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Light Weight Collective Pitch Control Systems for Swashplateless Rotors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87088
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-018-2084
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NEW ENGLAND ANALYTICS, LLC
2 Trap Falls Rd Suite 204 Shelton, CT 06484 4616
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Light Weight Collective Pitch Control Systems for Swashplateless Rotors
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-09-C-0009
Award Amount: $69,676.00
 

Abstract:

Swashplateless rotor systems are being developed as a means of reducing weight, maintenance and in support of active rotor systems. These active rotor systems utilize some form of on-blade device to provide primary "cyclic" flight control. In order to achieve optimal performance however, such a system needs to be supplemented with a means of adjusting the average or "collective" pitch of the rotor blades while in flight. This proposal presents a conceptual approach to providing collective pitch control independent of an on-blade flight control system. The objective of this proposal is to develop a mechanical system that provides collective pitch control by means of an electrical actuator. The proposed system will be enclosed within the rotor hub and will provide collective control without the use of a swashplate and its associated external mechanical components. This system will be designed using an existing aircraft rotor hub as a baseline for comparison. The goals of this study are to define a robust system that provides the same capabilities as found in the baseline aircraft while achieving the technical objectives of reduced weight, drag and maintenance.

Principal Investigator:

Naji Yakzan
Engineering Manger
2039262722
naji.yakzan@newenglandanalyticsllc.com

Business Contact:

Linda Yakzan
President
2039262722
linda.s.yakzan@newenglandanalyticsllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEW ENGLAND ANALYTICS, LLC
2 Trap Falls Rd Suite 204 Shelton, CT 06484

EIN/Tax ID: 061577831
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No