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Use of Leading Edge Waves to Increase Lift/Drag Ratio

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95539
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094153
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AYCN LLC
1644 Clay Drive Los Altos, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Use of Leading Edge Waves to Increase Lift/Drag Ratio
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CE81P
Award Amount: $98,868.00
 

Abstract:

One of the goals of NASA's Fundamental Aeronautics "Subsonic Fixed Wing" project is to reduce fuel burn by 25% 5% by 2018. This corresponds approximately to an increase in Lift/Drag ratio of the same magnitude. While the improvement in design tools funded by NASA will undoubtedly help attain this goal the innovation proposed here is an addition to this effort. In other words, any improvements in performance due to the innovation should be added to any improvements due to the use of new design tools. The innovation proposed here is a "leading edge wave" in which the leading edge of a wing is described by a high frequency, low amplitude wave, rather than the more conventional straight line. Previous results have indicated that such a leading edge can lead to improvements in Lift/Drag ratio of 15%.

Principal Investigator:

David Nixon
Principal Investigator
6509649956
davidnixon@sbcglobal.net

Business Contact:

David Nixon
President
6509649956
davidnixon@sbcglobal.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

AYCN LLC
1644 Clay Drive Los Altos, CA 94024

EIN/Tax ID: 545455443
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No