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Lightweight Adaptive Propeller for HALE Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69463
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-004-1642
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
4 Cambridge Center 11th Floor Cambridge, MA 02142-1494
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Lightweight Adaptive Propeller for HALE Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-04-C-7047
Award Amount: $97,327.00
 

Abstract:

Significant improvements in propulsion systems are necessary in order to support high altitude, long endurance (HALE) missions for airships and UAV's. One of the critical components of the propulsion system is the propeller. The proposed research will demonstrate the feasibility of producing large diameter light weight adaptive propellers from launch through long duration station keeping in a variety of environmental conditions. The proposed aqpproach will provide a significant reduction in rotating mass as well as offer the benefit of being able to adapt the foil shape and twist in addition to angle of attack to improve the performance through the full flight envelope.

Principal Investigator:

Bob Minelli
Chief Engineer, GoldenEye
7033311032
bminelli@aurora.aero

Business Contact:

Kris Miller
VP Administration
7033311048
kmiller@aurora.aero
Small Business Information at Submission:

AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORP.
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541502935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No