Federal Programs

Federal Innovative Research Programs

Federal Innovative Research ProgramsVEXTEC would like to thank the Department of Defense (DoD) for its support through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs have allowed VEXTEC to develop its technology while assisting the military in meeting its readiness needs. Since our inception, VEXTEC has worked with many DOD agencies:

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

VEXTEC continues to seek out SBIR & STTR topics which fit our expertise. We are willing to work with other small businesses or non-profit institutions, either as the prime or the secondary. If you are interested, please call or email us.

YearAgencyProposal TitleKeywordsTopic No.
2016AFPH II: Improved Life Cycle Management of Airborne Systems Toolssurface corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, probabilistic microstructural fatigue simulation, fatigue crack initiation, corrosion induced fatigue, structural integrity, risk prediction, remaining useful life AF151-121
2015AFPH II: Improved Design Package for Fracture Mechanics Analysisdamage tolerance, microstructural short crack, physically small crack, physics-based, probabilistic, microstructure, crack closure, specimen testingAF141-075
2014AFImproved Life Cycle Management of Airborne Systems Toolssurface corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, probabilistic microstructural fatigue simulation, fatigue crack initiation, corrosion induced fatigue, structural integrity, risk prediction, remaining useful life AF151-121
2014AFImproved Design Package for Fracture Mechanics Analysisdamage tolerance, microstructural short crack, physically small crack, physics-based, probabilistic, microstructure, crack closure, specimen testingAF141-075
2013DLAAdvanced Forging Manufacturing Innovationsspare parts, forged metal, residual stress, material microstructure, manufacturing variation, reliability, re-engineer, predictive modeling, computational softwareDLA-001
2013OSDPH II: Corrosion Resistant Naval Alloys: Innovative Multi-Scale Computational Modeling & Simulation Toolscorrosion, fatigue, computational model, alloy design, material microstructure, probabilistic, simulation toolOSD09-C01
2013AFPH II: Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Fidelity Analysis and Integration of Aerospace Vehiclesmulti-fidelity analysis, multidisciplinary analysis, uncertainty quantification, error propagationAF08-T03
2011NAVYInnovative Approaches for Predicting Galvanic Effects of Dissimilar Material Interfacesfatigue, fatigue modeling simulation, probabilistic, corrosion, microstructure galvanicN112-154
2010AFModeling and Simulation of Hybrid Materials/Structures for Sustainment Applicationscomposite, metal, crack initiation, probabilistic, FMLAF103-005
2010NAVYInnovative Capability to Quantify Fatigue Damage and Assessment of Endurance Limit in Spectrum Load Historiesprobabilistic, probabilistic micromechanics, fatigue, H-53 ultra high cycle fatigue (UHCF), durabilityN102-113
2009NAVYPH II: Gearbox Load and Life Simulation Softwaredrive system, loads, drive system loads, gear tooth bending, fretting fatigue prediction tool, helicopter gearbox prognosisN091-017
2009NAVYGearbox Load and Life Simulation Softwareprediction tool, gear tooth bending, drive system, loads, fretting fatigue, helicopter gear boxN091-017
2009NAVYPH II: Novel Analytical Methods for Sandwich Core Termination Featurescomposite, delamination, VCCT, plydrop, sandwich-core, ply-termination, reliabilityN092-098
2009NAVYNovel Analytical Methods for Sandwich Core Termination Featurescomposite, composite delamination, plydrop ply-termination, VCCT, sandwich-core reliabilityN092-098
2009AFIntegrated Processing and Probabilistic Lifing Models for Superalloy Turbine Disksengine life models, processing optimization, software, forging, microstructureAF093-117
2009OSDPH II: Corrosion Resistant Naval Alloys: Innovative Multi-Scale Computational Modeling and Simulation Toolscorrosion, fatigue, computational model, alloy design, material microstructure, probabilistic, simulation toolOSD09-C01
2009OSDCorrosion Resistant Naval Alloys: Innovative Multi-Scale Computational Modeling and Simulation Toolscorrosion, fatigue model, probabilistic aluminum, JSF, software designOSD09-C01
2008AFPhysics-Based Probabilistic Life-Prediction Model for Advanced Hot-Section Turbine Disk Materials With Gradient Microstructurescreep fatigue, gas turbine, gradient microstructure, life prediction, Ni-Base superalloy, multi-axialAF083-077
2008AFPH II: Development of Multidisciplinary Multi-Fidelity Analysis and Integration of Aerospace Vehiclesmulti-disciplinary analysis, error propagation, uncertainty management, probabilistic, sensitivity, multi-fidelity analysis, Bayesian updating, digital twinAF08-BT03
2008AFDevelopment of Multi-disciplinary Multi-Fidelity Analysis and Integration of Aerospace VehiclesMulti-fidelity analysis, multidisciplinary analysis, uncertainty, quantification, error propagation, methods, bayes networkAF08-BT03
2007DARPACrack Nucleation Prediction through Surface Roughness Measurementfatigue cracking, crack initiation, surface profilometry, modeling AL alloysSB072-003
2007NAVYPH II: Physics Based Gear Health Prognosis via Modeling Coupled with Component Level Testsgear prognosis model, microstructure, spalling, pitting, bending, fatigueN07-T010
