NASA SBIR 2022-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
22-1- A1.04-2551
Subtopic Title:
Electrified Aircraft Propulsion
Proposal Title:
Tail propulsor generator for NASA SUSAN sub-scale flight demonstrator

Small Business Concern

Hinetics, LLC
1804 Vale Street, Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 239-1628                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Dongsu Lee Male
60 Hazelwood Drive, 61820 - 7460
(217) 778-6495                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Dr. Jonathon Schuh
60 Hazelwood Drive, IL 61820 - 7460
(217) 717-1991                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
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Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

Hinetics is proposing a detailed study to evaluate the integration of a lightweight, high efficiency 150 kW generator-drive subsystem within the SUSAN concept aircraft. Subsystem and system level integration strategies required to maintain the stability and reliability across all operating conditions of the propulsion system and maximize the system level performance will be identified and verified with computer simulations. This will set the stage for hardware development for a sub-scale SUSAN demonstration within a potential Phase-II program, helping to increase the TRL of critical technologies for future low carbon aircraft.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Subsonic Single Aft Engine (SUSAN) Electrofan would be the major targeted application for this motor design and system integration study. It will also be applicable to any of the drivetrain testing and qualification programs of NASA in a similar power scale with a few varying details such as cooling availability and drivetrain.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

While this study is targeted at the generator coupled to aft engine, it is directly applicable to a distributed propulsor or the propulsor in any turbo-electric, hybrid-electric or fully electric concept. In addition, the drivetrain developers can potentially use this study to test the sub-systems and to validate the performance and reliability of electric aircraft drivetrains.

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