III.D.20p. 3rd Generation Advanced Rotor Demonstration (3rd GARD). By FY04, develop and demonstrate the next generation rotor system to exploit the full potential of advanced blade configurations and active control systems. Program will advance rotor concepts beyond current performance limits through high lift airfoils/devices, tailored planforms and tip shapes, elastic/dynamic tailoring, active on-blade control methods, and signature reduction techniques. These efforts will achieve technical objectives of increasing maximum blade loading 25 percent, increasing rotor aerodynamic efficiency 10 percent, reducing aircraft loads and vibration loads by 53 percent, and reducing acoustic radiation by 7db. By FY01, conduct advanced active control rotor design. By FY02, initiate test article fabrication. By FY03, complete test article structural tests, and initiate wind tunnel testing. By FY04, complete ground testing, and initiate flight test evaluation of technology. These goals contribute to the RWV TDA system level payoffs of 136 percent increase in range or 98 percent increase in payload, 15 percent increase in cruise speed, 50 percent increase in maneuverability/agility, 45 percent increase in reliability, and 10 percent reduction in O&S costs for attack rotorcraft.
Supports: RAH-66, AH-64, and Fielded System Upgrades, Next Generation Cargo Vehicles (Joint Transport Rotorcraft), collaborative technologies, and Battle Lab OCRs for EELS, CSS, D&SA, DBS and MTD Battle Labs. Contributes to RWV TDA objective, goals and payoffs.
|STO Manager:||TSO:||TRADOC POC:|
|Wayne Mantay||Drew Orlino||Glenn Harrison|
|ATCOM/AFDD||SARD-TT||U.S. Army Aviation|