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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: N222-114-0103
Amount: $139,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N222-114
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-11-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-05-09
Small Business Information
12229 Catanzaro Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89138-4625
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Rob Novotny
 (571) 474-6372
Business Contact
 Emma Przybyslawski
Phone: (719) 244-6567
Research Institution

To address the DON’s need for developing methods to produce accurate riblet profiles in outer mold line (OML) surfaces that yield significant drag savings, fuel cost savings and extended range for USN aircraft, DARE Venture Group is partnered with MicroTau to deliver that exact development related to specific US Naval aircraft requirements. This project includes objectives encompassing the research of specific US Navy-driven requirements in terms of the design, manufacturing, testing, resiliency and projected outcomes of a particular solution for riblets. The effort continues commercial research into the required defense adaptations of the technology beginning with a deep understanding of US Navy objectives and requirements that will dictate features of the riblet design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance. From there, the team will research the translation of those stated objectives and requirements into the report recommending design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance (as well as additional variances for consideration) to best achieve outlined objectives. Finally, the report will also include a comprehensive rough order of magnitude (ROM) for follow on development and testing of the solution in a potential SBIR Phase II engagement.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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