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Ducted Fan Model for Real-Time Rotorcraft Flight Simulation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73576
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-089-1717
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Ducted Fan Model for Real-Time Rotorcraft Flight Simulation
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-05-C-0032
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

There have been increased applications of the ducted/shrouded fan as a safe, low noise, and effective anti-torque device for modern rotorcraft. Ducted/shrouded fans have also attracted much interest as the main VTOL lifting devices for recent uninhabited air vehicle (UAV) developments because of their compact structure and high lifting performance. This proposal is dedicated to the development of an accurate and efficient ducted fan simulation for helicopter anti-torque and UAV lifting applications. This will be done through (1) the development of an efficient blade element fan model; (2) the development of duct aerodynamic models; (3) the development of a coupled duct-fan model. Efforts will also be made to develop an effective and efficient rotor/airframe/duct/fan interaction model. The model will provide a comprehensive modeling and analysis tool to support the simulation of rotorcraft and VTOL air vehicles configured with ducted fan devices.

Principal Investigator:

Chengjian He
Director of IR&D
6509681464
he@flightlab.com

Business Contact:

Donna Carrig
Financial Manager
6509681464
donna@flightlab.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1685 Plymouth Street, Suite 250 Mountain View, CA 94043

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