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High Efficiency Ceramic Propeller for Small UAS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0561
Agency Tracking Number: N20A-T006-0157
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N20A-T006
Solicitation Number: 20.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-05-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-24
Small Business Information
1691 W Duval Commerce Court Suite 141
Green Valley, AZ 85614-1111
United States
DUNS: 831026443
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Mulligan
 (520) 203-8351
 tony.mulligan@hydronalix.com
Business Contact
 Anthony Mulligan
Phone: (520) 203-8351
Email: tony.mulligan@hydronalix.com
Research Institution
 Oklahoma State University
 Kenneth Sewell
 
401 Whitehurst
Stillwater, OK 74078-0000
United States

 (405) 744-7076
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

The purpose of this program is to develop “CerFoil”, a radically new lightweight ceramic composite propeller for use in small unmanned air systems (SUAS). The team consists of Hydronalix, Inc. and the Oklahoma State University Next Generation Materials Laboratory who will design, fabricate, and test a new Scimitar type propeller design to radically increase aerodynamic efficiency through implementation of this new propeller design. The design is constructed of very lightweight high modulus composites to will provide a reduction in radiated noise compared to the state-of-the-art commercially available propellers. Most importantly, the application of this propeller design will improve UAV performance without any additional modification to the existing platform designs. Further, these designs could be fabricated by using additive manufacturing methods developed by the researchers working on this project.

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