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Do you have to develop, demonstrate, or transition a technology?  The Ohio Aerospace Institute can help you find that right researcher, company, or university to do that!  We have decades of experience connecting you to the people you need to complete your research.

Commission researchers, consultants, and Subject Matter Experts in academia and industry to achieve your civil and defense priorities

With our thirty years of experience in the field, the Ohio Aerospace Institute can connect you with the experts you need to achieve your research goals. Whether your research needs a subject matter expert, another government agency or an industry expert, we can facilitate finding the right university professor or industry partner for your project. Our university network is extensive. We work with professors and graduate students at the University of Michigan, CalTech, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, and others universities in the state of Ohio and across the country. Our industry partners include a wide range, of large prime contractors and multiple mid- and small-sized businesses. Contact us to work with the experts you need to realize your objectives.

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CREATE COLLABORATIVE TEAMS WITH CORPORATIONS, OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & UNIVERSITIES TO DEVELOP, TRANSFER, AND COMMERCIALIZE TECHNOLOGY

Building a team is critical in prevailing over significant challenges in the aerospace industry. We have of vast experience and excel at creating, leading, and neutrally managing unbiased consortiums and public-private partnerships to research and solve leading-edge technology problems. Overcome your technological challenges by contacting us to build your team!

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CREATE COLLABORATIVE TEAMS WITH CORPORATIONS, OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & UNIVERSITIES TO DEVELOP, TRANSFER, AND COMMERCIALIZE TECHNOLOGY

Building a team is critical in prevailing over significant challenges in the aerospace industry. We have of vast experience and excel at creating, leading, and neutrally managing unbiased consortiums and public-private partnerships to research and solve leading-edge technology problems. Overcome your technological challenges by contacting us to build your team!

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ADVANCE STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

If you need a team member to facilitate the implementation of your federal or state program, the Ohio Aerospace Institute is there to help. We work closely with projects like the US Small Business Administration’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program and the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network to assist small companies in writing successful proposals to compete in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. We have also teamed with other government organizations to develop the Aerozone Alliance to create an innovation district near NASA Glenn Research Center and the Economic Development Administration to spur economic growth in distressed communities. For more information about how these programs can help you, contact us.

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ORGANIZE EVENTS TO ENGAGE THE AEROSPACE COMMUNITY

Do you need to organize and publicize an event? The Ohio Aerospace Institute has the experience to make that happen! Annually we organize statewide events such as the Ohio Aerospace Day and more local events like NASA’s Evening with the Stars. We also own a beautiful venue where we host meetings, short courses, symposia, lunch & learn, and speaker series. If you want to set up an event, contact us.

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ORGANIZE EVENTS TO ENGAGE THE AEROSPACE COMMUNITY

Do you need to organize and publicize an event? Ohio Aerospace Institute has the experience to make that happen! Annually we organize statewide events such as the Ohio Aerospace Day and more local events like NASA’s Evening with the Stars. We also own a beautiful venue where we host meetings, short courses, symposia, lunch & learn, and speaker series. If you want to set up an event, contact us.

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Create Partnerships Through Networking

Throughout the year, the Ohio Aerospace Institute holds events where you can meet with industry and subject matter experts. These events are just one way that technological advancements are made in the aerospace industry.

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The Ohio Aerospace Institute has researchers with expertise that can help you grow.

Systems Sensing & Safety

Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and health monitoring
  • Utilize health monitoring data from smart sensors distributed throughout structure
  • Specimen scale, sub-component level, and full scale damage characterization tests of advanced materials
High Temperature Electronics
  • SiC based sensors for 500°C aerospace and harsh environment applications
  • Conventional materials fail beyond 225°C
  • Expertise in packaging technologies
Laser Diagnostics for Combustion Research
  • Measure flame temperatures, gas composition, and chemical species using Raman Spectroscopy
  • Optimize fuel/air mix
  • Subsonic/supersonic and pressure controlled cruise conditions
Aircraft Icing Research
Computational tools
  • Develop validated tools for predicting ice growth, ice protection system behavior, and the effects of ice contamination for design, analysis, and certification
  • Expertise in thermo-mechanical characterization and modeling of basic ice behavior
  • Improve current ice accretion and ice protection system prediction methods to allow use of codes for design and certification over a broad range of icing conditions, aircraft geometries, and flow conditions. This approach also ensures that codes are accurate, robust, fast, and easy to uses
Ice Adhesion Behavior
  • Characterize impact ice properties and adhesion strength
    • Develop new test techniques and employ various in-situ monitoring tools
    • Fabricate statistically significant amount of specimens under various icing conditions
Research Team Manager: Andrew Gyekenyesi
AndrewGyekenyesi@oai.org | 216-433-8155

