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High Fidelity Rotorcraft Towing Modeling and Simulation with Towed Magnetic Anomaly Detection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-16-C-0269
Agency Tracking Number: N15A-009-0072
Amount: $999,954.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N15A-T009
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-20
Small Business Information
635 Vaqueros Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
United States
DUNS: 149732315
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chengjian He
 (408) 523-5100
 he@flightlab.com
Business Contact
 Donna Carrig
Phone: (408) 523-5123
Email: donna@flightlab.com
Research Institution
 Georgia Institute of Technology
 J.V.R. Prasad
 
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

 (404) 894-3000
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

Towing of a Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) system is an important aspect of rotorcraftmaritime operation. The oscillatory rotorcraft combined with the long and flexible towingcable, the low mass ratio of the towed body to the towing aircraft, and the rotor wake effecton the towed body presents a challenge for integration of a modern MAD system withrotorcraft platform. The research objective is to develop a high fidelity coupled rotorcraft and towing system simulation methodology to support the design of a stable towed body to carry MAD sensors. The integration goal is to maintain a stable towed body attitude and altitude change as required for the towing. The development of a high fidelity flight simulation tool to accurately model the towing system to satisfy both towing stability and safety as required for the towing operation. The proposed Phase II research will emphasize: (a) the enhancement andvalidation of the towing simulation methodology as initially formulated and tested in Phase I, (b) the design and analysis of a towing system to satisfy both towing stability and safety as required, and (c) high fidelity full flight simulation models of USN for supporting towing applications.

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