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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPENDABLE GLIDER SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
5445
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5445
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aero-vironment Inc
Po Box 5031 Monrovia, CA 91017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPENDABLE GLIDER SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

DISPERSING SONAR BUOYS OVER A TWO-DIMENSIONAL OCEAN AREA WOULD BE FACILITATED IF SOME OF THE BUOYS WOULD GLIDE PERPENDICULAR TO THE FLIGHT PATH OF THE DISPENSING AIRPLANE. TO DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY FOR THIS LATERAL FLIGHT, A PROGRAM IS PROPOSED WHICH, AFTER OUR INTER-ACTIONS WITH THE SPONSOR ON PATTERN SHAPE AND ACCURACY REQUIREMENTS, 1) EXPLORES VARIOUS CONFIGURATION CHANGES WHICH WOULD PROVIDE A GLIDE RATIO EXCEEDING 1:1 FOR A VEHICLE HAVING SPIRAL STABILITY; 2) INVESTIGATES METHODS FOR GUIDING THE VEHICLE APPROXIMATELY ALONG THE PERPENDICULAR; 3) TESTS SOME CANDIDATE VEHICLES TO ESTABLISH HOW WELL THEY ACHIEVE (1) AND ESTABLISH IF THEY CAN FLY STRAIGHT ENOUGH TO SIMPLIFY (2) WITHOUT RESOURCE TO ACTIVE CONTROL; AND THEN 4) PRESENTS RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT THE BEST WAY TO MOVE TOWARD THE GOAL OF A VERY INEXPENSIVE DEVICE. THERE ARE MANY TRADEOFFS BETWEEN THE REQUIRED PATTERN, THE MODIFIED BUOY CONFIGURATION, AND THE TECHNIQUES FOR ACHIEVING STABILITY AND CONTROL, ALL CONSIDERED WITHIN A FRAMEWORK OF RELIABILITY AND LOW COSTS IN MASS PRODUCTION. THUS THIS IS TO BE AN INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROGRAM, WITH A STRONG EMPHASIS ON INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr P B S Lissaman
8183579983

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aero-vironment Inc.
825 Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA 91016

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