This presentation will outline advances in Small UAS propulsion systems and components developed under SBIR programs relating to running engine systems on military logistics fuels, JP-5 and JP-8.
Most, if not all of the advancements in UAS propulsion systems and components have been accomplished by small business with the Air Force, Navy, and Army working together during development. AFRL played a major role in the initiation of the tri-service Small Engine Team and took the lead in managing most of the projects.
Gary Smith, retired AFRL
Dr. Greg Minkiewicz, AFRL UAS Class 1-5 Propulsion Lead
Gary Smith has 40 years’ experience in the development and deployment of military systems. As an engineer working for AFRL Mr. Smith has worked on a number of diverse programs including UAS propulsion systems and UAS component development. Mr. Smith implemented a process called the DoD Small Engine Team to enable the Air Force, Army and Navy to share limited resources to improve UAS propulsion systems and UAS propulsion component technology.
There will be time for Q&As and networking following the presentations. Follow this link for more information on the subject matter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mhIYvUH4O-RjRtVlRoNjctNXc/view?usp=sharing