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Innovative Turbine Engine Propulsion Solutions for Class 3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-P-2132
Agency Tracking Number: F181-033-0841
Amount: $149,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF181-033
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-08-01
Small Business Information
1037 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205
United States
DUNS: 883926594
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hooshang Heshmat
 (518) 862-4290
Business Contact
 James Walton II
Phone: (518) 862-4290
Research Institution

This proposed effort leverages MiTis DoD and commercial projects that directly address high efficiency, low-cost, small gas turbine engines.The overall objective of this effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a high-speed, oil-free and novel 50 SHP recuperated turboshaft engine.To achieve this overall objective MiTi will investigate different engine configurations that integrate its innovative patented high temperature and high load capacity foil bearings, seals and patented lightweight, low pressure drop and high effectiveness recuperator system in an advanced turboshaft configuration.Design requirements will be established, tradeoff studies will be completed and a candidate configuration selected for further evaluation in Phase II.

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