Motion Coupled Virtual Environment (MOCOVE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-01-C-0145
Agency Tracking Number: N992-5119
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
DUNS: 194646782
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Gibson
 (423) 894-4646
Business Contact
 Robert Pap
Phone: (423) 894-4646
Research Institution
Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) and Aviation Microjet Technologies (AMT) USA,have developed preliminary designs for an advanced, low-cost, high thrust-to-weightratio turbojet engine in support of the development of future low cost aerial targetsfor the U.S. Navy under the Target 21 program. The advanced engine design willproduce an increased thrust turbojet and an aft-fan configuration turbofan. Thepure turbojet version will have an estimated thrust of 180-lbf, well over the 160-lbfspecification. The aft fan version will deliver in excess of 250-lbf of thrust witha 54% SFC reduction over the base turbojet for an increase in production unit cost onthe order of 20-50%. During Phase II, we will complete the design, manufacture andground test a prototype of the advanced engines, with an option for installedperformance testing in one of AAC's research UAVs as well as wind tunnel tests.Additionally, we propose to use the small engine to evaluate the effects of usingWeakly Ionized Gas (WIG) shock wave modification technology to enhance theperformance of a turbojet engine. During Phase II we will design and implement aplasma generation system to modify the shock structure that exists in ahigh-performance supersonic compressor.

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