consultant Company), and subcontractors from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Clarkson University, and General Dynamics Boat division propose the development, demonstration and extensivevalidation of a simplified analytical procedure… More

Simplified Analytical Procedure for Prediction of Fracture Damage in Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$369,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Alpha STAR (Software Development/Engineering Consultant Company), and subcontractors from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Clarkson University, and General Dynamics Boat division propose the development, demonstration and extensivevalidation of a simplified analytical procedure… More

Field Repair Technology for Composite Bridges

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
It is proposed to extend the research effort performed in Phase I in developing reliable field repair techniques for army composite bridges. In Phase II, the innovative repair technology will be refined and optimized using GENOA virtual testing and optimization codes. The health-monitoring… More

Design and Life Prediction Methodologies for Weight Efficient Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Propulsion Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
It is proposed to apply the capabilities of an award wining integrated life prediction software to a Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) nozzle. Previously verified on (CMC) combustor/blade-track, the software will perform: 1) material characterization analysis of 2D/3D CMC architectures at the… More

Low Cost Three-Dimensional Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The objective of this study is to define and demonstrate low-cost 3-D ceramic matrix composite (CMC) architectures and associated manufacturing processes for application to advanced military aircraft (such as the JSF) gas turbine engine components. Three-dimensional architectures offer the potential… More

Development of a Real-Time Dynamic Super-Element Forced Partitioning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Computational structural mechanics (CSM) is used in energy and other key national industries, and the ever-increasing size of the simulations imposes a pressing neeed for commensurate increases in computational speed, in order to keep costs and computation times in check. This project will… More

Multi-Physics, Multi-scale Ground Vehicle Reliability Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Galib Abumeri, SENIOR SCIENTIST
Abstract:
Design of US Army ground vehicles, especially those that operate in combat environments, faces increasingly challenging requirements. The vehicles should be capable of operating in contrasting rough terrains and must support a wide range of optional equipment and payloads. Component and system… More

Three-Dimensional Deformation and Life Prediction Methods for Ceramic Matrix Composite Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Manufacturing defects in ceramic composite matrix require 3D fiber architectures to reinforce and toughen both in-plane and out-of-plane directions of CMCs. Modeling 3D material properties and evaluating durability of structures made of 3D composites are of great importance in their application in… More

Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Components and Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The HMMWV vehicle has seen increasing weight due to the added anti-ballistic and anti-IED protection, whereas mainframe is not designed to function optimally. Ground mobility forces are conducting increased mounted operations from armored HMMWV/modified HMMWV's. As additional armor and equipment… More

Development of Real-Time Dynamic Super-Element Partitioning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The ever-increasing size of computational structural mechanics (CSM) simulations in energy and other key national industries imposes a pressing need for commensurate increases in computational speed, in order to keep costs and computation times in check. This project will develop an innovative… More

Hybrid Structures for Improved Damage Tolerance of Unitized Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
SOUTH WEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
RI Contact:
Dale Cope
Abstract:
Recent developments of advanced hybrid metallic structural concepts have been extremely promising for durable light-weight and ultra-long fatigue life large transport aircraft. The Alpha STAR team (Alcoa, SWRI, and Virginia Tech) proposes to extend the validated Fiber Metal Laminate (FML) high… More

Analysis and Modeling of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,898.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, CHEIF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
RI Contact:
Greg Moscher
Abstract:
A significant barrier to the insertion of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials into advanced aircraft engines is their inherent lack of toughness under foreign object Damage (FOD) as well as post FOD. Our team will develop and demonstrate a physics-based model for FOD/post FOD in CMC's. The… More

Physics-based Life Prediction Model Incorporating Environmental Effects for SiC/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, CHEIF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Abstract:
Continuous fiber-reinforced SiC/SiC ceramics matrix composite (CMC) material is being considered in an advanced gas turbine engine intended for an aircraft or an industrial power generation system, for high temperature capability, possibly with added protection from environmental or thermal barrier… More

HYBRID STRUCTURES FOR IMPROVED DAMAGE TOLERANCE OF UBITIZED STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, CHEIF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER – (562) 985-1199
Research Institution:
SOUTH WEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
RI Contact:
Christian Brown
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Recent developments of advanced hybrid metallic structural concepts have been promising for enhancing durability and damage tolerance (D & DT) of unitized aircraft structures. The Alpha STAR team, comprised of Alcoa, Northrop Grumman (NGC), and Southwest Research Institute, proposes… More

Analysis and Modeling of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,657.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, CHEIF SCIENTIST – (562) 961-7827
Research Institution:
University of Akron
RI Contact:
Gregory Morscher
Abstract:
The Phase II STTR technical objective will update, expand, and validate the excellent results achieved in the Phase I"Analysis and Modeling of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC"s)"program. The program will evaluate CMC component life capability before and… More

Analysis Tools for Composite Laminate Material Properties Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,953.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Galib Abumeri, Senior Scientist – (562) 961-7827
Abstract:
A composite software design tool kit is proposed to predict composite properties using micro-mechanics augmented lamination theory. The capability will overcome shortcomings of progressive failure models and will take into account translaminar and interlaminar failure mechanisms. Starting from… More

Interlaminar Mode I and Mode II Fracture Toughnesses in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Frank Abdi, CTO – (562) 961-7827
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
RI Contact:
Gregory Morscher
Abstract:
Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC)'s are highly susceptible to interlaminar shear failure at elevated temperatures. Therefore, interlaminar properties, critical design limitation of CMC should be assessed accurately with appropriate test methods to ensure overall structural reliability/integrity of… More