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STOWED UNMANNED AIR VEHICLE ENGINEERING, SUAVE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
81316
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0607
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NextGen Aeronautics
2780 Skypark Drive Suite 400 Torrance, CA 90505-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STOWED UNMANNED AIR VEHICLE ENGINEERING, SUAVE
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0080
Award Amount: $749,858.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase II effort the NextGen team will mature the hybrid pivoting wing concept developed in Phase I. The wing design consists of inboard rigid sections and outboard deployable sections. The deployable sections incorporate a load-bearing, actuated spar which provides a large portion of the wing bending stiffness. Torsional stiffess is achieved by using discrete ''''ribfoils'''' which also provide support to the fabric skin. The overall concept was found to have significantly lower weight compared to a purely inflatable design. Phase II work will address: trade-studies to expand the design envelope and establish design sensitivities; non-linear structural analyses and multi-disciplinary optimization to develop detailed design taking into account flutter and static aeroelastic constraints; development of wing control strategies by using active wing twist; and validation of the design by testing sub-scale and full-scale, deployable models. The Phase II work will support the overall Rapid Eye program. The developed technology is also applicable to other unique aircraft such as Mars fliers and deployable small UAVs.

Principal Investigator:

Jay Kudva
Principal Investigator
3108912814
jkudva@nextgenaero.com

Business Contact:

Zoltan Feher
Manager-Contracts
3106268384
zfeher@nextgenaero.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEXTGEN AERONAUTICS
2780 Skypark Drive Suite 400 Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 030404178
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No