Analyzing Design of Genesis Aircraft
Aircraft Company requested Wright Technology Network (WTN) assistance in determining if
any Air Force Research Laboratory Air Vehicle Directorate (AFRL/VA) resources and
expertise were available to augment their developmental activities, and in locating any
potential military customers for the Genesis Aircraft. Additionally, the National Center
for Industrial Competitiveness (NCIC) requested WTN to evaluate a loan application they
had received from Gevers Aircraft Company which was to help fund development of the
Genesis Aircraft concept.
Gevers Aircraft is a start-up firm. The Genesis Aircraft concept is a revolutionary
design that provides greatly enhanced performance via a telescopic wing, improved safety
through redundantly coupled engines and propellers, and wide utility through retractable
triphibious (snow, water, hard surface) landing gear.
WTN arranged two all-day visits to AFRL/VA for Gevers
Aircraft and meetings were held with AFRL/VA scientists. Gevers Aircraft compiled a
prioritized listing of specific technical issues where it could benefit from having
AFRL/VA provide some types of technical and/or testing assistance. WTN and AFRL/VA
scientists followed-up on each of the identified issues.
WTN initiated inquiries to determine if there are potential military customers for the
Genesis Aircraft concept. Some of those contacts include the Technology Planning &
Integrated Product Team (TPIPT) for Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Air-Sea Rescue.
Aircraft Company's development efforts, related to the Genesis Aircraft, have benefitted
from the technical information received via consultations with AFRL/VA experts.
- Gevers Aircraft
will continue to benefit from access gained to specialized tools and databases which are
used to analyze various designs of Genesis Aircraft subsystems.
- WTN supported
applications submitted by Gevers Aircraft for three SBIR, Phase I grants from NASA to help
fund further development activities related to Genesis subsystems.
If you have any questions about this Technical Assistance Project or are
interested in getting more information about Wright Technology Network
and technology transfer, please contact Jim Singer (937) 253-0217 or
Aircraft continues to pursue development of the Genesis concept, but prospects for a
proof-of-concept aircraft depend entirely on the Company's ability to attract the capital
funding and customer interest that is necessary.
- This is an
on-going effort by the Company.
- AFRL/VA will
continue to provide informal "consulting assistance". If a military
application/use for the Genesis Aircraft is found, participation may become greater.
- WTN continues
to track the Air Force TPIPT for SOF and Rescue activities, in the event an opportunity
arises to include Gevers Genesis in those planning cycles.
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