HIGHLY EFFICIENT TURBOFAN ENGINE AERO DESIGN FOR LONGER RANGE MUNITIONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0469
Agency Tracking Number: A043-172-2275
Amount: $716,529.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-172
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
140 Intracoastal Pointe; Suite 301, Jupiter, FL, 33477
DUNS: 048159342
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sue Cunningham
 Program Engineering Manag
 (561) 746-3317
 scunningham@fttinc.com
Business Contact
 Lloyd Mazer
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (561) 746-3317
Email: lmazer@fttinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Small expendable gas turbine engines historically suffer from poor specific fuel consumption (SFC) and high costs for military applications. These engines are single-shaft turbojets and their use in the propulsion system of future advanced munitions such as the Army’s Non-Line of Sight Launch System Loitering Attack Munition (NLOS-LS LAM) will greatly limit the munition’s operational capability. Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) has developed an improved design concept for an expendable gas turbine engine for use in military applications. The new concept addresses key challenges that limit the effective use of small turbojets, and provides an alternative highly efficient affordable turbofan engine. FTT focuses the current effort on the development of a highly efficient and reliable low-cost rotary cup combustor. The resulting combustor technology can be used in the concurrent design of a small engine with half the fuel consumption and significantly lower cost relative to today’s turbojet baseline.

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