Tube-Launched Rotary Wing UAV for Remote Surveillance Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0337
Agency Tracking Number: N045-004-0003
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-T004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1291 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
DUNS: 803462456
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Arlton
 President/Senior Engineer
 (765) 463-0959
Business Contact
 Paul Eiff
Title: Program Manager
Phone: (765) 463-0959
Research Institution
 Purdue University
 Gary Eiff
 Dept of Aviation Technology, 1401 Aviation Drive
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
 (765) 494-2334
 Nonprofit college or university
The Navy desires to equip P-3's and similar future aircraft with UAV's that can be launched from a standard A-size sonobouy tube and return real-time information including video images from remote locations to the P-3 for further analysis and action. Lite Machines has previously developed an electric-powered rotary-wing UAV having a cylindrical body and a counter-rotating, coaxial, rotor system, that fits within these tight size constraints, and that could be reconfigured for use in the Navy program. This Phase I work plan will measure the flight performance of the existing prototype UAV and use these measurements to calibrate a computer software model. This model will then be used to predict the flight performance of variants of the current UAV developed to meet specific P-3 mission requirements.

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