Form 9.B Project Summary

Chron: 971904

Proposal Number: 07.03-1580

Project Title: Sub-Scale Remotely Piloted Micro-Turbine Powered Hypervelocity Shape

Technical Abstract (Limit 200 words)

SWB Turbines offers Phase I integration of transonic Micro-Turbine propulsion into a sub-scale remotely piloted vehicle of a candidate hypervelocity shape. Construction of a dual-purpose mock-up has a primary purpose to provide a means to investigate flight control systems, engine integration, cooling schemes, fit of the propulsion system mounts, and mass distribution issues. The secondary purpose of the same mock-up is that it may be transformed, in a labor-saving manner, directly into a male-plug from which a Phase II female mold can be constructed. The innovative shape proposed is more rapidly realized in a Phase II flight demonstrator, using this process. Additional innovations include the use of a transonic micro-turbojet propulsion system, in a form directly off-the-shelf with 70 lbf thrust (1997), or in an advanced low-frontal area form from 140 lbf thrust (dual SWB-2, NAS3-97068) to 350lbf thrust in advanced SWB-2 cycles (afterburner, ramjet, turbo-rocket) and a minimum diameter high thrust engine (NASA 97-1 Phase I).

Potential Commercial Applications (Limit 200 words)

SWB Turbines has determined that sub-scale testing of advanced shapes provides a cost-effective means to study vehicle flight performance. International interest in hypervelocity vehicle has increased, in recent years, and continues to create a market niche that offers considerable spin-off, including development and testing of advanced cycle sub-scale propulsion, CAD to CNC conversion methods for aero shape production, and potentially breaking new ground for future commercial air travel industry.

Name and Address of Principal Investigator (Name,

Organization Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)

Jeffrey L. Seymour

SWB Turbines

2418 Industrial Drive. Unit F

Neenah , WI 54956

Name and Address of Offeror (Firm Name, Mail Address,


Jeffrey L. Seymour

SWB Turbines

2418 Industrial Drive, Unit F

Neenah , WI 54956