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Projects

PROTOTYPE AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

1948 – 1960                Schweizer TG-4 Sailplane – Modifications for boundary layer research

1949 – 1951                RJ-5 Sailplane – Development of first high performance sailplane (40:1 L/D)

1954 – 1960                Piper L-21 Super Cub – Modifications as a high lift BLC testbed

1955 – 1959                Dottie-S Sailplane – Prototype sailplane development program

1958 – 1964                Cessna 319 (early L-19 derivative) – Modification as a high lift BLC testbed

1958 – 1963                XAZ-1 Marvellete – Early prototype for Marvel aircraft studies

1958 – 1968                XV-11A Marvel – Development and testing of the first all fiberglass, turbine powered STOL aircraft

1965 – 1970                BA-42 – Development and testing of a light twin for the commercial aircraft market

1981 – 1983                XV-11A Marvel II – Continued development with new wing and propeller made from prepreg Kevlar composite materials.  Testing was conducted in Saudi Arabia.

1982 – 1986                A-21J Jet powered Caproni sailplane – Development and testing of new autopilot concepts for unmanned aircraft

1984 – 1987                SLP Towed Vehicle – Development and testing of a 55 pound towed vehicle made from graphite composite materials

1985 – 1986                400 Pound RPV – Design, fabrication, and flight test demonstration

1986 – 1989                Beech A-36 Modification – Design, fabrication, and flight test of composite wing and tail surfaces

1989 – 1997                UA-5 Executive twin jet aircraft – Design, fabrication, and flight test of an 8,000 pound all composite research aircraft

1991 – 1993                HUNTAIR Short Range UAV – Design, fabrication, and flight testing of a 200 pound UAV concept

1993 – 1994                Wind Tunnel Model Molds – Design and fabrication of the LoFlyte 100 inch female molds

1998 – 2002                VTOL DP-2 Aircraft – Design and fabrication of the molds

2002 – 2006             Elevated Sensor Platform – Flight testing of various sensor concepts

2005 – 2010    US Army SMDC Advanced Technology Directorate – Light Weight UAV Sensor Platform

CUSTOMERS FOR PROGRAMS CONDUCTED AT RASPET

US Army – Light Weight UAV Sensor Platform, 2005 – 2010

Bell Helicopter, Inc. – Wing Molds for Eagle Eye UAV,  2004

Miltec, Inc. – Airborne Sensor Testing, 2002 –

Seemann Composites – Modular Composite Bridge program, 2001 –

Bosch Aerospace – Cyclodial propeller development effort, 1999 –

DuPont Aerospace – VTOL demonstrator for ONR/DARPA, 1998 –

NCAM – Development of advanced manufacturing and testing techniques for large composite fuel tanks, 1998 –

PACUSA (Pacific Aviation Composites, USA) – Supported certification flight-testing for the Lancair aircraft development effort, 1997 – 1998

Seemann Composites – Supported advanced composite structures low-cost fabrication effort, 1996 – 1998

Tracor Flight Systems – Performance analysis of the MQM-107E unmanned subscale aerial target, 1994 – 1998

Global Aircraft – Supported aircraft development and testing, 1994 – 1998

General Motors – Supported research in the area of low-cost, very short carbon fibers, 1994

Accurate Automation – Supported development of a small 80 pound, radio controlled concept demonstrator aircraft (LoFlyte Waverider), 1993 – 1996

Martin-Marietta New Orleans – Supported advanced composite development effort, 1993

Westinghouse Electronics – Supported the “Huntair” unmanned aircraft development effort, 1991 – 1996

National Science Foundation – EPSCoR Ultra Sonic Imaging Project, 1990 – 1999

Honda R&D Company – Supported development and flight-testing of two, prototype turbine powered aircraft, 1986 – 1996

NASA General Aviation Research Concept Development – Supported flight research in the areas of propulsion systems and flight controls, 1975 – 1984

Lockheed-Georgia Company – Supported various in-house flight research and development projects, 1975 – 1985

US ARMY/DARPA – Designed, built, and tested the all-fiberglass/ turbine powered XV-11A observation aircraft, 1958 – 1963