Manufacturing of Physical Scale Models for Signature Reduction

Period of Performance: 06/29/2009 - 04/30/2010

$70K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Bennett Aerospace, LLC
2054 KILDAIRE FARM RD
Cary, NC 27518
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Georgia Institute of Technology
225 North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
Institution POC

Abstract

The US Navy currently has large expenses to make ship models by hand for EM testing. Bennett Aerospace proposes a novel manufacturing and fabrication technique to build and assemble models so that they can be easily disassembled and re-assembled. The cost savings will be significant. Bennett Aerospace with its research institution partner will conduct preliminary EM testing of the model proxy developed in Phase 1.