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Aeroelastically Tailored Wing Structures (ATWIST)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
124236
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A3.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Aeroelastically Tailored Wing Structures (ATWIST)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CL20P
Award Amount: $124,973.00
 

Abstract:

Aurora will develop a novel composite sandwich structure that is capable of providing a coupled bending-torsional stiffness with nonlinear elastic effects, capable of achieving a tailored aeroelastic response over a wide range of flight conditions. Such a structure will make use of an additive manufactured core with highly tailored and optimized cellular substructure. The cellular structure will be functionally graded in the spanwise and chordwise directions to provide a coupled bending-torsional stiffness response. Fiber reinforced composite facesheets will provide strength. Utilizing the core structure to couple the bending-torsional stiffness of the composite may allow the composite to remain balanced and symmetric, thus avoiding induced stresses and/or warping during manufacturing.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Smith
Structures Analysis Res Eng
6172296781
bsmith@aurora.aero

Business Contact:

Scott Hart
Financial Analyst
6175004892
shart@aurora.aero
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110-2702

EIN/Tax ID: 541502935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No