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Low Noise PAV Ducted Propeller using Automotive Manufacturing

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72093
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
030216
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Munro and Associates
1749 Northwood Troy, MI 48084-5524
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Low Noise PAV Ducted Propeller using Automotive Manufacturing
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL05AA40C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

Munro & Assoc. and MISATS (MU&M) recognize the explosive market pull for low cost airplanes, i.e. PAV, that provide affordable, comfortable and safe traveler. MU&M propose a revolutionary convergence in design integration for propulsor manufacturing technology as a decisive enabler for PAV. The critical target for a sub $100,000 PAV is a $10,000 propulsion system. Munro & Assoc.'s (Munro's) innovation will allow this target to be met by adapting advanced automotive manufacturing technology through Lean Design REG. The MU&M target is a $7,000 engine and drive train and a $3,000 PAV propulsor that is efficient and produces low community noise by design. Upon successful Phase II development the Lean Manufacturing can take place across an organized supply chain of 4 elements:1) An off-the-shelf automotive Corvette LS-1 engine2) Aviation certified accessories3) The propulsor (shaft, flanges, hub, pitch change mechanism, duct and fan)4) An FAA certification process for the propulsion system based on the QA system in place for the LS-1 engine production line.

Principal Investigator:

David Grieco
Principal Investigator
2483625110
dgrieco@munroassoc.com

Business Contact:

Susan Okray
Director, BIC
2483625110
sokray@munroassoc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Munro and Associates
1749 Northwood Troy, MI 48084

EIN/Tax ID: 382886422
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Michigan Small Aircraft Transportation System, Inc.
1749 Northwood Drive
Troy, MI 48084
Contact: David Grieco
Contact Phone: (248) 362-5110
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization