Implementation of Extreme STOL Capability in Cruise Efficient Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CA44C
Agency Tracking Number: 060383
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: T2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aerotonomy, Incorporated
591 Thornton Rd, Suite A, LITHIA SPRINGS, GA, 30122-1546
DUNS: 170566918
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Gibson
 Principal Investigator
 (678) 398-1135
Business Contact
 Chris Gibson
Title: CTO
Phone: (678) 398-1135
Research Institution
 Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation
 Not Available
 505 Tenth Street NW
Atlanta, GA, 30332
 (404) 385-6705
 Nonprofit college or university
Aerotonomy, Incorporated, the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and the Boeing Company propose here to continue work towards the development of commercially viable enabling technologies for a Cruise Efficient, ESTOL-capable Transport Aircraft (CEETA). Results of the Phase I effort provide a broad, systems-based assessment of several innovative Combined Circulation Control (C3) techniques that represent a significant potential solution in the space of high lift technologies. Highlights of the proposed Phase II program will be: 1) Significant enhancement of the overall systems-based C3 impacts analysis by refining the weight, compressed air requirements, propulsion system, flight performance, environmental, cost, and reliability impacts analyses as well as conducting a meaningful examination of Figure of Merit weighting schemes. 2) Low speed wind tunnel tests of a 3D half-span, subscale CEETA with integrated C3 systems to generate detailed 3D aerodynamic data that include interaction effects among the various circulation control devices. 3) Execution of an experimental flight program using a subscale, mass-scaled CEETA testbed that enables direct performance comparisons between an aircraft equipped with C3-based high lift devices and an aircraft equipped with conventional high lift devices at the same wing loading, as well as evaluations of real-world issues associated with integrating C3 devices into a flight-ready vehicle.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government