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ATA Engineering Wins Top Government Research Award

ATA Engineering selected as a recipient of the SBA’s Tibbetts Award, recognizing economic and social impact made from R&D funding

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 14, 2021 – ATA Engineering has been named a recipient of the 2020 Tibbetts Award, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) award acknowledging the technological and economic achievements of companies who participate in US Government-funded research and development through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

ATA was selected based on the company’s history of leveraging the Government’s SBIR/STTR investments into technological innovation, generating economic impact, and producing research advancements that address national priorities. The company has realized over $20 million in sales and additional investment from technologies developed with SBIR/STTR funding, including a suite of tools and engineering methods created and validated by ATA to aid in the development and fielding of highly engineered aerospace systems, through partnerships with government, industry, and university experts.

In selecting ATA for the award, named after SBIR program founder Roland Tibbetts, the SBA recognized the company’s Department of Defense-funded research developing a Multi-Physics Engine to model and simulate hypersonic flight. To achieve greater realism in computational modeling for these extreme environments, the technology enables coupled co-simulation utilizing best-in-class software codes across multiple domains. This and other technologies developed by ATA will help US Government agencies and contractors achieve a critical national security priority: leading the world in hypersonics.

Now in its 21st year, ATA Engineering is widely recognized as an industry leader in design, test, and analysis services, as well as advanced computational and experimental methods. In addition to the Tibbetts Award, ATA has received NASA’s George M. Low Award.