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Plasma Enhanced Aerodynamic Control (PEAC) for Improved Rotorcraft Performance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98096
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-144-0813
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-144
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Plasma Enhanced Aerodynamic Control (PEAC) for Improved Rotorcraft Performance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0468
Award Amount: $99,959.00
 

Abstract:

Innovative Technology Applications Company (ITAC), LLC, in partnership with the University of Notre Dame (ND), propose to develop an advanced plasma-enhanced aerodynamic control (PEAC) technology to significantly enhance the performance of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, in particular the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor vehicle. Innovative open- and closed-loop PEAC concepts will be designed to increase lift and cruise efficiency, and reduce drag and aerodynamic download during hover of the V-22 tiltrotor vehicle. The program will develop concepts based on a pending patent by Bell Helicopters using University of Notre Dame's SDBD plasma actuators. In addition to wind tunnel demonstrations of aerodynamic benefits on the V-22 vehicle geometry, a preliminary assessment of system requirements will be conducted, and a method for real-time actuator health monitoring will be developed and tested as part of laboratory experiments. The program will emphasize readying the PEAC technology for flight tests.

Principal Investigator:

Mehul Patel
Vice President, Advanced
4802476611
mppatel@itacllc.com

Business Contact:

Alan Cain
President
3143733311
abcain@itacllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovative Technology Applications Co., L. L. C.
PO Box 6971 Chesterfield, MO 63006

EIN/Tax ID: 431867210
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No