Low Noise PAV Ducted Propeller using Automotive Manufacturing

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL05AA40C
Agency Tracking Number: 030216
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: T7.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1749 Northwood, Troy, MI, 48084-5524
DUNS: 603816588
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Grieco
 Principal Investigator
 (248) 362-5110
 dgrieco@munroassoc.com
Business Contact
 Susan Okray
Title: Director, BIC
Phone: (248) 362-5110
Email: sokray@munroassoc.com
Research Institution
 Michigan Small Aircraft Transportation System, Inc.
 David Grieco
 1749 Northwood Drive
Troy, MI, 48084
 (248) 362-5110
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Munro & Assoc. and MISATS (MU&M) recognize the explosive market pull for low cost airplanes, i.e. PAV, that provide affordable, comfortable and safe traveler. MU&M propose a revolutionary convergence in design integration for propulsor manufacturing technology as a decisive enabler for PAV. The critical target for a sub $100,000 PAV is a $10,000 propulsion system. Munro & Assoc.'s (Munro's) innovation will allow this target to be met by adapting advanced automotive manufacturing technology through Lean Design REG. The MU&M target is a $7,000 engine and drive train and a $3,000 PAV propulsor that is efficient and produces low community noise by design. Upon successful Phase II development the Lean Manufacturing can take place across an organized supply chain of 4 elements: 1) An off-the-shelf automotive Corvette LS-1 engine 2) Aviation certified accessories 3) The propulsor (shaft, flanges, hub, pitch change mechanism, duct and fan) 4) An FAA certification process for the propulsion system based on the QA system in place for the LS-1 engine production line.

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