Materials

Light-weight, High-performance Polymers and Structures
  • Develop molecularly engineered advanced polymeric materials and composites from design to end-use applications—including synthesis, characterization, process optimization, component design and prototyping, and manufacturing optimization
  • Research performance – durability evaluation and prediction for various applications; aeronautics, space, marine, auto, medical, durable goods.
  • Current activities: High voltage insulations for hybrid electric aircraft, high temperature organics for Stirling convertors, Curved PMCs for automotive, nanocomposites, high temperature polymer aerogels for aerospace applications
Ceramics and Metallics
  • Advance materials technology for aerospace as well as other applications
  • Integration technologies
  • Develop a wide range of approaches to join dissimilar materials for a wide range of thermo-structural conditions
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Develop stable, high-work-output, shape memory alloys for a range of application temperatures & stress levels for use in adaptive structures and actuators through a fundamental understanding & control of material properties
Research Team Manager: Eugene Shin
EugeneShin@oai.org | 216-433-8155

Structures

  • Develop testing methodologies for high temperature structural materials, sub-elements, and components
  • Thermal, dynamic, and stress analyses of aerospace structural elements (ex: sandwich structures and protective coatings on metallic alloys and ceramic matrix composites) with finite element methods
  • Simulation of lightning strike effects on delamination of CFRP panels with cohesive layers between plies to capture delaminations
  • Durability estimation of aerospace components with creep life models, fatigue crack initiation models, and fracture mechanics
Research Team Manager: Sreeramesh Kalluri
SreerameshKalluri@oai.org | 216.433.6727

Computational Modeling

Support technology development for air/space vehicle propulsion systems
  • Develop theoretical and computational models for system components
  • Advance knowledge and understanding
    • Reduce cost of access to space by improved performance and efficiency
    • Reduce environmental impact (noise and emissions)
    • Investigate new pulse detonation rocket-based combined-cycle (PDRBCC) engine concept
    • Develop models and prediction codes for propulsion system (jet) noise
    • Develop turbulence-chemistry interaction models for reacting multi-phase flow simulations
Basic Research
  • Multi-disciplinary physics
  • Uncertainty Quantification/Sensitivity Analysis
  • High-speed flows
Applications
  • CFD support of projects/experiments
  • Software/Hardware optimization for high performance computing
Research Team Manager: Stewart Leib
StewartLeib@oai.org | 216.433.8639

Space Science

Knowledge and technology to advance space exploration
  • Develop space propulsion, power, and communications technologies
  • Examine aspects of space science:  environmental interactions
    • Exploration technology
    • Advanced propulsion – high power Hall effect thrusters
    • Plasma propulsion – advanced concepts such as MPD, plasma wave acceleration
    • NIAC advanced concepts
    • Advanced solar power – advanced cells, support to DARPA FAST array testing
    • Advanced test sets for exploration communications
    • Solar and nuclear electric propulsion systems studies
    • Space sciences
    • Solar cell lifetime and arcing in space
    • Environmental monitoring instrumentation
Research Team Manager: James Gilland
JamesGilland@oai.org | 440.962.3000

Ceramics

  • Laminated Object Manufacturing of ceramic matrix composites
  • Binder jet printing technologies (with RP+M)
    • Study processing constituents (e.g., SiC powders, infiltrants, fiber reinforcements)
    • Assess microstructure (optical and SEM) and properties (densities and bend tests)
  • Develop and characterize feed materials for 3-D printing of silicon carbide (SiC)-based ceramics
  • 3-D printing of multi-functional materials

Thermal Management

  • Utilize new advanced materials, such as high conductivity porous graphite foams, for solving thermal management challenges (e.g., aerospace, electronics, directed energy weapons, energy production)
    • Low density, large surface area, and engineered, open pore structure
    • High ligament thermal conductivity (>1700 W/m•K) and bulk conductivity (up to 245 W/m•K)
    • Potential for high temperature and chemically aggressive environments
  • Use as a heat exchanger and replacement for metallic finned structures
  • Employ as conductivity enhancer for phase change materials within thermal energy storage systems
  • Ohio Aerospace Institute projects address large scale production, improved foam durability via coatings, joining procedures, and basic design methodologies as well as test techniques for producing thermal, flow, and mechanical characterization data

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