Scaled Model Technology for Flight Research of General Aviation Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL07AA40C
Agency Tracking Number: 050273
Amount: $599,958.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: T7.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706-5103
DUNS: 602374951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Osbrink
 Principal Investigator
 (410) 544-4664
Business Contact
 Andrew Osbrink
Title: Business Official
Phone: (520) 434-6336
Research Institution
 Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona
 Not Available
 888 North Euclid Avenue, #515
Tucson, AZ, 85719
 (520) 626-6000
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Our proposed future Phase II activities are aimed at developing a scientifically based "tool box" for flight research using scaled models. These tools will be of great use for GA companies in the design, development, and FAA approval of future general aviation (GA) aircraft, in particular also when novel technologies such as active flow control, circulation control, etc. are being considered. We will demonstrate that time, cost, and risk associated with the development and flight testing of future GA aircraft and GA relevant technologies, can be greatly reduced by performing part of the flight research program using dynamically scaled models. As part of the proposed activities we will design, construct, and perform flight research with a 1/3 dynamically scaled model of the Cirrus SR22.

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