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Quiet Electric Aircraft Propulsion
CRG is a national leader in design and integration of quiet electric propulsion systems for experimental and prototype aircraft that are nearing transition to the field. This project will focus on 1) developing a high-power electric propulsion system for next-generation DoD aircraft, 2) demonstrating affordable manufacturing processes, and 3) establishing an electric ducted fan performance database to support electric aircraft trade studies by the Air Force and other DoD entities.
Chris Hemmelgarn, CRG, 937-320-1877 x1137, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Monat, CRG, 937-320-1877 x1162, email@example.com
CRG is pursuing a Congressional Add for project funding. There is potential for Air Force TACFI/STRATFI matching funds due to the SBIR/STTR heritage of CRG's technology which was developed with SBIR, STTR, and other government and commercial funding sources.
Planning or Studies
Within the next 6-12 months
AFVentures Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) and Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) Programs can provide SBIR/STTR:Gov matching funds
In order to meet Department of Defense operational goals for increased mission effectiveness, the Air Force is adopting quiet electric propulsion systems for manned and unmanned aircraft. In addition, the emerging Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market is highly motivated to reduce the environmental impact of commercial aviation through increased adoption of electric and hybrid electric propulsion technologies. Locally, recent initiatives such as Agility Prime and the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence (NAAMCE) in Springfield have positioned the Dayton region to be a leader in the development of AAM technologies and manufacturing. CRG’s unique quiet electric propulsion technology (supported by AFRL, IARPA, and other government and commercial entities) is a key enabler to address the needs of both defense and commercial electric aircraft. This project will support quiet electric propulsion system development and innovative manufacturing methods to enable widespread adoption of the technology and ensure the next generation of aircraft propulsion systems are designed, built, and assembled right here in Ohio.