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Very Low Noise, High Efficiency Muffler Designs for Small UAVs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59624
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-098-10
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 3426 Lawrence, KS 66046-4921
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Very Low Noise, High Efficiency Muffler Designs for Small UAVs
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-02-C-3083
Award Amount: $69,959.00
 

Abstract:

"The role of small acoustically stealthy UAVs for battlefield operations is identified. The challenges associated with noise reduction for such vehicles is described. Novel approaches to reducing the noise emanating from the engine exhaust using an advancedmuffler are presented. These include custom muffler designs, and matching of the aeroacoustic characteristics of the engine and the muffler for optimum efficiency, while reducing noise. The goal is to develop a lightweight (<100 grams), low volume (<24 cu.in. volume, with a max. feature size of 5 in.), low-cost (

Principal Investigator:

Tom Sherwood
Dir. of Engineering
7857601371
tssherwood@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Tom Sherwood
Dir. of Engineering
7857601371
tssherwood@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kalscott Engineering, Inc.
104 Walker Pl. Lawrence, KS 66049

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