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Aerodynamic Efficiency Enhancements for Air Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76751
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
040030
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: 2005
Title: Aerodynamic Efficiency Enhancements for Air Vehicles
Agency: NASA
Contract: NND05AA54C
Award Amount: $99,758.00
 

Abstract:

The need for aerodynamics-based efficiency enhancements for air vehicles is presented. Concepts are presented for morphing aircraft, to enable the aircraft to optimize its configuration for various flight regimes. Using simulations, wind tunnel testing, and benchtop hardware development, the feasibility of the concepts will be established in Phase I. In Phase II, flight testing will be performed to refine and finalize the designs. The concepts involve tailoring of the wing using adaptive surfaces to acheive drag reduction. This translates to benefits in range, endurance, manueuvering and speed characteristics of the air vehicle.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Sherwood
Principal Investigator
7859791113
tom.sherwood@kalscott.com

Business Contact:

Tom S. Sherwood
President
7859791113
tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kalscott Engineering, Inc.
3226 SW Timberlake Ln. Topeka, KS 66614

EIN/Tax ID: 320009461
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
North Carolina State University
Research Administration/SPARCS, 2701 Sullivan Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
Contact: Matt Ronning
Contact Phone: (919) 515-2444
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university