M4 Awarded Phase I SBIR Contract for Wind Tunnel Balance Correction for Structural Motion Effects

M4 Engineering has been awarded Phase I funding for research in the field of correcting wind tunnel balances for structural motion effects.

M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for accurately correcting wind tunnel force measurements by removing the inertial component of load. This effort will effectively utilize novel sensors to determine inertial loads due to excitation of multiple structural dynamic modes resulting from a broadband loading environment. This work will include demonstration of the proposed technology on a hardware prototype CTS system. The proposed development will create an excellent compliment to modern test and analysis methods.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is a highly competitive three-phase award system that provides qualified small business concerns with opportunities to propose innovative ideas that meet the specific research and development needs of the federal government.

About M4 Engineering

Founded in 2001, M4 Engineering is a collective of aerospace and structural engineers who provide crisis and preventive engineering analysis, research and development consultation. As we like to say, we’re the engineers to call before it breaks.

We combine state-of-the-art software development with expertise in multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO). Together, we are able to save time and reduce the costs associated with the analysis of high performance structures typically found in aerospace, automotive, construction, theme park attractions, and energy production, including wind, oil, and coal.

M4 Engineering is proud to partner with the world’s finest private, government, and global entities, including NASA, US Air Force, Boeing, GE, Hitco and many more.

M4 Engineering has offices in Long Beach, California.

To learn more about M4, please visit www.m4-engineering.com/ or follow us on Twitter @m4engineering.