Novel Variable Speed Drogue Refueling (VSD)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$526,178.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0171
Award Id:
75025
Agency Tracking Number:
N044-266-0010
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
65 West Street Road, Suite B-104, Warminster, PA, 18974
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095275343
Principal Investigator:
CarlCalianno
Principal Investigator
(215) 675-4900
calianno@navmar.com
Business Contact:
RobertBauder
Vice President/CFO
(610) 619-7443
bauder@navmar.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A Variable Speed Aerial Refueling Store Drogue will reduce C-130 mission time to conduct low speed and high speed aerial refueling. This developmental task will explore novel canopy drogue configurations to meet the challenges of producing the necessary drag at 105 knots airspeed with a configuration that meets the demanding geometric interface requirements mandated by high speed refueling. Another technical challenge which will be addressed, in addition to producing the required drag at low speed, is reduced drag at 250 knots airspeed. Novel methods of reducing the drag coefficient of the drogue as speed increases will be developed. Various configurations will be modeled and wind tunnel tested to determine the best performing configuration.

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