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Aerodynamic Efficiency Enhancements for Air Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NND05AA54C
Agency Tracking Number: 040030
Amount: $99,758.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-01-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-01-23
Small Business Information
3226 SW Timberlake Ln.
Topeka, KS 66614-4515
United States
DUNS: 108339966
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tom Sherwood
 Principal Investigator
 (785) 979-1113
Business Contact
 Tom Sherwood
Title: President
Phone: (785) 979-1113
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 Matt Ronning
Research Administration/SPARCS, 2701 Sullivan Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
United States

 (919) 515-2444
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

The need for aerodynamics-based efficiency enhancements for air vehicles is presented. Concepts are presented for morphing aircraft, to enable the aircraft to optimize its configuration for various flight regimes. Using simulations, wind tunnel testing, and benchtop hardware development, the feasibility of the concepts will be established in Phase I. In Phase II, flight testing will be performed to refine and finalize the designs. The concepts involve tailoring of the wing using adaptive surfaces to acheive drag reduction. This translates to benefits in range, endurance, manueuvering and speed characteristics of the air vehicle.

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