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Affordable Rotorcraft Air Vehicle Drag Reduction for Cruise Efficiency and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98095
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-144-0581
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-144
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Research Inc
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500 Cleveland, OH 44103-3757
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Affordable Rotorcraft Air Vehicle Drag Reduction for Cruise Efficiency and Enhanced Lift Using Plasma Flow Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0467
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The V-22 Osprey can benefit from drag reductions in at least two areas: low angle of attack drag reduction will provide an improvement in the cruise efficiency and hover download reduction will provide an increase in cargo capability. Orbital Research, in collaboration with the University of Toledo, proposes to develop an innovative, affordable Plasma-On-Demand (POD) system to reduce the drag of the V-22 during cruise, improve lift characteristics during maneuvers and reduce download in hover. During the Phase I program, Orbital will experimentally demonstrate the effectiveness of strategically placed plasma actuators in novel configurations and compare the effectiveness with existing passive VGs on the V-22 geometry at representative flight Mach numbers. Additionally, in combination with novel actuator configurations, an experimental approach will be used to identify suitable dielectric materials to increase the plasma actuator effectiveness at high speeds. For the Phase I Option program, Orbital will investigate the effectiveness of the plasma actuator arrangements at representative Reynolds numbers via CFD and create a hardware integration plan - highlighting the key components to be considered at a system level.

Principal Investigator:

Srikanth Vasudevan
Aerospace Engineer
2166490399
vasudevan@orbitalresearch.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Snyder
Vice President
2166490399
snyder@orbitalresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Research Inc
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500 Cleveland, OH 44103

EIN/Tax ID: 341672688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No