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FEASIBILITY OF AN IN-FLIGHT TIRE INFLATION/DEFLATION SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8625
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8625
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: 1988
Title: FEASIBILITY OF AN IN-FLIGHT TIRE INFLATION/DEFLATION SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,921.00
 

Abstract:

AIRCRAFT TYPICALLY USE PNEUMATIC TIRE EQUIPPED LANDING GEAR. MORE AIRCRAFT ARE BEING TASKED TO BE CAPABLE OF OPERATING TO AND FROM PAVED AND ROUGH/SOFT FIELDS OR RUNWAYS TO SUPPORT GROUND OPERATIONS. ADJUSTING TIRE PRESSURE FOR OPTIMAL TIRE/SOIL INTERACTION WILL BE NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THIS GOAL. THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS A RELIABLE SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING TIRE PRESSURE WHILE IN FLIGHT. AIR WILL BE PROVIDED BY A SYSTEM EXTERNAL TO THE TIRE AND TRANSPORTED THROUGH A ROTARY JOINT TO THE TIRE. THE CIRITICAL ELEMENT OF THE SYSTEM IS A SWIVEL/VALVE WHICH ALLOWS THE TIRE TO BE INFLATED OR DEFLATED WHEN ACTIVATED, BUT ISOLATES THE TIRE PRESSURE FROM THE ROTARY SEAL WHEN NOT ACTIVATED. A MAJOR OBJECTIVE IS TO DESIGN, FABRICATE, AND TEST A SWIVEL/VALVE TO VERIFY THE FEASIBILITY OF ITS USE IN AN INFLATION/DEFLATION SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Mark h marvin
2068728500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Flow Systems 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