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Variable Sweep Adaptive Airframe

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62404
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1512
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QorTek, Inc.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205 Williamsport, PA 17701-1251
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Variable Sweep Adaptive Airframe
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F08630-03-C-0127
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

QorTek has teamed with Boeing Corporation to propose an advanced multi-regime variably swept design that builds on earlier work done on variable geometry aerostructures. The design is suitable for short-range high-speed strike or long-range loiteringattack by air-launched weapon systems. It also has an intermediate design point that enables high maneuverability. The design uses a compact form factor actuator to enable the novel variable sweep design of both the variable wing and canard to beintegrated with increasingly smaller planforms. Boeing Corporation represents a major component of the worldwide commercial airframe manufacturing for both civil and military aircraft. The variable sweep design could lead into applications to a number ofother unmanned miniaturized missile delivery or UAV aerostructures. Boeing is already investing in such unmanned and/or expendable vehicles and has identified the proposed device technology as a key enabling technology to meet operational requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Gareth J. Knowles
Principal Investigator
5703222700
gareth@qortek.com

Business Contact:

Cathy A. Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
5707453555
cathy@qortek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QORTEK, INC.
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204 Williamsport, PA 17701

EIN/Tax ID: 232954664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No