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Stealth UAV with Integrated Propulsion, Control, and Powered Lift

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52530
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011VA-1849
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COMPOSITEX, INC.
11815 Littler Road Sandy, UT 84092-5758
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Stealth UAV with Integrated Propulsion, Control, and Powered Lift
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-M-3129
Award Amount: $99,730.00
 

Abstract:

Compositex proposes to develop and demonstrate a revolutionary powered lift, propulsion, and control system for a small, high-performance, stealth UAV platform. The proposed aircraft system is a unique configuration that utilizes upper surface blowing(USB) to propel and control the craft, while also enabling it to attain a very high (>6) maximum lift coefficients, resulting in very low minimum airspeeds. The system concept is very simple, allowing dramatic weight reductions and improved reliability,with excellent prospects for all-weather operation, improved ground crew safety, and noise reduction on small UAV platforms. The proposed Phase 1 effort includes basic research, the development of design/analysis tools, and the design, fabrication, andaerodynamic testing of a proof-of-concept prototype UAV. The prototype test article includes fully powered USB devices and wind tunnel-style instrumentation. The degree of control effectiveness and propulsive efficiency will be characterizedexperimentally on the full-scale test article. At the conclusion of the Phase I effort, the results from a 3-D potential flow CFD analysis will be compared to experimental test data.A small, lightweight, all-weather UAV platform, invisible to radar, andable to loiter at extremely low minimum airspeeds would be a very useful tool in close-in surveillance missions. It is also low cost, simple, reliable, and relatively quiet when operating. The technology is adaptable to several other aircraftapplications.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Moser
Technical Director
9727120241
danmoser@home.com

Business Contact:

Daniel Moser
Owner
9727120241
compositex@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMPOSITEX
7117 Boulder Way Frisco, TX 75034

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