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Flight Adaptive Blade for Optimum Rotor Response (FABFORR)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95271
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095177
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Flight Adaptive Blade for Optimum Rotor Response (FABFORR)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC10P
Award Amount: $99,987.00
 

Abstract:

While past research has demonstrated the utility and benefits to be gained with the application of advanced rotor system control concepts, none have been implemented to date on a production military or commercial rotorcraft. A key contributor to this fact is the inherent cost associated with installation and maintenance of these control systems, since many system designs require the replacement of a helicopter's rotor blades, rotor hub components, or both. The proposed work addresses this deficiency through the development of an on-blade full-span camber control system that reaps many of the known benefits of advanced rotor control, in a retrofit design approach that has the potential to achieve production status due to its lower risks and costs compared to previous system concepts. The design leverages past work in the use of smart-material actuated bistable tabs for rotor blade tracking, with a newer integral actuation concept that will lead toward a more robust and flightworthy design.

Principal Investigator:

Robert M. McKillip, Jr.
Principal Investigator
6095380444
bob@continuum-dynamics.com

Business Contact:

Barbara A. Agans
Business Official
6095380444
barbara@continuum-dynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ 08618

EIN/Tax ID: 222248930
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No