NARI Selects RHRC for LEARN Award
November 16, 2012 - Rolling Hills Research Corporation
has been selected for a Phase I research program by the
NASA Aeronautics Research Institute,
under the new Leading Edge Aeronautics Research for NASA (LEARN) program.
The RHRC program is entitled "Turbo-electric Distributed Propulsion Test Bed
Aircraft," which investigates the creation of a flying test bed at NASA Dryden
Flight Research Center to study TeDP concepts in flight. The Phase I
program involved CFD design studies and the design, fabrication, and wind tunnel
testing of a TeDP concept with 3 independent electric ducted fans.
The results of the study can be