Stealth UAV with Integrated Propulsion, Control, and Powered Lift

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-M-3129
Agency Tracking Number: 011VA-1849
Amount: $99,730.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7117 Boulder Way, Frisco, TX, 75034
DUNS: 128908543
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Moser
 Technical Director
 (972) 712-0241
Business Contact
 Daniel Moser
Title: Owner
Phone: (972) 712-0241
Research Institution
Compositex proposes to develop and demonstrate a revolutionary powered lift, propulsion, and control system for a small, high-performance, stealth UAV platform. The proposed aircraft system is a unique configuration that utilizes upper surface blowing(USB) to propel and control the craft, while also enabling it to attain a very high (>6) maximum lift coefficients, resulting in very low minimum airspeeds. The system concept is very simple, allowing dramatic weight reductions and improved reliability,with excellent prospects for all-weather operation, improved ground crew safety, and noise reduction on small UAV platforms. The proposed Phase 1 effort includes basic research, the development of design/analysis tools, and the design, fabrication, andaerodynamic testing of a proof-of-concept prototype UAV. The prototype test article includes fully powered USB devices and wind tunnel-style instrumentation. The degree of control effectiveness and propulsive efficiency will be characterizedexperimentally on the full-scale test article. At the conclusion of the Phase I effort, the results from a 3-D potential flow CFD analysis will be compared to experimental test data.A small, lightweight, all-weather UAV platform, invisible to radar, andable to loiter at extremely low minimum airspeeds would be a very useful tool in close-in surveillance missions. It is also low cost, simple, reliable, and relatively quiet when operating. The technology is adaptable to several other aircraftapplications.

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