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Skytote: An Innovative Aircraft with Unique Performance Capabilities

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
40971
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40971
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
181 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 202 Monrovia, CA 91016
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Skytote: An Innovative Aircraft with Unique Performance Capabilities
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,991.00
 

Abstract:

The Skytote concept has emerged from a system analysis seeking a remotely/ autonomously controlled air vehicle for transporting materials -- a vehicle system that emphasizes simplicity, economy, and versatility. In one version it is envisioned as a ing less than 250 lbs) that does not require any physical conversion of configuration going from vertical takeoff to high speed cruise and back with a payload exceeding 400 lbs. It is propeller driven, but no cyclic pitch is needed, and, in the most preferred embodiment, the propeller has fixed pitch. With a wing spanning 20 feet or less, it operates even in fog (but not icing conditions) from a ship or a tiny clearing on shore.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Paul B. Maccready
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
222 EAST HUNTINGTON DR. Monrovia, CA 91016

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