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Local companies find new way to “Linc” arms - Huntsville Madison County Chamber

Two local companies are linking arms and bringing a new way to do business to the Federal Government – thanks to the Small Business Administration (SBA’s) new All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. Mentor, Manufacturing Technical Solutions (MTS) and Protégé, Linc Research, have come together to create LincTech — a HUBZone Joint Venture that specializes in high-tech engineering services for NASA, DOD, and other agencies. This newly formed joint venture could provide many new jobs — many of which will be located in our nation’s most distressed neighborhoods...[See the full article on hsvchamber.org]

Linc Research awarded the MSFC Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract, as a teammate with Jacobs Technology.

Linc Research will continue engineering, science, and technical services at Marshall Space Flight Center under the ESSCA contract, formerly known as ESSSA. Linc was previously a subcontractor under Jacobs Technology on the ESSSA contract, but now moves forward as a teammate on ESSCA. The contract has a potential value of $1.12 billion, with a four year base period of performance and two two-year option periods.

The contract enables the ESSCA team to continue providing critical science and engineering and technical support for flagship NASA programs including the Space Launch System, International Space Station and numerous space science and technology development projects. We are excited to be part of such a dynamic team, and we look forward to continuing to support NASA’s mission.

Lincoln Academy students build model Sun Shields

We had such a great time partnering with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and Trac9 to build these model James Webb Sun Shields at Lincoln Academy. The students had this to say:
"I already wanted to do something in the space industry, but this took it another step."
"I learned a lot. Before this, I didn't even know these types of telescopes existed."
"I don't usually like science, but this was very different and more interesting. We made something that actually exists!"
"I now want to make a REAL sun shield!"
"When the instructor showed us pictures of young kids making the model, I knew I could do it. Then, It made me think that one day I could build a real one!"
"I don't think I knew anything about telescopes before. After making it, I understand so much more."

What an honor it is to inspire the next generation.

Linc intern pursues interest in Biology

We were glad to be able to send our high school intern on a 3-day environmental adventure in Nantahala Gorge. The event was sponsored by the Tennessee Aquarium and allowed participants to take leadership and environmental science to the next level while evaluating potential careers in Marine Biology.

Linc Research President, Curtis Taylor, will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s NASA HUBZone Industry Day in El Segundo, CA. Save the Date!
Linc Research Vice President, Jeff Lindner, was honored to receive the 2017 NASA MSFC Invention of the Year for his work on the Disruptive Tuned Mass (DTM)* technology, which is now co-patented with NASA.

The NASA Invention of the Year team from left to right: Anthony Kelley, William Myers, Jeff Lindner, HQ Yang

Invention of the year award

From left to right: Ellen Ochoa: Former astronaut and current Director of Johnson Space Center, Jeff Lindner: VP of Linc Research, Todd May: Director of Marshall Space Flight Center.

Linc Research highlighted in NASA's 2017 Spinoff magazine

"Rocket Technology Stops Shaking in Its Tracks" - an article in NASA's 2017 Spinoff magazine, outlines the power and potential for advances in public safety that Linc Research's disruptive tuned mass damper technology has to offer.

Click on the title or NASA tag to access the magazine. Article is located on pages 72-75.

Linc Research receives $100,000 in funding from the Alabama Launchpad competition, hosted by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

From Left to Right: David Kingsbury, Michael Cranston, Jeff Lindner, Ashton Colón, Curtis Taylor

Curtis Taylor, President of Linc Research, along with Jeff Lindner, Vice President of Linc Research, presented the groundbreaking Earthquake Absorber technology in Auburn, AL during the Alabama Launchpad finale event. The competition started with 36 applicants. Ten were chosen to make it to the 1st Pitch Event in Birmingham, AL. Five teams were then chosen to participate in the finale pitch event at The Big Red Barn on Thursday night. Linc Research was 1 of 3 winners to receive seed funding. With the help of this funding, Linc will be able to bring the Earthquake Absorber technology to market by the end of 2017.

