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Innovative Gas Turbine Engine Propulsion

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
3930 RCA Boulevard, Suite 3000 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Innovative Gas Turbine Engine Propulsion
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-03-C-0059
Award Amount: $70,000.00


"The proposed program is focused on studying UAV critical technologies. Two technologies considered significant to meet the emerging UAV requirements include power extraction and the engine centrifugal compressor material. Therefore, two studies will beconducted in the proposed program:¿ A detailed study will be conducted to evaluate secondary power extraction propulsion system optimization: Trading design integration of propulsion engine and electric power generator for efficiency, space and weight to provide an affordable,weapon system with adequate range. Primary focus will be on the design integration of said electric power generator with the aircraft engine Fan/LPC in order in order to minimize installed volume/weight, preserving engine performance, operability and fuelburn for range and providing an affordable systems solution.¿ As an option, a second study with relatively lower amount of effort will be conducted to analyze the impeller design and its operating environment in order to be able to select a viable centrifugal compressor material to meet the emerging UAV engineoperating life and reliability.Honeywell, the largest producer of small gas turbine engines, strongly supports this effort and will be assisting Agilis with the information required to successfully complete this study. With the need for increased power generation for aircraft/propulsion secondary power, a study is needed that will provide an analysis

Principal Investigator:

Paul M. Buxe
Vice President Engineerin

Business Contact:

Michael A. Ladd
Senior Vice President & C
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agilis Engineering, Inc.
3930 RCA Boulevard, Suite 3000 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

EIN/Tax ID: 650396022
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No