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Development of Novel Materials for Morphing Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: N/A
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0429
Agency Tracking Number: 04SB3-0342
Amount: $748,212.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NASA A7-02
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-08-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-03-23
Small Business Information
2780 Skypark Drive
Torrance, CA 90505-0505
United States
HUBZone Owned: Unavailable
Woman Owned: Unavailable
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Akhiles Jha
 (310) 626-8374
Business Contact
Phone: (310) 626-8384
Research Institution

NextGen Aeronautics, Inc. is pleased to submit this Phase II proposal for the development of a unique material technology and mechanical joint design that minimizes the structural weight penalty due to morphing mechanisms as well as significantly reduces the actuation energy requirement without compromising load carrying capability of a morphing aircraft. The developed technology will be directly applicable to a NextGen designed morphing aircraft, called DREAM-UAV, that provides large wing shape and size changes suitable for dramatically different flight conditions.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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