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High-Altitude Morphing Aircraft (HAMAC) Flight Demonstrations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78715
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-241-3247
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: 2007
Title: High-Altitude Morphing Aircraft (HAMAC) Flight Demonstrations
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-C-3712
Award Amount: $749,795.00
 

Abstract:

HAMAC is an innovative aircraft design that combines solar cells for power, fuel cells for energy storage, a high-altitude prop and electric motor with thrust vector control, and a morphing structural design that can take off conventionally, or be carried to altitude by rocket, aircraft, or balloon. HAMAC will provide an aerodynamically stable, long-endurance, responsive instrument platform that can maintain high altitudes indefinitely. HAMAC can stay above FAA-controlled airspace, 60,000 feet altitude, at any location between -69,a and +69,a latitude at the equinox, and from the summer-hemisphere pole to 35,a latitude in the winter hemisphere at the solstices. With current lithium-sulfur batteries, it could stay above 46,000 feet between -70,a and +70,a latitude at the equinox, and above 36,000 feet from the summer-hemisphere pole to 45,a latitude in the winter hemisphere at the solstices. This program will build and flight test scale model vehicles that will demonstrate the HAMAC capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Jerome Pearson
Principal Investigator
8438563590
jp@star-tech-inc.com

Business Contact:

Jerome Pearson
President
8438563590
jp@star-tech-inc.com
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