Enhanced Rotorcraft Aerodynamic Modules to Support Flight Testing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: N043-257-0352
Amount: $749,808.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-257
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
1330 Charleston Rd, Mountain View, CA, 94043
DUNS: 149732315
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chengjian He
 Director of IR&D
 (650) 968-1464
Business Contact
 Donna Carrig
Title: Financial Manager
Phone: (650) 968-1464
Email: donna@flightlab.com
Research Institution
This SBIR is to develop advanced rotorcraft aerodynamic modules to significantly enhance and improve the analytical prediction of rotorcraft performance, stability, dynamic response, and loads to support vehicle design, manufacturing, operation, and flight testing. The research and development will address five critical application areas: rotor dynamic stall, modern rotor blade tip aerodynamics, unsteady rotor downwash,low speed and high rate of descent, and rotor unsteady loads prediction. Phase I of this SBIR demonstrated that the advanced aerodynamic modules can be developed and applied for high fidelity rotor aerodynamic solutions. The Phase II efforts will emphasize the full development of the Phase I prototypes and address the implementation of these new rotor aerodynamic modeling functionalities in the comprehensive aircraft simulation program FLIGHTLAB and provide users with an effective modeling tool in support of rotorcraft design and testing.

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