Hybrid Electric Tail Rotor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1098
Agency Tracking Number: N131-069-0081
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-069
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
OH, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bryan Pelley
 Aerospace Sysems Team Lea
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: Vice President, Governmen
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution
Cornerstone Research Group Inc.'s (CRG) demonstrated expertise in the proposed technology presents the Navy with the opportunity to obtain an electric tail rotor drive system for implementation on existing naval helicopters. The proposing team's track record of innovation in electric propulsion positions CRG for successful implementation of a hybrid electric tail rotor drive meeting the Navy's operational needs. CRG proposes to develop a hybrid electric tail rotor drive system for naval helicopters that will lead to redundancy advantages, decreased maintenance cost, greater flight deck safety, reduced noise, and higher system efficiency. CRG envisions a complete electric drive system consisting of a generator fed by the main transmission which supplies power to a high-efficiency electric motor mounted directly at the tail rotor. The electric motor will be capable of functioning over a range of speeds and could have the ability to pivot in flight providing greater operational flexibility.

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