INDEPENDENT ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED AH-1W HELICOPTER FOUR-BLADED MAIN ROTOR DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12544
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Po Box 34131 - Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, 30332
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J Eric Corban
 (404) 894-3018
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Abstract
THE U.S. MARINE CORP REQUIRES AN INDEPENDENT ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF THE PERFORMANCE AND OPERATIONAL COST-BENEFITS OF FOUR BLADED MAIN ROTOR DEVELOPMENT FOR THE AH-1W ATTACK HELICOPTER. THE PROPOSED PHASE I EFFORT IS DESIGNED TO SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT BY FIRST GATHERING APPROPRIATE ENGINEERING DATA ON BOTH THE BASELINE CONFIGURATION AND THE PROPOSED FOUR-BLADED MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM, DEVELOPING SUITABLE MODELS FOR THESE AIRCRAFT FROM THIS DATA SET, AND THEN EMPLOYING A FULLY DEVELOPED HELICOPTER PRELIMINARY DESIGN CODE (GTPDP) THAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYED IN SIMILAR HELICOPTER MODIFICATION ASSESSMENTS. THE ANTICIPATED PHASE II EFFORT WILL USE MORE ADVANCED ANALYSIS CODES SUCH AS DYSCO TO SUBSTANTIATE THE PHASE I PERFORMANCE ESTIMATES AND TO FULLY DEFINE THE TOTAL IMPACT OF THE CONTRACTOR PROPOSED FOUR-BLADED MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM ON THE AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES, DRIVETRAIN, AND DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS.

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