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A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS TOOL FOR DUCTED PROPELLERS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
52075
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA1455
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sukra Helitek, Inc.
3146 Greenwood Road Ames, IA 50014-4504
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS TOOL FOR DUCTED PROPELLERS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,399.00
 

Abstract:

The use of ducted propellers as the quiet propulsive device for UnmannedAerial Vehicles (UAV) is steadily gaining popularity. Their successful application as the fenestron tail rotor is global and well established.This research proposes a comprehensive analysis tool for ducted propellers.In Phase I, an axially symmetric Navier-Stokes flow solver capable of analyzing the ducted fan in climb, hover and descent will be developedand integrated with an intutive graphical user interface. The rotor will bemodeled as an axis-symmetric momentum source in the governing equations. An automated grid generation based on the geomtric characteristics of the duct will be an integral part of the tool. In Phase II, the analysis tool will be extended to non-axial forward flight conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Angela Lestari
ENGINEER
5152920147
sukra@sukra-helitek.com

Business Contact:

Rs Nappinnai
PRESIDENT
5152929646
nappi@sukra-helitek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sukra Helitek,inc
3146 Greenwood Road Ames, IA 50014

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