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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Demonstration of transition between wing- and thrust-borne flight with the Flexrotor miniature long-range aircraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-12-C-0075
Award Amount: $499,489.00
 

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 fully-automated turnaround. 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. Ground testing and thrust-borne flights in Phase I, and hardware-in-loop transition simulations, have prepared us to move quickly into flight transitions in Phase II. Flight testing will encompass several candidate transition techniques, in calm and windy conditions, and at weights up to maximum gross. We expect that by the conclusion of Phase II these maneuvers will be common and routine throughout the flight envelope.

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