Synthetic Free Flight

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-1645
Agency Tracking Number: F041-227-1582
Amount: $99,919.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-227
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
4611 Rockbluff Drive, Rolling Hills Estate, CA, 90274
DUNS: 106433704
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brooke Smith
 Fellow
 (310) 548-0927
 brooke.smith@aeroarts.com
Business Contact
 John Hodgkinson
Title: Member
Phone: (310) 791-7446
Email: john.hodgkinson@aeroarts.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The destructive expendable (DEX) is a highly promising way to defend small aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles. To evaluate the potential of DEXs, accurate simulation of their flight path is essential. The mission of a destructive expendable (DEX), though brief, is aerodynamically very complex. AeroArts proposes an experimental technique to simulate unsteady DEX aerodynamics. The technique capitalizes on and extends the recently demonstrated utility of instrumented water tunnels to explore unsteady and nonlinear aerodynamics of high performance aircraft. The acquired data will then form the basis for a greatly improved simulation of the DEX dynamics.

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