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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95050
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09B-039-0008
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09T039
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2010
Title: Rotor development for a miniature tilt-body UAV having long endurance and VTOL capability
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0154
Award Amount: $69,977.00
 

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. Our proposed Phase I work would advance structural and aerodynamic development of the necessary rotor blades, including wind-tunnel testing. Phase II would include demonstration of long range and endurance with a Flexrotor aircraft.

Principal Investigator:

Tad McGeer
President
5414904103
tad@aerovelco.com

Business Contact:

Tad McGeer
President
5414904103
tad@aerovelco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerovel Corporation
83 Oak Ridge Rd White Salmon, WA 98672

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
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Seattle, WA 98195
Contact: Juris Vagners
Contact Phone: 2066163590