Linc receives the Superior Performance Award from the Jacobs ESSSA Group

Pictured above from left to right: Randy Lykins, General Manager of Jacobs ESSSA Group;Curtis Taylor, President of Linc Research; Jeff Lindner, Vice President of Linc Research; Steve Robertson, Business Operations Manager of Jacobs ESSSA Group

The Jacobs ESSSA Group Superior Performance Award was given to roughly 10% of suppliers and subcontractors. Linc and Jacobs have been teammates in the NASA Mentor-Protege Agreement for the past two years.

Linc hosts the 2016 Space Art Contest with Lincoln Academy

Curtis Taylor, President of Linc Research, along with Ashton Colón presented the awards for the 2016 Space Art Contest winners. The contestants were judged by Linc engineers based on 5 criteria: innovation, creativity, neatness, the written explanation, and how well they followed the theme. The winners received a gift certificate to Southerland Station and all contestants received a free meal from Chick-fil-a. The purpose of the contest was to get the kids to think about space exploration, the technology behind it, the vastness of our universe, to hopefully inspire them to think about the possibilities- possibilities that they could very well be a part of one day.

Taylor to receive University of Alabama's recognition as a Distinguished Fellow

From left to right: Curtis Taylor, President of Linc Research; Dr. John Baker, Chair of the Aerospace Engineering

Curtis Taylor, President of Linc Research Inc. recieved a certificate from The University of Alabama's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in recognition of his selection as an Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Distinguished Fellow. Taylor is a UA alumni and continues to partner with the university. Most recently, Linc Research partnered with NASA and The University of Alabama to demonstrate a vibration damping technology that can impact industries ranging from energy to space exploration.

Linc Research Inc. Vice President, Jeff Linder, mentioned in NASA's "Marshall Star"

Students Cody Caver from Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Carson Davis from Maryville, Tennessee; and Ryan Hazel from Hackleburg, Alabama, used NASA technology created by former Marshall engineer Jeff Lindner, director of research and technology at Linc Research of Huntsville, to create Dash Cam 360 -- a camera that can be used on the dashboards of law enforcement vehicles to record 360-degree video or image. Cameras currently used on law enforcement vehicles capture only a front view. The original purpose of Lindner’s technology was to illuminate the inside of the space shuttle’s main engine components when performing vibration tests. Lindner participated in the T2U Program and helped the students formulate their ideas. “I am happy to be a resource to these students who are hungry for knowledge,” said Lindner. “They recognized that problem-solving goes beyond memorizing an equation. It’s a creative process.” The students have licensed the Marshall-patented technology and are in the process of starting their own business selling Dash Cam 360.

Excerpt from "NASA Technology Inspires Students to Create Commercial Businesses" written by Logan Moore. Click the title or the Marshall Star tag to read the full story.

Linc Research and Jacobs sign a NASA Mentor-Protégé Agreement at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Seated from left are Randy Lycans, Dawn Turner, and Curtis Taylor. Standing from left are Delene Sedillo, Joann Belt, David Brock, Ron Belz, Chris Singer, Joe Eversole, Alicia Carroll, Kierra Spann and T.K. Pendergrass

The 12-month agreement will support the Engineering and Science Systems and Skills Augmentation contract at the Marshall Center. It is the second of its kind overseen by the Marshall Center, fostering a partnership between a NASA prime contractor and a certified Historically Underutilized Business Zone small business. The federal "HUBZone" program is designed to promote job growth, capital investment and economic development for small businesses in economically challenged communities.

Congratulations to our Vice President, Jeff Linder! Jeff received an award from NASA for a Patent titled "Space Vehicle Valve System."

From Left to Right: Robert Lightfoot, NASA Associate Administrator, Jeffrey L. Lindner, Linc Research, Inc. Vice President, Director of Research and Technology, Patrick Scheuermann, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Center Director

Jeff Lindner was a co-inventor along with a NASA employee named Anthony R. Kelley for the patented space vehicle valve system. This valve system controls the internal pressure of a space vehicle and the flow rate of purge of purged gases at a given internal pressure and aperture site.

*Co-patented with NASA. U.S. Patent serial no. 15/471,341. PCT no. PCT/US2017/024478.