Coaxial-Rotor Helicopter Analysis and Testing
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

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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