Form 9.B Project Summary

Chron:

971218

Proposal

Number:

05.01-9859

Project Title:

A HIGH LIFT GENERATION AND

STALL/SPIN RECOVERY SYSTEM

Technical Abstract (Limit 200 words)

The proposal concerns a novel flight control

system, called "Delta Flaps" (Patent Pending) for

the generation of high lift and for stall/spin recovery

of General Aviation (GA) aircraft. The invention

addresses the need to reduce GA aircraft cost while

improving utility, performance and safety.

Compared to conventional high lift devices (HDLs)

such as flaps, the new invention requires much less

installed weight. It is simpler to integrate into the

wing design and can be deployed when the aircraft

is already in a stalled mode. The objective of the

proposed work is to generate a data base that

proves that the proposed high lift concept works

and can be used toward the development of a

generic design for the GA market. The Phase I

effort calls for flow visualization tests, for the

measurement of the polar of the model wings in a

wind tunnel, a first analysis of the aerodynamics of

the proposed HLD and flight tests of a radio

controlled airplane model with fully functional Delta

Flaps.

Potential Commercial Applications (Limit 200 words)

Delta Flaps serve as high lift generating device

during take-off and landing of aircraft, as lift

enhancing device for existing onventional flaps and

as stall/spin recovery device with either hand

operated or automatic deployment. They can be

used as either original or as retrofit system.

Name and Address of Principal Investigator (Name,

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

Dr. Dieter Nowak

MICRON CORPORATION

158 ORCHARD LN

WINCHESTER , TN 37398

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

City/State/Zip)

Dr. Dieter Nowak

MICRON CORPORATION

158 ORCHARD LN

WINCHESTER , TN 37398