Tube-Launched Rotary Wing UAV for Remote Surveillance Operations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0337
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-004-0003
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-T004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
LITE MACHINES CORP.
1291 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
803462456
Principal Investigator:
Paul Arlton
President/Senior Engineer
(765) 463-0959
paularlton@litemachines.com
Business Contact:
Paul Eiff
Program Manager
(765) 463-0959
pauleiff@litemachines.com
Research Institution:
Purdue University
Gary Eiff
Dept of Aviation Technology, 1401 Aviation Drive
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
(765) 494-2334
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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