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WING DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2261
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2261
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Flow Research Inc
21414 - 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: WING DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,851.00
 

Abstract:

EXPERIMENTAL OBSERVATIONS OBTAINED DURING A RECENT RESEARCH PROGRAM AT FLOW INDUSTRIES HAVE SHOWN THAT A LEADING EDGE VORTEX ON A DELTA WING AT CONSTANT ANGLE OF ATTACK CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF DISCRETE SMALLER VORTICES. THESE VORTICES PAIR, MUCH THE SAME AS IN A FREE SHEAR LAYER. A DEVICE IS PROPOSED TO MODULATE THE SHEDDING AND THE PAIRING OF THE DISCRETE VORTICES BY MECHANICALLY OR ACOUSTICALLY PERTURBING THE LEADING EDGE OF A DELTA WING. BY APPLYING THE PERTURBATION PREFERENTIALLY ON ONLY ONE SIDE OF THE WING, THE ROLLING MOMENT AROUND THE AXIS OF SYMMETRY OF THE AIRCRAFT IS CONTROLLED. THE PROPOSED DEVICE WILL ENABLE THE PILOT OF A FIGHTER AIRCRAFT TO ACHIEVE A PREVIOUSLY UNATTAINED DEGREE OF MANEUVERABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr mohamed gad-el-hak
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Flow Industries Inc
21414 68th Ave S Kent, WA 98032

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