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Demonstration of transition between wing- and thrust-borne flight with the…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-172-1040
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-172
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Demonstration of transition between wing- and thrust-borne flight with the Flexrotor miniature long-range aircraft
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-10-M-0491
Award Amount: $99,925.00
 

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. Routine operations of these aircraft will include dynamic transitions between wing- and thrust-borne flight, for launch and retrieval as well as for"hover-and-stare"interludes while underway. We propose to demonstrate transitions in Phase I using Aerovel"s first Flexrotor prototype. In Phase II we would apply our control techniques to a refined long-range Flexrotor, for demonstration of not only transitions, but also precise positioning relative to a small boat in rough conditions.

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