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Deployable Engine Air-Brake for Drag Management Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
114851
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
ATA Engineering, Inc
13290 Evening Creek Drive South Suite 250 San Diego, CA 92128-4695
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Deployable Engine Air-Brake for Drag Management Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CC78C
Award Amount: $694,444.00
 

Abstract:

ATA Engineering, Inc., (ATA) proposes a Phase II SBIR program to demonstrate an innovative engine air-brake (EAB) technology that uses a deployable swirl vane mechanism to switch the operation of a turbofan engine nozzle from a conventional mode to a "drag management" mode. Equivalent drag (via thrust reduction) results from the strong radial pressure gradient created by swirl vanes that are aerodynamically "invisible" during conventional operation and introduced during a drag management maneuver. Such "drag on demand" enables operational benefits such as slower, steeper, and/or aeroacoustically cleaner flight on approach, addressing NASA's need for active and passive control of aeroacoustic noise sources for conventional and advanced aircraft configurations. In Phase I ATA successfully designed an integrated vane-nozzle for a NASA high bypass ratio nozzle. To advance the technology readiness level (TRL) , ATA has formed a partnership with Williams International (WI), a manufacturer of small jet engines and industry leader in the small business jet market. The ATA/WI team will apply the Phase I design approach to the WI FJ44-4 mixed flow turbofan which is selected as a demonstration test article to move the TRL to 5?6 by the end Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Parthiv N. Shah
Principal Investigator
8584802101
parthiv.shah@ata-e.com

Business Contact:

Eric Blades
Business Official
2563251116
eric.blades@ata-e.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATA Engineering, Inc.
11995 El Camino Real San Diego, CA 92130-2566

EIN/Tax ID: 330900801
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No