Contract: $1,943,994 - Department of the Air Force - May. 29, 2009
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Award Description: 'Efficient Small Scale Propulsion Core Engine Demonstrator Design and Risk Reduction (ESSP)' This contract covers the conceptual and preliminary design of an advanced small core engine that can be used as the basis for a turboprop, turboshaft, or turbofan engine for UAVs, missiles, and military ground vehicles. ESSP is one of the products being developed and tested under the Versatile Affordable Adanced Turbine Engine (VAATE) program. The specific tasks being performed under this contract include development of the basic full engine concept, development of a design configuration and cycle model for the engine core, and testing of concepts to reduce the risk of development of test hardware. The expected outcome of the contracted effort is a completed preliminary design for the engine core, identification of key risk areas, and resolution of risks via testing of subcomponents and manufacturing methods. Deliverables comprise technical reports and documentation of the design and performance of the engine.
Project Description: During the past quarter, the conceptual design of the full engine has been produced and several iterations of the thermodynamic cycle for the core and the full engine have been completed to show that the engine can meet its performance objectives. Detailed cost analyses have been completed to show that the engine can meet its cost target. Substantial progress has been made in defining the subsystems approach in order to finalize the configuration of the core. Manufacturing approaches have been selected for most of the key components and principal risk areas have been identified and approaches to reduce risk defined. Preliminary designs have been completed for some key components that require risk reduction work.
Jobs Summary: The jobs retained as a result of this contract are highly skilled aerospace design engineers and analysts. Specifically, the retained jobs fall into the following job classifications: Engineering Specialist: Compression Systems, Engineering Specialist: Expansion Systems, Engineering Specialist: Mechanical Systems, Engineering Specialist: Cycle and Systems Analysis, Lead Engineer: Mechanical Design, Lead Engineer: Project Note: # FTE heads employed is averaged over the past 4 months and reflects low level of effort during program startup, current level of FTE for the most recent period is 8.3 and increasing (Total jobs reported: 4)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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