High-Pressure Compact Air Management

Multi-Fuel Capable Hybrid Electric Propulsion: Area 5

High-Pressure Compact Air Management: Conduct research for small compact high-pressure high-speed turbomachinery that reliably operates in a wide range of extreme ambient conditions including altitude and temperature. Research to understand the aeroelastic behaviors of compressor and turbine blades at high speed in compact turbomachinery, advance reliable pressure management at a wide operating conditions, and innovate oil-less bearing technologies operating under high temperature conditions. Enhancements in the reliability and performance of these components will drastically improve the operational energy of future Army unmanned air vehicles.

ARL PI: Ryan McGowan, PhD., ryan.c.mcgowan3.civ@mail.mil, (410) 278-3583 [Area 5]