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Compact Air Compressor for Aircraft Active Flow Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0360
Agency Tracking Number: N21A-T017-0147
Amount: $238,565.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N21A-T017
Solicitation Number: 21.A
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-06-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-11-07
Small Business Information
6107 W. Airport Blvd Suite 190
Greenfield, IN 46140-1111
United States
DUNS: 084066641
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Emanuel Papandreas
 (317) 336-4477
Business Contact
 Hernando Munevar
Phone: (317) 336-4478
Research Institution
 Peter Schubert
420 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202-4620
United States

 (630) 470-7797
 Nonprofit College or University

Active Flow Control (AFC) systems require a compressed air source.  Candent is proposing to use its extensive turbomachinery experience and technology to design a high efficiency air compressor with proper flow and pressure ratio to meet the STTR requirements, including expected operational environments (ambient air temperature and pressure, sand and dirt). Candent will utilize its advanced compressor diffuser technology, which will enable small size and low loss compressor configurations. The electric drive system will be designed by the academic partner already selected by Candent, chosen for their highly relevant research, which brings advanced, high speed, high efficiency electric motor technology, incorporating leading edge magnetics and controller technology. Both the advanced technology compressor and electric drive systems will be integrated into a robust, compact, SWaP optimized AFC high flow device for improved rotorcraft downwash mitigation and or enhanced aircraft vertical control surface effectiveness

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