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Implementation of Extreme STOL Capability in Cruise Efficient Aircraft

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83754
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
060383
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerotonomy, Incorporated
591 Thornton Rd, Suite A LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 30122 1546
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Implementation of Extreme STOL Capability in Cruise Efficient Aircraft
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CA44C
Award Amount: $599,999.00
 

Abstract:

Aerotonomy, Incorporated, the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and the Boeing Company propose here to continue work towards the development of commercially viable enabling technologies for a Cruise Efficient, ESTOL-capable Transport Aircraft (CEETA). Results of the Phase I effort provide a broad, systems-based assessment of several innovative Combined Circulation Control (C3) techniques that represent a significant potential solution in the space of high lift technologies. Highlights of the proposed Phase II program will be: 1) Significant enhancement of the overall systems-based C3 impacts analysis by refining the weight, compressed air requirements, propulsion system, flight performance, environmental, cost, and reliability impacts analyses as well as conducting a meaningful examination of Figure of Merit weighting schemes. 2) Low speed wind tunnel tests of a 3D half-span, subscale CEETA with integrated C3 systems to generate detailed 3D aerodynamic data that include interaction effects among the various circulation control devices. 3) Execution of an experimental flight program using a subscale, mass-scaled CEETA testbed that enables direct performance comparisons between an aircraft equipped with C3-based high lift devices and an aircraft equipped with conventional high lift devices at the same wing loading, as well as evaluations of real-world issues associated with integrating C3 devices into a flight-ready vehicle.

Principal Investigator:

Chris Gibson
Principal Investigator
6783981135
nalley@aerotonomy.com

Business Contact:

Chris S. Gibson
CTO
6783981135
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerotonomy, Incorporated
591 Thornton Rd, Suite A LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 30122

EIN/Tax ID: 270110166
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation
505 Tenth Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
Contact Phone: (404) 385-6705
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization