A Tail Not to Get Torqued" About"

A Tail Not to Get Torqued" About"

NASA has licensed technology to a Washington state company for improving the performance, stability and control of helicopters. Under the agreement, Boundary Layer Research, Inc., Everett, Wash., will commercially market an aerodynamic device called tailboom strakes." The license will allow the company to market the NASA-patented device to civil and military operators of single rotor helicopters. For the past year Boundary Layer Research has been working with NASA Langley Research Center Hampton Va. to explore the viability of helicopter strake technology developed by a NASA-Army team of researchers. The technology is applicable to all single rotor helicopters and is patented by NASA as a "Low Speed Anti-Torque System." The company has applied for Federal Aviation Administration certification to make the technology available to civil operators and owners."
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
LARC-SO-14
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
State: 
Virginia
Phone: 
757-864-3346
Lab Representatives
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