DIRECT ELECTRIC TAIL ROTOR INTEGRATED DRIVE (DETRID) SYSTEMS FOR HELICOPTERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10122
Amount: $435,646.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
71 Rogers St, Cambridge, MA, 02142
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James R Downer
 (617) 661-8942
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SAT-CON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION PROPOSES TO ASSIST THE U.S. ARMY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DIRECT ELECTRIC TAIL ROTOR INTEGRATED DRIVE (DETRID) SYSTEM FOR HELICOPTERS. THIS IS AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR HELICOPTERS IN WHICH THE TAIL ROTOR BLADE ACTS AS THE ROTOR OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR, PROVIDING THE NECESSARY ANTITORQUE REQUIREMENT. PHASE I WORK PERFORMED WILL INVOLVE A STUDY OF THE POWER DENSITY AND RESPONSIVENESS OF AT LEAST THREE DETRID SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS TO DETERMINE THEIR RELATIVE FEASIBILITY, MERITS, AND PENALTIES IN ORDER TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE. THE STRAWMAN CONFIGURATIONS WILL INCLUDE THAT SUGGESTED BY THE ARMY IN ITS SOLICITATION AS WELL AS SEVERAL OTHERS WHICH SAT-CON BELIEVES TO HAVE MERIT. CONTROLS AND SWITCHING LOGIC/CONTROL ELECTRONICS, WILL ALSO BE INVESTIGATED. PHASE II WOULD INVOLVE DETAILED DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND BENCH-TYPE TESTING FOR THE DETRID CONFIGURATION.

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