Turbulent Drag Reduction Using Sub-Acoustic Shell Modes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26145
Amount: $748,791.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aptex, Inc.
1257 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony W. Raskob
 (719) 576-8100
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A versatile, low profile actuator for incrasing aircraft performance by decreasing frictional drag is proposed. The concept dcan completely internal to the aircraft, and requires no pats, orifices, or strutures extending into the flow field which may become fouled. The Phase I effort consists of a wind tunnel experiment to determine the range of operability of the actuator. An interim effort is also proposed which would help quantify the actuator's performance, prior to a performance validation experiment under simulation flight conditions in Phase II.

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