Aerodynamic Efficiency Enhancements for Air Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,758.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NND05AA54C
Award Id:
76751
Agency Tracking Number:
040030
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3226 SW Timberlake Ln., Topeka, KS, 66614
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
108339966
Principal Investigator:
Tom Sherwood
Principal Investigator
(785) 979-1113
tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Business Contact:
Tom Sherwood
President
(785) 979-1113
tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Research Institute:
North Carolina State University
Matt Ronning
Research Administration/SPARCS, 2701 Sullivan Drive
Raleigh, NC, 27695
(919) 515-2444
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The need for aerodynamics-based efficiency enhancements for air vehicles is presented. Concepts are presented for morphing aircraft, to enable the aircraft to optimize its configuration for various flight regimes. Using simulations, wind tunnel testing, and benchtop hardware development, the feasibility of the concepts will be established in Phase I. In Phase II, flight testing will be performed to refine and finalize the designs. The concepts involve tailoring of the wing using adaptive surfaces to acheive drag reduction. This translates to benefits in range, endurance, manueuvering and speed characteristics of the air vehicle.

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