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Powerplant development for a miniature tilt-body UAV having long endurance and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09B-039-0008
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09B-T039
Solicitation Number:
2009.B
Small Business Information
Aerovel Corporation
83 Oak Ridge Rd White Salmon, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Powerplant development for a miniature tilt-body UAV having long endurance and VTOL capability
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0445
Award Amount: $499,970.00
 

Abstract:

We envision a class of miniature robotic aircraft dubbed Flexrotors which offer range, endurance, and economy at levels associated with wing-borne flight, together with capability for hover and VTOL. Such aircraft would use low-disc-loading rotors which must operate efficiently from zero advance ratio in thrust-borne flight, with rotor axis vertical, to high advance ratio in wing-borne cruise, with rotor axis horizontal. As Phase I completed we flew our first prototype in hover. Phase II would develop the rotor and powerplant necessary for demonstration of the full flight envelope, including endurance well over 24 hr.

Principal Investigator:

Tad McGeer
President
(541) 490-4103
tad@aerovelco.com

Business Contact:

Tad McGeer
President
(541) 490-4103
tad@aerovelco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerovel Corporation
83 Oak Ridge Rd White Salmon, WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 205985142
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Washington
Department of Aero/Astro
Box 352400
Seattle, WA 98195-
Contact: Juris Vagners
Contact Phone: (206) 616-3590