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Active Multi-Winglets for Improved Aircraft Performance and Ride

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55330
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001VA-0963
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
STAR TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH, INC.
3213 Carmel Bay Drive Suite 200 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466-8513
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Active Multi-Winglets for Improved Aircraft Performance and Ride
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-C-3120
Award Amount: $749,594.00
 

Abstract:

This program will produce prototypes of aircraft wingtip treatments to reduce induced drag without increasing span of aircraft wings, and to reduce wind dynamic responses for improved ride. The advantages of conventional winglets have been demonstrated ontransport aircraft and business jets. Phase I of this effort demonstrated that even greater results can be obtained by modified winglets of new design. Phase II will develop and demonstrate prototype models of these new winglets that can be used for avariety of applications in unmanned air vehicles, general aviation craft, and commercial airliners. The incorporation of all the innovations proposed here will produce maximum reduction in induced drag, leading to improved range and endurance, andreduction on wing dynamic response, leading to improved ride quality and fatigue life.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald Gregorek
Chief Scientist
6142927354
gregorek.1@osu.edu

Business Contact:

Jerome Pearson
President
8438563590
jerome.pearson@att.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

STAR TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH, INC.
3213 Carmel Bay Drive, Suite 200 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

EIN/Tax ID: 571075147
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No