Aerodynamic Hardware Solutions
NEAR develops hardware solutions that take advantage of aerodynamic principles to enhance performance and functionality.
One example of this is the work NEAR is conducting with the Air Force and Navy to develop advanced hose-and-drogue-style aerial refueling systems.
NEAR has incorporated innovative aerodynamic features to create a simple and robust controllable drogue which can actively stabilize the hose end to facilitate the refueling of manned and unmanned aircraft in even the worst weather conditions.
Aerial Refueling Systems
Supporting Delivery of Boeing's Phantom Ray on NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
Grid Fin Stability Augmentation of Orion LAV