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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:
2006 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Aerodynamic Efficiency Enhancements for Air Vehicles
Agency: NASA
Contract: NND06AB83C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

The need for aerodynamics-based efficiency enhancements for air vehicles is presented. The results of the Phase I investigation of concepts for morphing aircraft are discussed. Morphing enables the aircraft to optimize its configuration for various flight regimes. This translates to benefits in range, endurance, manueuvering and speed characteristics of the air vehicle. Using simulations, live testing, and benchtop hardware development, the feasibility of the concepts was established in Phase I. In Phase II, key additions to the design, such as trailing edge flaps, and an intelligent, sense-and-adapt method to achieve continuous aerodynamic optimization flight testing will be integrated. Wind tunnel testing and flight testing will be performed to refine and finalize the designs.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

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

KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc.
P.O. Box 3426 Lawrence, KS 66046

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: Victoria Walker
Contact Phone: (919) 515-2444
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university