Skytote: An Innovative Aircraft with Unique Performance Capabilities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
40971
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
222 EAST HUNTINGTON DR., Monrovia, CA, 91016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Paul B. Maccready
(626) 357-9983
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Skytote concept has emerged from a system analysis seeking a remotely/ autonomously controlled air vehicle for transporting materials -- a vehicle system that emphasizes simplicity, economy, and versatility. In one version it is envisioned as a ing less than 250 lbs) that does not require any physical conversion of configuration going from vertical takeoff to high speed cruise and back with a payload exceeding 400 lbs. It is propeller driven, but no cyclic pitch is needed, and, in the most preferred embodiment, the propeller has fixed pitch. With a wing spanning 20 feet or less, it operates even in fog (but not icing conditions) from a ship or a tiny clearing on shore.

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