Variable Sweep Adaptive Airframe

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F08630-03-C-0127
Agency Tracking Number: F031-1512
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204, Williamsport, PA, 17701
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gareth Knowles
 Principal Investigator
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (570) 745-3555
Research Institution
QorTek has teamed with Boeing Corporation to propose an advanced multi-regime variably swept design that builds on earlier work done on variable geometry aerostructures. The design is suitable for short-range high-speed strike or long-range loiteringattack by air-launched weapon systems. It also has an intermediate design point that enables high maneuverability. The design uses a compact form factor actuator to enable the novel variable sweep design of both the variable wing and canard to beintegrated with increasingly smaller planforms. Boeing Corporation represents a major component of the worldwide commercial airframe manufacturing for both civil and military aircraft. The variable sweep design could lead into applications to a number ofother unmanned miniaturized missile delivery or UAV aerostructures. Boeing is already investing in such unmanned and/or expendable vehicles and has identified the proposed device technology as a key enabling technology to meet operational requirements.

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