M4 Awarded Phase II SBIR Contract for Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads Measurement

M4 Engineering has been awarded Phase II funding for research in the field of measurement of unsteady aerodynamic loads.

M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method for accurately measuring unsteady aerodynamic loads on stores. Work to date has included characterization of the significant challenges currently impeding dynamic load measurement. M4 Engineering has demonstrated a prototype unsteady load measurement system that determined applied loads based on measurements taken from the end of a flexible sting. The proposed effort will develop this technology further, including wind tunnel demonstration. 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.