Towed Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) Aerodynamic Modeling for Rotary Wing Platforms

Period of Performance: 06/15/2015 - 11/16/2015


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Kalscott Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 3426
Lawrence, KS 66046
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of Illinois
1901 South First Street Suite A, MC-685
Champaign, IL 61820
Institution POC


The technical requirements for the simulation of a helicopter towing an aircraft while performing a MAD mission are identified. Several technical solutions to achieve high stability during the mission are presented. In Phase I, a simulation will be set up to begin trade studies on the proposed mission. Also, if needed, flight tests will be conducted in Phase I, as proof-of-concept validation. In Phase II, the designs will be refined and a spiral development of simulation and flight tests will be performed.