Press Release

Firms on Two Coasts to Provide NASA R&D Services

By SpaceRef Editor
August 10, 2004
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NASA has selected a woman-owned small business in
Virginia and three large companies in California to provide
the Agency with research and development in structures and
materials, aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, and acoustics
technology related to aerospace vehicles.

Analytical Services and Materials (AS&M), Inc., in Hampton,
Va., is the prime contractor on the East Coast. AS&M will
work with the following subcontractors: Eagle Aeronautics,
Inc., in Hampton; Georgia Tech Research Corporation, a non-
profit, educational institution in Atlanta, Ga.; Orbital
Sciences Corp., Greenbelt, Md.; ATA Engineering, Inc., San
Diego; ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, Oklahoma City, Okla.;
FLEXSYS, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.; Materials, Research &
Design, Inc., Wayne, Pa.; and Southern Research Institute, a
nonprofit organization in Birmingham, Ala. The principal work
performance location will be Hampton.

On the West Coast, prime contractors are The Boeing Company,
Huntington Beach, Calif.; Lockheed Martin Corporation,
Palmdale, Calif.; and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation –
Integrated Systems, El Segundo, Calif.

The Boeing Company has teamed with the following
subcontractors: Vigyan, Inc., Hampton; HyPerComp, Inc.,
Westlake Village, Calif.; Tao of Systems Integration,
Williamsburg, Va.; Tri Models, Inc., Huntington Beach; Alpha
Star Corporation, Long Beach, Calif.; and Plansee Group,
Austria. In addition to the primary site in Huntington Beach,
work will also be performed in Berkeley, Mo.; Seattle; Ridley
Park, Pa.; Canoga Park, Calif.; and Renton, Wash.

Lockheed Martin will work with Pratt and Whitney in West Palm
Beach, Fla. The principal work performance location will be
Palmdale. Work will also be performed in Fort Worth, Texas;
Marietta, Ga.; Denver, Colo.; Michoud, La.; and Palo Alto and
Sunnyvale, Calif.

The principal work performance location for Northrop Grumman
will be El Segundo.

The value of this multiple award, Indefinite Delivery
Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is
$39 million over five years. Administered at NASA’s Langley
Research Center in Hampton, Va., the new contract will
support all NASA Centers that require work within the scope
listed below.

Research and development in the structures and materials area
will emphasize mechanics and durability, structural dynamics,
aeroelasticity, metals and thermal structures, analytical and
computational methods, advanced materials and processing, and
nondestructive evaluation sciences. The contract will also
provide for research and development in configuration
aerodynamics, computational modeling and simulation, flow
physics and control, aircraft noise prediction and control,
aerothermodynamics, hypersonic airbreathing propulsion,
advanced measurement, diagnostics, instrument systems and
model systems.

SpaceRef staff editor.