2007NAVYPhysics Based Gear Health Prognosis via Modeling Coupled with Component Level Testsgear prognostic tool, JSF, lift fan, probabilistic, micromechanics, model tooth bending, contact fatigueN07-T010
2007AFIntegrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) SustainmentIBR, rotor life, repair, weld prediction model engineAF071-176
2007AFPH II: Optimal Durability and Reliability Testing of Gas Turbine Componentsgas turbine engines, scaled testing, system reliability, probabilistic life prediction, optimized testing, failure mechanisms, material fatigue modelAF071-189
2007AFOptimal Durability and Reliability Testing of Gas Turbine Componentsdurability, reliability, model prediction, engine, Weibull, probabilisticAF071-189
2007DARPACrack Nucleation Prediction through Surface Roughness Measurementmaterial model, microstructure probabilistic model, surface detectionSB072-003
2006AFPH II: Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Structural Analysis Methods for Gas Turbine Engine Metallic Components and Component Assembliesengine, crack, life modeling, probabilistic, prognosis testingAF06-095
2006AFThree-Dimensional Nonlinear Structural Analysis Methods for Gas Turbine Engine Metallic Components and Component Assembliescrack modeling, probabilistic, turbine testing, failure prognosis, maintenanceAF06-095
2005AFPH II: Software for the Design and Certification of Unitized Airframe Componentsunitized structure, aircraft, microstructural, probabilistic model, fatigue designAF05-T015
2005AFSoftware for the Design and Certification of Unitized Airframe Componentsairframe, unitized, fatigue, probabilistic modeling, microstructural, certification, riskAF05-T015
2005NAVYPH II: Digital Electronics Health Prognosisprognosis, digital failure, intermittent, FADEC, probabilistic modeling, JSFN05-093
2005NAVYDigital Electronics Health Prognosisprognosis, PHM, circuit solder package, simulation, fatigue, reliabilityN05-093
2005AFPH II: Real-Time Management of Turbine Engine Usage Dataengine health, compression, filtering, bandwidth, data, lifing, reliabilityAF05-188
2005AFTurbine Engine Reliability Analysis Toolreliability, Bayesian, turbine, software, graphical engineering analysis, FEAAF05-189
2005ARMYPH II: Vehicle Enterprise Computational Reliability Software (ECRS)reliability modeling, software, vehicle design, cost predictionA05-228
2005ARMYNovel Vehicle and Fleet Reliability & Cost Modeling Toolsvehicle, reliability, cost simulation, fleet readiness, computational, optimizationA05-228
2005AFReal-Time Management of Turbine Engine Usage Datacompression, health engine lifing, data, software, turbine, agileAF05-188
2004NAVYMilitary Gas Turbine Engine High-Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Mitigationmaterial microstructure, material, HCF, fatigue, probabilistic modeling, designN04-009
2004NAVYPH II: Military Gas Turbine Engine High-Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Mitigationturbine, HCF, modeling simulation, fatigue probabilistic, Goodman, microstructureN04-009
2004NAVYMilitary Gas Turbine Engine High-Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Mitigationfatigue, durability, fatigue durability, foreign object damage, FOD, High-cycle fatigue, weld repaired bladesN04-009
2003AFPH II: Prediction of Creep Fatigue Interaction for Turbine Engine Componentscreep, probabilistic, simulation, design fatigue, modeling, microstructural, reliabilityAF03-112
2003AFPrediction of Creep Fatigue Interaction for Turbine Engine Componentscreep fatigue probabilistic, microstructure, modeling, design software, VAATEAF03-112
2003NAVYPH II: Electronic Power Supplies Prognosis Using Material Modeling and Simulationpower electronic, reliability, failure model, probabilistic, JSF, maintenanceN03-197
2003NAVYElectronic Power Supplies Prognosis Using Material Modeling and Simulationelectronic solder, prognosis, fatigue reliability readiness, fatigue, JSFN03-197
2002MDAComposite Design Tool for Predicting Performance Reliability and Cost as Integrated Functionsdesign, reliability, variability, composite, probabilistic, microstructure analysis, costBMDO02-012
2002NAVYPH II: Detection-Driven Useful Life and Performance Life Remaining Prognostic Models for Aircraft Disk and Blade Propulsion Turbo Machineryprobabilistic modeling, HCF, JSF, life prognosis, FOD, materialN02-188
2002NAVYDetection-Driven Useful Life and Performance Life Remaining Prognostic Models for Aircraft Disk and Blade Propulsion Turbo Machineryprognostic, probabilistic modeling, software, JSF, BLISK, prediction lifeN02-188
2001DARPAPH II: On-board Prognostic Micro-Structural Reliability Tool for Mechanical Systemsprobabilistic, reliability sensor, microstructural prognostic mechanical on-board, simulationSB011-002
2001DARPAOn-board Prognostic Micro-Structural Reliability Tool for Mechanical Systemsprognostic, reliability, probabilistic material microstructure, onboard predictive modelingSB011-002
2000AFProbabilistic Micromechanical High Cycle Fatigue Modeling of Titanium Propulsion Structuresfatigue micromechanics, probabilistic reliability, HCF modeling, titanium, turbine engineAF00-200
1999AFProbabilistic Micromechanical Fatigue Model for IntermetallicsGamma, titanium aluminide, microstructure fatigue models, reliability, crack initiation, small crack growthAF99-148