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Advanced Rotorcraft Comprehensive Analysis

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Advanced Rotorcraft Technology, Inc.
1330 Charleston Rd Mountain View, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Advanced Rotorcraft Comprehensive Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-09-C-0045
Award Amount: $1,329,999.00


This proposal addresses the planned improvements to advance the Rotorcraft Comprehensive Analysis System (RCAS) during Phase II of this SBIR. Significant improvements will be implemented to expand RCAS functionality, accuracy, and usability. RCAS functionality will be greatly expanded with the addition of new complex rotorcraft components that allow users to model exotic configurations easily and with high fidelity. The functionality and accuracy of RCAS aerodynamics calculations will be enhanced through updates to the airloads, induced velocity, and interference aerodynamics models. In addition, the airloads calculations will be improved through the expansion of the Peters, Hsieh, and Torrero airloads module implemented in Phase I of this SBIR. Improvements to convergence characteristics, and the implementation of more robust routines for handling program data, will make RCAS much more efficient when modeling large and complex models. RCAS user efficiency will be improved through the coupling of RCAS with widely used external programs to allow users to easily import/export data between programs. To improve RCAS usability, an intuitive graphical user interface for model input, analysis, and output will be implemented. The graphical user interface, designed in Phase I of this SBIR, will greatly enhance user efficiency and confidence through improved feedback, flexibility, and help.

Principal Investigator:

Hossein Saberi
Executive Vice President
(650) 968-1464

Business Contact:

Donna Carrig
Vice President of Finance
(650) 968-1464
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Rotorcraft Technology, Inc.
1330 Charleston Rd Mountain View, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 942839639
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No