Contract: $892,193 - Air Force Materiel Command - Jun. 4, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Overall Statement of Work: Boeing will assist the US Air Force in determining the best possible configurations for its future mobility fleet of aircraft by investigating the design and performance of revolutionary aircraft configurations, designed exclusively for efficiency. For purposes of the study, the time frame defined as 'future' will be set at 2030, and the study technologies (or technololgy suites) will be assumed ready in that time frame. Objectives: The primary objective of the study is to decrease the mobility fleet's relative energy usage by a factor of 90%. Inherent in this overall energy reduction factor is an aerodynamic-specific efficiency improvement factor of 30%. These are aggressive objectives and will require revolutionary ideas, as opposed to mere evolutionary ones.
Project Description: The plan for the study, along with descriptions of the air vehicle configurations and technologies to be considered, was presented at a kick off meeting in July. The study proceded with development of a spreadsheet based analysis for estimating fuel burn for the various missions needed to evaluate mobility fleet relative to energy usage. Two future aircraft configuarations were analyzed to evaluate fuel usage relative to baselines provided by the Air Force. The evaluation indicated the need for additional refinement of the analysis and mission rules. Monthly reports of study progress were delivered to the Air Force.
Jobs Summary: Jobs and postions that have been created are configuration, propulsion, mass properties , aerodynamic design engineer type.The employment impact resulting using Recovery Act Funds has resulted on 97% of the hours this qtr has been charged by the engineers. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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