Coaxial-Rotor Helicopter Analysis and Testing
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Opportunity Description

The Army Research Laboratory performs analytical and experimental investigation of advanced rotor designs in support of Army Vertical Lift. ARL researchers at the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel located at NASA Langley perform both comprehensive analysis of rotor systems and wind-tunnel testing of model-scale rotors. This research effort will study the performance and behavior of coaxial rotor configurations as the first phase of a long-term effort to advance lift-offset-rotor technology. The researcher will perform comprehensive analysis of various configurations to investigate topics such as rotor stability, novel approaches to controlling blade tip displacement, and active control. Results from this study will be incorporated into a series of wind-tunnel investigations using a new coaxial-rotor wind-tunnel testbed being designed and built for experimental study of lift-offset rotorcraft. The research shall include analysis of the new testbed, and be used to guide the design to ensure it is capable of supporting the experimental testing necessary to advance coaxial-rotor technology. Click here for more information

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About Us

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, and more.

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