Active Multi-Winglets for Improved Aircraft Performance and Ride

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,594.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F33615-01-C-3120
Agency Tracking Number:
001VA-0963
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
STAR TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH, INC.
3213 Carmel Bay Drive, Suite 200, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
045886095
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Gregorek
Chief Scientist
(614) 292-7354
gregorek.1@osu.edu
Business Contact:
Jerome Pearson
President
(843) 856-3590
jerome.pearson@att.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This program will produce prototypes of aircraft wingtip treatments to reduce induced drag without increasing span of aircraft wings, and to reduce wind dynamic responses for improved ride. The advantages of conventional winglets have been demonstrated ontransport aircraft and business jets. Phase I of this effort demonstrated that even greater results can be obtained by modified winglets of new design. Phase II will develop and demonstrate prototype models of these new winglets that can be used for avariety of applications in unmanned air vehicles, general aviation craft, and commercial airliners. The incorporation of all the innovations proposed here will produce maximum reduction in induced drag, leading to improved range and endurance, andreduction on wing dynamic response, leading to improved ride quality and fatigue life.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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