PADT Awarded U.S. Army Phase I SBIR Grant

PADT announced in its August 15, 2019 press release it has been awarded a $107,750 U.S. Army Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR).  The project involves the development of sand-plugging resistant metallic combustor liners.

“The challenge PADT will be solving is when helicopters are exposed to environments with high concentrations of dust, they can accumulate micro-particles in the engine that clog the metal liner of the engine’s combustor.” With the support of Honeywell Aerospace; the research has the potential to “reduce downtime and significantly improve the performance and readiness of the U.S. Army’s helicopters operating in remote locations where dirt and sand can enter their engines.”

About the SBIR Program

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a Congressionally-mandated program established in 1982 to increase the participation of small businesses in federal research and development (R & D).  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs allow small, high-tech U.S. businesses (less than 500 employees) and academia the opportunity to provide innovative research and development solutions in response to critical Army needs. By capturing the tremendous and agile talents of the U.S. small business community, the SBIR and STTR programs benefit the Department of Defense (DoD), the private sector, and our national economy.

About Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT)

PADT is an engineering product and services company that focuses on helping customers who develop physical products by providing Numerical Simulation, Product Development, and 3D Printing solutions. PADT services customers from its headquarters at the Arizona State University Research Park in Tempe, Arizona, and from offices in Torrance, California, Littleton, Colorado, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Austin, Texas, and Murray, Utah.  More information on PADT can be found at