Innovative Gas Turbine Engine Propulsion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-03-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: N022-1588
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3930 RCA Boulevard, Suite 3000, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410
DUNS: 809187008
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Buxe
 Vice President Engineerin
 (561) 626-8900
Business Contact
 Michael Ladd
Title: Senior Vice President & C
Phone: (561) 626-8900
Research Institution
"The proposed program is focused on studying UAV critical technologies. Two technologies considered significant to meet the emerging UAV requirements include power extraction and the engine centrifugal compressor material. Therefore, two studies will beconducted in the proposed program:¿ A detailed study will be conducted to evaluate secondary power extraction propulsion system optimization: Trading design integration of propulsion engine and electric power generator for efficiency, space and weight to provide an affordable,weapon system with adequate range. Primary focus will be on the design integration of said electric power generator with the aircraft engine Fan/LPC in order in order to minimize installed volume/weight, preserving engine performance, operability and fuelburn for range and providing an affordable systems solution.¿ As an option, a second study with relatively lower amount of effort will be conducted to analyze the impeller design and its operating environment in order to be able to select a viable centrifugal compressor material to meet the emerging UAV engineoperating life and reliability.Honeywell, the largest producer of small gas turbine engines, strongly supports this effort and will be assisting Agilis with the information required to successfully complete this study. With the need for increased power generation for aircraft/propulsion secondary power, a study is needed that will provide an analysis

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