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PteroDynamics – Transwing UAS for Tactical ISR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-23-P-0081
Agency Tracking Number: FX224-OCSO1-1449
Amount: $74,797.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: X224-OCSO1
Solicitation Number: X22.4
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-11-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-04
Small Business Information
14165 Huron Ct
Moorpark, CA 93021-3562
United States
DUNS: 080974858
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tim Whitehand
 (619) 888-6305
 tim@pterodynamics.com
Business Contact
 Matthew Graczyk
Phone: (818) 317-6896
Email: matthew@pterodynamics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

PteroDynamics (Ptero) has developed a unique transwing  VTOL UAS platform that folds its wings during flight to transition between a rotorcraft configuration optimized for takeoff/landing and a fixed-wing configuration for flight. The Transwing design is unlike any other VTOL, having an aerodynamic profile that enables greater lift-to-drag ratios (up to 20:1) to significantly increase the sUAS range, endurance, or payload capacity not capable by any other VTOL sUAS system (ranges up to 700-980 miles).  The Transwing design also allows for a much smaller ground footprint than similar fixed-wing designs while retaining VTOL capability.

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